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-->'''French Narrator''' (At the end of "Nasty Patty"): ''Well, that's our story. Yes, they are all idiots, aren't they?''


* A basic staple: Spongebob going to Patrick for advice, or vice versa.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Spongebob would realize that Patrick is TooDumbToLive and not take his advice.\\
'''Instead:''' The situation goes FromBadToWorse.

[[folder:Pre-Movie Seasons]]
* In "Tea at the Treedome", Sandy invites [=SpongeBob=] over for tea and cookies but the air inside the treedome starts drying him up. After [=SpongeBob=] gives her flowers, Sandy asks him if he needs anything. [=SpongeBob=] says, "Water would be nice."\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Sandy to get [=SpongeBob=] some water.\\
'''Instead:''' She assumes [=SpongeBob=] wants water for the flowers and fills a vase with it. When she sees SpongeBob has nearly dried up completely, she has the nerve to tell him "If y'all wanted water, you should have asked." [[SarcasmMode Yeah, he totally didn't, Sandy.]]
* In "Jellyfishing", Squidward gets badly injured from head to toe and really needs to remain in a hospitalized state.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' SpongeBob and Patrick to leave Squidward alone and let him recover back to health.\\
'''Instead:''' They assume Squidward isn't harmed anyways, and in their attempt to make their "best day ever" for him, they inflict even further pain on Squidward like blowing hot soup onto his face (''that must sting'') even though it can't get into his mouth which is bandaged shut and while taking him jellyfishing, Patrick impales a net through Squidward's hand.
* "Pizza Delivery": Squidward tells Spongebob to drive but Spongebob says he can't. He's still in boating school and doesn't have a license.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward to just drive instead.\\
'''Instead:''' He not only makes Spongebob do it anyway, but starts yelling and pressuring him when he's clearly nervous, causing him to panic and lose control of the vehicle until it runs out of gas.
* ''I was a teenage Gary'', Spongebob asks Squidward to watch Gary so he and Patrikc can go to a jellyfishing convention out of town. Squidward, liking the idea of Spongebob and Patrick gone for three days accepts.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward, being a generally responsible squid, to enjoy his time without Spongebob but to also do his petsitting duty.\\
'''Instead:''' So excited to not have Spongebob and Patrick around for three days, he spends the entire time basking in the sun (literally), completely neglecting Gary who becomes sick from a lack of food and attention.\\
'''So:''' The vet tells Spongebob Gary needs a shot of snail plasma...and hands it to him for ''him'' to give it to Gary. The squimish Spongebob asks Squidward to do it, and feeling guilty, he agrees to. But Squidward accidentally ends up injecting ''Spongebob'' instead. Squidward tells him he'll be fine, and Spongebob believes him. But Spongebob starts acting strangely, eating snail food, meowing and walking read slow.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Spongebob to realize something isn't right and call a doctor.\\
'''Instead:''' He's so convinced that Squidward's right, that even when he starts ''physically changing'' into a sponge snail, he just brushes it off as nothing unusual. Just as Spongebob realizes too late that he's ''not'' okay at all, the transformation concludes with his intelligence and memory ceasing and him developing a snail's brain.
* In "Suds", Spongebob goes to work, in spite of being very ill. Mr. Krabs then walks in and sees Spongebob's condition.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Krabs would either call a cab or drive Spongebob to the hospital, allowing him to recover.\\
'''Instead:''' He only tells him that he is too sick and then he orders Spongebob to go home, to prevent contamination of his food.\\
'''Result:''' Spongebob gets more sick throughout the episode, until Sandy and Patrick take him to the hospital at the end.
* In "Squidville", Squidward decides to move to a place called ''Tentacle Acres'', where everyone is like him and have all his favorite things, like bikes, clarinets, and even canned bread. Squidward does a routine of all his favorite stuff each day, but because there's nothing new about it, it loses its appeal and Squidward grows horribly bored.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Squidward would simply find other things to do that he enjoys each day, besides his favorite stuff, so it won't be quite as boring.\\
'''Instead:''' He vandalizes and harasses the citizens with a reef-blower out of boredom.
