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Have You Seen This Snail? (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Have You Seen This Snail? (SpongeBob SquarePants)
"🎵Gary now I know, I was wrong, I messed up, and now you're gone.🎵"
Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Part of Season: 4
Episode Number: 3
Air Date: November 11, 2005
Writer: Aaron Springer
Paul Tibbitt
Director: Vincent Waller
Alan Smart
Tom Yasumi
Previous episode: Krabs vs. Plankton
Next episode: Skill Crane

Have You Seen This Snail? (alternative title Where's Gary?) is the third episode of the fourth season of Nickelodeon animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants.


Gary runs away from home after feeling ignored by SpongeBob who was trying to do the Paddleball challenge, causing SpongeBob to get desperate and search high and low for him with Patrick's help. Meanwhile, Gary finds himself in the care of a Granny who tries to overfeed him.

Why It Should Stay Home

  1. It shows how you shouldn’t push aside and take the ones you love for granted, even if it’s your pets because you don’t know what’ll happen to them next.
  2. Many amazing takes on humor, like when Patrick eats expired milk by the hand and the scene where Squidward screams at the top of his lungs in the bath while Patrick and SpongeBob stare blankly by the bathroom door which became a famous internet meme.
  3. The Episode has a lot of emotional moments with SpongeBob being desperate to find Gary so much to the point where he's emotionally disrupted with Patrick by his side.
  4. The song itself, “Gary Come Home”, is not only catchy but also enough to make the viewers burst into tears.
  5. Good Ending: When SpongeBob stares at a billboard while sad, Gary comes in and purrs. The two then finally reunite.
  6. Good Moral: It teaches that pets should not be ignored, as you may never know what will happen to them if they run away.
  7. Amy Poehler guest starred in this episode as the voice of the Granny.
  8. "Don't they know I'm busy spoiling myself? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Bad Qualities

  1. Granny is kind of a creepy and messed up character given by the fact she has caused a lot of her former pet snails to die from being overfed, that part itself is really gruesome if you think about this action.
  2. The part where SpongeBob searches for Gary in Squidward's tub may be a bit inappropriate.
  3. SpongeBob was a bit unlikeable at the beginning of the episode, not caring for his pet Gary and only caring about the Dirty Bubble, although that's the point for a pretty sad and sometimes relaxing episode.
  4. In the Gary Come Home song, there's some really bad animation in some parts.


  • The scene where Squidward is screaming became a famous internet meme.
  • The box that the Paddleball challenge came in is Nickelodeon-branded.