Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 1 E 1 Your Shoes Untied Squids Day Off
Airdate: November 2, 2000

Patrick just bought a new pair of shoes and wants SpongeBob to teach him how to tie his laces. Only SpongeBob has had his shoes laced for so long, he himself has forgotten how, and now he can't find anyone to teach him.

"Your Shoe's Untied" contains examples of:

  • Art Evolution: As of this episode, the series is now being inked and colored digitally, the colors are much more vivid and the drawings are tighter.
  • Balloon Belly: After Squidward is force-fed the customer's orders.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens to SpongeBob after Squidward shouts at the customers that it's all his fault he ruined all of their orders.
  • The Cameo: This marks the only speaking appearance of Painty the Pirate outside of the theme song.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: "Oh, yeah. We're definitely outta here!"
  • Dinner Deformation: SpongeBob keeps tripping on his laces and the Krabby Patties end up going into Squidward's mouth. It happens so many times that Squidward's body ends up looking like a bloated pile of patties.
  • Does Not Wear Shoes: Everyone in Bikini Bottom except SpongeBob. This causes problems when SpongeBob can't find someone who knows how to tie shoes.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: A classic example; Spongebob's reaction to Gary catching him watching an anemone show makes it look like the little yellow guy was just watching porn.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Mr. Krabs when he hears that SpongeBob's antics drove his customers away.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The customers of the Krusty Krab walk out in disgust at the sight of Mr. Krabs in his underwear, even though some of them aren't wearing clothes themselves.
  • Sarcasm Mode: After Spongebob (who can't leave the fryer due to his shoes) suggests Squidward come get the orders instead.
    Squidward: Oh gee Spongebob, that's a great idea! And maybe I could cook the patties! And do the dishes! And wear square pants, and live in a pineapple! WHILE YOU WAIT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE!
  • Series Continuity Error: SpongeBob doesn't know how to tie his shoes, yet in the season one episode "Rock Bottom" he is seen doing just that.
  • Special Guest: Ween, who performs the "Loop De Loop" song at the end.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: SpongeBob's dilemma is that he's the only one who has shoes, and thus no one else knows how to tie them, even the Flying Dutchman.
Hi, Squidward. Are you finished with those errands yet?
Airdate: November 2, 2000

Mr. Krabs is indisposed after an accident and puts Squidward in charge of the Krusty Krab. Squidward, in turn, puts SpongeBob in charge so he can finally have a day off, but he soon comes to regret that decision.

"Squid's Day Off" contains examples of:

  • Berserk Board Barricade: Squidward boards up his door with planks, chains and police tape to keep himself inside his house.
  • Broken Record: Have you finished those errands? Have you finished those errands? Have you finished those errands?
  • Censor Suds: Squidward has bath bubbles covering his shame when he runs to the Krusty Krab to "catch" SpongeBob. When the bubbles pop, he puts on SpongeBob's pants.
  • Clutching Hand Trap: The whole plot gets started when Mr. Krabs gets his claw stuck trying to retrieve a dime from the sink drain.
    SpongeBob: You gotta let go of the dime, Mr. Krabs.
    Mr. Krabs: I can think of ten reasons not to let go of a dime.
  • Furry Reminder: When Squidward goes underwater in his tub, he suddenly looks more like a octopus (though his bathing cap becomes shaped like a squid's head).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The way Spongebob helps Mr. Krabs pull the dime out.
  • Imagine Spot: On Squidward's end. His is a drooling, droopy Patrick asking for change for a quarter, and a cross-eyed SpongeBob with a tongue sticking out and a very exaggerated Simpleton Voice banging on the cash register and giving him loads of money. He later imagines a burning Krusty Krab.
  • Irony: Squidward barricades the bathroom door to keep him in, while also keeping SpongeBob out. It fails to do either task.
  • Lemony Narrator:
    (Camera pans, following Jellyfish then stopping at Krusty Krab exterior.)
    Narrator: Ah springtime. A time of fun and frolic for most.
    (Dissolve cut to Squidward looking despondent at the doors.)
    Narrator: But not for this poor slob.
  • Madness Mantra: The montage of Squidward checking Spongebob.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: When Squidward talks to his reflection reminding himself not to go back to the Krusty Krab, his reflection turns into SpongeBob and says "I will destroy the Krusty Krab!".
  • Mirror Monologue: Squidward gives one to himself to remind him not to go back to the Krusty Krab to check on SpongeBob.
    Squidward: "Now, repeat after me: 'You will not go back to the Krusty Krab'."
    (reflection changes into SpongeBob)
    SpongeBob: "I will destroy the Krusty Krab."
    (Squidward screams and throws the mirror at the wall)
  • Nightmare Face: Squidward provides a couple when he goes insane from trying to catch SpongeBob screwing up.
  • Off-Model: Presumably a mistake made by the overseas animation studio, but the emergency unit at the hospital Mr. Krabs exits at the end has a sign reading "Enereency."
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: SpongeBob says this when Mr. Krab's arms come off trying to remove the dime from the sink.
  • Overly Long Gag: "Have you finished those errands?"
  • Sanity Slippage: Squidward undergoes this when he thinks SpongeBob is spying on him trying to relax.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: It turns out nobody came to the Krusty Krab because they forgot to switch the "Closed" sign to "Open", so Squidward could have taken the day off if he wanted to.
  • Title Drop: Let Squid's day off begin.
  • Wingding Eyes: SpongeBob's eyes turn into stars when Squidward decides to promote him to the register while he is gone.