How to Open Things is a book read by Patrick in the episode "Rodeo Daze." It also had a film adaptation.


The book has a dark-orange cover and the title is written in brown text on the front cover. Also on the front cover is a "1st edition" label. A small starfish with a beard and glasses is depicted on the cover.

Role in episode

After SpongeBob and Patrick forget how to open the door to Sandy's treedome, Patrick gets out this book and skips to the page with instructions on her door.

According to both SpongeBob and Patrick, the book contains a large cast of information on how to open things. According to SpongeBob, he has seen the movie the book is based on, but has not read the book itself. The book contains visual articles on how to open things. Among them are jars, boxes, and Sandy's door.