All right, so after driving for eight hours from Aurora, Colorado back home to Wichita, I’m tired as balls and just want to be unconscious on my own bed. BUT, it’s Throwback Thursday and (cue confetti) you know what that means!
Or maybe you don’t, since it’s only the second one. In any case, it’s pretty self-explanatory.
This week for Throwback Thursday, we’re jumping all the way back to 2004-05 (the age of junior high awkwardness and voice-cracking shenanigans), when season three of Spongebob Squarepants was airing. Season Three, which I call the final, true season of Spongebob (because subsequent seasons are utter garbage due to creator Stephen Hillenburg’s resignation) is my favorite season of one of my favorite childhood television shows.
I’ve decided to focus on one particular episode of season three, the one titled, “Nasty Patty,” in which Spongebob and Mr. Krabs accidentally-but-not-really kill the health inspector. The episode has everything that makes Spongebob (seasons one through three, that is) an ageless comedy. It is full of wit, quirky animation, and ridiculous situations.
And, of course, it contains one of my favorite lines from Spongebob: “There is no ice. There’s never been any ice. Ice is just a MYTH.” (Mr. Krabs)
Replace the word “ice” with any other word like “life” or “happiness” and you get seriously #deep.
I’ve scoured the internet, and unfortunately, can’t find this episode anywhere (Wherefore hath thou forsaken me, Internet!?). So, as consolation, here’s Patrick explaining Wumbo: