SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 19

The Pink Purloiner / The Gift of Gum

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Feb 19, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

The Pink Purloiner:
Patrick is jealous of SpongeBob's jellyfish net, of course, what he calls "Ol' Reliable." In the morning, SpongeBob finds out that his jellyfish net is stolen, and he suspects it is Patrick since he is jealous of SpongeBob because of his jellyfish net.

The Gift of Gum:
Patrick gives SpongeBob a giant ball of used gum on Best Friend's Day. SpongeBob tries to get rid of it, but fails every attempt.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Pink Purloiner = great. Gift of Gum? Terrible!

    The Pink Purloiner was so funny and entertaining! The Gift of Gum, however, was repulsive. Therefore, I'm gonna have to give this episode a mixed score of 5.5.


    Pink Purloiner: 9.9

    Gift of Gum: 0.0

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 2 (originally posted last year on July 18): Nick has an upcoming show called Breadwinners that airs in 20 days. Today I found the pilot on YouTube and showed it to my family. EVERYONE HATED IT! They all said it was the worst thing they'd seen in their lives. And that includes The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012), Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale (2006), and Rabbids Invasion. So I won't be surprised when Breadwinners gets a 1.9 just like Marvin Marvin here at and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale at IMDb. My Aunt said I should rate it as low as possible just to get the score down. Unfortunately, the lowest one can rate is 1, unless you are a prolific author. I have been working on that for months (6 plus months), so I can rate stuff like Marvin Marvin, Fred: The Show, and The Oogieloves a 0.0. Breadwinners is next on my "to rate 0.0 once I can" list.

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 18: Breadwinners premiered yesterday. I have reviewed it. It's bad but not as bad as Sanjay and Craig.moreless
  • The Pink Purloiner was ok

    For Season 4, it was an "eh" episode but since "The Gift of Gum" was worse, it makes the Pink Purloiner good. The gum was disgusting and WHAT was Patrick thinking about that gift? Awful idea for an episode.
  • Pink Purloiner was perfect, The Gift of Gum was okay

    Pink Purloiner: This was an excellent episode of SpongeBob. I usually enjoy episodes with just SpongeBob and Patrick (and not any one else involved with the storyline) so this one is considered my favorite episode for season 4. I have to admit this episode went a little slow (lol...at one point Perch Perkins said something similar like that) but I'm ignoring that. I found these parts to be funny...SpongeBob getting all the jellyfish, while Patrick didn't (which his net breaks), Mr. Krabs' cameo, Patrick growing another arm, "you're acting weird," SpongeBob wearing the fake mustache, and the bus driver pointing out that SpongeBob and Patrick always do the same thing every time. No problems at all so end of my review. 10/10

    Gift of Gum: Not a bad episode, but I never liked it as much as the last one. This was an okay way to end season 4 though (even though Born to be Wild, Best Frenemies, and Squid Wood remained to be unaired at the time). My score is low because I thought some of the parts were boring...that and not being my favorite episode each took off 20 points. Funny parts in the episode were the robot throughout the episode, SpongeBob trying to get rid of Gummy although Patrick stopped him (he was trying to dress up Gummy and get a better view), the gum having all the people stuck there, and the last few minutes of it (it was funny and entertaining). Overall this episode was just okay but it got a little better after 5 minutes. 6/10moreless
  • Both were perfect

    The Pink Purloiner: Patrick is jealous of SpongeBob's jellyfish net, of course, what he calls "Ol' Reliable." In the morning, SpongeBob finds out that his jellyfish net is stolen, and he suspects it is Patrick since he is jealous of SpongeBob because of his jellyfish net. The Gift of Gum: Patrick gives SpongeBob a giant ball of used gum on Best Friend's Day. SpongeBob tries to get rid of it, but fails every attempt.

    10 out of 10moreless
  • Decent episodes, although I liked "The Pink Purloiner" better.

    The Pink Purloiner: This episode was one of the best of season 4. I thought the story was good, and I laughed hard at many parts, such as the Confess-a-bear scene, the cutaway with Patrick breaking the carrot in half, Patrick doing nothing for eight hours, and Spongebob almost running out of his house without his pants. I also thought the ending was hilarious when it is revealed that Patrick comes close to leaving Bikini Botton a lot. My final grade for this episode is an A. The Gift of Gum was not as great, but it was still alright. I actually like it a little better now than I used to. It was pretty disgusting at times, but I guess that was the point. My biggest gripe about this episode was probably the storyline. There just wasn't that much to it, and the ending felt lazy and predictable. Also,the only part I remember really laughing at was when those people who had been stuck inside gummy for all those years escaped. Still, this wasn't that bad an episode, and I'll give it a C- for my final grade. Marebear2009, out!

    ~dedicated to tigerdude22~moreless
Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Stuck Fish

Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny


Guest Star

Vincent Waller

Vincent Waller


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Patrick: Uh... don't come in yet! I'm not decent! The house is a mess! There's a radiation leak!

