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{{D|the {{link|Season 1}} episode|Boating School}}
 
{{Episode
 
{{Episode
 
|title = Boating School
 
|title = Boating School
|titlecard = Boating School.jpg
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|code = 104
 
|seasonnumber = 1
 
|seasonnumber = 1
|episodenumber = 4b
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|airdate = {{Flag|USA}} {{Time|August 7}}, {{Time|1999}}<br>{{Flag|CAN}} {{Time|March 25}}, {{Time|2000}}{{SeeMore}}{{Flag|MEX}} {{Time|December 16}}, {{Time|1999}}<br>{{Flag|RUS}} {{Time|March 12}}, {{Time|2000}}<br>{{Flag|NOR}} {{Time|March 27}}, {{Time|2000}}<br>{{Flag|GER}} {{Time|August 23}}, {{Time|2002}}<br>{{Flag|ITA}} {{Time|September 8}}, {{Time|2004}}<br>{{Flag|POL}} {{Time|July 10}}, {{Time|2008}}<br>{{Flag|BGD}} {{Time|April 21}}, {{Time|2019}}
|airdate = [[August 7]], [[1999]]
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|year = {{Time|1999}}
 
|sisterep = Naughty Nautical Neighbors
 
|sisterep = Naughty Nautical Neighbors
 
|writer = [[Ennio Torresan, Jr.]]<br>[[Erik Wiese]]<br>[[Doug Lawrence]]
 
|writer = [[Ennio Torresan, Jr.]]<br>[[Erik Wiese]]<br>[[Doug Lawrence]]
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|director-animation = [[Tom Yasumi]]
 
|director-animation = [[Tom Yasumi]]
 
|director-creative = [[Derek Drymon]]
 
|director-creative = [[Derek Drymon]]
|briefsummary = Patrick attempts to help SpongeBob pass his driving exam
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|briefsummary = {{Link|Patrick}} attempts to help {{Link|SpongeBob}} pass his driving exam
 
}}
 
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'''Time/Date:'''
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===Characters===
*Wednesday, March 3
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*{{Link|SpongeBob SquarePants}}
**8:00 AM: SpongeBob wakes up
 
*Thursday, March 4
 
 
'''Characters present:'''
 
*[[SpongeBob SquarePants (character)|SpongeBob SquarePants]]
 
*[[Mrs. Puff]] <small>(debut)</small>
 
*[[Patrick Star]]
 
*[[Squidward Tentacles]]
 
 
*[[Gary the Snail]]
 
*[[Gary the Snail]]
*[[Joe]]
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*[[Squidward Tentacles]] {{Cameo}}
*[[Fred Rechid|Fred]] <small>(cameo)</small>
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*[[Scooter]] {{Cameo}}
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*[[Pearl's blue friend]] {{Cameo}}
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*[[Incidental 27]]
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*[[Incidental 2]] {{Cameo}}
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*[[Mrs. Puff]] {{Debut}}
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*Crowd of fish {{Debut}}
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*[[Patrick Star]]
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*[[Fred]]
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*[[Incidental 25]] {{Sup|(debut; cameo)}}
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*[[Incidental 26]] {{Sup|(debut; cameo)}}
   
'''Locations:'''
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==Synopsis==
*[[Conch Street|Conch Street.]]
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An excited {{Link|SpongeBob}} rides his unicycle to [[Mrs. Puff's Boating School]] for his driving exam, eager to finally get his driver's license. When he arrives, he throws his unicycle away, falsely assuming he will pass and will no longer need it. Having taken the oral exam 37 times before, SpongeBob is able to answer the questions before [[Mrs. Puff]] even asks them. However, upon reaching the driving portion, SpongeBob quickly loses control of the boat and crashes into a lighthouse, causing Mrs. Puff's body to inflate.
*[[Mrs. Puff's Boating School]] <small>(debut)</small>.
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[[File:Boating School 037.jpg|thumb|260px|"Oh, SpongeBob... why?"]]
*[[SpongeBob's House|SpongeBob's House.]]
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Later that night, SpongeBob complains about his failure to Gary, who asks him to go for a walk, which he declines. [[Patrick Star|Patrick]] is then heard talking to him from a walkie-talkie under his covers. He asks SpongeBob to head to his closet for a "surprise", and SpongeBob finds Patrick wearing his clothes and calling himself "Patrick SquarePants". SpongeBob is too depressed to laugh at this, and explains his problem to Patrick and mentions that he needs someone to help him think straight during the exam. Patrick quickly devises a plan. He puts a walkie-talkie inside SpongeBob's head so that he can talk SpongeBob through the test, hiding the antenna with a cowboy hat.
   
