The episode starts off with the narrator stating "It is a very special day in Bikini Bottom." The camera then shows SpongeBob and Patrick heading down to Mrs. Puff's Boating School. Once, they arrive at the entrance, Patrick says he brought SpongeBob's special learning cards that has everything he needs to pass the boating school test. However, Patrick then eats the cards and claims learning tastes good. Even though SpongeBob needed those learning cards, Patrick convinces SpongeBob that he is a winner and does not need them. SpongeBob then claims he is a winner and takes his boating school driving test.
Unfortunately after one minute and thirty-seven seconds, SpongeBob fails the driving test for the 58th time. Patrick decides to take the test himself and passes with a perfect score, much to SpongeBob's surprise. They go to receive Patrick's license, but while his picture is being taken, an announcer comes out to reveal that he is the one millionth person to pass the test and that he has won a brand new hot red boatmobile. SpongeBob and Patrick drive home in Patrick's new boatmobile while he talks about how fun driving is, much to SpongeBob's disappointment. That night, Patrick is heard working on his boatmobile and comes to SpongeBob's door at 4 AM. SpongeBob tries to get some sleep, but is woken up the next minute by his alarm clock. SpongeBob, now very tired, tries to walk to work, but eventually gets a ride from Patrick, who rubs his license in SpongeBob's face and brags even more. When SpongeBob gets to work, he finds out that Mr. Krabs has chosen him to run the Krusty Krab's drive-thru and meets Patrick and his boat again.
At closing time, Patrick drives up, now wearing a racing outfit, claiming that he must keep up his image as an "expert driver." While driving around, Patrick rubs his license in SpongeBob's face even more, even stopping to talk to SpongeBob's parents about it. Patrick then starts driving above the speed limit and runs 3 red lights. SpongeBob finally snaps after Patrick literally rubs his license in his face and tears up the license. This gets the attention of the police and causes the police to chase after SpongeBob and Patrick, who eventually drive off of a cliff into the Bikini Bottom Jail yard. Patrick is tried, and found guilty of littering. However, SpongeBob takes the blame for Patrick and gets put in prison for 90 days. When SpongeBob is released, he gives Patrick a new license plate for his boatmobile, but Patrick reveals that he threw out the boatmobile because it stopped working when it got to "e." The episode ends with SpongeBob and Patrick pretending to play boats with SpongeBob riding on Patrick.
According to Patrick's driver license, he weighs two ounces.
This episode confirms that Patrick is great at driving, unlike SpongeBob.
There won't be a Krusty Krab drive thru window again until "Drive Thru."
When the guard takes Patrick away, he says to SpongeBob, "Don't forget to feed Gary. Sometimes you forget to feed him," which might be a reference to the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?."
The "PALS 4 EVER" license plate looks similar to the "IM-RDY" license plate in "No Free Rides."
Patrick is later seen driving in "Slide Whistle Stooges" while SpongeBob warns Squidward to stop driving a truck over a cliff. This suggests he got his license renewed after this episode.
This is the first time a drive-thru is open in the Krusty Krab. The second is in "Drive Thru."
However, people say that there has been a Krusty Krab drive-thru in the pre-movie series before first movie so this is the first time it was involved in the plot. The episode "Drive Thru" would later make the Krusty Krab drive-thru involved for the entire plot.