"Pizza Delivery" provides examples of:
- Anti-Advice: SpongeBob claims to know which way town is from which side moss grows on rocks. Squidward then says "You want us to go that way? Well, then I'm going this way." Naturally, town was where SpongeBob wanted to go.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: This exchange after Squidward implores SpongeBob to make the delivery drive, telling him to first back up the boatmobile (despite SpongeBob's protests that he's still in boating school and shouldn't be driving). Of course, it goes hilariously wrong:SpongeBob: Backing up! Backing up! [backs up... for miles, until the car dies] ... backing up.
Squidward: Well... ya backed up. And you know what?! I think we're out of gas! And you know what else?! We're in the middle of nowhere!
SpongeBob: And you know what else else? I think the pizza's getting cold.
Squidward: [feigned gasp] AND the pizza's cold! The pizza's cold! Not the pizza! Oh, how could it get any WORSE?! [kicks boatmobile, which somehow takes the tank from "Empty" to "Full." The boatmobile drives off into the distance without them.]
- Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: This line from Squidward when he and SpongeBob get sucked into a tornado:Squidward: Let go of the pizza!
(Squidward looks down and sees a long fall below him.)
Squidward: Hang onto the pizza!
- Bilingual Bonus: When SpongeBob is looking at the gears on his boat mobile, they change into Korean symbols, which are actually the correct ones. Of course, SpongeBob doesn't know that.
- Break the Cutie: Happens to SpongeBob after the customer harshly berates him for forgetting his drink. Squidward, appalled that the customer hurt SpongeBob and won't pay for the pizza all because of a stupid drink (making the long journey and the ridiculous obstacles the duo went through a complete waste of time), confronts the customer and slams the pizza in the rude asshole's face.
- Determinator: SpongeBob when he insists that the pizza be delivered to the customer, no matter what. This is what makes the customer's line "Didn't you ever once think of the customer??" especially harsh.
- Diving Save: Squidward does this to save Spongebob from a boat that was about to run him over. Both survive but are covered in sand.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Squidward seems a bit out of character from the Butt-Monkey and Jerkass we see him as in later seasons. He seems more of a level-headed comic foil than usual.
- Foreshadowing: When Mr. Krabs talks to the customer over the phone, you can hear the phone's gibberish start to continue before he hangs up.
- Improvised Parachute: The pizza after Spongebob and Squidward are thrown out of a tornado.
- In the Style of...: SpongeBob makes up several renditions of his Krusty Krab Pizza song, including beatboxing and a killer Joe Cocker impersonation.
- It Can't Get Any Worse: Squidward asks this when the boat runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere. And right after saying it, he kicks the boat and it drives off without them.
- Jerkass: The customer.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Squidward. Even though he's openly resentful towards SpongeBob, he cares enough about him to get back at the customer for hurting Spongebob's feelings.
- Karma Houdini: Mr. Krabs for forcing Squidward and SpongeBob to deliver a pizza when it's not on their menu. Although one must note that he did not get paid for the dish.
- Kick the Dog: As if getting chewed out for forgetting a drink (which may or may not have even been ordered) was bad enough, the customer makes it worse by asking "Didn't you ever once think of the customer?" Ouch!
- Laser-Guided Karma: After calling the wrong restaurant for a pizza, necessitating SpongeBob and Squidward's ridiculously daunting journey to get back home, completely blowing up at SpongeBob for forgetting his drink which SpongeBob notes didn't make it into the order, and then refusing to pay SpongeBob who is now on the verge of tears, the customer gets exactly what he was asking for: A free pizza to his face courtesy of Squidward.
- Madness Mantra: "Backing up!"..."Backing up!"..."Backing up!"
- Mock Meal: The Krusty Krab pizza is just some Krabby Patties crushed to look like a pizza.
- Not So Remote: Had Squidward heeded SpongeBob's advice and gone where the moss was facing, he would have found Bikini Bottom right over the ridge.
- Ow, My Body Part!: Squidward twice.
- The first time is when SpongeBob is singing while they're walking in the desert and Squidward adds the line "and my feet are killing me!"
