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I'm with Stupid
Season №: 2
Episode №: 37b
Airdate: November 30, 2001
Sister episode(s): "Procrastination"
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
C.H. Greenblatt
Mark O'Hare
Storyboard Artist(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Frank Weiss
Creative: Derek Drymon
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Previous: "Procrastination"
Next: "Sailor Mouth"
List of episodes

"I'm with Stupid" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, SpongeBob pretends to be stupid to make Patrick look smart in front of his parents.



Patrick is at his home preparing for the next day, which is Starfish Day. SpongeBob, who wants to go jellyfishing with Patrick, finds that Patrick is frantically cleaning up his home. When questioned about his actions, Patrick gives SpongeBob a note, then a letter, an
d then a message which states that Patrick's mother and father are coming over for the holiday Starfish Day. Patrick then gets upset, and reveals that his parents think he is "dumber then a sack of diapers" and would just think that he would be a big stupid loser (which he is). SpongeBob, who feels sorry for Patrick, offers to pretend he is dumb so Patrick's parents would think Patrick is smarter by comparison. The next day, Patrick's parents arrive. Patrick shows them inside his house, and then SpongeBob arrives, wearing a red helmet so he would look like a dummy. After SpongeBob meets Patrick's parents,
I'm with the dummy

SpongeBob is offended by Patrick's T-shirt.

Patrick starts to believe that SpongeBob is really dumb, forgetting that SpongeBob is only pretending to be dumb. At dinner, Patrick begins to make personal insults, which annoys SpongeBob. SpongeBob decides to have a talk with Patrick in the kitchen. However, the talk and reminder fail to make it's way into Patrick's narrow head. SpongeBob confesses to his parents that he isn't really a dummy, and that he was only playing the part of one so that they would appreciate Patrick more.

This also fails, though, because Patrick's parents think that Patrick "taught" SpongeBob on how to talk, eat, and do the basic things in life. They all laugh, which makes SpongeBob upset, shout and crashes the wall in Patrick's house to get out. He was never seen ever, since the worst parent meeting with Patrick.

Patrick's parents commend Patrick on his supposed intelligence, and later reveal their names, Janet and Marty. Patrick, confused and outraged, asks who they are. Before anything else can occur, Squidward comes to Patrick's house with his real parents Herb and Maggie, and says, "Does this lovely couple belong to you? They've been standing outside my house saying "Where's Patrick?" all day! It's driving me nuts". His parents are happy to meet him, and said that he remembers to wear his pants. Then Patrick and his parents laugh while Janet and Marty remind that they don't have a son and walk away.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Flop and Go (a) - John Fox [title card]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [opening]
  Dramatic Climax - Mike Sunderland [Patrick mocks SpongeBob]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz [Patrick cries]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["A note!"]
  Hawaiian Happiness - Jon Jelmer [message from Patrick's parents]
  Me for You - George Callert [Patrick's parents arrive]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob acting stupid]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Does he always do that after he eats?"]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [box-chested]
  ? ["Hey, Patrick!"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick thinks SpongeBob really is stupid]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [SpongeBob confesses]
  ? [picture of SpongeBob's brain]
  Flop and Go (a) - John Fox [Patrick and his parents laughing at SpongeBob]
  Crocodile Tears (a) - David Bell, Otto Sieben [after SpongeBob leaves]
  Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer ["Janet? Marty? Who are you people?!"]
  Hilo March - The Hawaiian Serenaders [Patrick's real parents]



  • Starfish Day/Wednesday
  • Apparently, Patrick has forgotten how to eat in the past as evidenced by SpongeBob saying "Patrick! You've forgotten how to eat again! Don't worry, I'll get the funnel." Patrick informs him that isn't the problem, to which SpongeBob responds "Darn, I like the funnel." Also, an image in "Grandma's Kisses" shows Patrick feeding SpongeBob a pumpkin through a funnel.
  • Patrick's fake dad Marty and his real dad Herb are both voiced by Thomas F. Wilson. "Marty McFly" is the name of a character in the Back to the Future trilogy and Thomas F. Wilson is the actor who portrayed the antagonist Biff Tannen in the trilogy.
  • This is the second time Patrick has said "Who are you people?!". The first time was in Prehibernation Week.
  • Marty and Janet seem just as stupid and uninteligent as Patrick as they forgot the obvious fact that they didn't even have a son, and like Patrick, they didn't realize that SpongeBob wasn't dumb when he admited it.
  • Patrick's laugh after his fake mother, Janet, says "That's unhealthy" has become very popular on YouTube and the site includes videos of Patrick laughing for a long time (10 minutes, 10 hours, etc.)

    Patrick's Awesome Laugh!

  • In the episode "One Krab's Trash", a tombstone that says "I'm With Stupid" on it can be seen.
  • This is the last episode to air in 2001.
  • Janet and Marty are noted by fans to be similar in appearance and personality to Homer and Marge Simpson from The Simpsons.


  • When SpongeBob runs into his house as a portrayal of his stupidity, Squidward's house is not there. When Patrick, Janet and Marty are talking by the Pineapple house, Squidward's house disappears again.
  • When Patrick's "parents" are at his house, there is a complete kitchen and living room with sand furniture, but at the end, where Patrick's real parents are laughing with him, the space under the rock is completely empty.
  • When Marty, Patrick, and Janet are watching SpongeBob doing various things, there is a table with dinner. After Marty says that SpongeBob might be broken, the table and the food disappear.
  • There is an error in the captions for this episode; when Patrick is mocking SpongeBob by shouting: "I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready!" the captions display it as "Harmony, harmony, harmony!"
  • When SpongeBob is mad at Patrick, Marty, and Janet (thinking he's an idiot) he escapes by breaking the wall. The background seen from the hole is the sky, however, Patrick's house is set underground. The same mistake also occurred in "Night Light."
  • Even though Marty and Janet weren't Patrick's parents, they somehow knew his name.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick were talking in the kitchen, after SpongeBob says "Patrick, I get the feeling that you think I really am dumb", Patrick's wearing the "I'm with the Dummy" shirt, but when Patrick is in the next scene, the shirt is gone.
  • Marty was standing on the left side of Patrick and Janet was standing on the right side of Patrick. But when they patted Patrick, Marty's arm was on the right side of Patrick and Janet's arm was on the left side of Patrick.
  • SpongeBob should have already met Herb and Margie Star because SpongeBob and Patrick have been friends since infancy.
  • The sound of a doorbell can be heard when Patrick's "parents", SpongeBob and Squidward all show up at Patrick's house. However, Patrick's house does not have a doorbell.

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