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Better Days
BetterDaysS2HDLogo
Created by TheJasbre202
FireMatch
Original run March 4, 2018 - present
Genre Comedy
Drama
Animated
# of seasons 1 (aired)
2 (announced)
# of episodes 13 (aired)
35 (announced)
Starring Eugene Krabs
Mark Shicowa
Adam Fishman
John Richards
Betty Grayson
Eustace Wendell
Walter Ben
Dave Finnigan
Sheldon Plankton (Season 2)
Spin-off status On Hiatus
Directed by TheJasbre202
FireMatch
Rocky Lobster (S2-)
SpongeBot678 (S2-)
Gene F. Scallop (S2)
Writer(s) TheJasbre202
FireMatch
SpongeBot678 (S1)
Rocky Lobster
Mrs Chanandler Bong (S1)
SeemsGood (S2-)
Locknloaded23 (S2-)
Purple133 (S2-)
Producer(s) Mrs Chanandler Bong (S1)
Ianthenicedsguy (S2-)
SBCA (S2-)
Supervising producer(s) Purple133 (S2-)
Rocky Lobster (S2-)
Executive producers TheJasbre202
FireMatch
Production company Jasbre TV
Jasbre Productions
Spectromite Entertainment (S2-)
Minti Productions (S2-)
Jasbre Animation (S2-)
Jasbre Records
Title card creator(s) TheJasbre202
Preceded by SpongeBob Fanon

Better Days is a spin-off created by TheJasbre202 & FireMatch. The series takes place in 2124, after the 75th season of SpongeBob Fanon, Mr. Krabs and Mr. Shicowa are best friends in retirement, as Mr. Krabs used to run the Krusty Krab empire, and Mr. Shicowa is a former high school teacher. Along with former army lutenant Eustace Wendell, PTSD filled Walter Ben who's always hyped on drugs, Dave Finnigan, former CSI investigator, and the guy who's in charge of 'em all, Mr. Richards.

Characters

Starring

Recurring

Minor

Production

The show was greenlit for a 13-episode first season in February, 2018. It was announced that numerous unused SpongeBob fanon characters would be in the series after their final appearance in the 75th season of SBF. TheJasbre202 and FireMatch created and showrun the series. So far it is announced that Squidward and SpongeBob will have a 1-time appearance in the first season. They plan to bring in Sheldon J. Plankton as a recurring character in the second season to bring in the Krabs and Plankton rivalry in the show, and replace him with Spot on the fanon series.
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Season One logo

The show's first season staff consisted of TheJasbre202, FireMatch, SpongeBot678 and Rocky Lobster. Originally MightyCameron269 was going to be a writer, but he was fired in early production stages due to his attitude (he would later end up globalled due to harassing and imitating Jasbre's profiles). Direction was mainly by FireMatch. The first season was produced by Mrs Chanandler Bong. On March 12th, 2018, a teaser for the second season was released with Linkin Park's Points of Authority in the background, at the end of the promo it showed a teaser of Plankton coming to the show.

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It was announced that SBCA would be the first guest writer on the show, and that Jasbre would be interested to have 1-2 guest writers in each season following the 2nd season. Gene Scallop is guest writing an episode. On March 27th, 2018, the network renewed the show up to 2024 / Season 7, and that Jasbre and Matchy would step down from showrunning after Season 4. The current plans are:

  • Season 3 - 22 Episodes (with 2 holdovers from Season 2)
  • Season 4 - 22 Episodes (with 3 holdovers from Season 3)
  • Season 5 - 25 Episodes (with 4 holdovers from Season 4, 2 holdovers from Season 4b)
  • Season 6 - 25 Episodes (with 4 holdovers from Season 5, 2 holdovers from Season 4b)
  • Season 7 - 25 Episodes (with 4 holdovers from Season 6)
  • Season 8 - 6 Episodes (all holdovers from Season 7)

On March 28th, 2018, it was revealed that Gene F. Scallop will write "April Fools, Ha!" and an untitled Season 3 episode under a guest writer position. On April 2nd, 2018, it was announced that Season 2 had begun production aside from season 1 having 2 episodes to be finished. Despite being promoted to TV Producer, SpongeBot decided to start directing mid-season 2.

