20a. Hooky

Miru

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We're going to go play... HOOKY!

This episode was on my childhood DVD I played on virtually every trip I've ever went on, and holds great nostalgic merit and interest to me. I'll always associate it with my move to South Lake Tahoe and back. The episode opens on hilarity and ends with a dramatic climax. The episode even builds up to a major plot point in the movie. This is an overlooked episode that's pretty quotable. "The Hooks! THE HOOKS!" 8/10.
 
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Very good story, but lacks comedy and has little-to-no rewatchability.

Ranking so far:
1. Employee of the Month (A+)
2. SB-129 (A+)
3. Sleepy Time (A+)
4. Pickles (A+)
5. Pizza Delivery (A+)
6. F.U.N. (A)
7. Plankton! (A)
8. Arrgh! (A)
9. Naughty Nautical Neighbors (A)
10. Sandy's Rocket (A)
11. Karate Choppers (A)
12. Walking Small (A)
13. Help Wanted (A)
14. Rock Bottom (A)
15. Culture Shock (B)
16. Boating School (B)
17. Bubblestand (B)
18. Suds (B)
19. Scaredy Pants (B)
20. Home Sweet Pineapple (B)
21. Hall Monitor (B)
22. Hooky (B)
23. Jellyfishing (B)
24. Texas (B)
25. Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost (C)
26. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (C)
27. Jellyfish Jam (C)
28. Tea at the Treedome (C)
29. Opposite Day (C)
30. Ripped Pants (C)
31. Valentine's Day (C)
32. Reef Blower (C)
33. The Chaperone (C)
34. Nature Pants (C)
35. MuscleBob BuffPants (D)
36. The Paper (D)
37. Fools in April (D)
38. Squeaky Boots (D)
39. Neptune's Spatula (D)
40. I Was a Teenage Gary (E)
 

TDawson

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I think hooky and pranks a lot are the greatest episodes of spongebob. Mr krabs did a really good job of humiliating spongebob twice I mean he wouldn't have lost his pants and tighty whities if he had listened in hooky. Pranks a lot is basically the return of spongebob nudey pants and would have been funnier if pearl returned in pranks a lot to call him that again
 

Mikurotoro92

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I can definitely see how this episode was a metaphor for drugs

"Hooky" as in getting hooked on drugs!

Plus the title was also a reference to playing hooky from school
 

JoeyBoi

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I really like this episode. There were great jokes, a great plot, great characterizations, great atmosphere; pretty much everything about this episode is great. I actually really like the ending too, because Spongebob got his comeuppance for not listening to Mr. Krabs. (even though I'm not the biggest fan of Pearl and her friends :P) Apart from some minor nitpicks here and there, this is a really great episode.

Great episode (9/10)

1. Pizza Delivery (10)
2. Rock Bottom (10)
3. SB-129 (9)
4. Opposite Day (9)
5. Pickles (9)
6. Texas (9)
7. Hooky (9)
8. MuscleBob BuffPants (9)
9. Sleepy Time (9)
10. Help Wanted (9)
11. Naughty Nautical Neighbors (8)
12. Plankton! (8)
13. Sandy's Rocket (8)
14. Employee of the Month (8)
15. Arrgh! (8)
16. F.U.N. (8)
17. Hall Monitor (8)
18. Scaredy Pants (8)
19. Ripped Pants (8)
20. Suds (7)
21. Tea at the Treedome (7)
22. Karate Choppers (7)
23. Walking Small (7)
24. Jellyfish Jam (7)
25. Culture Shock (7)
26. Home Sweet Pineapple (7)
27. Boating School (7)
28. Mermaidman and Barnacleboy (7)
29. Bubblestand (7)
30. Neptune's Spatula (6)
31. Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost (6)
32. Valentines Day (6)
33. Reef Blower (6)
34. I Was A Teenage Gary (6)
35. Squeaky Boots (6)
36. Nature Pants (5)
37. The Chaperone (5)
38. Jellyfishing (5)
39. Fools in April (5)
40. The Paper (4)
 

spunchbop444

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4/10

This is a really boring episode, and the ending is absolutely outrageous. I at least give it points for trying to have a moral, but it just doesn't really do it that well. Patrick was an absolute dumbbutt here, not as bad as others, but I still find it confusing.

Naughty Nautical Neighbors: (10/10)
Ripped Pants: (10/10)
Tea at the Tree-Dome: (10/10)
SB-129 (10/10)
Walking Small: (10/10)
Help Wanted: (9.5/10)
Karate Choppers: (9.5/10)
Sleepy Time: (9/10)
Rock Bottom: (9/10)
Pizza Delivery: (9/10)
Plankton!: (9/10)
F.U.N: (9/10)
Arrgh!: (8.5/10)
Boating School: (8.5/10)
The Paper: (8.5/10)
Bubblestand: (8.5/10)
Culture Shock: (7.5/10)
Reef Blower: (7.5/10)
Pickles: (7/10)
Neptune's Spatula: (7/10)
Scardey Pants: (7/10)
The Chaperone: (6.5/10)
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy I: (6.5/10)
Valentines Day: (6.5/10)
I Was A Teenage Gary: (6.5/10)
Home Sweet Pineapple: (6.5/10)
Employee of the Month: (6.5/10)
Texas: (6/10)
Suds: (6/10)
Opposite Day: (6/10)
Squidward The Unfriendly Ghost: (5.5/10)
Nature Pants: (4.5/10)
Sandy's Rocket: (4.5/10)
Hooky: (4/10)
Hall Monitor: (4/10)
Squeaky Boots: (3.5/10)
MuscleBob BuffPants: (2/10)
Fools in April: (2/10)
Jellyfishing: (1.5/10)
 
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