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14th Jan '18 5:44:54 PM nombretomado
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** [[FridgeBrilliance It could be]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a reference to the]] LimpBizkit album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water.

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** [[FridgeBrilliance It could be]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a reference to the]] LimpBizkit Music/LimpBizkit album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water.
26th Dec '17 7:28:24 PM blindllama
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* In the episode Big Pink Loser, the mailman delivering Patrick's trophy accidentally gives it to Spongebob, who's dressed like Patrick. So it makes sense that he gave the package to Spongebob.
10th Dec '17 12:33:12 PM Orphalesion
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*** "Fish" eating "Fish" is not cannibalism, since "fish" isn't a species, but multiple classes of many aquatic animals. So an eel eating a tuna is no more "cannibalism" than a human eating a cow. The horror comes from the fact that it's sapient creatures being consumed, not that it's "fish" eating "fish".
2nd Dec '17 6:21:54 PM schoi30
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* In "Whatever Happened to [=SpongeBob=]", the Bikini Bottomites go on a riot and bring the city to chaos just because [=SpongeBob=] wasn't around to make Krabby Patties. Who knows how they'll react if they find out [=SpongeBob=]'s absence is because of his friends yelling at him and running him of out town...
23rd Nov '17 6:14:56 AM nightfurywitch
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*** Or it's a mix of both. The fruit is easy to freeze, and the water surrounding it makes it freeze over faster.
1st Nov '17 12:00:58 PM CaptainTedium
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--> '''SpongeBob:''' I don't know. What do you normally do while I'm gone?

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--> '''SpongeBob:''' '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I don't know. What do you normally do while I'm gone?
1st Nov '17 11:59:46 AM CaptainTedium
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** Add to the fact that the Judge (who could indeed represent the audience) is about to punish Mr. Krabs (Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}) for his Gross Negligence, but because the Judge is such a huge fan of [=SpongeBob=], all Mr. Krabs has to do is get Squidward (dressed as [=SpongeBob=] in the episode) to give the Judge a ride on that [=SpongeBob=] Train. And that's how Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} gets away with their milking of [=SpongeBobSquarePants=]; by doing an occasional good episode, or giving out some kind of merchandise that just keeps the fans hooked on him even when the fans know he needs a break!

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** Add to the fact that the Judge (who could indeed represent the audience) is about to punish Mr. Krabs (Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}) for his Gross Negligence, but because the Judge is such a huge fan of [=SpongeBob=], all Mr. Krabs has to do is get Squidward (dressed as [=SpongeBob=] in the episode) to give the Judge a ride on that [=SpongeBob=] Train. And that's how Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} gets away with their milking of [=SpongeBobSquarePants=]; [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]; by doing an occasional good episode, or giving out some kind of merchandise that just keeps the fans hooked on him even when the fans know he needs a break!
1st Nov '17 11:59:16 AM CaptainTedium
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** Since he is, well, SpongeBob, it would probably be from someone else. Probably from that relative in the painting with the Napoleon Hat and the mustache.

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** Since he is, well, SpongeBob, [=SpongeBob=], it would probably be from someone else. Probably from that relative in the painting with the Napoleon Hat and the mustache.



* Upon first watch, it doesn't seem to make sense that the thing that causes Spongebob to leave Bikini Bottom in "Whobob Whatpants" is being yelled at by Mr. Krabs as opposed to Patrick, since in this kind of plot what's supposed to be the last straw is being told off by your best friend. But remember, according to "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", Mr. Krabs has always served as a semi-father figure to Spongebob, and being rejected by a father is much, MUCH more upsetting than being rejected by a friend.
* Spongebob gives his tooth for Squidward to use as a reed in "Best Day Ever", and personally donates part of his laugh box to Squidward in "Funny Pants". It makes sense for Spongebob to give away random body parts on a whim, since he can just regenerate them.

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* Upon first watch, it doesn't seem to make sense that the thing that causes Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] to leave Bikini Bottom in "Whobob Whatpants" is being yelled at by Mr. Krabs as opposed to Patrick, since in this kind of plot what's supposed to be the last straw is being told off by your best friend. But remember, according to "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", Mr. Krabs has always served as a semi-father figure to Spongebob, [=SpongeBob=], and being rejected by a father is much, MUCH more upsetting than being rejected by a friend.
* Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] gives his tooth for Squidward to use as a reed in "Best Day Ever", and personally donates part of his laugh box to Squidward in "Funny Pants". It makes sense for Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] to give away random body parts on a whim, since he can just regenerate them.



* Not so much "Fridge Brilliance" as it is a light "Fridge Humor." In "Club Spongebob," Patrick says to Squidward, "Cheer up, it could be worse! You could be bald and have a big nose!" The camera pans to Squidward, who looks miserable. The joke becomes a bit more giggle-worthy when you realize that Patrick's "bald and have a big nose" comment applies to the [[CharlieBrownBaldness titular]] [[GagNose character]], as well!

