Recap: Sponge Bob Square Pants S 3 E 9 Krab Borg Rock A Bye Bivalve

Krab Borg

After watching a scary movie about a robot invasion, SpongeBob starts to believe that Mr. Krabs is a robot.


  • A Rare Sentence:
    Squidward: I never thought I'd say this, but... SpongeBob, let's get that poop!
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Among the items SpongeBob and Squidward collect for Mr. Krabs' interrogation is a stack of comedy albums and a record player.
  • Big "NO!": Mr. Krabs when Squidward smashes the coffee machine.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Mr. Krabs again after SpongeBob calls him a robot.
    Mr. Krabs: What!?! You think I'm a robot!
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Squidward when he tells Mr. Krabs a joke where an 11-year-old couldn't go to an "Arr!"-rated pirate movie.
    Squidward: Because it's... about... pirates.
  • Failed a Spot Check: After removing the salt from his eyes, Mr. Krabs is so relieved that his eyes don't hurt anymore, that he doesn't even notice that there are no customers in the Krusty Krab.
  • For Inconvenience, Press "1": When SpongeBob tries to call the Navy, he gets the Navy's automated phone service.
    SpongeBob: Squidward, the robots have taken over the navy!
    Squidward: NOT THE NAVY!
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: SpongeBob and Squidward break Mr. Krabs' belongings to make him confess he's a robot.
  • Job-Stealing Robot: SpongeBob believes this is the case when he tries to call the Navy and gets their automated phone service instead.
  • Karma/Idiot Houdini: SpongeBob says he has to feed Gary and runs home, avoiding the likely punishments Squidward received instead.
  • Medium Blending: The robot movie.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: It turns out in the movie SpongeBob was watching, the robots weren't real after all, it was just someone's...imagin...ation. Hey look, it's time to feed Gary!

Rock-A-Bye Bivalve

When SpongeBob and Patrick find a baby scallop, they decide to take care of it until it learns to fly.


  • Bait and Switch: At first, it appears that SpongeBob and Patrick are sleeping in the same bed together. It zooms out to reveal that they're sleeping on different layers of mattress.
  • Coconut Meets Cranium: Patrick keeps watching a show where someone gets hit on the head with a coconut - and at least once, two coconuts. In the end, it's Patrick himself who gets hit with one.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: SpongeBob and Patrick act like a married couple in this episode, complete with them having spats and hardships taking care of a child. Then there's the final line...
    Patrick: Let's have another. (SpongeBob looks shocked)
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The entire episode.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: After SpongeBob uses his pants as a bed for the scallop, he jokes that it's "the best seat in the house." This is followed by Gary playing a Rim Shot on the drums.
  • Lampshade Wearing: Patrick comes home late with a lampshade on his head.
  • Nightmare Face: "OVERTIME!?!?!?"
  • Rebus Bubble: "Sponge + Starfish = Scallop?"
  • Shout-Out: "Hey, I was watching "The Cocoanuts!"
  • Sudden Anatomy: SpongeBob grows extra arms to handle all the housework and the baby all at once.