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This episode is what I think of as a transition for the show. The episodes were, for the most part, great and up to pre-movie standards, but towards the end of the season, the quality shifted, and in came some episodes that ranged from atrocious to good.
Favorites:
1. Fear of a Krabby Patty/Krusty Towers
2. Selling Out/Patrick SmartPants
3. Wishing You Well
4. Have You Seen This Snail?
5. Skill Crane/The Lost Mattress

Least favorites:
1. Wigstruck
2. The Thing
3. The Gift of Gum
4. SquidBob TentaclePants
5. Best Day Ever
 
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I liked this season a lot. Here are my ratings:

Fear of a Krabby Patty - Great
Shell of a Man - Amazing
The Lost Mattress - Great
Krabs Vs. Plankton - Good
Have You Seen This Snail - Amazing
Skill Crane - Amazing
Good Neighbors - Meh
Selling Out - Great
Funny Pants - Ok
Dunces and Dragons - Amazing ::dolphin noise:: INCREDIBLE
MM/BB VI: The Motion Picture - Great
Enemy In-Law - Ok
Patrick SmartPants - Great
SquidBob TentaclePants - Good
Krusty Towers - Amazing
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - Great
Chimps Ahoy - Good
Ghost Host - Good
Whale of a Birthday - Ok
Karate Island - Meh
All That Glitters - Bad
Wishing You Well - Great
New Leaf - Ok
Once Bitten - Good
Bummer Vacation - Good
Wigstruck - Meh
Squidtastic Voyage - Ok
That's No Lady - Ok
Hocus Pocus - Ok
The Thing - Bad
Driven to Tears - Ok
Rule of Dumb - Meh
Best Frenemies - Great
Born to Be Wild - Ok
The Pink Purloiner - Great
Squid Wood - Mediocre
Best Day Ever - Ok
The Gift of Gum - Good

0 Terrible
2 Bad
1 Mediocre
4 Meh
10 Ok
7 Good
9 Great
5 Amazing

Good Season
 

CakeCup

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Fear of a Krabby Patty: Excellent
Shell of a Man: Great
The Lost Matress: Great
Krabs vs. Plankton: Good
Have you seen this Snail?: Excellent (Favorite Post Movie Eppy)
Skill Crane: Excellent
Good Neighbors: Awful
Selling out: Great
Funny Pants: Weak
Dunces and Dragons: Excellent
MM/BB VI: The Motion Picture: Great
Enemy in-Law: Good
Patrick Smartpants: Excellent
Squidbob TentaclePants: Good
Krusty Towers: Excellent
Mrs. Puff, You're fired: Great
Chimps Ahoy: Good
Ghost Host: Good
Whale of a Birthday: Good
Karate Island: Good
All that Glitters: Terrible
Wishing you Well: Excellent
New Leaf: good
Once Bitten: Good
Bummer Vacation: Good
Wigstruck: Weak
Squidtastic Voyage: Good
That's No Lady: Good
The Thing: Meh
Hocus Pocus: Good
Driven to Tears: Good
Rule of Dumb: Good
Born to be Wild: Good
Best Frenemies: Great
The Pink Purloiner: Great
Squid Wood: Okay
Best Day Ever: Okay
The Gift of Gum: Weak

Good season. The first half was full of excellent and great episodes, but the second half was just good, but not great. I thought that the second half of season 4 was a bit of a downfall, and the whole season just felt like the transitional era of Spongebob. The second half just felt different from what I have seen in Spongebob's earlier days.
 

Honest Slug

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I did it for season 9 so I guess I'll do it for every season.