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* Not so much "Fridge Brilliance" as it is a light "Fridge Humor." In "Club Spongebob," [=SpongeBob=]," Patrick says to Squidward, "Cheer up, it could be worse! You could be bald and have a big nose!" The camera pans to Squidward, who looks miserable. The joke becomes a bit more giggle-worthy when you realize that Patrick's "bald and have a big nose" comment applies to the [[CharlieBrownBaldness titular]] [[GagNose character]], as well!



* In "Chimps Ahoy," one of Patrick's inventions is "another dimension," which Spongebob dismisses as just a mirror, though Patrick's "reflection" shows sentience shortly after. Ordinarily, this would seem like Patrick was a GeniusDitz and did invent a new dimension. But considering the number of "TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack" gags in the show, even if he did create a new dimension, ItsBeenDone, so it's still not a new invention.

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* In "Chimps Ahoy," one of Patrick's inventions is "another dimension," which Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] dismisses as just a mirror, though Patrick's "reflection" shows sentience shortly after. Ordinarily, this would seem like Patrick was a GeniusDitz and did invent a new dimension. But considering the number of "TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack" gags in the show, even if he did create a new dimension, ItsBeenDone, so it's still not a new invention.



** Flashback to "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" where Spongebob and Patrick adopt and care for a baby scallop and set it free at the end of the episode. The scallop looks the exact same as all the other scallops in the show, meaning there's a very real possibility that the baby scallop from "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" could be in the same group of attacking scallops, if not the one that Spongebob rips in half itself... [[StressVomit *vomits*]]

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** Flashback to "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" where Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick adopt and care for a baby scallop and set it free at the end of the episode. The scallop looks the exact same as all the other scallops in the show, meaning there's a very real possibility that the baby scallop from "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" could be in the same group of attacking scallops, if not the one that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] rips in half itself... [[StressVomit *vomits*]]



** But still, remember the older episodes of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy that Spongebob and Patrick have watched? The fish the heroes defended in those episodes were usually ordinary ones, and rarely anthropomorphic. Perhaps this was before the nuclear bomb tests! However, perhaps this wouldn't really explain how some species, such as jellyfish, seem to have been left unaffected by the radiation and still have quite animalistic minds.

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** But still, remember the older episodes of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick have watched? The fish the heroes defended in those episodes were usually ordinary ones, and rarely anthropomorphic. Perhaps this was before the nuclear bomb tests! However, perhaps this wouldn't really explain how some species, such as jellyfish, seem to have been left unaffected by the radiation and still have quite animalistic minds.



** Actually, they arrested Sandy because she didn't have any fur and the sight of her pinkish flesh was disturbing everybody. Apparently, in the Spongebob world, indecent exposure means you don't have any exterior skin.

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** Actually, they arrested Sandy because she didn't have any fur and the sight of her pinkish flesh was disturbing everybody. Apparently, in the Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] world, indecent exposure means you don't have any exterior skin.



* Several episodes show that [=SpongeBob=] is extremely emotional, prone to panicking, SanitySlippage and depression over minor things, if things don't go right for him or if there is any problem (as seen in episodes "Stuck in the Wringer", " I Had an Accident", "Bummer Vacation", "Breath of Fresh Squidward", "Procrastination", "Night Light", "The Algae's Always Greener" and especially [[GoMadFromTheIsolation "Gone"]]). This implies that behind the cheerful and bright personality, [=SpongeBob=] is not entirely sane and rational. This is already major FridgeHorror, but it gets worse. Do you remember the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?", the episode where [=SpongeBob=] is very heartbroken that Gary ran away and spent almost the entire episode being sad and depressed. Considering how [=SpongeBob=] missed Gary and was looking for him everywhere, what would have happened to [=SpongeBob=] and his emotional and mental well-being if he hadn't reunited with Gary? Even worse, is that the elderly fish that found and took care of Gary had previous snails, who died either from being overfed by her or she intentionally fed them up, so that she could later eat them, which means that if Gary hadn't discovered this and hadn't realised that [=SpongeBob=] indeed missed him, Gary would have died. Neptune knows what could have happened to Spongebob's sanity if he found out that his beloved Gary died...