'''DVDS:'''
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[[File:Boating School 101.jpg|thumb|260px]]
*[[Lost at Sea]]
 
*[[The Complete 1st Season|The Complete 1st Season (disc 1)]]
 
*[[The First 100 Episodes|The First 100 Episodes (disc 1)]]
 
   
==Plot==
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The next day, SpongeBob goes back to take the test again. When asked to start the boat, he initially panics, but Patrick's instructions keep him calm. Just after SpongeBob puts the boat in drive, he almost floors the pedal, but Patrick tells him to "Freeze, mister!", and SpongeBob's foot stops just before it touches the pedal. Patrick then tells him to use his big toe on the pedal, and SpongeBob's toe pops out of his shoe and it presses the pedal. This is followed by a montage of SpongeBob acing the exam, interspersed with shots of Patrick eating SpongeBob's food, and reading his diary while helping him.
   
It is the day of SpongeBob's driving exam at [[Mrs. Puff's Boating School]], and he is very excited. If he passes it, he will get his license. Once there, he throws his unicycle away, assuming he will pass. Having taken the oral exam thirty-eight times previously, SpongeBob is able to answer the questions before they are even asked. However, upon reaching the driving portion of the exam, he panics and quickly crashes into a lighthouse in Mrs. Puff's boating school, causing [[Mrs. Puff]]'s body to inflate,Mrs.Puff said "Oh Spongebob,Why"?. Later that night, he complains about his failure to [[Gary the Snail|Gary]], who asks SpongeBob to go for a walk, which he declines. [[Patrick Star|Patrick]] is then heard talking to him from a walkie-talkie under his bed covers. He asks SpongeBob to head to his closet for a "surprise". It is Patrick wearing his clothes and calling himself "Patrick SquarePants". SpongeBob is too depressed to laugh, and explains his problem to Patrick and mentions that he needs someone to help him think straight during the exam. Patrick quickly devises a plan. He puts a walkie-talkie inside SpongeBob's head so that he can talk SpongeBob through the test, hiding the antenna with a cowboy hat.
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Mrs. Puff is floored by SpongeBob's sudden improvement and jokingly suggests that his success is due to an antenna under his hat through which "some guy miles away from here" is giving him all the answers. SpongeBob (and Patrick) finds this hilarious until Mrs. Puff tells him it would be cheating to do so. Upon realizing he has been cheating, SpongeBob goes into hysterics, making Patrick realize that his method is bad. Devastated and ashamed about what he did, Patrick flees to his house, crying. SpongeBob starts driving wildly all over the course and sobbing, while Mrs. Puff, in a panic, tries desperately to stop him. SpongeBob refuses to listen and crashes the boat, failing the test again, and the inflated Mrs. Puff is taken to the hospital. As the episode ends with SpongeBob leaving boating school, he finds Gary riding his unicycle. SpongeBob rides off on it, with Gary atop his head, and happily rides off to visit Mrs. Puff at the hospital, thus ending the episode.
   
