The Chaperone contains examples of:
- Bait and Switch: When SpongeBob takes Pearl back home, an angry Mr. Krabs threatens him to "Keep away from me precious flower!" He actually means the flower he planted on his front yard.
- Black Comedy: It's implied that several people die as a result of doing The Sponge.
- Break the Cutie: SpongeBob runs to the bathroom breaking into tears after he realizes he messed up the prom.
- Dance Sensation: The Sponge.
- High School Dance
- Informed Attractiveness: Pearl's ex boyfriend, Mr. "Long, Tan and Handsome," is revealed to be a plain-looking dweeb.
- Ocular Gushers: Pearl's tears flood the Krusty Krab.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: SpongeBob makes himself like this as Pearl's date. He tans himself in a toaster, puts on a toupee for the handsome part and wears stilts to make himself taller (which make it difficult for him to walk).
Airdate: October 2, 1999Squidward and SpongeBob compete over who will get the Employee of the Month award at the Krusty Krab.
Employee of The Month contains examples of:
- Agitated Item Stomping: Squidward stomps on SpongeBob's hat, but SpongeBob kept a lead brick there for just such an occassion.
- Ambiguous Ending: We never learn who got the award, although judging from how they destroyed the Krusty Krab in the process, it's likely that no one got it.
- Broken Record: "Hey, Squidward. Hey, Squidward. Hey, Squidward..."
- Crazy-Prepared: "A good fry cook always keeps a brick of lead under his hat."
- Squidward has multiple alarm clocks to replace the ones SpongeBob breaks.
- Crippling the Competition
- Escalating War: SpongeBob and Squidward trying to stop each other from getting to work first, then trying to outdo each other once they get there.
- The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: SpongeBob's photos on the Employee of the Month wall tell him to stop Squidward.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Squidward, normally a lazy employee, actually wants to win the Employee of The Month Award! (Admittedly, only to prove that he's better than Spongebob...)
- Running Gag: Squidward being hit by Krabby Patty meat from the fan.
- Serious Business: Winning the Employee of The Month Award!
- Title Drop: Numerous times.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Mr. Krabs. He kinda sets up the entire plot.
- Vandalism Backfire