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!!Webcomic.{{Morphe}} (Move to Webcomic.MorphE)

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[[caption-width-right:300:Of course they're here willingly.]]

->''"Oh, don't worry, my new little Sprout. His frail mind can't handle all the wonderful things coming out of yours. He would be left to wallow in some madhouse, or to wander the streets. Really, this is so much kinder."''

Hosted on Website/SmackJeeves, ''[[http://www.morphe.smackjeeves.com morphE]]'' is a horror webcomic set in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' universe with a distinctly VisualNovel style. After their rescue from a madwoman's hellish subterranean caverns, five humans have their eyes opened to the dark truth lurking under normal society. A "benefactor" takes them in, but he’s a cold-blooded killer with a deadly fixation on the new mages. In a world of magic, vampires, werewolves, ghosts and far creepier creatures, can he be trusted? Can anyone?

''morphE'' is updated in Flash and features [[MediumBlending some interactive elements]] such as [[PixelHunt point and click]] pages and [[ButThouMust adventure game]] inspired updates. The creators have a slew of BonusMaterial on the [[http://morphethecomic.tumblr.com/ official Tumblr Page]] which includes some backstory, animations and information that is not evident in the comic itself. The story originated as a tabletop game played between the four creators [[CreatorCouple (a pair of married couples)]] and is being rewritten for brevity and to create a better flow for the story.

The comic ended in October 2017.

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!!''morphE'' provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Ignoring the code names we have Asia Ellis alongside Billy Thatcher. Even with the code names we have Rick and Flux. (In Asia's case, it's known that she had a ''weird'' childhood.)
* AffablyEvil: The "benefactor" in question, Amical, is a pretty sweet and friendly individual, a lot like a big kid... and he happily guns down Sleepers who don't make the cut in his Awakening death matches, and deliberately attempts to manipulate his "seedlings" into StockholmSyndrome.
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: Camden Dawn. She works at a behavioral health clinic, is keen to provide Tyler's case history when he lies about being in care for a failed suicide attempt. Even without the fate spell, Tyler can't tell her anything.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: A comment once stated it was difficult to believe Billy could dictate a game of chess verbally because it would be impossible to keep track of the pieces or a dispute would break out. In reality grandmasters have been known to play multiple games while blindfolded (both Verbal Chess and Blindfold Chess are variations of the game) and the world record for most games played simultaneously through Verbal play is 32. Not only is that feat possible for Billy but it would be simple for him.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Billy and Malloy are the only characters who routinely switch from left-facing to right. Curio and Tyler seem doomed to face their respective directions for the rest of their lives due to their T-Shirts.
* AndIMustScream: The subject of the second dream sequence.
* AnotherDimension: Confirmed in Chapter 2 that [=morphE's=] setting contains [[{{Heaven}} The Aether]], [[LandOfFaerie Arcadia]], The Primal Wilds, [[TheUnderworld Stygia]] and [[{{Hell}} Pandemonium.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Asia Ellis.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1855012/chapter-2-page-64-skeptic/ "How can I picture something which doesn't exist?"]].
* AssumedWin: Tyler was guilty of this in his battle with Billy. It got him shot in the shoulder to prevent the fight being one-sided.
* AuraVision: Various updates have "Mage Sight". So far it has been used for [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1784893/chapter-2-page-13-emotional-urging/ Mind Sight]] to show a character being mentally manipulated, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1834107/chapter-2-page-50-analyze-life/ Life Sight]] to see living beings, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1875512/chapter-2-page-77-fivesies/ Prime Sight]] to see the magical aura exuding from people and enchanted objects and [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1959061/chapter-3-page-55-second-sight/ Spirit Sight]] to see spirits which have latched on to people.
* BadDreams:
** [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ The seedlings suffer them at the end of their first night.]]
** [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ And their second night, too.]]
* BeatPanel: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1938513/chapter-3-page-39-arts-and-crafts/ Curio "complimenting" Amical's training dummy design.]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Amical makes it very clear that the Seedlings will not have privacy in the manor. Malloy is quick to remind Asia and Adrestia that he can read their minds and knows all about their loved ones.
* BigFancyHouse: Amical's manor is quite well-appointed. It also seems to have a source of raw mana and is implied to contain a Demesne, in which case part of Amical's soul is stashed away somewhere to empower nearby magic.
* BottomlessMagazines: A flintlock pistol can normally fire one at a time and requires a reload of bullet and powder. Amical's magical gun [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1747280/page-64-ta-da/ can shoot ten bullets in under a second.]]
* ButThouMust: The interactive segments in the [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ second dream]] and [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1884886/chapter-3-page-2-wits-composure/ Investigation Mode.]]
* CharacterBlog: The About page links to Tumblr ask blogs run by some members of the cast.
* ClockTower: The Acanthus watch tower.
* CodeName: The seedlings use them to hide their true names.
* CombatMedic: Adrestia is a life mage. And also the strongest Seedling.
* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts: Malloy plays this straight when reading Adrestia's mind in the first chapter, though it seems to be through experience. Asia's brief attempts [[spoiler:even with Hizrim's help]] give us a barrage of unsorted images without context.
* TheComicallySerious: Asia. Particularly in her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1847956/chapter-2-page-58-small-talk-with-asia-ellis/ one-on-one training with Amical.]]
* CrapsackWorld: A ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' staple.
* CuteIsEvil: [[spoiler:Amical's first live opponent for training is a cute puppy...who is actually a manifested [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken pity spirit]]. It initially attempts to trick the Seedlings into [[EmotionEater feeding it]] when Billy literally decides to KickTheSonOfABitch, but quickly turns vicious when they realize the thing is simply being smart in its Essence gathering.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Curio, as with most [[{{Necromancer}} Moros]]. He's a sweet, somewhat shy kid who Awoke his CastingAShadow powers out of remorse when he believed he accidentally killed Adrestia, after she [[HeroicSacrifice told him to do so to save himself]].
* DeadlyGame
* DeathActivatedSuperpower: Adrestia does not awaken as a mage until she has had her throat slit open by Curio.
* DeathGlare: Amical [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1766728/page-75-the-end-of-the-beginning/ pulls one out at the end of chapter 1.]] It's the first instance of a non-standard sprite, too.
* DieOrFly: Amical's approach to mage awakening.
* DiesWideOpen: So three [=CGs=] so far have depicted people dead with cold empty eyes wide open.
* DrivingQuestion: Why is Amical training mages and how did the seedlings end up in crates with no memory of how they got there.
* DysfunctionJunction: And how.
* EasilyForgiven: Amical in general. In chapter 1 Tyler growls "I'm going to murder you for that!" after being shot in the shoulder. By the end of chapter 3 he is Amical's biggest fan among the seedlings.
* EmotionEater: Spirits. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1929946/chapter-3-page-36-cannibalistic-nature/ As explained in one of Amical's Magic Lectures.]]
* EvilLaugh: The reason to turn your speakers on (or off, depending on how late at night you're reading it).
* ExplosiveLeash: The collars that the seedlings wear as of the end of Chapter 1.
* ExpositionDiagram: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1818817/chapter-2-page-34-pretty-amicals-magic-lecture/ Pretty Mr. Amical's Magic Lecture]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Curio's first spell-Amical's pushing causes him to have a panic attack and instinctively trigger the Death ability Suppress Own Life, putting him in a state of deathlike suspended animation until he calms down a little.]]
* {{Fingore}}: In an animated flashback, [[spoiler:Billy Thatcher]] is shown with their fingers chopped off. Luckily, magic can fix that.
* FlashbackNightmare:
** The previously mentioned [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ animated flashback.]]
** It now has a [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ follow-up including a seedling speaking with the woman from the prologue.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: One of the 8 captives was exceptionally cold about the InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath situation and went in to kill Asia right away, acknowledging that it was the best way to survive. It did not save him.
* FriendlyEnemy: Amical. Not too shocking, given his name.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The Amical paintings. Most seem normal enough but hidden in [=CG=] scenes are things like Amical as a mermaid or escaping the SkiFree yeti. Other examples are being pointed out in investigation mode.
%%* FunctionalMagic
* GildedCage: Amical's manor.
* {{Gorn}}: The prologue and dream sequence are pretty blood-soaked.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: The Chapter 3 phone calls where the seedlings get to speak to their loved ones but cannot reveal any details of their kidnapping. Asia ends up crying because of how desperate she is to tell Ken the truth.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: The man in glasses during the first chapter.
* HearingVoices: [[spoiler:Asia has apparently noticed something about the vandalized portraits the others haven't. And now it's talking to her.]]
* HiddenEyes: Independent is displayed this way in the prologue and second dream sequence.
* HollywoodHealing: Billy's finger scars and Adrestia's slit throat do not show up after their healing. One would assume the same is true of Tyler's bullet wound, too.
* HowDoIShotWeb: How [=morphE=] starts out. 5 seedlings all trying to learn to use their newly awoken abilities.
* ICallItVera: Amical's gun, Fivesies. He [[CompanionCube pets it]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Billy's reaction to Asia being upset that he cheated in the second magic lesson. The phone calls are more important than Asia's honest streak and if she wanted to win fairly then she should have not made it necessary for Billy to cheat in the first place.
* IKnowYourTrueName: The very reason the seedling group are forced to give themselves code names. Amical gleefully reveals his knowledge of their names in [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1809096/chapter-2-page-28-cypher-dawn/ this comic]].
* IndecisiveMedium: It's a webcomic trying its hardest to be a visual novel with gameplay elements.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler:[[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/2075482/47-w-gh/ Paradox]]]] strains the Fourth Wall, apparently.
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Amical.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Adrestia uses a shattered floor tile to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1714482/page-45-shard/ cut her own neck open.]]
* JediMindTrick: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1784893/chapter-2-page-13-emotional-urging/ Malloy uses this on Adrestia]] early on in Chapter 2.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Clues and context are rationed off very slowly but with enough frequency to keep the topics interesting. Amical's purpose and the seedlings individual histories are often revisited topics.
* LadiesAndGerms: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1705913/page-35-fans-in-high-places/ "Ladies, Gentlemen and everything adorably in-between"]].
* LamePunReaction: Tyler is left upset and defeated when trying to joke about [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ Adrestia's "bear hands".]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All of the seedlings remember their ordinary lives. Perhaps a blue flash.... and then they were in crates on the back of a truck being dropped off at Amical's manor.
* LectureAsExposition: Pretty Mr. Amical's Magic Lecture. Used once per chapter to colorfully explain the particulars of this take on the World of Darkness universe to the characters and audience.
* LimitedWardrobe: As with most visual novel games. Amical gets an early change of outfit. But he's rich and can afford more than one shirt.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler:Amical shoots Thatcher in the head...next comic, he regains control of his temper and uses [[TimeMaster Shifting Sands]] to undo it.]]
* MagicAIsMagicA: As with the laws of TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening.
* TheMagocracy: As per TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening.
* ManaPotion: Amical's tass tea according to his lecture on day 3.
* {{Masquerade}}: As per TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening. Amical claims that a mundane human who witnesses magic would GoMadFromTheRevelation. Though he says this after killing them.
* MediumBlending: A webcomic that "plays" like a visual novel. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ Complete with cut-scenes]]
* MentorShip: Amical has made passes at every character who is of age. So far [[NoSocialSkills Asia]] is the only one who didn't seem phased by this.
* MercyKill: Amical shoots the man with glasses after Asia psychically attacks his mind. He said that his mortal brain could not handle all the magic that was being thrust upon him. [[spoiler: Although those familiar with World of Darkness canon would know he could have had Malloy wipe his mind of the event and send him on his way.]]
* MindOverManners: Asia Ellis.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Chess is serious business in the morphE world. REALLY serious.
* NoNameGiven: The 3 captives who died in the first chapter. WordOfGod says the woman was named Diana, the shirtless man was Devin and the man with the glasses was Desmond.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: How Billy regards cheating on the second magic lesson. Everything is nice and fair as long as Amical doesn't find out that he pushed Asia's dummy down.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tyler vs Billy in Chapter 1. Tyler towards Billy before Amical shot him and then Billy had no problems beating on Tyler until they each awakened.
* OntologicalMystery: Though there are some vague answers to their predicament, the surviving Seedlings still have no idea why they ended up at Amical's manor and have no way of escaping. It's been hinted that [[spoiler:he saved them from something ''even worse''. It involves out-of-control spirits.]]
* PartialTransformation: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ Adrestia uses the arm of a grizzly bear]] to attack Amical's training mannequin.
* PixelHunt: Part of [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1884886/chapter-3-page-2-wits-composure/ "Investigation Mode"]]. Pressing the tab button can reveal the locations of each item for those who don't want to go through the frustration.
* RageBreakingPoint: After everything Billy goes through in the intro chapter, it is having access to a newspaper denied to him that causes him to finally snap and unload a furious rant about what an awful human being Amical is.
* RansackedRoom: [[spoiler:Chapter 4 is begun by someone who thinks of himself an ex-mage breaking into Amical's mansion, destroying several of his wards, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and then spraypainting him out of his own portraits]]. He's most upset by that last one.]]
* RRatedOpening: The prologue chapter and the dream sequence referencing the events from it are the most horrific parts of the story to date.
* SacrificialLamb: The three captives who did not awaken in Chapter 1.
* ScheherezadeGambit: Billy pulls this in the first chapter when Amical recognizes him from [[ShowWithinAShow Pawnography.]]
* ShadowDiscretionShot: During the first dream sequence shadows of Independent slicing a person's throat play out on Curio's terrified face.
* ShipTease: [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/54947673535 AdrestiaxAsia was teased in the official Asia Blog.]]
* ShowWithinAShow: Billy Thatcher's Pawnography.
* SlasherSmile: Independent in the prologue and dream sequence.
* SlaveCollar: The Seedlings wear them as of the end of Chapter 1. When Billy argues that death collars aren't exactly good gifts for friends Amical simply responds that they must run in different circles.
* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Amical's manor in contrast to the caves featured in the prologue and dream sequences.
* SpeedStripes: Appear when Adrestia [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ attacks with a bear arm.]]
* StripBuffer: In order to maintain a project with 2 writers and 2 artists, the comic is usually 6 updates (2 weeks) ahead of schedule at any given time in case a CG, animation, sound effect or sprite is required during the compiling process.
* SuperDeformed: Sometimes the portraits will switch to chibi versions of the characters. Amical waving off a comment, Asia looking exasperated and Billy looking disgusted are examples we've seen as of Chapter 4.
* SupernaturalTeam: The protagonists are all freshly-minted Mages: a StreetSmart {{Heal|ingHands}}er and [[PartialTransformation tactical shapeshifter]], a cripplingly shy teenager who wields [[CastingAShadow darkness]] and [[MakeThemRot decay]], a scatterbrained young man with power over [[WindsOfDestinyChange Fate]], a [[ArbitrarySkepticism skeptical]] {{Mind Manipulat|ion}}or, and an InsufferableGenius wielder of PureMagic.
* TakeAThirdOption: Adrestia is given the choice to either fight and kill a child or be killed along with him in the pit. She decides, instead, to let the kid slit her throat so that she will die and he will live.
* TaughtByExperience: Despite Amical schooling the seedlings, this is how they are learning magic. A frustrated Asia calls Amical out on this in day 2, complaining that his lessons are just pointing a gun at them and expecting them to do things because he says so.
* TheTeaser: The comic starts with two badly beaten pre-galvanization escapees trying to flee, being hunted down by a shadow-obscured knife-wielding woman and her partner, who looks uncannily like Tyler. After the title card, the focus shifts to the protagonists proper, and no mention of the two escapees is made.
* TerseTalker: Ken Ellis talks like he has a rubber strap holding his mouth shut between sentence fragments.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Rick and Malloy are, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1727224/page-51-the-help/ exemplified in this strip.]]
* ThoughtControlledPower: There is no formal way of casting magic in the series. The seedlings simply focus on making their spells work using their individual focus and understanding of magic. No words or gestures required, though they can be used if the caster feels like it.
* TraumaButton: Any mentions to the place that the seedlings were acquired from. Curio in particular is traumatized by it. Billy also had a brutal flashback to his {{Fingore}} event when Amical threatened to send him back.
* UrbanFantasy
* VoiceGrunting: Intentionally averted. The creators have stated that the addition of voice grunting would raise file sizes and sounded bad in testing phase. One of the team says the only thing he regrets from that decision is not having an "Understood" sound clip for Asia.
* WebcomicTime: Averages at 100 updates per in-universe day.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Amical is nervous around the [[{{Necromancer}} Death Arcanum]] and related things, to the point where he attempts to downplay it to Curio, whose magic is focused on Death. He even pulls a gun on Curio using Death magic to rot a training dummy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Independent.
* YouWakeUpInARoom: The first scene after the prologue is a group of 8 people waking up in the back of a moving truck, submerged in darkness and unable to move. No one knows where they are, why they are there or where they are being taken to.
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Indices: Website.SmackJeeves, HorrorVisualNovels, KineticNovel, InteractiveComic, HorrorWebcomics, UsefulNotes.AdobeFlash, VisualNovel, UrbanFantasy, FanWebComics, FanWorks.TabletopGames


!!Awesome.{{Morphe}} (Move to Awesome.MorphE)

* Adrestia using Life magic to turn her arm into that of a bear to rip apart a training dummy.


!!Characters.{{Morphe}} (Move to Characters.MorphE)

Character page for the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}''. Beware '''spoilers!'''

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[[folder:The Seedlings]]
!!'''Billy Thatcher'''
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O. William “Billy” Thatcher is an American Chess International Grandmaster, successful writer and the star of his own A&E TV show [[ShowWithinAShow "Pawnography"]]. He is best known for his erratic and violent behavior on and off camera.

* AintTooProudToBeg: When recognized as a celebrity by Amical he starts offering anything he can to avoid the fight against Tyler.
* BadassBookworm: Visually Billy is the geekiest looking member of the team, even if he is prettied up for his television show. This does not stop him from having the most powerful mage abilities.
* BerserkButton: WordOfGod confirms that he '''hates''' being called "[[spoiler:Obie]]".
* BrainyBrunette: Male example.
* BrutalHonesty: One of Billy's "charming" characteristics. He pulls no punches.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://askbillythatcher.tumblr.com/ Found here.]]
* TheChessMaster: Both literally and figuratively. Though in tactics he tends to play more [[XanatosSpeedChess speed chess]].
* CrazyPeoplePlayChess: His quirks of personality aside, Francis implies that he's suffered delusional or outright hallucinatory episodes before.
* CursedWithAwesome: As far as he's concerned, however awful ''becoming'' a mage was, ''being'' a mage is awesome.
* DefiantCaptive: He isn't afraid to chew Amical out, and negotiates with him for concessions and privileges.
* DrinkOrder: Ginger ale and fountains of it.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler:Obediah]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: While in boxes and before his portrait even shows up for the first time, Billy is angrily shouting his name and berating Asia for her lack of sense in the situation.
* {{Fingore}}: Fresh out of the crate he has marks running along the base of his fingers. In the animated dream sequence we see (and hear) him [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ starring at his bleeding, fingerless hands]]
* FlippingTheTable: Billy has chosen this method of resigning on more than a few occasions.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's rude and abrasive, but he's a pretty noble leader, all things considered.
* HollywoodNerd: He comes across as a PrettyBoy, though one with an [[http://askbillythatcher.tumblr.com/post/88542883888/francis-well-you-didnt-say-who-it-had-to-be underwhelming]] {{Geek Physique|s}}.
* HotBlooded: He can match Adrestia for temper, and has less restraint due to being a reality TV star.
* InsufferableGenius: WordOfGod confirms that he's the smartest and most quick-witted character. He's good enough at chess to [[spoiler:beat Amical, despite Amical rewriting his own history to make himself a chess master and repeatedly cheating during the game]].
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Self-imposed. Billy cannot abide by how dumb other people can be and has an admitted tendency to burn his bridges.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He straight-up tells the others that he has more to lose than they.
* JerkassFacade: His public relationship with [[NumberTwo Francis]] is that of an abusive boyfriend. His ''private'' relationship with her involves them laughing at what a colossal asshole his public character is.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Contrast his treatment of Tyler and Curio or how he has been treating Asia during the bet in Chapter 3. He is impatient and insulting but caring enough to administer advice and help to the others no matter how bluntly it is presented.
* KickTheDog:
** Literally punts a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter fluffy puppy]] against the wall as part of a test. It's a [[EmotionEater Shadow spirit]] in animal form, but his willingness to do it appalls the other seedlings.
** Subverted with Francis. He claims to have fathered an unwanted child with her in front of the cameras...[[SlaveToPR because of his "heel" image and need for a cover story]]-their entire argument was a rehearsed act.
* TheLeader: Starts off as the level-headed, pragmatic variety.
* PetTheDog: Tends to be kinder towards and more concerned about Curio than the other Seedlings, once to the point of [[spoiler:saving his life from a frightened Amical by producing a distraction.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Billy wears suits and his trademark argyle. Never try to convince him that it isn't cool.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: And ''really'' smart people make it into a career.

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!!'''Tyler Dawn'''
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Tyler Dawn is a mixed-up young man with an affinity for escapism. He grew up in a small rural town in Ohio and moved on to study in New York. Through a love of fantasy novels and boredom with the mundane he finds himself diving in to the awakened world with more zeal than the other captives.

%%* AmnesiacDissonance
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* ButtMonkey: ''God damn it, Tyler...''
* CharacterBlog: [[http://asktylerdawn.tumblr.com/ Found here]]. Tyler's is taken care of by the only non-artist in the morphE crew so he voice acts and animates it using the comic's sprites.
* CodeName: Cypher Dawn. Named after one of his novel characters.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His default expression.
%%* FieryRedhead
* ForgetfulJones: He states early in the second chapter that he has had very poor memory retention since he was a child and his sister made him keep a journal to combat it.
* FunTShirt: An orange Courage Wolf T-Shirt with the text "Roll A Critical. Kill Them All". In an Ask Blog entry he states that it was a gift from his college D&D GM... [[ForgetfulJones whatever his name was.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1809735/chapter-2-page-31-grabby-hands/ He pokes Curio's trauma a little unintentionally.]] Billy is not pleased. Tyler is oblivious.
* TheMovieBuff: Considering he called the collars "Battle Royale" collars and asked if they were going to do a [[Film/HarryPotterandthePrisonerofAzkaban musical montage against the cupboard spirit.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: To the point where his pop culture knowledge is the fuel for his magic ability. When he was learning to cast he had to use fiction as a reference point for the impossible feats he was accomplishing.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Tyler is a red haired nerd and very unpopular with his fellow seedlings.
%%* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TwoFirstNames

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!!'''Asia Ellis'''
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Asia is an analytical and quiet person. Her knack for observation made her an excellent apprentice for reporter and legal guardian Ken Ellis. She tends to take everything at face value and has a hard time relating to people, though she tries her best to understand.

* ArbitrarySkepticism: Being an analytical reporter, Asia is incredulous when confronted with magical concepts, even after witnessing magic first-hand and Awakening as a mage herself.
* AgentScully: Asia rejects the idea of magic pretty sternly in the first two chapters.
* AmateurSleuth: Her adoptive father, an investigative reporter, brought her along to crime scenes.
* ApologeticAttacker: When forced to fight.
* ApologisesALot
* BackstoryHorror: Details of Asia's childhood are only lightly alluded to in the comic, but seem to involve being raised by a cult. Her [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/ Tumblr Ask Blog]] provides more context.
* BadLiar: LiteralMinded and without a deceptive bone in her body.
* BrutalHonesty: In contrast with Billy. Billy is unafraid to hurt people with the truth, especially when they deserve his ire. Asia is oblivious to the concept that the truth can be harmful at all. Billy's honesty is typically played for drama. Asia's for laughs.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Understood".
* CharacterBlog: [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/ Found here]]. Contains a few references to backstory and supporting cast that have not been introduced yet.
* TheComicallySerious: Especially when reviewing My Little Pony.
* TheConscience: Her role in the group appears to be this. When Billy cheats to win a bet and get phone calls to their families, Asia is the only one to protest, though she backs down when Billy suggests that she forego her prize if she objects.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hinted at often; Ken refers to the place of her upbringing as a cult. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/46632393343/full-view-here Our biggest clue is this Ask Asia entry.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Ken is the only figure from her past that she's shown to care about.
* HomeschooledKids: After whatever trauma she was put through as a small child, public school did not work out for her.
* IneptMage: As a consequence of her extremely rigid, logical worldview.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Asia's reaction to being forced to cheat in Chapter 3's magic test. She is an honest soul and had to trade going along with a lie for getting to speak with Ken. [[spoiler:She is also very displeased by having to keep Hizrim's presence a secret.]]
* LastNameBasis: She is very particular about honorifics.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Asia decides not to give herself a code name because Asia Ellis is not her birth name.
%%* MindOverManners
* MysteriousPast: Alluded to heavily in her [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com Character Ask Blog]]. So far in comic we know she has an adoptive guardian and that "Asia" is not her birthname.
* NoSenseOfHumor: She has a tendency of thinking jokes are stupid or needing them to be explained.
* TheQuietOne: Much prefers to observe and take stock of situations.
* TheSpock: {{Literal|Minded}}, [[TheStoic emotionally subdued]], [[NoSocialSkills socially inept]], and honest to a fault.
* TheStoic: Except when she's [[NotSoStoic allowed to talk to Ken]].

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!!'''Curio'''
Curio is a lurker. Be it on message boards or IRL, he keeps out of sight and watches. He is a big fan of Billy Thatcher and his television show. He is a fairly typical kid, now living a not so typical life.
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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* CastingAShadow: Curio's first use of Moros magic in [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1719776/page-47-spreading-darkness/ this strip.]]
* ConstantlyCurious: That word didn’t get on his head without a reason.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Though he is a Moros mage he is more likely to hide in shadows than perform necromancy.
* FanBoy: He is a gigantic Billy Thatcher fanboy and meeting his hero seems to be the only thing holding him together through this ordeal.
* ForcedToWatch: During the dream sequence we see him hanging on a chain and watching someone get their throat cut open.
* FunTShirt: [=<sarcasm>=]
* MakeThemRot: One of the ways he uses Death magic.
* NervousWreck: He breaks easily under pressure and has on more than one occasion faked his death to escape an unwelcome conversation.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Curio never uses his civilian name and [[spoiler:goes very quiet when Andy addresses him as Billy Hunter]].
* TheQuietOne: The quiet''est'' one.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Although it's not his fault, being forced to cut a woman's throat and Awakening as a Necromancer can't be good for a fifteen-year-old's psyche.
* ShrinkingViolet: Always, but on one memorable occasion he temporarily ''drops dead'' under pressure.

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!!'''Adrestia'''
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A streetwise girl from the streets of Chicago. She awoke as a Thyrsus mage.

* ActionGirl: After her crate is opened, she immediately attempts to take on the guards. It doesn’t go so well.
* BerserkButton: When she claimed not to have an exploitable weakness, Malloy mentioned some kids she was looking after and she was riled into a fury.
* BookDumb: In contrast to Asia's book smarts and social ignorance.
* BoyishShortHair: A pixie cut.
* BreakoutCharacter: During the first chapter she was quickly latched on to by the audience leading to her getting a larger focus.
* BrooklynRage: With street smarts and temper in spades.
* TheBrute: The only one of the initial captives who had seen combat prior to being kidnapped.
* CameBackStrong: When she revived in her fight with Curio she was an awakened Thyrsus Mage.
* CombatMedic: Physically she is the strongest of the Seedlings. She is also the healer of the party.
* DeathActivatedSuperpower: She awakens as a Thyrsus after Curio slits her throat.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first chapter sees her try to (unsuccessfully) attack Malloy and Amical 3 times and decide to let Curio kill her rather than fight him herself. This certainly helped establish her EnsembleDarkhorse status.
* HairTriggerTemper: Though she can usually restrain herself about two seconds into an outburst.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her attitude, she deeply cares for the children she works with, and shows protective impulses towards the other seedlings as well.
* TheLadette: She's the most rough-and-tumble one of the seedlings by a fair margin.
* LadySwearsALot
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name is unknown; she chose to use a [[MeaningfulName goddess of revenge]] as a Shadow Name. [[spoiler:Though an old acquaintance addresses her as Nicky.]]
* SatisfiedStreetRat: She doesn't seem too unhappy about her shabby rung on the socioeconomic ladder.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: A grizzly bear arm, to be precise.
* StreetSmart: Though she's the first to admit that she's BookDumb, she has a surprising range of talents, including [[spoiler:[[CombatMedic field surgery]]]].
* WouldntHurtAChild: It speaks volumes that she would rather die than lay a finger on Curio during their fight.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Amical's Manor]]
!!'''Amical'''
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Amical is a high powered Acanthus mage who owns a large manor and is known to throw extravagant parties. He is introduced as the host of the arena event where the Seedlings were first pit against one another in a battle to the death. He wields a flintlock pistol with stunning accuracy and the ability to fire multiple shots in rapid succession. He is exceptionally charismatic and makes no small effort to try and befriend the Seedlings and earn their trust and favor.

* AffablyEvil: To the spectators, at least, and he is happy to pamper the seedlings who survived his ordeals.
* AgentPeacock: He's emotive, vain, flouncy, a lover of sweets, and some of his clothes wouldn't look out of place in Versailles. He's also a dead eye with his pistol, runs a staff that would be a QuirkyMinibossSquad in their own right, and administers his Seedlings ruthlessly. It's implied that he's a master of at least one Arcanum, and he's demonstrated mastery of Forces, which takes grueling training and tutelage for any Acanthus to manage.
* AnythingThatMoves: WordOfGod is that he's into anyone and everything. Except [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes revenants]]. No hugs for revenants.
* BadassAdorable: Do not be fooled by the golden curls, it invites only defeat and disappointment.
* BeautyMark: Under his left eye.
* BerserkButton: If you damage his paintings he will get ''very'' angry.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As with most mages who have forgotten the nuances of the sleeping world. Amical is an interesting example because he sincerely believes that he is doing good and is offended when the Seedlings accuse him of evil.
%%* TheCharmer
* ComedicSociopathy: His hissy fits would be hilariously pathetic if they didn't include [[spoiler:hexes and headshots.]]
* CosmicRetcon: A perk of Time magic, and a useful tool for a TriggerHappy sociopath with poor impulse control.
* EasilyForgiven: Remember when Tyler said he would murder Amical in chapter 1? Seems Tyler is his biggest supporter now. Cross says that he's very good at getting his hooks into people.
* EvilMentor: Though this is more due to his BlueAndOrangeMorality than having malevolent designs -- not that that's any consolation to his victims.
* FriendlyEnemy: Not that he sees himself as the seedlings' enemy.
* GratuitousFrench: Likes to use French compliments to sound more cutesy and flirtatious.
* TheGunslinger: With a heavily enchanted pistol.
* HandsomeLech: Amical flirts with all seedlings of age. Despite his flirtatious attitude and charming demeanor he appears to be single.
* TheHedonist: Amical is quite childish, needy and desperate to earn the love of everyone, and gets upset if they cite reasons for disliking him such as his perchant for kidnapping or murder.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Thanks to magic.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He expects the seedlings to be grateful for being kidnapped into his tutelage.
* LargeHam: With flamboyant clothes, over-the-top mannerisms, and cutesy turns of phrase.
* LoveHungry: He needs everyone to love him. He will not allow anyone to think poorly of him for any reason at all, including kidnap and murder.
* ManChild: Consider how quickly he resorts to tears to get his way.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: There are hints that he is pressed for time in training the seedlings.
* SpotOfTea: Amical is quick to offer a cup of cherry tea in any situation.
* TimeMaster: As an Acanthus, he's naturally skilled with Time magic, [[spoiler:which he uses to CosmicRetcon his way out of killing Billy in a rage]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: A given for Amical to operate the way that he does in the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness Mage: The Awakening]] canon and canonical membership in the politically-minded Silver ladder.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Amical gets ''extremely'' nervous around [[{{Necromancy}} Death spells]] and things related, to the point where he attempts to downplay its existence to Curio (a ''Necromancer''), and instinctively draws his gun when Curio uses it to rot a training dummy.

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!!'''Malloy'''
Malloy is the head of Amical's "guard". A Mastigos mage by trade. A large man with tired and weary features. He has seen his fair share of Seedling in and out of the manor and has a thick skin about the entire affair, normally taking time to talk to the captives and explain to them how their predicament could be a lot worse.
[[quoteright:199:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malloy_small_2150.png]]

* BadPowersBadPeople: Has absolutely no qualms about using Mind magic to invade people's thoughts, identify loved ones that he can [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten]], use EmotionControl, and threaten to rewrite their brains, just to drive home that the Seedlings will never be safe from him.
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Though he bends this rule for Asia.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Malloy has been shown to rifle through the Seedling's pasts while speaking to them and remind them that he knows all about their lives and loved ones.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: He plays the big to Rick's small.
* CoDragons: With Rick.
* CoolOldGuy: Possibly the oldest, and a very skilled mage.
* EmotionControl: A spell that he uses on Adrestia when she is getting too angry to contain.
* EvilWearsBlack: Wherever he fits on the morality spectrum, he only ever wears black dress shirts and trousers.
* GentleGiant: He is the only one who takes pity on Asia's inability to cast.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He takes a role of protecting Asia because they follow the same mage path and Asia collects fatherly figures. His sprite is also so large that no one could possibly be taller than him without their head breaking the top of the frame.
* LieToTheBeholder: He uses Mind magic to make observers see himself and Asia as other people.
* NumberTwo: Rick outright calls him Amical's "Golden Boy" during a brief banter session in the opening chapter.
* ParentalSubstitute: He has become this for Asia. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/80428559185/fun-fact-asia-collects-father-figures Confirmed in Asia's ask blog.]]
* PunchClockVillain: He comes across more as a BeleagueredAssistant to Amical than a true villain, even when he's disposing of the bodies.
* {{Telepathy}}: Natural for a Mastigos.
* {{Teleportation}}: Space magic lets him fill this role on the team. Going by ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' rules, he's ''very'' good at it; teleporting a group requires mastery of the Space Arcanum and is increasingly difficult the more people are being moved.

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!!'''Rick'''
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[[caption-width-right:185:No nonesense.]]
A Thyrsus mage under Amical's employ, he has less patience than Malloy and is far less ready to speak with the Seedlings. He and Malloy are close friends and often trade jabs and insults.

* BaldOfEvil: He's AmbiguouslyEvil, but more overtly unpleasant than Malloy, at least.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Malloy's smaller counterpart.
* CoDragons: With Malloy.
* EvilWearsBlack: Wherever he fits on the morality spectrum, he only ever wears black dress shirts and trousers.
* HatesSmallTalk: Compare Rick waking the boys to Flux waking the girls each morning. Rick shuts down any attempt to talk with a simple "you're not the first group, you won't be the last, I don't bother remembering your faces anymore."
* PetTheDog: Has an uncharacteristically courteous moment with Billy to warn him about the hazards of being a mage in a world of {{Muggles}} and half-heartedly wish him luck.
* PunchClockVillain: Comes across as a bit unpleasant, but he's mostly just there to do his job.
* TattooedCrook: A large Thyrsus symbol over his eye.

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!!'''Flux'''
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A female mage under Amical's employ. Said to be very established with Matter magic. She often rambles in conversation and obviously finds socializing with the prisoners to be socially awkward.

* BerserkButton: Thinking she's being mocked.
--> '''Flux:''' I'm going to turn those beers you love into... ''[[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon cow shit!]]''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She is by far the least threatening of Amical's crew, but beneath her bubbly apologetic exterior is a powerful Obrimos mage. A five-on-one training match against her was supposed to be unfair... to the other five.
* MotorMouth: Expect any Flux comic to have endless panels of her talking, clarifying, correcting and apologizing... endlessly.
* NervousWreck: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1801592/chapter-2-page-21-a-ray-of-sunshine/ Two successive comics were devoted]] to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1802258/chapter-2-page-22-open-mouth/ her "foot in mouth" syndrome.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Her duties seem mostly to involve managing the manor and its defenses.

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!!'''Spectacle'''
A personable non-mage who has managed the manor grounds since before Amical took over the estate.
* DeadpanSnarker: "Avenge the flowers."
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He goes barefoot in his fancy suit.
* MustHaveNicotine: So much so that he lights up in the parlour without realizing what he was doing. When called out on it, he brushes it off by saying that Rick can fix any lung problems that crop up.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Almost certainly.
* SharpDressedMan: He wears a loud three-piece suit with a bow tie, despite being a gardener.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: He's as cold and disdainful to Asia as he is congenial to Tyler. [[spoiler:Sam's story about him would put him solidly in FauxAffablyEvil territory.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: He speaks quite casually about some of the horrible things going on in the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]] while explaining how Amical is a good boss by comparison. Also...
--> '''Tyler:''' Does (Amical) give these [[ExplosiveLeash collars]] to his guests?\\
'''Spectacle:''' ''*{{Beat|Panel}}*'' ...[[CasualKink I assumed it was a sex game]].
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:If they're to believed, he murdered Sam's sister in cold blood and was complicit in Amical's killing of Quantum's sister.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Agents]]
!! '''Andrew Cross'''
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Andy is a jittery, scarred, somewhat unstable Sleepwalker who holes up in a heavily guarded suburban bungalow when he’s not out breaking and entering. He seems to have a personal vendetta against Amical.

* BadassLongcoat: A black trench coat, perfect for entertaining guests and conducting home invasions.
* BadassNormal: He can hold his own against mages and other supernaturals, which takes pretty serious skill, and breaches the manor’s defenses without any effort. Even Malloy is cautious of him.
* BroughtDownToBadass: The loss of his magic doesn't stop him from being extremely capable in his own element. [[spoiler:Being able to break anything magic with a touch doesn't hurt either.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: On the one hand, the World of Darkness is eye-deep in conspiracies. On the other, his explanation for groups of people spending the night at a young, attractive friend's house for "private activities" is... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint mind control]].
* CrazyPrepared: During the Chapter 4 opening where he had all the tools and knowledge to handle Amical's defenses.
* DePowered: It's been strongly hinted he ''used'' to be a mage before some bizarre cranial injury. [[spoiler:When he Awakened as a child, his mother thought that he was hallucinating and turned him over to a brain surgeon of... questionable qualifications.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine member of the Agents -- extroverted, talkative, energetic, but not the most stable.
* JerkassFacade: As unpleasant as his paranoia makes him, he's the first person in the story to say that the seedlings' safety is more important than their strategic value, and [[spoiler:removes their collars at the first opportunity]].
* LaResistance: He and the Agents act like this against Amical.
* MotorMouth: He does like to talk.
* NoSocialSkills: Doesn't seem to notice when he's making people extremely uncomfortable.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest people in the comic, even in his combat boots.
* ProperlyParanoid: As anyone who antagonizes a cabal of mages ought to be. His house is locked up and {{Booby Trap}}ped to high heaven, and his suspicion of magical {{Tracking Chip}}s is justified in the setting.
* SailorsPonytail: A very long one. He must spend a lot on shampoo.
* WalkingTechbane: To magically imbued items, with spectacular results.

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!! '''Quantum'''
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A young mage who works against Amical. He leads a small group of like-minded former Seedlings, whom Andy refers to as the Agents.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: So he claims. [[spoiler:Awakened during a werewolf attack; found that Amical had killed his sister, believing she was him; and tried very hard to beat Amical to death, only to find that he wouldn't stay dead.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: First seen as an illusory disguise that Malloy places on himself to infiltrate Cross' hideout.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The phlegmatic one -- thoughtful, reserved, supportive of the Agents, and willing to reach out to the Seedlings.
* LaResistance: Has plans for his Agents to destroy Amical's operation -- and Amical himself.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: As any cautious mage would be.
* PsychicPowers: Adept in Mind magic.
* TheLeader: Seems to call the shots among the Agents.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Sees any sympathy for Amical as a sign that the person is emotionally compromised. [[spoiler:When the Seedlings don't join his plan, he writes them off as acceptable collateral damage.]]

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!! '''Emily'''
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An extremely quiet young mage, she became one of Quantum's Agents to oppose Amical.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First seen as an illusory disguise that Malloy places on Asia.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic -- stoic, extremely introverted, but uncompromising when she takes a stand.
* HiddenDepths: Looks frail, but refused to cooperate with Amical and completely stonewalled his coercion.
* LaResistance: Against Amical, with the other Agents.
* ShrinkingViolet: Struggles to get every word out, while her body language suggests that she's trying very hard to make herself implode to escape the conversation.

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!! '''Sam'''
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An abrasive, aggressive child mage, and one of Quantum's Agents. Sam has a very vocal grudge against Amical and no patience for anyone who questions her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Says that she Awakened as a mage at eight years old when she witnessed her sister's murder, got kidnapped by Amical, and found out that her parents had been emotionally broken in her absence.]]
* EnfantTerrible: A baby-faced, freckly, Girl Scout-looking homicidal mage with a vendetta.
* {{Foil}}: To Adrestia. They're both driven by wrath and agree that Amical deserves to die, but unlike Adrestia, Sam shows little regard for her teammates and is vocally happy to cut down anyone who gets in her way.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, naturally. Driven by rage, vengeance, and her plans to tear Amical apart.
* HairTriggerTemper: A pint-sized can of rage.
* {{Jerkass}}: If there's ever a pleasant word out of her mouth, the readers don't hear it.
* JerkassHasAPoint: That for all the people who hate Amical, he still keeps getting away with what he does. As for murdering everyone who enables him... perhaps not so much.
* LaResistance: Against Amical, with the other Agents.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
!!'''Independent/The Knife Wielding Woman'''
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A woman with iridescent hair who is somehow connected to the seedlings back-story. She has appeared only in the prologue and dream sequences so far. The word INDEPENDENT is carved into her forehead. Voiced by [=ChibiSilverWings=].

* BloodIsTheNewBlack: All art of her to date is coated in blood, both clothes and skin.
* HiddenEyes: How she is always displayed.
* KnifeNut: Her basic sprite features a knife. So far Asia's notebook, Asia's phone, Amical's gun and Amical's teacup are the only items that have been displayed on the sprite. Whether this is fanon or canon it is clear that having a knife attached to her sprite is significant.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Knocks out a running target with a beer can to the temple from over a hundred feet away.
* LaughingMad: Her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1677596/page-4-getem/ giggling]] is the first human voice in the comic.
* NoNameGiven: There is no official name for her yet. Comments call her anything from "Creepy Jailer", "Alecto", "The Laughing Lady". Independent is the closest to a canon name we have, given that Adrestia and Curio were referred to as Vengeful and Curious before they were named.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Tyler "Hangy" in the prologue.
* TheOphelia: Obviously she is quite mad and is described as giggling and skipping away during the second dream sequence.
* SignatureLaugh: The laughing sound effect for Independent.
* SlasherSmile: Both her sprite and animated self wear one.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Tased and kidnapped four high school kids who [[DisproportionateRetribution made fun of her]]. Of them, only Curio has been seen since.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Styled into PeekABangs.

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!!'''Hizrim'''
A strange entity that began talking to Asia telepathically after Cross vandalized Amical's wards and his portraits. He appears to believe Asia "freed" him at some point in the past. [[spoiler:Is actually a "pactin", a strange, stone-like acamoth from the Abyss, and the ArchEnemy of Andrew Coss.]]

* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler:Of Andrew Cross, who has been repeatedly able to seal him up.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: [[spoiler:Pactins are essentially sentient rocks that can only move north or south under their own power, but can dissolve themselves into the bloodstream of hosts to puppeteer them. Hizrim is stranger than most, because he can use magic; something that should be ''impossible'' for an Abyssal being, let alone a pactin.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Whatever he showed Asia about his past when asked ''horrified'' her. It apparently involved a murderer in high school, though whether he is the murderer in question or not...
* DisproportionateRetribution: Scrambles Billy's mind because he found him annoying.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He helps Asia with her magic and offers her information to help with her Emily disguise. On the other hand, [[spoiler: he's an Abyssal PuppeteerParasite who's infiltrating her body at the time, and pulls at GrandTheftMe when he gets tired of playing along]].
* HearingVoices: How his telepathy initially manifests.
* SealedEvilInACan: Initially, [[spoiler:the Abyss]]. Later, [[spoiler:a magic teapot.]] According to Cross, he's [[spoiler:very good at getting out of whatever latest can he's been put in; the longest imprisonment has been ten years.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Hizrim has been known to refer to Hizrim as The Hizrim in scenes.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Hizrim is the only character so far to be voiced on a regular basis.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Always uses "Hizrim" in place of "I", and also often uses "Asia" instead of "you" when speaking to her.
* TheVoice: The Whisper, more like...
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His text is written out of boxes, in monochrome white scattered across the screen, and his own voice has a weird disjointed quality to it.

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!! '''Laura'''
A self-styled "succubus" and friend to Amical.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: A scaly, blue-skinned redhead.
* CuteLittleFangs: And quite a lot of them.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Amical's always good for a meal.
* HornedHumanoid: Black ram's horns, to be precise.
* {{Humanshifting}}: Can take various human forms to be [[{{Masquerade}} inconspicuous]] -- or to [[ParanoiaFuel get people's guard down]].
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: "Succubus" is an inexact category in the World of Darkness, but she meets its [[HornyDevils defining attribute]] with flying colours.
* SickeninglySweethearts: She is... effusive... in her kindness towards her "dear little Ami".
* StatuesqueStunner: In her natural form.

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!! '''Ken Ellis'''
Ken is Asia's adoptive father and an investigative reporter who specializes in crime scenes and gang activity.
* AgentScully: Brushes off [[spoiler:Cross disintegrating Asia's and Billy's collars with a touch]] as a trick of some sort.
* IntrepidReporter: One with police connections and extensive credits to his name.
* NotSoStoic: After weeks of stress, he enjoys [[spoiler:whacking Cross with a stick]] a bit more than he admits he should.
* TheStoic: He's exceptionally emotionally subdued, though he's a bit less reserved when speaking with Asia.
* TerseTalker: A sentence fragment is pretty verbose by his standards.

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!! '''Francis Visser'''
Billy's "Glorified Gofer", the better half of the ''Pawnography'' crew and a stabilizing force in his life.
* AFriendInNeed: Though he might downplay it, Billy is this to her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Zig-zagged. She and Billy have a lot of fun inventing relationship drama to drive up ratings -- which isn't to say that he's not a difficult boss anyway.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: She's not reckless, just competitive.
* GirlFriday: While Billy's the star talent in Pawnography, there's no question that Francis is the one who keeps it all running from behind the scenes.
* UnfazedEveryman: Methodically, calmly reasons through Billy's mysterious situation, even when she asks whether he's gotten involved with the mob. [[spoiler:Later, she's willing to consider that she's witnessed actual magic, and is likely becoming a Sleepwalker.]]

[[/folder]]
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Index: Characters.WebComics

!!Funny.{{Morphe}} (Move to Funny.MorphE)

* [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1847956/chapter-2-page-58-small-talk-with-asia-ellis/ An entire week of updates in Chapter 2]] involved Amical trying desperately to have a conversation with Asia and finding it excruciatingly difficult.
* The awkward moment in Chapter 3 where [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1938513/chapter-3-page-39-arts-and-crafts/ Curio insults the training dummies and Amical revealed that he made them himself.]]
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Index: Funny.WebComics



!!Heartwarming.{{Morphe}} (Move to Heartwarming.MorphE)

* Asia breaking down in tears and smiling for the first time during her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1975993/chapter-3-page-68-ken-ellis/ 3 page phone call with Ken.]]
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!!WMG.{{Morphe}} (Move to WMG.MorphE)

[[WMG:The other potential seedlings aren't really dead]]
Amical shows disgust at death magic, his gun is shown to have some ''very'' serious enchantments, and an official image suggests that he has far more empathy than one would expect from a smiling murderer. (That, and I really want to like him.)

[[WMG:Amical is a Seer of the Throne, and the comic depicts the recruitment and training process]]
The traditions are generally depicted as recruiting mages during or after their awakening, and tend avoid slavery for the obvious reason that enslaving a mage tends to come back to bite you much harder than any benefit you could possibly get from it. Plus, y'know, all the blatant, murderous evil.

He's telling them they're on the standard paths because he wants to use them as infiltrators into the Traditional groups.
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Index: WMG.WebComics


!!YMMV.{{Morphe}} (Move to YMMV.MorphE)

* AuthorAvatar: It'd be easy to look at Craig, the writer/compiler and then Tyler and assume he was a self-insert. It doesn't help when Craig keeps posting images of himself [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/files/Craig.jpg dressed as Tyler.]]
* CargoShip: The first ever morphE fan-fic was a [[http://morphethecomic.tumblr.com/post/59264168082/alexis-royce-robotsandink-tricia-made-me-do slashfic of Billy's sweater and Tyler's shirt.]]
* DracoInLeatherPants: Amical has become one from the looks of the comment section. He works hard to please.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Adrestia.
* EpilepticTrees: Regarding the self-described "succubus" and HornedHumanoid Laura, thanks to the SharedUniverse of the World of Darkness having quite a few beings that could claim the title, ranging from benign to BlueAndOrangeMorality to AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* HollywoodPudgy: Flux. To the point that most people assumed she was not female in her first appearance despite the text box outright labeling her as such.
* MindGameShip: Billy/Amical.
* TheUntwist: A familiar looking sprite appears in the prologue with the knife wielding woman. The dream sequence reveals it to be Tyler. Which was so obvious that people assumed it was a red herring.

Added DiffLines:

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!!Webcomic.{{Morphe}} (Move to Webcomic.MorphE)

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[[caption-width-right:300:Of course they're here willingly.]]

->''"Oh, don't worry, my new little Sprout. His frail mind can't handle all the wonderful things coming out of yours. He would be left to wallow in some madhouse, or to wander the streets. Really, this is so much kinder."''

Hosted on Website/SmackJeeves, ''[[http://www.morphe.smackjeeves.com morphE]]'' is a horror webcomic set in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' universe with a distinctly VisualNovel style. After their rescue from a madwoman's hellish subterranean caverns, five humans have their eyes opened to the dark truth lurking under normal society. A "benefactor" takes them in, but he’s a cold-blooded killer with a deadly fixation on the new mages. In a world of magic, vampires, werewolves, ghosts and far creepier creatures, can he be trusted? Can anyone?

''morphE'' is updated in Flash and features [[MediumBlending some interactive elements]] such as [[PixelHunt point and click]] pages and [[ButThouMust adventure game]] inspired updates. The creators have a slew of BonusMaterial on the [[http://morphethecomic.tumblr.com/ official Tumblr Page]] which includes some backstory, animations and information that is not evident in the comic itself. The story originated as a tabletop game played between the four creators [[CreatorCouple (a pair of married couples)]] and is being rewritten for brevity and to create a better flow for the story.

The comic ended in October 2017.

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!!''morphE'' provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Ignoring the code names we have Asia Ellis alongside Billy Thatcher. Even with the code names we have Rick and Flux. (In Asia's case, it's known that she had a ''weird'' childhood.)
* AffablyEvil: The "benefactor" in question, Amical, is a pretty sweet and friendly individual, a lot like a big kid... and he happily guns down Sleepers who don't make the cut in his Awakening death matches, and deliberately attempts to manipulate his "seedlings" into StockholmSyndrome.
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: Camden Dawn. She works at a behavioral health clinic, is keen to provide Tyler's case history when he lies about being in care for a failed suicide attempt. Even without the fate spell, Tyler can't tell her anything.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: A comment once stated it was difficult to believe Billy could dictate a game of chess verbally because it would be impossible to keep track of the pieces or a dispute would break out. In reality grandmasters have been known to play multiple games while blindfolded (both Verbal Chess and Blindfold Chess are variations of the game) and the world record for most games played simultaneously through Verbal play is 32. Not only is that feat possible for Billy but it would be simple for him.
* AmbidextrousSprite: Billy and Malloy are the only characters who routinely switch from left-facing to right. Curio and Tyler seem doomed to face their respective directions for the rest of their lives due to their T-Shirts.
* AndIMustScream: The subject of the second dream sequence.
* AnotherDimension: Confirmed in Chapter 2 that [=morphE's=] setting contains [[{{Heaven}} The Aether]], [[LandOfFaerie Arcadia]], The Primal Wilds, [[TheUnderworld Stygia]] and [[{{Hell}} Pandemonium.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: Asia Ellis.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1855012/chapter-2-page-64-skeptic/ "How can I picture something which doesn't exist?"]].
* AssumedWin: Tyler was guilty of this in his battle with Billy. It got him shot in the shoulder to prevent the fight being one-sided.
* AuraVision: Various updates have "Mage Sight". So far it has been used for [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1784893/chapter-2-page-13-emotional-urging/ Mind Sight]] to show a character being mentally manipulated, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1834107/chapter-2-page-50-analyze-life/ Life Sight]] to see living beings, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1875512/chapter-2-page-77-fivesies/ Prime Sight]] to see the magical aura exuding from people and enchanted objects and [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1959061/chapter-3-page-55-second-sight/ Spirit Sight]] to see spirits which have latched on to people.
* BadDreams:
** [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ The seedlings suffer them at the end of their first night.]]
** [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ And their second night, too.]]
* BeatPanel: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1938513/chapter-3-page-39-arts-and-crafts/ Curio "complimenting" Amical's training dummy design.]]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Amical makes it very clear that the Seedlings will not have privacy in the manor. Malloy is quick to remind Asia and Adrestia that he can read their minds and knows all about their loved ones.
* BigFancyHouse: Amical's manor is quite well-appointed. It also seems to have a source of raw mana and is implied to contain a Demesne, in which case part of Amical's soul is stashed away somewhere to empower nearby magic.
* BottomlessMagazines: A flintlock pistol can normally fire one at a time and requires a reload of bullet and powder. Amical's magical gun [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1747280/page-64-ta-da/ can shoot ten bullets in under a second.]]
* ButThouMust: The interactive segments in the [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ second dream]] and [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1884886/chapter-3-page-2-wits-composure/ Investigation Mode.]]
* CharacterBlog: The About page links to Tumblr ask blogs run by some members of the cast.
* ClockTower: The Acanthus watch tower.
* CodeName: The seedlings use them to hide their true names.
* CombatMedic: Adrestia is a life mage. And also the strongest Seedling.
* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts: Malloy plays this straight when reading Adrestia's mind in the first chapter, though it seems to be through experience. Asia's brief attempts [[spoiler:even with Hizrim's help]] give us a barrage of unsorted images without context.
* TheComicallySerious: Asia. Particularly in her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1847956/chapter-2-page-58-small-talk-with-asia-ellis/ one-on-one training with Amical.]]
* CrapsackWorld: A ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' staple.
* CuteIsEvil: [[spoiler:Amical's first live opponent for training is a cute puppy...who is actually a manifested [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken pity spirit]]. It initially attempts to trick the Seedlings into [[EmotionEater feeding it]] when Billy literally decides to KickTheSonOfABitch, but quickly turns vicious when they realize the thing is simply being smart in its Essence gathering.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Curio, as with most [[{{Necromancer}} Moros]]. He's a sweet, somewhat shy kid who Awoke his CastingAShadow powers out of remorse when he believed he accidentally killed Adrestia, after she [[HeroicSacrifice told him to do so to save himself]].
* DeadlyGame
* DeathActivatedSuperpower: Adrestia does not awaken as a mage until she has had her throat slit open by Curio.
* DeathGlare: Amical [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1766728/page-75-the-end-of-the-beginning/ pulls one out at the end of chapter 1.]] It's the first instance of a non-standard sprite, too.
* DieOrFly: Amical's approach to mage awakening.
* DiesWideOpen: So three [=CGs=] so far have depicted people dead with cold empty eyes wide open.
* DrivingQuestion: Why is Amical training mages and how did the seedlings end up in crates with no memory of how they got there.
* DysfunctionJunction: And how.
* EasilyForgiven: Amical in general. In chapter 1 Tyler growls "I'm going to murder you for that!" after being shot in the shoulder. By the end of chapter 3 he is Amical's biggest fan among the seedlings.
* EmotionEater: Spirits. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1929946/chapter-3-page-36-cannibalistic-nature/ As explained in one of Amical's Magic Lectures.]]
* EvilLaugh: The reason to turn your speakers on (or off, depending on how late at night you're reading it).
* ExplosiveLeash: The collars that the seedlings wear as of the end of Chapter 1.
* ExpositionDiagram: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1818817/chapter-2-page-34-pretty-amicals-magic-lecture/ Pretty Mr. Amical's Magic Lecture]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Curio's first spell-Amical's pushing causes him to have a panic attack and instinctively trigger the Death ability Suppress Own Life, putting him in a state of deathlike suspended animation until he calms down a little.]]
* {{Fingore}}: In an animated flashback, [[spoiler:Billy Thatcher]] is shown with their fingers chopped off. Luckily, magic can fix that.
* FlashbackNightmare:
** The previously mentioned [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ animated flashback.]]
** It now has a [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1901549/chapter-3-page-18-open-your-eyes/ follow-up including a seedling speaking with the woman from the prologue.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: One of the 8 captives was exceptionally cold about the InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath situation and went in to kill Asia right away, acknowledging that it was the best way to survive. It did not save him.
* FriendlyEnemy: Amical. Not too shocking, given his name.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The Amical paintings. Most seem normal enough but hidden in [=CG=] scenes are things like Amical as a mermaid or escaping the SkiFree yeti. Other examples are being pointed out in investigation mode.
%%* FunctionalMagic
* GildedCage: Amical's manor.
* {{Gorn}}: The prologue and dream sequence are pretty blood-soaked.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: The Chapter 3 phone calls where the seedlings get to speak to their loved ones but cannot reveal any details of their kidnapping. Asia ends up crying because of how desperate she is to tell Ken the truth.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: The man in glasses during the first chapter.
* HearingVoices: [[spoiler:Asia has apparently noticed something about the vandalized portraits the others haven't. And now it's talking to her.]]
* HiddenEyes: Independent is displayed this way in the prologue and second dream sequence.
* HollywoodHealing: Billy's finger scars and Adrestia's slit throat do not show up after their healing. One would assume the same is true of Tyler's bullet wound, too.
* HowDoIShotWeb: How [=morphE=] starts out. 5 seedlings all trying to learn to use their newly awoken abilities.
* ICallItVera: Amical's gun, Fivesies. He [[CompanionCube pets it]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Billy's reaction to Asia being upset that he cheated in the second magic lesson. The phone calls are more important than Asia's honest streak and if she wanted to win fairly then she should have not made it necessary for Billy to cheat in the first place.
* IKnowYourTrueName: The very reason the seedling group are forced to give themselves code names. Amical gleefully reveals his knowledge of their names in [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1809096/chapter-2-page-28-cypher-dawn/ this comic]].
* IndecisiveMedium: It's a webcomic trying its hardest to be a visual novel with gameplay elements.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler:[[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/2075482/47-w-gh/ Paradox]]]] strains the Fourth Wall, apparently.
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Amical.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Adrestia uses a shattered floor tile to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1714482/page-45-shard/ cut her own neck open.]]
* JediMindTrick: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1784893/chapter-2-page-13-emotional-urging/ Malloy uses this on Adrestia]] early on in Chapter 2.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: Clues and context are rationed off very slowly but with enough frequency to keep the topics interesting. Amical's purpose and the seedlings individual histories are often revisited topics.
* LadiesAndGerms: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1705913/page-35-fans-in-high-places/ "Ladies, Gentlemen and everything adorably in-between"]].
* LamePunReaction: Tyler is left upset and defeated when trying to joke about [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ Adrestia's "bear hands".]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All of the seedlings remember their ordinary lives. Perhaps a blue flash.... and then they were in crates on the back of a truck being dropped off at Amical's manor.
* LectureAsExposition: Pretty Mr. Amical's Magic Lecture. Used once per chapter to colorfully explain the particulars of this take on the World of Darkness universe to the characters and audience.
* LimitedWardrobe: As with most visual novel games. Amical gets an early change of outfit. But he's rich and can afford more than one shirt.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler:Amical shoots Thatcher in the head...next comic, he regains control of his temper and uses [[TimeMaster Shifting Sands]] to undo it.]]
* MagicAIsMagicA: As with the laws of TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening.
* TheMagocracy: As per TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening.
* ManaPotion: Amical's tass tea according to his lecture on day 3.
* {{Masquerade}}: As per TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening. Amical claims that a mundane human who witnesses magic would GoMadFromTheRevelation. Though he says this after killing them.
* MediumBlending: A webcomic that "plays" like a visual novel. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ Complete with cut-scenes]]
* MentorShip: Amical has made passes at every character who is of age. So far [[NoSocialSkills Asia]] is the only one who didn't seem phased by this.
* MercyKill: Amical shoots the man with glasses after Asia psychically attacks his mind. He said that his mortal brain could not handle all the magic that was being thrust upon him. [[spoiler: Although those familiar with World of Darkness canon would know he could have had Malloy wipe his mind of the event and send him on his way.]]
* MindOverManners: Asia Ellis.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Chess is serious business in the morphE world. REALLY serious.
* NoNameGiven: The 3 captives who died in the first chapter. WordOfGod says the woman was named Diana, the shirtless man was Devin and the man with the glasses was Desmond.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: How Billy regards cheating on the second magic lesson. Everything is nice and fair as long as Amical doesn't find out that he pushed Asia's dummy down.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tyler vs Billy in Chapter 1. Tyler towards Billy before Amical shot him and then Billy had no problems beating on Tyler until they each awakened.
* OntologicalMystery: Though there are some vague answers to their predicament, the surviving Seedlings still have no idea why they ended up at Amical's manor and have no way of escaping. It's been hinted that [[spoiler:he saved them from something ''even worse''. It involves out-of-control spirits.]]
* PartialTransformation: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ Adrestia uses the arm of a grizzly bear]] to attack Amical's training mannequin.
* PixelHunt: Part of [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1884886/chapter-3-page-2-wits-composure/ "Investigation Mode"]]. Pressing the tab button can reveal the locations of each item for those who don't want to go through the frustration.
* RageBreakingPoint: After everything Billy goes through in the intro chapter, it is having access to a newspaper denied to him that causes him to finally snap and unload a furious rant about what an awful human being Amical is.
* RansackedRoom: [[spoiler:Chapter 4 is begun by someone who thinks of himself an ex-mage breaking into Amical's mansion, destroying several of his wards, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and then spraypainting him out of his own portraits]]. He's most upset by that last one.]]
* RRatedOpening: The prologue chapter and the dream sequence referencing the events from it are the most horrific parts of the story to date.
* SacrificialLamb: The three captives who did not awaken in Chapter 1.
* ScheherezadeGambit: Billy pulls this in the first chapter when Amical recognizes him from [[ShowWithinAShow Pawnography.]]
* ShadowDiscretionShot: During the first dream sequence shadows of Independent slicing a person's throat play out on Curio's terrified face.
* ShipTease: [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/54947673535 AdrestiaxAsia was teased in the official Asia Blog.]]
* ShowWithinAShow: Billy Thatcher's Pawnography.
* SlasherSmile: Independent in the prologue and dream sequence.
* SlaveCollar: The Seedlings wear them as of the end of Chapter 1. When Billy argues that death collars aren't exactly good gifts for friends Amical simply responds that they must run in different circles.
* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Amical's manor in contrast to the caves featured in the prologue and dream sequences.
* SpeedStripes: Appear when Adrestia [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ attacks with a bear arm.]]
* StripBuffer: In order to maintain a project with 2 writers and 2 artists, the comic is usually 6 updates (2 weeks) ahead of schedule at any given time in case a CG, animation, sound effect or sprite is required during the compiling process.
* SuperDeformed: Sometimes the portraits will switch to chibi versions of the characters. Amical waving off a comment, Asia looking exasperated and Billy looking disgusted are examples we've seen as of Chapter 4.
* SupernaturalTeam: The protagonists are all freshly-minted Mages: a StreetSmart {{Heal|ingHands}}er and [[PartialTransformation tactical shapeshifter]], a cripplingly shy teenager who wields [[CastingAShadow darkness]] and [[MakeThemRot decay]], a scatterbrained young man with power over [[WindsOfDestinyChange Fate]], a [[ArbitrarySkepticism skeptical]] {{Mind Manipulat|ion}}or, and an InsufferableGenius wielder of PureMagic.
* TakeAThirdOption: Adrestia is given the choice to either fight and kill a child or be killed along with him in the pit. She decides, instead, to let the kid slit her throat so that she will die and he will live.
* TaughtByExperience: Despite Amical schooling the seedlings, this is how they are learning magic. A frustrated Asia calls Amical out on this in day 2, complaining that his lessons are just pointing a gun at them and expecting them to do things because he says so.
* TheTeaser: The comic starts with two badly beaten pre-galvanization escapees trying to flee, being hunted down by a shadow-obscured knife-wielding woman and her partner, who looks uncannily like Tyler. After the title card, the focus shifts to the protagonists proper, and no mention of the two escapees is made.
* TerseTalker: Ken Ellis talks like he has a rubber strap holding his mouth shut between sentence fragments.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Rick and Malloy are, [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1727224/page-51-the-help/ exemplified in this strip.]]
* ThoughtControlledPower: There is no formal way of casting magic in the series. The seedlings simply focus on making their spells work using their individual focus and understanding of magic. No words or gestures required, though they can be used if the caster feels like it.
* TraumaButton: Any mentions to the place that the seedlings were acquired from. Curio in particular is traumatized by it. Billy also had a brutal flashback to his {{Fingore}} event when Amical threatened to send him back.
* UrbanFantasy
* VoiceGrunting: Intentionally averted. The creators have stated that the addition of voice grunting would raise file sizes and sounded bad in testing phase. One of the team says the only thing he regrets from that decision is not having an "Understood" sound clip for Asia.
* WebcomicTime: Averages at 100 updates per in-universe day.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Amical is nervous around the [[{{Necromancer}} Death Arcanum]] and related things, to the point where he attempts to downplay it to Curio, whose magic is focused on Death. He even pulls a gun on Curio using Death magic to rot a training dummy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Independent.
* YouWakeUpInARoom: The first scene after the prologue is a group of 8 people waking up in the back of a moving truck, submerged in darkness and unable to move. No one knows where they are, why they are there or where they are being taken to.
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Indices: Website.SmackJeeves, HorrorVisualNovels, KineticNovel, InteractiveComic, HorrorWebcomics, UsefulNotes.AdobeFlash, VisualNovel, UrbanFantasy, FanWebComics, FanWorks.TabletopGames


!!Awesome.{{Morphe}} (Move to Awesome.MorphE)

* Adrestia using Life magic to turn her arm into that of a bear to rip apart a training dummy.


!!Characters.{{Morphe}} (Move to Characters.MorphE)

Character page for the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}''. Beware '''spoilers!'''

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[[folder:The Seedlings]]
!!'''Billy Thatcher'''
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O. William “Billy” Thatcher is an American Chess International Grandmaster, successful writer and the star of his own A&E TV show [[ShowWithinAShow "Pawnography"]]. He is best known for his erratic and violent behavior on and off camera.

* AintTooProudToBeg: When recognized as a celebrity by Amical he starts offering anything he can to avoid the fight against Tyler.
* BadassBookworm: Visually Billy is the geekiest looking member of the team, even if he is prettied up for his television show. This does not stop him from having the most powerful mage abilities.
* BerserkButton: WordOfGod confirms that he '''hates''' being called "[[spoiler:Obie]]".
* BrainyBrunette: Male example.
* BrutalHonesty: One of Billy's "charming" characteristics. He pulls no punches.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://askbillythatcher.tumblr.com/ Found here.]]
* TheChessMaster: Both literally and figuratively. Though in tactics he tends to play more [[XanatosSpeedChess speed chess]].
* CrazyPeoplePlayChess: His quirks of personality aside, Francis implies that he's suffered delusional or outright hallucinatory episodes before.
* CursedWithAwesome: As far as he's concerned, however awful ''becoming'' a mage was, ''being'' a mage is awesome.
* DefiantCaptive: He isn't afraid to chew Amical out, and negotiates with him for concessions and privileges.
* DrinkOrder: Ginger ale and fountains of it.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler:Obediah]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: While in boxes and before his portrait even shows up for the first time, Billy is angrily shouting his name and berating Asia for her lack of sense in the situation.
* {{Fingore}}: Fresh out of the crate he has marks running along the base of his fingers. In the animated dream sequence we see (and hear) him [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ starring at his bleeding, fingerless hands]]
* FlippingTheTable: Billy has chosen this method of resigning on more than a few occasions.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's rude and abrasive, but he's a pretty noble leader, all things considered.
* HollywoodNerd: He comes across as a PrettyBoy, though one with an [[http://askbillythatcher.tumblr.com/post/88542883888/francis-well-you-didnt-say-who-it-had-to-be underwhelming]] {{Geek Physique|s}}.
* HotBlooded: He can match Adrestia for temper, and has less restraint due to being a reality TV star.
* InsufferableGenius: WordOfGod confirms that he's the smartest and most quick-witted character. He's good enough at chess to [[spoiler:beat Amical, despite Amical rewriting his own history to make himself a chess master and repeatedly cheating during the game]].
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Self-imposed. Billy cannot abide by how dumb other people can be and has an admitted tendency to burn his bridges.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He straight-up tells the others that he has more to lose than they.
* JerkassFacade: His public relationship with [[NumberTwo Francis]] is that of an abusive boyfriend. His ''private'' relationship with her involves them laughing at what a colossal asshole his public character is.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Contrast his treatment of Tyler and Curio or how he has been treating Asia during the bet in Chapter 3. He is impatient and insulting but caring enough to administer advice and help to the others no matter how bluntly it is presented.
* KickTheDog:
** Literally punts a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter fluffy puppy]] against the wall as part of a test. It's a [[EmotionEater Shadow spirit]] in animal form, but his willingness to do it appalls the other seedlings.
** Subverted with Francis. He claims to have fathered an unwanted child with her in front of the cameras...[[SlaveToPR because of his "heel" image and need for a cover story]]-their entire argument was a rehearsed act.
* TheLeader: Starts off as the level-headed, pragmatic variety.
* PetTheDog: Tends to be kinder towards and more concerned about Curio than the other Seedlings, once to the point of [[spoiler:saving his life from a frightened Amical by producing a distraction.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Billy wears suits and his trademark argyle. Never try to convince him that it isn't cool.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: And ''really'' smart people make it into a career.

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!!'''Tyler Dawn'''
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Tyler Dawn is a mixed-up young man with an affinity for escapism. He grew up in a small rural town in Ohio and moved on to study in New York. Through a love of fantasy novels and boredom with the mundane he finds himself diving in to the awakened world with more zeal than the other captives.

%%* AmnesiacDissonance
%%* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* ButtMonkey: ''God damn it, Tyler...''
* CharacterBlog: [[http://asktylerdawn.tumblr.com/ Found here]]. Tyler's is taken care of by the only non-artist in the morphE crew so he voice acts and animates it using the comic's sprites.
* CodeName: Cypher Dawn. Named after one of his novel characters.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His default expression.
%%* FieryRedhead
* ForgetfulJones: He states early in the second chapter that he has had very poor memory retention since he was a child and his sister made him keep a journal to combat it.
* FunTShirt: An orange Courage Wolf T-Shirt with the text "Roll A Critical. Kill Them All". In an Ask Blog entry he states that it was a gift from his college D&D GM... [[ForgetfulJones whatever his name was.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1809735/chapter-2-page-31-grabby-hands/ He pokes Curio's trauma a little unintentionally.]] Billy is not pleased. Tyler is oblivious.
* TheMovieBuff: Considering he called the collars "Battle Royale" collars and asked if they were going to do a [[Film/HarryPotterandthePrisonerofAzkaban musical montage against the cupboard spirit.]]
* PopCulturedBadass: To the point where his pop culture knowledge is the fuel for his magic ability. When he was learning to cast he had to use fiction as a reference point for the impossible feats he was accomplishing.
* RedheadsAreUncool: Tyler is a red haired nerd and very unpopular with his fellow seedlings.
%%* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* TwoFirstNames

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!!'''Asia Ellis'''
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Asia is an analytical and quiet person. Her knack for observation made her an excellent apprentice for reporter and legal guardian Ken Ellis. She tends to take everything at face value and has a hard time relating to people, though she tries her best to understand.

* ArbitrarySkepticism: Being an analytical reporter, Asia is incredulous when confronted with magical concepts, even after witnessing magic first-hand and Awakening as a mage herself.
* AgentScully: Asia rejects the idea of magic pretty sternly in the first two chapters.
* AmateurSleuth: Her adoptive father, an investigative reporter, brought her along to crime scenes.
* ApologeticAttacker: When forced to fight.
* ApologisesALot
* BackstoryHorror: Details of Asia's childhood are only lightly alluded to in the comic, but seem to involve being raised by a cult. Her [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/ Tumblr Ask Blog]] provides more context.
* BadLiar: LiteralMinded and without a deceptive bone in her body.
* BrutalHonesty: In contrast with Billy. Billy is unafraid to hurt people with the truth, especially when they deserve his ire. Asia is oblivious to the concept that the truth can be harmful at all. Billy's honesty is typically played for drama. Asia's for laughs.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Understood".
* CharacterBlog: [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/ Found here]]. Contains a few references to backstory and supporting cast that have not been introduced yet.
* TheComicallySerious: Especially when reviewing My Little Pony.
* TheConscience: Her role in the group appears to be this. When Billy cheats to win a bet and get phone calls to their families, Asia is the only one to protest, though she backs down when Billy suggests that she forego her prize if she objects.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hinted at often; Ken refers to the place of her upbringing as a cult. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/46632393343/full-view-here Our biggest clue is this Ask Asia entry.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Ken is the only figure from her past that she's shown to care about.
* HomeschooledKids: After whatever trauma she was put through as a small child, public school did not work out for her.
* IneptMage: As a consequence of her extremely rigid, logical worldview.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Asia's reaction to being forced to cheat in Chapter 3's magic test. She is an honest soul and had to trade going along with a lie for getting to speak with Ken. [[spoiler:She is also very displeased by having to keep Hizrim's presence a secret.]]
* LastNameBasis: She is very particular about honorifics.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Asia decides not to give herself a code name because Asia Ellis is not her birth name.
%%* MindOverManners
* MysteriousPast: Alluded to heavily in her [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com Character Ask Blog]]. So far in comic we know she has an adoptive guardian and that "Asia" is not her birthname.
* NoSenseOfHumor: She has a tendency of thinking jokes are stupid or needing them to be explained.
* TheQuietOne: Much prefers to observe and take stock of situations.
* TheSpock: {{Literal|Minded}}, [[TheStoic emotionally subdued]], [[NoSocialSkills socially inept]], and honest to a fault.
* TheStoic: Except when she's [[NotSoStoic allowed to talk to Ken]].

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!!'''Curio'''
Curio is a lurker. Be it on message boards or IRL, he keeps out of sight and watches. He is a big fan of Billy Thatcher and his television show. He is a fairly typical kid, now living a not so typical life.
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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* CastingAShadow: Curio's first use of Moros magic in [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1719776/page-47-spreading-darkness/ this strip.]]
* ConstantlyCurious: That word didn’t get on his head without a reason.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Though he is a Moros mage he is more likely to hide in shadows than perform necromancy.
* FanBoy: He is a gigantic Billy Thatcher fanboy and meeting his hero seems to be the only thing holding him together through this ordeal.
* ForcedToWatch: During the dream sequence we see him hanging on a chain and watching someone get their throat cut open.
* FunTShirt: [=<sarcasm>=]
* MakeThemRot: One of the ways he uses Death magic.
* NervousWreck: He breaks easily under pressure and has on more than one occasion faked his death to escape an unwelcome conversation.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Curio never uses his civilian name and [[spoiler:goes very quiet when Andy addresses him as Billy Hunter]].
* TheQuietOne: The quiet''est'' one.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Although it's not his fault, being forced to cut a woman's throat and Awakening as a Necromancer can't be good for a fifteen-year-old's psyche.
* ShrinkingViolet: Always, but on one memorable occasion he temporarily ''drops dead'' under pressure.

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!!'''Adrestia'''
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A streetwise girl from the streets of Chicago. She awoke as a Thyrsus mage.

* ActionGirl: After her crate is opened, she immediately attempts to take on the guards. It doesn’t go so well.
* BerserkButton: When she claimed not to have an exploitable weakness, Malloy mentioned some kids she was looking after and she was riled into a fury.
* BookDumb: In contrast to Asia's book smarts and social ignorance.
* BoyishShortHair: A pixie cut.
* BreakoutCharacter: During the first chapter she was quickly latched on to by the audience leading to her getting a larger focus.
* BrooklynRage: With street smarts and temper in spades.
* TheBrute: The only one of the initial captives who had seen combat prior to being kidnapped.
* CameBackStrong: When she revived in her fight with Curio she was an awakened Thyrsus Mage.
* CombatMedic: Physically she is the strongest of the Seedlings. She is also the healer of the party.
* DeathActivatedSuperpower: She awakens as a Thyrsus after Curio slits her throat.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first chapter sees her try to (unsuccessfully) attack Malloy and Amical 3 times and decide to let Curio kill her rather than fight him herself. This certainly helped establish her EnsembleDarkhorse status.
* HairTriggerTemper: Though she can usually restrain herself about two seconds into an outburst.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her attitude, she deeply cares for the children she works with, and shows protective impulses towards the other seedlings as well.
* TheLadette: She's the most rough-and-tumble one of the seedlings by a fair margin.
* LadySwearsALot
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name is unknown; she chose to use a [[MeaningfulName goddess of revenge]] as a Shadow Name. [[spoiler:Though an old acquaintance addresses her as Nicky.]]
* SatisfiedStreetRat: She doesn't seem too unhappy about her shabby rung on the socioeconomic ladder.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: A grizzly bear arm, to be precise.
* StreetSmart: Though she's the first to admit that she's BookDumb, she has a surprising range of talents, including [[spoiler:[[CombatMedic field surgery]]]].
* WouldntHurtAChild: It speaks volumes that she would rather die than lay a finger on Curio during their fight.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Amical's Manor]]
!!'''Amical'''
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Amical is a high powered Acanthus mage who owns a large manor and is known to throw extravagant parties. He is introduced as the host of the arena event where the Seedlings were first pit against one another in a battle to the death. He wields a flintlock pistol with stunning accuracy and the ability to fire multiple shots in rapid succession. He is exceptionally charismatic and makes no small effort to try and befriend the Seedlings and earn their trust and favor.

