SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 6 Episode 23

Shuffleboarding / Slide Whistle Stooges

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Feb 16, 2009 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Shuffleboarding / Slide Whistle Stooges
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are at the hospital and can't attend a shuffleboarding tournament, so SpongeBob and Patrick fill in for them. While they're at it, they decide to actually take their full place and start fighting crime.

Slide Whistle Stooges:
SpongeBob and Patrick get new slide whistles and keep playing them, much to the annoyance of Squidward. He is getting so annoyed of it until he buys one and begins to like the toy himself.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Both episodes are severely hated and I think they're both deserve 9 ratings.

    Shuffleboarding:(MY opinion) One of the most underrated episodes ever. Too much hate for it. I mean, the biggest flaws were the title and the last few minutes. Other than those, I liked the episode. My first episode review is now gonna have more details (and I'll be doing the same thing to my older reviews.

    STORY: Yes, the story may not be original, but it is unusual. I understand why they don't the title since we ever seen shuffleboarding (I don't even know what that). 5/10

    WRITING: Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, and Derek Iversen wrote the episode. I'm somewhat biased to hate a Brookshier/Cash episode because they are my post-movie storyboard directors and most of their episode are not awful. Derek's writing here is not the best, because at the time, he was struggling to be a great writer until season 7. 7/10

    HUMOR: SpongeBob getting hit with MermaidMan''s boomerang, then he keep throwing it back to Barnacle Boy, SpongeBob is on Barnacke Boy's face and asks "hi, how are you doing?" scaring him, SpongeBob and Patrick jumping on Barnacle Boy, SpongeBob and Patrick pronouncing shuffleboarding, the trophy appears behind Patrick's back pocket, some of the arrest are funny (but the rest are stupid), and Man Ray's head being shrunk. 9/10

    AWESOME: The scene with Man Ray. Overlaps with funny. 10/10

    VOICE ACTING: Guest stars the late Ernest Borgine and still alive Tim Conway. Their performance are still great as well. Same thing to Bob Joles' Man-Ray. 10/10

    ANIMATION: Great for the most part. 8/10

    FLAWS (also known as cons): The title, most of the last few minutes of the episode (minus the Man Ray scene).

    SCORE: 9/10

    Slide Whistle Stooges: Like Shuffleboarding, I don't think this was a bad episode. It was however more annoying due it its filler. Most of the episode is just sliding whistle being played and I honestly hate the whistling sound. But the slide whistle aren't as annoying as the coach's whistle.

    STORY: Another special plot for the show. 10/10

    WRITING: OMG, Alexander and Cervas storyboarded this episode and co-wrote it with Iversen. Expect more bashing. Their writing is their biggest flaw because it was so lazy. 4/10

    HUMOR: At first SpongeBob and Patrick slide whistling was funny but then it was starting to wear off until Squidward do so. It was a hundred times better with Squidward because he annoy the citizen. Also when he drive off the Chum Bucket and the Krusty Krab. The ending of the episode counts as well. 8/10

    AWESOME: Squidward driving the truck though it was funny at the same time. 10/10

    ANIMATION: It was somewhat better than Shuffleboarding but not much. The animation is noticeable awesome during the last few minutes. 8.5/10

    FLAWS: The slide whistling noises got annoying after awhile and that's my only flaw. The most annoying scene was definitely when Squidward runs off from SpongeBob and Patrick.

    SCORE: 9/10

    OVERALL: They're both 9, so it stays the same.moreless
  • Terrible two


    Pffff... shuffleboarding my ass. The shuffleboarding plot is scrapped in the middle of the episode, and then Patrick and Spongebob go around throwing everyone in jail, including Man Ray. This is certainly one of the worst episodes of the show, and has a completely misleading title. How about just naming it "Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy VII, or You're Under Arrest!" instead of Shuffleboarding?

    Slide Whistle Stooges-

    Another episode where Squidward is being tortured to death. Eventually, he gets sick of the slide whistles, and plays one right at Patrick and Spongebob, who like it. All three of them go out to annoy the folks, but Squidward goes to far and drives everyone insane. He ends up in the hospital after falling off a cliff in a truck. And the ending is just terrible. Apparently it's okay to make fun of people who are sick and/or dying, but generally annoying people is death penalty in Bikini Bottom. Very bad episode.moreless
  • In "Shuffleboarding," SpongeBob and Patrick "fight crime" after shuffleboarding contest assuming the identity of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. In "Slide Whistle Stooges," Squidward annoys everybody (including the audience) with a slide whismoreless

    *Sigh*... What can I say about this episode? My opinion of the episodes after the SpongeBob movie is low, but this is even worse.

    Let's start off with "Shuffleboarding," where Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy let SpongeBob and Patrick compete in the Bikini Bottom Shuffleboarding Contest disguised as them when they are hurt. Not heeding their orders to come right back, SpongeBob and Patrick decide to "fight crime" by throwing people in jail for things like being ugly or old. Their stupidity and idea of crime is what makes it bad. But it is not as bad as the main part of this review, "Slide Whistle Stooges."

    This is what made me want to write this review: warning people to stay away from "Slide Whistle Stooges." If you thought Squidward was the one character in this series that annoyed you the least, your thoughts will change. He gets hooked on playing the slide whistle after SB&P bring one to his house. The rest of the episode is pretty much Squidward playing the slide whistle for several minutes, annoying the heck out of the townsfolk and yours truly. If this does not convince you, think of somebody playing an instrument that is loud and shrill and plays two notes in rapid succession. That is a good part of this episode.

    If you see the title "Shuffleboarding" come on the screen, change the channel to avoid thirty minutes of pain.

    Score: 3/10moreless
  • wow, just wow




  • Two Stupid Episodes

    "Shuffleboarding" summary: SpongeBob and Patrick dress up as Mermaidman and Barnacleboy and "defend" the town after they put the real heroes in the hospital.

    First of all, the title of the episode is "Shuffleboarding," but the episode itself has nothing to do with that. Sure, winning the shuffleboard tournament is the reason SB and Patrick get the costumes in the first place, but most of the episode is them running around throwing people in jail for things they can't even control. They even throw Man Ray in jail when the only thing he was doing was talking to an old friend at the laundromat. And even worse, at the end of the episode, the angry townspeople blame Mermaidman and Barnacleboy for everything!

    "Slide Whistle Stooges" summary: SB and Patrick go around playing slide whistles, and eventually rope Squidward into doing it, too.

    That's...pretty much it. The only other notable thing that happens in the episode is that in the end, Squidward ends up in the hospital...with a slide whistle stuck in his throat. Uh huh.

    So, yeah, these episodes don't really provide much. Thumbs-down.moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke


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Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass


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Bob Joles

Bob Joles

Man Ray

Recurring Role

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Mermaid Man

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Tim Conway

Tim Conway

Barnacle Boy

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