-> ''"Hi, [=SpongeBob=]. I'm gonna kick your butt."''
--> -- '''Flatts the Flounder'''[[note]]He means it.[[/note]]

'''Airdate: October 5, 2001'''

A new student named Flatts comes to Mrs. Puff's Boating School. [=SpongeBob=] obviously tries to hit it off, but Flatts insists on kicking [=SpongeBob's=] butt. At first he thinks he's joking, but when he discovers he's serious, [=SpongeBob=] begins to fear for his life.

!!The Bully contains examples of ([[YMMV/SpongeBobSquarePantsS3E3TheBullyJustOneBite YMMV here]]):

* ActingUnnatural: Hiding in a bathroom stall, [=SpongeBob=] hears someone coming and tries to act natural. When the stranger opens the stall, he finds a live-action sponge floating in the toilet.
-->'''Fish''': Oh, that's real nice.
* AdultsAreUseless: Spongebob asks Mrs. Puff to intervene, but she only makes it worse. Then he runs into Flats' dad and finds out that ''he's'' being bullied as well!
* AnAesop:
** Adults should be reliable sources to go to if you're having trouble with something/someone. If not, [[AdultsAreUseless they are failing at their jobs at being there for you]].
** Defend yourself if you have to.
** Bullies want to get on your nerves so that they can get a reaction out of you. Sometimes, the key is ignoring them ([[BrokenAesop though this is not always a good idea in real life, especially if it's physical assault]]).
* BlackComedy: This episode would be terrifying if not played so absurdly.
* BlatantLies: Flatts tells Mrs. Puff that he comes from a place where ''kicking someone's butt" is his way of saying "I want to be your friend." Spongebob is not convinced.
* TheBully: [[TitleDrop Well, duh.]]
* CruelTwistEnding: Flats eventually collapses from the exhaustion of trying to beat up Spongebob. Mrs Puff (who did nothing to help Spongebob when Flats was bullying him) then enters, [[NotWhatItLooksLike sees Flatts lying unconscious next to Spongebob, who's fist was in the air during a heroic speech]], and punishes [=SpongeBob=] for beating up Flats.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: [=SpongeBob=] says Flats is a victim of "a society that's going down a violent road to nowhere, a road I call... Violence Road."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Flatts telling Mrs. Puff that he comes from a place where "kicking someone's butt" means they want to be your friend sounds like an only slightly more absurd version of "he's only teasing you because he likes you."
* ForTheEvulz: Flatts wants to kick Spongebob's butt. Why? It's just what he does.
* GarbageHideout: [=SpongeBob=] hides in the trashcan to avoid Flatts the Flounder who wants to kick his butt. Unfortunately, Flatts finds him with his Garbage truck.
* GuestStar: Flats is played by the bully himself Creator/ThomasFWilson aka Biff Tannen from the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films.
* HereWeGoAgain: The episode ends with Mrs. Puff claiming that ''she's'' going to kick Spongebobs' butt.
* HopeSpot: As Flatts chased [=SpongeBob=] with a garbage boat, the garbage boat slipped on a banana peel [[ItMakesSenseInContext [=SpongeBob=] accidentally dropped]]. As Flatts was recovering at the hospital, it turned out [=SpongeBob=] assisted him during recovery. Flatts was touched. [[UngratefulBastard He'll have to remember that when he's kicking his butt.]]
** And then there's that CruelTwistEnding.
* {{Jerkass}}: Flats out of nowhere.
* KafkaComedy: The first of many times in which the show would derive humor from terrible things happening to characters who don't deserve it.
* KarmaHoudini: Zig-zagged. Flats exhausts himself trying and failing to beat up Spongebob, but he doesn't actually get in trouble. In fact, Spongebob's many attempts to ''get'' him in trouble only serve to make the situation worse.
* LiteralAssKicking: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], as Flatts spends the entire episode threatening to kick Spongebob's butt (in those exact words), but instead punches him in the face when the time comes.
* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: After Flatts passes out from punching him, [=SpongeBob=] makes a speech denouncing violence, raising his fist for emphasis. Enter Mrs. Puff, who sees Flats passed out on the floor and Spongebob with his fist raised and makes her own conclusion.
* MediumShiftGag: [=SpongeBob=] "acting natural" as a live-action kitchen sponge.
* MisplacedRetribution: The citizens of Bikini Bottom always attack an old man when [=SpongeBob=] freaked out about ''Flatts'' kicking his butt. Granted, they did think [=SpongeBob=] was talking about him.
* NoSell: It turns out Flatts' punches don't harm [=SpongeBob=] at all. He tires himself to exhaustion trying to knock him out for a full day.
* OhCrap: ''Plenty''. The first comes with Flatts convincing [=SpongeBob=] of his intent to pummel him by spelling it out with his ''chest hair''.
* OverlyLongGag: [=SpongeBob=] obsessing over his pencils at the start of class, much to the irritation of his classmates.
* PassThePopcorn: Just before he's about to get beaten up by Flats, [=SpongeBob=] tells Gary not to look as it will be ugly. In response, [[WithFriendsLikeThese Gary whips out a camera]].
* {{Pushover Parent|s}}: Flats' father is not exempt from Flats' bullying.
* RubberMan: [=SpongeBob=] is able to absorb all of Flats' fits due to his spongy structure.
* RunningGag: [=SpongeBob=] trying to tell people about Flats' threats and the crowd assuming he's talking about an old man, whom they proceed to beat up.
* TakeThat:
** Spongebob lets Flats beat him up and ignores him for the next several hours, since as a sponge, it doesn't hurt him. Since this is physical assault, ignoring it in real life would be very bad as it can get you injured. However, if it was verbal attacks, then that can be ignored, though that's not taking into account false rumors, which can hurt you by reputation.
** Mrs. Puff thinks that Spongebob beat up Flats, likely referencing zero tolerance policy (both the assaulter and the victim are in trouble for being in a fight, despite the victim being the one who suffered or was forced to defend themselves).
* TruthInTelevision: While the whole thing is played for BlackComedy, the bullying situation between Spongebob and Flats isn't that inaccurate to bullying among children in schools. There's no real reason for it to happen and sometimes talking to authority figures ''does'' make it worse simply because their efforts to smooth everything out as fast as possible lead to the bully getting away with their actions.
* UngratefulBastard: Flats, after [=SpongeBob=] performs CPR on him for three hours, STILL wants to beat him up.
** Not to mention, [=SpongeBob=] ''introduced'' himself to Flatts, only to get the response, "Hi, [=SpongeBob=]. I'm gonna kick your butt."
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The female student next to [=SpongeBob=] when Mrs. Puff sees him with his fist up does not even appear to acknowledge the teacher chewing him out over Flatts, who is unconscious on the floor.
* VisualPun: "Let's all put on a happy face..."
* WrongRestaurant: Patrick calls the boating school because he wanted to order a pizza and dialed the wrong number.
[[caption-width-right:350:[[MemeticMutation "You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward?"]] ]]
'''Airdate: October 5, 2001'''

