After SpongeBob watches a TV ad at the Krusty Krab about Snail Bites, a new snail treat, he goes to the store to buy some for his pet snail, Gary. At his pineapple house, SpongeBob gives Gary a Snail Bite. Gary likes the treat, so each time he does a trick, SpongeBob gives him a Snail Bite. Lots and lots of Snail Bites later, SpongeBob runs out of treats and Gary wants more.
Gary meows all night for some more snail treats. SpongeBob gets slightly annoyed, so he tries to ignore Gary's meowing. That doesn't work, so SpongeBob takes Gary to the pet store in the middle of the night to see if there are any more Snail Bites. When they find out the store is closed, SpongeBob gets very tired, so he sleeps on the sidewalk, with Gary continues to meow. 80 "meows" later, SpongeBob wakes up. When he sees the cashier unlocking the pet store, SpongeBob then asks if there is a box of Snail Bites. The cashier tells him that they sold out almost immediatly, which leaves Gary meowing very loudly. SpongeBob tries to leave for work, but Gary won't let him leave. So he tricks Gary into slithering towards the kitchen and runs for it.
When SpongeBob goes to work, he is making patties. Gary enters the Krusty Krab, tracking slime all over the customers. SpongeBob is surprised (and a little angry) and yells at him. Gary meows at him, telling him the he wants more Snail Bites. A customer makes a suggestion to SpongeBob, that if he wants Snail Bites, he should go to factory where they make them. SpongeBob thinks that's a great idea, so he and Gary go to the factory.
A worker tells SpongeBob and Gary that they're closed, the last box of Snail-Bites shipped out days ago, they ran out of ingredients to make them, and the owner quit the business completely, because he had a lot of money. Gary then tells SpongeBob (in snail talk) that they should look all around the world, to see if they have any more Snail Bites. SpongeBob was now furious that he is still meowing.
The next scene shows SpongeBob and Gary driving all around the world and looking all of the pet shops. However, everybody says no because there isn't any Snail Bites all over the world. After looking around, SpongeBob gives up, leaving Gary still meowing for snail bites.
SpongeBob has nothing to do now for Gary's meowing. Patrick then comes and asks SpongeBob why Gary keeps on meowing. SpongeBob explains that Gary wants more treats and they're aren't any more. Patrick tells SpongeBob that he should tell Gary "no" in a firm voice. SpongeBob doesn't want to "say no to his widdle Gare-bear". But to have a lot of confidence, Patrick acts like a dog, and SpongeBob said "no" firmly. Patrick ran away to his house because he thought that SpongeBob hates to say "no".
He tries to say no to Gary, but Gary distracts him with photos of when he was founded by SpongeBob, which he says it's like yesterday. But he was trying to stop him from saying "no". So, SpongeBob tries again to say no to Gary, but there is a twist to the second "no"!
What a twist!
This ends in an strange and surprise ending
SpongeBob successfully said "NO" firmly to Gary, but he then nods and goes to bed, leaving SpongeBob surprised and relieved that he doesn't have to hear meows for the rest of the day. It was then revealed that Gary had learned his lesson about that doing another thing is more important than begging for a favorite thing the whole day. Meanwhile, Patrick eats his last box of Snail Bites. Once he runs out he starts meowing like Gary, and the episode ends.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣SpongeBob History Song - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] •Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [news on TV] ‣Coffee Bar - Peter Yorke [Snail Bites commercial] • ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward's gone] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob feeding Gary Snail Bites] • ? - Nicolas Carr [box is empty] ‣Drowsy Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to bed] ‣ ? [Gary meowing repeatedly] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["Treats" written on the wall in slime] ‣ ? [pet store is closed] ‣Murder Scene 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Please, I'm just the floor manager!"] ‣Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["Do you have any Snail Bites?"] ‣Cellar Search - Philippe Pares [Gary howls] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob walks away] ‣ ? [Gary growling at SpongeBob] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs to work] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Gary bothering SpongeBob at work] ‣Steel Sting (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thanks a lot."] ‣The Adventurers A - Michael Shapiro [SpongeBob traveling the world] ‣Buccaneer Overture - David Arkenstone [map of every pet store in the world] ‣Steel Sting (g) - Jeremy Wakefield [Gary keeps meowing] ‣Cute and Lovable - Phillip Green ["Pretend I'm Gary and tell me no."] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Do it, SpongeBob!"] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["STOP IT!"] ‣Tragic Bridge 2 - Phillip Green [SpongeBob struggles to say no] ‣Lambs in Clover - Jack Strachey [framed photos of SpongeBob and Gary] ‣Kamakani B - Kapono Beamer ["There are no more Snail Bites."] ‣Moloka'i Nui A - Kapono Beamer [ending]
Running Gag: Gary meowing, and SpongeBob saying "Well, I just can't say no to my little Gare Bear."
It is revealed that Gary's full name is "Gary Wilson Jr.", even though in a few episodes it is said his full name is "Gary the Snail." While Patrick's last name is Star, Gary's last name should also be Star due to the fact that Gary's father and Patrick's father share a common father. The name of Gary's father was Sluggo, not Gary Wilson. However, he may be named after his grandfather.
The statue Gary created to get another treat was an allusion to Perseus defeating the giant sea monster.
When SpongeBob goes to the viking town, some vikings from Dear Vikings can be seen.
In Russia, the pet store is spelled ПЭТ СТОРЭ, which in the cyrillic alphabet translates to PET STORE.
At first, it may seem like Gary is going through withdrawal symptoms (as though Snail Bites were addictive), but it's revealed that he was just responding to not being told "no".
Since Gary can at times be smarter than SpongeBob, it is odd that he could not figure out that meowing would accomplish nothing since all the Snail Bites were gone.
In this episode, Gary was seen as a baby for the first time.
Though it seems SpongeBob has a hard time saying "no", he's been firm with Gary before: In Gary Takes a Bath, he was determined to get Gary to take a bath, and didn't put up with his sass. In A Pal for Gary, he scolds Gary for being unfriendly to Puffy Fluffy (oblivious to Puffy Fluffy trying to kill Gary). In Pizza Delivery, SpongeBob firmly said "no" to Squidward on several occasions. In Welcome to the Chum Bucket, he said "no" to Plankton for making a Krabby Patty.
This episode proves once again that SpongeBob has a hard time saying "no". The first time was in The Abrasive Side.
When Gary bowls a strike to get a Snail Bite, it's is the second time a character is seen bowling, the first being in Frankendoodle.
The company worker puts an S between the C and the L when he is spelling "closed", although there's no S between the C and the L. He also put a Z between the S and E.
When SpongeBob is trying to go to sleep and Gary keeps him up, SpongeBob's eyes look similar to the ones on the InSPONGEiac title card.