Patchy the Pirate is waiting for SpongeBob to show up at the TV Extravaganza, with no reply, he thinks back to all of the time SpongeBob gave him no reply, so he goes to find SpongeBob, and ride his boat to Bikini Atoll. SpongeBob wakes up in the morning, with the help of many alarm clocks lined up to the foghorn clock, only to blow out more clocks, this wakes SpongeBob up. He then reveals that it is the eleventy-seven year anniversary since Mr. Krabs opened the Krusty Krab. He then remembered the first time he ate a Krabby Patty, and he apparently loved it, even though he was not born yet when he had it. He prepares himself then he rushes the way of the restaurant when he bumps into other fish in line to get to the restaurant, and he knows that he cannot be late for this, so he jumps over the crowd's heads.
SpongeBob arrives at the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs reminds them to keep a close eye on all of the doors, and entrances, including the air vents, to make sure that Plankton does not sneak in. Meanwhile, Plankton was talking to his computer wife about how he was a failure for 50 years of business, so he decides that he would sneak in while the Employees and Mr. Krabs were distracted by the festivities. After Patchy ran off, P!nk and the other celebrities were waiting for their turn in the extravaganza, so they sang a song titled, We've Got Scurvy.
Mr. Krabs then gives SpongeBob the ability to decorate. Squidward reminds Mr. Krabs what had happened the other time SpongeBob got to decorate, but this time he was going to use the resources that he already had in the restaurant, and made it look great, they then went to see the ice sculpture that he had made for the Krabby Patty, but the door locks them in the freezer, so they hire Patrick Star, who had been hired for Security, were locked in the freezer, so they climbed into the duct system to escape, and make their way through a giant maze of air ducts.
Mr. Krabs found a wrapper, from an older Patty. Mr. Krabs then had a flashback from the old Krusty Krab commercial. SpongeBob and the gang then go into another room, and it has many cameras, and they saw that SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward's houses were on camera. Mr. Krabs doesn't know what to say, but there is also two men recording them at that very minute. Meanwhile, Plankton was having trouble trying to find the Krabby Patty Formula, and eventually fell right to the duct the gang was in, while Mr. Krabs had split up to find another way. Patchy is almost to Bikini Bottom when he is eaten by a whale. SpongeBob then remembers the time that Mr. Krabs told him the formula, and Plankton failed to find out what it is because the Mr. Krabs in the flashback threw Plankton down an air duct.
Then they eventually came to the point where SpongeBob was being remembered by Squidward, the times before he moved in and the day that it happened. Mr. Krabs' wallet was going crazy about all of the loose change, so Mr. Krabs lets it go to get some money, only to be picked up by an unsuspecting man. They failed an attempt to call Sandy on a radio transmitter to come and rescue them when Patrick destroys it and all of Bikini Bottom came to the play. SpongeBob then remembered a play where he and Sandy are married.
Now Patchy the Pirate was stuck in the belly of a whale, and he played the Scenes of SpongeBob before it aired (including the Squidward, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs theme songs), his camera goes haywire and the whale sneezes him out, right back into the studio, where he is knocked unconscious and he believed he was meeting SpongeBob, he then was knocked out again, and it was just a dream, the celebrities in the studio then told him he can see SpongeBob everywhere, and he is knocked unconscious again.
At this point, SpongeBob used all of the gang as a battering ram, and got them out, only to discover that all of the customers were gone, and then SpongeBob sang the Krusty Krabs song "Oh, Krusty Krab," which brought all of the customers back and they started singing in a circle, and then the Krusty Krab was in business, and everyone was happy. Plankton, on the other hand, was discovered by Mr. Krabs and was blown into a balloon after he pleads with him not to launch him.
The episode ends with SpongeBob wishing the Restaurant a happy 'eleventy seventh' anniversary.
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At the beginning, when Patchy arrives, a Dora the Explorer poster can be seen outside of Nickelodeon Studios. Also, if you look closely, you can see a poster of Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
This is the first episode with the new Nickelodeon change-orange lowercase letters that spell "NICK."
The new logo was adopted in 2009.
When Patchy asks where SpongeBob is, one of the things he says is "getting his boat waxed." This isn't possible because SpongeBob doesn't even have a license and therefore wouldn't own a boat. It's odd Patchy asked that since he's been the president of the SpongeBob fan club for a decade at the time and would know better. However, he could've been just using that as an excuse.