* In "No Free Rides", Mrs. Puff gives extra credit and passes [=SpongeBob=] so she doesn't have to deal with him for another year. [=SpongeBob=] ends up getting a boatmobile from his parents.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mrs. Puff to explain to [=SpongeBob=] about what she did in order to guarantee that he won't wreak havoc with his bad driving.\\
'''Instead:''' [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePants She attempts, and fails, to steal his boatmobile and ends up landing herself in jail]].
* In "Nasty Patty", Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] catch wind of a fake health inspector being on the loose while they have a health inspector of their own inside the building.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Either Mr. Krabs or [=SpongeBob=] to ask the inspector for legal documentation.\\
'''Instead:''' They blindly assume that their guy is the imposter without any actual proof. They then make the Nasty Patty.\\
'''So:''' [=SpongeBob=] gives the Nasty Patty to the health inspector. Just as he is about to take a bite, he chokes on a fly ([[RuleOfFunny underwater?]]) and passes out. Krabs later learns that the fake health inspector was captured.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=], Krabs or someone else to go see if he's all right. He should still have a working pulse, and they could give him a real Krabby Patty and pass the inspection.\\
'''Instead:''' They think they've killed him, starting a long charade of burying him and hiding him from the cops, [[ButtMonkey unintentionally torturing him in the process]], even when he turned out OK.
* In "Born Again Krabs", Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob discover a very moldy, bacteria-infested and out-dated Krabby Patty.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krabs have SpongeBob throw away the Krabby Patty for the sake of health and sanitation.\\
'''Instead:''' Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob to use it for the next customer order just to save 5.2 cents, and it is so disgusting that the customers all are scared away from the Krusty Krab because of it. The Krusty Krab then nearly goes into bankruptcy.
* In "Wet Painters", after getting paint on Mr. Krabs's first dollar, Spongebob decides to replace it with another dollar, Patrick then attempts to insert the replacement dollar in a vending machine.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Spongebob to run towards Patrick and take the replacement dollar from him.\\
'''Instead:''' He stands there begging Patrick to not use the dollar on the machine, Patrick inserts it in anyway.
* In "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler", the Tattle Tale Strangler puts on a mustache gag to get closer to strangling [=SpongeBob=].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to see through the PaperThinDisguise.\\
'''Instead:''' He falls for the oldest trick in the book.\\
'''What's worse:''' When SpongeBob's friends were around for his parties, they don't see through the disguise either. It's especially egregious when you see Mr. Krabs and Larry there and remember that the Strangler was established to be TheDreaded even to them.\\
'''Then again:''' [=SpongeBob=]'s idiocy throughout that point gives us [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious moments]] that unintentionally but [[LaserGuidedKarma rightfully]] give the Strangler punishment.

[[folder:Post-Movie Seasons]]
* In "Atlantis Squarepantis", Spongebob and Patrick accidentally destroy the World's Oldest Living Bubble and confess to the Lord Royal Highness. Luckily, it was a prop and the real bubble was in a secure place.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For the Lord Royal Highness not to show the real bubble to Spongebob and Patrick, knowing that they somehow managed to destroy the fake bubble from behind an enormous glass sphere.\\
'''Instead:''' He shows them the real bubble, which could be destroyed significantly easier than the fake bubble. Patrick takes a picture of it and it pops, [[RageBreakingPoint making the Lord Royal Highness furious.]]
* At the end of "Penny Foolish", the penny [=SpongeBob=] found that Mr. Krabs [[MoneyFetish was obsessed with getting]] turns out to be gum for his gum collection. The "gum" in question turns out to be a $500-bill.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to keep the dollar.\\
'''Instead:''' He ''discards it'' simply on the basis that it's not gum.
* In "The Slumber Party", SpongeBob uses a pizza man disguise to get inside Pearl's party for surveillance, forced to do so by Mr. Krabs. [[PaperThinDisguise His mustache flies away]] and Pearl and her friends confront SpongeBob. SpongeBob runs to Mr. Krabs and tells him to "STEP ON IT!!!" so that he doesn't get maimed.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krabs to wait for SpongeBob to get in the car so he can drive him home.\\
'''Instead:''' He takes the "STEP ON IT!!!" term too seriously and ''drives off without him''.\\
'''The Result:''' SpongeBob gets impounded into a pizza, and he ships himself to Mr. Krabs.\\
'''You'd Then Expect''': Wait, it's been shown that SpongeBob can change into different shapes, so couldn't Mr. Krabs do something to revert him back to normal?\\
'''Instead:''' He takes a piece of SpongeBob, eats it, complains that he's cold and tells him that he should've been here earlier ([[{{Jerkass}} This is coming from the guy that drove away from him and left him in danger]]), and he then takes another slice of SpongeBob!
