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* TemptingFate: Squidward tells [=SpongeBob=] that he would rather be beaten to a pulp than let the sponge help him. Cue a young boy (from whom Squidward stole a wagon earlier to pick up trash) showing up with his angry, muscular mother, commanding her to do just that.


* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mr. Krabs oddly fills this role compared to other episodes, as he understands [=SpongeBob=] needs to attain to Gary and is happy to let him work at the Krusty Krab.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mr. Krabs oddly fills this role compared to other episodes, as he understands [=SpongeBob=] needs to attain tend to Gary and is happy to let him work at the Krusty Krab.



* UnsuccessfulPetAdoption: After one night of almost trying to devour Gary and later [=SpongBob=], Puffy Fluffy runs away to parts unknown, leaving [=SpongBob=] to punish Gary for sending his "friend" away thus leaving him potentially lonely all over again.

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* UnsuccessfulPetAdoption: After one night of almost trying to devour Gary and later [=SpongBob=], Puffy Fluffy runs away to parts unknown, leaving [=SpongBob=] [=SpongeBob=] to punish Gary for sending his "friend" away thus leaving him potentially lonely all over again.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Gary has every reason to just abandon [=SpongeBob=] to his fate after the way [=SpongeBob=] has treated him. He instead chooses to come to the rescue, not hesitating for even a second.


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had [=SpongBob=] learned he is leaving Gary alone to go to work and thought of spending more time with him, none of the consequences throughout the episode would've happened.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mr. Krabs oddly fills this role compared to other episodes, as he understands [=SpongeBob=] needs to attain to Gary and is happy to let him work at the Krusty Krab.

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* JerkassAtYourDiscretion: Puffy Fluffy only tries to attack Gary when [=SpongeBob=] leaves the room.

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** IdiotHoudini: He’s also this as well.


[[caption-width-right:320: There's KafkaKomedy and then there's just... this.

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[[caption-width-right:320: There's KafkaKomedy and then there's just... this.
this.]]


[[caption-width-right:320: [-There's KafkaKomedy [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter and then there's just... this]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:320: [-There's There's KafkaKomedy [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter and then there's just... this]].-] ]]
this.



* IdiotBall: [=SpongBob=], UpToEleven. If he had just heeded the old lady's warning about Puffy Fluffy, none of these events would've happened.

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* IdiotBall: [=SpongBob=], UpToEleven. If he had just heeded the old lady's warning about Puffy Fluffy, none of these the traumatic events that Gary goes through would've happened.



* {{Irony}}: Despite [=SpongeBob=] [[TookALevelInJerkass taking about eleven levels in Jerkassitude]], Mr. Krabs seems oddly kinder than usual, compared to his depictions in later seasons.

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* {{Irony}}: Despite Mr. Krabs seems oddly kinder than usual and acts as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, compared to his depictions in later seasons, while [=SpongeBob=] [[TookALevelInJerkass taking about eleven takes several levels in Jerkassitude]], Mr. Krabs seems oddly kinder than usual, compared to his depictions in later seasons.both jerkass]] [[TookALevelInDumbass and dumbass]].


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had [=SpongBob=] learned he is leaving Gary alone out of spite for work and thought of spending more time with him, none of the consequences throughout the episode would've happened.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had [=SpongBob=] learned he is leaving Gary alone out of spite for to go to work and thought of spending more time with him, none of the consequences throughout the episode would've happened.

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* ShoutOut: Squidward sings "Ignoring, Ignoring" to the tune of "Good Morning" from ''Film/SinginInTheRain''.


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had [=SpongBob=] learned he is leaving Gary alone out of spite for work and thought of spending more time with him, none of the consequences throughout the episode would've happened.
* CutenessProximity: Puffy Fluffy's cute state. [=SpongBob=] is so touched by such that he only pays attention to him and not Gary, and scolding him for not being nice to his "friend". Naturally, this comes from [=SpongBob=] ignoring the seller's warning that the pet hates other pets, and he's too enticed by the pet's cuteness to even listen.



