Recap / Spongebob Squarepants S 1 E 9 Nature Pants Opposite Day

Airdate: September 11, 1999

Spongebob decides to abandon his normal ways and live with the jellyfish. Patrick does not take this well.

Nature Pants provides examples of:

Airdate: September 11, 1999

Squidward tricks Spongebob into believing it is opposite day, so he can try and move away from Spongebob.

Opposite Day provides examples of:

  • Bad Impressionists: Patrick when imitating Squidward. He just goes "I'm Squidward, I'm Squidward" over and over in his normal voice.
  • Big "NEVER!":
    Squidward: (clinging to the real estate agent's leg) Please sell my house!
    Real Estate Agent: (yanks her leg out of his grip) NEVER!
  • Butt-Monkey: Squidward, especially since he was trying really hard to sell his house in this episode.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In the German version, Squidward calls his neighbors "Barschgesichten" ("Perch faces"), a pun on "Arschgesichten" ("Ass faces").
  • I Will Show You X: When Patrick and SpongeBob tell Squidward, "Happy Opposite Day, Squidward! We hate you!", Squidward gets ticked off before calmly saying, "Let me show you two how much I...HATE YOU!"
  • I've Heard of That What Is It?: The Trope Namer:
    Patrick: Opposite Day? Hey, I've heard of that!
    SpongeBob: Really?
    Patrick: No, what is it?
  • Not Their Birthday: The episode opens with SpongeBob and Patrick throwing Squidward a surprise birthday party. After they leave, Squidward yells at them that "It's not my birthday!"
  • Opposite Day: Obviously.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Real Estate Agent, who's fed up with Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick and Gary (pretending to be Squidward).
  • Title Drop: Naturally.
  • Voice Changeling: In the German dub, SpongeBob, Patrick and Gary can mimic Squidward's voice perfectly.