* In "Stuck in the Wringer", [=SpongeBob=] is...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, yeah]]. Patrick happens to come along and [=SpongeBob=] asks him to help.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Patrick to go to [=SpongeBob's=] aid, turn the crank, and be a good friend to a friend in need.\\
'''Instead:''' Patrick '''''[[TooDumbToLive SOMEHOW]]''''' thinks it's a good idea to use '''Forever Glue''' on the wringer, thus trapping [=SpongeBob=] forever...at least it would were it not for the ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop unforgivable]]'' ending.\\
'''Thus:''' [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople Citizens of Bikini Bottom,]] [[StrawmanHasAPoint Strawman Squarepants was completely in the right to do what he did to Patrick.]]
* "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy":
** Plankton sneaks into Sandy's treedome and steals her fur while she takes a shower.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Sandy to put on her suit or at least throw on some clothes before running out to catch Plankton.\\
'''Instead:''' She goes outside in her underwear and gets arrested for public nudity.
** Plankton, having rigged Sandy's pelt with controls so it can walk normally, takes it to the Krusty Krab to - what else? - steal the Krabby Patty recipe. He walks the pelt into the kitchen with [=SpongeBob=].\\
'''You'd Expect''': [=SpongeBob=] to realize it isn't Sandy. It's obviously not her voice, there were holes in the pelt where her eyes and mouth should be and to top it off, she isn't even wearing her air suit.\\
'''Instead''': He happily shows Sandy!Plankton '''how to make a Krabby Patty''', and then, when Mr. Krabs '''puts the bottle with the secret formula in the kitchen''', Sandy!Plankton swipes it, and tries to run off with it.
* In "Toy Store of Doom", Spongebob and Patrick successfully defeat a monster that was scaring them--the monster, however, is actually just a harmless, miniscule wind-up toy robot.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Spongebob and Patrick to either destroy the toy or just put it back in the shelf.\\
'''Instead:''' Patrick walks over to the toy, picks it up, and '''''WINDS IT BACK UP''''', thus causing more trauma for the cowardly two.\\
'''FridgeLogic:''' If Patrick is scared of the toy robot, then how come he was able to walk over to the toy and wind it back up ''without freaking out?''
* "A Pal for Gary" is pretty much the definition of this trope.
** The whole episode involves Spongebob getting a new toy-like thing named Puffy Fluffy, for Gary to play with, completely unaware that it hates being around other pets (even when the pet seller told him that). He showers Puffy Fluffy with respect and tries to force Gary to accept him. That night, he thinks Gary and Puffy Fluffy will get along perfectly, but Puffy Fluffy transforms into a monster and terrorizes Gary throughout the house. It causes damage to Spongebob's house, and the next morning when Spongebob wakes up, ''he thinks Gary is responsible!'' He enters the living room and sees Gary in Puffy Fluffy's mouth!\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Spongebob to try to save Gary.\\
'''Instead:''' He angrily tells Gary to put Puffy Fluffy down. Uh, yeah, he can't do that right now, because Puffy Fluffy has him '''IN HIS MOUTH'''! As he continues to rant, he is then taken by Puffy Fluffy's fangs.\\
'''Then:''' Gary saves Spongebob by using a lasso and acting like a cowboy, and knocks Spongebob out of Puffy Fluffy's mouth. Puffy Fluffy then breaks out of the pineapple house and flees.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' Spongebob to finally realize what Fluffy really was, and apologize to Gary for treating him so terribly, considering he, oh you know, '''JUST SAVED HIS LIFE.'''\\
'''Instead:''' He tries to get Puffy Fluffy back, but after that fails, he ''scolds Gary AGAIN''. '''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]''' He neglected his own pet horribly in favor of a monster and ''NEVER'' apologized! And despite that, they make up in the very next scene with little trouble, in which Spongebob decides to take Gary to work everyday so he won't neglect him.\\
'''Extra Idiot Points:''' Considering that at the beginning of the episode, Spongebob felt bad and that he was neglecting Gary, he should have thought of THAT while Puffy Fluffy was there, but NOOOOOOO.\\
'''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Let's Just Face It]]:''' Spongebob was a severe jerk in this episode. He was also a very reality-blind idiot as well.