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* Several episodes show that [=SpongeBob=] is extremely emotional, prone to panicking, SanitySlippage and depression over minor things, if things don't go right for him or if there is any problem (as seen in episodes "Stuck in the Wringer", " I Had an Accident", "Bummer Vacation", "Breath of Fresh Squidward", "Procrastination", "Night Light", "The Algae's Always Greener" and especially [[GoMadFromTheIsolation "Gone"]]). This implies that behind the cheerful and bright personality, [=SpongeBob=] is not entirely sane and rational. This is already major FridgeHorror, but it gets worse. Do you remember the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?", the episode where [=SpongeBob=] is very heartbroken that Gary ran away and spent almost the entire episode being sad and depressed. Considering how [=SpongeBob=] missed Gary and was looking for him everywhere, what would have happened to [=SpongeBob=] and his emotional and mental well-being if he hadn't reunited with Gary? Even worse, is that the elderly fish that found and took care of Gary had previous snails, who died either from being overfed by her or she intentionally fed them up, so that she could later eat them, which means that if Gary hadn't discovered this and hadn't realised that [=SpongeBob=] indeed missed him, Gary would have died. Neptune knows what could have happened to Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s sanity if he found out that his beloved Gary died...



* In "SB-129", the names "SpongeTron" and "Patron" would seem to imply that the future versions of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are robots. Also, everything is chrome in the future, and when a non-chrome coral starts growing from the ground, a fish immediately shows up to make it look chrome. The obvious explanation for this? The future Squidward was in was after robots had risen up and destroyed most or all organic life.
** This would explain why Squidward was relatively quick to believe Spongebob's "Krabs is a robot" worries in "Krab Borg," and why he panicked at the prospect of robots taking over the world.

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* In "SB-129", the names "SpongeTron" "[=SpongeTron=]" and "Patron" would seem to imply that the future versions of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are robots. Also, everything is chrome in the future, and when a non-chrome coral starts growing from the ground, a fish immediately shows up to make it look chrome. The obvious explanation for this? The future Squidward was in was after robots had risen up and destroyed most or all organic life.
** This would explain why Squidward was relatively quick to believe Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s "Krabs is a robot" worries in "Krab Borg," and why he panicked at the prospect of robots taking over the world.



* From The Card we get this line from Patrick: "Spongebob you can't expect my usual act of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes." Some have interpreted this as meaning that [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter he's doing it on purpose.]] All those other times when Patrick did something dangerously stupid, he might have been ''aware'' that it was dangerously stupid the entire time! There's also the fact that he cries genuinely hard whenever something he wants can't be given to him, but when he sees his best friend near death, he doesn't cry nearly as hard or genuinely. And once we add all this knowledge with the events of Pet Sitter Pat...Patrick may even be a bigger [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] than "Bent on World domination" Plankton or "Drive you to suicide" Mr. Krabs.

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* From The Card we get this line from Patrick: "Spongebob "[=SpongeBob=], you can't expect my usual act of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes." Some have interpreted this as meaning that [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter he's doing it on purpose.]] All those other times when Patrick did something dangerously stupid, he might have been ''aware'' that it was dangerously stupid the entire time! There's also the fact that he cries genuinely hard whenever something he wants can't be given to him, but when he sees his best friend near death, he doesn't cry nearly as hard or genuinely. And once we add all this knowledge with the events of Pet Sitter Pat...Patrick may even be a bigger [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] than "Bent on World domination" Plankton or "Drive you to suicide" Mr. Krabs.



*** Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still pretty sure an employer can't gamble away their employee's contract, and Spongebob should have also had the right to quit working for Plankton if he didn't like it.

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*** Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still pretty sure an employer can't gamble away their employee's contract, and Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] should have also had the right to quit working for Plankton if he didn't like it.



* A pretty unsettling one for "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." In the episode, Plankton's plan involves removing Spongebob's brain and putting it into a robot so the robot can do his bidding. That seems like your standard evil plan on the surface. However, the plan most likely involves removing Spongebob's brain and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Canonically, Plankton killed Spongebob, and Spongebob was actually ''dead'' for a portion of the episode before getting his brain back. During the robot scenes in the episode, [=SpongeBob=]'s corpse was just a little ways away off-screen, most likely on an operating table, with a gaping hole in its head.

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* A pretty unsettling one for "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." In the episode, Plankton's plan involves removing Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s brain and putting it into a robot so the robot can do his bidding. That seems like your standard evil plan on the surface. However, the plan most likely involves removing Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s brain and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Canonically, Plankton killed Spongebob, [=SpongeBob=], and Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] was actually ''dead'' for a portion of the episode before getting his brain back. During the robot scenes in the episode, [=SpongeBob=]'s corpse was just a little ways away off-screen, most likely on an operating table, with a gaping hole in its head.



* In the episode Bubble Buddy, it seems the fish buried in the sand drowned in the high tide. How could a fish drown? The same thing for Sponge On Duty, regarding SpongeBob, Patrick, and the random fish drowning. Why couldn't Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] swim in the first place if they're really fish?

