Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 14 SB 129 Karate Choppers

Airdate: December 31, 1999

While trying to avoid SpongeBob and Patrick, Squidward ends up taking a trip to the distant future and the distant past.

SB-129 contains examples of:

Airdate: December 31, 1999

SpongeBob loves practicing his karate with Sandy, but when Mr. Krabs forbids him from doing karate, he finds himself unable to resist.

Karate Choppers contains examples of:

  • Berserker Tears: Spongebob after getting fired.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: Sandy threatens SpongeBob with a bottle of hot sauce, which she later downs like water.
    Hot Sauce Drop: By the powers of naughtiness, I command this particular drop of hot sauce to be very, very hot!
  • Break the Cutie: Spongebob does not handle getting fired with dignity.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: SpongeBob was warned by Mr. Krabs not to do karate, but couldn't resist. As Mr. Krabs finds out in the end, just when SpongeBob thought he was going to fire him for real, Mr. Krabs decides that he can do karate with the Krabby Patties.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: The hot sauce.
  • Friendly Rivalry: SpongeBob and Sandy in their Karate sparring.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Squidward admits this in the end.
    Squidward: I hate all of you.
  • Its Pronounced Tropay:
    SpongeBob: I'm practicing my karate, or ka-ra-tay, as some call it.
    Mr. Krabs: Ka-ra-tay? You should be making money-ay, with your spatu-lay.
  • Medium Shift Gag: The hot sauce drop has a superimposed live-action face (Tom Kenny) declaring it to be "very, very hot!"
  • Negative Continuity: Sandy is never seen working at the Krusty Krab after this episode.
  • Reaching Between the Lines: SpongeBob tries to karate chop Sandy through the phone lines, but she ducks and redirects his hand back through the receiver so he karate chops himself.