77b. Rule of Dumb

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I'm not really sure if Patrick's jerkyness was really justified here. In IWS it really wasn't but in here you could probably say the crown but that's what makes this episode kind of mixed. But the fact that the comedy lacks as well as just seeing jerky Patrick brings this episode down a bit. 3/10
 

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I'm in the minority here, but I absolutely adore this episode. Unlike Driven to Tears this episode is funny enough to make up for Patrick's jerkiness and other than Patrick stealing that fish's comic book collection (Which I don't think was played for laughs and is more of a way of showing how far Patrick is taking this whole king stuff.) I didn't really have that much of a problem with him. What also makes this episode much more better than most of the episodes where Patrick is a jerk is because everyone calls out Patrick for what he is doing. Even his best friend SpongeBob near the end of the episode decides that he does not want to be his servant. Then Patrick realizes that what he's done was wrong and that the power of being a king was turning him into a jerk. Now this episode does have a lot of great jokes like Patrick talking to himself in the mirror, Squidward's reaction to finding out that Patrick is the king and him trying to eat the crown. It's not a perfect episode although it is close to being one and it's just a really underrated episode. 9/10
 

MasiHosseini

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Season: 4

Episode: Rule of Dumb

This episode was very decent. The plot was nice. Patrick was kinda jerkish here, but he was drunk with power so it didn't bother me that much. There were some funny jokes. 6.5/10
 

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Unlike "Driven to Tears" this episode lacks humor and Patrick' behavior is really mean and uncomfortable. However I do like the story and the conflict Patrick faces and how he realizes he's a jerk.

6/10
 

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Episode: Rule of Dumb (S4-E77-B)

Meh. I don't like Patrick's jerkish and greedy attitude, but on the bright side, Patrick reflects on his reflection on what he have done.

Final Score = 5/10
 
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I didn't like this one. Patrick's jerkiness here is worse than in Driven to Tears, it isn't funny, and it also has the comic book scene. I can't stand that scene. It's not the worst episode this season, but it's far from the best.

Ranking so far:
1. Dunces and Dragons (A+)
2. Mrs. Puff, You're Fired (A+)
3. Krusty Towers (A+)
4. The Lost Mattress (A)
5. Fear of a Krabby Patty (A)
6. Bummer Vacation (A)
7. Skill Crane (A)
8. Wishing You Well (A)
9. Patrick SmartPants (A)
10. Have You Seen This Snail? (A)
11. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture (B)
12. Ghost Host (B)
13. Once Bitten (B)
14. Krabs vs. Plankton (B)
15. Chimps Ahoy (B)
16. Selling Out (B)
17. Squidtastic Voyage (B)
18. New Leaf (B)
19. That's No Lady (C)
20. Enemy In-Law (C)
21. Driven to Tears (C)
22. Shell of a Man (C)
23. Whale of a Birthday (C)
24. SquidBob TentaclePants (C)
25. Hocus Pocus (D)
26. Funny Pants (D)
27. Karate Island (D)
28. Rule of Dumb (D)
29. Good Neighbors (E)
30. Wigstruck (E)
31. The Thing (F)
32. All That Glitters (F)
 

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Meh. It's got an interesting plot, but it lacks humor and Patrick is kinda unlikeable. I don't think he's as bad as he would be in later episodes, but I'm still just not a big fan of this side of him. I like the atmosphere and the resolution, but that's really it.

Average episode (5/10)

1. Dunces and Dragons (10)
2. Krusty Towers (10)
3. Have You Seen This Snail? (9)
4. Wishing You Well (9)
5. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture (8)
6. Fear of a Krabby Patty (8)
7. Krabs vs. Plankton (8)
8. Patrick Smartpants (8)
9. Selling Out (8)
10. Shell of a Man (7)
11. The Lost Mattress (7)
12. Mrs. Puff, You're Fired (7)
13. Squidtastic Voyage (7)
14. Karate Island (7)
15. Bummer Vacation (7)
16. Enemy-In-Law (7)
17. Skill Crane (7)
18. That's No Lady (7)
19. Chimps Ahoy (6)
20. Driven to Tears (6)
21. Funny Pants (6)
22. Hocus Pocus (6)
23. Once Bitten (6)
24. Whale of a Birthday (6)
25. Squidbob Tentaclepants (5)
26. New Leaf (5)
27. Rule of Dumb (5)
28. Ghost Host (5)
29. Wigstruck (4)
30. Good Neighbors (4)
31. The Thing (4)
32. All That Glitters (3)
 

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Its a low great episode... there were good jokes and the twist was great but i disliked patrick so yeah :/

Rating: 7.0/10 Low Great

Rankings:
The Gift Of Gum (Amazing!)
Best Day Ever (Interesting)
Rule Of Dumb (Low Great)
Driven To Tears (Meh)
 
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