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"Overbooked" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 6. In this episode, SpongeBob must help Sandy with her science presentation, attend Patrick's birthday party and help Mr. Krabs build a telescope, all at the same time.

Characters

Synopsis

At the crack of dawn, Sandy calls SpongeBob and asks if he can come to her science presentation tonight, and SpongeBob says yes. At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob if he can help fix his telescope tonight. Then Patrick sneaks into the kitchen and asks SpongeBob to come to his birthday tonight and bring his cake.

"Well, that's an unusual getup."

At 6:00 PM, the Krusty Krab closes and SpongeBob heads over to Sandy's treedome. Before he can help Sandy, he goes to Mr. Krabs' house and discovers that he needs a Motorized Hex Drill. He goes to Tom's Toolery, but it is closed due to Porpoise Day. SpongeBob remembers Sandy using a Motorized Hex Drill and tries to go back to Sandy's, but bumps into Patrick and remembers that he needs to buy Patrick's cake.

After buying a cake, he goes to Patrick's rock, but Patrick says he wants a gift as well. He goes back to Sandy's treedome and gets the Motorized Hex Drill, but Sandy finds him and tells him she wants to test her new invention on him. She has him remove all his clothes and wear a cyan gown. After SpongeBob runs over to Patrick's house and gives the drill, he goes back to Sandy, steps into her invention and takes off the gown.

Just as Sandy is about to test it out, SpongeBob runs over to Mr. Krabs' house completely naked and hastily assembles the telescope. Mr. Krabs asks where the drill is, so SpongeBob goes back to Patrick, but Patrick will not open his present until he gets cake. SpongeBob runs back to the treedome to fetch the cake; once he is there, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Patrick start fighting over who needs his help the most.

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SpongeBob interrupts their quarrel and explains himself, saying that he could not say no to any of his friends because they are all important to him. He apologizes again for thinking he could do three things at once, but Sandy tells him that he can. Her invention turns out to be a cloning machine, which produces two clones of SpongeBob. However, SpongeBob is so exhausted that he falls asleep.


Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Clownfish Capers - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Dancing The Hula - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob on the phone with Sandy]
  Marching To Honolulu - Kapono Beamer ["With Gary as my witness, I will not let you down."]
  The Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs trying to build a telescope/"Excellent! Because I was looking at your annual employee report card..."]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob gasps]
  Steel Licks 4 - Jeremy Wakefield ["What am I gonna do?"]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick tells SpongeBob to come to his birthday party]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford ["Oh, Neptune! This is worse than I ever could have imagined!"]
  Deadline - Sam Spence ["Right! Time to be all I can be."]
  Polite Conversation - Graham D.H. Preskett [SpongeBob goes to Sandy's]
  Expectant Stab [#28] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I gotta help Mr. Krabs!"]
  Steel Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to Krabs' house]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob! I knew I wouldn't have to fire you."]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes into town]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Steel Licks 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [tool store closed]
  Flashback - Nicolas Carr ["Just finishin' up here!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob runs into Patrick]
  Unknown Goofy Cue - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Hey, Patrick, what are you doing in town?"]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob buys a cake]
  Sponge Burgler Revisited - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob opens Sandy's toolbox]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Sandy appears]
  Final Summit A - Mladen Franko ["Tonight you will witness an invention so revolutionary..."]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["What's under your gown?"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs to Patrick's]
  Seaweed 1 - Steve Belfer ["You finally made it!"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs back to Sandy's]
  Before the Beginning - Graham De Wilde [Sandy's invention revealed]
  Flashback - Nicolas Carr ["I was just looking at your employee report card..."]
  Before the Beginning - Graham De Wilde ["Without further delay, I will now initiate the protosequence."]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs to Krabs' house]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["What happened to your clothes, boy?"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs to Patrick's]
  Noodly Shenanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["SpongeBob, why are your clothes invisible?"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob runs to Sandy's]
  Steel Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm here!"]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Yeah! I'd like to know also!"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [everyone yelling at SpongeBob]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob explains]
  Ticker Tape - Cecil Milner [SpongeBob cloned]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob asleep]

Release

Trivia

General

  • This episode takes place on August 17, Patrick's birthday, which is celebrated in the episode.

Sandy yelling at SpongeBob through the split-screen.

  • Sandy breaks the fourth wall when she crosses over the split-screen to yell at SpongeBob during their call.
    • The fourth wall is also broken right before she crossed the split-screen when she looked directly at the camera with an annoyed face.
  • This is the first episode in which Mr. Krabs visits Sandy's treedome.
  • According to this episode, workers in Bikini Bottom are given "employee report cards" at certain times of the year, and if they have not met all the necessary requirements, they are fired from their current job.
  • The cake SpongeBob gets for Patrick has the words "Sorry about the scabies" written on it in icing. Scabies is a skin disease in humans where mites burrow into the skin and cause a rash. Casey Alexander wrote, in a May 2014 Twitter reply later deleted, "I'm allowed to make the scabies joke 'cause it comes from personal experience. My 10 year old self was delighted w/ that one."[3]
  • The online games Tasty Pastry Party, Sandy's Sponge Stacker, and Krab's Astrolab are based on this episode. Tasty Pastry Party centers on Patrick's birthday party, Sandy's Sponge Stacker centers on Sandy's cloning machine, and Krab's Astrolab centers on Mr. Krabs' telescope.
  • This is the first episode in which SpongeBob is cloned. The second is "CopyBob DittoPants."
  • This is the first episode in which "SpongeBob Theme II" plays in underscore. The second is "Extreme Spots."
  • This is the third episode an apology cake is shown. The first was in "Squidville," and the second was in "Good Neighbors."
  • This was the last episode in airing order to premiere during Nickelodeon's 1984-2009 Splat era.
  • This is Sandy's only major role in season 6.
  • Irony: SpongeBob could have split into three versions of himself so that he could be in all three locations at once.

Cultural references

Errors

  • When Patrick's rock first opens, his party hat is red, but in the next scene, his party hat changes to purple.
  • When Sandy says, "Without further delay, I shall initiate the protosequence," her tail is missing.
  • Sandy says her cloning machine can give a person the productivity of up to eight workers. However, the knob on the machine indicates that it can only produce three clones at a time, so really it can only give a person the productivity of four workers.
  • There is no need for Mr. Krabs to wear a water helmet while in Sandy's treedome, as crabs can breathe out of water.
  • When SpongeBob falls asleep at the very end of the episode, one of his hands is inside his water helmet.
  • In the Welsh dub, Aaron Springer and Dani Michaeli are both listed as writers of this episode in the opening credits, even though neither of them wrote the episode. Springer is also erroneously listed as a storyboard director.
  • When SpongeBob is entering the Krusty Krab, both the Chum Bucket and the pathway leading to it are missing.

References

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