Recap: Spongebob Squarepants S 3 E 15 Born Again Krabs I Had An Accident

Born Again Krabs

Mr. Krabs is near death after eating a bad Krabby Patty, but after an experience with the Flying Dutchman, he changes his ways...

I Had An Accident

Spongebob is afraid to go outside in case of bad luck.

Born Again Krabs contains examples of:

  • Ambulance Cut: Double Subverted. When Krabs goes to take a bite of the spoiled patty, it cuts to an ambulance. Then it cuts back to Krabs commenting on the ambulance, then eating the patty. And then it cuts to Krabs being rushed to the ER on a gurney.
  • Cutaway Gag: When Mr. Krabs comes into work, he asks Spongebob where Squidward is. Spongebob explains "he's taking one of those break things". Cut to Squidward sleeping in Mr. Krabs' office.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Squidward, who doesn't like SpongeBob, calls out Mr. Krabs for selling him to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents.
  • Grim Reaper: The Flying Dutchman serves this purpose in this episode.
  • It Came from the Fridge: The bad patty.
    Mr. Krabs: Why is it in a cage?
    SpongeBob: Because it growled at me.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Mr. Krabs goes through this after Squidward calls him out for selling Spongebob to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents.
  • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: The Flying Dutchman takes SpongeBob in exchange for Mr. Krabs, but returns him immediately because "I couldn't hear myself think with this one around! I wasn't there five seconds, and it's Mermaid Man this and jellyfishing that..."

I Had An Accident contains examples of:

  • Companion Cube: SpongeBob makes friends out of a potato chip, a penny and a used napkin, which he calls Chip, Penny and Used Napkin.
  • Enraged By Idiocy: Sandy expresses her frustrations towards Patrick's stupidity a couple of times.
  • Expospeak Gag:
    Dr. Fish: Well, Mr. SquarePants, it appears your gluteus maximus has made a complete recovery.
    SpongeBob: My what has a what now?
    Dr. Fish: Your butt's all better.
  • Gainax Ending: As the gorilla has SpongeBob in his grasp, he wonders out loud what a gorilla is doing underwater. The gorilla then tries to stammer out an explanation before shouting "George, they're onto us!" and riding out on a pantomime horse. The camera then cuts to a live-action family, which is clearly confused by the episode before turning off the TV.
  • Humiliation Conga: The spanking line that Spongebob fled.
  • Medium Blending: The gorilla that attacks SpongeBob is a live-action gorilla - or rather, a live-action man in a gorilla suit. As is the pantomime horse he rides, and the human family watching at the end.
  • Mistaken for an Imposter: Sandy's plan to lure SpongeBob outside is to have Patrick in a gorilla costume pretend to attack her, thus spurring SpongeBob to come to her rescue. SpongeBob doens't fall for it, but then Patrick shows up, and Sandy asks who is in the gorilla costume. Turns out Patrick is in the costume, and the other Patrick is a real gorilla in a Patrick costume.
  • Safety Worst: SpongeBob makes himself a shut-in after the accident, afraid to go out to avoid getting hurt again.
  • Yellow Snow: SpongeBob warns Patrick not to eat the yellow sand.