History SpongeBobSquarePants / TropesAToC

11th Jan '17 12:17:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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%%** When Mr. Krabs is about to eat the moldy patty.

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%%** ** When Mr. Krabs is about to eat the moldy patty.patty an ambulance races by. Turns out Mr. K. had yet to eat it and when he does...



* CourtroomEpisode: "Plankton vs. Krabs"

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* CordonBleughChef: Spongebob in "Something Smells" and "Pretty Patties".
** In the for he wants to make Sunday sundae. He makes it with ketchup, onions, and the peanut plant he's been growing on his bathroom still (along with the dirt and pot they were in).
** In the later, his Pretty Patties taste great but somehow causes misfortune to everyone who eats them, like having your face turn purple or having your tongue glow in the dark.
* CourtroomEpisode: "Plankton vs. Krabs"Krabs". Krabs lands in hot water when Plankton sues for negligence as Mr. Krabs was too cheap to buy a wet floor sign.



* CowboyEpisode: "Pest of the West"

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* CowboyEpisode: "Pest of the West"West".
18th Dec '16 2:28:58 PM TomServo3000
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* AndIMustScream: The ending of "Squid On Strike".
1st Nov '16 11:10:30 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: Quite a few examples ranging from Squidward stomping on Spongebob's hat with a lead-brick hidden inside to the toenail scene in [[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS6E1HouseFancyKrabbyRoad "House Fancy".]]
27th Sep '16 5:37:31 AM chasemaddigan
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* CerebusSyndrome: Season seven introduced an actual and extremely dark StoryArc with amongst other things, Plankton trying to commit suicide.
26th Sep '16 10:26:27 AM Vir
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** A more obvious example is that Spongebob pronounces 'karate' as 'ker-ra-TAY'

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** A more obvious example is that Spongebob pronounces 'karate' as 'ker-ra-TAY''ker-ra-TAY'.



** In 'Truth or Square' Sandy and [=SpongeBob=] act out a marriage, without telling the very real priest it was just a play.
** In 'Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy', a delusional, senile Mermaid Man, a confused [=SpongeBob=] and the warden of Shady Shoals take part in this hilarious exchange.

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** In 'Truth "Truth or Square' Square" Sandy and [=SpongeBob=] act out a marriage, without telling the very real priest it was just a play.
** In 'Mermaid "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy', Boy", a delusional, senile Mermaid Man, a confused [=SpongeBob=] and the warden of Shady Shoals take part in this hilarious exchange.



* AcidTripDimension: The Fly of Despair from "Shanghaied" and "Squidward in Clarinetland"

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* AcidTripDimension: The Fly of Despair from "Shanghaied" and Squidward's locker in "Squidward in Clarinetland"Clarinetland".



** Pun-happy film critic Gene Shalit appearing as pun-happy food critic "Gene Scallop" in ''The Krusty Sponge''. In the [=SpongeBob=] universe Gene is a harsh critic whose review can make or break a restaurant.

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** Pun-happy film critic Gene Shalit appearing as pun-happy food critic "Gene Scallop" in ''The "The Krusty Sponge''. Sponge". In the [=SpongeBob=] universe universe, Gene is a harsh critic whose review can make or break a restaurant.



* 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.

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* AIIsACrapShoot:
AIIsACrapshoot:
** Plankton's computer wife, Karen, plays and subverts this to an extent, she extent. She is seemingly more competent and intelligent than Plankton Plankton, but was created with the sentience of a nagging housewife (and an ObnoxiousInLaws program as back-up software) software), and thus is more preoccupied in [[DeadpanSnarker pointing out Plankton's stupidity]] or whining for affection from her husband than doing much constructive.



** Patrick does this during the Season 7 episode "Yours, Mine and Mine":

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** Patrick does this during the Season season 7 episode "Yours, Mine and Mine":



** In "Bossy Boots", [=SpongeBob=] tells Pearl that he'll pretend to "fire" her [[spoiler:after he was sent by Mr. Krabs to actually fire her, and finding out she was actually trying to get fired]].

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** In "Bossy Boots", [=SpongeBob=] tells Pearl that he'll pretend to "fire" her [[spoiler:after after he was sent by Mr. Krabs to actually fire her, and finding out she was actually trying to get fired]].fired.



* AllJustADream: The episodes "[[spoiler:Procrastination]]" and "[[spoiler:Doing Time]]." It is taken to the extreme in the latter. A post-movie example is the episode [[spoiler:The Main Drain]].

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* AllJustADream: The episodes "[[spoiler:Procrastination]]" "Procrastination" and "[[spoiler:Doing Time]]." "Doing Time". It is taken to the extreme in the latter. A post-movie example is the episode [[spoiler:The "The Main Drain]].Drain".



** "Livin in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" by Tiny Tim, which is played in the pilot when Spongebob is making patties, did not originate from this show. It was released back in 1965. In fact, Tiny Tim died three years prior to Spongebob's debut.

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** "Livin in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" by Tiny Tim, which is played in the pilot when Spongebob is making patties, did not originate from this show. It was released back in 1965. In fact, Tiny Tim died three years prior to Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s debut.



** [=SpongeBob=] hurts himself to amuse children for Mr.Krabs.
** 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 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).

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** [=SpongeBob=] hurts himself to amuse children for Mr. Krabs.
** Or the episode where [=SpongeBob=] offering offers to "Lend "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 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).



* AntiAdvice: In "Pizza Delivery," when [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward get lost together, [=SpongeBob=] predicts which way to go using his pioneering skills. Squidward goes the opposite way. The camera then pans over to show that their houses are just over a ridge in the direction [=SpongeBob=] wanted to go.

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* AntiAdvice: In "Pizza Delivery," when [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward get lost together, [=SpongeBob=] predicts which way to go using his pioneering skills. Squidward goes the opposite way. The camera then pans over to show that their houses are another city is just over a ridge in the direction [=SpongeBob=] wanted to go.



---> '''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]]!

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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'' [[CrossesTheLineTwice they]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice fired]]'' [[CrossesTheLineTwice him]]!



* ArtEvolution: Season one looks very different from the rest. It was the only season to use hand-painted traditional animation cels, and some character designs are slightly different. With season two, the series abandoned cels in favour of the newer digital ink-and-paint process. The series evolved slightly more in episodes that aired after TheMovie, in which the animation is more fluid and a little closer to that of the movie.
** The characters are given new model sheets every season to prevent technical issues from occuring

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* ArtEvolution: Season one 1 looks very different from the rest. It was the only season to use hand-painted traditional animation cels, and some character designs are slightly different. With season two, 2, the series abandoned cels in favour of the newer digital ink-and-paint process. The series evolved slightly more in episodes that aired after TheMovie, in which the animation is more fluid and a little closer to that of the movie.
** The characters are given new model sheets every season to prevent technical issues from occuringoccuring.



* ArtShift: Many in "Truth or Square": The opening is redone in really trippy stop-motion (with a new theme by Cee-Lo), a sequence [[{{Retraux}} made to look like an old 1950's-esque TV commercial]], and another {{Retraux}} sequence made to look like an old 1920's MickeyMouse cartoon that shows [=SpongeBob=] going to work, and ''every single thing has a face.'' "Atlantis Squarepantis" also features several, including the 3D bus interior, an old video game, and several different painting styles.

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* ArtShift: Many in "Truth or Square": The opening is redone in really trippy stop-motion (with a new theme by Cee-Lo), a sequence [[{{Retraux}} made to look like an old 1950's-esque TV commercial]], and another {{Retraux}} sequence made to look like an old 1920's MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse cartoon that shows [=SpongeBob=] going to work, and ''every single thing has a face.'' "Atlantis Squarepantis" [=SquarePantis=]" also features several, including the 3D bus interior, an old video game, and several different painting styles.



** "Are You Happy Now?" seems to have been inspired by the "Squidward's Suicide" CreepyPasta.

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** "Are You Happy Now?" seems to have been inspired by the "Squidward's Suicide" CreepyPasta.{{creepypasta}}.



--->'''Callie''': [Patrick] thinks mayonnaise is a musical instrument.
--->'''Marie''': Well, sure... but he's just so adorable.
* AscendedExtra: Bubble Bass, only appearing for about a minute during his first appearance, becomes the Antagonist of a later episode.

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--->'''Callie''': [Patrick] thinks mayonnaise is a musical instrument.
--->'''Marie''':
instrument.\\
'''Marie''':
Well, sure... but he's just so adorable.
* AscendedExtra: Bubble Bass, only appearing for about a minute during his first appearance, becomes the Antagonist antagonist of a later episode.



-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Have you ''forgotten'' what we're looking for knee-deep [[ItMakesSenseInContext in yesterday's Top-40 songs?!]]
-->'''Patrick:''' ... yes.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I'll give ya a hint. First word: "My." Second word: "Nametag."
-->'''Patrick:''' ... could I have another hint?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' ''[turns slowly and stares directly at the camera in disbelief]''

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-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Have you ''forgotten'' what we're looking for knee-deep [[ItMakesSenseInContext in yesterday's Top-40 songs?!]]
-->'''Patrick:''' ... yes.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
Top 40 songs?!]]\\
'''Patrick:''' ... yes.\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
I'll give ya a hint. First word: "My." Second word: "Nametag."
-->'''Patrick:''' ...
"\\
'''Patrick:''' ...
could I have another hint?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
hint?\\
''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
''[turns slowly and stares directly at the camera in disbelief]''



--> '''Boy 1:''' Hey, look! Mr. Krabs put in a kiddie ride!
--> '''Boy 2:''' Why don't you try it out?
--> '''Boy 1:'''...I can't find the coin slot! ...Here it is!
--> ''[bink]''
--> '''Mystery:''' ''[Whinnies and kicks Boy 1]''

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--> '''Boy 1:''' -->'''Scooter:''' Hey, look! Mr. Krabs put in a kiddie ride!
--> '''Boy 2:'''
ride!\\
'''Lloyd:'''
Why don't you try it out?
--> '''Boy 1:'''...
out?\\
'''Scooter:''' ...
I can't find the coin slot! ...Here it is!
--> ''[bink]''
-->
is!\\
''[bink]''\\
'''Mystery:''' ''[Whinnies and kicks Boy 1]''Scooter]''



-->'''Squidward:''' ''[panicking]'' What do we do now?!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I don't know... hey, a nickel!
-->'''Squidward:''' ''[angrily]'' [=SpongeBob=]!
** In "Dying For Pie", Mr. Krabs drops a small piece of a pie-bomb (which he and Squidward think is a real pie) while attempting to taste it. It causes a large explosion and blows a hole clean through the back of Mr. Krabs' office, but the rest of the pie-bomb remains on his desk. When [=SpongeBob=] enters the office to see what happened, the pie distracts him from the fact that ''the back wall in Mr. Krabs' office is missing.''

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-->'''Squidward:''' ''[panicking]'' What do we do now?!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
now?!\\
''[=SpongeBob=]:'''
I don't know... hey, a nickel!
-->'''Squidward:'''
nickel!\\
'''Squidward:'''
''[angrily]'' [=SpongeBob=]!
** In "Dying For for Pie", Mr. Krabs drops a small piece of a pie-bomb (which he and Squidward think is a real pie) while attempting to taste it. It causes a large explosion and blows a hole clean through the back of Mr. Krabs' office, but the rest of the pie-bomb remains on his desk. When [=SpongeBob=] enters the office to see what happened, the pie distracts him from the fact that ''the back wall in Mr. Krabs' office is missing.''



** One episode has Spongebob making a sundae, but he's all out of nuts. To get more, he goes to the bathroom, approaches the toilet to-get the peanut plant on his window sill.

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** One episode has Spongebob SpongeBob making a sundae, but he's all out of nuts. To get more, he goes to the bathroom, approaches the toilet to-get the peanut plant on his window sill.



* BeigeProse: [=SpongeBob=] in "Krab Borg":

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* BeigeProse: [=SpongeBob=] in "Krab Borg":"Krab-Borg":
26th Sep '16 8:13:43 AM Vir
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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."

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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."" Oddly, he pronounces it correctly when he reads it on the new menu that Pearl hands him.
13th Sep '16 8:33:03 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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** [=SpongeBob's=] house.

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** [=SpongeBob's=] house.[=SpongeBob's=], Squidward's, and sometimes Patrick's houses. Also the Krusty Krab, the Chum Bucket, the tree dome, pretty much any building.
2nd Sep '16 3:15:17 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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** For some reason, we get a snail which howls like a wolf in "Food Con Castaways".
30th Aug '16 1:17:05 PM SantosLHalper
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* AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: The post-movie/Paul Tibbitt-era episodes, as they rely on shock humour and grossout gags and to an extent, offensive jokes.
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* BrokenAesop: "Squirrel Jokes" is supposed to be about racist jokes being uncool. However, when Spongebob does another stand-up routine at the end of the episode, while he doesn't tell any more squirrel jokes, he tells jokes about different sea creatures instead, sponges included. The crowd eats it up just as much as they did the squirrel jokes. So the message comes off less as "don't tell racist jokes" and more as "if you're gonna tell racist jokes, do it for as many races as you can, and throw in some SelfDeprecation for good measure".
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