SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 1

Your Shoe's Untied / Squid's Day Off

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Nov 02, 2000 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary


Your Shoe's Untied:
SpongeBob forgets how to tie his shoes, so he must re-learn how. But no one else knows how, either.

Squid's Day Off:
Mr. Krabs gets rushed to the hospital after a freak dime-rescuing attempt, and puts Squidward incharge of the Krusty Krab. Squidward decides to take the day off, but then keeps on worrying about what could happen to SpongeBob who's alone at the Krusty Krab.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Agree with Glacierssuck and the other recent reviewers

    A great episode.
  • Two perfect episodes.

    Your Shoe's Untied: When SpongeBob forgets how to tie his shoes, he keeps trying to find someone who knows how, but no one else in Bikini Bottom wears shoes. It was funny when SpongeBob keeps feeding Squidward Krabby Patties by mistake and gets really fat. The visual gags in the Loop De Loop song were funny too. Overall, a perfect season 2 classic. 10/10

    Squid's Day Off: When Mr. Krabs is at the hospital, Squidward leaves Spongebob in charge of The Krusty Krab, so he can relax at home. The only problem is he keeps coming back to that restaurant whenever he imagines something happening to The Krusty Krab. It was hilarious when Squidward thinks he sees SpongeBob at his house and says " I've got you now, Spongebob!! Wait 'til Mr. Krabs finds out you're It was also funny when Squidward runs to The Krusty Krab while forgetting to put clothes on. These were both perfect episodes and this proves that season 2 has just as many great episodes as the first season. 10/10moreless
  • SpongeBob doesn't know how to tie his shoe and Squidward put SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab

    Your Shoes's United: I liked/laughed at SpongeBob watching TV, SpongeBob tying his shoes and the laces came off, SpongeBob falling off, SpongeBob putting his feet in the floor, Squidward get a lot of Krabby Patty, SpongeBob asking everyone how to know how to try a knot, Flying Dutchman's appearance, Gary roaring and then tied SB's shoes. I liked the song as well. Overall score 10/10.

    Squid's Day Off: I liked/laughed: SpongeBob ringing the bells, Mr. Krabs getting hurt a lot, Squidward's thoughts of SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab, and Squidward running to the Krusty Krab naked. The other parts were repetitive when SpongeBob kept asking Squidward "Are you finish with those errands?" The ending was weird. It looks as if Squidward was very tired after that constant running. Overall score 8/10moreless
  • Perfect

    Your Shoe's Untied: SpongeBob forgets how to tie his shoes, so he must re-learn how. But no one else knows how, either. Squid's Day Off: Mr. Krabs gets rushed to the hospital after a freak dime-rescuing attempt, and puts Squidward incharge of the Krusty Krab. Squidward decides to take the day off, but then keeps on worrying about what could happen to SpongeBob who's alone at the Krusty Krab.

    10 out of 10moreless
  • superb

    What I liked (Your Shoes Untied)- the song in it, Spongebob's flashback to how long his shoes have been tied, Patrick eating with his shoes over his hands.

    What I liked (Squid's Day Off)- Squidward imagining all the worst case scenarios that could happen, the ending of the episode, Squidward running to the Krusty Krab naked and the reactions of those who see him, etc.

    Good episodes. Neither is perfect but both are pretty good outings I felt, so my final grade is going to be a B+ or so, I think is fairmoreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Camryn Walling

Camryn Walling

Additional Voice

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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



Musical Guest, Voice Only

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Recurring Role

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

Recurring Role

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (19)

    • Previously, in "SB-129," SpongeBob revealed that the Krusty Krab is closed on Sundays, but in "Squid's Day Off," the restaurant was open on a Sunday. They must have changed their business hours.

    • When SpongeBob is trying to teach Patrick how to tie his shoes, he says you always have to start with your left foot, but he lifts his right.

    • In "Your Shoe's Untied," there is a paradox in when SpongeBob asks everyone how to tie shoes by running to them in asking. If he always fell with his shoes untied, how could he run to anyone in the first place?

    • When Squidward looks in his tub water for SpongeBob, he looks more like a real squid (or an octopus).

    • SpongeBob claims that his shoes have been tied for as long as he could remember. However, in the season one episode "Rock Bottom," he can be seen tying his shoes.

    • In "Your Shoe's Untied," when SpongeBob asks the insects how to tie shoes, there are 6 of them, but he says, "can you, you, you, you, or you tie a knot or something like that?"

