SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 3

Big Pink Loser / Bubble Buddy

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Nov 16, 2000 on Nickelodeon
8.9
out of 10
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168 votes
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Big Pink Loser: Patrick gets an award and shows everybody in town, but when he shows SpongeBob he finds out that he got by mistake and it's SpongeBob's. So he starts copying SpongeBob and says he's not stopping until he gets as many awards as SpongeBob has.

Bubble Buddy: SpongeBob creates a buddy out of bubbles, when none of his friends have time to play with him. However, SpongeBob and his new "Bubble Buddy" soon become the focus of intense aggravation by the citizens of Bikini Bottom.moreless

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  • Classics!

    8.5
    Big Pink Loser: Just a funny episode all around. I love Patrick manning the phone ("No, this is Patrick!") and him sweeping with the broom upside down ("Hey buddy, you just blow in from Stupid town?"). 9.5/10.



    Bubble Buddy: I like the beginning more than the end ("Happy Leif Erickson day!"). It is a good episode with nice humor ("Is this one of those sewing circles?"). 8/10
  • Another funny pair of Spongebob episodes.

    10
    Big Pink Loser: I like the plot of Patrick of getting an award. It was funny that Patrick couldn't do anything right, until Patrick opened a jar, but it was funny that he thought that he broke the jar. It was also funny how Patrick repeated everything that Spongebob did just so Patrick could win an award. One of the funniest parts is the ending when Patrick got an award for doing absolutely nothing longer than anybody else. We all know that this is a Patrick episode, and what could be better than that. A perfect 10/10 for this one.

    Bubble Buddy: It is good as well. The plot was very original, Spongebob needs to make his own friend because everyone else is busy. He thought of making a bubble buddy. I thought it was funny how bubble buddy ruined absolutely everything and that in the end the Bubble ends up coming to life. Very funny episode, and it was funny when they wanted to pop the bubble. A perfect 10/10 for this as well.

    I thought this was a great pair of episodes. Very well done episodes.moreless
  • Review in a Nutshell

    8.0
    Big Pink Loser

    7.4/10



    Bubble Buddy

    6.7/10



    Overall

    8/10
  • One was perfect and the other one was ALMOST perfect

    10
    Big Pink Loser: I thought that this was a perfect episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". I thought that the plot to this episode was very classical and very funny. I thought it was funny that SpongeBob was teaching Patrick how to earn an award because Patrick really wants to earn an award just like SpongeBob. I thought it was hilarious when Patrick didn't know where the lid and then Patrick says "Oh it burns" when he touched the lid. I thought it was pure comedy gold that Patrick is acting just like SpongeBob so he can get an award. It was funny when Patrick is copying everything that SpongeBob does at the Krusty Krab. I also thought the ending was funny when Patrick got an award for doing nothing. Overall, a perfect episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 10/10



    Bubble Buddy: I thought that this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". I thought "Big Pink Loser" was a little better but I still thought that this episode was superb for the most part. I thought it was funny when SpongeBob blew a bubble and named it "Bubble Buddy" so he can have someone to play with. Squidward giving Bubble Buddy all of his services was hilarious. It was hilarious when SpongeBob said that Bubble Buddy is lacktoastintolerant. Bubble Buddy in the bathroom for like 2 hours keeping everyone waiting to use the restroom was very funny. It was funny when SpongeBob said "Shake that bubble butt". It was also funny that Scooter died and went up to heaven (too bad because I always loved Scooter's appearances in the early SpongeBob episodes). I also thought the ending was funny when Bubble Buddy was talking and then he left town because he thought things were getting weird. The only thing that I kind of didn't like was that everyone wanted to pop Bubble Buddy. Overall, an ALMOST perfect episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 9.5/10moreless
  • Patrick tries to be like SpongeBob and SB creates Bubble Buddy

    9.5
    Big Pink Loser: I liked./laughed-Patrick showing the award to jellyfish and island, SpongeBob making a puzzle, Patrick wanting to save thr 9th dimmension, "Is this the Krusty Krab?" "No this is Patrick," Patrick getting mad, the jar part, everything Patrick (as SpongeBob) copying things SpongeBob does, SB and Patrick running off, SpongeBob as Patrick and Patrick gets an award. Overall score 10/10.