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* In the episode Bubble Buddy, it seems the fish buried in the sand drowned in the high tide. How could a fish drown? The same thing for Sponge On Duty, regarding SpongeBob, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and the random fish drowning. Why couldn't Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] swim in the first place if they're really fish?
1st Nov '17 11:53:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the episode "Nature Pants", in response to how long Spongebob would last in the wild Squidward remarks "I'll give him 11 minutes". This is the average running time for regular Spongebob Squarepants episodes.

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* In the episode "Nature Pants", in response to how long Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] would last in the wild Squidward remarks "I'll give him 11 minutes". This is the average running time for regular Spongebob Squarepants [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] episodes.



* In the episode "The Great Snail Race", Spongebob says to Gary that he calls him a lady to "humiliate and demean you." Cut to Sandy walking down a street and she says, "I don't know why, but I think I'll kick Spongebob's butt tomorrow." I didn't get it at first when I was younger but now I get it. Sandy somehow heard or sensed Spongebob's sexist comment and she wanted revenge.
* It's been shown dozens of times that Mister Krabs routinely pays low wages, and often charges his employees money. This could normally be taken as a joke, but then it hit this guy. If Krabs pays so low, Then Spongebob must have learned how to save and spend money that he saves over the course of his career. The fact that his house isn't run down or impoverished emphasizes how well he knows how to spend and save money.

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* In the episode "The Great Snail Race", Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] says to Gary that he calls him a lady to "humiliate and demean you." Cut to Sandy walking down a street and she says, "I don't know why, but I think I'll kick Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s butt tomorrow." I didn't get it at first when I was younger but now I get it. Sandy somehow heard or sensed Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s sexist comment and she wanted revenge.
* It's been shown dozens of times that Mister Krabs routinely pays low wages, and often charges his employees money. This could normally be taken as a joke, but then it hit this guy. If Krabs pays so low, Then Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] must have learned how to save and spend money that he saves over the course of his career. The fact that his house isn't run down or impoverished emphasizes how well he knows how to spend and save money.



** Maybe he's so secretly wealthy that $500 is worthless to him. In "Patty Hype," he and Patrick had no idea what to do with the money they made, so they literally burned it, buried it, shredded it, and gave it away. There's also Spongebob's "magical private secret rainbow leprechaun bank" from "Life of Crime," which we know nothing about... Also, it's possible that Sponge's parents, and possibly grandma, give him money, too.

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** Maybe he's so secretly wealthy that $500 is worthless to him. In "Patty Hype," he and Patrick had no idea what to do with the money they made, so they literally burned it, buried it, shredded it, and gave it away. There's also Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s "magical private secret rainbow leprechaun bank" from "Life of Crime," which we know nothing about... Also, it's possible that Sponge's parents, and possibly grandma, give him money, too.



** In one of the very newest episodes (S10, I believe) Patrick is shown to own his own boatmobile. Indicating that he STILL has his license (or has possibly had it for awhile) but prefers to just good around with Spongebob most of the time. All of these episodes actually indicate good continuity. Patrick sucks at nearly everything, but driving is definitely NOT one of them. He's like an Autistic Savant when it comes to driving.
*** Patrick was also seen driving Spongebob in a boat briefly in the episode Slide Whistle Stooges.

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** In one of the very newest episodes (S10, I believe) Patrick is shown to own his own boatmobile. Indicating that he STILL has his license (or has possibly had it for awhile) but prefers to just good around with Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] most of the time. All of these episodes actually indicate good continuity. Patrick sucks at nearly everything, but driving is definitely NOT one of them. He's like an Autistic Savant when it comes to driving.
*** Patrick was also seen driving Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] in a boat briefly in the episode Slide Whistle Stooges.



* I was always confused by SpongeBob's answer of 1924 in the episode "Boating School". It was years later when I discovered 1924 was the year Mercedes-Benz was formed!

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* I was always confused by SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s answer of 1924 in the episode "Boating School". It was years later when I discovered 1924 was the year Mercedes-Benz was formed!



*** Spongebob has enough intelligence to notice when Patrick is particularly stupid, while Patrick goes along with ANYTHING Spongebob says for as long as he can remember it. However, there's another bit of Fridge Brilliance here. Notice that Spongebob has an extremely low pain tolerance ("I'll have you know I stubbed my toe this morning and I only cried for 20 minutes!") while Patrick has been known to rip his own head off for the fun of it? WordOfGod confirms Bikini Bottom is so named because it's at the bottom of Bikini Atoll-a nuclear testing site. Note that prehistoric Spongebobs from "SB-129" and "Ugh!" are just as stupid and masochistic as the prehistoric Patricks (one sticking his hand in a fire and waiting for a good few minutes before hurting, and the other enjoying holding jellyfish in his hand as they sting him). Obviously sponges only developed nervous systems as a result of the nuclear testing? Starfish were obviously less effected if at all and so Patrick still has no brains or nerves (which should mean he can't talk, but that can be excused as RuleOfFunny), hence why Patrick has absolutely no intelligence and doesn't feel pain.

