''Procrastination'' and ''I'm With Stupid'' are episodes from the second season of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.


[=SpongeBob=] has to write an essay for boating school about what not to do at a stoplight, but keeps putting it off by the most mundane things.

'''I'm With Stupid'''

Patrick's parents are visiting and he doesn't want them to think that he's an idiot, so he asks [=SpongeBob=] to act like an idiot to make Patrick seem smart by comparison. Unfortunately, Patrick starts [[BelievingTheirOwnLies believing his own lies.]]

!!''Procrastination'' provides examples of:
* AllForNothing: After SpongeBob spends the episode procrastinating and then jotting down a bunch of things just before class starts, he's told by Mrs. Puff that the assignment has been cancelled because she has to go to a conference.
* AllJustADream: Some of the later events (SpongeBob getting visited by the mailman, the chair talking to him and his house being set on fire) didn't really happen.
* {{Bowdlerized}}: [=SpongeBob=]'s brief little workout, in which he stretches his arms, eyelashes and nose, were rather jarringly cut from syndication after too many people complained that his nose exercises [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything looked phallic]].
* CompressedVice: Before this, [=SpongeBob=] has never, ''ever'' been shown to put off a task, given how big a {{Workaholic}} he is.
* MediumShiftGag: As SpongeBob muses about getting his driver's license, it cuts to a live-action motor car racing down a track, immediately having an accident.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: As the title implies. [=SpongeBob=] is originally very excited and devoted to writing the 800 word essay due the following day, unlike the rest of class, but when he realizes that coming up with ideas isn't as easy (or fun) as he thought it would be, he starts finding any possible way to avoid it, from feeding Gary an enormous amount of food and saying he's not leaving until he eats it all...which he does in about two seconds. [=SpongeBob=] then decides that he must clean up Gary's enormous mess he made (actually just one small drop of snail food) and the rest of the kitchen pristine before going back to work. He then decides to stop goofing up and we a monologue of him appearing to be writing something very creative, but we see he actually just wrote the word "the" in a very fancy manner. Several other humorous distractions occur.
* ShaggyDogStory: [=SpongeBob=] completes the essay, but Mrs. Puff ends up having to leave for a teacher's convention and she tells him she decided to cancel the assignment.
* TitleDrop: In the German dub, the episode is simply titled "Der Aufsatz" ("The Essay").
* WhatHaveIDone?: "Help! ''Help!'' My house is on fire!"

!!''I'm With Stupid'' provides examples of: (YMMV [[YMMV/SpongebobSquarePantsS2E17ProcrastinationImWithStupid here]])
* CassandraTruth: [=SpongeBob=] is unable to convince Patrick and his parents that he's not really stupid.
* ConspicuousCGI: Patrick's house rocking on its foundation at the beginning.
* DoorClosesEnding / EverybodyLaughsEnding: The episode ends with Patrick and his (real) parents laughing as his rock house closes down on them.
* GainaxEnding: Patrick discovered that the two people he's been entertaining aren't his parents, finds his real parents right outside and the three of them laugh while the fake parents simply shrug it off, remembering that they don't even ''have'' a son, and walk off. Rock closes. The end. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse We never even find out what happened to Spongebob after he ran off screaming]].
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Patrick:''' Yeah,dumb people are blissfully unaware of how dumb they really are [[SimpletonVoice duuuuh...]]
* KarmaHoudini: Patrick.
* NoodleIncident: "Patrick! You forgot how to eat again! Quick, I'll get the funnel!"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [=SpongeBob=] pretends to be stupid to make Patrick look smarter in front of his parents. Unfortunately, Patrick starts to believe that he ''is'' stupid.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After various failed attempts at getting Patrick's parents to believe he's actually dumb, [=SpongeBob=] screams and runs out of the house in frustration. [[spoiler: What he doesn't know is that the starfish couple he met are not Patrick's real parents.]]
* [[spoiler:ShaggyDogStory: Patrick manages to impress his parents - at the cost of poor [=SpongeBob's=] sanity. Then Squidward brings over Patrick's real parents, who'd been standing outside all day wondering where their son was.]]
* TitleDrop: Patrick briefly wears a "I'm With Stupid" [[FunTShirt T-shirt.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass / WithFriendsLikeThese: Patrick starts to believe that [=SpongeBob=] really ''is'' dumb, forgetting that [=SpongeBob=] is only pretending. Patrick then starts making personal insults, and when [=SpongeBob=] tries to remind him that they're only pretending, he denies it.
* VisualPun: A classic example.
-->'''Spongebob:''' (''in response to a piece of paper Patrick is holding'') Hey, a note! (''takes it to reveal that there's a music note on it'')\\
'''Patrick:''' Yeah, but turn it over, there's a letter!\\
'''Spongebob:''' (''turns the "note" around to reveal the letter B on the back'') You're right!
* WhamLine: Courtesy of Patrick at the end, to his "parents":
-->'''Patrick:''' Janet!? Marty!? ''WHO '''ARE''' YOU PEOPLE!?''