History Headscratchers / SpongeBobSquarepants

27th Jul '16 5:13:02 PM waters20
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* Come to think of if, I noticed in the episode "Money Talks" that Mr. Krabs doesn't like spending money. So why does he love money so much when he doesn't even want to spend it on anything?

* A bonus question: How does Mr. Krabs even pay his own bills since he doesn't want to spend money?















** No, the Krusty Krab was a retirement home before he bought it (it says so in the employee video episode) and it's pretty obvious it isn't a chain, especially consideriing in the movie he opens the second one. I'd say the third option, eleventy seventh doesn't mean 117, and they just used it to not technially get the number wrong.

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** No, the Krusty Krab was a retirement home before he bought it (it says so in the employee video episode) and it's pretty obvious it isn't a chain, especially consideriing considering in the movie he opens the second one. I'd say the third option, eleventy seventh doesn't mean 117, and they just used it to not technially technically get the number wrong.









































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* Come to think of if, I noticed in the episode "Money Talks" that Mr. Krabs doesn't like spending money. So why does he love money so much when he doesn't even want to spend it on anything?

* A bonus question: How does Mr. Krabs even pay his own bills since he doesn't want to spend money?
12th Jul '16 9:05:03 AM longWriter
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** It's a classic case of StopHelpingMe!

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** It's a classic case of StopHelpingMe!
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3rd Jul '16 6:26:51 AM HumanTorch2
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* Why hasn't Mr. Krabs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of, if not ''the'', first people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.

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* Why hasn't Mr. Krabs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of, of the first, if not ''the'', first only, people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.
3rd Jul '16 6:23:31 AM HumanTorch2
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* Why hasn't Mr. Krabbs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of, if not ''the'', first people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.

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* Why hasn't Mr. Krabbs Krabs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of, if not ''the'', first people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.
3rd Jul '16 6:23:12 AM HumanTorch2
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* Why hasn't Mr. Krabbs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of, if not ''the'', first people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.
2nd Jul '16 7:41:22 PM trixus
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** Also even without Spongebob he drops the ball a lot by himself, either by having a convoluted plan failling at the part where he shows himself to Krabs or changing life with Krabs only for crumbling under the insanity.
28th Jun '16 10:10:28 PM CelestialDraco
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** The main difference between Plankton and Mr. Krabs is that the latter has always been established as a villain, even if he's [[StupidEvil utterly incompetent]]. Mr. Krabs is supposed to be a one of the 'heroes' of the show, so to speak, and in the earlier episodes, he was fairly reasonable with his greed being a flaw more than his {{Flanderization}} defining trait. The problem, as a result, is that the writers intended for the audience to forgive [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs ]] while Plankton ultimately got punished in the end of the movie. Spongebob was a false hope in this episode; seeming to empathize with Plankton with Mr. Krabs's fake fear of mimes. Spongebob being the audience's main insight on the series, as such, was the writer's way of telling us [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 'You should support these actions']]

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** The main difference between Plankton and Mr. Krabs is that the latter has always been established as a villain, even if he's [[StupidEvil utterly incompetent]]. Mr. Krabs is supposed to be a one of the 'heroes' [[DesignatedHero 'heroes']] of the show, so to speak, and in the earlier episodes, he was fairly reasonable with his greed being a flaw more than his {{Flanderization}} defining trait. The problem, as a result, is that the writers intended for the audience to forgive [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs ]] while Plankton ultimately got punished in the end of the movie. Spongebob was a false hope in this episode; seeming to empathize with Plankton with Mr. Krabs's fake fear of mimes. Spongebob being the audience's main insight on the series, as such, was the writer's way of telling us [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 'You should support these actions']]
28th Jun '16 10:00:11 PM CelestialDraco
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** The main difference between Plankton and Mr. Krabs is that the latter has always been established as a villain, even if he's [[StupidEvil utterly incompetent]]. Mr. Krabs is supposed to be a one of the 'heroes' of the show, so to speak, and in the earlier episodes, he was fairly reasonable with his greed being a flaw more than his [[Flanderization defining trait]]. The problem, as a result, is that the writers intended for the audience to forgive [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs ]] while Plankton ultimately got punished in the end of the movie. Spongebob was a false hope in this episode; seeming to empathize with Plankton with Mr. Krabs's fake fear of mimes. Spongebob being the audience's main insight on the series, as such, was the writer's way of telling us [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 'You should support these actions']]

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** The main difference between Plankton and Mr. Krabs is that the latter has always been established as a villain, even if he's [[StupidEvil utterly incompetent]]. Mr. Krabs is supposed to be a one of the 'heroes' of the show, so to speak, and in the earlier episodes, he was fairly reasonable with his greed being a flaw more than his [[Flanderization {{Flanderization}} defining trait]].trait. The problem, as a result, is that the writers intended for the audience to forgive [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs ]] while Plankton ultimately got punished in the end of the movie. Spongebob was a false hope in this episode; seeming to empathize with Plankton with Mr. Krabs's fake fear of mimes. Spongebob being the audience's main insight on the series, as such, was the writer's way of telling us [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 'You should support these actions']]
22nd Jun '16 6:32:42 PM travisbob
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* In the episode with Pretty Patties, Spongebob and Mr. Krabs trade reasturants, but Spongebob never really gave the Krusty Krab back, does this mean that Spongebob is actually the owner of the KK?
** Most simply, this is explained by NegativeContinuity, the show doesn't have a set timeline except for the episodes that establish main characters [Plankton and Sandy, for example, were given their own debut episodes and were kept as a result]. If you want from a plot standpoint; Mr. Krabs could have simply convinced him offscreen after the episode.

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* In the episode with Pretty Patties, Spongebob and Mr. Krabs trade reasturants, restaurants, but Spongebob never really gave the Krusty Krab back, does this mean that Spongebob is actually the owner of the KK?
** Most simply, this is explained by NegativeContinuity, the show doesn't have a set timeline except for the episodes that establish main characters [Plankton (Plankton and Sandy, for example, were given their own debut episodes and were kept as a result].result). If you want from a plot standpoint; Mr. Krabs could have simply convinced him offscreen after the episode.




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** Spongebob is, by nature, kind of a spineless doormat, both in pre-movie (Walking Small) and post-movie (Treats!) episodes. It's a reoccurring character flaw that's been established in multiple episodes. He's overly nice and he lets people take advantage of him. "You just let people step all over you! You're just like stairs!" to quote from Plankton in "Walking Small." Spongebob didn't "evict" Squidward until he was so distressed and worn-out by the situation that he completely snapped altogether.

* In the episode "Funny Pants," Spongebob believes that his laugh box is broken because Squidward persuaded him to think so. Squidward lied to Spongebob just to get him to shut up for a while. But that doesn't really explain A) Spongebob's pained spasms earlier in the episode (just before Squidward fed him the "laugh box" lie,) and B) the wheezy/deflating balloon sound that Spongebob makes just before he says "I lost my laugh." So... what happened to him? Were those symptoms just cheats in the narrative?
22nd Jun '16 1:29:33 PM MsCC93
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* So in the episode "Can You Spare A Dime," couldn't Spongebob just have Squidward evicted from his house instead of letting Squidward constantly take advantage of him after Spongebob showing Squidward numerous times that he needed to get a job?

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* So in the episode "Can You Spare A Dime," couldn't Spongebob just have Squidward evicted from his house instead of letting Squidward constantly take advantage of him after Spongebob showing Squidward numerous times that he needed to get a job?job?

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