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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "Can You Spare a Dime?" gives us this exchange:
-->'''Squidward''': I could be anything I set my mind to. I could be a football player! Or a king! Or a spaceman!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Or a football playing king in space! With a mustache!
2nd Apr '16 4:59:28 PM N8han11
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* {{Jerkass}}: Practically everyone in the show at some time or the other, with Mr. Krabs and Squidward being the most prominent examples, although it [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The Writer]].

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Practically everyone in the show at some time or the other, with Mr. Krabs and Squidward being the most prominent examples, although it [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The Writer]].



* JerkassBall: [=SpongeBob=] tends to grab these in the later seasons, especially in "A Pal For Gary".

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* JerkassBall: JerkassBall:
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[=SpongeBob=] tends to grab these in the later seasons, especially in "A Pal For Gary".



* JerkassGods: Neptune, usually
** Especially in "The Clash Of Triton" where he traps his son in a cage for wanting to meddle in the lives of mortals instead of smiting them, but he gets better.

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* JerkassGods: JerkassGods:
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Neptune, usually
** Especially
especially in "The Clash Of Triton" where he traps his son in a cage for wanting to meddle in the lives of mortals instead of smiting them, but he gets better.



* JustFriends: [=SpongeBob=] apparently has a crush on Sandy. This isn't very noticeable within the show itself, but supplemental materials place special emphasis on it. A survival guide released in 2002 played with the fact, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Sponge_Is_Straight_by_helgoth11_5659.jpg hinting at the crush being "secret"]].

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* JustFriends: JustFriends:
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[=SpongeBob=] apparently has a crush on Sandy. This isn't very noticeable within the show itself, but supplemental materials place special emphasis on it. A survival guide released in 2002 played with the fact, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Sponge_Is_Straight_by_helgoth11_5659.jpg hinting at the crush being "secret"]].



* KarmaHoudini: These have popped up from time to time. Probably the most notable is Granny from the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?".

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These have popped up from time to time. Probably the most notable is Granny from the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?".



* KnightOfCerebus: Granny from the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?". She, unlike other recurring villains in the series (including Plankton and Mr. Krabs, who is considered funny in his actions even more deplorable), she contrasts absolutely comical traits, and the episode itself made ​​things very serious. Later, ''she revels who killed all the snails to eat them!''

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* KnightOfCerebus: KnightOfCerebus:
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Granny from the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?". She, unlike other recurring villains in the series (including Plankton and Mr. Krabs, who is considered funny in his actions even more deplorable), she contrasts absolutely comical traits, and the episode itself made ​​things things very serious. Later, ''she revels who killed all the snails to eat them!''serious.



** Surprisingly, Plankton manages to one in the same movie
* KnightTemplar: Mr. Krabs's increasingly less provoked antagonism towards [[DesignatedVillain his rival Plankton]]. While in early episodes, Krabs was interested solely in protecting his own business from the latter's villainous tactics, he became more obsessed in actively destroying any minor success or happiness Plankton achieved out of spite, via unscrupulous methods or not. On occasion Krabs is shown to take offense when Plankton merely isn't suicidally miserable. [=SpongeBob=] often plays a role in this as well, albeit due to his naivete and [[GoKartingWithBowser on-off friendship with Plankton]], likely more as [[MinionWithAnFInEvil a blind follower of Krabs]] than out of spite.
** ''One Coarse Meal'' is this trope's best example between Krabs and Plankton.
* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: [=SpongeBob=] tries to warn Squidward. "Sea Bears are no laughing matter, why, once I met this guy who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy... who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's ''cousin''-"

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** Surprisingly, Plankton manages to act as one in the same movie
movie.
* KnightTemplar: KnightTemplar:
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Mr. Krabs's increasingly less provoked antagonism towards [[DesignatedVillain his rival Plankton]]. While in early episodes, Krabs was interested solely in protecting his own business from the latter's villainous tactics, he became more obsessed in actively destroying any minor success or happiness Plankton achieved out of spite, via unscrupulous methods or not. On occasion Krabs is shown to take offense when Plankton merely isn't suicidally miserable. [=SpongeBob=] often plays a role in this as well, albeit due to his naivete and [[GoKartingWithBowser on-off friendship with Plankton]], likely more as [[MinionWithAnFInEvil a blind follower of Krabs]] than out of spite.
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spite. ''One Coarse Meal'' is this trope's best example between Krabs and Plankton.
* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy:
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[=SpongeBob=] tries to warn Squidward. "Sea Bears are no laughing matter, why, once I met this guy who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy... who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's ''cousin''-"



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Used several times, first when Plankton pulls out a tiny record player from {{Hammerspace}} to provide musical accompaniment for his EvilLaugh.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX-DB7JaNPM second time he does this]] is a funny moment.
** The episode ''Clams'' an ominous tune starts up, Krabs takes notice. He discovers a full orchestra playing the song.

