"Grandma's Kisses" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 2. In this episode, SpongeBob decides that he should act more grown-up around his grandmother.

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob visits his grandmother's house, where he indulges in several childish activities such as as eating cookies, licking the spoon, and listening to stories. As soon as the clock strikes 3:00 PM, SpongeBob's grandma drives him to work. Once there, she kisses him goodbye, leaving a kiss mark on his forehead. Everyone at the Krusty Krab teases SpongeBob about this and he runs home crying.

Back at home, Patrick tells SpongeBob that he should show his grandma that he is not a baby anymore, and that he should try to act more like an adult. The next day, they go to Grandma's house wearing sideburns. When Grandma answers the door and tries to kiss SpongeBob, he explains to her that he is an adult now, and the kissing has to stop.

The Customers make fun of SpongeBob.

Grandma offers them cookies, which Patrick gladly gobbles down. When SpongeBob tries to talk him out of it, Patrick proclaims that being a grownup is boring, and that he enjoys acting like a baby. SpongeBob tries to eat a cookie, but Grandma gives him a piece of steamed coral instead. Grandma then reads Patrick a children's storybook and gives SpongeBob a large book on routine active maintenance. She also gives Patrick a sweater "with love in every stitch," while SpongeBob receives office supplies. Soon, the clock strikes 3:00 PM, and Grandma reminds SpongeBob that he has to go to work.

As Grandma tucks Patrick into bed, SpongeBob says that his busy adult schedule will make it hard for him to visit. Grandma seems unconcerned with this, so SpongeBob leaves. However, he soon comes back inside, his manly sideburns falling away. SpongeBob says that he does not want to grow up, and that he wants to become a baby again and do all the things he did when he was a baby, such as eating cookies, drinking milk, wearing diapers, riding in baby carriages, cuddling with teddy bears, and getting kisses. He then cries so intensely that he floods the house.

Grandma calms him down and pulls a plug in the floor to drain out his tears. She tells SpongeBob that he does not have to be a baby to get her love; he can kiss his grandma and still be an adult, because no matter how grown up he gets, she will always love him. Grandma gives him back his sideburns, hands him a cookie, and SpongeBob starts to feel better. He asks her to not bring this whole debacle up to everyone at the Krusty Krab, not knowing that Squidward and all the Krusty Krab customers are watching from the window.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Domestic Fun (A) - Ernest Tomlinson [title card]
  Romance and Rhapsody - Felton Rapley [opening]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric King-Palmer [cookies]
  Heavenly Harp - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob eats the cookie]
  In the Cradle (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [Grandma telling a story]
  Hackney Carriage - Cedric King-Palmer [Grandma drops SpongeBob off at work]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [everyone making fun of SpongeBob]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob runs out crying]
  Deadline - Sam Spence [puffed out chests]
  Pressure Point - Duncan Lamont ["Now, you must acquire a taste for freeform jazz."]
  Deadline - Sam Spence ["This is it."]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill [sideburns]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor F. Narholz [Grandma about to kiss SpongeBob]
  Airs and Graces (a) - Paddy Kingsland ["Sorry, Grandmother, but the kissing has to stop."]
  Harp! - Nicolas Carr [plate of cookies]
  Seaweed 2 - Steve Belfer [Patrick eating cookies]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, what are you doing?"]
  A Day by the Sea [#19] - Dick Stephen Walter [story time]
  Steel Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Don't I get a present, Grandma?"]
  Twinkle Toes - Fred Woods [Patrick takes a nap]
  Stack of Leis - Kapono Beamer ["I don't want to grow up!"]
  Romance and Rhapsody - Felton Rapley ["I don't?"]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill [ending]

Release

Reception

  • "Grandma's Kisses" was ranked #17 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.

Trivia

General

  • This is the first appearance of Grandma SquarePants.
  • When Grandma drops SpongeBob off for work, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. This would make it a non-American car.

SpongeBob and Patrick eating cookies in a deleted scene from the storyboard.

  • The sideburns were originally mustaches in the storyboard version. Also in the storyboard is a deleted shot of SpongeBob and Patrick eating cookies together at the end.
  • This is the first episode (in production order) to have a storyboard showcase on the bonus features of a DVD (The Seascape Capers).
  • This is the first episode to use the tracks "Tomfoolery," "Domestic Fun (A)," "Romance and Rhapsody," "Spindlelegs," "Airs and Graces (a)," "Steel Licks 5," and "Twinkle Toes."
  • There are two internet memes from this episode:
    • The scene where Patrick tells SpongeBob he has to acquire a taste for free-form jazz has become an internet meme.
    • Patrick's line "Have I ever not been right?"
  • For unknown reasons, the previous episode number (5571-153) is skipped over.
  • All the fish who make fun of SpongeBob in the Krusty Krab were all in dark color.
  • Irony: Grandma SquarePants would have gotten angry at Squidward and the customers to leave SpongeBob alone for humiliating him towards the end of the episode.
  • TeenNick premiered this episode on June 17, 2021.

Errors

Missing tie and collar.

  • SpongeBob changes color between different shades of yellow throughout.
  • After SpongeBob says, "What am I waiting for?" before he runs to his grandma's house, his tie and collar fold are missing from his shirt.

SpongeBob eyelashes are missing.

  • When SpongeBob says, "Tell me another story about when I was a baby," his eyelashes are missing.
    • However, after the cuckoo clock goes off, his eyelashes are back.
  • In the first shot, Clayton is blue. In the second shot, he is purple. In the following shot, he is blue again.
  • When a fish talks to SpongeBob, at one point, his arm is not on his body.
  • When SpongeBob was home, the kiss mark is missing on his head, but at the Krusty Krab, it does not come off.
  • A glass of milk and a plate of two cookies are shown on the table when Patrick says, "Besides, I don't get jazz," but in the next shot, when SpongeBob starts blowing bubbles out of his pipe, they are both gone.
  • When Patrick uses his mouth like a vacuum cleaner to eat his cookies, one can clearly see that he has eaten all of them, but one rolls out.
  • When SpongeBob left the house while Patrick is sleeping on the couch, but during when SpongeBob starts his meltdown, Patrick is nowhere to be seen for unknown reasons while SpongeBob floods the living room with his tears.
  • When SpongeBob bursts through the door, not only does Patrick disappeared, but the couch he was laying down on is smaller.
  • In the final scene, the kitchen changes locations.

SpongeBob's reflection mistake.

  • When SpongeBob asks "I don't?," his reflection looks like his mouth does not move and is open as if he were still crying.

Miscolored fish.

  • When Squidward and the Krusty Krab customers are seen amusingly laughing at SpongeBob hugging his grandma at the end, two incidentals who normally appear blue are now green and purple.
  • When SpongeBob says "I wanna wear tidies," there are no frames where he runs in the screen so it is as if he teleported onscreen.


Video

References

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