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Big Pink Loser/Bubble Buddy 

Patrick tries to win an award. / SpongeBob gets a new friend.


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Jay Lender | 12 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob SquarePants / Narrator (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs / Vendor #2 (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles / Crowd Member #3 (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Delivery Man / Guy #4 / Crowd Member #1 / Larry the Lobster / Fish #1 (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy Cheeks / Woman / Crowd Member #2 (voice)
Lori Alan ... Pearl Krabs (voice)
Sirena Irwin ... Fish #5 / Fish #7 (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Lifeguard / Fish #3 / Fish #6 / Fish #8 (incidental) (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Fish #4 / Surfer / Vendor #1 (voice)
Brad Abrell Brad Abrell ... Bubble Buddy (voice)
Corky Carroll Corky Carroll ... Grubby Grouper (voice)


Big Pink Loser: Patrick feels like he hasn't accomplished anything with his life and he decides to take SpongeBob on as his role model. At first, SpongeBob is flattered, but soon Patrick takes the idea too far and begins to take over SpongeBob's life and identity. SpongeBob tries to snap Patrick out of his obsession and snap him back into being himself. Bubble Buddy: Patrick's out of town and SpongeBob is feeling lonely one day so he blows a bubble to keep him company. As he walks around town talking to his new friend, everyone thinks he's taking this imaginary friend thing too far and needs help. They stage an "intervention" to try to snap him back to reality. When SpongeBob refuses to say his buddy isn't real, his friends decide to pop him with a pin and they discover how wrong they were. Written by NAS

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16 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


While the opening narration says SpongeBob made up the holiday of Leif Erikson Day, it is in fact a real cultural holiday. Six U.S. states and one Canadian Provence, South Dakota, Illinois, Colorado, Washington, California, Las Vegas Nevada and the Canadian Provence Saskatchewan formally recognize it. See more »


Squidward Tentacles: He's an inanimate object. His money's no good here.
Mr. Eugene H. Krabs: [Comes out of the cash register] What are you saying, Mr. Squidward? Everyone's money is good here.
[Cut to an escaped convict eating a Krabbby Patty]
Mr. Eugene H. Krabs: At the Krusty Krab, we serves all kinds.
Squidward Tentacles: Mr. Krabs, I'm not taking an order for a bubble!
Mr. Eugene H. Krabs: Sure you are, or I'll fill your life with misery and woe.
[Goes back inside the register, then pops out again]
Mr. Eugene H. Krabs: Even if you quit.
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Music by Richard Myhill
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Still A Favorite Of Mine.
22 September 2019 | by coti-09553See all my reviews

Still A Favorite Of Mine.

This Special Has Numerous Wonderful Moments Especially Ones That I Grew Up On. Which Is Great To Me.

Big Pink Loser:

First Off, A Wonderful Title, I Give Props To The Writers.

Secondly, This Is An Awesome Episode.

Bubble Buddy:

Extremely Awesome, Every Kid Should Have A Bubble Buddy, And A SpongeBob Special Collectors Edition DVD (And Or Blu-Ray If Need Be)

Both Stories Are Great And They Always Will Be.


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