Patrick and SpongeBob are at a comic book store, and Patrick sees an ad for a mail-in offer promising to record a song. He takes SpongeBob's comic book money to enter, and submits an entry called "I Wrote This." The song does not make much sense and it is so awful that the paper smells terrible when he submits it, and the band died from recording it. When the two listen to the song, it turns out to be so bad that it destroys SpongeBob's pineapple. Patrick had a flashback when he recited the poem: "Roses are blue. Violets are red. I have to go to the bathroom." The gym teacher told him that he had told him repeatedly that it was gym class, so he had the class throw dodgeballs at him. SpongeBob however enforces to Patrick that it is the greatest song ever, so he and Patrick try to get the song on the radio.
They are immediately kicked out by the radio station, so, finding a different method, they climb up the Radio Tower and use gum to stick a record player to the top of the antenna. The song is heard throughout the town, which causes rioting, breakups and head explosions, the town formed an angry mob, headed by Fred and protested. They chase SpongeBob and Patrick down and Patrick starts to sing the song in front of everyone until his old gym teacher arrives, saying that Patrick never learned his lesson, which leads to the two getting pelted by dodgeballs and the episode ends by the scene.
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( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
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‣Hilo Rag - Guy Fletcher [title card] ‣Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick reading comic books] ‣Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Mm-hmm... hmm..."] ‣Beach Boy - Hilmar Doetsch, Karl Heinz Kroll [SpongeBob reads an ad] ‣Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["I want to send in a poem!"] ‣Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob kicked out] ‣Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I wish not to be disturbed, SpongeBob."] ‣Toy Piano - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [flashback to Patrick in school] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [dodgeballs thrown at Patrick] ‣Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["Oh, Patrick..."] ‣Emotional Drama [#4] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I've never told anyone this."] ‣Alekoki - Kapono Beamer ["I'm worried my poem's not gonna be any good."] ‣Factory Workers - Harry Bluestone [Patrick struggling] ‣Wah Wah (a) - Richard Myhill ["What is that horrible smell?"] ‣Puffing Along - Harry Bluestone ["I'm making art!"] ‣Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [shot of envelope] ◦Cookie, Wookie, Teddy Bear - Tom King, Eban Schletter [Bigshot Records exterior] ‣Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [band manager gags] ‣Unknown Track 26 - Nicolas Carr [guitarist's eyes disintegrate] ‣Unknown Track 25 - Nicolas Carr [band members' tombstones] ‣Gator - Steve Belfer [back at home...] ‣ ? - Nicolas Carr ["Are you ready to rock?"] ◦I Wrote This - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record] ‣Wahini Wobble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That was the best song I ever heard!"] ‣Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick kicked out of the radio station] ‣Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea] ‣Tomfoolery - David Snell [climbing the antenna] ◦I Wrote This - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record] ‣Fanfare (b) - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick Star, musical genius!"] ‣From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [angry mob chases SpongeBob and Patrick] ‣Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["You know, it's not that bad."] ‣Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
Patrick takes SpongeBob's money against his consent to buy something, in this case payment to turn his poem into a song. He does this again in the ending of "Yours, Mine and Mine."
When SpongeBob asks Gary if he owns a dodge ball, Gary meows and looks away, suggesting that he does have a dodge ball.
The scene where the gears in Patrick's head turn was previously seen in "Patrick SmartPants."
The band is shown to be able to successfully record each song in one take, when in real life it normally requires more than one take to master each song.
At the time of this episode aired in 2007, Patrick's song should have been on a CD, not a record because records (though for nostalgia purposes is still in limited production) went obsolete in the early 1990s.
This is the second time Patrick pulls SpongeBob's arm off. The first time was in "Big Pink Loser."
When SpongeBob and Patrick climb up the radio tower, the space object that pass them is Sputnik 1, Russia's and the world's first artificial satellite. In fact, it launched on October 4, 1957 and burned up on February 4, 1958, so it is impossible for Sputnik 1 to appear in this episode.
In real life, a record player stuck to the top of a radio tower with gum would not broadcast music.
The radio mast on the radio station looked exactly like Warsaw Radio Mast in Poland, which was the world's tallest structure until it collapsed in 1991.
The scene on which SpongeBob and Patrick are climbing the radio antenna is a possible reference to a similar scene from the Doctor Who Season 2 episode "The Idiot's Lantern," which premiered a year earlier in 2006.
When Patrick's brain is working, if you look closely at the doorway, the door is nowhere in sight. However, moments later, SpongeBob is knocking on the door.
During I Wrote This, when the song goes, "My mommy named it Fred," the DVD closed captions say "My mommy made the bread."