The first season concluded airing on May 20th, 2018. Main-production for the second season will begin July 15th. A new (Season 2-) logo was revealed on July 14th, it's a slightly re-edited version of the season one logo, and will be featured on Volume 2/Season 2 merch and more. Locknloaded23 and SeemsGood were hired as writers for season 2 after RTheNoob, NatRox and Golfpecks became inactive, on the same day, Vanessa announced she'd continue writing on the 2nd season. On July 17th, it was announced that Gene F. Scallop would direct 3 episodes in the 2nd season, then would go back to guest writing in season 3 onwards, these 3 episodes would be supervising directed by Jasbre. Vanessa later fully left the series, and the discord on July 20th, 2018. On July 22nd, 2018, Purple133 was hired in place of Vanessa.

Small Copyright Controversy

When SeemsGood used the show's end credit music in his show's Season 1 finale, Jasbre TV threatened to sue because they did not credit them or paid them the money to use it. Dan agreed with the lawsuit. SeemsGood paid them about $100, But AFallenPower said it wasn't enough, so he paid them more.

Staff

Name EP/SR C-EP SP P P By D AD W Other
TheJasbre202 S1-4 N/A N/A N/A N/A S1- N/A S1- TC Maker; Story Editor (S1-2);
Staff Writer
FireMatch S1-4 N/A N/A N/A N/A S1- N/A S1- Game Producer; Staff Writer
Rocky Lobster S5-6 S3-4 S2 N/A N/A S2- N/A S1- Story Editor (S3-); Staff Writer
Purple133 S4b S3-4 S2 N/A N/A N/A S2- S2- Staff Writer
SpongeBot678 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- S1 S1 TV Producer (S1-)
Mrs Chanandler Bong N/A N/A N/A S1 N/A N/A N/A S1 N/A
Ianthenicedsguy N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- N/A S2 N/A N/A
SBCA N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- N/A N/A S2 Staff Writer
Gene F. Scallop N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2 S1- S1- Staff Writer
DanzxvFan8275 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2 S2- N/A Staff Writer
PolarKey N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- N/A Staff Writer
AFallenPower N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- N/A
Locknloaded23 &
SeemsGood
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A S2- Staff Writers

  • EP/SR = Executive Producer / Showrunner
  • C-EP = Co-Executive Producer
  • SP = Supervising Producer
  • P = Producer
  • P By = Produced by (the usual producers, not the writers who get promoted to showrunner)
  • D = Director
  • AD = Assistant Director / Animation Timer
  • W = Writer

Guest

Networks

Current:

Former:

Streaming Service

Opening and Closing Themes

Normal Themes

Opening Themes

Closing Themes

Special Themes

Special Opening Themes

Special Closing Themes

Episodes

Series Overview

Season Eps Premiere Date Finale Date Code # Executive Producer(s)
1 13 March 4, 2018 May 20, 2018 1ABDxx 1-13 TheJasbre202 & FireMatch
2 22 September 30, 2018 May, 2019 2ABDxx 14-35
3 22 September, 2019 May, 2020 3ABDxx 36-57
4 22 September, 2020 May, 2021 4ABDxx
4ABExx
58-79
Purple133
5 25 September, 2021 May, 2022 5ABDxx 84-104 Rocky Lobster
6 25 September, 2022 May, 2023 6ABDxx 105-129
7 25 September, 2023 May, 2024 7ABDxx 130-154 TBD
Sp 3 September 16, 2018 N/A 0ABDxx N/A TheJasbre202 & FireMatch

Season One

Main Article: Better Days (Season 1)

On March 1st, 2018, it was announced that SpongeBob Fanon would get a spin-off following Season 75's departure of the character Mr. Shicowa. It was later announced on that day that the first season would have 13 episodes and created and showran by TheJasbre202 and FireMatch. Episode one is a retelling from an episode of SpongeBob Fanon from Season 69, and episode two is a retelling of an episode of SpongeBob Fanon from Season 75.

Title Card # Title Writer(s) Airdate

1ABD01
1
"Old Bounds" TheJasbre202 &
FireMatch
March 4, 2018
Mr. Shicowa, a retired teacher, starts to get sick of retirement, just as the newly rich Mr. Krabs joins the retirement home after selling his franchise.

1ABD02
2
"'Cuz We're Movin' on Up" FireMatch March 4, 2018
After a seaquake destroys the Bikini Bottom retirement home, Mr. Shicowa, Mr. Krabs, Adam and the rest of the retirees are transferred to the Kelp City Retirement Complex.

