Two Thumbs Down" is a episode from SpongeBob SquarePants season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob loses the use of his thumbs.
At SpongeBob’s house, SpongeBob and Patrick play thumb war and SpongeBob wins. He gives Patrick a thumbs up, making Patrick feel good. He then goes to work at the
Krusty Krab and gives some customers thumbs up. He gives Mr. Krabs a thumbs up, and Squidward two thumbs up. Later he talks to Sandy on the street and gives her the thumbs up as well. Sandy asks SpongeBob if he feels like he's using the thumbs up too much but he says no and he goes to cross the street and gives everyone a thumbs up.
He does another one and then breaks both his thumbs. He goes to the hospital and Dr. Manfish tells him he can't say for certain if he'll be able to use his thumbs again. He goes to the Krusty Krab where he can't cook
anymore due to his injury. SpongeBob is upset and mopes around his house. Sandy finds him and tells him he needs to find a purpose in life again.
SpongeBob then mends his thumbs through training and goes to the Krusty Krab where Patrick has taken his job. They then have another thumb war to determine who gets the job. SpongeBob wins and gets his job back, happily.
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Vincent Waller confirmed the episode on Twitter on October 11, 2015.
( Associated production music ‣ )
( Original music • )
( SpongeBob music ◦ )
‣ Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Title card]
‣ Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn [Opening.]
? ‣ ["Thanks, SpongeBob, that means a lot."]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Giving someone a thumbs up feels great!"]
‣ Sailor's Sting 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Boy, these Krabby Patties are delicious."]
‣ Fantasy Princess [#52] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["That thumbs up really touched my heart."]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (z) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob walks away.]
‣ Sailor's Sting 8 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs asks if SpongeBob counted the cups.]
? ‣ ["Yes, sir!"]
‣ Sailor's Sting 9 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Do you have one of your precious thumbs up for me?"]
? ‣ [Two thumbs up.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes back to the kitchen.]
‣ Unknown Track 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gives Sandy two thumbs up.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (q) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob leaves Sandy.]
‣ Jungle Baby - Hans Ehrlinger [SpongeBob giving everyone thumbs up.]
‣ Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob's thumbs break.]
‣ Unknown Track 19 - SpongeBob in the hospital.
‣ Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trying to take the spatula.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm sorry, son."]
‣ Cartoon Sting 9 - Barry Anthony [Patrick enters the kitchen.]
‣ Sailor's Sting 14 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, I'm glad it's you."]
• Thumbs Song - Kaz, Eban Schletter [Original composition.]
‣ Crazy Mind - Harry Lubin [Sandy visits SpongeBob.]
‣ Fates - Gregor Narholz ["Don't give up, SpongeBob!"]
‣ Giant Steps - Ramon Codas ["Enough sitting around feeling sorry for myself."]
‣ Sailor's Sting 22 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick cooking patties.]
? ‣ ["The job's taken."]
‣ Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn ["Thumb war."]
‣ Sword Fight Alt. End - Sam Fonteyn [SpongeBob wins the thumb war.]
‣ SpongeBob History Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]
As of October 17, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.0/10 based on 69 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a 5.2/10 based on 23 votes. 
The title card is similar to " Mrs. Puff, You're Fired," except the background is pink.
This is the third time Patrick works at the Krusty Krab and the second time he is fry cook. His first time working at the Krusty Krab in general was in " Big Pink Loser" and his second overall and first time as a fry cook was in " Bummer Vacation."
This is the fourth time Sandy has been referred to as Sandra. The first time was in " Patrick SmartPants" the second time was in " Atlantis SquarePantis" and the third time was in " Kenny the Cat."
This episode premiered on the same day as the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards.
This is the sixth time that an episode premiered on Kids Choice Night. The first was " Help Wanted" in 1999, the second was " Krusty Towers"/" Mrs. Puff, You're Fired" in 2006, the third was " Sentimental Sponge" in 2011, the fourth was " Are You Happy Now?"/" Planet of the Jellyfish" in 2012, and the fifth was "Kenny the Cat" in 2014.
The live-action scenes played when SpongeBob's thumbs are breaking are suppose to represent how his thumbs are feeling at that moment in time. Here is a list of the live-action scenes that are used.
Two steam locomotives colliding
The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse (also seen in " To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants")
A tree falling down on the ground
A bird stuck in a tree
A baby that is crying
All of the main characters appear in this episode except for Sheldon J. Plankton and Gary the Snail.
This episode premiered in Canada on July 1, 2016 which is ironically Canada Day.
This episode premiered in Germany on March 12, 2017, exactly one year after it premiered in the United States.
At the start of the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick were playing thumb war. It could be a reference to the show Thumb Wrestling Federation.
The scene where the plum puller pulls a plum of a pie may or may not be a reference to Little Jack Horner.
The mom with the baby on the bench appear during the Thumbs Song, but they disappear when they zoom out and show the thumb convention.
There's a scene where SpongeBob is shown walking outside of Bikini Bottom. Then the next scene shows him immediately walking to his pineapple house which is located in Bikini Bottom.
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