* AffablyEvil: To the spectators, at least, and he is happy to pamper the seedlings who survived his ordeals.
* AgentPeacock: He's emotive, vain, flouncy, a lover of sweets, and some of his clothes wouldn't look out of place in Versailles. He's also a dead eye with his pistol, runs a staff that would be a QuirkyMinibossSquad in their own right, and administers his Seedlings ruthlessly. It's implied that he's a master of at least one Arcanum, and he's demonstrated mastery of Forces, which takes grueling training and tutelage for any Acanthus to manage.
* AnythingThatMoves: WordOfGod is that he's into anyone and everything. Except [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes revenants]]. No hugs for revenants.
* BadassAdorable: Do not be fooled by the golden curls, it invites only defeat and disappointment.
* BeautyMark: Under his left eye.
* BerserkButton: If you damage his paintings he will get ''very'' angry.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As with most mages who have forgotten the nuances of the sleeping world. Amical is an interesting example because he sincerely believes that he is doing good and is offended when the Seedlings accuse him of evil.
%%* TheCharmer
* ComedicSociopathy: His hissy fits would be hilariously pathetic if they didn't include [[spoiler:hexes and headshots.]]
* CosmicRetcon: A perk of Time magic, and a useful tool for a TriggerHappy sociopath with poor impulse control.
* EasilyForgiven: Remember when Tyler said he would murder Amical in chapter 1? Seems Tyler is his biggest supporter now. Cross says that he's very good at getting his hooks into people.
* EvilMentor: Though this is more due to his BlueAndOrangeMorality than having malevolent designs -- not that that's any consolation to his victims.
* FriendlyEnemy: Not that he sees himself as the seedlings' enemy.
* GratuitousFrench: Likes to use French compliments to sound more cutesy and flirtatious.
* TheGunslinger: With a heavily enchanted pistol.
* HandsomeLech: Amical flirts with all seedlings of age. Despite his flirtatious attitude and charming demeanor he appears to be single.
* TheHedonist: Amical is quite childish, needy and desperate to earn the love of everyone, and gets upset if they cite reasons for disliking him such as his perchant for kidnapping or murder.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Thanks to magic.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He expects the seedlings to be grateful for being kidnapped into his tutelage.
* LargeHam: With flamboyant clothes, over-the-top mannerisms, and cutesy turns of phrase.
* LoveHungry: He needs everyone to love him. He will not allow anyone to think poorly of him for any reason at all, including kidnap and murder.
* ManChild: Consider how quickly he resorts to tears to get his way.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: There are hints that he is pressed for time in training the seedlings.
* SpotOfTea: Amical is quick to offer a cup of cherry tea in any situation.
* TimeMaster: As an Acanthus, he's naturally skilled with Time magic, [[spoiler:which he uses to CosmicRetcon his way out of killing Billy in a rage]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: A given for Amical to operate the way that he does in the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness Mage: The Awakening]] canon and canonical membership in the politically-minded Silver ladder.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Amical gets ''extremely'' nervous around [[{{Necromancy}} Death spells]] and things related, to the point where he attempts to downplay its existence to Curio (a ''Necromancer''), and instinctively draws his gun when Curio uses it to rot a training dummy.

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!!'''Malloy'''
Malloy is the head of Amical's "guard". A Mastigos mage by trade. A large man with tired and weary features. He has seen his fair share of Seedling in and out of the manor and has a thick skin about the entire affair, normally taking time to talk to the captives and explain to them how their predicament could be a lot worse.
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* BadPowersBadPeople: Has absolutely no qualms about using Mind magic to invade people's thoughts, identify loved ones that he can [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten]], use EmotionControl, and threaten to rewrite their brains, just to drive home that the Seedlings will never be safe from him.
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Though he bends this rule for Asia.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Malloy has been shown to rifle through the Seedling's pasts while speaking to them and remind them that he knows all about their lives and loved ones.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: He plays the big to Rick's small.
* CoDragons: With Rick.
* CoolOldGuy: Possibly the oldest, and a very skilled mage.
* EmotionControl: A spell that he uses on Adrestia when she is getting too angry to contain.
* EvilWearsBlack: Wherever he fits on the morality spectrum, he only ever wears black dress shirts and trousers.
* GentleGiant: He is the only one who takes pity on Asia's inability to cast.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He takes a role of protecting Asia because they follow the same mage path and Asia collects fatherly figures. His sprite is also so large that no one could possibly be taller than him without their head breaking the top of the frame.
* LieToTheBeholder: He uses Mind magic to make observers see himself and Asia as other people.
* NumberTwo: Rick outright calls him Amical's "Golden Boy" during a brief banter session in the opening chapter.
* ParentalSubstitute: He has become this for Asia. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/post/80428559185/fun-fact-asia-collects-father-figures Confirmed in Asia's ask blog.]]
* PunchClockVillain: He comes across more as a BeleagueredAssistant to Amical than a true villain, even when he's disposing of the bodies.
* {{Telepathy}}: Natural for a Mastigos.
* {{Teleportation}}: Space magic lets him fill this role on the team. Going by ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' rules, he's ''very'' good at it; teleporting a group requires mastery of the Space Arcanum and is increasingly difficult the more people are being moved.

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!!'''Rick'''
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[[caption-width-right:185:No nonesense.]]
A Thyrsus mage under Amical's employ, he has less patience than Malloy and is far less ready to speak with the Seedlings. He and Malloy are close friends and often trade jabs and insults.

* BaldOfEvil: He's AmbiguouslyEvil, but more overtly unpleasant than Malloy, at least.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Malloy's smaller counterpart.
* CoDragons: With Malloy.
* EvilWearsBlack: Wherever he fits on the morality spectrum, he only ever wears black dress shirts and trousers.
* HatesSmallTalk: Compare Rick waking the boys to Flux waking the girls each morning. Rick shuts down any attempt to talk with a simple "you're not the first group, you won't be the last, I don't bother remembering your faces anymore."
* PetTheDog: Has an uncharacteristically courteous moment with Billy to warn him about the hazards of being a mage in a world of {{Muggles}} and half-heartedly wish him luck.
* PunchClockVillain: Comes across as a bit unpleasant, but he's mostly just there to do his job.
* TattooedCrook: A large Thyrsus symbol over his eye.

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!!'''Flux'''
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A female mage under Amical's employ. Said to be very established with Matter magic. She often rambles in conversation and obviously finds socializing with the prisoners to be socially awkward.

* BerserkButton: Thinking she's being mocked.
--> '''Flux:''' I'm going to turn those beers you love into... ''[[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon cow shit!]]''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She is by far the least threatening of Amical's crew, but beneath her bubbly apologetic exterior is a powerful Obrimos mage. A five-on-one training match against her was supposed to be unfair... to the other five.
* MotorMouth: Expect any Flux comic to have endless panels of her talking, clarifying, correcting and apologizing... endlessly.
* NervousWreck: [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1801592/chapter-2-page-21-a-ray-of-sunshine/ Two successive comics were devoted]] to [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1802258/chapter-2-page-22-open-mouth/ her "foot in mouth" syndrome.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Her duties seem mostly to involve managing the manor and its defenses.

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!!'''Spectacle'''
A personable non-mage who has managed the manor grounds since before Amical took over the estate.
* DeadpanSnarker: "Avenge the flowers."
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He goes barefoot in his fancy suit.
* MustHaveNicotine: So much so that he lights up in the parlour without realizing what he was doing. When called out on it, he brushes it off by saying that Rick can fix any lung problems that crop up.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Almost certainly.
* SharpDressedMan: He wears a loud three-piece suit with a bow tie, despite being a gardener.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: He's as cold and disdainful to Asia as he is congenial to Tyler. [[spoiler:Sam's story about him would put him solidly in FauxAffablyEvil territory.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: He speaks quite casually about some of the horrible things going on in the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness World of Darkness]] while explaining how Amical is a good boss by comparison. Also...
--> '''Tyler:''' Does (Amical) give these [[ExplosiveLeash collars]] to his guests?\\
'''Spectacle:''' ''*{{Beat|Panel}}*'' ...[[CasualKink I assumed it was a sex game]].
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:If they're to believed, he murdered Sam's sister in cold blood and was complicit in Amical's killing of Quantum's sister.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Agents]]
!! '''Andrew Cross'''
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Andy is a jittery, scarred, somewhat unstable Sleepwalker who holes up in a heavily guarded suburban bungalow when he’s not out breaking and entering. He seems to have a personal vendetta against Amical.

* BadassLongcoat: A black trench coat, perfect for entertaining guests and conducting home invasions.
* BadassNormal: He can hold his own against mages and other supernaturals, which takes pretty serious skill, and breaches the manor’s defenses without any effort. Even Malloy is cautious of him.
* BroughtDownToBadass: The loss of his magic doesn't stop him from being extremely capable in his own element. [[spoiler:Being able to break anything magic with a touch doesn't hurt either.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: On the one hand, the World of Darkness is eye-deep in conspiracies. On the other, his explanation for groups of people spending the night at a young, attractive friend's house for "private activities" is... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint mind control]].
* CrazyPrepared: During the Chapter 4 opening where he had all the tools and knowledge to handle Amical's defenses.
* DePowered: It's been strongly hinted he ''used'' to be a mage before some bizarre cranial injury. [[spoiler:When he Awakened as a child, his mother thought that he was hallucinating and turned him over to a brain surgeon of... questionable qualifications.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine member of the Agents -- extroverted, talkative, energetic, but not the most stable.
* JerkassFacade: As unpleasant as his paranoia makes him, he's the first person in the story to say that the seedlings' safety is more important than their strategic value, and [[spoiler:removes their collars at the first opportunity]].
* LaResistance: He and the Agents act like this against Amical.
* MotorMouth: He does like to talk.
* NoSocialSkills: Doesn't seem to notice when he's making people extremely uncomfortable.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest people in the comic, even in his combat boots.
* ProperlyParanoid: As anyone who antagonizes a cabal of mages ought to be. His house is locked up and {{Booby Trap}}ped to high heaven, and his suspicion of magical {{Tracking Chip}}s is justified in the setting.
* SailorsPonytail: A very long one. He must spend a lot on shampoo.
* WalkingTechbane: To magically imbued items, with spectacular results.

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!! '''Quantum'''
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A young mage who works against Amical. He leads a small group of like-minded former Seedlings, whom Andy refers to as the Agents.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: So he claims. [[spoiler:Awakened during a werewolf attack; found that Amical had killed his sister, believing she was him; and tried very hard to beat Amical to death, only to find that he wouldn't stay dead.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: First seen as an illusory disguise that Malloy places on himself to infiltrate Cross' hideout.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The phlegmatic one -- thoughtful, reserved, supportive of the Agents, and willing to reach out to the Seedlings.
* LaResistance: Has plans for his Agents to destroy Amical's operation -- and Amical himself.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: As any cautious mage would be.
* PsychicPowers: Adept in Mind magic.
* TheLeader: Seems to call the shots among the Agents.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Sees any sympathy for Amical as a sign that the person is emotionally compromised. [[spoiler:When the Seedlings don't join his plan, he writes them off as acceptable collateral damage.]]

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!! '''Emily'''
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An extremely quiet young mage, she became one of Quantum's Agents to oppose Amical.
* EarlyBirdCameo: First seen as an illusory disguise that Malloy places on Asia.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic -- stoic, extremely introverted, but uncompromising when she takes a stand.
* HiddenDepths: Looks frail, but refused to cooperate with Amical and completely stonewalled his coercion.
* LaResistance: Against Amical, with the other Agents.
* ShrinkingViolet: Struggles to get every word out, while her body language suggests that she's trying very hard to make herself implode to escape the conversation.

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!! '''Sam'''
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An abrasive, aggressive child mage, and one of Quantum's Agents. Sam has a very vocal grudge against Amical and no patience for anyone who questions her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Says that she Awakened as a mage at eight years old when she witnessed her sister's murder, got kidnapped by Amical, and found out that her parents had been emotionally broken in her absence.]]
* EnfantTerrible: A baby-faced, freckly, Girl Scout-looking homicidal mage with a vendetta.
* {{Foil}}: To Adrestia. They're both driven by wrath and agree that Amical deserves to die, but unlike Adrestia, Sam shows little regard for her teammates and is vocally happy to cut down anyone who gets in her way.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, naturally. Driven by rage, vengeance, and her plans to tear Amical apart.
* HairTriggerTemper: A pint-sized can of rage.
* {{Jerkass}}: If there's ever a pleasant word out of her mouth, the readers don't hear it.
* JerkassHasAPoint: That for all the people who hate Amical, he still keeps getting away with what he does. As for murdering everyone who enables him... perhaps not so much.
* LaResistance: Against Amical, with the other Agents.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
!!'''Independent/The Knife Wielding Woman'''
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A woman with iridescent hair who is somehow connected to the seedlings back-story. She has appeared only in the prologue and dream sequences so far. The word INDEPENDENT is carved into her forehead. Voiced by [=ChibiSilverWings=].

* BloodIsTheNewBlack: All art of her to date is coated in blood, both clothes and skin.
* HiddenEyes: How she is always displayed.
* KnifeNut: Her basic sprite features a knife. So far Asia's notebook, Asia's phone, Amical's gun and Amical's teacup are the only items that have been displayed on the sprite. Whether this is fanon or canon it is clear that having a knife attached to her sprite is significant.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Knocks out a running target with a beer can to the temple from over a hundred feet away.
* LaughingMad: Her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1677596/page-4-getem/ giggling]] is the first human voice in the comic.
* NoNameGiven: There is no official name for her yet. Comments call her anything from "Creepy Jailer", "Alecto", "The Laughing Lady". Independent is the closest to a canon name we have, given that Adrestia and Curio were referred to as Vengeful and Curious before they were named.
* TheNicknamer: Calls Tyler "Hangy" in the prologue.
* TheOphelia: Obviously she is quite mad and is described as giggling and skipping away during the second dream sequence.
* SignatureLaugh: The laughing sound effect for Independent.
* SlasherSmile: Both her sprite and animated self wear one.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Tased and kidnapped four high school kids who [[DisproportionateRetribution made fun of her]]. Of them, only Curio has been seen since.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Styled into PeekABangs.

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!!'''Hizrim'''
A strange entity that began talking to Asia telepathically after Cross vandalized Amical's wards and his portraits. He appears to believe Asia "freed" him at some point in the past. [[spoiler:Is actually a "pactin", a strange, stone-like acamoth from the Abyss, and the ArchEnemy of Andrew Coss.]]

* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler:Of Andrew Cross, who has been repeatedly able to seal him up.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: [[spoiler:Pactins are essentially sentient rocks that can only move north or south under their own power, but can dissolve themselves into the bloodstream of hosts to puppeteer them. Hizrim is stranger than most, because he can use magic; something that should be ''impossible'' for an Abyssal being, let alone a pactin.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Whatever he showed Asia about his past when asked ''horrified'' her. It apparently involved a murderer in high school, though whether he is the murderer in question or not...
* DisproportionateRetribution: Scrambles Billy's mind because he found him annoying.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He helps Asia with her magic and offers her information to help with her Emily disguise. On the other hand, [[spoiler: he's an Abyssal PuppeteerParasite who's infiltrating her body at the time, and pulls at GrandTheftMe when he gets tired of playing along]].
* HearingVoices: How his telepathy initially manifests.
* SealedEvilInACan: Initially, [[spoiler:the Abyss]]. Later, [[spoiler:a magic teapot.]] According to Cross, he's [[spoiler:very good at getting out of whatever latest can he's been put in; the longest imprisonment has been ten years.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Hizrim has been known to refer to Hizrim as The Hizrim in scenes.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Hizrim is the only character so far to be voiced on a regular basis.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Always uses "Hizrim" in place of "I", and also often uses "Asia" instead of "you" when speaking to her.
* TheVoice: The Whisper, more like...
* VoiceOfTheLegion: His text is written out of boxes, in monochrome white scattered across the screen, and his own voice has a weird disjointed quality to it.

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!! '''Laura'''
A self-styled "succubus" and friend to Amical.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: A scaly, blue-skinned redhead.
* CuteLittleFangs: And quite a lot of them.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Amical's always good for a meal.
* HornedHumanoid: Black ram's horns, to be precise.
* {{Humanshifting}}: Can take various human forms to be [[{{Masquerade}} inconspicuous]] -- or to [[ParanoiaFuel get people's guard down]].
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: "Succubus" is an inexact category in the World of Darkness, but she meets its [[HornyDevils defining attribute]] with flying colours.
* SickeninglySweethearts: She is... effusive... in her kindness towards her "dear little Ami".
* StatuesqueStunner: In her natural form.

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!! '''Ken Ellis'''
Ken is Asia's adoptive father and an investigative reporter who specializes in crime scenes and gang activity.
* AgentScully: Brushes off [[spoiler:Cross disintegrating Asia's and Billy's collars with a touch]] as a trick of some sort.
* IntrepidReporter: One with police connections and extensive credits to his name.
* NotSoStoic: After weeks of stress, he enjoys [[spoiler:whacking Cross with a stick]] a bit more than he admits he should.
* TheStoic: He's exceptionally emotionally subdued, though he's a bit less reserved when speaking with Asia.
* TerseTalker: A sentence fragment is pretty verbose by his standards.

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!! '''Francis Visser'''
Billy's "Glorified Gofer", the better half of the ''Pawnography'' crew and a stabilizing force in his life.
* AFriendInNeed: Though he might downplay it, Billy is this to her.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Zig-zagged. She and Billy have a lot of fun inventing relationship drama to drive up ratings -- which isn't to say that he's not a difficult boss anyway.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: She's not reckless, just competitive.
* GirlFriday: While Billy's the star talent in Pawnography, there's no question that Francis is the one who keeps it all running from behind the scenes.
* UnfazedEveryman: Methodically, calmly reasons through Billy's mysterious situation, even when she asks whether he's gotten involved with the mob. [[spoiler:Later, she's willing to consider that she's witnessed actual magic, and is likely becoming a Sleepwalker.]]

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!!Funny.{{Morphe}} (Move to Funny.MorphE)

* [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1847956/chapter-2-page-58-small-talk-with-asia-ellis/ An entire week of updates in Chapter 2]] involved Amical trying desperately to have a conversation with Asia and finding it excruciatingly difficult.
* The awkward moment in Chapter 3 where [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1938513/chapter-3-page-39-arts-and-crafts/ Curio insults the training dummies and Amical revealed that he made them himself.]]
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!!Heartwarming.{{Morphe}} (Move to Heartwarming.MorphE)

* Asia breaking down in tears and smiling for the first time during her [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1975993/chapter-3-page-68-ken-ellis/ 3 page phone call with Ken.]]
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!!WMG.{{Morphe}} (Move to WMG.MorphE)

[[WMG:The other potential seedlings aren't really dead]]
Amical shows disgust at death magic, his gun is shown to have some ''very'' serious enchantments, and an official image suggests that he has far more empathy than one would expect from a smiling murderer. (That, and I really want to like him.)

[[WMG:Amical is a Seer of the Throne, and the comic depicts the recruitment and training process]]
The traditions are generally depicted as recruiting mages during or after their awakening, and tend avoid slavery for the obvious reason that enslaving a mage tends to come back to bite you much harder than any benefit you could possibly get from it. Plus, y'know, all the blatant, murderous evil.

He's telling them they're on the standard paths because he wants to use them as infiltrators into the Traditional groups.
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!!YMMV.{{Morphe}} (Move to YMMV.MorphE)

* AuthorAvatar: It'd be easy to look at Craig, the writer/compiler and then Tyler and assume he was a self-insert. It doesn't help when Craig keeps posting images of himself [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/files/Craig.jpg dressed as Tyler.]]
* CargoShip: The first ever morphE fan-fic was a [[http://morphethecomic.tumblr.com/post/59264168082/alexis-royce-robotsandink-tricia-made-me-do slashfic of Billy's sweater and Tyler's shirt.]]
* DracoInLeatherPants: Amical has become one from the looks of the comment section. He works hard to please.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Adrestia.
* EpilepticTrees: Regarding the self-described "succubus" and HornedHumanoid Laura, thanks to the SharedUniverse of the World of Darkness having quite a few beings that could claim the title, ranging from benign to BlueAndOrangeMorality to AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* HollywoodPudgy: Flux. To the point that most people assumed she was not female in her first appearance despite the text box outright labeling her as such.
* MindGameShip: Billy/Amical.
* TheUntwist: A familiar looking sprite appears in the prologue with the knife wielding woman. The dream sequence reveals it to be Tyler. Which was so obvious that people assumed it was a red herring.


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!!Awesome.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to Awesome.SpongeBobSquarePants)

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[[caption-width-right:348:''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "And it's sweet, sweet, sweet victory, YEAH."]]'']]
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* The stand-off at the end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E6MermaidmanandBarnacleboyPickles Pickles]]". After going into a funk for forgetting to put pickles in a Patty, [=SpongeBob=] loses his confidence. This leads to a HeroicBSOD sequence of him failing the order of simple tasks (from word order to cooking). After days of help, he eventually remembers the order, and we get the badass sequence. With [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqvq_B5WeH4 this]] music playing, we see the epic western-esque stand off between Bubble Bass and [=SpongeBob=]. The facial expressions, [=SpongeBob's=] cool, confident demeanor vs the roars of Bubble Bass, the tension, it was all worth it in the end as [=SpongeBob=] figures out that [[spoiler: Bubble Bass was hiding the pickles for both confrontations (along with, inexplicably, someone's car keys) under his tongue.]] He deserved all the cheers at the end.
** [=SpongeBob=] also gets a subtle one at the beginning of the episode. For not only managing to decipher the Double Triple Bossy Deluxe effortlessly but also actually ''managing to construct'' the damn thing!
* The end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E15TheSecretBoxBandGeeks Band Geeks]]". [[http://www.spike.com/video-clips/9nvws2/spongebob-squarepants-band-geeks You know what we're talking about.]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic They rock out]] ''for'' Squidward after he gives up on the entire town. [[ThePowerOfRock This ultimately ends with Squidward rocking out with them]], and [[VillainousBreakdown Squilliam getting a heart attack and being taken away]]. That scene, combined with the usual [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarity]], is why many fans consider this the best episode ever. Undisputedly the greatest moment in the entire series.
** Best of all is the instant when both [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton join forces on the mic for that big "YEAH!". Frequent enemies working together for a common (good) cause? AWESOME.
*** It becomes a bit of a Heartwarming moment when you flashback to F.U.N. from season one. Perhaps a small glimmer of Spongebob's friendship really did stick with Plankton.
** Almost as awesome are Mrs. Puff playing the guitar (complete with rock star movements during her solo), Plankton's keyboard solo as the band members part to reveal [=SpongeBob=] standing in a spotlight with a microphone, and a sunglasses-wearing Patrick on the drums. (And honourable mention goes to Sandy on bass, Mr. Krabs on keytar, Pearl on sax, and the various fish extras for the opening trumpet fanfare.)
** During a four-day marathon of Nicktoons programming held throughout Thanksgiving 2007 called the Nicktoons Superstuffed Weekend, a countdown was held of the top 100 Nicktoons moments of all time (as voted on by users of Nick.com). This was number '''one''', as it should be.
** It has led to its own Youtube fad in which the uploaders sync the footage to AwesomeMusic of their choice.
** Not just the song Sweet Victory itself, but the fact Squidward got ADayInTheLimelight which ended with him ''succeeding'' [[ThrowTheDogABone for once.]]
* [[TheMovie The]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie movie]] has several awesome moments.
** In general, it has all of the right humor that made [=SpongeBob=] popular to begin with, a pretty gripping story involving Plankton finally getting his wish to rule the world, and it added in a lot of great character development for both [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, who wind up growing up quite a bit in the film.
** Squidward easily finds out about Plankton's plan. How he did it is unknown, but him finding out and calling Plankton out...that was kinda cool.
** Two rednecks bet that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick couldn't last 10 seconds beyond the county line, which is in the middle of nowhere. All of a sudden, a thug comes up and takes their vehicle. How many seconds was that? [[spoiler:[[HilarityEnsues 12 seconds]]]].
** At the end, [=SpongeBob=] singing "[[ThePowerOfRock I'm a]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Goofy Goober]]" and breaking everyone free from [[spoiler:Plankton's]] control.
** He also [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats]] [[PhysicalGod Neptune]] using ThePowerOfRock. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsI6eD2CmQ It's especially obvious in the GBA game]] but is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3z5WEhex0 in the movie as well]]
** And, to top it all off, the movie ends with a rather heartwarming moment for [=SpongeBob=] as he gets his well-deserved promotion and topping off the end of the series with a good little pop song by Music/{{Ween}} with a montage of [=SpongeBob=] enjoying his new position. Apparently, the creators have stated that even though they've continued making episodes, the movie is basically where the [=SpongeBob=] story ends.
* "No Weenies Allowed", which featured [=SpongeBob=] trying to get into a tough bar, and failing. At the end, [=SpongeBob=] pretends to get into a fight with Patrick, and the ensuing fight that follows is pretty awesome. The man is so impressed, he finally lets [=SpongeBob=] in.
** Note that Patrick was beating himself up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd_tqUJZGAs Brutally]].
* The [=SpongeBob=] Christmas special. Half of the episode was made up of awesome. Espcially the song and at the end, with Squidward being nice and giving away everything for the sake of making [=SpongeBob=] happy after he made him upset in the first place. Also could count as a Heartwarming moment.
* [=SpongeBob=] serving up all those patties at the end of the first episode, "Help Wanted". He '''earned''' his place as the Krusty Krab's fry cook.
* The fight scene in "Sand Castles in the Sand". They just had enough badassery to create all of that with nothing but sand. The battle also ends in the most awesome way possible. After Patrick ''nukes'' [=SpongeBob's=] castle, [=SpongeBob=] ''kamikazes his fighter jet into the [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant robot head Patrick was piloting]]''!
** Onto that note, Patrick firing a cannonball at Spongebob's forces.
--> Patrick: [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "Oh hello. And Good-Bye."]]
** The episode itself can be considered a meta example for the writers, since it was written during ''[[SeasonalRot season 6]]'', which is widely considered one of [=SpongeBob=]'s worst seasons.
* Okay, so [=SpongeBob=] is weak enough to barely lift 2 stuffed animals, right? But in "Pets or Pests", when he is left with a litter of worms, he gets so protective of them that not only does he tackle Larry, one of the strongest sea creatures around, when Larry threatens to eat them, but when a speeding truck is about to run the worms over, he stops it by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ripping open the grille to get into the hood, then removing the entire engine block]]!'' [=SpongeBob=] was pumped up with awesomeness right there.
* Then there's [=SpongeBob=] taking on a King Jellyfish when the [[BlatantLies incredible]] Jellyspotters couldn't. "Everybody loves pie!"
** [[RunningGag Waa waa whaaaa.]]
* The climax of "Can You Spare A Dime" where, after ''months'' of Squidward's abuse, [=SpongeBob=] goes to Mister Krabs to get Squidward his job back and when Mr. Krabs doesn't [=SpongeBob=] ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes takes 800 levels in pure badass and grabs Mr. Krabs, lifts him over his head and chokes the living hell out of him.]]''
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' LISTEN YOU CRUSTACEOUS CHEAPSKATE, SQUIDWARD'S BEEN LIVING AT ''MY'' HOUSE DRIVING ''ME'' CRAZY! '''AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA HIRE HIM BACK ALL BECAUSE OF A ''STUPID DIME?!?!?!'''''\\
[[spoiler: ''[[BowelBreakingBricks (a giant stone wheel drops out of Mr. Krabs' back pocket)]]'']]
* Squidward got one in "Pizza Delivery". After going through hell, [=SpongeBob=] finally got the pizza to the customer, who proceeds to bitch and scream about how they didn't bring him a drink (which he totally didn't order) and refuses to take the pizza. [=SpongeBob=] returns to Squidward in hysterical tears, and Squidward -- who, mind you, despises [=SpongeBob=] -- goes back to the customer...and has a ''major'' PapaWolf moment.
-->'''Customer:''' Another one? Look, I told your little friend I ain't payin' for that!
-->'''Squidward:''' Well, this one's on the house! ''([[LaserGuidedKarma slams pizza box in the customer's face, knocking him out]])''
** Followed by Squidward's epic line: "He ate the whole thing in one bite."
** Of course, it's possible that Squidward was also retaliating for the guy turning his delivery from hell into a colossal waste of time. Anyone who's worked in food service for long enough will have his back through every second of that scene either way.
*** When the customer first slams the door in [=SpongeBob's=] face, Squidward looks genuinely shocked, and his first move is to try to comfort [=SpongeBob=]. When that fails, and [=SpongeBob=] loses his [[StepfordSmiler fake smile]] and collapses in tears, only THEN does Squidward get angry and give the JerkAss customer his just desserts.
** Earlier, he saved [=SpongeBob's=] life after he nearly gets run over by a passing van. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Way to go, Squiddy!]]
* In the episode "One Krabs' Trash", Mr. Krabs has to get back the #1 hat from a graveyard. This leads to him ''beating up an entire army of undead skeletons with one of the skeleton's (a swordfish) head''. And he does this from the dead of night straight through to dawn, fighting his way through ''the entire cemetery!''
** "LOOK AT ME! I'm Errol FIN!!!"
* In one episode, Mr. Krabs discovers Gary has a "talent" for finding spare change, so he begins to take Gary around Bikini Bottom, stealing all the spare change he can find while keeping [=SpongeBob=] distracted by assigning him multiple tasks at the Krusty Krab. Eventually, one of Mr. Krabs' victims bumps into [=SpongeBob=] on the street, indirectly claiming his change was stolen by Mr. Krabs. The writers could've easily made [=SpongeBob=] dismiss the whole thing, but instead, he goes full PapaWolf, confronts Mr. Krabs at his next heist, and straight up ''stands up against his own boss'' for abusing Gary. Considering how he seldom does that, it was great seeing that [=SpongeBob=] was setting that {{Jerkass}} straight. Unfortunately, this glorious moment is cut short considering that [[spoiler: during the whole confrontation, Gary was collecting an ''entire tidal wave'' of change, distracting Mr. Krabs and prompting [=SpongeBob=] and Gary to make a break for it. Mr. Krabs ended up in the hospital, and all the change he heisted was used to pay his health bills.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Served him right]].
** Made even more awesome if you remember that [=SpongeBob=] has been acting like a doormat to Mr. Krabs in the later seasons.
* In "Born Again Krabs", when Mr. Krabs [[ItMakesSenseInContext sold [=SpongeBob=]'s soul for 62 cents]], [[EveryoneHasStandards Squidward]], who usually hates [=SpongeBob=] with a passion, [[WhatTheHellHero called out Krabs on this]]:
-->'''Squidward:''' Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this, but how could you sell [=SpongeBob=] for 62 cents?
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You think I could have gotten more?]]
-->'''Squidward:''' He stuck up for you and you sold him out? ''(Points at Krabs)'' YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!
** Just preceding that: just when the Flying Dutchman is about to collect Mr. Krabs's soul for failing to follow up on his promise to be a better person. [=SpongeBob=] ''[[DealWithTheDevil bets his soul]]'' to prove that Krabs isn't a total skinflint and that there's a heart in him. When the deal falls through, Krabs [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is crestfallen]]. However, the mood is alleviated thirty seconds after [=SpongeBob=] goes for another CMOA: he gets out of being stuck in Davy Jones's Locker ''by accidentally annoying the Flying Dutchman''.
* This scene in "The Abrasive Side". Even though [=SpongeBob=] is desperately trying to hold off his abrasive side, when he tries to apologize to Mr. Krabs after his abrasive side requests Krabs pay him overtime, this happens:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Mr. Krabs! Mr. Krabs!
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(panicking)'' What do you want now, Mr. Pottymouth?!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' But Mr. Krabs, I never use immoderate language, like-''(transforms into abrasive side)'' '''OVERTIME!'''
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(screams in terror)''
** Even though it was supposed to be serious and accidental, [=SpongeBob=] standing up to Mr. Krabs and striking such fear into him earns it this spot.
* Patrick in "The Great Patty Caper" manages to outrun the train not once, nor twice, not even thrice, but ''four times,'' and managed to ''throw a boulder in front of the train on his last outrunning!''
** [=SpongeBob=] epically transforming into a hang-glider to catch up.
* "Krusty Love", where after Mr. Krabs has [=SpongeBob=] going to store for something and then get on him for spending his money, [=SpongeBob=] snaps and ''actually swears''. He also [[OhMyGods "cursed" Shiva]]. (all we hear is gibberish and we see Mrs. Puff pull out a dictionary and blush at what he's saying, but it's still awesome).
* Mr. Krabs gets one in "Mr. Krabs Takes A Vacation". While Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] tour the Ocean Mint, at one point, two robbers try to rob the money, and try to harm the other tourists. Mr. Krabs defends for them, and uses [=SpongeBob=] to lasso them out of the Mint and into a police boat. This shows Mr. Krabs can care about others, not just money. If you want a redeeming example from his mean actions in the past few seasons, this should do it.
* The end of "OppositeDay" must be mentioned. Squidward chasing [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick with a tractor, while laughing maniacally.
** '''''"HAPPY OPPOSITE DAYYYY!!!!"'''''
* [=SpongeBob=] says this after erasing DoodleBob in "Frankendoodle":
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': '''I AM SPONGEBOB, DESTROYER OF EVIL!'''
-->'''Patrick''': Take it easy, it's just a drawing.
* In "Rule Of Dumb," Patrick becomes king after it's discovered that he is of royal descent, then he proceeds to be an asshole by taking other peoples' things and do whatever he wants. Then, when he attempts to destroy Squidward's house in order to build a personal amusement park, wait for this...[[spoiler: '''SQUIDWARD,''' ''the biggest ButtMonkey in the show,'' is able to get the construction workers to stop messing with his house and convince them that Patrick is an imcompetent ruler, so he shouldn't be listen to!]] Then, when [=SpongeBob=] tries to get Squidward to comply by signing a treaty,[[spoiler: Squidward (non-fatally) puts it through Spongebob's forehead.]]
* The video game, ''Battle For Bikini Bottom'', turns [=SpongeBob=] into a badass. He fights King Jellyfish to get his jelly to fix Squidward's stings, transverses a completely wrecked downtown to find steering wheels, fights through waves of robots to get the sun lotion back, shuts down the security system of the Mermalair and stops a villain from escaping, goes through Rock Bottom to retrieve the museum's paintings, beats speed records on Sand Mountain as well as destroying all the robots on the slopes, survives [[ThatOneLevel Kelp Forest]], wins a battle against robot-controlled pirate ship using the Flying Dutchman's own ship, and defeats robot versions of Sandy, Patrick, himself and Plankton! His final power, Cruise Bubble, is a ''remote-controlled bubble-missile.'' He can use it as many times as he wants, so the final power [=SpongeBob=] gets is a unlimited remote-controlled rocket launcher!
* The episode "Back to the Past" gains an undeniable CMOA when we meet the young Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy... Because [[CastingGag they're voiced by]] Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward!
* At the end of "Enchanted Tiki Dreams", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, even after ruining the paradise they created for him, still try to make Squidward relax by building him a swinging pirate ship and hurting themselves when it sways. If that's not [[ButtMonkey Squidward]] [[ThrowTheDogABone finally winning for a change]], then nothing is.
* The end of "Bumper to Bumper", Sure, the test may have been null and void due to Mrs. Puff crossing over the county line 3 miles back, but [=SpongeBob=] finally got all of the driving requirements correct! It's ''possible'' that it ''might'' happen again, unless of course NegativeContinuity takes effect.
* Plankton finally getting his dream to grow an extra hundred feet [[spoiler: or rather, centimetres, considering his scale]] to be able to crush his enemies in "Wishing You Well". One of the very few episodes to leave him on a happy note, merrily smashing large buildings to a pulp.
** There's also the moment in "Tentacle-Vision" when he managed to blast Mr. Krabs with his Death Laser. Unfortunately, Krabs did survive it, but he was charred pretty badly.
* After an electric shock affects Squidward's brain in "A Breath of Fresh Squidward", he ends up as friendly, competent and beloved as [=SpongeBob=], to the point of finally winning Employee of the Month and breaking the latter's winning streak. Extra points for spending most of the episode basically getting indirect payback on [=SpongeBob=] and [[HypocriticalHumor driving him crazy]] with his own clingy, over the top antics.
* In "Way of the Sponge", [=SpongeBob=] beating up Sandy's karate master Fuzzy Acorns without even trying whilst doing his fry cook duties.
* The first five minutes of "Little Yellow Book", in which Squidward '''finally''' gets back at [=SpongeBob=] by reading embarrassing entries in his diary, [[spoiler:regardless of the entire town alienating him for the remainder of the episode. At the end he also reads [=SpongeBob's=] other diary while the town is pelting him with fruit and is laughing so hard [[WorthIt he doesn't even care]].]]
* Towards the end of "Plankton's Pet", Spot saving Plankton's life again from the other dangerous pets that are trying to attack him. He grows in size and barks at them, scaring them into submission, and they quickly go back into their cages. Another rare episode that gives Plankton a happy ending.
* Meta example: You know your show is successful when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8slqbNdacM the Russian army marches to the theme song]].
* The finale of "Are You Happy Now?" has Squidward violently tearing apart a room full of paper-mache [=SpongeBob=] replicas. It is HUGELY cathartic after all the crap [=SpongeBob=] puts Squidward through.
* In "Squilliam Returns", Squidward's plans to make Squilliam think that he is the owner of a five-star restaurant end up starting to derail at the last minute. Luckily, [=SpongeBob=] manages to transform the Krusty Krab into a five-star restaurant within '''seconds''', and Squidward succeeds in having another victory over Squilliam [[spoiler: (even if it [[DownerEnding didn't last long]])]]. This episode, along with "Band Geeks", both show that [[HiddenDepths SpongeBob has the power to help out Squidward when he's in need]]. (Well sure, the fact that he was given a book called "How To Become A Fancy Waiter in Less Than 20 Minutes" may have helped as well.)
* "House Fancy" represents another rare triumph for Squidward over his hated rival, Squilliam Fancyson. After seeing Squilliam's ridiculously opulent house on the in-universe series ''House Fancy'', Squidward tells presenter Nicholas Withers (voiced by guest star Alton Brown, host of ''Series/GoodEats'') that his own house puts Squilliam's to shame, and with only two hours to make good on his claim, he reluctantly enlists [=SpongeBob's=] help in re-decorating. Inevitably, [=SpongeBob=] destroys or otherwise mars everything he touches, and when he tries to vacuum up the debris, the out-of-control cleaner sucks up all of Squidward's possessions until the bag explodes and takes out Squidward's entire house... just as Withers and Squilliam arrive. However, the pieces of the house land in a rather attractive minimalist formation, and Withers declares it the next great thing in home decoration, announces an hour-long special on Squidward's house, and proclaims him the winner of an award that was intended for Squilliam, who promptly faints in despair.
** Another awesome moment goes to the [[SeasonalRot writers]] of all people. In the beginning, [=Spongebob=] says that he gave Patrick his brain for two chocolate bars, something a viewer could forget about. But when [=SpongeBob=] is helping Squidward, he acts really out of character and just out of it (EX: he is asked to paint a faded spot of the wall in Squidward's house. Normally, he would just do it and probably mess up in someway, but instead, he absorbs the paint and covers the whole room.) Then, when Patrick appears, he reveals that [=SpongeBob's=] brain really was given to him. One could expect the writers to make [=SpongeBob=] really stupid, but instead they had him act unlike his normal himself. [[SincerityMode Pretty good writing for an episode otherwise considered pretty lackluster.]]
* The jellyfish in the episode "Jellyfish Hunter" get one when they are freed and give Mr. Krabs his [[LaserGuidedKarma just deserts]].
* [=SpongeBob=] gets one in the beginning of "New Digs," when he is running to work and is able to ''leap past a huge "bridge out" gap!!''
* Gary doing all sorts of tricks (from art sculpting to a classic motorcycle jump over trailers and a hoop of fire) just to earn Snail Bites in "Treats!"
* The ending of "Accidents Will Happen", a similar episode to "Can You Spare a Dime". After making Krabs wait on him hand and foot by threatening to report his workplace accident to the authorities, Squidward is revealed to have had his accident while sleeping on the job, and is forced to wait on Krabs hand and foot in revenge.
* Patrick actually ''outwitting'' [=SpongeBob=] (and briefly the audience) in "The Secret Box" by making him think the contents of his box is just a piece of string. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Just silly old Patrick, right? Wrong!]]
* Even with all the terrible things Mr. Krabs has done throughout the show (especially in recent seasons), he was able to have an awesome moment in "Seance Shemeance" when he [[spoiler: single-handedly defeated and rounded up all the ghosts and ghouls into the bubble... with a mop!]]
* In the ''[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired'' special, [[spoiler:SQUIDWARD of all people saved [=SpongeBob=] from the other restaurant owners who were fighting over him and brought him back to the Krusty Krab to work again]].
** A mild one in the same episode, where after the pizza restaurant owner fires [=SpongeBob=], he angrily mutters that he hopes his pizza costume topping falls off.
* [=SpongeBob=] and Gary get a moment at the end of the episode "Jellyfish Jam" when Gary makes a beat with his eyes, and he and [=SpongeBob=] get the stray jellyfish out of his house with music. Also counts as SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
* "Frozen Face-Off". How badly does Plankton want the Krabby Patty formula? [[spoiler: He goes as far as to rip a piece of the safe holding it off, before ripping THAT in half, and than proceeds to rip apart an ATOM, all with his BARE HANDS! This results in an atomic blast, destroying the Krusty Krab, as well as the safe...but NOT PLANKTON! Plankton, a being so small that he is defeated by being stepped on, SURVIVES AN ATOMIC BLAST, while being right in the center, something that would kill ''ANYONE'', he survives. All because he wants the Krabby Patty formula.]]
* In "Krusty Towers", Mr. Krabs gets the idea of running a hotel just so he could charge extra for a Krabby Patty. Squidward is put through hell and back by Patrick making many absurd requests of services after checking in, as "[We] shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request". Eventually Squidward turns this against Krabs by quitting, checking in as a regular customer, and making a variety of ridiculous requests himself at Krabs's expense.
* "[=SpongeBob's=] Last Stand" is a giant moment of awesome - from Sponge and Pat's insanely catching "Jellyfishing Song," to the two of them going to every length to keep Jellyfish Fields from getting turned into a highway, to their surprisingly awesome "Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance" John Lennon parody (which leads to them getting arrested for their peaceful protesting), to ''everyone'' in Bikini Bottom teaming up to save Jellyfish Fields, to the reprise of the aforementioned "Jellyfishing Song".
* The utterly gorgeous duet between [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward at the end of "Hello Bikini Bottom", with [=SpongeBob=] on ukulele and Squidward, beautifully, playing his clarinet.
* Even "A Pal For Gary" has an awesome moment - upon seeing his master in danger of being eaten, Gary immediately overcomes his fear of Puffy Fluffy and bravely whips the monster to knock [=SpongeBob=] out of his mouth and drive him away. It becomes twice as awesome when you remember that [=SpongeBob=] has treated Gary like crap throughout the whole episode, yet Gary STILL chooses to come to the rescue instead of leaving [=SpongeBob=] to die.
* In ''Neptune's Spatula'', [=SpongeBob=] pulls a golden spatula out of ancient grease, fulfilling an ancient prophecy about someone destined to be Neptune's personal fry cook. Neptune doesn't believe [=SpongeBob=] has what it takes. Neptune challenges him to a cooking contest. If he wins, he gets to be the fry cook; if he loses, he has to give up his job forever. [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] only makes one patty, [[CurbstompBattle while King Neptune is able to make hundreds]]. [=SpongeBob=] loses, until it turns out that the crowd hates the patties King Neptune made, while King Neptune finds [=SpongeBob's=] patty delicious. But instead of being Neptune's cook, [=SpongeBob=] becomes King Neptune's mentor.]]
** In the same episode, Patrick repeatedly defending [=SpongeBob=] and standing up to King Neptune, even if he does get electrocuted by the King, it shows that, at least back then, Patrick stood up for his friend, no matter the consequences.
--> '''Patrick''': He is the new royal fry cook, and you- (gets shocked by King Neptune)
** And [=SpongeBob's=] response to this.
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': You hurt my friend! [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're not a king! You're a bully and a liar!]]
** And later when King Neptune challenges him.
--> ''' Patrick ''': (burnt to a crisp) Bring it on! [=SpongeBob=] can handle anyth- (gets shocked again)
* A meta version for ''Graveyard Shift'': The humor, the animation and the voice acting all make the episode one of its best.
* ''It Came from Goo Lagoon'' is one for the writers. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick actually take an active role in stopping Plankton and the goo bubble (instead of being their usual idiot selves) Sandy is not a plot device or minor character, but instead central to the story, Plankton is a legitimate threat (competent enough to outsmart [[OnlySaneMan Sandy]] ), and Krabs and Squidward aren't focused on as much, which means Squidward can't be [[ButtMonkey abused]] and Krabs can't be a [[JerkAss jerk]].
* The void scene in SB-129 is one for the entire team. It might be NightmareFuel, but it's also got fantastic animation and pacing, not to mention the fact that it's wonderfully trippy, bringing the "Nowhere Man" sequence from ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' to mind.
* In "Selling Out", Mr Krabs decides to sell his restaurant to Howard Blandy to retire with his money. When he discovers that Blandy and his cronies are making Krabby Patties with unnatural materials and a conveyor belt, Krabs refuses to stand for it and exposes the truth to everyone. He then rounds it off by voicing his disgust at Blandy and co, buying back the restaurant and getting rid of them. The way he calls them out is especially awesome.
-->'''Mr Krabs''': [[HeroWorship I used to kiss the ground you walked on]], Blandy, but after seeing ''this''... [[BrokenPedestal I wouldn't even]] ''[[SpitefulSpit spit]]'' [[NotWorthKilling in your direction]]!
* "Goo Goo Gas" is a minor one for Plankton. Not only is his plan fairly effective (if unstable), but it consists of a moment [[HenpeckedHusband he finally gets Karen to shut up]]. When she begins snarking about how he hasn't thought his plan through, he agrees, and ''[[OhCrap uses her as a test subject]]'', the gas downgrading her into a calculator.
* The Sewers of Bikini Bottom has one in the form of that sewer architect calling out both Mr Krabs and stadium manager but also fighting that sewer snake.
* "Karate Choppers", mainly the ending.
** The [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce hot sauce drop]]'s appearance is one for the team, due to it being (if not the first) one of the first [[CutawayGag cutaway gags]] in the series.
* In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III", [=SpongeBob=], despite being dumb enough to free Man Ray from his prison, knew enough about the show to incapacitate him with the "[[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Tickle Belt]]". After Man Ray gives Patrick a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown after a failed lesson in being good, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Patrick proceeded to torture him with the belt]].
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': Okay, goodness lesson number three.. okay, um...
--> '''Patrick''': I've got one! I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100, what is it?
--> '''Man Ray''': Um... 62?
--> '''Patrick''': WRONG! (presses button)
* In "Married to Money," [=SpongeBob=] manages to save the Krusty Krab from a dozen '''sea bears.''' He went from hiding in a circle on the ground in "The Camping Episode" to being able to calm down twelve with only his hands and honey.
* Can we just appreciate how freaking ''[[AmazonianBeauty jacked]]'' Sandy can ''[[GrowingMusclesSequence become]]'' sometimes, seemingly becoming that ripped ''by pure willpower?'' I mean, ''dang,'' [[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(057).jpg s]][[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(060).jpg h]][[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(062).jpg e]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/d/de/Tumblr_mya11jm5fG1rpuofmo4_400.gif/revision/latest?cb=20150315022434 is]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/f/f2/Sandy_muscle_growth.gif/revision/latest?cb=20151105231437 f]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/3/37/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_2.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321180643 r]][[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/6/67/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_3.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321180710 e]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/1/1e/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_4.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321181057 a]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/5/58/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_5.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321181959 ki]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/8/8e/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_6.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321182035 ng]] ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/8/88/Whelk_Attack_05.png/revision/latest?cb=20151119170554 huge!]]''
* Patrick manages to escape from prison at the end of "The Executive Treatment" by abusing ClarkKenting:
-->'''Patrick''': (rips off prisoner uniform, revealing his tie underneath; puts on his glasses)
-->'''Guard''': (gasp) What happened to Prisoner #665321?! (sounds the alarm)
* A meta example: despite the SeasonalRot, {{Flanderization}} and [[BrokenBase the divided fanbase]] it went through, this show was still popular enough with the kids to win 15 Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Cartoon! As of now, it was only beaten once--by [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]].
* One meta-moment for the show itself. Despite the divided opinions, many can note improvements made in the ninth season, especially in the second half, made after the second movie. Humor is much better and does not rely on black comedy and gross-out moments (for the most part), also animation became more fluid. Notable examples are Two Thumbs Down and Sold!.
* In spite of being literally scared out of his skin in "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom", [=SpongeBob=] manages to save his friends from the Flying Dutchman by scaring him with the SugarBowl inside his mind.
* At the end of "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", Spongebob saves the day with nothing but his wits, a pair or sporks, and a pile of chum.
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Despite its intended audience of children, the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' franchise has amazing soundtracks to fit the mood.

You can find songs from [=SpongeBob=] games [[AwesomeMusic/SpongeBobSquarepantsGames here]].
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"'Cause it's sweet, sweet victory, yeah!"'']]
* Let's start off by talking about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He-LBIyBUz8 SpongeBob's classic, jolly theme]]. The [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funniest part]] about this theme is that the creators wanted to make it as annoying as possible. They succeeded, and while [[PeripheryHatedom it might be annoying for SpongeBob haters]], for everyone else, it definitely gets you in the mood for the show in its own way. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cety5EQ5i8I choral version sung by the pirates]] to open ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' is sung more like a sea shanty, and it helps to underscore the epic adventure about to take place.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqvq_B5WeH4 The Stranger in Town]]" fits the western standoff theme between [=SpongeBob=] and Bubble Bass, despite being about food...[[SeriousBusiness or perhaps because of it]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nT3MWZx46U Give Jellyfish Fields A Chance]]. Jellyfish Fields, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's favorite place in Bikini Bottom, is going to be destroyed by a new superhighway, and they go out into town, and start protesting in the form of song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MemABysIvs Where's Gary]] from Spongebob's Greatest Hits is pretty awesome. It's like Gary's Song, but more lively.
-->'''Spongebob''': I wonder how things went so wrong. I turned around and he was gone. '''WHERE'S GARY!?'''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm-eQSSVrPw Under My Rock]] from The Movie Album is pretty cool. It has Patrick singing about his rock and how it's the only place he'll ever stay.
-->'''Patrick''': It's cold and hard and kind of gray. It's the only place I'll ever stay. Got snacks in the frdge and a telephone, in this stone that I call home! Let's [[VisualPun Rock!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFy5L11Umw Pressure Point]] from "Grandma's Kisses" (despite only being briefly played) may count as one, as in order to be a man, "You must acquire a taste for freeform Jazz."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi_lFjhDRQo The Mob]] is another memorable tune, from when [=SpongeBob=] inspected the city as Hall Monitor.
* "The Camping Episode" is already a hilarious BottleEpisode, but to add the icing on the cake is [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "The Campfire Song Song"]]. A happy little camp fire song ([[RunningGag song]]), that gets [[UpToEleven a burst of energy halfway through]]. It's short, but sweet, and has a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Squidward! Good!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDY0-vPFR8 "The Best Day Ever"]]. It's the best song ever!
--> '''Spongebob''': IT'S THE BEST DAY EVER!
* "Band Geeks" is widely regarded as one of the series' most awesome episodes, and it culminates in a singularly awesome Bubble Bowl half-time performance of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk8xlsp1pQ "Sweet Victory"]] by the main cast, with special mention going to [=SpongeBob=] on lead vocals, Patrick on drums, Mrs. Puff on lead guitar, Plankton on keyboard and backing vocals, and Squidward as bandleader. It's hard to resist joining the (live-action) crowd in waving lighters during the performance. No wonder [[SmugSnake Squilliam]] had a heart attack upon seeing the band's performance.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C76LPsWRzIk Advanced Attack]]" sounds similar to an epic naval battle, but is most prominently used when Larry saved a man in "[=SpongeGuard=] on Duty". This signifies how Badass Larry was during his time as a life guard.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3zdztLrfY Attack]] is often used when someone is warned of the dire situations at hand, creating a scene of panic. Also, it sounds amazing.
* Need a theme to strike terror and soil trousers when ever you appear? Well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6STUo0xq2M "Malleus Mallificarum (a)"]] seems to the just the thing for The Flying Dutchman!
* During the well-liked ''Battle for Bikini Bottom'' game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnXc4k0jNGw "The Flying Dutchman's Graveyard"]] has a spooky, yet kickass theme for Sandy's trek there.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_xmc8PF_R8 "Robot Spongebob/Robot Plankton/Chum Bucket theme"]] is pure awesomeness for a good licensed game.
** One could even say that for the boss music in the entire game. From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FDhOEU-qQ Industrial Park/Robot Patrick's]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KDinwCfvcg Poseidome/Robot Sandy]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSzjxulx1cE Spongebob's Dream]]/[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaXapWQeeeg Miniboss/Robot Attack]]. Seriously, this soundtrack is surprising.
** In the video game adaptation of the movie, the battle against Buckhead Neptune is...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgFDAbVRH_k just phenomenal.]]
* During the opening sequence of "F.U.N.", the use of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E509BftEU2I "Heroes Win"]] creates a badass mood when [=SpongeBob=] decides to save the day. Then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DP8qOa9pR0 "Chase that Car"]] is badass swing to fit the Cat and Mouse scenario [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton are in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfxyNJNJHk "Chill Out",]] AKA Season 1 Plankton-based episodes title music. This suave theme fits the villainy present in those episodes.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdHlVXATFYY "Dramatic Cue G"]] is a song fitting for any Adventurer during the Dark Ages.
* The Fun Song from the aptly titled "F.U.N." episode. Sing it with us: [[MemeticMutation F is for friends who do stuff together]], [[EarWorm U is for you and me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhynzAu76o N is for anywhere and anytime at all...]]
* Sandy's gentle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ADjpeLg1w Texas song]] is both this and a bit of a TearJerker.
* Similarly both an awesome melody and [[TearJerker Tear Jerky]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wypay6lcA Gary, Come Home]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InS3Jjtpks4 "Goofy Goober Rock"]] from the movie; not just the song, but the scene it accompanies. Spongebob uses ThePowerOfRock [[CrazyAwesome to free Plankton's buckethead slaves]]. Probably the greatest DeusExMachina of all time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bO0H1D2v8 "Stadium Rave A"]], the music used during the famous "Jellyfish Jam" dance sequence. Later in the episode, we are treated to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rww0wirMiF8 Jellyfish Jam]], orchestrated by Spongebob and performed by undersea creatures and objects. Also a [[Heartwarming/SpongebobSquarepants heartwarming moment]], considering Spongebob is leading the jellyfish back home.
* Whenever [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnjKdWBVQOs "Send Them Victorious"]] plays, you KNOW something awesome will happen!
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLTj3cugwjE "The Grinder"]]. Pure awesomeness.
* It may be in live-action, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHV6s1NSNI "Underwater Sun"]] is an awesome song.
* For another awesome live-action song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A58ruJRgj8 "Bubble Beat Box"]]. They knew how to make [[MundaneMadeAwesome SpongeBob walking sound awesome]]!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0xTZZ8v748 Big Show Theme]] is deliciously old school, big-dreaming jazz music that invokes images of a different era in history.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPiaicKs44s "Border Run"]], the title card music for "The Chaperone". A cool 1950's style rock and roll tune, with some awesome guitar and saxophone solos.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk2TkjZF4Hw "When Worlds Collide"]].
%%* Every song from the Season 8 episode "Hello Bikini Bottom".
%%* The Music/{{Pantera}} score from "Prehibernation Week".
* The hilariously [[{{Narm}} narmy]] "Krusty Krab Pizza" song from "Pizza Delivery". "KRUSTY KRA-A-A-YEAH-YEAH-AH-AH PIZZAAAAA! IS THE PIZZA YEAH FOR YOU AND...MEEEEEEEEEEEE-HEE-HEE-HEEEEEEEE!"
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFFNg-yqRQ Sailing Over the Dogger Bank]] is the salty, earthy sea shanty that opens Season 2's "Sailor Mouth".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DVZuxiLYs Tom Fool]] is the lithe, fanciful and surprisingly infectious woodwind music from the opening of "The Campfire Episode".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ifk3G8wffg Dangerous A]] is the rumbling, ''Jaws''-esque NightmareFuel cue from "Clams" and several other scary episodes of the series. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBXuTty8ZE4 Death Trap]] manages to top it with blaring, fearful horns and a skirmish xylophone.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eMx1wmnMkI Music to Drive By]] is the rarely-used, upbeat, happy-go-lucky big band music Spongebob and Mystery bond to, and one of the most impressive pieces of original music in the series.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGc0oPPHsg Stealth by Night]] deserves a mention for its spine-tingling atmospheric build-up.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rifikhPBU6o Superquick]] is in a similar vein and is Mr. Krabs' joyous, percussion-heavy victory music over making his millionth dollar in "Clams".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhc9gtE-FY4 Wonderland of Snow]] is probably the most Christmas-y song you'll ever listen to.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUcPpu-T2vc Stack of Leis]] is the musical equivalent to just relaxing and resting after a long day, and letting your body give itself out.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCYMDQd822E Hawaiian Flower]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCWZIK8TFr0 Hawaiian Train]]: two similarly themed songs that are both SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel from start to end. Let's also add in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXaUG5iuuh4 Hawaiian Calypso]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkrSDOdP6k4 Secret Service]] is Spongebob and Patrick's super smooth and relentless spy music from "Wet Painters" and "Spy Buddies".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3clmKqLW84 Sneak Up]] is the sleazy, creeping big band theme for Spongebob's more... criminal activities.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL2CcVlx1p8 Saxaboogie]] is the go-to song to get any party up and hoppin'. No, seriously. [[EarWorm It's that good.]] It's commonly associated with Larry the Lobster and Goo Lagoon.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nBSiSwCHc Stars and Games]] is another sax-driven track to get a beach party started.
** Another Larry-related song is the rocking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbW47X0gdIQ Surfing Summer]], the instrumentals of which often appeared in pre-movie episodes.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOwXlANwerI What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor]] is the jovial, accordion rendition of the classic sea shanty "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw The Drunken Sailor]]" and Mr. Krabs' theme throughout the series.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31HG7P5Aiyo Up She Rises]] is a bombastic fanfare that quickly turns into a proud, militant variation of the theme for Mr. Krabs and the Krusty Krab.
%%* The stylized "Do The Sponge" song from "The Chaperone". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZB9QDQpAI Alright, you invertebrates! I'm gonna teach ya how to do...THE SPONGE.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F82MWbNAbnQ Fight! Fight! Fight!]] Or as it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_4X1dgV0Dw more commonly called...]]
* This list couldn't possibly be complete without [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCs0JGxvQCM the most quintessential SpongeBob song]]. [[spoiler:"The best time to wear a striped sweater..."]]
* The new Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade theme for the [=SpongeBob=] balloon, which is a jazzy mashup of [=SpongeBob's=] theme song and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZlLMyU6yuw Eastside Story]]. The best tune to pick when you're in a Film Noir mood.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6DKzNRdwyI Award Winners A]] is a memorable, triumphant tune that plays during the "Remembering [=SpongeBob=]" segment in "The Sponge Who Could Fly (The Lost Episode)".
* [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs' [[{{Narm}} narmy]] duet of "This Grill is Not a Home" in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket". Again, sing it with us: [[SuddenlyShouting "BUT THIS GRILL IS NOT A HOME!! THIS IS NOT THE STOVE I KNOW!!]]
* The Season 9 episode “Sharks vs. Pods”, while not a musical, is still a very musically jamming episode, featuring instrumentals that range from archival jazz music tracks to rocking, swinging originals. Fitting enough, as [[BaitAndSwitch it turns out]], the episode turns into [[spoiler: a dance-off between the Sharks and Pods.]]
* Some of the short excerpts of established songs like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI9ED9gtSk Rule Britannia]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzWE2mhem0w Volga Boat Men]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK8qU01PNqk Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy]] are pretty impressive.
* [[LongSongShortScene Though you only hear it for about 15 seconds on the show]], the music that plays during Plankton's magic act is downright badass.
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUKxWCWEKDE I, the AMAZING Plankton, with the use of prestidigitation, will make a krabby patty disappear before your very eyes! First, I'll need a volunteer from the audience.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbCfSviIyxU "Quest for the Best"]], the song from the Krusty Krab Training Video, based off [[Film/RockyIII "Eye of the Tiger"]].
* Nickelodeon uploaded a video on their [=YouTube=] channel called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB42v-EcUwM The Ultimate SpongeBob Remix]]. It remixes almost every song from the pre-movie era, and exactly one post-movie era song (which was also played ''in'' the movie, though in its closing credits), into one catchy beat. The fact that they were able to include "Sweet Victory" in this despite the song's rights now being owned by Frontiers Records is awesome on its own. Added to the fact that a good majority of the entire remix is dedicated to the pre-movie era as opposed to anything else. Even then, the post-movie era song they picked still celebrates the show's past. Wanna know what song they picked? "Best Day Ever". A song from the season that, while diagonally split between the fans in terms of quality, is considered to hold up just as well as the seasons that came before it. It just goes to show that [[OneOfUs Nickelodeon cares about the show and its legacy just as much as we do]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-nBle4PfA4 "Bossy Boots Song"]], performed by The Capsules for the episode "Bossy Boots". It's [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy, sugary, saccharine bubblegum pop-rock]] 100% of the way... [[TropesAreTools and it's]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel absolutely spectacular.]] Better yet, if you listen to the lyrics, it's about how the singer has a dream about how awesome Spongebob's world was, then goes swimming in the ocean to find it because they want to relive it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQDTKPbwxUw "The Lineman"]], while technically not made for [=SpongeBob=][[note]]It was composed for NFL Documentaries[[/note]], is nonetheless one of the most memorable songs used on the show thanks to being the theme of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. It's a very jazzy tune evocative of the '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiKuhfDjims The end credits theme,]] a relaxing guitar tune. You will be hit with a wave of nostalgia when you hear it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCoXTXanQs "Who Am I"]] from "Mimic Madness" is a [[EarWorm catchy]] yet [[TearJerker depressing]] song that wouldn't be out of place in a musical.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRixzwZl6Z8 Tomfoolery]], probably one of the most prevalent and memorable tracks of the whole show.
%%* Pick any piece of music by Lionel Wendling. You might recognize [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN593G-jypM Tiki Rapido]] from "Chum Caverns" and "Sun Bleached".
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvgNY6Pkvg Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas)]].
%%* The American Groove Metal band Music/{{Pantera}} created a song for the episode "Pre-Hibernation Week". It can be listened to [[https://open.spotify.com/track/5TryogdnaeUKM9uPI2ErhC here.]]
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->'''Mrs. Puff''':''"Oh, [=SpongeBob=]... why!!!?"''
->'''Spongebob''':''"Mrs. Puff, I think I cheated."''
-->-- That moment from "Boating School", aka, the fans’ reaction whenever one of those moments are broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to]] '''''[[LargeHam DAVY JONES' LOCKER!!!]]'''''

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[[folder:Seasons 1-3 (Pre-Revival)]]
* ''Tropers/{{Anonymous}}'': To prove that not everything pre-season 4 was an outstanding classic, "Sleepy Time" shows that all the characters' {{Jerkass}} tendencies went as far as the first season, where after [=SpongeBob=] visits the character's dreams and ruins them, and Sandy, showing that she's a SmallNameBigEgo, even in the first season said to him: "Do us all a favor and stay out of our dreams", accompanied by Squidward's "Don't we get enough of you during the day, [=SpongeBob=]?!" and everyone, including his so-called "friends" yells at him for getting into their dreams. Alright, how did they possibly know that [=SpongeBob=] snuck into their dreams where he could've just happened to be in them?! I can understand Squidward and all, but the rest of the characters, including Mr Krabs (who back then, cared about [=SpongeBob=], despite his obsession with money) and Sandy?! Even Gary and Pearl show up despite the fact that their dreams were the only two that [=SpongeBob=] didn't ruin! That is just the lowest of the low and one of the weaker bunch of the first three seasons!
* ''Tropers/{{ShinyRaikou}}'': Not the entire episode, but "Pressure" definitely has a Dethroning Moment of Suck. Sandy takes off her helmet and suit, throwing them on the ground. Note for a moment that she needs those to fucking breathe. What do her 'friends' do? They laugh at her. [[MoralEventHorizon You can see her lungs shrivel up and they just laugh.]] She finds a pickle jar and puts it on just in time. And her friends continue to mock her for it! Dude, not funny! It doesn't even have the defense of being made after Season 3!
* ''Tropers/{{haroldflower}}'': For me it's definitely "Born Again Krabs" because of one specific moment. I have no idea why people think that Krabs became flanderized after the movie- clearly it started way before that and this moment solidifies it. When the Flying Dutchman accuses him of being cheap and tries to send him to Davey Jones' Locker, [=SpongeBob=] sticks up for Krabs. But here's the DMOS, [[MoralEventHorizon Krabs sells [=SpongeBob=]'s soul to the Dutchman for 62 cents]]. The Krabs who comforted [=SpongeBob=] when he cried in "Squeaky Boots?" The Krabs who cried with grief over [=SpongeBob=]'s apparent deaths in "Hooky" and "Dying for Pie?" The Krabs who worried about [=SpongeBob=] when he was sick in "Suds?" That Krabs died a long, long time ago. Because that Krabs would never, ever even think about selling the little guy's soul to what is the undersea equivalent of the Devil, and send him to the undersea equivalent of Hell. Even Squidward of all people is disgusted by Krabs' behavior. "One Coarse Meal" is nothing- This is the episode that ruined any goodness of Krabs' character, because he gleefully attempted to send the lovable, innocent, sweet [=SpongeBob=] to Davy Jones locker.
* ''Tropers/{{ZehMonsieur}}'': It's not a bad episode altogether, but "Krabby Land" has a particular moment that I cannot stomach at all. In the episode, Krabs opens up an "amusement park" next to the Krusty Krab made out of junk in the hope that children will play there and purchase his food during summer vacation. To make sure they don't leave early, he has [=SpongeBob=] entertain the kids to stall for time until Krabby the Clown arrives, when he's really just counting the children's money. Spongy puts himself through physical hell keeping the kids occupied, going from pouring bubble mixture into his eyes, to being run over by a truck, to being ripped in half. The real low for the episode comes in when [=SpongeBob=], already given much of himself, rushes into Krabs' office, clearly bruised and missing his limbs, simply telling Krabs he doesn't know if he can stall them for much longer. Krabs' response to his hardest-working employee amounts to little more than "piss off and stop thinking of yourself;" and when Krabs finds out the kids are playing with [=SpongeBob=]'s arms and legs, he's concerned not for the yellow guy's safety, but that the children will break his windows. In the past, Krabs has been shown to be caring of [=SpongeBob=]'s well-being (giving him time off to get his mind back in order in "Pickles;" sending him back home when he's clearly ill in "Suds;" etc.), so seeing him act so callously and disregard [=SpongeBob=]'s physical health in favor of money would not seem out of place in a post-movie episode. Even if he does get what's coming by the end of the episode, it's still quite jarring to see the normally affable and friendly Krabs behave like the money-grubber he'd be Flanderized into.
* megatroper123456: This is the first episode (chronologically) that I really didn't like, "Valentine's Day". Not only is it kind of random for [=SpongeBob=] to be doing a special that counters the main character's asexuality, but Patrick is pretty a much a bratty, childish jerk, throughout the whole thing. Him getting so unhappy, after his best friend gives him, what he considered, his Valentine's gift (a friendly hand shake), it completely killed the mood as he just gloomily went around the Valentine's Day Carnival, unusally pissed with what [=SpongeBob=] had done. Not to mention, at the end, he goes batshit insane, completely destroying the carnival, and oh, that part where the whole crowd is trying to get Patrick to look around to Sandy and Patrick is like "No, I'm just practicing my prick-ishness for the Post-Movie episodes!" is pretty grating. So yeah, Patrick constantly pestering [=SpongeBob=] for his gift, acting like a 5-year old when it appears to be underwhelming, wrecking everything in sight (also inadvertedly at the end when the chocolate bubble bursts) and getting no punishment of any kind make this one of my least favourite episodes, and definitely my least-favourite Pre-Movie episode.
* treehugger0369: Initially, I had the infamous bit from The Card as my [=DMoS=], but after [[FridgeHorror some thought]] I realized there was a pre-movie episode that could give some post-movie episodes some competition in the cruelty department: The Bully from season 3. The basic plot is that a bully becomes a new student at Mrs. Puff's Boating School and constantly pursues [=SpongeBob=], threatening to kick his butt. [=SpongeBob=] does nothing to deserve this, Mrs. Puff is absolutely no help, and neither is his best friend Patrick(apparently he and the bully were college buddies. No, IDK how [[TheDitz Patrick]] could get into college), the bully has no sort of motivation(not even the FreudianExcuse cliche) and continues even after [=SpongeBob=] saves his life, and even after the bully [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his comeuppance]], Mrs. Puff then sees what happened and threatens to kick Spongebob's butt. If this was after Demolition Doofus, Mrs. Puff's behavior would have made some sense, but she has no excuse whatsoever for how she treated [=SpongeBob=] when he was fearing for his life!(In one scene, Spongebob's seen writing a will, and when the bully catches him, [=SpongeBob=] tries to do the "dying confession" bit with Gary but is too scared).
* ''Tropers/{{Thepenguinking2}}'': From "The Great Snail Race", nothing in the series scarred me more than poor Gary falling apart after over-exercise. Not even the infamous Toenail Scene or Gary getting nearly eaten in "A Pal for Gary". [[EnsembleDarkhorse Me being a huge fan of Gary]], it was incredibly hard to see Gary's shell getting blasted off and showing car parts within it, despite how cartoony it was. Even with Puffy Fluffy trying to eat Gary, there weren't any visual injuries. Sure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone [=SpongeBob=] realized him over-working Gary resulted in this]], but it's still not enough to forgive him for doing it in the first place. Most of the episode wasn't really that great, with the [[TheUntwist really expect-able]] ending where Patrick's rock managed to win, that BrickJoke that the episode really could've done without, and that honestly boring "Misspelling Squidward's name" joke, but this part of the episode stood out the most, and made me hate the episode more than any modern-[=SpongeBob=] episode to date.
* PrincessTogezo: I thought "The Sponge Who Could Fly" was a decent episode, but there is one moment from that episode that utterly fell flat for me: the part after Patchy sees the fake opening for the lost episode, where he concludes that "[=SpongeBob=] betrayed us" and immediately starts trashing all of his merchandise. Okay, shouldn't Patchy have at least watched the tape the whole way through before concluding that the episode was a bust, especially since he worked so hard to get it? More to the point, this is essentially a grown man throwing a temper tantrum and swearing off his favorite show forever just because of one underperforming episode (yes, it was the lost episode, but maybe it was lost for a reason, like just being a simple animation test or something). That idea should be ridiculous enough to laugh at (especially since Potty lampshaded Patchy's tantrum afterwards, calling him a "hothead"), but I honestly can't tell if we were supposed to laugh at the moment or cry at it; Patchy's overreaction in general (and stuff like ripping out his underwear) implies comedy, but some of Patchy's words (particularly "I'm sorry I ever became a fan in the first place!") and especially the music imply that this was supposed to be taken seriously. I neither laughed nor cried at this moment, instead finding it really uncomfortable (Patchy's restoring the merchandise after learning that the real lost episode is about to start does little to mitigate it), and I always try to skip over this moment when I watch the episode.
* TheDoctor1996: I have always considered the episode "Hooky" to be a DMOS for two reasons. The ending and the premise. The episode would have been much better if Spongebob's humiliation was a "what if" moment rather than something that actually happened. But what really made me hate this episode was the revelation that Squidward was the one who hooked Spongebob. I accept that Squidward is a big jerk but in seasons 1-3 he did show some kindness to [=SpongeBob=] at times in episodes like "Pizza Delivery" and this episode makes Squidward look like a complete bastard. Is it really risking someone's life just to teach them a lesson about hooks? The other problem is the premise. It just seems to be an episode where the creators want to humiliate a character for the sake of comedy. The logical failures in the episode imply this. First of all; if there is an area of Bikini Bottom called "Fish Hooks Park" why are there no barriers preventing sea-life from going there or at the very least a few signs advising sea-life to stay away? And if [=SpongeBob=] lives in a pinapple under the sea, how does he not know about the dangers of hooks? I accept that he can be stupid but if he values his life then he should know. It's like someone living in the French Alps not knowing the dangers of avalanches. These logical failures imply to me that this episode was made purely so the creators could humiliate a character in the cruelest way possible and use it as a form of comedy.
* Yellow-Spider-Kitty: While I do think "Something Smells" is a funny episode, One part I can not stand is how it ends. Scarth that there is no ending. I'll explain after they find out it was the sundea that gave them the bad breath, they run around saying "We Stink" and hug Squidward. Even if it's suppose to be a joke it just makes no sense and it's a pretty corny ending in otherwise a solid episode.
* MarioAndSpongeBobFan: For me personally, I think "Can You Spare a Dime?" featured pre-movie Squidward at his most ungrateful. First, he singlehandedly quits his job over a RantInducingSlight from Mr. Krabs and as a result ends up homeless, but that's not what gets me about this episode. [=SpongeBob=] lets Squidward stay at his house and [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave he practically milks it for all it's worth]], forcing [=SpongeBob=] to pamper him and refusing to get a job even when [=SpongeBob=] screams in his face to do it. On top of that, [[KarmaHoudini Squidward receives no comeuppance for his outrageous behavior]], and resumes arguing with Mr. Krabs like at the start of the episode. As much as I love Squidward, this episode made me want to punch him in the face!
* DannyLightningLightner: Season 1 is my far my favorite, but there's one scene that's really hard to watch. I don't think Squidward's a bad guy, but "I Was A Teenage Gary" quite possibly shows him at his worst. In the beginning of the episode, Spongebob leaves Gary in Squidward's care for the weekend. Instead of begrudgingly taking care of Spongebob's pet like a decent person would do, Squidward totally neglects to give Gary food or water for the entire weekend. As a result, Gary becomes extremely dehydrated/malnourished. When Spongebob returns from his trip, he's visibly distressed by Gary being sick, and he literally hugs Gary while sobbing. And Squidward doesn't even care that he's almost killed his neighbor's pet, or caused his neighbor to break down crying! The rest of the episode isn't bad, but the beginning is just so hard to watch that I usually skip this one when watching season 1.
* Tropers/ILikeRobots: Pre-movie ''[=SpongeBob=] Squarepants'' was an excellent show in my opinion, and one I have fond memories of watching as a kid. Looking back, "I'm With Stupid" was by far my least favorite episode, and even as a kid I thought it was frustrating, simply because of Patrick's complete and total {{Jerkass}} behavior toward the guy who's supposed to be [[WithFriendsLikeThese his best friend]], especially when [=SpongeBob=], being a NiceGuy, does nothing the entire episode but try to help Patrick impress his parents. Patrick struck me even as a kid as being [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character]], since Patrick is stupid, yes, and can be tactless, but in the earlier seasons he was much more InnocentlyInsensitive as a result of not being not too bright, rather than straight-up mean as he is when he's mocking [=SpongeBob=] in this episode. Even when [=SpongeBob=] takes Patrick aside and tells Patrick that his feelings are being hurt through his cruel jokes, Patrick does nothing but roll his eyes and brush him off, and continues treating [=SpongeBob=] like a complete moron. And this is the same guy who was distraught that his own parents thought he was stupid. Constant cruelty to a character that hasn't done anything to deserve it just isn't funny. And the worst part of it all? [[KarmaHoudini He gets away scot-free]]. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed. Several good jokes (the majority of them in the opening) and the funny twist ending weren't enough to salvage the frustrating plot and Patrick being an UngratefulBastard.
* Tropers/Ryanruff13: I never minded the ending of "Squid on Strike" for a while, but the more that I thought about it, the more that I realized how contrived that it was in order to make Squidward unhappy. In it, Squidward manages to negotiate for better working conditions at the Krusty Krab while still on strike, with Mr. Krabs actually seeming to be willing to comply with Squidward's requests. What happens next? [=SpongeBob=] taking Squidward's analogies during his protest speech literally and...[[IdiotBall destroying the Krusty Krab]] in order to get their jobs back, making Squidward have to work the rest of his life to pay off the restaurant's [[{{Understatement}} damages]]. This wouldn't even be something that he would do in the post-movie episodes. It's uncharacteristic enough to reach GainaxEnding levels of absurdity, and it manages to surpass some of the post-movie episodes with regard to making Squidward suffer for no reason.
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[[folder:Season 4]]
* Tropers/DimensionWalker: "Best Day Ever" was a huge DMOS if there ever was one. So much hype and a 24-hour marathon to accompany it, and finally we got to Best Day Ever. But it wasn't an hourly special. It wasn't even a 30-minute special. It was just another 15-minute episode, and it wasn't too great either. First of all, his supposed "Best Day Ever" was really just his daily schedule. The song at the end was annoying, and [=SpongeBob=] was out of character. Remember that scene where that one guy was trying to leave during his rant? You'd think he'd say something like "Sir, please sit down.", right? Wrong, instead, he yelled, "SIT DOWN!" CharacterDerailment, indeed.
* [[Tropers/LinKeuiSwampert Lin Keui Swampert:]] Karate Island. To summarize, [=SpongeBob=] is scammed to believe he's the Karate Master ([[JumpedTheShark hi-ya!]]) He and Sandy travel to Karate Island to get the reward, [=SpongeBob=] being a blatant [[TookALevelInJerkass asshole]] along the way. [=SpongeBob=] beats up a few [[BadBadActing obvious actors]] and is whisked away. Sandy leaves, only to have to rescue [=SpongeBob=]. [[AssholeVictim "Sandy! I need you! I can't handle this myself!"]] Sandy fights a few foes in what was trying to be a {{Homage}} to Bruce Lee-esque action scenes but turns out to just be [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment unnecessary and time consuming]], and eventually defeats the scammer, trying to get [=SpongeBob=] to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking buy a condo]]. Granted, it gives [=SpongeBob=] a tad of development, but of course [[TooGoodToLast it doesn't last]]. The worst part? In the above mentioned "Best Day Ever" marathon, it's the Number One voted spot, and it's now always played with "Best Day Ever".
* Tropers/KoopaKid17: "All That Glitters" ruined [=SpongeBob=] forever for me. I could go on forever about why I hated this episode from [=SpongeBob's=] {{Wangst}} to him spending half the episode naked (because NakedPeopleAreFunny? [[SarcasmMode Right]]). Since I can only choose one moment that still makes my blood boil to this day, it would be the part where the replacement spatula [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells off SpongeBob]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution making it flip Krabby Patties]], hands down. The thing suddenly [[TookALevelInJerkass talks down to SpongeBob]] [[RichBitch because it feels the job is too menial for its status]]. It then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away when [=SpongeBob=] tries to get it back]], [[KickTheDog though not before continuing to give jab after jab at him]]. Easily a candidate for the most mean-spirited scene in the show's history considering the sacrifice poor [=SpongeBob=] was willing to make for it.
* fluffything: I'd like to add the Season 4 episode ''Wigstruck'' to this increasingly long list of Spongebob-related DMOS. Long story short, the episode centers around [=SpongeBob=] finding a rock star's 19th century-looking wig and decides to wear it. Throughout the episode, [=SpongeBob=] acts like a complete arrogant moron acting like the wig makes him the coolest thing ever despite people telling him that he looks like an idiot and that the wig is nothing more than an annoyance. Even Patrick, who by now is too stupid to even know how to operate a can opener, points out that [=SpongeBob=] is acting like an [[JerkAss idiotic jerk]] with that wig. And, how does [=SpongeBob=] react? He brags that everyone is jealous. (Beat) What the hell!? Spongebob's friends tell him directly to his face that the wig is disgusting and he looks stupid in it, and he acts like they're just jealous of him!? No. Just... no. Oh, and to top it all off, the ending has [=SpongeBob=] ditch the wig (finally) only to find out that now everyone is wearing one because the rock star is wearing it again and it's now trendy. So, yeah, [=SpongeBob=] doesn't even get any commupance for being an arrogant jerk to his friends. Compare that to the earlier season episode ''Ripped Pants'', where [=SpongeBob=] does realize his actions to become popular are annoying his friends and feels genuinely sorry about it, and you'll see just why this episode is horrible on so many levels.

