SpongeBob gets an invitation to his grandma's birthday party, so he decides to go. But then, SpongeBob remembers that he needs to take care of Gary. First, he asks Squidward to watch Gary, but he refused 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 house, 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, Gary was being put in mortal danger by Patrick, but SpongeBob "thought" they were fine [laughing and having fun.] Later, Patrick attempts to burn Gary alive with a flamethrower, but the next time SpongeBob calls, they are actually having fun, thanks to a flood, 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 for Gary reading Patrick the book but Patrick said he thought the book was actually called "Meow, meow."
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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 that Larry's swimming training worked out.
Patrick wanted to dry Gary off with salt. If Patrick had used salt, he would've dried Gary up, while shriveling him up, and killing him, as salt is a dangerous thing for gastropods to come into contact with.
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."
This is the second time "The Pineapple" was used as SpongeBob's address. The first time was "BlackJack."
This is the only time (excluding its sister episode) that realtime captioning is used. This is likely because they didn't have time to get offline captioning, but they still air the realtime captioning in reruns.
This is the second episode in which someone mistook Gary's name for Fred. The first was Squidward in "I Was a Teenage Gary."
When Patrick tries to clean Gary with a flamer, he burns SpongeBob's bed to ashes; but at the end of the episode, his bed is only destroyed in the flood and is seen again at the end of this episode.