Patchy the Pirate is waiting on 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 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, that includes 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 decided that he would sneak in while the Employees and 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.
He then gives SpongeBob the ability to decorate. Squidward reminds 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. SpongeBob then remembered the first time he ate a Krabby Patty, and he apparently loved it, even though when he had it he wasn't born yet.
Mr. Krabs found a wrapper, from an older Patty, 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, 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 he fell right to the duct the gang was in, while Krabs had split up to find another way. Patchy is almost to Bikini Bottom when he is eaten by a whale. He then remembers the time that Krabs told him the formula, and Plankton failed to find out what it is because the 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. Krab's wallet was going crazy about all of the loose change, so Krabs let it go to get some money, only to be picked up by an unsuspecting man. After they failed an attempt to call her 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 him 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 & Mr. Krabs theme songs), his camera goes haywire and the whale spits 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 Krabs and was blown into a balloon after he pleads with him to not launch him.
The episode ends with SpongeBob wishing the Restaurant a happy 'eleventy seventh' anniversary.
◦SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Cee-Lo Green [intro] ‣Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening narration] ‣Fresh as a Daisy - George French [Patchy arrives at Nickelodeon Studios] ‣Paper Boy - Harry Lubin ["Hey, kids! Isn't this exciting?"] ‣Showtime Fanfare 18 - Harry Bluestone [ad for Patchy's TV special] ‣Paper Boy - Harry Lubin [Patchy at the studio gate] ‣City Swell - Harry Lubin [security guard lets Patchy in] ‣Box Office - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy asking questions about SpongeBob] ‣Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card] •Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [a bunch of alarm clocks go off] ‣Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [SpongeBob's first visit to the Krusty Krab] ◦A Day Like This - Kyle McCulloch ‣Traffic Control 6 - Harry Lubin [back at Nickelodeon Studios] ‣Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Look, Patchy, a Rolodex."] ‣ ? ["That's private property, Patchy."] ‣Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Don't listen to him."] ‣Solo Harp [#60.06] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Don't do it, Patchy."] ‣Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Come on, do it!"] •Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [parrots disappear] ‣Showpizz (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls Rosario Dawson] ‣Glamour Party - Michel Gaucher [Patchy calls Triumph the Insult Comic Dog] ‣Showpizz (a) - Otto Sieben [Triumph hangs up] •Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob going to work] ‣Wargames - Keith Mansfield ["It's a perfect opportunity for Plankton to try and steal the formula."] ‣Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [eyes grow all over SpongeBob's body] ‣Wargames Linking Section (g) - Keith Mansfield ["Study this map. Stay extra vigilant."] ‣Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [montage of Squidward sleeping on the job] ‣Deadline - Sam Spence [Patrick hired as a security guard] • ? - Nicolas Carr [Krabs laughs] ‣O Makalapua B - Kapono Beamer [Chum Bucket celebrating 50 years of failure] ‣Charge - Will Schaefer [Krabs in a baseball uniform] ‣Jubilee Sports - Dennis Berry, Stuart Crombie [launchings] ‣Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Plankton launches himself] ‣Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Today is the perfect day to steal the recipe."] ‣Jolly Good (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls LeBron James] ‣Happy Choo Choo (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls Will Ferrell] ‣Hail to the Chief - Nicolas Carr [ringtone] ‣Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs raising prices] ‣Austin Western - Larry Hochman, Mladen Franko [Western themed decor] ‣Disco Demo - Mladen Franko [disco theme] ‣ ? [space theme] ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea] ‣Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob decorating the Krusty Krab] ‣Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick slams Squidward against the wall] ‣Circus Parade (a) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Okay, open your ears."] ‣Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples ["I present to you..."] ‣ ? [SpongeBob trying to open the freezer] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward knocked out] ‣Christmas Fantasy - Gregor F. Narholz [Krabby Patty ice sculpture] ‣Boy Wizard's Teacher - Paul Lawler ["Let's get this thing out of here!"] ‣Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [they get locked in the freezer] •Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Ron Wasserman ["The door!"] ‣Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [they climb into the air duct] ‣Steel Sting (g) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Those are three moles, a birthmark."] ‣Declamatory Chords - Alan Braden ["It's this way!"] ‣Comic Capers B and C - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [they hit a dead end] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, what's this?"] ‣Tiptoe Link 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["That takes me back to the good old days."] ◦Krabby Patty Jingle - Paul Tibbitt, Gary Stockdale ‣Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["I still have nightmares."] ‣ ? ["We'll find our way out."] ‣Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede [Patrick breathing on Squidward's neck] ‣Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz [surveillance room] ‣Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton sneaks in] ‣Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [crossroad] ‣Da Jodel-Rudel - Werner Brueggemann [SpongeBob's lederhosen] ‣Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [they hit another dead end] ‣Vibe Sting - Dick de Benedictis [they scream as they fall] ‣Box Office - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy flipping through the Rolodex] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patchy calls Craig Ferguson] ‣Playful Bridge 5 - Harry Bluestone ["Robin Williams...!"] ‣Invasion Force - Harry Bluestone [Patchy laughs diabolically] ‣At the Zoo - Gerhard Trede [Patchy meets Robin Williams] ‣Imminent Action - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Robin makes a phone call in the bathroom] ‣Dachshund Walk - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Robin leaves the bathroom] ‣Furtive Footsteps - Paddy Kingsland [Patchy takes Robin to the green room] ‣Vaudeville Show - Larry Hochman [Patchy's guests announced] ‣Patchy's Opening Song - Nicolas Carr [Patchy comes on stage] ‣Cockney Capers - Ray Davies* ["You're looking at the wrong camera!"] ‣Cockney Capers 1.3 - Ray Davies* ["What are you pointing at me for?"] ‣Movie Overture - Larry Hochman [Patchy introduces SpongeBob] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patchy laughs nervously] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["What do you mean he's not coming?!"] ‣Curtains Up - Norman Dane [meanwhile in the green room...] ‣Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [guests waiting around] •We've Got Scurvy - P!nk ‣Buccaneer Overture - David Arkenstone [Patchy searches for SpongeBob and gets eaten by a whale] • ? - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab] ‣High Hazard - Philippe Pares [Plankton falling through the ducts] ‣Editor's Falling Over (a) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Thank Neptune that's over."] ‣Monocle and Pocket-Watch - Brian Douglas Gulland ["Why must you always ruin my plans?!"] ‣Holy Grail - Larry Hochman [flashback to when Krabs told SpongeBob the secret formula] ‣African Conflict - Norman Dane [SpongeBob and Krabs in the jungle] ‣Middle East Mosaic - Gilbert Vinter [SpongeBob and Krabs traveling across the desert] ‣Against All Odds - Paul Lawler [SpongeBob and Krabs in a boat, on a bridge, and climbing a mountain] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quick, into me office before anyone sees us!"] ‣Monocle and Pocket-Watch - Brian Douglas Gulland ["What?! You went in a circle!"] ‣Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede ["Now remember, you can never tell another living soul."] ‣Monocle and Pocket-Watch - Brian Douglas Gulland [Plankton's pen is out of ink] ‣Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton falling again] ‣Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward smiles creepily] •Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward smiles creepily] ‣Silver Sparkle - Harry Rabinowitz [the world before SpongeBob] ‣Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [flashback to when SpongeBob moved in] ‣Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [choir] ‣Hawaiian Sting 13 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hi, neighbor! I'm SpongeBob SquarePants."] ‣Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [huge crowd of people outside Krusty Krab] ‣Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Krabs pushes his wallet outside] ‣Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [someone finds it] ‣Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [shot of radio] ‣Cartoon Sting 2 - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["It might be our way out of here."] ‣Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Sandy's trapped in that box!"] ‣Cartoon Sting 2 - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Remember the day Sandy and I got married?"] ‣Wedding March - Geoff Bastow, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [start of flashback] ‣Dreaming Flowers - Gerhard Kanzian, Gustav Lange, Krassimira Ziegler ["Friends, we have gathered here today to join these two hearts in the bond of love."] ‣Wedding March - Geoff Bastow, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [SpongeBob and Sandy "kiss"] ‣Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [it was just a play] ‣Botany Bay - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patchy inside the whale's belly] ‣Untitled Tune - Jack Shaindlin [Rare and Rejected SpongeBob clips] ◦I'm Ready to Go to Work - Sean Charmatz, Eban Schletter ‣Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [whale sneezes Patchy out] ‣Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy lands in the green room] •SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr [Patchy dreams about meeting SpongeBob] ‣Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy wakes up] • ? - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab] ‣Pua Paoakalani B - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani ["We didn't even get to celebrate the Krusty Krab's anniversary."] ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea] ‣Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn [battering ram] ‣Daylight Shines Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie [the crowd's gone] ‣Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Krabs cries] ‣Men of State - Harry Bluestone ["I spent the whole day with my best friends."] ◦Oh, Krusty Krab - Luke Brookshier, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ‣Fanfare (a) - David Farnon ["Let's get some Krabby Patties!"] ‣Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [Plankton takes the formula] ‣Daylight Shines Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie [customers rush in] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Me Krabby Patty recipe!"] •Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending] ‣Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [closing narration/credits]
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.
Running Gag: Characters Favorite number is 21.
Patchy is told that Tom Kenny plays SpongeBob, which is ironic because Patchy is played by Tom Kenny as well.
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.
In Latin America and Spain, the title was called "Stuck in the Freezer."
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 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.
In 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) was and just let him walk on two legs.
This special has three opening parodies, with Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward replacing SpongeBob. Also, there was different mouths that Painty had (there wasn't Steven's mouth because they were the voice actors of the three characters).
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 are not found in either versions. 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.
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
This is one of the few episode's 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 hat year.
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.
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.
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.
When Krabs writes a "0" on $3.99, he says "$39," instead of "$39.90."
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 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 SpongeBob's pineapple comes to life in the 30's-style segment, the pipe disappears.
Plankton said that he had been launched every time that he failed (excluding his failure in the end of this episode). However in "Plankton's Army" it was shown that he was flushed down the toilet instead of being launched.
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, Krabs and the rest split up, but after SpongeBob tells Plankton about the first time Krabs told him the Krabby Patty secret formula, 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 ! mark.