Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 12 The Chaperone Employeeofthe Month

Airdate: October 2, 1999

After his daugher gets stood up by her prom date, Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob be Pearl's date.

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.
  • Closed Door Rapport: Pearl consoles SpongeBob through the ladies room door when he locks himself inside.
  • 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.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Pearl is able to understand SpongeBob through his Inelegant Blubbering.
  • 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).
  • You Didn't See That: SpongeBob claims to have won a dancing trophy, but when the guy actually holding the trophy takes it back, SpongeBob says "That didn't just happen."

Airdate: October 2, 1999

Squidward 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
  • Don't Be Ridiculous:
    SpongeBob: Do you know what day it is?
    Squiward: Annoy Squidward Day?
    SpongeBob: No, silly. That's on the fifteenth.
  • 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