* IdiotBall: [=SpongBob=], UpToEleven. If he had just heeded the old lady's warning about Puffy Fluffy, none of these events would've happened.



* NeverMyFault: [=SpongeBob=] blames Gary like it's the snail's fault for disturbing Puffy Fluffy, even though it's obvious to him that the pet is dangerous.

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* NeverMyFault: [=SpongeBob=] blames Gary like it's the snail's fault for disturbing Puffy Fluffy, even though it's obvious to him (and the audience) that the pet is dangerous.



* UnsuccessfulPetAdoption: After one night of almost trying to devour Gary and later [=SpongBob=], Puffy Fluffy runs away to parts unknown, leaving [=SpongBob=] to punish Gary for sending his "friend" away thus leaving him potentially lonely all over again.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happens to Puffy Fluffy after being sent away, nor do we find out if he turned back to his cute state.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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We never find out what happens to Puffy Fluffy after being sent away, nor do we find out if he turned back to his cute state.state.
** Whatever happened to the little boy who also bought one of Puffy Fluffy's species? Did ''he'' suffer the vicious consequences, too?


* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: When [=SpongeBob=] reveals Squidward's statue made out of the trash he absorbed, the fanfare in the background suddenly winds down to a stop.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Puffy Fluffy and the other puffy fish look sweet and harmless, but they are more than just that -- in reality, they are extremely dangerous around other pets, ''especially'' snails.



* BookEnds: The episode begins with [=SpongeBob=] leaving Gary alone to go to work, and ends with him bringing Gary to work with him so he's ''not'' alone.



* HeyWait: [=SpongeBob=] cries out, "Fluffy! Fluffy, waiiiit!" as Puffy Fluffy runs away, before he punishes Gary for sending away his "friend".
* IronicName: [=SpongeBob=] names the pet "Puffy Fluffy", but he is anything ''but'' that.



* NaiveAnimalLover: This episode certainly showcases [=SpongeBob=] as one. He's too fooled by the nudibranch's cuteness to realize how dangerous it is, ''completely ignoring'' the seller's warning and stealing it without paying.

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* NaiveAnimalLover: This episode certainly showcases [=SpongeBob=] as one. He's too fooled by the nudibranch's Puffy Fluffy's cuteness to realize how dangerous it is, ''completely ignoring'' the seller's warning and stealing it without paying.



* PunBasedTitle: The title can be a pun on the phrase “Appall for Gary”, referring to what happens in the episode.

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* PunBasedTitle: The title can be a pun on the phrase “Appall "Appall for Gary”, Gary", referring to what happens in the episode.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happens to Puffy Fluffy after being sent away, nor do we find out if he turned back to his cute state.


* HeyYou: Squilliam somehow knows [=SpongeBob=]‘s name despite him forgetting it and failing to tell him his name in “Squilliam Returns”.

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* HeyYou: Squilliam somehow knows [=SpongeBob=]‘s [=SpongeBob=]'s name despite him forgetting it and failing to tell him his name in “Squilliam Returns”."Squilliam Returns".



-->Why bother? They never listen. Ugh...

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-->Why -->[[LampshadeHanging Why bother? They never listen. listen.]] Ugh...



* ForWantOfANail: The second half of the episode happens simply because [=SpongeBob=] ignored the gypsy’s warning about Puffy Fluffy being dangerous around other pets.

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* ForWantOfANail: The second half of the episode happens simply because [=SpongeBob=] ignored the gypsy’s gypsy's warning about Puffy Fluffy being dangerous around other pets.


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* TemptingFate: [=SpongeBob=], while going to bed, claims he can sleep peacefully now that Gary has a partner to keep him company. [[AndHereHeComesNow Cue Gary barging into his room and waking him up.]]


* ThreeDEffectsTwoDCartoon: The street Squidward is strutting down at the beginning.

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* ThreeDEffectsTwoDCartoon: TwoDVisualsThreeDEffects: The street Squidward is strutting down at the beginning.


* ConspicuousCG: The street Squidward is strutting down at the beginning.

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* ConspicuousCG: ThreeDEffectsTwoDCartoon: The street Squidward is strutting down at the beginning.

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