    Bubble Buddy: I liked/laughed-SpongeBob reading letters, SpongeBob making buddies, Squidward making Krabby Patties for Bubble Buddy, "I love Bubble Buddy," SpongeBob waiting on a long line, Bubble Buddy coming to life, and Squidward saying hi to the bubble. I wanted to enjoyed this episode, but a couple parts were boring and the people were rude when they wanted to pop Bubble Buddy. Overall score 8.5/10moreless
Corky Carroll

Corky Carroll

Grubby Grouper

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Brad Abrell

Brad Abrell

Bubble Buddy

Guest Star

Steven Jay Blum

Steven Jay Blum

Spongebob's Squeaky Voice

Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Recurring Role

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Recurring Role

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (35)

    • In "Big Pink Loser," SpongeBob said that he had to pay Mr. Krabs $100 an hour when he started at the Krusty Krab, but back in "Help Wanted" he didn't have to pay Mr. Krabs anything.

    • When Larry and the others were chewing on celery sticks, a fish with white hair and a yellow fish does it. But she was never dancing with them. Also, Larry says that Bubble Buddy called them fat. But SpongeBob only said to shake their "bubble butts". He never called them fat.

    • When Patrick was choosing jobs in "Big Pink Loser," you can see one of his choices was a firemen. There is no need for Patrick or anyone to put out fires because they're underwater.

    • When SpongeBob reads the trophy, he reads, "Outstanding Achievement in Achievement- SpongeBob SquarePants". However, when we see the gold plaque he read, it only says SpongeBob SquarePants.

    • Bubble Buddy is one of the drawable characters on the video game Drawn To Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition.

    • Sandy goes south for the winter in "Bubble Buddy," but in other episodes she hibernates instead.

    • When Patrick breaks into SpongeBob's house to show him his award, listen closely. You can hear the sound of a door opening, but when the cards are knocked down, the door was closed.

    • The narrator says SpongeBob made up Leif Erickson Day. This actually is a holiday.

    • Bubble Buddy can be seen in the video game, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.

    • How could Patrick have had time to run home and paint his rock like SpongeBob's house if he was with SpongeBob all day?

    • When everyone wants to pop Bubble Buddy, there are two fish wearing sunglasses, but occasionally the sunglasses appear and disappear. Also, when the tan fish with the cap says "Now what!?" it sounds male. But when it says "Snake eyes" it sounds female.

    • In "Bubble Buddy," on the note Patrick wrote to SpongeBob, we saw it end with "Happy Leif Erikkson Day." But it doesn't say hinga dinga dargin.

    • Why does Sandy only write "Dear SpongeBob" on the letter? Because SpongeBob can't be the only person visiting/going to the treedome.

    • In "Big Pink Loser," when Patrick goes above water, he couldn't breath. In "Pressure" and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, he could breath on land.

    • In "Bubble Buddy," SpongeBob is waiting on Bubble Buddy to go to the bathroom in the john, and Pearl shakes hands with a guy she likes who has filthy hands and gets her hands all dirty. So she says she is never washing that flipper again, then SpongeBob comes along and makes Pearl shake hands with Bubble Buddy, but in the next moment, when the camera shows SpongeBob, he is still waiting on bubble buddy with the same line of people waiting behind him.

    • The episode "Big Pink Loser" has audio commentary on the "SpongeBob SquarePants Complete 2nd Season DVD."

    • When the circle of angry people surrounds SpongeBob and Bubble Buddy, there is a bluish green fish with sunglass on SpongeBob's left. In the next scene, the fish's sunglasses are gone and are on the pink fish to SpongeBob's right.

    • In "Big Pink Loser", when Spongebob and Patrick are in the kitchen together, they drop their spatulas. When Spongebob points, the spatulas are gone.

    • In "Bubble Buddy" when Squidward sets down the tray with the the burgers that are made right. After he says "carnival style," the tray is gone.

    • Shouldn't Bubble Buddy pop when Squidward pierces the straw through his "skin"?

    • When Spongebob says "Order Up!" and Patrick eats the food, watch it in slow motion. The drink just disappears behind Patrick's arm.

    • When Patrick said "I am not a Krusty Krab", in captions Krusty Krab is uncapitalized.

    • in Bubble Buddy, Patrick's house is darker than usual.

    • How could it SNOW in Sandy's treedome? I mean, theres no sky and it has never snowed before when they showed her going south for the winter.

    • Scooter dies in "Bubble Buddy," but comes back to life in "Dying for Pie", "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV", and "My Little Seahorse."

    • In other episodes, when it's winter in Bikini Bottom, it snows. In Bubble Buddy however, it's winter (sandy went south for the winter) and everyone's at the beach like it's summer!

    • In Big Pink Loser when Spongebob ran into Patricks rock it looked like Spongebobs house. But when Patrick closed his door at the very end it looked normal!

    • In Bubble Buddy when he knocked on Patricks rock it opened by itself.

    • In Bubble Buddy Scooter dies from high tide. But wait,isn't he supposed to be underwater!

    • Why would Sandy go south for the winter if she hibernates in "Survival of the Idiots" and "Pre-hibernation week"?