* In "Kracked Krabs", Mr. Krabs enters a video of him being cheap to win the "Cheapest Crab Alive" award. In the video, Mr. Krabs puts a sign for free Krabby Patties attracting a crowd of customers and then charges $1 per footstep.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The crowd to do the smart thing and, upon seeing the sign, would get all their Krabby Patties to go and take very large strides to make sure they can pay as little as possible, or go to a different resturant.\\
'''Instead:''' Upon seeing the sign, the customers start bouncing around and taking tons of footsteps in panic. Later, they lose like 50 Krabby Patties, throwing them off balance and making them take more footsteps, which ends up costing them ''more than what the Krabby Patties would have cost.'' It's incidents like this that make you wonder if anyone in Bikini Bottom except Squidward, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs knows the value of a dollar. At least it was kind of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]].
* In "One Coarse Meal", Spongegbob has witnessed Plankton wishing to get run over due to being scared to death by Krabs in a whale's disguise, when he told it to Krabs, he [[Main/MoralEventHorizon laughs at Plankton's misery]]. Spongebob then returns to Plankton who gets told a secret by Spongebob.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Spongebob to either mouth off to Krabs about what he had done to Plankton just like previous seasons or attempt to help Plankton get out of his suicide mode in any way, even if he has to tell his boss Krabs his true fear of losing money.\\
'''Instead:''' Spongegbob tells Plankton Krab's false fear of mimes that didn't even budge Krabs one bit and just as Plankton gets his deserved revenge Spongebob drives him back home with the (holographic) whales nearby essentially returning Plankton to his suicidal state again. And Krabs congratulates him for it.\\
'''Thus:''' Thanks to Spongegbob's obliviousness of Krab's MoralEventHorizon, Krabs becomes a KarmaHoudini essentially becoming the epitome of DesignatedHero.
* "Gramma's Secret Recipe" is about Plankton masquerading as his grandmother in order to steal the Krabby Patty recipe. At the beginning of the episode, Plankton has an {{Imagine Spot}} where he, in disguise, goes into the Krusty Krab and is able to get the recipe from Krabs pretty much just by asking.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Plankton to simply perform the plan he just came up with in his head.\\
'''Instead:''' He goes to [=SpongeBob=]'s house and claims to be ''[=SpongeBob=]'s'' grandmother (of course, [=SpongeBob=] falls for it, but that's not the point).\\
'''The Result:''' Plankton, as [=SpongeBob=]'s "Great Grammy-Maw," is dragged around by [=SpongeBob=] to do boring activities, and when he actually ''does'' get to the formula, he (Plankton) ends up getting busted by his real grandmother.
* In "Shellback Shenanigans", Plankton disguises himself as Gary, SpongeBob's pet snail, to get the Krabby Patty formula.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' SpongeBob to realize that so-called Gary that's "turning green and [[SuddenlyVoiced talking]]" is really Plankton.\\
'''Instead:''' He actually ''believes'' that Plankton is Gary. Not only that, the doctors (who are '''PROFESSIONALS''') thought he was Gary, too!
* Plankton's plan in "Frozen Face-Off". He builds a robotic duplicate of himself to distract everyone else at a sled race while he is back at the Krusty Krab. But Karen is left out of it.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Plankton to have built a duplicate for Karen or a robotic worm. With Karen around, Plankton could have stolen the formula much quicker than in the episode.\\
'''Instead:''' He has Karen freeze her circuits in the sled race so he could get the formula himself. Ultimately, Karen joins SpongeBob and friends to thwart his plan.
