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MuscleBob BuffPants/Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost 

SpongeBob orders a pair of fake muscles to impress his friends. / Squidward pretends that he is a ghost.


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Episode cast overview:
SpongeBob SquarePants / Gary / Fish Guy / Skinny Fish (voice)
Patrick Star / Bartender (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Sandy Cheeks (voice)
Larry the Lobster / Sports Guy / TV Announcer (voice)
Karen (voice)


MuscleBob BuffPants: SpongeBob finds Sandy's rigorous physical training program too tough and chooses the easy way out by ordering a pair of fake 'bulky arms' as seen on TV. Fooling everyone with his new muscles, SpongeBob finds out there's no substitute for hard work when Sandy enters them both in the Muscle Beach Anchor Toss competition. Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost: SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally hit 'Squidward' with a flying shell, thinking they knocked him out. They place what is really a wax replica next to the heater, melting him. When a talcum-covered, real Squidward emerges from the bathroom, the boys think it's a ghost. Squidward sees this as his great chance to get the two to leave him in peace. Written by NAS

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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Patrick: [on Squidward] Yeah, he really needs to go up to the great beyond.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Patrick, say that again.
Patrick: That again.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, the other thing.
Patrick: No, the other thing.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, what you said before when you...
Patrick: No, what you said before when you...
SpongeBob SquarePants: Nevermind, I've got an idea!
Patrick: Never mind, I've got an idea.
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Music by Alfred Kluten
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Episode 11: MuscleBob BuffPants/Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
28 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These were two good episodes.

"MuscleBob BuffPants" This episode has a great premise. SpongeBob is a total weakling and Sandy's work-out regimen isn't working for him, so he buys inflatable muscles. Unfortunately, it didn't deliver the way I hoped it would. The ending is great, but it's slow in parts. 8/10

"Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" Another hilarious premise. Squidward makes a wax sculpture of himself. SpongeBob and Patrick destroy it and think that they killed Squidward. The way this episode unfolds is hilarious. Mr. Krabs has the best line, but it would be a spoiler. A great episode. 9/10

Whole Episode: 8.5/10

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