Patrick and SpongeBob go to 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" a song that doesn't make much sense to listenersr. 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's 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 form an angry mob, headed by Fred Rechid. 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.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Hilo Rag - Guy Fletcher [title card] •Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick reading comic books] • ? - 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!"] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob kicked out] • ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob kicked out] ‣ ? ["I wish not to be disturbed, SpongeBob."] ‣ ? [flashback to Patrick in school] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [dodgeballs thrown at Patrick] ‣Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["Oh, Patrick..."] ‣Emotional Drama - 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!"] • ? - Nicolas Carr [shot of envelope] ◦Cookie, Wookie, Teddy Bear - Tom King, Eban Schletter [Bigshot Records exterior] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [band manager gags] • ? - Nicolas Carr [guitarist's eyes disintegrate] ‣ ? [band members' tombstones] •Gator - Steve Belfer [back at home...] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Are you ready to rock?"] ◦Twinkle, Twinkle, Patrick Star - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That was the best song I ever heard!"] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob and Patrick kicked out of the radio station] • ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick kicked out of the radio station] ‣ ? [SpongeBob gets an idea] ‣Tomfoolery - David Snell [climbing the antenna] ◦Twinkle, Twinkle, Patrick Star - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record] ‣ ? ["Patrick Star, musical genius!"] ‣From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [angry mob chases SpongeBob and Patrick] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
The Next Day
This is the second time where SpongeBob's parents are in a picture. The first was Home Sweet Pineapple.
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.
This is the second time Patrick pulls SpongeBob's arm off. the first time was "Big Pink Loser".
Patrick takes SpongeBob's money against his consent to buy something, in this case payment to turn his poem into a song. He would do this again in Yours, Mine, and Mine.
The braces-wearing orange nerd fish, seen in the episode Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture as a member of the fanclub, is seen in the comic shop. He is reading a comic and gets annoyed by Patrick's constant noise. He remarks, "If only Inaudible Lad were here right now!"
The scene where the gears in Patrick's head turn was previously seen in Patrick SmartPants.
In real life, a record player stuck to the top of a radio tower with gum would not broadcast music.
Patrick's song should have been on a CD, not a record; records (though for nostalgia purposes is still in limited production) went obsolete in the early 1990s.
It's suggested that Gary has a dodgeball, due to his "maybe" reaction to SpongeBob when he asked Gary.
Gookie Wookie Teddy Bear is a parody of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang song, Chu-Chi Face.
When SpongeBob and Patrick climb up the radio tower, the space object that pass them is Sputnik 1, Russia's and the worlds first artificial satellite, which in fact launched on October 4, 1957 and burned up on February 4, 1958, so it's impossible for Sputnik 1 to appear in the episode.
The radio mast on the radio station looked exactly like Warsaw Radio Mast.
The time card in this episode has the same background as the title card in Band Geeks.
When Bikini Bottom is in chaos by Patrick's song, this is similar to the movie "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" where the audience is affected by Cox's controversial music.
The title is a play on the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence".