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* One flaw; as Spongebob is fired by Señor Taco, he laments "But I've given you the best ''years'' of my life, Mr. Krabs!"
2nd May '18 5:45:40 PM Malady
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** Or, considering they're cephalopods, [[CthulhuMythos they worship Cthulhu.]]


** Or, considering they're cephalopods, [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos they worship Cthulhu.]]

8th Apr '18 8:34:00 AM StFan
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[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is located near an undersea fault line.]]
This would explain why there is so much ChaosArchitecture in the show; there are many underwater earthquakes which, while not big enough to cause wide scale damage, do have a habit of moving locations around further or closer to each other depending on the episode, such as how the Krusty Krab sometimes is just a hop, skip and a jump away from [=SpongeBob=]'s house, while in other episodes such as ''Employee of the Month'', it takes a whole morning to reach it, even while running.

[[WMG: ''[=SpongeBo SquarePants=]'' and ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' take place in the same universe.]]
Both ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''Shark Tale'' take place in a underwater city populated by sea creatures.

[[WMG: ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' takes place in the 1970's/1980's]]
In the movie, [=SpongeBob=] says he has been Employee of the Month for 374 months. That's around 31 years, and considering the date the movie was made, it could be possible that the first episode ("Help Wanted", where he first got his job) took place in 1973. That explains why the shell phones are as big as normal phones (and why the normal phones look so dated), why the [=TV=]s look the way they do, and why the other technology isn't quite up-to-date.
* Of course, that brings these episodes into question:
** ''Wet Painters'', which features a computer which can be from no earlier than the mid-to-late 80's at least. Then again, this episode just might take place after some of the post-movie ones.
** ''Sleepy Time'', which says [=SpongeBob=]'s birthyear was [[spoiler: 1986]]. Of course, [[Main/FridgeBrilliance that might just be his subconscious trying to tell [=SpongeBob=] how babyish he's acting]].
** ''SB-129'' has Squidward freeze himself in 2017

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is the bottom of Bikini Atoll]]
Why is the show's setting called Bikini Bottom? Because it's the sea bottom of Bikini Atoll, the atomic bomb test site. This would explain a lot.
* Main/WordOfGod confirmed this.
* It gives a Main/DarkerAndEdgier tone to the show if you think about it too hard.
* So how do you fit Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in?
** A couple of the natives that were still there when the bomb went off. The nuclear energy mutated them into water-breathing superheros.
*** Then the IJLSA were natives, too?
*** Of course. They were all a family who got caught up in the blast during a get-together. The Elastic Wasteband had just finished a [[BigEater huge helping for his size]], Miss-Appear was hiding under the table for some reason, Professor Magma was smacked in the face by a chunk of molten rock (or his bowl of chili) just before the nuclear energy hit, the Quickster (seen in the episode where the [=SpongeBob=] gang wore the super-costumes) was running from the blast, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were a father/son team scuba diving with some marine life and forgot their family relation afterward.
*** Similarly, the fish villains were wildlife who happened to be nearby, The Dirty Bubble was an algae-filled bubble, and Man Ray was with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy when the blast hit and hates them because they shoved a stingray in his face as they tried to get away.
*** Ain't that a ShoutOut to Franchise/FantasticFour?
*** Yes. Or the Franchise/XMen. Or anything else involving mutants. Either way it's a great theory.
*** Maybe all of the residents of Bikini Bottom were once normal fish, who were mutated from the nuclear radiation, just like Godzilla.
*** "Pest of the West", "Dunces and Dragons", "SB-129", and "Ugh" joss that one.
*** Maybe, for them, time is faster than ours. 60 years for us is 6,000 years for them or something. This might have to do with the radiation.
*** Or only the ones with superpowers were the results of radiation.
*** Unless they had nuclear testing in the time of the trilobites, "SB-129" definitely shows humanoid sponges and starfish in our version of prehistoric times.
* What about the Flying Dutchman? Perhaps toxic waste that became sentient over time and embodied itself by using the old legend of a disembodied pirate? He is green and glowy...
* Perhaps this takes place in the WesternAnimation/AdventureTime universe. The bomb test? Precursor to the mutagenic Mushroom Bomb that spawned the Land Of Ooo [[spoiler:and the Lich.]] Or possibly the bomb hit really close to Bikini Atoll(hey, if WesternAnimation/AdventureTime has Shelby the sentient ''worm'', it could uplift fish). Adding to this, [=SpongeBob=] [[ActorAllusion was]] [[spoiler:Simon Petrikov's bath sponge.]]
* How does this explain the Bubble Bowl, then? Is there really a football stadium in Bikini Atoll?
** Shhh. It's a cartoon. Remember the MST3KMantra.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] and pals live in prehistoric times.]]

* Most of the cast of the show is just many ancient species that evolved into our current ones (or, possibly monkeys, which is why they seem so humanoid). They found some elements like metal underwater and used them to build various things, and no humans have ever been seen on the show--even when the characters went above water in one episode, all they saw was what could be considered prehistoric wildlife. TheMovie takes place thousands of years later, where many characters, like Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, have died out, and humans are just evolving. The man [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick found at the beach was actually named Creator/DavidHasselhoff -- RuleOfPerception just had him wear a swimsuit and look like the actual Creator/DavidHasselhoff.
** Jossed. Remember the episode "Frankendoodle"? That artist at sea who dropped the pencil? He was a human!
** Annother joss. There are several examples in many episodes of hints that the show takes place in the present.A lot of live-action sequences in the series do not reveal any prehistoric elements, as well as the many live-action scenes featuring fully developed humans in a present day environment. Plus, SB-129 and [=SpongeBob=] B.C. (Before Comedy) showed the caveman ancestors of [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward. Also, how could all the characters stay the same for over a thousand years in the movie? All I could see why that would make sense is [=SpongeBob=]'s millions of Employee of the Month awards at the near start, but that wasn't explained or mentioned any further. Plus, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were perfectly developed humans already, so how would they even be there if the show is in prehistoric events? Also, the year settings for some episodes were near this generation.

[[WMG: The show takes place around fifty years in the future.]]
In the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" (2007), the thing in the abyss mentions that it had its last meal 79 years ago. Then, moments later, it mentions that the Krabby Patty tastes better than a sewage line back in the '76. Assuming it isn't referring to the ''18''76, that would mean that the show's setting would be about 50 years in the future.
* In SB-129, there is a calendar in the background of The Future. The year says '''March 6, 4017'''. If The Future really is in exactly 2000 years, then the "present" [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble was...is...will be]] in 2017. Wrap your head around that.
** Oddly enough, this would also mean that the March 6, 2017 in ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' is either:
*** March 6, 2017 A.D. - AfterTheEnd in {{2012}}.
*** March 6, 2017 a.t.b. - [[Anime/CodeGeass conquered by the Holy Britannia Empire.]]
* Running with this theme, Goo Lagoon is the result of unexpected spreading of the BP oil spill.
** [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Except that the whole thing took place in the Bikini Atoll, in the middle of the Pacific. That had got to be one hell of an oil spill to reach there.]]
* So, since we know it's set at Bikini Atoll....is it saying a bomb is going to misfire?

[[WMG:Bikini Bottom is in fact Purgatory]]
...and [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are the managers of this Purgatory.
* Alternatively, it serves as Purgatory for some of the residents, and Hell for others. The latter group is comprised of Squidward, Plankton, Gary, and Mrs. Puff. Think about it- Squidward was a {{Jerkass}} or worse) in life, so now he is in his own personal Hell where he is constantly physically or mentally hurt by [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. Mr. Krabs is also a manager of Purgatory/Hell, and his job is to make both Squidward and Plankton's lives miserable. Plankton was a master thief in life, so now he is there to fail one attempted theft for every successful one he perpetrated while he was alive. He finally runs of crimes to make up for during TheFinale. I've no clue what Gary did, but he's been tormented by Mr. Krabs, tormented by [=SpongeBob=], especially in that episode where [=SpongeBob=] bought that "Mr. Puffy Fluffy" pet, etc. He and Squidward also seem to sympathize with each other over the stupid things [=SpongeBob=] causes to both of them. Mrs. Puff is self explanatory.
** Maybe some of the denizens are Sonic Characters.
*** Sandy: [[spoiler: Chip/Light Gaia]]. Sandy is TheAce, [[spoiler: Chip is a god]]
*** Gary: Emerl. Both very inteliggent despite being mute and treated as a pet.
*** Mermaid Man: E-102 Gamma. Both have lots of projectile weapons
*** Barnacle Boy: Mighty The Armadillo. Both are put upon and forgotten.
*** Dennis: [[spoiler: Mephiles The Dark]].
*** Man Ray: Nack/ Fang
*** Dirty Bubble: E-101 beta. Arch enemy of Mermaidman/Gamma.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom takes place somewhere either on the Pacific coast or on the Gulf of Mexico coast somewhere in the distant future. ]]

** It could go either way. There is a tar pit that was shown in "Ditch'n" that could have either come from the BP oil spill or when prehistoric dinasours walked on what used to be earth before it became Bikini Bottom.
*** But it could also be the Pacific because of the moive. It appeared the Shell City was either Australia, right by the California coast, or near area where Mexico and California share a boarder.
*** WordOfGod says that it's under Bikini Atoll, which is in the middle of the Pacific.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is an official part of the Marshall Islands.]]
That means that [=SpongeBob=] and co. are citizens of the Marshall Islands. This also explains why they use dollar as a currency, since the RealLife Marshall Islands country ''also'' uses the US dollar as their currency.
* That depends on if Bikini Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands
** Bikini Atoll is indeed part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which would explain why the characters speak English, as it (as well as Marshallese) is an official language of the Marshall Islands.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is the former capital city of a much larger ocean country of the same name]]
Notice how Bikini Bottom apparently has a national anthem (during the segment where Plankton in a Krabs robot tries to pry the formula out of [=SpongeBob=]), but major government offices are not by default located there ([=SpongeBob=] wonders if "the president" is in town during a police chase and most of the Neptune incarnations' residences are implied to not be near the area, implying neither of them is usually there), and has a number of distant historical objects and events that took place in the approximate area (the cleanliness war reenactment and the statue of [=SpongeBob=]'s western ancestor buried beneath years of jellyfish wastes), the presence of many things that would likely fit better in a city of decent size and age (the numerous attractions like the Goo Lagoon beach, multiple large banks, Glove World/Glove Universe, several distinct stores, the fancy ship-in-a-bottle themed restaurant, museums, gathering areas, the Mermalair, though these all could show up individually and the last one just has to be in a convenient location to stop supervillains while still making sense), plus the presence of different cities like Rock Bottom and Tentacle Acres and culturally themed areas (shown in the pet store search for Snail Bites, either the Russian or artic pet store is in the icy wastes shown in the episode where Plankton sends everyone on a race to hold a distraction) and other decent travel distances without anything remotely mentioning international travel or borders, besides the county line in the movie separating the area closer to Shell City, and of course the numerous large roads traversed by bus.

* This all leads me to believe Bikini Bottom is just a larger and older and former capitol kind of city in an oceanic network.

