The zaniness continues in Bikini Bottom, and the series shows no sign of losing its appeal or its lunatic creativity. Wonderful little example: “Whale of a Birthday” is about Mr. Krabbs’ daughter’s sixteenth birthday. The highlight: a performance by “Boys Who Cry” singing “It’s All About You.” Perfect. There are twenty episodes here to keep your funny and whimsy bones tickled. (What, you don’t think you have a whimsy bone? Of course you do.)
Very much on par with the last release. The 2.0 track does an excellent job with the music, but there are no surround sound effects to speak of, and, as I’ve mentioned before, this is too bad when the mayhem reaches a crescendo, and should be enveloping the viewer. Still, I’m quibbling.
Once again, the colours are as bright as the image is sharp. This is delightfully brilliant eye candy. The last release appeared to have dealt with the aliasing problem, and it doesn’t really make a return here, at least not in the episodes themselves. The picture quality of a few extras or ads isn’t quite as good, but they’re pretty slight to begin with, so hardly count.
Ah yes, those slight extras. Disc 1 has a series of “Best Day Ever” shorts. They’re funny, but very brief. Disc 2 has a Karaoke video for the “Best Day Ever” song, and there’s a horribly lame pseudo-behind-the-scenes featurette hosted by the unbelievably aggravating Pick Boy.
No real extras, when you get right down to it, and it’s another half-season box. But again, how can you pass this up?