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Gary's New Toy

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Episode Information
Season №: 9
Episode №: 180b
Airdate: October 14, 2012 (USA)
March 11, 2013 (Canada)
Sister episode(s): "Patrick-Man!"
Writer(s): Marc Ceccarelli
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Marc Ceccarelli
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Patrick-Man!"
Next: "License to Milkshake"
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"Gary's New Toy" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob must take drastic measures when Gary becomes obsessed with his new red ball.



The morning starts off with SpongeBob waking up to his alarm clock acting strangely. It eventually breaks apart and SpongeBob notices the clock has been bitten off and assumes Gary is to blame. SpongeBob uses tape to fix his alarm clock (though it just falls backwards). SpongeBob jumps off his bed and into his slippers, but Gary has gotten to them as well. SpongeBob then goes to brush his teeth, but when he pulls out his toothbrush, Gary is on the other end biting on it. SpongeBob tries to pull it away from him but no success. SpongeBob then tickles Gary which makes him finally let go of the toothbrush, but then he starts to bite on his toothpaste instead. SpongeBob is wondering if Gary is teething again (as milk goes through his bowl of cereal) and then Gary starts biting on the table. SpongeBob then decides to buy Gary a chew toy.

Gary's Tea Party.

Gary worshiping his toy.

SpongeBob and Gary are at the Pet Store looking to pick out which chew toy to get. They meet up with Patrick who is having some "free samples" (which he punches a hole open in the worm food and starts to eat it). SpongeBob tells Patrick that he is there to buy Gary a new toy and Patrick tells them that it's on an aisle next to the "most delicious snail treats." They walk over to a stand that says "Tasty Time Snail Treats" with the toy aisle right next to it. Patrick eats at the stand while SpongeBob and Gary browse for a new toy. SpongeBob picks out a bone, but Gary bites right through it. SpongeBob takes out a toy fire hydrant, but Gary bites onto the end causing water to spray onto SpongeBob's face. Patrick then points out the "Pet Point 3000" with SpongeBob interested, but not so much with Gary, who crawls away. Patrick then starts to play with the toy, but ends up getting the laser through his head and his brain pops out (which SpongeBob then puts back in). Gary then notices a shiny red ball and loves it and SpongeBob decides to buy it.

Back at SpongeBob's house, SpongeBob and Gary are playing with Gary's new toy ball. SpongeBob asks for Gary to bring it back, but notices he is constantly chewing on it. SpongeBob walks off, happy that Gary isn't chewing on his stuff. SpongeBob then notices that he hasn't heard Gary squeaking with the toy in awhile and starts to look for him. He then finds Gary having a tea party with his red ball. SpongeBob tries to join in, but Gary takes out a stroller, puts the red ball in it, then crawls away. SpongeBob, thinking Gary loves the red ball more than him, decides to lure him out with snail food. He goes into the garage and notices Gary with lipstick, which he finds creepy, SpongeBob tells Gary that he needs to spend some time away from that ball, but Gary hits the garage door button, causing SpongeBob to be lifted up and crushed on the ceiling.

SpongeBob gets fed up with Gary's behavior lately and demands him to hand over the red ball. SpongeBob hears from Gary that he has hidden it, but SpongeBob is suspicious as Gary is crawling away. SpongeBob grabs Gary and opens up his shell to pull out three hairballs and his wallet. He reaches back into the shell and eventually finds the ball. SpongeBob then puts the red ball on a high dresser and starts to go to sleep telling Gary that he will be sick of the red ball by the next morning. The red ball glows an ominous red which causes Gary's eyes to turn red as well. The next morning, SpongeBob wakes up and notices Gary and the red ball are gone. He starts to look for them and eventually finds Gary chewing on the red ball on the ceiling. SpongeBob asks Gary to come down, but Gary doesn't budge. SpongeBob then walks on the ceiling to get him, but falls down. He then tries to use a broom, but ends up knocking his own eyes out of his head. SpongeBob eventually scrapes Gary down and tries to grab the ball, but Gary bites him. SpongeBob is shocked and tells Gary to make a choice: him or the red ball. Gary is chewing on the red ball and SpongeBob leaves.