* Tropers/MA699: For me, it had to be the episode, "Squid Wood". I cannot explain how much this episode really triggers me. Ya'll know what happens here: Spongebob constantly bothers Squidward; Squid just wants some peace and quiet; Spongebob makes a puppet-based off him; suddenly, everyone is just rude to Squidward; the puppet gets fame and Squidward is still treated terribly. Give the guy a break! The customers are just idiotic, they don't know that it's just Spongebob behind the puppet the whole time! Not only do I find it triggersome, it's also an insult to anyone who has been hated on for no reason!
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[[folder:Season 5]]
* ''Tropers/{{taylorkerekes}}'': In "Spy Buddies", where Mr. Krabs sends [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to spy on Plankton, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick go over to Sandy's for some spy equipment. Of course, after she shows them the stuff, she refuses to let them use it, apparently because they would just mess up, but then Patrick has to use the knock-out ray, Sandy's favorite, to knock her out just so they can use the equipment! What is that all about?!
* ''Tropers/{{SuperEquality07}}'': Fungus Among Us is the absolute worst of Season 5. Seeing that fungus spread everywhere was disgusting. This episode is perfect to prepare viewers for the gross-out filled next season. Yuck.
* Tropers/{{Frankiefoster}}: I never thought season 4 and beyond was very funny (except for "Skill Crane" and a few exceptions), but the worst one that made me actually cut the show was "Good Ol' Whatshisname". It was basically yet another Squidward torment episode, with him and [=SpongeBob=] trying to find out some guy's name before the contest Mr. Krabs sets up is over. Long dull story short, the episode carries on with Squidward going crazy and stealing the guy's wallet, only to find out the guy's name [[WhosOnFirst was actually Whatzittooya]], the name the guy was yelling at him earlier on in the episode. The police proceed to arrest him, the guy calling him a wallet snatcher. Worse, the real prize wasn't a trip--it was just the fuckin' brochure. What the hell, writers? Oh, and the brochure part seemed like the worst part, tacked on to make Squidward's life even more miserable than it already was. Tell me why this show is still lurching like a zombie again?
** Tropers/{{HayleyChaotix}}: It's even worse. One of them starts chasing him for running a red light (on foot). His punishment for running a red light, resisting arrest and stealing a wallet? Ten years in prison. Not kidding.
** PsiBasilisk: It gets even worse. At the very end of the episode, when Squidward is in jail, he realizes that at least he will have some peace and quiet for those ten years. Considering the sheer amount of pain and annoyance he endured, it's nice to think that Squidward would get a break from all that. Instead, it turns out that Patrick "annoying, stupid, neighbor" Star is in the jail cell with him. It disgusted me to see Squidward's only HopeSpot of peace and quiet taken away from him like that. Especially since the cell was empty when Squidward was put in there and we never see or hear Patrick get put in. It's like the writers hate Squidward so much, they ignored all rules of logic just to make his life even more miserable than it is now.
* Tropers/{{Kingler}}: Originally, I posted "Slide Whistle Stooges" as my [=DMoS=]. Now, I remembered the episode that took this show off my must-watch list: "To Love a Patty". [=SpongeBob=] falls in love with a Krabby Patty and decides to romance it. He dates a cheeseburger for 11 minutes, then breaks up with it when it gets moldy. Probably the lamest thing I've ever seen in my life. Besides that, there's a scene where [=SpongeBob=] tries to protect the burger from a flock of hungry scallops. He knocks most of them out, then grabs one and breaks it in half with his bare hands. The fuck? [=SpongeBob=] is a lot of things, but he's no [[SerialKiller killer]]. I just don't get how a show could fall off so hard, so quickly.
** TT454: Agreed. Though this isn't the worst episode in my opinion (there are too many candidates for that), it was the first episode which truly signified the show's rapid decline. Season 4 was dodgy, but it was this episode that made me give up on the series and never go back.
* {{Tropers/heartauthor}}: Four words: "Breath of Fresh Squidward." First of all, not only does the beginning of the episode try to pass off [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick sneaking into Squidward's house every morning "funny," the little story about Squidward's "happy gland" seems to prove that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are aware that they make Squidward's life miserable, [[KickTheDog and yet they do it anyway]]. I will admit, I thought the plot point of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Squidward getting a personality change]] had some potential, but any potential this episode had was immediately lost when it [[FromBadToWorse suddenly went into a nosedive]]. Squidward is now pretty much acting like [=SpongeBob=] normally acts...and yet we're supposed to feel bad that [=SpongeBob=]'s being pushed to the side because happy Squidward becomes Employee of the Month. However, this doesn't work not only because of how [=SpongeBob=]'s treated Squidward in earlier episodes, but also because he flat-out admitted at the beginning of the episode that he [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic watches Squidward sleep]]. But the crown for this Dethroning Moment? The scene where [=SpongeBob=] screams at Squidward for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pogo-dancing with Patrick]], and then kicks the squid out of his own party. And not one person [[KarmaHoudini calls [=SpongeBob=] out]] for this appalling behavior. And then the episode ends with [[StatusQuoIsGod Squidward being zapped back to normal]]. You have no idea how elated I was when WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter named this episode Number One on his "Top Ten Squidward Torture Porns" list, because that's exactly where this piece of garbage belongs.
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[[folder:Season 6]]

* ''Tropers/BlahaIsAFraud'': Krusty Krushers. The flanderization of Spongebob and Patrick being childish is off the scale, not to mention a lot of homoerotic innuendo (the holding hands / skipping around in circles, Spongebob leering at Patrick's iron butt, etc)
* ''Tropers/CrazyLuigi'': The biggest one for me is the one in "House Fancy", where Squidward gets his toenail (not joking) ripped out of one of his feet by a chair due to [=SpongeBob=]'s tomfoolery. And just to make it even worse, Squidward ended up tripping on said toenail. Now for someone who didn't flinch when first seeing something like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWn7zbgxZ4 Pickle Surprise]], seeing that actually made me want to close my eyes from that painful to watch scene.
** Tropers/TorchicBlaziken: The worst part: [[AssPull Squidward has never even had toenails]], [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and this moment was never mentioned again.]] The toenail was made up out of nowhere just so they could do this scene.
* JewelSatellite: I can't think of an ending more insulting than the one in "Nautical Novice". The episode could've been a great one, there are many great touches and I feel that it's entertaining. But the ending sums up to the following: [=SpongeBob=] actually wasn't moving the museum at all, it was someone with a tugboat way smaller than than the actual museum. This is barely even alluded to in the rest of the episode. [=SpongeBob=] brought it up, but other than that, the ending of this episode shoots down any possible developments in [=SpongeBob=]'s driving skill. Overall, this episode isn't bad, but the ending shot down any chance of the episode being good.
* ''{{Tropers/RetsofNoraa}}'': Has anyone else seen "The Splinter?" [=SpongeBob=] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gets a splinter in his thumb]], which proceeds to get infected to the point that his thumb [[BodyHorror is as big as half his head]] [[{{Squick}} and issues forth a fountain of pus when the splinter is finally pulled]]. I [[NauseaFuel get sick]] from even looking at screencaps. Oh, and keep in mind that - despite the progressed nature of the infection - [=SpongeBob=] wants to keep working. Around fast food. With a pus-gushing thumb. But that's not even the worst part. It wasn't a larger-than-life pus initially- [=SpongeBob=] consulted help from Patrick at first, who is obviously no doctor and becoming [[TooDumbToLive Too Dumb to Live]] by examining and even biting [=SpongeBob=]'s foot. And when [=SpongeBob=] says that it's not helping, Patrick decides to ignore him completely and [=SpongeBob=] ends up begging for his help! Normally I can tolerate Patrick but this put me off completely. And here's the worst part- when Patrick attempted to help (with as much medical knowledge as a preschooler) he hammers the damn splinter in! Now that's how it enlarged to such a horrendous size. This is just one of the key moments where Patrick "Finland!" Star deteriorated into a complete [[JerkAss jerk]].
* Ztyran: The ending of "Gone" was a good example for me. Instead of it being a horrible nightmare or something, it's that everyone, even his friends have spent a week having a holiday called 'No [=SpongeBob=] Day,' doing things like burning him in effigy. Now while I can understand Plankton, Squidward, and Mrs. Puff, the others make no sense. This included Krabs—who makes a fortune off the guy—and his best friends, Sandy and Patrick. And Patrick's excuse that everyone needs time away from [=SpongeBob=]'s laugh is a bit of a lame excuse.
* Tropers/{{anoni}}: "Patty Caper", the episode when the secret ingredient of the formula was stolen while being shipped, then Krabs sends [=SpongeBob=] to find who stole it. When he can't find who did it, he goes back to Krabs to report. Guess what? Out of nowhere Krabs blames [=SpongeBob=]! The guy's about to be thrown in jail under bogus charges when we find out that Krabs actually stole the formula so he wouldn't have to pay shipping... What was the point of shipping it in the first place? Also, I think Krabs, right before [=SpongeBob=] is thrown in jail, was about to fire the poor kid. He sends him on a search, blames him when there are no results, and almost fires him. Apparently he forgot that [=SpongeBob=] is pretty much the only person keeping the Krusty Krab in business, Squidward and Krabs are horrible cooks! Ya know what this means? Mr. Krabs would destroy his own restaurant so he'd save money! I can't get behind this. I seriously can't.
** MrReviser121: Ironically, I hate how this episode has [[KarmaHoudini Mr. Krabs]] treated, of all people. Long story short, he tries to frame [=SpongeBob=] for stealing the secret ingredient to the Krabby Patty Secret Formula and get him arrested, but screws it up by [[WhatAnIdiot pointing at SpongeBob with the bottle of the secret ingredient]] and confesses that he stole it because, well, he's a cheapskate. Krabs gets arrested and the judge sentences him to sell Krabby Patties for free for a whole day, to which Mr. Krabs laments that he couldn't bear to see that. Cut to Spongebob giving away free Krabby Patties...while Mr. Krabs is manhandled by two policefish, [[EyeScream by his freakin' eyestalks]], in a chair screaming due to being forced to watch his food being sold for free; And the policefish are laughing at this. Really, writers?! You get Mr. Krabs get punished for being a {{Jerkass}} by having him be [[ColdBloodedTorture psychologically and physically]] [[PoliceBrutality tortured by a pair of sadistic cops?!]] Where's the justice in that?; You made me feel [[UnintentionallySympathetic bad for that son of a bitch!]]
* ''Tropers/{{CartoonFreak95}}'': The episode "Pet or Pests" had a huge one, there's a particular scene where Larry the Lobster claims that he doesn't know who [=SpongeBob=] is. Okay, so we're supposed to forget "Ripped Pants", "House Fancy", "Lifeguard on Duty", etc?! Granted, those were made years ago, but with Larry's position in those episodes, he can't forget who [=SpongeBob=] is, he might not be one of his best friends, but [=SpongeBob=] goes to the beach a lot, and with the amount of episodes he's been there, Larry is supposed to not forget who he is, he knows who [=SpongeBob=] is in the other episodes, so why not in this one?! Continuity errors are frequent, but with the times that Larry the Lobster has appeared, this is why this is a DMOS for me; Stephen Hillenburg (the show's creator) might not be involved with the newer episodes, but Paul Tibbitt (current showrunner) and the writers should at least try and put some more effort into it, instead of trying to deliberately piss off the show's fan base.
* Xblade: "Choir Boys". Okay, so imagine a kid watching ''[=SpongeBob=]'' for the first time (Yeah, this is a bit unrealistic, but bear with me here). What are they going to see? - They're not going to see a jerk getting some comeuppance, they're going to see an average guy getting torment for no real reason at all. Squidward just wants to go to the choir, and [=SpongeBob=] decides to nag him, chase him down, and his pot hole results in Squidward getting trapped in a jellyfish swarm. Squidward is upstaged at the choir by [=SpongeBob=], but since [=SpongeBob=] is [[DesignatedHero the 'protagonist']] of the episode, it's not all that surprising. Then there's [=SpongeBob=] saying this to him: Now I have a captive audience!
* Tropers/GreenMachine2084: The 6th season episode "Gullible Pants" was this troper's breaking point. Basically, Mr. Krabs puts [=SpongeBob=] in charge of the Krusty Krab for 15 minutes. While Squidward takes advantage of the situation, things get worse and worse until the end of the episode when Krabs gets back to see all the customers are cowering in the corner, there's a huge mess everywhere, and [=SpongeBob=] is dancing in a creepy fashion. That's how the episode ends, and there is [[NoEnding no resolution at all]]! Way to leave us hanging, writers!
* ''Tropers/{{Woodsman}}'': While "Overbooked" was by no means a great episode, one moment in particular really stood out. [=SpongeBob=] has to go get a cake for Patrick's birthday party, but didn't reserve one in advance. He goes to the bakery and finds there's only one cake with a message already written on it. The message? "Sorry about the scabies." This isn't [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting crap past the radar]], this is nuking it. I was appalled that such a thing could be aired in a kid's show with no apparent outcry. This was the final nail in the coffin for me; I knew [=SpongeBob=] was past its former glory if it had to resort to this kind of adult joke.
* ''The Clash of Triton''
** ''Tropers/MrJeperson'': A truly dire guest spot from Victoria Beckham. Stilted, unfunny, and obviously put in only because "Victoria wants to prove that she's still hip."
* RabidBadger1632: I'll make mine, "Dear Vikings" as nobody seems to have covered it yet, despite how much it deserves it. The basic plot is [=SpongeBob=] writing a letter to a random viking clan and they come and shanghai [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward. The premise of the episode may have worked if actual writers had worked on it and not just random people grabbed from the story-boarding department (Not joking there. Most of the current writers have had no experience with actual writing). After about 7 minutes of bland jokes and filler, Squidward ticks off the Vikings and they try to catapult him into the sea (well more accurately the goo). The ending is the worst part. It isn't hard to see that the writers realized that they had wasted too much time with filler to bring in the actual plot and that they only have a minute left to resolve things. Rather than scrap the episode or rewrite from scratch like a competent writer would, they just decide to ram in another pointless conflict. Right in the middle of Squidward's catapulting the Viking's ship hits an iceberg and starts sinking. [=SpongeBob=] climbs into another catapult and flings himself into the hole to plug it and absorbs all the water. The Vikings then start cheering for him, [=SpongeBob=] utters a painfully lame joke, and the episode just ends. No, actually it doesn't end, it just stops. This just shows how little the writers think of the kids who watch this. I was about 9 when I watched the episode and I wasn't impressed. Nothing was actually resolved. Do [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward get back home? Do they still plan on catapulting Squidward? What did anyone even gain or learn from this? Well none of those are answered. Also this episode just doubled my apathy for the Emmy's.
* Truffle: ''Plankton's Regular'' is a prime example of what a petty bastard Mr. Krabs really is. Plankton is overjoyed to finally get a regular customer, but Krabs, being [[JerkAss Krabs]], decides that he's not happy with this, so he and [=SpongeBob=] go out of their way to sabotage Plankton's success. There's no reason for them to do this, as having a regular customer means Plankton won't try to steal their patty formula. Not only are they unjustifiably cruel, but at the end of the episode, it's revealed that Karen was paying the guy to buy Plankton's chum. [[KickTheDog He never liked it to begin with.]] Why!? What's so bad about letting Plankton have his five minutes of fame? And we're expected to find this funny. Well, it's not. It's just mean and depressing.
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[[folder:Season 7]]
* ''Tropers/CabbitGirlEmi'': For me, it was "Stuck in the Wringer". [=SpongeBob=] gets stuck in his wringer and Patrick becomes even stupider than usual by thinking he wanted to be glued in! Just when you thought it was bad enough when [=SpongeBob=] is forced to take the day off from work, Patrick more or less tries to get him to cheer up at the amusement park, and it ends up with [=SpongeBob=] yelling at Patrick. The worst part? Everyone in the crowd gives NoSympathy towards [=SpongeBob=], and said that what happened to him served him right. What a way to rub salt in the wound, and such a completely miserable episode!
** ''Tropers/{{VideoGameCrack}}'': And another moment from "Stuck in the Wringer" which shows perfectly how much these people care about their writing: Long story short, Patrick manages to nullify the effect of the super glue with his tears. The problem? Tears shed due to sadness are salt water, and the show takes place in an ocean. Remember when they actually lampshaded their setting? Yeah, me neither.
** Tropers/{{Mogo}}: What makes it worse is that it wasn't just the crowd (although that was just horrible enough for this section by itself), it's that not one single person in any of their places thought of getting him out of that thing. I mean, we all know Krabs is a jackass but hasn't his business been ruined by Squidward or Krabs himself trying to cook before? In fact I just learned about the ending here because I turned the TV off before it ended. That's how bad I hated it. But to add to Video Game Crack's comments above, [=SpongeBob=] cried due to how horrible this situation is, why didn't that help. It's just 11 minutes of CringeComedy that makes you wonder how this episode got greenlit.
** {{Tropers/chidoriss}}: The absolute worst part is the ending, where [=SpongeBob=] looks right at the camera and says, "I guess crying does solve your problems after all." What a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop for the kids.
* ''Tropers/SuperSaiyaMan'': The episode "A Pal for Gary", which had [=SpongeBob=] adopting a new pet... despite the warning that it doesn't like snails or snail noises. Said pet terrifies Gary, and [=SpongeBob=] is too stupid to see that Gary was about to be eaten and then the new pet starts eating him. Gary chases said pet out. Instead of thanking him? [=SpongeBob=] scolds Gary for chasing him off! Not funny! [=SpongeBob=] becomes even more TooDumbToLive when he can't recognize he was going to be fucking eaten and Gary saved him.
* Loekman3: Despite all of the cruelties in "One Coarse Meal", it is not Krabs' MoralEventHorizon or Plankton's suicide that make me hate this episode; It is when [[TheWoobie Plankton's]] attempt of payback is seen as an [[DesignatedEvil evil act]] that cements it. Firstly, when Plankton uses his fear of mimes to scare Krabs, he cries to the point that we're supposed to [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic root for him]]. Secondly, even though it does not compensate Plankton's BreakTheCutie by Krabs, it would have been an okay episode if weren't for the fact that Spongebob, who previously helped Plankton of his suicide and decides to make him feel better, scares him away with a hologram of whales; essentially, the oblivious yellow sponge single-handedly made Krabs overthrow PB as the god of all [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]] as he completely got away with scaring Plankton for weeks because he enjoyed it. Third and lastly, it makes any episodes that depict Krabs and Plankton being good pals such as "Friend Or Foe" painful to watch considering the monstrosity Krabs had become.
* Tropers/{{VulgarProboscidean}}: The episode "A Day Without Tears" is an insult to [=SpongeBob=] during the pre-movie era, the takes Spongebob's {{Flanderization}} UpToEleven in which he cries about practically everything, he cries about ripping his pants, he cries about having to throw away a Krabby Patty, and he cries about Squidward yelling at him, despite those things happening to [=SpongeBob=] in previous episodes (Ripped Pants, Born Again Krabs, and every episode where [=SpongeBob=] and/or Patrick annoy Squidward). I don't know who that crybaby was in this episode because it's not [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=].
* Tropers/{{prettycoolguy}}: There's a DMOS for "Summer Job". When Mrs. Puff tries to [[ContinuityNod bring up]] Krusty Love's date plotline again by asking if he'd like to go on a date, he cruelly shoots her down like a jackass. Wow, Krabs. This is a new low, even for you.
* smartguy39: The one that did it for me was the Legends of Bikini Bottom episode "Sponge-Cano". Why? Because it shows how much of an UngratefulBastard Squidward is. [[http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/Sponge-Cano! Here's the whole episode in a nutshell.]] The episode starts with Squidward painting while [=SpongeBob=] sings about how grateful he is about what he has. After a bit of time, Squidward tells [=SpongeBob=] he does not need his help and to never help him again. At the Krusty Krab, Squidward complains about various things (counting $3 in pennies, a guy tapping his foot, etc.), and tells [=SpongeBob=] that he's the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom, and asks how it could get any worse. Then Mt. Bikini erupts and chaos ensues. When the people of Bikini Bottom finally find some shelter and the mayor can't think of anything to do, a mysterious dolphin appears and says that to stop the volcano, they have to sacrifice the most miserable person. After some bickering, Squidward says that he would rather take his chances with the volcano rather than everyone else. Naturally, when they drag him to the volcano, he denies this by saying that they have the wrong guy. The citizens call him out on this, saying that they heard him complain about everything and that he said he was the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom. When they finally get to the volcano and are about to toss him in, [=SpongeBob=], being the NiceGuy that he is, decides since that he made Squiddy miserable, he'll be the one to go in the volcano instead. Squidward seems more than fine with this, and is going to throw [=SpongeBob=] in the volcano. But then Squidward falls off a ledge and hangs on for his life. When he tells [=SpongeBob=] to save him, he reminds Squddy of his promise, but he decides to take it back when he told SB that he is grateful. After SB saves Squidward, the tightened up pipe from Squidward's house launches it off the ocean floor, where it sails through the water and eventually lands on the volcano, plugging it. And it turns out the volcano will only be stopped by the most miserable person's house. After that, Squidward says that he fucking lied to him, and that he's not grateful for anything. [[BigWhat What?]] You're telling me, that after all of that shit that he's been through, adding all of the things [=SpongeBob=] did to make him feel happier (giving him a wooden clarinet, making a paradise for him, getting the whole fucking town to play in a band and giving Squilliam a heart attack, saving his goddamn life, and other things I won't get into detail with), and he's still ungrateful for everything he has?! It's no wonder I hate this episode, and I don't think I'm the only one who hates it as well!
** ''ilovedededesnewaccount'': Well, I guess I can agree on that episode, it wasn't that good. Squidward has had several happy memories before (such as when he one-upped Squilliam, his rival, by performing the Bubble Bowl in "Band Geeks" and got to sleep in Mr. Krabs office in "Born Again Krabs"), but he's still ungrateful for the life he's living.
** 1upmushroom: The one thing I can't stand about the episode more than Squidward's JerkAss attitude is the fact that after [=SpongeBob=] willingly risks his life to save Squidward from being thrown in... Squidward berates the townspeople for not coming to their sense and then says something similar to "Alright [=SpongeBob=], jump in"... Are you freaking serious?! So let me get this straight Squidward, you constantly bitch and moan about every single thing that upsets you and yet when you're given the opportunity to end it all... you proceed to bitch about being thrown in the volcano and willingly let [=SpongeBob=] take the fall for you! You are scum! This moment just confirmed that Squidward is a whiny prick who just likes complaining about how miserable his life is even when it's really not. This also proved that he deserves every single bit of torture given to him.
** Diego Salvati: I hate this episode, but for the opposite reason than 1upmushroom. For me, this episode is a lame and disgusting attempt by the pseudo-writers of the show to justify the horrible torture porn that is Squidward's life now. It's like they thought "hey, there're a lot of complaints about Squidward torture porn. Let's throw in a jerkass Squidward episode to justify it and keep going!".
* ''The Great Patty Caper"
** ''{{Tropers/MathWizardBoy}}'': Mine for this episode was the "butler is a werewolf" thing. Meaningless, as is the whole show after season 4.
* ''{{Tropers/MosquitoMan}}'': "Hide and Then What Happens?". It was an okay episode actually but the dethroning moment comes at the very beginning. Patrick [[TooDumbToLive doesn't even remember SpongeBob's name]]. This goes [[UpToEleven beyond]] {{Flanderization}}. It's a new low for the writers in my book. However, it gets worse. Patrick thinks that hide and seek, a game pre-schoolers can figure out right off the bat, is [[IdiotBall too complicated for him to understand.]] By now I'm convinced the writers are just directly insulting the viewer's intelligence.
* ''{{Tropers/KashimaKitty}}'': Since an entire episode being a moment in the series's history doesn't count here, I'll isolate the very last portion of "Yours, Mine and Mine" as the absolute lowest point in the series. The title alone foreshadows the selfish nature of this episode, but a half decent episode might have ended with Patrick learning the errors of his ways. How does this one end? With Patrick stealing Spongebob's money for the second time. Upon being called on it, Patrick responds with "Have you learned nothing about sharing?" I can usually forgive Patrick when he does something out of sheer stupidity, but not only is he a tremendous JerkAss in this episode, but also an arrogant KnowNothingKnowItAll.
* Tropers/BrendanDRizzo: Really, SeasonalRot has afflicted this show so badly that I find it hard to isolate a single Dethroning Moment, but for a while I was stuck trying to decide between Season 4's "All That Glitters" (which, even as an undiscerning child, I had recognized as sealing [=SpongeBob=]'s {{Flanderization}}) and Season 7's "Squidward in Clarinetland"; but, after rereading this trope's requirements, I think I have to go with the latter, for two points, both at the beginning of the episode, which are [[NauseaFuel absolutely disgusting]]. The first is when Squidward confronts Mr. Krabs with the book of employment regulations, and Krabs actually breaks out in hives, completely covering his body, on screen. I won't lie, seeing that for the first time almost made me want to vomit, and I still wound up wishing that BrainBleach was a real thing so that I could forget the image. [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow (So like hell am I going to provide a link.)]] The second, shortly afterwards, was when [=SpongeBob=] reaches out and touches the safe, which has not been cleaned in years, and a bunch of sea urchins (?) climb out of the dust cloud and (spoilered for {{Squick}}) [[spoiler: eat off all of [=SpongeBob=]'s [[AnthropomorphicShift "skin" and "muscle"]], revealing only his arm bones]]. And so I wanted the Brain Bleach again. Even if the rest of the episode wasn't completely absurd and creepy as all hell (which doesn't exactly do it any favors), it would still be the worst in the series because of those two images alone. Note to the writers: if your drawing is worthy of appearing on a ShockSite, don't broadcast it on public television, please. In true DMOS fashion, every single one of the episodes before and after this one, no matter how widely criticized, is better than this horror, because after you've hit rock bottom, you have no place to go but up.
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[[folder:Season 8]]
* ''Tropers/TheDogSage'': "Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom" is pretty much a particularly cruel KickTheDog episode for poor Squidward, with special mention going, once again, to Patrick. The bastard eats Squidward's ticket for the jazz show, and then for no reason, steals and eats both [=SpongeBob=]'s and Squidward's backstage passes. Why [=SpongeBob=] is still friends with the guy, I'll never know.
** ''{{Tropers/Wildstar93}}'': Let's not forget when Patrick rudely interrupts the concert just to ask for more nachos! What the freakin' heck, Patrick? I've given up on Patrick after the movie, but this episode is when I started really giving up on this guy. And worst of all, [[IdiotHoudini he gets away with it]]!
** RedTheHedgehog: This is actually the episode that made me take off my rose-tinted glasses, and realize the show has [[SeasonalRot gone down hill.]] Even as a kid I was mad at Patrick for the [[{{Jerkass}} way he treated Squidward]]. It's not funny dumbness, it's just plain cruel. And Patrick gets let in backstage, for what reason? It's just so Squidward could be kicked in the [[StealthPun tennis balls]] more. [[AssPull How did he even get the backstage pass out of his stomach in the first place?]] Well, [[{{Squick}} I really don't wanna think too deep about that.]] And Squidward was pushed into begging to let him see Kelpy G, and what does Kelpy do? He chooses [=SpongeBob=] to come in and play with him. Look, I know Squidward is the show's ButtMonkey, but this isn't just [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]], it's [[UpToEleven shooting it with a gun]].
* ''Tropers/YoungPrincessZelda'': "Restraining [=SpongeBob=]" is the episode that made me want to pelt Patrick with a bow and arrow. Squidward gets a restraining order against [=SpongeBob=], only for him to have Patrick hired and bother the living hell out of Squidward and us too. The ending part was just terrible with Patrick laughing really stupidly after Squidward changes the restraining order against Patrick. Couldn't he have just gotten two restraining orders?
* ''{{Tropers/Treb}}'': "Fiasco!" was actually a pleasant surprise for the most part, but one scene at the end absolutely ruined my whole enjoyment of the episode. At the very end of the episode Squidward remains in jail for no reason at all. It comes out of nowhere, and left a sour taste in my mouth. It's almost like they are obligated to add pointless Squidward abuse now.
** ''{{Tropers/Eddy1215}}'': What I didn't like about that episode was that Squidward called the police on [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick who did nothing when it was Plankton they were after.
* FairyDreamer: The ending for "Are You Happy Now?" is what killed it for me. They have Squidward [[SanitySlippage going crazy]] at the "party" [=SpongeBob=] throws for him and declare that as his happiest memory. Suicide jokes are bad enough, but to imply that being depressed makes one crazy? [[SarcasmMode Yeah, because people with mental illness don't already hear that enough]].
* {{Tropers/Garfield2710}}: I hate what modern [=SpongeBob=] has become, and hate a majority of the newer episodes. However, my personal DMOS for this show is the beginning of "The Googly Artiste." It starts with Squidward having sculpted a self portrait, which actually looks pretty good. Then an art critic comes by and criticizes it, going so far as to steal Squidward's beret, because he's not a "real" artist. Then to add insult upon insult, the art critic then goes over to Patrick and thinks that his work, which is just a rock covered in googly eyes, is a masterpiece and buys it for $500. This is the most infuriating thing they've ever done, because it feels like the writers are insulting the people who have heavily criticized the show, by saying they can't see quality work right in front of their nose, and would rather watch crap. Hey morons, write better, and then people will stop insulting your work! Even if this wasn't a TakeThatAudience (which I highly doubt), it still comes across as that way, and they definitely should've known better. Oh and that this scene logically makes no sense on any conceivable level, other than to once again remind us that Squidward is and always will be a ButtMonkey.
* {{Tropers/GrumpyOldMan}}: "Hello Bikini Bottom", we finally get an episode about what a colossal JerkAss Mr. Krabs is and how he can't just go and screw over anyone he feels like. But then, what happens at the end? [=SpongeBob=] takes money he was saving for Gary and bails Mr. Krabs' sorry ass out. He gets the Krusty Krab back and its business as usual. I understand it was for StatusQuoIsGod reasons, but that only makes it worse.
* Tropers/{{Dinner101}}: I removed my previous dethroning moment ("Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom") in favor of a far worse episode: Pet Sitter Pat. It is similar to the infamous "A Pal for Gary". In this episode, [=SpongeBob=] is attending a birthday party for his grandma and he asks [[LethallyStupid Patrick]] to pet sit Gary while he's gone. Patrick essentially torments Gary through out the episode. He eats Gary's food, uses what's left of it to stop the water from going down the sink drain, and even [[BreadMilkEggsSquick chases him with a flamethrower]]. He eventually catches Gary and washes him on the spot with a hose and a box of soup flakes, then he dries him off with a hair dryer (he said that he couldn't find any salt). The whole house then floods due to Patrick leaving both the sink and the shower on, but when [=SpongeBob=] comes back home, everything is magically back to normal. Gary is reading [[KarmaHoudini Patrick]] bedtime stories. I could not believe that they would do something like this and find it funny. [[DudeNotFunny It wasn't funny]] and it made me feel sorry for [[TheWoobie Gary]].
* finalsurvivor1: I grew up with both the pre-movie and post-movie seasons through Season Eight and have seen nearly all of them up to mid-Season Nine, and while I agree with the majority that SeasonalRot hit, I would rewatch nearly every episode of the show if the opportunity arose, even the more infamous ones. The only episode I would never watch again is "Face Freeze," mainly because of its ending symbolizing everything wrong with the episode. A terrible plot and a bunch of disturbing faces lead up to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick perpetually stuck in different "funny" faces, and Mr. Krabs and Squidward ultimately share the same fate. The episode ends with the four shifting between grotesque, hideous faces. At least "One Coarse Meal" and "A Pal for Gary," terrible and tasteless as they were, tried to tell a story. "Face Freeze" uses a lame ExcusePlot so the artists can create absolute horror to televise to the world, and anyone hoping for it to be resolved is treated with the episode ending with a ton of them.
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[[folder:Season 9]]
* ''[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired!''
** KOman: I came to this episode wondering what tremendous error [=SpongeBob=] possibly could have done to get fired, but the episode starts with him simultaneously cleaning the floors and delivering Krabby Patties, all with admirable enthusiasm. So why did Krabs fire him? It was worth a nickel. That's right; Mr. Krabs fired the frycook who he has learned time and time again that the Krusty Krab cannot function without, someone who wholeheartedly loves his job... because it would save him five cents! Hope that five cents sustains you when your restaurant inevitably fails without [=SpongeBob=], you [[MoneyFetish money-obsessed]] [[TooDumbToLive moron!]]
** Izzy1: Another thing about that episode that bothered me was the snail food scene, where [=SpongeBob=] was shown being able to make great-tasting snail food, ended up going nowhere. It could have been expanded so that [=SpongeBob=] actually makes a new business out of it and shuns Mr. Krabs' offering for his job back. But nope, [[StatusQuoIsGod everything HAS to go back to normal by the end]] (admittedly, they probably would have done that even with the snail food business). If they weren't going to expand upon it, why bother to even have it at all?
** Chimanruler15: Also, when Sandy was doing an experiment with toxic waste, she stopped [=SpongeBob=] from ingesting it while she let Patrick and another citizen eat the food and called them "freeloaders." [[WithFriendsLikeThese Isn't Patrick Sandy's friend]], and [[OutOfCharacterMoment since when did Sandy throw ethics out the window]]?
** bedrockperson: Side note, Krabs installed a coin slot that you need to enter 5¢ into in order for the bathroom door to open. So yeah, aside from the fucked up mentality you need to have to force people to pay to use the bathroom (because you know, Krabs couldn't have found another way to get 5¢ more of a profit. It's not like his establishment has numerous products that are extremely popular of which he has risen the prices for numerous times before… oh wait, yes he fucking does!) how much do you think it cost to not only replace the current bathroom door, but find one that could compensate for the coin slot, as well as purchase and install said coin slot? I quit. Let's all just hope Hillenburg's return turns this bullshit around.
** {{Tropers/Ngh93}}: [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Let's just face it.]] Guess Mr. Krabs will never learn that [=SpongeBob=]'s basically the only thing keeping the Krusty Krab from going out of business. I'd think a cheapskate like Krabs should know by now that [=SpongeBob=]'s the only thing keeping his restarunt alive and making him a fortune. And yet, no matter how many times he threatens to fire him (and the few times he actually does), he just never learns.
* {{Tropers/MetalAiAi}}: Missed potential, thy name is ''Patrick! The Game''. The first half of the episode is good, but nothing spectacular, but when we get to the characters playing the game itself marks the point where the episode's quality goes down the toilet. Imagine playing Mario Party, and you end up on the Bowser Space every turn. That pretty much summarizes [[ButtMonkey Squidward's]] experience playing the game, he always ends up on the Jail Space and Patrick goes full KillerGameMaster just to keep Squidward miserable, while [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy only add pointless {{Padding}}. Sure, Squidward may have been a bit jerky in the first half, but the way [[TookALevelInJerkAss Patrick takes a level in jerkass]] makes it unfair. The episode ends with [[RageQuit Squidward tearing up the board]] [[DisproportionateRetribution and getting arrested for it,]] at this point of the series that doesn't come off as a surprise anymore. To summarize, the writers had great potential to this episode, but they threw it away in favor of a generic Squidward torture porn.
* boatsnot: "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" is my favorite post-movie Spongebob episode, mostly due to re-railing Patrick and Spongebob's personalities, but it wasn't perfect. Case in point: there's a joke with an old man who likes the original Krabby Patties [[TakeThatAudience getting shoved aside for a baby in a high chair taking selfies while babbling about social media.]] Low blow, guys. There was also [[{{Anvilicious}} the annoying message]] about how processed food gives you a huge butt, but [[BrokenAesop isn't that a problem with fast food, too?]]
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[[folder:Season 10]]
* [=BobSaget9=]: I really do not like the shift into a more "cartoony" presentation Spongebob took, and there are several episodes from this season alone I could mention. But since I can only pick one, "Snooze You Lose". The plot starts out simple: Squidward is trying to sleep for his Bikini Bottom Philharmonic audition the next day, but Spongebob and Patrick keep him up with a loud burping contest ([[UncannyValley complete with "Face Freeze"-level facial animations]]) and just general loud, screaming annoyance for so long that (after going for a walk to try and tire himself out), he passes out at Spongebob's house. [[ThisIsGoingToSuck This is the last semi-tolerable part of the episode.]] From there, Spongebob and Patrick try to wake him up with various methods (including loudly playing some electrical guitars that Spongebob now has for some reason), but Squidward's still asleep. Then they decide "Fuck it", and make a clone of Squidward in Spongebob's lab that spontaneously becomes giant and escapes to rampage across Bikini Bottom. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer By the way, Spongebob now has a laboratory in his house. Because.]] [[MindScrew And it's forgotten about just as quickly. Because.]] [[FromBadToWorse And then we get to the "highlight" of the episode:]] Patrick and Spongebob proceed to [[{{Squick}} climb inside Squidward]] and control him like a puppet. If you ever wondered how one would go about making [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the Jake Suit]] fucked up, there you go. What follows is a parade of asinine annoyances as Patrick and Spongebob try to find the Bikini Bottom Philharmonic, with such highlights as a "No dancing" zone, Spongebob [[{{Squick}} mangling and chomping on Squidward's brain]], Squidward's clarinet winding up in his [[{{Squick}} ass]], and Squidward waking up mid-audition and regaining enough control of his body to [[{{Squick}} puke Spongebob and Patrick up]]. Overall, the overtly exaggerated facial expressions are overdone, the lack of any rational thinking is annoying, the clear lack of any sense of a fuck in the story structure is grating, and it's painfully clear that at this point, the writers of Spongebob flat out gave up.
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!!DrinkingGame.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to DrinkingGame.SpongeBobSquarePants)

DrinkingGame for WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants. '''''Warning: You will get very drunk.'''''
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* When Mr. Krabs says "money money money," drink.
** Better yet, finish a whole bottle if he ''isn't'' greedy during a scene.
*** Down a whole kegger if he appears in an episode and isn't greedy at any point.
* When Squidward [[ButtMonkey gets injured]], drink.
* Whenever Patrick eats something, drink.
* Whenever Patrick does something stupid, drink.
* Whenever Squidward yells at [=SpongeBob=] and/or Patrick, drink. Have an ambulance on standby, and make sure not to watch "Good Neighbors" while doing so.
* Whenever [=SpongeBob=] laughs, drink.
* Whenever Patrick says "Uhhhh", drink.
** Drink steadily during the OverlyLongGag of this in "The Krusty Krab Training Video". Stick to the lightest beers you can find if you value your life.
* Whenever Patrick gives bad advice, take a drink.
* Whenever a character is skinned alive, take a sip.
* When Plankton's scheme fails, take a drink.
* When [=SpongeBob=] crashes a boat at Mrs. Puff's Boating School, take a drink.
* Take a drink every time Gary meows.
** Time to 1-up it... do this challenge while watching the episode "Treats!". [[SarcasmMode Nothing bad will happen at all.]]
* Take a drink when Squidward badly plays his clarinet.
* Take a drink every time you hear, "MY LEG!"
** Take a drink if you hear someone say "MY EYES!" or "MY [body part]!"
* If Mr. Krabs gives up his money, finish your drink.
* Whenever you see a handlebar mustache, drink.
* Whenever something bad happens to Sandy, take a big drink. You'll need it.
* If Patchy the Pirate shows up, take a drink.
* Whenever [=SpongeBob=] cries, take a drink.
** If a character other than [=SpongeBob=] cries, take two drinks.
* Whenever someone is arrested, take a drink. Two if it's for [[FelonyMisdemeanor littering]].
* If something good happens to Squidward, finish your drink.
* If the episode has Squilliam Fancyson in it, drink whenever someone mentions his unibrow. Finish your drink if he brags about it.
* Joked about by PieGuyRulz, whenever you see a pulsating vein in Season 6, drink.
* Drink whenever getting through an episode without laughing or being disturbed
* Whenever [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy do karate, take a drink.
* If [=SpongeBob=]'s brain is shown, take a drink.
* If a character other than [=SpongeBob=] is voiced by Tom Kenny, take a drink.
** Finish your drink if you're watching the episode "Karate Choppers", since the hot sauce drop has his face.
* If you're watching a Season 1 episode, where they used cel animation, take a big drink.
* If an episode features a MediumShiftGag, drink.
* Take a drink if Patrick comes up with something smart (or says something smart).
** Have fun watching the episode "Patrick Smartpants"
* Take a drink anytime customers walk out of the Krusty Krab due to bad service.
** Take two if they say they're going to the Chum Bucket.
* If you're watching "Squid's Day Off", drink every time Squidward arrives at the Krusty Krab to check on Spongebob
** Also take a drink whenever Spongebob asks Squidward if he has finished the errands
* If you're watching "Chocolate With Nuts", drink every time Tom yells "CHOCOLATE!!!!"
* And since here at Wiki/TVTropes, we really want you to die from alcohol posioning, drink everytime you laugh at an episode. Drink 2 shots if you laugh at a newer episode, and down a whole bottle if your beverage of choice comes out your nose.
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!!Fridge.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to Fridge.SpongeBobSquarePants)

