SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 8 Episode 1

Oral Report / A Friendly Game

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Mar 26, 2011 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary


Oral Report: After learning how scary public speaking is, SpongeBob becomes nervous about giving an oral report in his boating school class. He decides to seek help from Patrick in order to overcome his fear and pass the class.

A Friendly Game: When a rain storm ruins their chance to go golfing, SpongeBob builds a mini-golf course in his own home for him and Patrick to use. But their game soon moves into Squidward's house when their balls crash through his windows while Squidward is sleeping.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Not that bad for Season 8

    Oral Report was ok, but I didn't like how the underwear spoke. That is kind of creepy. I did like A Friendly Game because I liked how SpongeBob and Patrick wrecked Squidwards house. I also liked how Patrick turned the game into actual competition.
  • Funniest Spongebobs i've seen in a while.

    Now the first episode is about Spongebob's stage fright in preforming an oral report. Sandy gives Spongebob "Underwear Vision Googles" It had some cartoony parts with the underwear speaking and all. The ending was funny when it's actually revealed Mrs. Puff is actually in her underpants and Spongebob is not wearing the glasses. Mrs. Puff is arrested for public indecency. In the next 11-minute half we have Spongebob and Patrick playing mini-golf. Squidward tells them to stay away because he needs sleep. They actually did a good job with the jokes here. The funniest part is when we see Spongebob and Patrick playing mini-golf in Squidward's house. They destroy his house and awaken him by knocking his teeth out and hitting him in the head. Squidward wakes up and screams.

    I think these are some of the funnier new Spongebob's i've seen. I find it great they have avoided the sitcom like non-cartoonish style here.moreless
  • Decent

    Oral Report: This episode was very funny. Would have given it a 10 if it wasn't for Patrick's claw joke. I found that gross.

    6.5 D+

    A Friendly Game: This episode was better. Hmmm. Wanna try that sometime.

    7.5 C+
  • Both of these episodes were hilarious, but I liked Oral Report more. (revised review)

    Oral Report: This episode was very funny, Definitely season 8 best in my opinion. The plot was about SpongeBob trying to made an oral report, but he had stage fright. So Sandy creates goggles that can see other underwears and SB got over his fright. unfortunately, this episode is paired with that only awful season 8 (so far) episode "Squidward's School for Grown Ups." I liked at most of the parts such at the customer being zombies, SpongeBob having stage fright, Patrick interputing SpongeBob's report, Patrick as Mrs. Puff (funniest part), SpongeBob using goggle, SpongeBob driving, and the last part. Overall, a funny episode. Probably the funniest episode from this season. 10/10

    A Friendly Game: Again, hilarious episode, but I thought it was superb. The only thing that made my score lower was SpongeBob and Patrick yelling at the beginning. They really need to calm down but at least they hasn't BEEN very annoying this season so far (unlike season 6 because SpongeBob was really annoying in some of the episodes). Anyway, SpongeBob and Patrick make mini golf at SB's house. The plot hasn't been used yet on the show and it is interesting. All the parts were great. The funniest part was Squidward losing his teeth. I laughed at the ending, the montage title card, Gary used a golf ball, and a couple others parts as well. Overall, an almost perfect episode, but SB and Patrick have to ruin my chance for a perfect score. 9.5/10moreless
  • Oral Report: A very Funny Episode: 10/10 Friendly Game: Another Funny Episode 10/10

    Oral Report: The opening with the Zombified Customers was freaking hilarious, as was Spongebob's visit with Patrick, and them him trying to pull his eyes out. That is hysterical. And Patrick's distraction of Spongebob was very funny. As was his impersonation of Mrs. Puff. Training for oral exams have never been more funny. The underwear Goggles were a nice touch. This episode was really good, with a lot of good parts.

    A Friendly Game: This episode was very good, also very funny, especially the golf inside Squidward's house.

    Overall Grade: A+moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/ Gary the Snail

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

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