SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 17

Once Bitten

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Sep 29, 2006 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Once Bitten
Gary starts biting everyone in town, starting with Squidward. When Squid asks if Gary has been up-to-date on all of his snail shots, SpongeBob reveals that he's never done any of that before. This only sends Squidward into a panic. Does he now have some rare snail-related disease? Is this the end for Squidward?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Terrible episode.

    My fourth least favorite episode. Gary bites Squidward, and everyone thinks Gary has mad snail disease. Stupid episode no humor whatsoever, everything about it was bad, so it's a big fat zero. Very terrible episode, and everyone was an idiot to think Gary was sick, and Gary only had a splinter. Only the doctor at the end was smart. I hated this episode. 0/10
  • Gary bites everyone in Bikini Bottom

    After reading the reviews, this is another example on why the reviews aren't that good. These post movie era haters need to stop doing bad reviews during a season 4 episde, do they really know about the fall? No, I don't really do. This show continue to be good for me even if went a little downhill for season 7. I'm doing this because I respect the whole show and I'm sorry if I'm doing this for most of the time.

    This episode beats New Leaf. I don't get the hate on the episode. Some might think this is gross. Not that gross to me, but the storyline was weird. Gary here was a little out of character since he just growled throughout the episode didn't even meows once (if I remember). Funny moments are Squidward gettting affected by Gary (then he bit him), Patrick being aware of the disease while Squidward named those, and a few more parts. I couldn't think any more so I'll stop. Still, an enjoyable episode to watch 8.5/10moreless
  • Mediocre.

    It is a Sunday morning and Squidward decides that he wants to relax today. He starts walking when he slips on Gary's snail trail. He gets upset with Gary and starts yelling at him to leave. Squidward then builds a fence with cheap wood and splinters pointing out everywhere. Gary unknowingly goes on top of one of the wooden planks and gets a splinter. He then bites Squidward out of anger. Squidward gets mad at SpongeBob for Gary's bad behavior and starts yelling at him. He asks him if Gary has received all of his vaccinations. SpongeBob replies by saying that Gary has had all of his shots. Patrick rolls by and overhears the conversation and asks SpongeBob if Gary received his vaccinations for Mad Snail Disease. SpongeBob says that Gary didn't receive his shots for Mad Snail Disease. Gary then disappears and starts biting everybody in Bikini Bottom. Patrick then tells Squidward that he has all the symptoms of having Mad Snail Disease. The symptoms are: a rash, a dry throat, bloodshot eyes, loss of balance, ticklish ribcage, messy pants, severely untrimmed toenails, and finally becoming a zombie. Squidward has all of these symptoms and he gets scared. Gary has disappeared and after he has bitten, Squidward starts saying that everyone in Bikini Bottom is infected and will become a zombie. Then Scooter and all of the other Bikini Bottomites start yelling because they are infected and the city is burned and destroyed. The other Bikini Bottomites are trapped in the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob tries to slip through the door to get inside from all the madness, but everyone thinks that SpongeBob is a zombie. SpongeBob then shows everybody that he isn't a zombie by sliding through the door. Patrick says that he has his eye on SpongeBob and he is watching him. Then Old Man Jenkins says that everybody could be zombies because they would possess strange abilities. Gary then comes through the door of the Krusty Krab and bites SpongeBob. SpongeBob asks Gary what is wrong with Gary and he just snarls at him. Gill Gilliam walks into the Krusty Krab and says that the whole Mad Snail Disease was an urban legend. He then shows everybody a splinter underneath Gary and pulls it out. The splinter apparently looks like a tree. Gary bites Mr. Krabs and the episode ends.

    5 out of 10moreless
  • Totally terrible!

    I am a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants. But this episode didn´t make me even smile. It was terrible, nothing funny. It´s the worst episode of the series. I don´t know how people like this one, giving to it scores above 5. I was dissapointed of this episode, I will totally disagree if you like it.

    But I am not dissapointed of the series, don´t even a little, just discard this one and continue with the other ones. And the season, for me was going very great and is going. Like Chimps Ahoy, Fear of a Krabby Patty, Skill Crane, Funny Pants, Ghost Host, Have you seen this snail?, these ones are so funny, great examples of SpongeBob SquarePants.moreless
  • Spongebob has run out of ideas, so they're going back to Season 1 for story ideas.

    Spongebob has officialy gone down the drain.

    First of all, this show was so hilarious in Seasons 1, 2, and 3. What happened? Season 4 sucks! In every way! Why?

    This episode was no exception to the suckiness. It was long, boring, and just not very funny as a whole. But there was another reason it wasn't very good.

    Hello people...I've seen this episode before. It's called "I Was a Teenage Gary". EXACT same plot...in IWATG, Gary gives a disease to Spongebob. This time it's Squidward...big deal.

    Also, the last episode totally copied another Season 1 episode, "F.U.N." (which is one of the best episodes of the entire series). What happened to this show?moreless
Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dr. Gill Gilliam: (after removing the sliver from Gary) I'm sure this was the cause of his distemper, making for serious, grouchy snailitis.

    • Mr. Krabs: Alright, but it's coming out of your paycheck.
      Fish: I don't work here.

    • Patrick: This disease will ravage your body with bloodshot eyes, loss of balance, messy pants, ticklish rib cage, severely untrimmed toenails, and finally, the bite from that infected snail will turn you into... a zombie. (Squidward screams)
      Patrick: You need to get that snail of yours to a doctor before he bites someone important.
      (both notice Gary is gone and gasp)
      Patrick: There's a mad snail on the loose!

    • (SpongeBob is being chased by zombies)
      Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob! Come in, and let your friends in, too, they look hungry.

    • Squidward: THAT'S IT! SPONGEBOB!
      SpongeBob: Hi, Squidward.
      Squidward: Hey, SpongeBob..... KEEP YOUR SHELL VERMIT OFF OF MY PROPERTY!

    • Patrick: Okay, but I have my eyes on you!
      Old Man: (to Patrick) If you can take out your eye and put it on him, wouldn't that make you a zombie, too?
      Patrick: Aaahh! I'm a zombie?!
      Old Man: How do we know we're all not zombies?

    • SpongeBob: Squidward, you're not a zombie, remember?
      Squidward: Oh, yes I am. (to customer) Welcome to the Krusty Krab, may I take your order?

    • (SpongeBob runs to Krusty Krab)
      SpongeBob: The doors locked! Somebody let me in!
      (starts banging on door)
      Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob! Hello!
      SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, please let me in!
      Customer: Don't let him in! He could be a zombie!
      Mr. Krabs: (to SpongeBob) Well, how do we know that you're not zombies like them?
      (points toward people behind SpongeBob)
      SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs! If I were a zombie, could I do this?
      (SpongeBob squeezes through door)
      Mr. Krabs: Hey, it's SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: That's right! Now let me in!
      Mr. Krabs: Yeah, that's SpongeBob all right!
      Patrick: Hmm... I think he might be a zombie. He's looking a little yellow.
      SpongeBob: Patrick! Would a zombie have a picture of his best friend in his wallet?
      (SpongeBob shows his picture of Patrick and himself)
      Patrick: I guess not. But I'll still keep my eye on you.

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