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So Happy Together is the first segment of Season 1 as well as the 1st episode/pilot of the series overall. It was first shown in the "SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis DVD" on November 13, 2007 as a sneak-peek before it aired on Nickelodeon, with its sister episode "Sweet Sixteenth" (1B), on April 26, 2008.
- Amy Poehler as Bessie
- Megan Cavanagh as Hilary
- Andy Richter as Ben
- Matt Besser as The Hippie & Anton St. Germain
- Keone Young as Mr. Wu
- Kenan Thompson as Rocky
- Grey DeLisle as Portia
- Jessica DiCicco as Gwen
- Dannah Feinglass as Penny
- Sarah Thyre as Mary Frances Gibbons
- Dee Bradley Baker as Happy
The episode begins with Bessie suits up in her bedroom and did jumping jacks (She skipped a few numbers very quickly). When she is done with her jumping jacks, then she trips and gets back up quickly. She leaves to go to Mr. Wu's Restaurant. While on her way, she was greeted by other villagers in San Francisco. One of which is The Hippie.
She finally arrived at Mr. Wu's Restaurant. Mr. Wu was serving the customers then He suddenly realized that Bessie is there. The customers turned into Ninjas to look like there is a fight starting up. While the camera is panning right, Bessie was surprisingly transformed into her Mighty B form. And then suddenly the fight begins very quickly as she flies to the ninjas. Then the scene suddenly turns into a pretend moment to Bessie that she is fighting the Ninjas while the customers looking at her surprised. When she is done with her fight with the imaginary ninjas. He offers his dumpling to Bessie as an award for the fight Bessie won.
After she leaves Mr. Wu's Restaurant, She again goes to one of her friend's hangout locations to see Rocky. Rocky offered to hang out with them, but Bessie declined as she is going to the troop meeting. Bessie borrowed Rocky's skateboard, and helmet. She then goes down to a really steep hill and then launched into the air while all of a sudden, Bessie was surprisingly transformed into her Mighty B form again while still in the air with the clouds. One of the clouds hit her foot, causing Bessie to lose balance, and then falls. She hit the ground and continued falling while on the ground getting hurt, and then she suddenly stopped to meet Portia, with her dog (rat) Precious, with Gwen, and Penny.
While Portia says "nice flight" to Bessie, Bessie is surprised and excited to see Portia's dog, Precious. She goes running to her dog but being in the same spot while Bessie is running. Gwen tells Bessie that Precious is a dog, but not a "puppy" as she later called Bessie "Messie" on that note. Portia tells Bessie that she is training her for the Honey Bee Dog Show. Bessie is surprised that there is an upcoming Dog Show that Portia's mom is hosting for The Honeybees. Gwen told Bessie that the winner gets the Animal Appreciation Badge, which is the perfect opportunity for Bessie to finally get it. Portia told Bessie that she thinks that she didn't get the bee-mail, and says that Bessie doesn't have a dog anyways.
After that in the next scene. Bessie tells her mom that she always wanted a dog and explained the purposes that she wanted a dog. After she shared 729 facts or purposes to her mom, Her mom finally gives up that she tells Bessie to go rescue a dog. (This lasted through the afternoon and into the morning). But one more thing, Bessie has to take her brother Ben.
Near the docks of San Francisco, A dog stole someone's lunch, and eats it as he is very happy, and burps, and then sits on the ground while pressing on a wall.
After that scene that Bessie is walking fast, and then Ben tells her to don't walk so fast as he is kinda slow to catch up. Bessie while angry tells him that she happens to be in a badge mission, and to have an animal to rescue. Bessie's brother says that he knows, and he can help her to look for one dog with her. Ben tells Bessie that every superhero needs a sidekick, and then she stopped, then she tells him that she's not The Mighty B yet. Bessie told Ben that she still has 4,584 badges to go, and she works alone. Ben finally sees a dog and then points at it as he is telling Bessie to look.
Bessie and her little brother Ben goes down to see the dog. The dog was scratching his fur as to not get the flies (or fleas) to itch. Bessie assisted on scratching the dog's fur, and then the dog suddenly feels happy as Bessie is scratching for him. Bessie introduced her to the dog, and then surprisingly realized that the dog has a torn ear. She admitted that the torn dog's ear is awesome as she hates perfect dog ears, and anything. Then all of a sudden, Bessie pulled out a dog leash as the dog doesn't want to be her dog. The dog attempted to run away and failed as the dog leash is on him while running away. The dog struggled to run away again but unfortunately staying in one place while running. Bessie assumes that the dog is very happy while the dog is not. Bessie named the dog Happy and tells him that he is going to be in a dog show. As she told Happy that, he is scared by it.
After that, the camera zooms into Bessie's beehive at night. Bessie tells the two boys that the only one in the dog show that she's worried about is Portia's dog, Precious. She thinks that she has an excellent chance of winning the Animal Appreciation Badge. While she is taking Happy a bath, she told him that they have a color-coded training schedule.
