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Episode Title: "Good Neighbors"

Episode Airing Number: 63

Episode Production Number: 64

Original Airdate: May 20, 2005

Season: 4

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Volume 1", "Where's Gary?", "Lost in Time"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Skill Crane"

Running Time: 11:16

Storyboard Director: Mike Bell and Aaron Springer

Writers: Mike Bell

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Director: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Squidward tries to relax on Sunday.

Story: It's another day and SpongeBob begins by waking up Squidward. But Squidward reminds him that it's Sunday and there is no work. He goes bezerk and orders him out. SpongeBob picks up Squidward's Sunday paper as Patrick walks up and freaks out because he think's SpongeBob is a newspaper monster. They run around in terror until Squidward tells them to stop. Then he gets out his Sunday relaxation box and orders a foot massage.

Just as he sits down and starts to relax, SpongeBob and Patrick enter and make Squidward president of their secret society. Squidward's first decree is for them to paint all the trees in the neighborhood polka-dots. Easy right? As SpongeBob and Patrick finish, they make a quick stop by Squidward's house and accidently spray him with paint all over his face. A couple driving in their car see Squidward and take him to the hospital because they think he's sick. When Squidward returns, he notices SpongeBob and Patrick are getting a foot massage and pedicure that he ordered. He demands to have the same done to him but his hour that he paid for is up so the manicurist leaves. Squidward is furious and yells at them like he has never done before. He tells them to get out and also they are the worst neighbors in history.

Squidward tries to think of some way to stop getting them to come over.Then he looks at the newspaper and sees a flyer for a security system. He gets it installed and wonders if it works or not. That's when SpongeBob and Patrick enter. Squidward is outraged and even tells the system that there is intruder but it doesn't sense it. Squidward bangs on the system and gets zapped. Then the cake that SpongeBob and Patrick made for Squidward drops on the security system, which sends it into code red. The house comes alive, with arms and legs and a mind of its own. Not even the army can stop it. SpongeBob and Patrick frantically search for an off button. As they find it, the house stops and sits back into the ground...where Squidward is laying down to get some rest. Squidward tells them to get out. But the citizens of Bikini Bottom issue a summons for Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick for the damage they have brought onto Bikini Bottom.

Song: (none)


SpongeBob: Good morning, Squidward.

Squidward: Spongebob, what are you doing in my house?

SpongeBob: I came to make sure you don't oversleep and miss work.

Squidward: Oh gee, Spongebob, that's very thoughtful of you.

SpongeBob: My pleasure, Squidward. That's what good neighbors are for.

Squidward: You did overlook one teensy little detail, however.

SpongeBob: What's that, Squidward?

Squidward: It's Sunday!!

Squidward: Me? President of Bikini Bottom? I knew the people would come to their senses.

Patrick: No, silly. Not the president of Bikini Bottom. Even better.

Squidward: Better?

SpongeBob: You're the president of 'The Secret Royal Order of the Good Neighbor Lodge'.

Squidward: The what? Is this some stupid club you two made up? *SpongeBob and Patrick giggle*

Patrick: Maybe.

SpongeBob: It's a secret.


Presto When Squidward places his flower vase in the middle, the next screen has it on the end. Also, the shell phone and the kleenex box appears on the table even though they were never put on it before.

Bon-Bon This is the second time in the series that Bon-Bons are seen. The only other episode is "Mrs Puff, You're Fired".

Pictures At the end of the episode, Squidward's pictures taht hang on the wall are different than before.

Back to the Beginning At the end of the episode, Squidward's house is between Patrick's rock and SpongeBob's pineapple even though it didn't stop there.