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"That's No Lady" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 4. In this episode, Patrick disguises himself as a woman to avoid getting kicked out of town.



In the beginning of the episode, Patrick is running around in Bikini Bottom, until a stranger with a briefcase yells at him telling him to "get out of town," causing Patrick to run away scared. But then the stranger tells another fish to "get out of town," and shows that it was a flyer for a luxury vacation at a modest price to Sunny Shore Resorts. Patrick, unaware of this, runs to SpongeBob and tells him about it. SpongeBob is shocked by the briefcase and tells Patrick he might be a paid assassin. Patrick becomes convinced that he is in danger, and tells SpongeBob he is going to move.

He starts to pack "his" things (actually SpongeBob's), and is ready to leave. But SpongeBob is not ready to let him go, and asks who will perform his daily activities on a list with him (all of which include Patrick). He also asks who will be going to attend the next Jellyfisherman's Expo with him. Patrick says that he has to do them with one of his other friends, and SpongeBob continues crying.

SpongeBob comes up with a few ideas of changing Patrick's identity. First, he tries giving Patrick glasses, but he is frightened and runs into the wall. Larry, who is passing by, recognizes him and Patrick is ready to give up and ironically says goodbye to everything except the people. However, SpongeBob does not give up. As he is about to suggest something, Patrick thinks of being Mr. Seaweed Monster Man and puts the kelp he said good-bye to on his head. SpongeBob points out that there already is a Mr. Seaweed Monster Man in Bikini Bottom. Patrick is upset, and SpongeBob says that though he can't be a monster, the vegetation on his head gives him an idea.


Patrick comes out of a dressing room dressed as a woman that SpongeBob calls "Patricia." They walk around town to see if their plan worked, and everyone thinks "Patricia" is a "woman," leading SpongeBob and "Patricia" to be glad that their plan worked. However, their plan soon backfires, and every male Bikini Bottomite they run into falls in love with "Patricia," especially Squidward and Mr. Krabs, who only hires "Patricia" since "she" was a "girl." Mr. Krabs and Squidward also flirt with "Patricia," although this doesn't present a problem to him. They fight over "her" and repeatedly pop out of places asking if "she" can go out with them while "Patricia" repeatedly says no, irritated. "Patricia" has no idea what's making Mr. Krabs and Squidward act so weird and nice to "her." All of the men fight over "Patricia," but "she" ignores them.

Patrick naked.

Patrick feels that he can't take it anymore and is tired of pretending to be someone he's not. SpongeBob says he can't reveal himself or he'll have to leave town, but Patrick chooses to anyway. Just as he is about to announce to everyone his true identity, he sees the stranger that told him to get out of town and panics. He says that he would eat any leftovers on the customers' plates. He warns SpongeBob about the stranger, who asks Patrick to take his order. He goes over to him nervously and takes his order. Unfortunately, the fish recognizes him. SpongeBob sees this and confronts the stranger while protecting Patrick. He says that the stranger will have to go through him if he wants to run Patrick out of town (while actually calling Patrick "Patrick" instead of "Patricia," shocking Squidward and Mr. Krabs).

Later, he finds out the fish was just trying to sell him a luxury vacation at a modest price. Patrick then rips off all of his disguise, revealing him to be completely naked. When the Bikini Bottomites find out the truth, Squidward's eyelids close halfway after seeing Patrick naked, and Mr. Krabs fires Patrick because he isn't a girl and proceeds to go to his office for "the next 20 years or so." SpongeBob and Patrick then run out of the Krusty Krab doing their plans on the list, much to the shock of everyone else in the Krusty Krab, as the episode ends.

Running gags

  • Mr. Krabs and Squidward flirting with "Patricia" and being rejected each time.
  • Larry calling "Patricia" SpongeBob's girlfriend.



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Train - Victor Cavini [title card and opening]
  Drama Link (E) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick screams and runs away]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [salesman confused]
  On The Beach - Kapono Beamer [salesman giving out flyers]
  Drama Link (F) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick running towards SpongeBob's house]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford ["I got to get going!"]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  Search Party 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["A briefcase?!"]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob and Patrick crying]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["What about all our plans?"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Steel Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield ["There you go, Patrick."]
  Surfing Crazy - Warren Bennett ["Yo, Patrick, cool shades."]
  South Pacific Island II - Victor Cavini [Patrick saying goodbye to things]
  Xylo Slide Down - Nicolas Carr [Quick pan to Mr. Seaweed Monster Man]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Seaweed Monster Man]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["You're all set."]
  Sleazy Sax - Richard Myhill [Patrick dressed as a woman]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [later...]
  California Baby B - Jerry Burnham, Wayne Cook ["SpongeBob, you never told me you had a girlfriend."]
  Hello Sailor (B) - Richard Myhill [Krabs appears]
  Undertow - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs falls in love with "Patricia"]
  Dream of Tomorrow - Trevor Duncan [Patrick enters the Krusty Krab]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Just keep your eyes on the customers, Mr. Squidward."]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players ["I guess you'll have to help me finish all this food."]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter [Krabs puts on music]
  Steel Licks 3 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quite an appetite, but she's all woman."]
  Charming Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Romantic Beguine - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["They don't call me the sizzle-lip squid for nothing."]
  Bugle Fanfare - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Krabs orders Squidward to get back to work]
  Moonlight Beguine - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Krabs and Squidward asking Patrick out]
  Dramatic Cue (F) - Ronald Hanmer ["What is it about me that makes those two so friendly?"]
  Waltz Elegante - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["The lovely Patricia has returned to us."]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [salesman enters]
  Patricia's Dilema - Nicolas Carr [Patrick nervous]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Like Strange - Kenny Graham ["Aren't you gonna take my order?"]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer ["Patrick?!"]
  On The Beach - Kapono Beamer [flyer]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick takes off the disguise]
  On The Beach - Kapono Beamer [ending]



  • "That's No Lady" was ranked #5 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



Cultural references

  • When Squidward first meets "Patricia," he calls her "Rubenesque," which means, of a woman, large and full-figured, or plump and pleasing. This is a reference to Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish painter whose paintings often depicted large women.


One poster says, "Seashores" and the other one says, "Sunny Shore."

  • When the first display of the vacation paper is shown, "To Beautiful Seashore Resorts" is seen, but without the letter "s" at the end. When SpongeBob looks at the paper, it says, "To Beautiful Sunny Shore Resorts."
  • When Patrick runs towards SpongeBob's house, his windows have no shades, but in the next scene, one of the windows do have shades.

SpongeBob's missing legs.

  • After SpongeBob showed the picture of the Jellyfishmen Expo picture to Patrick, SpongeBob's legs are missing in the next shot.

Mr. Krabs' missing left arm.

  • When Mr. Krabs' eyes explode as he sees Patricia, his left arm is completely missing.
  • When Mr. Krabs was laying out the table cloth, the #7 sign somehow disappears.
  • When Patricia walks to the cupboard, the upper T-shaped straight line is there. However, when Patricia opens the cupboard, there is a small line that intersects the upper part of the said line.
  • When Patricia says, "No way" to Squidward while he is using a water hose, clams appear on his top and quickly disappear again.
  • When Patrick is crying over his new identity, his green skirt turns yellow for a fraction of a second.
  • When the salesman says, "You forgot your flyer," his yellow eyes turn white for a few frames.



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