It is revealed that SpongeBob did not grow up in Bikini Bottom, and Squidward dislikes him so much because his house landed on his garden (which wasn't even SpongeBob's fault). Although, some episodes state that he and his friends did grow up together.
The fake old SpongeBob cartoon is similar to the old Disney and Fleischer cartoons (e.g., Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie).
At the very beginning of the episode, instead of playing his nose as a flute, SpongeBob plays it as a trombone.
The Nick Mag with the SpongeBash party on it has the lyrics for the other characters' theme songs inside.
In the U.S., this episode was originally going to air on November 9 but later it was moved to November 6.
Even though SpongeBob and Sandy's wedding was a play, SpongeBob calls it "...the time me and Sandy got married."
When Sandy was in her wedding dress, the patch of tan fur on her torso didn't extend to above her breasts, as it normally does.
During the credits for this episode, instead of the usual theme music, Squidward sings the song "Beautiful Dreamer."
For some reason, Truth or Square (episode) and Truth or Square (video game) have different stories. In the episode, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs get locked in the freezer and get lost in the vents. But in the video game SpongeBob keeps the Krabby Patty formula somewhere safe but forgets where he kept it.
It is revealed that SpongeBob has three moles and a birthmark on his back.
At the beginning, when SpongeBob leaves his house after singing, he bumps into Harold, who is in a line going all the way to the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob declares he cannot be late and jumps on the fish heads. If you listen and watch closely, you can hear that the men fish have women voices and the women fish have men's voices.
Patchy doesn't have a peg leg here, he actually has two legs. Despite the earlier appearances of Patchy using a peg leg. It's possible that the cast realized how hard using the peg-leg was for Tom Kenny (Voice actor for SpongeBob and actor for Patchy) and just let him walk on two legs.
This special has three opening parodies, with Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward replacing SpongeBob. Also, there were different mouths that Painty had (there wasn't Steven's mouth because they were the voice actors of the three characters).
The 117th anniversary was based on Lord of the Rings where Bilbo says it is his 111st birthday.
There are three versions of this episode:
Version 1: The original airing of the episode which lasts 51 minutes (excluding commercials). It is the version found on iTunes, and is also seen on The Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square Shorts. This version used to be on Netflix. But recently, Netflix switched to using version 2.
Version 2: An alternate version of the episode, that is used in reruns. It often shown in two parts. This version removes the Patchy scenes at the beginning, as well as celebrity cameos by Rosario Dawson, Lebron James, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Craig Ferguson, and Robin Williams. This version starts with the extravaganza portion, and there are various lines that version 1 doesn't have. In recent runs, the credits were shown at the ending, along with the normal logo combo at the bottom-right corner.
Version 3: The extended version of the episode which lasts for 59 minutes. It was only released on DVD. It is a combination of versions 1 & 2, and it also contains extended material that is not found in either version. The extended version includes a cameo by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a scene with Robin Williams in the bathroom, and an extended epilogue, where the narrator compares Patchy to Blackbeard the Pirate.
When SpongeBob is talking about when he first moved in, you can also see a part where he says, "Hey Patrick! Guess who just moved in next door!" This is weird because SpongeBob actually knew Patrick's name even though he just moved in. However, according to "The Secret Box," he has been Patrick’s best friend since they met in the hospital they were born in.
If a baby was able to pull out its umbilical cord in real-life, it will die because the cord is acting like an oxygen tube.
When SpongeBob laughs after saying "Yee-haw!" in a flashback, his laugh sounds gargled but on the next scene, his laugh is normal.
When they flashback to every time SpongeBob decorated, the two fish at the Krusty Krab are the same.
When Patchy was driving the boat past the studio, you can see a drawing of Squidward on the wall of the studio.
In the flashback of the time SpongeBob first visited the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob's mother is pregnant with SpongeBob; but in "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob is shown to have been in an egg before he was born.
If this episode ever has a sequel, the year would be 2019.
This episode would be only 22 minutes long without the Patchy segments.
This is one of the few episodes where Patrick's fighting ability is shown.
This is the longest episode of the series, lasting 51 minutes.
In the Brazilian version, this episode is called "Bob Esponja entrando numa fria" (SpongeBob entering a cold). The explanation for this is that "Fria" (Cold) is a Brazilian slang that means "go wrong."
