SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 5 Episode 4

Spy Buddies / Boat Smarts / Good Ol' Whatshisname

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 23, 2007 on Nickelodeon
8.1
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Spy Buddies:
Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Patrick to spy on Plankton.

Boat Smarts:
SpongeBob and Squidward star in an instructional boating video with Squidward as the good driver and SpongeBob as the bad driver.

Good Ol' Whatshisname:
Mr. Krabs pits SpongeBob against Squidward in a work contest, promising the winner a fabulous prize. The challenge is to find out all of the customers' names. When they cover almost all of them, Squidward tries desperately to find out the name of a grumpy man.moreless

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  • Funny!

    10
    Spy Buddies: hilarious, specially the part where SpongeBob and Patrick spy Plankton and the crazy final scene.

    Boat Smarts: I loved The Krusty Krab Training Video and even more this one. Squidward's crash dummy was just great.

    Good Ol' Whathisname: a good short.
  • Good Ol' Whathisname was the only episode without a perfect score

    9.5
    Spy Buddies: An excellent episode with a perfect storyline. There were no problems (the ending was funny though but confusing) at all. This episode has some funny parts like SpongeBob in the 007 parody when he became a spy, SpongeBob and Patrick using the sleep ray on Sandy, Plankton getting burned, Patricl's pants (funniest part when it destroyed the Chum Bucket), Plankton using a song which made the customers leave, and the last part of the episode. Overall, this is the second best episode of the pair. 10/10



    Boat Smarts: This was another perfect episode of SB. It was a little better than Spy Buddies. Most of the stuffs that SpongeBob does were hilarious. Squidward gets abused a lot here in this episode but it made me laugh a lot. Most of the storyline were great and funny to watch. Since there's nothing else to talk about I'll just conclude my review. 10/10



    Good Ol Whathisname: This is the only episode that didn't get a perfect score for me. It wasn't the best in my opinion. My problems were how Squidward acted near the end before he went to jail. Funny parts were SpongeBob knowing all the names, then Squidward comes to know them as well, Squidward trying to get What Tis Too Ya's name, and the last part where Patrick is on jail. 9/10moreless
  • Definitely not one of the better episodes

    3.0
    "Spy Buddies" was the most tolerable of the three, but there was still a major plot hole: even if Mr. Krabs and Plankton were trying to assume each other's lives to see who had it harder, Plankton is known for not playing by the rules. He could have stolen the Krabby Patty formula at any time, and nobody really would have caught on. Kind of a wasted plot, really. All the potty jokes with Patrick's laser shorts were uncalled for, too.

    "Boat Smarts" is not a good episode if you actually like Squidward and Mrs. Puff. It also shows just how much of an idiot SpongeBob has degenerated into. In the episode "Boating School," it is implied that SpongeBob repeatedly fails his driving tests because of nervousness, which is realistic. By the time of "Boat Smarts," SpongeBob no longer seems nervous, but is just a flat-out bad driver. The fact that Squidward and Mrs. Puff got the brunt of the abuse and SpongeBob got off scot-free in this episode can also leave a bad taste in people's mouths.

    "Good Ol' Whatshisname" was definitely the worst, however. First of all, why did that guy feel the need to scream in Squidward's face when all Squidward wanted to know was his name? The ending was horrible, too. Squidward won the contest Mr. Krabs set up, but instead of a vacation, he gets...a pamphlet advertising a vacation. AND Squidward ends up in jail.

    So, overall, a bad episode in general, but immediately becomes VERY bad if you like Squidward.moreless
  • Great

    8.5
    Spy Buddies: Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Patrick to spy on Plankton. 9 out of 10

    Boat Smarts: SpongeBob and Squidward star in an instructional boating video with Squidward as the good driver and SpongeBob as the bad driver.

    10 out of 10

    Good Ol' Whatshisname: Mr. Krabs pits SpongeBob against Squidward in a work contest, promising the winner a fabulous prize. The challenge is to find out all of the customers' names. When they cover almost all of them, Squidward tries desperately to find out the name of a grumpy man.

    6 out of 10

    FINAL SCORE: 8.5 out of 10moreless
  • "Boat Smarts" was the best of the three pairings

    9.5
    Spy Buddies: I thought that this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". It would have been perfect if it weren't for one thing but I'll get to that part towards the end of the review. SpongeBob and Patrick spying on Plankton to see what he is up to was a very funny idea. SpongeBob and Patrick spying on Plankton at the baby store was very funny. The highlight of this episode though was when SpongeBob and Patrick were on a jetpack and they burned Plankton like twice (that part was so hilarious). Patrick using a gadget that shoots a laser from his butt was weird but very funny. The one thing that ruined this episode though was the ending... the ending was just lazily written and pretty confusing, okay I understand that Plankton was Mr. Krabs the whole time and Mr. Krabs was Plankton the whole time but the rest of it was just "What the heck" confusing. Overall, this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 9/10



    Boat Smarts: This was a short episode but it made laugh so hard all the way. It may not be for kids though because there is alot of Squidward abuse in this episode and it's pretty violent for younger viewers to watch. This episode being a video on boating safety was very interesting. Squidward was the safe boat driver and SpongeBob was the unsafe boat driver. All of the Squidward abuses in this episode were hilarious especially the crash dummy scene and Squidward going in that spikey roller (that part is a little too violent for little kids to watch). The rest of this episode was laugh out loud hilarious. Overall, an excellent episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 10/10



    Good Ol' Whatshisname: I thought this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". It was a little better than "Spy Buddies" but not as good as "Boat Smarts". Honestly, I don't see why this episode has so much hate. Why does this episode have so much hate? I just don't understand it at all. Sure, Squidward was a little out of character but that's pretty much the only little problem in this episode. Squidward wondering how SpongeBob knew everyone's names in the beginning of the episode was pretty funny. It was also pretty funny when Squidward found out that Mr. Whatzittooya was his real name. Patrick's cameo appearance at the end of the episode was also funny. My only little problem was that Squidward was a little out of character stealing Mr. Whatzittooya's wallet and running away with it to find out his name. Overall, besides Squidward, I don't understand how this episode got so much hate? well... I guess it depends if Squidward bugged you a lot in this episode or bugged you a little... in my opinion, Squidward only bugged me a little... overall superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 9.5/10moreless

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