The next day, SpongeBob goes back to take the test again. When asked to start the boat, he initially panics, but Patrick's instructions keep him calm. Just after Spongebob puts the boat in drive he almost floors the pedal but then Patrick goes, "FREEZE MISTER!", and Spongebob's foot stops just before it touches the pedal. Patrick than says, "Big toe." Spongebob's toe than pops out of his shoe and it presses the pedal. This is followed by a video montage of SpongeBob acing the exam, interspersed with shots of Patrick eating SpongeBob's food and reading his diary while helping him. Mrs. Puff is floored by his sudden improvement and jokingly suggests that SpongeBob's success is due to an antenna under his hat through which "some guy miles away from here is giving you (him) all the answers." SpongeBob (and Patrick) finds this hilarious, until Mrs. Puff concludes, "But that would be cheating!" Upon realizing that he has been cheating, SpongeBob goes into hysterics, making Patrick realize that his method is bad, forcing Patrick to flee to his house, and driving wildly all over the course and sobbing while Mrs. Puff, in a panic, tries desperately to stop him but SpongeBob refuses to listen and crashes the boat and fails the test again, and the inflated Mrs. Puff is taken to the hospital. As he leaves boating school, he finds Gary riding [[SpongeBob's Unicycle|his unicycle]]. SpongeBob rides off on it, with Gary atop his head, saying "Let's go surprise someone at the hospital!" thus ending the episode.
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==Production==
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===Art===
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<gallery widths="180" position="center">
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Mrs-Puff-Boating-School-testing-boat-art.png
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Elmo118.jpg
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Elmo122.jpg
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Boating School1.jpg
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EJ2R-KAX0AE7ekh.jpg
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Boating School layout artwork-1.jpg
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Boating School layout artwork-2.jpg
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Boating School layout artwork-3.jpg
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Boating School layout artwork-4.jpg
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Boating School layout artwork-5.jpg
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Boating-School-Mrs-Puff-not-ready.jpg
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Boating-School-SpongeBob-and-Mrs-Puff.jpg
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lf (3.jpg
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</gallery>
   