    • In both "Pickles" and "Hooky" Squidward can't cook well. But here in "Bubble Buddy" he cooks just fine.

    • Wait a minute. In "Big Pink Loser" when Patrick worked at the Krusty Krab, he was a frycook, phone answerer and mopper/sweeper. If Squidward quit...who took care of the register??!!!

    • In the beginning of "Big Pink Loser" they show Patrick having a mailbox, but he never had one before, or one after this episode.

    • When Spongebob looked at the Gallery Grub it was different.

    • When SpongeBob is introducing Squidward to Bubble Buddy, there is a round window attached to the large window in the background.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • SpongeBob and Patrick: Mary had a little lamb...whose fleece was white as...PICKLEFISH LIPS!!! ..Ssea weavile! ...Yorgey Shmorgey!

    • SpongeBob: Patrick, take the lid off the jar and do exactly as I do. Exactly, exactly. (removes lid from the jar)
      Patrick: Exactly as you do! (removes lid) I broke it!

    • Bubble Buddy: Hey, don't I get a say in this? See you later, SpongeBob, things are getting a little weird around here.
      SpongeBob: Just this morning I held his bottle. They grow up so fast!

    • SpongeBob: Pick up order!
      (Patrick eats food off tray)
      Patrick: Do I get my award yet?

    • SpongeBob: First get a jar.
      (Patrick picks up a pickle)
      SpongeBob: Patrick, that's a pickle.
      Patrick: Yes.
      SpongeBob: You need a jar.
      (Patrick picks up a spatula)
      SpongeBob: No.
      (Patrick picks up his pants)
      SpongeBob: No.
      (Patrick picks up SpongeBob)
      SpongeBob: No. Try this. (picks up a jar)

    • SpongeBob: Bubble buddy's thirsty.
      Squidward: How about a glass of our finest shampoo? Hahahaha!
      SpongeBob: Sounds great!
      (Squidward gets the shampoo)
      SpongeBob: (gives to Bubble Buddy) Bubble buddy says it tastes funny. What do you think?
      Squidward: Mr. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: Think of the customer!
      Squidward: (drinks a little) Oh, silly me. I brought the diet shampoo.

    • Patrick: An award? I never got an award before! (he hugs it gleefully Look rock! I got an award! (the antenna on top breaks off. Cut to Jellyfish Fields, where Pat encounters the jellyfish) Jellyfish! I got an award! (they all immediately sting him. Cut to the sea level and the island with the palm tree. Pat jumps up) Island! I got an awar- (he gasps for air and jumps back down in the water) I gotta show Spongebob! (cut to Sponge, who is making a mammoth house of cards)

    • Patrick: Do I get my award yet?
      Spongebob: You have to work for it remember?
      Patrick: Tartar sauce.

    • Mr. Krabs: (referring to Bubble Buddy) Squidward, cater to his every whim, or I'll fill your life with misery and woe! Even if you quit.

    • Spongebob: Another trophy.
      Patrick: Oh great. What's it for this time?
      Spongebob: For doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else- PATRICK! This award's for you!
      Patrick: Yay! Aha! Eeeeee! See ya later, spongebob! I gotta go protect my title!

    • SpongeBob: (in mind) At least I'm safe inside my mind.
      Patrick: (in mind) At least I'm safe inside my mind.

    • Spongebob: Wow, it's amazing how a change of clothes can make a guy look...just like me.
      Patrick: Well If I wanna be a winner I gotta dress like one.
      Spongebob: That's creepy...but flattering!

    • (SpongeBob & Bubble Buddy on a seesaw, doing nothing)
      SpongeBob: This... is... GREAT!

    • Spongebob: (Imitating Patrick) Hey! I'm Patrick Star! I'm the laziest, pinkest starfish in Bikini Bottom and I wish I were me and not Spongebob!
      Patrick: What's so great about being a pink loser?
      (Spongebob's nose pops out.) Exactly. I was never closer to winning a award until the minute I started copping you.
      Spongebob: But Patrick-
      Patrick: Patricks not here!

    • Spongebob: But you're Patrick STAR! You can do anything you want.
      Patrick: That's easy for you to say, you're Sponge BOB!

    • SpongeBob: Haven't YOU ever had a special friend?
      Mr. Krabs: (cries) Nickle Buddy! I'll never spend you...
      Fish 1: Funny Muffler...
      Larry: Jerky Pal...
      Fish 2: Boo-boo keys....
      Fish 3: Snake eyes....
      All: WE LOVE YOU!

    • Fish 1: He poisoned our water supply, burned our crops, and delivered a plague unto our houses!
      Group: He did?!
      Fish 1: Noooo! But are we gonna wait around until he does?