** While the country is still named after it they decided to relocate government due to safety issues like fishing, the nearby volcanic activity, relatively close proximity to dangerous areas like the near-to-Shell-City county with its high crime rate and fish-catching raids by the cyclops-figure, supervillain crime (Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear to have stopped the very real attacks by their rogues gallery several times before going into partial retirement, and at some point more superheroes were needed), dangerous ruins (Two of the videogames show an area where multiple shipwrecks occured, and a submarine and radioactive waste and a hibernating abyss-inhabiting monster are shown to be just sitting there for who knows how long in the show), hostile environment (Sea-bears and a sea-rhinoceros roam the streets unimpeded at one point, plus the within-catapult-range jungle and occasional large-scale weather episodes), and such madness.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom takes place somewhere either on the Pacific coast or on the Gulf of Mexico coast somewhere in the distant future. ]]

** It could go either way. There is a tar pit that was shown in "Ditch'n" that could have either come from the BP oil spill or when prehistoric dinasours walked on what used to be earth before it became Bikini Bottom.
*** But it could also be the Pacific because of the movie. It appeared the Shell City was either Australia, right by the California coast, or near area where Mexico and California share a boarder.
*** WordOfGod says that it's under Bikini Atoll, which is in the middle of the Pacific


[[WMG: The sand war scenes in the episode "Sand Castles in the Sand" is nothing but a representation of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's imaginations during their sexual roleplay.]]
* Just watch the episode with this theory in mind. There are many, MANY, '''MANY''', '''''MANY''''', [+'''''MANY'''''+], [++'''''MANY'''''++] HoYay moments.
** For example, the part where [=SpongeBob=] bends over and pulls the frisbee out of his butt, and before that it looked like it was his [[{{Squick}} bulging crotch]] in his pants. There are a few others I don't remember now, just like there are in most [[{{Flanderization}} post]]-[[BlackComedy movie]] episodes.
** Anyway, they are both bored when they have nothing to do but sit in the sand, and so they begin to build sand castles.
*** It starts out realistic, but then it seems to become more and more fantastic and seemingly imaginary.
** So, they're bored and forced to sit around. [[IntercourseWithYou You]] [[HoYay do]] the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything math.]]
** The imagined sand castle segments turn into a war, with [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[FoeYay against each other.]] Aggressive, dominating sex play is not uncommon with male couples, so it makes sense that it'd get kind of rough and they'd end up in pain [[IncrediblyLamePun in the end]].
** I think this an incredibly broken theory. Main/WordofGod never said they were even homosexuals...
*** Word of God never said they WEREN'T homosexuals either
*** Word of God did state they weren't homosexual. [[http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1021976,00.html It was stated they were asexual]], so this is jossed.

[[WMG: The episode "Procrastination" where [=SpongeBob=] had an assignment on writing an essay is actually Mrs. Puff's revenge plot]]
Ok, here goes like this. Mrs. Puff knew [=SpongeBob=] was dumb and perfectionist, so she thought an essay would be the perfect way of shattering his psyche. Before, Mrs. Puff told everyone that there is no essay, and when [=SpongeBob=] came, everyone pretended that there was an essay. To make the plot more successful, Mrs. Puff cancelled all classes following the essay writing under the guise of a teachers' conference.
* It is implied that this was a case in episode itself: if you [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1711207564844464520 watch the episode]], look around from 00:20 to 00:40, you will notice that Mrs. Puff is giggling while giving the assingment and when she specifically says that essay was to be written next day and she said that there should be no goofing off, she looked suspiciously happy and sported a SlasherSmile[=/=]PsychoticSmirk while saying it. Especially when she said no goofing off, knowing that [=SpongeBob=] is a perfectionist and would not goof off if he was told to.

[[WMG: Wormy is actually an EldritchAbomination with the ability to [[MasterOfIllusion create illusions]].]]
* Wormy is a simple monarch caterpillar/butterfly, but at least that's what it wants Sandy and the viewers to believe. It is actually an EldritchAbomination [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm who cannot be seen and is only depicted through illusions.]] The [[NightmareFace buzzing horsefly head]] is Wormy's GameFace when it uses its [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou disturbing illusions on the viewers]], but it mostly masquerades as a butterfly to let our guards down. It is more willing to use its illusory powers to scare [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, as they thought the "monster" ate the original Wormy, simply because Wormy projected an illusion of its original caterpillar self being gruesomely devoured. Then, after Wormy escaped from Sandy's dome, it terrified the citizens of Bikini Bottom by projecting itself as a gigantic monster and possibly [[MindRape tormenting them to break them]]. Luckily, [[LittleMissBadass Sandy]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu was able to tame and capture it after its rampage]], but it didn't seem to use its powers on Sandy, signifying that she managed to befriend it in some way. However, even after Wormy's capture, the buildings are still charred, signifying that the destruction Wormy did was actually real. And everyone seems to go back to normal afterwards, signifying that Wormy's capture brought them back to their senses. I mean, why else would anyone [[TheSimpsons fear the butterfly]]?

[[WMG: "Greasy Buffoons", "One Coarse Meal", and "The Cent Of Money" compromise a story arc.]]
The episodes have a similar plot. Mr. Krabs going over the MoralEventHorizon and not jumping back like he did in "The Krusty Sponge" and other episodes. The Cent Of Money causes even [=SpongeBob=] to turn against him.
** It would be sort of Odd for them to make Krabs a villain and then make him a good guy in the movie, unless the theory about Krabs suffering a DisneyVillainDeath in the true finale actually happens.
* If "Greasy Buffoons" and "One Coarse Meal" are part of a story arc, then "The Other Patty" represents the end of this arc, as [=SpongeBob=] (sort of) rekindles the friendship between Plankton and Krabs.

[[WMG: The episode "Club [=SpongeBob=]" is ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' told in a (massively) LighterAndSofter way.]]
Squidward is Winston, who is systematically broken mentally by the Party / the Club until he loves Big Brother / the Magic Conch Shell.

[[WMG: The episode "I Had an Accident" is the true canon ending, and since then, all of the episodes were imagined by [=SpongeBob=].]]
In the episode, [=SpongeBob=] decides that the only safe place for him is inside, alone. He makes imaginary friends out of a penny, a used napkin, and a potato chip. After a while, [=SpongeBob=]'s mind starts to break down and he merges the identities of his old friends into those of his imaginary playthings (explaining their flanderization). He also gets more of said playthings to represent the other characters. [=SpongeBob=] eventually hid somewhere in his house to escape from people trying to come in looking for him, and is presumed dead. [=SpongeBob=]'s friends mourned him and eventually went on with their lives, as real people tend to do. Gary is also dead because [=SpongeBob=] neglected to feed him, preferring to think of Gary as one of his imaginary friends and ignoring the real one (though, Gary's death does inspire the part of his old mind that still exists to play out the plot of "Where's Gary?"). Eventually, [=SpongeBob=] even assigns his ''own'' identity to an inanimate object, which is why he was flanderized along with all the others. And TheMovie takes place after Patrick, in a bout of depression, revisits [=SpongeBob=]'s old house to reminisce, only to discover [=SpongeBob=] still alive, but insane. He brings [=SpongeBob=] to his senses, leading into the plot of TheMovie, after he has decided to go out again and continue his life, and revealed to everyone that he isn't dead. Though, he did have to get a new snail; he got one that looked exactly like Gary and named it Gary so that he wouldn't have to tell anyone about the original Gary's demise.
* Waitasec, though, Gary has previously shown he's a bit of a genius, but just can't communicate to members of Bikini Bottom that can talk. He's clearly smart enough to be able to escape and find food. (Most pets are able to do this, anyways, even without being intelligent.)
** Maybe Gary was adopted by someone else after he left. [=SpongeBob=] replaced Gary because the person who adopted Gary moved far away.

[[WMG: ''[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler'' was a BatmanGambit by [=SpongeBob=].]]
[=SpongeBob=] knew he couldn't find a bodyguard, so he pretended to hire a disguised Strangler. He almost gave it away when he said "Don't mention it, Strangler! I mean bodyguard."

[[WMG: "Best Day Ever" was about [=SpongeBob=] doing [[DrugsAreBad exstacy]]]]
In the long version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV_RrhDaNRA song]], he mentions a great deal of things that only a doped up person would do or say.\\
1."Just spent an hour tying my shoe".
* He has no dexterity, due to drugs.
2." Those clouds can't hurt me"
* Almost like some fear of clouds was ''clouding'' his veiw of the day.
3."Every flower, every grain of sand, is reaching out to shake my hand"
* Is there really anything else that needs to be said, about a guy who comminicates with sand.
4. Not to mention he missed various parts of the '''Big Day'''. Namely the finale, Squidwards show.
* Squidward never has any fans so to have a full house, and an applause, has to be within the mind of a junkie.

X, Coke, Heroine, Weed, 'Shrooms. You choose, point is he was higher than a [[MarijuanaIsLSD Homerun on the moon]]

What about "sea"weed ?

[[WMG: "Just One Bite" is a parody or at least a reference of how kids get other kids to do drugs.]]
I'm not ripping off anything off the "Krabby patties are made of Cocaine theory". Despite it being to true and more apparently very obscene for Nickolodeon's taste I won't contradict it. I got that idea when I first watched that show. Squidward was the stoic protagonist and [=SpongeBob=] is the antagonist. After the episode Squidward must of went to rehab, because how else did he go back to hating Krabby Patties?
* After his major ODing on Krabby Patties and subsequent exploding, Squidward probably decided he'd had more than enough of the things.

[[WMG: The episode "SquidBob TentaclePants" is an [[ShoutOut allusion]] to WesternAnimation/CatDog.]]
Not the actually [[BuffySpeak 'being fused together-part']] by itself, but think about it. The two characters who are combined are Squidward (smart, sophisticated, but [[PerpetualFrowner not so cheery]] and easily annoyed) and [=SpongeBob=] (hyperactive ManChild who is overly optimistic and ruins the other person's life continually). Sound familiar?

Also: [[NightmareFuel "We're like brothers...only closer."]]

Well, I'd say the episode is more like a ShoutOut to ''[[Film/TheFly1986 The Fly]]''. Well, not the part with Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] of course, but the end with that weird Squidward-[=SpongeBob=]-Patrick-Sandy-Pearl-Mr. Krabs-Mrs. Puff abomination, which could probably make some people imagine what would've happened if Stathis hadn't shot out the cables to the telepod Veronica was trapped in. And Sandy's teleportation device seems to bear a slight resemblance to Brundle's telepods.

[[WMG: "Karate Choppers" was ''not'' a metaphor for anything]]
Alternatively, [=SpongeBob=] [[{{Squick}} should have caused more of an uproar]] when he attacked that customer. And Mr. Krabs.
* Sorry but you're not making any sense here. Can you elaborate a lot more or at least elaborate at all.
** In other words, Freud Was Wrong.
* The hot sauce drop was probably the results of SB getting stoned the night before.

[[WMG: Episodes "Chum Bucket Supreme", "Chum Caverns" are possibly AuthorsSavingThrow]]
In episodes "Plankton's Regular", Plankton gets one single customer, but Mr. Krabs won't allow him to have one and in the end [[spoiler: the said costumer didn't like Plankton's food in the first place]] and Mr. Krabs laughed at Plankton's misery, but after that episode there were episodes like "Chum Bucket Supreme", where Plankton gets a lot of costumers, but Krabs is not so antagonistic as he was in "Plankton's Regular" and in "Chum Caverns" where Plankton also gets a lot of costumers, Mr. Krabs is not as antagonistic as he would be in "Plankton's Regular". While both episodes end with Plankton losing, the fact remains that Plankton gets a lot of costumers and Mr. Krabs wasn't outright evil like in other episodes. In "Greasy Buffons", Plankton also got a lot of customers and while Mr. Krabs was villainous, he still didn't want to make Plankton as miserable as he tried to do in "Plankton's regular".

The writers probably realized that in "Plankton's Regular" Mr. Krabs was too mean and Plankton's misery was too cruel, so they intentionally made Plankton to get a lot of costumers in later episodes to compensate for his misery in "Plankton's Regular" and they made Mr. Krabs nicer in those episodes, after realizing that he was too cruel in that episode, they intended for Plankton to lose, but due to his shortcomings and not of torment from Mr.Krabs, so they have satisfied their viewers: have bad guy lose, but still [[ThrowTheDogABone throwing him bone]] and have Mr. Krabs remain a hero and not outright evil.

[[WMG: Episodes after Plankton's Regular where Mr. Krabs is also villainous are another possible AuthorsSavingThrow and possible Deconstruction]]
The same troper continues the idea above. If you noticed up until "Plankton's Regular", [=SpongeBob=] was an extreme doormat to Mr. Krabs, but after that episode [=SpongeBob=] began to question Mr. Krabs' methods and objected to his evil schemes and is disgusted by Mr. Krabs's behavior in later episodes where Mr. Krabs is a villain. After "Plankton's Regular" came "The Krabby Kronicle" where Mr. Krabs forces [=SpongeBob=] to write lies about his friends in newspaper and those lies ruins their lifes and forces [=SpongeBob=] to work to death on the newspaper. [=SpongeBob=] becomes disgusted by this and writes a story about Mr. Krabs and his cruelty and how he forced him to work to death and writes lies about his friends. In "No Hat For Pat", he is disgusted by Mr. Krabs treatment of Patrick, in "Greasy Buffons" he is disgusted by Krabs, who was selling rotten and poisonous greasy food for profit and it hurt Patrick, in "One Coarse Meal" [=SpongeBob=] was disgusted by Mr. Krabs dressing as Pearl and scaring Plankton and laughing when he found out that Plankton was going to commit suicide because of him and [=SpongeBob=] tells it to Plankton and tells Mr. Krabs own secret fear and he was absolutely furious at Mr. Krabs in "The Cent Of Money" where he dragged him around town, continuously injuring Gary with the bombardment of magnetically attracted coins, all the while stealing from people. Finally, when we saw how injured Gary had became, Krabs didn't care and said he looked fine and went to attract a wave of coins before [=SpongeBob=] arrived, crushing Krabs into hospitalization. The writers probably realized that [=SpongeBob=] was also too mean in "Plankton's Regular" and wanted to make [=SpongeBob=] a nicer character and not to make him as evil as Krabs. Keep in mind that [=SpongeBob=] is the main character and we should see everything he does as good things and writers realized that [=SpongeBob=] was just as much of a villain as Mr. Krabs in Plankton's Regular and didn't want to make children's favorite hero a villainous follower of his Jerkass boss, so all the objections and disgust from [=SpongeBob=] of Mr. Krabs' tactics in following episodes is a compensation for his actions in "Plankton's Regular" an attempt to make [=SpongeBob=] a clear hero and not an extreme doormat and make him more likable and heroic and to satisfy their viewers. Later episodes like "One Coarse Meal", "The Krabby Kronicle", "No Hat For Pat", :The Cent Of Money" and "Greasy Buffons" are possibly [[Deconstruction deconstructions]] of Mr. Krabs's evil, showing that Mr. Krabs is so evil and cruel, that his evil ruins everyone's lives around him and that even his best frycook and loyal friend is disgusted by his acts. The writers could have made Mr. Krabs nicer, but instead wanted to show that Mr. Krabs' pursuit of money and his treatment of Plankton has turned him into a worse person and his actions ruin everyone's lives and even his own loyal friend and frycook hates his behavior. The writers wanted to show the consenquences of Mr. Krabs' behavior and after "One Coarse Meal", possibly the most hated episode of the series, they realized that they made Mr. Krabs too mean and wanted to make him much nicer, so Mr. Krabs becoming much nicer in recent episodes is another AuthorsSavingThrow to make Mr. Krabs likable and show his nice side, as is Mr. Krabs finally getting karma in "The Cent Of Money" (crushed by a tidal wave of money) and "No Hat For Pat" (clothes ripped off). "Plankton's Regular" could be considered the turning point of the series, due to this theory and the one above.

[[WMG: Every episode of [=SpongeBob=] takes place in an alternate universe.]]
This would explain the [[NegativeContinuity complete lack of continuity]].
* Jossed in "New Leaf".

[[WMG: The episode ''Selling Out'' is a commentary on the show's changes.]]
* Mr. Krabs represents Stephen Hillenberg
* Carl represents Paul Tibbit
* Howard Blandy and his cronies represent the Nickelodeon executives
* [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward represent either the fans or the voice actors.
* The Krabby O'Monday's represents the post-movie seasons.

[[WMG: "One Coarse Meal" is displayed as a MookHorrorShow]]
Here we have [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs]] torturing [[VillainProtagonist Plankton]] for seventeen days by stalking him in a whale costume. Plankton is driven to the point where he refuses to leave his post and even when he attempts to get himself [[DrivenToSuicide ran over on the road]]. Complete with a nightmare about being chased, swallowed, and even digested by Pearl prior to this.
* Did the writers read about this trope and make an episode of it?

[[WMG: "A Pal for Gary" was actually just a bad dream]]
"A Pal for Gary" is one episode you would never want to see again (and if you haven't seen it, don't bother looking). It left many fans outraged and embittered, mainly due to [=SpongeBob=]'s stupidity being [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] [[UpToEleven beyond all belief]] at that time.
* I say this event didn't really happen. Rather, it was a glimpse of a nightmare from Gary, who feared about the consequences of [=SpongeBob=] getting another pet, as well as his owner's naive tendencies.
* Not just that, but the ending is all a lie. He said that he would always take Gary to work, but in later episodes, he doesn't. In the movie, which is canonically the ending, he doesn't. At ''least'', the ending was just a bad dream.
** New theory: Gary had this nightmare sometime after running away from home in "''Have You Seen This Snail?''". [=SpongeBob=] is particularly neglectful (at least until later) in the episode; his obsession over the Dirty Bubble challenge manifested itself into the form of Puffy Fluffy in the mind of Gary.

[[WMG: "Sleepy Time" and "Suds" are part of the same story arc]]
The events of "Sleepy Time" were a surreal [[FeverDreamEpisode fever dream]] that took place when Sponge was being taken to the hospital. This explains why "Sleepy Time" is slightly "off" and people's actions seem out-of-character and antagonistic.

[[WMG: "Doing Time" took place after "Demolition Doofus"]]
In "Doing Time", Mrs. Puff said this quote after being incarcerated:
-->"'''Mrs. Puff:''' Ok, you can do this, Puff. You can get through this without losing your sanity. [[NoodleIncident Oh, that's a road we don't want to go down again]]."
Chances are she was referring to her psychopathic rage in "Demolition Doofus". Notice that her dislike of [=SpongeBob=] is more prominent in "Doing Time" compared to most other pre-movie episodes.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=]: You're Fired takes place in Season 1, shortly after Help Wanted]]
Mr. Krabs underestimates [=SpongeBob=]'s usefulness and overestimates his own cooking skills, meaning this probably takes place before that episode where Mr. Krabs bred the appetizer monster and realizes he's a terrible chef. Squidward's a jerk but not overly so, and even goes out of his way to save [=SpongeBob=] from those restaurant mascots, and isn't shown to hate [=SpongeBob=] as much as he does in later episodes ("I hate the smell of burnt Krabby Patties even more than you") meaning this must take place before all those Squidward torture porns that depict [=SpongeBob=] going out of his way to ruin Squidward's life. Patrick as dumb in this episode as in most post-movie ones (he, surprisingly, knows the meaning of "fired" and tries helping [=SpongeBob=] out of his slump rather than trying to make things worse like in other episodes), and this might even take place right after "Tea at the Treedome" since Sandy doesn't seem to have a lot of interaction with Patrick in this and labels him a "freeloader". And [=SpongeBob=] himself doesn't go out of his way to try and annoy anyone, rather the annoyance comes because he's so depressed from being fired. Also, [=SpongeBob=] acts as if this is the first time he's been fired even though he already has been in "Karate Choppers", meaning it might take place even before that.

[[WMG: "Just One Bite" is a metaphor for Christianity]]
Why? Because [=SpongeBob=] is seen as an angel, but squidward says he has no soul, before showing a hell like world. This implies Squidward is an atheist as well.

[[WMG: There existed an alternate ending to "Band Geeks" that never aired.]]
To be specific, an ending where Squidward's band played well at the Bubble Bowl for all of three seconds before everything fell into disaster, causing the crowd to boo and Squilliam to smugly mock Squidward enough to push him into a depression.
The episode ends with Squidward huddled up in bed looking miserable, before [=SpongeBob=] and the band show up at his house to play music for him in an attempt to cheer him up, but their bad playing only makes things worse for him.
As it turned out, the animation staff vastly preferred the ending we all know, and the alternate ending is never talked about, though the idea of Squidward's efforts in trying to outdo Squilliam, only to end in failure was re-done for "Squilliam Returns."

[[WMG: This show is not gonna be as happy as it was starting in season 10. There's gonna be a new episode that starts a new story arc.]]
In Bikini Bottom, Pacific Ocean, [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] wakes up after having a dream about his last moment with his father Harold. Once he arrives at Mrs. Puff's Boating School, he realizes she is early because the clocks in her home were set forward by an hour. She meets with other people at the school who arrived early, including Sandy Cheeks, the head of the school's archery club; Squidward tentacles, a new member of the archery club; Freddy Tentacles, Squidward's older brother; Poppy Puff, one of the schoolteachers; Sheldon Plankton, the student council president; and an unknown red-haired fish fixing a heater for Plankton. After school, [=SpongeBob=] performs a summoning ritual and summons a Servant of the Patrick class, much to his displeasure, as he hoped to summon a Servant of the Saber class. Patrick is initially dissatisfied with [=SpongeBob=], who uses one of his Command Seals to order Patrick to listen to all of his orders. While the order is worded vaguely and therefore pointless, Patrick admits that he now realizes her skill as a mage. The next day, [=SpongeBob=] skips school and shows Archer around the city, revealing to him that he has no wish for the Holy Grail, only a desire to win. The following day, [=SpongeBob=] senses a magical barrier being set up at school. As night falls, [=SpongeBob=] attempts to destroy the barrier, but is then confronted by another Servant, identified as being of the Lancer class, who engages Patrick in a sword-fight. As they battle, Patrick [[ObfuscatingStupidity correctly deduces that Lancer is in fact the ancient Irish hero St. Uncle Patrick]]. The battle is witnessed by a student, whom Lancer pursues and mortally wounds before fleeing. Finding the student's body, [=SpongeBob=] identifies him as the same red-haired boy who was helping Plankton, and decides to use magic to revive him. After leaving, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick realize that Lancer's Master will sense that the student has survived and have Lancer finish the job. They head over to the suburbs to save the student, only to be attacked by another Servant, whom [=SpongeBob=] identifies as belonging to the Saber class.
* This troper really likes this idea!
* Hold on, what the hell is this? This sounds less like an idea for a story arc and more like the rejected pilot for ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': The Animated Series! Seriously, you'd have to be on enough drugs to think [=SpongeBob=] will turn from a happy-go-lucky Nicktoon into what would happen if [=SpongeBob=] and his friends crashed the set of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.

[[WMG: There will be a new christmas episode this year]]
Seeing how we a got an upcoming halloween episode I see room for a christmas themed one this year.

[[WMG: The sequin milkshakes and bowtie french fries from "Patty Hype" were previous gimmicks that failed to turn a profit.]]
[=SpongeBob=], Squidward, and Krabs all know about this. It doesn't fully explain why they happened to have the products on hand when they [[{{Hammerspace}} showed them]] to [=SpongeBob=] to mock him, but it would give a somewhat-mundane explanation as to why they existed in the first place.

[[WMG: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III was {{Retcon}}ned by Back To The Past.]]
Back To The Past ended in Man Ray being arrested by the younger Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (allowing him to effortlessly escape later) instead of trapped in the tartar sauce that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick would find him in in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III, erasing the episode from the timeline and the events that spurred Man Ray's HeelFaceTurn, explaining his SnapBack to evil in later episodes.

[[WMG:The pie bombs in "Dying for Pie" were made as assassination weapons.]]
Well, they never did explain why someone made bombs that look like pies. Although Squidward didn't intend to kill [=SpongeBob=], those pies would be perfect for someone who ''did'' want to kill someone. Combine this with [=SpongeBob=]'s statement in "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" that all kings love pie, and we could have many potential regicide plots. Those pirates who sold Squidward the pie were part of a conspiracy!

[[folder: Miscellaneous]]

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] shares the same universe with JimmyNeutron]]
In the Jimmy Neutron episode "Operation Rescue Jet Fusion", when Jimmy and co. are swimming for Jet Fusion's tracking device, right behind them is a conspicuously placed pineapple...
* But [=SpongeBob=] is animated in 2D and JimmyNeutron is animated in 3D. It could just be a coincidence.
* Considering [=SpongeBob=]'s universe is no stranger to MediumBlending, what with the use of live action, cut-outs, stop motion, and CGI all being present in the show at one point or one recurring occasions alongside the hand-drawn animation, it doesn't make the theory any less plausible. And concerning how a CGI cartoon like Jimmy Neutron could possibly coexist with the live action segments of [=SpongeBob=] (which on occasion use MediumBlending as well), that could probably be chalked up to a matter of artistic license of visual perception.

[[WMG: Tentacle Acres is a ghetto.]]
Let's face it - Bikini Bottomites hate Squidward. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that they hate the entire race of neurotic six-tentacled octopi, and the only ones who realize the true purpose of the Acres are the members of the Cephalopod Lodge.
* Squilliam neither seems to be living in Tentacle Acres or a member of the Lodge. Possibly due to being rich, he is one of the few members of his race to win the respect of the Bikini Bottomites.

[[WMG: There are many different lobsters in Bikini Bottom that all look alike.]]
This is why, in some of the new episodes, "Larry" doesn't recognize [=SpongeBob=].

It's because it's not Larry, it's a different lobster.

[[WMG: Krabby Patties are made with sea beef.]]

What's sea beef, you ask? It's the under water equivalent of cow beef. It comes from sea cows!

[[WMG: Considering the fact that TheMovie is canon as the finale...]]
The episode "Band Geeks" is probably canon as the last TV episode. I mean, seriously, it is widely considered the best for the series, as well as [[CosmicPlaything Squidward]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding finally being happy]], it's just so obvious.

* It doesn't ''really'' have to be.
** If any episode were a candidate for the penultimate [=SpongeBob=] story, I would bet on [=SB-129=] instead, since the calendar hypothetically places it after many of the other episodes on the show, it hits the earliest and farthest points in the timeline, framing the entire show into one big picture, and it's a better sendoff for Squidward, not so much giving him a big victory as much as teaching him a big lesson, finally making him truly appreciate [=SpongeBob=] for who he is before TheMovie rolls around.

[[WMG: The reason littering appears to be treated as a very serious crime is...]]
* Just because they're underwater. [[FridgeBrilliance Garbage that seems harmless in our world is known to be deadly to undersea life.]] Anyone who's seen the movie ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' knows how dangerous it is for an animal to get stuck in a bit of trash.
** Alternatively, it's a poorly executed GreenAesop.
*** Doubtful. There's never an explanation as to why it's treated so seriously, there's nothing to indicate that it's supposed to be for more than humor.
*** Then again, given the fact that nuclear testing took place here, trash does have the potential to do worse things given the right baby steps.
** To add on, trash in the ocean has been known to cause more problems than just animals getting stuck in them. There was an incidence in real life where some well-intentioned but ill-informed people threw used tires into the ocean in an attempt to create an artifical reef. One of the reasons it failed as a project was toxins released from the tires and into the ocean. Not to mention that underwater, trash is more prone to moving around.

[[WMG: Santa was [[AllJustADream all a dream]] (or a fatigue induced hallucination).]]
* When Squidward gave all his things and [=SpongeBob=] came and told him about Santa, the moment [=SpongeBob=] walked away, Squidward passes out from running around and not having any sleep. Him seeing Santa after that is a dream. Alternatively, Squidward didn't fall asleep and just had a fatigue induced hallucination.
** That would explain those spazzes that made Santa look as if he was drugged.

[[WMG: The Original Captain Magma (the man who originally wore Squidward's costume) is the Son of Professor Magma]]
* He shouts "krakatoa" because his mother was an Indonesian Woman, the costume functioned as a containment devise.

[[WMG: The Original Captain Magma becomes Professor Magma after contracting a Mutation disease.]]
* It altered his appearance permanently in exchange for enhanced power and increased intelligence (hence the title "Professor").

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret formula is human blood (what's counted as a human in Bikini Bottom)]]

The reason nobody else is able to make Krabby Patties is because in each batch of Krabby Patties [=SpongeBob=] puts a drop of his blood on the patties; nobody else would think of that. In the episode "Plankton's Army", Mr. Krabs only told Squidward that Plankton wasn't the secret ingredient so he wouldn't quit. In a way plankton is in fact the secret ingredient since they are easy to find and catch. If Mr. Krabs sees one he will catch it and use its remains in the Krabby Patties. This is also why Krabby Patties are healthy--when you eat them you can use the blood for sustenance.

* And it somehow makes that Mr Krabs as a doctor scene have some sense.

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret formula does indeed contain plankton.]]
Mr. Krabs just doesn't want anyone to know about it, and thus lied to Squidward. Considering whales are shown as fully sentient, and in "One Coarse Meal" it's shown that they eat sentient plankton...then at the very worst, eating plankton would be considered taboo. Plankton refuses to believe this is true, so deludes himself into thinking that isn't the case. And let's face it, [[FauxAffablyEvil Mr. Krabs is cruel enough to do this for money.]]
* Maybe [[FantasticRacism plankton are discriminated against]] (remember Plankton's hillbilly cousins?) and everyone hates them, so it would be legal.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Which may go to explain]] why Plankton in TheMovie was so evil-''[[MoralEventHorizon he was willing to cannibalize his own race!]]''
** Makes sense. "In One Coarse Meal", Pearl said she prefers salad over plankton. Similar to "Bossy Boots", where she says salads are hip compared to krabby patties. Pearl should likely know the formula since she is Krabs' daughter.

[[WMG: Sir Mixalot [[{{Shipping}} ships]] Patrick/[=SpongeBob=] and Squidward/[=SpongeBob=].]]
For a Burger King commercial, Mixalot wrote a version of his one-hit wonder praising the squareness of [=SpongeBob=]'s... er... pants, the gist being (quote) "Squid and seastar can't deny." Given that the original song was about how men find big butts irresistible, the lyrics must state Mixalot's belief that Patrick and Squidward find [=SpongeBob=]'s geometric ass attractive.
* Don't remind me of the GOD-awful Burger King commercial.

[[WMG: There is no "secret formula", and if there was, it was not important to the Krabby Patty.]]
Mr. Krabs is just using it to mess with Plankton. What makes the patties so good are the fry cooks. [=SpongeBob=] made the patties out of authentic love and not for the purpose of bringing in money. Notice that any time Squidward or even Mr. Krabs himself tried to cook the patties, their secret formula didn't save them from being awful.
* Maybe Krabs merely invented the concept of a secret formula to make his food more appealing. The secret formula is only a marketing tool.
* In "Neptune's Spatula'', Neptune was able to make a thousand Krabby Patties in the time it takes [=SpongeBob=] to make one, but they are, by his own admission, no good.
* When Plankton kidnapped [=SpongeBob=] in one episode, he actually captured the secret formula.
* [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda "The secret ingredient is...nothing!"]]
** [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Yes, ordinary]] [[WaterIsAir nothing]] [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} laced with nothing more than]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a few spoonfuls of LSD]]. And [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin heroin]]. Squidward's just [[LethalChef that bad a fry cook]] (he's better at cooking things like souffles).

[[WMG: Continuing on this, the actual ingredients are awful.]]
The actual ingredients are just as bad, if not worse than [[LethalChef Plankton.]] Krabs is clearly a cheapskate, so he doesn't bother with decent materials. However, his incredible skills manage to mask this, even make the food taste good. This why he hired [=SpongeBob=] in the first place-he's creative and skilled enough to find a way for the food to taste good. Squidward's apathy towards fry-cooking is why his Krabby Patty's taste terrible. If Plankton was as creative as [=SpongeBob=], the Chum Bucket would have plenty customers.