==Music==
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===Music===
{{APMtitle}}
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{{MLegend}}{{APM|h|Hawaiian Train|Victor Cavini|Title card}}
{{APM|h|Hawaiian Train}}- Victor Cavini (title card)
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{{APM|a|Aloha Oe|Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani|opening}}
{{APM|a|Aloha Oe}}- Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani (opening)
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{{OM|Cream Pie|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|SpongeBob rides to boating school}}
{{APM}}[original music by Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield] (SpongeBob rides to boating school)
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{{OM|SpongeBob Theme|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|"Here I come, Mrs. Puff!"}}
{{APM|s|SpongeBob Theme}}[original music by Jeremy Wakefield and Sage Guyton] ("Here I come, Mrs. Puff!")
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{{APM|q|Quiz Organ (b)|Curtis Frederick Schwartz|"You passed the oral test, what a surprise."}}
{{APM|q|Quiz Organ (b)}}- Curtis Frederick Schwartz ("You passed the oral test, what a surprise.")
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{{APM|p|Point of Departure K|Gregor F. Narholz|SpongeBob floors it}}
{{APM|p|Point of Departure K}}- Gregor F. Narholz (SpongeBob floors it)
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{{APM|r|Rocket Sled to Oahu|The Mel-Tones|Mrs. Puff inflates}}
{{APM|r|Rocket Sled to Oahu}}- The Mel-Tones (Mrs. Puff inflates)
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{{APM|b|Botany Bay (b)|Robert Alexander White|that night}}
{{APM|b|Botany Bay (b)}}- Robert Alexander White (that night)
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{{APM|a|Aggressor|Sam Fonteyn|Patrick on walkie-talkie}}
{{APM|a|Aggressor}}- Sam Fonteyn (Patrick on walkie-talkie)
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{{APM|s|Side Drum [#52.07]|Mark Nolan|drum roll}}
{{APM|s|Side Drum [#52.07]}}- Mark Nolan (drum roll)
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{{APM|h|Hawaiian Cocktail|Richard Myhill|SpongeBob tells Patrick about the boating exam}}
{{APM|h|Hawaiian Cocktail}}- Richard Myhill (SpongeBob tells Patrick about the boating exam)
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{{APM|m|Martial Links|Sam Fonteyn|walkie-talkie in SpongeBob's head}}
{{APM|m|Martial Links}}- Sam Fonteyn (walkie-talkie in SpongeBob's head)
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{{APM|r|Real Western Steel|Bobby Black|cowboy hat}}
{{APM|r|Real Western Steel}}- Bobby Black (cowboy hat)
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{{APM|a|Apalachian Banjo Duel|Larry Hochman|SpongeBob acts natural}}
{{APM|a|Appalachian Banjo Duel}}- Larry Hochman (SpongeBob acts natural)
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{{APM|m|Menace from the Deep|Robert Cornford|driving test begins}}
{{APM|m|Menace from the Deep}}- Robert Cornford (driving test begins)
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{{APM|t|Terminal Pursuit (c)|Paul Pritchard|"Freeze, mister!"}}
{{APM|t|Terminal Pursuit (c)}}- Paul Pritchard ("Freeze, mister!")
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{{APM|m|Martial Links|Sam Fonteyn|SpongeBob's big toe presses the gas pedal}}
{{APM|m|Martial Links}}- Sam Fonteyn (SpongeBob's big toe presses the gas pedal)
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{{APM|d|Dangerous B|Mladen Franko|the first turn}}
{{APM|d|Dangerous A}}- Mladen Franko (the first turn)
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{{OM|Hello Blues|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|driving montage}}
{{APM}}[original music by Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield] (driving montage)
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{{APM|s|Sailor's Waltz|Heinz Matschurat|approaching the finish line}}
{{APM|s|Sailor's Waltz}}- Heinz Matschurat (approaching the finish line)
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{{APM|d|Dramatic Impact 6|Ivor Slaney|SpongeBob realizes he's cheating}}
{{APM|d|Dramatic Impact 6}}- Ivor Slaney (SpongeBob realizes he's cheating)
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{{OM|Seaweed|Steve Belfer|SpongeBob confesses}}
{{APM|g|Gator}}[original music by Steve Belfer] (SpongeBob confesses)
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{{APM|k|Knuckleduster|The Langhorns|boat out of control}}
{{APM|k|Knuckleduster}}- The Langhorns (boat out of control)
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{{APM|r|Rocket Sled to Oahu|The Mel-Tones|Mrs. Puff inflates again}}
{{APM|r|Rocket Sled to Oahu}}- The Mel-Tones (Mrs. Puff inflates again)
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{{APM|a|Aloha|Dick Stephen Walter|Mrs. Puff put in ambulance}}
{{APM|a|Aloha}}- Dick Stephen Walter (Mrs. Puff put in ambulance)
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{{APM|h|Hawaiian Cocktail|Richard Myhill|SpongeBob walks away sadly}}
{{APM|h|Hawaiian Cocktail}}- Richard Myhill (SpongeBob walks away sadly)
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{{OM|Cream Pie|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|ending}}
{{APM}} [original music by Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield] (ending)
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===Release===
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*This episode is available on the [[Nickelodeon DVD Sampler]], [[Lost at Sea]], [[The Complete 1st Season|Complete 1st Season]], [[The 1st Season: Volume 1]], [[Tea at the Treedome (DVD)|Tea at the Treedome]], [[Beach Bob]], [[Exposed!: The Ultimate Box Set]], [[The Ultimate SpongeBob Box Set]], [[The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection]], [[The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection]], [[The First 100 Episodes|First 100 Episodes]], [[SpongeBob SquarePants, iSponge Offer Pack]], SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 1, [[The Complete First Season]], [[From the Beginning, Pt.1]], [[Driving Bikini Bottom Crazy!]], [[The First & Second Seasons]], [[Movies & TV Collection]] and [[The Best 200 Episodes Ever]] DVDs and on [[List of VideoNow discs|VideoNow]].
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*This episode is also available on the [[Lost at Sea (VHS)|Lost at Sea]] and [[The Sponge Who Could Fly (VHS)|The Sponge Who Could Fly]] VHS tapes.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*SpongeBob's unicycle will appear again in [[No Free Rides]], [[The Great Snail Race]], [[Choir Boys]] & [[Karate Star]].
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===General===
*This is the first episode to feature the running gag of someone yelling out "My leg!" ([[Fred Rechid]]), when SpongeBob crashes on the first attempt.
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*This episode uses the same title card track as [[Naughty Nautical Neighbors|its sister episode]].
*In this episode, SpongeBob's foghorn alarm clock has a different tone.
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**However, different portions of [[List of associated production music/h#Hawaiian Train|this music]] are used.
*This is the first episode that implies that Patrick is an expert at boating, the second being "[[Driven to Tears]]".
 
