Have a splashing good time with Spongebob Squarepants! Watch as an evil doodle comes to life, see Mrs. Puff carted off to jail, party at Spongebob's pineapple, and laugh along when Squidward enlists the group's help to try and impress Squilliam!
Spongebob Squarepants is a cultural masterpiece, to be held in line with such phenomenon as the Picasso and Renoux. One day, our children's children will learn of Spongebob in their art history books, for to be epitomized as the best show to come out of the turn on the century.
As I wrote in a previous review, I was turned onto SpongeBob by my girlfriend's 7 year-old daughter! Like I wrote in my previous review (for SpongeBob's Season 7 DVD Set) it was about 2.5 years ago. I bought the film, then a few of the 'grab-bag' DVDs w/ random episodes. Now, I'm getting the Complete Seasons-only through Amazon, by the way! The prices cannot be beat, @ least as compared to stores & REPUTABLE sites! Season 3 was delivered yesterday (I ordered it on Sunday, 8/4/13). Whenever I order, I like to get the One Day Shipping-it's worth it & not expensive! Season 3 has some of my most beloved episodes-i.e., "SpongeBob Meets The Strangler", "Krab-Borg"(the 1st that I popped in), "Krusty Krab Training Video"(which is 1 of THE most popular eps. ever, via the 'Pop-Ups'-I'll get to that later), "The Camping Episode", "Club SpongeBob", "Krabby Land", & I could go on & on. I bought Seasons 7,8,& now 3! I pick them by which 1's have the episodes that I love the most. Season 3 has some awesome Bonus Features! 1st, there's 'Pop-Ups' on select episodes. As the ep. progresses, Trivia Facts will pop-up (hence the name) on your screen, facts about that episode in particular, or just rare facts about the show & the making of. There's also a "How To Draw SpongeBob & The Main Characters". It's a .5 hour long demo for kids to teach them to draw the characters, which I think is GREAT & unique! Also, the Pilot Episode "Help Wanted", which is NOT on the Season 1 DVD BoxSet (for whatever reason), is included. I've seen it on Nick, but it's cool to have here as a Bonus. As always the picture is great, & as I mentioned in my other SB Season 7 review, the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround is much better than 2.0 on DVDs of films & other TV shows. Why? No idea, but there IS a HUGE difference. The 3-DVD Set is packaged in the 'Tray-Stack' style, all in a 'Keep Case'. 1 note: MY Season 3 DVD Cover-Art is different from what is pictured on amazon.com. I noticed that the copyright date on MY copy is 2012, but the 3rd Season was released on DVD in 2005. I guess I have a 2nd Edition, as opposed to a 1st. That bums me out a bit, as a collector of film/TV DVDs, I ALWAYS try to get the 1st Editions (hence why, when a movie or TV Season is released that I want, I get it on it's release day!)!Other than that, a stellar product. Amazon is the best!
...then this is the set to get. Season three contains more laughs than any other complete season. Seasons one and two were undeniably great, but the quality of the storylines and animation in three were at their peak. (Season four, unfortunately, marked the beginning of the end.)
Most notable episodes: "Just One Bite" - Spongebob coaxes Squidward to try a Krabby patty. "The Bully" - Flats, a new student at the boating school, threatens to kick Spongebob's butt. "As Seen on TV" - Spongebob gets a big head after appearing in a Krusty Krab commercial; features the song "Striped Sweater." "No Weenies Allowed" - Quite possibly the best written episode of the whole series. "Krusty Krab Training Video" - Self-explanatory; gotta love that soundtrack. "The Great Snail Race" - Spongebob as a harsh coach. "Mid-Life Crustacean" - The fact that the words "debauchery" and "panty raid" were used at all, let alone in the same episode, was a real hoot. "The Camping Episode" - Features "The Campfire Song Song"
As an added bonus, this set also features the pilot episode where Spongebob first gets hired at the Krusty Krab, featuring Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight."
My order is completely missing the middle sleeve of Disc 1 and Disc 2. And I put Disc 3 in the DVD player and it wont work!!
EDIT: Called Amazon Customer Service directly after writing this review and they are sending a replacement, no charge, in one day! I am very satisfied with my experience. I'm sure the next shipment will be perfect :)
One of the great four first seasons. My kids and I still enjoy watching it, 10 or so years later. It is really cute, funny, one-of-a-kind, and always throws in a few little 'funnies' for the parents. All the characters are likeable, or even lovable. The stories are entertaining and unique. We love this show and this season is one of our favorites.