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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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.
However, records were brought back in either the late 2000s/early 2010s.
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 passes 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.
Running Gags: Bikini Bottomites being annoyed by Patrick's song except for Old Man Jenkins, SpongeBob's arms being removed from his body and Patrick failing to write poems, causing his gym teacher to tell everyone to attack him with dodgeballs.
Patrick accurately describes a riot as an angry mob with pitchforks and torches, but SpongeBob mistakes it for a fan club, marking another moment of Patrick's brief high intellect.
The time card "The Next Day" has music notes and musical instruments on the background.
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.
When the record producer gives SpongeBob and Patrick the single copy of I Wrote This, it was a CD. Later, when SpongeBob and Patrick were at the top of the radio tower, it was a vinyl record.
During I Wrote This, when the song goes, "My mommy named it Fred," the closed-captions say "My mommy made the bread."