[[WMG: The Secret Formula to Krabby Patties includes crab meat.]]
It's why Mr. Krabbs makes such a big deal about keeping it a secret, despite the recipe being useless unless you have a decent fry-cook (as one of the above theories states). If the folks of Bikini Bottom knew he was chopping up his own kind, possibly his own relatives even, for the sake of hamburgers, he'd be run out of town for sure! And he couldn't make money from the Krabby Patty if he was on the lam!
* [[HumanResources Or he's using aquatic wildlife in general, already dead so he doesn't have to do any dirty work.]]
** That would make senses since crabs are scavengers.
** Or maybe they're made from non-sentient creatures. The show has some of those (sea horses, the lion in Plankton's gladiator show, possibly jellyfish).
*** Yeah. "Blackened Sponge" had Sandy herding some sea cows. I assume that's what patty meat is made from.
* Of course, unless no one knows what chum really is, maybe they just don't care enough to run cannibals out of town...
** Depends on what species Mr Krabs is harvesting. In the Fry Cook Games, no-one called out the guy selling "fish-sticks." This hints that eating sentient creatures is legal. There's likely a taboo on it, so Krabs keeps things secret.
** Anyone who's tried to lure sharks knows what chum is: fish blood, fish oil, fish chunks, etc. The Bikini Bottom cops are extremely incompetent.
*** That, or they believe in CarnivoreConfusion.

[[WMG: All analogies to water seen in Bikini Bottom (such as Goo Lagoon, but can also be boiling 'water', tears, etc.) are actually oil.]]
If it was simply water, there wouldn't be anything to see; it'd become part of the mass of seawater around them. Even if you refuse to accept the rest, you have to admit that Goo Lagoon is made up of a nasty oil spill. The rest can be explained as side effects of the pollution.
* Actually, it's mentioned in one episode by the narrator it's mud. I have NO IDEA how taps work, though.
* Maybe the water is brine.
** And the seas are the equivalent of those underwater lakes.
* Battle For Bikini Bottom says that it's goo. Make sense, because, well, GOO Lagoon?
* Guys, in this series, WaterIsAir. I [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief willingly suspend my disbelief]]

[[WMG:The series will end with [=SpongeBob=] confessing to Sandy, or trying to.]]
Or at least him trying to ask her on a date. Think about it. Multiple official sources/medias have stated he likes Sandy however it's a "secret crush". That crush has gone nowhere in the past ten years or so. It seems OOC of the writers to add romance in while the series is going and actually keep it. So it makes sense it would happen during the finale.
* I bet my money on it happening in the series.

[[WMG: The Secret Formula is [=SpongeBob=] himself, more specifically, his [[ThePowerOfLove love]].]]
In the episode Neptune's Spatula, we NEVER see [=SpongeBob=] put on anykind of "secret" formula. However, he does read it a bedtime book. [=SpongeBob=] also is seen in other episodes giving loads of attention and care to them. Neptune, who makes the patties perfectly but coldly, loses because love is the secert formula. Its also what makes [[WideEyedIdealist [=SpongeBob SquarePants=]]] such a good fry cook, because its his nature, and Plankton [[EvilCannotComprehendGood cannot make anything edible.]]

What about Mr. Krabs inventing the Krabby Patty? ''He lied.'' Without [=SpongeBob=], the supposed "inventor" turns out to be as much of a LethalChef as Squidward and Plankton, because Krabs only sees the food as a commercial tool to fuel his Greed, and never really cared about cooking them. In contrast, [=SpongeBob=] cooks it because he wants to, and puts all of his passion into crafting it. Krabs sees food as a means to an end; [=SpongeBob=] sees food as an end in itself. The myth of the "secret formula" is nothing but a marketing tool both to put all attention to Krabs instead of [=SpongeBob=], to mess with Plankton, and finally to censor the truth because when they realize that all you need to do to make good food is to treat it OK, many, better food seller will use it and make Krabs go out of business, or worse, make [=SpongeBob=] too independent from the Krusty Krab and therefore rob him of everything Krabs had (e.g. [=SpongeBob=]'s Place)
* Perhaps Krabs is a jerkass because he's rationing love for the Krabby Patties...
* He pours his heart and soul into the Krabby Patties, leaving barely anything. Plankton's such a bad cook because he lacks any passion for cooking, and is doing it solely out of his rivalry with Krabs. He pours all his love into his inventions, hence Karen. Mr Krabs has become a worse person due to removing almost all love in his body to make Krabby Patties because they aren't selling well.
* And wasn't there an episode where Pearl gets hungry (on a growth spurt or "spout") and [=SpongeBob=] feeds her a krabby patty, and she is suddenly fine? (I can't remember the episode name, it was probably "Growth Spout") Mr. Krabs asks what the secret was (because he'd been feeding her all night), and [=SpongeBob=] says "It was love, Mr. Krabs. It was love." Sure seems like a likely candidate for the secret ingredient.
* In Plankton's Army, it is revealed that "a cup of love" is a separate ingredient in the recipe.
* The secret formula can't have love in it. Plankton stole the formula in TheMovie, and people enjoyed the patties. And there, Plankton was [[MoralEventHorizon the complete opposite]] of love. The only way it would make sense is if you can substitute love with a very warped version.
* I think the secret formula is love. [=SpongeBob=] makes patties with love, and that's why they're great. Mr. Krabs is now a jerkass because he siphoned all his love into the krabby patties back when the former fry cook didn't love making them. Squidward doesn't love making krabby patties, and that's why his [[LethalChef cooking is terrible]]. Same with Plankton. In the movie, Plankton [[NightmareFuel siphoned some guy's love out and put it into the Krabby Patties]]. We don't see this guy, of course, but a WMG's a WMG.
** Oh, Plankton didn't siphon off "some guy's love." He siphoned off every single iota of love in his body. Or, to be more precise, [[NightmareFuel he ripped out the ability to feel love from his mind]], and used it to perpetually create Krabby Patties. Since he was still a villian (an IneffectualSympatheticVillian mind you, but a villian none the less), he was forced to do this. And ''that'' is why he became a [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a dystopian monster]] in TheMovie.
* To carry on with this, Chum also has a secret ingredient... Hatred. And it actually is just as good as a Krabby Patty. The reason Plankton can't make it is because the "hate" he puts into it is actually envy and greed. Squidward, on the other hand, is genuinely hateful of pretty much everything, which is why his chum is so good that, when eating it, [=SpongeBob=] forgets what a Krabby Patty is.

[[WMG: The Bartender in the Movie put something in the ice cream to make the boys 'drunk.']]
Why do I always get the nuts?
* I think that was a joke on them getting hyped up on sugar. Like, "sugar high".
* I always just assumed that everything at the nut bar would have been slightly alcoholic anyway, since it was made up like a bar area. Just that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[CantHoldHisLiquor are lightweights.]]
** And they had way too much.
** And they stayed up all night doing it.

[[WMG: The magic conch shell is an item in a mass religion]]
Think about it, In the episode where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick ask questions to the magic conch, the explorer that finds them also has a conch. Who's to say that there may not be thousands of other followers of the magic conch...
* This troper always thought that was a shout out to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.

[[WMG: Alternatively to and based on the WMG above, the magic conch is WebOriginal/{{Inglip}}.]]
-->Warning: Ridiculous.
Both blurt out random-like stuff when you ask them something, and both seem to be completely pointless. I think i just found something else Inglip uses to communicate with humans.

[[WMG: TheMovie is the end of the series.]]
This is why King Neptune is balding and has a daughter, plus there's the whole ending and the Krusty Krab 2.
** This is WhatCouldHaveBeen.
* Alternately (about King Neptune and his daughter) perhaps there are two Neptunes--King Neptune the king and King Neptune the god. Maybe the king was named after the god (or vice versa).
** This. I've been saying this since the movie came out. King Neptune is not necessarily the god Neptune, kind of like Jesus is a very common first name but not everyone named Jesus is Jesus Christ.
* Confirmed by WordOfGod.
** The movie definitely happened way after the timeline of the series. I realized this when Patrick kept saying road, road, road. At first it seems like just a lame thing to make you laugh because you think it's an echo when really it's just him saying road over and over. But, if you watch new episodes of the series, if you remember [[http://spongebob.nick.com/videos/clip/spongebob-159-road-song-clip.html the Road Song]] they sing in "A Squarepants Family Vacation", it starts out by patrick repeatedly saying road. Patrick probably was just reminded of the song and said "sorry" because it was clear [=SpongeBob=] wasn't in the mood to join in.
* However, a second movie is being made. So it's anyone's guess.

[[WMG: They are what happened to all the members of Lost]]

[=SpongeBob=] is Sawyer

Mr.Krabs is Jack

Squidward is Ben

Sandy is Walt

And Patrick is Kate

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] Invented [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Water bending.]]]]
By carefully controlling the flow of water through his holes, and controlling a swarm of cells detached from his body floating around him, he invented waterbending.

[[WMG: It will end soon]]
It's over ten years old. It should be ending soon. Remember ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and how much Nick loved it? Then it went away, [[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp eventually]].
* You're too optimistic. Much like Fighter from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', [=SpongeBob=] is too stupid to die.
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Everything ends and everything dies. This applies to the whole of creation.]]

[[WMG: The series isn't in Chronological order]]
The episodes after the movie take place before it, sometime between the last episode before the movie and the movie itself. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick went into a temporary state of extreme immaturity and annoyance, and began becoming more mature, until the end of the movie where they've become respectable adults. That explains the OOC behavior of the characters post-movie and the lack of characters from the movie being mentioned. Any episode with explicit references to the movie, such as the ones with [=KK2=] in them, are: A. Episodes taking place before the movie but with episodes with events similar to the ones in the movie taking place before them. B. A dream. C. Take place after the movie.
* Likewise, the last episode will be after the movie.

[[WMG:Old Man Jenkins is number 2 from Series/ThePrisoner]]
* Think about it- he keeps popping up as different fish people, and he is also willing to complain/nag to everyone like number 2 did to number 6.

[[WMG: There are many more than 2 Krusty Krabs]]
* Starting with the Krusty Krab 2, Mr. Krabs expanded his empire to numerous other restaurants, all of which he expects [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward to maintain by themselves. Whenever a Krusty Krab is destroyed at the end of an episode, it is not rebuilt off-screen, but is simply abandoned. Whenever the Chum Bucket is not visible across the street or a landmark is closer or further from the Krusty Krab than previously shown, this is a different restaurant from the original Krusty Krab.

[[WMG: Season 4 onwards actually ''is'' set after the movie]]
* The giant "2" on top of the Krusty Krab 2 was not meant to be canon, and was purely a visual identification for the audience; [=KK2=] still exists, along with many other Krusty Krabs (see above).
* [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's {{Flanderization}} into [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] was the result of a misinterpretation of the Aesop they learned at the end of the film: they thought that acting mature means acting like a dick.
* Plankton broke out of jail (wasn't there an episode that began with him breaking out?). He still needs the formula because he never bothered to write it down, he just fed it into a machine that began cranking out Krabby Patties.
** Alternately, he still tries to steal the formula because his first priority is running Krabs out of business- no formula, no Krabby Patties (at least in Plankton's eye).
* King Neptune has not appeared in-person since the film, so he and Mindy's absence could be explained as the writers just forgetting about them.
** Wrong, he appeared again in ''The Clash of Triton'' with the same appearance and voice-actor as ''Neptune's Spatula''. No sign of Mindy, though.
* [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick completely trashed Goofy Goober's while drunk from the ice cream, so Goofy Goobers would probably have to a) close for a little while to clean up, and b) never let [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick in again.
** Perhaps [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's banning from Goofy Goober is the reason they became [[{{Jerkass}} douchebags]] later on?
* Mr Krabs became FauxAffablyEvil thanks to [[AndIMustScream being frozen, yet still aware for days.]] Plankton is even more of a ButtMonkey because he crossed his own MoralEventHorizon. When he got out, Plankton [[DesignatedVillain became mellowed out,]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even shocked at himself for the lengths he went too.]] However Krabs is hell-bent on revenge, and wants to make his enemy as miserable as possible. He's even more of a cheapskate due to being angry that no-one helped him.

