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* OhCrap: [=SpongeBob=] when his elephant bubble squeezes through Squidward's house, ready to pop. Then he and Patrick have one after the giant bubble begins to approach the house and engulf it.


-->"Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."

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-->"Let's --->"Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."

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* WhatTheHellHero: The beachgoers were ''not'' happy when [=SpongeBob=] pretended to drown for the sake of a joke. Sandy even says that [=SpongeBob=] worried her sick with his "joke".


** On a more subtle note, donít pretend to die for the sake of comedy (or any other reason.). It can cause your loved ones to become severely worried, and get you into a lot of trouble when they find out.

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** On a more subtle note, donít pretend to die for the sake of comedy (or any other reason.).reason). It can cause your loved ones to become severely worried, and get you into a lot of trouble when they find out.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Scooter the SurferDude fish is the most amused by [=SpongeBob=]'s antics. But after [=SpongeBob=]'s fake drowning stunt causes everyone to angrily storm off, Scooter sadly shakes his head in disappointment, quietly saying "Dude.."

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Scooter the SurferDude fish is the most amused by [=SpongeBob=]'s antics. But after [=SpongeBob=]'s fake drowning stunt causes everyone to angrily storm off, Scooter sadly shakes his head in disappointment, quietly saying "Dude.."Dude..."

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Scooter the SurferDude fish is the most amused by [=SpongeBob=]'s antics. But after [=SpongeBob=]'s fake drowning stunt causes everyone to angrily storm off, Scooter sadly shakes his head in disappointment, quietly saying "Dude.."


** Spongebob's faux-drowning gag. -->"Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."

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** Spongebob's faux-drowning gag.
-->"Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."


* ToiletHumor: The giant bubble lets out a gigantic fart that somehow spares Squidward's house.


* EpicFail: "Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."

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* EpicFail: "Let's EpicFail:
** Spongebob tries and fails to lift a mere stick with marshmallows on the ends, with it being akin to lifting a super heavy weight.
** Spongebob's faux-drowning gag. -->"Let's
see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."


** Making jokes are fine, but don't go too far to get a laugh.

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** Making jokes are fine, but [[DudeNotFunny don't go too far to get a laugh.laugh]].

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'''United States airdate: July 17, 1999'''

'''Canada airdate: March 11, 2000'''

It's a beautiful day in Bikini Bottom and [=SpongeBob=] decides it's the perfect day to build a bubblestand, much to Squidward's annoyance. Now for only 25 cents, [=SpongeBob=] will teach anyone who's willing the proper technique to creating the perfect bubble. Just as Squidward wonders aloud who would be stupid enough to pay to blow bubbles, Patrick shows up and [=SpongeBob=] begins his show of amazing bubble creations, which bothers Squidward even further. When Squidward's attempts to blow bubbles for himself fail, he is forced to do his own take on [=SpongeBob=]'s technique with unexpected results.

!!Tropes present in Bubblestand ([[YMMV/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E2BubblestandRippedPants YMMV here]]):

* AchievementsInIgnorance: Squidward somehow manages to blow a really big bubble by making a mocking demonstration of [=SpongeBob=]'s bubble-blowing technique and then screaming loudly into the wand. He doesn't realize what he's accomplished until he stops screaming to catch his breath.
* BottleEpisode: The entire episode is set at [=SpongeBob=]'s home lane Conch Street.
* BlowingARaspberry: What Squidward's bubbles do when he blows them.
* BrokenRecord: After Squidward successfully did the technique, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[SayMyName chant his name]] until a giant bubble approaches Squidward's house. What's their reaction? [[DidntThinkThisThrough Chant his name again]]!
* CorrelationCausationGag: [=SpongeBob=] blows a tugboat bubble which sounds off a deep, loud horn when it pops. At the time, Squidward was playing his clarinet in his house, confusing him and causing him to shake the thing as if he made that sound.
* DoubleTake: [=SpongeBob=]'s bubble blowing technique includes [[RuleOfThree three in a row]].
* FloatingInABubble: Squidward's house towards the end.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The giant bubble that Squidward makes then captures his house and sends it floating high above the ground, popping and sending the house crashing back down at his expense.
* IAmNotWeasel: Patrick calls Spongebob's bubble elephant a giraffe.
* MinimalistCast: Only [=SpongeBob=], Patrick and Squidward appear.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [=SpongeBob=]'s bubble blowing technique.
* OverlyLongGag: [=SpongeBob=] hammering slowly and looking back at Squidward's house on the pause.
* RunningGag: Patrick going too long with his reactions long after [=SpongeBob=] stops with his.
* TastyGold: [=SpongeBob=] bites into a quarter Patrick gave him to see if it's real... despite it being the exact same quarter he gave Patrick mere seconds before. He does the same thing to Squidward's quarter, which bends when he bites it.
* ToiletHumor: The giant bubble lets out a gigantic fart that somehow spares Squidward's house.
* UpToEleven: "AND NOW WITH ''TWO HANDS''!!!"
* YankTheDogsChain: Squidward briefly learns how to play the clarinet well after using [=SpongeBob=]'s bubble technique until his house gets sucked inside a giant bubble, and it loudly pops, apparently destroying his clarinet skills.

