"Snooze You Lose" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season ten. In this episode, Squidward is so tired that SpongeBob and Patrick cannot wake him up, but they will not let him miss his big audition.
Squidward, who is very tired, starts his night time routine. He drinks some warm milk, turns on his noise maker (which makes a bubbling sound), dims the lights, sings himself a lullaby: "Sleep, little Squidward, catch some winks. Everything and everyone clearly stinks," and attempts to sleep. He then gets quickly woken up by a giant, loud burp caused by SpongeBob and Patrick drinking a large amount of soda, which SpongeBob and Patrick both laugh at. Squidward tells SpongeBob to stop and that he hasn't slept for three days. He also tells him that he has to be ready for the Bikini Bottom Philharmonic auditions. SpongeBob tells Squidward to take a walk, and Squidward decides to follow his advice. He finishes his walk and goes to SpongeBob's house, thinking that it's his moai. SpongeBob turns into a bed, and Patrick and Gary joins with Squidward sleeping on SpongeBob.
The next morning, the gang has woken up, with the exception of Squidward. SpongeBob and Patrick try to wake him up, but to no avail. The two later made Lab Squidward, but unfortunately crashes outside the lab and wreaks havoc to the town. Patrick later gets the idea of crawling up Squidward and playing him like a puppet. Later on, the two got ready to control Squidward's body. The two play around with Squidward's body for a while, then they both leave (while in Squidward's body) for the Philharmonic. While doing so, they have trampled on several people and crash a car. A police officer tells the two that the place is a "no-dancing zone."
SpongeBob realizes he doesn't know where the concert hall is. He later asks an old lady where the concert hall is. While doing so, they catch up the attention of several people. SpongeBob sees a bus that leads to the concert hall and boards it.
The two arrive at the concert hall for the audition, with Octavius Rex and the conductor inside it. While entering the concert hall, the two made a big mess on the stage. SpongeBob asks where Squidward's clarinet is, and Patrick says it was on his backside. The two has made Squidward play the clarinet, at first terrible and off-tune (which led to the conductor calling in the next person) but later plays it well, much to the surprise of the two. In the middle of the audition, Squidward wakes up, and is surprised to see he is at the audition. Squidward later finds out that the SpongeBob and Patrick were inside of him, and later spits them out of his body.
The conductor has later called Squidward a "musical genius," much to the happiness of Squidward. He later plays (without the two's control) and the two gets irritated by it. The screens cuts to the bus, with SpongeBob and Patrick sleeping beside Squidward. Squidward later sees Lab Squidward wreaking terror in the city while oddly playing a "clarinet" (in reality just a house), oddly much to the joy of the townsfolk.
The episode name was confirmed in a tweet by Vincent Waller on October 22, 2016.
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|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
- Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
‣ Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield [The opening]
‣ Squidward's Lullaby - Kaz Prapuolenis [Squidward sings this.]
‣ Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob drinks soda, then burps.]
‣ M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I haven't slept for three days!"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (n) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward takes SpongeBob's advice.]
‣ Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob jumps toward Patrick to avoid him drinking more soda.]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob stuffs a pillow in Patrick's mouth.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick swallows the pillow.]
‣ Drowsy Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward takes a walk.]
‣ Alien Spacecraft (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward appears at SpongeBob's house unintentionally.]
‣ Aloha Lui Lui - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Gary fall asleep.]
‣ William Tell Overture - Gioacchino Rossini [The next morning]
‣ Dramatic Bridge 4 - Phil Green ["This isn't my rug! Where am I?!"]
‣ Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob and Patrick trying to wake up Squidward.]
‣ Unknown Track 26 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick play rock guitars.]
‣ Disastrous Event 2 - Harry Lubin ["Patrick, this is bad."]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["You are a genius!"]
‣ Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick create another Squidward in a lab.]
‣ Drama Link (e) - Hubert Clifford ["It didn't work."]
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["That's it!"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (v) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Yours."]
‣ Cartoon Sting 5 - SpongeBob and Patrick get inside Squidward's body.
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick walk to the town inside Squidward.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (o) - Jeremy Wakefield ["You're in a no-dancing zone."]
‣ Air Power - Sidney Sager [SpongeBob puts on his propeller hat and goggles.]
‣ Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [A crowd of people gather around Squidward.]
‣ Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob notices the bus to the concert hall.]
‣ Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick get on the bus inside Squidward/The bus driver closes the bus door.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Moments later..."]
‣ ? [Exterior of concert hall]
‣ Cartoon Sting 7 - SpongeBob and Patrick get at the concert hall inside Squidward.
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob searches through Squidward's brain.]
‣ Gracious Mood for Clarinet - Otto Sieben [Squidward plays clarinet well because of SpongeBob.]
‣ Unknown Track 50 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward spits out SpongeBob and Patrick.]
‣ Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples ["A magical, musical wizard!"]
‣ Fanfares 18 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["Yes, yes! Bring us to ecstasy, maestro!"]
‣ Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony ["I envy you, common people."]
‣ Baroque Fin 22 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["For I am in complete control!"]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward plays the clarinet very badly.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Later..."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Lab Squidward plays clarinet.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [The ending]
- As of September 29, 2017, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.7/10 based on 136 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 7.8/10 based on 5 votes.
- Later... x2
- Moments Later...
- The title card for this episode is similar to that of "Mooncation" and "Goons on the Moon."
- This episode, along with its sister, is dedicated to Barry Anthony Trop, a former music composer for the show (1952-2016). His dedication can be seen in the credits.
- This and its sister episode are the fourth episodes to be dedicated to someone. The first was The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie when it was dedicated to Jules Engel (1909-2003), the second was "Karate Island" when it was dedicated to Pat Morita (1932-2005), and the third was "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" when it was dedicated to Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012).
- This is the second episode in which a character notices characters literally inside their head, in this case Squidward sees SpongeBob and Patrick in his head. The first is "Plankton!," where SpongeBob notices Plankton inside his head.
- This is the second episode where SpongeBob and Patrick go inside Squidward's body. The first is "Squidtastic Voyage."
- This episode is similar to Slimy Dancing. Both episodes have characters entering other characters body then control them and have the characters notices them inside there head. Coincidentally Squidward was the one inside SpongeBob so this episode can be considered Slimy Dancing but the roles are reversed.
- Gary's food bowl is used as a popcorn bowl in this episode.
- This episode is set after 2012 because one woman in the background can be seen talking on a smartphone, which are almost completely a common thing ever since 2012.
- This and "Krusty Katering" are the last episodes aired to use the 2009-2017 Nickelodeon Productions logo.
- Apparently, Lab Squidward can make better clarinet sounds than actual Squidward.
- This episode premiered seventeen years after "Help Wanted," "Tea at the Treedome," and "Reef Blower" premiered in Canada, fourteen years after Lost at Sea, Anchors Away, and The Sponge Who Could Fly VHS were released, eleven years after "Squeaky Boots" premiered in China, nine years after "Not Normal" premiered, and two years after The SpongeBob Movie Game: Sponge on the Run updated for the second time and "Plankton's Pet" premiered in Germany and Poland.
- This episode premiered in Canada twelve years after "The Lost Mattress" and "Krabs vs. Plankton," seven years after "Pet or Pests" and "Komputer Overload" premiered in Poland, four years after "Are You Happy Now?" premiered in Poland, three years after "Chocolate with Nuts" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" premiered in Poland, and two years after the release of SpongeBob Comics No. 44 and SpongeBob's Game Frenzy were released.
- This episode premiered in Russia and Turkey twelve years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released in theaters in Russia, Singapore, and the Czech Republic, eight years after "Toy Store of Doom" premiered, and two years after the tenth clip of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was released online.
- This episode premiered in the UK on October 4, 2017, exactly seven months after it premiered in the United States.
- This episode was paired up with "Planet of the Jellyfish" for the Massive Monster Mayhem marathon on Nicktoons.
- Richard from "Graveyard Shift" can be seen in the crowd that surrounds Squidward.
- The title of this episode is a reference to the phrase of the same name.
- "Gustav Mollusk's Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor" is a parody of "Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor."
- Maestro Mackerel is a parody of Terence Fletcher, a brutal conductor in the film "Whiplash." In fact, they are both portrayed by J.K Simmons. Simmons even won the Academy Award as the latter.
- When Squidward is at SpongeBob's house entrance and mistakes it for his home, after the camera zooms out, Squidward's real home is nowhere to be found despite not being that far from SpongeBob's home.