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* {{AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle}}: In "Bossy Boots", Pearl changes the Krusty Krab's menu to provide salads as the main dish instead of Krabby Patties. [=SpongeBob=] sees this and wonders out loud "What in the name of Davy Jones' locker is a SAL-lad?" Later in the episode, he remarks about how much the customers are enjoying their "suh-LADS."

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* {{AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle}}: SylLABle}}:
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In "Bossy Boots", Pearl changes the Krusty Krab's menu to provide salads as the main dish instead of Krabby Patties. [=SpongeBob=] sees this and wonders out loud "What in the name of Davy Jones' locker is a SAL-lad?" Later in the episode, he remarks about how much the customers are enjoying their "suh-LADS."



* ActingUnnatural: "Life of Crime". [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are panicking because (they think) they stole a balloon. [=SpongeBob=] advises, "Just act natural," and, whether out of nerves or sheer stupidity, both of them start gibbering and acting crazy. They are immediately surrounded by a crowd who mistake them for street performers.

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* ActingUnnatural: ActingUnnatural:
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"Life of Crime". [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are panicking because (they think) they stole a balloon. [=SpongeBob=] advises, "Just act natural," and, whether out of nerves or sheer stupidity, both of them start gibbering and acting crazy. They are immediately surrounded by a crowd who mistake them for street performers.



* AdamWesting: TheMovie: "I'm Creator/DavidHasselhoff!" "Hooray!"

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* AdamWesting: AdamWesting:
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TheMovie: "I'm Creator/DavidHasselhoff!" "Hooray!"



* AgelessBirthdayEpisode: In the episode "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler", [=SpongeBob=] celebrates his birthday among several other parties he planned on the same day. Even though he has a revealed birthday, his age isn't revealed.

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* AgelessBirthdayEpisode: AgelessBirthdayEpisode:
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In the episode "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler", [=SpongeBob=] celebrates his birthday among several other parties he planned on the same day. Even though he has a revealed birthday, his age isn't revealed.



* AIIsACrapShoot: Plankton's computer wife, Karen, plays and subverts this to an extent, she is seemingly more competent and intelligent than Plankton but was created with the sentience of a nagging housewife (and an ObnoxiousInLaws program as back-up software) and thus is more preoccupied in [[DeadpanSnarker pointing out Plankton's stupidity]] or whining for affection from her husband than doing much constructive.
** In addition, nearly anything technological that [=SpongeBob=] or Squidward buy is bound to work wrong in some manner, like Le Spatula or Squidward's house security system.

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* AIIsACrapShoot: AIIsACrapShoot:
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Plankton's computer wife, Karen, plays and subverts this to an extent, she is seemingly more competent and intelligent than Plankton but was created with the sentience of a nagging housewife (and an ObnoxiousInLaws program as back-up software) and thus is more preoccupied in [[DeadpanSnarker pointing out Plankton's stupidity]] or whining for affection from her husband than doing much constructive.
** In addition, nearly Nearly anything technological that [=SpongeBob=] or Squidward buy is bound to work wrong in some manner, like Le Spatula or Squidward's house security system.



* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Or in this case, all snails are cats.
** Also related to this, all (or at least most) worms are dogs.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Or in this case, all snails are cats.
** Also related to this,
cats and all (or at least most) worms are dogs.



* AllThereInTheManual: Do you want to know what anti-sea-rhinoceros undergarments look like? Just play the game based on "The Camping Episode".
** Bikini bottom is actually the bottom of the ocean near Bikini Atoll, where the United states conducted several nuclear tests in the forties and fifties. If you watch the show carefully you can actually find several references to these nuclear tests, for example large explosions will be real video of the Able nuclear test.
* AlphaBitch: Pearl acts like this sometimes.

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* AllThereInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual:
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Do you want to know what anti-sea-rhinoceros undergarments look like? Just play the game based on "The Camping Episode".
** Bikini bottom Bottom is actually the bottom of the ocean near Bikini Atoll, where the United states conducted several nuclear tests in the forties and fifties. If you watch the show carefully you can actually find several references to these nuclear tests, for example large explosions will be real video of the Able nuclear test.
fifties.
* AlphaBitch: AlphaBitch:
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Pearl acts like this sometimes.



* AluminumChristmasTrees: Canned bread, seen in "Squidville", [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EO5Y8E really does exist]].

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: AluminumChristmasTrees:
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Canned bread, seen in "Squidville", [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EO5Y8E really does exist]].



