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Not Normal
General
Season №: 6
Episode №: 104a
Airdate: March 4, 2008
Sister episode(s): "Gone"
Credits
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Suction Cup Symphony"
Next: "Gone"
List of episodes

"Not Normal" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, SpongeBob becomes "normal".

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob is convinced by Squidward that he is not normal. He proceeds to purchase a video on "How to become normal" in order to change his ways. SpongeBob slowly changes over a three-week time period, becoming a more rounded-shaped sponge without holes, lacking his buck teeth, having a small nose and big freckle-less cheeks. He also becomes more mild mannered than his usual self.

Along with his new appearance and personality, SpongeBob purchases a new suburban home and works in a cubicle at the Krusty Krab like "normal" people do. Instead of regular Krabby Patties, he prints them out on pieces of paper. He soon loses his job after the customers notice the new tasteless krabby patties.

Afterwards, SpongeBob goes over to Squidward's house and talks to him. He states that Squidward is not normal, pointing out that Squidward has various abnormalities, such as a large "bulbous" nose, odd eyes, and wearing no pants. Angered, Squidward kicks SpongeBob out of his home.

Upset, SpongeBob enlists Patrick's aid to make him abnormal again. After a trial of odd tasks, SpongeBob slowly regains his buck teeth, holes, freckles, and other former traits. However, in Patrick's home, he soon transforms back to "normal," concluding that has become "permanently normal". SpongeBob and Patrick begin crying, but a few moments later, Squidward appears at the door in his "normal" form (wearing pants and has a large round head, "normal" eyes, and a small nose). This snaps SpongeBob out of his normal state and returns him back to his old self. He hugs Squidward and thanks him for making him his true self again and compliments Squidward that it is "a wonderful weather they're having".

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Sting 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob wakes Squidward up]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["What could you possibly be trying to do this time?!"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["There are people that are normal..."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["...and then there's you."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["I'm not normal?"]
  Steel Link (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob asks Squidward how to become normal]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward kicks him out]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I need to understand normal!"]
  Here and There - Gary Hughes ["Journey Into Normality" video]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters [at the Krusty Krab]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [water cooler in the kitchen]
  Busy Shoppers - Len Stevens [SpongeBob typing at a computer]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob's new house revealed]
  Junior Miss - Len Stevens [montage of SpongeBob becoming normal]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [three weeks later]
  Gay Dog - Frank Chacksfield ["You know, it's a funny thing, Squidward."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Krabby Patties printed on paper]
  Dramatic Impact 2 - Ivor Slaney [customers leaving]
  Funeral Sting - Brian Peters, Robert Alexander White ["Wait, where you going?"]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White ["What are you doing back here?"]
  Steel Licks (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob loses his job]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [Patrick waiting at the bus stop]
  Cartoon Sting 3 - Gerhard Narholz ["But I do need to defragment my hard drive."]
  Cinnamon Stick - Frank Sterling [SpongeBob visits Squidward]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["What happened?"]
  Vibe Sting - Dave Hewson ["No problem, SpongeBob."]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob clenching]
  Steel Link (g) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, well."]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick's tongue twisted]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["If anyone can teach me the arcane art of the weird, it's you."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["I'll need you to remove your trousers."]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [people laughing at SpongeBob]
  Chase Cue 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [first lesson in weird]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["SpongeBob, the weird therapy is working!"]
  March of Industry - Wilfred William Burns [montage of SpongeBob becoming abnormal]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Symphony No. 7 - Ludwig Van Beethoven [SpongeBob and Patrick crying]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Normal Squidward revealed]
  Hawaiian Sting 5 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

Trivia

Timeline
unknown
Timecards
  • Three Weeks Later
  • Squidward's "normal" features include:
    • Wearing pants
    • Holes on his cranium are big spots
    • Smaller nose, head and arms
    • Eyeballs are smaller
  • This episode premiered as a part of the "Gimme 5" special.
  • When Squidward looks back at the grill area, there is no cubicle; When he goes back to get a cup of water, a cubicle appears.
  • SpongeBob's "normal" features include:
    • Round body/pants
    • Smaller nose
    • No freckles
    • No craters/holes
    • No buck teeth
    • Pointed shoes
    • Normal sized arms and legs
    • No squiggled outlines
    • Slightly smaller eyes that are spaced further apart
  • SpongeBob's "normal" house looks like the NET Building on the classic PBS Kids TV show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
  • As SpongeBob and Patrick are belly-sliding through town, they go up a ramped truck. Oyster Stadium can be seen as they are falling.
  • When SpongeBob says Tap, erus uoy era?, it's backwards for Are you sure, Pat?.
  • This episode, the episode Squid's Visit and it's sister episode both include the same large wall of 483 self-portraits in Squidward's house.

Errors

  • When SpongeBob says "Hmm, this video tape should help," one of his arms is missing.
  • When "normal" Squidward is first shown, he only has 2 legs. But when SpongeBob is hugging him, he has all 4 legs.
  • When SpongeBob talks backwards, he says "Tap erus uoy era?" (backwards for "Are you sure Pat?"), captions say "Chap beru soy era."
  • When Squidward is riding his bike to his house, he looks up and sees SpongeBob's "normal" house. When the camera pans out for us to see all 3 houses, SpongeBob is not there. But when the scene cuts to Squidward, he is there.
  • During SpongeBob's first "normal" day, his freckles constantly appear and disappear.
  • When SpongeBob and Squidward are having tea, Squidward is holding a teacup. But when SpongeBob begins criticizing Squidward, the teacup disappears for the remainder of the scene.
  • The Krabby Patties made from SpongeBob's computer were shown to be real and edible. It was paper only when one of the costumers bit into it.
  • There was nothing in the kitchen when Squidward looked in. Then there was an office stall when he walked in.
  • If you play the scene where SpongeBob fixes Squidward's face frame by frame, you could see Squidward's face was already the original shape before he fixed it back.

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