* In "Little Yellow Book", where Squidward catches [=SpongeBob=] writing in his diary and when Squidward has it in his hands, wondering what it is, [=SpongeBob=] defensively takes it away from him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to keep it with him or hide it when Squidward's not around.\\
'''Instead:''' He leaves it out in the open and Squidward reads it after luring him away.\\
'''Thus:''' [=SpongeBob=] is humiliated.\\
'''But Then:''' He ''publishes'' the diary because it made people laugh, completely forgetting that it was that thing that humiliated him.\\
'''Extra Idiot Points:''' He tells Squidward that he has an even more embarrassing diary and even '''shows''' it to him.\\
'''And That Ultimately Causes:''' Squidward takes and reads that diary while his back is turned, humiliating him once again. [[TheDitz Just, wow.]]\\
'''So Basically:''' [=SpongeBob=] is ''clearly'' unfit to keep a diary if he can't protect it from nosy intruders.\\
'''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Why Do We Even Bother]]:''' Spongebob just kind of forgets the way Squidward treats him after the humiliation he recieved in the episode, and acts nice to him. But, of course this is ''[[TheDitz Spongebob]]'' we're talking about, so why should we even be surprised?
* In the episode "House Sittin' for Sandy", [=SpongeBob=] accidentally knocks a science beaker off a table and it rolls off.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to run and pick it up.\\
'''Instead:''' He '''''STAYS THERE''''', WATCHES it roll and '''''DOESN'T DO ANYTHING'''''.\\
'''Extra Idiot Points:''' Had this been real life, [=SpongeBob=] could've easily picked up the beaker because it'd stop rolling midway through due to friction, or at the very least roll in a tight circle. Did the writers even take science class?\\
'''Then:''', it rolls into the shed where Sandy keeps her robots and taps one of the robots, causing him to fall onto another one, activating it. The robots then fight each other, blast out of the shed, and then wreak havoc in Sandy's treedome.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to take evasive action like try and find the switch that can turn off all the robots, or just fight them.\\
'''Instead:''' They CONTINUE TO JUST STAND THERE, and they do NOTHING to stop the robots.\\
'''After All Of This:''' Sandy comes over and uses a ray gun that looks like she's going to shoot them at first, but actually shoots everything damaged. She then reveals all of this was an experiment so she could test the gun. They all say "YAY!", then SpongeBob drops the beaker AGAIN!\\
'''You'd ''Then'' Expect:''' For all of them to run and pick it up again.\\
'''[[RuleOfThree Instead]]:''' They don't do anything YET AGAIN and it rolls into the shed and the robots blast it again.\\
'''You'd THEN Expect:''' That they'd fight the robots, turn off their switches or for Sandy to blast them with the ray gun.\\
'''[[OverlyLongGag Instead]]:''' They WATCH the robots destroy the treedome AGAIN. Luckily for Sandy, she plans to fix everything with the ray gun...but then one of the robots takes it and destroys it. [[NotSoInnocentWhistle SpongeBob and Patrick then nervously exit the treedome to prevent themselves from getting into more trouble with Sandy.]]
* In "The Krabby Patty that Ate Bikini Bottom", Mr. Krabs learns that Sandy has invented a serum that makes food grow to giant size. He manages to get SpongeBob over with a Krabby Patty, and Sandy tests her serum by putting one drop on the patty. Nothing happens. Sandy then announces that she needs to use the ladies' room.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Sandy to give the serum to SpongeBob, since he's better friends with her and he knows not to go against what she says.\\
'''Instead:''' She gives the serum to ''Mr. Krabs'', who clearly wants to use the serum for his own gain, and runs off. Krabs promptly dumps the whole bottle of serum on the Krabby Patty, despite SpongeBob's protests. The two then leave.\\
'''It Gets Worse:''' Later, not only has the patty grown to gigantic size, it's become sentient and starts consuming everything in the Krusty Krab. The customers, Squidward, and SpongeBob begin to flee the restaurant.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krabs to join the crowd and get away from the monstrous patty.\\
'''Instead:''' He ''[[TakingYouWithMe blocks Squidward and SpongeBob in]]'', claiming the giant patty is "a dream come true," and that they should "stay and work."\\
'''Then:''' Krabs runs ''straight'' into the Monster Patty, because [[Main/MoneyFetish "Cashie"]] is getting eaten; Krabs gets eaten, too.\\
'''In Short''', if Sandy had just given the serum to SpongeBob, or had just kept it herself, it would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.