* AmusingInjuries: Somewhat justified on occasion, as [=SpongeBob=] is, well, [[CaptainObvious a sponge]].
** This is possibly lampshaded in one episode, where [=SpongeBob=], who has been running from a bully that wants to beat him up, is finally cornered. The bully then punches him, and [=SpongeBob=] actually realizes that it doesn't hurt since he's a sponge and absorbs the blows. He then goes through the rest of his day, all night, and through part of the next day with the bully punching him non-stop, the only response being a loud squeaking noise.

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* AmusingInjuries: AmusingInjuries:
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Somewhat justified on occasion, as [=SpongeBob=] is, well, [[CaptainObvious a sponge]].
** This is possibly lampshaded in one episode, where [=SpongeBob=], who has been running from a bully that wants to beat him up, is finally cornered. The bully then punches him, and [=SpongeBob=] actually realizes that it doesn't hurt since he's a sponge and absorbs the blows. He then goes through the rest of his day, all night, and through part of the next day with the bully punching him non-stop, the only response being a loud squeaking noise.
sponge]].



** Or the episode where [=SpongeBob=] offering to "Lend a hand". Cue him pulling off one arm with the other, only have have another pop out instantly until the ''ground is covered with yellow arms''.
*** The same thing happens when Squidward is telling [=SpongeBob=] a scary story about a man who chopped his hand off with a knife, and [=SpongeBob=] doesn't understand that fish's arms don't grow back like his (even Squidward is shocked it doesn't hurt [=SpongeBob=] at all).

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** Or the episode where [=SpongeBob=] offering to "Lend a hand". Cue him pulling off one arm with the other, only have have another pop out instantly until the ''ground is covered with yellow arms''.
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arms''. The same thing happens later in the episode when Squidward is telling [=SpongeBob=] a scary story about a man who chopped his hand off with a knife, and [=SpongeBob=] doesn't understand that fish's arms don't grow back like his (even Squidward is shocked it doesn't hurt [=SpongeBob=] at all).



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EatgIocOvl4 It's even better in the German dub.]]
** The Dutch dub actually uses censor bleeps. No kidding. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjRMcQZwxQk See for yourselves.]]



** When [=SpongeBob=] gives Patrick a pedicure in Battle of Bikini Bottom. ItMakesSenseInContext, they were fighting in a [[SlobsVersusSnobs battle between clean and dirty]] after seeing a re-enactment.



** When Mrs. Puff is stealing [=SpongeBob=]'s new boat, he's not letting go for giant clams, cheese graters, and... EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION!? OH NO! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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** When Mrs. Puff is stealing [=SpongeBob=]'s new boat, he's not letting go for giant clams, cheese graters, and... EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION!? OH NO! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANO!



** Fun Trivia Point: the artist himself, briefly seen in live-action at the start and close of this episode ("Frankendoodle") is played by Doug "Mr." Lawrence, an artist, voice actor (most notably Plankton) and occasional writer for the show.



* AscendedMeme: "Are You Happy Now?" seems to have been inspired by the "Squidward's Suicide" CreepyPasta. [[DudeNotFunny Why they'd choose that of all memes to ascend...]]
** "Face Freeze" also seems to have been based off of the Spengbab meme. Again, why they'd choose that of all memes to ascend...
** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover}} Splatfest]] news in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':

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* AscendedMeme: AscendedMeme:
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"Are You Happy Now?" seems to have been inspired by the "Squidward's Suicide" CreepyPasta. [[DudeNotFunny Why they'd choose that of all memes to ascend...]]
CreepyPasta.
** "Face Freeze" also seems to have been based off of the Spengbab meme. Again, why they'd choose that of all memes to ascend...\n
** Fortunately, a A much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover}} Splatfest]] news in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':



*** Though considering Mystery is a girl...



* BaitAndSwitch: When Mr. Krabs is about to eat the moldy patty.

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitch:
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When Mr. Krabs is about to eat the moldy patty.



