Recap / Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 13 Scaredy Pants I Wasa Teenage Gary

Airdate: October 28, 1999

It's Halloween in Bikini Bottom, and SpongeBob wants to be the one who scares people for a change, so he goes as the scariest spectre in all the sea: the Flying Dutchman! But his plan backfires when the real Dutchman appears.

Scaredy Pants contains examples of:

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Because it's Halloween, everyone (minus Patrick) makes fun of SpongeBob for being scared.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: The extent of SpongeBob's Flying Dutchman costume is this and wooden clogs. People keep mistaking him for a haunted mattress due to his square shape. Upon becoming round, he gets demoted to "sleeping bag".
  • Berserk Button: The real Flying Dutchman hates being impersonated and considers SpongeBob's costume the last straw.
  • Body Horror: SpongeBob has Patrick shave down his head until it's round enough to make a perfect ghost. It's later revealed that he's been shaved down all the way to his brain. SpongeBob takes it all in stride, though, and reassures everyone that it'll grow right back.
  • Delayed Reaction: After realizing that it was SpongeBob's brain instead of a pink hat, Patrick runs off like everyone else. What makes this a really delayed reaction was that Patrick was the one who shaved SpongeBob down to his brain.
  • Flying Dutchman: Making his grand debut.
  • Horrifying the Horror: The Flying Dutchman screams and flees in terror after unmasking SpongeBob and seeing his exposed brain.
  • Kids Are Cruel: A group of kids dressed in their halloween costumes were amongst the people who tease SpongeBob for being scared.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Everyone who made fun of SpongeBob for being scared of Halloween were terrorized when they saw SpongeBob's brain.
  • Malicious Misnaming: SpongeBob being called "Scaredy Pants".
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle: After the Flying Dutchman says how much he detests people who dress like him and mock his name, Squidward quickly removes his beard and hat and whistles nonchalantly.

Airdate: October 28, 1999

Squidward agrees to take care of Gary while SpongeBob is away at jellyfishing camp, but he forgets and SpongeBob returns to find poor Gary sick. But then things take a turn for the scary when SpongeBob gets injected with snail plasma meant for Gary, and that night undergoes a strange transformation...

I Was A Teenage Gary contains examples of: