SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 1 Episode 13

Scaredy Pants / I Was a Teenage Gary

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Oct 28, 1999 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
User Rating
199 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

Scaredy Pants:
Spongebob decides to try and make a real splash at Mr. Krabs' Halloween Party, so he chooses to dress as the legendary Flying Dutchman.

I Was a Teenage Gary:
Spongebob makes Squidward in charge of taking care of Gary. But when Squidward accidentally forgets, he and Spongebob must cure Gary before the worst happens.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Both were pretty good.

    Like the title said. Both were pretty good.

    BTW, notice how the reviews started back up again when 'PIEGUYRULZ' (online reviewer guy) said he didn't like I Was a Teenage Gary. Try to have your own opinions people.
  • Scardy Pants was perfect but I Was a Teenage Gary was not as good.

    I thought that "Scardy Pants" was creepy awesome, and funny. I laughed when SpongeBob kept getting scared real easily and when Mr. Krabs told his story to SpongeBob. It was also funny when Squidward said, "I come for your pickle," but what I found to be the highlight of that episode was how Patrick shaved SpongeBob's head (even though he does not have hair) causing his brain and spinal cord to be exposed. Overall this episode is a perfect Halloween episode and I give it a ten out of ten.

    "I Was a Teenage Gary" an okay episode. It is not bad nor good. I liked the idea of SpongeBob turning into a snail. I also liked the interaction between him and Gary because it was cute and sweet. It actually reminds me of my cat and I. It was also funny when Squidward got scared of SpongeBob and ran. What I did not like, however, was seeing poor Gary get sick. It was so sad and I almost cried. I also found the meowing at the end to be a bit annoying. Overall, this episode gets a six out of ten.moreless
  • They're both average

    Neither of these episodes are that funny, but I give them effort for having a few good moments and jokes.
  • Scaredy Pants slightly better then I was a Teenage Gary

    I'm a big Spongebob fan,and I remember watching Scaredy Pants when I loaned it for Halloween.

    Anyway, here's my thoughts.

    Scaredy Pants: It's not a perfectly scarey Halloween Special. Nickelodeon still needs to be kid friendly.

    It still needs some improvement. Not recommended to be watched every Halloween,but sometimes you should.

    Rating: 5 out of 10

    I was a Teenage Gary: My oh my,where to start. The episode was not good,that's just it. I don't know what's scarier, Spongebob turning into a snail,or the entire Scaredy Pants episode should be called Animal Abuser Squidward,because Spongebob turning into a snail only happened in the last 3 minutes of the entire episode. The only thing that was decent may be the teenage part of the title. Spongebob was born in 1986,the episode aired in 1999. Do the still,horrible episode.

    Rating: A not impressive 0 out of 10

    Overall Rating: 2.5moreless
  • Scaredy Pants was superb and I Was a Teenage Gary was perfect

    Scaredy Pants: When SpongeBob is tired of getting scared by everyone on Halloween, he tries to scare everyone by dressing up as The Flying Dutchman. The problem is that his costume doesn't look anything like The Flying Dutchman. It was funny when Patrick was shaving SpongeBob to make him round and the ending. It was a great Halloween Special that is still good no matter how many times you watch it. 9/10

    I Was a Teenage Gary: Squidward decides to look after Gary when SpongeBob and Patrick goes to a jellyfishing convention just so he won't have to deal with SpongeBob. He spends the whole weekend relaxing, but he forgets to feed the snail until SpongeBob gets home. There is more to this episode, but I don't want to spoil it. It was funny when Squidward eats Gary's snail food to cover up the evidence and Patrick's cameo in the ending. I liked this better than Scaredy Pants. The humor in this episode and the originality make this a perfect episode. 10/10moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Recurring Role

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • SpongeBob: Okay, Mr. Krabs. The dishes are done. I'm leaving.
      Mr. Krabs: Hold on! Don't you want to hear my annual scary story?
      SpongeBob: No thanks, Mr. Krabs. Does it have monsters in it?
      Mr. Krabs: Aye, the worst monster of them all.
      SpongeBob: No. Is it a true story?
      Mr. Krabs: True as the deep blue.
      SpongeBob: Okay, just a little.