    • Mr. Krabs: ONE OF EVERYTHING!!?? (turns around and tattoos himself) I love bubble buddy!!

    • SpongeBob: Oh, no, Squidward, there's cheese on these patties! Squidward: And? SpongeBob: Bubble Buddy is lactose intolerant, he can't eat cheese!

    • Scooter: Dude, he made me experience high tide!! (goes upward to heaven, laughing all the way)

    • Squidward: (to customer) Please come again...
      (customer leaves)
      Squidward: ... When I'm not working.

    • SpongeBob: Whooooo! Whoooo! Shake it! Yeah! Shake that bubble butt!

    • Patrick: I wanna defeat the giant monkey man and save the ninth dimension!
      Spongebob: Me too! But that sounds a little hard.
      Patrick: I wanna defeat the little monkey man and save the eighth dimension!

    • Spongebob: Put your hand on the lid.
      (Patrick puts hand on side of jar)
      Spongebob: The lid.
      (moves hand)
      Spongebob: THE-LID.
      (moves hand)
      Spongebob: The lid!
      (moves hand)
      Spongebob: The lid the lid the lid the lid the lid lid lid lid lid lid lid..FREEZE!
      Spongebob: Colder...
      (moves hand)
      Spongebob: warmer...
      (moves hand)
      Spongebob: hot...
      (puts hand on lid)
      Spongebob: You're on fire!
      Patrick: AHHHHH IT BURNS!!!

    • Patrick: (takes the lid off the jar) Oh, no, I broke it!

    • SpongeBob: (About Bubblebuddy in the bathroom) My friend's in there
      Fish: Congratulations.
      (Later)
      SpongeBob: It's his first time on his own.
      Fish: Once again, congratulations.

    • Vender Fish #1: Popcorn, peanuts...
      Vender Fish #2: Ice cold drinks.
      Fish#1: 2 hours is long enough, that's it! (Fish#1 opens door)
      SpongeBob: Oh! Bubble Buddy! You're finished!
      Fish#2: He kept us waiting for a bubble!?
      Larry: That's nothing! He called us fat! (Larry, the large fish, the killer whale & the female fish nibbled on a piece of celery)
      Pearl: (Crying) He washed my flipper!
      Mr. Krabs: He owes me money!
      Squidward: He made me provide excellent service!

    • (phone rings)

      Person 1: Is this the Krusty Krab?

      Patrick: No this is Patrick.

      (phone rings again)

      Person 2: Is this the Krusty Krab?

      Patrick: NO, this is Patrick!

      Person 3: Is this the Krusty Krab?

      Patrick: NO! THIS IS PATRICK!

      Patrick: I am not a Krusty Krab!

      Spongebob: Umm... Patrick, that's the name of the restaurant.

      Patrick: Ooomph, FISHPASTE!

    • (a bubble floats in front of Squidward)
      Squidward: H... hi.

    • Patrick: Boy, it was sure nice of Mr. Krabs to give me a job.
      SpongeBob: And at $50 an hour, too! When I started working here, I had to pay Mr. Krabs a $100 an hour!

    • SpongeBob: Squidward can you play with me? (sees a note on Squidward's door)
      Squidward's Voice: No.
      SpongeBob: Are you sure?
      (rips off the "No" note off the door and another note appears)
      Squidward's Voice: Yes.

    • SpongeBob: Ahoy, Patrick, it's Lief Ericson Day. There's a note.
      Patrick's Voice: (reading the note) SpongeBob, went to get more giant paper. Uhh... Patrick. P.S. Happy Lief Ericson Day. Yarger Hinger Dinger.

    • Narrator: Everyday is a holiday for Spongebob even if he has to make one up.

      Spongebob: Hey everybody! It's Lief Ericson Day! Hingá Dingá Dürgen.

    • Fish: (to Patrick, who is sweeping with the wrong side of the broom) Hey, did you just fly in from Stupid Town?

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Patrick: (shouting into the phone) No, this is Patrick!


      This scene has turned into a meme. The meme will feature a screenshot of Patrick from when he shouts, accompanied by a screenshot of something above, with captions. An example would be, "This is Sparta!" followed by, "No, this is Patrick!"

    • Spongebob: Hey everybody, it's Lief Ericsson Day! Hinga dinga durgin!
      The real Leif Erikson Day was declared by George W. Bush to be on October 9th 2002. He asked that all Americans celebrate this day appropriately to commemorate him.

      However, the holiday had already been declared on the same date 38 years earlier by President Lyndon Johnson.

    • None: None
      There really is a Leif Erikson Day. It's celebrated mainly in Norway and Eastern Canada.

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