[[WMG: '''FridgeBrilliance''']]
* In the episode "Nature Pants", in response to how long [=SpongeBob=] would last in the wild Squidward remarks "I'll give him 11 minutes". This is the average running time for regular [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] episodes.
* Some have noted that, in the underwater world that the show depicts, "barnacle" is a euphemism similar to "shit" ("This is a load of barnacles...", "Aw, barnacles!", etc), so Barnacle Boy's name doesn't make much sense. However, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (being human) probably did not realize this until after they chose their names. It would also explain why no one underwater takes Barnacle Boy seriously-- imagine a hero named "Shit Lad". People would probably make a ButtMonkey out of him, too.
* In the episode Big Pink Loser, the mailman delivering Patrick's trophy accidentally gives it to Spongebob, who's dressed like Patrick. So it makes sense that he gave the package to Spongebob.
* In the episode "Suds", [=SpongeBob=] comes down with the titular condition after he leaves his refrigerator/freezer open overnight, and his entire house freezes as a result. Obviously, that's not how it works-- if someone were to have his freezer open all night, the items inside would just spoil, and ''maybe'' the temperature of the room might drop a few degrees, but it wouldn't turn one's entire house into an ice cube. But maybe it's different in the [=SpongeBob=] universe because it's underwater.
** Or maybe his house froze from the inside because it's literally a fruit. It might've been exaggerated, sure, but it makes slightly more sense; He does live in a pineapple under the sea after all.
*** Or it's a mix of both. The fruit is easy to freeze, and the water surrounding it makes it freeze over faster.
* In the episode "The Algae's Always Greener", [=SpongeBob=] wails in despair about "soiling the good Krusty Krab name," and a clearly annoyed Plankton pokes him repeatedly, complaining "Where's the off button on this thing?!" Maybe a simple turn of phrase, or maybe literal, since he's used to Karen, who he really ''can'' turn off if she begins to irritate him.
* Squidward's nasty asocial attitude makes sense when you realize he brings it almost entirely on himself; he's far too narrow minded, intellectual and egotistical to put himself on the level of anyone else he considers below him or confront his faults. He [[LackOfEmpathy un-empathetically]] expects everyone else to live up to unrealistic high standards that even he can't reach, which is an automatic social brick wall. This would also explain why he's such a lousy clarinet player and tacky painter; he simply refuses to take criticism or supplant his ego so he can learn from others, and his refusal to admit his flaws and learn from his mistakes also keeps him from doing anything practical or rational with his art, and this is his downfall that keeps him from progressing--and it may also be because he's just doing the craft to reinforce his delusions that he's a highbrow cultured personality rather than having any genuine love or respect for the art form (consider that all of his paintings are self portraits, an immediate red flag that he's a narcissist). A real "cultured" personality (I.e. Squilliam) is savvy enough to instantly see through his self-serving sham like the plate of glass it is, and wouldn't be caught dead hanging around an opportunistic, pseudo-intellectual bottomfeeder like him. And the reason most of Bikini Bottom treat him so poorly is because, despite not being very cultured or smart themselves, they are much more practical, street smart and level headed than he is. They're well aware how insufferable he is and have no patience with his all talk and no show attitude. This social pariah status also guarantees that Squidward won't be able to change or benefit from changing anyway, since he's already left a long-lasting bad impression on everyone around him, thus reinforcing his cynicism and lack of passion. This can likewise apply to Plankton.
* In the episode "The Great Snail Race", [=SpongeBob=] says to Gary that he calls him a lady to "humiliate and demean you." Cut to Sandy walking down a street and she says, "I don't know why, but I think I'll kick [=SpongeBob=]'s butt tomorrow." I didn't get it at first when I was younger but now I get it. Sandy somehow heard or sensed [=SpongeBob=]'s sexist comment and she wanted revenge.
* It's been shown dozens of times that Mister Krabs routinely pays low wages, and often charges his employees money. This could normally be taken as a joke, but then it hit this guy. If Krabs pays so low, Then [=SpongeBob=] must have learned how to save and spend money that he saves over the course of his career. The fact that his house isn't run down or impoverished emphasizes how well he knows how to spend and save money.
** "Oh, it's just a $500 dollar bill. This'll never go with my collection!" Yeah, I don't think so.
** Maybe he's so secretly wealthy that $500 is worthless to him. In "Patty Hype," he and Patrick had no idea what to do with the money they made, so they literally burned it, buried it, shredded it, and gave it away. There's also [=SpongeBob=]'s "magical private secret rainbow leprechaun bank" from "Life of Crime," which we know nothing about... Also, it's possible that Sponge's parents, and possibly grandma, give him money, too.
*** Don't forget the deal he and Patrick made at the end of "Chocolate With Nuts".
** Are we forgetting Gary had a diamond under his shell in one episode, and is a descendant of royalty?
* I always wondered why the same few fish were recycled over and over. Look in crowd scenes like "[=SpongeBob=], Sandy, and The Worm" and "The Fry Cook Games". Notice anything? The same few fish are put into the crowd over and over, noticeably the pink female one. Well, turns out that it's not 100% lazy. There's probably just huge populations of the same species of fish in Bikini Bottom, hence why they're everywhere. Starfish and sponges just don't seem to exist in such high numbers. "Squidville" may justify this to some degree.
** Fittingly, its really hard to tell the individual differences of another species for the most part. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall We're another species.]]
** That's still a little odd since Bikini Bottom is on the ocean floor, which would make bottom-dwellers like sponges, starfish, octopi or crabs better adapted to it than fish, who would naturally be more likely to form a community based on swimming (we've seen in a few episodes that non-sentient fish ''do'' swim like real ones).
* I just realized that the end of the episode "Squeaky Boots" is a reference to [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe The Telltale Heart]].
** Just like how the magic conch episode seems to contain some allusions to "Lord of the Flies."
* I just realized something about the decorations in [=SpongeBob=]'s living room. They're giant fishing lures, right? Seems kinda morbid, until I realized--they're like the underwater equivalent of fishing trophies. Fishermen have their best fish stuffed and hung up on their walls to show everyone what they managed to pull on... Fish put up the biggest fishing lures they've managed to ''take down with them'' for just the same reason.
** Since he is, well, [=SpongeBob=], it would probably be from someone else. Probably from that relative in the painting with the Napoleon Hat and the mustache.
* Something about Mermaid Man has me thinking...the fact that he sometimes forgets where he is, people's names, and other things...I'm honestly thinking he has Alzheimer's disease.
** Actually, I think it's more than that. Remember Mermaid Man's line when [=SpongeBob=] turns on a certain orb? He doesn't have a disease or is just old...he is suffering from the side effects of prolonged exposure to the Orb of Confusion. Barnacle Boy was probably never let around it, so he isn't forgetful.
* As a native Texan, I'm ashamed it took me so long to get this one: in one episode, Sandy goes after an Alaskan Bull Worm. When [=SpongeBob=] protests, she plays the EverythingIsBigInTexas card...and is forced to eat her words when the worm, indeed, is much bigger than she can handle. For years, that was enough of a joke, but thinking about it got me to realize: the worm's Alaskan...the only state ''bigger'' than Texas!
** Further reinforced by the fact that Sandy, by her own admission, "don't know nothin' about Alaska." The odds are probably pretty good that she had no clue Alaska is larger than Texas.
* In "The Krusty Sponge", Mr. Krabs notes that [=SpongeBob=] has the "thousand-yard scare", a play on an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand-yard_stare actual PTSD characteristic]], the "thousand-yard stare". Krabs remarks that "I had it once meself, back in me service days." This remark makes more sense when you recall Krabs' biography from "Krusty Krab Training Video", which describes Krabs as having sunk into a "deep depression that seemed endless" after fighting in an unspecified war... probably the same one in which he suffered the "thousand-yard scare". The brilliance goes even further once you realize that this makes Krabs a ''[[StealthPun literal]]'' ShellShockedVeteran.
* When I first saw "Driven to Tears", I was pretty pissed; I thought that the only reason for this episode was to show that [=SpongeBob=] is so bad a driver that even an idiot can pass his test on the first try. Then it hit me; in the early episode, "Boating School," it was ''Patrick'' who helped [=SpongeBob=] during his drivers test to the point of almost passing the test. When I thought about it this way, it's no wonder that Patrick passed the test; he's a fricken' driving expert!
** In one of the very newest episodes (S10, I believe) Patrick is shown to own his own boatmobile. Indicating that he STILL has his license (or has possibly had it for awhile) but prefers to just good around with [=SpongeBob=] most of the time. All of these episodes actually indicate good continuity. Patrick sucks at nearly everything, but driving is definitely NOT one of them. He's like an Autistic Savant when it comes to driving.
*** Patrick was also seen driving [=SpongeBob=] in a boat briefly in the episode Slide Whistle Stooges.
* In the "F.U.N." episode, near the end when Plankton runs off with the Krabby Patty in the movie theater, he tells [=SpongeBob=] that he didn't ever really want friendship as he stated moments before, and that evil was "too much fun". Plankton only learns what fun is during the earlier portion of the episode, so as it turns out, it's thanks to [=SpongeBob=] that Plankton learned he has his most fun when doing evil things.
* I was always confused by [=SpongeBob=]'s answer of 1924 in the episode "Boating School". It was years later when I discovered 1924 was the year Mercedes-Benz was formed!
* [=SpongeBob=], Squidward, and Patrick throw away Mr. Krabs' crappy mattress in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Lost Matress".]] Krabs gets angry about this and pins Squidward on the ground, asking if Squidward knew his money was in that matress. Terrified, Squidward asks, "H-h-haven't you ever heard of a BANK?!", which prompts a BigNo out of Mr.Krabs. At first, I figured it was a joke, and that Krabs was ignorant, not realizing he could accumulate interest. But then I realized: this is Krabs we're talking about, whose MoneyFetish must be so out of control that he actually sleeps on it!
** I figured it was because he was around during the Great Depression so he doesn't trust banks. I mean, his first dime was a giant rock, so it's plausible.
* In ''Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost'' Squidward threatens [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick that they will feel his wrath, and Patrick whispers to [=SpongeBob=] that they make a cream for that now. Patrick misheard "wrath" as "rash".
* Have you ever wondered why Patrick Star is [[TheDitz so unbelievably stupid?]] It's a joke based on the fact that [[GeniusBonus starfish don't have brains]]. Not to mention he ''literally lives under a rock.''
** Wouldn't that make [=SpongeBob=] dumber than Patrick since sponges are less developed than starfish?
*** Notice how [=SpongeBob=] goes along with almost every single plan Patrick has? It's because he's actually dumber than Patrick.
*** [=SpongeBob=] has enough intelligence to notice when Patrick is particularly stupid, while Patrick goes along with ANYTHING [=SpongeBob=] says for as long as he can remember it. However, there's another bit of Fridge Brilliance here. Notice that [=SpongeBob=] has an extremely low pain tolerance ("I'll have you know I stubbed my toe this morning and I only cried for 20 minutes.") while Patrick has been known to rip his own head off for the fun of it? WordOfGod confirms Bikini Bottom is so named because it's at the bottom of Bikini Atoll-a nuclear testing site. Note that prehistoric [=SpongeBobs=] from "SB-129" and "Ugh!" are just as stupid and masochistic as the prehistoric Patricks (one sticking his hand in a fire and waiting for a good while before hurting, and the other enjoying holding jellyfish in his hand as they sting him). Obviously sponges only developed nervous systems as a result of the nuclear testing? Starfish were obviously less effected if at all and so Patrick still has no brains or nerves (which should mean he can't talk, but that can be excused as RuleOfFunny), hence why Patrick has absolutely no intelligence and doesn't feel pain.
*** Spongebob DOES mention "toxic waste dumps" at one point...
*** And Sandy, the only (fully mature) land mammal (more developed brains than fish) in the main cast, is a genius inventor!
*** She also does her underwater research for an organization run by apes, who are known to be intelligent and of course more closely related to our own species than squirrels, and they were quite intelligent as well (and also spoke more formally). Sandy and her bosses' higher intelligence as well as the fact that Pearl's the only aquatic mammal that appears frequently (and unlike Sandy she's still a teenager and thus still has some stuff to learn) raises the question of what an adult bottlenose dolphin would be like in Bikini Bottom, since they're among the more intelligent aquatic mammals.
*** That might explain why Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy have all sorts of crazy gadgets, not because they're just some parody of an aged Batman and Robin mixed with Aquaman, but because they're following that (exaggerated) ladder of species intelligence.
** This may go to explain why Squidward is the generally the OnlySaneMan - cephalopods are the smartest invertebrates out there! This also explains why Bikini Bottom seems TooDumbToLive-cephalopods are far smarter than fish as well.
** There is actually another theory in the works. WAY down the page into the FridgeHorror section, there's a section about speculating that Patrick is a sociopath based off his line in ''"The Card".'' In case you don't know the line
--> '''Patrick:''' ''"[=SpongeBob=], you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up. Keep you on your toes."''
*** Not hard to see why, but however, there are many episodes out there that are counteractive to this, as well as the fact that he literally walks of a construction site a second later. The problem is if Patrick WAS a sociopath, he wouldn't need to do that stuff. So, if Patrick DOES know he's stupid, why does he act it? Well, there are a couple things in motion. Firstly, notice that his friends with certainty are [=SpongeBob=], Sandy...that's it. Meanwhile, [=SpongeBob=]'s friendly enough to befriend a neighborhood and a half, as well as been Patricks friend for life since infancy. And plus, there is also the line in ''New Student Starfish''...
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I don't know. What do you normally do while I'm gone?
--> '''Patrick:''' [starts to cry] Wait for you to get back!
*** [=SpongeBob=] is Patrick's ONLY true friend. It's only because of him did he meet Sandy. Sure, he did have a thing with Larry for one episode, but still, Patrick is pretty much friendless EXCEPT [=SpongeBob=]. And if Patrick was stupid or even just pretending to be, why does he still hang around him? Well, take notice that even after events of this episode, Patrick still at least shown a conscious effort to be friendly and good while still acting stupid. It wasn't till [=SpongeBob=] was visually upset here did he offer the 4 extra same cards to him. Some may say that's a good reason to un-friend him, but however, the fact is that Patrick tried to make up for it, and even WHEN something looks dumb or stupid (Using a flamethrower in "Pet Sitter Pat"), Patrick at least has some reason or logic behind it. So, what IS Patrick's intelligence? It's actually very simple; Patrick is a genius, but act stupid in order to make others laugh. And seeing how he is pretty much only friends with his lifelong friend, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick most likely values that relationship over any other, and continues to do stupid things to amuse him, and stopping when he realized he went too far.
** Side note: remember the one scene from that episode where Patrick is putting Gary underneath the hair dryer and he starts to crack and fall apart? If you notice, one of these pieces fall off Gary's lower eyelid. AND HIS EYEBALL IS VISIBLE THROUGH THE NOW EMPTY SPACE.
** Then again, Patrick has been X-rayed a few times and has had a skull each time. Assuming it's not just rule of funny, that would imply he does have a brain. He is instead stupid because he has received a large number of head injuries to the head (which he pretty much goes one step short of outright saying in Squidward's Ghost) and because his parents aren't particularly bright. From what starfish have been seen NONE of them are particularly bright. His sister for one, is even dumber than he is. He's stupid because he's genetically predisposed towards stupidity. It's not his fault, his species just isn't very bright, likely for the reasons near the top of the page. Thought the head injuries likely didn't help.
* In the episode "The Krusty Sponge", when Mr. Krabs hears a review from a food critic about the Krusty Krab favoring [=SpongeBob=] above all other qualities, he takes the advantage and recreates the restaurant in [=SpongeBob=]'s image. The customers favor the changes going on around the Krusty Krab, and [=SpongeBob=]'s importance in the restaurant sky-rockets. And then it all goes downhill from there as Mr. Krabs starts selling Spongy Patties (really Krabby Patties gone bad). When the customers take a bite out of the meat, they become sick, and [=SpongeBob=]'s popularity decreases. How is this familiar? If you look at this from Nickelodeon's view, this is exactly what happened to [=SpongeBob=] within the studio. If you see the studios as the Krusty Krab in that episode, then you'll see the resemblance between that episode and reality. This makes the entire story into one SelfDeprecation episode by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}.
** Add to the fact that the Judge (who could indeed represent the audience) is about to punish Mr. Krabs (Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}) for his Gross Negligence, but because the Judge is such a huge fan of [=SpongeBob=], all Mr. Krabs has to do is get Squidward (dressed as [=SpongeBob=] in the episode) to give the Judge a ride on that [=SpongeBob=] Train. And that's how Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} gets away with their milking of [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]; by doing an occasional good episode, or giving out some kind of merchandise that just keeps the fans hooked on him even when the fans know he needs a break!
* In "Plankton's Regular", when Krabs makes chum to lure away Plankton's customer, he claims that it's the ''second'' most foul thing he ever tasted. This sounds a bit strange at first, but by the end you realize that Plankton's chum, which he pretended to like, was the first most foul thing...
* Do you remember how [=SpongeBob=] only had to write "'''THREE! MORE! WORDS!'''" to pass his boating "exam" in ''No Free Rides''? "What I learned in boating school is..." The obvious answer to this is "how to drive" (or maybe "how to boat"), which he didn't learn how to do. Maybe that's why he couldn't answer properly.
** He ''does'' have a moral aversion to lying...
*** "Chocolate With Nuts" would like a word with you.
*** CharacterizationMarchesOn, perhaps? Maybe he didn't mind lying in "Chocolate With Nuts", but grew uncomfortable of the idea by the time "Ditchin'" aired.
*** [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick did say that hey were "stretching the truth." They may had use ExactWords as an excuse/justification; after all they weren't lying as far as they knew...
* In ''Tea at the Treedome'', [=SpongeBob=] lasts for almost half the episode without water at Sandy's house, while Patrick barely lasts a minute. It doesn't make a lot sense why one sea creature would last longer without being able to breathe than another, until you realize that a sponge will retain water for a lot longer than a starfish.
* Plankton not knowing the whole alphabet at the beginning of TheMovie explains why he had that "letters of the alphabet" song in ''Plankton!''.
** It's also possible that he never actually finished listening to the song, never learning the entire alphabet, as according to WordOfGod, TheMovie is the last part of the series in chronological order.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX-DB7JaNPM The song doesn't cover the whole alphabet, either]].
** Alternatively, he could of just not realized he had a plan Z and only thought he had from A to Y. Z is right there in the back, so it would be kinda easy to miss.
* In "Jellyfish Hunter", [=SpongeBob=] had to struggle to open the door, because it required a voiced activated code. However, even if wasn't voice activated, [=SpongeBob=] still wouldn't be able to open it because he was holding onto the sides instead of the handle.
* In "The Secret Box", [=SpongeBob=] tries to steal Patrick's secret box. When [=SpongeBob=] accidentally ends up in Patrick's arms, Patrick (while sleeping) reaches inside [=SpongeBob=]'s mouth and pulls [=SpongeBob=]'s tongue and laughs. Why did he pull and laugh? Because you have to [[spoiler:pull the string of the box to see the actual secret of the secret box.]]
* Pretty much every character's {{Flanderization}} post-movie makes sense now that the movie's been confirmed to be, chronologically, the last episode. Plankton being an IneffectualSympatheticVillain will lead up to him snapping and turning to a NotSoHarmlessVillain, Squidward's [[TheWoobie Woobie]]-ness will make him strive to work harder and have him become the manager, Mr Krabs's MoneyFetish has him become distracted enough for Plankton's plan to work, and, most of all, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's further progress into ManChild territory will have them wonder [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what they've done]] and go on a quest to become adults.
* Squidward always manage to fail ''[[EpicFail epically]]'' whenever he has to fill in for [=SpongeBob=] at the Krusty Krab (except the one time he was stuck in a happy mood, but in that case, he was actively trying to be close to [=SpongeBob=] and had reason to learn, since it was a screw up with his brain, he probably just forgot when he returned to normal). Then it was revealed in a newer episode that he doesn't actually ''know'' the formula for the Krabby Patty. He fails so miserably at making them normally, every time he has to make it, he's normally suddenly forced into cooking a dish he has ''no idea how to make!''
** Also why is he such a terrible clarinet? The clarinet clearly was designed for someone with fingers, not suckers...
*** However, the octopi/squids at Tentacle Acres were actually good at the clarinet.
* In "Born Again Krabs", Mr. Krabs is frightened into becoming generous. This leads to him becoming bankrupt. I now realize why Krabs is such a miser - he needs to be in order to stay in business.
** One could argue that Mr. Krabs went too far the other way and became ''too'' generous. Since he'd never been generous before, he probably didn't know where to draw the line, just as he normally doesn't know when to stop penny-pinching.
* In "Missing Identity", when [=SpongeBob=] (first) tastes Gary's snail food, he says "Oh well. At least I'll never have to do it again." That seems to foreshadow when he later retraces his steps to find his nametag, and has to taste the snail food again and again.
** Also later, after [=SpongeBob=]'s first attempt to retrace his steps, after walking off from Patrick to try again, Patrick randomly says "Hi, [=SpongeBob=]" while looking at [=SpongeBob=]'s back, Patrick already found [=SpongeBob=]'s name tag at this point of the episode!
*** In fact, if I remember correctly, during the rest of the attempts, Patrick's looking at [=SpongeBob=]'s front, not his back. Which is probably why he keeps getting his name wrong.
** If one looks closely, [=SpongeBob=] is missing his collar from the point where he puts his shirt on up until he finds his nametag. The animators foreshadowed the twist for nearly ''the entire episode!''
* The movie shows that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are tiny compared to humans...so what about Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy? Then you remember that the entire town got shrunk with Mermaid Man's belt, and they never reversed it. They ''used'' to be in scale to humans on dry land, but not any more.
** They never were. See the episode "Suds", particularly the ending.
*** Or, as seen in "Tea At The Treedome", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick shrink when exposed to air. By the time Sandy arrived, they were the size of a normal sponge and starfish. The reason they were small compared to the diver underwater is because it was super-polluted.
** Actually, piggy-backing off of that Shrink Ray theory, that might explain why Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy were retired. In their twilight years, MM & BB must've accidentally shrunk themselves causing them to be the same size as the fish they were defending, to which point they stopped fighting crime. Remember how huge Man-Ray is when we first see him? And what about the fact that Mermaid Man doesn't remember how to unshrink the town? Of course he wouldn't know how then, he couldn't do it when he and Barnacle Boy first shrank. -Tropers/RockySamson
* In the episode "Slimy Dancing", Squidward is wrestling with leg cramps and everyone mistakes it for dancing. But earlier, when he actually ''was'' dancing, he was apparently so bad at it that a fish in the audience commented, "Is he hurt?".
* In the Halloween episode "Scaredy Pants", Squidward asks what Sandy is dressed as. She's a pet goldfish in a bowl, he says "I don't get it", and she acts as if he's being a stick in the mud. But of course he doesn't get it; the sea creatures don't keep fish as pets--fish are people there.
** There's also the fact that the characters live in salt water, whereas goldfish are freshwater fish.
* Also, in "Scaredy Pants", the Flying Dutchman claimed [=SpongeBob=]'s "costume" of him to be the most insulting he's seen. As understandable as it is to begin with, Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you consider [[spoiler: the costume actually managed to momentarily scare the people at the Krusty Krab a short while ago.]]
* In the episode "Inmates of Summer" [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick go to a maximum-secrurity prison on an island confusing it for a summer camp. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick write and create a musical for the inmates to perform. The warden supports the play because he appreciates theater. I think this may have been a parody of the ending of Mel Brooks' 1968 film: ''The Producers'' where the main protagonists end up in prison for fraud and create a musical with the other inmates; and the warden invests into its creation.
* Why did no one have any problem with [[KarmaHoudini Mr. Krabs]] printing counterfeit money at the end of The Krabby Chronicle? Well, it's not as if he's actually going to spend it, is he?
* In one episode, when Sandy asks Mr. Krabs if he needs a helmet while he's in her treedome, he replies that he doesn't. This is because crabs can survive on land, unlike sea sponges and starfish.
* In "Frankendoodle", the artist at sea is Mr. Lawrence, a writer and storyboarder for the show. Of course everything drawn with his pencil would become real in [=SpongeBob=]'s world.
** He also voices Plankton, which may explain why things drawn with his pencil generally seem to turn evil.
* I've always wondered why, in ''[=SpongeBob=] Versus the Big One'', [=JKL=]'s prophecy of "one of you will not be returning" never comes true. Then I realized...he never said that someone would ''die'', just ''that they wouldn't return''. What if he meant that the sacrifice wouldn't be able to return to the island? Of course, this is also a Fridge TearJerker, because if the theory is true, then [=JKL=] can never return to his home.
* Squidward can't play the clarinet well due to his lack of fingers.
** Then what was up with that awesome clarinet solo in ''Bubbles''?
* In "One Coarse Meal" Mr. Krabs disguises himself as Pearl to scare Plankton. [[LatexPerfection The costume looks identical to Pearl]] until he takes it off, at which point we see very obvious flaws in the costume. Until Krabs took off the costume we were actually seeing what Plankton was seeing.
** Plus Plankton lacks depth perception, so of course he doesn't have the eyesight to notice its flaws.
* I always wondered why [=SpongeBob=] had THAT many good noodle stars in "New Student Starfish," no matter how enthusiastic he was about learning. Then I realized [=SpongeBob=] has spent such a long time in school that he's just inevitably accumulated them.
* How is Mr. Krabs able to con people so easily? Because almost everyone in Bikini Bottom is TooDumbToLive outside of himself, Sandy, Squidward, Plankton, and a few others. In "One Krabs Trash" he manages to con a guy into spending $10 on a beat-up umbrella. Then in "Bucket, Sweet Bucket" after he remodels the Krusty Krab with pieces of the Chum Bucket and increases the price of a Krabby Patty to $25 he gets a customer to buy four simply because the interior is so classy. And in "Buried in Time" he tricks a customer into spending over $50 on a keychain made of paperclips and cardboard by giving them a coupon for a free ''ice cube'' with a purchase. Nobody calls him out on it because they're too stupid to know he's scamming them.
* In "Chocolate With Nuts", Patrick comes across a starfish who looks identical to him. Since Patrick wears only pants, it is possible the identical starfish [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal is wearing only a shirt]]!
** [[NonSequitur What?]]
** The Patrick look-a-like can only be seen from the waist up in that episode, and it's his only series appearance.
** That isn't much of an observation to be considered Fridge Brilliance. One Patrick wears pants, another wears a shirt. That's about it, there isn't any real "brilliance" to it.
* Why does Flatts the Flounder want to kick [=SpongeBob=]'s butt so badly? In "Sandy's Rocket," an episode which was made before "The Bully," [=SpongeBob=] is seen hiding in Flatts' medicine cabinet before he shoots him with the net gun. For years, Flatts been tracking [=SpongeBob=] down and plotting his revenge for that incident.
* It always bothered me why no one came looking for Squidward for 2,000 years when he was frozen. Then it hit me, he came back to the same day he disappeared, so as far as anyone knew, he had never left. That also means there are two Squidwards: one living his normal life, and one frozen in the Krusty Krab, [[FridgeHorror and there will be for the rest of Squidward's life.]]
** Talk about [[FridgeLogic Fridge]] [[LamePun Horror]].
*** [[TheMagicSchoolBus CARLOS!]]
* During "The Krabby Kronicle" Patrick is staring at a bus stop, "So the next time it moves, he would see it." It's a bus stop, there are multiple all over the city!
* [=SpongeBob=] has been shown to be very physically weak; lifting plush toys is like lifting heavy weights. Why? Sponges are one of the few animals without muscles, so it would stand to reason that [=SpongeBob=] is a wimp.
* [=SpongeBob=]'s Grandma is well known for making cookies. Her design kind of resembles a chocolate chip cookie as well.
* Bikini Bottom measures temperature in Fahrenheit. At first, I thought this was CreatorProvincialism, and rather foolish Creator Provincialism at that, because everybody knows that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius, thus making Celsius appear more logical underwater. Except, they're in the ocean. The ocean is salt water. Fresh water might freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but ''salt'' water freezes at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It makes perfect sense.
* At first, the ending to "One Krab's Trash", in which the #1 soda hat was revealed to be so worthless that millions of them were thrown in the trash, may seem like a cruel poorly put together KickTheDog moment for Mr. Krabs. But then I realized it made perfect sense! Why? Because in the ending one of the business men pointed out that the #1 hat is so worthless many of them have been dumped in trash containers. The exact same place Mr. Krabs found the hat in the first place.
* Remember when we saw the flashbacks of how Krabs and Plankton were best friends? Remember how back then Krabs's family was so poor he had to wear rags? Suddenly his MoneyFetish makes a lot more sense, doesn't it? It's fueled by a subconscious fear of returning to that lifestyle.
* In the episode "Dunces and Dragons," Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] go back to Medieval Bikini Bottom and meet the characters' ancestors, including Sandy's who doesn't wear an underwater helmet which land mammals need to breathe. This could be explained by Plankton's ancestor, who was a sorcerer using magic making her able to breath no problem.
* The episode "Hooky" is a metaphor for drug addiction. Think about it: Patrick warns [=SpongeBob=] not to get too 'too high' on the hooks, what Mr. Krabs says about 'what happens when you don't float back down' is a metaphor for dying of an overdose (you get 'too high' and don't come back down, because you're dead). By the end of the episode, [=SpongeBob=] gives into his temptation to the hooks and exclaims he's 'hooked!' (addicted) and finds it impossible to become unhooked, a metaphor for how difficult it is to overcome an addiction once it's set in. He cannot get unhooked without the help of his friends (intervention). This episode was basically teaching kids a really valuable lesson about drug addiction in a subtle way which kids couldn't possibly understand until they were older.
* In "Karate Star", Patrick's arm is regenerated and the lost arm turns into a new starfish, so why didn't the same happen when Patrick lost his head in "Patrick [=SmartPants=]"? Maybe because the brain coral was not letting it grow, and the actual head was in the sand, so that the sand was not letting it grow either.
* How did a crab have a whale for a daughter? Hybridization. Notice how Pearl is smaller than most whale fetuses despite the fact that "One Coarse Meal" shows that realistically sized whales do exist in Bikini Bottom? And how other than one episode, Pearl is never shown having to go to the surface for air? She's a half-crab, half-whale. A vertebrate breeding with a crustacean is biologically impossible, but this is [=SpongeBob=], so real-world science need not apply.
* I was curious as to why Krabs shows no visible signs of aging despite being old enough that his first dime was a giant rock. Then I remembered that in the episodes set in prehistoric times, everyone else is regular-sized or giant, but the crabs are tiny and only say "money". And then I remembered that crabs don't age-they just keep getting bigger. Meaning the tiny crabs seen in the Stone Age episodes weren't Mr. Krabs' ancestors-one of them ''was'' Mr. Krabs as a child.
* When I first saw the episode where Plankton pretends to be [=SpongeBob=]'s grandmother to try and get the Krabby Patty formula out of him, at first I thought [=SpongeBob=] should've realized something was [[IncrediblyLamePun fishy]] when a plankton showed up at his door claiming to be his grandma. Then I later realized that since [=SpongeBob=] has known Mr. Krabs and his whale daughter for quite some time now, he probably wouldn't see anything odd about the idea of cross-breeding.
* It's been shown in "Karate Star" that Patrick can regrow his arms and vice versa, like a RealLife starfish. Given how many times Patrick has had body parts cut off over the course of the series, this might explain why Patrick's characterization changes so much - There's probably many, many Patricks who have grown from Patrick's severed limbs and head (same with [=SpongeBob=]).
** Actually, while [=SpongeBob=] can regenerate his arms (to the point of [[UpToEleven munching popcorn buckets full of them]]), I don't think it's ever shown that he can grow another [=SpongeBob=] from said severed limb.
* In "Chum Fricassee", Squidward is shown to make brilliant chum, using his grandmother's recipe. In RealLife, octopi are predators of fish while zooplankton only eat other plankton. Going with the FridgeHorror that chum is dead fish, it makes sense that an octopus would make it well while a plankton wouldn't.
* Remember "Ditchin'", where Dale the Fish was arrested for eating his "own kind" - which were actually just gummi fish? Depending on whether you disregard this for being out of context with "The Fry Cook Games," this could actually make sense. Most gummi products are made out of gelatin, which is unused animal parts like cartilage. And many of these use gelatin from FISH! So Dale's eating gummi fish possibly ''was'' cannibalistic!
* WordOfGod on [=SpongeBob=]'s sexual preferences is that he's almost asexual, which makes a lot of sense since he can reproduce by budding.
* Pearl, during the episode "Bossy Boots", is revealed to be putting on a ruse during her tenure at the Krusty Krab so that she'd get fired, since she didn't really want to work there. At first it looks like she just attempts to ruin the restaurant by turning it from a burger joint into some sort of watered-down, kiddy, health-food eatery, and that this is pretty much her entire plan. But what she actually did was systematically break the spirits of each of the Krusty Krab's three employees, in three different ways that were conducive to their personalities.\\
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She made Squidward wear a silly pink outfit and stand outside ''in public'' where he would be seen and made fun of, knowing that it would conflict with his stern demeanor and desire to be taken seriously. She took Krabby Patties off the menu, knowing that [=SpongeBob=] would go insane without them, and she spent money on needless items, which Mr. Krabs would definitely NOT tolerate, even for his own daughter.\\
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At the end of the day, a bratty, whiny teenager managed to outsmart an entire crew of adult employees, [[TheChessmaster manipulating them and correctly predicting their behavior]] on a level that might not be obvious initially.
* The fact that Mr. Krabs attempted to drive Plankton to suicide in "One Coarse Meal" may seem shocking to many at first, seeming like DisproportionateRetribution on his part if one is to assume that Plankton is merely a thief. However, consider that a handful of previous episodes have shown Plankton to have murderous desires to get his way - such as getting excited at the idea of electrocuting an entire town with jellyfish stingers in "F.U.N.", his dream to become giant and crush others in "Sleepy Time", ''actually'' getting the chance to do so at the end of "Wishing You Well", almost killing the gang with the tank in "Atlantis Squarepantis", getting a hitman to kill [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick in the movie (even if the movie does takes place at the end of the series chronologically, it still gives us a glimpse of Plankton's nature), and perhaps countless other times that haven't been shown to the viewers. While Mr. Krabs' actions appear to be greedy and evil at first (which admittedly isn't helped by the lacking justification he gives to [=SpongeBob=] for doing so, as well as Krabs' previous track record of greediness), they actually make sense once you consider the previous examples; Mr. Krabs was potentially ''saving'' the lives of many, not just killing one. Conversely, [=SpongeBob=]'s resistance to Mr. Krabs' actions still makes sense -- somebody as good-natured and gentle as [=SpongeBob=] would still find the idea of somebody offing himself rather dark, and would naturally try to console or protect anybody who needed help.
** It still seems incredibly overboard to psychologically torment Plankton for two weeks on end and make him believe a natural predator of his was stalking him. I don't think ''anyone'' from a cartoon, or any form of media in general, deserves that kind of mental torture. And it's not as if Krabs was doing it with good intentions; he never once mentioned to [=SpongeBob=] or even clued us in that he was doing it for the good of the Bottomites.
* Chocolate with Nuts may seem like a very simple and straightforward title for an otherwise memorable episode at first. However, the title takes on a whole new meaning once you consider [[CloudCuckoolander the kind of people]] shown in the episode -- ranging from the screaming chocolate fish, to even [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick themselves.
* In "Shanghaied", [=SpongeBob=] is trying to figure out who owns the ship, and after the Flying Dutchman declares himself the owner, [=SpongeBob=] says: "This ship belongs to the Red Baron". Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize that the Red Baron was a Flying ''Deutch''man.
* You think that Patrick having a sister in "Big Sister Sam" was a good case of {{Retcon}} after Patrick mentions in "Something Smells" that he didn't have a sister. But Patrick tearfully says that he lost Sam at the surf when they were kids. It's possible that this hit him hard enough to deny the incident altogether by trying to convince himself and others that he doesn't have a sister.
* As pointed out by somebody's kid sister on Tumblr, the reason Patrick is [[TheDitz such an out-of-touch idiot]] is because he [[StealthPun literally lives under a rock]].
* In "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy III", [=SpongeBob=]'s first attempt at trying to get Man Ray to reform seems simple enough: having him return a wallet to somebody. The plan then seems to be unexpectedly thwarted by Patrick's idiocy. However, there could be more to his test than that -- perhaps [=SpongeBob=] ''knew'' that Patrick would act dumb, so [=SpongeBob=] had Patrick's stupidity planned in order to test how patient Man Ray was.
* In "Krab Borg", besides being driven to paranoia by a scary movie, [=SpongeBob=] had a good reason to think Mr. Krabs was a robot in disguise: something like that had previously happened in "Imitation Krabs" with Plankton controlling the robot!
* In "Suds", [=SpongeBob=] gets the suds and is cured via the "sponge treatment". The [=SpongeBob=] [[TheWikiRule wiki]] says that the suds are caused by a buildup of soap and bubbles within the sponge, and the treatment involves washing out the excess soap. Remember, [=SpongeBob=] is a sea sponge, not a kitchen sponge. And kitchen sponges, after being used to wash dishes, go unused until the dishes have to be washed again. So in the meantime, kitchen sponges get the suds! Therefore, they get the suds more often than sea sponges!
* Upon first watch, it doesn't seem to make sense that the thing that causes [=SpongeBob=] to leave Bikini Bottom in "Whobob Whatpants" is being yelled at by Mr. Krabs as opposed to Patrick, since in this kind of plot what's supposed to be the last straw is being told off by your best friend. But remember, according to "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", Mr. Krabs has always served as a semi-father figure to [=SpongeBob=], and being rejected by a father is much, MUCH more upsetting than being rejected by a friend.
* [=SpongeBob=] gives his tooth for Squidward to use as a reed in "Best Day Ever", and personally donates part of his laugh box to Squidward in "Funny Pants". It makes sense for [=SpongeBob=] to give away random body parts on a whim, since he can just regenerate them.
* Fred's very first "My leg!" gag was in "Boating School". Later on in the episode, we see Fred with a walking cane, as if to indicate he was recovering from the incident.
* You have wonder why Mr. Krabs and Plankton would think the Krusty Krab would automatically go out of business if the Chum Bucket started selling Krabby patties when in real life a lot of restaurants sell similar items, but in hindsight it makes a lot of sense, given that at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs and Squidward regularly mistreat the customers, and Krab's cheapness causes him to frequently jack up the prices, and only getting away with it because the public loves Krabby patties enough to put up with it, of course everyone would go somewhere else if they had another option.
* Not so much "Fridge Brilliance" as it is a light "Fridge Humor." In "Club [=SpongeBob=]," Patrick says to Squidward, "Cheer up, it could be worse! You could be bald and have a big nose!" The camera pans to Squidward, who looks miserable. The joke becomes a bit more giggle-worthy when you realize that Patrick's "bald and have a big nose" comment applies to the [[CharlieBrownBaldness titular]] [[GagNose character]], as well!
* Pearl's spendthrift ways makes sense due to: 1)She's a teenager, 2) Mr. Krabs is a serious miser. So what's the best way to show teenage rebellion to a miserly parent, spent money like water.
* Plankton painting a log cabin on the Chum Bucket in "Bucket Sweet Bucket" suddenly makes a ton of sense if you remember his background.
* Mrs. Puff's psychotic behavior might not make sense at first but when you realize that her husband was made into a lamp (and one of her students keeps landing her in the hospital and prison) it [[FreudianExcuse makes good sense]]
* In "Chimps Ahoy," one of Patrick's inventions is "another dimension," which [=SpongeBob=] dismisses as just a mirror, though Patrick's "reflection" shows sentience shortly after. Ordinarily, this would seem like Patrick was a GeniusDitz and did invent a new dimension. But considering the number of "TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack" gags in the show, even if he did create a new dimension, ItsBeenDone, so it's still not a new invention.
* In "Sleepy Time," when Patrick is shown sleeping, a bit of music is playing. What song is it? "Twinkle Twinkle, Little ''Star''."
* In "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy V" (or "Superfriends," as it's also called), Mermaid Man explains that the [=IJLSA's=] [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman superpowers come from their costumes]]. Later on in "Mermaid Man Begins," we learn that this applies to him, too, since the starfish on his nose allows him to breathe underwater.
* Sandy's apparent flanderization into just liking science starts to make a little more sense when you remember how it started: In "Chimps Ahoy", Sandy was stressing out that her bosses were coming over to review her work, causing her to realize that she hadn't made enough inventions and work tirelessly for a week in a desperate effort to impress them before giving up and packing her things. It's only by sheer luck that Sandy manages to impress them and keep her job. It's likely that this episode was a wake up call for Sandy to put a little more focus and effort into science, because though it's a passion and hobby of hers, it's also her ''job''.
* Ever wondered how Patrick thought wumbo was the opposite of mini? Well wumbo is just jumbo with a W.
* Why is there a giant oak tree in Sandy's "treedome"? It's what gives Sandy her air.
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* In "Squid's Defense", Sandy uses an idiom, "frying two fish in one skillet" in ''Bikini Bottom.'' In front of [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward.
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint But sponges and octopi aren't technically fish.]]
* Patrick makes quite a few references to chocolate, and [[NauseaFuel gets covered in it]] more than once. When you really think about it, that gets really disgusting.
** [[FridgeBrilliance It could be]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a reference to the]] Music/LimpBizkit album "Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water.
** He also makes a lot of references to mayonnaise which doesn't help this at all.
*** [[MemeticMutation Mayonnaise is an instrument to him.]]
*** Worth noting that Squidward's question in "Band Geeks" was, "How many of you have played musical instruments before?" We joke about Patrick ''thinking'' that mayonnaise is an instrument all the time, but it's easy to forget that (considering the wording of Squidward's question) Patrick has also ''played'' mayonnaise (and horseradish...which [[NoodleIncident Squidward already knew about]]) as an instrument. ... [[{{Squick}} Use your imagination on this one]].
* In the episode "The Other Patty", Plankton attempts to steal a Krabby Patty, only for it to explode. Mr. Krabs then boasts that every Krabby Patty undigested explodes after 10 feet away from the Krusty Krab. Cut to fat guy walking away without digesting his patty with his wife and exploding. BlackComedyBurst anyone?
* In "Pressure", [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward laugh at Sandy as she realizes she needs her helmet to breathe. They were ''laughing at her as she drowned.''
** They extended said joke and turned it into an episode called "Bubble Trouble," with very real side effects to oxygen deprivation: dizziness, delirium, and even, at one point, unconsciousness. While there are a couple jokes in the episode, the danger of Sandy actually dying is played more realistically than most physical humor in the show. And of course, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick helped cause it, and they managed to get Mr. Krabs and Pearl involved. How guilty would they feel if they weren't able to save Sandy, and she actually died? Yeah it's a cartoon, but it's clear this show was trying to portray this more realistically. (They even bring up that Pearl would be full of Oxygen being a whale.) [[AdultFear You know, for kids!]]
* In "Stuck in the Wringer" [=SpongeBob=] can't eat with the wringer on, and he can't get the wringer off. Eventually he would have died of starvation.
** We know he's a filter feeder, so he doesn't need to eat. (And sponges in RealLife are sessile.) Hope that helps.
* In the episode "The Fry Cook Games" Patrick tries to pole vault over a deep-fat fryer. He ends up hitting the handle, and it ends up hitting a crowd of people, turning them into fish sticks. Patrick just killed an entire group of people.
** Let's not forget, a vendor suddenly appears to start selling them, implying that cannibalism is okay in this world.
*** Also note the white fish sticks sign that just ''happened'' to be at that part of the stadium the whole time. Not only did they know it would happen, it probably happened before!
*** Yes it is, because fish eat fish in RealLife. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just nature.
*** [[CarnivoreConfusion But fish aren't intelligent enough to recognize cannibalism in real life...]]
*** "Fish" eating "Fish" is not cannibalism, since "fish" isn't a species, but multiple classes of many aquatic animals. So an eel eating a tuna is no more "cannibalism" than a human eating a cow. The horror comes from the fact that it's sapient creatures being consumed, not that it's "fish" eating "fish".
* ''No Free Rides''. Mrs Puff, worrying about the damage [=SpongeBob=] will cause in his new boat, says "What have I done?! Everyone will know I let him slide through school! I'll have to move to new city, start a new boating school with a new name! ''No. Not again!'' I've got to end this thing before it begins." The question is, has this happened before?
** That phrase might just imply that she already moved to the city and began a new school. But doesn't imply that they were for the same reason.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe she had to have a new identity before because she ditched jury duty.]]
* What are Krabby Patties made out of? [[CarnivoreConfusion All creatures made out of meat in the show have human-esque minds. One type of creature must have been cannibalistic.]]
** Except...not. Sandy is seen wrangling Manatees, or Sea Cows, in "Blackened Sponge". Krabby Patties are likely made of Manatees. Not to mention seahorses and urchins and jellyfish, and snails (other than Gary, who has a fairly human mind but a very animalistc body), and worms, etc. who have animal minds.
*** But manatees are an endangered species, aren't they? If Krabs is making Krabby Patties out of manatees, then that's actually still fairly creepy. And sad.
** Nick.com has a recipe for Krabby Patties using imitation crab meat. Though it isn't considered canon, for [[{{Squick}} obvious reasons]], kids could get confused and think all those fish are eating good ol' Mr. Krabs's relatives.
*** On the other hand, that might explain why he adopted Pearl, a giant whale who must eat three times as much as he does, despite being such a cheapskate: the patties ARE crab (how many crabs do you see in Bikini Bottom besides Krabs and his mother?), and [[EpilepticTrees he adopted a non-crab daughter so he wouldn't have to worry about using his own children for more material]]?
*** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' provided their take on the above [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Krabby_Patties here]].
** Has no one thought that they might be made of kelp/algae? It's not ever specifically stated that they're meat.
*** Actually, it has been referred to as meat quite a few times before, so that doesn't work.
* Forget the Krusty Krab for a moment. What about its rival business, the Chum Bucket? Chum is made out of ''dead fish''! Considering that most of the citizens of Bikini Bottom ''are'' fish and Plankton needs to get the ingredients for his food from ''somewhere''...
*** Used in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6916184/1/ this]] fanfiction.
*** Maybe that's why nobody eats there.
*** There's also the "Plankton's chum made of your chums." It seems like one of Krabs's lies unless you know that it actually is...
*** Krabs also used to work with Plankton, so he possibly could have some knowledge on this!
*** The Season 9 episode “Jailbreak!” {{Jossed}} the theory about chum. It has a part where Plankton and his inmates use a recipe for chum, and dead fish are nowhere near the recipe. Still, there's a lot of InsaneTrollLogic over what counts as an ingredient, [[NauseaFuel so, yeah…]]
* On the subject of Krabs and Plankton, why does Krabs have a whale for a daughter? He obviously didn't get together with a whale, but he adopted her (during his rivalry with Plankton might I add). Why? Think for a moment. His enemy is a plankton, and what do whales eat? Answer: Krabs specifically adopted a whale so it could kill Plankton!!!
* There's no way around it: Tentacles Acres is [[FantasticRacism a strictly segregated town]].
** So is Bikini Bottom, but this is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]]. Segregation is legal there, as seen in Sharks vs. Pods when an old man banned sharks from his movie theater and in The Fish Bowl when a fish said [[FantasticRacism "Take a hike, mammal!"]] When you [[FridgeHorror think about it]], that's pretty friggin' scary.
* Another one: Remember how [=SpongeBob=] attacks a group of scallops who are about to eat "Patty" in the episode "To Love a Patty"? While attacking them, [=SpongeBob=] very clearly ''rips one in half''....
** Flashback to "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick adopt and care for a baby scallop and set it free at the end of the episode. The scallop looks the exact same as all the other scallops in the show, meaning there's a very real possibility that the baby scallop from "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" could be in the same group of attacking scallops, if not the one that [=SpongeBob=] rips in half itself... [[StressVomit *vomits*]]
* The police of Bikini Bottom seem to be pretty dumb, and knowing that the lives of the citizens of Bikini Bottom depend on these idiots, just gives a bad feeling.
* What about the [[NightmareFuel voices in Squidward's blank void]]? ''Where were those voices coming from''? Were they the voices of ''other people who had been trapped in the same void?''
** Maybe Squidward was just imagining them. To say he was having a mental breakdown throughout almost the entire episode would be an understatement.
** Even worse: what would have happened to Squidward if he '''''wasn't''''' ''able to find the machine?''
*** [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie He'd probably become one of the voices.]]
** Additionally; the [=SpongeTron=] says "Welcome to the Future", noting that he came through TIME TRAVEL.
* In "Dying for Pie", pirates sell Squidward a pie that turns out to be a nuclear bomb, which he gives to [=SpongeBob=] as a gift (without realizing). The pie ends up hitting Squidward's face and blowing up Bikini Bottom. Now, the pirates that sold the pie bomb to Squidward had a massive load of them (at least a good 40). Think about that - pirates and criminals with a 40+ nuclear arsenal. And that's terrible.
** [[ParanoiaFuel That look like food.]] [[FalseReassurance Sweet dreams.]]
*** I guess you could say he got his [[{{Pun}} just desserts.]]
** And to add on top of that horror, they sold one to Squidward on the spot just to make a mere 25 dollars. If they were willing to kill somebody ''just to make a quick buck'', then it's needless to say that they certainly aren't harboring these bombs for any good intentions...
* The location of Bikini Bottom is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini_Bottom#Setting supposedly under Bikini Atoll]], where there were a bunch of nuclear tests during the late 40's and 50's. This means that perhaps the only reason that the characters are anthropomorphized is the radiation -- making the lovable characters we all grew up with radioactive mutants.
** Jossed. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are shown to have anthropomorphic ancestors from prehistoric times to the 1800's.
*** Not necessarily. How do we know what time period [=SpongeBob=] takes place in currently? Moreso, how do we know how fast time progresses down there? Generations could be twenty years. Keep in mind the average lifespan of a sponge/fish/squid/... oh, crap, I just had a Fridge Horror moment in the Fridge Horror section... O.O
*** Going by the movie, the technology used by the diver along with David Hasselhoff's appearance would seem to indicate the show takes place in our time.
*** Actually, the Ugh! and SB-129 episodes show Paleozoic-era sea animals such as ammonites, trilobites, ''Pikaia'', etc., implying that those episodes do take place in our definition of prehistory.
*** We do know the time it takes place in, or at least the first season. According to SB-129, it's 2017. Consider the date on the calendar. It's May 6, 4017. Subtract the amount of time that Squidward was frozen: 2000 years.
*** The calendar might be different in the future (they had a 430-letter alphabet, so it's possible.
** What makes that even worse is that there are both anthro starfish and normal ones (Nature Pants), and anthro and normal whales (One Coarse Meal).
** This is PlayedForLaughs in "Dying for Pie". Why else would that pie be a nuclear bomb?
** But still, remember the older episodes of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick have watched? The fish the heroes defended in those episodes were usually ordinary ones, and rarely anthropomorphic. Perhaps this was before the nuclear bomb tests! However, perhaps this wouldn't really explain how some species, such as jellyfish, seem to have been left unaffected by the radiation and still have quite animalistic minds.
*** Actually, that's a bit of fridge horror-brilliance there. The Jellyfish are unaffected because most jellyfish do not have specialized digestive, osmoregulatory, central nervous, respiratory, or circulatory systems. They're literally two shades away from even being considered animate. They're a mass of smaller organisms cooperating as a single entity. The nuclear testing doesn't anthropomorphize them because there really isn't anything to work with... HOWEVER... what the radiation could have done was anthro the individual micro-organisms (such as the type Plankton is), and radioactively fuse them together. They were already cooperating as a single entity, but now they're mutated into a single entity. The animalistic mind is whats to be expected for such a monstrosity... But the fun part is when you realize that their innocent little buzzing? It's thousands and thousands of voices screaming in agony...
*** Holy shit.
*** Wait, I think you're referring to the Portuguese Man o'War, who are many microorganisms cooperating as one entity, but they aren't jellyfish.
* In "Sandy's Rocket" Sandy tells [=SpongeBob=] that he is to never touch one of her inventions again after the "Whirly Bird Incident". Cut to a field full of graves; just imagine the carnage from that loose propeller that caused so many deaths.
** If you assume that the episodes aren't in chronological order, the episode "Wormy" could come before "Sandy's Rocket". All those graves were her beloved pets.
* In ''Mermaidman and Barnacleboy 6: The Motion Picture'', [=SpongeBob=] eats worms. Worms are like dogs. Could those worms, due to their size, be puppies?
** I think it's a different species of worm, like foxes are different from dogs.
** Still, I don't know many people who go around devouring foxes alive.
* In "One Coarse Meal", how do we know that Mr. Krabs didn't use [[DespairEventHorizon this]] [[DrivenToSuicide tactic]] on other business rivals...''and succeed''?
* "Bubble Buddy." [[spoiler: Bubble Buddy makes a fish experience high tide. Said fish is later seen as an angel, and Bubble Buddy is revealed to be sentient.]] So that means [[spoiler: he watched a man drown.]]
** And [[spoiler: did nothing to help him]].
** Redirect to the WMG about how that guy is just a figment of [=SpongeBob=]'s imagination.
** Parodied in this [[https://youtu.be/XAT-u3X-lEY?t=2m13s YouTube Poop.]]
* ''Hooky''. Patrick mentions a kid came by earlier. [[spoiler: Cue a pair of shoes lying behind a rock...]]
** Umm, the [[spoiler: shoes]] are in the foreground. It's pretty obvious what happened.
* Squidward often says stuff like, "Too bad that didn't kill me," and, "I wonder if a fall from this height would kill me." Is Squidward hiding a terrible, dark secret?
** Consider [[TheWoobie all]] [[ChewToy the]] [[ButtMonkey horrific things]] Squidward goes through throughout the series thanks to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. He's been mutilated countless times, and on multiple occasions they've driven him to the edge of madness or even careening straight past it ("Squid's Day Off" comes to mind). All things considered, it's quite reasonable that Squidward would ultimately consider suicide just to get away from [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick for good.
* In ''Penny Foolish'' Mr. Krabs goes ''crazy'' just to find a penny that [=SpongeBob=] found. At the end of the episode, it's revealed that [[spoiler: it wasn't a penny, but a 500 dollar bill]]. In ''Born Again Krabs'' we saw Mr. Krabs try to ''tear a guy's arm off'' over a penny. What would he do to [=SpongeBob=] had he known that the latter was housing [[spoiler:something that cost 50,000 times as much]]?
** It wouldn't be nearly as violent if he ''did'' do it to [=SpongeBob=], because the sponge can just regrow his limbs.
* So, we've all noticed how much more violent [=SpongeBob=] has become ever since (and even after) the SeasonalRot. But what if we let it run for another decade? Do we [[{{Gorn}} really wish to know what the show would become]]?
** [[BluntYes Yes]].
* In ''Graveyard Shift'' and ''Fear of A Krabby Patty'', [=SpongeBob=] has to work at the Krusty Krab for 24 hours a day. This is happiness for a {{workaholic}} like [=SpongeBob=]. Then you realize: ''Who will feed Gary?!''
** Gary seems to be sapient DependingOnTheWriter.
** [=SpongeBob=] either asked some of his other friends to feed him, or simply dumps a huge load of snail food on his tray.
* In ''F.U.N.'', when [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton are in the movie theater, Bubble Bass comes over and sits on Plankton. [=SpongeBob=] asks Bubble Bass to move, because his friend is there. What does Bubble Bass do? He DELIBERATELY STARTS CRUSHING PLANKTON WITH HIS HUGE ASS! Trying to KILL Plankton in other words. Along with an evil grin at [=SpongeBob=], as if he knows that SB is being forced to watch his friend suffer, and BB is [[ForTheEvulz happy about it]]. Is Bubble Bass worse than we think?
** Considering Plankton's tiny size, it's possible Bubble Bass didn't actually realize he was there, thought [=SpongeBob=] was talking about an ''imaginary'' friend, and was just taunting him, not realizing there actually ''was'' someone there and he actually ''was'' hurting them.
* In "The Algae's Always Greener", episode where Plankton uses the machine to switch lives with Mr. Krabs, we see that Plankton can't survive ONE DAY in his new life, due to [=SpongeBob=]'s perfectionism, Squiward's and customers' behaviour, Pearl's brattiness and finally constant attacks from Mr. Krabs, who tries to steal the formula. Since Plankton switched places with Mr. Krabs and we see that Plankton is driven insane in ONE DAY by living Mr. Krabs' life. Mr. Krabs has to suffer from [=SpongeBob=]'s, Squidward's, Patrick's and Pearl's antics and constant attacks from Plankton, who might ruin his business and if Plankton can't survive ONE DAY and was already driven insane, imagine what this must have done to Mr. Krabs: to be annoyed by his fry cook, less than enthusiastic cashier, his bratty daughter and constant danger of his business going down due to attacks from his ArchEnemy, and he must endure it EVERY SINGLE DAY, while Plankton couldn't survive '''''one day'''''. Imagine psychological effects of it on Krabs. Maybe Krabs is insane and very twisted because of the torture he must suffer everyday and his JerkAss actions are result from constant torture from other characters?
** Thing is, Mr. Krabs and Plankton are different characters with different mindsets, personalities, ways of life, and opinions. Mr. Krabs is a great friend of [=SpongeBob=] and has frequently shown that he admires or tolerates his perfectionism and (at least some of) his quirks; Plankton has always disliked [=SpongeBob=] and finds him extremely annoying, so he couldn't possibly be expected to deal with him every single day without snapping. Krabs also understands Squidward's snarkiness but maintains a relationship with a level of respect to him; Plankton has little experience with snarky coworkers (then again, Karen may be snarkier than Squidward) and would prefer an efficient employee, possibly one who prefers not to talk to the boss. Mr. Krabs gets many customers every day and knows how to deal with and cater to them, which is what makes him such a successful businessman; Plankton can count the number of customers he ever had up to that point in the series on one hand, if he even had any by that time, and does not know how to handle the flow of customers that the Krusty Krab usually sees. Mr. Krabs has been a father for eighteen years and loves his daughter unconditionally; Plankton has no experience in parenting and simply sees her as a very annoying burden of a teenage girl. Lastly, Mr. Krabs is experienced in dealing with ludicrous attacks by business rivals; Plankton has never had even one attack by Mr. Krabs towards him (not to mention that Krabs has always had an upper hand with his size). Simply put, Krabs isn't going through a living hell every day because he has more experience living Krabs' life than Plankton.
* In one episode, Plankton steals Sandy's fur. Long story. He turns Sandy's fur into a robot and goes to the Krusty Krab in it. The fur has the bikini on it, but not the diving suit. So Sandy, dressed like she usually is whenever she's at home except for the fish-bowl thing on her head and her lack of fur, goes to the Krusty Krab. On the way, everyone yells at her to put some clothes on while she's wearing a bikini! And at the end, the police arrest her at the Krusty Krab for indecent exposure while she's wearing a bikini! Keep in mind that Squidward doesn't wear pants. Could this mean Squidward ''lost'' his private parts? Possibly even having Krabs cut them off? It is not like Krabs wouldn't cut off people's genitals (he's commited genocide once)... Or worse: what if Bikini Bottom's government is stacked against women?
** How in the ''hell'' is a government being sexist about female nudity worse than a person having their genitals mutilated?
** Just to add more on this: some of Bikini Bottom's citizens are not fully dressed (like Squidward) or do not wear clothes at all. Squidward did not wear any clothes in episodes like "The Paper" or "Squid's Day Off", but cops don't arrest him and citizens do not treat the same way they treated Sandy. Comes along when you think about it: Sandy, ''a land animal'', was treated horribly by others even though she was wearing a bikini and was even arrested, yet Squidward, ''a sea creature'', did not wear any clothes at all and was simply ticketed and wasn't treated badly. Does this mean people of Bikini Bottom hate Sandy, because she is a land animal?
** On the upside, Squidward doesn't have to wear pants because cephalopods don't have genitals. They reproduce with their tentacles.
*** Fridge horror if you know much about hentai...
** Actually, they arrested Sandy because she didn't have any fur and the sight of her pinkish flesh was disturbing everybody. Apparently, in the [=SpongeBob=] world, indecent exposure means you don't have any exterior skin.
* The episode "Pranks A Lot" features Invisibility Spray being sold in a joke store. Think about what could happen if someone with a sadistic sense of humor, or just someone careless and ignorant of the consequences [[DeadlyPrank got their hands on it]].
** And that's just some jackass. [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine if the army got a hold of that]], especially if they're the army ''of a totalitarian state.''
** The spray might not be harmful at all.
*** But being invisible would allow a person to get away with a lot of questionable things. The film Film/HollowMan is a perfect example.
* Episode "Squidward in Clarinetland" has a major Fridge Horror at the beginning of the episode: Krabs opens the locker and there are bones and a skull inside. He says "Appears to be Corporal Sterling, lad. Heh...forgot all about that prank". Does this mean that he locked someone in the locker and that person DIED? Mr. Krabs KILLED SOMEONE.
** We also don't know Mr. Krabs rank. Now, think about this. If we don't know his Navy rank, he may have killed one of his own troops or ''his own CO.''
*** He probably scared one of his troops by putting a fake skeleton in there and ''claimed'' it was Corporal Sterling. Or, quite alternately, the Corporal was the prank's recipient.
* Mr. Krabs has a severe MoneyFetish and has been shown going on a date with money on at least one occasion, which raises the question: [[CoitusEnsues Just how far around the baseball field is Krabs willing to go with money?!]]
** Thankfully Krabs could only accomplish this when he's molted.
* In "The Lost Mattress" Squidward said "If you don't get Mr. Krabs' mattress back from the dump, I'm going to murd... ". Now think what letters come after ''murd''? Der, as in '''''MURDER'''''. In "No Hat For Pat" he says "You want me to push you off your precarious perch into a bucket of spiny sea urchins? Oh, if only you were [=SpongeBob=]" while saying this with glee and rejoicing. And in one episode he tried using voodoo dolls on [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. Finally in "The Curse Of Bikini Bottom" he imagined [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick playing with his lawnmower and getting maimed and then he laughs and looks very happy at this thought. Does it all mean that Squidward wants and is willing to '''murder''' [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick and has attempted to ''kill'' them several times...?
** Granted, with all the crap [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick put him through, it's hard to blame him. I don't know if that makes it better or worse...
** Could also just be a figure of speech, 'murder' is often used in a joke-threatening way towards people who are annoying you, often close friends or family. Obviously you'd never actually do it...
* In "Shellback Shenanigans" Plankton disguises himself as Gary and [=SpongeBob=] takes him to an animal hospital where he's horribly tortured. If you think about it, this implies the hospital tortures animals all the time.
** Well, if you think about it, what Plankton experienced may not have necessarily classified as animal torture. Let's face it; painful or uncomfortable medical procedures exist in real life, likely even in the veterinary practice and sometimes they need to be undergone, even if they can feel like torture for a patient.
* In "I Was a Teenage Gary", [=SpongeBob=] gets turned into a snail after being injected with snail plasma. Beforehand he had been panicking about this and asking Squidward what was going to happen to him. Later, Snail![=SpongeBob=] shows up at Squidward's doorstep meowing. Cue Squidward running away, screaming, while [=SpongeBob=] chases him around the house. But then it hit this tropette: if [=SpongeBob=]'s ''mind'' was not affected by the transformation, and he was aware of what was going on and what he'd turned into...what if he had panicked so much that he had been attempting to ask Squidward for help or to call the doctor? And he ran away screaming each time, ''[[AndIMustScream and he couldn't understand [=SpongeBob=] because he couldn't speak snail?!]]''
* In the episode where [=SpongeBob=] and Partick dig a tunnel under Squidward's house, Squidward at one point says "I'm going to grind you two into chum!" ... Which makes sense if you know what chum actually is..
** Makes that even worse in that Plankton sells Chum. Yes, Plankton's selling ground up people.
*** Lampshaded in The Krabby Kronicle. Plankton's Chum made of your chums.
** Wanna know how Squidward might know about Chum? His Grandma makes really delicious Chum. '''His GRANDMA!''' Think about it for a second, if you will...
* Several episodes show that [=SpongeBob=] is extremely emotional, prone to panicking, SanitySlippage and depression over minor things, if things don't go right for him or if there is any problem (as seen in episodes "Stuck in the Wringer", " I Had an Accident", "Bummer Vacation", "Breath of Fresh Squidward", "Procrastination", "Night Light", "The Algae's Always Greener" and especially [[GoMadFromTheIsolation "Gone"]]). This implies that behind the cheerful and bright personality, [=SpongeBob=] is not entirely sane and rational. This is already major FridgeHorror, but it gets worse. Do you remember the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?", the episode where [=SpongeBob=] is very heartbroken that Gary ran away and spent almost the entire episode being sad and depressed. Considering how [=SpongeBob=] missed Gary and was looking for him everywhere, what would have happened to [=SpongeBob=] and his emotional and mental well-being if he hadn't reunited with Gary? Even worse, is that the elderly fish that found and took care of Gary had previous snails, who died either from being overfed by her or she intentionally fed them up, so that she could later eat them, which means that if Gary hadn't discovered this and hadn't realised that [=SpongeBob=] indeed missed him, Gary would have died. Neptune knows what could have happened to [=SpongeBob=]'s sanity if he found out that his beloved Gary died...
* What would have happened if [=SpongeBob=] hadn't been taken to the hospital in "Suds?" Would he have stayed sick forever- or died?!
** Early in the episode, he says "I don't get colds. I get the suds." It implies that the suds are the sponge version of a cold; thus, he probably would have gotten over it eventually, just like a real cold.
* Patrick was seemingly able to enter Kelpy G's concert in "Smooth Jazz in Bikini Bottom" without a ticket, then you remember that he ATE Squidward's frist ticket. does that mean... [[{{Squick}} OH GOD!]]
** Maybe it so happens he already has tickets? Right??
** Patrick could have just reached into his mouthed and pulled them out in a cartoonish fashion. That's always a possibility.
* In one episode, Squidward's grandma has a recipe for really delicious chum; so good it's better then any Krabby Patty. But, as people have posted above, chum is ground up fish. Squidward's grandma might be a serial murderer...
** Not ALL fish in [=SpongeBob=] are sentient. Lionfish and seahorses have been shown to be non-sentient, so chum wouldn't necessarily require murder of sentient beings.
* In "SB-129", the names "[=SpongeTron=]" and "Patron" would seem to imply that the future versions of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are robots. Also, everything is chrome in the future, and when a non-chrome coral starts growing from the ground, a fish immediately shows up to make it look chrome. The obvious explanation for this? The future Squidward was in was after robots had risen up and destroyed most or all organic life.
** This would explain why Squidward was relatively quick to believe [=SpongeBob=]'s "Krabs is a robot" worries in "Krab Borg," and why he panicked at the prospect of robots taking over the world.
* At first, it seems that it's Rule of Funny, DisproportionateRetribution, or both whenever someone gets busted for littering. However, it makes sense because they all live in the ocean where the ecosystem is so delicate that trash can literally kill one of them.
* From The Card we get this line from Patrick: "[=SpongeBob=], you can't expect my usual act of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes." Some have interpreted this as meaning that [[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter he's doing it on purpose.]] All those other times when Patrick did something dangerously stupid, he might have been ''aware'' that it was dangerously stupid the entire time! There's also the fact that he cries genuinely hard whenever something he wants can't be given to him, but when he sees his best friend near death, he doesn't cry nearly as hard or genuinely. And once we add all this knowledge with the events of Pet Sitter Pat...Patrick may even be a bigger [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] than "Bent on World domination" Plankton or "Drive you to suicide" Mr. Krabs.
* In ''The Gift of Gum'', [=SpongeBob=] finds people living in the giant ball of gum, which he tried to ''bury'' and ''throw away'' a few scenes prior.
* In ''A Pal for Gary'', Puffy Fluffy is eventually ran out of [=SpongeBob=]'s house by Gary, and escapes into the streets. We never hear from it again. In other words, there's a several-foot tall, murderous monster roaming the Bikini Bottom ''possibly'' to this very day.
* Remember the episode where Mr. Krabs sold [=SpongeBob=]'s labor to Plankton without [=SpongeBob=]'s consent (and for 62 cents even)? This is referred to as having "sold [=SpongeBob=]", and there's no indication [=SpongeBob=] could just refuse to go with Plankton or quit working for Plankton. No anti-slavery laws in Bikini Bottom?
** You seem to be confusing two different episodes-- in one, Mr. Krabs bets and loses [=SpongeBob=]'s contract to Plankton in a card game. That legally obligates [=SpongeBob=] to work for Plankton. In another, Mr. Krabs sells [=SpongeBob=]'s ''soul'' to The Flying Dutchman for 62 cents. Since The Dutchman is essentially the underwater equivalent of {{Satan}}, I doubt that anyone's gonna step in and dispute the "transaction." [=SpongeBob=] actually tried that to defend Mr. Krabs, which is what led to that whole scenario, and ultimately led to [=SpongeBob=] being sent to [[{{Hell}} "Davy Jones' Locker."]]
*** Thanks for the clarification, but I'm still pretty sure an employer can't gamble away their employee's contract, and [=SpongeBob=] should have also had the right to quit working for Plankton if he didn't like it.
*** However, Mr. Krabs ''does'' sell Squidward into slavery in "Le Big Switch" when the Krusty Krab goes bankrupt, and shows absolutely no remorse for it (and doesn't get punished, either). What makes this doubly horrifying is that he sells Squidward to the very people who threatened to '''break Mr. Krabs' kneecaps''' over his debts, making one wonder what they planned to do with Squidward as they dragged him out the restaurant...
* "Friend Or Foe" establishes that Mr. Krabs and Plankton's rivalry began when their first customer, Old Man Jenkins, was poisoned after eating their Krabby Patty accused the other of messing up the formula. The fact that they pretty much blamed each other for his apparent death back then suggests their feud [[ItsPersonal is actually much more personal]], or at least subconsciously since neither of them seemed to remember him.
* In "Whatever Happened to [=SpongeBob=]", the Bikini Bottomites go on a riot and bring the city to chaos just because [=SpongeBob=] wasn't around to make Krabby Patties. Who knows how they'll react if they find out [=SpongeBob=]'s absence is because of his friends yelling at him and running him of out town...
* Think about what would have happened in "Nasty Patty" if the police did not show up when they did. Since Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] would not be delayed, they would likely leave Shallow Grave Road immediately and miss the health inspector wash down the hill, so they would think they got away with it. But that means that they would have to live the rest of their lives both feeling guilty that they killed him, and paranoid that somebody would eventually find out. Even Krabs was so worried about this in the episode itself that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he was willing to give away money as a distraction]], let alone [=SpongeBob=]'s reactions. And considering previous episodes where he thought he was guilty of a crime, he would probably go and turn himself in shortly afterwards. This would almost certainly bring Krabs down with him, meaning that the Krabby Patty formula would be unguarded and Plankton could just walk right in and take it. Then, as per TheMovie, he would take over Bikini Bottom, and this time, nobody would stop him, because [=SpongeBob=] is in jail, so everyone else in Bikini Bottom would be Plankton's mind-controlled slaves forever, and all because [[ButterflyOfDoom [=SpongeBob=] never found out that the health inspector was still alive]].
* In Tutor Sauce there is a scene where [=SpongeBob=] and Mr Krabs cause several boats and a fuel truck to crash into the Krusty Krab with a gas explosion afterwards that destroys the Krusty Krab and leaves Squidward blackened in one of Mr Krabs's attempts at teaching [=SpongeBob=] how to drive. While it is played for laughs especially with the line "Well, at least I didn't hit the Krusty Krab that time." it stops being funny when you realise that there were people in the Krusty Krab and in the vehicles and they died in the explosion.
* A pretty unsettling one for "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." In the episode, Plankton's plan involves removing [=SpongeBob=]'s brain and putting it into a robot so the robot can do his bidding. That seems like your standard evil plan on the surface. However, the plan most likely involves removing [=SpongeBob=]'s brain and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Canonically, Plankton killed [=SpongeBob=], and [=SpongeBob=] was actually ''dead'' for a portion of the episode before getting his brain back. During the robot scenes in the episode, [=SpongeBob=]'s corpse was just a little ways away off-screen, most likely on an operating table, with a gaping hole in its head.
* The premise of the episode "Feral Friends" is that Neptune's Moon causes everyone in Bikini Bottom to revert to non-sapient sea life and Sandy being the only one who can keep the main characters from killing each other because she's immune to the effects of Neptune's Moon due to being a mammal from land. Not only does Pearl eat a few people while transformed, but given that Sandy only prioritized protecting Pearl, [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Larry, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Mrs. Puff, it's likely that a lot of fish killed and/or ate each other before the two hours of Neptune's Moon were up and everyone returned to normal.
* In "Squid's Day Off", Squidward imagining [=SpongeBob=] saying, "I will destroy the Krusty Krab," may seem like another one of Squidward's paranoia-induced delusions within the episode, but as we see later on in "Squid on Strike", [=SpongeBob=] isn't above destroying the Krusty Krab...

[[WMG: '''FridgeLogic''']]
* In "Shanghaied!", Squidward told [=SpongeBob=] to wish for something that could get [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward out of being eaten. But Squidward hadn't been around to hear that the Flying Dutchman was going to eat Sponge and Pat; how did he know?
** He probably read a story about how the Dutchman would eat people after they were sent down that evil tunnel of doom. Not a believer, he assumed it was fiction.
** In "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost," Squidward has a comic book about the origins of the Flying Dutchman. Perhaps he read about the Flying Dutchman and the comic mentioned that the Dutchman eats people who displease him?
* In "Rock Bottom", [=SpongeBob=] doesn't have change for the bus, but then later when he gets hungry, he has enough money for a Kelp Nougat Crunch snack in the vending machine.
** It was probably an 'exact change' sort of thing.
** Bus fare costs a lot in Rock Bottom?
** He had enough money the whole time, it's just that he was trying so hard to find it that he kept smacking the bus driver around with his balloon and was told to sit down already, and later kicked off with no regrets.
* Wouldn't Plankton's business do better if he relocated in a shark-heavy area?
** For that matter, Bikini Bottom does have some shark species within the populace. Why they haven't discovered the Chum Bucket despite being so close to the Krusty Krab is anyone's guess.
** Maybe he's afraid the sharks will eat ''him.'' He was scared of Pearl (not a shark, but still) in "One Coarse Meal", after all.
*** He was afraid of Pearl because she's a whale and whales (at least the ones with baleen teeth, which this troper always assumed Pearl was) eat plankton and other small aquatic organisms. Sharks (i.e the big scary ones that everyone is familiar with) do not, so they wouldn't be much interested in Plankton.
** Going with the FridgeHorror that chum is actually dead sapient fish, the sharks probably knew that, and sapient sharks wouldn't likely eat sapient fish.
*** Well, it's been shown that a few fish species are equivalent to the "animals" of Bikini Bottom, like lionfish=non-anthropomorphic lions and seahorses=non-anthropomorphic horses, so Plankton's chum may not be made with sentient beings.
** Plankton is a LethalChef. In one episode, Squidward became a chef at the Chum Bucket, and everyone loved it even more than Krabby Patties.
* That episode where Patrick prepares his house for a visit from his parents really bugs me. If the couple that first came to visit Patrick were not only not his real parents, but also remembered that they had no son to begin with, how were they aware of Patrick's previous blunders? It also doesn't help that Patrick clearly doesn't know who these people are after their names are revealed.
** Maybe they were really his aunt and uncle who hadn't seen him since he was little, and he didn't remember them?
*** It could be that they play out this same routine ''every year'', and then forget about it afterwards.
** They had a daughter named Patricia and confused the two?
* In the episode Bubble Buddy, it seems the fish buried in the sand drowned in the high tide. How could a fish drown? The same thing for Sponge On Duty, regarding [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and the random fish drowning. Why couldn't Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] swim in the first place if they're really fish?
** This is because the Goo Lagoon is a beach made of 'goo' not water.
*** Goo doesn't have tides. Brine lakes, however, do and can be found underwater. But they're toxic, so a fish swimming in it doesn't make sense.
* Karate Island, specifically the part where [=SpongeBob=] gets tied to a chair. Udon reaches into his robe & a clicking noise is heard, much to [=SpongeBob's=] horror. It was a pen, but clearly [=SpongeBob=] thought it was a gun. Why was he afraid of Udon shooting him when [[NighInvulnerability nothing seems to kill him]]?
** Because getting shot with a gun really freaking hurts. Nothing, short of drying up, has ever seemed to be a real threat to [=SpongeBob=]'s life... but though he may not need to fear death, he fears pain. Sure, his nature as a sponge keeps him alive through ridiculous injury, but it's clear that he feels most of it, if not almost all, and has a very, very low pain threshold to boot. (Exhibit A: "I'll have you know I stubbed my toe last week when watering my spice garden, and I only cried for 20 minutes.")
*** But the real kicker is, the universe he's in won't allow him to die. He can live through the most horrific mutilations of his body (like his face being almost fully shaved off by a door) in the name of the "rule of funny" and though a normal human would've died from shock about that point, [=SpongeBob=] just has to live with it.
*** What does any of this have to do with humans? He's a sponge. He can regrow body parts, so his face being shaved off shouldn't injure him.
*** [=SpongeBob=] can re-grow body parts relatively quickly, depending on what kind of injuries he's sustained or what the plot demands, but that doesn't mean he likes being injured. He's extremely intolerant of any kind of pain (this is the guy who outright stated that he cried for 20 minutes after stubbing his toe,) and he gets scared easily. Just because he's a sponge and can re-grow body parts, doesn't mean that he wouldn't be traumatized and in agonizing pain if someone walked up to him and shot him in the face.
* In "Patty Hype", after his Pretty Patties stand becomes a huge hit, [=SpongeBob=] claims that the one thing he misses the most about the Krusty Krab is "that tiny squeaky sound you get when you rub two pickles together". However, Pretty Patties are basically just painted Krabby Patties, so wouldn't [=SpongeBob=] still have plenty of pickles to rub together? In fact, this raises another question: where is he getting all the ingredients from to make the Pretty Patties, and where is he keeping them? Never mind the ingredients, he'd need a lot of paint as well.
** He was perhaps referring to the way it happens in the Krusty Krab. As for the second point; There's something called food dye. And [=SpongeBob=] never ''officially'' quit the Krusty Krab in that episode; so he was getting his resources from Mr. Krabs...which would mean that [=SpongeBob=] [[FridgeHorror was stealing from his boss?]]
* If the show takes place underwater...
** Why does Goo Lagoon exist? Answer: Mud
*** I don't think mud would have a tide...
** How are fish able to drown? Answer: Mud in gills choking them
** The events of ''[=SpongeBob=] vs. the Big One'' never would've been logical.
** How are they able to [[WaterIsAir start fires]]? ''[[[PuffOfLogic fire immediately dies]]]''
* Why the ''fuck'' is Plankton not in jail for serving chum? It's literally dead fish! [[FridgeHorror He has to get the ingredients somehow...]]
** Plankton's specific version of chum from "Jailbreak!" is made of old socks, banana peels, used tissues, and other random garbage, nowhere near the realm of actual, dead-fish chum. It's like when a kid drinks ketchup and calls it blood.
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!!Funny.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to Funny.SpongeBobSquarePants)

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[-[[caption-width-right:259:You're using too much sauce.]]-]

->'''Squidward:''' Patrick, what are you doing here?!\\
'''Patrick:''' Uhh...I don't know. ''(smiles wanly)'' [[RuleOfFunny I'm funny.]]
-> '''"Suction Cup Symphony"'''

Practically, the reason why ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' is intensely popular is because of the show's humor. And we can't blame them, because these moments are too hilarious for its own good. So we decided to split them by season.

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[[index]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason1 Season 1]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason2 Season 2]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason3 Season 3]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason4 Season 4]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason5 Season 5]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason6 Season 6]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason7 Season 7]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason8 Season 8]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason9 Season 9]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason10 Season 10]]
* [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePantsSeason11 Season 11]]
[[/index]]

[[folder:Comics]]
* The GilliganCut in "Squidward and the Golden Clarinet", after [=SpongeBob=] tells Squidward that a clarinet saves Mermaid Man in one of his comics.
-->'''Squidward''': The little chum brain... now I '''am''' curious about his dopey comic book. But not enough to lose any sleep over it- heh, heh!
-->''(The next panel shows him awake in bed at night)''
-->'''Squidward''': '''THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!'''
* In "Star of the Show", Squidward tries to bail on [=SpongeBob=] after he ruins (or saves) his one-squid-show too many times. As he exits the hotel room he trips over [=SpongeBob=], who had been sleeping outside his door so he wouldn't oversleep the next day. Squidward claims that [[BlatantLies he's just going down to the lobby for some ice]]. As soon as he reaches the lobby, he trips over [=SpongeBob=] ''again'', who had gotten his ice for him.
* As it turns out in "The Curse of the S. S. Unpleasant", the eponymous crew hadn't taken [=SpongeBob=] to the ghost dimension. It turned out the Lighthouse Crew had put [=SpongeBob=] in a bag and stored him in the freezer air vent as a prank.
* [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick reading Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book. Patrick keeps choosing the opposite decisions to [=SpongeBob=], making him a constant DoomedContrarian.
* The ending of "[[WholePlotReference The Clarinet of]] [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Dr. Calamari]]": the whole thing is a story told by Patrick, to a guy who was only asking him what time it was. Squidward angrily comes over, wondering why Patrick is scaring away all the customers with some stupid story.
-->'''Squidward''': Look, I don't know what you're trying to pull here, but it's confusing the heck out of me!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=], Mr. Krabs and Sandy''' ''(all dressed as characters from German Expressionist movies)'': You're telling us!
* "Sandy's Adventures in the Land of Odd": The whole episode is a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' (with a bit of ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' thrown in), with [=SpongeBob=] in the "White Rabbit" role. Of course, it's AllJustADream.
--> '''Sandy''': So, you ain't all white and fuzzy?
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': Umm, no... not lately...
* In "Calls in the Wild", Squidward tries to play his clarinet in the wild but he has no extra reeds, so he just plays badly anyway. Suddenly [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick pounce on him, thinking he's a Mulligor; the clarinet sounded like his call. Then the real Mulligor shows up. He has [=SpongeBob=], Patrick and Squidward in his clutches, and Squidward plays a clarinet note in self defence. Of course it comes out badly:
-->'''Mulligor''': Dude, that sounds terrible. You need a new reed.
-->'''Squidward''': I know.
-->'''Mulligor''': Here, let me see if I've got a spare in my pocket. ''(He pulls out a reed from his pocket)'' Man, you have to be careful with these fellas.
-->'''Squidward''' ''(bewildered)'' Uh... thanks?
* In "Yacht to Know", Squidward tries to get [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to pretend to be his butler and chauffeur so they can be allowed on Squilliam's personal yacht. Of course, things start going very wrong, but Patrick announces to Squilliam that Squidward has one ship that he doesn't. Squilliam thinks he's going to say "friendship", but Patrick means a model ship in a bottle. Squidward's [[ActuallyPrettyFunny reaction in the background]] to Squilliam keeling over sells it.
* [=SpongeBob=] accidentally starting a brawl in the Krusty Krab in "Too Tough". [[FunnyBackgroundEvent While Squidward is sound asleep at the till in the background]].
* The Blockville security guard crushing [=SpongeBob=]'s camera underfoot in "Not So Great Expectations". For some reason, he's prohibited from taking pictures despite the fact that the park isn't much to look at.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Sorry... I forgot.
** The Blockville players at the Blockitorium's disappointment at the fact that [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward are the only two audience members.
-->'''Actor #1''': Only '''two''' people? [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm ''outta'' here]]!
-->'''Actor #2''': What are the ''rest'' of us supposed to do?
-->'''Actor #1''': Make believe I ''died''!
-->'''Actor #2''': But you're the ''lead''!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': It's all so '''real'''!
** Squidward stays up all night reading Carol Darcy Mulette's latest book.
-->'''Squidward''': This doesn't make any sense... Is that... Could it be...?
-->''(Next panel shows him asleep in his chair, drooling on his arm, his book splayed across his legs'')
-->'''Squidward''' ''(One panel later, awake and finishing the book)'': What? That's it? She had a twin brother? Who's [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a vampire? From the future?]] [[CruelTwistEnding And they all get hit by a TRAIN on the last page?]] I waited ''five'' years! Called off ''work!'' Stayed up all ''night''! Bought the ''hardcover''! For '''that'''?
** At the end, [=SpongeBob=] tells Squidward that he had fun at that horrible theme park because he spent the day with his friend. Squidward is so touched by this that he can hardly speak, and bursts into tears. [=SpongeBob=] ends up ComicallyMissingThePoint and thinking that Squidward didn't want to leave.
* The OrphanedPunchline in "Patty Pal"
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': And I said, "Couch, are you magical?! That quarter came out of nowhere!"
* From "The Treasure of Captain Goldfish":
** Mr. Krabs suggests that his employees come along with him to go and find the treasure.
-->'''Squidward''': ''Us?'' I'm a cashier and he's a dunderhead. We don't know anything about sailing!
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': But ye work cheap, lad, and that beats experience in my book!
* From "Shake-O-Rama!"
** While everyone in Bikini Bottom is feeling tremors and seeing destruction, Patrick is in a panic because... a chair fell over.
** Plankton clutching onto Karen while she tries to calm him with a picture of bunnies.
** Waitress Karen.
** After [=SpongeBob=] accidentally lights Plankton's cart of dynamite, he tries to beat out the fire with ''Plankton''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* This is a pretty awesome treat: The voice actors of [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p9Ayu-5zYY redubbing scenes from classic movies]].
* While not really made by the creators of the show, the edited episodes that have cuss words replace parts of the original scripts tend to be fests of laughs for viewers.
** Case in point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHZDcFp8s2s No Free Rides.]] And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAOJD9_j8tk "Milk-maid Man and Barnacle Balls III"]], by the same guy.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RinpSqnjsDo Squidward Gets Possessed By A Bad Lemon]] video made by Creator/{{MoBrosStudios}} is 6 minutes and 16 seconds of humor in every part.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpiOrYBPyAk SpongeBob 4D ride]] is four-and-a-half minutes of hilarity. Some significant moments:
** [=SpongeBob=] reasoning that in order to catch Patrick, he must ''think'' like Patrick. As such:
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]'''[[note]]It's worth mentioning that he is facing the wrong direction on the Bubble Bike as he does this.[[/note]]: ''(goes cross-eyed while imitating Patrick)'' ''Duuuuh''... ''(looks down)'' Look, toes! ''(bends down) (cue [[spoiler:the Bubble Bike going on a chaos-ensuing rampage through town]])''
** "[[spoiler:Pickle? Wasn't me! ''(cue Patbot)'' ...it's ME! AHHHHH! ''(runs away)'']]"
** When Plankton's showing off the [[spoiler:Patbot 3000]]:
---> '''Plankton:''' ''Behold!'' A hydraulic crusher to crush your bones! A titanium-tipped ripping saw to cut your flesh! '''''[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers AND A]] [[PaddleballShot PADDLEBALL!]]''''' ...[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Um, made from rubber and wood]]. ''([[{{Beat}} clears throat]])'' [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And a staple]]. Anyways, ''get him!''
** "Hey, that looks just like the back of the Rock Bottom sign. ''[[OhCrap ROCK BOTTOM?!]]''"
** "Hey, is that my patty?"
** [[MoodWhiplash "By the way, you're doing great for your first day."]]
** Patrick is able to stop the wrath of the Patbot 3000 by... [[spoiler: unplugging it so he can plug in a toaster.]]
** The ending:
--->'''Customer:''' [[spoiler:I'm allergic to pickles.]]
* Apparently taking a page from Website/YouTube's book, Nickelodeon went ahead and did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KpZWZstkIE a literal version of the SpongeBob theme]], where Painty the Pirate and the children sing what's literally shown in the opening (e.g., the children say "Here's the title" instead of singing "[=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]" whenever the show's title is onscreen). So it's basically a parody of parodies. The only difference is that [[HilariousInHindsight they own]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks the rights]].
* When the voice actors were doing a live table read of the pilot episode for fans at the "Shellebration" at Universal Studios, Doug Lawrence, in character as Plankton, interrupted midway.
* ''Revenge of the Flying Dutchman''[='=]s final level alleviates the rather hellish setting of the graveyard with the constant DoubleEntendre use of the word "booty" (as in treasure).
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' So If I understand this correctly, you wouldn't turn down some new booty, even if it came wrapped in a dirty old canvas?\\
'''Dead Pirate:''' Are you kidding me? Everyone wants more booty no matter what package it comes in. And I'd much rather be playing with my booty, than guarding this old cannon.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeONEQ247c4 "I just wanna know your name!"]]
* This conversation between [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward in the Mermalair level of ''Battle for Bikini Bottom'':
-->'''Squidward:''' Uh, [=SpongeBob=]? How do I get out of here?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Well, that depends; do you want the booby trapped or the non-booty trapped exit?\\
'''Squidward:''' Non-booby trapped, please.\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Then go that way.\\
'''Squidward:''' (various screams as he gets maimed offscreen)\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Or maybe it was that way.
* Say it with us: "MY LEG!"
** "MY LEG!" can make just about anything funny. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOFvKMe-KFU Want proof?]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtAOD96RXPE In an interview with Tom Kenny, he explains how he got the voice for SpongeBob.]] The best part of it all though is when he curses, ''in-character'' as [=SpongeBob=]!
* [[http://b4dnews.tumblr.com/post/166811921207 AHHHHHHHH]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfD-1f5cT94 Patchy the Pirate Bursting Through Houses for 10 Hours]]
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!!Headscratchers.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to Headscratchers.SpongeBobSquarePants)

* Is there any theory that Pearl might be adopted? Because Mrs. Krabs is supposedly Pearl's mother, so how the ''hell'' could two crabs create a whale child?!
** I think it's pretty obvious she's adopted.
** Also worth noting - Mrs. Krabbs is Mr. Krabbs mother, not wife (that is to say, Pearl's Grandmother). Also, while it seems obvious for biological reasons that Pearl is adopted, it might be worth noting that Mr. Krabbs is implied to have been married at one point (e.g. when he says things like "I've been alone for so long!"), kids cost money (something Krabbs is highly adverse to), and logic in Spongebob Squarepants is never necessarily a barrier to ANYTHING, it's still possible Pearl is biologically his child as well.
* Here are some [[{{GettingCrapPastTheRadar}} radar]]-related questions:
** We've seen the episode "Chocolate with Nuts", and at one point, Spongebob points out that barnacle chips are not delicious, while Patrick replies with "not the way I use them". What was he talking about when he said that?
** There's also the cake from "Overbooked" and somebody wrote that what it originally said was "sorry about the scabies". What the [[PrecisionFStrike hell]] are scabies?
*** Google is your friend. But I'll tell you anyway upon my own research: it's a kind of skin disease marked by small itching and red spots. The reason it's a radar moment is because it's considered by many to be an STD, kind of like herpes.
*** What do scabies have to do with this?
*** Uhh... everything? I literally just answered what scabies was?
** Then, we have that one moment in "Something Smells". What does Squidward mean when he replies to Spongebob shouting "I'm ugly and I'm proud!!"?
*** There are devout religious people who call people who live by sin ugly. I always assumed Squidward thought he was yelling a coded version of "I'm gay and I'm proud!"
* Does most of the lexicon Bubble Bass uses for his order even have real-world analogues? Some of it definitely comes from the In-N-Out Burger secret menu, but I've ''never'' heard anybody use "light axle grease" to denote butter on a burger. And no one's explanations make sense, because [=SpongeBob=] serves him a single patty on two regular hamburger buns on a dine-in platter, not several patties between between several slices of toast in a take-out bag, and the only thing Bubble Bass finds fault with is the lack of pickles.
** Every restaurant has it's own secret menu - while most of his terms likely do come from real-world lexicon, odds are that there's a few ones that the writers threw in to make the Krusty Krab more unique.
* How come Spongebob never had the balls to stand up to people and defend his belongings(ie. "Bubble Buddy" and "Little Yellow Book")? What I meant by listing those two episodes is that in "Bubble Buddy" he did almost absolutely nothing to protect the titular object from the angry mob. In "Little Yellow Book" he just cries while Squidward reads his diary.
** Standing up to an angry mob can be incredibly difficult in real life and requires lots of courage and self-esteem. Spongebob has a big heart but that doesn't mean he's rich in those qualities ("Spongebob, Sandy and the Big Worm", "Grandma's Kisses"). I agree with you on the diary episode, though.
*** On an unrelated note, that could explain why the Simpson Family didn't help Homer in "The Simpson's Movie", from the entire town of Springfield under the dome, if you know what I mean. Thanks for the answer.
* This is for humor: How did [[DeadpanSnarker Squidward]] know Mr. Krabs wore a sleep mask?
** WildMassGuessing, maybe?
*** Actually, after some time ago, I figured out that it implied that Squidward watches Krabs while he sleeps.
* If Bikini Bottom is supposed to be under Bikini Atoll, what's up with the Bubble Bowl?
** Perhaps it could be far away from Bikini Bottom?
* Why does Mr. Krabs wear a water helmet in Sandy's Treedome in "Overbooked", when crabs are amphibious(meaning they can breathe both air and water)?
** He says that, in "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom", that he doesn't need a helmet in the dome, as long as he keeps his body moist. He may have worn a helmet to stay hydrated.
* In Karate Star, we are shown that Patrick's limbs can regenerate very quickly. Why didn't his head regenerate in Patrick SmartPants?
** Likely because Patrick requires his brain to regenerate. Remember in Spy Buddies where two Patricks appear at the end? Could the other brain from Patrick SmartPants have generated a new body? Then again, the other hand regenerated a body...
*** That brain was in the sand, so that may be the reason it didn't grow into a whole new body. Though on the part about the hand, it probably regenerates into a body, and then the brain develops.
* From the episode "Selling Out", there was the part where Mr. Krabs sang. My question is how does a living yellow bird fly and tweet under water?
** There have been campfires on the show and this is what worries you?
** RuleOfFunny or WaterIsAir?
* In "Dunces and Dragons," how '''DID''' Spongebob and Patrick warp into Medieval Times?
** The ending implies that it was AllJustADream, until Patrick reveals that [[OrWasItADream he landed on Squidly.]]
*** So, again, ''how did Spongebob and Patrick warp into Medieval Times''?
*** AWizardDidIt
*** It WAS a dream. The "Squidley" guy was probably an ordinary costumed squid working for the Medieval Moments attraction.
* In "Pranks A Lot," [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick turn themselves invisible and try to scare Sandy into thinking they're ghosts... by wearing sheets over their entire bodies, making them very visible. However, if one looks at the shape of their figures while they have the sheets on, it's obvious that they don't have their water helmets on (which they need to survive inside Sandy's treedome). Yes, this is a minor issue, but the people demand continuity!
** To be fair they were only in there for a few seconds. Also, maybe the artists decided to omit the helmets to make their silhouettes more distinguishable.
* In the episode with the Toy Barrel, For some reason the Illuminati Logo- the All Seeing Eye appears twice, one in the pile of toys in Squidward's house, the other one in the Toy Barrel itself. Why are they there? Who would want to buy an Eye in a pyramid for a toy?
** Brainwashing. Also, it might be related to the Cephalopod Lodge.
** {{Getting Crap Past The Radar}}?
*** I agree. This show is after all quite a [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants radar-pusher]].

* Why doesn't Plankton just sneak into the Krusty Krab at night to steal a Krabby Patty or the formula? No one's (usually) there at night, the security is nil, and the two times Plankton does it, the only reason for his failure was because he involved [=SpongeBob=] both times.
** Hey, I'm guessing this is where WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief comes in. I thought so too, then I realized that evil might just have a bedtime too.
** I think they showed that security wasn't that bad at the Krusty Krab. In one episode Squidward breaks in at night and gets lit on fire by a gasoline trap. He simply doesn't want to risk immolation for the recipe.
*** That scene ''did'' get an OrwellianRetcon, though...
*** Erm, How?
*** MoralGuardians
*** It was actually cut because the method used to start the fires resembled terrorism.
** He's ''tiny''. He can't exactly get up on tables or open doorknobs, which is why he can't steal the formula without some kind of assistance.
*** Then why doesn't he just use one of his robots to open the doors?
*** He's tried, at various times. It never seems to work out right.
* Why don't he just get a note pad and copy the formula? Mr. Krabs will never know.
** Also even without Spongebob he drops the ball a lot by himself, either by having a convoluted plan failing at the part where he shows himself to Krabs or changing life with Krabs only for crumbling under the insanity.
** He(except on some occasions) never seems to find the formula, and when he does, it's just a decoy.
* This is from Bubble Buddy; why are there vendors selling "Ice-cold drinks" to people waiting in line to use the restroom?
** Captive audience. Also, just because you have to go doesn't mean you're not thirsty.
** I assumed it was one of those running gags of when someone has to go badly, there's always liquids or running water nearby.
* Where did everyone (excluding [=SpongeBob=]) sleep in Gone!? Outside?
** At the episode's end, everybody returns on a bus, so it's implied that they went far away. They may have gone to another city that had enough hotels to hold them all.
*** With the burning [=SpongeBob=] effigy, it's likely to be a parody of Burning man so they probably went to the middle of nowhere and camped out.
* What did Patrick mean when he said [[{{GettingCrapPastTheRadar}} his underwear was white when he bought them]]?
** You already acknowledged that this was an example of getting crap past the radar, so I'll assume you already know this implies he repeatedly wet his pants enough to turn them yellow.
** Okay, first of all I wrote this earlier today and I'm surprised I got an answer hours later. Second of all, if they stay yellow, does this mean he never washes his clothes?
*** It's in my watchlist. Also, this is Patrick Star. He's lazy and has terrible hygiene, so I can't imagine he does laundry very often.
** Speaking of laundry, another way he could turn his underwear yellow is by mixing white with yellow in the washer.
* Krabby Patties are fish burgers. All the customers are fish. Yeah, that's exactly what this show needs: cannibalism.
** How'd ''you'' find out what the secret ingredient is? And how are you so sure you're right?
*** In the episode where Sandy wants to go back to Texas, at one part [=SpongeBob=] asks her if she wants to eat one final Krabby Patty, and she replies, "I don't wanna eat any more fish".
*** She said she was "tired of fish food, [=SpongeBob=]." Not that the food was actually made out of fish.
*** Although it is worth noting that [[{{Squick}} fish food is generally made out of ground-up fishmeal]].
** On the same vein, one of the *ahem* [[JumpingTheShark Season 6]] episodes had a criminal being arrested for eating ''quasi-gummi fish'' (the policefish said that he was a monster for eating his own kind). Besides the weirdness of the blatant cannibalism joke, where would he get those? I mean, if he was smoking the Bikini Bottom equivalent of weed, that would make sense, but a cannibalistic candy? How would you advertise them?!
*** It's not that weird an idea. Sour Patch Kids, Jelly Babies, etc. sell in our world.
*** Maybe... you buy it in a back alley, like crack.
*** More so, when the audience accidentally got fried in "The Fry Cook Games", that guy sold them as fish sticks and nobody complained.
*** They cut to another scene soon after so we wouldn't see the mass riot that would ensue.
*** They had a sign to switch to. They suspected it would happen.
** I can't believe nobody has pointed this out yet: CHUM IS A TYPE OF FISH. Y'know, chum, as in CHUM BUCKET? Yeah, I think I know why nobody eats there...
*** So in the episode where [=SpongeBob=] was putting lies into a newspaper, he was telling THE TRUTH about the Chum Bucket?! (Plankton's Chum made of your chums!)
*** And [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] has now reached the same level of NightmareFuel as Film/SoylentGreen. [[SarcasmMode Conglaturations.]]
*** If this troper is right, a "chub" is a cut of fish. "Chum" is fish ground up into a paste-like substance to be tossed into water to attract sharks... dang it.
*** "Spongicus" and "Jailbreak!" confirm the abscene of dead fish, although only the former mentions there is whale blubber.
*** Speaking of which, why don't we actually see any sharks in [=SpongeBob=]? The only one I can think of is the bodybuilder who appeared in the infomercial in "Musclebob Buffpants".
*** You're forgetting the family of sharks shown in "Spongeguard on Duty".
*** And the shark guy who taught [=SpongeBob=] how to drive blindfolded.
*** And the shark from the Anchor Arms commercial.
*** That's the bodybuilder from the infomercial in "Musclebob Buffpants" mentioned above.
*** Speaking of sharks, wouldn't they ''like'' chum? And thus become customers of Plankton's ''Chum Bucket''? Never mind, [[Tropers/{{Crion87}} this troper]] hasn't seen [=SpongeBob=] in ''quite a while''...
*** They would, it's just that Plankton is really, really bad at making it. Squidward's chum is shown to be so good that even ''Spongebob'' completely forgets about Krabby Patties after eating it because it's just that much better.
** The buns are apparently made of seaweed (according to the episode in which Plankton hijacked [=SpongeBob=]'s brain) so the meat could be just about anything.
*** Seaweed-''seed''. One would assume this is similar to how we use sesame seeds.
** Ummm...fish eat other fish. I mean, look at sharks.
** Yeah, it's only cannibalism if that species eats its own species.
** Well, if you're going to call ''realism'' into this, then Plankton's a good meal for Pearl and Gary, and Patrick can be eaten by Mr. Krabs and jellyfish. Wait a minute, that's it! Krabby meat is made from starfish.
*** One post-movie episode actually played on this by having Plankton think that Pearl was out to eat him.
*** But... she's a sperm whale, which are carnivorous and prey primarily on squid... if anything, she should be trying to eat Squidward.
*** Squidward is an octopus.
*** [[OverlyLongGag So he would eat Mr. Krabs?]]
*** [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Yes. Octopi love to eat crabs]].
** Does that mean Patrick's the cannibal?
** Well, Sea Bears and Sea Rhinoceros (Rhinoceri?), nothing says they can't have (non-Manatee) Sea Cows for hamburgers.
*** Lionfish and seahorses have been shown to act like real (non-sentient) lions and horses, so a manatee being equivalent to a non-sentient cow is not out of the question.
** I always thought the Krabby Patties were made from sea cows since Sandy drove a herd of them in one episode.
*** Alternatively, [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Krabby Patties are made out of crabs!]] Crabs are scavengers anyways, so it wouldn't be too out of the blue.
*** Supported in the episode where Mr. Krabs is having a mid-life crisis, eats a Krabby Patty and says "So that's what I taste like"
*** Boy:"Mommy, my Krabby Patty tastes funny." Mother:" Well no wonder, it's all old and dried out. Like that man over there. Now put it away where it belongs. In the garbage." That's how Krabs gets the patty and tries it.
** WordOfGod says that Krabby Patties might be vegetarian.
** Ah, CarnivoreConfusion at its finest.

* [[FridgeLogic How do they have running water under the sea?]]
** In a similar vein, how come that Bikini Bottom's got a beach when it's already underwater? And how come that, in that episode with [=SpongeBob=]'s bubble friend, a fish drowns because the bubble friend didn't dig him out of the sand and the tide came? I mean, the guy's a fish and they're underwater anyway, for Christ's sake!
*** In both cases, RuleOfFunny.
*** Their "seaside" is actually tar (Goo Lagoon), which fish cannot breathe. As for why it has a tide, volcanic activity.
*** [[VoodooShark Does tar flow in rivers? Does it have surfable waves? Wouldn't the Goo Lagoon actually have goo in it?]] And while I'm at it, how did that 'wind whistling through [=SpongeBob=]'s holes' thing work?
*** Plus, in "Ditchin", [=SpongeBob=] is sinking in the Bikini Bottom Tar Pit, where he is, you know, DYING. This means either it depends how sticky he tar is, or Goo Lagoon must be something else.
** I recall one episode where they said it was mud ("Ripped Pants") but there was another ("Sponge Guard On Duty") that said it was in fact water. I'm assuming RuleOfFunny.
*** In that case, Goo Lagoon is a mixture of both: Gooey water that's wet enough to swim in, but gooey enough to be separate from the main seawater.
** They parodied this in the episode "Pressure", where Mr. Krabs gives [=SpongeBob=] something to drink before he goes up on dry land... an empty glass. [[DontExplainTheJoke Y'know, 'cause there's water everywhere.]]
** And during the Party episode:
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I would go to this party, but I can't read the invitation! The ink's all running! [[LampshadeHanging Whoever sent these invitations clearly didn't understand the physical limitations of life underwater.]] Well! [[HypocriticalHumor I guess we can just throw these on the fire!]]
** And ''again'' in the "Life of Crime" episode:
-->'''Patrick:''' (sitting with [=SpongeBob=] around a campfire) Hey, if we're underwater, how can there be a- (fire goes out)
** Well, this troper always assumed that the 'water' is brine, much like underwater brine lakes...
** Can we just attribute all this to WaterIsAir unless [[RuleOfFunny reminding viewers that it]] ''[[RuleOfFunny is]]'' [[RuleOfFunny water they live in gets more laughs]] and be done with it?

* Why did Squidward and Mrs. Puff(both of whom hate Spongebob) go to his parties in "Spongebob Meets the Strangler"?
** Its been shown often that Mrs Puff and Squidward only hate Spongebob because of how he acts during boating and work, ie how he fails every test and how he is annoyingly cheerful. In fact, Mrs Puff tries to protect Spongebob from going to jail and Squidward has shown concern for Spongebob more than one, and both have shown to be protective of his childlike innocence, for instance during the Hall Monitor and Pizza episodes. So its no stretch for them to go to his parties, especially since their other friends will be there. Not to mention this was during the early seasons, when their hatred wasn't as pronounced. Its only the later seasons when they adamantly refuse to have anything to do with him, and even go as far as to try and kill him.

* Why so many episodes make littering SeriousBusiness. The first time littering was used as an offense was "Squid On Strike", but it was a minor gag. [[SeasonalRot After the movie]], it has shown up in several episodes. [=SpongeBob=]'s Cousin Manga/BlackJack was in prison for it ([[NoodleIncident wonder what he did?]]). In "Driven to Tears", the cop pursues Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] after [=SpongeBob=] tears up Patrick's license, claiming "This is why I joined the force!" (made even worse when [=SpongeBob=] tells him about Patrick's bad driving, and he calls him a [[PoliceAreUseless tattletale]]). The worst offender would be "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful", where apparently having a melted statue counts as litter, even if the city erected it. RuleOfFunny aside, it's becoming ridiculous. Of course, there are only so many offenses a kid-friendly show can show. (Heck, they tried with the "fish candy", and made the complaint above.)
** I think it's because litter and pollution underwater would kill the fish by choking them to death. You've heard of all those dolphins who get caught in the plastic can holder things right?
*** But, [[WaterIsAir their water has gravity]], and their dumps aren't contained in a HAZMAT unit or anything, it's just left open exposed to the water like any other dump would.
*** It's a combination of Rule of Funny and a pun on the fact that underwater critters suffer because of human littering and waste. It doesn't have to make consistent sense in-universe.
** This troper is reminded of the song ''Alice's Restaurant'', which does involve getting arrested, by the FBI yet, for littering.
*** The PoliceAreUseless, and it also doubles as a CantGetAwayWithNuthin.

* In several places (most notably in TheMovie), we see that [=SpongeBob=] & Co. are just a few inches tall. This makes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy even more confusing.
** Well, Mermaid Man DOES have a Shrink Ray...
*** And if you recall they never did show if they managed to un-shrink themselves when [=SpongeBob=] got a hold of Mermaid Man's belt. Could be a Call Back to that.
** So that means all Nicktoons are tiny and translated?
** Or else [=SpongeBob=] later reversed the shrink effect with Squidward's Kelp Grow.
*** Either that, or Creator/DavidHasselhoff is a robotic construct piloted by the real thing.
*** Maybe Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are sea-beings that happen to be small? Part sea monkeys, perhaps?
*** Sea ''apes'', actually.
*** Or maybe they're beings that are to sea monkeys what humans are to chimps and other lower primates?
** Wait, no one has realized how Pearl is smaller than most whale embryos?
*** She was [[InsaneTrollLogic obviously an evil whale that was shrunk and made friendlier by Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy]].
*** If we're going by the whole "Creator/DavidHasselhoff is HUGE" thing, you only saw David Hasselhoff up against [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, not Pearl or Mermaid Man or anyone. Sea sponges and starfish aren't very big in real life.
*** She's half-crab. Fulfills the minimum required logic for Spongebob.
** I kinda figured that inches were their version of feet or that their size isn't relevant, unless an episode calls for it to be.

* Considering how many times [=SpongeBob=] has failed his boating test, can't they just ban him from boating due to some mental deficiency or something?
** Not necessarily, it might have something to do with anxiety, as he knows how to drive or, rather, possesses the skills and knowledge to but he becomes anxious, thus causing him to freak out and fail, which is would be a RealLife reason as to why.
** In one episode, "Doing Time", in a flashback, Mrs. Puff says that she promises that "As long as a student is willing to learn, I will NEVER give up on them!".
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''': "Hi! I'm [=SpongeBob SquarePants=]!"
*** AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



* Has anybody else noticed the retcons concerning the whole 'under the sea' thing? In one episode, there's wind blowing through [=SpongeBob=]'s holes. UNDERWATER. And in that episode with the submarine, how could chum be sucked into the submarine when the sub is filled with water? Don't even get me started with the underwater rivers and the fire in the surfing episode. Goo Lagoon is made of water now, not goo. And that bugs me. At least in the earlier episodes, they usually played it for humor or lampshaded it. Now...it's just ignorance.
** Perhaps the wind is a water current?
** ...You weren't at all surprised that during the surfing episode, they wash up on an island ''underwater''?
** Well, for that last one, there actually are undersea lakes. All it takes is water with much higher saline concentration. Search Website/YouTube, if you may, "Blue Planet" has shown it at least once. For the rest... BellisariosMaxim, too much?
** While we're on the subject, does anybody else realize that the submarine shouldn't even work underwater? Or that all the episodes referenced to here are [[{{Sequelitis}} after the movie]]?

* Why is [=SpongeBob=] shaped like a regular house sponge when his parents are shaped like sea sponges?
** Maybe he's from an affair?
*** Or it's a recessive thing?
*** His parents are Loofahs?
** Obviously he shaves, like that one episode where he makes his head from square to round, exposing his brain.
** [[IdenticalGrandson He looks like his grandpa and one of his ancestors]].
*** So it's recessive
** I always thought his parents were cookies...

* How would you ever get enough people willing to form a seven-mile spanking machine?
** Internet, ads in the newspaper, signs saying "free donuts" with fine print...
** Craigslist. Done.
** Fish are idiots?
** Probably done to raise money for charity.

* Why does Pearl never have to surface for air?
** She does and you don't see it?
** She does have to surface for air. In the beginning of the episode where she starts working for the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs mentions "it seems just like yesterday I taught her how to breach" and shows a picture of them jumping out of the ocean's surface.
*** Not just that, whales can and, more often than not, do hold their breath for a long time.
** [[NobodyPoops Nobody has to go to the surface for air]]

* Similar to the Pearl question above; what about the seal guy (Craig Mammalton, I think) in the tanning episode? How does HE survive underwater for the whole episode?
** Seals can hold their breath for a pretty long time, and the episode is only 11 minutes.
** Excuse me, but the episode itself might be 11 minutes, but in-universe, several hours had gone by.

* How does a [[strike:Krab]] crab have a whale for a daughter?
** That one's easy actually. Adoption. Considering we've never seen her mother, nor is she ever mentioned. It's likely Pearl knows this already.
*** In this [=SpongeBob=] trivia book I read in third grade, it had a page that said Pearl took after her mother. Meaning Mr. Krabs' wife was a whale.
*** Well, if I said that Pearl was much smaller than a normal whale, that would be massively understating it. Maybe she got the size from her father.
*** HotSkittyOnWailordAction?
*** More like Hot Krabby on Wailord Action.
*** Oh my god...[[BlatantLies Mr Krabs is a Krabby!]] [[InsaneTrollLogic It explains EVERYTHING!]]
** Maybe Pearl's mother was already pregnant with Pearl when she married Mr. Krabs.
** Apparently, she either died or divorced Krabs when pearl was very young, considering that when Krabs introduced "Cashina" to her, saying something about a new mom.

* [=SpongeBob=]'s favorite exclamation phrase is "Mother of Pearl!" Now let me ask, '''WHO THE HELL IS PEARL'S MOTHER?'''
** What '''really''' gets me is when ''Mr. Krabs'' uses the same phrase ...
** "Mother of Pearl" refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother-of-pearl Nacre, the organic material produced by mussels that makes pearls.]]. Still an odd choice for an UnusualEuphemism, but there ya go.
*** Not really. I've heard it used as a minced oath for "Mother of God" before.
*** I've always thought that when someone says "Mother of Pearl" they were exclaiming it in surprise, because this "Mother of Pearl"doesn't exist. Perhaps the same goes for [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs?
*** Actually, the expression is suppossed to be a standin for "Mother of God"

* Yeah, it's a dream sequence, but say Krabs actually caught Moby Dollar. It's still just a one dollar bill, isn't it, no matter the physical size of the bill itself?
** Maybe he could exchange it for a larger number of bills based on its size somewhere?
** It's related to all those over-sized novelty checks used for fundraisers?
** It's Mr. Krabs you're talking about. He would gladly risk his life even for less amounts of money.
*** In fact, he spent one episode obsessing over a ''penny''. Which [=SpongeBob=] found.
** It exhales money. (For those that have not seen the episode, ''that is not a joke''.)
** He can chop it up into little pieces that grow into money?
** Personally I think the reason for catching it is really obvious. It's a dollar considered, in his imagination, extremely rare and difficult to catch, like Moby Dick the whale. He's not catching it so he can spend it, he's catching it so he can own it as a trophy.

* I can understand [=SpongeBob=] having brown hair, but Patrick having black hair and Squidward having brown hair? Or maybe we've just become too accustomed to the fandom versions.
** Why is that so unbelievable?
** Patrick does have black hair. It's been shown in the show.
** And Squidward has blonde hair, as shown in "The Original Fry Cook".
** Spongebob has blonde hair, according to his driver's license. He probably just shaves it off or gets it cut because he likes it that way? And in "Clams," his hair grew out and it was light blonde.
*** It was shown in one episode that he combs his hair into his shape or, rather, it's sort of like [=LSP's=] lumps, her hair is a part of shape and isn't apparent unless otherwise.

* In the bully episode it was a plot point that [=SpongeBob=] didn't have bones or organs, but in many later episodes he does have them.
** One, ''[[NegativeContinuity It's [=SpongeBob=]]]''.
** Now that I think about it, I can't remember seeing [=SpongeBob=] with bones until after the movie, so...
** WRONG! He's shown to have bones in "I Had An Accident". Plus, his brain has been exposed in an episode whose title I had forgotten. And both episodes came before the movie.
** His brain could be squishy enough to not be damaged by Flats's punching (Halloween Episode, btw), and "I Had An Accident" is both a BizarroEpisode (even for [=SpongeBob=]) and very close to the end of season 3, which technically still means that [=SpongeBob=] tends to have bones more as the series progresses. The movie just accelerated things.
*** Indeed; that episode was the single least comprehensible episode of the original four seasons. Still funny as heck, though.
** [=SpongeBob=] does have bones in "Squid on Strike", but it was in the distant future so it could be evolution in action.
** His "bones" aren't really bones, and Flats' punching isn't that hard.
*** RuleOfFunny zigzags this in the sense of sometimes he has bones and sometimes he doesn't.

* If [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward have to pay to work at the Krusty Krab how are they not bankrupt and why is Squidward still working there?
** On the same note; why doesn't Squidward quit his job if he hates it so much? I'm sure he can find a better one. I doubt he gets a good pay, and he has [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs to bother him, so him being lazy there isn't worth it.
*** ''Brother, Can You Spare A Dime''. Squidward quit, and he became homeless.
*** According to the episode "The Original Fry Cook", the only reason he's working at the Krusty Krab is because he believed his clarinet career would take off from there. Also, Squidward has worked longer at the Krusty Krab, so you'd think he would begin to get paid soon after the series began.
** [=SpongeBob=] said he had to pay when he first started. Presumably he's been promoted enough to actually get paid, rather than vice versa.
*** Actually, in the episode ''One Coarse Meal'', it is revealed that Krabs pays his employees with fake money.
** On ''Squid on Strike'' [=SpongeBob=] didn't accept his pay check because "grilling is his passion". I think he may have a "real" (higher paying) job on the side.
*** Well in "Shell Shocked" we learn his appendeges can grow back. He's probably a millionaire from organ trading, but keeps the fact hidden.
** ''Skill Crane'' shows that, yes, Mr. Krabs pays both Squidward and Spongebob, apparently on a weekly basis like most jobs. ("But Mr. Krabs, today is Monday?") Their wages could be minimum wage for all we know, and the only reason Mr. Krabs so willingly gave what appeared to amount to at least $20 in quarters is because he knew Squidward would lose it all to the Skill Crane before the end of the day.


* In the episode where Mr. Krabs "sheds" his shell and makes [=SpongeBob=] wear it to his navy convention, are Krabs's friends so ''[[TooDumbToLive dumb]]'' that they can't tell that there is a ''yellow sponge'' inside the red shell? Seriously, you would think that being in the navy/army would let you see obvious differences in your best friends, but yeah, maybe it's just me that's bugged.
** Last I checked, the only thing that was really noticeable was the eyes; They probably just thought he had changed over time.
*** About the eyes-- why was [=SpongeBob=] able to reshape his own eyes to resemble Mr. Krabs's eyes in ''Krusty Love'', but didn't bother in that episode (Shell of a Man)?
*** [[EyeScream Wouldn't that hurt?]]
*** In "Krusty Love" he does that temporarily. If he kept his eyes like that for longer, they would probably start hurting very badly. [=SpongeBob=] is largely resistant to injury, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

* In the episode where a dream version of [=SpongeBob=] invades the dreams of others, why, in response, do the people whose dreams were invaded break into the real [=SpongeBob=]'s house, wake him up, then yell at him about it? It's like it's teaching kids to yell at someone for being in your dream.
** To be fair, [[JerkAss Sponge was purposely invading his friends' otherwise happy dreams and ruining them...]]
** More importantly, why was Pearl there? All Bob did in her dream was unearth a flower.
*** Maybe Pearl was offended that [=SpongeBob=] was looking for Mr. Krabs' dream instead? She did seem disappointed.
*** But she was happy a few second later when she got back to her tea party, and also, Gary was angry at [=SpongeBob=] when he didn't ruin his dream either?
*** He was going into people's dreams, but he wasn't ruining them on purpose, it was all just his usually innocent clumsiness.
*** As for Gary being angry, it was because he felt [=SpongeBob=] was invading his privacy:
-->'''Dream Gary:''' [=SpongeBob=]? How dare you invade the sanctity of my dream?
** Also, why is Patrick there? [=SpongeBob=] didn't really do anything but talk to him and left before it was "ruined".
*** Patrick didn't come until after everyone chewed out Spongebob. He only wanted an quarter and probably saw everyone going to Spongebob's house and figured he could ask one of them for one.

* How did [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick get into the Cephalopod Lodge? Did they [[InstantSedation chloroform]] the guard? Did they crawl in through a plothole? How!?
** [[ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot They walked right through the door]].
** The guard took his break

* Similar to the water problem, it seems water acts the same as air in the [=SpongeBob=] Universe. In one episode, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick fall down an abyss. I know they don't have fins, but they could have just crawled up like any Sea Star and Sea Sponge could. Same thing for the fish. Except for moments of funny, the fish never swim but just walk.
** PlotInducedStupidity
** Sea sponges can't move.
** It would take days for Patrick to get back up, maybe even months.

* How can [=SpongeBob=] use the oven (and the lights, and the refrigerator for that matter) when they're under water? The electric appliances would have short-circuited from contact with the water.
** Maybe it's the same type of light used by deep-sea fish: bacteria?
** [[WaterIsAir They're really only underwater when]] [[RuleOfFunny they can make a joke about how they're underwater.]]
** Who's to say that in the [=SpongeBob=] universe, the sentient underwater creatures have designed electronic appliances that somehow work underwater?

* Poseidon is pretty large, but he still isn't large enough to be a full-scaled person. Can he change his size at will?
** Well, given the fact he's an '''ALL POWERFUL WATER GOD''' then yes, yes he could.
*** He also apparently grew taller [[spoiler: before he transformed [=SpongeBob=] into a god near the end of Neptune's Spatula]]. He must be able to change size at will.
** I thought it was Neptune?

* If Sandy is a sapient talking squirrel, how do the humans on the surface treat her and her species?
** I always thought the animal characters could talk English, but the humans (like the diver in TheMovie) only speak gibberish.
*** But Creator/DavidHasselhoff could talk to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick in the same film...
*** He could also move like a speedboat without kicking or paddling; I think its safe to say that The Hoff is an exception to the general human rule.
*** Don't forget the artist at sea that dropped his magic pencil into the sea in "Frankendoodle"
*** We were listening not to how the fish heard him, but how humans heard him.
*** AnimalTalk can be understood by all the animals, and human's can't understand it.

* Just how did a giant ape and his horse breathe under the water to beat up [=SpongeBob=] anyway?
** [[BizarroEpisode That episode is really, really, ''really'' weird,]] and the two themselves lampshade this at the end. The episode itself then ends [[MindScrew with a live-action family quizzically looking at the television screen and shutting it off]].

* If Squidward only has suction cups for hands, how can he play the clarinet? In fact, how can Mr. Krabs do anything involving hand manipulation when he only has claws?
** Note that, aside from a few instances, Squidward doesn't play the clarinet particularly ''well.'' As for Mr. Krabs, it's been shown a few times that he can seemingly grow extra claws when they're needed for pointing. Maybe he did a deal with Neptune wherein he gained limited shapeshifting abilities in exchange for his soul?

* How can [=SpongeBob=] have parents when his species can reproduce by budding?
** Adoption?
** They got married, then budded [=SpongeBob=].
** Budding isn't the only way sea sponges reproduce, they also spawn into the open water and hope everything works out.

* People talk loud when they wanna act smart, right?
** CORRECT!

* If Plankton "WENT TO COLLEGE!" then how did he end up with a [[CrapsackWorld dead-end restaurant job]]? What did he major in that that's all he can do with his life?
** Perhaps he flunked?
** Seems unlikely. He is a master of creating robots, especially his sentient robot wife, Karen. There must be a degree for that. Perhaps if it wasn't for his shortsightedness he would have found a job that would have been more beneficial to society other than making chumwiches and flipping burgers. He even managed to take over the world in the movie.
*** Actually, he onlys took over Bikini Bottom. And according to the episode where he falls in love with Mr. Krab's mother, when Karen starts blabbing on, Plankton asks "Why did I ever '''buy''' that computer wife?".
** Technically, he said 'Nagging Software'. So, my best assumption is that Plankton bought many parts to create Karen.
** His rivalry with Krabs stems from ''before'' college. Presumably after he got his degree he opened a restaurant in hopes of beating Krabs at his own game.
** Maybe he majored in Restaurant Management.
** VillainousBreakdown perhaps. He used to be somewhat competent, around the same time Krabs started torturing him unprovoked he seemed to lose his mind.
** More like a case of ReedRichardsIsUseless. He could totally make a living off his inventions.
*** Unfortunately TruthInTelevision for some people. It's perfectly possible to spend four years in college and end up in a dead-end job if your major was something that there's not much call for outside of teaching, such as Medieval French Literature or somesuch, and since many employers hire strictly based on the possession of a college degree and not practical knowledge, Plankton may simply be unemployable. My local paper refuses to even consider hiring applicants who hold less than a bachelor's degree, for instance.
** Dead-end? He owns his own restaurant. I mean, it could do better, sure, but it's not like he's just a cook.

* Now I know they've covered this subject on the show, but if [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick cause Squidward so much misery why doesn't he just pack his stuff and leave Bikini Bottom? I mean, Bikini Bottom surely can't be the only city underwater.
** Because Squidward tried in one episode (he moved to a city of other squids), and he just couldn't take the monotony. He NEEDS the chaos that [=SpongeBob=] brings to his life.
*** Why did Squidward choose to unhappily take his bike to work and eat the same food everyday? He made it more monotonous than it had to be.
*** Spongebob took over making Squidward's life interesting, so Squidward had no idea what to do when bored.

* This has bugged this troper for a long time... In one episode, Karen brings Plankton a Krabby Meal, and he plays with the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy toys before seeing Mr. Krabs on the side of the Krabby Meal box and smashing it up. WHY DIDN'T PLANKTON JUST TAKE THE KRABBY PATTY OUT OF THE KRABBY MEAL?! It was stated earlier in the episode that a Krabby Meal comes with a Krabby Patty, so this is just inexcusable. Plankton even REACHED INSIDE the Krabby Meal to collect the toys. How could he have not found the Krabby Patty inside?!!
** Again, PlotInducedStupidity, to the point were it's an unutterable blunder. Don't worry, we feel your pain.
*** Mr. Krabs probably knows who Karen is. This Troper assumed that Krabs only sold her the box and the toys without an actual Krabby Patty, and the reason Krabs didn't just throw her out was because she had money.
*** In the episode where Plankton needs to get Karen an anniversary present, she does the obvious thing and buys a Krabby Patty and analyzes it. But another headscratcher is that she is shown printing it out, and even shows it to Plankton in a bottle, but at the end of the episode, she has to load it up again. Then again, she was not about to give it to Plankton until he actually got her gift; so she might have deliberately shredded the first recipe.

* Okay, in the slide-whistle episode, after Squidward ends up in the hospital, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick run amuck in the hospital having fun with the slide whistles. Right at the end, they interrupt a doctor sewing up a belly by imitating his actions with slidewhistles while they stand on a skylight above. The doctor starts laughing, and ''pulls the sewed up skin while he laughs''. My question is this: [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Why is there a skylight in what is quite likely an operating room]]?
** You forget, in the new ones, SB and Patrick are {{Karma Houdini}}s to the Nth degree, while Squidward CantGetAwayWithNuthin.

* Why doesn't Plankton ever try to pump SQUIDWARD for information on how to make a Krabby Patty? He's demonstrated on numerous occasions that he knows how to make them, and he'd probably be pretty easy to buy off, given his hatred of his job.
** Because Plankton doesn't have the money, as a failing businessman, to bribe him.
** Squidward doesn't make the patties anyway. When he DOES, they turn out horrible. And he's never shown he knows about the secret.
*** He can however be made to "provide excellent service" under pressure.
** There is an episode ("Sweet and Sour Squid") where Plankton does try to get information from Squidward, not that it did him any good.

* Did I hear wrong or was Sandy referred to as "Sandy Squirrel" in "The Last Stand"? Did [=SpongeBob=] forget her name or something?
** Even worse: no one on the writing staff noticed? No one on the production team noticed? Creator/TomKenny didn't even notice?!
** I'm guessing Spongebob said it as a term of endearment?

* What the hell happened to Mr. Krabs's head-over-heels obsession with Mrs. Puff? They seemed to be dating at the end of that one episode, but now Krabs has been showing complete indifference, sometimes rudeness towards her. Did all of this never happen, or what?
** Yeah, Mr. Krabs has generally become an awful character these days. He used to have redeeming qualities; now he's nothing but a greedy jerk who doesn't care for anyone, whether it be [=SpongeBob=], Mrs. Puff, or his own daughter.
*** But that doesn't answer why when the police are asking her about who tried to raid her garden, she never identified him, despite previously dating him. Like other examples on this page, it's like the writers aren't even paying attention to continuity.
*** In "Summer Job" Krabs actually seems repulsed at the idea of dating Mrs. Puff and spends the rest of the episode blackmailing and torturing her. This is either a case of CanonDisContinuity or the writers are insistent this [[TookALevelInJerkass isn't the same]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Mr. Krabs of the early seasons]].
** It could be that any affection between them burned out over the few dates they had, in particular Mr. Krabs' emotional whipsaw over the money he spent on stuff Mrs. Puff didn't even want. And don't forget, [=SpongeBob=] has been with them all along, which is enough to bollix any relationship.
** Definitely CanonDiscontinuity seeing as the two were dating in Whirly Brains, and since this is an episode made during Hillenburg's return.

* '''Just who the dickens is running the Krusty Krab when [=SpongeBob=], Mr. Krabs and Squidward are out having adventures?''' Many times it's obviously a mealtime (like when Mr. Krabs took Mrs. Puff out on a date), prime moneymaking time for any restaurant! I worked in fast food (McD's) for three years, and this point continues to perplex me.
** In "The Bikini Bottom Triangle", it is revealed that Pearl minds the place when her father is gone. However, it is also revealed some strange seacaptain or something takes care of the store and cooks if everyone else is gone, which begs the question, '''How can some random person be able to take full control of the Krusty Krab and know how to make Krabby Patties without permission, training, or any other necessary requirements?'''
*** That seacaptain is the living embodiment of the Krusty Krab?
*** Or perhaps it's just closed?
** Mr. Krabs has been shown to close the Krusty Krab at random times for illogical reasons, to the disappointment of his customers. This is probably what happens when he, [=SpongeBob=], or Squidward aren't around (or incidents when Squidward has to cook in [=SpongeBob's=] absence take place far more often than is shown). And since the Krusty Krab appears to be by far the best restaurant in Bikini Bottom (not saying much, though), the customers might just deal with it and come back later.
* Is there a scene missing in "Fungus Among Us?" The Ick is cured whenever Gary eats it off of the other characters... But wasn't he trapped in a bubble earlier in the episode? Did he escape? Did [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick pop him out too?
** Think about it. There were a couple of tubes leading between the bubbles. Lots of sharp objects in Spongebob's house, and that film can't be that hard to get off by something left around, like the swords. Gary could probably pull something out of his shell and stab the bubble as soon as everyone left the room. Pick a method, Gary escaped with reason.

* Why did [=SpongeBob=]'s voice get so annoyingly high? When they brought the show back after the movie, did they decide to [[SerialEscalation add it to the growing pile of "Ways to make the show more annoying"?]]
** The first appearance of his new higher voice was in the movie, technically.

* What's with minor characters acting like they haven't met certain characters in the [[SeasonalRot post-movie episodes?]] In "Pets Or Pests", Larry asks [=SpongeBob=] IF THEY'VE MET. And don't tell me NegativeContinuity, either; Larry knows other characters in some episodes (he knows Sandy in "Someone's in the Kitchen With Sandy"). Maybe it was a "joke" on how [[DemotedToExtra minor of a character Larry can be?]]
** WordOfGod is that, since the movie was ''supposed'' to officially end the series, any episodes that are produced after the movie are meant to take place chronologically ''before'' the movie. If that makes any sense, [[ExecutiveMeddling which it probably doesn't.]]
*** To this troper, it doesn't. If that was true, it would still mean that every episode would still have taken place before the movie, so it's like saying that all the previous episodes with Larry didn't happen... maybe it's something like [=SpongeBob=] had never gone to that store they were by, and Larry was so surprised to see him there he wasn't sure if it really was [=SpongeBob=]?
** Larry is presented as vain in most episodes with him in it; he probably just forgot about [=SpongeBob=] because he doesn't give a rat's hat about him.
** [[Wiki/SCPFoundation There is no canon.]]

* The episode "A Day Without Tears"... was there any reason [=SpongeBob=] called Patrick, other than to ask if he thought he could make it [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a day without crying?]] They mentioned something about a package, but it didn't get anywhere. OrphanedPunchline?
** It could be either that, a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, or the joke just fell flat.

* Spongehenge: those statues he carves merits discussion. First off, why on earth do they have that expression? It's the least [=SpongeBob=] could have done to carve them with a more jovial expression, but instead, he goes ahead and gives them this fearful expression that comes off as really, really annoying. Second, if that stone is depicted to be heavy, how on earth would those spindly legs hold up the weight of the statues? Even assuming that the statues are somewhat hollow and that the fluid dynamics underwater prevents the statues from collapsing on their own weight immediately, wouldn't they still erode over 3000 years? And finally, why does [=SpongeBob=] need so many of them? We'd already seen that a single statue was enough to distract them; all he needed after was one good statue to solve the problem.
** The reason he needed more than one was because the jellyfish didn't like the tune the statue made. All of the statues together were able to fix the tune, for some reason.
*** That partially explains it, but we'll [[AWizardDidIt let magic solve the rest]]. Still doesn't explain why they have that "fearful" expression on them.
*** Maybe the correct musical notes were partially dependent on how he shaped his mouth?
*** Of course, the biggest problem would be [[WaterIsAir "How does wind blow underwater in the first place?"]]
*** Currents.

* In "Summer Job," how did [=SpongeBob=] manage to become a driver's ed teacher if he doesn't have a license?
** For the sake of sadism on Mrs. Puff's part. Seriously.
** It has been said: "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
** Considering how many times [=SpongeBob=]'s taken the driving course he's probably memorized the whole thing, even if he himself still can't drive.
*** Incidentally, this can be TruthInTelevision, in the sense of how some people that don't or otherwise can't drive (i.e, not having a licence or being impaired in some way) can and, sometimes, do know more about driving than people who can and do drive. It's kind of a weird case of something akin to TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes.

* It bugs me that the fish in some episodes will just throw their food away. If they can't eat it, or someone ruins it, fine. But in episodes like "No Hat For Pat" they throw their food and sodas on the ground simply because they were bored with Patrick. Um... Why aren't you eating it?
** Perhaps they were so badly bored that they lost their appetites?

* In Boating Buddies... When Squidward complains that [=SpongeBob=] is the one that ruins his life, Mrs. Puff says, "You too?", which is very accurate. But... why did she put them together to drive?! And don't say "Alphabetical by last name", you think she would help the guy she can relate to! What, did she think they would have to suffer together?
** Taken further in "Summer Job" when Mrs. Puff is blackmailed into taking over Squidward's job for a week. She doesn't last one day of [=SpongeBob=]'s idiocy and Krab's abuse before quitting, blasting that taking over the life Squidward lives [[WasItReallyWorthIt isn't worth evading criminal charges]].

* Why doesn't Plankton simply get someone else to buy a Krabby Patty for him?
** Lampshaded in the episode where his computer wife, Karen, goes over and buys one for him as an anniversary present.

* In the Valentine's Day episode, [=SpongeBob=] blows Sandy a chocolate bubble. Sandy opens up a hatch in her helmet and eats it ''while they're underwater.'' What the?
** RuleOfFunny?

* Flats the Flounder enrolls in Mrs. Puff's boating school in one episode; later on in that same episode he's seen driving a garbage truck. Of course explanations can be easily thought up for this, like maybe he is driving the truck without a license, or he is such an awful driver that he couldn't get his license yet or it was revoked. But without thinking so hard...
** Maybe he was in Boating School for a traffic violation like Squidward was in "Boating Buddies".

* At the end of the Bubble Buddy episode, Bubble Buddy is shown to have been sentient the whole time. That means he could have saved Scooter from drowning earlier, but chose to just stand there and watch.
** That cold heartless bastard of a bubble.
** Hey, Scooter sounded like he enjoyed High Tide. At least we know who's going to Bubble Hell.
*** Bubble Hell must be that level in Mega Man filled with spikes.
*** Perhaps he wasn't sentient at the time.

* At the end of Krabby Road, Plankton goes back to jail. I understand that. But why do [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward get thrown in with him? They had no idea that they were harboring an escaped fugitive.
** ...They ''weren't''. At least, I recall them standing ''outside the jail'', unless I'm remembering the episode wrong.
** I believe that they were inside the prison yard.

* Why doesn't Plankton use his scientific genius for good instead of evil? His intelligence is amazing! His "Goo Goo Gas", with a little tweaking, could be used for eternal youth! He also invented a time machine! Surely he would make billions more money if he sold his inventions than running a greasy restaurant whose menu consists solely of HumanResources. He would even beat his competitor Krabs that way! (Plus, he could probably end up taking over the world from there, anyway.)
** [[CutLexLuthorACheck Do you really need to ask?]]
** He says it himself: being evil is too much fun.

* What I can't believe is how in "Squirrel Jokes," something that [=SpongeBob=] said in a ''comedy routine'' changed the way people treat Sandy so drastically?
** FantasticRacism.
** The Bikini Bottomites tend to "follow the herd"--they go along with anything announced publicly (apparently even in a comedy routine). They believed everything in the tabloid Krabby Kronicle; and then there's the mass histeria over "Mad Snail Disease" in "Once Bitten", as a few examples.

* Several episodes state (and one episode even emphasizes) that Mr. Krabs is old. If that's so, how is his grandfather still alive? It's enough of a stretch to believe that his mother is...
** Likewise with Plankton. They're at least fifty.
** A few throwaway lines have indicated that Mr. Krabs is borderline immortal, like Squidward describing the Vikings as having been around "in Mr. Krabs' day" and another episode showing that his first dime was a giant rock. Presumably it's a family thing. This may have something to do with the fact that IRL some crustaceans don't age, just keep getting bigger (meaning that Mr. Krabs may not just be descended from the tiny crabs who only say "money" that have been shown in prehistoric times, he might have actually ''been'' one of them).

* At the end of "Grandma's Secret Recipe", how does Plankton's grandma know to look for him in the '''safe'''? Yeah, I know, RuleOfFunny and all (I '''guess...''')... They should have shown something like, "I sense my teeth in THERE!" rather than have her show up at random. It seemed like a cheap and quick way to end the episode.
** Grandma Plankton probably knows him rather well. "That Sheldon's gone off looking for the secret formula again, and I'll just bet he's in the safe."

* Larry the Lobster is bright red. But only cooked lobsters are that color... zombie lobster?
** Real lobsters are green before cooking. I'd think that making Larry green would make him look even ''more'' zombie-like, not less. If it helps, remember that Larry does spend a lot of time at the beach...[[FridgeHorror in the sun.]]
*** I dunno if this would apply, but I have seen lobsters for sale at a pet shop that were the same orangey color as Larry. They were tiny, freshwater lobsters, but I know they were lobsters and not some other crustacean.

* How can you burn a milkshake? ("Pickles")
** Burn, not likely. Boiled? Maybe...
** He most likely left the milkshake on the stove and forgot about it, burning it.

* If Squidward plays the clarinet horribly, how does he get so many shows and rehearsals?
** People can't throw stuff at him if he only plays at home.
** [[WildMassGuessing Also, it's possible that he only gets the shows because of his]] SoBadItsGood [[WildMassGuessing factor of playing, and the audience plays along like during a Rocky Horror screening.]]
** Squidward actually has been seen to play reasonably well sometimes, such as in ''Bubble Stand''.

* A few episodes show [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward having Sunday as their day off. So how can that episode where the K.K. is open 24 hours and forever work out? Squidward really wanted to go home, so why didn't he just go home on Sunday?
** It wasn't their day off, they just forgot to switch the "closed" sign to "open".
** I think he was referring to other episodes where they don't go to work and it's mentioned that it's Sunday. Anyway, it's possible that Krabs took away the day off. I wouldn't put it past him.
** Then again, there's two episodes where Mr. Krabs seems to have learned the hard way that the 24-hour thing isn't a good idea.

* If Squidward's rival is named Squilliam, does that mean that Squidward's name would be Widward if he were human? Also, why in earlier episodes does Mr. Krabs call him ''Mister'' Squidward when "Squidward" is clearly his ''first'' name?
** It was a running gag in one of the episodes (can't remember which) when a lot of people tried and had trouble saying his last name, so maybe it's a really subtle running gag in the show, since really no one says his last name in the first place.
*** The episode you're talking about was "The Great Snail Race", wherein they pronounced it Tennisballs, Tentpoles, and Tortellini.
*** There's also the tree house episode. From their tree house, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are calling Squidward "Widward". I'm not sure if that hints at anything, though.
** Squidward is a mix of "Squid" and "Edward". It's not much of a stretch to believe that if Squidward was human, he'd be named Edward.

* Does Bikini Bottom have some sort of Labor Board? It's astounding how the Krusty Krab is able to stay open when Mr. Krabs does things like pay slightly below minimum wage, having 2 employees staff the entire resturant, and the insane amount of things he does to save a few cents...
** My memory's a bit foggy but Bikini Bottom does seem to have some kind of union organization. There was an episode when [=SpongeBob=] was forced to take a vacation or Mr. Krabs would get fined. Also, in many real life cases of employee abuse it's up to the employees to complain to a higher authority to get better treatment at work. However, [=SpongeBob=] loves his job too much to realize he's being taken advantage of and Squidward only went on strike once with [=SpongeBob=] but nothing came out of it because [=SpongeBob=] destroyed the Krusty Krab. Otherwise, Squidward just complains but doesn't actually do anything.
** I think it was specifically a Fry Cook Union, which makes no sense considering The Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket seem to be the only fast food restaurants in Bikini Bottom. [=SpongeBob=]'s the only fry cook at The Krusty Krab and all the food at the Chum Bucket is produced by machines. So if there was a union, wouldn't it basically be [=SpongeBob=]? Even if there were multiple fast food places in the city, why would Krabs allow his restaurant to unionize? [=SpongeBob=] would work 24/7 for free and the other union members would likely kick [=SpongeBob=] out for being so annoying.
*** Actually, there have been other restaurants shown or mentioned, but never in detail (that fancy restaurant, those restaurants that keep on stealing Spongebob from one another in that one episode). It's likely that either Spongebob isn't a member of the union, or Mr Krabs used to have working conditions that were so bad that they make the ones his employees currently have generous by comparison.

* In "Dunces and Dragons," why didn't Medieval Sandy need an air helmet?
** AWizardDidIt.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Considering who she was working for, that's actually plausible.]]
** Ignoring the 'no air helmet' issue, what was Medieval Sandy even doing underwater in the first place? Sandy lives underwater in order to do scientific research, and she (along with her ancestors) was originally from Texas. Medieval Sandy isn't doing any sort of scientific research, and there's no real reason for her to be underwater at all. Long story short, we shouldn't have seen a Medieval Sandy at all.
*** To both questions: It's a dream, it doesn't have to make any sense.
*** Try telling that to Squidly.

* Where was Squidward in "Nasty Patty"?
** He wasn't important to the story. He had a day off or something.
*** He also would have ruined the plot and we'd have an much shorter, less funny episode.

* In the Krabby Kronicle, why is it wrong for the Chum Bucket to get shut down? Isn't chum made of fish anyway?
** That's just the name of the restaurant. They don't actually serve chum. Maybe the misleading name is why Plankton doesn't get customers?
*** Actually several later episodes have shown that he DOES serve chum. In fact the episode that described why Plankton and Krabs have a rivalry they both got part of the recipe, Plankton's part just said chum, so it stands to reason that's all he cooks.
** That, and the fact that [[LethalChef Plankton's cooking is apparently terrible]].

* Why would Mr. Krabs deliberately frame [=SpongeBob=] for stealing the Krabby Patty formula just to get $1.25?! Doesn't Krabs need him to cook the patties? And another thing, who cooks the patties if [=SpongeBob=] isn't, if Squidward isn't (since he is terrible at cooking patties), and if the old fry cook Jim isn't (retired)?
** That was a post-movie episode. Mr. Krabs has been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into an unlikeable DesignatedHero {{Jerkass}} who would go through so much hell to get money that he'll abuse his employees and leave his own business in jeopardy. Not to mention that episode was written by Casey Alexander and Zeus Cervas, two of the most disliked writers of [=SpongeBob=] by many fans of the show.

* How is it some snails speak English ("Where's Gary?", "Gary In Love")? Notably, they were all strays, [[WildMassGuessing so maybe being under ownership gives them the "meow"?]]
** ViewerTranslatorConvention. Seriously.
** Perhaps the snails speak English when they're amongst themselves, but only meow around other creatures?

* Why are the titles of some of the episodes changed? ie: "[=WhoBob WhatPants=]" became "What Ever Happened To [=SpongeBob=]"?
** Easy marketing to raise awareness. Why bother post a long name like "Have You Seen This Snail?" instead of something sweet and to the point, like "Where's Gary"? It makes the plot somewhat understandable at the beginning so people can expect what's happening.

* The Krusty Krab has had several close shaves with going out of business, but not its far less successful rival company, The Chum Bucket.
** Add to that, how has the Chum Bucket kept open with ''literally'' ZERO customers and no profit for the near half a decade it has been running? The only woes Plankton seems to suffer from this are boredom and depression.
** I don't think there's any possible explanation for the characters' financial situations. I mean, look at [=SpongeBob=]. Krabs pays him fake money (stated in the episode where it's discovered Plankton has a fear of whales) and yet he has a huge house, huge wads of money in his pocket, a whole bunch of full piggy banks, and a diamond under Gary's shell (from the episode where his spatula breaks)!

* This is something that has been bugging me for a while. Why does [=SpongeBob=] have to outshine everybody? For example, in the episode "The Two Faces of Squidward", Squidward becomes nice and kind after being electrocuted and as the episode goes on, [=SpongeBob=] becomes jealous because Squidward becomes employee of the month and is (possibly) a better fry cook. [=SpongeBob=] has been Employee of the Month EVERY month since he's been working there. He's the best fry cook in the whole city and, in this troper's opinion, Mr. Krabs was probably just being nice when he said Squidward might be a better fry cook than him (and didn't mean to upset [=SpongeBob=]). Seriously, why does [=SpongeBob=] feel he has to be the best at everything?
** I have two possible reasons: 1) to give [=SpongeBob=] the flaws of pride and competitiveness, and 2) to provide conflict for the episode in question.
** Because he's a perfectionist to the point of insanity. Remember, this is a guy who was so traumatized because he thought he forgot the pickles on a Krabby Patty that he wasn't able to form a sentence for days. I'd think he'd be pretty upset when someone tells him there's a better fry cook than him.

* Why do [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward not have hair that is of their color? Whenever they grow hair it's brown or black.
** [=SpongeBob=] did have yellow hair in one episode.
*** Why should their hair be the same colour as the rest of them? Do caucasian humans have beige hair?

* The subtle romance. What happened to it?
** [[HoYay Spongebob dumped Sandy over Patrick]].
*** And now he's [[StalkerWithACrush really obsessed with Squidward]].

* In the episode Sandy's Rocket, if Sandy was perfectly capable of going to the moon without a rocket (she used a jetpack), then why didn't she just go there?
** Keep in mind her rocket was stacked with an enormous amount of equipment and supplies that likely couldn't be held with a jetpack. On the other hand, the fact she neglected that she could instantly travel to the moon and back (while complaining about how stupid [=SpongeBob=] is) was probably [[HypocriticalHumor part of the gag]].
** Well, didn't she say she wanted to bring back moon rocks? She may need the rocket to hold them.

* Why is there a different Neptune in the movie? It isn't like they couldn't get John O'Hurley, and even if they couldn't, it still doesn't explain the design change. And in the later episode ''The Clash of Triton'', you see Neptune's entire family, and Princess Mindy is never shown. If the movie takes place after the series, you'd at least expect them to try to fix the discrepancies between the two.
** Well, [[WordOfGod the movie will take place after the series, no matter how long the show runs]], which means that there could be a dynasty of gods. Also, in "Krusty Towers", when Squidward wants to redecorate this room, he mentions something along the lines of a potrait of King Neptune VII, meaning there's multiple Neptunes.
*** King Neptune XIV, actually. But still.
** Wasn't the one in the movie a king and the one in the series a god? Then again, there is the one episode (I forget the name; "[=SpongeBob=] Vs. The Patty Gadget" or something) where it says "the blast was so loud it woke King Neptune" and you see the one from the series.

* How the heck did Mr. Krabs chase a penny for six and a half hours?
** He's the Terminator of cheapskates.

* In "Home Sweet Pineapple", just as [[spoiler:the nematodes eat [=SpongeBob=]'s house]], [=SpongeBob=] exclaims, "Hooray Gary, we're finally huge!"... since when, better yet, WHY, did [=SpongeBob=] (and Gary?) dream of being huge?
** That's the joke.

* In the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea", [=SpongeBob=] says, "Bye Squidward, bye Mr. Krabs. ...Bye Squidward..." the second one at Squidward being in a slightly more suggestive tone. Patrick lampshades it only for [=SpongeBob=] to say "[[HoYay I like Squidward!]]". What bugs me is that it just seems so blatant now, were they even trying? [[FridgeBrilliance Was it perhaps a subtle parody of all the accusations of [=SpongeBob=]'s sexuality?]]
** I took it as the more Squidward hates [=SpongeBob=], the more [=SpongeBob=] likes Squidward. But what bugged me about the episode was that the submarine couldn't float over the trench. It's a submarine!
** Water is (Almost) Air

* Pearl's disdain for her father. In the episode where Krabs retires, on his first day off, he asks Pearl if she wants to do something with him. Before he even finishes his sentence, Pearl kicks him out and whines about how she can't take it anymore. WTF?
** That's how the show portrays all teenage girls. They all use TotallyRadical slang, hate their parents, and want to go to the mall.

* Why didn't Squidward notice that there is a gorilla just sitting around his house in ''I Had An Accident''? Instead he was watering his plants nonchalantly.
** Since he saw Patrick (and maybe Sandy) involved, he probably thought some variation of, "Oh, what an idiot. Just ignore them Squidward..." Or maybe he felt the gorilla was somebody else.

* Why is it only the main drain would drain the ocean when any drain would?
** It's the ''main'' drain. Maybe other drains only drain part of it, especially if they're closer to the surface.

* Squidward has never had problems with people touching the glass so why did he in Sponge-cano?
** I think this comes from the fact that he was already irritated and, a good chunk of the time when people are already irritated, they upset over something trivial.

* Why was Pearl working at the Krusty Krab in The Bikini Bottom Triangle when she never wanted to?
** If no one is working there, the restaurant is not making money. So there would be less mall money her dad can give her.

* Why was [=SpongeBob=] smiling when Squidward was getting beaten into a pulp in "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful"?
** I'm guessing that was in one of the later seasons? The later the season, the creepier and stupider [=SpongeBob=] is. For some reason, they think weird is funny, so they make [=SpongeBob=] super weird, to the point that he's [[NightmareFuel disturbing]]. They don't understand that weird isn't funny by itself, it needs to be done humorously.

* In "Christmas Who?" we learn that no one underwater has heard of Christmas (probably due to Jesus being a human and so they never really heard about him or got the concept of Christianity), but in the earlier episode "Jellyfishing," Squidward comes home from the hospital and is welcomed by [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, with Patrick mistakenly saying "Merry Christmas!"
** The show doesn't really have canon. The Christmas episode could have happened before.

* A few problems with "Big Sister Sam". First, HOW COULD PATRICK REUNITE WITH SOMEONE HE HASN'T HEARD FROM FOR YEARS? Did he just see Sam on the street with no words and both signaled that they should meet up? Second, since Squidward's house was thrown by Sam to the right, why didn't the house hit [=SpongeBob=]'s as well? We clearly see his house also destroyed later in the episode and, if they wanted the plot to stay the same, the house could have been thrown towards the street. Finally, how is [=SpongeBob=] still happy and compassionate to Sam at the end of the episode even though she obliterated his house? Has the NegativeContinuity of the show gotten to a point where things that happened a few seconds ago are forgotten?
** I don't know about the first two but the last one's obvious. First, [=SpongeBob=] is an idiot. Look at basically any recent episode for proof of this. Second, [=SpongeBob=] is for whatever reason supposed to forgive Patrick for whatever stupid thing he, and by extension his relatives, does.
** People reunite with estranged relatives and friends all the time. Maybe Patrick went on the underwater equivalent of the Jeremy Kyle Show or something, who knows.
** And to add, Patrick mentions in the early episode "Something Smells" that he doesn't have a sister. It could be that he just forgot all about her.
** Patrick isn't exactly accurate when it comes to his own family; he mistook another sea-star couple for his own parents in "I'm With Stupid" and neither they nor his own parents had any problem with that. So it's not impossible he just forgot about his own sister.

* In "Sentimental Sponge", the sanitation police show up when [=SpongeBob=] refuses to throw away his trash. You're telling me that a town of 528 [[strike:people]] [[strike:fish]] sea creatures has its own police squad for cleanliness? RuleOfFunny may apply, but its a bit of a stretch.
** Have you ''seen'' how seriously they take littering? A sanitation police seems right up their alley.

* If the "Tunnel of Glove" is supposed to be a tunnel of love, why would people like Pearl and [=SpongeBob=] (who don't have dates) go on it? Furthermore, why did two of Pearl's friends go on it [[LesYay together]]?
** Because they want to ride it to see what it's like but either don't have boyfriends, or have boyfriends who just aren't there.
** They all three wanted to go on it together (which is not uncommon for teenage girls to do), but they didn't know that it was only two per car, so Pearl was left behind. As for [=SpongeBob=]... maybe Patrick left him to go eat...

* How does Spongebob know about Leif Ericsson?

* It has been bugging me for some time now about the ending of "Someone's in the Kitchen With Sandy". She got arrested for public nudity. First of all, most fish you see on the show are naked. Squidward has been naked (wait, nevermind, he got a ticket for that once), Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] have been naked, and I mean completely naked. A lot of girl fish wear only their underwear. So how is it that Sandy gets arrested for public nudity if she was only in her underwear, while most fish and most main characters get complelety naked and don't get arrested?
** FurIsClothing and she wasn't wearing her fur or her suit. Doesn't make much sense, but considering Krabs's embarrassment concerning being without his shell, that's likely what constitutes nudity. Until we see a filleted fish walking through town, we'll never know.
*** He may have been embarrased about molting the shell but he still appeared in front of people without it and no one seemed very shocked that he was naked. Personally, I think the Sandy thing is just a failed attempt at a joke.
** Speaking of her suit, why wasn't she wearing it? Plankton only took her fur and went around without the suit.
*** Simply so she'd be mocked by the townpeople (so they wouldn't help her) and later arrested for said "public nudity." It's also possible her suit stunk as well from the fur.

* TheMovie takes place after the series, right? So that explains the absence of Mindy, and why [=SpongeBob=] has no maturity; he regains it later. But didn't they mention the Krusty Krab 2 later on?
** Because it hasn't been built yet. It was built in the movie.
*** But they mentioned it as if it had been built, and I think we saw it once in an episode right after the movie.
*** It was built in the movie. It was never shown in any episodes. There was an episode about making a Krusty Krab commercial that had the Krusty Krab's "under study" but that was way before the movie and was really just a quick gag.
*** If memory serves, the series was supposed to end with TheMovie but Nick decided to continue it, rendering any episodes after either to have either happened to before or making the movie retconned.

* So are Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy actual superheroes, or are they fakes who starred in an old TV show?
** Yes, they are superheroes. It has been shown that they possess highly advanced gadgets and machines, including a shrink ray, an invisible car, and a literal IdiotBall. They also can summon fish to help them (think Aquaman, but with old fish) and can [[KillItWithWater create balls of water to throw at evildoers]].
** I assume they're former "heroes" who did some kind of good public service (policemen, firemen, etc.) who then took up a role as a superhero in the public eye. Of course, now they're old and senile.

* At the beginning of the episode where [=SpongeBob=] breaks Gary's shell, [=SpongeBob=] wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing a noise. [=SpongeBob=]'s phone line has been cut. No explanation is given for this. It's not necessary for the scene, and it isn't presented as a joke. Why was the line cut?

* In the episode "The Krabby Kronicle", is it me or did everybody who read the Krusty Krab's newspaper believe every single word? And for that matter, why would scientists try to confiscate Sandy's science awards if she won them all fairly?
** I'm pretty sure the citizens of Bikini Bottom are supposed to be complete morons. As for the second question, again, they're morons. Plus the article may have said something about her faking being smart or cheating when she won the awards. And it doesn't have much to do with your question, but I think if she had karate chopped the two "scientists" it would have been a crowning moment of awesome.

* Same episode as above: Why did Sandy immediately assume that it was [=SpongeBob=] who wrote that stuff about her? I mean, she and [=SpongeBob=] were friends ever since the first season! She should trust him while knowing he'd never say such things against her!
** She may still be annoyed over [=SpongeBob=]'s stinging "squirrel jokes".
** The article actually ''said'' it was written by [=SpongeBob=]. Now, why Sandy was the only one who noticed it raises a question in itself...
*** Sandy's a scientist, she notices things.
*** Because she, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are pretty much the only people in Bikini Bottom who have half a brain?

* At the beginning of the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea", why did they use old footage of jellyfish flying from season 1 and then immediately return to the modern animation?
** Well, I'm guessing 1) They were too lazy to make new footage of jellyfish flying, 2) Season one used hand-paited cels, whereas afterwards, they use the more modern digital ink process.

* This is more of a question than a headscratcher, but I just wanted to know: is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 'Sweet Victory']] a real song, or was it made up for [=SpongeBob=]? 'Coz that would be crazy if it was, [[CrazyAwesome in an awesome sort of way.]]
** Real Music/{{Metallica}} song, OrSoIHaveHeard.
** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5oGuo6y7E

* The episode where the jellyfish are attracted to [=SpongeBob=]'s holes when the wind goes through them and it makes music he hides in a cave and decides to make a stone [=SpongeBob=] to talk to. After he realizes that the jellyfish are attracted to the stone [=SpongeBob=], he tries to leave it there so the jellyfish swarm around it and he can leave. But the stone [=SpongeBob=] sounds awful. He decides to make another in a different size, but he's not sure what size would work so he decides he has to make a bunch of them. There's my problem. He makes a bunch of them, but they're all the same size which defeats the purpose of making a bunch.
** He needed to figure out how to carve the rocks so it would produce the same noise he makes. Thus, he makes a bunch of them.
** I know but he says he needs to make a bunch of them with ''different sizes''. But they're all the same size when he makes them.
*** It's more the size of the holes that makes the difference; the wind's pitch changes with the holes' size.

* What is the Krusty Krab considered? At times it's a popular and respected local place, or a restaurant well-known throughout the sea.. But at other times it's a poorly received place.
** It really depends on the episode. There were episodes when Squidward was forced to take over for Spongebob's position and we all know Squidward can't cook Krabby Patties. There are also times when Spongebob really messes up and then everyone leaves. Or basically, it's a RuleOfFunny. And let's not forget how the resturaunt can be dirty at times.
** The show never seems to make up its mind over whether the Krusty Krab has sit-down service or not. Some episodes have [=SpongeBob=] delivering food to the customers, while others have the customers getting their orders from the counter. And on "Squilliam Returns", [=SpongeBob=] somehow can't wrap his head around the idea of a ''waiter serving the customers'', asking if other restaurants do that.

* Which one of those fellas is the ''real'' Dirty Dan?
** Patrick.
-->'''Sandy:'''Which one of you is the ''real'' Dirty Dan?
-->'''Patrick:'''I am?
* I don't understand a lot about the Black Jack episode. For those who don't know, the big TwistEnding at the end of the episode is that [=SpongeBob=]'s violent cousin Black Jack is really [[spoiler: about as tall as Plankton]]. Yet while [=SpongeBob=] was tiny (older episodes showed this), he got bigger, while Black Jack must have stayed the same... the EXACT same, personality, dress, voice, etc. And why is it none of [=SpongeBob=]'s relatives tell him how small Black Jack is? Are they really THAT afraid of a guy who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking littered]] to not see him for as long as [=SpongeBob=] had?
** I think they assumed he knew he was that small. Plus none of them had seen him (his grandma gets a call, and his uncle just calls him a dangerous criminal, the grandma doesn't sound afraid of him though) in a long time because he was in jail. I don't think Black Jack being small made much sense overall, though.
** He probably got smaller during the time he spent in prison. It might not make much sense for him to shrink THAT much, but remember that [=SpongeBob=] was just a kid when he had the flashback about him, and he's over twenty, twenty-three IIRC, so Black Jack probably spent more than 15 years in prison, 19 at most.

* If [=SpongeBob=] didn't eat the bomb pie, why was he sucking his fingers and going "mmmm"?
** He probably ate his lunch, or something. Remember, he's in the Krusty Krab. And it was supposed to be a false lead-in to make you think he DID eat the pie.
** Maybe he was doing that in anticipation of eating the pie?
** Perhaps he only took a small piece and decided to save it for later?
** Speaking of which, why couldn't the doctors help [=SpongeBob=]? Can't they just surgically remove the pie from him?
*** The episode itself addresses this; Squidward urges Mr. Krabs to call the hospital to help, but Krabs says that wouldn't work; he's seen this happen before (11 times, as a matter of fact).

* "Slimy Dancing". So only one dancer is allowed to perform in the competition. Then how did [=SpongeBob=] AND Patrick get in, especially when their dance was a limbo?
** They audition together but have to perform seperately? And we actually don't know if their dance was a limbo; it could have been something else.

* How come Pearl always hangs out with those so called "friends" of hers on the episode "Whale Of A Birthday," when they constantly belittle her? And what gave them the right to act like party inspectors for her party?
** Like an answer from earlier on here, this show portrays teenage girls like this: bratty, spoiled, whiny, and plain mean.

* So Krabs took the secret ingredient to the secret formula in "The Patty Caper". '''How?''' Did he just jump on the truck unnoticed? And how did the S.W.A.T. team or security team or whatever it was not notice that the suitcase was empty?!
** Steal it when it wasn't being delivered (in a factory or where ever it's kept before they get orders) and had them deliver an empty case to [=SpongeBob=] to make it look like he stole it? And they probably wouldn't realize it's empty anyway, considering they wouldn't look inside it.

* How old is Squidward? Older episodes made it seem like he was about 10 years older than [=SpongeBob=]. Newer episodes make it seem like he's almost an old man. "A Friendly Game" has him wearing dentures, his "late date" in "Love That Squid" looked like an old cartoon character, etc.
** None of the characters really have a clear-cut age. Sure, [=SpongeBob=] is ''officially'' twenty-three, but numerous episodes point to him being much older (hundreds of 'Employee of the Month' awards, his countless failed driving tests etc.), and he also behaves much like a hyper five-year-old. But I'd ''guess'' that he's about late 30s/early 40s. As for dentures... maybe he played the clarinet in such a way that broke his teeth? Who knows...
** In a somewhat unstable case of Fridge Brilliance, keep in mind that Squidward is over 2,000 years old since SB-129, so it could possibly be assumed that Squidward's mind had stayed somewhat active, and he might have developed a significant amount of maturity during that time (going over his thoughts and "realizing" stuff). Of course, it would also double as Fridge Horror for him to have been conscious for 2,000 years...

* Who was that fry cook in "Truth Or Square" that Squidward called "Not-[=SpongeBob=]?" He's some weird greasy guy that just has that one appearance.
** Squidward remembered how happy he was before Spongebob started working there, however, he probably didn't remember that frycook's name.

* Why did [=SpongeBob=] become such a failure in karate? In "Karate Choppers", he was just as good as Sandy. In "No Weenies Allowed" and other episodes, he sucks at it.
** [=SpongeBob=] has never really had a set level for how good he is at karate. Even in the older episodes it seemed to switch between Sandy beating him every time with little effort to him always beating Sandy. So it seems to just be following the old tradition of using whatever fits the episode.
** Many of [=SpongeBob=]'s secondary attributes [[DependingOnTheWriter vary by episode]]. One day he's struggles to lift two marshmallows on a stick, and the next he can rip a mailbox off its hinges with ease.
** He has "off" days sometimes?

* How is it that they're celebrating the Krusty Krab's "eleventy-seventh" (I'm assuming that's 117th) anniversary? Mr. Krabs founded that restaurant and he definitely isn't 117 years old.
** Eleventy Seventh IS NOT 117th. In a TV Guide article about Truth or Square, someone (I forget who) said that they chose Eleventy Seventh because it's a timeless number, that way they can show the episode every year. Of course this is undermined by the Chum Bucket celebrating 50 years and Patchy the Pirate outright stating that it's [=SpongeBob=]'s 10th anniversary.
** Did he start the business himself or just became the manager through promotions? Maybe the restaurant IS that old. It could also be that the Krusty Krab is a chain that is 117 years old and Mr. Krabs is a franchise owner celebrating the anniversary of the first Krusty Krab. Or it could be that eleventy seventh doesn't mean what you think.
** No, the Krusty Krab was a retirement home before he bought it (it says so in the employee video episode) and it's pretty obvious it isn't a chain, especially considering in the movie he opens the second one. I'd say the third option, eleventy seventh doesn't mean 117, and they just used it to not technically get the number wrong.
** The first dime he ever made was a boulder. I think he is well over 117. And remember that a lot of sea invertebrates are incredibly LongLived.

* What's the deal with Old Man Jenkins? In several episodes in which he makes an appearance, he looks COMPLETELY different. In the episode "Sailor Mouth" (the cursing episode), Jenkins is portrayed as a short old man, with a green-ish color, with rounded glasses and what appear to be liver spots on his head. This look stayed constant through many of his appearances. However, there are a few other looks Jenkins displays throughout the series. In the episode "My Pretty Seahorse", Jenkins is eaten by Sponge Bob's seahorse Mystery. He is spit out a few scenes later, and the result is a short, blue fish, with circular glasses not much unlike his first iteration. He is also wearing clothes akin to [=SpongeBob=]'s, but rounded a bit to fit his body, unlike the white shirt from his first look. Later, in the 'Lost Episode', Jenkins is shown shaped akin to the many generic fish, but extremely old looking, almost wilted. He also doesn't have glasses with this look, and takes on a completely different personality: he is a farmer, who becomes Cannonball Jenkins after [=SpongeBob=] angers him by destroying his grain silo. He later appears similarly to this incarnation in the episode "The Main Drain", in which he gets shorter, becomes green, and has a grey beard. his attire is similar to his farmer Jenkins look, minus the straw hat. Not to mention the fact that in his speaking roles, his voice seems to change often. Is all of this ever explained? I know the show has a ridiculously convoluted continuity, but this might be pushing it. The only explanation I can come up with is multiple people named Old Man Jenkins.
** It's not that uncommon a name. Maybe the various Jenkinses are related.

* In the first episode, "Help Wanted", how does [=SpongeBob=] make all those patties if Mr.Krabs never told him the formula?
** Maybe he kept the formula back there during that time and [=SpongeBob=] found it?
** Or else Krabs had already mixed all the ingredients together in a large bowl, so all [=SpongeBob=] had to do was make the patty shapes and cook them.
** Maybe Sponge played a part in the creation of the secret formula?

* HOW is it that [=SpongeBob=] showed he was boneless in Squirrel Jokes, but in other episodes he has bones, ( skull, spine, etc. )
** RuleOfFunny, or Rule of Gross depending on the joke and what kind of humor you like. Or NegativeContinuity.
** He's a sponge, his bones are more malleable than a veterbrate's.
*** But he's a sponge, he shouldn't even HAVE bones.

* I just finished watching the episode "Yours, Mine and Mine". Now, I know Patrick's intelligence (or lack thereof) has decreased over the series' course, but just how dumb is he ''supposed'' to be? Isn't there a set level of dumbness for Patrick or does his dumbness just rise/drop to whatever level the episode requires?
** In "Tentacle Vision":
-->'''Squidward:''' Patrick, how stupid are you?
-->'''Patrick:''' It varies.

* This may or may not have been discussed already, but I'm watching "Whatever Happened to Spongebob?" at the moment, and I wonder: Spongebob left a year's supply of snail food for Gary, right? If it was that long, wouldn't ''someone'' (most likely at the Krusty Krab) have known that Spongebob was missing and gone looking for him? Or did Gary just eat that huge supply incredibly quickly?
** I'm thinking Gary ate it quickly, due to RuleOfFunny.
** He did eat it quickly. When Sandy and Patrick enter Spongebob's house, Gary is huge. That pretty much says he ate it all at once.
** Probably a joke on binge eating, especially since Gary was implied to be depressed by Spongebob's departure.
** Gary's been known to eat entire sofas in one bit, it doesn't seem too unlikely that he ate a year's supply in one go.
* Same episode as above: How did [=SpongeBob=]'s friends get to call him "idiot boy"? And in a very mean manner when he messes them up by accident?
** It's a classic case of UnwantedAssistance!

* In the movie, when Spongebob and Patrick are about to drive the [[CoolCar Patty Wagon]], Patrick says "But Spongebob! You don't have a license!" Spongebob replies "You don't need a license, to drive a sandwich".... [[FridgeLogic which for all intents and purposes is a car and functions exactly like one.]]
** [[RuleofFunny It's a joke.]]
** (Original Poster) But don't you see all the potential LoopholeAbuse here?
*** Yes, they're using Loophole Abuse. That's the joke.
** Spongebob also drives a truck at some point. And a rock. He can drive anything ''but'' a boat, apparently.

* In the episode where Spongebob and Patrick (and Squidward before we went down the "Fly of Dispair") become the Flying Dutchman's crew, after Spongebob tells Squidward that they get three wishes, and that Patrick used the first and he used the second (to get Squidward there) Squidward tells Spongebob to wish for something to make it so they don't get eaten. How does Squidward know they're about to get eaten? He got there after they talked about it and no one mentioned it to him.
** He's probably heard of the Flying Dutchman before and may have heard stories about the Dutchman eating his crew members.

* How come the con artist in "Chocolate With Nuts" [[KarmaHoudini gets away all the things he did?]]
** He really only conned Spongebob and Patrick. Plus, they both got rich enough to rent out an entire restaurant for an evening.
** All he did was lie about his personal circumstances in order to sell legitimate products to them. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick lie about the products themselves and manage to come out on top.

* Can someone please explain to me WHY people come back to the Krusty Krab? They have been poisoned at least once, the place doesn't seem that clean, and the prices are a rip-off. Why would you come back?
** The same reason people still watch the show despite its decline in quality...
** With UsefulNotes/McDonalds, many people know that the food is crap, but they still buy it now and then because it tastes so damn good. Presumably, the same logic applies here.
** Mr. Krabs said people come for bad service, crummy decor, etc. and IIRC, said it more than once.
** Considering that the old (i.e, pre-movie) episode ''Just One Bite'' had Squidward being unable to stop eating Krabby patties after only trying one as it's entire plot, I think it's fairly safe to say that the customers of the KK enjoy the good burgers and ignore the not-so-good everything else.
*** To quote Krabs:
--->"People come here for good food and verbal abuse!"

* Why hasn't Squidward learned by now that Spongebob and Patrick don't understand the concept of sarcasm? Every moment he's sarcastic about Spongebob's offers or ideas, it only encourages him which in turn makes things worse for himself [Squidward].
** RuleOfFunny. Well, what's classed as funny in later episodes, at least...
** He's yelled at them. At the top of his lungs. Multiple, multiple, multiple times. They're really that thick-headed.
** Besides, Sponge and Pat ''are'' nice dudes, who occasionally even apologize to Squidward for bugging him, so Squidward probably just lets it go.

* Why hasn't Squidward got a restraining order against Spongebob yet? Beforehand, Spongebob was only mildly annoying and overtly cheerful, being the ManChild that he was. Nowadays, he's completely insane, and his obsession with Squidward has reached stalker levels of creepy. Squidward would have ''easily'' enough grounds to file a restraining order, so why hasn't he done it yet?
** I'm not exactly sure how restraining orders work, but I don't see how one would help Squidward since he lives next door to Spongebob and works at the same job as him. Not to mention, Spongebob would probably just cry 24/7 over it until Squidward finally got fed up and annulled it. Either that or [[BigEater Patrick]] would come out of nowhere and eat it.
** In fact one time he ''did'' get a restraining order against Spongebob, which worked out about as well as you'd think it would. Of course Patrick wants in on the fun as well.

* Exactly what are we seeing on [[http://images.bcdb.com/ad_im/other/sponge/SquidTastic_Voyage.jpg?u= the title card for "Squidtastic Voyage"?]] I know it's Squidward's innards, but is it any specific part of him? It kind of looks like brain matter and a stem, but it's a ''tunnel.'' And the brain matter is the color of Squidward's skin (though that may be to further indicate that it's the inside of ''his'' body).
** They look somewhat like blue curly villi, so his intestines?

* In ''New Student Starfish'', when Spongebob was freaking out about Mrs. Puff taking away his good noodle star, why didn't he just tell her that Patrick drew the picture, not him?
** It's pretty hard to think rationally when you're having a freak-out. Plus, this is Spongebob we're talking about. He freaks out over the most minor of provocations.

* Something that got me while I was overhearing an episode of Spongebob from my niece's room: Why doesn't Plankton use his other talents to acquire business? He's a robotic and engineering genius, and he has created AI so sophisticated that it could actually be considered sentient. Why doesn't he just sell his robots and all the products of his mad genius to the Bikini Bottom military and other top buyers, rather than using them to try and steal a secret formula for fast food in a run-down, middle-of-nowhere hellhole of a restaurant in increasingly-cartoonish plots? Hell, if it's just about beating Krabs, he could ''buy'' the Krabby Patty secret formula from the greedy bastard and then perfect it for his own restaurant, putting Krabs out of business for good. He could even humiliate Krabs further by hiring Squidward and maybe even Spongebob (who would undoubtedly lose respect for Krabs due to the latter's lack of integrity) at triple the wages they were normally getting working under Krabs, then he could maybe even hire Krabs in a false gesture of pity and put him to work cleaning toilets or something. Shit, man. It would be so easy. Why hasn't he done this?
** Because he's not that smart at all, and certainly not as smart as he thinks he is. In the movie, Plankton ''forgot the last letter of the alphabet'' and didn't consider his theft of Neptune's crown would leave fingerprints until Karen pointed both out to him. He's described in his first appearance as being "99% hot gas". The guy's a GadgeteerGenius who may have gone to college, but a lot of his misfortune can be chalked up to a complete lack of common sense or willingness to think ahead.
** We do have a [[CutLexLuthorACheck trope]] for this.

* If the Flying Dutchman is several thousands of years old, why is he dressed like a medieval European pirate? If he's that old, he couldn't be a Dutchman, because the Dutch weren't really around thousands of years ago, and the word "Dutch" and "Dutchman" have only been in use for a handful of centuries. So...
** He just liked the name and costume? No doubt he'd tried on more than a few hats over the centuries.

* Why does Spongebob dress so formally to work as a cook at a fast food restaurant?
** The clothes that he wears to work can be considered his street clothes, as he wears them all the time.
*** His "street" clothes are quite formal (button-down shirt, tie, etc) because he's a geek.
** He's a square.
** There's been a few episodes where he's had to deliver the food to a table. I would imagine that he dresses formally just in case, since I don't think it would look good on the Krusty Krab if someone in a dirty fry cook's uniform was in charge of bringing orders to tables. A better question would be why Spongebob doesn't wear an apron.

* Spongebob has shown in multiple episodes that he can rip off his arm and grow new ones, and it's shown to be normal for him. Then he gets a splinter and is suddenly incapable of this. WHY?
** Fridge Brillance: If [=SpongeBob=] were to regrow his arm, all the subsequent arms would have a splinter on them.
*** Actually, that's not true - unless Spongebob was cursed to have a splinter in every arm he grows in the future, or he was sick with a virus that prevented him from regrowing the arm (thus preventing him from ripping it off), he should've been able to simply rip off the arm in question and deal with the splinter a few seconds after getting it.
** As before, RuleOfFunny. Spongebob has no trouble at all yanking his arms off, right up to the minute he NEEDS to do so. Then of course he totally forgets how during his sufferings.
** Not just that, he can regrow them (and many of his other body parts), so it might not hurt him as much, not much different than most other invertebrates, the nerves usually dying off before then.

* Why does Spongebob even wear clothing? Are there even any bits on a sponge that would be considered obscene, even to other sponges?
** By that logic then no one in the show should wear clothes.

* In "Sailor Mouth", why is everyone offended by Spongebob speaking word #11, given that Squidward believes there are only 7 words that should never be spoken, but there are 13 for sailors? (Words #8-13 should therefore not be offensive to non-sailors.)
** It could be meant to mean something along the lines of "There are seven words that should never be spoken. Well, technically, there's thirteen but only sailors know words #8-13. Same way as a little child might know 'fuck', 'shit' or 'damn' but probably not a lot of racist slurs but adults tend to know lots of those type of swears, even if they don't use them. Of course, you do warn kids those are bad words but why would you say ... teach your child Mandarin swear words, if they're not likely to come across them? "There's this word. Don't say it." Why not y'know just not teach me the word in the first place? I'm sure naval brats are taught about "The Thirteen Words That Should Never Be Spoken". Make sense?
** The words may be numbered different for Sailors and Non-Sailors. Spongebob says the word that's #11 for sailors. The extra ones either change meaning around sailors, or the only way to learn the word and meaning is word-of-mouth.

* Am [[Tropers/{{Spinosegnosaurus77}} I]] the only one who's noticed that Painty the Pirate (the guy who sings the theme song) has an eye on his left cheek?
** You know it ''really is'' a painting? When he "speaks", it's really just the singer's (Patchy) mouth slapped on with special effects. Or Patchy is covered entirely in green ''except'' for his mouth, and they add the painting GreenScreen style.
** Actually the BehindTheScenes for Atlantis Squarepantis shows that its just a hole cut into the painting where the mouth's supposed to be.

* In ''WesternAnimation/ItsASpongeBobChristmas'', if Santa has "his jolly little eyes" on everyone, then how come he didn't see or even HEAR Plankton stating his plan about the jerktonium? Or even building [=ToyBob=]?
** How could Santa even get fooled by the robot and think it was Spongebob when the real Spongebob was right next to him!
*** My best guess would be RuleOfFunny, even though its not that funny.
** Why do the show's writers just seem so bad sometimes? Like in this episode!
*** I don't really blame the writers, I mean at least the king of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, Aaron Springer, didn't write this. But if Santa has an all seeing eye, he should've seen SOMETHING about Plankton.
** That was said in song, I doubt that was meant to be taken literally, also Santa has to deliver to BILLIONS of people (and fishes apparently), if he had an eye on everyone, it's probably not at once.
*** Santa is either retarted or was asleep when Plankton was sleeping
* In ''Googly Artiste'', shouldn't [=SpongeBob=] have told Mr. Krabs that Patrick was raising money for him (Krabs) by selling the artistic Krabby Patties?
** This ''is'' [=SpongeBob=] we're talking about; he'd prefer to keep it a surprise.
** And no doubt Mr. Krabs would have tripled the price or ask for a major cut of the profits once he understood what was going on.

* In TheMovie, what was the point of opening a second Krusty Krab right next to the original? It would make a lot more sense if it were placed in a much different location in Bikini Bottom or in a different town or something, since having the same restaurant be close to one another wouldn't be too convenient if one lives somewhere else.
** RuleOfFunny, and Mr. Krabs was asked about it and he said he did it for the money. I doubt that he thought about ''where'' he was going to put it.
** Besides, [[Troper/DangerArtistNexus60 this troper]] lives in a neighborhood with two [=McDonalds=] and I had tolerated it.
** Because more Krusty Krabs means more customers. Maybe he plans to make it a full-blown franchise?
*** Technically they'd get the same amount of customers, they'd just be split between two different restaurants. The same profits combined with doubled overhead means that Mr. Krabs would make considerably less money than he'd been making with only one restaurant.
** My personal theory is that Mr. Krabs remembered the events of the show's pilot, ''Help Wanted'' - where the restaurant got flooded by hungry anchovies when deciding where to put the restaurant. He figured that if another event like that happened, if he placed it somewhere else, any hungry customers he couldn't serve would likely take their business (and their money) elsewhere if they had to drive far enough away, whereas if they only had to walk next door, they'd likely just go to the other Krusty Krab.

* Why is Spongebob so ridiculously obsessed with Squidward in the new episodes?
** AuthorAppeal would be my guess.

* In the episode where Sandy got fleas, why didn't she just shave her fur?
** In another episode, "Someone's in the kitchen with Sandy",the cops and the other people mocked her and even arrested her because she had didn't have fur.
*** No, they arrested her for being nude. She could've shaved her fur and still worn her spacesuit outside her dome.
** For the same reason you don't shave the fur of your pets when they get fleas. It would've been overkill.

* How can [=SpongeBob=] live "in a pineapple under the sea"? Don't pineapples, you know, float?
** Well... this particular pineapple was hollowed out and filled with water. Plus there are glass windows with metal rings around them. Not to mention all the fishing lures, picture frames, bathroom and kitchen stuff (which are presumably quite heavy). It all adds up and so we'll just say it makes the pineapple dense enough to stay at the bottom of the sea. For the record, this troper saw the episode that showed how he got his house (Truth Or Square, I believe) so... We could also just say WaterIsAir, a theme of the show, since an ordinary pencil fell to Bikini Bottom the same way.
** WaterIsAir.

* Spongebob has been shown to be a very good artist (sculpting, different shapes bubbles, the art episode when he makes a sculpture with Squidward as an art teacher) in a few episodes. Why can he just quit his minimum-wage job to become an artist?
** [[MarriedToTheJob Because he loves being a fry cook]].
** That and art supplies can get pretty expensive and success mostly depends on whether or not one is hired by a larger company or works independently. Likewise, Squidward is shown to be an artist but, for some odd reason, no one likes his paintings and the fact that some might not buy them, so he has to be work as a cashier.

* In "Krusty Towers," Mr. Krabs recalls going to a hotel that inspired him to build Krusty Towers. The hotel had a policy of "We shall not deny a guest even the most ridiculous request." Mr. Krabs was upset that the hotel overcharged him for everything (25 dollars for a hamburger!). So why didn't Mr. Krabs, the greedy guy that he is, invoke the hotel's policy and request for him not to be charged for anything?
** He was too shocked at the price to think straight.
** By that point, I assume Mr. Krabs had already checked out of the hotel and was no longer considered a "guest", thus he would not be able to request any more favors from the employees.
** It said "We shall not deny a guest even the most ridiculous request". It didn't say that they wouldn't do so at a higher than normal price.

* At the end of "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful", why did both [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward get tickets? And for that matter, why did they get them from a can dropping from the statue? They didn't even touch it!
** PoliceAreUseless, and Jerkasses.
** RuleOfFunny

* In "No Hat For Pat", Patrick keeps falling because the hat makes him heavier. If this is the case, then why didn't this happen in "Big Pink Loser"?
** Different writers for seasons 'way' apart. The writers can't be expected to remember everything.

* In "Fools in April", what exactly ''is'' that fake tongue that comes out of [=SpongeBob=]'s mouth? [=SpongeBob=] seems to be just functionally fine with that creature detached, implying it's not his actual tongue, but the living "tongue" is never explained or mentioned again. It's been bugging me ever since I saw the episode over a decade ago. While I do realize the series is full of [[WidgetSeries weird]], [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment out-of-nowhere]] moments, this one [[IncrediblyLamePun sticks out]] to me more than most other odd moments.
** MST3KMantra.
** A tongue-eating louse? Spongebob could regrow his tongue, so the louse coming out wouldn't be a problem.

* If the suds are the sponge equivalent of the common cold or the flu, (which are both very common ailments,) why would Spongebob not know what to expect when he went to the hospital to be treated? Surely as a twentysomething-year-old, he's been sick before.
** Sponges can live for up to 15, 000 years, so twenty something is still quite young for him.
*** Also, especially in the case of relatively minor illnesses, people don't always go to the hospital when they get sick and, odds are, he's either had it before and waited it out or he's some other sponge get it.
** He probably figured that Mr Krabs would insist he take more time off if he went straight to the hospital as opposed to just going home after showing up sick.

* In "The Chaperone," Pearl's junior prom date dumped her, so Mr Krabs suggest that she let Spongebob take her to the prom. Pearl is reluctant to agree, but only because Spongebob is.... well.... a dork. But Pearl is 16 in the episode, and Spongebob is later implied to be in his twenties. Isn't it a little weird for a grown adult to be the prom date of a sixteen-year-old girl?
** If you're willing to consider [=SpongeBob=] as a grown adult...

* Why does Spongebob's karate garb include protective head gear if he's a sponge?
** Because [[RuleOfCool it looks cooler]].

* Why does Spongebob have so much respect and admiration for Squidward even though Squidward treats him like garbage a great majority of the time? I get that Spongebob is a NiceGuy who has a kind word for everyone, but Squidward is so EasilyForgiven, and we haven't seen an episode where Squidward has gone too far for Sponge to tell him off and ''not'' forgive him for a while. He's even told off Mr Krabs! But not Squidward. Is there some reason why he's so quick to forgive the guy who berates him and verbally abuses him constantly?
** Perhaps Spongebob is aware of how awful Squidward's life is (though he generally doesn't understand he is the main cause of it), thus making his constant grouchiness and outbursts justified and tries as hard as he can to keep Squidward happy?

* If Mr Krabs apparently knew what the suds were, why did he just send Spongebob home? Why didn't he call him a cab and send him to the hospital, given what the treatment involves?
** Maybe he was afraid he would have to pay the bill at first...Like, workman's comp, or something? But then Spongebob gets in an argument with Sandy and Patrick and his disease ends up destroying the Krusty Krab - you can tell in that scene that Mr. Krabs is angry, and moneygrubber or no, he still does care about Spongebob and seems to want what's best for him.
** Business standpoint in the sense of, while he cares for Spongebob, it wouldn't make a lot of sense (along with that not being a good use of his time) to call for a taxi to take Spongebob home or a hospital, especially when Spongebob shouldn't have come to work in the first place, along with the fact that Krabs is tightwad
** It's likely that he knew that while the Suds would take Spongebob away from work for a few days, it wasn't a serious condition, and the fact that he's a tightwad likely explains why he didn't just call a taxi. A better question would be why he didn't drive Spongebob there himself, since he is shown to own a car at several points.

* When Sponge is at the beach in his swimming trunks, why does he still have sleeves? That's just kind of weird.

* In the episode with the Flying Dutchman, when Spongebob wishes the Flying Dutchman was a vegetarian, the Dutchman turns them into fruit. But Spongebob specifically wished that the Flying Dutchman ''wouldn't be able to eat them'' due to being a vegetarian, so how does that work?
** He granted the wish. He couldn't eat them, as he was a vegetarian. So he made them into fruit. Now he can. They never wished that he wouldn't eat them now, forever, and in the past somehow.
*** Then shouldn't he have granted the wish and then turned them into fruit? He did both simultaneously. So he wasn't unable to eat them at ''any'' point in time, so the wish wasn't granted.
** In that episode, Spongebob never wishes for the Dutchman to not be able to eat them. His exact words were, "Don't worry, Squidward! I've got it all figured out. He won't be able to eat us because...I wish that the Dutchman was a ''vegetarian''!" Making him vegan was what he wished for, not specifically that he would be unable to eat them.

* If Spongebob is incapable of driving a boat, but he can drive a rock and a sandwich and anything else.... why does he not just find a rock or a giant sandwich to drive?! Why does the kid even needs to be in boating school if he can drive other things?
** He owns and uses a unicycle (which, for some reason, he refers to as a bike), so he does have other means of non-motorized transportation. It might just be the fact that he wants to pass boating school for pride's sake.
** Spongebob says that the Patty Wagon is only used for promotional reasons, so Mr. Krabs probably wouldn't be supportive of him using it as an everyday vehicle. He can't drive a rock because, as shown in the pizza delivery episode, he runs the risk of running people over, and as for the bike...wouldn't it be a little embarrassing for ''anyone'' if they had to ride a bike everywhere when a majority of the surrounding populace is shown to use cars?