Fear of a Krabby Patty - (A+)
Shell of a Man - (A)
The Lost Mattress - (A)
Krabs vs. Plankton - (B+)
Have You Seen This Snail - (A+)
Skill Crane - (A-)
Good Neighbors - (C-)
Selling Out - (B-)
Funny Pants - (B-)
Dunces and Dragons - (A+)
Enemy In-Law - (C+)
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture - (A)
Patrick SmartPants - (A)
SquidBob TentaclePants - (B)
Krusty Towers - (A+)
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - (A+)
Chimps Ahoy - (B)
Ghost Host - (B+)
Whale of a Birthday - (B)
Karate Island - (B+)
All That Glitters - (D-)
Wishing You Well - (A)
New Leaf - (B)
Once Bitten - (A-)
Bummer Vacation - (A-)
Wigstruck - (C+)
Squidtastic Voyage - (B)
That's No Lady - (B+)
The Thing - (D)
Hocus Pocus - (B+)
Driven To Tears - (B+)
Rule of Dumb - (B)
Born to be Wild - (A-)
Best Frenemies - (A-)
The Pink Purloiner - (A)
Squid Wood - (D+)
Best Day Ever - (B-)
The Gift of Gum - (C)

Season 4: (B+)

Top 5
1. Dunces and Dragons
2. Fear of a Krabby Patty
3. Krusty Towers
4. Have You Seen This Snail?
5. Mrs. Puff, You're Fired

Bottom 5
1. All That Glitters
2. The Thing
3. Squid Wood
4. Good Neighbors
5. The Gift of Gum

(A+) 5
(A) 6
(A-) 5
(B+) 6
(B) 6
(B-) 3
(C+) 2
(C) 1
(C-) 1
(D+) 1
(D) 1
(D-) 1
(F) 0
(F-) 0
 

Alex Squarepants

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Fear of a Krabby Patty - 9/10
Shell of a Man - 8/10
The Lost Mattress - 9/10
Krabs Vs. Plankton - 7/10
Have You Seen This Snail - 9/10
Skill Crane - 9.5/10
Good Neighbors - 3/10
Selling Out - 7/10
Funny Pants - 7.5/10
Dunces and Dragons - 3/10 ( Yes, I don't like this episode, deal with it)
MM/BB VI: The Motion Picture - 9/10
Enemy In-Law - 8/10
Patrick SmartPants - 8/10
SquidBob TentaclePants - 4.5/10
Krusty Towers - 10/10
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - 7.5/10
Chimps Ahoy - 7.5/10
Ghost Host - 7/10
Whale of a Birthday - 5/10
Karate Island - 5/10
All That Glitters - 1.5/10
Wishing You Well - 9.5/10
New Leaf - 7.5/10
Once Bitten - 3/10
Bummer Vacation - 5.5/10
Wigstruck - 3/10
Squidtastic Voyage - 7/10
That's No Lady - 8.5/10
Hocus Pocus - 5/10
The Thing - 1/10
Driven to Tears - 3/10
Rule of Dumb - 3/10
Best Frenemies - 8/10
Born to Be Wild - 5/10
The Pink Purloiner - 5.5/10
Squid Wood - 7/10
Best Day Ever - 4.5/10
The Gift of Gum - 4/10
 

Pinhead Larry

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Fear of a Krabby Patty - Amazing
Shell of a Man - Great
The Lost Mattress - Meh
Krabs vs Plankton - Meh
Have You Seen This Snail - Decent
Skill Crane - Great
Good Neighbours - Awful
Selling Out - Amazing
Funny Pants - Weak
Dunces and Dragons - Great
Enemy In Law - Decent
MM/BB VI - Amazing
Patrick Smartpants - Amazing
Squidbob Tentaclepants - Weak
Krusty Towers - Amazing
Mrs Puff You're Fired - Amazing
Chimps Ahoy - Great
Ghost Host - Meh
Whale of a Birthday - Great
Karate Island - Decent
All That Glitters - Meh
Wishing You Well - Great
New Leaf - Meh
Once Bitten - Meh
Bummer Vacation - Meh
Wigstruck - Great
Squidtastic Voyage - Decent
That's No Lady - Decent
The Thing - Awful
Hocus Pocus - Weak
Driven To Tears - Decent
Rule of Dumb - Weak
Born To Be Wild - Meh
Best Frenemies - Amazing
The Pink Purloiner - Great
Squid Wood - Bad
Best Day Ever - Bad
Gift of Gum - Meh

