It’s almost Halloween again already (in our house, two months is “almost”), which means all of Jake’s favorite shows are rolling out their spooky episodes, and Spongebob Squarepants always goes all out with the spook fest. The newest DVD, Spongebob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools, which releases on August 28th,is a compilation of some of the spookiest situations to hit Bikini Bottom over recent years. While Jacob had seen all of the episodes on the DVD, he still enjoyed having them in one place. SpongeBob is one of his favorite shows, and I think he’s seen every single episode at least twice by now, and still can never get enough!
In the double-feature title episode, Ghouls Fools, Spongebob and Patrick a houseboat that is inhabited by a crew of ghostly pirates. Our two Bikini Bottom pals end up smack dab in the middle of a good old-fashioned feud between the pirates and the ghastly Flying Dutchman. Aside from the double-length episode, SpongeBob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools showcases three other tales of undersea terror (or as terrifying as a kid’s show gets) and three other episodes that aren’t exactly chilling, but still highly entertaining.
Other SpongeBob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools Episodes
The Curse of Bikini Bottom :SpongeBob and Patrick sneak into Squidward’s shed and stumble across his lawn mower. Squidward, being the grump that he is, gets all enraged and pulls the cord, causing the pair to go spinning out of control. They end up running over the Flying Dutchman’s grave in the cemetery while he is trying to pick out a shirt for his date, and of course that does not end well for them. To make matters worse, they shave off the Dutchman’s trademark beard with the mower! SpongeBob confesses that he doesn’t really understand the Dutchman’s ghostly woes, so he helps the two walk a mile in his shoes by turning them into ghosts.
Ghost Host– Another Flying Dutchman episode, but this time he decides to move into SpongeBob’s house and scare poor Spongey day in and out. Of course, like all good therapists know, constant exposure to a fear pretty much eliminates the fear, and SpongeBob gets so used to it that the Dutchman’s antics can’t get to him. The Dutchman gets a little freaked out by this, because if he can’t scare people, then really, what has he got going for him? Certainly not his shining personality! SpongeBob, being the little sweetie that he is, helps the Dutchman gets his scaring mojo back.
Born Again Krabs :Mr. Krabs “swims with the fishes” after eating a moldy Krabby Patty, and his life is judged by who else but the Flying Dutchman! Uh oh! The Dutchman is not happy with Krabs’ cheap ways, and condemns him to an eternity in Davy Jones’ locker. Krabs begs for another chance, and gets it, but he has to change his ways or else!
Arrgh! SpongeBob and Patrick get Mr. Krabs to play the board game “Treasure Hunt.” The pretend search for gold proves too alluring for Mr. Krabs and he convinces the two to join him on a real treasure hunt.
Your Shoe’s Untied -Patrick gets a new pair of shoes, but doesn’t know how to tie his laces. When SpongeBob offers to demonstrate lace tying to Patrick, he suffers various calamities. In the end, it’s Gary who reminds SpongeBob how to tie his laces by teaching him a groovy song to help him remember.
Money Talks– Mr. Krabs makes a wish that he could talk to money. When his wish is magically granted, Krabs learns what all of his dollars, pennies and quarters have been longing for – Krabs to spend them.
Purchase SpongeBob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools at stores on August 28th, or on Amazon for $10.93.