Johnny Elaine announces the short on TV. The scene then zooms to SpongeBob where he is watering the flowers. He notices that Patrick left his garden hose on, so he walks over to Patrick's rock, turns the water off and knocks on the rock. Patrick comes out and says hello to SpongeBob. SpongeBob then asks Patrick about the hose. He finds out that Patrick left the hose running on purpose.
SpongeBob responds in a wise-tone "Well, having a hose running can waste thousands of gallons of water per month." The next scene shows the water coming out of Patrick's house.
SpongeBob screams, jumps into Patrick's house, sucks the water up and then says that they will put the captured water to use. The scene cuts to Patrick watering Mrs. Puff's flowers by using SpongeBob as a watering can. Mrs. Puff says thank you to SpongeBob and Patrick, and SpongeBob finally responds with "See Patrick, saving a little water goes a long way."
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Breakfast News - Bella Russell, Nigel Beaham-Powell ["And now a special message from SpongeBob SquarePants."]
‣ Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob watering plants]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick's wasting water!"]
‣ The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob turns Patrick's hose off]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob screams]
‣ You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [watering Mrs. Puff's flowers]
- While this short relates to the situation of water conservation, it makes no sense in the context of the scene itself. SpongeBob is telling Patrick that he's wasting water even though they live in water.
- The short was made for Nickelodeon's educational project The Big Green Help.
- The website (http://www.nick.com/biggreenhelp) mentioned in the outro does not exist anymore. The link is now a redirect to the main Nickelodeon website.
- When SpongeBob said "thousands of gallons of water per month" he talked in his manly voice similar to when he said "Hall Monitor!" in the episode "Hall Monitor."
- This short premiered three years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released in Japan.
- This short aired on the same day as "Educate and Activate."