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Gary in Love

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Gary in Love
Season №: 7
Episode №: 137b
Airdate: February 6, 2010
Sister episode(s): "One Coarse Meal"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "One Coarse Meal"
Next: "The Play's the Thing"
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"Gary in Love" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Gary falls in love with a snail named Mary.




One day SpongeBob takes Gary to a snail park where Gary falls in love with a snail named Mary. Then Mary's Ex-boyfriend threatens Gary but Mary ignores him and falls in love with Gary which angers the other snail and tells Gary "When I'm done with you your doctor won't know where to sow your lips back on." Then SpongeBob comes and tells Gary they're leaving along with Mary's owner. The next day Gary sneaks out of the house to find Mary. SpongeBob awakes to find a picture of Mary which he thinks is Gary leading them to think that it is a ransom note from a snailnapper, so he sets out to "save" Gary. Meanwhile, Gary stays onto a sidewalk with dozens of snail owner having a stroll. Then he sees Mary's owner going into a pet store and goes in. The clerk thinks he's a stray and puts them on sale. A few seconds later, Mary's Ex- boyfriend and his friends ransack the store so that the clerk can tell him where Gary is. During the ransack, Gary escapes. The other snails see what appears to be Gary only to find out it's a vicous poodle worm. Gary then sees Mary but sees her in a car and jumps on top of other cars in order to fin her. They succeed, but SpongeBob finally finds them, along with the other snail. Then a man from a soap opera Gary was watching in the beginning finds Mary's owner, who turns out to be his lost love. Beside him is a handsome snail which Mary gets together with, which SpongeBob says to Gary, "That's gotta hurt, Gary" and the other snail forgives Gary and becomes friends with him.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? [Gary watching TV]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Do you know what today is, little guy?"]
  Animal Antics - Phillip Green [SpongeBob takes Gary for a walk in the park]
  ? [Gary falls in love with another snail]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran ["Hey, lightweight, what do you think you're doing with my girl?"]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Mary ignores the bully snail]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran [bully snail threatens Gary]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["Say goodbye to your friends, Gary!"]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran ["Hey, this ain't over, runt!"]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [that night]
  Drowsy Reef - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton [SpongeBob goes to bed]
  ? [Gary's dream]
  Drama Link (h) - Hubert Clifford [Gary wanders out of the house]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill [the next morning]
  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob wakes up]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob thinks Gary's been kidnapped]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Gary in the park]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran ["After me, fellas."]
  Revolution - David Arnold, Paul Hart [SpongeBob looking for Gary]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Snail slime!"]
  Sneaking About - Phillip Green ["Looks like it could be Gary's."]
  Short Bridge 3 - Harry Bluestone ["I'm on the trail, Gary!"]
  Body in the Boot - Tony Kinsey [Gary's sad]
  First Sight of New York - Tony Kinsey [Mary's owner taking her for a walk]
  Quizzical Bridge 6 - Harry Bluestone [Gary enters the pet store]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Mary's owner leaves]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran [snail gang enters]
  Fierce Fight - Gerhard Trede [worm attacks them]
  ? [Gary sees Mary]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran ["Where do you think you're going?!"]
  Adventurers - Larry Hochman [Gary launches himself into the air]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Gary lands on a driver]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [driver screams]
  Attack - Tony Hymas [Gary jumps off]
  ? [romantic music]
  Sneaking About - Phillip Green [SpongeBob still following the trail]
  ? ["Gary!"]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["What the...?"]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What the...?"]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares ["Hold it right there!"]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Gary admits he wandered out of the house]
  ? ["Oh, I see why."]
  Creepy Sting 1 - W. Merrick Farran ["This ain't over yet, runt!"]
  ? ["Monica!"/"Brad!"]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary, bully snail growl at each other]
  ? [Monica and Brad leave]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["That's got to hurt, buddy."]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • Two Hours Later
  • This is the fifth time that a snail speaks. The first was in "Sleepy Time," the second in "The Secret Box," the third was in "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," and the fourth one was in "Have You Seen This Snail?."
  • It is revealed that the lady on TV and in Bikini Bottom was called Monica.
  • This is the second time Gary falls in love. The first was in "The Great Snail Race."
  • When the snails are screaming, one sounds oddly like Patrick.
  • When Gary enters the pet store, if one would look at the door while its open, one can see a snail that looks exactly like Gary being walked.
  • When "Plankton's Pet" first premiered, it aired with this episode.
  • This is the third Valentine's Day-themed episode. The first was "Valentine's Day" and the second was "Krusty Love."

Cultural References

  • When Gary launches himself and tries to fly to the boat that Mary is in, this may be a reference to the film "Toy Story".
  • At the end when Gary got jealous about love, this scene was similar to a 2000 film Cast Away where Chuck Noland realized he wanted to fall in love with Kelly Frears after escaping the island and then eventually Chuck got hurt feelings because Kelly was married to another man.
  • Seaweed Noodle Stew is a tribute to Chicken Noodle Soup.
  • In the 2011 film The Muppets, Gary had a girlfriend named Mary.
  • Monica and Brad could be a parody to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.


  • When Gary left the house to look for Mary one shot the lights are off then on, it's impossible for that to happen since Gary never had turned on the lights.
  • When Gary left the house, the house's door is open, but in the next scene, the door is seen closed.

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