*This is the first Boating School episode. The next will be [[Hall Monitor]].
 
*This is Mrs. Puff's first appearance.
 
*7th time Mr. Krabs doesn't appear.
 
*MY LEG: SpongeBob crashes into a building.
 
*The captions says "Man" when someone yelled "My leg!" (Fred), because the character is unseen.
 
*This is the first episode to have a montage (SpongeBob driving successfully). During this montage, Unknown Hawaiian Sting 6 can be heard. In fact, this is the first episode to play that track.
 
*When SpongeBob wears a hat to hide an antennae, it resembles the [[wikipedia:Arby's|Arby's]] logo.
 
*The assistance that Patrick gave to SpongeBob throughout the boating exam was done by radio communication (as of those walkie-talkies), almost like how assistance is given out to a race car driver by a crew chief or spotter of that driver.
 
*This is the first episode where SpongeBob is seen partially barefoot when his big toe comes out of his shoe. (Seen shown on the right.)
 
*A clip was shown in a Dodge commercial.
 
*This episode's title card music is the same as [[Help Wanted]]. A different section of the song has been used for the title card of this episode's partner, [[Naughty Nautical Neighbors]].
 
*Only episode where SpongeBob almost passes his exam.
 
 
*Mrs. Puff inflates and has a deep voice until she gets in the ambulance. That occurs when a boat that she is in crashes, just like how an airbag of an automobile inflates if it crashes.
 