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Used several times, first when Plankton pulls out a tiny record player from {{Hammerspace}} to provide musical accompaniment for his EvilLaugh.
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EvilLaugh. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX-DB7JaNPM second time he does this]] is a funny moment.
** The episode ''Clams'' an ominous tune starts up, up and Krabs takes notice. He discovers a full orchestra playing the song.



* LineOfSightName: When the Flying Dutchman comes for Mr. Krabs' soul in the hospital, Mr. Krabs insists that he is "Harold Flower", after the flower on the end table.
** It becomes even funnier in the German dub, where he claims to be be "Benjamin Blümchen" (Benjamin Flower), the titular character of a popular German children's cartoon about a talking elephant. Both Benjamin and Mr. Krabs have the same voice actor, making this kind of an [[ActorAllusion Actor Allusion]]

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* LineOfSightName: LineOfSightName:
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When the Flying Dutchman comes for Mr. Krabs' soul in the hospital, Mr. Krabs insists that he is "Harold Flower", after the flower on the end table.
** It becomes even funnier in the German dub, where he claims to be be "Benjamin Blümchen" (Benjamin Flower), the titular character of a popular German children's cartoon about a talking elephant. Both Benjamin and Mr. Krabs have the same voice actor, making this kind of an [[ActorAllusion Actor Allusion]]
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* MadnessMantra: '''[[NightmareFuel FOCUS ON THE ROAD, THERE IS NOTHING BUT THE ROAD.]]'''

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'''[[NightmareFuel FOCUS ON THE ROAD, THERE IS NOTHING BUT THE ROAD.]]'''



* MadScientist: Plankton.

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* MadScientist: MadScientist:
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Plankton.



* ManChild: [=SpongeBob=]'s actual age is very difficult to guess. He lives independently, has a job, is trying for his "boating license"...and acts like a five-year-old with ADHD despite being 25. See VagueAge.
** It doesn't help that his voice has gotten more childish as the series progressed.
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: Patrick's reflection berates him in "Roller Cowards" for…well, being a coward. [[RageAgainstTheReflection He punches it out]].

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* ManChild: ManChild:
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[=SpongeBob=]'s actual age is very difficult to guess. He lives independently, has a job, is trying for his "boating license"...and acts like a five-year-old with ADHD despite being 25. See VagueAge.
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack:
** It doesn't help that his voice has gotten more childish as the series progressed.
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack:
Patrick's reflection berates him in "Roller Cowards" for…well, being a coward. [[RageAgainstTheReflection He punches it out]].



* MarshmallowDream: [=SpongeBob=] dreams of eating Krabby Patties and wakes up chewing on his pillow.

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* MarshmallowDream: MarshmallowDream:
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[=SpongeBob=] dreams of eating Krabby Patties and wakes up chewing on his pillow.



** The ''NicktoonsUnite'' series of video games. It's subject to the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames rule]].
** ''NicktoonsMLB'', which judging by reviews, doesn't suck.

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** The ''NicktoonsUnite'' series of video games. It's subject to the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames rule]].
** ''NicktoonsMLB'', which judging by reviews, doesn't suck.
''NicktoonsMLB'' also counts.



* MorningRoutine: Many an episode begins with [=Spongebob=] getting up to his blasting foghorn alarm clock and getting ready for work.

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Many an episode begins with [=Spongebob=] getting up to his blasting foghorn alarm clock and getting ready for work.



* TheMovie: ''TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/viacom-paramount-release-spongebob-movie-late-2014-philippe-dauman295695 A second movie will be released in late 2014.]]

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* TheMovie: ''TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/viacom-paramount-release-spongebob-movie-late-2014-philippe-dauman295695 A second movie will be released in late 2014.]]''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSpongeOutOfWater''.



** How about any time the Krabby Patty is brought to the audiences attention by [=SpongeBob=], or at least when it focuses on him making Krabby Patties?

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** How about any time the Krabby Patty is brought to the audiences audience's attention by [=SpongeBob=], or at least when it focuses on him making Krabby Patties?



