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"Patrick! The Game" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, Patrick invents a new board game and invites SpongeBob, Sandy, and Squidward to play it with him.



SpongeBob and Patrick are playing a board game in an obnoxious manner, annoying Squidward. While the two are talking about whether the game is ripe or not as they think they grow from trees, Squidward tells them people make games and that Patrick would be incapable of making one.

He starts to think of several game ideas, but Squidward doesn't enjoy them very well. When he goes to Sandy for help, she tells him he should take several board games he knows and smash them into one big board game. Patrick does exactly that, and creates a board game called Patrick! The Game.

Patrick gets SpongeBob, Sandy, and Squidward to play the game with him. He explains how the game works, but after awhile, Squidward gets annoyed and tells him he should explain how it works as they play. They start playing, but as the game goes on, Squidward is constantly in harm throughout the gameplay.

After awhile, Squidward gets sick of the game due to how random and nonsensical it is and quits. However, the other players come outside with him and continue playing the game. Squidward gets so angry that he smashes the board to pieces, only to end up getting arrested by the police.


Vincent Waller confirmed the episode on Twitter on October 11, 2015.[1]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Marlin March - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]

  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Patrick playing "Certified Public Accountant"/Patrick wants to make his own game.]
  Lopey Sailor's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick comes to the Krusty Krab to show Squidward his new game]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Many tic-tacs later...]
  Drama Link (c) - Hubert Clifford ["Tic and... tac."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (i) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I should have gone with my first idea."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward laughs at Patrick's game.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["Aw, you've played this before!"]
  The Donut Dilemma - Nicolas Carr [Patrick goes to Sandy]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [Patrick gets an idea]
  Fanfares 18 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["I know what to do!"]
  Baroque Fin 22 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["I know what to do!"]
  Open - Tom Hedden [Patrick cutting and pasting different board games together]
  Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor Narholz [Patrick as mad scientist]
  Holy Grail - Larry Hochman [Game night at Patrick's]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Are we finished? Who won?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy growls to Squidward]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [Patrick gets an idea]
  Holy Grail - Larry Hochman ["It's called Patrick: The Game!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Can we just get started already?"]
  A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Game begins/Patrick explains SpongeBob what he must do.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward goes to jail]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (IX) - Jeremy Wakefield ["What are you in for, pal?"]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony [Game continues]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick yells at Squidward]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony [Patrick invents a rule for his game]
  Another Underwater Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Sandy rolls dice]
  Psycho Surgery - Nicolas Carr [Surgery]
  Another Underwater Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Fin bone removed]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (s) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That’s it!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wait, how'd he get out of jail?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["That was a smart move, Squidward!"]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob rolls dice]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (w) - Jeremy Wakefield ["But I was on snacks!"]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward complains about the game]
  An Underwater Conversation - Barry Anthony [Starving Sea Star Time]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (y) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick says everyone must go outside]
  12th Street Rag 3 with Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Everyone goes outside]
  Short Rising Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, I get the rules all right"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That was a good play."]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]




  • The episode was confirmed exactly a month before it premiered.
  • This episode marks the fifth time Squidward gets sent to jail. The first was in "Good Ol' Whatshisname," the second was in "Professor Squidward," the third was in "Fiasco!," and the fourth was in "Squid Defense."
  • This was the first episode to premiere on November 11 and not be a double length special.
  • This is the third episode to mention Squidward being an octopus, after "The Play's The Thing" and "Sweet and Sour Squid."
  • Patrick's game, Tic-Tac, is a reference to a game in the SpongeBob SquarePants Magazine, also called "Tic Tac." Patrick complains that SpongeBob won every time.
  • This episode holds the record for the most references to real-world objects.
  • The games that Patrick used to make Patrick! The Game were: Apologies!, Battling Robo-Tops, The Game of Misery, Grab 'Em Twigs, Bottomopoly, Sea Snakes and Ladders, Secret Date, World Take Over, Battle Boats, Surgery, Brain Trivia, Rat Catcher, Birdiecheesi, Ker-Gloosh!, Cavityland, and Slot Car Race Set.
  • Starting with this episode, Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller were both promoted to supervising producers.
  • By what is shown in the "Game Over" shot, "Patrick! The Game" is for ages 6 and under and may cause brain damage.
  • Irony: If Squidward wanted to get out of jail instead of rolling a 6 or waiting for someone to say his name Patrick could have added a Get out of Jail free card instead.
  • The "Game Over" shot is used similar to a "The End" card.
  • This was the first episode to have five opening credit titles, not counting guest stars.
  • This episode was paired with "Sold!" when that episode first aired on May 6, 2016.
  • In the Middle East (except Turkey), this episode airs with "Patrick-Man!," because its sister episode, "The Sewers Of Bikini Bottom," doesn't air there.[citation needed]
  • List of games Patrick tries to invent:
    • "Tic-Tac," a version of Tic-Tac-Toe that is easier to play, according to Patrick.
    • "Rock, Paper, Butter," a parody of Rock, Paper, Scissors
    • "Whose Rope Is Longer?"
  • This is the first episode to play "Marlin March" as the title card music since "Grooming Gary."
  • This episode was paired with "Sing a Song of Patrick" in 2018.
  • Patrick appears on the screen at the end and says, "Game Over!"
  • In production order this and "What's Eating Patrick?" both have Patrick's name in the title.

Cultural references

  • Squidward is shown to be using an iPod Classic with earbuds.
  • Cheez-its appear in Patrick's snack bowl.
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X's and O's are missing, as well as the "Galley Grub" and "Order Here" signs.

  • During the scene in which Patrick shows Squidward how to play Tic Tac and Squidward beats him, the Xs and Os drawn on the papers disappear right before the bubble transition.
    • The writing on the "Galley Grub" and "Order Here" signs disappear as well before the bubble transition.
  • Squidward should have been able to get out of jail the second time when Patrick said "Jail for Squidward!," as he could leave jail if someone said his name.
  • The button Patrick uses to raise his game right after creating it disappears in the next shot.
  • After Patrick made the rule regarding the person in jail, it should've been his turn, but the turn goes to Sandy.

    Sandy's missing eyelashes

  • When Sandy says, "Well, I'm excited--", her eyelashes disappears for a split-second.

Running gags

  • Squidward being sent to a cardboard jail by Patrick.
  • Patrick making new rules.
  • A mini Patrick coming out of Patrick's head when he has an idea.
  • Sandy getting annoyed at Squidward for his rude behavior.



  1. ^ Vincent Waller tweet
  2. ^ SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidward Tentacles Busted for DUI, TMZ, January 19, 2016. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  3. ^ SpongeBob SquarePants Actor Rodger Bumpass Arrested for Alleged DUI, People (magazine), January 19, 2016. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ 'SpongeBob SquarePants' DUI Bust Won't Cost Squidward His Job, TMZ, January 25, 2016. Retrieved on January 25, 2016.

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