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Pet Sitter Pat

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Episode Information
Season №: 8
Episode №: 164b
Airdate: September 16, 2011
Sister episode(s): Barnacle Face
Guest(s): Marion Ross as Grandma SquarePants
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: Barnacle Face
Next: House Sittin' for Sandy
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Pet Sitter Pat is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eight. In this episode, Patrick watches Gary while SpongeBob attends a birthday party for his grandmother.



SpongeBob gets mail and has a letter from Grandma SquarePants telling him that his grandmother is getting older, so he decides to go. But then, SpongeBob remembers that he needs to take care of Gary. He first ask Squidward to watch Gary, but he refuse because Gary ate his kelp garden. Later on, SpongeBob asks his best friend Patrick if he can take care of Gary while he is gone, and Patrick accepts. While SpongeBob is at his grandmother's, he gets distracting visions about bad things happening to Patrick and Gary. Once SpongeBob is anxious enough, he calls home numerous amounts of times to check and see how the two are doing. A couple of times, the two were in trouble, but SpongeBob "thought" they were fine [and laughing and having fun.] But the next time he calls, they are really actually having fun, but SpongeBob mistakes them for being in "danger." SpongeBob quickly ends his grandmother's birthday and rushes home to see what the fuss is about, so he arrives home after a long, tiring run and  sees that his house is destroyed and filled with water when he opens the door. He walks upstairs to the sound of Gary's meowing and sees Gary reading "Snail Stories" to Patrick. SpongeBob said how nice it was the Gary was reading Patrick the book but Patrick replies thinking the book was actually called "Meow, meow."



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? [opening]
  Happy Home - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [letter from Grandma]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trips over Gary]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward refuses to take care of Gary]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob asks Patrick to take care of Gary]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick eating chips]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Looks like it's just you, me."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Gary sighs]
  ? [Patrick exits the bathroom]
  Flower Display - Jack Shaindlin [Grandma serves dessert]
  Cloak and Dagger [#70] - Phillip Green [SpongeBob asks to use the phone]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Patrick answers the phone]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Gary, we don't eat the bath."]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary attacks Patrick]
  Tom Fool - Van Phillips [SpongeBob calls again]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick throws the phone out the window]
  Chase Cue 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick slips on Gary's slime]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wait a minute, Patrick."]
  Drama Link (c) - Hubert Clifford ["Hey buddy, I got something cool to show you."]
  ? - Fabian Fernandez [Patrick torches SpongeBob's bed]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary slithers away]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [can falls on Gary]
  Red Alert - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [hairdryer]
  Rasping Brass - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["There, doesn't that feel better?"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Okay, let's see."]
  Unsettled Menace - Phillip Green [SpongeBob's house flooding]
  Tipsy Turvy - Phillip Green ["If you wanted another bath, why didn't you ask?"]
  Untitled Tune - Jack Shaindlin [SpongeBob serves cake]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob imagines his house on fire]
  Happy Boy - Jack Shaindlin [SpongeBob asks to use the phone again]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick answers the phone]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero ["Everything okay over there?"]
  Happy Home - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Grandma trying to blow out the candles]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero [SpongeBob runs home]
  ? [Gary reading a bedtime story]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • This is paired with "Barnacle Face" although it was confirmed by Nick scheduled that "Sittin' For Sandy" would be paired with it. They changed this later on.
  • Apparently SpongeBob has a phone next to the TV.
  • There's a scallop in the cage also seen in "Help Wanted", "Missing Identity" "Night Light" and "Pineapple Fever."
  • This is the second time Gary stays with Patrick, the first was in "Dumped".
  • Apparently SpongeBob has a storage room/pantry that hasn't appeared in any episodes before this one.
  • SpongeBob can be seen swimming in this episode and its sister episode, Barnacle Face. Although it was previously shown in SpongeGuard on Duty that he couldn't swim. It's possible Larry's swimming training worked out.
  • In SpongeBob's flashback, Gary looks up after Patrick drops him even though Gary doesn't look up.
  • When Patrick sprays water on Gary with a hose, he says, "If you don't want to go to the bath, then the bath's coming to you." This is similar to SpongeBob in Gary Takes a Bath, when he says, "If I can't bring you (Gary) to the bath, then I'll just have to bring the bath to you."
  • It is unknown why Gary couldn't have just come with SpongeBob to Grandma's house.


  • When Patrick stupidly tries to clean Gary with a flamer, he burns SpongeBob's bed to ashes; but in the end of the episode, his bed is only destroyed in the flood and is seen again at the end of this episode.

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