Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 3 E 14 The Great Snail Race Mid Life Crustacean

The Great Snail Race: When Squidward buys a pedigreed racing snail named Snelly, SpongeBob decides to enter Gary in the race.

Mid Life Crustacean: Mr. Krabs is starting to show his age, so he decides to hang out with some hip young people to feel young again. Unfortunately, he picks SpongeBob and Patrick.

"The Great Snail Race" provides examples of...

"Mid Life Crustacean" provides examples of...

  • Dinner Deformation: When Krabs has to take his morning pill, which is twice as wide as his whole head.
  • Helping Granny Cross the Street: A boy scout walks Mr. Krabs by the hand, with him resenting the implication that he's old.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun: SpongeBob and Patrick's "night of debauchery" includes such activities as doing laundry, picking up trash at the highway, sitting on a kiddie pool, attending a Renaissance fair, and going to a Suck E. Cheese's.
  • It's Pronounced Tro-PAY: Krabs tries to pronounce "coral" as "corrahl" to make it sound cooler.
  • No Indoor Voice: Spongebob and Patrick, who scream in excitement about their big night out when they're mere feet away from one another... with Squidward right between them!
  • Overly Long Gag: Spongebob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs shouting "Are you/I'm ready to party!" to one another.
  • Panty Thieves: SpongeBob and Patrick take Mr. Krabs on a "panty raid". Unfortunately, the house they raid belongs to Krab's mother.
  • Right on Queue: Mr. Krabs sees a long line of senior citizens leading to the cemetery. After running away screaming "I ain't old!", we see that the line is actually for an ice-cream cart next to the cemetery.
  • Totally Radical: Pearl explains to Krabs that kids don't say cool anymore, they say coral instead. She becomes appalled when her father adopts it and calls her friends to say that "Coral is definitely out."
  • You Are Grounded: Mr. Krabs is grounded by his mother for sneaking into her laundry. But in Krabs' words, it made him feel younger.