[[WMG: To continue with the Plankton torment, a future episode will have him developing his own secret formula for something and be very successful, even more so than Mr. Krabs.]]
The catch is that he developed it by ''accident'' and doesn't know some of the key ingredients. It'd be a race against time to figure them out before he runs out of product to sell. Of course, Mr. Krabs, not wanting Plankton to be successful at ''anything'' whatsoever, will actively try to steal or sabotage his formula (he's supposed to be the '''[[DesignatedHero good]]''' guy, by the way). The episode would end with the remaining batch being destroyed (probably by [=SpongeBob=]) ''just'' before Plankton can figure out the final missing ingredient, and the recipe being lost for good. Plankton will end up crying on the floor in complete misery as Mr. Krabs just looks and laughs at him, as customers leave the Chum Bucket for the Krusty Krab en masse. End episode.
* I think the creators already played on this with the "Chum is Fum!" episode.

[[WMG: The Patty Wagon from the movie is made from an actual hamburger, like the kind that would be eaten by humans, made of beef.]]
* If you compare the size of the Patty Wagon and the "Cyclops" (and other human characters in the movie), it is sized about right for this comparison. Also, when Dennis finds a sesame seed from the car, he actually calls it a sesame seed, whereas Krabby Patties have "seaweed seeds."
** They do use sesame seeds in the show though, in "Just One Bite" [=SpongeBob=] tells Squidward that he comes to work early to "count the sesame seeds".

[[WMG: In Bikini Bottom, littering is a capital crime/the severity of the punishments for crimes are flipped.]]

This is practically canon. TONS of times, characters are punished way out of proportion just for littering. Think about it. The Tattletale Strangler (jail), Squidward (community service, CONSTANTLY) in the episode where he has to clean up Bikini Bottom, Mrs. Puff (twenty years of prison) in the episode where she crashes into the Krusty Krab, Patrick/[=SpongeBob=] (90 days) in the episode that Patrick gets a driver's license and boat, etc. Also, speeding laws do not exist. (Cops don't notice if a person is speeding through the city way too fast, they notice that the boat had no front license plate.) I'll elaborate more on this tomorrow...
* Don't forget about Blackjack, he was also in prison for littering as well.

[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=]s and Patricks at the end of "Back to The Past" ended up either getting killed or kept coming until the world was filled with them and they took over.]]

I got this idea from watching the episode, and wondered what happened to all those [=SpongeBob=]s and Patricks by the end. They either took over the world and made the world by their own ways or they were all killed so they didn't take over.

[[WMG: Most of the show is Squidward's delusions.]]
This would explain the Flanderization. Over time, Squidward became more fed-up with [=SpongeBob=]'s childish antics and his lackluster life-breaking under the stress. [=SpongeBob=], not the brightest bulb, didn't realise his pestering was degrading his neighbour's mental state. By the time he realised this, it was too late-Squidward began to hallucinate(which was at the beginning of the flanderization). It became a vicious cycle. When Krabs passed the MoralEventHorizon (in his hallucination, anyway) the last threads of his sanity snapped, and was trapped in his delusions. Whenever the characters act like who they were pre-flanderization, it is Squidward's mind trying to heal itself. If Krabs is no longer a KarmaHoudini, it means Squidward is gaining back his sanity.

[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] universe, whales are fish instead of mammals.]]
Pearl talks underwater and breathes it just fine, instead of having to hold her breath. It was also odd that in "Karate Choppers", after saying "It's poisoning your mind", Mr. Krabs sniffs Sandy and walks away muttering "Hmm mammals" as if his own daughter was not a mammal as well.
* Well, for one, the mutated by radiation theory might explain why Pearl doesn't breathe. Going along with the theory that Mr. Krabs raised Pearl from a very young age, he forgot she wasn't a crab.
* {{Jossed}} in that episode where Sandy ran out of air, Pearl said that she was an air-breathing mammal.

[[WMG: There is a nearby town called "Bikini Top"]]
And probably various other swimwear towns.
* Maybe "Bikini Top" is on the surface? Like on that island, perhaps?

[[WMG: All cops in Bikini Bottom are sadists]]

Look at the episode "Hall Monitor". The cops apparently saw Patrick was scared of the picture of the Maniac. They share a sneaky look and keep showing it to Patrick, who keeps screaming. After a while, they get bored and tell Patrick to be careful while driving off, laughing. In the episode, "The Patty Caper", at the end, where the judge sentences Mr. Krabs to give out Krabby Patties for free all day the next day, flash forward to the next day, where Mr. Krabs is screaming while two cops hold him down. As the episode ends, the cops are LAUGHING while Mr. Krabs thrashes and screams in horror.
* Oh my god. When I was a kid, I always hated the cops for some reason, and now I know why.

[[WMG: In SB-129, the voices that Squidward hears saying "Alone." in the white void were the voices of other dimensional travelers who wished to be alone, and therefore became trapped in that same void.]]
Since Squidward got there through frantically pressing the lever in the time machine, he was sent to that void which is presumeably empty for the most part. Through various instances of scientific advances or time machine mess-ups, other people became trapped in that same void. Due to the emptiness and expanse of it, words that are spoken echo through the void. Because there is a possibility that all of the time-travelers got there through wanting to be alone, the word "Alone" was the word that echoed to Squidward. Since Squidward came with that same desire to be alone, if he hadn't found a way out of the void, he would have eventually become one of the disembodied voices.

[[WMG: The "Spongey Patties" from the episode "The Krusty Sponge" are made from real sponge [[ArtisticLicenseBiology "meat."]]]]
They caused people to turn yellow and get holes, as if they were turning into sponges, and this is reminiscent of when [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward were injected with snail plasma and turned into snails. Plus, I don't buy [[ChaoticEvil post-movie Mr. Krabs']] explanation that some old, rotten patties "turned yellow." Plenty of fish actually ate the Spongey Patties and got sick, but if they were ''that'' rotten, no one would even go ''near'' them (let alone eat one!), like in "Born Again Krabs" when Mr. Krabs attempted to sell ''one'' patty that wasn't even bad enough to ''turn yellow''.
* It's been shown that [=SpongeBob=] is capable of regnerating parts of his body almost immediately, and doesn't seem to mind at all. So it's concievable that [=SpongeBob=] could do this.

[[WMG: There is still another Squidward in the freezer from SB-129, even if the real one is being shown in the cartoon]]
The real Squidward will die of natural causes eventually, so, 2,000 years later, the Squidward from the freezer thaws.

* This will be jossed ''if'' they ever go into the freezer in an episode [[PresentDay airing after March 6, 2017]].

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret ingredient is Cocaine, or another highly addictive drug.]]

A lot of money can be made from drug dealing, and we all know how much Mr. Krabs loves money, but he can't risk getting caught and arrested, so he hides the drugs in his Patty formula. It would explain why Krabs gets so much business and has so many 'loyal customers'; they're addicted to his Patties. Plankton could also be addicted--Krabs gave him either a trial-Patty, or the drug itself, before they became business rivals (perhaps in college)--which is why he gets all sweaty and desperate when he's near a Krabby Patty. He's learned to control his addiction for the most part, but when taunted, he will relapse. He's tried to mimic Krabs 'recipe' countless times, but can't make it as well as Krabs does. Drugs would also explain why a single bite of a Krabby Patty got Squidward completely addicted.

* It can't be drugs. That would be too [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar inappropriate for this show]] and you know it!

[[WMG: I'm Dirty Dan]]
* No, ''I'm'' Dirty Dan!
* No, I'm Dirty Dan!
** No I'M dirty Dan!
*** No,I'm Dirty Dan!
*** What makes you think you're Dirty Dan?
*** You're both wrong, ''I'M'' F*** ING DIRTY DAN!!!!!!!!!!!
*** So you're ''not'' Dirty Dan! [[ADateWithRosiePalms Unless]]...
*** I'm Dirty Da-AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!
*** Screaming will get you nowhere.
*** I am
*** (Throws that Troper across the room)
*** PATRICK!!!!
*** I am dirty dan, come with me if you want to live.
*** I'm Dirty Dan, [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian and so's my wife]].
*** [[Music/{{Eminem}} Won't the real Dirty Dan please stand up?]]
*** Cause I'm the real Dirty Dan, yes I'm the real Dirty Dan, and all yall other Dirty Dans are just imitating!
*** it doesn't matter anyway I'm Dirty Dan
*** I'm hoping the REAL real Dirty Dan makes an appearance in the show's finale
*** Jossed, the movie's the finale...I'm Dirty Dan!
*** I'm Dirty Dan, and I disapprove this WMG
*** [[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} And I'M the King of the Teensies!]]
*** None of you is Dirty Dan! I'M Pinhead Larry!
*** [[Film/ForrestGump But you ain't got no legs, Dirty Dan!]]
*** No, I'm Dirty Dan, damn it!
*** Screw you all, I'm Dirty Dan!
*** [[Film/JamesBond The name's Dan. Dirty Dan.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I broke the dam...]]
*** He's Dirty Dan, he's Dirty Dan, you're Dirty Dan, I'M DIRTY DAN! Are there any OTHER Dirty Dans I should know about?
*** [[WebVideo/JonTron Everyone's Dirty Dan! I'm Dirty Dan!]]
*** [[{{Film/Spartacus}} I'M SPARTACUS!!!]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic No! No more Dirty Dans! I can't take it!]]
*** What kind of fool do you take me for? He's Dirty Dan, ''he's Dirty Dan'', '''you're, Dirty Dan''', '''''I'M DIRTY DAN!''''' Are there any other Dirty Dans I should know about?!?
*** MEOW!

[[WMG: Two monotheistic religions exist in TheVerse]]
In one episode, we see a couple discuss whether Neptune is the king of the sea, or if it is Poseidon. Of course, since we know that Neptune exists and no idea about Poseidon, [[UnfortunateImplications this raises some questions on the writers' idea on religious tolerence...]]
* Maybe it's the equivalent of Protestantism/Catholism. Poseidon came before Neptune, so Neptune would be Protestantism.

[[WMG: ''TheMovie'' is a Christian allegory]]
In the movie [[BreaktheCutie [=SpongeBob=]]] leaves Bikini Bottom to save Mr. Krabs from being killed by [[PhysicalGod King Neptune]], he is later snatched up by the "Cyclops" and is killed by the lamp's heat. However, his, and Patrick's tears come together to form a heart, and that causes the chord to malfunction and the sprinks to come on thus [[BackFromTheDead this revives [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick]]. He then returns to Bikini Bottom to defeat [[MadScientist Plankton]], and saves the town by [[CrowningMusicofAwesome the Goofy Goober song]].I mean, this practically makes [=SpongeBob=] a ''Messianic Archetype'' doesn't it?
* [[FridgeBrilliance Also, since future writers for the series tend to have different interpretations of him...]]

