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Good Neighbors
General
Season №: 4
Episode №: 64b
Airdate: May 20, 2005
Sister episode(s): "Skill Crane"
Credits
Writer(s): Mike Bell
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Mike Bell
Aaron Springer
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Skill Crane"
Next: "Selling Out"
List of episodes

"Good Neighbors" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick annoy Squidward with their "Good Neighbor Club".

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob wakes up Squidward for work one morning, trying to be a "good neighbor", but Squidward angrily tells him that it is Sunday and that "a good neighbor doesn't bother me on Sunday". SpongeBob believes that Squidward is grouchy because he hasn't gotten his sunday paper, and tries to give it to him. He bumps into Patrick who is startled by the "newspaper monster". Upon hearing of the monster, SpongeBob and Patrick start to panic ascathed scatter the paper into the air as they run around.

Squidward begins his Sunday relaxation, when SpongeBob and patrick suddenly appear behind him wearing cultist-style fezzes and initiate him as president of the "Secret Royal Order of the Good Neighbor Lodge", which Spongebob and Patrick have just made up. Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick to paint all of the tree leaves around town with polka dots to get rid of Spongebob and Patrick. Outside, SpongeBob absorbs a can of red paint, Patrick pulls his arm like a lever, causing him to shoot specks of paint onto all the trees. At noon, SpongeBob and Patrick return to Squidward to tell him that they are almost done with their task, and SpongeBob accidentally shoots paint on his face and in his eyes. Squidward runs outside, screaming in pain, and is almost hit by a car that Debbie Rechid and Ralph turn out to be driving. They think that he is sick with chicken pox and takes him to the hospital.

Later, SpongeBob and Patrick hold a club meeting, and notices that Squidward is gone. They go inside his house to look for him, when a foot massager arrives to give Squidward a pedicure. When Squidward comes home, he finds SpongeBob and Patrick getting a pedicure to make sure that he "really is a certified foot masseur, and not some sort of assassin". Squidward pushes them aside and angrily demands the man to massage his feet, but he tells him that his hour is over and leaves. Furious, he makes SpongeBob and Patrick to leave, telling them to never bother him again.

Unable to understand that Squidward hates them, SpongeBob thinks Squidward was trying to tell them something. Upon hearing this, Squidward literally breaks his head through the front door and screams to them that "they're the worst neighbors EVER!!!" before taking their fezzes and stomping them onto the ground. Inside his house, Squidward sees his Sunday paper in a messy pile on the floor with a note from SpongeBob presenting it to him. Furious about this ("Good neighbors, my right!"), he kicks the paper until he sees an ad in the newspaper for a high-tech security system, which he gets and installs into his house. Squidward believes that the security will stop SpongeBob and Patrick from entering his house, but they suddenly come up behind him with an apology cake (and their fezzes back on). Squidward demands the security system to destroy them, but the machine says "No Threat Detected." Squidward then punches the machine in frustration, and the machine says "Threat detected". It then begins malfunctioning and declares a "code red" situation, literally kicking Squidward out of the building. The house then grows arms and legs and walks away with SpongeBob and Patrick still inside. Squidward then realizes that they can now no longer bother him and tells himself that "he is going to relax if it kills him."

Meanwhile, Squidward's House rampages through the city, and SpongeBob and Patrick turn the security system off just as the house returns to its original position, causing it to fall on top of Squidward. His Sunday relaxation time over, he calmly has SpongeBob and Patrick leave so he can get ready for work the next day. However, he finds an angry mob outside of his house, and a man gives him a summons that has him doing community service every Sunday for the rest of his life to pay off the damages to the city. SpongeBob and Patrick each get a summons as well. They look forward to cleaning up Bikini Bottom together and say that they will see "President Squidward" again next Sunday. Squidward has a nervous twitch.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [opening]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr ["Good morning, Squidward!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Sunday?"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Sunday papers]
  Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer ["Newspaper monster!"]
  Fully Fashioned - George French [Squidward's Sunday relaxation kit]
  ? [SpongeBob and Patrick wearing fezzes]
  Pell-Mell - Sam Spence [painting tree leaves]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Oh, no, it's already noon!"]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [paint sprayed in Squidward's face]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward taken to hospital]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Good Neighbor Lodge meeting]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward?"]
  Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland [SpongeBob and Patrick looking for Squidward]
  ? ["We are sworn to protect our presidente from danger."]
  ? [Squidward comes home]
  Aloha - Dick Stephen Walter [foot massage]
  Lonely Heart's Club (a) - David Bell, Otto Sieben [Squidward kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out]
  ? ["Hello...?"]
  Enter the Villain - Chris Payne, Paul Rogers [security system ad]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [apology cake]
  Red Alert - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [security system zaps Squidward]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Squidward's house grows arms and legs]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["I only have half an hour of me-time left..."]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Squidward's house destroying the neighborhood]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [ending]

Release

This episode is available on DVD on The Complete 4th Season and The First 100 Episodes.

Reception

This episode is considered by some fans to be one of the worst, if not the worst, season 4 episodes. It was criticized mainly for an unoriginal premise and gags that consist solely of Squidward being subject to different kinds of abuse.

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
none
Season 4 Volume 1 Disc 1

The DVD that looks like this episode.

  • This episode is similar to the comic strip House of Squidward when his house has come to life and wrecks Bikini Bottom.
  • SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are not seen doing commuinty service on later episodes that take place on Sunday. It could be possible that they no longer have to do it becuase in the next episode Bikini Bottom is back to normal.
  • This is the first time Squidward is the president of a neighborhood lodge. The next time will be Cephalopod Lodge.

Cultural References

  • Squidward tells SpongeBob to go paint the tree polka-dot, a reference to Alice in Wonderland, where in that movie, the cards paint the tree.

Errors

  • When Squidward attempts to relax, and SpongeBob and Patrick show up, they are in the living room. After SpongeBob and Patrick finish saying 'Oooooooooo' and bow to Squidward, they are in the kitchen.
  • When Squidward throws SpongeBob out he is wearing his regular clothes and the next shot he is wearing his pajamas.
  • When Squidward pushes SpongeBob outside to go paint the leaves on the trees, the door opens into the house, but when SpongeBob reappear out of no where, and say "See you later Squidward!", the door opens outside.
  • Squidward puts the flower on the center of the coffee table but after he sprays it, it's near the edge.
  • Squidward was kicked far away from the position of his house, but when the house returns and crushes him, he is at the house's original position.
    Error there

    Three Officer Johns are shown.

  • When Squidward kicks SpongeBob out of the house he slams the door in their face. But when it shows them out of the house they are a couple of meters away from the door.
  • In the shot where the Bikini Bottomites surrounded Squidward and is house, there were three Officer Johns and if the view looks closely there is no front tire on the police car on the left.
  • Before SpongeBob and Patrick say "Ooooooooooooooo," the pillow and phone are both on the couch. However, in the next shot of the couch, both are gone.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Good Neighbors

  • Ouch...

    13 messages
    • JustinOnTheWiki wrote:Good Neighbours was an ok episode. its one of those episodes that are in the middle of bad and good. its tolerable. Agreed.
    • I feel sorry for squidward :D
  • Ink

    4 messages
    • I meant during this episode. He did in GS though.
    • I'm pretty sure he didn't.

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