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Opposite Day
General
Season №: 1
Episode №: 9b
Airdate: September 11, 1999
Sister episode(s): "Nature Pants"
Credits
Writer(s): Chuck Klein
Jay Lender
Doug Lawrence
Storyboard Artist(s): Jay Lender
Storyboard: Chuck Klein
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Derek Drymon
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Nature Pants"
Next: "Culture Shock"
List of episodes

"Opposite Day" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one. In this episode, Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick that it is Opposite Day.

Characters

Synopsis

Squidward is still asleep, only to be woken up and then annoyed by SpongeBob and Patrick, who came into his house to throw a surprise birthday party for him. When they leave, he shouts that it isn't his birthday and calls Patty Rechid from "Bikini Bottom Realty" to arrange for his house to be sold, so that he may move out of Bikini Bottom. He is warned that if his home is surrounded by bad neighbors, the house may not be sold. Squidward is convinced that SpongeBob and Patrick may ruin his chances of selling his house.

Squidward tells SpongeBob that it is "Opposite Day" in the morning, and that everyone must act opposite to how they usually act. SpongeBob believes him, and informs Patrick, who stops breathing, until SpongeBob exclaims, "not that opposite!" A montage of the two doing "opposite" things, such as talking backwards and acting as Gary's pets, is then shown.

Squidward's plot soon begins to backfire on him. SpongeBob "fixes" (damages) his house, and a shocked Squidward cleans the debris with a bulldozer. SpongeBob concludes that Squidward is acting like him, and he must therefore act like Squidward. While Squidward is still fixing SpongeBob' house, Patty arrives, and SpongeBob and Patrick both pretend to be Squidward, giving her a tour of the house, while describing it negatively and doing the opposite of what she asks. When Squidward realizes what is going on, he rushes to his house and attempts to explain the situation to Patty, who, upon hearing that he is "Squidward" as well, finally sees through his game and accuses them of intentionally messing with her. Gary comes in with a pickle on his face, resembling Squidward's large nose. He meows with a Squidward-style voice, and she leaves. Squidward begs Patty to sells his house, only for her to yell at Squidward by saying "NEVER!" and she wouldn't sell a house if he was the "last Squidward on Earth" and storms off. SpongeBob and Patrick tells Squidward Happy Opposite Day and that they hate you. A furious Squidward shows SpongeBob and Patrick how much he "hates" them by attempting to run them over with a bulldozer, scaring SpongeBob and Patrick out of their wits as he is now on the warpath against them.

Production

Art

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hilo March - The Hawaiian Serenaders [title card]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward sleeping]
  Honolulu March - George de Fretes [Squidward on the phone with a realtor]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [the next day...]
  Duncan Gray - Robert Alexander White [Squidward playing bagpipes]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward tells SpongeBob about Opposite Day]
  ? [SpongeBob gets into bed]
  ? [Patrick at the door]
  Hawaiian Pussycat - George de Fretes [doing everything opposite]
  Good Bye Samba A - Ben Nabor [SpongeBob's house wrecked]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill ["Isn't it beautiful?"]
  Brushes - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [Squidward rebuilding SpongeBob's house]
  Timpani Military (d) - Gary Kettel ["I don't get it."]
  Entry of the Gladiators - Dick Stephen Walter ["I must be the opposite of SpongeBob."]
  Drum Roll to Cymbal (b) - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [drum roll]
  Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob snaps fingers]
  Drum Roll to Cymbal (b) - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [drum roll again]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick dances]
  Honolulu March - George de Fretes [realtor arrives]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob pretending to be Squidward]
  Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward sees the realtor's car]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["What kind of fool do you take me for?"]
  Honolulu March - George de Fretes [ending]

Release

Reception

  • As of October 29, 2013, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.7/10 based on 115 ratings by users.[1] TV.com users give this episode a 8.4/10 based on 193 votes.[2]
  • "Opposite Day" was ranked #54 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
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  • This is the first episode that both Squidward and Patrick have more screentime than SpongeBob.
  • Squidward drives the same bulldozer again in Big Sister Sam and New Fish in Town.
  • Despite it being Wednesday, SpongeBob and Squidward were not working at the Krusty Krab, but since SpongeBob actually thought it was opposite day so he didn't go to work.
  • Attempting to run somebody over with a bulldozer, or anything with a motor in it for that matter, is illegal. If the person doesn't get hit, it is an attempted vehicular assault, and (usually) an attempted murder charge, if the person does get hit and survives vehicular assault and (usually) an attempted murder charge. If the person doesn't survive then they would go to jail on murder 1 charges, or they would be upgraded to murder if the person survived initially but died in the hospital.
  • The events of this episode might explain the rules of Squidward's new community in Squidville, when Squidward is asked if he is, or ever was a sponge. The Realtor might have shared her horror story about SpongeBob and Patrick pretending to be Squidward.
  • It is revealed in this episode that SpongeBob knows that Squidward dislikes him.
  • The scene where Patrick danced around repeating "I'm Squidward" became popular on YouTube.
  • Patty Rechid was voiced by Lori Alan, who also does the voice of Pearl in the series but, the end credits mistake her to be voiced by Sirena Irwin.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are talking backwards they are saying: "Hey, Patrick", "I give up", and "To get to the opposite side". The captions says "(speaking gibberish)"
  • On the Drawn Together episode "Terms of Endearment", Wooldoor Sockbat has a similar joke based on this episode.
  • This episode, and Nature Pants aired exactly 2 years before the 9/11 attack.
  • In Indonesia, instead speaking backwards, SpongeBob and Patrick are saying the riddle of "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
  • This is the first and one of the few times that SpongeBob's belt buckle is shown.
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SpongeBob has two belts?

Errors

  • After Patty leaves, Squidward lays on the ground in shame. In the close up of his face, SpongeBob has his belt around his waist, but it was wrapped around his head.
  • When Patty says, "Are there anymore Squidwards I should know about?", the captions simply say, "Are there anymore Squidwards?".
  • In one scene, Squidward's house ear has window, then it's gone.
  • When SpongeBob puts the belt around his head, the belt buckle and the piece of belt that goes through it disappears.
  • When SpongeBob offers the Realtor to see the rest of the house captions just say, "Would you like to see the rest?"
  • SpongeBob says to Patrick "That's right, you're my worst enemy!" but he should have said "That's wrong, you're my worst enemy!"
  • When Squidward is rebuilding SpongeBob's house, he was just started. When the view changes to SpongeBob for 1 second, the modeling is already finished. Or maybe Bikini Bottom time is faster then real time.
  • When Patrick first sings "I'm Squidward, I'm Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward" the flowers on his pants are almost black, but in the next shot they are dark purple - like in other season 1 episodes.

Full Episode

SpongeBob Episode Opposite Day 1999 HD 1080p11:04

SpongeBob Episode Opposite Day 1999 HD 1080p

References

  1. ^ IMDB rating
  2. ^ TV.com rating

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