DVD Review: Spongebob SquarePants: Spongebob’s Runaway Road TripThat loveable little guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea is back for another adventure! Jake is obsessed with Spongebob. There are probably 30 episodes on his DVR (technically my mom’s, but Jake uses it more than she does) at any given time, and he has most of the DVDs. Sure, it’s not the most educational cartoon on television, but it’s funny enough that even I can watch it without getting bored after five seconds. If you think about it, Spongebob does have a great message. That little yellow sponge with the brown square pants is always happy, always willing to go the extra mile to help a friend (even when they really don’t need help), and always looking on the bright side of life. The show’s creators must be doing something right, Spongebob SquarePants has enjoyed 10 years as the number one animated show on television for children ages 2-11, and attracts a whopping 100 million viewers every quarter.

In November, Nickelodeon introduces the brand new special episode, Spongebob SquarePants: Road Trip. For those with kids like mine, who can’t stand waiting that long, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment are releasing a SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip DVD  on Sept. 20, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $16.99. The 66-minute DVD features four action-packed vacation-themed adventures. Join Spongebob and Patrick as they embark on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, complete with the usual shenanigans expected from the pair. Next, take a romantic cruise with Plankton and his computerized wife, Karen. Enjoy some father/daughter bonding time with Mr. Krabs and his whale of a daughter (or is she a hammerhead shark? Apparently there is a huge debate about this online) Pearl. Sandy wins the prize for longest road trip, as her’s takes her on a vacation that is quite literally out of this world. The DVD also includes two bonus episodes- “Hide and Then What Happens?” and “Shellback Shenanigans.”

My review copy arrived on my front porch on Jake’s first day of school, so it was a wonderful “welcome back from school” surprise for him. Since he didn’t have homework that night (although I had like 15 pages of paperwork to fill out!), he started watching it right away and didn’t stop until it was over. He, of course, loved the entire DVD. Every episode of Spongebob is his “favorite,” so it’s hard to say which one he liked best.

While we’re on the topic of Spongebob, I have a burning question that maybe my wonderful readers can answer: what is in the Krabby Patty’s? I’m not talking about the secret krabby patty formula that Plankton is always trying to steal, I just want to know, is it supposed to be crab meat? Because given that Mr. Krabs  owns the establishment, that would be extremely disturbing.

You can pre-order your copy of  Spongebob’s Runaway RoadtripDVD Review: Spongebob SquarePants: Spongebob’s Runaway Road Trip on Amazon for $13.99, or pick it up in stores on September 20th, 2011.


Note- I received a free copy of this DVD. My opinions, as always, are my own.