*Mrs. Puff inflates and has a deep voice until she gets in the ambulance. That occurs when a boat that she is in crashes, just like how an airbag of an automobile inflates if it crashes.
*When Spongbob wakes up and and goes to his calender while talking to Gary, it shows that his driving test was to be taken on Wednesday, March 3. This is actually the real date in 1999 (The same year Spongebob preimered) so this would mean Spongebob had to take one of his test on a reality date on March 3, 1999, although SpongeBob wasn't 16 yet because he wasn't born until 1986.
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*When SpongeBob says, "Gary, I'm not walking," Gary is wearing similar shoes from the episode "[[Your Shoe's Untied]]."
*When Spongebob nearly floors the pedal Patrick says,"FREEZE MISTER!", and spongebob's foot stops just before it touches the pedal. Patrick than says. "Big toe." Spongebob's big toe then pop's out of his shoe and presses the pedal.
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*The assistance that Patrick gives to SpongeBob throughout the boating exam is done by radio communication, almost like how assistance is given out to a race car driver by a crew chief or spotter of that driver.
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*Despite Patrick having been introduced to Mrs. Puff in "[[New Student Starfish]]," she already knows him in this episode.
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*A clip of this episode was shown in a {{W|Dodge}} commercial.
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*This is the first episode to play "[[SpongeBob Theme]]," "[[Hello Blues]]," and "[[Cream Pie]]."
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*This episode marks the first appearance of Mrs. Puff and her boating school.
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*When SpongeBob is telling Patrick he failed, Gary can be heard saying "Meow." However, he can't be seen in the bedroom.
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**Gary is shown teleporting in episodes such as "[[Suds]]" and "[[Gary Takes a Bath]]" so it's likely that he teleported to correct SpongeBob.
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*When Mrs. Puff is puffing, she speaks with a deep voice. However, when the paramedics put her into the ambulance, she speaks with the normal voice.
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**In episodes like "[[Pranks a Lot]]," Mrs. Puff speaks with her normal voice even when she is inflated.
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*This is the first episode to feature the famous running gag of Fred yelling out "[[My leg! (running gag)|My leg!]]:" when SpongeBob crashes a lighthouse on the first attempt and the second attempt.
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**Interestingly enough, Fred makes a physical appearance walking with a cane after the first attempt.
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*There's a book based on this episode named ''[[Don't Rock the Boat!]]''
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**There's also an [[Boating School (online game)|online game of the same name]] based on this episode as well.
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===Cultural references===
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*One of SpongeBob's answers is "1924," which refers to the year the British submarine L-24 sunk in the English Channel.
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===Errors===
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[[File:Erik Weise error.jpg|thumb|260px|Should be written as "Erik Wiese"]]
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*In the opening credits, when Erik W'''ie'''se is credited as a writer, his name is misspelled as Erik W'''ei'''se.
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*In this episode, [[SpongeBob's alarm clock]] blows in a different, higher-pitched tone. Usually, it blows in the key of F, but in this episode, it does so in the key of B♭ (or A#).
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*The order of obstacles is different than the first view seen when SpongeBob first arrives.
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*Mrs. Puff's helmet changes. When she puts it on, it barely covers her head, and her hair is clearly visible. When SpongeBob is shaking, it is bigger and covers all of her hair.
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*When Fred says, "My leg!" the lighthouse falls to the right side, but the pictures of the scene show the lighthouse falls on the left side.
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*When SpongeBob crashes the first time, he does not put the boat into drive.
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*SpongeBob's alarm clock changes color. The face is light blue, but when shown again as SpongeBob is talking to Gary, it turns dark blue.
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*When SpongeBob enters his library room he uses a slide, but it disappears once he sits down.
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*When SpongeBob is seated in the chair in the library room it is black, but when Patrick sits there it is purple; it later changes back.
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*When SpongeBob moos while acting natural, his bottom-right front hole disappears for two frames.
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*There is a number on the boat, but when SpongeBob goes around the flag, the number disappears.
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[[File:SpongeBob's Missing Window.png|thumb|260px|SpongeBob's house is missing one of the windows.]]
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*When Patrick goes back to his house whining, SpongeBob's house is missing a window.
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**In the same shot, there is a blue line around one side of Patrick's house that overlaps the ground near it.
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*When SpongeBob comes out of the boating school at the end of the episode, he says Gary found his ''bike''; however, it is a unicycle.
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===Running gags===
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*When SpongeBob crashes into the lighthouse, Mrs. Puff puffs up and says in a deep voice, "Oh, SpongeBob! Why?"
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==Video==
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[[File:SpongeBob Fails His Boating Test w Mrs. Puff 🛥 SpongeBob|thumb|center|450px]]
   
==Goofs==
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[[es:Escuela de Navegación]]
*When Fred says "MY LEG!" lighthouse falls to right side. but the pictures of the scene show the lighthouse falls in left side.
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[[fr:Le Permis de conduire]]
*When SpongeBob crashed the first time (floor it) he did not put the boat into drive.
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[[hu:A vizsga]]
*When Spongebob enters his sideroom he uses a slide, but it disappears once he sits down
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[[id:Boating School]]
*When Spongebob is seated in the chair in the sideroom it is black, but when Patrick sits there it is purple, but it later changes back
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[[it:L'esame di guida]]
*The order of obstacles is different than the first view we see when Spongebob first arrives
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[[nl:Vaarschool (aflevering)]]
*When SpongeBob was telling Patrick he failed, Gary can be heard saying "Meow"(That's 38 times). But he can't be seen nor in the room (SpongeBob's closet).
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[[pl:Szkoła jazdy]]
*When SpongeBob comes out of the boating school at the end of the episode, he says Gary found his bike; however, it is a unicycle.
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[[pt-br:Escola de Pilotagem]]
*When SpongeBob cries out that he is cheating, Patrick runs back into his rock. When this happens, you can see that he has his regular shorts on, and not SpongeBob's pants that he was wearing previously.
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[[ru:Школа управления катерами]]
**It could possibly be that Patrick took them off (Or even funnier, they fell off) before he left.
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[[zh:海底駕訓班]]

Latest revision as of 16:53, July 12, 2020

This is the page about the Season 1 episode. For other uses, see Boating School (disambiguation).

"Boating School" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one. In this episode, Patrick attempts to help SpongeBob pass his driving exam.

