A crowd of hungry nematodes arrive in Bikini Bottom in the middle of the night. They eat through a variety of items, even destroying a boat with the driver still in it. They then make their way to SpongeBob's house. They pull out straws and eat/drink his house. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Gary are inside, sleeping, as everything starts to shrink. SpongeBob and Gary run outside the house, now reduced to nothing, and see what the nematodes have done. SpongeBob calls Squidward on the phone, and Squidward asks if it is time for SpongeBob to ruin his day. Then Patrick gets up and says "Is it already time to ruin Squid's day?" When Squidward sees that SpongeBob's house is gone, he starts saying goodbye to SpongeBob, but throws a party inside his house, with confetti and streamers flying out of his front windows.
The next day, SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to build another pineapple house, but things fail. SpongeBob and Gary try to sleep with Patrick, but Patrick won't share his rock, which the two are using as a blanket, and they get into a tug-of-war. After Patrick's snoring makes SpongeBob put corks in his ears, he begins drooling in his sleep. SpongeBob absorbs the drool and waddles over to Patrick. He then puts a giant cork inside his mouth. Later, Patrick has dreams that spiders are attacking him, and hits SpongeBob repeatedly with the rock, crushing him. SpongeBob decides to sleep far away from Patrick, but he has another nightmare, and the charade repeats.
SpongeBob gives up sleeping with Patrick, and goes to sleep with Squidward. SpongeBob asks Squidward for a glass of water, and Squidward brings him one. When they say goodnight to each other, Squidward realizes that SpongeBob is sleeping with him, and kicks Gary and SpongeBob out of his house.
The next day, Squidward gets up early so he can see SpongeBob move back with his parents. When SpongeBob's parents arrive, Patrick starts crying hysterically, and Squidward starts dancing and singing. SpongeBob finds a small pebble (the only thing left when the nematodes ate/drank his house), and buries it where his house used to be, because it holds too many memories. He begins to tear up, and one tear falls on the spot where the pebble was planted. However, the pebble is actually a seed, and SpongeBob's tear causes his house to grow back. The house is placed back where it was, crushing Squidward, who was dancing on the remains of SpongeBob's house with joy.
This is also the first time the word "nematodes" is used in a SpongeBob SquarePants episode. This word will be mentioned again in "Opposite Day" and "Sailor Mouth."
It is shown that Patrick has a hole in his home under the rock in the beginning of the episode, as well as future episodes do, but when SpongeBob spends the night, it is shown that under the rock is just leveled ground and Patrick uses the rock as a blanket.
This is the first episode where SpongeBob's house is damaged. The second episode is "Home Sweet Rubble."
Coincidentally, the title and general plot of these two episodes are similar; in both episodes, SpongeBob's house is destroyed, someone tries to rebuild it, and then the house comes back good as new.
Since Patrick had that much saliva in his mouth, he should have either choked on it or swallowed some of it.
When SpongeBob wears his cap, it's the cap that he wears when Stephen drew him as SpongeBoy.
Patrick's fear of spiders is very irrational since spiders both don't live underwater, nor can they even survive underwater. This is perhaps to show he's not smart enough to know that. However, spiders were seen in the Season 2 episode "Patty Hype."
This is the first episode to use a pun or a parody as the title.
In Polish version, this episode called Nie ma jak w domu which means Home Sweet Home.
SpongeBob and Patrick were the antagonists.
This episode's name is a pun on the catchphrase "Home Sweet Home."
In every other episode except this, Patrick's house is very suitable to live in, there's a bed with a pillow and blanket, a chair, and is actually wider than Patrick's rock below it. Here, SpongeBob and Patrick are struggling to use Patrick's rock as a blanket. Even in the beginning of the episode you could see the hole and chair below Patrick's rock when Patrick said, "Is it time already to ruin Squid's day?"
When SpongeBob and Patrick are fighting over who has the rock Gary (who is on the top of the rock) disappears.
When Squidward gets ready, he throws a sock and a pair of underwear, ironically, he doesn't wear either of them.
When SpongeBob is wearing the pineapple he and Patrick built, his nose is much longer than usual.
Near the end of the episode, SpongeBob wears his hat when he's going to plant the seed. Yet, when he actually plants the seed, you see his face in close-up, but without the hat. After planting it, the hat reappears.
When Squidward is saying goodbye to SpongeBob, he is taller than usual.
When SpongeBob's parents arrive at his home, his father says there's dinner waiting, but during this time it's only morning (as Squidward just woke from his sleep). There are three possible outcomes on why he said there was dinner waiting:
SpongeBob parents' house is located so far away that when they reach it, it's already night there so at the time they arrive they'll immediately have dinner. Also, towards the end of this episode, SpongeBob said goodbye to Bikini Bottom, which indicates that his parents do not live there.
SpongeBob's father could be referring to lunch as dinner.
When SpongeBob waits for his parents, he carries his luggage even though his house was still gone.
When Patrick attacks SpongeBob with his rock, Gary disappears, and does not reappear until he and SpongeBob are kicked out of Squidward's house. This could be a plot hole.
When SpongeBob sits up on his bed, the back disappears.
Before Squidward returned to bed after giving SpongeBob a glass of water before he returned, the pillow was squared, only to fit for one person, but when Squidward goes to bed with SpongeBob, the pillow gets wide enough for two people.
Just before the seed begins to take root underground, Squidward laughs, "He's leaving!" Captions say, "Yeah, baby!"