Verdict: 3.5 / 5
Patrick Squarepants is Nickelodeon’s latest SpongeBob release. It collects 14 episodes that are focused around Patrick Star, SpongeBob’s closest, if not only, friend. The 14 Episodes are taken from various seasons of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV show, so it truly captures the “best” of Patrick.
Each Episode shows the sheer stupidity of this loveable character. In Big Pink Loser, Patrick is tired of seeing SpongeBob win trophies each and every month. SpongeBob being the good friend he gets Patrick a job at the Krusty Krab in the hopes that Patrick will earn a trophy. Before you know it chaos ensues at the Krusty Krab instead.
In The Secret Box, Patrick has a box that contains a secret – one that SpongeBob is dying to find out. However, if there is one thing Patrick seems good at, it has to be his ability to keep secrets. SpongeBob is led into temptation as he attempts to find out what is inside the box.
I’m With Stupid is a truly funny episode. It is predictable, but you will find yourself giggling throughout its running time. Patrick’s parents are coming to visit and he is afraid that they might be disappointed with him, as he is…well…Patrick. SpongeBob takes it upon himself to act as though he is dumber than Patrick, giving Patrick a chance to bond with his family.
New Student Starfish deals with Patrick’s first day at driving school. All seems fine until Patrick starts misbehaving and SpongeBob has to take the blame for it. When one of SpongeBob’s Golden Stars are put on the line, it is all out war as best friends become bitter enemies.
In That’s No Lady, we get to see Patrick as Patricia. Basically, it is the same Patrick with a change of clothes and a new hairdo. Patrick is not feminine or pretty at all, yet he has Mr Krabs and Squidward at each other’s throats as they battle for Patricia’s attention.
In Karate Star, Patrick finds that he has a talent. He has a deadly karate chop that can slice through anything and everything. It is only a matter of time before Bikini Bottom falls victim to the natural disaster that is Patrick “Karate” Star.
In Pet Sitter Pat, SpongeBob has to go to his Grandmother’s birthday but Gary needs a babysitter and who better for the job than his best friend Patrick. Patrick shows ignorance shows just how dangerous he can be as he is definitely not one that needs to be given any major responsibilities.
These are a few of the 14 episodes on offer. Each episode is presented in the full-screen ratio of 1.37:1 leaving each running minute looking great. The images are sharp and the colour is vibrant. The Dolby Digital English stereo audio mix is great. Sounds and speech are crisp and clear and this is very important as the jokes in this one bounce back and forth as each character lands there punchlines. You need to be quick to hear them and the clear audio allows you to do just that. Sadly, there are no extras with this DVD. But being over 3 hours long, would you want any?
This DVD is fun and will definitely kill time if you have nothing to do and you are looking for a good laugh. It is definitely not for kids only. In fact, some of the jokes are rather advanced and adult. So you need not feel guilty if you find yourself enjoying this as much as a 6-year-old. This is a great step for Nickelodeon and it would be nice to see other characters get the same treatment.