What is your thoughts about "THINGS ARE GONNA GET CRAZY!!!"line? I'm very surprised that you did not mention it in your review)Wow. I'm in utter shock. I feel like Mr. Lawrence is the writer of everything nowadays! I will be completely honest with you, Moving Bubble Bass is one of my new favorites of the season.
First of all, I gotta tell ya, I love Bubble Bass. He's an incredible hilarious character, and I absolutely adore the fact that the writers have made him a recurring character since Season 8. His usage never really seems that forced, whenever he's not a background character given a funny visual gag, he usually plays a dire role in his given appearance. Bulletin Board and Squid Noir perfectly highlight the ideal Bubble Bass appearance. And this episode just goes all out with making Bubble Bass the ultimate loser (Say Comic Book Guy and Mr. Crocker breed). And I gotta say, it's one of the funniest interpretations of his character to date, dare I say it, funnier than he was in Pickles. The constant, and I mean constant flow of gags at Bass' expense from his sad, pitiful life, to his obesity is a nonstop pleasure delivering tons of hilarious lines and visual gags.
The plot is absolutely perfect for a Bubble Bass centered episode. Bass is kicked out of his mom's basement by his mom, and decides to move into his grandma's basement. What a perfect plot, words can't describe how hilarious this episode's general synopsis is, but the execution is brilliant! Bass' deception towards SpongeBob and Patrick is perfectly in character. Bass conning the duo out of pure laziness (Over the most pathetic of things!) is the perfect setup to this episode's conflict! This episode kind of reminds me of a Three Stooges episode. You'd say SpongeBob and Patrick falling for Bass' lunch promise was out of character, but to be honest, it certainly works under these circumstances. The overall mood and feeling of the episode isn't akin to a regular old episode of SpongeBob (Goodness, barely any of these Season 11 episodes do!), but I can argue that the conning of the two worked out perfectly. Patrick easily fell for the lunch, his main motivation to help Bass move is to get that free lunch, and I personally consider that to be perfectly in character for Patrick. SpongeBob is more serious about moving Bass' things, and I have a feeling SpongeBob's motivation comes out more from a desire to be a good person and help Bass, as well as earn a free lunch which his best bud is dying for.
When it comes to jokes, this episode is overflowing with hilarious jokes. Pretty much any gag with Bubble Bass is a given to get a great laugh out of me. From the slightest of gags like his man boobs bouncing, to his ridiculous plan to move to his grandma's basement (Goodness, that still cracks me up), Bubble Bass is a hilarious character in this episode, providing a good chunk of the episode's gags. There are a lot of great other gags too, even when Bass isn't featured in the scenes. The gags involving Patrick and SpongeBob ruining Bass' items in order to fit them in small boxes was hilarious, especially given how the episode doesn't try to be "in your face" about the gags (Aka: Pointing out the obvious like a Post-Movie episode, generally in Seasons 6-8, would do by pointing out "Hurp-de-durr, we're ruining his stuff, instead of just letting the gag play out). There were tons of funny little gags through SpongeBob and Patrick's lugging of Bass' items, I personally found the snobbish woman to be amusing and provide some quirky, yet funny little lines (Particularly her justification to not walk around, followed by the perfect comeuppance). Oh yeah, I noticed just about everyone who has done wrong in this episode earn some kind of comeuppance, that's pretty cool. Were there some gags I wasn't too fond of? Eh, I didn't care for the baby gags that much, and I kind of predicted the house SpongeBob and Patrick destroyed wasn't the grandma's house, but I gotta hand it to Lawrence, he creatively gave us a sign of skepticism through the creative usage of certain numbers in the address slip SpongeBob had, making their mistake completely justified, and even funny too.
The ending perfectly wraps up Bass' endeavors, getting his ultimate comeuppance through a beating from his mother. Not to mention, SpongeBob and Patrick's little growth as characters concluded their side of the story at the end of the episode. In the end, I'd say this is a perfect episode. No seriously, this is one of the most flawless episodes I've seen in a long time. I have a feeling Mr. Lawrence had a lot of fun working on this episode, the fast pace really makes the episode fly by. There's just so much to do with Bubble Bass' character, and I really think Lawrence perfectly dove into it in this wonderful masterpiece.
It's an Amazing Episode. I give it a 10/10.
(Also, if that original title would've made it, oh man this episode would've been legendary)