"Sing a Song of Patrick" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 5. In this episode, Patrick writes a song and submits it to a record label.



In the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are at Near Mint Comic Books, and Patrick sees an ad for a mail-in offer promising to adapt a poem into a song. Patrick has a flashback while he is trying to write his poem at SpongeBob's house. He remembers a time from when he was younger in which he recited the poem: "Roses are blue. Violets are red. I have to go to the bathroom." The gym teacher told him that he had told him repeatedly that it was gym class, so he had the class throw dodgeballs at him.

Patrick's flashback.

Nonetheless, he has a plan to write his song fast so it would be a masterpiece and he will not get hit by dodgeballs again. Patrick takes SpongeBob's comic book money to enter $100 and submits an entry called "I Wrote This." The song does not make much sense and it is so awful that even the paper smells terrible when he submits it, and the band dies recording it. When the two listen to the song, it turns out to be so bad that it melts down SpongeBob's house. SpongeBob, however, enforces to Patrick that it is the greatest song ever, so he and Patrick try to get the song on the radio.

A 1, a 2, and a death from the song they were playing.

They are immediately kicked out by the radio station, so, finding a different method, they climb up the radio tower and use a piece of chewed gum to stick the record player to the top of the antenna. The song is heard throughout the town, which causes rioting, literal head explosions, and a plane crash into a fireworks storage building. The town hates the song so much that they form an angry mob, which is headed by Fred. They yell about how much they hate the song and run SpongeBob and Patrick down to the ground.

While it looks like they are getting beat up, it turns out that SpongeBob and Patrick are making random noises with musical instruments and a chainsaw. Patrick said that was his new song, which the mob admits that it is not that bad and it is better than the first one Patrick made. Patrick starts to sing the song in front of everyone until his old gym teacher arrives, saying that Patrick never learned his lesson, which leads to the two getting humiliated as the angry crowd pelts them with dodgeballs as punishment, as the episode ends.

Running gags

  • Bikini Bottomites being annoyed by Patrick's song.
  • SpongeBob's arms being removed from his body.
  • Patrick failing to write good poems, causing his gym teacher to prompt everyone to pelt him with dodgeballs.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hilo Rag - Guy Fletcher [Title card]
  12th Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick reading comic books]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Mm-hmm... hmm..."]
  Beach Boy - Hilmar Doetsch, Karl Heinz Kroll [SpongeBob reads an ad]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["I want to send in a poem!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets kicked out]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I wish not to be disturbed, SpongeBob."]
  Toy Piano - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [flashback to Patrick in school]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [dodgeballs thrown at Patrick]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["Oh, Patrick..."]
  Emotional Drama [#4] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I've never told anyone this."]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer ["I'm worried my poem's not gonna be any good."]
  Factory Workers - Harry Bluestone [Patrick struggling]
  Wah Wah (a) - Richard Myhill ["What is that horrible smell?"]
  Puffing Along - Harry Bluestone ["I'm making art!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [shot of envelope]
  Cookie, Wookie, Teddy Bear - Tom King, Eban Schletter [Bigshot Records exterior]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [band manager gags]
  Wig Struck Rock Transition - Nicolas Carr [guitarist's eyes disintegrate]
  Funeral Parlor Music - Nicolas Carr [band members' tombstones]
  Seaweed 1 - Steve Belfer [back at home...]
  Wig Struck Rock Transition - Nicolas Carr ["Are you ready to rock?"]
  Twinkle Twinkle Patrick Star - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record]
  Wahini Wobble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That was the best song I ever heard!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick kicked out of the radio station]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [climbing the antenna]
  Twinkle Twinkle Patrick Star - Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Eban Schletter [plays on record]
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick Star, musical genius!"]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [angry mob chases SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Pat's Really Bad Song - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick play like crazy]
  Steel Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You know, it's not that bad."]
  Pat's Bad Guitar Playing - Nicolas Carr [Patrick plays his song on the guitar]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • "Sing a Song of Patrick" was ranked #75 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



  • This episode first aired with "Rise and Shine"/"Waiting," but it has since re-aired with "The Krusty Sponge."[citation needed]
  • This episode along with "Rise and Shine" and "Waiting" are the only season 5 episodes to premiere with a TV-Y rating,
  • This is one of the episodes that aired during the "Patrick for President" marathon.
  • The braces-wearing orange nerd fish, first seen in the episode "No Weenies Allowed" and later seen in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture," appears at the comic shop in the beginning of this episode.
  • This episode was paired with "Bubblestand" during Best Buddies Week.
  • The scene where the gears in Patrick's head turn was previously seen in "Patrick SmartPants."
  • At the time this episode aired in 2007, Patrick's song should have been on a CD, not a record, because records went obsolete in the early 1990s.
  • Patrick has three fans who actually like his song: SpongeBob, Old Man Jenkins, and the orange Harold.
  • Patrick accurately describes a riot as an "angry mob with pitchforks and torches," but SpongeBob mistakes it for a fan club, marking another moment of Patrick's brief high intellect.
  • This is the final usage of the APM track Hilo Rag.

Cultural references

  • The title is a play on the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence."
  • The title of the song, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Patrick Star," is based on the lullaby, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
  • One of the comics in Near Mint Comic Books contains an image of a creature that looks similar to Godzilla.
  • There is a comic in Near Mint Comic Books called Atom, which is a reference to Atom, a DC Comics character.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick climb up the radio tower, the space object that passes them resembles Sputnik 1, the Soviet Union's, and the world's first artificial satellite. 
  • The radio mast on the radio station looks exactly like Warsaw Radio Mast in Poland, which was the world's tallest structure until it collapsed in 1991.


  • When Patrick's brain is working, if one were to look closely at the doorway, the door is nowhere in sight. However, moments later, SpongeBob is knocking on the door.

Fred with blue pants.

  • When the record producer gives SpongeBob and Patrick the single copy of "I Wrote This," it is a CD. Later, when SpongeBob and Patrick are at the top of the radio tower, it is a vinyl record.
  • When Fred says, "Who's re-," from his line "Who's responsible for that song on the radio?" Jimmy Gus lip syncs to what Fred says.
  • In one scene, Fred wears blue pants instead of brown pants.
  • In some countries, for example Indonesia, the "The Next Day" time card was cut for unknown reasons. The same error also happens in "Le Big Switch."
  • When Patrick gets scared of SpongeBob, the lights somehow switch on when no one switched them on.

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