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216b. The Clam Whisperer


Moby Dollar
Aug 8, 2013
Season: 11

Episode: The Clam Whisperer

This episode was kinda good. The plot was refreshing, because we didn't have many episodes about clams. There were some funny jokes. 7/10

Honest Slug

Ink Lemonade hurts me.
Nov 21, 2015
I'm somewhat of a Ben Gruber sympathizer (I don't like his episodes but I think he isn't worse than the other season 10 writers) however I think I can agree with the consensus that this was a rather poor episode. The beginning is truly awful. It serves no purpose other than to have Patrick flail and whine like a baby and having Patrick still sleeping at the end was borderline self parody of how unneeded that farce was. The rest of the episode is nothing to ride home about either. Oh wow SpongeBob trying to tame nature, never have I seen this before! I'll give the episode credit for having a pretty funny gag of Mr. Krabs insulting the clams and having a somewhat fun (If meandering) segment of SpongeBob living like a clam. However even these good parts feel disconnected from the episode's many ideas. I wasn't annoyed by this episode in the same way Krusty Katering did but man I'm getting sick of these stock plotlines they keep relying on. At least House Worming had a fun little short. I can't really think of what The Clam Whisperer is adding to the table.



SpongeBob's wife
Jul 15, 2017
The idea reminded me of Jellyfish Jam but with clams. Well, I didn't mind at all with this one because it's cute every time when Spongey attends to animals and gets so attached.*sigh* It reminds me of me.
Nov 10, 2017
United States
On my first watch, I thought this episode was pretty decent. On my second watch, I realized this episode is just a complete mess. Really not much going on aside from the clams annoying everybody. There were a few good jokes, but that's about it. It's average.

1. Cave Dwelling Sponge (B)
2. The Clam Whisperer (C)

Depressed Luigi

Jul 18, 2015
::dolphin noise::
This episode felt a little too fast-paced, but it was still a good episode overall. I liked it for similar reasons as Cave-Dwelling Sponge, I liked seeing all the clams and what they did throughout the episode.
I'd say this is about as good as The Check-Up and Cave Dwelling Sponge, so a Good episode, maybe about a 8.5 or a 9.0? I like to watch new episodes a second time before deciding exactly where they are, since most episodes of any show feel a little better the second time to me for some reason. Also, this and Cave Dwelling Sponge were so similar that I just copy and pasted my Cave Dwelling Sponge response and changed the reasons why I liked it and a few other words
But it was barely even like Whelk Attack though...
Wintermelon43 said:
Nah, don't just change your opinion because one other person has a differant (and completatly overexaggerated) opinion. Everybody has differant opinions. Some people need to learn not to watch shows they hate. Believe me, This is nothing like Sportz. Sportz was nothing except people getting hurt, this and Cave Dwelling Sponge at least have much more than that.
Season 11 I feel like has been more like 9B than 10 so far imo. Some of the Season 11 episodes are still a little too fast-paced and zany, and could use some more jokes, but they're still good, none of them have been terrible or anything. And Spot Returns and The Check-Up weren't like Season 10 at all.
I hate my old self


random gal
Jul 9, 2014
This is so far my favorite (I have only watched this and Cave Dwelling Sponge from season 11). I think it was definitely funnier than it's sister which it tried but failed for me....I LOVED the scene with Mr. Krabs hatin on them clams to spit pearls on him, idk why but it really stood out to me as a joke or gag or whatever....the ending was funny and I liked it too....I also liked the fact that they were angry all the time but always calm to SpongeBob , it's a 9.5/10 from me.

So far :
1. The Clam Whisperer (9.5/10)
2. Cave Dwelling Sponge (8/10)
Dec 20, 2017
Ugh, why did I like this episode? It’s annoying as hell and extremely boring! I rewatched this the other day and wowzas I didn’t think it was going to suck this much. I also believe its sister episode is poor but definitely better than this.