CharactersEdit

SynopsisEdit

An excited SpongeBob rides his unicycle to Mrs. Puff's Boating School for his driving exam, eager to finally get his driver's license. When he arrives, he throws his unicycle away, falsely assuming he will pass and will no longer need it. Having taken the oral exam 37 times before, SpongeBob is able to answer the questions before Mrs. Puff even asks them. However, upon reaching the driving portion, SpongeBob quickly loses control of the boat and crashes into a lighthouse, causing Mrs. Puff's body to inflate.

Boating School 037

"Oh, SpongeBob... why?"

Later that night, SpongeBob complains about his failure to Gary, who asks him to go for a walk, which he declines. Patrick is then heard talking to him from a walkie-talkie under his covers. He asks SpongeBob to head to his closet for a "surprise", and SpongeBob finds Patrick wearing his clothes and calling himself "Patrick SquarePants". SpongeBob is too depressed to laugh at this, and explains his problem to Patrick and mentions that he needs someone to help him think straight during the exam. Patrick quickly devises a plan. He puts a walkie-talkie inside SpongeBob's head so that he can talk SpongeBob through the test, hiding the antenna with a cowboy hat.

Boating School 101

The next day, SpongeBob goes back to take the test again. When asked to start the boat, he initially panics, but Patrick's instructions keep him calm. Just after SpongeBob puts the boat in drive, he almost floors the pedal, but Patrick tells him to "Freeze, mister!", and SpongeBob's foot stops just before it touches the pedal. Patrick then tells him to use his big toe on the pedal, and SpongeBob's toe pops out of his shoe and it presses the pedal. This is followed by a montage of SpongeBob acing the exam, interspersed with shots of Patrick eating SpongeBob's food, and reading his diary while helping him.

Mrs. Puff is floored by SpongeBob's sudden improvement and jokingly suggests that his success is due to an antenna under his hat through which "some guy miles away from here" is giving him all the answers. SpongeBob (and Patrick) finds this hilarious until Mrs. Puff tells him it would be cheating to do so. Upon realizing he has been cheating, SpongeBob goes into hysterics, making Patrick realize that his method is bad. Devastated and ashamed about what he did, Patrick flees to his house, crying. SpongeBob starts driving wildly all over the course and sobbing, while Mrs. Puff, in a panic, tries desperately to stop him. SpongeBob refuses to listen and crashes the boat, failing the test again, and the inflated Mrs. Puff is taken to the hospital. As the episode ends with SpongeBob leaving boating school, he finds Gary riding his unicycle. SpongeBob rides off on it, with Gary atop his head, and happily rides off to visit Mrs. Puff at the hospital, thus ending the episode.

ProductionEdit

ArtEdit

MusicEdit

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Hawaiian Train - Victor Cavini [Title card]

  Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [opening]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob rides to boating school]
  SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Here I come, Mrs. Puff!"]
  Quiz Organ (b) - Curtis Frederick Schwartz ["You passed the oral test, what a surprise."]
  Point of Departure K - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob floors it]
  Rocket Sled to Oahu - The Mel-Tones [Mrs. Puff inflates]
  Botany Bay (b) - Robert Alexander White [that night]
  Aggressor - Sam Fonteyn [Patrick on walkie-talkie]
  Side Drum [#52.07] - Mark Nolan [drum roll]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob tells Patrick about the boating exam]
  Martial Links - Sam Fonteyn [walkie-talkie in SpongeBob's head]
  Real Western Steel - Bobby Black [cowboy hat]
  Apalachian Banjo Duel - Larry Hochman [SpongeBob acts natural]
  Menace from the Deep - Robert Cornford [driving test begins]
  Terminal Pursuit (c) - Paul Pritchard ["Freeze, mister!"]
  Martial Links - Sam Fonteyn [SpongeBob's big toe presses the gas pedal]
  Dangerous B - Mladen Franko [the first turn]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [driving montage]
  Sailor's Waltz - Heinz Matschurat [approaching the finish line]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob realizes he's cheating]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob confesses]
  Knuckleduster - The Langhorns [boat out of control]
  Rocket Sled to Oahu - The Mel-Tones [Mrs. Puff inflates again]
  Aloha - Dick Stephen Walter [Mrs. Puff put in ambulance]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob walks away sadly]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

