Best Day Ever (SpongeBob SquarePants)
"Best Day Ever" is the first segment of the 20th episode of the fourth season and the 80th overall episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode was written by Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker, and Steven Banks, and the animation was directed by Larry Leichliter. Cash and Tucker also functioned as storyboard directors. It originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on November 10, 2006.
SpongeBob's "Best Day Ever" fails to turn out as he planned when he is forced to postpone his activities to help his friends with their problems. He wants to work at the Krusty Krab, but it is condemned because of a nematode infestation; he inadvertently lures the nematodes away using his nose as a flute. Then, he plans to practice some karate with Sandy, but she is unable to because there is a leak in her treedome. SpongeBob, believing it to be a trick, fixes it accidentally by stopping the leak with one of his adhesive karate gloves (Sandy had punched him up towards where the leak was when he tried to attack her). Next, he wants to go jellyfishing with Patrick, but Patrick ends up breaking his net, so SpongeBob gives him his old net, which quickly breaks as well. SpongeBob ends up giving Patrick his new high tech net. SpongeBob waits impatiently to use the net, but decides to leave for his next planned activity.
SpongeBob's final activity for the day is to go to Squidward's clarinet recital. However, once he meets up with Squidward, he says that he cannot play in the concert because the reed of his clarinet is shot. Determined not to miss out on this activity as he had done with the other ones, SpongeBob pulls out one of his teeth to replace the reed. SpongeBob attempts to enter the building, but the usher refuses to let him in unless he has a ticket. He tries various methods of sneaking in, but at last he is let in because he is on the VIP list (Mrs. Puff said his name when she found him hiding in her purse in one attempt). He gets in right as the concert ends.
SpongeBob gets upset that everything has gone entirely wrong and takes the stage to give an elaborate speech about how his "Best Day Ever" has been ruined. However, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, Sandy and Squidward tell him about how he helped them with their problems and that his "Best Day Ever" was actually about them. To make it up to him, they hold a production in which SpongeBob performs his song, "Best Day Ever," to complete his day with Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabs co-starring along in it. A few hours later, SpongeBob is still singing, but his friends are tired and sleepy, and the audience has all disappeared. When Squidward asks Mr. Krabs how long they have to keep up the performance, Mr. Krabs replies, "Just 'til his little heart gives out, Squidward. Just 'til his little heart gives out.
Why It Rocks
- We get to see SpongeBob in a good mood in the episode like always.
- There are a bunch of scenes in the episode where SpongeBob actually helps his friends such as saving Mr. Krab's business, fixing the hole on Sandy's house, giving Patrick a new net and fixing Squidward's clarinet.
- A funny scene where we get to see SpongeBob trying to get into the building.
- SpongeBob is also very positive in this episode and he tried his best to get to do everything but sadly failed.
- SpongeBob's flute playing is also pretty enjoyable and fun to listen to.
- The catchy and memorable "Best Day Ever" song, which contains a bunch of great lyrics and we get to finish it with the song as well.
- Squidward was actually nice to SpongeBob in the episode just for a change.
- A very positive message that you can't get anything you want and you need to help other people and not care about yourself.
The Only Bad Quality
- SpongeBob overreacted a bit in the episode.