    • When Squidward said, "Okay, maybe you haven't missed up yet" he had two legs instead of four.

    • In "Your Shoe's Untied," why couldn't SpongeBob just simply not wear shoes if the fish walk around barefoot?

    • In some scenes as Squidward runs to the Krusty Krab, the five flags on the Krusty Krab disappear.

    • When Mr. Krabs comes out with his pants down, there's one fish who says, "Oh, yeah, we're definitely out of here." The fish has no clothes on. But in all other episodes with him, he has a white t-shirt and red shorts.

    • In "Your Shoes Untied," when Gary tries to get SpongeBob's attention, the lights are off. Then, when SpongeBob says, "Gary! Well, I'll be! You can tie shoes!" the lights are on.

    • In "Your Shoe's Untied", SpongeBob crawls to get anywhere. When he goes over to the sea urchins, notice how he runs to them without tripping.

    • In "Your Shoe's Untied," after Gary showed SpongeBob he wears shoes, SpongeBob says, "Hopping clams!" His mouth did not move when he said "clams."

    • In "Your Shoes Untied," when Squidward tells Mr. Krabs that it's SpongeBob's fault and Mr. Krabs' eyes steam and he says, "SpongeBob, get out here", Squidward disappears.

    • Later, in "Just One Bite," when Squidward said "I've never had a Krabby Patty" he was lying because in this episode Spongebob tripped at least a dozen Krabby Patties into his mouth.

    • When Spongebob is asking the eel if she knows how to tie shoes, his shoes have no laces!

    • When Squidward was getting a tan, he was in a bathing suit. When he was running to the Krusty Krab when he thought it was on fire, the bathing suit is gone.

    • In "Squid's Day Off" when Spongebob gives Squidward his pants Spongebob isn't wearing the sleeves...but the sleeves aren't on Spongebob's shirt either!

    • In "Your Shoes Untied," when SpongeBob is making the patty, the grill is all the way on the other side of the room, but in all of the other episodes, the grill is right next to the cash register window.

  • QUOTES (30)

    • SpongeBob: (to Squidward) Can I help you, sir?

    • Squidward: I know you're in here.

    • Squidward: Oh, what am I doing?

    • SpongeBob: I can't believe this is happening!

    • SpongeBob: Okay! I'm bringing the Krabby Patty over to Squidward, for the hungry costumer so they can eat it when I give it to you! Which is right now!

    • SpongeBob: I can't believe I forgot to tie my own shoes, they have been tied as long as I can remember.

    • Patrick: Are you sure you know how?
      SpongeBob: Patrick! Tying shoes requires complete peace and quiet!

    • Flying Dutchman: So! You wanna tie knots, do ya? Well, do ya?!
      SpongeBob: Yes, Mr. Flying Dutchman, sir.

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Squidward! You know what? Look, we forgot to switch the closed sign to open! It's like we have taken the whole day off. (laughs)

    • SpongeBob: No big deal, I'll remember sooner or later.

    • SpongeBob: Gary, well, I'll be... you can tie shoes! (shows Gary wearing shoes) Hop and clams, how did you learn to do that?
      (Gary opens his shell and plays the Loop-DE-Loop song)
      Want to learn how to tie your shoes?
      It's a very is thing to do
      Just sit on down
      And I'll give you scoop
      What's that?
      It's called a loo-de-loop
      You got take lace in each hand
      Go over and under again
      You make a loop-de-loop and pull
      And your shoes are looking cool
      You go over and back
      left to right
      and you pull them tight
      Like bunny ears
      And a christmas bow
      Lace them up
      And you're ready to go
      You make a loop-de-loop and pull
      And your shoes are looking cool
      You make a loop-de-loop and pull
      And your shoes are looking cool!

    • Flying Dutchman: I don't know how to tie me shoes. I haven't worn shoes for over 5,000 years! But sometimes I like to wear this little sock over me ghostly tail. Bwahahaha!


    • Squidward: Oh… what a beautiful day. And here I am trapped in a prison of high cholesterol. (a bell rings, Squid groans) No one ever comes in on Sunday. (the bell rings again, Squid groans again) Why can't Mr. Krabs just let us go home? (the bell rings again, and Squid growls angrily. Cut to Sponge, who rings the bell on the ordering window counter again and giggles. Squid runs up to him) Spongebob, stop ringing this bell!
      Spongebob: I was just testing it. (Squidward leans through the window, pressing against Spongebob)
      Squidward: I will ring the bell when there is an order. But… (shot of the empty restaurant) …there's no customers!! There hasn't been one all day, and there isn't gonna be any! (he slams the cash register down on the counter, making a bell noise)
      Spongebob: One Krabby Patty comin' up!

