"Big Sister Sam" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Patrick's older sister Sam comes to visit him.
The episode opens with SpongeBob and Gary sleeping. Patrick is cleaning his rock
with a mop then wakes them up. SpongeBob asks him why he is doing it and he responds by saying his sister Sam Star, is coming. Patrick also reveals that they were lost in the surf when they were only kids. Squidward screams angrily and demands peace and quiet, but Sam then arrives in a bus and punches the door down. She is revealed to be a huge starfish. Sam hugs and almost suffocates Patrick. Patrick introduces SpongeBob to Sam and Sam, mistaking SpongeBob to be a danger, protects Patrick by throwing SpongeBob. Patrick suggests that they go inside to "play," but Sam explains how the house is too small. Sam then takes a briefcase filled with sand and constructs a new house, made of sand. Patrick thanks her. However, Squidward complains that his house is filled with sand. Again, Sam feels overprotective and moves Squidward's house
with only her bare hands. Squidward makes jokes about Sam saying, how she is bigger, and dumber than Patrick. Sam responds by getting angry and then starting to cry because she already knows it is all true. Her giant tears throw both Squidward and SpongeBob.
After that, Patrick becomes overprotective of Sam by saying that SpongeBob and Squidward are "meanies" and saying that they should blecorate (decorate) the rock. However, she uses parts of Squidward's house to decorate it, damaging it greatly. Then Squidward gets angry and calls her a thief. Then SpongeBob tries to talk some sense into Patrick, but Patrick does not care that Sam deliberately dismantled Squidward's house. Then he starts crying, thinking SpongeBob has become a traitor and gets head-butted by Sam along with Squidward back to their houses, damaging his house further. Squidward gets angry and drops a rock on the house, ruining the "spiffy." In response, Sam and Patrick come out of the house and Sam chews up the loose parts and spits them at Squidward's house, completely destroying it.
In the last act of retaliation, Squidward then drives a bulldozer at Patrick, Sam, and the house, trying Patrick and Sam's house in a crazed rage. SpongeBob tries to stop him but to no avail. Sam, who throws the bulldozer at SpongeBob's house, stops Squidward (whom suddenly disappears for the rest of the episode). After that, SpongeBob finally becomes upset at the destruction of his house, making Patrick finally see what SpongeBob means. Patrick tries to tell her to control her temper, but she gets very angry and destroys her own home while Patrick sacrifices himself to save the house. Patrick lays there unconscious but SpongeBob successfully wakes him up by using cookie dough. Sam feels very guilty and explains that she must leave (She is late for a manicure and shows them her nails). As Sam leaves on the bus, SpongeBob and Patrick laugh about their experience with Patrick's sister.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Coconut Cream Pie - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
‣ Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick cleaning his rock]
‣ Fates [#61] - Gregor Narholz ["Nobody does."]
‣ Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cheers Patrick up]
‣ Clumsy (a) - Bernd Gesell [Big Sister Sam arrives]
‣ Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [making Patrick's house bigger]
‣ Comic Capers (b) - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [Sam pushes Squidward's house away]
‣ Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That oaf makes a better bulldozer than a sister!"]
‣ Harry the Hippo - Phil Green [Sam getting angry/Sam crying.]
‣ Unknown Track 60 - banjo music
‣ Lite Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [redecorating]
‣ Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney ["My house!"]
‣ Clumsy (c) - Bernd Gesell ["How dare you call my sister a thief!"]
‣ Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Patrick cries]
‣ Dachshund Walk - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Squidward's angry]
‣ Harry the Hippo - Phil Green ["Who makes noise?!"]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Squidward's house destroyed]
‣ Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Huh?]
‣ Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Squidward driving a bulldozer]
‣ Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I think your sister's temper is getting out of control."]
‣ Down in Davy Jones' Locker - Nicolas Carr [Patrick nervous]
‣ Gargantuan - Harry Lubin [Sam destroys Patrick's house]
‣ Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [Patrick unconscious]
‣ Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [shot of cookie dough]
‣ Aloha Eo - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick okay!"]
‣ Marlin March - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]
- As of January 3, 2018, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7/10 based on 119 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 5.3/10 based on 9 votes.
- It is revealed in this episode that Patrick has an older sister.
- In "Something Smells," Patrick states that he doesn't have a sister. It is possible he wanted to keep it a secret, or he forgot. As mentioned by Patrick in this episode, his sister was lost a long time ago, so nobody knew about her.
- In "Rule of Dumb," Sam should have been the so-called "Queen" of Bikini Bottom since she is older than Patrick, though, she didn't appear anywhere on the royal chart. This might possibly prove that Sam was forgotten since it was mentioned that they were split apart.
- Like in "Opposite Day" and "New Fish in Town," Squidward appears driving a bulldozer.
- This is the third episode where Patrick appears cleaning his residence. The first is "I'm with Stupid" and the second is "No Nose Knows." **This time, he feels more eager and more prepared to meet a family member.
- This is the fourth episode where Squidward's nose comes off. The first is "Squid's Day Off," the second is "Artist Unknown," and the third is "Clams."
- This episode and "I'm with Stupid" somehow violates the fact that in "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" Patrick dislikes clean nature unless he feels that he has to be ready for a reunion.
- This episode premiered with "New Fish in Town," but it is now paired up with "Perfect Chemistry."
- Running gag: Sam crushing Patrick and pronouncing "brother" as "brubber."
- While Sam is spinning the tractor, one can see the back of her head does not have a face. However, later, it does. She must have grown it in a similar manner that Patrick made a face on his back in "Survival of the Idiots."
- Although there are many episodes where Patrick is constantly annoying to Squidward, this is the first episode where Patrick had a bitter rivalry towards him due to caring for his sister, despite her violent and destructive nature.
- This episode represents Patrick's largest antagonistic role so far: As Sam physically hurts SpongeBob and Squidward and destroys their houses, Patrick consistently chastises them for their anger on both matters and hypocritically accuses them of being "mean", clearly displaying a blind eye to his sister's misdeeds, all the while showing no consideration for his friends.
- The plot is similar to both "I'm with Stupid" and "Stanley S. SquarePants."
- This episode premiered on Andrea Martin's 64th birthday, nine years after SuperSponge was released in Australia, and four years after "The Thing" and "Hocus Pocus" premiered.
- In Croatian dub, Sam is named "Sara" or "Sarah."
- On November 24, 2017, this episode had a rare airing in Teennick. This is special since SpongeBob rarely airs on Teennick.
- At some point during this episode, SpongeBob is a darker shade of yellow.
- The first time that Sam pushes Squidward's house away, SpongeBob's house does not appear.
- When Sam "spiffs" up the house, she adds the front door from Squidward's house. The doorknob is on the right, but in a few scenes later, it is on the left.
- When Sam destroyed SpongeBob's house with the bulldozer, Squidward suddenly disappeared, and he isn't seen again for the remainder of the episode. It's possible that he gave up on competing with Sam.
- Sam pushed Squidward's house towards the right, closer to SpongeBob's house, and it didn't seem to go very far. Later, it seemed as though Squidward's house was pushed backward, and was pushed very far back.
- In the first scene, Gary is much larger than usual. In the same scene, Patrick's house is seen to be much smaller; both Patrick and SpongeBob are taller than it. Later, in the scene when Sam arrives, the house is much larger. Throughout the episode, Sam also changes size.
- During the episode, Sam has no nails, but at the end of the episode, she says that she has to go because she's late for manicure.
- The size of when Patrick jumps onto the sand rock and when he is on the rubble of Sam's rock is a bit different.