Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 1 Help Wanted Reef Blower Tea At The Treedome
Airdate: May 1, 1999SpongeBob SquarePants
has set off to fulfill his life's dream: A job at the Krusty Krab. He gets nervous, but with the motivation of his best friend Patrick, he goes in. But their cashier is his bitter neighbor Squidward, who tells the manager Mr. Krabs not to let him in. So Krabs sends Spongebob out
to retrieve a special spatula for him. Just as he leaves though, a cluster of buses full of anchovies arrive, attacking the Krusty Krab for their food. Luckily, Spongebob comes in at the right time to save the day
. Spatula in hand, he is capable of serving all of the customers with ease, and succeeds in getting the job.
Help Wanted contains examples of (YMMV here):
Airdate: May 1, 1999
Another day, SpongeBob plays around with his reef blower
, in a struggle with Squidward to see who can have the cleanest lawn. In the end, the entire ocean is drained
Reef Blowers contains examples of (YMMV here):
Airdate: May 1, 1999
The episode then goes to Spongebob meeting a "land squirrel", who maneuvers underwater with a special suit. She invites him to her underwater dome, where he slowly starts to die of dehydration. Rather than say anything about it, he decides that he doesn't need water
. This doesn't end well
. Sandy makes Spongebob and Patrick water bowls that they can wear on their heads to stay alive in the waterless environment.
Tea at the Treedome contains examples of (YMMV here):
- Fourth Wall Portrait: SpongeBob and Patrick are turned into a real sea star and sponge when they run out of water.
- Off Model: There is something "off" about SpongeBob's appearance during the first few minutes.
- Rescue Reversal: SpongeBob tries to save Sandy from the giant clam, but when he gets eaten by it, Sandy is the one who has to rescue him.
- Too Dumb to Live: Patrick doesn't realize SpongeBob is dying inside the treedome until he goes in there himself and almost dies as a result.
- Unusual Euphemism: How Patrick interprets SpongeBob's description of "putting on air".
- Might count as a Genius Ditz moment for those who actually know what the term "putting on airs" (i.e., acting pretentious) means