History SpongeBobSquarePants / TropesQToZ

3rd Aug '17 12:51:35 AM NWolfman
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* WholePlotReference: "Patrick Smartpants" is ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon''. Patrick suddenly becomes smart after an accident in Jellyfish Fields. It turns out that after the top of his head was knocked off, [=SpongeBob=] put a "brain coral" on Patrick instead of Patrick's real head.

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** The very first episode, "Help Wanted", is a loose remake of a scene from the ''[[Creator/JerryLewis The Bellboy]]'' where Stanley's boss makes him set up chairs in a huge ballroom to keep him out of trouble, only to return a minute later and see every chair single set up perfectly. Just replace "setting up chairs" with "looking for a hydrodynamic spatula" and "doing it abnormally fast" with "actually finding it."
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"Patrick Smartpants" is ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon''. Patrick suddenly becomes smart after an accident in Jellyfish Fields. It turns out that after the top of his head was knocked off, [=SpongeBob=] put a "brain coral" on Patrick instead of Patrick's real head.
2nd Aug '17 4:38:06 PM NWolfman
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Interestingly this is a concept that slowly drifted from one to the other. The show was originally cheerful and vaguely sentimental, but has nowadays become harsher and darker in its comedy.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Interestingly this is a concept that slowly drifted from one to While it's SeasonalRot eventually pushed it more towards cynical BlackComedy, the other. The show was originally cheerful and vaguely sentimental, but has nowadays become harsher and darker in its comedy.conceived as being idealistic, with Spongebob himself being a sort of beacon of childlike innocence, largely as a push back against the more cynical comedies of TheNineties.
31st Jul '17 10:37:43 AM N8han11
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** "Spot Returns" acts as a sequel to "[[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS9E8SafeDepositKrabsPlanktonsPet Plankton's Pet]]", having Spot become pregnant and Plankton using the offspring for another plan.

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** "Spot Returns" acts as a sequel to "[[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS9E8SafeDepositKrabsPlanktonsPet Plankton's Pet]]", having featuring Spot become pregnant giving birth and Plankton using the offspring for another plan.
31st Jul '17 10:36:40 AM N8han11
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* SequelEpisode: There are some rare episodes that act as follow-ups to previous episodes:
** "Bubble Buddy Returns" has [[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS2E3BigPinkLoserBubbleBuddy Bubble Buddy]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin return]] to Bikini Bottom, leaving his son in [=SpongeBob=]'s care.
** "Spot Returns" acts as a sequel to "[[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS9E8SafeDepositKrabsPlanktonsPet Plankton's Pet]]", having Spot become pregnant and Plankton using the offspring for another plan.
8th Jul '17 4:23:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Stanley S. [=SquarePants=] is [[TheJinx the very unlucky cousin]] to the titular character. He ruins everything he touches and drives every character he meets insane. Except [[GenreSavvy Squidward]]; he only took one look at him, exclaimed "There's ''two'' of them?!" and immediately moved out of his house screaming in terror.

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** Stanley S. [=SquarePants=] is [[TheJinx the very unlucky cousin]] to the titular character. He ruins everything he touches and drives every character he meets insane. Except [[GenreSavvy Squidward]]; Squidward; he only took one look at him, exclaimed "There's ''two'' of them?!" and immediately moved out of his house screaming in terror.
7th Jul '17 7:49:22 PM infernape612
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-->''Spongebob:'' "This is great. Just the three of us; you, me, and this brick wall you built between us."

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-->''Spongebob:'' "This -->'''Spongebob:''' This is great. Just the three of us; you, me, and this brick wall you built between us."



--> ''Spongebob and Patrick are sitting around a campfire late at night.''
--> '''Patrick:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey, if we're underwater, how can there be a--]]?
--> ''[fire immediately goes out]''

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--> ''Spongebob -->''Spongebob and Patrick are sitting around a campfire late at night.''
-->
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'''Patrick:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey, if we're underwater, how can there be a--]]?
-->
a--]]?\\
''[fire immediately goes out]''



* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, [=SpongeBob=]?]]: In ''Karen 2.0'', when [=SpongeBob=] accidentally makes Karen cry some more after Plankton dumps her, Mr. Krabs responds to this with this:

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* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, [=SpongeBob=]?]]: WhatTheHellHero: In ''Karen 2.0'', when [=SpongeBob=] accidentally makes Karen cry some more after Plankton dumps her, Mr. Krabs responds to this with this:
2nd Jul '17 12:15:47 PM Prinzenick
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* UnreadableDisclaimer: In "Pickles", it's revealed Mr. Krabs does have a money back guarantee on his menu, but it's written in text that you'd need a microscope to read. Bubble Bass is somehow aware of it, though.
24th Jun '17 11:12:19 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* WorkOffTheDebt: The plot of "Pat No Pay."

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* WorkOffTheDebt: The plot of "Pat No Pay."Pay". Being Patrick he screws up even the simplest of jobs.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Mr. Krabs in ''Born Again Krabs''.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Mr. Krabs in ''Born Again Krabs''. He thinks it's AllJustADream and he's in the hospital "sleepin' like a baby"... until he gets the bill.
8th Jun '17 6:36:13 AM N8han11
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* SevenDeadlySins: Tom Kenny [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/07/spongebob-squarepants-theory_n_6627556.html debunked this theory]] in a 2015 interview, but some believe that [=SpongeBob=]'s friends represent the seven sins. Mr. Krabs is Greed; Squidward is Wrath; Pearl is Lust; Patrick is Sloth; Sandy is Pride [[UpToEleven (and how!)]]; Mrs. Puff is Gluttony; and Plankton is Envy. Although there ''are'' other interpretations.

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* SevenDeadlySins: Tom Kenny [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/07/spongebob-squarepants-theory_n_6627556.html debunked this theory]] in a 2015 interview, but some believe that [=SpongeBob=]'s [=SpongeBob=] and his friends represent the seven sins. Mr. Krabs is Greed; Squidward is Wrath; Pearl [=SpongeBob=] is Lust; Patrick is Sloth; Sandy is Pride [[UpToEleven (and how!)]]; Mrs. Puff Gary is Gluttony; and Plankton is Envy. Although there ''are'' other interpretations.
7th Jun '17 12:40:42 AM Vir
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** Squidward even calls Mr. Krabs out on selling [=SpongeBob=]'s soul for sixty two cents in ''Born Again Krabs''. Squidward hates [=SpongeBob=] with a burning passion of a thousand suns, but even he was disturbed at what Krabs did.
** In ''Stuck In The Ringer'', [=SpongeBob=] yells at Patrick for ruining his life by gluing him to his wringer. But the [[WhatTheHellTownspeople townspeople]] [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass call [=SpongeBob=] out for yelling at Patrick]] even though it was Patrick who got him in that mess in the first place.

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** Squidward even calls Mr. Krabs out on selling [=SpongeBob=]'s soul for sixty two 62 cents in ''Born Again Krabs''. Squidward hates [=SpongeBob=] with a burning passion of a thousand suns, but even he was disturbed at what Krabs did.
** In ''Stuck In The Ringer'', "Stuck in the Ringer", [=SpongeBob=] yells at Patrick for ruining his life by gluing him to his wringer. But the [[WhatTheHellTownspeople [[UngratefulTownsfolk townspeople]] [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass call [=SpongeBob=] out for yelling at Patrick]] even though it was Patrick who got him in that mess in the first place.
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