Skill Crane: When a Skill Crane is installed in the Krusty Krab, Squidward becomes obsessed with winning a stuffed animal from the machine. It's not long before he spends all of his money ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Salesman / Kid Fish / Construction Fish #3 / Fish #1 / Fish #2 / Angry Resident (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Squidward / Construction Fish #2 (voice)
Patrick Star (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants / Construction Fish #1 / Skill Crane / Narrator / Car Fish / Security System / Tank Fish (voice)
Woman Fish (voice)


Skill Crane: When a Skill Crane is installed in the Krusty Krab, Squidward becomes obsessed with winning a stuffed animal from the machine. It's not long before he spends all of his money and the deed to his house on the Skill Crane-and still he can't win anything. Taking pity on his neighbor, SpongeBob, Skill Crane Champion, teaches Squidward his technique. The lesson works, and Squdward finally wins a prize. With his newfound confidence Squidward gets a little over zealous, and tries to apply his skills to a real construction crane with disastrous results. Good Neighbors: It's Sunday in Bikini Bottom, and all Squidward wants to do is enjoy the last few hours of "me time" before the work week begins. But SpongeBob and Patrick continue to intrude on his perfect Sunday with various activities from their Good Neighbor Club. So Squidward installs a high-tech security device designed to keep his "good neighbors" out. But the device malfunctions, mutates Squidward's house into a giant ... Written by NAS

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20 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Squidward: I'm a winner! See my prize! You're a loser who sits and cries!
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References The Twilight Zone: The Fever (1960) See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Written by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
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A Massive Downfall
16 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Growing up with spongebob, the show will always have a special place in my heart... Well... At least the first four seasons at least. After season four was when I stopped watching. Just recently, I decided to watch a few of the newer episodes to see if I could fall in love with it again. I honestly wish I hadn't though.

The spongebob I remember was funny. This one is not. The spongebob I remember had lovable characters, and original stories. This one does not. I feel like I'm watching a completely different show. At first, I wasn't sure why the show was suddenly horrible, and I'm still not 100% on it, but I think I have Some reasoning as to why I no longer enjoy it.

1. The humor of spongebob used to come from spongebob, and the interactions with the world around him. Most of the episodes were just a slice of his lif, or a small problem he turns into something massive. While occasionally episodes would be more "out there" (Sandys Rocket, Doodlebob...) they still had the same feel to them. Nowadays, every episode has to have some massive story, that tries to be funny, but epically fails every time. Like Spongebob and the Big One, Atlantis Squarepantis, or any of those lame legend episodes. What makes things even worse though is that even normal episodes aren't funny anymore. Which brings me to my second point..,

2. It's just not funny anymore. I sat through dozens of episodes after season four, and I don't think I ever laughed once. OK, maybe I chuckled at a joke or two, but that doesn't compare to me rolling on the floor after watching Wet Painters. I can't explain this one though. I've heard that there was a writer switch after a certain point, but I'm not sure.

I'm sure this all sounds very negative, but trust me: seasons one through three, and most of four were AMAZING. Like, seriously. They all had multiple jokes that could get you laughing no matter how many times you've seen the episode. Some of my favorites are The Suds, Wet Painters, Nasty Patty, Good Neighbors, Skill Crane, Idiot Box and The Bully. I still watch these on Netflix when I'm feeling down. So, bottom line: an amazing show before its downfall. Don't bother with anything new. This show needs to get canceled and fast.

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