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Pet Sitter Pat
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
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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 an invitation to Grandma SquarePants' 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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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Coconut Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Happy Home - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [letter from Grandma]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trips over Gary]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["But if I'm not here, who's gonna take care of you?"]
  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]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick eating chips]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Looks like it's just you, me."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Gary sighs]
  Cartoon Sting 9 - Patrick exits the bathroom
  Clowning Around - Patrick opens the refrigerator
  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]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (i) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Gary, we don't eat the bath."]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary attacks Patrick]
  Tom Fool - Van Phillips [SpongeBob calls again]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick throws the phone out the window]
  Sponge Monger - 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]
  Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Gary slithers away]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (Original Version) - 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?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (t) - 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]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (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]
  Toy Piano - Dave Hewson [Gary reading a bedtime story]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Snail Tales?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]



  • This is paired with "Barnacle Face" although it was confirmed by Nickelodeon scheduled that "House 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 that was 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 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.
  • 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."
  • This is the second time "The Pineapple" was used as SpongeBob's address. The first time was "BlackJack."
  • There are 18 snails on the title card.
  • This is the third time "Pat" was used in a title card. The first was "Pat No Pay" and the second was "No Hat for Pat."
  • This episode premiered on Amy Poehler's 40th birthday, eight years after the Krusty Krab Adventures book was released, and six years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released in Greece.
  • 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 in the end of the episode, his bed is only destroyed in the flood and is seen again at the end of this episode.
  • Grandma SquarePants' phone has only seven number dials when usually there are nine.
  • The closed captions are very slow and sometimes incorrect in this episode, along with "Barnacle Face."border-radius: Reception; -moz-border-radius: Reception; -webkit-border-radius: Reception; -khtml-border-radius: Reception; -icab-border-radius: Reception; -o-border-radius: Reception; This is considered by fans to be one of the worst episodes of the show, due to Patrick's completely ignorant and stupid behavior, as he nearly killed Gary when he attempted to bathe him with a flamethrower.

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