1ABD03
3
"The Side Business" TheJasbre202 &
FireMatch
March 11, 2018
Krabs watches TV and sees that Side Businesses in houses are booming so he starts one in the retirement. He creates "Food Blenderz!" and it gets tons of business, including other retirement homes visiting!

1ADB04
4
"Betty in Love" SpongeBot678 March 18, 2018
Betty falls in love with Eugene.

1ABD05
5
"Here's the Pill" Mrs Chanandler Bong
& SpongeBot678
March 25, 2018
The guys try to get Walter off of his Pill addiction.

1ABD06
6
"April Fools, Ha!" Gene F. Scallop April 1, 2018
Everyone in the retirement home pull April Fools pranks on each other until Walter gets severely injured.

1ABD07
7
"A Night on the Town" TheJasbre202 April 8, 2018
As a celebration for Eustace’s 50th anniversary for his marriage, the gang go for a night on the town. (extended episode)

1ABD08
8
"Control Freak" FireMatch April 15, 2018
A creepy old man is transferred to the Kelp City Retirement Complex, and he takes over as the new boss!
Guest appearance: Phill Lewis as the Creepy Old Man

1ABD09
9
"Air Shicowa" Mrs Chanandler Bong April 22, 2018
Mr. Shicowa gets an airplane of his own, but crashes it on an unknown island, causing everyone to think he's dead, but Mr. Krabs!

1ABD10
10
"South of the Border: Part 1" Rocky Lobster April 29, 2018
The rest home decides to take a trip to the underwater Mexico, but after a chicken fight, Adam's not to be seen!

1ABD11
11
"South of the Border: Part 2" Mrs Chanandler Bong May 6, 2018
Eugene and Mark all go out looking for Adam, but end up running into Maja, who's conveniently filming her show in Mexico and can help them find Adam!

1ABD12
12
"Young Heroes" Rocky Lobster May 13, 2018
Two of the most wanted criminals in Kelp City disguise themselves as old people and pretend to be retirees, and plan to steal everything of Shicowa's! Mermaid Kid and Barnacle Bean come to the rescue!
Guest appearance: Tara Strong as Mermaid Kid

1ABD13
13
"This is a Stick-Up!" TheJasbre202 May 20, 2018
During a normal day at the Retirement Home, a bunch of robbers pop up and start a huge stick up with the home and the cops!
Guest appearances: Seth Rogen and Bill Hader as the Robbers

Season Two

Main Article: Better Days (Season 2)

On March 6th, 2018, Jasbre TV renewed Better Days for a 22-episode second season, set to premiere September, 2018. TheJasbre202 & FireMatch will return as showrunners and executive producers. Plankton will get a recurring role in the series due to his retirement in SpongeBob Fanon. This season will air alongside the Simpsons' 30th Season, like S1 did with Simpsons Season 29's last 9 episodes.

Title Card # Title Writer(s) Airdate

2ABD01
14
"Welcome Back, Plankton" TheJasbre202 September 30, 2018
Sheldon and Karen Plankton join the Kelp City Retirement Complex after retiring from the fast food business, but that doesn't stop the Krabs vs. Plankton feud!

2ABD02
15
"Memory Chipped" FireMatch October 7, 2018
Betty loses her glasses once again, so Mr. Krabs and Shicowa make sure she never loses anything again… by implanting a memory chip into her head.

2ABD04
16
"My Little Phoney" SeemsGood &
Locknloaded23
October 14, 2018
Mr. Shicowa finds out that the top phone in town is the Nokia branded phone, so he gets one, but it causes him to have bad luck.

2ABD03
17
"Nightmares of Snores" FireMatch
Purple133
Rocky Lobster
TheJasbre202
October 28, 2018
The retirees tell 3 chilling tales: Maja falls asleep and goes through various weird and hellish dreams; TBD; Something lurks in the home.
Guest appearance: Trey Parker as the Ghoul

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"Get the Moneybags" FireMatch November 11, 2018
TBD.

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19
"Party Poppin' Seniors" SeemsGood &
Locknloaded23
November 18, 2018
TBD.

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"Thanksgiving at the Old Folks Home" Rocky Lobster November 25, 2018
Thanksgiving Special.

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"Identity Theft" Purple133 December 2, 2018
TBD.

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"It's Cold Out There" TheJasbre202 December 9, 2018
Christmas Special.

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"TBD" TBA January, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA January, 2019
TBD.

