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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Out of 93 votes, 18 people gave this 10?
13 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two out of the three reviews here are correct. Especially the one by the-great-davoo about Karate Island. HOW did THAT episode get named #1 on the top 100 episodes countdown? Unless it was the vote for the WORST episode. Well, that countdown was back in 2006, so back THEN it was the worst episode. Although, I will admit, compared with some of the other TRULY terrible new episodes, it was actually OK. But that just shows you how bad some new episodes truly are.

Whale of a Birthday gets a 2/10, Karate Island 0. That wraps up this review (this extra line was added because the minimum length for reviews is 10 lines of text).

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