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* DisproportionateRetribution: While Patrick shouldn't have kicked Sandy her response to it being stuffing him into a trombone is a bit extreme no matter how hilarious it is.


* TheUnreveal: Double-subverted. The inside of Patrick's box is revealed to contain nothing more than a piece of string. However, ''pulling'' the string opens up a secret compartment on the box, containing... [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke an embarrassing snapshot of him from the Christmas party!]]]]

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* TheUnreveal: Double-subverted. The inside of Patrick's box is revealed to contain nothing more than a piece of string. However, ''pulling'' the string opens up a secret compartment on the box, containing... [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke an embarrassing snapshot of him [=SpongeBob=] from the Christmas party!]]]]


* BrickJoke: Spongebob was right: Patrick's box ''does'' contain [[Spoiler: an embarrassing snapshot of him from the Christmas party]]!

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* BrickJoke: Spongebob was right: Patrick's box ''does'' contain [[Spoiler: an [[spoiler:an embarrassing snapshot of him from the Christmas party]]!


** The best part is [[spoiler:he was right: It ''is'' an embarrassing snapshot of him from the Christmas party]]!



* BrickJoke: Spongebob was right: Patrick's box ''does'' contain [[Spoiler: an embarrassing snapshot of him from the Christmas party]]!



* NoodleIncident: Whatever the "embarrassing photo" of [=SpongeBob=] at the Christmas party is.



* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Whatever was the "embarrassing photo" of [=SpongeBob=] at the Christmas party, though it might be the one from the "Nickmas" Christmas promo]].

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* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Whatever was Double-subverted. The inside of Patrick's box is revealed to contain nothing more than a piece of string. However, ''pulling'' the "embarrassing photo" string opens up a secret compartment on the box, containing... [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke an embarrassing snapshot of [=SpongeBob=] at him from the Christmas party, though it might be the one from the "Nickmas" Christmas promo]].party!]]]]

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* TiredAfterTheSong: Plankton is practicing his harmonica solo, but hes so small he has to run back and forth, until hes exhausted and collapses on the floor.


* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy.

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* SpoofAesop: If someone who has never been there for you asks you to come through for them, just pretend they're someone else who ''has'' been there for you.
* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy.band is ''quite'' bad. Just listen to them when they practice actually marching!



* TroubledFetalPosition: Squidward when two members of the marching band get killed in an accident while a trumpeter plays "{{Taps}}". Ouch, man.

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* TroubledFetalPosition: Squidward when two members of After the marching band get killed in an accident flag twirlers helicopter themselves into a blip and blow themselves up, Squidward, with [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a look of absolute despair]], lies on the ground on his side while while a trumpeter plays "{{Taps}}". Ouch, man."{{Taps}}".


* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy. [[note]]The episode's sound designer got the recording by going to a musical instrument retail store and recorded two guys who worked at the ''loading dock'', with no musical experience whatsoever, playing the instruments as badly as possible, because a recording of an actual marching band playing badly on purpose [[RealityIsUnrealistic still didn't sound bad enough.]][[/note]]

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* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy. [[note]]The episode's sound designer got the recording by going to a musical instrument retail store and recorded two guys who worked at the ''loading dock'', with no musical experience whatsoever, playing the instruments as badly as possible, because a recording of an actual marching band playing badly on purpose [[RealityIsUnrealistic still didn't sound bad enough.]][[/note]]


* BlackComedy: Squidward saying "too bad that didn't kill me," and two fish destroying a plane and dying (complete with one of the trumpet players playing "Taps" while several others respectfully place their hands over their hearts). [[FunnyAneurysmMoment It doesn't help that these were the last episodes before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.]]

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* BlackComedy: Squidward saying "too bad that didn't kill me," and two fish destroying a plane blimp and dying (complete with one of the trumpet players playing "Taps" while several others respectfully place their hands over their hearts). [[FunnyAneurysmMoment It doesn't help that these were the last episodes before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.]]


