This episode was actually pretty good imo. This episode started out as good deeds, SpongeBob helping people out which wasn't anything too special. And all ended with Sandy preparing a play of them reenacting the Mermaidman and BarancleBoy lost episode.
I also liked how Old Man Jenkins at the end called everyone on stages "Kids" when he said "You kids get of my yard!" It was really funny. 9/10 rating.
November 3, 2018 Correction: Actually, Old Man Jenkins said "What are you kids doing out here in my outdoor amphitheater?"
I got some Overbooked vibes from this, but that’s not a bad thing. There were plenty of great jokes, tons of cool environments explored, and a nice message of repaying someone for their good deeds. This is honestly the heartiest episode since Mimic Madness.
Vuvuzela Smasher said:
Why didn't SpongeBob just look for a Mermaid Man fan with a recording of the episode?
This felt a lot like a send off to MermaidMan and BarnacleBoy. If it was, then it was definitely a great one. Like others have said, it's the Best Day Ever done better, and I like all the allusions in here. The little play at the end was entertaining as well as heartwarming. Great episode.