It starts in a plain where the narrator is trying to find someone, then he sees SpongeBob, who is having a staring contest with Patrick. SpongeBob tells Patrick he's a great starer, to which Patrick responds, "I thought we were having a blinking contest and I was losing." A bottle then falls from above and gets stuck in SpongeBob's forehead. It is addressed to Sandy, so they go to her house, but SpongeBob can't get Sandy's door open, so Patrick gets out a book titled, How to Open Things. He looks through it and finds Sandy's door. It says to open to the left. SpongeBob says he was opening to the right. Patrick goes to open the door but then Sandy karate-chops it open, and starts hitting SpongeBob and Patrick until her chops knock the letter out of the bottle.
Sandy reads the letter and says it's from her twin brother, Randy and that the rodeo is in town and she has to go to Texas to defend her title. SpongeBob asks, "Your title for what?" Sandy asks if he has cotton in his ears. Patrick states that it is actually an old moldy piece of a Krabby Patty which he then eats. They then start guessing what her title was for, like: "Jellyfishing," "Kah-rah-tay," "The science fair." She responds "no" to all of these and tells them it's the rodeo. SpongeBob asks what a rodeo is, and then Sandy breaks into a song explaining it.
As she sings, SpongeBob and Patrick thought it was dangerous to fight that rodeo. She ends by telling them about rodeo clowns that make you laugh when you're feeling sad, and SpongeBob is horrified by this. SpongeBob tries to stop her from dangerous rodeos, but Sandy must go. Sandy's suit transforms into a rocket somehow, and she goes to Texas. SpongeBob talks to Patrick about how they can't let her go alone, but Patrick was playing another annoying game. SpongeBob then tells Patrick that she will find out she really needs them, but Patrick ran saying "NO MORE TIGHT JEANS!"
SpongeBob tries to tell everyone that they must help her, but they refuse. So he captures them in bubbles while they're sleeping. When they wake up, they're in SpongeBob's house. Squidward gets upset and walks out the door, but falls as the pineapple is in a bubble. Everyone else walks out too and falls. They arrive in Texas to see Sandy riding a bullfrog. SpongeBob says hi to her, and she falls off losing the rodeo. The bullfrog jumps at the bubble and it pops, then Sandy has to save SpongeBob from the frog. Although Sandy does so, she's also extremely angry at SpongeBob for ruining her winning streak and tells him to leave the rodeo to her next time, with SpongeBob replying, "Aw, nuts!"
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Ruckus in the Henhouse - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣Nautical Trilogy - Robert Farnon [pan over ocean floor] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [narrator screams] ‣Goofy Conversation - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [staring contest] ‣ ? - "Hark, Patrick, do you hear something?" ‣Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [letter for Sandy] ‣Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [How To Open Things] ‣Retro Cool 03 095 D - "Trying a ninja sneak attack?" ‣Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick lands on SpongeBob] ‣Down in Davy Jone's Locker - Gerhard Narholz ["Do you mind?"] ‣Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Get out of my suit!"] ‣Tiki Rapido - Lionel Wendling [Sandy reads the letter] ‣Steel Sting (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Is your championship title for jellyfishing?"] ‣Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Ro-de-o?"] ◦That's a Rodeo - Steven Banks, Luke Brookshier, Eban Schletter ‣Open Prairie - Larry Hochman [Sandy's suit turns into a rocket] ‣Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["I'm in-diff-er-ent."] ‣Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick?"] ‣Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick running away] ‣ ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab] ‣ ? - "I need to find someone with compassion." ‣Murder in Mind - Ronald Hanmer ["Oh, Squidward, Sandy is in terrible trouble!"] ‣Cocksure Capers - Phillip Green [Squidward climbs through his back window] ‣ ? - Gerhard Narholz [Plankton taking a bomb to the Krusty Krab] ‣Goofy Conversation - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob packing his clothes] ‣Mission Improbable - SpongeBob blows a bubble ‣Queen's Aloha Oe C - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani [SpongeBob capturing everyone inside bubbles] ‣Editor's Falling Over (b) - Dick Stephen Walter [everyone wakes up] ‣Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["Sandy's in trouble, and I need all of your help to save her."] ‣Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob's house inside a giant bubble] ‣ ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [everyone tries to leave] ‣Rodeo Rascals - ending
This is the third episode that has to do with the west. The first episode is "Texas," and the second is "Pest of the West."
When the bubble was popped in the middle of the rodeo by the bullfrog, the live action version of Sandy and Mr. Krabs are seen for the second time, and SpongeBob and Patrick for the third.
SpongeBob was shown as a kitchen sponge, Patrick was shown as a real starfish, Mr. Krabs as a real crab, Sandy as a real squirrel, Gary as a real land snail, and the Bikini Bottomites as several types of different fish.
This episode possibly happened before "Fiasco!" as Squidward said that he would call the police on Spongebob which he did in that episode.
Patrick's book, How To Open Things, was said to be a film. Patrick told SpongeBob he hasn't seen the movie, while SpongeBob has seen the movie, and not read the book.
This episode reveals that Sandy has a twin brother named Randy.
This is the second time the group were shown as live action figures, the first was "Pressure."
This is the second time a real snail appeared in the show, the first was "Dumped."
There are two scenes in this episode that feature photos of real animals. The first was when Sandy is singing about rodeos and cows are singing along with her. The second was when everyone arrives in Texas.