SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 8 Episode 12

Barnacle Face / Pet Sitter Pat

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Sep 16, 2011 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Barnacle Face: When Pearl gets a barnacle on the side of her face, Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob help her get rid of it before the school dance.

Pet Sitter Pat: Patrick watches Gary while SpongeBob goes to Gramma's house to celebrate her birthday.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I'm only going to critique Pet Sitter Pat, because I missed Barnacle Face.

    If you thought A Pal for Gary was bad, I'll tell you something. Pet Sitter Pat is the worst episode of Spongebob period. You wanna know why? It's because Pet Sitter Pat is a shitty rip off of A Pal for Gary.

    It has the same premise: Gary is being abused. The same fucking writers: Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, and Richard Pursel. And it even has an oblivious Spongebob. Only instead of Gary being chased down, hunted down and almost eaten, he's being deprived of exercise, food, almost incinerated by a flamethrower, charged by soap and water, pounced by cans on his belly, threatened by being dried off... BY FUCKING SALT, dried by a hair drier, and almost drowned under a water stream. All thanks to Patrick who all me to bring to your attention: Isn't stupid. After the episode "The Card", it's been made astronomically clear that Patrick's stupidity is a facade. He has been actively trying to kill Gary while Spongebob was gone I suppose for the events of Dumped. If you don't believe me, I want you to go and watch the episode again given what I may have brung to your attention.moreless
  • Barnacle Face is an episode I'd never see again

    Barnacle Face: Okay, this episode was appalling. And to top it off, gross. When this aired in the Philippines, my cousins were eating and they groaned about it. I hated how Mr. Krabs turned Krabby Patties in to soap. I also hated Pearl. Her crying over a barancle annoyed me. Worst season 8 episode so far.

    P.S. If you like Pearl, don't watch this episode. Also, don't watch this episode while eating or you'll have to hork.

    1 F-

    Pet Sitter Pat: This episode was very funny, mainly due to Patrick's stupidity. I kind of felt sorry for Gary. The best part is what Patrick said in the ending

    8.6 B+moreless
  • one was good one was terrible

    ill start with the good one which is pet sitter pat, i thought it was pretty intresting to see patrick babysit gary. my favorite part of the episode though is when patrick used a hose as a bath LOL!

    Final grade 8.9/10 A

    Now Barnacle face the terrible one. i dont even know what to say about this episode it was way to gross for me pearl kinda acted like a baby in this episode (no offense to anyone who dosent) and it just did not entertain me

    Final Grade 3.5/10 F-

  • Barnacle Face was superb, while Pet Sitter Pat was perfect

    Barnacle Face: When Pearl gets a barnacle on the side of her face, Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob help her get rid of it before the school dance. It was a superb episode. The only thing that lowered my score that Pearl's crying. It felt that she cried for like the entire day. I has to take out 10 points for that. I did laugh that Pearl scream when she got a barnacle on her face. SpongeBob using various stuffs to get rid of the barnacle was funny. Mr. Krabs was very funny in this episode especially when he put soap on the krabby patties. The last minute was very funny as well when SpongeBob used Mr. Krabs' jewel to cover up Pearl's face. Overall, despite Pearl's nonstop crying, I liked this episode. 9/10Pet Sitter Pat: Patrick watches Gary while SpongeBob goes to Gramma's house to celebrate her birthday. It was way better than Barnacle Face and the plot was handled good. Both of the plots were funny. The part with Squidward was funny because Gary ate all of his kelp garden. Patrick messing up with some of SpongeBob's stuffs was funny as well. SpongeBob's grandma trying to blow the candles was very funny. Overall, this episode very funny especially Patrick's stupidly. The ending was a bit rushed though because SpongeBob thought he would come back with a destroyed pineapple. 10/10moreless
  • Barnacle Face: fairly good. Pet Sitter Pat: Nothing new

    In recent Spongebob episodes there is always one laugh riot episode. In others, nothing special happens and it's not that surprising. Let look at these episodes in context.

    Barnacle Face: Grade B-

    This episode has Pearl worried about face acme. Barnacles, the pimples of the sea.(no pun intended) I found that very creative, I also like the part where Spongebob has to use a jackhammer to get rid of the barnacles. I liked the sense of mystery in the episode when Pearl tries to get rid of the barnacles with soap, but she gets more barnacles. There are a fewthings that bug me about this episode. The ending seemed rushed, It seemed creative, yet uncreative at the same time. Mr. Krabs using Krabby Patties to make soap. They could have gone further there, oh well. The second thing is that there weren't many jokes, We've seen recent episodes like Oral Report, A Friendly Game, etc. have good jokes. The only thing I laughed at was the jackhammer part that was it.

    Pet Sitter Pat: Grade D+

    In this episode Patrick petsits Gary. I get that Patrick's an idiot and that's just it. Therefore he would be a bad petsitter. I could have easily seen it from a mile away when Patrick eats Gary's food rather than giving it to Gary.(reminds me of "Where's Gary")Then Patrick struggles to bathe Gary "Gary Takes a Bath" anyone. It seems way to similar. If there's one thing I don't like it's multiple episodes using the same formula. The only part I sort of liked was when Gary(somehow not hungry anymore) reads Patrick a be bedtime story. Besides that, there weren't much that was actually funny. The episode wasn't surprising or shocking either.moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary the Snail

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Eugene Krabs

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles


Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Grandma SquarePants

Special Guest Star

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Pearl Krabs

Recurring Role

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