After that, first that she's gonna train Happy dog obedience such as teaching Happy how to stay, fetch, and ballroom dance. Ben later realizes that Happy is the worst dog he ever met. After Ben just realized about the dog that Bessie became insanely mad to Ben, and then shouted "You're six!" as she is explaining her experience with Happy and told Ben that Happy is the best dog in the world, and she "just" know he's gonna win the dog show tomorrow with more sayings about she's gonna get the Animal Appreciation Badge.
After that, that Portia's mom offered the judge Anton St Germain a little "token of our appreciation" that Portia and her mom put it together for him, and later laughing. Bessie arrived at the Honey Bee Dog Show to see Portia's dog, Precious. She told Portia the dog looks so pretty. Bessie introduced Portia to Happy, and Portia hisses like a snake and then happy grows at her. Portia asks Bessie where did you get him at a shelter with all the dirty people, and things. Gwen foolishly tells that Bessie founded him in a dumpster. Happy soon later runs away from Bessie that Happy founded a very big dog, and then scratched him to get away from Bessie.
After he walked out of the tent that all of a sudden that Bessie leaped out in front of happy that Bessie landed on him on the ground. Bessie tells Happy that they're on in 5 minutes. Happy aggressively barks to Bessie and Bessie tells him to not use those words like that. Bessie soon didn't realize that Happy hated dog shows. Bessie assumes that Happy wants his old life, and not want to get tied down. She tells Happy to go, Happy sure did very quickly, and fast. Bessie yells at happy to leave, and suddenly realized that where is he going? She admitted that Bessie doesn't need anybody, and she'll do this thing by herself. After all of that, Bessie has mixed feelings at the time and later sighs. Finger tells Bessie that finger is telling something about it, and Bessie agreed and tells finger that he or she is right that Bessie had to let him go.
While that happened, a scene shows Portia going into the stage to walk with her dog. While the music plays in the distance, Happy slowly goes away from the dog show but then while walking, he thinks about good and the sad times about Bessie. He wrecks the thinking cloud and goes away angrily.
After Portia walked on stage with her dog, Bessie came out and told a speech about her dog Happy. She later ran away from the stage, but right about halfway out of the stage that Happy ran to her from of the entrances and slowed her down. After Bessie was slowed down she was excited to see Happy again that he came back. Bessie and Happy showed the audiences their special abilities, one of which dunking a basketball into the basket epically. Portia's mom told the judge as that wasn't the plan, and told the judge to don't blow it. The judge suddenly gets sweaty and told the audience that it's a tie between Portia's dog Precious, and Bessie's dog Happy. The audience immediately started throwing food, and some other items. Anton St Germain, the judge announces that he will decide a winner based on the dog's breeding. When he checks Happy, He said that he's just a typical beat-up mutt.
After he checked happy, Bessie pulled the judge's arm to her mouth to speak to the audience that she's fine with losing and told the audience about Happy. The judge suddenly pulled the microphone, and Bessie pulled the microphone back that she wanted to remind the audience to don't forget to tip their waitresses at a restaurant. Portia's mom said to the audience that this is a real show dog. But after they unveiled the dog's teeth, and then something big, and scary happened. The judge revealed Precious's teeth that her teeth are much scarier, and filthy looking. The judge quickly told that's is not a dog, it's a rat. After he told that, Portia insanely flipped out as she is surprised, and background with pink paint splatters showed up and fainted. Ben from the audience called out that Portia kissed a rat, and Ben took the Animal Appreciation Badge from the judge and gives it to Bessie. Bessie says that she has only 4,583 badges to go.
And then the episode ended with a transition of a black screen quickly.
- Bessie has the first line in the entire series: "Good morning, Finger!"
- At the end of the episode, Bessie states she has 4,583 badges left to earn.
- Before Happy leaves, Bessie tells him "I won't be your beast of burden"; this is a reference to the 1978 song "Beast of Burden" by The Rolling Stones.
- When Bessie gives her first speech about Happy, the theme music for the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Dumped" can be heard.
- The episode was Direct-to-DVD in SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis DVD in November 2007 as a sneak-peek before the episode aired as the show premiere/pilot.
- "So Happy Together" and "Artificial Unintelligence" are pretty similar in plot structure: This episode hosted a dog show, while "Artificial Unintelligence" had a science fair, making these two episodes very similar in very different ways.
- Being the pilot episode, there are subtle differences in some of the character's designs; for example, Portia has longer hair here than she does in the rest of the series.
- Per an article on Animation Magazine, a sneak-peek was shown on November 11, 2007 during the commercial break of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- This episode, alongside "Sweet Sixteenth," was watched by 5.2 million viewers upon its premiere.
- ↑ Ball, Ryan (November 5, 2007). Nick Gets ‘Superstuffed’ this Thanksgiving. Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
- ↑ Bynum, Aaron H. (May 2, 2008). Nick: 'The Mighty B!' Premiere Ratings. Animation Insider. Retrieved May 8, 2020.