After realizing that Squidward has never eaten a Krabby Patty, [=SpongeBob=] goes to ridiculous lengths to get him to try one. But when he does and finds to like them, he tries to hide it from [=SpongeBob=], not wanting him to be right.

!!Just One Bite contains examples of ([[YMMV/SpongeBobSquarePantsS3E3TheBullyJustOneBite YMMV here]]):

* AbsenteeActor: This is the fourth time Mr. Krabs doesn't appear in a Krusty Krab themed episode. In addition, he isn't even mentioned.
* AllJustADream: The FallingInLoveMontage with Squidward and a giant Krabby Patty. It was that point Squidward decided to stop at nothing to get his tentacles on a Krabby Patty.
* AnAesop:
** It's okay to admit you like something. It's also okay if you don't want to tell anyone about your hobbies and what you like.
** Don't shame people for liking or disliking something.
* BucketBoobyTrap: The "security system" is this with a twist. It's a bucket alright but it's not water. It's a bucket of gas and a lit match to set it off. Mr. Krabs was smart enough to put in ''two''.
* {{Determinator}}: [=SpongeBob=] ''handcuffs himself to Squidward'' just to get him to eat a Krabby Patty.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Squidward and his need to get a Krabby Patty, [[GRatedDrug no matter what it takes.]]
* DoubleMeaningTitle: The meaning of the title changes from [=SpongeBob=] trying to get Squidward to eat one bite of a Krabby Patty to Squidward secretly trying to get one bite of another Krabby Patty.
* EpicFail: When trying to eat a Krabby Patty out of the garbage, Squidward somehow eats all the trash ''except'' the Krabby Patty.
* EurekaMoment:
-->'''Spongebob:''' "Why are you acting so nervous? And why are you sweating so much? And why do you look so ''hungry?'' And--" (Spongebob pauses and makes the face in the image.)\\
'''Squidward:''' "No, No. It's not what you think! This is a big misunderstanding, you've got to believe me, I-- Listen, I am telling you! You'd better listen to me, [=SpongeBob=]!"\\
'''Spongebob:''' [[MemeticMutation "You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward?"]]
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: [=SpongeBob=] finds out that Squidward has never eaten a Krabby Patty, and spends most of the episode trying to get him to try one. When Squidward finally relents, he claims it's horrible... only to lock himself in the Krabby Patty vault and start devouring them. Once he's out and an ambulance is called to take him to the hospital from [[MadeOfExplodium explosive]] overeating, the driver wistfully says he remembers his first Krabby Patty too.
* HartmanHips: Squidward, after he indulges in too many Krabby Patties. His thunderous thighs look like they were filled with cottage cheese.
* GrossUpCloseUp: "Does ''this'' look 'unsure' to you?!"
* GuiltyPleasures: Squidward and Krabby Patties.
* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: Squidward's attitude towards Krabby Patties in the beginning. The whole episode is a Shout-Out to said book.
* InfernalBackground: Spongebob claims that Krabby Patties are "good for your soul", causing him to gain a halo, wings, and a FluffyCloudHeaven background as a CherubicChoir plays in the background. Squidward retorts by saying he has no soul, causing a fiery background to appear, complete with an EvilLaugh, surprising Squidward.
* LosingYourHead: After he blows up from eating too much, all that's left of Squidward is a head with an [=IV=] attached. Of course, he's perfectly fine in the next episode.
* SeriesContinuityError: Squidward has never tried a Krabby Patty, despite the fact he was force-fed a bunch of them back in "Your Shoe's Untied." Arguably, he never ''tasted'' any of those patties because they were launched down his throat (plus, this is a show that's more concerned with [[RuleOfFunny being funny]] than being consistent).
* TemptingFate: Twice. Squidward asks if he has to eat a Krabby Patty from the garbage, only for a customer to throw one in the trash can. Later, while gorging on Krabby Patties, Squidward sarcastically asks if he's gonna blow up, only for that to happen shortly after.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Squidward gets massive thighs after he indulges in too many Krabby Patties. His thunderous thighs look like they're filled with cottage cheese.