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*** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] has enough intelligence to notice when Patrick is particularly stupid, while Patrick goes along with ANYTHING Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] says for as long as he can remember it. However, there's another bit of Fridge Brilliance here. Notice that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] has an extremely low pain tolerance ("I'll have you know I stubbed my toe this morning and I only cried for 20 minutes!") while Patrick has been known to rip his own head off for the fun of it? WordOfGod confirms Bikini Bottom is so named because it's at the bottom of Bikini Atoll-a nuclear testing site. Note that prehistoric Spongebobs [=SpongeBobs=] from "SB-129" and "Ugh!" are just as stupid and masochistic as the prehistoric Patricks (one sticking his hand in a fire and waiting for a good few minutes before hurting, and the other enjoying holding jellyfish in his hand as they sting him). Obviously sponges only developed nervous systems as a result of the nuclear testing? Starfish were obviously less effected if at all and so Patrick still has no brains or nerves (which should mean he can't talk, but that can be excused as RuleOfFunny), hence why Patrick has absolutely no intelligence and doesn't feel pain.



--> '''Patrick:''' ''"SpongeBob, you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes."''
*** Not hard to see why, but however, there are many episodes out there that are counteractive to this, as well as the fact that he literally walks of a construction site a second later. The problem is if Patrick WAS a sociopath, he wouldn't need to do that stuff. So, if Patrick DOES know he's stupid, why does he act it? Well, there are a couple things in motion. Firstly, notice that his friends with certainty are Spongebob, Sandy...that's it. Meanwhile, Spongebob's friendly enough to befriend a neighborhood and a half, as well as been Patricks friend for life since infancy. And plus, there is also the line in ''New Student Starfish''...

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--> '''Patrick:''' ''"SpongeBob, ''"[=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes."''
*** Not hard to see why, but however, there are many episodes out there that are counteractive to this, as well as the fact that he literally walks of a construction site a second later. The problem is if Patrick WAS a sociopath, he wouldn't need to do that stuff. So, if Patrick DOES know he's stupid, why does he act it? Well, there are a couple things in motion. Firstly, notice that his friends with certainty are Spongebob, [=SpongeBob=], Sandy...that's it. Meanwhile, Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s friendly enough to befriend a neighborhood and a half, as well as been Patricks friend for life since infancy. And plus, there is also the line in ''New Student Starfish''...



*** Spongebob is Patrick's ONLY true friend. It's only because of him did he meet Sandy. Sure, he did have a thing with Larry for one episode, but still, Patrick is pretty much friendless EXCEPT Spongebob. And if Patrick was stupid or even just pretending to be, why does he still hang around him? Well, take notice that even after events of this episode, Patrick still at least shown a conscious effort to be friendly and good while still acting stupid. It wasn't till Spongebob was visually upset here did he offer the 4 extra same cards to him. Some may say that's a good reason to un-friend him, but however, the fact is that Patrick tried to make up for it, and even WHEN something looks dumb or stupid (Using a flamethrower in "Pet Sitter Pat"), Patrick at least has some reason or logic behind it. So, what IS Patrick's intelligence? It's actually very simple; Patrick is a genius, but act stupid in order to make others laugh. And seeing how he is pretty much only friends with his lifelong friend, Spongebob, Patrick most likely values that relationship over any other, and continues to do stupid things to amuse him, and stopping when he realized he went too far.

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*** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] is Patrick's ONLY true friend. It's only because of him did he meet Sandy. Sure, he did have a thing with Larry for one episode, but still, Patrick is pretty much friendless EXCEPT Spongebob.[=SpongeBob=]. And if Patrick was stupid or even just pretending to be, why does he still hang around him? Well, take notice that even after events of this episode, Patrick still at least shown a conscious effort to be friendly and good while still acting stupid. It wasn't till Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] was visually upset here did he offer the 4 extra same cards to him. Some may say that's a good reason to un-friend him, but however, the fact is that Patrick tried to make up for it, and even WHEN something looks dumb or stupid (Using a flamethrower in "Pet Sitter Pat"), Patrick at least has some reason or logic behind it. So, what IS Patrick's intelligence? It's actually very simple; Patrick is a genius, but act stupid in order to make others laugh. And seeing how he is pretty much only friends with his lifelong friend, Spongebob, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick most likely values that relationship over any other, and continues to do stupid things to amuse him, and stopping when he realized he went too far.