    • Squidward: Uhm. Spongebob. I'm over here now MOVE!
      Spongebob: I have an idea, how about you go get it!
      Squidward: Oh gee Spongebob that's a great idea! And maybe I should cook the patties, and do the dishes, and wear square pants, and live in a pineapple, while you wait in the unemployment line!
      Spongebob: No!
      Squidward: Then bring it here NOW!

    • Squidward: Must....re....lax! (cracks back on the chair and looks at himself in the mirror) Look at yourself--you're losing your bluish glow! Stop worrying so much. Repeat after me: I will not go back to the Krusty Krab.
      Spongebob: (Image in mirror) I will destroy the Krusty Krab!
      Squidward: AHH!!! (Throws the mirror at a wall, runs out the house and all the way back bursting through the doors of the Krusty Krab) SPONGEBOB!!
      Spongebob: Are you fini--
      Squidward: NOOO!!

    • Patrick: Hey Spongebob, you're shorter, have you been dieting?
      Spongebob: Well a Sponge has to look his Spongiest.

    • Squidward: (tries to get to the Krusty Krab before SpongeBob without any clothes, at least he thinks SpongeBob isn't at work) I'LL BEAT YOU THERE!!
      Mother: Hey! Put some clothes on!
      Squidward: (runs by Patrick) THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED!!
      Patrick: Woohoo! Right on, Squidward!!!

    • Squidward: I just remembered I needed change for this dollar.
      SpongeBob: Okay. Do you want four quarters, or ten dimes, or twenty nickels, or a hundred pennies, or three quarters, one nickel, a dime, and ten pennies, or if you give me a five dollar bill, your choices are...
      Squidward: Okay!

    • SpongeBob: (many times in "Squid's Day Off")
      Are you finished with those errands?

    • (Mr. Krabs is on the toilet doing a crossword puzzle).
      Mr. Krabs: Five letter word for happiness, money, ahahargh! (Filling in crossword puzzle).
      Customer #1: This is the worst service we've ever had!
      Customer #2: We're going to the Chum Bucket!
      Mr. Krabs: Wait, don't go! (His pants are pulled down.)
      Customer: Oh yeah, we're definitely outta here!

    • SpongeBob: I got it! The first rule of shoe tieing is always start with your right foot. Now the lesson will officially begin.
      (SpongeBob ties his shoe and it becomes untied)
      (Patrick looks angrily at Spongebob)
      SpongeBob: Bah ha, that's "knot" right. Get it? "Knot" right?
      Patrick: No.

    • SpongeBob: Can you show me how to tie my shoes?
      Painty the Pirate: Arrrgh! I be just a paintin' of a head!

    • Squidward: AHA, I'VE GOT YOU NOW!! YOU DIDN'T THINK I KNEW YOU WERE A STICK OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM OR THE TOILET IN MY BATHROOM!!! AND THEN YOU WERE IN MY...bathtub and went down the drain and beat me... to the Krusty Krab...

    • Squidward: I've got you now, Spongebob!! Wait'll Mr. Krabs finds out you're a...toilet.

    • Flying Dutchman: Wait there's more! The monkey chain, the monkey's fist, the monkey!
      Monkey Knot: Ohh, ohh, ohh!

    • SpongeBob: I was just turning to the... (laughs nervously) ... sports channel, Gary.

    • Spongebob: Patrick, aren't you late for something?
      Patrick: AH POOP DECK, YOU'RE RIGHT!

    • SpongeBob: I'm sure you are.
      Squidward: I don't like your tone!
      SpongeBob: (In high voice) I'm sure you are.

    • Krabs: You gotta help me SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: You've gotta let go of the dime.
      Krabs: I can think of 10 good reasons to never let go of the dime.

  • NOTES (26)


    • Episode Title: Squid's Day Off

      The title of this episode is a reference to the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    • SpongeBob: Gary! I was just looking for the football game!

      At the beginning of "Your Shoe's Untied" SpongeBob is watching TV. On the TV is a pink sea anomie waving around and when Gary walks in he jumps and changes the channel. This is suppose to be like SpongeBob is watching 'naked' sponge pornography. Also, the sponge being pink means it's clearly represented to be a girl, proving SpongeBob is heterosexual despite the popular belief of the opposite.

    • Squidward: Takes more muscles to frown then to smile.
      That is actually true. It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile.