SpongeBob wakes up one morning, stops his alarm clock, and looks out the window. He asks Gary about ever wondering what Patrick does every morning. Then, you see Patrick asleep on his chair. The alarm clock rings and he becomes startled. He hides and realizes that it was something that happened every day. Then, the alarm clock continues ringing and Patrick says that the joke is over. He then draws SpongeBob's face on his pillow and places his underwear on it to represent his best friend, SpongeBob. He asks PillowBob about the noise and then the pillow falls on the alarm clock. It continues and he gets angry and attacks the lamp and rips it in half.
Then, it is time for breakfast. He goes to the refrigerator and many cans come out of it. Patrick thinks that he has nothing to eat, but he figures out that the food is in the can. So, he takes a plate and asks the can to give him some food. But the can doesn't respond. Patrick tries to open it and gets frustrated and he throws it and it lands on the alarm clock and the food comes out. So, Patrick grabs the food and sits down to watch television. He eats the food, but the ringing alarm clock comes out again and he realizes that he is late. So, he runs downstairs, but trips on the broken lamp and falls down the stairs. He crashes through his dresser and his shorts are put on.
Then, he falls again and he goes through the bathroom and grabs the toothbrush. Then after some shenanigans, Patrick pops out of his rock and SpongeBob asks about his morning. Patrick said he just had another normal morning.
This is the third episode that SpongeBob disappeared for around 90% of the whole episode, making "Rise and Shine" as one of SpongeBob's smallest appearance in an episode ever, after "Plankton's Army" and "New Leaf."
The title card is similar to the credits title card in the intro.
In Croatian dub, the episode name is "Dobro Jutro" or "Good Morning."
The title of this episode parodies the song title: "The Lord told Noah that there will be a floody floody."
When listed on the guide, they make an error by listing the episode "Rise and Shine & Waiting"
When Patrick tumbles down the stairs, you can still see his rock ceiling, even though he was still in the "basement."
While the coral is on the clock, it should have been shaking since it is still ringing.
When Patrick stumbles down the stairs, Gary can be heard, despite the fact that we just saw Gary in SpongeBob's House in his bedroom. However, a cat meowing is a common sound effect in crashes such as falling down stairs.