SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 20

Best Day Ever/The Gift of Gum

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Nov 10, 2006 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

SpongeBob is going to have the best day ever. First he gets to work at the Krusty Krab. Then he is going to meet Sandy for a little Ka-Ra-Tay, followed by jellyfishing with Pat, and Squidward's clarinet recital. But the day does not go exactly as planned. Each of his friends is having a problem which SpongeBob naturally sets out to solve. But this costs him every item on his perfect agenda. When a disappointed SpongeBob realizes that his entire day has been sacrificed, his friends rally around him to give their thanks and make sure his day really is the best ever.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • We wasted an entire top 100 for this?

    "This was supposed to be my perfect day, but everything-sit down! Then everything turned to doo-doo. "- SpongeBob Squarepants


    Well, it's no surprise that this episode was bad. But why is there so much hate for it? Well, Nick advertised this as some sort of epic series finale-type episode. I'm not kidding when I say that there was an entire TOP 100 SPONGEBOB EPISODES OF ALL TIME for this episode that lasted almost the entire day. Like, midnight to midnight, seriously. You'd think that we'd get a movie or something. What we got didn't even clock in at thirty minutes. So, we had an entire day dedicated to this episode, and it was eleven minutes. ELEVEN MINUTES?!!?!?? To make matters worse, the song, although the best part of the episode for being at least listenable, is ripped straight from the movie soundtrack! They couldn't even make an original song for this supposed special. Sloth from Fullmetal Alchemist could do better than you... pray to god that somebody watches Fullmetal Alchemist here.

    So the story. SpongeBob wants to have the best day ever with his friends. He can't have his best day ever because his friends have problems. He fixes their problems. He goes to Squidward's clarinet performance. He get's denied by the bodyguard. Slapstick. The security guard sees that he's on the VIP list. He gets in. The performance ends. He becomes a whiny brat, and because he unintentionally helped his friends, they throw a performance just for him. With the song that was stolen straight from the movie soundtrack.

    Other than the hype, what's wrong with this episode? Well, let's start with the fact that other than the recital, SpongeBob could do these things LITERALLY ANY OTHER DAY. Not so special, is it? Another problem is the story. Some would say that the story is too simple, but it's best for a comedy to have a simple story. My problem with the story is that it's far too linear. Problem, solve problem, problem, solve problem, problem, solve problem, with no real comedy. It's far too boring. Not to mention, near the end, SpongeBob seems like a brat. So yeah, that's all I have to say. Overhyped, boring, and just a pointless episode to exhibit a pretty good song. But is it the worst episode? No, there are more boring, offensive, and disgusting episodes of SpongeBob, but that doesn't excuse it. 4/10, a BAD episode, from me.


    And an award for:

    Most Overhyped SpongeBob Episode


    Score: 4/10

    Writers: Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker, Steven Banksmoreless
  • Best Episode Ever

    This is my favorite episode of Spongebob. I like the jokes and the song. It is a really good epissode.
  • More like WORST EPISODE ever!

    This is one of the VERY WORST SpongeBob episodes EVER! I give it a solid 0/10. And no, I am NOT gonna bother to add points for the theme song. Wanna know why? Because it was actually written for the soundtrack of THE MOVIE! They then got the idea to make an episode about it, and that's when they made THIS! They even made it look like it was going to be something EPIC, a special episode/two parter, but NO! We get THIS! But perhaps worst of all, this episode airs with an EVEN WORSE one called The Gift of Gum. GROSS AND STUPID, just like Little Yellow Book with Patrick putting ketup on a dipper!

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 2 (originally posted last year on July 18): Nick has an upcoming show called Breadwinners that airs in 20 days. Today I found the pilot on YouTube and showed it to my family. EVERYONE HATED IT! They all said it was the worst thing they'd seen in their lives. And that includes The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012), Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale (2006), and Rabbids Invasion. So I won't be surprised when Breadwinners gets a 1.9 just like Marvin Marvin here at and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale at IMDb. My Aunt said I should rate it as low as possible just to get the score down. Unfortunately, the lowest one can rate is 1, unless you are a prolific author. I have been working on that for months (6 plus months), so I can rate stuff like Marvin Marvin, Fred: The Show, and The Oogieloves a 0.0. Breadwinners is next on my "to rate 0.0 once I can" list.

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 18: Breadwinners premiered yesterday. I have reviewed it. It's bad but not as bad as Sanjay and Craig.moreless
  • The song is the only reason to watch.

    Best Day Ever: The song is pretty good. Perhaps, it's the only reason for watching this episode. Every thing else seems like filler. 5.5/10

  • The episode ruined the song.

    I have the entire Best Day Ever: Extended Edition album, I listen to it every day, and I love it. However, the way this episode went really made me dislike the whole thing for a while afterwards. This episode is just a bunch of random scenes and situations, which just show up out of the blue, don't add anything to the episode, and make it longer and more boring. The fact that they managed to make an episode out of the song confused me, and the fact that they managed to pull it off without the media hating on it, even more so. Because believe me, I hated it. I'm sure the rest of you hate it, judging by the amount of 1.0 ratings I've seen for this.

    A very bad episode from a supposedly very good Season 5. Props to you writers. You've screwed up SpongeBob.moreless
Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others

Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

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