"Once there was an ugly barnacle."
— The opening line of the story.
"He was so ugly that everyone died."
— The climax of the story.
— The final line of the story.
"That didn't help at all!"
— Sponge Bob Square Pants, on The Ugly Barnacle
"A Triumph! A cinematic breakfast snack of some kind! It sure was a movie."
"Maybe a story will cheer you up. It's called the Ugly Barnacle"
— The introduction to the story, as told in the 2000 movie.