- The second is at the very end of the episode after The Reveal that the customer was right next door to the Krusty Krab. After the blackout, Squidward whines "Oh, my aching tentacles!" This is cut in later airings, though, either because Nickelodeon wanted to air more commercials, or because it sounded like Squidward was saying "testicles" instead of "tentacles".
- Pet the Dog: Squidward not only throws a pizza in the customer's face after he made Spongebob cry, he saves Spongebob from getting run over.
- Pizza In The Face
- Poor Communication Kills: Courtesy of the money-hungry Mr. Krabs. If deciding to pair SpongeBob with Squidward to deliver the pizza when Squidward suggested that SpongeBob deliver himself wasn't enough, he hangs up the phone just as the customer was about to order his drink, setting up the events at the end of the episode .
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "Well, this one's ON THE HOUSE!!" (Slams pizza in the guy's face)
- Road Trip Across the Street: After delivering the pizza, Squidward asks SpongeBob to drive him home, but SpongeBob tells him they have enough time to go back to work because the customer was just down the street from the Krusty Krab all along.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: SpongeBob and Squidward didn't have to get lost because the customer lived right next door to the Krusty Krab.
- Spoiled Brat: Take a wild guess, troper.
- Unsatisfiable Customer: The customer who orders the pizza rejects it because it did not come with soda, even though it wasn't in the order.
- Unstoppable Mailman: Neither fast sea currents nor searing heat nor a very hungry Squidward will stop SpongeBob from getting the pizza to the customer.
- Vehicular Assault
- The truck driver SpongeBob tries to flag down with a pioneer hitchhiking dance instead tries to run him over because he thought he was a "thrashin', frashin' breakdancer!"
- Done to Squidward by SpongeBob when he accidentally drives over him with the rock.
- Wham Line: "Where's my drink?"
- Wrong Restaurant: The customer calls the Krusty Krab for a pizza by mistake. Not one to miss out on a quick buck, Mr. Krabs smashes some Krabby Patties into a pizza and has SpongeBob and Squidward deliver it.
"Home Sweet Pineapple" provides examples of:
- Blanket Tug O' War: Between SpongeBob and Patrick. Only instead of a blanket, it's Patrick's rock.
- Delayed Reaction: Doubles as an Overly Long Gag; a half-asleep Squidward not realizing that Spongebob just came into his house. See also Late to the Realization below.
- Depth Deception: The house SpongeBob and Patrick build looks normal-sized, until they step forward and loom over it.
- Double Take:
- Squidward does an epic one. He half-groggily lets SpongeBob sleep with him, even giving him a glass of water. It's only moments after the two are asleep that Squidward's eyes pop open and he throws SpongeBob back out.
- Patrick's Late to the Realization moment below can also be considered a double take.
- Extreme Omnivore: The Nematodes eat and drink almost anything. From coral, car to SpongeBob's house. Later in Best Day Ever, they tried to eat The Krusty Krab. Fortunetely, SpongeBob distracted them, but they do ate his pants.
- Gag Echo: Squidward gets a call from SpongeBob and answers "Is it time for you to ruin my day?" Moments later, Patrick wakes up and asks "Is it time to ruin Squid's day?"
- Gross-Up Close-Up: Of the enormous pool of saliva in Patrick's mouth as he sleeps.
- Happy Dance: Done by Squidward when he sees SpongeBob finally leaving.
- Impact Silhouette: Squidward's impression is left on the floor of SpongeBob's house after it reforms on top of him.
- Late to the Realization: Patrick only realizes that SpongeBob's house is gone a while after he arrived and SpongeBob himself had said it was gone.
- Noodle Implements: "Ruining Squid's day" apparently required Patrick to dress up in a tux and top hat.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Nematodes aren't that common in cartoons.
- The Swarm: The nematodes who devour Spongebob's house.
- Swiss Army Tears: SpongeBob's tears restore his house back to normal.
- Toon Physics: SpongeBob manages to stay in the air by hammering boards one by one to the chagrin of Patrick.