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Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 2 E 18 Sailor Mouth Artist Unknown
- An Aesop: There's no use for swear words, and they can be offensive.
- Bait and Switch: When Mama Krabs seems to shout a bad word covered by a car horn, she tells SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs that it was only Old Man Jenkins' automobile.
- Censored for Comedy: The bad word that SpongeBob and Patrick say is covered with a dolphin chirp. The other bad words that Mr. Krabs spews are censored by other nautical sounds.
- Cluster Bleep Bomb: Mr. Krabs performs when accidently stepping on a pebble.
- Comically Missing the Point
Garbage Man: Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
SpongeBob: Well, sometimes, but not recently.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The fact that this is an episode that handles swearing is enough to be this. But the fact that the characters are animated to say the actual swear words ("fuck" especially) pushes this even further.
- Everybody Laughs Ending
- Literal-Minded: When SpongeBob fears that Mr. Krabs will give him and Patrick "forty lashes" for swearing, Patrick has an Imagine Spot of himself with forty eyelashes.
- Seven Dirty Words: The original routine is references when Mr. Krabs says that there are 13 bad words.
Squidward: I thought there were only seven.
Mr. Krabs: Not if you're a sailor.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Mr. Krabs turns out to be one. Spongebob and Patrick become this unintentionally.
- Sound Effect Bleep: Justified. Instead of the traditional "BLEEP" that is used in most sitcoms, they're replaced with cartoony dolphin noises, horns etc.
- Sudden Anatomy: SpongeBob gains thirteen fingers when counting the bad words Mr. Krabs' profanity-laced rant.
- Squidward also sprouts an ear when he hears SpongeBob using "bad word #11" over the intercom.
- Angrish: Squidward launches into this and begins smashing every block of marble and destroying the whole classroom toward the end when Spongebob ends up taking Squidward's rules of art to heart and reduces a block of marble into a pile of gravel instead of the statue he created earlier.
- Hand or Object Underwear: The statue of Michelangelo's David is wearing a shell over his crotch.
- Ironic Echo: "There, now its art."
- Small Name, Big Ego: Squidward already had this, but him believing that his work is true art when percieved ridiculous by an art critic makes this episode an extraordinary example.