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A Life in a Day

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A Life in a Day
Season №: 6
Episode №: 106a
Airdate: June 4, 2008
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Sun Bleached"
Writer(s): Chris Reccardi
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Chris Reccardi
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Slide Whistle Stooges"
Next: "Sun Bleached"
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"A Life in a Day" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Larry's daredevil antics inspire Patrick to live a dangerous life.



The episode begins when SpongeBob and Patrick are getting a tan on Goo Lagoon. Suddenly, Larry the Lobster comes riding in on a motorcycle, kicking up sand in SpongeBob's and Patrick's face. However, everyone cheers for Larry and soon, they talk to him. Larry says he's a professional daredevil who loves to live life to the fullest. Then Larry points out that SpongeBob and Patrick are big scaredy cats and need to be more like him. Larry drives away leaving Patrick in deep thought.

The next day, SpongeBob and Patrick are blowing bubbles, when Patrick says that their lives are boring, and that they need to live like Larry. Patrick then jumps on a seahorse, which bucks him off and severely injures Patrick. Meanwhile, SpongeBob is riding a kiddie ride at the grocery store. Later that day, Patrick kicks down SpongeBob's door, and drags him to the junkyard. Patrick then jumps in a boat going on the conveyor belt. The boat (with Patrick inside) is then crushed by the junkyard crusher, while SpongeBob only watches in horror as Patrick is slowly crushed.

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Even later that day, Patrick breaks down the door again (still inside the crushed car) and pulls SpongeBob to the outskirts of Bikini Bottom to a deep canyon next to the canyon is a long board leading to the bottom, which Patrick says he will skate down. He tells SpongeBob to join him, but SpongeBob says that going down the ramp would be stupid, and would certainly kill them. Patrick shrugs and calls SpongeBob a chicken. Patrick then skates down, and flies right into the mouths of several hungry monsters, Patrick's fate is unknown.

The next day, SpongeBob is working at the Krusty Krab, when Patrick (who apparently survived the monster attack) is running towards the restaurant, trying to get away from five mad bikers (Possibly the Wild Ones). He tells SpongeBob that he was right, and that he would never try such stupid stunts again. When SpongeBob goes outside to talk to the bikers, he knocks down their bikes. SpongeBob and Patrick run down the street, and SpongeBob gets a rush of adrenaline. SpongeBob shouts that he's living like Larry, and is now obsessed with daredevil stunts. The bikers hit SpongeBob with their bikes, sending SpongeBob flying into the air.

Later that day, SpongeBob and Patrick are on the beach again, but this time on a giant arrow aimed towards hundreds of sharp rocks (Ripper's Reef). Patrick worries that they will get hurt, but SpongeBob prepares to cut the rope anyway. Meanwhile, Larry notices what they are doing and races to stop them. But Larry is too late, SpongeBob cuts the rope and they fly towards Ripper's Reef. Larry hooks a rope on the arrow, and is pulled up too. SpongeBob shouts with glee, while Patrick and Larry scream. They slam into Ripper's Reef at full force, and all are impaled with the rocks.

Later at the Bikini Bottom Hospital, Patrick and Larry are put in full body casts, while SpongeBob is put in a wheel chair. SpongeBob says that it's time for his next stunt, and asks "What would Larry do?" Larry gets mad and chases SpongeBob out of the hospital.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [title card]
  Return of the Surfin' Headhunters - The Mel-Tones [Larry riding a motorcycle]
  Kung Fu Saturdays - The Mel-Tones [Larry surfing on his head]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob, Patrick whimpering]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Just look at 'em."]
  Fault Line - The Mel-Tones [Larry tells SpongeBob and Patrick to live like him]
  ? ["Living... like... Larry."]
  Steel Link (c) - "Living like Larry... living like Larry..."
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob and Patrick blowing bubbles]
  No Fear OL - Udi Harpaz ["This is where we redeem our miserable lives."]
  Touch the Skies - Barrie Hingley [Patrick riding a seahorse]
  Fun Bridge 9 - Ilan Harel [SpongeBob riding a kiddy ride]
  Fault Line - The Mel-Tones ["Where were you, SpongeBob? It was awesome!"]
  Entry of the Heroes (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob gulps]
  Munitions Train - Harry Bluestone [A#1 Wreckers]
  No Fear OL - Udi Harpaz ["You must defeat your reason before you can start... LIVING LIKE LARRY!"]
  Munitions Train - Harry Bluestone [Patrick getting crushed]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob arranging his socks]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick inside crushed car]
  Fault Line - The Mel-Tones ["Patrick, where are we going?"]
  Monster Wave - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, James King [Patrick takes SpongeBob to a canyon]
  Whisper from the Past - Gregor F. Narholz ["No, Patrick, I mean your life. I'm not going."]
  Monster Wave - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, James King [Patrick skateboards into the canyon]
  Phantom Train - The Surfdusters [bikers chasing Patrick]
  Outrage - Peter Yorke ["You were right, SpongeBob, I went too far."]
  Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield ["I know that you might be angry with my friend..."]
  El Dementia - The Surfdusters [bikers chase SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Beheading of the King - Laurie Johnson [giant arrow]
  Saxaboogie - Harry Bluestone [Larry reading a book]
  Beware the Ripper (c) - Richard Myhill ["With that angle of trajectory, they'll land right in..."]
  Murder in Mind [#47] - Ronald Hanmer ["...Ripper's Reef!"]
  Rocket Sled to Oahu - The Mel-Tones ["Wait! Don't do it! Stop!"]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob, Patrick and Larry in the hospital]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • As of August 14, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.1/10 based on 114 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a 8.4/10 based on 100 votes.[2]


  • In this episode, there is an abyss with trench monsters that are similar to ones in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  • This episode is paired with "Sun Bleached." Coincidentally, both episodes have a summer setting and take place at Goo Lagoon.
  • This is the first episode where SpongeBob wears his red beach suit instead of the blue beach suit he worn in previous episodes.
  • Larry the Lobster acts like he doesn't know SpongeBob and Patrick, but in other episodes, such as "Ripped Pants," they are good friends with him. One could argue that this episode occurred before "Ripped Pants." However, this episode takes place after "Roller Cowards" because Larry refers to both SpongeBob and Patrick by their names like as if he already knows them.
  • It's revealed that Nat Peterson works at A#1 Wreckers.
  • "Living Like Larry" was made a term in reality used for doing extreme efforts, like the ones seen in this episode.
  • The title card is very similar to the one used for "Band Geeks" except that this one is a tad brighter in color.
  • Larry will not have another major appearance until the episode "Larry's Gym."
  • This is Paco's 50th episode appearance.

Cultural references

  • The title parodies the Beatles' song A Day In The Life
  • The line 'What would Larry do?' parodied the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer catchphrase 'What would Buffy do?', which itself is a parody of the phrase, "What Would Jesus Do?"


  • When Patrick and SpongeBob are first shown on the huge arrow, SpongeBob is wearing his beach suit. However later, when an upper-view close-up is shown of Patrick scared and SpongeBob saying "Whoowoowoo!!!," you can briefly see SpongeBob's regular clothes are on him instead. But when the arrow is shown fully again, SpongeBob is back to wearing the beach suit.
  • SpongeBob appears to knock over 8 motorcycles, yet only six of them were circling him afterwards.

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