- Jul 8, 2012
- in nowhere land
Post what you think about this episode any comments or opinions will be accepted XDDD.
This is also why I like Accidents Will Happen, and upped my rating for Treats!Noone really likes this, and I can see why. One half is (a more stupid than usual) Spongebob and Patrick annoying Squidward. The other half is Squidward relaxing and a song. It wasn't particularly funny, either. To boot, it was from Aaron Springer and Richard Pursel, who, in the past, proved to be bad writers (Pets Or Pests). Maybe the addition of Sean Charmatz didn't help any matters either. In most people's eyes, it's a regular Season 7 episode that doesn't stand out, but, by the same reasoning, isn't bad, either.
To me, though, this is honestly the point at which a major Post-Movie problem was fixed: Squidward abuse. Spongebob and Patrick finally feel bad about what they do to Squidward (which, for the record, hadn't happened since Good Neighbors- or if you're picky, That Sinking Feeling, but that's a different situation). For the first time in a long time, Squidward won. And not some small victory, like in, say, House Fancy, or Suction Cup Symphony. Squidward literally gets six minutes devoted to him being happy and relaxing after 3 and a half Seasons of increasingly cruel "jokes" (Squid's Visit takes the freaking cake in regards to said jokes)
The first half is a normal episode, and honestly, it begins to dawn on you just how much Squidward has gone through when he literally breaks down and starts crying.
Spongebob and Patrick go through the trouble to create this world for Squidward to relax in. And... What's this? Friendship between Patrick, Spongebob and Squidward starts to blossom? Perhaps, if they made an effort to be nicer, Squidward would be a happier person- Yeah, whatever. Any questions that were possibly brought up in this episode get shot down once the Tiki Land is destroyed. Despite this, Squidward again, gets a victory: Getting to knock down Spongebob and Patrick over and over on a boat salvaged from the wreckage!
The reason this episode resonates with me is because it seemed almost like an apology from the writers. It seemed to say, "Hey guys, we're sorry for screwing everything up in regards to Squidward and his relationship with Spongebob and Patrick. We'll work on it." I doubt that was the intention, but still. And, coming from the same guys that wrote "Boating Buddies", that's really saying something. After this episode, I don't think we'll ever get another episode like Good Neighbors again. And, after this episode, Spongebob stopped acting creepy in regards to Squidward, too. Are You Happy Now didn't give me hope after this ep, however.
As an episode by itself, it gets a 7/10. For what it did for the show, it gets a 10. Very instrumental fixing episode in a very instrumental fixing Season.