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Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom
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There is rarely any smooth jazz, sadly.
Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Part of Season: 8
Episode Number: 13b
Air Date: September 30, 2011
Writer: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Richard Pursel
Previous episode: House Sittin' for Sandy
Next episode: Bubble Troubles


Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom is the second segment of the thirteenth episode of the eighth season of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Synopsis

Squidward has a bad time at a Kelpy G concert.

Why It's Not Smoothe

  1. Yet another 11-minute Squidward torture episode, as typical as it is enough. While this one was expected at this point, it's arguably the worst one out of all the Squidward torture episodes alongside "Ink Lemonade", although the latter was worse than the former.
    • There's even a part where Squidward is crying when he tries to get backstage. The reaction? "You're a man, don't cry!", which is a poor attempt to make a joke out of trying to stop people from crying. It’s also pretty sexist.
  2. This is also one of those episodes that show favoritism towards SpongeBob and unfairly denying Squidward of anything. Case in point, SpongeBob (while pretty talented at the ukulele) gets a ticket from a single call while Squidward gets nothing.
  3. Patrick is shoehorned as a pointless comic-relief joke, but acted more like an antagonist and a complete moron who screws everything up by eating Squidward and SpongeBob's passes and gets them kicked out of the concert. Eating objects has been the norm for him, but just outright robbing Squidward of his chance to see the show by eating his ticket is just too far.
    • In fact, this is the third episode in a row that Patrick causes constant problems for others in.
  4. Patrick's stupidity comes off as annoying and unfunny where he eats Squidward and SpongeBob's passes, ruined Kelpy G's concert by interrupting his performance and ordered food, and escaped from the security guards and gets away with his actions.
    • He even gets rewarded with food at backstage without doing any effort.
  5. Patrick has not even received his comeuppance for eating SpongeBob and Squidward's tickets. So why don't the security guards kick him out instead of Squidward? Let alone make him a Karma Houdini through the episode, too.
  6. Bad ending: SpongeBob plays with Kelpy G on-stage while Squidward gets kicked out of the concert again by security with Squidward shouting "But I'm a musician!" as the episode ends. Again, this just shows more favoritism towards SpongeBob.
  7. Squidward becomes egotistical at the end by shamelessly claiming that he was "the mega talent" than Kelpy G.
  8. One joke towards the beginning of the episode, “Lucky Loser” went on for a bit too long.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. SpongeBob is not much a jerk in here. He is likable throughout the whole episode (depending on your view) and at least it was nice for Kelpy G. to bring SpongeBob as his special guest for his concert as he is pretty good at the ukulele, but it would of been nice for Kelpy to take notice of Squidward as well.
    • At least SpongeBob was nice enough to give Squidward his backstage pass before it was eaten by Patrick.
  2. Great concept, but was sadly executed poorly.
    • In addition, it is nice to see Kelpy G. in the series again.
  3. SpongeBob's cross eyed face while talking on the telephone is kind of funny. But of course, this is the only funny moment from the episode itself.
    • The beginning of the episode is mostly good, but doesn't help the fact this episode went downhill fast with Patrick acting like a jerk later.
  4. The music does sound really good in the episode.
  5. Squidward getting kicked out of the stage in the end is probably the only punishment he deserved.

Reception

  • Like "House Sittin' for Sandy", this episode was given a 5.5/10 rating on IMDB.
  • Mr. Enter ranked this number 4 on his "Squidward Torture Episode list" for how bad the episode is.

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