* BalloonBurstingBird: In the ValentinesDay episode, [=SpongeBob=]'s gift for Patrick is a hot air balloon made of chocolate. Sandy is to fly it to the carnival but is delayed when scallops (which act as birds on the show's setting) try to eat the balloon.
** The final shot of "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" features Squiward encased in a giant bubble floating in the sky, surrounded by sea gulls.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: This is actually parodied in the episode "Arrgh!". [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick quickly come to believe their pirate quest is a scam (and that Mr. Krabs has gone Cloudcuckoolander) finding out the treasure map is just a game board they used earlier in the episode. Chance kicks in as they do find the treasure according to the map (the game board) with the remarks of [=SpongeBob=] saying "It really IS based on a true treasure map!" The Flying Dutchman comes in to take his treasure back, willing to share with [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. But much to the dismay of Mr. Krabs, he only gains a piece from the game board, and gets replied "But it's based on a REAL treasure chest!"
** It's notable that this is rather Karmic, as it was a fight over the treasure (Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] wanted their shares, Krabs wanted it all) that woke up TFD in the first place.
* BeachBury: [=SpongeBob=] buries a beach goer, Scooter, and then asks Bubble Buddy, his [[CompanionCube inanimate friend]], to unbury him before the tide raises. We later see him as an angel.
** HarsherInHindsight: When you realize Bubble Buddy was alive (not inanimate) the whole time and just let Scooter die.

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* BalloonBurstingBird: BalloonBurstingBird:
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In the ValentinesDay episode, [=SpongeBob=]'s gift for Patrick is a hot air balloon made of chocolate. Sandy is to fly it to the carnival but is delayed when scallops (which act as birds on the show's setting) try to eat the balloon.
** The final shot of "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" features Squiward Squidward encased in a giant bubble floating in the sky, surrounded by sea gulls.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: This is actually parodied BasedOnAGreatBigLie:
** Parodied
in the episode "Arrgh!". [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick quickly come to believe their pirate quest is a scam (and that Mr. Krabs has gone Cloudcuckoolander) finding out the treasure map is just a game board they used earlier in the episode. Chance kicks in as they do find the treasure according to the map (the game board) with the remarks of [=SpongeBob=] saying "It really IS based on a true treasure map!" The Flying Dutchman comes in to take his treasure back, willing to share with [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. But much to the dismay of Mr. Krabs, he only gains a piece from the game board, and gets replied "But it's based on a REAL treasure chest!"
* BeachBury:
** It's notable that this is rather Karmic, as it was a fight over the treasure (Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] wanted their shares, Krabs wanted it all) that woke up TFD in the first place.
* BeachBury:
[=SpongeBob=] buries a beach goer, Scooter, and then asks Bubble Buddy, his [[CompanionCube inanimate friend]], to unbury him before the tide raises. We later see him as an angel.
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angel. HarsherInHindsight: When you realize Bubble Buddy was alive (not inanimate) the whole time and just let Scooter die.



*** And don't ever tamper with the Krabby Patty formula in front of Mr. Krabs, for that matter. Unless he finds out that it's a way to make more money.

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*** And don't ** Don't ever tamper with the Krabby Patty formula in front of Mr. Krabs, for that matter. Unless he finds out that it's a way to make more money.



* BodyHorror: ''A lot''. In fact, the show is notorious for featuring horror of this nature. Look at the NightmareFuel tab.
** More specifically, the show's not shy to display internal organs, limbs ripped off, EyeScream, etc. While already as early as season 1 had this sort of humor, it got [[BloodierAndGorier cranked]] UpToEleven after TheMovie, as well as more BlackComedy than before.

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* BodyHorror: ''A lot''. In fact, the show is notorious for featuring horror of this nature. Look at the NightmareFuel tab.
** More specifically, the
The show's not shy to display internal organs, limbs ripped off, EyeScream, etc. While already as early as season 1 had this sort of humor, it got [[BloodierAndGorier cranked]] UpToEleven after TheMovie, as well as more BlackComedy than before.



** Also, in "Something Smells", Patrick says that he has no sister. Several SEASONS later, "Big Sister Sam" focuses around Patrick meeting up with his long-lost sister.

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** Also, in In "Something Smells", Patrick says that he has no sister. Several SEASONS later, "Big Sister Sam" focuses around Patrick meeting up with his long-lost sister.



*** Squidward's [[TheRival rival]] Squilliam Fancyson treats him like this at all times, and according to Squilliam, Squidward was also a butt monkey in high school, having been voted "Most likely to suck eggs."

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*** ** Squidward's [[TheRival rival]] Squilliam Fancyson treats him like this at all times, and according to Squilliam, Squidward was also a butt monkey in high school, having been voted "Most likely to suck eggs."



** [[DependingOnTheWriter It varies from episode to episode]] whether or not Squidward actually likes [=SpongeBob=] deep down or genuinely wants him dead, though usually if there is another person to take this role, Squidward is there to subvert it. Here are some examples:

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** [[DependingOnTheWriter It varies from episode to episode]] whether or not Squidward actually likes [=SpongeBob=] deep down or genuinely wants him dead, though usually if there is another person to take this role, Squidward is there to subvert it. Here are some examples:



*** Parodied or given a nod numerous times throughout the series. In "Pretty Patties", after [[spoiler: Mr. Krabs trades the Krusty Krab to [=SpongeBob=] for his Pretty Patties food stand]], he excitedly exclaims "I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready... for me money!"

