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Spongebob Squarepants - Sponge for Hire (1999)

Tom Kenny , Rodger Bumpass  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Dee Bradley Baker
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Nickelodeon
  • DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002V7OJ2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,685 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Spongebob Squarepants - Sponge for Hire" on IMDb

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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGE FOR HIRE features Spongebob and pals as they view a training video for new employees of the Krusty Krab, Squidward quits his job because Mr. Krabs accuses him of stealing the first dime he ever made, SpongeBob tells the story of when he lost his nametag, SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of his house, and SpongeBob goes to boating school.

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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only 8 episodes and all are from Season 3. September 26, 2004
I started buying these "compilation" dvds of Spongebob back when the first one came out (Nautical Nonsense/Sponge Buddies)because at the time it was the only option for having him on DVD. Of course a few discs later they decide to release the First Season set. I can imagine some of you reading this have already collected all of these "compilation" discs of which this one I believe is the 11th but I have to tell you this one may be the most unecessary volume yet because not only does it contain just 8 episodes (like the previous SpongeGuard on Duty collection), but they're all from Season 3. Meaning this disc will be obsolete with the release of Season 3 on DVD. Then again, by the time Season 3 is released all of these compilations will be obsolete. Bottom line: If you're interested in the season sets, there is no reason to buy these compilations. With 11 of them so far, just about all of seasons 1-3 are out now (there's about 15 or so episodes that haven't been released yet). However if you're not buying the seasons sets for whatever reason, it's not like you're going to be disappointed with the entertainment on this one. If you only have a few of these "compilation" DVDs or none I highly recommend not buying anymore of them and instead investing in the Season sets if you like the show because they're complete. Also I'm pretty sure the cost will be more effective when bought in sets. You also cut down on the number of discs, they're organized better, and they're chronilogical. The choice is pretty simple.

Episodes included on "Sponge For Hire":

01. Krusty Krab Training Video

02. Wet Painters

03. Can You Spare a Dime?

04. New Student Starfish

05. Missing Identity

06. Mid-Life Crustacean

07. Krabby Land

08. The Camping Episode

"Look at it!...Look at it!..." - Patrick

"I'm ugly and I'm proud...I'm ugly and I'm proud!!!..." - SB
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'd wait January 15, 2005
All of the episodes on here are from Season 3. There are some pretty funny episodes on here but if I were you, I'd wait until the Season 3 set comes out on DVD instead. Why? Well, because you get more episodes for about 25$ dollars more. Once all the seasons come out on DVD, all of these 8-episode DVDs will be no longer worth buying. Season 3 is scheduled to come out in October, so we have about 10 months still to wait. Anyway, here are the episodes on this DVD:

1. "Krusty Krab Training Video"

2. "Wet Painters"

3. "Can You Spare A Dime?"

4. "New Student Starfish"

5. "Missing Identity"

6. "Mid-Life Crustacean"

7. "Kraby Land"

8. "The Camping Episode"

That's all the episodes, hope my review has helped you.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic episodes,but no special features. September 6, 2004
Sponge For Hire comes out November second 2004. It has 8 great episodes. The episodes are:

1: Krusty Krab training video

2: Can you spare a dime

3: Missing Identidy

4: Krabby Land

5: Wet Painters

6: New student starfish

7: Mid-life Crustacean

8: The Camping episode

Now these are all great episodes,but there are no special features on this dvd. But if you only buy these dvds for the episodes,then you should get this dvd.

This dvd deserves four stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars squidward July 25, 2005
A Kid's Review
krusty krab training video

can you spare a dime

missing idenity

krabby land

wet painters

new student starfish

mid-life crustacean

the camping episode
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best icebreaker for spongebob beginners. June 25, 2013
By Marc
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the one to look for when trying to explain to others what and who is spongebob. with 8 episodes including the classic Camping Episode. whether you are a fan explaining or a kid trying to explain to a parent this title Sponge for Hire is the one to go too. For the most part it gives an introduction to the rest of the cast and most of all Spongebob is Completely Clean and Safe for Younger Audiances.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sponge For Hire (VHS and DVD) February 2, 2013
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
5 Wacky Stories
NOTE: all episodes including more on the DVD is from Season 3

Krusty Krab Training Video:
The Krusty Krab has it's first training video.

