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DVD Review: SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square

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A new SpongeBob SquarePants DVD is on the shelves — how exciting! The kids can hardly wait. “We love SpongeBob,” they scream with excitement. “We have to see it!” Then they all gather around the television for a fun night of laughter and singing with the new Nickelodeon DVD, SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square. Featured on the DVD is the Special Extended Director's Cut of the Truth or Square movie.

SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are planning for the eleventy-seventh anniversary of the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob is extremely excited. He decorates the entire place for less than 50 cents by using pink toilet paper for streamers, ketchup and mustard as paints, and the Krabby Patties for balloons (just inflate them with helium and they become balloons).

Then SpongeBob has the greatest surprise, an enormous ice sculpture of a Krabby Patty. When the group tries to move the heavy sculpture out of the freezer, they accidentally get locked in. This leads to their adventure through the air ducts trying to get out. As they are crawling around, they reminisce about how they came to be friends and the good old days. Mr. Krabs finds an old Krabby Patty wrapper that takes them to a flashback of when the Krusty Krab first opened.

Of course in the end, SpongeBob saves the day by crooning a love song for the Krusty Krab which brings all of the customers back for the grand eleventy-seventh anniversary. Everyone is happy, especially Mr. Krabs who sees all of that money walking into his business.

During this episode, Patchy the Pirate is planning a special show for SpongeBob’s tenth anniversary special, complete with celebrity guest stars such as Robin Williams, Craig Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Pink, and Tina Fey. Each celebrity adds a little bit of fun to the show with their great comedic style and Pink sings a special musical number entitled “Scurvy” (a pirate’s song, of course). You can even sing along after the show with the karaoke music videos in the Special Features on the DVD.

As president of the Encino chapter of the SpongeBob SquarePants fan club, Patchy is thrilled to finally get to meet SpongeBob and does everything he can to make it a special show. He calls all the celebrities, does a little sneaking about, and then ends up going to Bikini Bottom just to meet SpongeBob. Remember, there is always a happy ending.

The other episodes on the DVD are just as much fun. SpongeBob sings in the Bikini Bottom Men’s Choir, tag-team wrestles with Patrick, throws around his new fortune made from selling his "volleyball," and then spends all of his money looking for a rare Mermaidman trading card. Each episode keeps you laughing and having fun. Isn't that what SpongeBob is all about?

One special feature is the behind-the-scenes of the new SpongeBob opening. For the tenth anniversary, a fresh opening was filmed for the show. SpongeBob and his world were filmed as three-dimensional characters. Bikini Bottom is the same place only with a new look. And the SpongeBob skeleton is just adorable. SpongeBob still plays a musical instrument with his nose, only now it is a trumpet. Very cute new opening!

Overall the family had a great time watching SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square. The superb color and Dolby Digital sound were fantastic. Little kids and big kids really enjoyed the show. After all, we love SpongeBob! SpongeBob makes the world a happier place.

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  • anonymous

    that was a trombone

  • hOMER

    im going to get the dvd of truth or square and Spongebobs greateast hits cd

  • I was surprised as well. Although, I really enjoyed that part of the DVD. The celebrity appearances really made it fun for us older kids.

  • My kids recorded this on NickHD, and have watched it, oh, I don’t know, several hundred times? I was surprised by how much live-action there was, though I suppose live-action scenes are cheaper to create than animated scenes.