Mr. Krabs wants to throw a birthday party for Pearl; SpongeBob receives an invitation to take part in a competition.

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Episode credited cast:
Pearl Krabs (voice)
Girl #2 / Customer Lady / Wife Fish / Lipp (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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This episode which has Pat Morita in it aired 6 months after his death. He managed to record all his lines. See more »


When Sandy is throwing the jelly-filled pastries at the French fish, she nearly empties the tray. Two shots later, the tray is completely full again. See more »


Sandy Cheeks: That SpongeBob, who does he think he is? I taught that yellow egomaniac everything he knows, and that ain't much.
SpongeBob SquarePants: [In distance] No!
Sandy Cheeks: SpongeBob?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Aah!
Sandy Cheeks: SpongeBob is the King of Karate. He can handle it by himself.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sandy, help me! I can't handle this by myself!
Sandy Cheeks: Hold on, SpongeBob!
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SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Written by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
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Pure crap
27 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These episodes were horrible. I don't know who wrote this garbage but, whoever did should be fired from the SpongeBob writing staff. In Whale of a Birthday, Pearl is having her sixteenth Birthday. But, Mr. Krabs has been cheap on all her other past Birthdays. Pearl tells him to not be this year in order for her to finally impress her friends. Mr.Krabs sends SponeBob to spy on Pearl at the mall to see what she wants for her birthday. The stupid thing about that was that right after SpongeBob buys one of the things that she wants, Pearl finds another thing that she wants and SpongeBob thinks that he bought the wrong present. And as soon as Pearl finds all the other things that she wants for her birthday, SpongeBob keeps on thinking that he still bought the wrong present over, and over again. In Karate Island, receives a video tape in the mail saying that he won an all expense paid to Karate Island. He goes to Karate Island and takes Sandy with him. When they arrive they there, they meet Master Udon. SpongeBob turns to be good at karate and he rubs it all in Sandy's face. The whole turns out to be a scam to buy real estate. Master Udon forbids SpongeBob to leave until he signs a contract to buy a condo and it's all up to Sandy to save him. I hated both of these episodes. The plots were pointless and the humor was crappy. Season 4 is really disappointing. And so are seasons 5-7 Seasons 1-3 were way better. This Show is awful now. The new episodes are disappointingly not well thought out.

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