Production Code: 101
Airdate: January 24th, 2010
SpongeBob and Squidward are walking to work as the pourous nuisance talks to Squidward about his birthday the previous day. He shows Squidward a gift Patrick bought him, a sticky, rubber hand that he plays with to and at work. When an order for a Krabby Patty arrives, the sticky toy gets wrapped around Squidward and he can't break free. Spongebob knows just the person to help, Patrick, with him unavailable they go see Sandy.
At the treedome Sandy pulls the sticky toy from Squidward but causes him to stumble into her time machine setting it for twenty three years to the past. Now in the year 1987, Squidward inadvertably pushes Harold SquarePants down a hill just as he's about to meet his future wife Claire for the first time.
As Sandy and SpongeBob work out a way to get their glum friend back they notice SpongeBob's hand slowly fading away. Sandy discovers that Squidward caused SpongeBob's mom and dad to never meet meaning SpongeBob never existed. Squidward manages to return to the present and as soon as he does, SpongeBob and Sandy jump inside to set things back to how they were.
As soon as Squidward leaves the time machine starts to rock side to side and smash out of the treedome and through town. The time machine rests on a cliff edge but soon tips and falls into the abyss. They manage to travel back in time just before they smash to their doom. Arriving just after Squidward has knocked Harold town, they travel back a few seconds and manage to stop Squidward and allow SpongeBob's parents to meet. They return home while the next day at work Squidward runs home screaming when he notices SpongeBob and his paradox in the kitchen.
This is the first episode
This marks the first apperance of SpongeBob, Squidward, Sandy, Harold SquarePants and Claire SquarePants
The plot is directling inspired by the 1985 film "Back to the Future"
- Patrick (Mentioned)
- Claire SquarePants
- Harold SquarePants