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"Gimme a News Break" is a Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode from season 1. In this episode, Perch Perkins and his pal Harvey report the news of Kamp Koral, but they stumble upon evidence of a ridiculous conspiracy.



Perch Perkins films Kamp Koral and reports on what campers are doing. However, Harvey keeps interrupting him talking about the "alien invasion." At first, Perch is dismissive, but as they go into Mrs. Puff's cabin, they stumble around "alien husks" of other members of the camp. They decide to smash them, but then the real campers arrive, scolding them for wrecking the pinatas they prepared for Pinata Day. At night, while at the Lake Yuckymuck, the pair is taken by a pinata spaceship, but they couldn't film it because Harvey dropped the camera.

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 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Blue Sails - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Opening.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Kamp Koral Action News.]
  Slip 'n Slide - Stephen Bulla, Jeff Kidwell [Harvey does a mic check.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Perch Perkins talks to SpongeBob.]
  Elegant Blonde - Tommy Reilly [SpongeBob starts to tear up.]
  The Bachelor Life (B) - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob becomes happy again.]
  ? [Harvey makes a fake report about a martian invasion.]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob & Patrick panic.]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat [Perch Perkins scolds Harvey.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Perch Perkins goes back to doing the news.]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [Kamp Koral Weather.]
  Bouncy Fingers - Dieter Reith [Yams commercial.]
  Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [Sandy's science fair project.]
  Monster Bug [#35] - Gregor F. Narholz [It heads back downward.]
  Marching to Honolulu - Kapono Beamer ["That was spectacular, Sandy!"]
  Space Critters A - Gregor F, Narholz [Harvey thinks Sandy is a martian.]
  From The Dead - Ronald Hanmer ["That's a martian!"]
  Bounty Hunter - Larry Hochman
  ? [Harvey says he's telling the truth.]
  The Great White (G) - Gregor F. Narholz
  The Four Seasons: Spring - Antonio Vivaldi [Squidward's Culture Corner.]
  The Creature [#44] - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward gets attacked by the campers.]
  The Four Seasons: Spring - Antonio Vivaldi [Squidward beaten up.]
  Dramatic Impact (5) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob & Patrick are still panicking.]
  Slip 'n Slide - Stephen Bulla, Jeff Kidwell [Perch Perkins tells Harvey to stay quiet.]
  Six Pence - Romolo Grano, Paolo Renosto [Mrs. Puff drags out a replica of her lifeless body.]
  ? [They believe the martians are real.]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Martian!"]
  Slip 'n Slide - Stephen Bulla, Jeff Kidwell [Harvey grabs his camera.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [We'll be right back after this station identification."]
  ? [Music on TV.]
  Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Perch Perkins reporting about the martians.]
  Monster Bug [#35] - Gregor F. Narholz [Lifeless bodies hanging from the ceiling.]
  Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Sandy & Mrs. Puff come in.]
  Dead March 1 - Alfred Kluten, Gabriel Urbain [Harvey cries over the "death" of Bubble Bass.]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Perch Perkins & Harvey run out of the shed.]
  Graveyard - Johnny Pearson, Ego Plum [Lifeless campers.]
  Terror - Alan Braden [Krabs with blank eyes/Perch Perkins & Harvey scream.]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [They run away.]
  ? [They notice their lifeless body replicas.]
  Pub Brawl - Johnny Pearson [They kill the "martians."]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Sandy reporting the news.]
  Jarabe Tapatio A - Gerhart Frei, Carlos Periguez [Piñata Day.]
  Blue Sails - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Later that night.]
  Space Critters A - Gregor F Narholz [A piñata UFO comes down.]
  Jarabe Tapatio A - Gerhart Frei, Carlos Periguez [The piñata UFO abducts them.]
  ? [Ending.]




Initial title card before it breaks.

Cultural references

  • This episode's title is a reference to the saying, "Gimme a break."
  • Yammage Patch Kids, one of Mr. Krabs' yam products, is a reference to Cabbage Patch Kids.