Recap / Spongebob Squarepants S 5 E 3 Riseand Shine Waiting Fungus Among Us

As he get's ready for the day, SpongeBob wonders to Gary how Patrick's mornings are. As the episode shows, fairly chaotic.

Rise And Shine

Spongebob finds a toy offer inside his box of Kelpo cereal. When he cashes the box-tops in, he finds the has to wait for his toy in the mail.


  • Bottle Episode: The episode largely revolves around SpongeBob's mailbox as he waits for his toy. A few characters come over but only Patrick stays around.
  • Forgotten Birthday: SpongeBob apparently misses his surprise birthday party while waiting for the toy.
  • Manchild: SpongeBob when his toy comes in. SpongeBob gets very frustrated when the toy he's been waiting for gets "broken" and eventually cries when Patrick makes thing worse. Fortunately, Squidward helps out.

Spongebob finds a gross fungus and accidentally spreads it to the customers in the Krusty Krab.

Fungus Among Us

  • Body Horror: A relatively low-key example, but SpongeBob'scondition gets worse and worse overtime leading to him swelling to three times his height and spewing pus from large boils.
  • Bubble Boy: SpongeBob is contained in a plastic bubble to prevent the spread of the "ick". When Patrick rips it up with a game of "Pirates" (waving a sharp pirate hook around), he has the smart idea of making a bubble big enough to contain his friend while letting him go to work.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Gary
  • Sick Episode: Deals with SpongeBob with an "ick" sickness that spreads.