    • Patrick: Hey, buddy, whatcha doing?
      SpongeBob: What the??! Wha... What are YOU doing?!
      Patrick: Nothing... I just finished. (crosses off "Nothing" on his To-Do List)

    • SpongeBob: (about Gummy) You sure are a big boy, are you?

    • Robo 2.1: It appears that he is throwing Gummy away.
      Patrick: What? Is that true?
      SpongeBob: No way, Patrick.

    • Patrick: Yum. Sweet, hot, and juicy. SpongeBob, this is a great gift.

    • Patrick: WHAT?! I'm your best friend!

    • Patrick: I'm staying in Bikini Bottom.
      People: Yay!

    • (SpongeBob runs up to Patrick)
      SpongeBob: Patrick, ol' reliable's gone missing!
      Patrick: Ah!
      SpongeBob: Ah!

    • Patrick: SpongeBob, what`ve you done?!
      SpongeBob: No, Patrick, I can explain?
      Patrick: It`s like a gummy wonderland. Wee!

    • SpongeBob: Oh, hi, Sandy! Looks like I got myself into a pretty sticky situation, huh?
      Sandy: SpongeBob, how long have you been stuck up there?
      SpongeBob: All night.
      Sandy: Well, your friend Sandy knows how to cut you down. With a little karate!

    • (SpongeBob walks in, and Patrick hides his left hand behind his back)
      SpongeBob: Oh, hi, Patrick.
      Patrick: Oh, hi, SpongeBob.
      SpongeBob: What`s in your hand?
      Patrick: (holds out his right hand) Nothing.
      SpongeBob: What`s in your other hand?
      (Patrick grows a third arm)
      Patrick: Nothing.

    • SpongeBob: (cries) You got me a big gum, and all I got you is this personal robot!

    • Patrick: Darn! Everyone`s having fun with my gummy but me. I mean your gummy.
      SpongeBob: Patrick, do you miss your gummy?
      Patrick: Well, I miss him a little.
      SpongeBob: Well, Patrick, since it`s still best friends day, how would you like your gummy back?
      Patrick: Yeah!
      SpongeBob: But first, you got to get us down from here.
      Patrick: Oh, that`s easy! (starts chewing the gum)

    • Robot: Would you care for a pastry? (shoots out a cake)
      Patrick: Yum!

    • SpongeBob: Don`t get near it, Sandy! The more you touch it, the angrier it gets.
      Sandy: Oh, that`s just crazy talk!

    • SpongeBob: So Patrick, what are you up to?
      Patrick: Nothing. Bye, SpongeBob! (walks away, and SpongeBob takes out binoculars and starts spying on Patrick)
      SpongeBob: Now let`s see what sort of nothing you`re really up to.

    • Fish: (just got out of the gum) I'm free! I'm sugar free! This way guys!
      (everyone runs out of the gum)

    • Patrick: This chewing gum is my most beloved possession, and I'm giving it to my bestest friend, on Best Friends Day.

    • SpongeBob: Word on the street is you know where to get quality jellyfishing supplies.
      Patrick: What street said that? Was it this one? Mind your own business!

    • SpongeBob: (on the phone) Hello, hello!
      Patrick: SpongeBob, did you get your net back?
      SpongeBob: Oh, get off the line, Patrick. Someone might be trying to call about Ol' Reliable.
      Patrick: Oh, sorry. (hangs up)
      (phone rings again; SpongeBob answers)
      Patrick: Did you get your net yet?
      SpongeBob: No, Patrick, don't call unless you found my net. (hangs up; phone rings again) Hello?!
      Patrick: SpongeBob, I found your net!
      SpongeBob: What, really, Patrick?!
      Patrick: Uh, uh, not really. I just got lonely.

    • Confessor Bear: My name is Confessor Bear, tell me all your secrets.
      Patrick: I did something recently I'm not proud of. I didn't mean to do it, it just sort of happened.
      Confessor Bear: Hmm, maybe you should talk about it.
      Patrick: It involves my best friend SpongeBob.
      Confessor Bear: Tell Confessor Bear now!!!
      Patrick: Ahh!!! I accidentally knocked SpongeBob's toothbrush into the toilet and put it back on the counter without washing it!
      SpongeBob: Ahhh! (runs)
      Patrick: Did it hurt you too much?

    • (clam crows)
      Patrick: SpongeBob, did you get Ol' Reliable back yet?
      SpongeBob: (sighs) No, not yet. Hey, Patrick, wouldn't it be the funniest thing if you had taken my jellyfish net?
      (moment of silence, SpongeBob blinks; Patrick starts laughing hysterically)
      Patrick: No.
      SpongeBob: Yeah, that would be silly. Oh, yeah, that reminds me I got you a present.
      Patrick: A present! What is it?
      SpongeBob: It's a confession bear that you tell all your secrets to.

  • NOTES (15)