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SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghouls Fools (DVD Review)

1 Sep, 2012 By: Ashley Ratcliff

$15.99 DVD
Not rated.

The wacky sponge residing in a pineapple under the sea is back with another DVD chock full of adventure in SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghouls Fools. This time around, he and his dimwitted yet trusty sidekick, Patrick, encounter ghost pirates, search for long-lost treasure and more, with ample “booty” references along the way.

In the title episode, SpongeBob and Patrick happen upon a haunted houseboat that has been shipwrecked. SpongeBob immediately is scared out of his mind as they explore the creepy mansion, while Patrick remains skeptical, despite coming face to face with a smarmy ghost pirate. The simple starfish dismisses the apparition as bogus, even poking and prodding at him. Seeing Patrick’s eyebrows get singed off when he gets a whiff of the ghost captain’s rotten breath is a moment that literally made me laugh out loud.

Twice as long as the others, the “Ghouls Fools” episode also showcases the ghost pirate and his “ghouls of the briny deep” posse filling in SpongeBob and Patrick about their various likes and dislikes with a catchy little ditty. Things get interesting when we discover that the ghost pirate previously was the old first mate of the Flying Dutchman, also a ghost pirate, and took off with his doubloons some 300 years ago.

Another particularly entertaining episode is “Arrgh!” In it, SpongeBob and Patrick join a bossy Mr. Krabs on a hunt for the Flying Dutchman’s treasure chest, sparking some pretty silly banter between the three.

Ghouls Fools is an amusing collection of “SpongeBob” episodes that any fan of the absorbent little guy, and the oddball Bikini Bottom dwellers, will enjoy.

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