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SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob vs. the Big One

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In the direct-to DVD premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One, SpongeBob and his pals find themselves stranded on Tropical Island after being swept away by a giant wave. While trying to find their way back home they meet the infamous surf guru Jack Kahuna Laguna (voiced by Johnny Depp) who tells them that the only way to get back to Bikini Bottom is to surf the legendary wave called "The Big One".

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Dee Bradley Baker
  • Writers: Chris Reccardi, Dani Michaeli, Derek Drymon, Derek Iversen, Luke Brookshier
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Nickelodeon
  • DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001MVWMHU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,971 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob vs. the Big One" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
This DVD contains my favorite episodes: SpongeBob vs. The Big One, The Splinter, Slide Whistle Stooges, A Life in a Day, Sun Bleached, and Giant Squidward. I haven't seen "Spongebob vs. The Big One" or "Slide Whistle Stooges", but "The Splinter", "A Life in a day", "Sun Bleached", and "Giant Squidward" are my fav eps! When this DVD comes out i'm gonna buy it!

Here's the episode descripitions of each episode:

* SpongeBob vs. The Big One - SpongeBob and his friends are suddenly swept away out of Bikini Bottom after a big wave hits. Now to get back home, SpongeBob and his friends must ride the big wave. Guest starring Johnny Depp as Jack Kahuna Laguna.

* A Life in the Day - After Larry publicy humiliates Spongebob and Patrick on the beach claiming they never do anything dangerous, Patrick takes up daredevil stunts so he can be "living like Larry". But will his stunts get him hurt, or worse?!

* The Splinter - This episode is very similar to the Season 1 episode "Suds". After Spongebob gets a splinter in his finger, he's afraid to tell Mr. Krabs because of the "If a worker is injured, he goes home" policy. So he asks Patrick to remove it, but Patrick only makes it worse.

* Sun Bleached - Spongebob and Patrick try to get tans so they'll be invited to a beach party, but when Spongebob stays under the tanning booth too long, he becomes "sun bleached".

* Giant Squidward - After Spongebob and Patrick spray Squidward with "growth spray", he becomes 50 feet tall. And the Bikini Bottom residents fear him thinking he's a "monster".

* Slide Whistle Stooges (unaired episode) - SpongeBob and Patrick get new slide whistles and keep playing them, much to the annoyance of Squidward. He is getting so annoyed of it until he buys one and begins to like the toy himself.
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I bought this dvd today and I was somewhat dissapointed.

First of all, my most favorite episode of all time, "The Splinter", isn't even on the dvd as listed on this site. Neither is "Slide Whistle Stooges".

That means Amazon.com posted the wrong episode list.

The correct episode list is:

-Spongebob vs. The Big One
-A Life in a Day
-Sun Bleached
-Giant Squidward
-No Nose Knows
-Patty Caper
-Plankton's Regular

These episodes are on TV all the time, unlike "The Splinter", so it's kind of a waste. And when "The Big One" premiers on TV it'll be on all the time too.

It also has some special features including:

-Plankton's Special Sinister Commentary
-"Ridin' the Hook" Music Video
-Full Screen Format
-Doldy Digital
-English Stereo

I haven't bothered with any of them because they don't look worth it.

To sum it up, "Spongebob Vs. The Big One" DVD is at least okay, and seriously think about it before buying it, because it's a bit of a waste of money.
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Hello, my name is Beatrice. I'm twelve years old, and a long-time Spongebob fan. I'm writing regarding the sharp decline in the quality of Spongebob episodes that we have been seeing for several years now.

Seasons one-three were great. This would have to have been the Golden Age of Spongebob. The writing was competent and didn't "talk down" to the audience, and the show, though primarily aimed at children, was clever enough for adults to enjoy it as well.
The movie was alright. Not bad, but not great either.
Season four is okay. Some episodes are very good--"Krusty Towers" and "The Lost Mattress" are prime examples--but there has definitely a change in tone, and the title character is much more annoying and childish than he used to be.
Season five starts out decent, but quickly degenerates into such disgraceful episodes as "Goo Goo Gas" and "Whatever Happened to Spongebob" (what an ironic title).
Season six: really, really bad. Awful. To say that it's a shadow of the show it once was would be the understatement of the year.
Season seven: I haven't seen any episodes from season seven, but judging by the direction things have been headed, I don't think I want to.

{{Please note that I am not insulting the writers themselves; I'm merely addressing the fact that they aren't doing a good job}}
Here is my theory:
The new writers who came with the resignation of series creator Stephen Hillenburg lacked the "zip" of the older ones. They seemed to be aware of this fact. They figured, "We know we can't write worth a darn. So, let's just gear the show towards undiscerning little kids--they've been our real moneymakers anyway."
And their plan worked. Though older fans were starting to turn away from the series, they were still making money.
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I am not a fan of SpongeBob, but I crossed paths with this movie a couple of years back when my daughter was in a hospital during chemo treatment for leukemia. My daughter is perfectly healthy now, thank goodness! But, this movie happened to be in her hospital room. The central character - the quintessential surfer "god" - is absolutely hilarious! I actually can't believe I bought the movie, but I wanted to see again this funny movie that brought laughter into somewhat of a scary time!
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