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Sing a Song of Patrick
General
Season №: 5
Episode №: 89b
Airdate: February 19, 2007
Sister episode(s): "The Krusty Sponge"
Credits
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Tom King
Steven Banks
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Tom King
Animation: Alan Smart
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "The Krusty Sponge"
Next: "A Flea in Her Dome"
List of episodes

"Sing a Song of Patrick" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, Patrick writes a song.

Characters

Synopsis

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.


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Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  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!"]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob kicked out]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [Spongebob kicked out]
  Cartoon Sting 2 - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I wish not to be disturbed, SpongeBob."]
  Musical Box (b) - Dave Hewson [flashback to Patrick in school]
  Drama Link (d) and (b) - Hubert Clifford [dodgeballs thrown at Patrick/"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!"]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [shot of envelope]
  Cookie, Wookie, Teddy Bear - Tom King, Eban Schletter [Bigshot Records exterior]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [band manager gags]
  Rockin Hood - Nicolas Carr [guitarist's eyes disintegrate]
  Funeral Sting - Harry Bluestone, Dieter Reith [band members' tombstones]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [back at home...]
  Rockin Hood - Nicolas Carr ["Are you ready to rock?"]
  I Wrote This - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record]
  Wahini Wobble - 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]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [Spongebob and Patrick kicked out of the radio station]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [climbing the antenna]
  I Wrote This - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record]
  Fanfare (a) - David Farnon ["Patrick Star, musical genius!"]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [angry mob chases SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

Release

Trivia

Timeline
After Walking the Plankton
Timecards
  • The Next Day
  • Patrick has three fans that like his song; they are SpongeBob, Old Man Jenkins, and the orange Harold.
  • Running Gag: SpongeBob's arms are removed from his body
  • 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.

Cultural References

  • 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".

Errors

  • During the song, Twinkle, Twinkle, Patrick Star, when the song goes, "My mommy named it Fred", the closed captions on the DVD sing "My mommy made the bread".
  • When Patrick's brain is working, if you look closely at the doorway, the door is nowhere in sight. However, minutes later, SpongeBob is knocking on the door.

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