*** Spongebob and Patrick did say that hey were "stretching the truth." They may had use ExactWords as an excuse/justification; after all they weren't lying as far as they knew...

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*** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick did say that hey were "stretching the truth." They may had use ExactWords as an excuse/justification; after all they weren't lying as far as they knew...



* When I first saw the episode where Plankton pretends to be [=SpongeBob=]'s grandmother to try and get the Krabby Patty formula out of him, at first I thought SpongeBob should've realized something was [[IncrediblyLamePun fishy]] when a plankton showed up at his door claiming to be his grandma. Then I later realized that since [=SpongeBob=] has known Mr. Krabs and his whale daughter for quite some time now, he probably wouldn't see anything odd about the idea of cross-breeding.

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* When I first saw the episode where Plankton pretends to be [=SpongeBob=]'s grandmother to try and get the Krabby Patty formula out of him, at first I thought SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] should've realized something was [[IncrediblyLamePun fishy]] when a plankton showed up at his door claiming to be his grandma. Then I later realized that since [=SpongeBob=] has known Mr. Krabs and his whale daughter for quite some time now, he probably wouldn't see anything odd about the idea of cross-breeding.



** Actually, while SpongeBob can regenerate his arms (to the point of [[UpToEleven munching popcorn buckets full of them]]), I don't think it's ever shown that he can grow another SpongeBob from said severed limb.

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** Actually, while SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] can regenerate his arms (to the point of [[UpToEleven munching popcorn buckets full of them]]), I don't think it's ever shown that he can grow another SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] from said severed limb.



** It still seems incredibly overboard to psychologically torment Plankton for two weeks on end and make him believe a natural predator of his was stalking him. I don't think ''anyone'' from a cartoon, or any form of media in general, deserves that kind of mental torture. And it's not as if Krabs was doing it with good intentions; he never once mentioned to Spongebob or even clued us in that he was doing it for the good of the Bottomites.

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** It still seems incredibly overboard to psychologically torment Plankton for two weeks on end and make him believe a natural predator of his was stalking him. I don't think ''anyone'' from a cartoon, or any form of media in general, deserves that kind of mental torture. And it's not as if Krabs was doing it with good intentions; he never once mentioned to Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] or even clued us in that he was doing it for the good of the Bottomites.



* In "Shanghaied", Spongebob is trying to figure out who owns the ship, and after the Flying Dutchman declares himself the owner, Spongebob says: "This ship belongs to the Red Baron". Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize that the Red Baron was a Flying ''Deutch''man.

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* In "Shanghaied", Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] is trying to figure out who owns the ship, and after the Flying Dutchman declares himself the owner, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] says: "This ship belongs to the Red Baron". Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize that the Red Baron was a Flying ''Deutch''man.



* In "Krab Borg", besides being driven to paranoia by a scary movie, SpongeBob had a good reason to think Mr. Krabs was a robot in disguise: something like that had previously happened in "Imitation Krabs" with Plankton controlling the robot!

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* In "Krab Borg", besides being driven to paranoia by a scary movie, SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] had a good reason to think Mr. Krabs was a robot in disguise: something like that had previously happened in "Imitation Krabs" with Plankton controlling the robot!



** Consider [[TheWoobie all]] [[ChewToy the]] [[ButtMonkey horrific things]] Squidward goes through throughout the series thanks to SpongeBob and Patrick. He's been mutilated countless times, and on multiple occasions they've driven him to the edge of madness or even careening straight past it ("Squid's Day Off" comes to mind). All things considered, it's quite reasonable that Squidward would ultimately consider suicide just to get away from SpongeBob and Patrick for good.

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** Consider [[TheWoobie all]] [[ChewToy the]] [[ButtMonkey horrific things]] Squidward goes through throughout the series thanks to SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. He's been mutilated countless times, and on multiple occasions they've driven him to the edge of madness or even careening straight past it ("Squid's Day Off" comes to mind). All things considered, it's quite reasonable that Squidward would ultimately consider suicide just to get away from SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick for good.



** Considering Plankton's tiny size, it's possible Bubble Bass didn't actually realize he was there, thought SpongeBob was talking about an ''imaginary'' friend, and was just taunting him, not realizing there actually ''was'' someone there and he actually ''was'' hurting them.

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** Considering Plankton's tiny size, it's possible Bubble Bass didn't actually realize he was there, thought SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] was talking about an ''imaginary'' friend, and was just taunting him, not realizing there actually ''was'' someone there and he actually ''was'' hurting them.



** Granted, with all the crap SpongeBob and Patrick put him through, it's hard to blame him. I don't know if that makes it better or worse...

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** Granted, with all the crap SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick put him through, it's hard to blame him. I don't know if that makes it better or worse...



