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Whale of a Birthday is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD that was released on October 31, 2006 and contains seven episodes from season 4. The DVD title is based on the episode of the same name.


72a - "All That Glitters"
71a - "Whale of a Birthday"
73b - "Once Bitten"
70a - "Chimps Ahoy"
74a - "Bummer Vacation"
74b - "Wigstruck"
75b - "That's No Lady"
List of home videos

Special features

Your Brain on SpongeBob clips

3a - "Jellyfishing"
15b - "Suds"
14a - "SB-129"
10b - "F.U.N."
43b - "The Bully"
List of home videos


  • DVD-Rom game for Nick Arcade


  • Nicholas Breard of, in a review of this DVD, called it "A product quickly done well, but no more. Just history to find the delusions of SpongeBob and his friends for nearly 90 minutes."[1]
  • Todd Douglass Jr. of DVD Talk praised the episodes featured. "Whether or not you will enjoy this release depends solely on what kind of viewer you are." He also said that the clips featured "pale in comparison to the episodes themselves."[2]


  • On the international covers, the title font color is changed to green.
  • On the international and VCD covers, Patrick and Gary are seen, neither of whom are not on the DVD North American cover, nor are they in the "Whale of a Birthday" episode.
  • This DVD also contains short trailers for various Paramount DVDs. These include older SpongeBob DVDs, Nick Picks DVDs, Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1 DVDs, Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Three Jack's and a Beanstalk, and G.I. Joe: Sigma 6: First Strike.
  • "All That Glitters" comes first before "Whale of a Birthday" on this DVD despite the latter being the basis of this DVD.
  • "Wigstruck and "That's No Lady" were released on this DVD before premiering on American TV.
  • Despite the clips in the "Your Brain on SpongeBob" section, "Jellyfishing," "Suds," "SB-129," 'F.U.N.," and "The Bully" are all not on the DVD.


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  • The DVD description for "Wigstruck" shown on the back cover states that SpongeBob found a wig in the trash. But in the actual episode, it was flying through the air smacking him in the face.

Alternate covers


Whale of a Birthday DVD Menu Walkthrough

Whale of a Birthday DVD Menu Walkthrough



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