SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 17

Driven to Tears / Rule of Dumb

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 19, 2007 on Nickelodeon

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  • Driven to Tears saves this episode's score by FIVE points.


    Driven to Tears:
    SpongeBob is hoping to get his drivers license with Patrick supporting him. But when it turns out that he fails his test for the 58th time, Patrick suspects that the test is rigged. To prove this, Patrick takes the test himself and to SpongeBob's surprise, passes. When Patrick goes to get his picture taken for his new license, he learns that he is the 1,000,000th person to get his drivers license. He is then rewarded with a brand-new hotrod. While Patrick is having the greatest day of his life, SpongeBob is extremely jealous. Pretty soon, SpongeBob gets fed up with Patrick's bragging. While Patrick is giving SpongeBob a ride home, SpongeBob notices that he's a terrible driver. SpongeBob can't take any more of this and rips up Patrick's license and throws the pieces out the car. A police officer then goes after them for littering and, pretty soon, SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves in a massive car chase. Patrick is finally arrested and is sentenced to 90 days in prison for littering. SpongeBob, feeling guilty, takes the fall for it. After SpongeBob's term, he and Patrick are extremely glad to be reunited once again and SpongeBob gives patrick a license plate he made printed "Friends 4Ever". Patrick then says that his car stopped working (it was on "E", which Patrick knew/thought it was on "End") so he threw it away. But they still find use of the plate and pretend to drive away.

    1.5 out of 10

    Rule of Dumb:
    Patrick meets a guy with a top hat. He thinks his library books are so overdue that he will go to jail. But it is actually a guy who says that Patrick's ancestors had ruled over Bikini bottom, so he is a king. He goes to the Krusty Krab and orders one of everything, without paying. Then he steals a little fish's comic book collection. Then Patrick takes every thing from all of Bikini bottom. He tries to move away Squidward's house, but Squidward says he is not really a king. Everyone believes him and leave. Patrick tells Spongebob to get him a drink, but Spongebob does not listen anymore. Patrick looks in the mirror and sees he is a monster. So he gives the crown back to the king who gave him the crown, but he shows Patrick is not king. A mud stain was on the scroll of the ancestors, and now Gary is the "new" king.

    1 out of 10

    FINAL SCORE: 1.5 out of 10