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Appointment TV

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"Appointment TV"
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SpongeBob and his friends cheering after showing their live performance of the lost episode of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy for him.
Season number: 11
Production code: 238a
First airing: USA October 28, 2018
Sister episode(s): Karen's Virus
Writer(s): Andrew Goodman
Storyboard: John Trabbic
Supervising director: Sherm Cohen
Animation director: Bob Jaques
Producer: Jennie Monica
Supervising producer: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
Executive producer: Stephen Hillenburg

“I still have time to get home before my show, if I pick up the pace.”

"Appointment TV" is the first segment of the twenty-third episode of season 11, and it is paired with "Karen's Virus." In this episode, SpongeBob tries to get home after work so he can watch the lost episode of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, but comes across many obstacles along the way.



SpongeBob tells Gary about how the lost episode of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy is finally airing on TV, and that he has prepared himself to watch it after his shift at the Krusty Krab. There, the day goes very slowly, making SpongeBob annoyed. When the day's finally over, he rushes out, only to get stopped by Mrs. Puff as she needs him to fix her flat tire.

He puts himself in-place of the tire so she can get home. Afterward, he continues rushing to his house, only to get stopped by Patrick who needs him to find his rock at the Impound Yard. After helping him with that task, he starts running to his house again, only for Sandy to need him to do a chore. After hearing two Mermaid Man fans say no true fan would miss the show, he gets out of doing the chore and tries going to his house again.

However, he is constantly stopped by several people who need him to do their tasks. He finally reaches home. he Realizes that he's locked out of his house. his VCR goes haywire and everything that Spongebob Squarepants Set up in "Appointment TV" gets ruined and bursts into flames setting the house on fire. He cries so loudly that everyone can hear him. Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles and Sandy Cheeks and Plankton and Mrs puff and Larry And Mr Krabs feel bad for what they did for SpongeBob.

To compensate for this, they bring a depressed SpongeBob to see a live performance of the episode on an amphitheater. SpongeBob loves their show and thanks them for showing the love that they had for him to make up for missing the episode. Old Man Jenkins asks everyone what they're doing at his amphitheater. this makes everyone run away. despite him just wanting to have a role in the play.