    • Mr. Krabs: Every year, on Halloween night, the Flying Dutchman descends onto Bikini Bottom in a pirate ship, just like this! (holds up a Krabby Patty)
      SpongeBob: Er, did his ship look like a Krabby Patty?
      Mr Krabs: As I was saying, the Flying Dutchman swoops down, and starts stealing peoples souls. (pulls the pickles out of the patty)
      SpongeBob: Do souls look like pickles?
      Mr. Krabs: Aye, as a matter of fact, they do!

    • SpongeBob: Gary, it's Patrick! I'm gonna scare him. It's my turn to be scary! (opens door) RAAARR!!
      Patrick: (wearing silly glasses with big nose and mustache) Hi, SpongeBob!
      Patrick: ...sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.

    • This is the ending credits theme song for this episode only:

      Patchy the Pirate: All right, boils and ghouls, you ready?
      Who lives near a graveyard under the sea
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      Absorbent and yellow and spooky is he
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      If nautical chills be something you wish
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      Then spread your gills out and flop like a fish
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants

      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants
      SpongeBob ScaredyPants

    • Spongebob: What do you think?
      Patrick: Great! You'll be going as my trick-or-treat bag!
      Spongebob: No, no, I'm the ghost of the Flying Dutchman!
      Patrick: Uh... something's missing. I know! (running to the closet, he hand-saws the tree) Step into these babies, Hans. Terrifying...
      Spongebob: I don't know Patrick. (doorbell rings, giggles heard)
      Patrick: Come on, Spongebob. It's little kids! Little kids are easy to scare!
      Kids: Trick-or-treat!
      Spongebob: Rawr... rawr! (kids laugh at him)
      Kid 1: (taunting Spongebob)Look, it's the haunted mattress!
      Spongebob: OK, OK. Here's your candy.
      Kid 1: No, please. That was enough of a treat, thank you. (kids continue laughing)

    • Spongebob: Squidward, you injected me with snail plasma.
      Squidward: Well... you made me do it.
      Spongebob: What's going to happen to me?
      Squidward: Nothing, it's just a little snail plasma.
      Spongebob: I don't know, I feel kind of funny!
      (Gary crawls to his bowl full of water. He then drinks, gargles, swallows the water, meowing perfectly)
      Squidward: (surprised, then angry) He just needed water!?
      Spongebob: Gary! You're better! (hugs Gary)
      Squidward: Oh, how touching. I'm going to go home and throw up. Good night!
      Spongebob: Wait, Squidward! The snail plasma!
      Squidward: Trust me Spongebob, nothing's going to happen to you. You're fine! (Slams the door)

    • Dutchman: (laughs evilly, scaring the guests)
      Sandy: SpongeBob!
      Dutchman: First, I got to get rid of this stupid costume. (taking off the costume, his eyes grow big. He flees scared quickly)
      SpongeBob: Hey, what do you know? I scared him! (laughs)
      Guests (screaming)
      SpongeBob: It worked, Patrick. I scared everybody!
      Patrick: Yeah, it must have been because of your pink hat.
      SpongeBob: Oh, that's not a hat. That's my brain.
      Patrick: Oh... (gasps, then runs screaming)
      SpongeBob: Don't worry, it grows back!

    • Spongebob: Don't worry Gary, Squidward says I'm just fine. He knows everything. So, you hungry?
      (Gary meows)
      (Spongebob pours cat food on Gary's bowl. One by one, he takes a dip to see how it tastes, eventually finishing every bit)
      Spongebob: Her'es your dinner, Gary!
      Gary: (Meows confusedly)
      Spongebob: Sorry Gary, I couldn't control myself. (burps) MEOW. Why did I just do that? Am I cracking up?
      (Gary meows)
      Spongebob: No, no, Squidward's right. I'm fine. I worry too much. It's all in my head. I'm tip-top!
      (Spongebob walks up slowly with Gary)
      Spongebob: Gary, you've gotten a lot (voice slows down) faster.
      (Approaching his bathroom, he looks at himself distorted)
      Spongebob: Look at me, never better! (His body begins a mysterious transformation) I'm OK, Squidward says I'm fine! (screams while his eyes pop out and flings up) Gary, I'm fine! (drops to the floor while straining) See? (His arms disappear) That's OK, I'm a lefty anyway. (His legs disappear) Now I don't have to buy those new shoes! (his body curls up like a snail) Aah! I take it back, Gary. Something is wrong with meeeee-ow!