* In "Face Freeze!", Spongebob and Patrick are told that if they keep on making "[[NightmareFace funny]]" faces, then their faces will freeze and stay like that. They try so hard to not make faces, but it's obvious that they are going to snap.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Since they can't resist for them to make only three or two faces and keep them on for, say, a microsecond.\\
'''Instead:''' They make several funny faces and keep one on to debunk the "freezing" claim. [[SarcasmMode Surprise, surprise,]] their faces freeze and they fear they can't go to work that way.\\
'''So:''' They go to Sandy's to fix their faces.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Sandy, since she's been {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed to have a very significant obsession with science, would use some serum experiment to fix their faces.\\
'''Instead:''' She tries to fix their faces with her hands.\\
'''The Result:''' Their faces become even uglier than the frozen ones. Mr. Krabs discovers Spongebob made faces, and he makes a face and it freezes. Then Patrick comes over, and Squidward's face freezes as well, and {{everybody laughs|Ending}}.
* In "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!", Plankton decides that in order to get the Krabby Patty, he needs to sell fruitcakes with the element "Jerktonium" in them. He goes to sell it and finds SpongeBob, who eats all of the fruitcake without turning into a jerk. When Plankton walks off, SpongeBob sells the food to nearby Christmas carolers, who turn into jerks upon eating them.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' SpongeBob to realize that the fruitcake has Jerktonium and to try to get rid of it.\\
'''Instead:''' Since he's immune to Jerktonium, he goes around selling the fruitcake--and promptly turns everyone into [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]]!\\
'''Compounding It''' There's Plankton's plot with the Jerktonium. The first song in the special claims that Santa 'has his Jolly Little Eyes' on everyone in Bikini Bottom.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Santa, being the personification of all that is good, would realize that the citizens of Bikini Bottom have artificially been turned into jerks, give Plankton another lump of coal for the year and find a way to reverse the element. [[spoiler:Like song.]]\\
'''Instead:''' He never suspects Plankton was behind the plot the whole time.\\
'''To Make Matters Worse:''' When Plankton builds a Robotic SpongeBob due to the real one's immunity to the element, it starts to wreck havoc. Keep in mind it is colored gray, and essentially looks nothing like him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' See above, but replace 'artificially been turned into jerks' with 'The robot framed him.'\\
'''Instead:''' Again, Plankton isn't suspected and Spongebob gets the blame.
* At the end of "Eek, an Urchin!", [=SpongeBob=] has gathered all the urchins in a trash can and is going to several places in order to release them, but no matter how far away he is, Mr. Krabs still thinks that the places he's in are still too close to the Krusty Krab.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to release the urchins somewhere far away, no matter how close it may seem to Mr. Krabs.\\
'''Instead:''' He releases them '''''[[HereWeGoAgain right in front of the Krusty Krab]]!'''''\\
'''Extra Idiot Points:''' It was right back where he started.

[[folder:Other Media]]
* In TheMovie, when Squidward confronts Plankton at the Chum Bucket.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Squidward to keep his mouth closed and not reveal to Plankton that he knows his plan. He could then leave the Chum Bucket to notify the authorities.\\
'''Instead:''' ''He explicitly tells Plankton about his plan and says that he will report him,'' thus allowing Plankton to activate the Chum Bucket helmets and have the mind-controlled citizens kidnap him. Lampshaded when Plankton called Squidward "Inspector Loose Lips."
* In ''VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom'', Plankton has built a machine that will mass-produce him a robot army to help him steal the Krabby Patty formula and possibly destroy Bikini Bottom in the process. However, he included an "Obey"/"Don't Obey" switch, and left it on "Don't Obey".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Plankton to notice this and set the switch on "Obey" before turning on the machine. Or, you know, [[TooDumbToLive not put that switch on the machine in the first place.]]\\
'''Instead:''' He leaves the "Obey"/"Don't Obey" switch alone, turns on the machine and creates the robots. They immediately turn against him, kicking off the plot of the game.