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Whale of a Birthday/Karate Island 

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




Episode credited cast:
Lori Alan ... Pearl Krabs (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Seahorse / Billy Fishkin / Cook (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs / Car Salesman (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward / Salesman / Fish #2 / Delivery Fish / Filthy Phil (voice)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
Sirena Irwin ... Girl #2 / Customer Lady / Wife Fish / Lipp (voice)
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob SquarePants / Radio DJ / Fish #1 / Gary / The Tickler / Thug #1 (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Video Narrator / Reef Blower / Male Fish (voice)
Pat Morita ... Master Udon (voice)
Jill Talley ... 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 »


Udon says that Sandy must pass the four floors of fear to get to the top. Earlier they didn't have to do this. See more »


Pearl: You bought me a boat!
Mr. Krabs: I did? I mean... I did?
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Spoofs Game of Death (1978) See more »


Towerstreet 17
Music by Gerhard Narholz
[Plays in "Karate Island".]
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Out of 93 votes, 18 people gave this 10?
13 November 2013 | by Bambifan101-4See 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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12 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA

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