SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 16

The Thing / Hocus Pocus

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Jan 15, 2007 on Nickelodeon

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out of 10
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  • Very decent pairing.


    The Thing:
    After SpongeBob and Patrick bug Squidward when trying to watch public television, Squidward decides to get away from them by going on a bike ride. However, the bike crashes into a cement truck and the cement falls on Squidward. Squidward is now totally unrecognizable and is unable to talk move or even walk properly. On day, in Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob and Patrick find him and mistake him for an indangered species.SpongeBob decides to take him home and name him Smelly, but when Gary starts attacking "Smelly", Patrick decides to keep him instead. But once him gets there, "Smelly" goes mad and tries to escape, so Patrick calls animal control. Once animal control arrives, "Smelly" is captured and taken to a zoo. SpongeBob doesn't like this, so he and Patrick sneak into the zoo at night to rescue "Smelly". All of a sudden, the SWAT team arrives, so SpongeBob and Patrick escape through a sewer tunnel. They soon find that the tunnel leads to a forest where a strange group of creatures that looks like "Smelly" live. SpongeBob and Patrick let "Smelly" go to live with his own species. "Smelly" is at first worried, but when he sees that the jazz player from the public television show Squidward was watching is there, he begins to like the place until the cement cracks, reveiling himself.

    8 out of 10

    Hocus Pocus:
    SpongeBob purchases a magic kit in the mail but and tries it out on Squidward, but when Spongebob's not looking, Squidward quickly runs onto a bus to get as far away from SpongeBob as he can. When SpongeBob's still not looking, a kid's ice cream accidently gets thrown out the window and lands on the lawn chair that Squidward was laying on. When Spongebob finally looks, he thinks that his magic turned Squidward into an ice cream cone, but he can't change him back, so SpongeBob treats him as if he were the real Squidward. So, he takes him to places like the movie theater, and even the beach, but "Squidward" starts to melt. SpongeBob then puts him in the freezer, when Patrick arrives and starts to eat Squidward. SpongeBob stops Patrick, however "Squidward" melts completely. SpongeBob realizes that the only thing to do is to go the Mr. Magic himself and ask for help only to be kicked out by security. SpongeBob tries to change him back again, only to fail. Again, once SpongeBob's not looking, Squidward returns and SpongeBob is convinced that he turned him back. When SpongeBob asks if he can do another magic trick on him, Squidward quickly hitches a motorcycle to escape again. Patrick then asks SpongeBob to turn him into a jar of mayo so that he can eat himself. The episode ends with Patrick finally getting his wish

    10 out of 10

    FINAL SCORE: 8 out of 10

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