One morning, SpongeBob's pineapple home starts wilting. When SpongeBob wakes up, he's ready to give Gary breakfast, but when he sees his home's condition, he puts off feeding Gary until it's fixed. He boards up the sides, and is ready to feed Gary. However, the ceiling caves in, and he tries to keep it up. He stands under it and holds it up, calling for Patrick to help him. Patrick is dreaming that he is in an office, doing weird things on hs desk. The phone rings and Sandy is on the other line and tells him it's from SpongeBob. When the message is put through, Patrick hears SpongeBob calling for help. Then he wakes up and goes to the pineapple. Squidward comes over after hearing the ruckus and SpongeBob tells him he could use his help. Patrick grabs his arms and wraps him around the pineapple. Gary comes over with a can and meows, but SpongeBob doesn't listen to him.
SpongeBob's arms are full, so he asks Patrick to call Sandy. However, Patrick is too stupid to understand how badly he needs her help, and instead has small talk with her. When she hears part of the wall fall, she realizes that something is not right and goes to the pineapple. Mr. Krabs also comes over, asking what's going on, since SpongeBob is two hours late for work. They agree to help him, but Mr. Krabs will do it for one week of SpongeBob's wages per hour. They remodel the home as Gary continues to walk around with a can. Mr. Krabs remodels the home his way, as Sandy also remodels the home her way, both ignoring SpongeBob's protests. SpongeBob asks Gary, who is holding a can, if he ever feels like he's being ignored, and Gary assents.
When the rebuilding is complete, SpongeBob is not happy with the changes. He explores his new home and sees Gary is still hungry, so he takes a can from a shelf (being held by Squidward's hands). However, the weight of the can was the only thing keeping Squidward's hands in place, and the home collapses. Climbing out of the rubble, Squidward angrily chastises SpongeBob, but it's cut short by severe pain in his neck, so he goes home. SpongeBob, dejected, calls to have his home condemned. Gary presents SpongeBob with a can, and SpongeBob opens it. Out pops a pineapple, which lands on the rubble and is fully furnished inside. All this time, Gary was trying to show SpongeBob the can, which contained a fully furnished pineapple. SpongeBob opens the can, his house pops out, SpongeBob reads what the can says, "Newly Furnished Pineapple in a Can". SpongeBob then hugs Gary saying "You're the best!", then laughs happily.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
•Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob wakes up] ‣Armed Attack - Jean Clero [SpongeBob's house falling apart] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, hey, SpongeBob."] ‣Dramatic Bridge 4 - Phillip Green [SpongeBob's house crashes into Squidward's] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Lend a hand?"] ‣Dramatic Bridge 7 - Phillip Green ["Patrick, call Sandy!"] ‣ ? ["Oh, nothing."] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [long line of people at Krusty Krab] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Wait... why am I here?"] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Against my will, I might add."] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["You got it, kiddo!"] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Let's get this restoration underway!"] ‣Animal Antics - Phillip Green ["Well, of course we do, silly."] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["First, we clear out all this old junk."] ‣Harry the Hippo - Phillip Green [Patrick rolling a rock to SpongeBob's house] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["It's, uh..."] ‣ ? [Krabs gives SpongeBob the bill] ‣ ? ["Well, here it is, Gary."] •Girl Goners - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [futuristic bathroom] ‣On the Beach - Kapono Beamer ["I suppose it could be much worse."] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
This is the second time SpongeBob is used to clean a toilet. The first is in Model Sponge.
When SpongeBob said "Well, it isn't exactly home sweet pineapple, but I suppose it could be much worse.", he said the name of the episode.
Squidward woke up to a nice day, and then something happened to his house. In this case, SpongeBob's house fell on Squidward's. In Rule of Dumb, Patrick had Squidward's house excavated, and pushed "back".
All of the main characters appear in this episode except Plankton.
When Patrick was stretching Squidward, his eyes were off centered to the right.
On March 24, 2014, when the gang was discussing what pineapples need, the credit roll began at the bottom of the screen way too early, with the United Plankton logo missing. They started up a second time after SpongeBob was used to clean the toilet, once again with only the Nickelodeon Productions logo playing. Then they played with all closing logos intact at the end of the episode, which just happened to be immediately after the second credit roll.