SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Episode 11

Whale of a Birthday/Karate Island (12 May 2006)

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When Mr. Krabs won't stop being cheap, he asks SpongeBob to go undercover and see what Pearl wants for her birthday and gives him his credit card/SpongeBob receives a video saying he won a trip to Karate Island to become King of Karate.


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Episode credited cast:
Pearl (voice)
Squidward / Salesman / Fish #2 / Delivery Fish / Filthy Phil (voice)
Girl #2 / Customer Lady / Wife Fish / Lipp (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants / Radio DJ / Fish #1 / Gary / The Tickler / Thug #1 (voice)
Sandy (voice)
Video Narrator / Reef Blower / Male Fish (voice)
Master Udon (voice)
Judy / Clerk (voice)


Whale of a Birthday: Mr. Krabs wants to give his daughter Pearl the best birthday ever. While he works on the party, SpongeBob is assigned the task of figuring out what Pearl would like for a present. So he trails her through the Bikini Bottom mall and takes note of everything she thinks is "Coral." Once Pearl arrives at her party she is horrified to find that her dad's miserly ways have won out again. What was supposed to be the most fun and fabulous event ended up cheap and lame. It looks like Pearl's birthday will go down in history as the worst one ever - until SpongeBob shows up with a truck-load of presents. Everything Pearl looked at in the mall was so Coral that SpongeBob bought it all - maxing out Mr. Krab's credit card in the process. Karate Island: SpongeBob receives an invitation to take part in a competition on mysterious Karate Island for the chance to be crowned "King of Karate." Written by NAS

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10 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of the worst episodes in the series! Ah…season 4….bad times….bad times.

Seriously, what happened to the writers? The second season 4 premiered, it's been going nowhere but down.

I mean, Whale of a birthday is okay. It's just enough to get you calm, relaxed, and totally surprised by the horrible randomness of Karate Island.

Everybody has to see this, just for the sake of being able to say, "I have seen, Karate Island. One of the worst episodes in history."


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