* In the episode where SpongeBob and Partick dig a tunnel under Squidward's house, Squidward at one point says "I'm going to grind you two into chum!" ... Which makes sense if you know what chum actually is..

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* In the episode where SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Partick dig a tunnel under Squidward's house, Squidward at one point says "I'm going to grind you two into chum!" ... Which makes sense if you know what chum actually is..



* Remember the episode where Mr. Krabs sold SpongeBob's labor to Plankton without SpongeBob's consent (and for 62 cents even)? This is referred to as having "sold SpongeBob", and there's no indication SpongeBob could just refuse to go with Plankton or quit working for Plankton. No anti-slavery laws in Bikini Bottom?

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* Remember the episode where Mr. Krabs sold SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s labor to Plankton without SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s consent (and for 62 cents even)? This is referred to as having "sold SpongeBob", and there's no indication SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] could just refuse to go with Plankton or quit working for Plankton. No anti-slavery laws in Bikini Bottom?



* Think about what would have happened in "Nasty Patty" if the police did not show up when they did. Since Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] would not be delayed, they would likely leave Shallow Grave Road immediately and miss the health inspector wash down the hill, so they would think they got away with it. But that means that they would have to live the rest of their lives both feeling guilty that they killed him, and paranoid that somebody would eventually find out. Even Krabs was so worried about this in the episode itself that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he was willing to give away money as a distraction]], let alone [=SpongeBob=]'s reactions. And considering previous episodes where he thought he was guilty of a crime, he would probably go and turn himself in shortly afterwards. This would almost certainly bring Krabs down with him, meaning that the Krabby Patty formula would be unguarded and Plankton could just walk right in and take it. Then, as per TheMovie, he would take over Bikini Bottom, and this time, nobody would stop him, because [=SpongeBob=] is in jail, so everyone else in Bikini Bottom would be Plankton's mind-controlled slaves forever, and all because [[ButterflyOfDoom SpongeBob never found out that the health inspector was still alive]].

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* Think about what would have happened in "Nasty Patty" if the police did not show up when they did. Since Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] would not be delayed, they would likely leave Shallow Grave Road immediately and miss the health inspector wash down the hill, so they would think they got away with it. But that means that they would have to live the rest of their lives both feeling guilty that they killed him, and paranoid that somebody would eventually find out. Even Krabs was so worried about this in the episode itself that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he was willing to give away money as a distraction]], let alone [=SpongeBob=]'s reactions. And considering previous episodes where he thought he was guilty of a crime, he would probably go and turn himself in shortly afterwards. This would almost certainly bring Krabs down with him, meaning that the Krabby Patty formula would be unguarded and Plankton could just walk right in and take it. Then, as per TheMovie, he would take over Bikini Bottom, and this time, nobody would stop him, because [=SpongeBob=] is in jail, so everyone else in Bikini Bottom would be Plankton's mind-controlled slaves forever, and all because [[ButterflyOfDoom SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] never found out that the health inspector was still alive]].



* A pretty unsettling one for "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." In the episode, Plankton's plan involves removing Spongebob's brain and putting it into a robot so the robot can do his bidding. That seems like your standard evil plan on the surface. However, the plan most likely involves removing Spongebob's brain and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Canonically, Plankton killed Spongebob, and Spongebob was actually ''dead'' for a portion of the episode before getting his brain back. During the robot scenes in the episode, Spongebob's corpse was just a little ways away off-screen, most likely on an operating table, with a gaping hole in its head.

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* A pretty unsettling one for "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." In the episode, Plankton's plan involves removing Spongebob's brain and putting it into a robot so the robot can do his bidding. That seems like your standard evil plan on the surface. However, the plan most likely involves removing Spongebob's brain and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Canonically, Plankton killed Spongebob, and Spongebob was actually ''dead'' for a portion of the episode before getting his brain back. During the robot scenes in the episode, Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s corpse was just a little ways away off-screen, most likely on an operating table, with a gaping hole in its head.



* In the episode Bubble Buddy, it seems the fish buried in the sand drowned in the high tide. How could a fish drown? The same thing for Sponge On Duty, regarding SpongeBob, Patrick, and the random fish drowning. Why couldn't Patrick and SpongeBob swim in the first place if they're really fish?

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* In the episode Bubble Buddy, it seems the fish buried in the sand drowned in the high tide. How could a fish drown? The same thing for Sponge On Duty, regarding SpongeBob, Patrick, and the random fish drowning. Why couldn't Patrick and SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] swim in the first place if they're really fish?



