Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 10 Culture Shock FUN

Airdate: September 18, 1999

Mr. Krabs decides to hold a talent show, and all sorts of acts show up.

Culture Shock provides examples of (YMMV here):

  • Butt Monkey: Everyone goes silent or throws tomatoes when Squidward is on stage.
  • Produce Pelting: The audience hit Squidward with produce from the free salad bar, prompting Mr. Krabs to start charging.
  • Smoke Out: Plankton atempts it, but fails.
  • Tremor Trampoline: When Pearl does her cheerleading routine.

Airdate: September 18, 1999

Plankton tries to get the Krabby Patty recipe once again, but Spongebob teaches him the ways of fun instead.

F.U.N provides examples of (YMMV here):

  • A Round of Drinks for the House: After foiling Plankton, Mr. Krabs offers to give SpongeBob a Krabby Patty "on me", but then reconsiders and adds "Well, maybe at a discount."
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Bikini Bottom citizens to Plankton.
    Squidward: How does it feel to be the most hated thing in Bikini Bottom, Plankton?! It hurts, does it?! I know!
  • Battle Strip: Parodied. SpongeBob rips off a layer of himself to reveal the same appearance before he chases Plankton.
  • Befriending the Enemy: "I bet if Plankton had just one friend, he wouldn't be such a meanie."
  • Dark Reprise: Plankton's version of the Fun Song.
    F is for fire that burns down the whole town!
    U is for uranium... bombs!
    N is for no survivors, WHEN YOU-
  • Evil Feels Good: Plankton quote about stealing the Krabby Patty contributes this trope:
    Plankton: "Being evil is just too much fun!"
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Plankton doesn't even understand what fun is.
  • Going Native: Karen accuses Plankton of this after catching him wearing square pants.
  • Hammerspace: Plankton hides a Krabby Patty ten times his size in his pocket.
  • Impossible Thief: Plankton manages to steal a Krabby Patty and replace it with a cardboard standee without even touching it, and with the camera on it the whole time.
  • Mood Whiplash: Spongebob's song, compared to Plankton's song.
  • Shout-Out: Mr. Krabs' line "Any maybe scallops'll fly out of my pants!" is a g-rated version of a similar line from Wayne's World ("Yeah, right! And maybe monkeys'll fly outta my butt!").
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Spongebob who was sorry to see Plankton being treated as an outcast by the other Bikini Bottomites.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Plankton disguises himself and stands in front of a magic shop when SpongeBob arrives. He doesn't recognize Plankton, but when he sees the magic shop he starts gushing about a magician he saw once, until Plankton has enough and gives up. "And all this time I thought I was the master of torture, but that... that just wasn't fair!"
  • Un Paused: Plankton closes the door on SpongeBob in the middle of saying "We could go jellyfi..." When he returns sometime later, SpongeBob finishes where he left off: "...ishing at Jellyfish Fields."