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"From Child to Manhood" TBA January, 2019
As Bikini Bottom's hero division has fallen lately with the super retirement of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, biggest fan Jimmy Finz decides to suit up as a new kind of hero, Mermaid Kid!
Guest appearance: Tara Strong as Mermaid Kid

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"TBD" TheJasbre202 February, 2019
Valentine's Day Special.

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"TBD" TBA February, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA March, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA March, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA March, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA March, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA April, 2019
TBD.

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"Bingo Was His Name-O!" SBCA April, 2019
Eugene and Adam become suspicious after Mark seemingly wins every bingo night at the retirement home.

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"TBD" TBA May, 2019
TBD.

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"TBD" TBA May, 2019
TBD.

Season Three

On March 27th, 2018, Jasbre TV renewed Better Days for a 22-episode second season, set to premiere September, 2019. TheJasbre202 & FireMatch are planned to return as showrunners and executive producers.

Title Card # Title Writer(s) Airdate

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"Nightmares of Snores II" TBD September, 2018
N/A

Specials

On March 29th, 2018, Jasbre TV announced that the series would probably have a few specials now and then.

Title Card # Title Written by Airdate

1AFN00
SP1
"Funky Nights" TheJasbre202 & Gene F. Scallop September 16, 2018
Mary Finnigan, Jennifer Ben, Steve Grayson and Mark Shicowa Junior all go to visit their parents in the retirement home.

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SP2
"TBA" FireMatch September 23, 2018
TBD.

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SP3
"Funky Nights II" TheJasbre202 & Gene F. Scallop September, 2019
TBD.

Scrapped Episodes

Here is the list of scrapped episodes of Better Days, along with planned writer(s), ep #, and airdates.

Title Card # Title Writer(s) Airdate

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9
"Ocean's Seventy" Mrs Chanandler Bong April 22, 2018
Dave plans out to rob the most secure bank in Kelp City after the bank intently steals his money and tells him he's bankrupt.

Episode Navigation

Season One
Old Bounds'Cuz We're Movin' on UpThe Side BusinessBetty in LoveHere's the PillApril Fools, Ha!
A Night on the TownControl FreakAir Shicowa • South of the Border: I & IIYoung HeroesThis is a Stick-Up!
Showrunners: TheJasbre202 & FireMatch
Season Two
Welcome Back, PlanktonMemory ChippedMy Little PhoneyNightmares of SnoresGet the Moneybags
Showrunners: TheJasbre202 & FireMatch

Merchandise

Home Video

On March 1st, 2018, the first season release date for Region 1 and A, Blu-Ray and DVD has been announced for November 2018, just in time for Black Friday shopping.

Volume Episodes Region 1/A
Release Date
Region 2/B
Release Date
Region 4/C
Release Date
Season
1 18 January 22, 2019 January 29, 2019 January 31, 2019 1 (13 Ep)
2 (5 Ep)
2 17 January, 2020 January, 2020 January, 2020 2
3 18 TBA TBA TBA 3
4 18 TBA TBA TBA 3 (4 Ep)
4 (14 Ep)
5 18 TBA TBA TBA 4 (8 Ep)
5 (10 Ep)
6 18 TBA TBA TBA 5 (15 Ep)
6 (3 Ep)
7 18 TBA TBA TBA 6
8 18 TBA TBA TBA 6 (4 Ep)
7 (14 Ep)
9 11 TBA TBA TBA 7

Video Games

A Video Game is announced to be announced soon, and released in August. The game was later announced to be "Better Days: The Quest for the Pill" coming out in November, 2018.

Community Series

On May 30, 2018, a community version of the show was announced. Show-workers TheJasbre202, FireMatch, Locknloaded23 & SeemsGood, and Gene F. Scallop have all contributed to the series.
Better Days Community Series

Awards

This is to showcase the awards that the series won and was nominated for.

