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Genre: Kids, Cartoon, TV series
Country: United States
Starring: Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown
Director: Paul Tibbitt
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment releases a 3-disc gift set called Holidays With Spongebob on November 8th. Awfully early for Christmas, awfully late for Hallowe’en.
Of course there’s a Christmas disc, which contains only one true Christmas episode, where Santa doesn’t show up on Christmas morning and Spongebob goes all crazy, (as Spongebob tends to do). The rest of the disc uses winter as a substitute for Christmas, and it’s full of snowball fights and Sandy the squirrel hibernating and things of that nature.
The Hallowe’en DVD has, similarly, only ONE actual Hallowe’en episode, then fills up the rest of the disc with Plankton wearing disguises, Squidward’s ghost, and Spongebob turning into a snail and taming a seahorse. Among other, even-less-related-to-Hallowe’en episodes.
The third DVD has nothing to do with Christmas or Hallowe’en. Or any other holiday for that matter. I guess that for some reason they felt like they needed three discs to make this a real box set. The third disc is called To Love A Patty, and contains seven random episodes including the one where Spongebob crafts the perfect crabby patty then refuses to part with it.
And that’s it – that’s what you get in the Holidays With Spongebob gift set. Exactly TWO holiday related episodes, and twenty-four randomly selected episodes with tenuous connections, (if they exist at all), to those holidays. I think the biggest problem with the box set is the name. If, instead of calling it Holidays With Spongebob, they had called it Spongebobès Latest Cash Grab, it would have at least made sense.