* MusicalEpisode: "Atlantis [=SquarePantis=]". It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] (partially), though, in that Atlantean technology is [[DiscoTech powered by singing]].

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"Atlantis [=SquarePantis=]". It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] (partially), though, in that Atlantean technology is [[DiscoTech powered by singing]].



* NegativeContinuity: Hoo boy. This is one show that earns this trope purposefully. Except for ''[=Help Wanted=]'' and ''[=The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie=]'' being first and last in the series respectively (confirmed by WordOfGod), there's no revealed order or canon for ''any'' of the other episodes. ''Spongehenge'', despite being in season five, must come before many other episodes because [=SpongeBob=] specifically says that he's never been late for work when in fact he has been in earlier episodes. ''Just One Bite'' (a season three episode) also must happen after many episodes in the series due to Squidward remarking multiple times that he doesn't eat at or like the food at the Krusty Krab.

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* NegativeContinuity: NegativeContinuity:
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Hoo boy. This is one show that earns this trope purposefully. Except for ''[=Help Wanted=]'' and ''[=The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie=]'' being first and last in the series respectively (confirmed by WordOfGod), there's no revealed order or canon for ''any'' of the other episodes. ''Spongehenge'', despite being in season five, must come before many other episodes because [=SpongeBob=] specifically says that he's never been late for work when in fact he has been in earlier episodes. ''Just One Bite'' (a season three episode) also must happen after many episodes in the series due to Squidward remarking multiple times that he doesn't eat at or like the food at the Krusty Krab.



* NeverSayDie: Lampshaded in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost": [=SpongeBob=] thinks he killed Squidward and says, "I don't know how to say this, but our friend Squidward, he's... pushing up daisies!" Patrick calmly replies: "Oh, I thought he was dead."

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* NeverSayDie: NeverSayDie:
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Lampshaded in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost": [=SpongeBob=] thinks he killed Squidward and says, "I don't know how to say this, but our friend Squidward, he's... pushing up daisies!" Patrick calmly replies: "Oh, I thought he was dead."



** The series actually tends to avert this trope for the most part.



* NightmareFace: On several occasions. ''Face Freeze'' is dedicated to this trope.

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On several occasions. ''Face Freeze'' is dedicated to this trope.



*** Honestly, other then the whole under water thing, you give someone with [=SpongeBob=]'s personality type a welding torch and rollerblades, and it'd be weirder if the place DIDN'T burn down.



* OminousMusicBoxTune: [=SpongeBob=]'s "whistly holes".

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[=SpongeBob=]'s "whistly holes".



* OnlySaneMan: Squidward and Sandy.
** [=SpongeBob=] sometimes. Notably when Patrick is a stupid jerk towards him.
*** Strangely enough, Gary, who often proves that he's somewhat smarter than this owner.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Squidward and Sandy.
** [=SpongeBob=] sometimes. Notably when Patrick is a stupid jerk towards him.
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he's paired with Patrick.
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Strangely enough, Gary, who often proves that he's somewhat smarter than this owner.



* OverlyLongScream: Plankton did it once in the episode where he and Mr. Krabs switch places.

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Plankton did it once in the episode where he and Mr. Krabs switch places.



** In the episode "Professor Squidward", SpongeBob and Patrick are hypnotised by Squidward's metronome...'''SpongeBob''': [[Film/TaxiDriver My whole life has been pointing in one direction...]]'''Patrick''': [[Film/TaxiDriver I see it clearly now. There never has been any choice for me.]]

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** In the episode "Professor Squidward", SpongeBob and Patrick are hypnotised by Squidward's metronome...'''SpongeBob''': metronome.
-->'''SpongeBob''':
[[Film/TaxiDriver My whole life has been pointing in one direction...]]'''Patrick''': ]]
-->'''Patrick''':
[[Film/TaxiDriver I see it clearly now. There never has been any choice for me.]]



* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Patrick invents the word "wumbo" in one Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episode.
** "I wumbo, you wumbo, he she we, WUMBO. Wumbo, wumboing... wumbology? The study of wumbo? It's first grade, [=SpongeBob=]!

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* PerfectlyCromulentWord: PerfectlyCromulentWord:
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Patrick invents the word "wumbo" in one Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episode.
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episode. "I wumbo, you wumbo, he she we, WUMBO. Wumbo, wumboing... wumbology? The study of wumbo? It's first grade, [=SpongeBob=]!