* Why do people refer to Spongebob as a kid and a "boy?" He may be a manchild (and a small guy,) but he's still a highly-skilled, intelligent, self-sufficient grown adult with his own house, a full-time career, and a closet full of awards. I read somewhere that [[OlderThanTheyLook he's in his late twenties]]. So why do other people always refer to him as a "kid?" He's an adult!
** The character who refers to [=SpongeBob=] as "boy" most often is probably Mr. Krabs, and [[TruthInTelevision that's just a thing that older people in general do, even to people who are legal adults.]] A good example is professional sports, where retired players will often refer to twenty-something players as "kid" or "young man." Even in [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]] (no idea how we went from [=SpongeBob=] to Wrestling/{{WWE}}), Wrestling/JimRoss referred to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels as a "young man" until the day Michaels retired... at the age of 44.

* In "Suds," when Spongebob puts on a coat, scarf, and hat to go to the doctor, why is he still wearing shorts? Doesn't it seem a little counter-productive to be wearing shorts when you're already sick and weak in the knees?
** It looks like he just put heavier clothes on top of what he normally wears. He either may not have had the energy to actually change out of his shorts, or he might have been hesitant to do so, since that would necessitate removing his shoes, which he pretty much never does (likely because he doesn't know how to tie them). It's a stretch, but hey, it's worth somethin'.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' (which, if I recall correctly, takes place after said episode), he's shown to only have a bunch of the same outfit in his closet. While we can assume that he might have clothes for other seasons put away, he doesn't

* [=SpongeBob=] offers his "prized driftwood carving of Squidward" as a scratching post for Gary when he leaves [=SpongeBob=] for Patrick. Snails are obviously portrayed as the underwater equivalent of cats, but how exactly would a snail use a ''scratching'' post?
** InvisibleAnatomy.

* If Sandy is so smart (she's been shown on numerous occasions to be a borderline scientific genius), how did she not realize that a '''''sea sponge''''' can't survive in an arid, water-less environment (episode "Tea At The Treedome")? Even after [=SpongeBob=] showed obvious signs of dehydration, she was apparently still oblivious to the fact that he's a water animal, not an amphibian.
** This was before the writers decided to turn Sandy into a scientist.
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And on top of all that, she had the nerve to say, at the end of the episode, "If y'all wanted water, ya shoulda asked!", despite the fact that [=SpongeBob=] DID ask for water at one point, at which point she ignored him to go and put her flowers in a vase. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, Sandy. He totally should have asked for water.]] '''''Did you go deaf or something?'''''

* In "One Coarse Meal," Plankton tries to kill himself by lying in the street waiting for a bus to run him over, and asking Spongebob to step on him. But wait a minute, Plankton has been stepped on many times in the past, and he has been fine, if not slightly injured. He's even been ''eaten!'' Why would this kill him?
** Plankton only survives because of RuleOfFunny. His suffering in One Coarse Meal wasn't PlayedForLaughs.

* How do [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's water helmets protect their entire bodies from dry air? Shouldn't their arms and legs wither away from dehydration? Also, how can they survive without their water helmets in snow (episode "Survival of the Idiots")? Yes, snow is technically water, but snow on land isn't the same as water the ocean; there's no air in the ocean, whereas there's still a lot more air than snow in Sandy's treedome. Plus, when they go up in Sandy's tree, there's no snow or water, and they suffer no ill effects.

* How could a camera pop the World's Oldest Bubble?
** RuleOfFunny.
** A camera's flash can and will pop ''any'' bubble.

* How long has Plankton been trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula? We do know that it's been [[spoiler:since they were kids in school together]], but how long ago was that? In one episode, Plankton reveals that he's been throwing card games for 15 years, waiting for Krabs to "slip up," and Mr. Krabs' [[spoiler:first dime is a large rock-- "I've been in business a long time, boy."]]
** [[spoiler: Spongebob didn't always work for the Krusty Krab, so it's likely that Plankton was throwing card games from before then. As for the first dime, Krabs is very greedy. He'd likely take any form of money as long as it's valid somewhere]].

* If "Barnacles!" is considered a mild profanity in the Spongebob universe, what does that say about Barnacle Boy?
** It might not be a profanity necessarily (as in something that a child would be scolded for saying), but more of a less-harmless exclamation. It's also used as a sort of euphemism that seems to equivalent to how we use "bugger" or "bastard" (although not as profane as the latter)-- Mr. Krabs often calls [=SpongeBob=] "Ya little barnacle." It still doesn't really make "Barnacle Boy" any more logical, but... maybe it has ''another'' meaning that we don't know of? Maybe actual barnacles are known for being tough or whatever.
** It's most likely a word that has both a profane and a non-profane meaning, like "ass" or "damn".
*** Mr. Krabs is a sailor, so if there ''is'' a profane meaning to "Barnacle", it might not be as big of a deal to him as the swear words only a sailor would know.

* So the song "Sandy Squirrel" on the Sponge Out of Water soundtrack, what's with the romantic lyrics?
** Shipping reference.
** Aw, goddamnit, did the writers screw up Sandy's last name as "Squirrel" again?

* Why do we always link to the main page when we mention Spongebob as if he was a trope? It's not like we do it with Batman or Spider-Man, so why Spongebob?
** Because there's no character page for Spongebob himself in the same vein as, oh say [[Manga/DragonBall Vegeta]], regular or self-demonstrating, and in the cases you mentioned, they've been around for so long and had so many different incarnations. Spongebob has had relatively few in comparison.
** I think it has more to do with how his name is spelled. A lot of people spell it with the b in "Bob" capitalized, which is also what you do when you're trying to link to another page here on TV Tropes.

* What could be worse than a giant paint bubble?
** I know! Two giant paint bubbles!
** [[BigNo NOOOO!!!]]

* WHO CARES ABOUT THE CUSTOMER?
** I do!
*** Well I ''don't!''
*** (gasps) ''Squidward''...

* Janet? Marty? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!?!
** Marty! I'm scared!

* Having just watched "New Student Starfish" again, I was wondering, if Mrs. Puff can't stand Spongebob and is sick of failing him, then how does he have such a high amount of gold stars? Guessing because it's not a post-movie episode, but it leaves you wondering how he got so many.
** Spongebob is shown to be a good student whenever he's in the classroom - it's only when he gets behind the wheel that he starts screwing up. Also, that episode was probably before Mrs. Puff adopted a psychotic dislike for Spongebob. In certain earlier episodes, she clearly becomes disappointed whenever he fails the test, but it never got to a point where she was actually angry with him - a lot of times, she still tried to do her best to give him positive encouragement, even if it was only out of hope that he would pass it the next time.

* The ending of "Are You Happy Now?". Squidward goes insane, and all Spongebob does is sigh dreamily and say "He's so handsome." O...'Kay? What was this supposed to imply? It came out of nowhere. Does this mean that Spongebob only wanted to fix Squidward's depression (and for some reason assumed that hundreds of paper mache versions of ''himself'' would do it) because he wants to [[HoYay bang him]]? It brings a completely new (and unsettling) dimension to the episode.

* Why does Bikini Bottom have a bomb factory?
** Why not?
** Maybe they're atomic bombs and the Bikini Bottomites are taking advantage of their natural resource: fallout from the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll.
** It's never stated that those bombs are used for warfare. Assuming that there are construction and mining industries in Bikini Bottom, the bombs are likely used for those.

* Why hasn't Squidward ever called out Mr. Krabs on some of the cheap practices he has done and outright sued him?! Any judge with half a brain would see the past things like "Open 24 hours with the same two employees, "Laughing at the idea of a raise for excellent work", and "Forcing his employees to pay HIM" and likely force Mr. Krabs to have to pay them a LOT of backpay (and after the events of "One Coarse Meal" and "Plankton's Regular", Plankton would probably be able to collect too!!!!)
** I believe a part of Squidward secretly likes working as the Krusty Krab, in the same vein he likes Spongebob as his neighbor. So long as he gets his paycheck, he's cool with putting up with whatever goes on there. Plus, it seems Mr. Krabs may have reneged on the whole "Open 24 hours" deal after that episode, as it's never shown open at night in any others. And as for "forcing his employees to pay HIM", it was a joke from ''one episode'', people. Learn to get it go.
** He'd also need Spongebob to back him up on those claims, since if he made them himself, Mr Krabs could claim he's lying - and since Spongebob loves to work there, that's not going to happen.

* Does ''this'' look "unsure" to you?
** No.

* So the whole joke with Patrick is that he's so stupid because RealLife sea stars don't have any brains, right? Well, if that's the case, then how come Spongebob isn't as stupid as Patrick, seeing as real life sponges don't even have any ''respiratory system'', much less an actual brain?
** I thought the whole joke with Patrick was that he's so stupid because he's so stupid, not for any biological reason. He's just meant to be Spongebob's stupid, bumbling, but still good-natured best buddy. (In the earlier seasons and a select few of the later ones.)

* How can an inanimate drop of hot sauce develop a face?! (Karate Choppers)
** It was just a joke, or perhaps Spongebob's imagination.
*** The latter sounds right, but we have no hint that he imagined it. Or was he [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs on drugs]]?
*** It was a drop of hot sauce with a face, that showed itself in a close-up right as Spongebob realizes Sandy's about to pour it onto his tongue. I'm not sure what other sort of "hint" you're expecting.
*** His confused reaction...
** The show anthropomorphizes all kinds of lower life forms, so a pepper isn't out of the realm of possibility. Furthermore, it's done in live action like other surface dwelling creatures.

* In "One Course Meal" Mr. Krabs got some major backlash from fans for how he tormented Plankton and drove him to suicide but has anyone forgotten that Plankton framed Mr. Krabs for stealing Neptune's Crown, resulting in him getting frozen for days, toke sadistic glee in taking the Krabby Patty Formula right before his eyes literally resulting in him shedding a tear, brainwashed everyone in Bikini Bottom making them his mindless slaves, treated his (almost) untimely death at the hands of Neptune by fire as he begged for his life like entertainment and tried to KILL Spongebob and Patrick after they returned with the crown and that's only a list of the terrible things he's done in the movie? Mr. Krabs forcing him to suicide after he attacked his restaurant is worst then all those atrocities and seasons worth of more?
** The main difference between Plankton and Mr. Krabs is that the latter has always been established as a villain, even if he's [[StupidEvil utterly incompetent]]. Mr. Krabs is supposed to be a one of the [[DesignatedHero 'heroes']] of the show, so to speak, and in the earlier episodes, he was fairly reasonable with his greed being a flaw more than his {{Flanderization}} defining trait. The problem, as a result, is that the writers intended for the audience to forgive [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs ]] while Plankton ultimately got punished in the end of the movie. Spongebob was a false hope in this episode; seeming to empathize with Plankton with Mr. Krabs's fake fear of mimes. Spongebob being the audience's main insight on the series, as such, was the writer's way of telling us [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 'You should support these actions']]

* In the episode with Pretty Patties, Spongebob and Mr. Krabs trade restaurants, but Spongebob never really gave the Krusty Krab back, does this mean that Spongebob is actually the owner of the KK?
** Most simply, this is explained by NegativeContinuity, the show doesn't have a set timeline except for the episodes that establish main characters (Plankton and Sandy, for example, were given their own debut episodes and were kept as a result). If you want from a plot standpoint; Mr. Krabs could have simply convinced him offscreen after the episode.

* In "I Was A Teenage Gary", all Gary needed to feel better was water. Why didn't Squidward think of this when he forgot to feed the snail?
** For the sake of plot?
** Spongebob never told him that all Gary would need to feel better was water - he takes ''very'' good care of Gary, so he likely never had to deal with the situation that would lead to him learning that kind of knowledge.

* So in the episode "Can You Spare A Dime," couldn't Spongebob just have Squidward evicted from his house instead of letting Squidward constantly take advantage of him after Spongebob showing Squidward numerous times that he needed to get a job?
** Spongebob is, by nature, kind of a spineless doormat, both in pre-movie (Walking Small) and post-movie (Treats!) episodes. It's a reoccurring character flaw that's been established in multiple episodes. He's overly nice and he lets people take advantage of him. "You just let people step all over you! You're just like stairs!" to quote from Plankton in "Walking Small." Spongebob didn't "evict" Squidward until he was so distressed and worn-out by the situation that he completely snapped altogether.

* In the episode "Funny Pants," Spongebob believes that his laugh box is broken because Squidward persuaded him to think so. Squidward lied to Spongebob just to get him to shut up for a while. But that doesn't really explain A) Spongebob's pained spasms earlier in the episode (just before Squidward fed him the "laugh box" lie,) and B) the wheezy/deflating balloon sound that Spongebob makes just before he says "I lost my laugh." So... what happened to him? Were those symptoms just cheats in the narrative?
** A) You CAN get pained spasms if you do laugh for a bit too long. Considering that Spongebob was laughing for WAY too long, having that degree of pain is actually not that out of the question.

* Why hasn't Mr. Krabs ever considered franchising the Krusty Krab? Doesn't he realize just how much money he could rake in by doing so? And before it's brought up, yes, I am aware that there's a rather substantial risk that Plankton would very likely be one of the first, if not only, people to sign up. I'm just curious as to why the possibility hasn't come up after nearly 17 years now.
** He does open a Krusty Krab 2 in the movie...that he had built right next to the original. Anyway, opening a new restaurant not only would not matter to the main focus of the show - Spongebob's antics in Bikini Bottom - but would also cost more money than Mr. Krabs is shown to be willing to spend.
*** In the long run, it likely would earn him more money, but in the short run, it would be a loss, and as Mr. Krabs has demonstrated in episodes like Jellyfish Hunter, he doesn't exactly take the long run into consideration (as he likely would've made Spongebob focus on increasing Jellyfish populations as opposed to capturing all the Jellyfish in the aforementioned episode).

* Come to think of if, I noticed in the episode "Money Talks" that Mr. Krabs doesn't like spending money. So why does he love money so much when he doesn't even want to spend it on anything?
** Because he just likes money.
*** Yeah, at least once we see him happily counting huge piles of money. It makes sense that he likes money just for the sake of having more money than other people.
*** His first dime was a giant rock, something he very likely knows he ''can't'' spend anywhere. It could be that he's a collector, and views each coin/bill as unique (plus, we never see customers paying with checks or credit/debt cards).

* A bonus question: How does Mr. Krabs even pay his own bills since he doesn't want to spend money?
** I'd imagine he's probably really cheap and stubborn about it.
*** I'd imagine that he leaves that responsibility to Pearl, since she doesn't seem to have the same qualms he has about spending money.

* Is this the Krusty Krab?
** NO! THIS IS PATRICK! ''(grunts)'' I'm not a Krusty Krab!
** Um, Patrick, that's the name of the resturaunt.
** Huh? Oooh! FISHPASTE!

* But really though, did the customer from "Pizza Delivery" actually order his Diet Dr. Kelp to go along with his Krabby Patty pizza in the first place? Even though Spongebob points out on his notebook that he didn't, in the customer's defense, in the case that he truly did, him berating the shit out of him and slamming the door on his face would be somewhat justified.
** You might recall that Mr. Krabs is the one who took the call. Mr. Krabs may not have told Spongebob that the customer wanted the Diet Dr. Kelp, so in a way, the berating and slamming is justified, but blame Mr. Krabs for not paying attention.
** As someone who works in the food industry taking orders, this troper can safely say that characters like that one are actually quite common - customers are occasionally known to call back and complain about not receiving something that they don't realize they forgot to order in the first place, or because they thought that something like a side order or drink came with their meal by default. Either way, when you get the kind of friendly service Spongebob ''and'' Mr. Krabbs were shown to give to him, I don't see how him yelling at them and slamming the door on them would be at all justified. If he'd just accepted the pizza and ''asked'' for them to deliver him the drink (which is what most rational customers tend to do), I'm sure Spongebob happily would've done so.

* Remember the guy who Spongebob and Squidward thought was the Hash-Slinging Slasher? Why were his nostrils glowing red in the dark?
** It was at night, and the Krusty Krab isn't exactly in the best of shape. It could be that there's lights on the outside that would normally illuminate the outer walls that weren't working properly, and they just so happened to make his nostrils glow red.

* In "Pizza Delivery", if [=SpongeBob=] sings that the Krusty Krab Pizza is for "you and me" (which is presumably reffering to Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] respectively), then how come he refuses to let Squidward take a slice from it later on when they get hungry and says it's for the customer all of the sudden?
** It was for the customer.
** When Spongebob was singing "for you and me," he was speaking in general about the customers of pizza made by the Krusty Krab.

* Is mayonnaise an instrument?
** No troper, mayonnaise is not an instrument.
** Horse radish is not an instrument either.
*** Do instruments of torture count?
*** No.

* If [=SpongeBob=] enjoyed being able to fly so much, why didn't he just, I don't know, ''inflate another pair of pants?''
** Spongebob got fed up with the citizens asking him to do non flying-related tasks for them, so he didn't bother.

* Does anyone have an reasonable explanation for the random apple chasing the teens in "The Chaperone?" (other than RuleOfFunny)

* Are you finished with those errands?
** NO, I AM NOT FINISHED WITH THOSE ERRANDS AND I NEVER WILL BE! So quit checking up on me! know what you re up to. Forcing me to come back here every time you mess up!

* Why are the "...questions only the real Mr. Krabs could answer." questions that anyone who's been to the Krusty Krab could answer, and why didn't Mr. Krabs raise this objection?
** Spongebob is near panic, extremely twitchy and is pointing an industrial strength fire house with a spicy condiment at him and the imitation. Does this look like the kind of situation you can reason yourself out of? Spongebob would just go "I'm asking the questions around here!" and shut him up. Especially since Mr Krabs has been shown to be less than eloquent under pressure.
** There's also the fact that Plankton never goes to the Krusty Krab as a customer.

* In the episode "Feral Friends", how was Sandy unaffected by Neptune's Moon but WAS affected by Neptune's Sun? If you make the argument it only works for warmbloods/air-breathers, that does not excuse Pearl, who was affected by the former and not the latter? Does the Sun work for land animals if that's the case?

* How am I supposed to eat this pizza without my drink?

* Why does Mister Krabs have a vending machine in his house?
** Probably to extrort money out of visitors who want a snack or drink. It's not his job to pay for their amenities!
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[[folder: General]]
* Spongebob's unconditional admiration and adoration of Squidward is either this or just really weird (or even a combination of both).
* Pretty much any time we see Spongebob and Patrick as babies or little kids. They're sooo cute!
* It's a staple of kid's shows for the protagonist to be annoyed with[=/=]embarrassed by their parents. [[AvertedTrope Not Spongebob]]. His parents are cute as a button and he's always excited to see them, and always calls them to tell them about his life and accomplishments.
** In return, Spongebob's parents adore him and even offer him a place to stay when he loses his home (even if [=SpongeBob=] seemed a little reluctant to move back in with his parents).
* Spongebob is a terrible driver and fails his driving test every year, but he loves his driving teacher Mrs. Puff, has nothing but admiration for her, and is always happy to see her.
** Even throughout the controversial episode, "Demolition Doofus."
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[[folder: Season One]]
* The very first episode, "Help Wanted." Spongebob is excited to apply for a job at the Krusty Krab, but gets cold feet and begins to run off when Patrick blocks his way, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Patrick:''' Where do you think you're going?\\
'''Spongebob:''' I was just-\\
'''Patrick:''' No you're ''not''. You're going to the Krusty Krab and get that job!\\
'''Spongebob:''' I ''can't''! Don't you see?! [[HeroicSelfDeprecation I'm not good enough]]...\\
'''Patrick:''' [[RousingSpeech Whose first words were "May I take your order?"]]\\
'''Spongebob:''' Mine were...\\
'''Patrick:''' Who made a spatula out of toothpicks in wood shop?\\
'''Spongebob:''' I did.\\
'''Patrick:''' [[RuleOfThree Who's the-]] ''(strains to think)'' Who's- ''(strains some more, then gets an idea)'' [[CaptainObvious Who's the big yellow cube with holes?!]]\\
'''Spongebob:''' ''(determined)'' I am!\\
'''Patrick:''' Who's ready?!\\
'''Spongebob:''' ''I'm'' ready!\\
'''Patrick:''' Who's ready?!\\
'''Spongebob:''' ''I'm'' ready!!\\
'''Patrick:''' WHO'S READY?!\\
'''Spongebob:''' '''I'M''' '''''READY!!!'''''
* "Naughty Nautical Neighbors." After Squidward sabotages [[HeterosexualLifePartners Spongebob and Patrick's]] friendship, the two then try to make HIM their new best friend, resulting in all sorts of chaos. Squidward finally decides to get them back together, so he stages a dinner between them and it turns into a competition between Spongebob and Patrick to see who can get more soda from Squidward. Naturally, Squidward soon runs out of soda, so he tells the two to sit tight and leaves to get more. By this point, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick have become inflated with the soda bubbles and hiccup some out. They become so amused with this that their friendship is renewed, much to Squidward's relief---[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and horror, for the bubbles destroyed his house.]]
** What starts the bubble avalanche is Spongebob making Patrick chuckle with one of his hiccups, leading them to both burst out laughing. Even in a heated feud, the two still make each other smile.
* In "Opposite Day," Sponge and Pat throw Squidward an impromptu surprise birthday party, complete with balloons, singing, cake, dancing, confetti, noisemakers, pin-the-tail-on-the-seahorse, and presents. (It wasn't actually Squidward's birthday, but it's the thought that counts.)
** In the same episode, Spongebob and Patrick's opposite dialogue near the end translates to "Happy Opposite Day, Squidward! We love you!"
* A classic example: "Pizza Delivery." After going through hell and back trying to deliver pizza to the customer, the customer [[UngratefulBastard demands his drink,]] [[NoSympathy which he didn't even order in the first place!]]. Spongebob then goes [[TheWoobie all-Woobie]] and sobs miserably, while Squidward, who we all know is a {{JerkAss}} through and through, takes the box and marches right up to the customer. This exchange occurs:
-->'''Tom:''' Another one? Look, I told your little friend I ain't paying for that!
-->'''Squidward:''' Well, this one's on the HOUSE! *[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome shoves pizza in Tom's face]]*
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' *sniveling* Did he change his mind?
-->'''Squidward:''' ''(smiling)'' He sure did. Ate the whole thing in one bite.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' *stops crying* No drink?
-->'''Squidward:''' Nah. Now take me home.
** Squidward saving Spongebob from getting hit by a truck.
** Spongebob's sheer dedication to getting the pizza to the customer. He ''really'' cares about making customers happy. He even says "Congratulations!" when he delivers it.
** Even the way Squidward tenderly says "Sponge? ...Sponge?" as Spongebob cries is really sweet. In return, throughout the episode, Spongebob also refers to him as "Squid".
** Note that he actually tells Spongebob it's okay after he bursts into tears. He's been put through so much abuse and spent the whole trip venting his anger out on Spongebob, but when he finally breaks down when it proved all for nothing, Squidward gently tries to assure him it's no big deal.
* In "Hall Monitor," an ecstatic Spongebob, much to Mrs. Puff's chagrin, is assigned the position of "hall monitor." When she tries to hand him the uniform, he happily declines and says that he has to give a speech first. After a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny long, drawn-out speech expressing his gratitude and his anticipation of the title]], he declares that he will "put on this hat and uniform as a symbol of my authority," before getting interrupted by the bell signaling the end of the school day. Everyone leaves, and Mrs. Puff says that he overdid it on the speech again. Spongebob sadly hands Puff back the uniform and begins to walk home, only for Puff to hand him the uniform and tell him that he can at least wear it for the rest of the day. Spongebob is overjoyed.
** There's something inherently cute about Spongebob's enthusiasm for his position as hall monitor in the episode "Hall Monitor," especially as he's chipperly singing to himself as he's "on patrol."
-->'''Spongebob:''' Baaaa dee dee-dee-dee-dah, the hall! Baaaah dee dee-dee-dee, monitor!
* "Home Sweet Pineapple." Nematodes destroy [=SpongeBob=]'s house, rendering him homeless. In order to avoid leaving Bikini Bottom and moving back in with his parents, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick try to make him a new home. All attempts fail miserably. Having no choice, [=SpongeBob=] first takes a pebble (the only remnant of [=SpongeBob=]'s destroyed home) and buries it. He [[TearJerker sheds a tear on it,]] and prepares to leave. Squidward, happy that [=SpongeBob=] is leaving, starts dancing on where [=SpongeBob=]'s house used to be. However, we soon learn that the pebble was actually a seed, and the tear [=SpongeBob=] shed provided its water, allowing it to grow into a new pineapple and eliminating [=SpongeBob=]'s need to leave. [[CrossesTheLineTwice On top of ]] [[ButtMonkey Squidward ]].
** Squidward deserved it for [[KickTheDog being such a jerk]] in that episode.
* In "Culture Shock," Squidward mentions to Mr Krabs that the talent show would bring in a lot of money, as well as make Pearl a star. Mr Krabs, who, as we all know, is obsessed with money, is more happy at the idea of his daughter becoming a star.
** Spongebob's first suggestion for a performance. He blows a bubble in the shape of a large hippo. He and the hippo produce top hats and canes and do a cute little jig, which ends when they shuffle and Spongebob say "Ta-daaa!" Also, Spongebob's parents in the episode. This episode has a lot of cute Sponge moments.
* In "F.U.N," Spongebob trying to be Plankton's friend by attempting to give him a pep talk, then spending a whole day playing with him and doing fun things together. All because Sponge is such a nice dude.
-->'''Plankton:''' (sobbing) You don't know what it's like to be a loser!
-->'''Spongebob:''' (patting him on the back) Awww, cheer up, Plankton. I think you're a winner.
** Spongebob has a ton of SimpleMindedWisdom moments, including the classic "Fun Song" courtesy of storyboard director and writer Sherm Cohen, and this line:
-->'''Spongebob:''' [[MotorMouth Wooow, a magic shop! Are you a magician? One time, I saw a magician, and he did this thing, and...]] and then he said, "If you believe in yourself, and with a tiny pinch of magic, all your dreams can come true!"
** Really, the whole episode, considering that the plot is just Spongebob trying to be friends with Plankton.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Fun is when you... fun is... it's like... it's kind of... sort of like a... What is fun? I... Let me spell it for you! (singing) "F" is for friends who do stuff together! "U" is for you and me! "N" is for anywhere at any time at all, down here in the deep blue sea!
-->'''Plankton:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for uranium... BOMBS! N is for no survivors WHEN YOU-]]
-->'''Spongebob:''' Plankton! Those things aren't what fun is all about! Now do it like this. (singing) F is for friends who do stuff-
-->'''Plankton!:''' Never! That's completely idiotic.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Here, let me help! (holding Plankton, making him dance) F is for friends who do stuff together, U is for you and me, TRY IT!
-->'''Plankton:''' (singing) N is for anywhere at any time at all!
-->'''Chorus:''' Down here in the deep blue sea!
-->'''Plankton:''' I don't understand. I feel all... tingly inside.... Can we stop?
-->'''Spongebob:''' No, that's how you're supposed to feel!
-->'''Plankton:''' Well I like it! Let's ''do it again!''
-->'''Spongebob:''' Okay!
-->'''Both:''' F is for frolic through all the flowers, U is for ukulele, N is for [[VisualPun nosepicking]], chewing gum and sandlicking, here with my best buddy! Hahahahahahahaha!
** This line:
-->'''Spongebob:''' I bet if he had just one friend, he wouldn't be such a meanie.
* In "Texas," the Texas-themed party that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick arrange for Sandy after hearing her pine for her home.
* In "Valentine's Day," [=SpongeBob=] gives a personalized Valentine's gift to ''everyone'' in Bikini Bottom, [[ThrowTheDogABone even a dejected looking Plankton]].
* In "Walking Small," Spongebob realizing how much of a jerk he's been, and making everyone's day happy again. Especially when he cleans off the little girl's ice cream with "butterfly kisses" and gives it back to her, and she beams.
** [[ManChild Spongebob]] in general in this episode was just ''adorable'', even the way he eats ice cream and "steps on the beach" is endearing somehow.
* Basically any time Mr Krabs is nice to Spongebob in season 1. Starting in season 2, Mr Krabs became more [[TookALevelInJerkass callous]] and mean-spirited. Because of this, it's rather sweet to watch an episode like Squeaky Boots, where he's trying to comfort a crying Spongebob after the little yellow guy "lost" the boots, or Suds, where Mr Krabs is actually concerned about Spongebob when he's sick, and sends him home to get some rest. (In later seasons he really doesn't seem to care for the well-being of his employees.)
* In "Suds," from what we can understand of the conversation, Gary is trying to persuade Spongebob that he's too sick to go to work. Later, Gary suddenly appearing at the Krusty Krab is treated as a joke, but it's pretty sweet that Gary followed Spongebob to work to alert his boss of his illness. And in the following scene, when Spongebob is resting in his armchair, Gary is sitting nearby, as if to keep him company. Though Gary can be aloof, he ''does'' look out for Spongebob's well-being sometimes.
** In the same episode, it's pretty sweet that Patrick is looking out for Spongebob and trying to help him get better. [[MoodWhiplash That is, until his "treatments" become genuinely harmful...]]
* In "Fools in April," Spongebob fools Gary into thinking that they're becoming peasants and have to eat clam shells. Gary starts crying, and Spongebob says, "April fools! Here you go, pal!" as he gives back Gary's food bowl.
** [=SpongeBob=] giving his ([[BigLippedAlligatorMoment somehow alive]]) fake tongue a hug.
** When Squidward is upset by the prank Sponge pulled on him, Spongebob apologizes and tells him that he'll leave alone, because "there's plenty of other willing participants."
** The Bikini Bottomites feeling sorry for [=SpongeBob=] when he tearfully runs out of the Krusty Krab due to being hurt physically and emotionally by Squidward's mean prank, and becoming angry at Squidward for it.
** Squidward apologizing for being an ass, and saying, with heart-wrenching sincerity, that he likes Spongebob and everything about him:
-->'''Squidward:''' All right, all right! I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I admit it, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to hurt you, in fact, I like you! I like living next door, I like your foghorn alarm in the morning and your high-pitched giggling at night!
** This line:
-->'''Spongebob:''' What would we do without Squidward?
* Sandy gets credit for jumping in to defend Spongebob when he gets fired for his excessive karate-ness in "Karate Choppers." Especially considering they only met like a few episodes ago.
** [=SpongeBob=] was just so adorable in this episode. His "karate dance", his reaction to the hot sauce threat and telling Sandy that victory is hers, him and Sandy at the park, and the ending were cute.
* Spongebob's innocent, one-sided crush on Sandy, which is a bit more prevalent in season one than in other seasons. He even brings her flowers at a few points.
* "Pickles" has one for Mr. Krabs, who acts concerned towards Spongebob when he gets stressed at work. Also a minor one for Spongebob himself at the end, who cheers for Squidward when no one else does.
* Spongebob and Patrick's unbridled, barely suppressed glee when they get to meet Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy for the first time, in the episode that introduced the characters.
* Mermaid Man letting Spongebob go "on patrol" with himself and Barnacle Boy in "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II," as well as Mermaid Man comforting Spongebob after the latter has started crying.
** From the same episode, Mermaid Man saying with complete sincerity, "For a pain in the neck, he's a pretty nice kid!"
* In "SB-129," after Squidward goes crazy from the isolation, he sobs about how he even misses Spongebob. The time machine ends up taking him back to the past. The exchange between Squidward and the two is very heartwarming, even though it's downplayed at the end when Squidward refuses to go jellyfishing with the duo.
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[[folder: Season Two]]
* The majority of "Dying For Pie," in which Squidward accidentally gives [=SpongeBob=] a pie-shaped bomb, which will explode at sunset, so Squidward tries to give [=SpongeBob=] the best day of his life.
** The ending scene in particular, in which [[spoiler:Squidward watched the sun set with [=SpongeBob=]]] is very emotional, despite the fact that [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] doesn't really end up dying, as he hadn't eaten the pie yet]].
* "Christmas Who?" Especially when [[spoiler:Squidward dresses up as Santa and gives out his stuff to appease the people of Bikini Bottom]].
** Also when Squidward begins to feel bad when [=SpongeBob=] gets depressed because he "ruined" Christmas.
** At the end of the episode, where [=SpongeBob=] gives Squidward a handmade wooden clarinet.
** [[spoiler:"Thank you, Santa...for bringing Christmas to Bikini Bottom!" "I didn't bring Christmas to Bikini Bottom, [=SpongeBob=]. ''You'' did."]] Keep in mind that this is [[spoiler:''[[{{Jerkass}} Squid]][[DeadpanSnarker ward]]'']] saying this.
*** And then Spongebob glomps Squidward so enthusiastically that a heart appears.
*** [=SpongeBob=] gives Squidward a wooden clarinet, because he didn't want him to feel left out. Squidward is moved to tears, and remarks that it's the nicest gift he's ever gotten.
*** Squidward's little smile when Spongebob hugs him is heart-meltingly sweet.
* In "No Free Rides," Spongebob and his parents surprise Mrs. Puff with a huge cake when (they all thought) that Spongebob had finally passed his driving test. They were all so grateful for not giving up on Spongie.
** In that same episode, Spongebob's parents give him a new boatmobile as a present. Spongebob is so overjoyed that he actually faints. Later in the episode, Spongebob's mom tucks him into bed and tells him that he can drive his new boat in the morning.
* The best friends forever ring.
* "Band Geeks." You know what scene we're talking about. There's a reason this episode is universally regarded as one of the, if not THE, best episodes of the series.
** Honorable mention to [=SpongeBob=]'s RousingSpeech to the dysfunctional band. It shows how much [=SpongeBob=] truly cares for Squidward.
** A comparatively less impressive moment, but pay attention to the group shot of everyone arguing just before the big fight. Patrick's defending his friend by fighting with the lady who just senselessly called [=SpongeBob=] a "talking cheese".
** [=SpongeBob=]'s "eager" face (and dance). It looks cute in its own right, and it's even more heartwarming to look at once you consider what happens afterward. He was excited because he ''knew'' very well that they were going to make Squidward proud.
* In "Grandma's Kisses," after [=SpongeBob's=] [[OcularGushers temper tantrum]], his grandmother tells him that he doesn't need to be a baby to get his grandma's love, and that no matter how old he is, he will always be her baby boy. It's a sweet moment, even if it's somewhat downplayed by [[KarmaHoudini Squidward and the Krusty Krab customers]] laughing at them through the window at the end.
* In "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", after losing a bet with Plankton, Mr. Krabs sends Spongebob to the Chum Bucket. The song they sing afterwards, titled "This Grill is not a Home" is very heartwarming, and shows the Spongebob and Mr. Krabs really do need each other.
-->'''Spongebob:''' A stove is a stove, no matter where you go.
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' A patty is a patty, that's what I say...
-->'''Spongebob:''' A grill is a grill, this is surely so-oo...
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' And fries should be fries, either way..
-->'''Spongebob:''' But this grill is not a home, this is not the stove I know...
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' I will trade it all away, if you came back to stay!
-->'''Both:''' This kitchen's not the same without you!
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' It's just a greasy spoon.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Just a greasy spoon...
-->'''Both:''' Without you....
* Squidward is very caring for Spongebob in "Graveyard Shift," and when he thinks he's going to die, he says he's always been OK with him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then Spongebob goes off topic]].
** It's pretty telling that, when Squidward believes that he and Spongebob are going to be killed, he actually picks up Spongebob and hugs him close, as if attempting to protect him. [[BigBrotherInstinct And this is coming from the guy who normally hates when Spongebob hugs him]].
* Prior to [=SpongeBob=]'s Squirrel Jokes making everyone legitimately make fun of Sandy, we get this exchange backstage after [=SpongeBob=]'s first show using them.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Oh hey, Sandy!
-->'''Sandy:''' Howdy, [=SpongeBob=].
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Did you enjoy the show?
-->'''Sandy:''' Well, ac-actually [=SpongeBob=], no. Those jokes are hurtful and you know it.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Come on Sandy, I was just ''joking''. I mean, everybody knows that you're the smartest one in Bikini Bottom.
-->'''Sandy:''' Well, I can't argue with that.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' We all gotta laugh at ourselves once in a while. I do it all the time! ''(Holds up a mirror and laughs excessively into it. Sandy chuckles)''
-->'''Sandy:''' You're right, [=SpongeBob=]. I was being a little too sensitive. ''(Both hug)'' No hard feelings.
* At the beginning of "Sailor Mouth," Spongebob performs two nice gestures towards Squidward. The first is standing up for him when he thinks Mr. Krabs called him garbage (he was referring to the bag Squidward was holding), and the second is when Spongebob sees that someone wrote "Squidward smells" on the dumpster, and adds the word "good" to the end, turning an insult into a compliment.
** Keep in mind he merely [[ComicallyMissingThePoint thought the quote hadn't been finished.]] He can't comprehend the idea that someone could say something nasty about Squidward.
* This exchange in Life of Crime.
--> '''Patrick:''' ''"And we owe it all to you!"''
--> '''Spongebob:''' ''"What are you talking about? [[ItMakesSenseInContext Taking the balloon was your evil plan]]!"''
--> '''Patrick:''' ''"Naw, I'm nothing but a lot of talk! You're the one with the sticky fingers!"''
--> '''Spongebob:''' (blushing) ''"Aww, Patrick! You're the best bad influence ever!"''
--> '''Patrick:''' ''"You too!"''
--> (they both hug)
** Near the beginning of the episode, Mr Krabs giving Spongebob and Patrick a fatherly talk about why stealing is wrong, and then giving them a big hug before shooing them out of the restaurant, was rather adorable.
* Just how damn close Sandy is to Spongebob in "Prehibernation Week". The idea she'll be asleep for months without him breaks her heart and thus Spongebob agrees to spend the remaining time with her. When she overdoes this and Spongebob tries to hide, she begins a frantic search party for him. Crazy, yes, but endearing also.
* The ending to "The Smoking Peanut" where Spongebob and Patrick are proved innocent and Clamu is reunited with it's pearl, in actuality an egg, which hatches into an affectionate baby clam. As the two embrace, Clamu, no longer sobbing, makes a visible smile.
* Spongebob and Patrick making up in "The Fry Cook Games" is equal parts hilarious and heartwarming.
* Patrick reuniting with his (real) parents in "I'm With Stupid."
* Patrick getting angry at an entire movie theater for being "afraid to look ugliness in the face" in Something Smells.
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[[folder: Season Three]]
* "Club SpongeBob." When Squidward is getting denied food by the Magic Conch, Patrick tries to ask the conch if Squidward could eat. As soon as he eats the sandwich, he apologizes to Squidward since he couldn't have it, which shows that Patrick is still trying to be thoughtful of Squidward when he was being denied to eat.
* "Idiot Box." When Squidward believes Spongebob and Patrick were caught in two avalanches, he is deeply worried and concerned for them [[spoiler:though the two were actually fine and it was just their imagination.]] Still, despite the fact that Spongebob and Patrick often annoy him, Squidward does deeply care about their wellbeing.
* "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy V." Barnacle Boy gets fed up with how Mermaid Man treats him like a sidekick and [[FaceHeelTurn decides to join Man Ray and the Dirty Bubble, and form EVIL.]] Later on, Mermaid Man asks [=SpongeBob=], Sandy, Patrick, and Squidward to help him save the world and defeat EVIL, by putting on the costumes of the original IJLSA, and in the process, [[FragileSpeedster gain]] [[InvisibilityCloak each]] [[RubberMan costume's]] [[KillItWithFire superpowers.]] The two sides engage battle with EVIL, who end up winning. The ending (and the heartwarming) starts when Barnacle Boy confronts Mermaid Man, and demands three things: [[spoiler:one, to be treated like a superhero and not a sidekick; two, to be called Barnacle ''Man''; and three, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking to get an adult-sized Krabby Patty.]]]] The demands being used to make amends is enough, but the clincher comes in the next scene:
-->'''Barnacle Boy:''' ''(extends a hand)'' [[HeelFaceTurn Need a hand...superpal?]]
-->''(Both Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy have tears in their eyes. They grab hands, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming a card that says "FRIEND"]] pops up.)''
-->'''Mermaid Man:''' Good to have you back on the side of justice, Kyle. Let's go get you that Krabby Patty.
* A great majority of "Can You Spare A Dime?" qualifies. When Squidward becomes homeless and desperate, Spongebob unhesitatingly brings Squiddy into his house and lets him sleep in his own bed, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming tenderly kisses him goodnight]], makes him breakfast in bed, feeds him, and gives him massages. ''D'aaaaw...'' [[BewareTheNiceOnes Well, until Squidward turns into a lazy jerk and starts taking advantage of him, that is.]]
** Near the beginning of the episode, when Squidward throws down his hat and storms out of the restaurant, Spongebob follows him, almost completely drops the goofy/happy act, and tries to persuade him as seriously as he can to come back to work- in a lower, solemn voice we don't hear him use often. A very genuine moment.
* At the end of "The Great Snail Race," Patrick's pet rock somehow wins the race. In a surprising display of thoughtfulness, Patrick has the trophy engraved to Squidward instead, knowing how much he wanted to win. Squidward is genuinely touched. The fact that this time, Squidward actually just ''laughed it off'' after his name was misspelled on the engraving makes it better.
** The entire ending of that episode; first, Spongebob has a HeelRealization when Gary gets severely injured on the track and apologizes to him tearfully. Then, Snellie gives up the race to help Gary. And finally, when Rocky wins, Patrick is so happy that he [[TearsOfJoy laughs until he cries]].
** The fact that Patrick, in contrast with [[SmugSnake Squidward]] and [[DrillSergeantNasty Spongebob]], is happy to let Rocky go when he feels like it rather than telling him to win.
* In "Born Again Krabs," Mr. Krabs trades Spongebob to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents. Squidward, to his own surprise, is indignant.
-->'''Squidward:''' [[HypocriticalHeartwarming Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this,]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but how could you trade Spongebob for sixty-two cents?!]]
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You think I could've gotten more?]]
-->'''Squidward:''' [[WhatTheHellHero He stuck up for you and you sold him out?!]] ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You should be ashamed of yourself!!!]]''
* This exchange from "New Student Starfish":
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' What do you usually do when I'm gone [at boating school]?
-->'''Patrick''': (tearing up) Wait for you to get back.
* "Clams" has Mr. Krabs taking Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] out on a fishing trip to show his appreciation of them.
* Seeing all of [=SpongeBob=]'s friends in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler" celebrating his perfect on-time percentage at work, and later his birthday, is heartwarming enough, but then you see characters like [[{{Jerkass}} Squidward]] and [[BigBad Plankton]] got invited too. Neither of them show ANY visible signs of hesitance whatsoever. Now, that's a REAL surprise.
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[[folder: The First Movie]]
* The part when Spongebob and Patrick are [[spoiler:dying from dehydration under a lamp, lamenting that they never got to Shell City, or retrieved King Neptune's crown. Suddenly, they see a sign that reads "Shell City" and see the crown not too far away from them. Overjoyed that they actually reached Shell City, they begin to sing their favorite song, "I'm a Goofy Goober," until they dry up completely. The cinema-going pirates are by now in bits. However, a single tear made up of two they each shed trickles down the wire, short-circuiting the lamp's socket. This creates a puff of smoke that sets of the water systems and revives them. This triggers tumultuous applause from the entire audience.]] What makes the scene even more effective is that Spongebob and Patrick have all along been trying to prove they were men, not kids. However, if they hadn't been so emotional, [[spoiler:they would've died]].
** Spongebob's speech at the end:
-->'''Spongebob:''' I've been through a lot in the last six days, five minutes, twenty-seven-and-a-half seconds, and if I've learned ''anything'' during that time, it's that you are who you are. And no amount of mermaid magic, or managerial promotion, or [[RuleOfThree some other third thing]] can make me any more than what I really am inside: a kid. But that's okay! Because I did all the things they said a kid ''couldn't do!'' I ''made'' it to Shell City, and I ''beat'' the cyclops, and I ''rode'' the [[AdamWesting Hasselhoff]], and I brought the crown ''BACK!'' So, yeah, I'm a kid! And I'm also a goofball, and a wingnut, and a Knucklehead [=McSpazatron=]! But most of all, I'm... I'm... I'm... [[AC:I'm a Goofy Goober!]] [[[ThePowerOfRock rock music starts]]]
* While Patrick sometimes acts as TheMillstone, he spends the whole movie comforting, defending, and adventuring with his best friend [=SpongeBob=].
** Really, the whole movie is HeartwarmingInHindsight if you were a kid when it came out, and you watch it again as an adult. The message of the whole film is that just because you're an adult, doesn't mean that you have to stop being a kid. The message, for kids, is also "just because you're a kid, doesn't mean you can't be the hero." For the record, Spongebob was in his twenties when the film came out, so the message is inspiring to both kids ''and'' adults!
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[[folder: Season Four]]
* Gary and [=SpongeBob=]'s reunion at the end of "Have You Seen This Snail?"
** Before then, Patrick genuinely comforting Spongebob during his grief. They're sitting on Spongebob's couch and Pat has his arm around a crying Sponge's shoulders. No comic relief, no idiocy, just Patrick giving his friend a shoulder to cry on, it's really sweet:
-->'''Patrick:''' Just let it out, buddy. That's right.
* Spongebob and Patrick giving Squidward a "Sorry For Bugging You So Much" cake in "Good Neighbors."
** Unlike the same scene in "Squidville," the scene is not diminished by Patrick shoving the cake in his pants.
* In "Funny Pants," Squidward blows out his laugh box and he's hospitalized, and has to undergo surgery. When he wakes up, he's informed that his laugh box had to be cut out, due to it being shriveled. The doctor informs Squidward that he'll still be able to laugh, because someone donated part of their laugh box to him. Squidward looks around the room at the guests in his hospital room, from Sandy, Patrick, Mr Krabs, who all tell him that they weren't the donors. Then the camera pans over to Spongebob, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who just smiles sweetly and tugs down his shirt, to reveal two small bandages from his surgery]].
** Made even more heartwarming when you realize that Squidward kind of treated Spongebob like garbage throughout the whole episode. Spongebob is just that nice.
* In "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture", not only do [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick convince Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to make a movie together, they all even enjoy it by the end. In spite of what the fact that the rest of their audience obviously appear unamused with the resulting movie would lead you to expect, they instead feel proud of what they've made together and have an EverybodyLaughsEnding.
* The ending of "Best Frenemies." [[HeartwarmingInHindsight Especially]] after seeing Mr. Krabs and Plankton's past in season five's "Friend or Foe."
* The second-to-last scene in "New Leaf" where Mr. Krabs and Plankton spend the day at a carnival, [[spoiler:even though the final scene turned out to be a trick Plankton pulled throughout the whole episode.]]
* Brief moment, but in Krusty Towers, Squidward genuinely doesn't seem to mind letting Spongebob and Patrick share his pool. Considering his [[{{Jerkass}} normal nature]], that's pretty surprising.
* At the end of Patrick Smartpants, we learn that the reason Patrick suddenly became so smart after getting his head knocked off was because [[spoiler:he put brain coral on instead of his actual head.]] He and [=SpongeBob=] find his real head, and we get this moving exchange right before he puts it back on.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Are you sure you want to give up being smart and sophisticated to be my friend again?
-->'''Patrick:''' Knowledge can never replace friendship. I would rather be an idiot!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Not just an idiot, you're also my pal!
* In Best Day Ever, as much as Squidward despises Spongebob most of the time, it's nice that Squidward put Spongebob on the VIP list during the former's concert.
* The ending of The Pink Purloiner. Throughout the episode, Spongebob thinks Patrick stole his jellyfishing net. It's revealed that Patrick made Spongebob a new net, and it turns out Spongebob left his on the bus. When the bus driver returns it, Spongebob gives it to Patrick. It's heartmeltingly sweet.
-->'''Patrick''': Wanna go Jellyfishing? I just got a new net!
-->'''Spongebob''': So did I! My best friend made it for me!
* Remember in "Rule of Dumb" when Patrick goes mad with power, and he has that altercation with his reflection, and he realizes what he's done, and tries so desperately to get the crown away? Doubles with Tear Jerker once you think of what a prick he's become.
* "The Gift of Gum": [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick have an entire holiday to celebrate their friendship. Aww.
** When [=SpongeBob=] starts crying because he doesn't think his gift (a robot butler) is as good as Gummie, Patrick assures [=SpongeBob=] that he loves it.
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[[folder: Season Five]]
* In "The Two Faces of Squidward," Spongebob straight-up tells Squidward "I love you," and ''hugs'' him! ''D'aaaaaw!''
** Squidward doesn't even mind, either- he just smiles!
* "A Flea in her Dome" opens with Spongebob and Patrick throwing Sandy a welcome home party when she comes back from her convention in Texas.
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[[folder: Season Six]]
* The song from "Truth or Square" about the Krusty Krab.
** The wedding too, even if it was just a play. Spongebob looks so happy.
* Mr. Krabs' grandfather still loving him despite the fact he lied about being a pirate in "Grandpappy the Pirate."
* "Porous Pockets" has [=SpongeBob=] gain an enormous amount of cash, and shares it generously with his friends and complete strangers (who blatantly milk it). Patrick, for once gaining the SmartBall, attempts to warn him he'll lose everything at this rate, though by this time [=SpongeBob=] has let the popularity go to his head and ignores him. When the money (and as a result his new "friends") inevitably vanishes, Patrick near instantly forgives him and lets him play with his new volleyball (in fact a huge diamond).
** Before then, the montage of Sponge and Pat having fun at the mall. They don't buy anything (except at the end, when they spend a bunch on a lifetime's supply of strawberry gum,) and they just spend the montage goofing around and playing.
* Spongebob and Patrick making it up to their titular neighbor in "Giant Squidward" by making him a giant clarinet, showing how bad they feel sometimes for pestering him. Shame it doesn't last long.
* No mention for "Overbooked!"? The episode focuses on [=SpongeBob=] overbooking himself with Mr. Krabs (who he was suppose to help with a toy car set up), Patrick (for their usual hi jinks, though this day was special in that it was his birthday), and Sandy (for a science presentation). While it leads to usual silliness (and a GettingCrapPastTheRadar joke), eventually the truth comes out and Patrick, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs confront Sponge about it. When he reveals he had made plans with them ''at'' the same time to not disappoint them, ''surprisingly enough'' in the middle of the show's controversial SeasonalRot, the three ''show legit kindness'', Sandy seeing [=SpongeBob=] overextended himself, Krabs asking why he didn't just say that in the first place, and ''even Patrick'' saying they could have worked something out. It's surprising and heartwarming [=SpongeBob=]'s friends understood and even the ending [[spoiler: reveals Sandy's new invention was a cloning device, allowing [=SpongeBob=] to ''literally'' be in 3 places at once]].
* As cringe-inducing as "The Splinter" is, especially in how Squidward trolls [=SpongeBob=] later, he writes this little note for the first order of the day. "Two Krabby Patties. P.S., [=SpongeBob=], you're an idiot. Love, Squidward." For a guy that regularly dislikes [=SpongeBob=] and even just insulted him in the same note, it was oddly touching that he drew a heart too.
* In general, No Hat for Pat is a major CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Patrick, especially since it came around the time he was becoming the most unlikable character in the cast.
** SpongeBob, for once, does not act like an ExtremeDoormat to Mr. Krabs and wants him to stop using Patrick as a publicity stunt act lest he suffer worse injury.
** After Patrick gets fired and loses the hat, he starts crying because he'll likely never get an opportunity to work at the Krusty Krab again. SpongeBob comforts him by lending him his hat, [[WebVideo/PieGuyRulz symbolically putting them on the same level]]. Definitely a moment that best defines the relationship between these two.
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[[folder: Season Seven]]
* "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle," After seeming like such a heartless jerk for so long, when Mr. Krabs see's Spongebob feeling weak due to a lack of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Krabby Patties]], he is incredibly worried and instantly [[ItMakesSenseInContext asks the giant vacuum cleaner to spare one for him]].
* "Kracked Krabs." After Mr. Krabs loses the cheapest crab award, [=SpongeBob=] helps him get it back and they both show semblances of their old personalities. They lose it again but they don't care because they still love each other.
** The whole scene where they "exaggerate" things is both this and a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* While "Stuck in the Wringer" of all episodes isn't exactly an episode that the majority of the fanbase would expect a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming from, it is sweet how Patrick gives [=SpongeBob=] a pep talk to get him excited about the day at the beginning, even in spite of the latter's problem. Even though it turns out to not be enough to help with the mess that Patrick caused, he was at least willing to give [=SpongeBob=] words of encouragement (and he even succeeds for at least a few minutes).
* In "Spongebob's Last Stand," Patrick and Sponge fight tooth-and-nail to save Jellyfish Fields from being turned into a highway.
** Later, when his plans are unsuccessful, he faints with grief, and Squidward catches him and holds him gently until he comes to.
** After that, '''everyone''' teams up with him to save Jellyfish Fields. Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
*** Though most of the Bikini Bottomites advocated the construction of the highway, and really only agreed to help so that the Jellyfish would leave them alone.
* In "A Day Without Tears," Squidward makes a bet with Spongebob that Spongie can't go a day without crying. If Squidward wins, then he'll make Spongebob do his yard work and cleaning. Spongebob claims that if ''he'' wins, then Squidward will come over to his house for a slumber party. Spongebob wins the bet, and the episode wins with Spongebob and Squiddie on Sponge's couch- Squidward is sobbing in despair and Spongebob is gently hugging him, telling him to cry it out. It was a really odd combination of funny and genuinely sweet, on Spongebob's part.
** Spongebob, ever the sentimentalist, looks at an [[AwesomeArt utterly gorgeous sunset]] and is visibly welling up with tears because it's so beautiful. Later, he does the same thing when he sees how cute Gary looks when he's asleep. Spongebob, you're ''so cute!!''
-->'''Spongebob:''' (with big sparkly eyes) Awww! He looks like a little ''angel''! (eyes get bigger and sparklier)
** It was also interesting to see what Spongebob would do if Squidward came over to his house uninvited. When Spongebob does this to Squidward, it's infuriating, but when Squiddie follows Spongebob home, Spongebob is a gracious host, serving him drinks and making him feel welcome.
** [[{{TenderTears}} In the episode, Spongebob isn't just crying because of his own misfortunes. He also begins to cry when he hears about the misfortunes of ''other people'', and animals. Just shows how much of a sweet, tender little guy he is.]]
** There's also that TV program Squidward and Spongebob watch, where a dad is going to work, when his son asks if he can stay to play a game of catch with him. The dad wearily says he can't, as he's already late for his job, but just as the son looks down in disappointment, the dad comes back, deciding that he can stay to catch a few throws. The exchange between the two is as touching as it is a cliche. It's no wonder Spongebob threw the TV out the window (to avoid crying).
* In "Enchanted Tiki Dreams," [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick have one of those moments where they realize how miserable they've made Squidward and vow to make it up to him. They spend the entire night creating a paradise for him and making sure he has a wonderful time. Then, even after it all falls apart, they help him continue to relax. After all the crap he has been put through as the series goes on, [[ThrowTheDogABone it is nice to see him actually WIN for a change.]]
* Spongebob saving Gary from Mr. Krabs in "The Scent of Money." After seeing Spongebob as a YesMan to Mr. Krabs, who got worse and worse each season, this is refreshing to weary fans. It also redeems him for his shocking behavior towards Gary in "A Pal for Gary."
* The end of "Love That Squid," where Squidward, after being designated to being a luckless [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] for the bulk of the show, outright succeeds in getting a date with a girl. If that isn't the writers deciding to give Squidward a PetTheDog moment, who knows what is?
** A great majority of the episode, actually. [[NiceGuy Spongebob]] spends the whole episode trying to help Squidward get ready for his date, which was pretty nice of him, and even Squidward appreciates the gesture. At the end, Squidward finaly snaps at Spongebob's weird, annoying ways, and blows up at him. Squid's date sees, and Squidward dejectedly assumes that the gal no longer likes him. But she said, with admiration, that she appreciates a man who "doesn't suffer fools," and they proceed to go on their date.
* As awful as "A Pal For Gary" is, it does have ''one'' moment of heartwarming: when Spongebob is nearly eaten by Puffy Fluffy, Gary's first response is to immediately come to his rescue, even after all the crap Spongebob put him through during the episode. Now ''THAT'S'' UndyingLoyalty.
** There's another: Though even those who don't believe that Spongebob ever [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]] can't deny that this episode is one of the worst, who wouldn't want to help a pet not feel lonely?
** Someone wrote [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9380443/1/A-Pal-For-Gary-Alternate-Ending an alternate ending]] to the episode. It's really sweet.
* Much of "Sponge-Cano!" counts, and it mostly has to do with Spongebob's love for Squidward. He tries to help Squidward, volunteers to take his place as a sacrifice to the volcano, saves him from falling into the lava, and then [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gives him a place to stay when he's lost his house]]. The episode ends with the two of them sharing Spongebob's bed, looking all cozy. Squidward is obviously annoyed at [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace Spongebob]] gently teasing him, but it's still so damn cute to see how much Spongebob cares for his friend- '''especially''' despite all of the mean crap Squiddie does to him.
* There was something oddly genuine about this moment from "The Great Patty Caper" on Patrick's part, (with Pat acting like a kindly big brother,) because of the nonchalant way he avoided making Spongebob feel bad about it:
-->'''Spongebob:''' The key! Patrick! Where in the ocean's depth did you find it?
-->'''Patrick:''' I found it when I was cleaning your shorts from your little "accident" earlier.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Well, that is great news.
-->'''Patrick:''' (yawns) Anyways, I'm gonna hit the sack. I'm pooped. I'm sure you can relate.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Uh, yeah, me, too. (bashful laughter)
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[[folder: Season Eight]]
* Near the end of "Restraining Spongebob," Patrick and Squidward are in a physical fight, and Spongebob must choose between following the restraining order, or stopping his two best friends from beating them up. He chooses to pull them apart, and then Squidward asks for the restraining order. No, the episode does not take the route "A Pal For Gary" did. Instead, Squidward seems grateful that the yellow sponge managed to get Patrick off his chest, and Spongebob is taken off the restraining order. The whole thing doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* The end of "Free Samples" with Mr. Krabs letting [=SpongeBob=] make money angels with him in the big pile of money. Made more nice when you consider how Mr. Krabs [[JerkAss ac]][[{{Greed}} t]][[MoneyFetish ed]] in the past few seasons.
* Karen forgiving Plankton at the end of "Karen 2.0." After the fight, Karen loses all of her power and is deactivated - and Plankton, instead of going for the formula, ''removes the battery from Karen 2 and uses it to restore his wife''. If that doesn't prove he loves his wife, nothing does.
* In "Treats!" Spongebob sleeps next to the pet store to get a can of Gary's beloved Snail Bites as soon as they open. Then, when it turns that they're all out, he goes on a world-wide search for the last few cans of Snail Bites just so Gary can be happy. After watching the infamous "A Pal for Gary," it's refreshing to see their loving relationship restored.
** The second plot of the episode involves Spongebob trying to overcome his ExtremeDoormat ways by saying "no" to Gary. Because he loves Gary so much, he's having trouble telling Gary "No," so Patrick gives him some much-needed advice and tells him to just ''say'' it. Spongebob sits down near Gary and has a little talk with him, and actually ''does'' say "no," gently but firmly. The scene plays out suspensefully, and we have no idea what Gary's reaction will be. But Gary just calmly wanders off, and Spongebob is relieved.
** Unlike season 1's "Walking Small," this is an episode where someone tells Spongebob how to assert himself correctly while still being nice, and it ''works''. Kind of meta, but throughout the majority of the show, Spongebob has a problem of being a doormat to other people and keeping his frustration bottled up until he ends up being a jerk. In this episode it appears that he's actually ''learned'' something. Good for you, Spongie!
* In the season finale, "Hello Bikini Bottom": the "Giving Up" duet between Spongebob and Squidward, where [=SpongeBob=] tells [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Squidward]] that they can be successful on tour and Squidward seems to like him. The Bikini Bottomites who hear it end up loving it.
** In a meta example, this was Aaron Springer's final episode before he moved on to ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Springer had a turbulent career in Season 5-7, but he also wrote greats like Karate Choppers, Band Geeks, and more recently Treats!. Once you realize that he had been with Spongebob since Season 1 (13 years) and this heartwarming episode is his finale, it qualifies as a TearJerker.
* In a bizarre way, Squidward finally finding a happy memory in "Are You Happy Now?"--chainsawing every Paper Mache Spongebob in sight.
--> '''Spongebob''': *dreamy sigh* He's so handsome.
* In "Frozen Face-Off", Spongebob decides to let everyone ride on his sled despite it being a race. Everyone (even Mr. Krabs and Sandy) also hugs Squidward when he gets un-frozen, and they go back to save him when he gets left behind.
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[[folder: Season Nine]]
* Plankton getting a happy ending with his new pet amoeba Spot in "Plankton's Pet." After all the failure he went through, it seems that even Plankton deserves a special reward.
* [[spoiler:SQUIDWARD of all people saving Spongebob and even admitting to him how much the Krusty Krab needs him]] in ''Spongebob, You're Fired!'' [[spoiler:After everything he's put him through, too! Squidward, dude, you've won me back my heart]].
-->'''Squidward''': [=SpongeBob=]?
-->'''Spongebob''': Yes?
-->'''Squidward''': You know I hate you, right?
-->'''Spongebob''': (Smiling) Yes, yes I do.
-->'''Squidward''': Well, I hate the smell of burning Krabby Patties even more. Please come back and fry cook again!
** Also, Gary getting slightly un-Flanderized, and caring for Spongebob.
*** Simultaneously, Spongebob feeding Gary despite being completely broken up about being fired.
--->'''Spongebob:''' What's that, Gary? You need me? Oh, the unconditional love of a pet. ''(Gary gives a somewhat guilty look before showing [=SpongeBob=] his empty food bowl)''... Oh, I'm sorry. Here I am wallowing in my own misery when it's past your dinner time.
*** Which is then later one upped when, seeing that they are out of store bought snail food, he proceeds to make Gary some from scratch. It's a long, elaborate scene in which he gets out a bunch of fresh vegetables and cooks them, blends them, and then puts them in a tin can, even putting a label on the can. He opens the can with a can opener and pours the food in Gary's bowl. Gary loves the food, which leads to Spongebob looking happy for the first time in the episode, prompting him to say, "What's that, Gary? You say this is the best food you've ever tasted?"
** Later, a bunch of people come into Spongebob's house and ''they'' all like the food, too, and Spongebob feels appreciated as a cook again.
** In the beginning, when Spongebob is sitting inside his house crying because he lost his job, Patrick looks into his window... and starts crying, too. Spongebob walks over to the window and asks him why he's crying, and Patrick says that he was crying because Spongebob was crying, and it "made him sad." ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awww...]]''
*** For those who don't like Patrick's {{Flanderization}} into the brain-dead thing he was, him punching his [[ItMakesSenseInContext mutated second head]] for badmouthing [=SpongeBob=] is truly a sight to behold.
* In "Squirrel Record", Spongebob telling Sandy he wants her to stop trying to break dangerous records because he doesn't want to lose her.
* A small moment from "Yeti Krabs," when Spongebob says that he and Squidward "are as close as brothers!" A cute statement, and possibly a callback to his "We're like brothers...only closer" line from the season 3 episode "Can You Spare A Dime."
* In "Tutor Sauce" Pearl asks Mr. Krabs for some money and he actually gives her some without any reluctance at all. It's a small thing, but with how greedy he's been in the past seasons, this is both surprising and sweet.
* Patrick's interactions with the kid with the broken foot in "What's Eating Patrick?" are adorable, especially when Patrick says that he is the one motivating him to win the competition. It's relatable to anyone who's met their longtime hero who's especially passionate about their fans. It's even more heartwarming when you consider [[{{Jerkass}} the way Patrick had acted in past few seasons]].
* In "The Sewers of Bikini Bottom", Squidward ends up joining Spongebob in flushing stuff down the toilet and clearly has fun. It's actually quite touching to see Squidward join in on [=SpongeBob=]'s antics instead of berating him for them.
* Quite a lot of "Two Thumbs Down" qualifies.
** Near the beginning, Squidward snarkily asks if Spongebob has a thumbs up for him. Spongebob says that he doesn't, and starts to walk away...before revealing that he has TWO thumbs up for Squidward. Squidward actually seems ''pleased'' (and a little confused) by this.
** Everyone shows sympathy for [=SpongeBob=] when his thumbs break. Squidward even offers to help him when his injured thumbs prove to make patty flipping impossible.
** Everyone giving [=SpongeBob=] a thumbs up at the end after he wins the thumb war with Patrick to get his job back.
* "Goodbye Krabby Patty?"
** Patrick and Spongebob genuinely love and appreciate one another, going jellyfishing and shopping together. Even when Patrick becomes famous for advertising frozen patties, this doesn't change him at all (a breath of fresh air compared to previous episodes), and he fondly remembers the times before he was so overbooked and forced to hang out around rich people he doesn't even know, wishing things would go back to normal. And, at the end, he runs to Spongebob and happily eats a freshly made patty he created, and even helps him make the patties after he reveals to the world that the frozen patties are bad for one's health.
** Spongebob politely making everyone free patties after the frozen patties were recalled.
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[[folder: Season Ten]]
* "Whirly Brains"
** Spongebob and Patrick give their Whirly Brain propellers to the Angry Old Timer, after he tearfully tells them how he was jealous and wanted to experience flight. The episode ends with him flying happily (the man has the propellers attached to his butt).
** Mrs. Puff and Mr. Krabs are apparently still dating--even after Spongebob and Patrick startle them with a prank, they're still happy and their date isn't ruined.
* In "Mimic Madness", in addition to Sandy, Plankton, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward helping [=SpongeBob=] overcome his inability to remember who he is, Patrick takes great exception to Plankton and Squidward submitting that they kill [=SpongeBob=].
* In "Snooze You Lose", Squidward collapses from exhaustion in Spongebob's house. But Spongebob quickly slides under him and shapes himself into a mattress. Patrick and Gary climb on top and fall asleep too. Spongebob is perfectly fine with this.
* In "Krusty Katering", the birthday kid threatens Mr. Krabs to use fireworks on him if he doesn't get his birthday cake. Krabs quickly swipes them away saying that they are dangerous to play with. The kid then says that no one has ever cared enough to explain something like that to him and begins to see Mr. Krabs as his own father. He then hugs him, which Krabs seems to be okay with.
* In "Lost and Found", when the lost aged kids reunites with their parents.
* In “Patrick’s Coupon” not only does Squidward (of all people) stop Mr Krabs from swindling Patrick out of his free ice cream coupon, he outright calls Mr Krabs out on how dishonest and low it is to try, even for him.
* In "Mermaid Pants", when [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick show up at the Krusty Krab dressed as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Mr. Krabs, of all people, reveals himself to be a closet comic book geek and closes down for the day just so he and a relucant Squidward can play with them.
* In "Out Of The Picture", Spongebob assisting Squidward with his deliveries, helping him when Mr. Krabs [[ItsaLongStory tries to harm him]], and him and Squidward having a good laugh after an off-screen party with Spongebob's friends from [[CallBack Rock Bottom]].
-->'''Squidward''': Oh, get off of me.
-->'''Spongebob''': I'll never get off of you Squidward. Not until you're safe.
* [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff, Squidward, Pearl, and Larry throwing a birthday party for Sandy in "Feral Friends".
** And while it does raise a few... [[{{Mind Screw}} questions about the canon,]] Sandy's friendship with [[{{Interactive Narrator}}the French Narrator]] is very sweet, with him keeping [[{{It Makes Just As Much Sense in Context}} a picture of her on his desk,]] and her even [[{{Affectionate Nickname}} nicknaming him]] "Frenchie." Similarly, the French Narrator also seems to be good terms with Patchy and Potty, taking his time to warn them about [[spoiler:Neptune's Sun.]]