7 Amazing

8 Great

6 Decent

9 Meh

4 Weak

2 Bad

2 Awful

4th Best Season
 

Baloo

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Fear of a Krabby Patty - Good
Shell of a Man - Good
The Lost Mattress - Good
Krabs VS Plankton - Good
Have You Seen This Snail? - Good
Skill Crane - Good
Good Neighbors - Good (Guilty pleasure)
Selling Out - Good
Funny Pants - Bad
Dunces and Dragons - Good
Enemy In-Law - Good
Mermaidman and Barnacleboy VI: The Motion Picture - Good
Patrick Smartpants - Good
Squidbob Tentaclepants - Good
Krusty Towers - Good
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - Good
Chimps Ahoy - Good
Ghost Host - Good
Whale of a Birthday - Meh
Karate Island - Good
All That Glitters - Bad
Wishing You Well - Good
New Leaf - Good
Once Bitten - Good
Bummer Vacation - Good
Wigstruck - Meh
Squidtastic Voyage - Good
That's No Lady - Good
The Thing - Bad
Hocus Pocus - Meh
Driven To Tears - Good
Rule of Dumb - Meh
Born To Be Wild - Meh
Best Frenemies - Good
The Pink Purloiner - Good
Squid Wood - Bad
Best Day Ever - Good
The Gift of Gum - Good

Good Season
(Overall, I like Season 4 a lot. It's not as good as the first three seasons, but there was only four episodes I disliked, and while there were some mehs, overall the good outweighs the bad.)
 

Pinhead Larry

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Notables

Best: Mrs Puff, You're Fired
Runners Up: Krusty Towers, Fear of a Krabby Patty, Patrick Smartpants
Worst: The Thing
Runners Up: Good Neighbours, Best Day Ever, Squid Wood
Guilty Pleasure: Wigstruck
Underrated Gems: Best Frenemies, Wigstruck
Overrated: The Lost Mattress, Bummer Vacation
Overhated: All That Glitters, The Gift of Gum
Most Forgettable: Born To Be Wild, Funny Pants
 
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Fear of a Krabby Patty - A+
Shell of a Man - A-
The Lost Matress - A
Krabs vs. Plankton - B+
Have you seen This Snail? - A+
Skill Crane - A+
Good Neighbors - B+
Selling Out - A
Funny Pants - B-
Dunces and Dragons - A
MM/BB VI: The Motion Picture - A+
Enemy in-Law - B
Patrick Smartpants - A
Squidbob TentaclePants - B+
Krusty Towers - A+
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - A+
Chimps Ahoy - A-
Ghost Host - A
Whale of a Birthday - A
Karate Island - C
All that Glitters - D-
Wishing you Well - A+
New Leaf - B+
Once Bitten - B+
Bummer Vacation - A
Wigstruck - C
Squidtastic Voyage - A
That's No Lady - A
The Thing - C-
Hocus Pocus - A
Driven to Tears - A
Rule of Dumb - A-
Born to be Wild - A
Best Frenemies - A
The Pink Purloiner - A+
Squid Wood - B
Best Day Ever - B
The Gift of Gum - B+

8 amazing episodes
12 great episodes
9 good episodes
3 meh episodes
2 bad episodes

Grade: B+

A really really good season. This season has a few duds but for the most part, it's so good and on par with first three seasons.
 

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Top 5 in the season
5: Patrick Smartpants
4: Fear of a Krabby Patty:
3: Dunces and Dragons
2: Krusty Towers
1: Have you seen this Snail?

Bottom 5 of the season:
5: the Gift of Gum
4: Funny Pants
4: Wigstruck
2: Good Neighbors
1: All that Glitters

This season gets a 7.6/10, thus making it a good season. Don't get me wrong, there were still plenty of gems in the season, but there wasn't as much memorable episodes as in S1-3. It still feels a bit like pre-movie SB, though.
 

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WhoBob said:
Good Neighbors - B+
So glad to see someone else who likes Good Neighbors. I was feeling like the only one!

Anyway, this is fun, so here are my picks...I deviate a LOT from the general SBM opinion here.

