SpongeBob hears a shriek in Jellyfish fields and thinks that shriek came from Patrick. Instead, it came from a clam that was choking on a pearl. The clam coughs up the pearl, and Patrick thought it was a volleyball and takes it to the volleyball court. At the volleyball court, a local Bikini Bottom citizen offers SpongeBob a "small amount" of fortune for his pearl. SpongeBob accepted the offer, and he instead got loads of trucks dumping billions of dollars on SpongeBob's house. SpongeBob and Patrick used the money by spending it on lifetime supply of strawberry gum.
Later SpongeBob gives out money to others causing him to get a lot of friends. SpongeBob was overtaken by fame that he forgot Patrick was his best friend. Eventually, SpongeBob runs out of money and so he returns to his former life. At the end, Patrick says he found another volleyball at the Bikini Bottom Diamond Mine, which is really a large diamond.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
• ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣Apprehensive 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob hears a terrifying shriek] ‣ ? ["Patrick, what is with all the shrieking?"] ‣Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [shriek coming from kelp shrub] ‣Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [clam choking] ‣ ? [bottle of bubble soap] •Comic Walk - Nicolas Carr [the slimelich maneuver] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick breaks his back] ‣Glissando (h) - Skaila Kanga, Richard Myhill [clam coughs up a pearl] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Their... eyes?"/"A baby volleyball!"] •Sponge Twist - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, James King [volleyball courts/appraisal center] ‣ ? [appraiser sees pearl] ‣ ? ["Gentlemen!"] •Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [truckloads of money delivered to SpongeBob's house] ‣ ? ["Hey, Patrick!"] ‣Quick OL - Joe Brook [montage of SpongeBob and Patrick at the mall] ‣Betsy OL - Joe Brook [end of scene] •Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Wasn't that incredible, Patrick?"/the following Thursday] ‣Royal King - Jean-Pierre Fouquey [exterior of mansion] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick walks up to the door] ‣Happiness Castle - Maurice De Courpalay [butler won't let Patrick in] ‣Castle Life - Maurice De Courpalay [inside the mansion] ‣Left Foot Forward - Graham D.H. Preskett ["SpongeBob, your house is full of strangers."] ‣Polite Conversation - Graham D.H. Preskett [after Krabs kicks Patrick out] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob's pockets are empty] ‣Finger of Fear - Fredric Bayco [SpongeBob's out of money] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [everyone's gone] • ? - Nicolas Carr [everyone's gone] ‣Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer ["Hey, Patrick."] ‣ ? [ending]
The Following Thursday
This is the only title card to have green triangles on it, but without the addition of any whales, almost like the title card for Growth Spout.
SpongeBob's rich behavior is similar to Patrick and the power he gained in the episode Rule of Dumb.
This episode was to air with Choir Boys, which means it only shows its first time on its first airing until its partner airs, but at the end of The SpongeBob Triple Play, it aired without even Choir Boys in sight.
Patrick is considerably wiser and more down-to-earth in this episode than most. He advises SpongeBob not to throw away his money.
Patrick also seems to have a slightly deeper voice in this episode.
The title card is same as Perfect Chemistry, but the background is green instead of blue, and the triangles are right side up. This is also similar to New Fish in Town, where the triangles are sideways instead.
This is one of few episodes (or probably the only episode) that SpongeBob actually cares for his money as he usually doesn't accept any money.
This is the third episode where SpongeBob and Patrick make a lot of money. The first was in Chocolate with Nuts and the second was in Patty Hype.
The diamond and pearl balls might be a parody of Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl. As well as the fact that Diamonds and Pearls are considered "rival gems".
The episode is similar to John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl".
The "Slimelich Maneuver" is an obvious parody to the Heimlich Maneuver.
Kelp jerky is a parody of a beef jerky, yet it is questionable because in the episode Giant Squidward, it appears to be a plant rather than meat. However, it could just be dried kelp and not meat at all.