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[[folder: Season Eleven]]
* In "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom", when the Flying Dutchman makes a remark about [=SpongeBob=] being a lousy friend by leaving Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Plankton, Gary, and Sandy to their fate, Patrick indignantly tells the Flying Dutchman that he can't talk about [=SpongeBob=] like that.
* In "Teacher's Pests", when Mrs. Puff tells Mr. Krabs and Plankton to follow [=SpongeBob=]'s example, [=SpongeBob=] is touched by Mrs. Puff using him as an example of good driving and even comes over to hug her.
* In "Moving Bubble Bass", while a very funny scene altogether, what with the over-the-top animation and Patrick's hilariously frightening {{Nightmare Face}}, in the scene where Bubble Bass reveals he ate the food he promised them, Patrick just snaps, saying things will get crazy if "my friend SpongeBob doesn't get his free lunch". Not "I get my free lunch." It's if ''Spongebob'' doesn't get ''his'' free lunch. It's a small moment, but it shows how much Patrick cares about Spongebob, and that Spongebob's happiness is more important than his own, especially since he spent the entire episode obsessing over said free lunch.
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[[folder: Comics]]
* In "Not So Great Expectations", [=SpongeBob=] invites Squidward to a theme park called Blockville, and Squidward only agrees to go so he can secretly relish [=SpongeBob=]'s disappointment. It is indeed [[SuckECheeses an awful theme park]]. The staff are rude, all the rides are closed except for one that breaks, and they're all out of confectionary. But [=SpongeBob=] has the time of his life and at the end he explains why: because he gets to spend the day with his friend. Squidward is so touched by this that he's moved to tears.
* In one comic, [=SpongeBob=] shows off his shellphone to Squidward, which drives the latter nuts and finally causes him to smash his phone in frustration. [=SpongeBob=] feels bad and offers his own. The feeling doesn't last long but Squidward appears to be genuinely grateful for the gesture.
* "Calls in the Wild" ends with a clarinet duet between Squidward and the Mulligor.
* [=SpongeBob=] squeeing over the adorable little krill who had found his way into his home. It's also very sweet when he agrees to re-unite the krill with his family... even if it happens to be a krill mound in the Krusty Krab.
* [=SpongeBob=] sticking up for Sandy when her species is misrepresented in a "landquarium".
* In "Great Grandma", Squidward gets along remarkably well with [=SpongeBob=]'s grandmother. She compliments his dancing and his art, and when he tries to visit her again, he notices in the window that she's painting a portrait of ''him''.
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[[folder: Not In The Show Itself]]
* The end of the song "Where's Gary" (on the Best Day Ever album) [[spoiler: in which Spongebob and Gary are reunited]] in the end.
* Several evangelical Christian groups in America criticized the show for advocating homosexuality after a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnD8BYjZiW0 music video]] featuring [=SpongeBob=] was supported by the ''[[http://www.wearefamilyfoundation.org/ We Are Family Foundation]]'' ([[{{WAFF}} coincidence]]), an organization dedicated to mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation of cultural diversity - which [[NamesTheSame shares its name with a similar organization that supports gay rights]]. Although [[WordOfGod Stephen J. Hillenburg said [=SpongeBob=] was asexual]], John H. Thomas, the United Church of Christ's general minister and president, said the United Church would welcome [=SpongeBob=] into their ministry:
-->"Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we."
* Creator/ErnestBorgnine, who has voiced Mermaid Man since season one, passed away in 2012. What did Nick do? They ran a completely un-advertised Mermaid Man marathon, with every episode from the original "Mermaid Man" to the final "Mermaid Man Begins," in his honor.
** Additionally, the second Spongebob movie, Sponge Out of Water had the superhero gimmick as a homage to Borgnine's work as Mermaid Man. The film is even dedicated to Borgnine at the end of the credits.
* After Music/DavidBowie's death, Nickelodeon put up a clip of his guest appearance in "Atlantis Squarepantis" on the front of the ''Spongebob'' homepage.
* In the book "Camp Spongebob," the little flashbacks of kid Spongebob spending summer time with his grandma--she teaches him how to knit sweaters and they make cookies together. They both look so happy!
* After the death of Squidward's German voice actor, Eberhard Prüter, the German Spongepedia briefly put a tribute to him on their website, that loosely translated to, "Thank you very much for making something good out of Squidward's bad mood."
* In the [=iOS=]/Android game for Sponge Out of Water, if you get a Game Over Spongebob has many different lines that he'll say in no particular order. One of these lines is him [[IfIDoNotReturn asking the player]] to tell Sandy that he loves her. It's just a really sweet thing to hear. Listen to it [[http://youtu.be/th1N938evb8?t=4m24s here.]]
* In the online game [[http://www.nick.com/games/spongebob-dancin.html Dancin' Tentacles]], the goal of the game is to play as Spongebob and protect Squidward from being hit by items in the crowd. It's oddly sweet, in a way, watching Squidward looking happy and dancing to his heart's content, without any idea that the crowd hates him or that Spongebob is trying to save him from being humiliated.
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[[folder:Spongebob & Squidward]]
* The episode "Artist Unknown" had Spongebob's explanation of his piece in a one-on-one art class taught by Squidward:
-->'''Spongebob''': ''[Showing his origami piece.]'' That's you on the bottom. ... ''[Showing his "Rippy Bits" art.]'' You're on top this time.
** Not to mention him going all sparkly eyed when he found out Squidward was the art teacher "You are the teacher?! To my pupil?! This isn't art class, it's heaven!"
** "If I'm lucky, Mr. Talent will rub his tentacles all over my art."
* In "Penny Foolish", we get this:
-->'''Spongebob''': Squidward, you look ''beautiful''.
** Note that moments before, he wolf-whistles at Squidward.
** Come to think of it, Spongebob rarely compliments characters on their physical appearance. But when he does, it's almost always '''Squidward'''!
* ''20,000 Patties Under the Sea'' involves Patrick and Spongebob having to deliver patties to new customers had the two drifting off in a mini-submarine waving farewell to Mr. Krabs and Squidward. Spongebob enthusiastically says goodbye to Squidward seductively while twiddling his fingers [[FlamboyantGay in a feminine manner]]. Patrick points out that "[[Film/BlazingSaddles You said 'Bye Squidward' twice.]]" Spongebob responds "I ''like'' Squidward." in a gleeful way.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFnoD0AQITM Here's the clip.]]
** Even weirder, the line is clearly a reference to ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', wherein the original repeated line was [[spoiler: "I like ''rape''".]]
* Even in the movie, Spongebob is creeping on Squidward. He ambushes him while he's in the shower and starts scrubbing his back.
-->'''Spongebob''': I have to tell you something, Squidward.
-->'''Squidward''': ''(covering himself)'' Whatever it is, can't it wait until we get to work?!
-->'''Spongebob''': There's no shower at work!
* Spongebob watches Squidward sleep, and then watches Squidward shower in "Squid Wood". Understandably, Squidward is horrified on both counts.
* In the episode where Gary goes missing, Spongebob and Patrick burst into Squidward's bathroom [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXaHUbhyGbc while he's in the bath.]]
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(to Patrick)'' You check over there. I'll check in here. ''(shoves his hands into the bathtub Squidward's in while Squidward looks violated)''
* In "Squidtastic Voyage", Squidward accidentally swallows his clarinet. Spongebob tries to help him and we get a shot of a mother and son walking past Squidward's house. All you can hear are sounds of Spongebob grunting and Squidward making choking noises, and the mother covers her son's ears and looks disgusted.
* In "The Paper", Spongebob keeps his promise of not giving Squidward back his paper even when the latter offers all his material possessions. What makes Spongebob finally break? When Squidward removes his clothes and hands them over. Spongebob even says "Ohh, I've always loved that shirt!" and immediately puts it on while Squidward is left completely naked.
* "Can You Spare a Dime?": When Squidward takes advantage of Spongebob's hospitality after getting fired, he has Spongebob serving him food in a maid's uniform. One that, oddly enough, has no back.
** And Spongebob kisses him goodnight on the nose, then saying, "Goodnight, my little angel." And he spoon-feeds Squidward; and when yelling at him to finally "Get a job!" he straddles him in bed and gets close to his face while doing so.
** Spongebob even stated in this episode he and Squidward are like brothers.... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAW58yURDc only closer.]]
* In a recent episode, after receiving a written customer order, Spongebob takes the paper and gently caresses the side of Squidward's face with it. Just imagine it is as a feather instead and shudder...
* "The Two Faces Of Squidward" was a non-stop HoYay fest when Spongebob accidentally slams a door in Squidward's face causing him to become handsome and everyone in town, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim man]] and woman, follows him around wanting to look upon his handsomeness, and acting like crazy stalkers. There's also [=SpongeBob=]'s obsessive worry over Squidward's recovery. As well as Spongebob telling Squidward after his face changes the first time "You might even be more handsome than before. If that's even possible!" and calling him a "hunk".
-->'''Spongebob:''' "Oh, Squidward, I ''love'' you no matter how many times we smash your face!" ''(flops face-first onto Squidward, hugging him)''
-->'''Squidward:''' "I almost wish that meant something." ''(Squidward does not object, and in fact is smiling)''
* The episode "Dear Vikings" has Spongebob kiss Squidward on the nose.
* In "The Splinter", Squidward gives Spongebob an order card that reads, "Spongebob: 2 Krabby Patties. PS, You're an idiot. Love, Squidward." Spongebob giggles and says, "Love you too, Squiddy!"
* "Squid's Visit" has Spongebob's obsession with Squidward become flanderized to the point that he becomes insanely stalker-ish in getting Squidward to come to his house. He goes so far as to steal Squidward's vacuum cleaner and turn his own house into an exact replica of Squidward's. You even have Sponge breathing heavily, looking at Squidward through the window while they're on the phone when Squid says he's coming over to get his vacuum back.
** In a similar vein, during "House Fancy", Squidward catches Spongebob peeking in through the window.
--> '''Squidward''': Spongebob, how long have you been spying on me?
--> '''Spongebob''': ...What day is it?
*** Later, Squidward threatens to call the cops ''again'', implying Spongebob has done this before.
* In "A Day Without Tears", Squidward makes a bet with Spongebob: if he wins, Spongebob has to do his chores. But Spongebob demands that if he wins, Squidward has to [[SlumberParty sleep with him]]. The ep ends with Squidward and Spongebob cuddled up on a couch watching a romantic comedy, Squidward sobbing at having lost the bet... While Spongebob just smiles and wraps his arms around Squidward and draws him close... (Plus, earlier in the episode, Spongebob and Squidward had no qualms sharing Spongebob's bed)
* "Sponge-Cano". Spongebob saves Squidward's life, Squidward's house gets destroyed for the nth time. And when Squidward mourns not having a house...
-->'''Spongebob''': Well, I wouldn't say that... [cut to Spongebob and Squidward sharing Spongebob's bed. Spongebob gleefully flicks Squidward's nose.]
-->'''Squidward''': Go away. [switches off the lights; the episode ends]
* "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" is an early example where Spongebob and Patrick fight over Squidward. You could probably get away with saying it's innocent until it reaches the infamous "Hey buddy, I warmed it up for you." scene with Patrick sitting naked in Squidward's tub. Then Spongebob pops in. "Rubber bath toys" indeed.
** Can't forget when he calls Patrick his "ex-best friend" or when Squidward uncomfortably tells Spongebob that they are JustFriends.
** When Squidward leaves Spongebob a letter, he doesn't even have to read it to know who it's from. Instead, he sniffs the envelope and sighs "Squidward!" happily.
** Squidward cracks his back by accident, which causes Spongebob to declare that he's going to "save" Squidward. For some reason, he rips all his clothes off while running toward Squidward (who is bent over), with the latter screaming at him to stay away.
* The "Christmas Who?" special. When Squidward comes into their house, Spongebob very happily sings, "Hey Patrick who's that under the mistletoooe?"
* And then there's the episode "Sailor Mouth" where Spongebob writes on a dumpster: Squidward smells...GOOD.
* In "Sentimental Sponge":
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(to Squidward, who is in sleeping attire)'' May I say that's a very becoming dress you're wearing this morning.
-->'''Squidward''': Dress?!
* From "Graveyard Shift": Squidward saying while hugging [=SpongeBob=] because he's terrified of the Hash-Slinging Slasher "[=SpongeBob=], no matter what I've said, I've always sort of liked you!"
*** Earlier, in the German dub, when Spongebob is excited about the 24 hour shift, he exclaims, "Oh, that's romantic!"
** "Fools in April" also has Squidward admitting he likes Spongebob in a crucial moment, but this time he does it because he feels so badly that he thinks he's hurt Spongebob's feelings. His anguished profession of an apology goes through a list of things he specifically likes about Spongebob. He goes into no details about anyone else.
-->"Alright, alright, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I admit it, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to hurt you Spongebob, in fact, I LIKE you! I ''like'' living next door! I like hearing your foghorn alarm in the morning, and your high-pitched giggling at night!"
* All of "Boating Buddies". It starts with Spongebob searching for the source of a "noise", and upon reaching the silent Squidward, claims it was his breathing. After a chase that gets Squidward assigned to boating school, Spongebob adheres to Squidward's side, stares at him with huge eyes while breathing in heavy glee, strokes him with a loving two-fingered caress, and even draws a big "Spongebob + Squidward, Boating Buddies 4-ever" picture on the chalkboard, complete with hearts!
* Spongebob's last line at the end of "Are You Happy Now?" when he finally gives Squidward a happiest memory. [[spoiler:Which involves destroying a bunch of papier-mache Spongebobs.]]
--> '''Spongebob''': "He's so handsome."
** In other countries, the line was changed to "He's so ''cute''".
** Also, in the same episode, Squidward finds himself looking directly at Spongebob's rear. He then says in a deadpan voice: ''"Oh, yeah. Nice view."''
* Downplayed in "Stuck in the Wringer", where after Spongebob accidentally hurts Squidward, who's writhing on the floor in pain, Spongebob desperately climbs through the passageway between the cashier and the kitchen to see if Squidward's okay. Spongebob slips and lands on Squidward, complete with a squishing sound effect. Then Spongebob tenderly asks him "Are you okay?"
** [[http://i.imgur.com/lUklShy.png This screencap says it all.]]
* Near the end of ''Spongebob, You're Fired'', when Spongebob cleans up the mess Mr. Krabs made from trying to cook Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krabs, he puts Squidward in a pink dress.
** Not to mention, right beforehand, Squidward got down on one knee and held Spongebob's hands to propose... That he come back to the Krusty Krab.
* In "Krabs a la Mode", Squidward trips and is on all fours on the floor. Spongebob puts a Krabby Patty on top of his ass and slaps it off with a spatula, spanking Squidward in the process, complete with loud smacking sound effect as Squidward yells indignantly.
* "Love that Squid" challenges "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve" for the title "Gayest Episode". Squidward is going on a [straight] date, and to practice, Spongebob [[{{WholesomeCrossdresser}} crossdresses]], embraces Squidward, and suggests the possibility of a second date. The subtext is all there, out in the open!
* ''Home Sweet Pineapple'' involves Spongebob staying at Squid's house for the night. Somewhat one-sided as the latter is barely half awake and [[FailedaSpotCheck really doesn't know what's going on]].
* In "Squilliam Returns", Squidward asks someone to pinch him. Spongebob quickly darts past and pinches (of all body parts) Squidward's ass.
* "A Friendly Game" is an episode where Patrick and Spongebob play mini-golf in Spongebob's house. It's rife with lines like [[AccidentalInnuendo "Where'd our balls go?"]]. The kicker? Eventually, their balls end up landing [[spoiler: in Squidward's ''mouth.'']]
* In "New Digs", Squidward thinks the dishwasher has jammed so he sticks his hand into it. You hear Spongebob shout "WOOHOO!" and it's revealed he was taking a bath inside.
* "Squid Plus One", full stop. Squidward has to bring a Plus One to an event and for some reason never considers bringing a female friend (even though the term "plus one" is synonymous to "date"). Instead, he tries to hit it off with his mailman, then Larry, while Spongebob follows him around town, doing his trademark "breathe heavily and stare at Squidward" thing and looking utterly crushed every time Squidward picks someone else instead of him!
** At the start:
-->'''Squidward''': Let's see... There must be someone who's a real part of your life, Squidward... Who you see every single day... Who you know like the back of your suction cups... ''(Spongebob runs past the window, laughing)'' Of course! ''(approaches him)'' Spongebob! I have something to ask you!
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(bats eyelashes and links arms with Squidward)'' Of COURSE I'll go to the opening with you!
*** He proceeds to look irritated when Squidward reveals he wants to take the mailman, instead.
** The WillTheyOrWontThey moments continue throughout the episode, with Spongebob getting [[JustFriends friendzoned]] at every turn.
-->'''Squidward''': ''(looks at Spongebob and realizes something)'' Spongebob!
-->'''Spongebob''': Yes, I'm still here!
-->'''Squidward''': I need to ask you something important.
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(bats eyelashes and smiles)'' You don't have to ask me three times! ''(rips off clothes to reveal a tuxedo underneath)''
-->'''Squidward''': Will you tell Larry I wanna talk to him?!
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(dejected)'' Oh... Okie-dokie...
** And when Squidward gets rejected by Larry (painfully), Spongebob appears and helps pull him out of the ground.
-->'''Squidward''': Thanks.
-->'''Spongebob''': Anything for a friend.
-->'''Squidward''': ''(look of realization)'' Friend? ''(the two lock eyes, romantic music starts to play, and Squidward smiles)'' Would you... Be my plus one? ''(Spongebob looks overjoyed)''
** Hell, just replace all uses of the phrase "gallery opening" with "prom" and the homoerotic subtext sounds a lot less like subtext.
** [[spoiler: Basically, in the end, Squidward ''does'' end up taking Spongebob, in a way (he had [=SpongeBob=] wear a mirror). They show up at the event together and in the background, all the other guests are holding hands with their respective dates. It's like the whole episode serves to prove that Squidward and Spongebob are destined to keep each other company all the time, no matter what.]]
* [[http://i.imgur.com/vNfdaw1.jpg This tweet from the official Spongebob twitter account]], which is impossible to read in any way other than dirty.
* This exchange occurs in "Main Drain":
-->'''Squidward''': I do not want a Krabby Patty!
-->'''Spongebob''': (in a seductive tone, while stroking Squid's nose] You suuure?
-->'''Squidward''': Don't touch me.
* When the Krusty Krab becomes a 24-hour restaurant, Spongebob tells Squidward "It'll be just like a sleepover! ''Only we'll be sweaty and covered with grease!''"
* Spongebob thinks Squidward has been transformed into an ice cream cone in "Hocus Pocus", so he takes him to various places to give him a "normal life". One of the places is a movie theater, wherein ice cream!Squidward topples over, leaning on Spongebob's arm. Spongebob bites his lip and then smiles awkwardly at the contact.
* In "Sewers of Bikini Bottom", it is revealed that Squidward is on the top of Spongebob's to-do list. No, really: number one on his list is "Have [[spoiler: tea]] with Squidward".
** Not to mention at the start of the episode, Squidward instinctively snuggles up to Spongebob while sleeping. He freaks out upon waking up, of course, but Spongebob is ecstatic as usual.
* Both Spongebob and Patrick fall asleep on Squidward's shoulder and lap (respectively) in "Hello, Bikini Bottom".
* Squidward is notably flustered when Spongebob flashes him two thumbs up in "Two Thumbs Down". Afterward, he's also unusually kind to Spongebob, even offering to lend his thumbs when Spongebob breaks his own from excessive use.
* In "Mall Girl Pearl", Squidward and Spongebob only appear in the background, with Spongebob stalking Squidward throughout the mall.
* The video game adaptation of the Spongebob Movie contains a chapter wherein the objective is to sneak into Squidward's house... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PbjeDeVTQE And interrogate him while he's in the shower.]] Apparently, this is such a common occurrence that Squidward is able to maintain a casual conversation with the former while only subtly implying that he wants some privacy. Fittingly, the chapter is titled "Love Thy Neighbor".
* The song in "Party Pooper Pants'" features a part wherein [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick watching Squidward (in the nude) get a tan.
* "Snooze You Lose" has Squidward collapsing from exhaustion and Spongebob immediately transforming into a mattress to catch him as he falls. Squidward then spends the whole night literally using Spongebob as a bed, with the latter thrilled as usual.
* "Out of the Picture" has Squidward and Spongebob returning from delivering orders 'twice' with their arms around each other. Mr. Krabs isn't amused.
** There's also this exchange when Spongebob hides Squidward from a [[ItMakesSenseInContext homicidal Mr. Krabs]]
-->'''Squidward:''' Spongebob, get off me!
-->'''Spongebob:''' I'll never get off you, Squidward! Not until you're safe.
* In "Squid Noir" Squidward’s clarinet gets stolen. Spongbob’s alibi is that he was at his grandmother's house, and he proves this by showing the kiss marks on top of his head. Then he adds (in a flirty tone) that there's still space for one more.
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[[folder:[=SpongeBob=] & Patrick]]
* The show had a [[LGBTFanbase huge LGBT fanbase]] claiming [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's relationship was a real gay one (and some anti-gay groups, for other reasons). Canon-wise, it reached its apex with "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve", an episode where they raised a baby scallop together, acting very much like a married couple (with [=SpongeBob=] as the housewife and Patrick as the deadbeat dad). At the end, when the scallop flies away to live on its own, [=SpongeBob=] remarks how that is the hardest part of a parent's life. Patrick responds with a seductive "Yeah''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ...let's have another]]''."
* "That's No Lady", full stop. First of all, there's the obvious fact of [[DisguisedInDrag "Patricia"]] attracting Mr. Krabs and Squidward before [[UnsettlingGenderReveal dropping a Bridget on them]], but there's also the fact that [=SpongeBob=] apparently has a detailed schedule of daily activities to do with Patrick, including "Stare at Patrick". It's heavily implied (and outright ''stated'' after Patrick dolls himself up and he and [=SpongeBob=] go walking together) that Patrick is [=SpongeBob's=] supposed girlfriend. Not to mention at the end when Patrick tears off his disguise leaving him in the nude, [=SpongeBob=] hugs a naked Patrick, takes out the schedule, and tells him "Hey buddy, what do you say we go home and get started on this list?" They then happily run out of the restaurant towards [=SpongeBob's=] home.
* "Spy Buddies". When Patrick gets two-way radio pants, [=SpongeBob=] goes right up to Patrick's butt crack to talk to Mr. Krabs. Then, the radio pants asks for a coin like a pay phone. Then, [=SpongeBob=] raises a hand with a quarter and he and Patrick smile. ([[BrainBleach "Coin slot" is slang for buttcrack]].)
* Does anybody remember the opening to "Chimps Ahoy?" You know, the one where [=SpongeBob=] gets that backscratcher. And starts scratching his back. While moaning. With music straight out of a porn video playing. Then Patrick gets a turn. And it turns out that he was using [=SpongeBob's=] arm. So, consider this. If that backscratcher was a synonym for a 'prosthetic pleasure device' and Patrick ended up using [=SpongeBob's=] arm, then does that mean...
* "The Fry Cook Games", in which Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] grow ridiculous muscles, wrestle (and end up in ''very'' suspect positions), realize what they're doing to each other, hug, and then walk off hand-in-hand in the sunset together. While still sporting said muscles.
** It gets worse: the fight climaxes with both characters trouser-less, standing in their underwear. Patrick's underwear just ''happens'' to be yellow and [=SpongeBob's=] underwear just ''happens'' to be pink. So, metaphorically speaking...you do the math.
*** "You know, these were white when I bought them."
*** "And now for our final event... Bun Wrestling!"
* The episode "Giant Squidward" has a scene where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick share the same ice cream cone, both licking it rather exuberantly.
* The Valentine's episode has [=SpongeBob=] trying his darnedest to think of the perfect way to "show his love" to Patrick... which involves him creating a giant chocolate heart-shaped balloon for him (with a picture of Patrick on the front of it) and having them watch it from the top of a Ferris wheel at a Valentine's Day Carnival. However, when Sandy is late getting the balloon to the carnival and [=SpongeBob=] has to give Patrick a "friendly handshake" instead Patrick reacts with great disappointment and reacts like a psychotic jealous boyfriend upon finding out how many people had gotten valentines from [=SpongeBob=]. As a result, he goes on a unstoppable rampage around the Carnival, and when the chocolate balloon finally arrives he calms down, happily bites into it and tells [=SpongeBob=] (who are both now covered in chocolate) "Aww, [=SpongeBob=], you didn't have to get me anything."
--> '''Patrick''': *throws a guy to the side in anger* "PATRICK NEEDS LOVE TOO!!!!"
--> '''Patrick''': (to Spongebob) "You broke my heart! Now I'm gonna break something of yours!"
* "Slide Whistle Stooges" has Spongebob and Patrick tie each other up in a rather big knot.
* "Spongicus" has Spongebob a little to eager to feed the sea lion the sausages that are around Patrick's neck.
--> "He just wants the plump, juicy, warm, succulent sausages around your neck!"
* In "Model Sponge", Patrick's suggestion to get Spongebob out of his depression is to sit down and drink some "Liquid Sausage".
* In "Greasy Buffoons", Patrick can't stop licking Greasy Spongebob. OK, you can argue that he only wanted the grease, but still...
* In "The Smoking Peanut", where Patrick is "on the case" of who upset the Oyster, and the clues lead to Spongebob, Patrick states "I am so close, I can almost taste it" and then licks what appears to be the side of Spongebob's face, but is actually a popsicle.
* "Trenchbillies". Spongebob and Patrick show the Trenchbillies Jellyfishing, and are dancing around singing. Spongebob than says "Now Patrick!" and they both lunge at each other with the tip of an iceberg, resulting in an accidental kiss.
* "Sun Bleached" might have the best example of this. At the beginning of the episode, Patrick wears Spongebob ''as a swimsuit.''
* In "Bummer Vacation", Spongebob became crazy that Patrick has his job and waits in his house. Patrick finds him in a corner and asks him if he's okay. Spongebob turns around immediately and walks creepily towards him, one can interpret it as of though Spongebob was going rape him.
** Then there's this quote:
--> '''Spongebob''': "I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU PATRICK!"
* In "Extreme Spots", Patrick sang this line when he and Spongebob were jump-roping to show they were "extreme".
--> '''Patrick''': "I try on his (Spongebob's) clothes while he's asleep in bed."
--> '''Spongebob''': "Wow--What?"
* In "Don't Look Now", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick switch underpants when they think they're about to be killed by the Fisherman [[spoiler:disguised as Squidward]].
* "Plankton Gets The Boot" has a moment where [=SpongeBob=], attempting to show Plankton how to be nice, opens a door for Patrick. Patrick then ''kisses'' [=SpongeBob=] as thanks.
* "Goodbye, Krabby Patty" features plenty: the opening scene features [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick brushing each other's teeth, wearing a single pair of shorts together and keeping them on as they buy ice-cream. The rest of the episode is no slouch, with both of them bemoaning being unable to see each other due to the demands of Patrick's new job.
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[[folder:Miscellaneous]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p9Ayu-5zYY The Spongebob cast dubbing classic movies]] has a few gems:
-->'''Squidward''': I'm goin' now.
-->'''Patrick''': What time you gonna be home tonight?
-->'''Squidward''': I don't know. Probably late.
-->'''Patrick''': Mwah.
-->'''Squidward''': Mwah.
* In the comic "Dear Diary", Patrick writes in his diary that he watched Squidward sunbathe. Then, when Squidward asks Patrick to read his diary aloud:
-->'''Patrick''': "Last night I hid in Squidward's closet and watched him sleep."
-->'''Squidward''': Wait... What?
-->''(Next panel shows an entry from Patrick's new diary)''
-->''Dear New Diary, Squidward went crazy today and ripped up my old diary- he also put new locks on his doors- I wonder how big [=SpongeBob=]'s closet is.''
* This classic exchange in "Krab Borg":
-->'''Spongebob''': ''(to Mr. Krabs)'' I just wanted to tell you that Squidward loves you!
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': ''(narrows his eyes and stares at Squidward suspiciously)'' ...Get back to work, Mr. Squidward.
* The episode guest-starring Creator/JohnnyDepp. From the preview already:
--> '''Patrick:''' I kind of like staring at him... [to Depp's character]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RfkTlLBpLA commercial]] for that episode was more than just speculation, too.
** Not to mention the entire scene when that happens. Depp's character's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything overly-long surfboard]] comes out of the shack first, very slowly. Squidward out of nowhere, while watching it, ''um, grow,'' says, "Oh...my...gah-" and then faints. The Narrator describes the "really really big" surfboard slowly and with much relish, coming out of the house in a very suggestive [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything position.]] All three characters are quite awed.
* In the episode "Life of Crime", Spongebob performs rather elaborate fellatio on his candy bar. Somewhere, Freud is alive and smiling at this.
* Some from Squidward towards rival Squilliam, after telling himself to [[ImagineTheAudienceNaked imagine him in his underwear]]: "[[StupidSexyFlanders Oh no, he's hot]]!"
* From "Plankton's Army", roughly paraphrased:
-->'''Karen''': Henchmen. You know, big strong muscular men who do whatever you say.
-->'''Plankton''': I like the sound of that.
* "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" - Patrick spots a guy in a jellyfish suit: "Wait, Jeffery Jellyfish! I have to touch you!" And at the end, Patrick can be seen dragging a rope-bound Jeffery away to Neptune knows where... "C'mon, Jeffery..."
** There's also Spongebob's obsession with Kevin.
* Welcome to the Chum Bucket has Mr. Krabs losing Spongebob's contract in a bet with Plankton, resulting in Spongebob working at the Chum Bucket. Cue a song Mr. Krabs and Spongebob sing about each other that sounds more like it's between StarCrossedLovers!
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': ''I would trade it all away, if you'd come back to stay!''
-->'''Spongebob & Mr. Krabs''': ''This kitchen's not the same without you!''
* The episode "Dumped" where Spongebob is heartbroken after Gary (his pet snail) leaves him for Patrick is treated as if Spongebob and Gary were lovers until Gary eloped. And then at the end when Gary goes back to Spongebob, Patrick acts as if Gary left him for another lover and screams (while in his underwear no less) "Gary, I thought what we had was SPECIAL!"
* The eat the end of episode "F.U.N.", Plankton reveals he was just faking being friends with him. Spongebob acts like Plankton left him at the altar. ''"How long were you planning on doing this?! TELL ME!"''
** By the way, this is when [=SpongeBob=] discovers Plankton with a Krabby Patty, and the entire reaction plays like a woman who encounters her husband when she hears he has been [[YourCheatingHeart CHEATING ON HER WITH ANOTHER WOMAN.]]
* Squidward lines up for a seven-mile long spanking machine that seems to be made up entirely of male fish.
* In Employee of the Month:
--> '''Squidward:''' Flowers and chocolate for you, Mr. Krabs!
* An activity in an issue of Magazine/{{Nickelodeon Magazine}} has you pairing up members of the cast as dancing partners and what music they'll be dancing to. You pair up Spongebob and Sandy, Patrick and Pearl, Mr. Krabs and Ms. Puff, and ''Squidward and Plankton''. If that wasn't enough, they dance to show tunes.
* A very early example: In "F.U.N.", when Spongebob is chasing Plankton, who had just run off with a Krabby Patty, Spongebob chases after Plankton using a propeller to fly away. Spongebob takes a policeman's baton and spins it around, flying into the air. The cop's reaction is to swoon over Spongebob, ''complete with heart bubbles''.
* "Perfect Chemistry" has a moment where Sandy calls Karen beautiful in front of Plankton. Karen giggles and thanks her, while [[CrazyJealousGuy a very annoyed Plankton]] changes the subject.
* In "Sweet and Sour Squid", Plankton decides to get close to Squidward so he can get the Krabby Patty formula. He goes out of his way to stalk Squidward and shower him with compliments, even consulting Spongebob on what he thinks would impress Squidward. It comes across like Plankton is trying to date him.
* In "Le Big Switch", two chefs (who personify French stereotypes) greet Mr. Krabs, Spongebob and Squidward by kissing them. Strangely enough, while Mr. Krabs and Spongebob are kissed on the cheeks, Squidward is kissed twice on the mouth.
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': Well, he's just as affectionate as Spongebob...
** Funnily enough, Mr. Krabs kisses Squidward and a random fish in "Clams".
* Patrick draws a sketch of Squidward eating a Krabby Patty in "Patty Caper". For some inexplicable reason, in the picture, Squidward is completely naked.
* In "One Krabs Trash", after selling Spongebob a soda-drinking hat for dirt-cheap, only to find out its a sought-after collectors item, Mr. Krabs tries to get the hat back. One of his attempts is offering Spongebob a couple other hats, one of which says "Foxy Grandpa" that makes Spongebob laugh, but it doesn't work. Mr. Krabs then says to himself "I thought the foxy grandpa would get him for sure." The bigger example is this exchange:
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' I didn't wanna say this in front of Patrick, but that hat makes you look like a girl.\\
'''[=SpongeBob:=]''' ''[blushing]'' Am I a PRETTY girl?\\
'''Mr. Krabs:''' Uhh, you're beautiful! ''[a nearby fish gives him a weird look and Mr. Krabs chuckles nervously]''
* One particularly [[MemeticMutation memetic]] example comes in "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" between Mr. Krabs and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Don Grouper]]: [[http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/File:Goodbye,_Krabby_Patty_116.png there's one moment where Don is holding Krabs]], and appears to be touching his crotch. Both characters are smiling at this.
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->'''[[Series/ThirtyRock Kenneth Parcell]]:''' Is ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' supposed to be ''terrifying?''

''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is one of Nick's best and most hilarious shows since the fall of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Some people think it's [[SeasonalRot past its prime]], others think [[LighterAndSofter think it's gotten too sweet]] or [[SadistShow too cruel]], but most of them agree that these moments were downright nightmarish.

Remember, this page is for describing general sources of NightmareFuel.

Examples from the movie go [[NightmareFuel/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie HERE]].

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[[folder:General]]
* [[KnightOfCerebus Plankton]], in the early seasons, certainly was terrifying. In a series that began with colorful and humorous people, with good intentions and friendly, he stood out to be a very [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] character (of course, before its VillainDecay after the movie).
** In an episode of the first season, [=SpongeBob=] gets to a dream of Plankton, where he is a giant monster, and destroys all Bikini Bottom and presumably ''killing people''. Worse, has a sadistic joy with this dream and nearly crushes Gary, just '''ForTheEvulz'''.
*** [[FridgeHorror Then it gets worse when you realize that this is what Plankton would do if he had the chance.]]
*** In the episode where Spongebob shrinks everyone, he actually does get the chance. [[note]] despite he should have been the "same height" as everyone else, but this is Spongebob we're talking about, where all logic is non-existent. [[/note]]
** The Chum Bucket. When you take into account what chum is actually made of, you start to realize why nobody eats there, [[spoiler:chum is ''ground up fish'' used to attract sharks]].
** One newspaper article ran Plankton out of business: "Plankton's chum made of your chums? The Chum Bucket serves your friends in more ways than one?"
*** Only in RealLife; two [[SeasonalRot post-movie episodes]] have {{Jossed}} this, but eating chum can still result in IAteWhat.
* Surely, he [[MoralEventHorizon reaches the top of its evil]] in TheMovie. '''[[{{Brainwashed}} All hail Plankton]]''', anyone?
** The bucket helmets get even more disturbing when you [[FridgeHorror think about them]]. During the climax, the first fish to get his helmet zapped off yells "I'm free! I've been freed!", thus giving us the implication that these fish were ''[[AndIMustScream awake and conscious while under control]]!''
* Often Mr. Krabs shows a pretty frightening behavior. Sometimes it makes you start to question his mental health, bordering the line that goes from a [[AxCrazy insane psychopath]] who would do anything for money or frighten their employees (this is is evident in episodes like "Clams" and "Wet Painters" ), to a {{Sadist}} who loves to watch the suffering of others ("Nasty Patty", "No Hat for Pat" and "[[DrivenToSuicide One Coarse Meal]]") or just a greedy {{Jerkass}} who is willing to do some pretty cruel things to make money ("Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Cent of Money ")
* Depending on whom you ask memetic faces are either hilarious or horrifying...
* The terrifying-ness of ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' is lampshaded in ''Series/ThirtyRock'', where after Kenneth gets cable TV for the first time, he remarks "Is ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' SUPPOSED to be so terrifying?"
* There's plenty of Nightmare Fuel in the movie, such as the [[ThatsNoMoon ice cream vendor monster, and her "cat".]]
** For such a light-hearted series, Dennis (the BountyHunter that chases [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick throughout the film) is a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow surprisingly threatening and vicious villain.]]
*** The diver probably gave more than a few kids nightmares when he showed up.
* Another example is in the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom, and [=SpongeBob=]'s Truth or Square in Rock Bottom. The music there is HORRIFYING. It's also not helped by the fact, that those [[DemonicSpiders Sleepy Robots]] are both REALLY ANNOYING AND IN THE WAY but also VERY HARD TO KILL!! And it will hurt you very easily. Especially with Sandy. Rock Bottom in BFBB is also one of the most complicated places in the game.
** The Kelp Caves. The music is a sluggish, lower version of the regular Kelp Forest music, with added background noises like the noises of cave-dwelling animals. Its combination of eerie setting, disturbing music, and cramped space is disturbing. Not helping is the fact that some get stuck in the cave for literally years before figuring out the solution...the Sleepytime robots are also scary, mainly because of the fact that it makes a loud noise when striking. For some reason, some also find the Monsoon robots scary. Not helping is the fact that one of each can be found in the Kelp Caves...
* A lot of episodes feature [=SpongeBob=]'s brain for some reason, and all of them are extremely creepy. For example: see Plankton, Scaredy Pants, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, Penny Foolish, Bucket Sweet Bucket, and The Inside Job.
* [[GrossUpCloseUp The scarily realistic close-ups of only horrifying things.]]
* Many of the cast, especially [=SpongeBob=], display creepy moments of SanitySlippage.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJm-m8CprKs&feature=relmfu Patrick's laugh here]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X5ApsYq5fQ#t=8m40s This music]]. It combines an [[NightmareFuel atonal]] creepy music box with quiet PsychoStrings, [[UncannyValley an off feeling]], and ends in a ScareChord. It's used to signify insanity. The name of the track would be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBQ7JT-HaKc "Unease"]].
* Speaking of creepy unnerving music, there's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuDmzOQFy1A this music]] called Shock, which usually plays when characters go batshit insane especially in Squid's Day Off or Earworm. Both are creepy enough episodes, but this music adds to the creepiness factor.
* ''Squidward's Suicide'', though this is a fan-made episode. Watch the Some Ordinary Gamers video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQh4xlNl1IA here]], if you dare.
** HarsherInHindsight when you consider Squidward acting suicidal in "Are You Happy Now?". It's actually more realistic about suicide; whether it's a TearJerker or NightmareFuel is up to you.
* Some of [=SpongeBob=]'s faces belong to the Uncanny Valley side. Patrick's, Squidward's, Sandy's, Plankton's and Mr. Krabs' should be in there too.
* The Krusty Krab is a New England Crab Trap, and one day, a human will pull up the crab trap, and kill everybody in it, *including* Mr Krabs!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UOCmMYINkI This educational short from 2005 called "The Endless Summer"]], which played as part of ''Earth to America''. It's [[DownerEnding mainly the ending]] that's creepy.
* Hell, even the painting from the intro isn't immune from being a scary face. A ''lot'' of little kids are known to be just a bit freaked out by it.
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[[folder:Pre-Movie Seasons]]

!!Season 1
* There's "Tea At The Treedome", which revolves around Spongebob slowly ''dehydrating'' in Sandy's tree dome. The fact that Patrick gets trapped in the treedome towards the end as well doesn't help.
** And all the while, he's convincing Sandy that he's fine, and also kinda giving into Patrick's peer pressure, until he can't stand it anymore.
** Spongebob's [[MadnessMantra Madness Mantra]] of "I don't need it" before he finally snaps, complete with HeartbeatSoundtrack and GrossUpCloseUp of his face.
** Pretty intense when you realize that all that time he's been slowly suffocating to death.
** Sandy discovering [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick dried up is accompanied by a SmashCut to a [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/spongebob/images/4/43/Tea_at_the_Treedome_66.jpg live-action sponge and starfish, respectively]] and a matching ScareChord. It's especially jarring the first time you see it.
* Near the beginning of "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," Squidward laughs as he's eating a meal, and due to getting distracted for a moment, he chokes on his fork. We're treated to a shot lasting several seconds of Squidward choking on the fork, which is painfully lodged in his throat, all while he makes [[HellIsThatNoise painful choking sounds]]. Eventually, his face tuns blue and he passes out. [[FridgeHorror If Patrick hadn't intervened, this situation wouldn't have ended well]]. Even worse is that some kids have choked like that.
* The jellyfish stinging [=SpongeBob=] angrily after he stops their music in "Jellyfish Jam" is ''DAMN'' unsettling, and the disturbing music certainly doesn't help either. We see graphic, violent shots of [=SpongeBob=] being stung by the jellyfish in full detail and in one frame, after he gets stung, you can see that [[AndIMustScream he's blue and ripped in half for a split second!]] (no pun intended). Definitely one of the scariest moments in the whole series, let alone a from a 1999 episode.
* "Squeaky Boots", which is a parody of ''The Telltale Heart.'' Mr. Krabs becomes annoyed by the squeaky sound of these new boots he gave Spongebob, so he steals them and hides them under the floorboard of the Krusty Krab. Back at the Krusty Krab, he has a disturbing hallucination sequence (animated in ConspiciousCGI!) as a result of his guilt, in which he hears the squeaking everywhere and goes mad from it.
--> "Oh please! Make it stop! [[HellIsThatNoise IT'S THE SQUEAKIN' OF THE HIDEOUS BOOTS!!!]]
** The part where [[spoiler: he shrinks the boots and eats them]] was downright hilarious, so [[NightmareFuel that'll convert to...]]
* Patrick going crazy in "Nature Pants" when he started to miss [=SpongeBob=], who had decided to give up his old life and live among the jellyfish. Especially the scene where he takes a swing at [=SpongeBob=] with a jellyfish net, and as an OminousMusicBoxTune [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DQasmrNP4s is heard in the background]], Patrick tearfully but angrily says "If I can't have you as a friend, I'm gonna make you a ''trophy''!" He then shows [=SpongeBob=] a jar with [=SpongeBob=]'s name on it and tells him "I even picked out this nice jar for you!"
** '''"FRIENDS FOREVER, SPONGEBOB!!!!"'''
* All the chaos caused by the fish trying to 'do the sponge' in "The Chaperone" was [[CrossesTheLineTwice really funny]], but also kind of disturbing, such as breaking their own legs clean off, getting their bodies and heads swapped with each other, getting chased ([[BigLippedAlligatorMoment for some reason]]) by a giant apple, and just straight up ''dying'' with paramedics catching them on a stretcher!
* In "Scaredy Pants", [=SpongeBob=] wanted to dress as the Flying Dutchman for Halloween, but his square body didn't allow this. Patrick decided to give him a "haircut" for it to fit. It's not until after a botched attempt at a prank that the real Flying Dutchman tells him to take off the sheet, and flies off screaming. The camera then cut to [=SpongeBob=], where it turns out Patrick didn't just cut off his edges, he ''cut him down to his brain''! Everyone else then ran away from them. Patrick doesn't realize why they all ran off at first, but shortly after [=SpongeBob=] explains about his brain, Patrick suddenly runs away too. Despite all this, as was pointed out, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal "Don't worry-- it grows back"]].
* In "I Was A Teenage Gary" [=SpongeBob=] turns into a snail after being injected by snail plasma. Naturally, it was quite a [[PainfulTransformation painful transformation]], and left him unable to talk.
** Oh, he talks all right... by meowing. He even gets a [[StepfordSmiler deliriously happy grin]] and blissfully blank eyes. Basically, it's a human being acting like an animal while still sounding human, and it's [[UncannyValley unsettling]].
-->'''[=SpongeBob:=]''' I take it back, Gary. Something's wrong with meeeeeeeeeow!
** ...and the music that plays shortly afterward is absolutely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbURXySdK3U& horrifying]]
** Bonus points if you've read ''{{Manga/Uzumaki}}'' before watching the episode.
** Near the beginning of the episode, Spongebob leaves Gary in the care of Squidward, who ends up neglecting Gary by not remembering to give him food and water. Spongebob comes home to find Gary ''extremely'' weak and shriveled due to dehydration, prompting Spongebob to burst into tears, thinking that Gary is going to die. '''Definitely''' a major AdultFear for pet owners.
* In "SB-129", Squidward travels through time and ends up in a blank white void. He remarks to himself that he can finally be alone... which is when the word manifests itself as a colorful caption. Then a series of disembodied voices start saying the word "alone", accompanied by more colorful representations of the word, until Squidward finally snaps and tries to get out.
** What made that scene particularly nightmarish for some wasn't so much the surrealism of garishly-colored words appearing out of nowhere, but the FridgeLogic of being trapped alone, in a ''[[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere blank white void for all eternity]].''
*** There's also a major FridgeHorror factor to that. ''Were those voices coming from other people who had been trapped in the same void?'' Extra FridgeHorror: What if he really is alone?! They may be just projections from the void! Or for that matter, what if he's ''[[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace not]]'' alone after all...?
** "SB-129" also has a mega case of FridgeHorror. Squidward is in the freezer for 2000 years, and then he gets sent back to the past, and eventually to his own time. Fair enough, right? But then you realise that there are now two Squidwards: the one that returned to the present, and the other which is still STUCK INSIDE THE KRUSTY KRAB'S FREEZER. Presumably it never gets discovered, hence why Squidward isn't freed for 2000 years, which essentially means that after that episode, there's a frozen replica of Squidward inside the freezer. Just as well none of the customers know that...
*** It kind of gets worse when you realize that in another episode [=SpongeBob=] says he checked every freezer in the Krusty Krab. Considering how stupid [=SpongeBob=] has been lately, it wouldn't be a shock if he saw the frozen Squidward and did nothing about it.
*** There is at least one other episode, "Nasty Patty," where the Krusty Krab freezer is seen again, completely empty. But it's funny, in that episode, they were trying to hide a body in there from the police [[ItMakesSenseInContext (yeah...)]]; but supposedly at least one body was already inside...
* [[MediumShiftGag The]] [[SynchroVox face]] on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49Xsff5zms hot sauce drop]] in "Karate Choppers". [[UncannyValley Uuuuugh...]]
-->"By the powers of naughtiness, I command this particular drop of hot sauce to be really, really hot!"
** Becomes NightmareRetardant once you're old enough to realize that the face on the hot sauce drop is none other than Creator/TomKenny himself.
* [=SpongeBob=]'s [[EyeScream eye falling out]] in "[[SickEpisode Suds]]".
** The rather [[NightmareFace horrifying face]] [=SpongeBob=] makes when he's at the Krusty Krab insisting to his boss that he's okay. Benign compared to other examples of this trope in the series, but still rather unsettling.
** The fact that [=SpongeBob=] is so terrified of going to the doctor that he goes to Patrick, who ends up [[AdultFear impersonating a doctor and literally torturing him]].
*** And [=SpongeBob=] actually ''screams'' in agony as he sneezes and destroys the Krusty Krab, like the treatment hurt him and it hurts to sneeze now. Sandy was right - Patrick should've been arrested for being a quack.
* In "Valentine's Day", Patrick goes on a rampage due to thinking [=SpongeBob=] didn't get him a Valentine. Eventually he corners everyone and prepares to beat them up, starting with his best friend, all while having [[WingdingEyes bizarre swirling eyes]].
* The episode where [=SpongeBob=] is trapped overnight in Rock Bottom definitely plays to childhood -- and [[AdultFear adult]] -- fears.
** The [[BodyHorror things]] that come out of the bathroom. What makes it scarier is that all of those beings are based on real animals.
* "Arrgh!". Mr. Krab appearing ''right'' behind Spongebob and Patrick without warning.
* "Fools in April". After one too many a prank by [=SpongeBob=], Squidward sets him up a prank that [[DudeNotFunny crosses the line]], sending [=SpongeBob=] home crying. That in itself is horrifying, but that's not what gets most people about this episode. Earlier in the episode, [=SpongeBob=], as part of one of his pranks, pretends to [[BodyHorror lose his tongue]], which turns out to be a fake. But the part that gets scary is that the tongue is ''alive'', laughing cheerfully and innocently with [=SpongeBob=]. It's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never explained]] ''what'' it/he/whatever is exactly, which makes it a bit creepy. The scene is somewhat [[NightmareRetardant mitigated]] by the fact the tongue looks like Patrick, however.
** A lot of that episode went WAY beyond TearJerker, and became disturbing. First of all, Squidward laughing like a freaking SADIST as he pranks [=SpongeBob=], who runs off crying. Squidward's hallucinations caused by his own guilt are REALLY unsettling. Especially when he imagines his mother scolding him. (Which becomes NightmareRetardant when you hear the voice come out of her. "YOU STINK!") And it's the stuff that post-movie seasons are notorious for!
** Oh, and Squidward tries to say sorry, but his face turns into a hideous donkey (or ass) for a few seconds. Then ''[[YourHeadAsplode his head explodes]]!''
* In "Hooky", while Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] walk towards the hook infested area, Patrick mentions there was a kid who came by earlier, and then cue the [[FridgeHorror scene of a pair of children's shoes lying beside a rock.]]

!!Season 2
* "Your Shoe's Untied" has a scene where [=SpongeBob=], who doesn't know how to tie his shoes, tries to give Squidward a Krabby Patty. He hallucinates his shoelaces as hideous-looking [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]] who choke him!
* "Squid's Day Off" where [=SpongeBob=] is left in charge of the Krusty Krab while Squidward goes out to do some "errands". After running back and forth Squidward finally barricades himself in his house. "I'm not going to think about you know who, at the who know what, doing I don't care." Cut to [[LaughingMad creepy laugh]] and a [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/spongebob/images/6/65/Squid%27s_Day_Off_29.png psycho-looking Squidward]] with wide bloodshot eyes.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8yKcuyjUJA The music]] that plays in the scene mentioned above. It's very demented, creepy music box music and a kettle drum, ending with a loud psycho strings sting. What's even scarier is that no one had found out what the song was called or where to find it until the spring of 2014!
** He gets progressively MORE psycho-looking until he ends up running back to the Krusty Krab with ''[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/spongebob/images/6/63/Squid%27s_Day_Off_41.png the most horrifying, off-model expression]]'' ever seen on the show until at least Season 5.
** [[NightmareRetardant In the nude, except for some bubbles from his bath cut short.]]
* In the episode "Bubble Buddy", a man asks [=SpongeBob=] to bury him in the sand. He does and then asks Bubble Buddy to dig him out and walks away. The tide comes in and we later see him as an angel/ghost. Talk about FridgeHorror.
** Also, Bubble Buddy is shown to be fully sentient at the end of the episode, after making the fish experience high tide. So he was sentient the whole time and could have helped the fish, but he just ''watched the fish drown''.
*** Well he is still just a bubble, [[FridgeLogic any exerting force of lifting someone would pop him]] so he could only wish for the best
* In "Dying For Pie" when Squidward is doing all of the things [=SpongeBob=] wanted to do with him, there's a part where [=SpongeBob=] is doing surgery on Squidward and poking Squidward's heart ''while Squidward is still conscious''. A few moments later, '''[[HighPressureBlood BLOOD STARTS SQUIRTING OUT]]'''. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar On a kids' show!]]
** The entire premise of that episode is nightmare fuel. The concept of a bomb being hidden in food so there is no way to see it or defuse it? Ugh.
* ''Wormy''. The live-action bug [[GrossUpCloseUp close-ups]] were horrible and must've made some kids develop mottephobia.
** It's not the horsefly that gets some (yes, that's what it is), but the loud buzzing that drones when it pops up, followed by the ensuing screams that follow.
** Knowledge that real life people can fear horseflies (their bites HURT!) make it less IdiotBall-like that the residents of Bikini Bottom think it's a monster.
* In "Survival of the Idiots", the vision of hibernating Sandy is horrifying. And many would fear the inevitable moment when Sandy is going to wake up...
** Sandy's eating sounds when crunching nuts.
** And the second time she wakes up, she ''rips Patrick's scalp off!''
** Also frightening is Sandy's BerserkButton at the end.
** Patrick demonstrates "disturbing" by producing ''a talking face'' from his back and having it proclaim it's "Pat-'''BACK!'''". [=SpongeBob=] {{Lampshade}}s this:
-->''"Hah, that really is disturbing!"''
* "Squid on Strike" ends up with [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward having to work for Mr. Krabs "FOREVER". The next scene cuts to them being reduced to skeletons and '''''[[AndIMustScream they are still working]]'''''.
** In an earlier scene, [=SpongeBob=] is stuck to a window. When Squidward tries to pull him away, [[FlayingAlive HE TEARS HIS ENTIRE FACE OFF]] AND [[{{Gorn}} YOU CAN SEE HIS INTERNAL ORGANS]].
* "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" ends with dorky Jellyfish catcher Kevin's scalp ''ripped off and worn as a hat''.
** It gets worse. Said "scalp" is shaped like a crown, and in marine biology, a sea cucumber's crown corresponds to its anus.
* In "Pressure", Sandy gets into an argument with the other main characters about which is better: land animals or sea animals. They taunt her until she tries to prove her superiority by ripping her suit off and taking off her helmet and ''smashing it, [[WalkingSwimsuitScene leaving her wearing a bikini]].'' The scene is frightening because her smashed helmet releases an air bubble which quickly floats away, and you can't help but think, "That was her only air!" The worst part is that her friends laugh at her as she begins drowning, until her lungs shrivel up and break off of her airways ''in an x-ray''. Once she realizes she's about to die, she quickly finds a pickle jar which inexplicably has air in it and sticks her head into it.
** In the same episode, [=SpongeBob=] demonstrates his "sponginess" by budding off several new heads.
* "Shanghaied" features Squidward being thrown by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Flying Dutchman]] into the "Fly of Despair," an apparently endless abyss filled with terrifying imagery and sounds.
** Look closely at some of the things in the tunnel as Squidward falls. Some of the things (including a skull-snake with wings) are downright horrifying and can only be described as "what is ''that thing?''"...[[NightmareRetardant or "That'd make a good death metal album cover."]]
** It does have an end, actually. Marked by [[NightmareRetardant spaghetti and meatballs within the rift]].
** Not to mention the incredibly dark ending with Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward being turned into fruit running away from the hungry Flying Dutchman. Being trapped in his dimension it would only be a matter of time until they were in fact eaten.
*** There are also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCKJ8eAfUQ the alternate endings]] you could take a look at. They're even darker than the original ending; basically, what happens is that [[spoiler:Patrick and Squidward both screw up the last wish and lead the trio to getting eaten ''for sure'', not to mention that [[AndIMustScream they're still alive, trapped in the Dutchman's stomach for all eternity.]]]] And with a voting poll being held the day the episode had originally aired, [[FridgeHorror one of these endings could've been made official]] (they weren't, thankfully).
** According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants_%28season_2%29#Shanghaied_.2F_Gary_Takes_a_Bath the episode]] was banned in Australia and Britain for its dark tone and disturbing scenes. The episode it was paired with ("Gary Takes A Bath") was also banned for the popular "[[ScreamerPrank subliminal messages]]" part (its punchline being a picture of [[CreepyChild a bizarrely-giggling cowgirl]]).
* "Welcome to the Chum Bucket". Plankton has [=SpongeBob=] working for him, and [=SpongeBob=] doesn't want to cook any Krabby Patties for Plankton. So Plankton takes [=SpongeBob=]'s brain and makes a robot version of him. At the end, [=SpongeBob=]'s head is bandaged, and his face is all messed up, implying Plankton didn't put his brain back in right.
** In that same episode [=SpongeBob=] was trying to cook in the Chum Bucket kitchen and opened the oven (or whatever it was) to reveal a mutated burger. The meat part of it actually formed into a hand which it used to pull itself forward in an attempt to get at [=SpongeBob=] all the while muttering something incoherently (and creepily).
** The concept of the episode is filled with FridgeHorror. If Plankton planned to take out Spongebob's brain and put it into a robot, that would most likely mean killing Spongebob and leaving his lifeless body somewhere. Off-screen, this is most likely what occurred.
** And at the very end of the episode, [=SpongeBob=] has a band-aid on his forehead where Plankton took his brain out.
* "Frankendoodle". For some, it's not scary at all, but for others, that babbling, raving voice, its violent intentions, and the way it's drawn are deeply disturbing.
** ''[[KillAndReplace "YOU DOODLE! ME SPONGEBOB!"]]''
* The episode "Graveyard Shift" ended with all the scary things being explained rationally. But it turns out the lights had been going on and off because ''the vampire from Film/{{Nosferatu}} had been flipping the light-switch.'' [[RogerRabbitEffect He's not even animated!]]
** The way Squidward and [=SpongeBob=]'s eyelashes reacted to the visitor in that episode was creepy.
** [=SpongeBob=] repeatedly eating his own arms as Squidward tells the tale of the Hash-Slinging Slasher. It's played for comedy, with no real consequences... ''but he was still eating his own arms. Full of skin, bones, blood and who knows what else.''
*** As a sea sponge, his arms only contain the last one.
** [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110611131841/spongebob/images/8/85/Tumblr_kxm7nkGnAo1qaqps8o1_500.jpg Nosferatu's smile at the end]]. Brrrrr.
* This line from "The Secret Box": ''"Or maybe Patrick's a deranged maniac who keeps his victim's severed heads in a box!"'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar How did they get away with that?!]]
* "Band Geeks" has a scene where two members of Squidward's marching band propel themselves into the air and hit a blimp, causing it to explode. To make matters worse, this episode aired ''[[FunnyAneurysmMoment four days]]'' before 9/11.
* In "Procrastination", [=SpongeBob=] dreams that his house catches on fire as a result of [=SpongeBob=] [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin putting off doing a report]], and it suddenly becomes sentient, using its door for a mouth and port-hole window for an eye, and screams in agony as it burns. There's also the snail clock coming to life and saying in a [[EvilSoundsDeep sinister deep voice]] "Time's up, [=SpongeBob=]!"
** The moment that got some was when the power goes out in [=SpongeBob=]'s house. He lights a candle and hears someone cooing out his name. He turns around and sees his ''chair has gained a horrific-looking mouth and eyes and is coaxing him to "put his feet up" in a obscenely creepy voice.''
** The candle flame coming to life, saying "Only 799 words to go!", giving an EvilLaugh, and burning the report.
** The cut scene, in which we see a lovely shot of a REAL LIFE violent car crash. *shudder*
* The episode "Jellyfish Hunter", in addition to siccing the nightmarish "[[MemeticMutation Moar Krabs]]" upon us, contains a genuinely disturbing scene in which [=SpongeBob=] is being stalked by a jellyfish, including an infamous "heavy breathing" phone call. It's even worse when No Name, the jellyfish who was stalking [=SpongeBob=], takes him to Mr. Krabs factory where we see the jellyfish [=SpongeBob=] had caught for Mr. Krabs are inside tubes, and being forcibly drained of their jelly like they were oranges. The dried out/dead ones are even put into trash cans.

!!Season 3

* From the episode "Just One Bite": "Does '''[[GrossUpCloseUp this]]''' look [[MemeticMutation unsure]] to you?!"
** And this:
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': But it's good for you!
--> '''Squidward''': Good for you? That thing is a heart attack on a bun!
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': No, Squidward... I meant, good for your soul...
--> (angelic background and singing)
--> '''Squidward''': Oh, puh-leeze... I have no soul!
--> (hellish background and evil music)
--> '''Demonic Voice''': Bwahahahahahaaa!
--> (Squidward's eyes widen, music stops short and he walks away)
** The creepily insane look on Squidward's face after he eats the patty he buried underground and runs back to the Krusty Krab.
** The deleted scene is also frankly disturbing. See, Squidward first checks if the Krusty Krab has security measures for the Patty Vault. He realizes that it's just a bucket of water placed on top of the door. He laughs about it, opens the door, and the bucket spills over the floor. He steps on the puddle and comments that it's too easy. He then sniffs the liquid and realizes that the 'water' is really ''gas''. A robotic arm then appears and drops a lit match into the gas, resulting in a huge explosion. Squidward then opens the kitchen door, setting off another burglar alarm. The kitchen bursts into flames for a few seconds. At least they didn't show that scene since the premiere, since it was removed following [[TooSoon 9/11]]. However, the scene is still shown is some countries outside of the USA.
* "Nasty Patty". [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs believe the health inspector at the Krusty Krab to be a phony who's faking it for free food, so they serve him the a disgusting, moldy Krabby Patty which apparently kills him. The rest of the episode is creepily monochromatic, and about them hiding the battered body from the police.
** The health inspector choking on a fly and [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs begin laughing at his expense, thinking he ate the Nasty Patty. FunnyMoment, right? Wrong. He was choking to death and [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs were (possibly) watching him die and laughing at him.
* Squidward's attempt at making a Krabby Patty in "The Algae's Always Greener". Besides being a filthy concoction that could rival the Nasty Patty in sheer nastiness, it has an ''[[EyeScream eyeball]]'' hanging from it! Even Plankton is shocked at the sight of it!
* The fourth Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episode takes BodyHorror to a new level; when trying to reverse the ray, [=SpongeBob=] puts Squidward through an increasingly painful series of agonizing morphs -- catching fire, being cut in half by scissors, having no skin... the worst transformations happened offscreen, [[TakeOurWordForIt with hideous gurgling sound effects that left the true horror to the viewer's imagination]], which only made it ''worse''.
** Even more startling is when you realize that these were on Mermaid Man's belt!
** And then there's the part where the shrunken citizens attack [=SpongeBob=] ''[[BodyHorror from the inside]]''. Especially jarring are Squidward sawing a vein and Nancy Suzy Fish chopping off a kidney.
* "Doing Time", which Ms. Puff is blamed for [=SpongeBob=]'s inept driving and winds up in jail, which to her is a respite from the hell of her normal life. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, failing to understand, repeatedly try to rescue her, but instead make the guards think she's insane and throw her in an isolation cell. In the cell, she goes insane for real and starts hallucinating that the padded walls are made of sponge, and that each has [=SpongeBob=]'s laughing face on it. Then she starts hallucinating the beginning of the episode over and over, each time a little different and a little weirder. The episode ends with her giving up on deciding what's real and what's not and resigning herself to insanity. Good thing for NegativeContinuity.
** It is actually implied that the entire jail episode was just a hallucination Mrs. Puff had ''while still falling off the cliff,'' which makes it all the more disturbing. After the solitary confinement scene and Mrs. Puff is shown falling off the cliff again, she has two more hallucinations, and the episode ends with her still falling off the cliff, her fate left ambiguous. Ten times more disturbing in that context. Good thing for {{Negative Continuity}} indeed.
** What leads to Mrs. Puff getting tossed into an isolation cell. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick reveal to Mrs. Puff that they're disguised as prison guards and Mrs. Puff begins freaking out and the two walk away. Then the real guards come, but Mrs. Puff believes them to be "[=SpongeBob=] and that guy who likes the chili" and [[TearOffYourFace rips off their faces]].
* "Can You Spare a Dime?":
--> "We're like brothers-- ''[[ConjoinedTwins only closer]].''" Oh God. You can see the clip [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAW58yURDc here]].
* "No Weenies Allowed". A tough-looking fish describes how tough you have to be to get in:
-->'''Fish:''' You need to have muscles. (flexes) You need to have muscles ''on'' your muscles. (flexes again) You need to have muscles on your ''eyeballs!'' (''[[EyeScream HIS EYES FLEX]]'')
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': ''(disgusted)'' Ew.
** At least there's NightmareRetardant if you remember [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic "Did you stretch your eyeball muscles to warm up?"]]
** Not to mention Sandy tearing off Reg's tattoo. Not in the cartoony sense where the tattoo itself would come off like a sticker. She literally tore his skin off, and we can hear him scream in pain as she does so.
* The "appetizer" Mr. Krabs serves as food in "Squilliam Returns". Squidward, and later everyone else, was freaked out by it. [[IAteWhat Who'd eat something with fly wings on it?!]]
** The face Squidward makes when he says "T-t-t-tonight?", while hilarious, can be freaky to some.
* There was a scene in the episode "Wet Painters" where [=SpongeBob=] sees a microscopic drop of paint on Mr. Krabs' first dollar and his ''[[EyeScream eyes crack open, causing his irises to ooze out]]''.
* The scene in "Krab Borg" where Mr. Krabs [[EyeScream accidentally gets salt in his eyes]] is rather disturbing, what with his red eyes and him screaming in pain.
* [=SpongeBob=]'s [[MemeticMutation "OVERTIME?!"]] [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily face]] from "Rock-A-Bye-Bivalve", while absolutely hilarious for some, can be considered rather unsettling due to his squinty eyes and huge teeth.
** In the same episode, a sentient worm emerges from an apple proclaiming "Greetings from Apple World!" only to be promptly EatenAlive by Junior.
* [[BodyHorror Mary the "young" lady's mother]] in [[MemeticMutation "Chocolate with Nuts"]]. Looking like a mummified corpse with no hair or eyes, and she was literally just a head with a spine! It was ''supposed'' to be funny, but it was a little jarring... A bit of NightmareRetardant is provided when she says she hated chocolate.
** Tom the "Chocolate Maniac". His loud, psychotic screams of "CHOCOLATE!!! CHOCOLATE!!!" are more than a little unnerving.
** The story that the con artist comes up with while he's in the full body cast is both [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]].
-->"I was born with glass bones and paper skin. Every morning I break my legs, and every afternoon I break my arms. [[AndIMustScream At night, I lie awake in agony until my heart attacks put me to sleep.]]"
** With that said, the story largely CrossesTheLineTwice into being hilarious, due to his description of his condition and suffering being so [[OscarBait ludicrously over-the-top]] [[{{Narm}} it's hard to take it seriously]].
* "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", the episode where Barnacle Boy [[FaceHeelTurn becomes evil]] and forms a league of supervillains after feeling under-appreciated. To stop the league of supervillains, Mermaid Man loans the costumes of retired superheroes to [=SpongeBob=], Sandy, Patrick, and Squidward. Each costume gives them the superpowers of the hero that wore it. During the fight with Barnacle Boy and the other villains, everyone's superpower backfires in horrible ways (Squidward, as Captain Magma, thanks to a mis-aimed water-ball shot by Mermaid Man, ending up burning him to cinders, and [=SpongeBob=], as The Quickster, getting caught running in a circle with his super speed and DISINTEGRATING are two of the most jarring). In the end [[spoiler: it is revealed that everyone is still alive, albeit injured]].
* In "Clams" after Mr. Krabs loses his millionth dollar we see him slowly go [[SanitySlippage completely insane]]. The cut back to Mr. Krabs, who begins [[LaughingMad giggling maniacally]] [[{{EyeScream}} and tears his two eyes out, using them as a jumprope]] is genuinely disturbing and shows Mr. Krabs's true colors as a greedy boss.
** Additionally, right after the clam eats his millionth dollar, we cut to Mr. Krabs' tear-filled eyes [[BreakingTheFourthWall staring right at the viewer]] in [[GrossUpCloseUp rather grotesque detail]]. There's just something genuinely disconcerting about an extreme closeup of someone's eyes staring right at the viewer like that.
* "The Great Snail Race" has two moments that qualify for this trope. First, the part where [=SpongeBob=] [[HeroicRROD overworks]] Gary, causing the latter's shell and [[EyeScream eye stalks]] to [[BodyHorror burst]] in the middle of the race. Then there's the part where Gary crashes in a giant fireball against a wall of tires.
** Or the part where the crowd ''cheers'' after Gary explodes against the wall? Sure, it's a parody of people [[JustHereForGodzilla who only watch NASCAR to see the drivers crash]], but most NASCAR crashes don't end in giant fireballs, and [[DudeNotFunny the ones that do...aren't to be cheered]].
* The live-action gorilla, emerging from his animated Patrick suit in ''I Had An Accident'' and proceeding to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the snot out of Patrick and Sandy]]. He even ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe tears [=SpongeBob=] in half!]]''
* The scene in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets The Strangler" where [=SpongeBob=] gets ''really'' pointy cleats to jump on the Strangler's shoulders to go to a window, but misses and lands into the strangler's [[EyeScream eyes]].
** "Get your feet out of my eye sockets!" "I'm trying, but [[ToThePain my cleats are stuck in your]] ''[[ToThePain corneas!]]''"
* "The Bully" features Flatts the Flounder transferring into boating school and threatening to bully [=SpongeBob=]. The RunningGag of "I'm gonna kick your butt!" aside, he constantly stalks and harangues [=SpongeBob=] at every turn, reminding him of what eventually awaits him. To make matters worse, when [=SpongeBob=] tries to tell Mrs. Puff about Flatts's threatening remarks, [[AdultsAreUseless she doesn't buy it, and falls for Flatts's lie of "I'm gonna kick your butt!" being a regional gesture of friendship]]. He spends the whole episode fearing for the eventual beatdown from Flatts. Perhaps worst of all, at the end of the episode [[spoiler:when Flatts delivers said "butt kicking", only for [=SpongeBob=] to be immune to the bully's punches and Flatts to wear himself out and collapse, Mrs. Puff sees the result and believes that [=SpongeBob=] beat up Flatts rather than the other way around!]] Obviously, the episode is meant to be funny, but Flatts's continuous psychological torment of [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff's misguided siding with the bully can hit too close to home for victims of real-life school bullying, something that ''can'' and ''will'' scar the victim for life if it's not dealt with accordingly.
** Fridge Horror sets in when you consider that Mrs. Puff could have known exactly what Flatts was going to do to Spongebob but purposely ignored it due to her hatred of [=SpongeBob=] in later episodes. In other words, Flatts ''wasn't the only bully in this episode.''
* Believe it or not, the "cheap walk cycles" FakeOutOpening in "The Sponge Who Could Fly" actually creeped out some younger audiences. This is mostly because [=SpongeBob=] acted really, ''really'' strange where he goes from being happy, to being goofy, to acting paranoid about being followed, to explosive shock, over and over again without any explanation whatsoever. Sure, the scene is just for laughs, but even for this series and for that time (it was aired in 2003, before the movie), the comedy in this scene is so bizarre that young audiences can't help but feel creeped out by it. Patchy's HeroicBSOD afterwards doesn't help matters.
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[[folder:Post-Movie Seasons]]
For a while after the first movie, [=SpongeBob=] episodes had become infamous for being very violent with characters getting skinned, melting flesh, and getting ripped in half. They also made copious use of the UncannyValley trope. Maybe the creators have been "researching" this site.

!!Season 4
* "Fear of a Krabby Patty." [=SpongeBob=] hallucinating? Check. Uncanny, giant talking Krabby Patty that speaks only in horrifying gurgles? Check. [=SpongeBob=] terrified? Check. Disturbing allusions to real life psychiatric practices involving convincing patients they are sick just to squeeze more money out of them? Check. '''CHECK.''' '''''CHECK!'''''
* The "Where's Gary?" episode. Seeing those empty shells in grandma's closet. . .
** All those [[SpidersAreScary spiders]] [[SpiderSwarm crawling]] out of that damn crumb. Arachnophobics beware!
** Gary's stomach ''[[BodyHorror growing a face and moaning!]]''
** The granny. ''Sweet Mother of God, the granny.'' "Grandma knows just how hungry you are, Miss Tuffsie."
*** "[[BigWordShout RUUUNNNNN!]]"
* Carl from "Selling Out" is rather creepy, especially considering [[UncannyValley how happy he is]] during his every line.
---> '''Mr. Krabs''': ''(after witnessing Squidward as a StepfordSmiler)'' What have you done to the real Squidward?\\
'''Carl''': The less you know, Eugene, the better.
** Just prior to the lines above, Squidward absolutely ''insists'' that Mr. Krabs take a look at a certain page of the employee handbook. The page he indicates has a piece of paper taped to it [[AndIMustScream with the words "HELP ME" written on it]]. Just to add a little nightmare fuel to the fire, that creepy, plastered-on smile never leaves Squidward's face.
* "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture". When [=SpongeBob=] was shooting the movie, after a scene (specifically, Pearl falling off the cliff) destroys the whole set, [=SpongeBob=] is disappointed but still relieved that they got the footage. Patrick agrees, but then [=SpongeBob=] notices something blocking the lens. Patrick [[TooDumbToLive then reveals that it's a lens cap, and that he put it on right before they started filming]], [[ShaggyDogStory therefore rendering the whole movie useless]]. [=SpongeBob=] then goes insane by ''breaking off a big chunk of the pavement '''and slurping the worms under it!!''''' Even the characters were shocked. Granted, [[UnexplainedRecovery he gets better]], but still...
** People in Bikini Bottom keep worms as pets, and the worms even act like dogs. Think about it...
** "And they're using...[[SynchroVox actors]]."
** Let's not forget Squidward doing...*ahem*...[[BodyHorror "make-up"]] for [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/spongebob/images/d/dc/Mermaid_Man_%26_Barnacle_Boy_VI_The_Motion_Picture_082.png/revision/latest?cb=20140831115354 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy]].
* The episode "[=SquidBob TentaclePants=]" features Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] becoming [[TwoBeingsOneBody biologically fused]] due to one of Sandy's inventions. It's not so bad at first, but once everything seems to be resolved, Squidward wanted to be fused again, just so he could be a star... It ends with all the characters becoming trapped in an ''Manga/{{Akira}}''-esque ''[[GrotesqueGallery hideous flesh-colored blob with random moaning heads sticking out of it]].'' It's probably one of the most crowning NightmareFuel moments in the show: in fact, it was so bad that some countries removed the scene ''entirely'', thus leaving the episode with NoEnding.
** You know what's worse? '''There is an eyeball.''' A huge one, too! ''[[NothingIsScarier Who did it]] [[{{FridgeHorror}} belong to]]?'' [[spoiler:Probably Plankton, who wasn't in the previous scene...]]
* "Ghost Host", in which the Flying Dutchman's ship breaks down, forcing him to take up residence in [=SpongeBob=]'s pineapple. The Dutchman tried several mildly scary things in order to disturb [=SpongeBob=], and, towards the climax of the episode, appeared as a huge snake with a huge, grotesque baby's head, which melted, turning into an effigy of [=SpongeBob=], whose eyes elongated into hideous wiggling white worms and squiggled onto the floor while spiders crawled out of his eye sockets and mouth. Also among his forms are a clown's head on the same worm-like creature, and a giant, disturbingly realistic (for this show) insect. [=SpongeBob=] was terrified. It was intended to be a parody of an over-the-top horror movie, but managed to be incredibly horrifying.
** In all fairness, the point is that the Dutchman has been in [=SpongeBob=]'s house so long by that point, and pulling so many scary stunts each day, that [=SpongeBob=] has become immune to and bias about them.
** One of the Dutchman's forms is inexplicably J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, who comes from the satirical religion of the Church of the [=SubGenius=]. While "Bob" is usually funny, if strange, the reference is so out-of-place that his presence is a bit disconcerting.
** The Flying Dutchman also did the same thing to scare Squidward in the end because Squidward didn't believe in ghosts. He also manifested himself as a vision of Squid's mother moaning "''Why haven't you called meeeee?''" and then ''melting'', prompting Squidward to run out of his house screaming.
** At one part, [=SpongeBob=] opens a fridge and a ''huge monster head suddenly pops out and screams.''
* In "All That Glitters", [=SpongeBob=] breaks his spatula in the beginning when trying to lift a massive glob of patty meat. As [=SpongeBob=] is screaming in terror, we get a lovely shot of the half of the spatula's body squirming around in pain under the meat, the Spatula supposedly 'dying'.
** FridgeHorror kicks in with other times his spatula was damaged if you believe that the spatula has always been sentient.
* In the episode "Once Bitten", Gary gets "Mad Snail Disease" and goes on a biting spree, turning everyone into [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]]. Some "survivors" are barricaded in the Krusty Krab, and when [=SpongeBob=] arrives (followed by a horde of zombies), the survivors refuse to let him in (although he manages to anyway). But [[spoiler: Gary appears out of nowhere and [=SpongeBob=] protects him when the survivors decide to kill him "for his own good."]] However, [[spoiler: there was no disease in the first place, and Gary was acting strangely because of a "splinter" stuck in him]]. Even so, the episode still ends with Gary biting Mr. Krabs for no reason whatsoever.
* In one scene in the episode "Bummer Vacation", [=SpongeBob=]'s sitting in Patrick's house after being forced by Mr. Krabs to take a vacation and hiring Patrick as his temporary replacement. When Patrick finds him, [=SpongeBob=] looks (and acts) [[CallBack completely]] [[SanitySlippage insane]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRbmk_Ub0g Look!]]
** "'''I'VE BEEN ''' '''''WAITING''''' '''FOR YOU, PATRICK'''."
*** Then, in the next scene, it's implied that ''[=SpongeBob=] killed Patrick and is wearing his skin.'' He's not, but [[FridgeHorror just the thought]] that [=SpongeBob=] would prioritize his job over his best friend in the creepiest way imaginable...
* The entirety of the episode where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[FantasticVoyagePlot go inside Squidward to get his clarinet reed out of his throat]]. During which they are ''[[{{AndIMustScream}} screwing around with his bodily functions]]'' and at the end they end up GROWING inside of him...submarine and all.
** At the end of the episode, Patrick uses the submarine's toilet INSIDE SQUIDWARD. This may seem [[ToiletHumor funny at first]], [[{{FridgeHorror}} but then you realize that's gotta go somewhere...]]
** The scene where they went into Squidward's brain! They messed around with his brain and made him spaz out against his will. One [=YouTube=] commenter actually said this episode made her paranoid that her brain hurt due to someone being in it. However, the brain cannot feel pain, so she'd be fine, but still, this episode can cause ParanoiaFuel!
* The end of "Wishing You Well". [[MediumShiftGag Yeah...]]
* In one episode, Patrick has given [=SpongeBob=] his prized possession: a house sized collection of gum that he's had for years, which apparently has all sorts of stuff like pizza, clothing and OTHER PEOPLE (they were living in it though). A good moment is when a pair of underpants comes out of the wad and it ''crawls'' to [=SpongeBob=] until it reaches his face, then it '''''[[SuddenlyShouting FUCKING TALKS TO HIM!!!]]'''''
--> '''Underpants''': YOU'RE... NOT... PATRICK...!!
** Gummy is an EldritchAbomination made out of gum and junk.
---> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': (to Sandy in a weak voice) The more you touch it, the angrier it gets.
** There is some NightmareRetardant, though, if you remember [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy one thing]]...
* "Rule of Dumb" has "King Patrick's" VillainousBreakdown. Perhaps the most disturbing part of this episode is that Patrick's IQ seems to go up with his evilness.
-->'''Patrick''': My loyal subjects have deserted me! And it's all because of that ''horrible'' Squidward! This is all his fault! His, his! [[NeverMyFault Not mine! HIS!]] (''[[SanitySlippage a spring seems to pop out of Patrick's head]]'')
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Patrick, what's happened to you?
-->'''Patrick''': I don't know what you mean.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Um...(chuckles nervously) You know, actually, Mr. Krabs is probably wondering where I am, and---
-->'''Patrick''': (''threateningly'') "And" ''what''?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': (''meekly'') And...well, it's...just that...um...you're kinda bein' a...jerk.
-->{{Beat}}
-->'''Patrick''': Heheh...I thought you were going to say I was abusing my power...
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': ''(Nervous laughter)'' Well, I---
-->'''Patrick''': '''''WHO'S SAYING I'M ABUSING MY POWER!?''''' I'LL PUT THE WHOLE ''TOWN'' IN PRISON! QUESTIONING MY AUTHORITY IS '''TREASON!!!'''
-->''[=SpongeBob=] shrinks and high-tails it while Patrick is screaming''
** The entire TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack scene. Patrick looks like a monster!
* In "New Leaf", when Mr. Krabs tells [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward to keep their eyes peeled for any tricks Plankton's playing, [=SpongeBob=] takes Mr. Krabs [[LiteralMinded literally]] and ''[[EyeScream peels his eyes.]]''
** This is followed by Mr. Krabs saying "[[LampshadeHanging Now there's an employee who follows orders!]]"

!!Season 5
* "Money Talks". Mr. Krabs wishes he could talk to money, so the Flying Dutchman grants him that ability. However, the money wants to be spent, and Mr. Krabs, having a MoneyFetish, refuses to do so. During the night, the money moan, "''Speeeeeennnnnnd uuuuuuuuusssss...''" in the creepiest tone possible.
** Forgot to mention the fact that Mr. Krabs sold his soul for that to happen. Then it turns out he had already sold his soul to at least 20 other demonic entities, and Spongebob to weasel out of a paycheck. What the hell is wrong with you, Mr. Krabs?!
* "The Ick". It's a virus that causes green ooze to grow all over the victim's body. It's contagious on both touch and ingestion. Somehow, Squidward doesn't realize he's scratching a Ick-y spot, and a restaurant full of diners don't notice they're eating it. The only other known symptom is itchiness, but you have to wonder why Krabs called the SWAT team. And why they called the HAZMAT squad.
** Ich is a real fish disease. The best way to explain it is that it's the equivalent of a flea to dogs and cats. It reproduces like crazy and feeds on blood and dead skin cells. However, it doesn't manifest itself as green fuzz, rather, it looks like somebody sprinkled salt on the fish.
*** It becomes more disturbing if you've ever dealt with Ich in aquarium fish. Ich is extremely contagious among fish because it has a fast breeding cycle and the fact that once the parasite encysts, it can stick to just about anything in the tank. If someone doesn't treat Ich, it's 100% fatal among fish.
** May be more NauseaFuel, but there's the GREEN PUS that was SPEWING from [=SpongeBob=]!
* In "To Love a Patty", [=SpongeBob=] destroys a bunch of scallops trying to eat the Krabby Patty he falls in love with. This includes smashing them into pieces and RIPPING ONE IN HALF. This is pretty disturbing on its own, but couple in the fact that they spent an episode raising a baby scallop and it's just doubled. Indeed, as WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter pointed out, ''one of those scallops could've been Junior!''
** [[http://sharetv.org/images/guide/357676.jpg How "pretty" Patty looks]] when she's not eaten for a while. Simply put, it makes the Nasty Patty look appetizing! It also counts as Nausea Fuel when he eats it.
* "A Flea in Her Dome": In this episode Sandy brings a flea back from Texas. There's only one flea at first, but then it multiplies... and multiplies... until there's a huge WAVE of fleas inside the tree dome.
** The worst part was seeing the details of the flea. And [[Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus the screech]]...''sweet mother of God,'' the screech.
* The episode where Plankton brainwashes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy into hating the Krusty Krab. At one point, Plankton [[CallBack does what he did in his debut appearance]] and goes INSIDE OF MERMAID MAN'S HEAD THROUGH HIS EAR, STOPPING BEHIND HIS EYE!
* ''"Eat... or be eaten..."''
** [=SpongeBob=]'s crazed look as his sanity slips.
* In one episode, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick unearth a submarine apparently buried in [=SpongeBob=]'s yard. Upon entering, [=SpongeBob=] shoves aside a ''human skeleton'' to flip the engine switch.
* The demented shot of [=SpongeBob's=] face from "[=WhoBob WhatPants=]", quite possibly the most terrifying thing to have ever come out of the show, arguably more scary than the "Moar Krabs" and "Sure Squidward" faces. If you're truly feeling brave enough, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131026191205/spongebob/images/c/cb/Ugliest_spongebob.jpg here's the image.]]
--> [=SpongeBob=]: ''Is there something wrong with me?''
** It once was the main image for this page, but you can probably guess why it was removed.
* "Spongehenge". Most of that episode is pretty funny, but the ending -- where a bearded, crazed [=SpongeBob=] heads back to the Krusty Krab only to find it a derelict ruin, evoking the finales of both ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' and the original ending of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' -- is unsettling: And the final shot of the far-future alien tourists examining the now-abandoned, eerily-piping huge stone [=SpongeBob=]s even more so. It was all somehow reminiscent of the ending of the original ''[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]]''...
** A somewhat not-so-scary example, but the sun and moon with ''live-action faces''. There is some NightmareRetardant if you remember [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse one thing]]...
-->'''Moon:''' My shift's over.
-->'''Sun:''' Time for work, [=SpongeBob=]!
** In the final seconds, we close in on one of the happily-smiling, piping [=SpongeBob=]s, and we hear - over it - [=SpongeBob=]'s usual merry laughter. But it now sounds [[LaughingMad completely crazed]]. Is the implication that a now-maddened-with-loneliness [=SquarePants=] has retreated to a recluse's existence inside it?
** The echo that [=SpongeBob=]'s BigNo created!
* In "Two Faces of Squidward", an incident causes Squidward to become handsome, however, when [=SpongeBob=] tries making him look back to normal in the end, but it makes him more handsome. [[UncannyValley Needless to say, he looks rather disturbing.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bcPCkfZwc A fan looped the clip with Mega Man music. This is what he looks like.]]