The flashbacks have some similarities to the cutaways shown in other television shows.
The Krusty Krab was founded in 1892, because 117 years before 2009 would be that year.
This episode has to be after "Patty Hype," because in that episode, he says that he has never had a line leading out of the Krusty Krab and in this episode he does.
This is one of the only episodes in which Mr. Krabs correctly calls Squidward by his first name.
In the flashback of SpongeBob coming to Bikini Bottom, the pineapple, when it is in the water, does not have cartoon leaves.
This is the only episode where Plankton wears clothing that is not a hat or a disguise. He wears a suit in the fake wedding scene.
The old Krabby Patty Jingle and commercial was a reference to the doctor cigarettes scam, where the commercial said that nine out of ten doctors recommend smoking doctor cigarettes for your health.
This episode is similar to the Family Guy episode "Griffin Family History," as both episodes feature the main characters getting stuck somewhere, and both feature a security monitoring computer, with cameras placed at some areas of the Griffin house/houses in Bikini Bottom.
The scene where SpongeBob uses Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs as a battering ram may be a reference to the scene in Toy Story 2 where the toys use Rex as a battering ram.
The scene when Patchy shows the Really-Old clip of SpongeBob, SpongeBob's design is really similar to Mickey Mouse.
Towards the beginning of the episode, Patchy is dropped off by his mom and his boat-car is not there. But later in the episode, he drives away in his boat-car.
It is possible that he either got a ride back to his place to get Potty and drove back in the boat-car or Potty drove the boat-car to Nickelodeon Studios.
When Plankton falls down an air duct and lands in the one that SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward are in in their last scene in the duct system, that duct is underground, but later in the episode, when Mr. Krabs throws his wallet out through the peephole, and when they escape, the duct is above the ground.
SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward follow the underground map of the Krusty Krab. However, they appear to over ground the whole time, as they traveled through the air duct in the ceiling. They also appear to be over the ground when Mr. Krabs looks out a hole in the roof to see the customers. It is possible they went underground when they fell through one of the air ducts and then traveled back up to the roof off-screen.
When Squidward points out that Patrick left his TV on, Patrick's mouth is red for a couple seconds. When he replies to Squidward with "Well, duh! I don't wanna miss my shows," his mouth is black again.
During the wedding play when Sandy walked by an anchovy, his eyes are gone.
When SpongeBob got to lead Patrick and Squidward down the air vent, in the zoom-in he wore sock guarders. When it pops out of the zoom, they are gone.
In the room of cameras, some cameras would be highly visible to people, such as the camera in Sandy's bathroom.
The alarm clocks towards the beginning says 5 P.M.
At one point, Mr. Krabs and the rest split up, but after SpongeBob tells Plankton about the first time Krabs told him the Krabby Patty secret formula, Mr. Krabs appears out of nowhere.
In the surveillance room, what is on the TVs change from shot to shot.
The size of the TVs also change, as well as what tubes are connected to what TVs.
When SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs enter the surveillance room, there is a chair but when they look at the TV with them on it and also when they look at the camera men, the chair is gone.
In some airings, "P!nk" is spelled as "Pink" without the exclamation point.
If one looks closely, one can see that at the beginning when Patchy was outside Nickelodeon Studios, because of the wind, his beard starts to peel off.
If one slows down the audio, one can tell that the shot heard before SpongeBob hops on the fishes heads to get to his work goes off before he finishes talking.
When SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, and Squidward enter the Surveillance Room, the order is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward. However, in the scene prior, it is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick.
In the Surveillance Room, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, and Squidward are looking at themselves looking at themselves. However, the pattern only stops with a screen inside a screen. The screen inside the screen inside the screen shows nothing.
When Robin Williams says that he is alright after Patchy checks on him for the second time, Robin Williams calls him, "Patchy," not "Pagey."
In Squidward's flashback of life before SpongeBob featured Paco eating a Krabby Patty, but since Squidward is the cashier, it is unknown how Paco could have ordered that Krabby Patty.
When Patchy yells "What?! What do you mean he is not coming!" his hook is on his left hand but when he leaves the studio, the hook is on his right hand.
When SpongeBob says "50 cents," the closed captions say "5 cents."
When SpongeBob bounces on Fred, he has a female voice.