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'''United States airdate: July 17, 1999'''

'''Canada airdate: March 11, 2000'''

[=SpongeBob=] is spending the day at Goo Lagoon with Sandy and is having fun making her laugh, but finds the spotlight stolen by the buff and athletic Larry the Lobster. While trying to join them in lifting weights, [=SpongeBob=] rips his pants in front of everyone and is humiliated. He then discovers that everyone thought he did it on purpose and finds him hilarious. [=SpongeBob=] then proceeds to find creative ways to split his pants and send everyone in hysterics...until he does so after pretending to drown. Joining several other miscasts on the beach, he learns that if he wants to win over his friends, just be himself...in song!

!!Tropes present in Ripped Pants ([[YMMV/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E2BubblestandRippedPants YMMV here]]):

* AnAesop:
** Lampshaded in the song: you don't have to act funny to be funny, just be yourself.
** Making jokes are fine, but don't go too far to get a laugh.
** On a more subtle note, donít pretend to die for the sake of comedy (or any other reason.). It can cause your loved ones to become severely worried, and get you into a lot of trouble when they find out.
* BaitAndSwitch: One character complains of sand in his buns, then pulls out his ''hamburger'' buns full of sand.
* BeachBury: An elderly whale is buried in the sand.
* BeachEpisode: The first one of the series.
* BeYourself: What [=SpongeBob=]'s song is about in the end.
* BigWhy: The lifeguard when he finds the seemingly drowned [=SpongeBob=] and believes [[YouAreTooLate he arrived too late]].
* BlackComedy: When [=SpongeBob=] fakes drowning to get a laugh.
* BottleEpisode: The episode is set only at Goo Lagoon.
* CryingWolf: Spongebob pretends to drown in the lagoon as a set-up for yet another ripper pants joke. Understandably, everyone finds it offensive.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Spongebob sitting in the changing tent as he goes over notes about how everyone reacts to his various ripped pants jokes resembles a standup comedian in his dressing room making notes how the audience reacts to the jokes in their set.
* DudeNotFunny: While the beachgoers were [[OverusedRunningGag already getting sick]] of [=SpongeBob=]'s "ripped pants" schtick, they desert him in disgust once he pretends to drown as a lead-in to yet another variation of it. Sandy spells it out for him.
-->'''Sandy''': That wasn't funny, [=SpongeBob=]! Y'all had me worried sick!
* EmbarrassinglyPainfulSunburn: One of the fish claiming to be the biggest fool on the beach has one.
* EpicFail: "Let's see....Lifting weights: Big laugh....Frisbee in face: Kills....Surfing: Knocks 'em dead....Pretending to drown: '''NO'''."
* FakingTheDead: [=SpongeBob=] used this to try and make people laugh. It fails horribly, and everyone is mad at him as a result.
* MustMakeAmends: [=SpongeBob=] does this with this song with the help of three other miscasts to win everyone back on his side, especially Sandy.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: [=SpongeBob=] leans in to sign Larry's pants, only for his underwear to rip off completely.
* OverusedRunningGag: [=SpongeBob=] ripping his pants becomes this in-story.
* RuleOfThree: Three more "losers" on the beach feel remorseful of [=SpongeBob=].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [=SpongeBob=]'s own pants walked out on him after angering everyone with the ripped pants stunt:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]'s pants''': What do you mean "we"?
* SingingVoiceDissonance: During the song at the end, the squeaky-voiced [=SpongeBob=] somehow sings with a soulful, deep male voice, which doesn't sound anything like him.
* SnarkyInanimateObject: Spongebob's pants leave him after making a comment that only [=SpongeBob=] blew it.
* SuperStrength: Sandy and Larry's strength is first shown in this episode.
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