[[WMG: The secret ingredient of the Krabby Patty is...]]
Drugs. Just like in [=McDonald's=], where its been said they put morfine in the children's menu. Still don't know which one could be, but it has to be a very powerful one, capable of producing insane happyness the first time you try it. This is why no one refuses them.
* the existance or contents of a krabby patty MUST be revealed during the final episode!
** Didn't [=SpongeBob=] say it in "Plankton!"? Then again, it may have changed since then, and/or that description may not have been detailed enough.

[[WMG: The Salty Spittoon is a front for an underwater Fight Club.]]
Think about it. Fight Club takes place in a bar (which Salty Spittoon is the equivalent of), people are being refused access (some due to weakness, some because they're too fucking blonde, etc.) but they eventually get in if they demonstrate their toughness, usually by fighting. (If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.) Also, [=SpongeBob=] ends up out of the club because he's proven that he's not tough enough to be of any use to [[spoiler:Project Mayhem]] after all, and that he didn't really beat people up with his mind, which would be of great use to them. Also, the bouncer seems to vary on how mean he is to [=SpongeBob=], sometimes mean, sometimes telling him to get away for his own good.

[[WMG: The secret ingredient is thousand island dressing.]]
The ingredient costs less than a dollar, starts with a letter after R (Plankton had apparently tried everything in the alphabet up to "raw sewage"), and it would fit the nautical theme of the show. Also, Krabs once dressed as a clown and built a play place to entice children to come, which is similar to [=McDonald's=]. And guess what the "special sauce" on a Big Mac is?
* Mayo?
** [[MemeticMutation Can it also be used as an instrument?]]

[[WMG: The sounds that Squidward hear in the "Idiot Box" episode [[YourMindMakesItReal comes from his mind.]]]]
Specifically, it comes from his subconscious mind. When he's walking back and forth ranting about how [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick can produce odd sounds from imagination and being inside a box, he's in fact imagining something that those two actually imagine in the box. Everytime Squidward opens the box, the sounds disappear because he knows subconsciously that the two are stop imagining and talking to him, and when he goes inside the box with them, he hears nothing coming from them because his subconscious is subdued because he's carefully listening to them.

In other words, he has more hidden imaginations than [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick.
* I sort of got a hunch that they weren't messing with him in the end when [=SpongeBob=] said "Squidward's got the hang of it". Meaning there was a little something to that box.

[[WMG: The "Cephalopod Lodge" is apparently some super freaky cult.]]
This could explain why the workings of this "club" aren't mentioned for two reasons really. 1, because cults especially super satanic cults don't like any outsiders in their business, 2. Because it's nickolodeon. When Squidward caused outsiders to find out the cult he must of broke some of their solemn oaths probably about it's privacy. They didn't execute Squidward because as I said it's nickelodeon so they just booted him out. Every cult has a pretty face false cover but under it is something really nasty, that's why it looks like flowers and sunshine to someone who doesn't know anything about it, unless it's some bullcrap cult.
* More than likely, it's a reference to the Freemasons, as Masons aren't allowed to reveal the traditions and subject of meetings. Whether or not that's any better depends on your views of Masons.
** Or, considering they're cephalopods, [[CthulhuMythos they worship Cthulhu.]]

[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob=] universe, all of the plankton in the sea are related to (Sheldon) Plankton.]]
This is why he has so many relatives and they seem to all share a last name. That whole species is one big family.

[[WMG: Some cosmic power was intervening to bring Squidward home from the void in "SB-129".]]
Squidward admits that he missed his hometown, his house, and even [=SpongeBob=]; and no sooner than he says so is he immediately whisked back home. He had only banged on the (broken) controls right before that. It was like he [[Film/TheWizardOfOz tapped his heels together and said "There's no place like home", and then magically returned home]]. Whether it was the divine, magic, or something else, it almost seems like things had gone according to some plan.

[[WMG: Contradicting the previous theories about this subject the creator's of this show made [=SpongeBob=] appear gay for a joke.]]
Since the show was starting to get so popular so fast the creator's decided to add a little seasoning in it. Since the ratings were so high(meaning more money also) the creator's decided it would be okay to turn it up. What better way then add a sex topic, instead of clich'e heteresexuallity and make [=SpongeBob=] a lady killer because how many show's didn't use that? They instead made [=SpongeBob=] a little homo or at least apparently homo. When the show first started [=SpongeBob=] was a manly man despite the fact that he was weak as dirt, but still he was metaphorically a hairy chest man even when it came to jelly fishing, but since the show was already getting so popular they didn't want to ruin it by throwing in the same old routine: [=SpongeBob=] just working at his job, annoying squidward a little bit, him trying to be as man as he can be, him playing with his apparent girlfriend(sandy). Because we know that when shows do that they dry up real fast so the creator's decided to bring so many new things to the table. Instead of making [=SpongeBob=] a too good of a neighbor that sometimes annoy squidward but still is good company, instead they change him into a psychotic obssesive creep that harrases and apparently sexually covet's his neighbor, they decided to make spongebob ambigiously gay for patrick instead of just two innocent normal friends, and they shift [=SpongeBob=] from a steadily productive headsmart good employee to a psychological workaholic. Think about it, if everything or better yet everyone stayed the same from when the series began:[=SpongeBob=] just being a little eccentric sponge and not psychotic stalker, Patrick being a neighbor with at least a little common sense, Mr. Krabs not being a slavedriver to 100%, and [=SpongeBob=] not being ambiguously homo, etc. How great would the series be right now.

[[WMG: A [[TurtlePower sea turtle]] will appear as a character in a future episode. Or maybe even a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]].]]
Because, hey, who was expecting an anthropomorphic ''seal'' to show up?
[[WMG:Pearl is adopted and Mr.Krabs saved her.]]Ok, there is no way Pearl can be '''that''' related to Mr.Krabs, There has to be a way Pearl's mother let Mr.Krabs keep pearl. If you are a Creepypasta reader, You might know what i'm talking about.
[[WMG: The Music/TaylorSwift references in "Tunnel of Glove" were intentional.]]
* At one point, Pearl tells [=SpongeBob=] he can "speak now". Later, [=SpongeBob=] says he will "fearlessly" lead the way.

[[WMG: The final episode will have Squidward getting KilledOffForReal.]]
It's after [=SpongeBob=] has defeated the villain (probably Mr. Krabs, Plankton, or the Flying Dutchman) and there will be a sequence where [=SpongeBob=] is looking for Squidward and finds him, [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence crushed beneath a building]]. [=SpongeBob=] quickly takes Squidward to the doctor, but it's too late to save him. Squidward is about to hit [=SpongeBob=] when the latter tells the former that he saved Bikini Bottom. Squidward smiles, then confesses that all this time [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he had only been pretending to hate [=SpongeBob=]]], and also that as a child he never had any friends. They hug, and Squidward's life slowly drains away with dramatic music. Cue [=SpongeBob=] standing over Squidward's dead body, holding him and crying. [[TearJerker Here's a tissue]].

[[WMG: The people in Bikini Botton ''aren't'' anthropomorphic.]]
The reason why we see them that way is because that's how they interpret the world around them. Consider that, whenever someone gets out of the sea, they look more realistic. That's because it's what they ''actually look like.'' This would also include the enviorment: the interior of most houses would be hollow, Krabby Patties are their interpretation of hunting food([=SpongeBob=] is really good at it), and clothes are imaginary. Their world might as well be that of WesternAnimation/FindingNemo. And HumansAreCthulhu is in full effect.
** What about, for example, Mermaid Man And Barnacle Boy, Pearl, The Flying Dutchman, the Atlanteans, etc?

[[WMG: Zeus Cervas and Casey Alexander are trying to move the show to {{Creator/FOX}} so they can make an adult-orientated show and try to make it the next ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.]]
Have you seen enough evidence? With all the times they were GettingCrapPastTheRadar, I think that they are just trying to move it to FOX so they can see it on FOX because they think that {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} is the worst channel and want to make [=SpongeBob=] more popular than ''The Simpsons''. But for my next one...

[[WMG: Stephen Hillenberg lied when he said that [=SpongeBob=] was an asexual.]]
He did it to knock the Radars off his back and to avoid future problems with them. With Nickelodeon and the Radars clearly fooled he can now [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get so much sh*t past the radar]] and no one would not even so much as complain about it because [=SpongeBob=] is so called "asexual". The whole spongebob is an asexual LIE is a poor yet effective excuse used to well "excuse" [=SpongeBob=]'s bizarre sexuality as well as his [[AmbiguouslyGay suspicous gestures comments and actions]].

[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=] movie was SUPPOSED to be the series finale.]]
Just like the series the movie scored so many ratings and of course pleased so many hearts that everyone demanded more episode as well as Nickelodeon to rake in more dough. Thus forcing the creators of [=SpongeBob=] to come out of an intended very brief early symbollic retirement.
* Confirmed by WordOfGod.

[[WMG: The 2015 film will have an AwardBaitSong.]]
Maybe an extended cover of "This Grill Is Not A Home", sung by some some famous artists? The second ''[[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis Rugrats]]'' movie had one.

[[WMG: [[SonicTheHedgehog Eggman Nega]] was one of the voices in Squidward's white void]]
At the end of ''VideoGame/SonicRivals2'', Eggman Nega is sealed in another dimension. He is never seen again after that. Maybe Squidward ended up in the same void?
* And now [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations two more Eggmen have joined him.]]

[[WMG: The series will end shortly after the sequel.]]
Well, come on, they already lied about the movie being the ending, so this will most likely be it.
The series could still go on.
* Most likely to be jossed. There is some evidence suggesting it will continue after the movie, plus there is a tenth season in the works.
** And now there's an eleventh season in the back burner.

[[WMG: The water (not the water they breathe of course, but the water they use) is not the same as normal water.]]
It's denser than normal water possesing more hydrogen. Its element is H3O instead of the their breathing water H20.

[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=] Squarepants movie is non-canon.]]
Think about it a bit.
* WordOfGod says it's [[AnachronicOrder canonically]] the last "episode."
* Guess you're right.
* It may or may not be canon.

[[WMG: The series will eventually give a WhatTheHellHero to the main protagonists.]]
In essence, each of the characters who have TakenALevelInJerkass will end up taking their flanderized character traits too far, resulting in them getting into a lot of trouble, and end up with them beginning to realize that they've gone too far. This would serve as a way of [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeeming the characters in the eyes of the viewers.]]
* [=SpongeBob=] will end up, in stunning ignorance and obsession, finally causing Squidward's fragile psyche to snap. After having a FreakOut, Squidward will be kept under house surveillance to keep him from harming himself. Misguidedly [=SpongeBob=] will try to comfort him, only to ruin his life more and drive Squidward even further down the brink. After seeing that Squidward has ''utterly lost it''(as in "violently freaking out whenever he sees anything sponge-shaped and going catatonic"), [=SpongeBob=] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone will be horrified at what he's done]], and begs people to figure out why. He'll realize that his naivety isn't an excuse for everything, and will keep in mind not to irritate others that much. He'll help Squidward get back his sense.