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*** ** Parodied or given a nod numerous times throughout the series. In "Pretty Patties", after [[spoiler: Mr. Krabs trades the Krusty Krab to [=SpongeBob=] for his Pretty Patties food stand]], he excitedly exclaims "I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready... for me money!"



* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: "Atlantis [=SquarePantis=]" has shades of this.

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* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: CharlieAndTheChocolateParody:
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"Atlantis [=SquarePantis=]" has shades of this.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Mrs. Puff in "''The Bully''", whom doesn't seem to notice Flats' threats of violence against Spongebob. When [=SpongeBob=] asks Mrs. Puff to settle it, she claims that it's part of Flats's tradition, once again failing to realize Flats's ultimate goal. At the end of it all, [[spoiler: [[KarmaHoudini the blame all goes to Spongebob]]]].

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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Mrs. Puff in "''The Bully''", whom doesn't seem to notice Flats' threats of violence against Spongebob. When [=SpongeBob=] asks Mrs. Puff to settle it, she claims that it's part of Flats's tradition, once again failing to realize Flats's ultimate goal. At the end of it all, [[spoiler: [[KarmaHoudini the blame all goes to Spongebob]]]].
27th May '16 1:38:13 PM FridgeGuy2016
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---> '''Squidward:''' He cut off own hand by mistake! [...] He replaced his hand, with a ''rusty spatula''...And then! He got hit by a bus! And then! At his funeral...they ''fired'' him!

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---> '''Squidward:''' He cut off own hand by mistake! [...] He replaced his hand, with a ''rusty spatula''...And then! He got hit by a bus! And then! At his funeral... [[{{CrossesTheLineTwice}} they ''fired'' him!him]]!
4th May '16 2:49:23 PM flyingshadowtechnique
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** In "Sharks vs. Pods," a picture of Spongebob's hydrodynamic spatula from the pilot on the wall in Spongebob's house.
1st May '16 3:12:37 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover}} Splatfest]] news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:
-->'''Callie''': [Patrick] thinks mayonnaise is a musical instrument.
-->'''Marie''': Well, sure... but he's just so adorable.

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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover}} Splatfest]] news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:
-->'''Callie''':
''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
--->'''Callie''':
[Patrick] thinks mayonnaise is a musical instrument.
-->'''Marie''': --->'''Marie''': Well, sure... but he's just so adorable.
19th Apr '16 6:35:01 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In "Goo Goo Gas" Plankton does this to Mr. Krabs.
** In fact it seems Plankton does this to Mr. Krabs often, since he also lured him out of the Krusty Krab with a penny in "Imitation Krabs".
19th Apr '16 5:54:27 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In "The Lost Mattress" when Squidward is explaining his plan for retrieving the mattress from a guard worm in the dump to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick.
--> '''Squidward:''' You two will sneak in there and retrieve the mattress out from under the guard worm without "waking the worm".
15th Apr '16 5:12:26 PM jmac9345
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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover Splatfest]] news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:

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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] [[{{Crossover [[{{Crossover}} Splatfest]] news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:
15th Apr '16 5:11:46 PM jmac9345
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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] Splatfest news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:

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** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] Splatfest [[{{Crossover Splatfest]] news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:
15th Apr '16 1:02:58 PM jmac9345
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Added DiffLines:

** Fortunately, a much tamer Ascended Meme occurs in the [[ProductPlacement SpongeBob vs. Patrick]] Splatfest news in VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}:
-->'''Callie''': [Patrick] thinks mayonnaise is a musical instrument.
-->'''Marie''': Well, sure... but he's just so adorable.
14th Mar '16 1:24:16 PM flyingshadowtechnique
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** In "Mall Girl Pearl," several one-off characters are seen walking around the mall, including the ice cream eel from "Walking Small," the didgeridoo player from "Something Smells," the mime from "The Sponge Who Could Fly," and Carl from "Selling Out."

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** In "Mall Girl Pearl," several one-off characters are seen walking around the mall, including the ice cream eel from "Walking Small," the didgeridoo player from "Something Smells," the comedian Dougie Williams from "Squirrel Jokes," the mime from "The Sponge Who Could Fly," and Carl from "Selling Out."
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