The opinions on this episode are a mixed bag. Some people think this is one of the worst pre-movie episodes, while the others think this is a classic and one of the best episodes. This episode is not really bad as some people says but It's not one of the best SB episodes either. I really liked this episode though. Yes, I'm a fan of this episode. It's not one of my favorite episodes but there were many parts that I really laughed. Sure, Patrick was a jerk and the reason why Gary left SpongeBob was very stupid but I found this episode funny. Also Patrick did get what he deserved at the end of this episode. The begining when SpongeBob, Gary and Patrick played tag, SpongeBob's worm Rex escaping and leaving the town, Lary the Snail's parts and Patrick's "I thought what we had was special!" line were very funny. I rate this episode 9/10. Million times better than I'm With Stupid, which is another episode when Patrick was a jerk.