Year Award Category Result
2018 2nd TheJasbre202 TV Awards Best New Spin-Off Nominated
Best Spin-Off Won
Best Episode (Old Bounds) Nominated
Best Producer (Mrs Chanandler Bong) Nominated
Best Writer (TheJasbre202) Won
Best Kids Spin-Off Won
Best Title Cards (TheJasbre202) Won
2018 Plankton Awards Best Spin-Off Won
Best Season (Season One) Won
Best Character (Mr. Shicowa) Won
Best Villain (Plankton) Nominated
Featured Content Featured Spin-Off (3/11 to 6/10/18; 7/14 to 7/31/18)* Won
TBBCA 2018 Best Adult Spin-Off Nominated
Best Season (Season One) Nominated
Best Writer (TheJasbre202) Won
Best Title Card Maker (TheJasbre202) Won
Best Episode (Air Shicowa) Nominated
Most Dramatic Episode (A Night on the Town) Nominated
1st Smitty Awards Best C-D-Z Rated Show Pending
Best Episode (Air Shicowa) Pending
Best Video Game (The Quest for the Pill) Pending
Best Character (Eugene Krabs) Pending
Best Writer (TheJasbre202) Pending
The 2018 Hoopla Awards Best Spin-Off Pending
Best Writer (TheJasbre202) Pending
Best Writer (FireMatch) Pending
Best Original Character (Betty Grayson) Pending
Best Video Game (The Quest for the Pill) Pending
Best SO Episode (A Night on the Town) Pending
3rd TheJasbre202 TV Awards TBD Pending

Note: After the 10th, the featured content system was changed to the Admin Approved page, which would change weekly-monthly, Better Days was the last Spin-Off elected to be the Featured Spin-Off before this. Later on July 14th, the featured content system was reinstated.

Critical Reception

Polls

Season One (2018)

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Good: 75% - Meh: 10% - Bad: 15%

Season Two (TBD)

Coming September 30th, 2018.

Reviews

Season One (2018)

Post your review for the season here!

  • The show is very good, my first new show with Matchy since our team up at the beginning of the month. I'm kinda glad I didn't anticipate this one as much as futurebob because this is similar to some other spin-offs yet it has its own twists by removing characters from SpongeBob SquarePants (fanon series) like Krabs, Shicowa, Adam, Maja, MermaidKid and BarnacleBean, and (later) Plankton! -  2015-07-14-1436902565-6235018-SpongeBob 5Jasbre (MCE)  23:34, March 5, 2018 (CST) 
  • (Revised review) After at first giving this season a "great" rating, I feel like I should revise me review since the season is over. "TheJasbre202 cites Rocko's Modern Life, Beavis and Butt-Head, The Simpsons and Family Guy as the inspiration for some of the storylines, humor and style." The humor in this season is decent, but the quote seems like some marketing scheme to get people to read the series. Some episodes have little to no humor, especially Jasbre's episodes. Note that I am talking about the episodes not written by me. 7.5/10 - FireMatch
  • *smack* Noice. - RTehNoobv2
  • 8/10 - Unfamiliarity with the new characters will either keep away new readers, or invite new readers as the unique setup and unique lineup of well-rounded characters is sure to bring a new twist to each episode. - SwitchPlanters
  • 8.5/10 – A fresh take on the retired genre of spin-offs, a call back to Reckless and Retired with a mix of SpongeBob SquarePants (Fanon).  Flag500 Luis~SBCA M C  #Laban Pilipinas!   15:32,03/19/2018 
  • 8/10 - A great reboot of another show on this Wikia known as "Reckless and Retired", like my man above me said, and a mix of new and old characters from SpongeBob SquarePants (fanon) and the mind of Jasbre. - Gene Scallop
  • 7/10 - Can be a pinch better, but it is already pretty good. AFallenPower (TalkContributions)
  • 8/10 - it's a good spinoff, but i feel like it could've gone without removing some characters from the fanon series. Squidsponge
  • 9/10 - Better than anything Pence can pull off - George Bush Jr.
  • 9/10 - Better than anything than that bushy boy can pull off - Mike Pence
  • 5/10 - it's ok. - Locknloaded23
  • 9/10 - One of the best shows on the wiki airing in 2018. -  1524919861397Patch (MCE)  May 23rd, 2018 4:16 (EST) 
  • 8.88/10 - It's pretty good for the most part and is definitely on the better side of spin-offs this wiki has. - Purple133

Trivia

  • This was the first fully-scripted spin-off on SBFW to be weekly without missing any episodes or airdates.
  • This is the first spin-off Mrs Chanandler Bong has worked on since 2015.
  • TheJasbre202 cites Rocko's Modern Life, Beavis and Butt-Head, The Simpsons and Family Guy as the inspiration for some of the storylines, humor and style.

Airing Timeline (2018-22)

Better Days Timeline (2018-2022)
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JTV2 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
LTV S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
FN S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
SW S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
STV3 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
MTV S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Zap S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

See Also

References

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    • then it will get made, not sure yet though, also is it okay if i consider hiring you in the future if one of our writers leave?
    • ok