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TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • This episode uses the same title card track as its sister episode.
    • However, different portions of this music are used.
  • Mrs. Puff inflates and has a deep voice until she gets in the ambulance. That occurs when a boat that she is in crashes, just like how an airbag of an automobile inflates if it crashes.
  • When SpongeBob says, "Gary, I'm not walking," Gary is wearing similar shoes from the episode "Your Shoe's Untied."
  • The assistance that Patrick gives to SpongeBob throughout the boating exam is done by radio communication, almost like how assistance is given out to a race car driver by a crew chief or spotter of that driver.
  • Despite Patrick having been introduced to Mrs. Puff in "New Student Starfish," she already knows him in this episode.
  • A clip of this episode was shown in a Dodge commercial.
  • This is the first episode to play "SpongeBob Theme," "Hello Blues," and "Cream Pie."
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Mrs. Puff and her boating school.
  • When SpongeBob is telling Patrick he failed, Gary can be heard saying "Meow." However, he can't be seen in the bedroom.
    • Gary is shown teleporting in episodes such as "Suds" and "Gary Takes a Bath" so it's likely that he teleported to correct SpongeBob.
  • When Mrs. Puff is puffing, she speaks with a deep voice. However, when the paramedics put her into the ambulance, she speaks with the normal voice.
    • In episodes like "Pranks a Lot," Mrs. Puff speaks with her normal voice even when she is inflated.
  • This is the first episode to feature the famous running gag of Fred yelling out "My leg!:" when SpongeBob crashes a lighthouse on the first attempt and the second attempt.
    • Interestingly enough, Fred makes a physical appearance walking with a cane after the first attempt.
  • There's a book based on this episode named Don't Rock the Boat!

Cultural referencesEdit

  • One of SpongeBob's answers is "1924," which refers to the year the British submarine L-24 sunk in the English Channel.

ErrorsEdit

Erik Weise error

Should be written as "Erik Wiese"

  • In the opening credits, when Erik Wiese is credited as a writer, his name is misspelled as Erik Weise.
  • In this episode, SpongeBob's alarm clock blows in a different, higher-pitched tone. Usually, it blows in the key of F, but in this episode, it does so in the key of B♭ (or A#).
  • The order of obstacles is different than the first view seen when SpongeBob first arrives.
  • Mrs. Puff's helmet changes. When she puts it on, it barely covers her head, and her hair is clearly visible. When SpongeBob is shaking, it is bigger and covers all of her hair.
  • When Fred says, "My leg!" the lighthouse falls to the right side, but the pictures of the scene show the lighthouse falls on the left side.
  • When SpongeBob crashes the first time, he does not put the boat into drive.
  • SpongeBob's alarm clock changes color. The face is light blue, but when shown again as SpongeBob is talking to Gary, it turns dark blue.
  • When SpongeBob enters his library room he uses a slide, but it disappears once he sits down.
  • When SpongeBob is seated in the chair in the library room it is black, but when Patrick sits there it is purple; it later changes back.
  • When SpongeBob moos while acting natural, his bottom-right front hole disappears for two frames.
  • There is a number on the boat, but when SpongeBob goes around the flag, the number disappears.
SpongeBob&#039;s Missing Window

SpongeBob's house is missing one of the windows.

  • When Patrick goes back to his house whining, SpongeBob's house is missing a window.
    • In the same shot, there is a blue line around one side of Patrick's house that overlaps the ground near it.
  • When SpongeBob comes out of the boating school at the end of the episode, he says Gary found his bike; however, it is a unicycle.

Running gagsEdit

  • When SpongeBob crashes into the lighthouse, Mrs. Puff puffs up and says in a deep voice, "Oh, SpongeBob! Why?"

VideoEdit

SpongeBob Fails His Boating Test w Mrs

SpongeBob Fails His Boating Test w Mrs. Puff 🛥 SpongeBob

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