Gary is watching television, but then gets hungry and looks for SpongeBob to feed him. He then remembers SpongeBob saying he is leaving. Gary knows what's best and tries to go and find SpongeBob, but the red ball stops him. The red ball then starts bouncing everywhere destroying everything and Gary is trying to get out of the house. He makes it outside and SpongeBob is laying under a bus bench, still sadden about Gary's choice. He then notices Gary on the bus bench, happy that Gary decided to choose him. SpongeBob's house explodes and is set on fire and the red ball flies out beside them with SpongeBob saying, "Hey look, isn't that your ball?" Gary viciously hisses at it.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob's alarm clock coughs]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob tapes up his alarm clock]
  Cartoon Sting 11 - Gerhard Narholz [hole in SpongeBob's cereal bowl]
  Cocksure Capers - Phillip Green [at the pet store]
  Hop and Skip - Phillip Green [wall of toys]
  Hawaiian Sting 13 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Look, a red dot!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Where is Gary anyway?"]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [Gary sees a red ball]
  Fanfare (b) - David Farnon [Gary sees a red ball]
  Hop and Skip - Phillip Green [Gary slithers up to the red ball]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Gary come home]
  ? [SpongeBob watching TV]
  ? [SpongeBob looking for Gary]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric King-Palmer [tea party]
  Steel Sting (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob drinks tea]
  Me for You - George Callert [SpongeBob opens a can of snail food]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Darn it, Gary!"]
  Search Party 3 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Gary with lipstick]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Gary takes the ball, leaves]
  Cartoon Sting 12 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob searches Gary's shell for the ball]
  ? - Steve Marston [Gary stares at the ball]
  Cartoon Sting 13 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob wakes up]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz [Gary bites SpongeBob]
  ? [Gary watching TV]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary looking for SpongeBob]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz [Gary remembers SpongeBob leaving]
  Danger HQ - Norman Dane [Gary glares at the ball]
  Battle Zone - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Gary puts the ball in a blender]
  Sad Stings - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob under a bus stop]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob hugs Gary]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [ending]


This episode was released on iTunes on October 27, 2012.


  • This episode has a similar plot to Treats! and Gary Takes a Bath. However, this may be due to the fact both episodes focus on Gary.
  • Patrick is shown eating pet food. This may be because starfish are bottom feeders.
  • This episode only features SpongeBob, Gary, and Patrick. Although, Plankton does appear as a picture on a bus bench.
  • Gary hissing at the end with thick eyebrows alludes to Larry, from the episode Dumped.

    Gary looks like Larry.

  • Gary's ball appears in the title card between New and Toy.
  • A picture of Squidward is briefly seen.
  • This episode shows that Gary understands SpongeBob's language as gibberish, but still knows what he is saying just as SpongeBob understands Gary's "meows."
  • SpongeBob also used the quote "Outta sight, outta mind" in Fungus Among Us.
  • Gary remembering SpongeBob leaving and speaking gibberish is similar to how Patrick listens to SpongeBob in The Card, and The Main Drain.
  • This episode confirms that Plankton's number is 1-800-EAT-CHUM which could also be shortened to 328-2486.
  • When calling 1-800-EAT-CHUM, it directs you to a Toyota sales place.
  • Running Gags: SpongeBob losing his wallet and talking about his canceled credit cards and SpongeBob's alarm clock breaking down every time when it rings.
  • This was the only Season 9 episode not to be in HD until it got paired up with Patrick-Man.
  • This is second time when Gary bites SpongeBob, and he replies "Gary, how could you?". The first time was Once Bitten.

Cultural References

  • When the Pet Point 3000 is first activated in the store, the sound effect is from Defender.


  • In the captioning, it says Gary is grunting while he is really meowing.
  • When the ball hits Gary, he gets a black eye. When he puts the ball in the blender, he does not have a black eye.
  • Patrick actually calls Gary by the name "Gareth" in this episode.
  • In this episode Gary hears SpongeBob in gibberish, but in Have You Seen This Snail?, he hears words (revealed when Gary looks at the picture of SpongeBob).
    • It's possible, however, that he wasn't really listening this time.
  • If Gary had wrecked/chewed the toys, and Patrick had eaten the pet food, then wouldn't they have to pay for what they had taken without buying first?
  • When Gary is asked that he has eaten the bowl, he says "meow". But in the captions, he says "No."
  • In June 8, 2014, When the episode starts, It's not in HD on Nick east HD channel.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Gary's New Toy

  • who made that ball?

    4 messages
    • Dragonballgtgoku wrote:The ball has no known creator. Patrick doesn't have a nose, but occasionally grew one. but that red ball is moving, ...
    • I think it was more a case of Gary just becoming a bit addicted to the ball.
  • SpongeBob Universe: Gary's New Toy

    • Here is the link to SpongeBob Universe's Gary's New Toy page:

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