That's how I feel about Friend or Foe?...Honest Slug said:This is still my most hated episode of the series, surprised so many people liked this episode... I mean I'm glad people liked it but I can't find any appeal in this thing. The Patchy segments are by far the worst thing the series has ever done. I'd rather watch "A Pal for Gary" three times before these segments. There's nothing remotely good about them. They look horrendous, there is no semblance of a story, the jokes are abysmal, the tone is off, and they're WAY too long. These segments are some of the most boring and frustrating things I've seen, it makes "SpongeBob, You're Fired" look like an exciting and creative masterpiece. And the argument that "Oh, they're SUPPOSED to be bad" isn't a good excuse. This is just being lazy and cheap. The old Patrhcy segments had style and used their cheapness for laughs. This is just not trying. Oh and yes, these do count against the episode. Without them this isn't a TV movie anyways and they wasted my time with these segments so they should be accounted for the score. The SpongeBob segments are pretty atrocious too but they're a bit better than the Patchy parts.
The only things that I liked from the SpongeBob segments are "A Day like This" and maybe 2 jokes. That's it, there is basically no story and it's completely pointless, it's just the characters being locked up in the vents, telling stupid flashbacks that just tease things that make no since (The Sandy Wedding part is so dumb, why would SpongeBob say it that way and why would the characters acted shocked if they were there) You know I'm not hating on this rubbish episode because Nick hyped it up, the writers are equally responsible by specifically making an episode full of false-reveals. I don't hate these flashbacks because the ads lied, I hate them because they're unfunny filler that make no sense. There is no conflict, they try to add Plankton to trick you into thinking there's a conflict but he adds nothing and if you removed him the story wouldn't be any different. (Oh and Plankton's plan is so stupid as well, yeah, let's go into the Krusty Krab with nothing on the anniversary when there would probably be more security, great idea!) the characters learned nothing in the vents and they get out by braking out of the vents which they could've done at any time! There's also the repetitious humor, the vent, tunnel mix-up DMAP pointed out earlier, the atrocious, boring humor that is just the character's exaggerated traits, the filler, the abysmal parody, the fact that this was such a cheap cash-grab, and so much more but I think I've ranted enough. In my opinion this is the worst, most boring, most flat, piece of :trash: the series has ever done and I hope this is the worst it'll ever get.