-->'''Squidward''': Well, you did it. You took my one chance at happiness... and '''''crushed''''' it! Crushed it into little, tiny, bite-sized pieces! I really had expected better of you people. I guess I'm a ''loser'' for that, too. Don't bother showing up tomorrow. I'll just tell them you all...died in a marching accident. So, thanks. [''sobbing''] Thanks for ''nothing!'' [''leaves'']\\
'''Patrick:''' ''(beat)'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You're]] [[SarcasmBlind welcome.]]

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-->'''Squidward''': Well, you did it. You took my one chance at happiness... and '''''crushed''''' ''crushed'' it! Crushed it into little, tiny, bite-sized pieces! I really had expected better of you people. I guess I'm a ''loser'' for that, too. Don't bother showing up tomorrow. I'll just tell them you all...died in a marching accident. So, thanks. [''sobbing''] Thanks for ''nothing!'' [''leaves'']\\
'''Patrick:''' ''(beat)'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You're]] [[SarcasmBlind welcome.]]welcome]].


* HollywoodToneDeaf: In a non-singing example, Squidward's band is this, until they get their act together.

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: In a non-singing example, Squidward's band is this, until they get their act together. The sound designers for this episode tried getting an actual band to play as badly as possible, but they didn't sound [[StylisticSuck horrible enough]], so they eventually had the instrument sounds recorded by people with no musical experience whatsoever.



* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy. [[note]]The episode's sound designer got the recording by going to a musical instrument retail store and recorded two guys who worked at the ''loading dock'', with no musical experience whatsoever, playing the instruments as badly as possible, because a recording of an actual marching band playing badly on purpose still didn't sound bad enough.[[/note]]

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* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy. [[note]]The episode's sound designer got the recording by going to a musical instrument retail store and recorded two guys who worked at the ''loading dock'', with no musical experience whatsoever, playing the instruments as badly as possible, because a recording of an actual marching band playing badly on purpose [[RealityIsUnrealistic still didn't sound bad enough.[[/note]]]][[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The most amazing... mysterious... powerful secret in all of Bikini Bottom!]]


* FoodAsBribe: Mr. Krabs joins Squidward's band because the flyer promised free refreshments. At the first meeting he asks "When do we get to the free food?"


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* JustHereForTheFreeSnacks: Mr. Krabs joins Squidward's band because the flyer promised free refreshments. At the first meeting he asks "When do we get to the free food?"

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* HollywoodToneDeaf: In a non-singing example, Squidward's band is this, until they get their act together.


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* RealityEnsues: Squidward's band is as miserable as you would expect a bunch of random citizens with no musical experience whatsoever to be, and he realizes there's absolutely no way he's going to get them to be good enough in a single week of practice. Subverted when the band [[TookALevelInBadass gets their act together]].


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* StylisticSuck: The playing of Squidward's band while marching down the street, lord have mercy. [[note]]The episode's sound designer got the recording by going to a musical instrument retail store and recorded two guys who worked at the ''loading dock'', with no musical experience whatsoever, playing the instruments as badly as possible, because a recording of an actual marching band playing badly on purpose still didn't sound bad enough.[[/note]]


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* TookALevelInBadass: In a musical, non-violent example, Squidward's miserably pathetic band absolutely ''[[AwesomeMusic/SpongebobSquarepants rocks]]'' the Bubble Bowl at the end.


* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Whatever was the "embarrassing photo" of [=SpongeBob=] at the Christmas party, though it might be the one Squidward took of him in WesternAnimation/ChristmasWho]].

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* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: Whatever was the "embarrassing photo" of [=SpongeBob=] at the Christmas party, though it might be the one Squidward took of him in WesternAnimation/ChristmasWho]].from the "Nickmas" Christmas promo]].


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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the shot that features everyone stopping mid-fight to realize that class is over, Spongebob is shown holding up a dismembered hand. Thought it's definitely his own arm considering his [[NiceGuy goodhearted nature]] and his [[WimpFight track record when it comes to actual fighting]].

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-> ''And it's sweeeeet, sweeeeet, sweet victory, yeah!''

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