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* 90 percent of the people who heard this story were not helped by it at all. The remaining ten percent were dead. But then again, so was everyone.
* AllStarCast: The story was narrated by none other than [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Patrick Star]]. No {{Pun}} intended, since he is the only narrator.
* AuthorAppeal: Patrick lives underwater - that's probably why he chose a barnacle as the ugly character.
* BreakthroughHit: This one helped Patrick Star become a {{Household Name|s}}.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://the-ugly-barnacle.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ugly_Barnacle_Wikia Right here]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The Ugly Barnacle was scheduled to make a guest appearance in the short story Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut, but cancelled at the 11th hour due to his crew dying because of his ugliness.
** The Ugly Barnacle was going to be a shrimp, but Patrick changed it at the risk of offending any sea creatures.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Patrick literally came up with the story on the spot, simply so he could help SpongeBob. Too bad it didn't help at all.