Top Tier
That's No Lady (Possibly THE most underrated episode of the whole show. Because people are offended by "crossdressing." Look, people...take the show at surface value, the way it's meant to be enjoyed, and chill out. Nobody is meaning to send subliminal messages in Spongebob! Okay, rant over.)
Have You Seen This Snail?
Skill Crane

Good
Fear of a Krabby Patty
Shell of a Man
The Lost Mattress
Krabs vs. Plankton
Good Neighbors (yes, people, I put it there :sbface: )
Dunces and Dragons
Enemy-in-Law
Patrick Smartpants (not enough love for this one!)
Ghost Host
Wishing You Well
New Leaf
Wigstruck (I don't know, it's funny. People don't like it for some reason)
Born to be Wild
Best Frenemies
The Pink Purloiner
Squid Wood (yes, you heard me)

Meh
Selling Out
Funny Pants (REALLY close to being ScumBob but not quite)
Mermaidman and Barnacleboy VI: The Motion Picture (this was a bit slow for me)
SquidBob TentaclePants
Krusty Towers (good episode but I've seen it soooo much that I'm starting to not like it)
Mrs. Puff You're Fired (same issue as Krusty Towers)
Chimps Ahoy
Whale of a Birthday
Once Bitten (just not for me)
Bummer Vacation
The Thing
Hocus Pocus (I never hear anything about this one. Guess it's just not memorable)
Driven to Tears (the one I always mix up with No Free Rides. Patrick was a jerk in this one, but it's okay otherwise)
Rule of Dumb (yay, TWO jerky Patrick episodes in a row!)
Best Day Ever

ScumBob
Karate Island (boring plot although the premise was good, and the ending was just dumb)
All That Glitters
The Gift of Gum

Wow, tight race here with only three ScumBobs. I thought it would have more good episodes, but oh well. I count 19 total good episodes and 15 meh episodes. Could be a better season, but for what it is it's pretty darn good.
 

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Fear of a Krabby Patty: Good
Shell of a Man: Good
The Lost Matress: Good
Krabs vs. Plankton: Good
Have you seen this Snail?: Meh
Skill Crane: Good
Good Neighbors: Scumbob
Selling out: Meh
Funny Pants: Scumbob
Dunces and Dragons: Good
MM/BB VI: The Motion Picture: Good
Enemy in-Law: Meh
Patrick Smartpants: Good
Squidbob TentaclePants: Meh
Krusty Towers: Good
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired: Good
Chimps Ahoy: Meh
Ghost Host: Good
Whale of a Birthday: Meh
Karate Island: Meh
All that Glitters: Scumbob
Wishing you Well: Good
New Leaf: Meh
Once Bitten: Meh
Bummer Vacation: Good
Wigstruck: Scumbob
Squidtastic Voyage: Meh
That's No Lady: Meh
The Thing: Scumbob
Hocus Pocus: Meh
Driven to Tears: Meh
Rule of Dumb: Meh
Born to be Wild: Meh
Best Frenemies: Good
The Pink Purloiner: Meh
Squid Wood: Scumbob
Best Day Ever: Meh
The Gift of Gum: Scumbob

14 Good
17 Meh
7 Scumbob

Meh Season

Top 5:
5. Shell Of A Man
4. Skill Crane
3. Bummer Vacation
2. Dunces and Dragons
1. Krusty Towers

Bottom 5:
5. Wigstruck
4. All That Glitters
3. Squid Wood
2. The Thing
1. Good Neighbors

Although, Wigstruck, The Gift Of Gum, and Funny Pants really aren't THAT bad. Most of the season is really meh for me.
 

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In Pinhead Larrys form


Best: Dunces and Dragons
Runners Up: Wishing You Well, Krusty Towers, Best Day Ever, Fear of a Krabby Patty, Have You Seen This Snail, Skill Crane and The Lost Matress
Worst: Squid Wood
Runners Up: All That Glitters
Guilty Pleasure: The Thing
Underrated Gems: Whale of a Birthday, The Gift of Gum, Squidtastic Voyage and Rule of Dumb
Overrated: Mermaidman and Barnacleboy VI: The Motion Picture and SquidBob TentaclePants
Overhated: Wigstruck, Best Day Ever, Karate Island and Funny Pants
Most Forgettable: Bummer Vacation and The Pink Purloiner
 

Honest Slug

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Notables, again in Pinhead Larry's form

Best: Krusty Towers
Runners Up: Fear of a Krabby Patty, Dunces and Dragons, Skill Crane & Have You Seen This Snail
Worst: The Thing
Runners Up: All That Glitters, Squid Wood & Good Neighbors
Guilty Pleasure: Best Day Ever
Underrated Gems: Krabs vs. Plankton, Chimps Ahoy, Karate Island, Once Bitten & Driven to Tears
Overrated: Wishing You Well
Overhated: Good Neighbors, Funny Pants, Wigstruck, Best Day Ever & The Gift of Gum
Most Forgettable: Enemy In-Law, Wigstruck, Hocus Pocus, Rule of Dumb, Born to be Wild & Best Day Ever

A good season over all imo.
 