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty is made of chum]]
* Wouldn't it be something if the one thing that has eluded Plankton all these years was right under his nose this whole time.
* Well, in one episode, it was revealed to contain ' a pinch of chum " which explains Plankton's overuse of it.
** But that was from Plankton's POV which was revealed to be false so he was probably lying about chum being an ingredient.

[[WMG: Krabby Patties actually are nutritious.]]
The secret ingredient may be a nutritional supplement or several of them, all of which have obscure names. The reason why Plankton hadn't discovered it is because at least part of it uses a supplement with a name alphabetically after raw sewage.

[[WMG: The secret ingredient or another portion of the Krabby Patty is actually a closely guarded government secret.]]
Krabs just so happens to have loads of dirty secrets about it that even the incompetent as hell Bikini Bottom police will treat as important (or he just has them in the bag with either lots of cash or lots of secrets). Because of this, he can afford to keep a monopoly on the ingredient(s) in question. If it doesn't start with X or anything else after r, it being something so closely guarded that even Plankton or Sandy would have no idea it existed would give Plankton a severe downside to discovering it.

[[WMG: Plankton would get at least sharks for customers if he bothered to cook something edible.]]
Chum is implied to contain lots of extremely inedible things in addition to what we consider normal chum, such as anchor rust and possibly the many dangerous scientific and biological wastes produced by the Chum Bucket's flow of scientific experiments. Presumably Squidward's recipe for fricasseed chum is much more edible, even if some or all of the herbs and spices were skipped.

[[WMG: The show will get at least one SpinOff.]]
* Sandy Show, anyone?
** There already WAS a SpinOff. The mini-series "Astrology With Squidward". [[ScrewedByTheNetwork It didn't last long, though...]]

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] Really Exists..]]
[[EpilepticTrees But the goverment hides the truth under the name "Nickelodeon". Stephen Hillenburg discovered this back when he still a marine biologist. So the government took him and told him to hide the secret.]] [[FictionAsCoverUp So he created a tv show.]]

[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob=] Universe, [=SpongeBob=] is actually a TV show, and everyone in the show are just actors playing out characters for either us, or other fish.]]
This explains a lot, like for example it explains the continuity, and how every episode seems to not reference other episodes.

[[WMG: Reading someone else's diary is a major crime in Bikini Bottom]]
Perhaps this is why the entire town was punishing Squidward so harshly after [[DisproportionateRetribution reading [=SpongeBob=]'s diary]]. A cop also quoted "''I had a diary once. My brother read it. I had a brother once...''".
* Considering that running a stoplight ''on foot'' can give you '''years''' of jail time, I can see the Bikini Bottom Police dolling out that kind of punishment.

[[WMG: One day, [=SpongeBob=] discard its NegativeContinuity become a character development oriented show, similar to Regular Show and Adventure Time.]]
All flanderization will be explained, flanderized characters will be redeemed, and there will be multiple call backs that establish the presence of a continuity. Humor will be balanced out with oddly deep storytelling WHEREIN CHARACTERIZATION WILL. BE. CONSISTENT!!!
Hey, I can dream can't I?

[[WMG: The show will only get be cancelled when Creator/TomKenny kicks the bucket.]]
Namely because no one else can play the character like him.

[[WMG: Stephen Hillenburg will return as the show-runner after the second movie]]
After leaving the show in 2004, it is confirmed he will be co-producing the ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=] Movie 2''. Who knows, maybe then he'll resume his position directing new [=SpongeBob=] episodes to decrease the amount of SeasonalRot the series has suffered during his hiatus.
* According to [[http://www.pgfusa.com/news/view/Happy-Birthday-SpongeBob-SquarePants/ this interview]], Hillenburg does indeed plan to get back to the show in order to brainstorm for fresh material.
** Finally CONFIRMED by Paul Tibbit on December 10th, 2014!

[[WMG: A new character will be added to the main cast]]
A lot of LongRunners have done it, why not [=SpongeBob=]? Nickelodeon will definitely try something to ensure its top show stays on top. What better solution than to introduce a character with unique traits, who can bring in new scenarios to [=SpongeBob=] and the fans.
** Please no. WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents tried this about three or four times and each attempt only made the show even worse.

[[WMG: The intro will change in the future]]
In addition to the new character part, this would also help to increase viewership. Like what many LongRunners (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') have done, [=SpongeBob=]'s intro will change to a more HD look. Hopefully it will still keep that popular flute trick [=SpongeBob=] does with his nose.
* Confirmed. As of "Sandy's Nutmare", the intro is remastered in HD.

[[WMG: Mr. Krabs will be a villain in the second movie.]]

There have been episodes where he's a selfish Jerkass, so why not have him become a villain in the second movie?
* Jossed.

[[WMG: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy will appear in the second movie]]
I know you've heard of Ernest Borgine's death, but the fact is that Mermaid Man is now being voiced by Joe Whyte, who voiced him in the video games.
* Jossed.

[[WMG: A spin-off(s) will be made after the original series ends]]
[=SpongeBob=] is apparently so popular that Stephen Hillenburg or someone else may want to produce a spin-off (or less likely a franchise of spin-offs) of the show. Could [=SpongeBob=] join the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, ScoobyDoo, and others in the picture?
* Highly unlikely,considering it has been 15 years and nothing happened, plus what side character in this show is worthy of having the spotlight.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] will have a crossover with WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents]]
These are currently the two longest-running shows on Nick. Remember the WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour trilogy? Once again considering Nick's desperation for publicity, it's almost inevitable that they'll bring these two shows together someday.
* You know, I can totally see how this would work. Not getting into much detail, Timmy could have to write an essay on Underwater Creatures, and the day before it's due, he asks Cosmo and Wanda to give him the ability to breath underwater to study the real thing. He goes underwater, and discovers the Bikini Bottom, and through a series of events, stop Plankton from once again stealing the Krabby Patty Formula. Timmy writes this all down, and makes it his essay, which Mr. Crocker doesn't believe, and gives him an F.

[[WMG: A future episode will reveal Pearl's origin]]
* For any of you are wondering how a crab could have a whale for a daughter. If she was adopted, the episode will reveal Pearl's real parents. It will explain how/why they lost her and, after years of searching, finally find their long lost child. There will be a major {{Tearjerker}} where Mr. Krabs and Pearl say their goodbyes as the latter leaves with her family. But then under some circumstances, she will realize she was happier with Mr. Krabs and come back to him.
* Alternatively, in a DarkerAndEdgier story, it will be revealed that Pearl's parents were apparently killed by whalers, caught in fishing nets, or washed up on a beach. Then in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Krabs will somehow discover the young orphaned Pearl and end up adopting her as his own.

[[WMG: The show will last as long as WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons]]
With the titular character yet to earn his boating license and the Krabby Patty formula yet to be revealed, I think it's safe to assume that [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] - one of the most influential shows/characters today - is far from leaving us. TheSimpsons is still going strong even after its air date in 1989, despite claims of SeasonalRot.

[[WMG: In the upcoming movie, the characters will become human]]
According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK_mUK-boBE this trailer]], [=SpongeBob=] and his friends will finally be able to travel on land. So this theory is a possibility.
* JOSSED. The movie is now confirmed to be about [[spoiler: [[http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/the-spongebob-movie-sponge-out-of-water-poster-hints-at-live-action-animation-hybrid/ the characters becoming CGI]]]].
** But that doesn't mean it might not happen in a future episode.

[[WMG: There will be a StarWars special]]
Several animated series (including ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and more recently ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'') have Star Wars-themed episodes. So why not [=SpongeBob=]? Below are some possible character roles.
* [=SpongeBob=]: Han Solo
* Patrick: Chewbacca
* Squidward: C-3PO
* Gary: R2-D2
* Sandy: Princess Leia
* Mr. Krabs: Obi-Wan Kenobi
* Plankton: Darth Vader
* Bubble Bass: Jabba the Hut
* Wait, what about Luke? Ok, let's just say Luke is Patchy....

[[WMG: Squidward's [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] is more insidious than it seems]]
About Squidward's toenail incident in "House Fancy"... here's some quotes from three seasons prior, in "Club [=SpongeBob=]":
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Why don't you ask... the Magic Conch, Squidward?\\
'''Squidward:''' Oh, yeah, like that'll happen. Right after [[{{Foreshadowing}} I consult the Magic Toenail]].[[note]]Because a toenail magically appears on his foot for that one moment only[[/note]]
* In its sister episode "My Pretty Seahorse", Squidward tells himself to remember his karma, right before tumbling down a hill and exploding.
[[WMG: The Rusty Krab was built in honor of Rusty Rickets.]]
When Rusty's Rib Eye was demolished, a retirement home was built in its place and named in tribute to the late Rusty Rickets. It eventually went bankrupt, bought out by Eugene Krabs, and the rest is history.

[[WMG: An episode will involve Sandy taking [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to Texas]]
Instead of that rushed ending with stock images in "Rodeo Daze", it will be the focus of a special episode. This time, we would take a visit to the town Sandy grew up in and meet her family for the first time. The main villain will most certainly be a western outlaw.

[[WMG: The photo in "The Secret Box" is the photo taken by Squidward in "Christmas Who"]]
Think about it. The former episode aired after the latter, and Patrick said that it was an embarrassing photo of [=SpongeBob=] during last Christmas. The only Christmas episode to have aired before "The Secret Box" (or at all) was "Christmas Who", and in that episode, a photo of [=SpongeBob=] was taken.

[[WMG:''Dragon Ball Z'' is a real show in-universe]]
In the episode "Face Freeze", Patrick makes a face very similar
to Majin Buu from DBZ (check the Shout-Out page if you're interested). If this is true, then many other TV shows in Real Life could make the other Shout-Outs make more sense.

[[WMG: [[Franchise/AdventureTime The Lich]] is the Ugly Barnacle.]]
[[NightmareFace He's definitely ugly]] [[KnightOfCerebus in more than one way]], and as a result of his wish for "the extinction of all life" everybody did die. [[DeathIsCheap Well, until Jake retconned the wish]] and life came back. Why Patrick of all people remembers is unclear.
* I'll just assume he was friends with Prismo.

[[WMG:''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' will change its animation and it will be flash animated rather than hand-drawn.]]
* If ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' changed its animation from hand-drawn to flash in the middle of season 10, then I wouldn't be surprised if [=SpongeBob=] goes down the same route.

[[WMG: Patrick collects benefits.]]
It's been established multiple times that Patrick doesn't have a job and yet, he always seems to have money when the plot demands it. Either Patrick gets the money from his family, or he collects some sort of benefits check like welfare or probably disability. Or maybe both.
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