Can You Spare a Dime?:
After Squidward quits his job and loses his house, he stays with Spongebob.

Missing Identity:
Spongebob tells the story of when he lost is Identity.

Krabby Land:
To get kids to come to the Krusty Krab on Summer Break, Mr. Krabs opens up a fun place for kids.

Wet Painters:
Mr. Krabs hires Spongebob and Patrick to paint his house without getting a drop on anything!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SpongeBob Rocks! November 24, 2004
By Troy G.
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The only reason why I bought this DVD-Is for my personal favortie SpongeBob cartoon, "Can You Spare a Dime?" In this cartoon, Squidward has lost his job working for the Krusty Krab, after he got into a feud with his boss, Mr. Krabs. Squidward becomes homeless, and ends up living with SpongeBob. SpongeBob Tries to help Squidward out in more ways than one. When SpongeBob felled down the stairs, he tells Gary, the cat-purring snail that Squidward is NOT a free-loader. Moments later, Squidward bosses SpongeBob after Spongebob gave him some lemonade. Squidward throws the lemonade, and asks SpongeBob for some soup. SpongeBob got Squidward some Alphabet soup that reads, "Get A Job", and then Squidward wants SpongeBob to tell him a story, SpongeBob gives him the want-ads. Finally SpongeBob Gave Squidward the remote, Squidward wanted to watch "Oprah", but ends up watching a sock-puppet show instead as he saws 2 fishes talking about JOBS! Squidward tells SpongeBob that this wasn't his show! Then Squidward argues with SpongeBob, and then SpongeBob shows Squidward out to the curb, drags Squidward Out of the pineapple, and then pressures Mr. Krabs to give Squidward a second chance. Evidentally, Squidward is back working as a counter worker and everything goes happily ever after. oh yeah, there are a couple of more cartoons worth seeing. "Mid-Life Crustacean", "New Student Starfish", and the "Krusty Krab Training Video". SpongeBob still remains Saturday Morning's favorite cartoon
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Published 29 days ago by MERCEDES ANGELES GOMEZ
5.0 out of 5 stars sb
bby loved it
Published 2 months ago by Nelly Deyanira Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!
These episodes are all form season 3, I believe...It comes with great episodes! The episodes are:

Krusty Krab Trainning Video 4. Read more
Published 10 months ago by arben vuthi
4.0 out of 5 stars opion on SpongeBob SquarePants
My little sister likes the movie I can barely watch a movie but overall it is a great movie for her
Published 11 months ago by DrPepper64
5.0 out of 5 stars Spongebob episodes
My child loves re-watching these episodes. It is just the right price...buying whole seasons of the show is much more expensive.
Published 13 months ago by T. Olivo
5.0 out of 5 stars arlinda's review
my cousin enjoys spongebob squarepants and he was really surprised when i gave him this DVD. he has watched it so many times, i think he can quote it word for word.
Published 21 months ago by Arlinda Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loved it
Well, so it's not meant for mawmaws, but grandson was thrilled to receive it for Christmas (and of course having him sit in my lap to watch is always a thrill.
Published 21 months ago by adammichael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love even watching them on tv but to have them and be able to watch them anytime I want is the best
Published 22 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Sponge Bob
Grandkids like anything about Sponge Bob they watch it on the way to hockey practice Good price free shipping was available with my order
Published 22 months ago by Nancy J. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just reviewing it. I don't wanna be a burden.
Can you Spare a Dime?

Contrary to Mr Krab's popular belief, money and career isn't really everything. Read more
Published on November 15, 2005 by SpongeBob Fan
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