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SpongeBob's House Party (Party Pooper Pants) 

SpongeBob's House Party: SpongeBob, while grocery shopping, discovers a "how to throw a party" kit. He decides to throw a big party and invites everyone he's ever known. Unfortunately for ... See full summary »


Mark Osborne


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Derek Drymon (developer) | 8 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob SquarePants / Narrator / Gary / Patchy / Announcer (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles / Smart Fish / Diver Dick (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy Cheeks / Helen (voice)
Jill Talley ... Lady Fish (voice)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Lori Alan ... Pearl Krabs (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Alazraqui ... Dude Fish / Late Fish (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Husband Fish / Fish #1 / Officer / Dude Fish / Late Fish (voice)
Kit Boyce Kit Boyce ... Party Extra
Bruce Chang Bruce Chang ... Party Extra (as Bruce Cheng)
Marcy Lynn Dewey Marcy Lynn Dewey ... Party Extra
Mishelle Fordham Mishelle Fordham ... Party Extra (as Mishelle Smith)
C.H. Greenblatt C.H. Greenblatt ... Party Extra


SpongeBob's House Party: SpongeBob, while grocery shopping, discovers a "how to throw a party" kit. He decides to throw a big party and invites everyone he's ever known. Unfortunately for his guests, SpongeBob plans everything right down to the minute, sapping all the fun from his party. When he gets accidentally locked outside, the real party begins, but SpongeBob freaks out thinking that his planning isn't being followed. He spends the rest of the episode trying to get back inside his house and failing. When his guests leave the next morning, they tell him what a great party it was. Written by NAS

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17 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The real title of this episode is called, "Party Pooper Pants", but most airings and releases just go by "SpongeBob's House Party." See more »


When SpongeBob gets locked out of his house There is no mat at the ground. When he gets back in the morning there is a purple mat at his door reading "Ahoy!" See more »


Potty: [squawks] What a rip-off.
Patchy the Pirate: It's a forty dollar value, Potty! A forty dollar value!
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Alternate Versions

The episode is classified as either: "SpongeBob's House Party" or "Party Pooper Pants". See more »


References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) 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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Down, down, down... to the bottom of the sea...
7 August 2019 | by mattiasflgrtll6See all my reviews

SpongeBob is excited to throw his first really big party. He's got tons of friends coming over and a whole list of fun planned. But his idea of fun is clearly different from the rest of them...

Season 3 is known for being where the specials really started taking place, containing a total of three. This is the first of them.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I quite enjoy the Patchy the pirate segments. It's clear Tom Kenny has a blast playing the role. I thought the somewhat dark joke where he accidentally punctures the area filled with water the mermaid needs to be in to survive was pretty funny. Mistaking dynamite for a flute and practically blowing his body off was amusing too.

The story with SpongeBob throwing the party had its moments. Patrick mistaking Mr. Krabs for Patrick (yes, it really is that dumb), Larry looking at himself in the mirror which turns out to be an image of a real lobster, SpongeBob coming up with the utterly boring idea of reading a comic strip outloud and Patrick giving the phone to an ice sculpture of SpongeBob in a punch bowl. The song at the end was cool as well, with some interesting visual animation.

The reason why this is one of the weakest classic episodes however is that SpongeBob is unusually unlikable. It feels out-of-character for him to care more about his silly schedule than his friends having fun. It almost felt like the script was originally written for Squidward. Yet at the end when Patrick tells him the party was great, he's happy that they loved the party. But he could see that they were having fun before and tried to stop it anyway. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but oh well.

Despite these flaws, Party Pooper Pants is still enjoyable. It does break the streak of the 10 amazing opening episodes, but it doesn't lack in entertainment value. I would give it a 7.7/10.

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