* PsychopathicManchild: Squidward. While most of the time he acts serious, on several occasions he'll behave very childishly, to the point of becoming a dangerous madman. The clearest example of this is in the episode "Fools In April", no doubt, but "Artist Unknown" and "Just One Bite" are also good showcases of this.

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* PsychopathicManchild: PsychopathicManchild:
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Squidward. While most of the time he acts serious, on several occasions he'll behave very childishly, to the point of becoming a dangerous madman. The clearest example of this is in the episode "Fools In April", no doubt, but "Artist Unknown" and "Just One Bite" are also good showcases of this.
29th Feb '16 3:43:58 PM Prfnoff
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* NuttySquirrel: Sandy averts this.
18th Feb '16 8:37:26 PM BlackHumor
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* PennyShaving: Mr. Krabs does with with Gary in the episode, "The Cent of Money", when he finds out that Gary can attract coins [[spoiler: due to a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fridge magnet he swallowed.]]
29th Jan '16 1:03:21 PM StFan
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* KitschyThemedRestaurant: When Mr. Krabbs sells the Krusty Krabb in "Selling Out", its new owners turn it into "Krabby O'Monday's", complete with wall bric-a-bac and T.G.I. Friday's-style striped tables.
2nd Dec '15 8:32:12 AM PhysicalStamina
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* PsychopathicManchild: Squidward. While most of the time acting serious, often several times behave very childish way, ultimately the childish behavior becomes a dangerous madman. And no doubt, the clearest example for this is in the episode "Fools In April".
** Plankton also may count. It was in the early seasons an evil enemy, especially as he is seen in the film, but at least as seen in the episode "FUN", seems to have pretty a childish side with SpongeBob when he befriends him. And it is assumed that Plankton is almost as old as it is Mr. Krabs.

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* PsychopathicManchild: Squidward. While most of the time acting he acts serious, often on several times occasions he'll behave very childish way, ultimately childishly, to the childish behavior becomes point of becoming a dangerous madman. And no doubt, the The clearest example for of this is in the episode "Fools In April".
April", no doubt, but "Artist Unknown" and "Just One Bite" are also good showcases of this.
** Plankton also may count. It was in In the early seasons seasons, he was an evil enemy, especially as he is seen enemy (especially in the film, film), but at least as seen when Spongebob befriends him in the episode "FUN", seems to have pretty he reveals a childish side with SpongeBob when he befriends him. to him never seen before. And it is it's generally assumed that Plankton is almost as old as it is Mr. Krabs.Krabs is.
29th Nov '15 10:37:33 AM morenohijazo
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* MovingBuildings:
** One episode has Squidward installing an advanced security system. When Squidward accidentally sets it off, the whole building grows arms and feet and starts attacking Bikini Bottom.
** In the episode "Secret Box", Patrick says that no one must know what's in the box, "not even... Squidward's house!" And sure enough, the house is leaning in to listen.
1st Nov '15 3:55:25 PM fruitstripegum
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* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: [=SpongeBob=]tries to warn Squidward. "Sea Bears are no laughing matter, why, once I met this guy who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy... who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's ''cousin''-"

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* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: [=SpongeBob=]tries [=SpongeBob=] tries to warn Squidward. "Sea Bears are no laughing matter, why, once I met this guy who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy... who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's ''cousin''-"
28th Oct '15 9:22:14 AM themisterfree
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* PredatoryBusiness: One called Kelpshake pops up in one episode, which drains business from both Mr. Krabs and Plankton, forcing them into an EnemeyMine pact to try and get rid of them. As it turns out, all the Kelpshake stands get shut down because not only were the drinks addictive, they were also toxic, and everybody who drank one (including Krabs, Plankton and Spongebob) somehow ''grow green fur'' as a side-effect.

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* PredatoryBusiness: One called UpToEleven with Kelpshake pops up in one episode, "Best Frenemies", which drains business from both Mr. Krabs and Plankton, forcing them into an EnemeyMine EnemyMine pact to try and get rid of them. As it turns out, Off-screen, the stands themselves somehow ''divide like bacteria'' and Bikini Bottom has a ton of them. By the end of the ep, all the Kelpshake stands get shut down because not only were the drinks addictive, they were also toxic, ''toxic'', Plankton having detected radioactive material in it, and everybody who drank one (including Krabs, Plankton and Spongebob) somehow ''grow ''grew green fur'' as a side-effect.
28th Oct '15 9:17:00 AM themisterfree
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** We never saw who came up with the Kelpshake stands and if they ever got punished for selling addictive, toxic drinks to the population of the city.
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