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Fear of a Krabby Patty - A
Shell of a Man - A+
The Lost Mattress - A+
Krabs vs. Plankton - A+
Have You Seen This Snail? - A+
Skill Crane - A
Good Neighbors - C-
Selling Out - A
Funny Pants - C+
Dunces and Dragons - A+
Enemy In-Law - B

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture - A+
Patrick SmartPants - A
SquidBob TentaclePants - B
Krusty Towers - A+
Mrs. Puff, You're Fired - A+
Chimps Ahoy - B+
Ghost Host - B
Whale of a Birthday - B+
Karate Island - A-
All That Glitters - D
Wishing You Well - A+
New Leaf - B
Once Bitten - A-
Bummer Vacation - B+
Wigstruck - B+
Squidtastic Voyage - B+
That's No Lady - A-
The Thing - D+
Hocus Pocus - A-
Driven to Tears - A-
Rule of Dumb - B
Born to be Wild - B+
Best Frenemies - A+
The Pink Purloiner - A
Squid Wood - D
Best Day Ever - B-

The Gift of Gum - B-

Almost as good as pre-movie except for episodes like Squid Wood and All That Glitters. I still love this season and give it a B+

Top 5
1. Wishing You Well
2. Best Frenemies
3. Shell of a Man
4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture
5. Krabs vs. Plankton

Bottom 5
1. All That Glitters
2. Squid Wood
3. The Thing
4. Good Neighbors
5. Funny Pants
 

Jack M Crazyfish

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Here's my thoughts on each episode this season:

Fear of a Krabby Patty - Great
Shell of a Man - Great
The Lost Mattress - Great
Krabs vs. Plankton - Great
Have You Seen this Snail? - Great
Skill Crane - Amazing
Good Neighbors - Bad
Selling Out - Meh
Funny Pants - Mediocre
Dunces and Dragons - Amazing
Enemy In-Law - Mediocre
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture - Good
Patrick SmartPants - Great
SquidBob TentaclePants - Meh
Krusty Towers - Amazing
Mrs. Puff You're Fired - Amazing
Chimps Ahoy - Meh
Ghost Host - Okay
Whale of a Birthday - Terrible
Karate Island - Meh
All That Glitters - Terrible
Wishing You Well - Amazing
New Leaf - Meh
Once Bitten - Great
Bummer Vacation - Amazing
Wigstruck - Bad
Squidtastic Voyage - Great
That's No Lady - Okay
The Thing - Bad
Hocus Pocus - Good
Driven to Tears - Bad
Rule of Dumb - Bad
Born to be Wild - Meh
Best Frenemies - Amazing
The Pink Purloiner - Amazing
Squid Wood - Awful
Best Day Ever - Mediocre
The Gift of Gum - Amazing (Guilty Pleasure)

9 Amazing Episodes
8 Great Episodes
2 Good Episodes
2 Okay Episodes
6 Meh Episodes
3 Mediocre Episodes
5 Bad Episodes
1 Awful Episode
2 Terrible Episodes

Good Season (7.5/10)

Top 5 Episodes:
5- Mrs. Puff You're Fired
4- Dunces and Dragons
3- Krusty Towers
2- Wishing You Well
1- Skill Crane

Bottom 5 Episodes:
5- Rule of Dumb
4- Good Neighbors
3- Squid Wood
2- Whale of a Birthday
1- All That Glitters

Wow I'm surprised that most of the good episodes were really good and there were a few pleasant surprises I didn't think were that good until I watched them again (The Gift of Gum, Bummer Vacation). However the Bad episodes were really bad and did hinder this season from getting a great but overall a very solid season and I still don't think we've entered the realm of modern SpongeBob yet.
 
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