** Because getting shot with a gun really freaking hurts. Nothing, short of drying up, has ever seemed to be a real threat to Spongebob's life... but though he may not need to fear death, he fears pain. Sure, his nature as a sponge keeps him alive through ridiculous injury, but it's clear that he feels most of it, if not almost all, and has a very, very low pain threshold to boot. (Exhibit A: "I'll have you know I stubbed my toe last week when watering my spice garden, and I only cried for 20 minutes.")
*** But the real kicker is, the universe he's in won't allow him to die. He can live through the most horrific mutilations of his body (like his face being almost fully shaved off by a door) in the name of the "rule of funny" and though a normal human would've died from shock about that point, Spongebob just has to live with it.

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** Because getting shot with a gun really freaking hurts. Nothing, short of drying up, has ever seemed to be a real threat to Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s life... but though he may not need to fear death, he fears pain. Sure, his nature as a sponge keeps him alive through ridiculous injury, but it's clear that he feels most of it, if not almost all, and has a very, very low pain threshold to boot. (Exhibit A: "I'll have you know I stubbed my toe last week when watering my spice garden, and I only cried for 20 minutes.")
*** But the real kicker is, the universe he's in won't allow him to die. He can live through the most horrific mutilations of his body (like his face being almost fully shaved off by a door) in the name of the "rule of funny" and though a normal human would've died from shock about that point, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] just has to live with it.



*** Spongebob can re-grow body parts relatively quickly, depending on what kind of injuries he's sustained or what the plot demands, but that doesn't mean he likes being injured. He's extremely intolerant of any kind of pain (this is the guy who outright stated that he cried for 20 minutes after stubbing his toe,) and he gets scared easily. Just because he's a sponge and can re-grow body parts, doesn't mean that he wouldn't be traumatized and in agonizing pain if someone walked up to him and shot him in the face.
* In "Patty Hype", after his Pretty Patties stand becomes a huge hit, SpongeBob claims that the one thing he misses the most about the Krusty Krab is "that tiny squeaky sound you get when you rub two pickles together". However, Pretty Patties are basically just painted Krabby Patties, so wouldn't SpongeBob still have plenty of pickles to rub together? In fact, this raises another question: where is he getting all the ingredients from to make the Pretty Patties, and where is he keeping them? Never mind the ingredients, he'd need a lot of paint as well.
** He was perhaps referring to the way it happens in the Krusty Krab. As for the second point; There's something called food dye. And Spongebob never ''officially'' quit the Krusty Krab in that episode; so he was getting his resources from Mr. Krabs...which would mean that Spongebob [[FridgeHorror was stealing from his boss?]]

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*** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] can re-grow body parts relatively quickly, depending on what kind of injuries he's sustained or what the plot demands, but that doesn't mean he likes being injured. He's extremely intolerant of any kind of pain (this is the guy who outright stated that he cried for 20 minutes after stubbing his toe,) and he gets scared easily. Just because he's a sponge and can re-grow body parts, doesn't mean that he wouldn't be traumatized and in agonizing pain if someone walked up to him and shot him in the face.
* In "Patty Hype", after his Pretty Patties stand becomes a huge hit, SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] claims that the one thing he misses the most about the Krusty Krab is "that tiny squeaky sound you get when you rub two pickles together". However, Pretty Patties are basically just painted Krabby Patties, so wouldn't SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] still have plenty of pickles to rub together? In fact, this raises another question: where is he getting all the ingredients from to make the Pretty Patties, and where is he keeping them? Never mind the ingredients, he'd need a lot of paint as well.
** He was perhaps referring to the way it happens in the Krusty Krab. As for the second point; There's something called food dye. And Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] never ''officially'' quit the Krusty Krab in that episode; so he was getting his resources from Mr. Krabs...which would mean that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] [[FridgeHorror was stealing from his boss?]]



** The events of ''SpongeBob vs. the Big One'' never would've been logical.

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** The events of ''SpongeBob ''[=SpongeBob=] vs. the Big One'' never would've been logical.
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* The premise of the episode "Feral Friends" is that Neptune's Moon causes everyone in Bikini Bottom to revert to non-sapient sea life and Sandy being the only one who can keep the main characters from killing each other because she's immune to the effects of Neptune's Moon due to being a mammal from land. Not only does Pearl eat a few people while transformed, but given that Sandy only prioritized protecting Pearl, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Larry, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Mrs. Puff, it's likely that a lot of fish killed and/or ate each other before the two hours of Neptune's Moon were up.

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* The premise of the episode "Feral Friends" is that Neptune's Moon causes everyone in Bikini Bottom to revert to non-sapient sea life and Sandy being the only one who can keep the main characters from killing each other because she's immune to the effects of Neptune's Moon due to being a mammal from land. Not only does Pearl eat a few people while transformed, but given that Sandy only prioritized protecting Pearl, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Larry, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Mrs. Puff, it's likely that a lot of fish killed and/or ate each other before the two hours of Neptune's Moon were up.
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