    • Spongebob: Rargh! I'm the Flying Dutchman!
      Patrick: Rargh! I'm the Flying Dutchman's best friend!

    • Girl 1: Wasn't that the haunted mattress?
      Girl 2: I guess he got demoted to haunted sleeping bag!


    • Doctor: Yes, yes, it's just what I thought.
      Spongebob: What?
      Doctor: This is definitely a snail.
      Spongebob: (sobbing) I knew it! Oh Squid, did you hear that?
      Doctor: Therefore, a shot of snail plasma must be carefully administered. Here you go. (hands it to Sponge)
      Spongebob: Aren't you going to do it?
      Doctor: Oh no, no, no. I'm too squeamish. (he leaves, Squid runs after)
      Squidward: Uh, hey, doc, let me help you with your bag there.
      Spongebob: Squid, wait! I can't give Gary his plasma. I'm squeamish too.
      Squidward: Aw, Spongebob, I don't want to… (Gary wheezes violently)
      Spongebob: Gary!
      Squidward: OK, OK, I'll do it. (he grabs it)
      Spongebob: Now, don't hurt him, Squidward. (every time Squid tries to do it, Sponge pulls him away. Eventually, it goes so fast that Squid accidentally hits Spongebob in the nose) Squidward, you're injected me with snail plasma.

    • (Mr. Krabs is bobbing for apples. He gets one and starts to choke on it.)
      Pearl: Oh, DADDY! You're embarrassing me! (cries)

    • (Spongebob sees Patrick playing with a ghost puppet)
      Spongebob: That's it, Patrick!
      Patrick: What's it?
      Spongebob: What is the difference between me and that ghost puppet?
      Patrick: (Constantly switching to Spongebob and his ghost puppet) Uhh...no wait, don't tell me, don't tell me. Don't tell me, don't tell me! Don't tell me, don't tell me! Don't tell me!! Don't tell me!!! DON'T TELL ME!!! ...Okay, tell me.

    • (Spongebob tries to scare the three kids at his front door with his costume.)
      Spongebob: Rar, Rarr, Rar!
      (The kids laugh)
      Girl: Check it out! It's the Haunted Mattress!
      Spongebob: (sigh) Okay, here's your candy.
      Girl: No, that was enough of a treat, thanks.
      (The three kids walk away laughing)

    • Kid: Flying Dutchman? More like Flying Dopeman!

    • Spongebob: Gary, would you like some food?
      Gary: Meow.
      (takes out Gary's food and tries out his food)
      Spongebob: Here you go, pal. Eat up!
      Gary: Meow.
      (Gary sees there's nothing in the plate)
      Spongebob: Sorry, Gary. I couldn't control myself.

    • Spongebob: Rar!!! I'm the Flying Dutchman!
      Patrick: Rar!!! I don't know who I am!

    • The Flying Dutchman: (to Spongebob) Look, kid, there are many scary things in this world. Spiders are scary. I'm scary. But you, you're not scary.
      (Soon after, the Flying Dutchman takes Spongebob's costume off, which reveals Spongebob's brain. He, and soon everyone, runs away.)

    • Sandy: I'm a goldfish in a bowl!
      Squidward: (frowning) I don't get it.

    • Patrick: I am the Flying Dutchman, booga wooga wooga wooga wooga!

    • (Squidward scaring Spongebob)
      Squidward: (Dressed as Flying Dutchman) I have come for your pickle.
      Spongebob: AAHHH!!!

    • Gary: Meow, meow meow, meow meow.
      SpongeBob: Meow, meow, meow, meow.
      Squidward: Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.
      Patrick: Will you CLAM UP?!

    • Patrick on the megaphone: I'm not Spongebob! Those are my street clothes!

    • SpongeBob: It worked, Patrick, I scared everyone.
      Patrick: Yeah, maybe it was your pink hat.
      SpongeBob: Pink hat? Oh, that's not a hat, that's my brain.
      Patrick: Oh..... AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! (runs away)
      SpongeBob: Don't worry, it grows back.
      (fades out)

    • Spongebob: You're right Gary! Something is wrong with mmeeeeoooowwww!

    • SpongeBob: (Turning into a snail) Gary you're getting a lot faster.

  • NOTES (25)