!!Season 6
* The episode "Penny Foolish" where Krabs grows obsessed with getting a penny that he saw [=SpongeBob=] pick up. At one point, he picks up [=SpongeBob=] and shakes him down...KNOCKING HIS BRAIN OUT! [=SpongeBob=] acts normal even with it off, but to add even more creepiness, the brain GROWS LEGS AND SCURRIES AROUND LIKE A BUG! It even crawls over Squidward, who doesn't even react! And to make things even more sickening, the brain squirts juice (looking like water) at Krabs!
* "Not Normal". Horrifying. Squidward gives [=SpongeBob=] a tape on "How To Be Normal". He gets "normal" and looks creepy and says things like "Wonderful weather we're having" in a very disturbing voice... and then Squidward turns "normal" too, and it's FRIGHTENING.
** Lampshaded in that the sight of "normal" Squidward scares [=SpongeBob=] back to normal.
** Earlier in the episode, [=SpongeBob=] tries to return to his old self by clenching. He clenches so hard, his eyes pop out, complete with very realistic stalks. His eyes have popped out before, but those gags were usually done in a cartoonish manner.
* The episode "Gone" where [=SpongeBob=] is the only person in Bikini Bottom and slowly goes insane from loneliness. Finding out that the others [[spoiler:were out of town burning [=SpongeBob=] in effigy (including ''his friends'')]] was somehow immensely comforting. Then [[spoiler:everyone (including [=SpongeBob=]) leaves town to burn Patrick in effigy]].
** Other aspects of "Gone" were unnerving. The title card itself evokes a sense of how empty the town is during the episode just seeing the word over a barren landscape. Plus, [[spoiler:the idea that everyone organizes a special occasion to burn you in effigy and that you even partake in it when it's someone else being burned in effigy]] isn't too pleasant either.
* The episode where [=SpongeBob=] gets a splinter in his thumb. '''[[{{Fingore}} All of it]]'''.
* In "A Life In A Day", Patrick ends up pissing off some angry bikers and [=SpongeBob=] tries to talk them out of beating him up, saying that "he has been left a hollow shell of his former self." A cutaway is then shown of an {{Uncanny Valley}}-ish Patrick with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrqUVvhvLbA&feature=related big empty black holes where his eyes and mouth should be]]. (Warning that that video contains flashing, bright lights.)
* There's a rather gruesome scene in "Plankton's Regular", where [=SpongeBob=] is lying in front of the Chum Bucket's door, and the regular customer opens the door over him, scraping off his face in the process. It doesn't get really disturbing until he sits up, and you can see all the (rather detailed) muscles of his face exposed.
* The scene in "No Nose Knows" where Patrick uses a hermit crab as a nose and it bites his face hard! Patrick can even be seen crying in pain.
* In "Grooming Gary", Gary is forced to go to a pet show and causes the pets to overrun the owners. Gary spontaneously [[BodyHorror grows pseudopod-like arms and rips his collar off]]. It's much scarier than it sounds.
* "Squid's Visit" has a somewhat creepy premise, with [=SpongeBob=] making his entire house look EXACTLY like Squidward's down to every minor detail. But the real creepy parts are when [=SpongeBob=] is heavily breathing with a crazed look while staring at Squidward, and at the end when Squid's house burns down-he then gets a VERY weird looking expression, and then has a fantasy of him having tea with his [[ItMakesSenseInContext vacuum]] and he then says "Yes, I'd love another spot of tea, Mr. Vacuum Cleaner!" and [[ItMakesSenseInContext "care for some casserole?"]] in an eerie tone underscored by unsettling background music, and then he starts laughing insanely with his eye-twitching while the screen zooms in on his face.
* "Shell Shocked", in which Gary breaks his shell and needs a new one. [=SpongeBob=] goes to this discount snail shell dealer named "[[LargeHam ANGRY JACK]]" and breaks all his shells. Afterward Jack asks [=SpongeBob=] to "pay him back" in terms of body parts. He takes his one of his arms, a leg, and [[BeatStillMyHeart his heart (which looks realistic)]]. Why Angry Jack wants those, beyond [[StealthPun the obvious pun]] ("it costs an arm and a leg"), ''aren't something to be thought about''.
** The [[GrossUpCloseUp close ups]] of Gary's exposed under-shell body.
* The cave dwellers in the episodes ''Chum Caverns'' and another one are downright horrifying. You would think the scene where Plankton gains control over them, despite them being 50x his size, would be funny. Plankton ''whips'' them into submission, and they begin crying in fear, and obviously pain from the whip. So, you would think it's just the evil empire of the Chum Bucket that harnesses their power, but later on, The Krusty Krab also uses them. But not to fear, they're treated better. [[spoiler: The cave dweller monsters get to use the whips]].
* "House Fancy": '''The infamous toenail scene'''. Which you can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HqBvv_cJd0 here.]] [[ContentWarnings Just be warned, it's a very graphic scene.]]

!!Season 7
* "Someone's In The Kitchen With Sandy" features Plankton stealing Sandy's fur and puppeteering it like some sort of grotesque flesh-robot. The act of obtaining the fur isn't so bad, as Sandy apparently wears it like a suit so she can just take it on and off, but the flesh-puppet that it becomes, with its ZombieGait and ''nothing'' in its mouth and eye sockets...
* The premise of "The Inside Job" is that Plankton has a new plan to get the secret recipe for Krabby Patties by going inside of Mr. Krabs, which ends up being [=SpongeBob=] due to a misfire, and taking over his senses. First, he takes over his sight, causing Spongebob's eyes to go COMPLETELY BLACK, and for him to panic at being blind and make a patty out of soap, sponges, and a scouring pad. That doesn't work. Plankton takes over his hearing next, which doesn't lead to anything NightmareFuel-ish other than the idea of suddenly losing your hearing because somebody's stolen it. Plankton then decides to go into [=SpongeBob=]'s brain, where there is a complete version of [=SpongeBob=]'s house made out of brain, including Gary! The episode then turns into utterly terrifying BodyHorror. Plankton plugs his sense-stealing device into [=SpongeBob=]'s heart, and becomes a [=SpongeBob=]-looking thing, completely with a scary transformation sequence. He later becomes Patrick, which is played for laughs but doesn't excuse the second transformation sequence.
** That Brain Gary was {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Plankton saying,"[[NauseaFuel That's disgusting!]]" Well said, Plankton.
* Greasy [=SpongeBob=]. In the episode "Greasy Buffoons", The Krusty Krab has to clean up a lot of grease before they can reopen. So, they use [=SpongeBob=]. He became this saggy giant [=SpongeBob=] with all the holes swelled up and full of grease. Ughhh...
* In "A Pal For Gary", Gary is paired with a creature of similar size (a green blobby-thing that [=SpongeBob=] names [[FluffyTheTerrible "Puffy Fluffy"]]) that opens its mouth and reveals '''tons of horrible-looking teeth.''' After eating a fridge worth of food, it grows into a massive, disgusting, all too detailed EldritchAbomination with '''''multiple [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]]-like tongues''''' and tries to eat Gary and [=SpongeBob=].
** Spongebob 's behavior towards Gary in that episode was nightmarish; beyond sheer stupidity and ignorance. The entire episode Fluffy is flat out trying to murder Gary and everytime Gary goes to Spongebob to help him, the yellow idiot thinks Gary is being mean to Fluffy and not attempting to give the new pet a chance. At one point, Fluffy chews apart one of Gary's chew toys savagely with Spongebob in the same damn vicinity and just casually eats food and goes on to blame Gary.
* "One Coarse Meal". Mr. Krabs takes advantage of Plankton's cetaphobia and drives him to suicide. And when [=SpongeBob=] tells Krabs about this, Krabs just ''laughs''.
** Plankton's nightmare is also unsettling to watch. He dreams he's being chased by Pearl in a cellar. Pearl catches up to Plankton and eats him, and we can see Plankton in the inside of Pearl's disgusting mouth, banging on her teeth, wanting to be let out. Pearl uses her tongue to knock Plankton down her throat into her stomach, in which Plankton sees [[CallBack his relatives from]] "Plankton's Army", all charred up in the acid. Then we cut to Pearl, who laughs evilly with DramaticThunder in the background. It's horrific for people with a phobia of {{WombLevel}}s to sit through.
** The fact that Mr. Krabs is dressing up as his daughter to scare Plankton. Pearl even explicitly states that whales eat krillin, not plankton. She doesn't want to scare Plankton. So Mr. Krabs actually ''dresses up as her''! Combined with the above nightmare, this is insane, as Pearl is one of the nicest characters on the show.
* Squidward's nightmare sequence in "Squidward in Clarinet Land". Some, uh, [[SarcasmMode highlights]]:
** The disembodied Eagle head threatening him and laughing oh-so-creepily.
** The file cabinets in the safe getting bigger and more maze-like was scary, it was not helped by [=SpongeBob=] laughing and running around in there.
** Mr. Krabs opening the locker and there being a skeleton inside. He makes a comment about [=SpongeBob=] asks Mr Krabs "Who is that?" and he responds "That appears to be Corporal Sterling. [[FridgeHorror Forgot about that prank...]]" Meaning he locked someone in the locker and they ''DIED''! Mr. Krabs ''KILLED SOMEONE''!
*** Plus, when [=SpongeBob=] goes to open the locker, maggots eat the flesh off his hand!
* "The Abrasive Side:"
** Sandy ripping the abrasive side off [=SpongeBob=]. He even screams in pain.
** The ending, where it's revealed [=SpongeBob=]'s grandma got an abrasive side too. The delivery of her line comes completely out of nowhere, as does the DramaticThunder afterwards.
-->''"Make your own hot cocoa! '''I'm BUSY!'''"''
* To some extent, parts of "Earworm". One scene when [=SpongeBob=] ran back home like crazy while singing to the tune of "[[EarWorm Musical Doodle]], "The song that you ran from is back again. You wonder will the madness will ever end".
** That whole scene. The RoomFullOfCrazy and [=SpongeBob=]'s weird humming/babbling and ''whatever'' he was doing with his hands, "running" home on all fours looking utterly deranged, crawling up and down around the outside of his house and in through a window while creepy music plays...that whole sequence was just unsettling. The very premise of the episode: if a song gets stuck in your head, a parasite will take up residence in there and drive you ''[[CallBack completely insane]]''.
** "Round n' round, the record spins all day, listen again, it takes you FAR away..." feels like the song is telling you that you'll go mentally insane (which [=SpongeBob=] does) and wind up in a mental asylum if you listen to it repeatedly.
** One scene that really crossed the line was when the earworm ''crawled into Squidward's head through his eye'' in his sleep. Then at the very end, Squidward screams.
* "Whelk Attack", in which Bikini Bottom is invaded by giant sea whelks who eat everything in sight. As if the premise wasn't scary enough, there's a scene near the end where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[EyeScream lend their corneas to Sandy]].
* "Buried in Time" revolves around [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward [[AndIMustScream getting stuck in a time capsule and buried alive]].
* "That Sinking Feeling", where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick get everyone's houses buried underground. The premise isn't scary, but we get a scene where we see from first person view Squidward ANGRILY walking down a dark, claustrophobic tunnel up to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, like something out of ''VideoGame/{{Amnesia}}'' or ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}''. Said scene also switches between the first person view of Squidward & the fearful reactions of [=SpongeBob=] & Patrick.

!!Season 8
* The snow-monster thing from "Frozen Face-Off". It looks like a cross between Squidward and a Yeti, which is a lot worse than it sounds, especially because it's not animated in 2D animation, but [[NonstandardCharacterDesign in something that looks like Claymation.]]
* In "House Sittin' for Sandy", Spongebob suffocates once again by being inside Sandy's treedome sans helmet, but the newly redesigned way it's shown is beyond anything they've shown before.
* In "Walking the Plankton", Plankton gets ''chopped in half by the boat's propeller blade''.
* "Plankton's Good Eye". Plankton decides to grow another eye resulting in many body horror scenes. Including one where eyes grow all over his body including inside his mouth. "I CAN SEE EVERYTHING!!!"
* The second half of "[=InSPONGEiac=]", dear gosh. [=SpongeBob=] loses sleep and halfway through the episode, Patrick gives him coffee to help him which makes him run uncontrollably. The scary part is when he starts hallucinating.
* In "Squiditis", when Squidward fakes being sick and lists his symptoms, mentioning "itchy eyes," he ''[[EyeScream scratches his eye!]]'' Later, [=SpongeBob=] does it too!
* Squidward being fried alive and almost eaten in "Restraining [=SpongeBob=]".
** Hell, Squidward's reaction to Spongebob right afterwards. He's so traumatized and terrified that he shakes, screams, cries and hides under a table, then starts crawling up the wall just to get away from Spongebob. It's clear that Spongebob finally broke him and made him have a nervous breakdown.
* Karen preparing to cut open Plankton with a saw to remove a Krabby Patty [[ItMakesSenseInContext from his stomach]] in "For Here Or To Go". What makes this even worse is that she did it [[AndIMustScream without giving Plankton any anesthetic first.]]
** The context for this was that she was going to cut the Krabby Patty out of Plankton's stomach to analyze its composition so that they could recreate the Krabby Patty themselves. It works at first, with the Krusty Krab's customers flocking over to the Chum Bucket, only for them all to leave in disgust. When Plankton asks the reason for this, she states she did what he said, to analyze his stomach contents. ''ALL'' of his stomach contents...including [[NauseaFuel his entrails]].
* "Planet of the Jellyfish" where alien jellyfish invade Bikini Bottom. They replicate everyone, except for [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy, speaking in a robot-like tone and having soulless black eyes. The alien leader is keeping the ''real'' Bikini Bottom citizens in pods hanging from the ceiling in the freezer. [[spoiler:It becomes slightly NightmareRetardant when you find out the aliens WeaksauceWeakness is... [[AccidentalPun mayonnaise.]]]]
* "Demolition Doofus". Mrs. Puff gets deflated (creepy in itself) and tries to kill [=SpongeBob=]. Not beat or injure him. '''Murder him.'''
** If that wasn't bad enough, her dialogue only makes it more disturbing:
-->'''Mrs. Puff:''' [[WhyWontYouDie Why are you still ALIIIIVE?!]]
** In one scene, [=SpongeBob=] visits Mrs. Puff in the hospital and [[WingdingEyes images of him appear in her eyes and explode like nuclear bombs]]. She then leaps out of her bed and attempts to strangle him to death before the doctor tranquilizes her.
* "Face Freeze". The entire episode consists of the main characters (aside from Sandy), making the most grotesque faces in the entire series. Especially in the end...'''''Mr. Krabs and Squidward'''''...
* ''Santa'', of all people, in the Christmas special, who looks like a pig-goblin hybrid straight out of the UncannyValley. Considering it's a Rankin-Bass parody, this was probably intentional.

!!Season 9
* In "License to Milkshake", [[DrillSergeantNasty Captain Frostymug]] is graphically sucked into a milkshake maker.
* The old snail from "Gary in Love" makes another cameo in "Plankton's Pet".
** Also, the scene where Mr. Krabs attacked the baby which was Plankton in disguise. The customers were so horrified by this that they started beating Mr. Krabs up.
* "Squid Baby" may have the most horrifying AndIMustScream moment outside of the movie to date. Squidward gets a brain injury so bad, he has the mentality of an infant for the majority of the episode. The doctor said that he would stay a baby forever if his head kept getting hit long enough. Guess what happens to Squidward for most of the episode [[spoiler: regardless of the fact he gets better at the end]].
* [=SpongeBob=]'s MadnessMantra in "Bumper to Bumper" is rather surreal.
--> Focus on the road. There is nothing but the road.
* [=SpongeBob=] reaching under the grill in "Eek, an Urchin!".
** In the same episode, one of the fish actually ''eats'' the stems of the urchin!
* In the episode ''Evil Spatula'', after an explosion occurs in the Krusty Krab, Spongebob and Mr. Krabs look like charred skeletons. Ugh...
* The whole "Don't Look Now" episode where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are convinced that a villain from a movie is after them. Their fear of said villain bothers Squidward so much that he decides to scare them.
** Scarier than that is that this is a legitimate threat. Hooky proved that fisherman are a real concern.
* in "Kenny the Cat", [=SpongeBob=] enters Sandy's treedome, and we see him GASPING FOR WATER, ALL WHILE SLOWLY SCREAMING!
* "Company Picnic" [=SpongeBob=] slapping a candy pen out of Mr. Krabs' hand, going towards Simmy, on of Plankton's robots. Thankfully, it's only a hologram.
** That goes for the rest of Plankton's other stuff: The candy pens are caterpillars, his boat is an old worn out boat, his food is his chum, his roller coaster is indescribable, and the plush walruses are WALRUS SKELETONS!
* In "Pineapple Invasion", Plankton crawls into Gary's shell thinking the formula is there. The shell's BiggerOnTheInside, consisting of not only your usual WombLevel environment, but caves and psychedelic landscapes. All while Gary's eye stalk is chasing Plankton. At one point, we see Plankton on an ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''-esque world full of Escher staircases.
* "Salsa Imbecilicus", where Plankton makes a sauce that turns everyone stupid. The scene in question is when Plankton is going to get Patrick's DNA. He rows a boat through Patrick's drool, which is creepy enough, but then he goes into his mouth and uses a cotton swab to get the DNA. Then Patrick's tongue starts attacking Plankton, which causes him to run out of there with the DNA. The entire thing is unnerving.

!!Season 10
* "Mimic Madness" sees [=SpongeBob=] get the 'mocking mimicry madness,' which leads him to imitate everyone he comes across thinking this is the 'sincerest form of flattery.' While it's mostly funny at first, and leads us to gems like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D9G2lsGbsM this one]], near the end of the episode; he can't remember who he is and launches into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cphLWxA4QA a heart-rending musical number.]] His friends come there to the rescue, though, and start imitating him, thus he remembers who he is again. However there is a twist - his friends get the 'mocking mimicry madness', and the episode ends with ''[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/spongebob/images/8/8f/Mimic_Madness_124.png/revision/latest?cb=20170226162321 Squidward having his subconscious (represented by two copies of himself knocking on his eyes)]] [[AndIMustScream begging to be let out of his real self!]]'' '''''WHAT THE HELL?!'''''
** Some of [=SpongeBob=]'s imitations when he goes too far with are also pretty disturbing, namely his impressions of Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, and Plankton at once.
* "Feral Friends", in which a strange moon devolves the sea creatures of Bikini Bottom and Sandy appears to be the only one left unaffected. It's pretty unsettling seeing the normally anthropomorphic, energetic population of the town transformed into realistic, primitive wild animals. Some, like [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, are left mostly harmless, while others like Squidward and Pearl, become gigantic, monstrous beasts willing to devour anything in their path.
* "Code Yellow" has the scene where [=SpongeBob=] performs surgery on Squidward: his heart flies up into the air, he chops him up into sushi to serve to the other fish, and accidentally chops his head off offscreen.
!!Season 11
* The scene set inside [=SpongeBob=]'s mind in "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" triples as this, a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, since it was animated by Sally Cruikshank, but you gotta admit the Flying Dutchman was right to be freaked out by that baby [=SpongeBob=].
* The ending of "Teacher's Pests", where after [=SpongeBob=], Mr. Krabs, and Plankton are caught in an explosion, they're [[BodyHorror sewn together]]; Plankton is now replacing one of Mr. Krabs' eyes, and Mr. Krabs' head is sewn to [=SpongeBob=], who's ''[[EyelessFace missing the top of his head where his eyes were]]''. And the episode abruptly ends right there.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Now we can be together forever.
* The entirety of "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", as the premise has Sandy Cheeks create a new Krabby Patty that causes everyone who eats it to become a Krabby Patty zombie. The Krabby Patty zombies are scary alone, but they also are shown to be able to infect people and make them become Krabby Patty zombies by feeding themselves to their victims. And then at the end, Patrick, who is still a patty zombie, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou attempts to offer a bite to the viewer.]] This means two things. (1. that the zombies may still be out there and this time there may not be any more chum to cure them, and (2 that Patrick was trying to offer a bite to the viewer. Now how did the patty monsters infect the uninfected again?
* "Cuddle E. Hugs". [=SpongeBob=] meets an imaginary friend, the titular Cuddle E. Hugs, a giant hamster who can only be seen by eating an old, moldy Krabby Patty. Things start off innocently enough and is even [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming at points]]. However, things start to go wrong when [=SpongeBob=] becomes sad that his other friends don't believe Cuddle E. Hugs is real, and is then suggested by the hamster himself that he shares the old sandwich to everyone in town. [[spoiler: And when everyone does eat the moldy Krabby Patty at The Krusty Krab, Cuddle E. Hugs goes on to ''eat all of [=SpongeBob's=] friends'' in a rather creepy manner.]] Granted, the fact that [[spoiler: everyone wasn't really eaten since Cuddle E. Hugs is just imaginary]] [[NightmareRetardant dilutes the horror]], but the subject matter is still pretty dark for a [=SpongeBob=] episode. And the "E" in Cuddle's middle name? [[spoiler: It stands for "Eat".]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
!!''[=SuperSponge=]''
* ''[=SuperSponge=]'' has bosses like the shark sub, sea snake, bronze dogfish, and The Flying Dutchman. The former three can be quite scary looking, not to forget the accompanying boss music. In the GBA version, some enemies and bosses have a more aggressive appearance than in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation version. Some later levels can look grim.

!!''Revenge of the Flying Dutchman''
* The whole idea of The Dutchman stealing Spongebob's friends one by one.
* Some of the levels seem dark and depressing, such as Downtown Bikini Bottom, which is AlwaysNight and has no background characters, only eel thugs patrolling the streets.
* Enemies can be unsettling, particularly the first Eel you meet just standing at an empty counter, and the clown anglerfish.
* The Lighthouse and Shipwreck, It has no music at all, save for the sounds of rain and thunder, making for an unsettlingly somber and atmospheric level. There's also something unnerving about a horde of giant jellyfish just floating calmly during this storm at the top, silhouetted by the lighthouse light.
* The fact that there are wildcat snails close to playing children in Jellyfish Fields.
* Chum Land due to its hazardous nature, and the fact that most of the friendly clowns seem to off themselves by going into the sickeningly polluted goo, after their mini-games are beat.
* The mini-games are nothing but the inside of [=SpongeBob's=] head with his eyes turned back and looking around while everything involved in the current level swerves about with great madness.

!!''[[VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom Battle for Bikini Bottom]]''
* [[NightmareFace SpongeBob when he's in Sandy's treedome.]]
* [[BleakLevel Rock Bottom, the Industrial Park, and the Flying Dutchman's Graveyard.]]
* Patrick's Dream; it's nothing but a big black void with just Patrick, a lightbulb, the spatula, you, and a gate suspended in the middle of nowhere. Its obviously intended to be a joke, but it can be rather unsettling, especially compared to how Patrick's Dreams are portrayed in the show. Should you try to explore the void, the layout just ends up looping and you might find yourself back with Patrick.
* Squidward's Dream is full of portraits of his "does this look unsure to you?" face, with a huge one ''right behind where you start the level.''
* The Robot Patrick boss fight. Think about it. You're fighting a giant, robotic version of one of the strongest characters in [=SpongeBob=] history, who's bathing in a pool of acid so you can't get to him, and he can freeze you solid, which can screw you over on several occasions. Not to mention that his ice cream is poisonous, which he spills everywhere when he licks it. And all just to save Squidward.
* Some of the [[MechaMooks robots]] can be this.

!!''[[VideoGame/TheSpongeBobMovieGame The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie]]''
* [[BleakLevel The trench and junkyard levels are considered quite disturbing.]] The music that plays in the trench doesn't help at all, nor does the fact that you actually go [[WombLevel inside of the monsters in the level]].
* Inside the Thug Tug, you can clearly see that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are ''absolutely terrified'', as they run while flailing their arms and screaming. Not helping is the fact that the enemies and environments start getting DarkerAndEdgier from here on out.
* The boss fight with the Frogfish is just as scary as it was in the movie, especially since the Frogfish [[BullfightBoss charges at you in order for you to attack it]].
* Admittedly, the fact that some enemies pop out of parts of the scenery is rather unnerving.
* The Plankton Statues that you have to fight in [[LethalLavaLand Planktopolis]], with their ''big red eyes staring right at you'' and the ability to shoot lasers and rocks at you.

!!''[[VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsCreatureFromTheKrustyKrab Creature from the Krusty Krab]]''
''Creature from the Krusty Krab'' is cited as the darkest [=SpongeBob=] game ever. And no wonder why, the game has added much more Nightmare Fuel than any other [=SpongeBob=] game.
* [[NightmareFace First off, just look at SpongeBob during the first level when he's driving]]. [=SpongeBob=] has a face that reminds many of Moar Krabs.
** The enemies of the same level, despite the fact that they are easy to defeat, are also somewhat disturbing. Their faces look like a combination of AxCrazy and NightmareFace.
* In Patrick's level, one of the enemies that he faces are giant starfishes, who are quite disturbing.
* [=SpongeBob=] inside of a giant worm in one level.
* Plankton's unintentional creation, a giant ''living'' Krabby Patty.
* The next Plankton level, when he is a giant monster and trying to take over Bikini Bottom.
* [[FridgeHorror The whole concept of being trapped in your dreams forever is pretty dark and disturbing.]]
* The final level, and the final cutscene.
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Indices: NightmareFuel.{{Nickelodeon}}, NightmareFuel.WesternAnimationTV

!!Pantheon.SpongebobSquarepants (Move to Pantheon.SpongeBobSquarePants)

In the Pantheon/TropePantheons, the following were chosen:

* '''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants, God of {{Cash Cow Franchise}}s''' (The Invincibubble, Dirty Dan/Pinhead Larry, [=SpongeBoob=], Cheesehead, The Quickster, [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop Spingebill]], [[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS2E14WelcomeToTheChumBucketFrankendoodle Destroyer of Evil]]) as a Lesser God under Pantheon/{{Advertising}} (House of Pantheon/{{Commerce}}) and Pantheon/EffectsOfPopularity (House of Pantheon/{{Popularity}}).
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star]], God of {{Fat Best Friend}}s''' (Mr. Superawesomeness, Pinhead Larry/Dirty Dan, The Elastic Waistband, Rick, [[BerserkButton Tubby]]) as a [[Pantheon/FriendshipDemigodsAndQuasideities Friendship Demigod]].
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Squidward Quincy Tentacles]], God of [[CrankyNeighbor Cranky Neighbors]]''' (Big Nose, Squidzzy, Squidward Tortellini, Captain Magma, Sour Note) as a Demigod under Pantheon/{{Anger}} (House of Pantheon/{{Emotion}}).
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Sandra Cheeks]], Goddess of [[SouthernFriedGenius Texan Genius]]''' (Sandy, Miss Appear, The Rodent) as Demigoddess under Pantheon/{{Regionalities}} (House of Pantheon/{{Personality}}) and Pantheon/ScientistsAndGeniuses (House of Pantheon/{{Science}}).
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mr. Eugene Harold Krabs]], God of [[MoneyFetish Money Obsession]]''' (Mr. Krabs, Rags, Armor-Abs Krabs, Sir Pinch-A-Lot) as a Demigod under Pantheon/CommercialAttitude (House of Pantheon/{{Commerce}}).
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Sheldon J. Plankton]], God of [[DitzyGenius Brilliant Idiots]]''' (Plankton, Peter Lankton, Shelly) as a Quasideity under Pantheon/{{Science}}.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy]], Co-Gods of [[OldSuperhero Venerable Superheroes]]''' (Real names: Tim and Ernie) as Lesser Gods under Pantheon/HeroicAppearances.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants The Flying Dutchman]], God of [[GhostPirate Ghost Pirates]]''' serves as an Intermediate God under Pantheon/{{Ghosts}} (House of Pantheon/{{Otherness}}) and Pantheon/{{Thieves}} (House of Pantheon/{{Crime}}).
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants A Krabby Patty]]''' can be found in the [[Pantheon/{{Treasures}} Treasury]] under Pantheon/MiscellaneousItems.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Bikini Bottom]], Divine Setting Where WaterIsAir''' serves as part of the Pantheon/{{Dominions}} under Pantheon/PopulatedAreas.
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-> “I don't wanna grow up! I want cookies! And "milkie"! I want a sweater with love in the stitches! I wanna wear "diadies"! I wanna ride in my wagon! I wanna cuddle-wuddle with Mister Stuffykins! I wanna rocky-rock on my seahorsey! And I want kissy-kissy on my boo-boo! (Cries really hard, shocking him grandmother in the process)”
-->-- SpongeBob’s epic breakdown, "Grandma’s Kisses"

Even a show that is reliant on [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePants comedy]], [[NauseaFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants gross stuff]], and [[SeasonalRot at one point]] [[CringeComedy the misery]] [[SadistShow of its characters]] as well can cause have a few [[TearJerker sad]] scenes.
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[[folder: Season 1]]
* A small moment from the show's pilot, "Help Wanted." Right before running to the Krusty Krab to apply for the job of his dreams, he suffers from cold feet and begins to run back home, saying "I can't do this!" Patrick shows up and questions Spongebob's sudden squeamishness about the situation, prompting Spongebob to cry, in a shaky, distraught voice, "I can't! Don't you see?! I'm not good enough!"
* In "Hall Monitor," the mortified and remorseful look on Spongebob's face and the way he slowly flinches when Ms Puff [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech angrily scolds him]] for causing chaos in the city.
* The picnic scene in "Nature Pants" where Patrick begs [=SpongeBob=] to come back.
** [[BadBadActing "Why thank you, Sandy. I would love one.]] [[ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud Take patty.]] [[BadBadActing I sure wish he'd come home. These are his favorite.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Take...bite..."]]
*** Hey, at least his [[MoodWhiplash facial expression after he reads the last of the script]] is utterly hilarious!
** The legitimately depressing and mournful-sounding violin music in this scene really sells it.
** Him going berserk and viciously chasing Spongebob, especially when he admits defeat, is just heartbreaking.
-->'''Patrick:''' Okay! So this is the way it's gonna be. I hope you're happy. *snaps the jellyfish net in two and walks away*
** Even more heartbreaking if that's [[TragicKeepsake Ol']] [[MementoMacGuffin Reliable]] ([[ItWasAGift Spongebob's favorite jellyfishing net]]) that Patrick's using. The fact that he [[ItsAllJunk breaks it]] after giving up shows how Patrick's given up on getting Spongebob back.
** Spongebob realizes the error of living with the jellyfish and walks back to Bikini Bottom. He looks at the Krusty Krab, then at Sandy's tree dome, and then walks back to his house.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': What have I done? I had a great life and friends and I gave all of that up.
* How about the episode where Mr. Krabs gives [=SpongeBob=] the boots? And then he later steals them back, leaving [=SpongeBob=] sobbing and telling Mr Krabs that he let him down for "losing" them. It's always the characters crying over minor things that make me the saddest.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Oh, Mr. Krabs, I'm sorry, SORRY SORRY, I'm sorryyyyyyy...
** [=SpongeBob=] even tries out the "magic oven mitts" on his feet, but, "They're Not The Same!"
* The episode "Texas", where Sandy becomes very homesick and even sings a song expressing her homesickness ([[EverybodyCries everybody who hears it ends up crying]]). She then decides to actually return home. Thankfully, Spongebob and Patrick manage to convince her otherwise (through hilarious means, however).
* Oddly enough, the episode "Arrgh!". When [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick complain about going on a wild goose chase of a treasure hunt led by Mr. Krabs, he mourns that without a loyal crew, a captain's nothing. This in itself is just a ploy on Krabs' part to get them to stick around, but it works; the tearful way Patrick says "Don't cry, Captain Krabs," just nails me.
** What got me was the part where he puts the sword like a cross.
* From "Home Sweet Pineapple", Spongebob quotes: "I can no longer hold onto you little pebble. (Buries the pebble and begins to shed a tear) You hold too many memories. (Cries as tear falls onto the pebble)"
** There's also Patrick sobbing hysterically when Spongebob's parents arrive. Also just seeing him cry while grabbing his parents' boat is heartwrenching.
** Spongebob decides that he must move back with his parents, pictured with them smiling on a picture, but when Patrick replies that he doesn't have to, they are pictured with a sad look on their face. It makes sense considering how in life parents love to be around their children and spending time with them.
** The entire episode is just saddening.
* From ''Opposite Day'':
-->'''Spongebob''': Go away! I never wanna see you again!
-->'''Patrick''': (cries) Spongebob doesn't like me anymore!
** It turns out that [[spoiler:it was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Opposite Day]] and Spongebob was just playing along with it]] but imagine going to your best friend's house (one that you've known ''since you were a baby'') and instantly being rejected for no good reason.
* The goddamn April Fools special, "Fools in April." It's pretty funny, up until the scene where Squidward viciously pranks Spongebob, to everyone else's disgust. It goes straight into tear jerker territory as Squidward laughs during the prank, while Spongebob is yelling in fear the whole time. It gets worse as Spongebob runs away in tears, and everyone calls out Squidward for his jerkassery. "April Fools, jerk!" Later, he gives a disheveled, depressed Spongebob an insincere apology to ease his own conscience. After that, he flashes back to everyone else's reaction to the prank. "It must have been pretty good to make him CRY like that," Patrick says. Eventually, a hallucination of Squidward's own MOTHER appears to scold Squidward for being such a bastard. That leads to the kicker - Squidward collapses before Spongebob's door and breaks down, apologizing for the prank, and says how much he actually LIKES Spongebob despite how annoying he is, and how he appreciates everything about him. Happy tears ensue for the audience when Spongebob opens the door, and is completely back to his old self, cheerfully smiling, haven completely forgiven Squidward.
** [[spoiler: And then the whole thing turns out to be an April Fool's joke on Spongebob's end...]]
* The following moment from "Karate Choppers". The setup is that after Spongebob acts so paranoid over Sandy jumping him that he attacks customers, Mr. Krabs tells Spongebob to never perform Karate again, or else he'll be fired. Keep in mind Spongebob's passion for his job and for the Krusty Krab.
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': No more Karate? How am I gonna tell Sandy?
-->[=SpongeBob=] is jumped by Sandy
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Sandy wait, I can't! Mr. Krabs said I have to give up karate!
-->'''Sandy''': Uh-huh, sure [=SpongeBob=]!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': No, really Sandy, stop!
-->'''Sandy''': I'm not falling for it, [=SpongeBob=]!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': No really! ''Please stop!''
-->Mr. Krabs walks out to the window, and sees Sandy attacking [=SpongeBob=].
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': What the?! [=SpongeBob=]!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': AAAAAAAHHH!! Mr. Krabs!
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': What did I ''just'' get through telling ye, lad?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': But, I, she-!
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': [=SpongeBob=]! You're '''''FIRED!!'''''
-->'''Sandy''': Huh?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': *tiny voice* Fired? *face disappears like water in a drain*
-->'''Mr. Krabs''': *somewhat surprised* Eh?
-->'''Sandy''': ...[=SpongeBob=]?
-->''[[=SpongeBob=] bursts into tears and runs away bawling]''
* The end of "Pizza Delivery" goes off as this until [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Squidward takes matters into his own hands]]. After spending all day (and night, presumably) lost in the wilderness, [=SpongeBob=] doggedly keeps the pizza through tornadoes and starvation so that the customer can get the order he wants. But when they get there, the customer believes he ordered a drink, and rejects his entire order in anger. The actual stinger comes when the guy who ordered it says:
-->'''Recipient''': *shoves the pizza in [=SpongeBob=]'s face* Didn't you ever ''once'' think of the ''customer?!''
** And then after having the door slammed in his face, [=SpongeBob=] staggers to Squidward, who actually tries to comfort him before he finally breaks down. Even he knows this was just too far.
* In "The Chaperone" when [=SpongeBob=] ruins Pearl's prom and he runs into the bathroom sobbing. Poor guy.
* In "Pickles" where [=SpongeBob=] is so [[HeroicBSOD shook up]] from getting a Krabby Patty order wrong that his mind becomes completely dysfunctional. The poor guy can't even form sentences in the proper order and is nailing food the wall when Mr. Krabs finds him. [[TheWoobie Did anyone else just want to hug him?]]
* I can imagine how depressing it must have been to the unpopular guys or to people who are stuck with the idea of being friend-zoned to watch "Ripped Pants". So, [=SpongeBob=] loses Sandy's attention (someone that it was hinted that he had feelings for, by the way) to Larry, who is a physically fit and nice guy, overall. Many teenagers could identify themselves with Spongebob by the time it was aired. The song by the end was just the nail in the coffin.
* In "SB-129", there's the scene where Squidward returns to the time machine, screaming how badly he wants to go home and he misses Bikini Bottom, his Easter Island head, and most of all, Spongebob.
* In "Hooky," Krabs is horrified when he discovers that Spongebob and Patrick are playing on the fishing hooks. He rushes to stop them before they get hurt, but just before he arrives, Spongebob and Patrick are carried away on the hooks. Krabs collapses onto the ground and cries, lamenting that he couldn't save them in time, even saying "If only I could hold them in me arms again..." It's little moments like this, especially in the first season, that show that Krabs really does have a heart under his gruff exterior and really does want to look out for Spongebob and Patrick.
** Later on in the episode, Spongebob's sheer terror over being "hooked" (his clothing getting snagged on a fishing hook,) is kind of hard to watch. He sounds completely terrified and is sobbing due to the stress of the situation.
* In "I Was A Teenage Gary," Spongebob leaves Gary in Squidward's care as he goes to a jellyfish convention for the weekend. Squidward neglects Gary by forgetting about him, and by the time he remembers, Gary looks increasingly ill due to dehydration. When Spongebob returns from his trip, he sees Gary in this state, bursts into tears and cradles Gary in his arms, begging Squidward to do something to help. It can really strike a chord with many pet owners.
* A small example from "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II." Spongebob abuses the power of the Conch Signal, running Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ragged with several pointless, petty errands. Eventually, Barnacle Boy snaps at Spongebob ''very'' angrily, chewing him out for being such a pain in the neck. Spongebob's response is to well up with tears, and say, "I'm sorry... I just wanted to spend time with you... You guys are my HEROES!" and break down sobbing. It's one of the few times when his sobbing isn't played up in a hammy, ridiculous way. Barnacle Boy tells him it's too late, and proceeds to destroy the Conch Signal with his Sulfur Vision...or at least he tries because he's so old, so he decides to use something back at the Mermalair instead. Mermaid Man, however, is so moved that he persuades Barnacle Boy to stop giving him a hard time and to let [=SpongeBob=] go "on patrol" with them for a day.
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[[folder: Season 2]]
* Dying For Pie. "[[WhatTheHellHero You had to kill 'im. The boy cries you a sweater of tears, and you]] ''[[WhatTheHellHero kill 'im]]''."
** When [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward are watching the sunset:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' You know, if I were to die right now in some fiery explosion due to the carelessness of a friend, well, that would just be okay. (cut to Squidward quietly sobbing)
** And then, near the end, there's Squidward bawling over how he killed Spongebob, saying how he at least made his last day meaningful. [[spoiler: It turns out that he never actually ate the pie-bomb in the first place, but still.]]
** A little moment, when Krabs is audibly choking back tears while putting up a new "Help Wanted" sign.
** The look on Spongebob's face after Squidward disgustedly throws the handmade sweater at him.
* In "Imitation Krabs", when a customer questions what the secret formula contains, [=SpongeBob=] literally [[OffWithHisHead rips his head off]], revealing a smaller fish underneath (said head actually came from a "head-enhancement clinic") who runs away crying. That was a little harsh, wasn't it?
* This quote from "Life of Crime":
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': "No more nice warm beds. No more Krabby Patties. No more getting mail. No more Gary. No more movies. No more Squidward. No more Sandy or Pearl or Mr. Krabs, NO MORE ANYTHING!"
* Spongebob breaking down in tears of humiliation in "Artist Unknown" after Squidward gives him an unnecessarily harsh critique of his artwork. Can hit a little close to home to many art students in similar situations. (Doesn't hurt that the episode was written by someone who attended an art school.)
** Look at Spongebob's face during Squidward's "critique."
** The latter half of the episode is sad in a pretty understated way, lost in the genuine comedy. Because of his harsh words, Squidward has successfully broken Spongebob's artistic spirit ''so much'' that Spongebob is unable to create any of the great things he once was.
* The band episode. Sure, it's hilarious, particularly the total lack of good things to say about Squidward, but his utter despair as the band starts...and then the look on his face as it's actually ''good''.
** And let's not forget ''this'' quote:
--> '''Squidward''': (on the brink of tears) Well...you did it. You took my one chance at happiness...and crushed it. Crushed it into teeny little bite size 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! (as he walks away in tears) So thanks....thanks for nothing.
** [[SignatureSong "Sweet Victory"]] can invoke some happy tears, especially if you grew up on this show.
* Also the episode Dumped, where Gary becomes friends with Patrick and begins to play with him instead of Spongebob. Throughout the episode, Spongebob tries to get Gary to come back to him with toys and his favorite snacks. It ultimately ends up with Spongebob trying one last time to get Gary to come back by offering things to Gary he wasn't allowed to do before. [[spoiler:Gary goes back to Spongebob, only because he wanted Patrick for the cookie in his pocket.]]
* Spongebob crying in the ChristmasEpisode, mainly because of the very sad face he makes while Squidward continues to torment him over SantaClaus not appearing, which is why SB's crying in the first place. He even manages to make Squidward feel sorry for him and dress up as Santa to make him happy after it's revealed that [=SpongeBob=] made Squidward a present so he wouldn't feel left out when Santa came..
-->'''Squidward:''' What's this?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' A present. I made it for you so you wouldn't be left out...''WHEN SANTA CAME!!!''
** The absolutely heartbreaking way he says "Santa Claus" after Squidward takes out a camera for a picture.
* There was also "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", where Plankton wins [=SpongeBob=]'s contract from Krabs. The song [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs sing while missing each other was just so sad, especially the part where they stare out the window at each other.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB1AAn23VOs If you can handle it, here is the song.]]
* The episode "Grandma's Kisses". [=SpongeBob=]'s hysterical rant about how he doesn't want to grow up hits a very tender nerve. More specifically, he spends the entire episode trying to act more grown up around his Grandmother, but then finally snaps and goes into a fit of tears, yelling how he wants to do everything he wanted to do as a kid again, and wants some of the moments back.
** ESPECIALLY if you grew up with the show and happen upon the episode again once you're older.
** Plus where [=SpongeBob=] is made fun of for the kissy mark on his forehead. The fact that his tormenters never get any comeuppance and even spy on him and his grandma at the end of the episode makes it worse.
-->"I have been publicly humiliated ''for the last time! *Runs off crying*''"
* A little one. From "Patty Hype." Mr. Krabs and Squidward make Spongebob cry by mocking his idea of "Pretty Patties-" vibrantly colored Krabby Patties- along with other ideas Spongebob has of drawing customers and making things interesting, believing they are all childish. Eventually, Spongebob actually gets angry- something we don't see him do a lot- and says, in an uncharacteristically determined way, "I KNOW this is a good idea! YOU'LL SEE!" He runs out of the restaurant to embark on a solo entrepreneurship. A little later, he starts crying again, having lost confidence. "Maybe Mr. Krabs was right...maybe my idea IS dumb! (sob!)"
* The scene in "Something Smells" in which Spongebob breaks down in tears at the movie theater, (at one point curling up into a TroubledFetalPosition,) and says, "I can't do it, Patrick! I try, and I try, but... I'm not always as confident as I look! Maybe I should just go back home and hide!" It's PlayedForLaughs, but his sobbing sounds so ''broken'' that it's hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for him there.
* The friends forever scene in "The Secret Box". Doubles as heartwarming. Basically, we see Spongebob and Patrick's lives since they were born, up until their dead, buried together, with an echo of their laugh.
* "Shanghaied" has three endings, one where each character (Spongebob, Patrick, or Squidward) gets the final wish. Most fans who saw subsequent airings or home releases of the episode may remember the Spongebob ending, which somehow manages to be hilarious since [[spoiler: even though they didn't escape the Flying Dutchman's clutches, they at least weren't ''eaten'']]. The other two endings, however, are quite different. Patrick and Squidward pretty much share the same ending, and we warn you it's [[DownerEnding not a happy one]].
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[[folder:Season 3]]
* "New Student Starfish": It's a small one, yet still heartbreaking.
-->'''Patrick:''' Hey, [=SpongeBob=], wanna go jellyfishing?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Sorry, Patrick, I can't. I have school today!
-->'''Patrick:''' Well, what am I supposed to do all day while you're at school?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I don't know. What do you normally do while I'm gone?
-->'''Patrick:''' *starts to cry* Wait for you to get back!
* The song at end of the lost episode that plays [[spoiler: after the jellyfish help [=SpongeBob=] to fly without pants]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyvraRtOGds All you need is friendship.]]
** And then there's the beginning of the lost episode, in which Patchy The Pirate is distraught over what he ''thought'' was the lost episode, and proceeds to rip apart every single merchandise that he ever owned. An experience some people may have felt after they felt "betrayed" by a work they've invested so much time for.
* I could handle the con artist in "Chocolate with Nuts" for a while, but I have not been able to watch the part where he [[spoiler:pretends to be badly and shockingly injured (the way he describes it to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick is enough of a Tear Jerker in itself)]] without tearing up. {{Jerkass}}. And a very clever one.
* ''My Pretty Seahorse'', the episode where Spongebob becomes attached to a wild seahorse. At the end of the episode, Mr. Krabs tells Spongebob how it's wrong to keep a wild animal from their natural habitat and lifestyle. Spongebob understands and, with a heavy heart, releases the seahorse (which he named Mystery). The episode can hit harder for kids, considering that Spongebob has a child-like mental state and many children tend to get attached to animals (toys and live, alike) fairly quickly.
** When [=SpongeBob=] releases Mystery back into the wilds, he starts a sad diatribe trying to drive her away, "Just get out of here, you (sobbing) stupid, dumb animal..." It doesn't help that Mystery already ran off.
*** However, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Patrick walking towards [=SpongeBob=] with a straight look on his face and causally walking away when he's "called a stupid, dumb animal" is genius.]]
** Mr. Krabs backstory in this episode is tear inducing as well. He tells the story that he, as a kid, had received a dollar from his father. They were both the best of friends, they did all the things together- but on a hot summer day, while at the beach, he was so thirsty that he spent his dollar on a soda. The way Krabs is telling the story to SB is working, too.
* Spongebob talking to Patrick on the phone and begging him for help in ''The Bully''; by the end of it, he's actually crying. Anyone who's ever been bullied as a child or has ever comforted a bullied child would have a hard time not tearing up with the poor guy.
-->'''Spongebob:''' Please Patrick! I'm so scared it feels like I'm going to throw up!
** Perhaps the worst part of the episode is that Flatts ''[[KarmaHoudini gets away with the psychological torment he brought down upon SpongeBob]].'' Talking to Mrs. Puff about it is no good because Flatts simply makes up the lie of [[CatchPhrase "I'm gonna kick your butt!"]] being a friendly and misunderstood colloquialism and Mrs. Puff believes it, and while Flatts does collapse after failing to beat down the punch-resistant [=SpongeBob=], Mrs. Puff mistakes the resulting scene for [=SpongeBob=] beating up Flatts and it's implied she punishes ''[=SpongeBob=]'' instead. Keep in mind, this is '''''before''''' Mrs. Puff became a psychopath in later episodes. And sadly, there are one too many cases of school bullying victims getting punished while the perpetrators get off scot-free, though in the modern day, teachers are much more wise to bullies trying to play the WoundedGazelleGambit.
*** It may also be that Mrs. Puff knew Flatts wanted to beat up Spongebob, and ''[[Main/SadistTeacher intentionally turned a blind eye so she could get revenge on Spongebob for all the physical and psychological pain he has inflicted on her]]''. Besides, hardly any of the episodes take place in chronological order.
* In "Born Again Krabs", after it looks like Mr. Krabs has died of food poisoning, Squidward finds Mr. Krabs' nosehair trimmer and uses it.
--> '''Spongebob''': You shouldn't go through Mr. Krabs' belongings, Squidward. *sobbing* HE WOULDN'T LIKE IT!
* "The Great Snail Race" has Spongebob become obsessed in winning a racing contest with Gary, turning into a coach for him and ultimately becoming rather abusive. When Gary is left exhausted by the time of the race, he struggles on as Spongebob tears into him. Then as Gary starts to finally undergo a HeroicRROD, things finally start to hit Spongebob, and, in a very meek and remorseful sounding voice, he starts begging Gary to stop. Gary doesn't, though, and begins acting like an out-of-control race car, before crashing and exploding. The worst part? The spectators ''cheered'' at the crash because it looked cool (though they also could have been cheering because it was immediately clear that Gary was okay), and Squidward was mercilessly ''laughing at the situation'', knowing he was right about a "mongrel mutt" not being able to win.
* The beginning of "Mid-Life Crustacean" can hit close to home for older audiences if they've ever suffered a midlife crisis.
* Seeing poor Squidward bawl like a broken man in "Can You Spare A Dime?", the poor bastard having just lost his home, job, paintings, everything. The way he sobs is absolutely heart-wrenching.
* The climax of "Rock-A-Bye-Bivalve" is pretty sad to watch. After Patrick and [=SpongeBob=] get in a heated argument over the former's poor performance as a parent, Junior jumps out of the window, ([[spoiler: learning to fly for the first time]]). [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick race over to rescue him, but when they fail to catch him, they break down, crying "WE'RE BAD PARENTS!". It can be especially saddening for parents who feel they aren't doing their job properly.
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[[folder: Season 4]]
* Most of "Have You Seen This Snail?" touches nearly every emotional button of pet owners at the heartbreak of them running away and how much they'd miss them. And there just had to be a montage of [=SpongeBob=] looking for Gary and how much he missed him. Even those who loath the post-movie episodes have wept.
** The song, simply called "Gary's Song", doesn't help the matter either.
* "Patrick Smartpants" has Patrick going from his usual dumb self to a genius ([[spoiler: because his head was accidentally replaced with brain coral]]), which eventually alienates Spongebob so much they can't be friends. Then, there's the scene where they look at their old photo albums of each other.
** It's also a point to mention that at the same time, Patrick (after it becomes apparent that his being smart is alienating him from his friends) does the same thing in his rock... and ends up being the one we see cry.
--->"Oh, the GloryDays... Why have we grown ''[[WeUsedToBeFriends apart]]''?"
* Seeing Pearl cry in "Whale of a Birthday" when her Sweet Sixteen is ruined can hit close to home for people who have parents who don't care about their children.
* Patrick crying over breaking his jellyfish net in "Best Day Ever". [=SpongeBob=] gives him another one, and he ends up breaking that as well. [=SpongeBob=] then lets him use Ol' Reliable, but rather begrudgingly.
* Patrick almost leaving Bikini Bottom in "The Pink Purloiner".
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[[folder:Season 5]]
* The special "Whatever Happened to Spongebob" applies as one of the very few times Spongebob can actually take a hint he's not wanted, and it's heart wrenching. After every single one of his friends and even his pet chew him out for making an ass of things, he decides they're better off without him and leaves town dejected.
** Even more so is Sandy and Patrick's TearsOfRemorse after they discover his farewell letter, with Squidward's UngratefulBastard attitude making it worse, especially when he intentionally sabotages the search for Spongebob because he hated him that much, and even nearly quitting his job after Mr. Krabs threatened to fire him. Ultimately, Krabs has to bribe Squidward.
* "Breath of Fresh Squidward": After catching an overly cheerful Squidward pogo-dancing with Patrick, [=SpongeBob=] snaps and yells at Squidward to get out, causing Squidward to leave in tears. Considering how happy Squidward was throughout the episode, that was just wrong!
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[[folder:Season 6]]
* Plankton's Regular as a whole. Just to give Plankton one tiny victory and then have Mr. Krabs smash it in his face... It's not funny, just sad.
** Also, the fact that Plankton can't even have so much as ''one'' customer without Krabs trying to ruin him. ''ONE''. Either Krabs is that petty, hellbent on maintaining what is practically a monopoly on Bikini Bottom's fast-food industry, hates Plankton that much, or all three.
* "Giant Squidward". The bit where he goes to sleep on a mountain, finds the troublesome duo, Spongebob and Patrick, in his bellybutton, angrily throws him out and has a breakdown.
* The ending of "No Nose Knows". After having his nose destroyed by the [[spoiler: giant stinkball]], Patrick laments that he just wanted to smell like his friends and runs away crying. We then cut to a funeral for his nose, with [=SpongeBob=] sadly stating that [him and his friends] punished Patrick for just wanting to be like them. Squidward, though, shows no sympathy, but then finds out [[spoiler:Patrick has gotten ears and heard his insult.]]
* Shell Shocked: The scene when [=SpongeBob=] and Gary were crying because they couldn't find any more replacement shells for Gary. It's a heartbreaking scene.
* The ending to "The Clash Of Triton" where Neptune accepts Triton as his son.
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[[folder: Season 7]]
* A majority of "Stuck In The Wringer" because [=SpongeBob=] is suffering physical pain due to getting glued to his wringer by Patrick, getting kicked out of work because of it, Patrick not making things better by any means, and more.
** And when [=SpongeBob=] calls out Patrick for his behaviour and the latter runs off crying, the townspeople witnessing it proceed to give [=SpongeBob=] one last kick in the teeth to send him into depression.
-->'''Fish''': Your body is not the problem. It's your heart. You deserve what you've gotten!
** Thing is, though, that Spongebob's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Patrick was 100% justified, as his life has pretty much been ruined. Not only can he no longer make a living, but the wringer is actually blocking his esophagus, meaning he can't even ''eat'' anymore. Yet the townspeople believe Spongebob was just a huge jerk, showing that they're either hypocrites (as usual in the intermovie episodes), or just found an excuse to be racist against a non-fish person.
* A small example, but in the episode ''Growth Spout'', when Mrs. Puff was sleeping, she mutters out that she must protect her garden, and that it's the only thing worth living for. This comes into effect when you remember that most of her life would be boat driving with [[IdiotHero SpongeBob]] and nearly getting killed by him.
* A small one, but [=SpongeBob=] fainting into Squidward's arms and Krabs crying due to the Krusty Krab's shutdown in "[=SpongeBob=]'s Last Stand".
* "One Coarse Meal." Lets just say TheBadGuyWins and leave it at that.
** In case you aren't sure, the bad guy is [[spoiler: Mr. Krabs this time around]]
*** [[EsotericHappyEnding Yeah...]] [[DesignatedHero sure.]]
* "Back to the Past": In the bad future where Man Ray has taken over the entire town - we see Spongebob and Patrick go to the 'Krusty Krab' and he sees supposedly the Old Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy with their spirits broken...We get this tear-jerker reminder:
-->'''Spongebob:''' But what about the Younger Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy? Surely they refused to go without a fight?
-->'''Mermaidman:''' Don't you get it! We ARE the younger ones! The older ones, bless their souls, have been immortalized in this very restaurant [pan right to grave-site].
-->'''Spongebob:''' I am at a total loss...for yourselves.
** The fact that in "Back to the Past", Man Ray had killed the original Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and buried them under the Krusty Krab as a reminder of how MM & BB's younger versions failed.
** Even worse is that the older MM's actor died later on, as did the younger one's.
** It also doubles as Fridge Horror, as, if this episode is considered canon, the old MM&BB who Spongebob and Patrick had built a trusting, friendly relationship with, had been betrayed by them, left to die in the past, while the existing ones that went back to the present now know them as "the heartless fiends who killed two elderly men", meaning that all of their original ties with each other have been destroyed. Awful day for everyone.
* Mrs. Puff just can't catch a break in "Summer Job". In it, she's forced to work at the Krusty Krab to repair for accidental damages (that happened when she tried to outrun [=SpongeBob=]), with [=SpongeBob=] constantly taking her down a peg like a stereotypical teacher. It's not funny even, it just makes you wanna give Mrs. Puff a hug or reassurance.
* Even if it is just Plankton in disguise as [=SpongeBob=]'s great grandmother, you'll really feel bad for [=SpongeBob=] when the decoy of Plankton is shredded by the garbage disposal, causing him to bawl his eyes out under the assumption that a long lost relative is dead.
** "Long lost" most likely implies she's dead anyways, but he's probably unaware of that.
* Poor Gary being treated like a slave by Mr. Krabs by making him attract money in "The Cent Of Money". Though the blow is softened when Mr. Krabs is forced to give up all the money to pay for his medical bills, since he's too cheap to get medical insurance.
* In "Shellback Shenanigans", Plankton disguises himself as Gary as another plot to infiltrate [=SpongeBob=], only for the yellow guy to think his snail is sick and bring him to the hospital, subsequently brought to tears believing "Gary" is dying. It can hit hard for people who have had to experience the loss of a beloved pet.
* "A Pal For Gary": How Spongebob treats Gary in this episode: even after saving his life from Puffy Fluffy, he still yells at the poor little snail, accusing him of being jealous of the so-called "pal" for him.
** In the same episode, a guy with a pet worm walks in and [=SpongeBob=] says pets aren't allowed and they walk away slowly; It's sad until Mr. Krabs allows them inside anyway.
** The ending, as well. Spongebob drags Gary to work against his will, and Mr. Krabs basically uses Gary as free labor.
* "Rodeo Daze": The fact that everyone (minus [=SpongeBob=]) seemed to have forgotten Sandy's existence when [=SpongeBob=] asks for help in saving her from the rodeo. That, or they just don't care because they're racist against land animals. Imagine being in a world like that yourself (or not). No wonder the yellow guy kidnapped everyone.
* The episode "Karate Star" where Patrick learned the perfect karate move has a part where he thinks he murdered his own best friend. No, not the table sponge one, the one where he found him unconscious and thought he died. He then got vengeful at his own hand and ripped it off. [[TruthInTelevision Luckily thanks to being a sea star, he regenerates it]].
* The episode ''Model Sponge'', where Spongebob thinks he's been fired from his job. You don't have to be a long-time fan to know how much Spongebob loves his job, so his reaction is pretty sad. Then, later when he goes to beg Mr. Krabs for his job back, he is in tears and crawling on his knees, promising he'll do better and he doesn't want to go. Of course, Krabs has no idea what he's talking about (remember, Spongebob misinterpreted something Krabs had said earlier), but that makes it no less sad.
* This screenshot from "Enchanted Tiki Dreams" defines Seasons 4 to 6 perfectly; it's Squidward curled up under a chair in a pool of tears. [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=400660526642610&set=a.147404425301556.25799.147101001998565&type=3&theater It's a strong image]].
** If you're wondering why Squidward is crying, it's from getting annoyed by [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick both at home and work. At the moment of the screenshot, he asks the world why he can't have one day of relaxation... and [=Spongebob=] pokes him with a stick on the grounds they were playing tag (after Patrick had just "tagged" him with an electric eel). It makes you realize that Jerkass as he is, Squidward's neighbors have put him through so much torture that he can't ever escape for even a little while, and for once [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness doesn't even yell at them to get out of his house]]. Counts as in-universe TearJerker, because [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick feel so terrible seeing Squidward like this that they decide to do something nice for him.
*** The part where Squidward sees his Tiki Dreamland and thinks it's a mirage counts too. Even if happiness is right in front of him, he can't bring himself to believe it. But he soon finds himself relaxing and the episode [[ThrowTheDogABone even has a satisfying ending for him]].
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[[folder:Season 8]]
* If you've ever been in a situation like [=SpongeBob=]'s in "Sentimental Sponge", you will feel his pain, especially because it is hard to let go of things cherished by yourself for so long and having to do so eventually.
* "Squidward's School For Grownups" has two:
** The first is when Squidward decides that he must separate Spongebob and Patrick because Spongebob is much less mature than Patrick.
** The other example is Spongebob's opera not much later... Thankfully, a CMOH follows when Spongebob and Patrick hug at the end, as well as a CMOF when Squidward is pelted with fruit for bashing Spongebob's performance and Spongebob and Patrick yell "Food fight!".
* Squidward's unfair punishment at the end of "The Googly Artiste". Specially when he breaks down when Patrick says he'll probably not become an artist.
* You'll definitely feel sorry for Karen in "Walking The Plankton" when she finds out Plankton only took her on the cruise for the sake of the formula than a honeymoon. It does become funny after thankfully.
* [=SpongeBob=] thinking that Sandy is dead near the end of "Mooncation".
* "Mermaidman Begins" is most likely a farewell to major Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy episodes, especially if you know about the death of Mermaidman's voice actor. It may just seem like an origin episode, but currently the two heroes only get cameos as of now and many people report feeling misty eyed while watching this episode.
* Pearl crying in the bathroom due to her barnacle/acne issue getting out of hand and her father caring less in "Barnacle Face".
* The sheer amount of terror Gary goes through, courtesy of Patrick, in "Pet Sitter Pat".
** The poor snail looks practically unhealthy after being "bathed".
* Fuzzy Acorns harshly criticizing [=SpongeBob=] as a poor student and [=SpongeBob=] moping away in "The Way Of The Sponge".
* Anyone who saw the infamous scene in "Are You Happy Now?" where [[spoiler: it looks like Squidward [[DrivenToSuicide is going to hang himself]]]] had one of several reactions: [[NightmareFuel sheer horror from the content]], [[DudeNotFunny sheer horror from the fact that the writers would attempt to make such a crass joke]], [[ShoutOut amusement that the writers seemingly referenced the Creepypasta]] ''[[FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide]]'', or heartrending levels of sorrow. [[TheWoobie Who didn't want to give poor Squid a hug?]]
** That one scene of Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] crying together.
** Hell, the episode as a whole is a HumiliationConga for Squidward.
* From "Karen 2.0": Karen expressing her sadness to Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] on how Plankton dumped her for an upgraded Karen 2.
** The scene where she and Plankton reunite at the end is more of a happy tearjerker though.
* The ending of "Inspongeiac" where [=SpongeBob=] is forced to cry mustard onto Krabby Patties by Mr. Krabs.
** You can't help but feel sorry for him in the preceding scene where Krabs expresses NoSympathy for his predicament.
* "Glove World RIP", for obvious reasons, especially for fans of the old series or anyone whose favorite place is now gone. When [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick realize it looks like that Glove World is "on its last fingers" they try and fail to save it (as the park is literally falling apart from poor maintenance). [[spoiler: Migitated by the fact that Glove Universe is opened in its stead, but that place hasn't been used at all yet.]]
* Mr. Krabs crying because of Plankton and Squidward's new recipe ruining his business in "Chum Fricassee".
** Hell, even one of Plankton's customers feels sorry for him.
-->'''Customer''': Here, take my chum. It's the least I can do to help. (to himself) Poor guy.
* Plankton saying his farewells to the Chum Bucket due to the possibility of it being bulldozed in "Move It Or Lose It".
** [=SpongeBob=] expresses sympathy for him:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': (tearfully) I can't help but think I somehow had a hand in your misery.
* "Never Give Up" from "Hello Bikini Bottom!" is a mix of this and AwesomeMusic.
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[[folder:Season 9]]
* Spongebob's reaction to getting fired in "Spongebob, You're Fired!" (for extremely petty reasons; read: Mr. Krabs wanted to save ''a nickel'') is actually portrayed very realistically. It's very sad.
** Not just from the Krusty Krab, but from his temporary jobs. He made food between two buns because that was how he had done it for many years. Upon seeing it, all his bosses (save for the Taco Man) [[{{Jerkass}} fire Spongebob on the spot without seeing if his food was any good.]] Then, when he pleaded to keep his job, he impulsively acts as if he was fired from the Krusty Krab...
** With each job he gets fired from, Spongebob gets progressively angrier, first by [[Main/DeadpanSnarker snarking to himself]], all the way to talking back angrily.
* "Larry's Gym" is probably the first episode that places Larry in a sympathetic light. Due to large amounts of paperwork, Larry is unable to exercise in his own gym, soon becoming weak, flabby and depressed. Knowing what he is normally like, seeing him in this state would not sit well for Larry fans.
* The surprisingly brutal DownerEnding of "Married to Money," especially considering the ridiculousness of the premise and most of the plot. Naturally, Krabs finds out that "Cashina" was really just a robot operated by Plankton, but [[HeroicBSOD his reaction]] is something else. [[spoiler:Krabs becomes too distraught by the fact that the love of his life was a fake that he can't bring himself to crush Plankton like he usually does, caring less that his "wife" was yet another attempt to steal the secret formula and more that Plankton was playing with his emotions. He then proceeds to share with his arch-nemesis the loneliness he'd been suffering for years before meeting Cashina, as if the two of them were still friends honest with each other. Plankton, being [[{{Jerkass}} Plankton]], simply brushes off Krabs's genuine emotion as something crazy, not caring that he broke his heart and leaving the crustacean in tears. Sure, the idea of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin falling in love with a literal (albeit sentient, unlike the subject in "To Love a Patty") wad of cash]] is a bit absurd, but ignoring that fact and knowing that the woman he was in love with turned out to be a lie is truly heartbreaking.]] It's an ending that can actually make a viewer [[TheWoobie feel sorry for Krabs]], even when taking into account the terrible things he'd done seasons earlier.
--> '''Krabs''': [[spoiler:Cashina may not have been real, but me feelings were, weren't they?!]]
** It's even worse when you consider ''how'' Krabs realizes that Cashina was a fake. [[spoiler:He's about to reveal the secret formula (unknowingly, at this point) to Plankton, only to become too overwhelmed with love for his "wife" that he begins to tear up, causing Plankton's robot to blow up.]]
** What ''really'' doesn't help is that [[spoiler:it's implied that Plankton didn't give a damn about what Mr. Krabs was feeling, and ESPECIALLY the fact that he [[KarmaHoudini surprisingly gets away scot-free.]] He just wanted the formula and some revenge for Mr. Krabs' previous actions.]]
* In "[=CopyBob DittoPants=]," Spongebob's reaction to the disappearances of his 299 copies. He mentions how attached he was with them and cries as each of them starts vanishing.
* Patrick bidding farewell to his last baby tooth at the end of "The Whole Tooth."
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[[folder:Season 10]]
* In "Mimic Madness", after doing one too many impressions, Spongebob begins to lose sight of who he really is and expresses this through [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cphLWxA4QA song]].
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[[folder: Movies]]
!![[WesternAnimaton/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie First movie]]
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* And of course, there's [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's DisneyDeath]] in TheMovie. Near the end, [[spoiler: as they're slowly drying out under the heat lamp, and [=SpongeBob=] has kind of a lengthy monologue about how they let everyone down, and how they failed (how ''broken'' he sounds at this point doesn't help either), and then they both realise that they at least got to Shell City (which turns out to be a gift shop, a lovely BrickJoke if you remember the first season episode "Hooky"), and they turn to one another, express their gratitude for having each other as friends, and with the last of their strength start singing the "Goofy Goober Song" together before they die, ending with their tears merging to form a heart shape. [[EverybodyCries Even the pirates in the theater were bawling]]. Bonus points on making such a cheesy song so heartbreaking.]]
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' [[spoiler: Pat...we ''did'' make it.]]
--> '''Patrick:''' [[spoiler: Yeah...I guess we did.]]
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' [[spoiler: We did alright for a...couple of goofballs. ''(both of them shed a tear)'']]
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance And when you realize the so called]] DeusExMachina that saves them is actually a CallBack to Tea at the Treedome]], it is even more tear jerking to long-time fans.
** Also, earlier in the movie, when Spongebob is excited to become manager...then Mr. Krabs turns him down for being [[ManChild a kid]]. He walks away into the sunset ([[MadnessMantra I'm ready...depression...I'm ready...depression...]]) Then later he's over at Goofy Goober's [[BreakTheCutie crying]] because his lifelong dream was ruined.
** The scene of Spongebob in the bar crying was both depressing and hilarious.
!![[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutofWater Second movie]]
* [=SpongeBob=] watching helplessly as Bikini Bottom becomes a post-apocalyptic wasteland and his friends try to hunt him down.
* [[spoiler: Karen being sacrificed to get Plankton's time machine working, especially when the latter sheds a tear.]]
* [=SpongeBob=] volunteers to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] if it means restoring Bikini Bottom to its glory and appeasing the sandwich gods.
* A brief one at the beginning of the movie: During the montage of people enjoying Krabby Patties, we cut to a man enjoying a patty in a [[BlackComedy hospital bed]] as his wife mourns her loss while eating a Krabby Patty herself. Made worse by the doctor [[AngstWhatAngst cheerfully]] telling her "He'll be gone in a week".
* Plankton [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech blowing up at SpongeBob]], calling him the worst teammate ever. Poor [=SpongeBob=] is so horrified that he suffers a HeroicBSOD and starts screaming unintelligibly.
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[[folder: Others]]
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiKuhfDjims credits song]]. God, the credits song. The overwhelming feeling of nostalgia combined with what the show is nowadays, if you're on the "new seasons are bad" boat, it will make you misty-eyed.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6DKzNRdwyI Award Winners A]]. The description of the video is almost exclusively of people commemorating lost series, which can give it some emotional heft in spite of its victorious sound.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUcPpu-T2vc Stack of Leis]]. It's like the musical representation of sitting alone on a beach shore at sunset, watching the water scale up and reminiscing childhood memories that are now long gone as you've grown up far too fast, and realizing that you want nothing more than to be a kid again.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIF9bQ-KHyE Nostalgic Romance]] is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed for the show. The fact that it only plays in a handful of episodes doesn't help.
* Some moments when [=SpongeBob gets=] ''very'' sad.
* A meta-example: the death of Ernest Borgnine, the voice of Mermaid Man, a character who has been around since season 1.
** After that, Nickelodeon, without any advertisement, put on a small two hour marathon containing the numbered Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episodes, ''Back to the Past'', ''The Bad Guy Club For Villains'', and ''Mermaid Man Begins.''
* Another meta-example: the death of one of the show's longtime composers, Barry Anthony Trop, who was Squidward's clarinet "voice" from season 4 to 8, until his retirement in 2014. The season 10 episode ''Snooze You Lose'' was dedicated to him and featured a section of a clarinet/bassoon duo from an earlier episode ''New Fish in Town'' (later used in ''Squid Plus One'').
* The 2005 educational short [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UOCmMYINkI "The Endless Summer"]], [[DownerEnding due to the ending]]. [[DespairEventHorizon Mr Krabs just gives up]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone when he realizes it's too late.]]
* Show creator Stephen Hillenburg [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-reveals-als-diagnosis-1202007865/ being diagnosed with ALS]]. The idea of the man who brought us [=Spongebob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and all the other wonderful characters losing his life to this incurable disease ''will'' make you tear up if you're a longtime [=SpongeBob=] fan.
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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?''

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Let's face it; a lot of the plots throughout ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' tend to happen because of some stupidity on the part of the characters. And with the exception of the rare infuriating episode, [[TropesAreNotBad this is hardly a bad thing]]; after all, [[TropesAreTools how else would we have such funny episodes]]?

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[[folder:General]]
* 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.
* Another basic staple: Plankton keeps trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula. "Imitation Krabs" implies that Mr. Krabs patented the formula at some point ([=SpongeBob=] even explains that duplicating it is a felony).\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Plankton to be mindful of this and think that succeeding would mean Mr. Krabs calling the police to have him arrested.\\
'''Instead:''' He keeps trying to steal the formula anyway, heedless of the fact that he could face legal consequences.
** On the flip-side, Plankton is shown to be a GadgeteerGenius.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Plankton to [[CutLexLuthorACheck go into the electronics business]].\\
'''Instead:''' This never occurs to him.
** On Mr. Krabs' side, assuming he really patented the formula.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mr. Krabs to simply remind Plankton of this and threaten to sue his rival for duplicating the Krabby Patty.\\
'''Instead:''' He needlessly keeps taking measures to protect something that cannot be used by anyone who steals it.
* [[RuleOfThree Yet]] ''another'' basic staple: Mrs. Puff dreads having to teach Spongebob, one of her most difficult students. However, she always abides by her own [[PrinciplesZealot principle]]: that she will accept ANY student and never give up on them.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Mrs. Puff to simply make rare exceptions for students who have taken her classes many times and always fail (ex: Spongebob).\\
'''Instead:''' She doesn't, and she has to deal with Spongebob constantly failing her tests and getting her seriously injured to the point she has to stay in the hospital a few times. This once resulted in her getting so fed up with Spongebob that she wanted to ''murder'' him.
* ''[[OverlyLongGag Yet another]]'' basic example, especially in post-movie episodes: Mr. Krabs has shown on occasion to be no better than Plankton, and sometimes can end up even worse by comparison. To hammer the point in further, WordOfGod states that this was at least always the intention to some extent, even from the very beginning. It's especially evident when he outright feeds grease and rotten patties to his customers [[MoneyDearBoy all for more money]], and even resorts to capturing and harnessing jellyfish even pre-movie.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For him to have been put out of business at some point.\\
'''Instead:''' He's still running the Krusty Krab to this day.
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[[folder:Pre-2004 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.
* In "Plankton!", Plankton puts on a mind control device on [=SpongeBob=]'s brain so that the former is a helpless puppet of his. He uses [=SpongeBob=] to steal a Krabby Patty and put it into his formula analyzer.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For [=SpongeBob=] to continue resisting Plankton's mind control, [[ResistanceIsFutile even if it's useless]].\\
'''Instead:''' [=SpongeBob=] laments the situation by yapping on about how delicious the Krabby Patty is and what ingredients in it make it so delicious.\\
'''Then:''' This makes Plankton get enticed to eat the Krabby Patty.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' For Plankton to take the Krabby Patty to a table instead of above the analyzer and then eat it because he doesn't need the analyzer anymore, [=SpongeBob=] just admitted what are ALL the ingredients in it!\\
'''Instead:''' Plankton just jumps out immediately being so psychologically triggered by [=SpongeBob=]'s words, which makes him bounce onto the Krabby Patty and land in his own analyzer. He gets disintegrated and imprisoned inside his own computer. As he puts it, "''Well, this stinks.''"
* "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.
* In "I was a Teenage Gary", after Squidward fails to take care of Gary, the doctor gives him snail plasma to inject in him. After a bit of a struggle between him and Spongebob, Squidward accidentally injected the snail plasma inside Spongebob’s nose. Spongebob starts to worry about what may happen to him, but Squidward tells him that he’ll be fine.\\
'''You’d Expect:''' Considering that Squidward failed to do his job, Spongebob would trust his own instincts and either call a doctor or poison control.\\
'''Instead:''' He believes that he’ll be okay, even after he starts transforming into a snail. Only when his transformation is almost complete does he realize that something is wrong when it’s already too late.
** Spongebob has now turned into a snail and goes to Squidward’s house for help, much to his horror.\\
'''You’d Expect:''' Squidward would realize that the snail plasma transform Spongebob into a snail and would get to the doctor to help change Spongebob back.\\
'''Instead:''' He freaks out and boards up his house. Then, when Spongebob gets inside his house, he runs around screaming until he [[LaserGuidedKarma accidentally gets the snail plasma injected into his own nose]]. Guess what happens next.
* In "Sleepy Time", when [=SpongeBob=] enters Mr. Krabs' dream, he is tasked with helping Mr. Krabs catch a dollar bill the same way a fisherman hunts for fish. He succeeds and [=SpongeBob=] gets his net (which is really Mr. Krabs' huge wallet) to put the dollar in it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to keep a tight grip on the wallet.\\
'''Instead:''' He lets go of his arm to give Mr. Krabs a handshake, giving the dollar a chance to bounce and then escape. Mr. Krabs then uses a harpoon to fire [=SpongeBob=] out of his dream.
* In "Suds", Spongebob goes to work in spite of being very ill, which violates health codes because it is against the law to work with food while you're 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 forces [=SpongeBob=] to walk back home, to prevent contamination of his food. Spongebob gets more sick throughout the episode, until Sandy and Patrick take him to the hospital.\\
* 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. However, Squidward eventually grows horribly bored by the town because nothing new occurs in the town, thus losing its novelty.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward to move out, since as a resident and the police later point out, he doesn't have to live there.\\
'''Instead:''' He blames the town itself for being too boring, steals a reef-blower and vandalizes both Tentacle Acres and their residents. Squidward even shamelessly rationalizes his crimes of burglary, assault and vandalism to the police officer who wants to arrest him.
* 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:''' She attempts, and fails, to steal his boatmobile. HilarityEnsues.
** [=SpongeBob=] notices Mrs. Puff trying to steal his new boat. Highway cops catch eye of [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff punching and kicking each other while the boat is going around in circles.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The cops to take action and come to [=SpongeBob=]'s aid.\\
'''Instead:''' [[PoliceAreUseless They just watch the whole thing]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight bored]], [[OhCrap and only react]] when [=SpongeBob=] and Mrs. Puff steer the boat off a cliff and crash down right onto them.
* "Snowball Effect": Squidward tries to get [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to continue their snowball fight. He does this by acting as [=SpongeBob=], then hits Patrick with a snowball. Patrick retaliates by doing the same to Squidward.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward to remember that he was pretending to be [=SpongeBob=], compliment Patrick, and then push him into pelting [=SpongeBob=] with snowballs for real.\\
'''Instead:''' "Patrick, why didn't you hit [=SpongeBob=]?"
* In "The Secret Box", [=SpongeBob=] has snuck into Patrick's house and taken his secret box, desperate to know the contents. Patrick is sleeping, and [=SpongeBob=], trying not to wake him up, has just been through several near-misses after taking the box from Patrick.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to peek in the box, return it, and leave Patrick's rock, all in silence.\\
'''Instead:''' He takes the opportunity to whisper to himself, [[TemptingFate "Gee, Patrick sure is a heavy sleeper."]] This wakes Patrick up for real.
* In "Sailor Mouth", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are ordered by Mr. Krabs to suppress themselves from uttering a profane word that we, as an audience, only hear as a dolphin call. [=SpongeBob=] accidentally lets one out when he loses a game of Eels and Escalators to Patrick. Patrick then runs to go rat him out to Mr. Krabs, but he also blurts one out too.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [[PrisonersDilemma For [=SpongeBob=] to blackmail Patrick to not tell Mr. Krabs]], and to also realize that ratting out Patrick won't stop Patrick from telling Mr. Krabs that [[HypocriticalHumor he himself said the same word a few seconds earlier]].\\
'''Instead:''' They both pretty much race each other to see who can rat out the other to Mr. Krabs first. The two rat each other out in front of Mr. Krabs who decide to force both of them to paint the Krusty Krab as punishment, but when Krabs stubs his foot onto a rock, he lets out not just the dolphin word, but all other 12 of the 13 profanity words.\\
'''You'd then Expect:''' For [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to force Mr. Krabs to call off the painting punishment in exchange for them not reporting him to his mother.\\
'''Instead:''' The cycle repeats itself. [=SpongeBob=], Patrick '''and''' Mr. Krabs at the end of the episode have to paint Mama Krabs' home.
* In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick release Man Ray from his frozen tartar sauce-like prison, and should he act up aggressively, they will press a button that activates the tickle belt strapped to Man Ray. Man Ray then asks the two to help him learn how to be a good person.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to contact Mermaid Man so that he can freeze Man Ray again and realize that this is just a ploy, since this was a matter of if Man Ray will choose to behave, not know how to.\\
'''Or:''' Simply use the Tickle Belt to force Man Ray to behave.\\
'''Instead:''' They start teaching him lessons on how to be compassionate, though Patrick's stupidity makes Man Ray's task impossible to complete cause Patrick turns away "his own wallet" that Man Ray tries returning to him.
* In "The Bully", Flats tries beating the crap out of [=SpongeBob=] [[ForTheEvulz for no good reason]], but it doesn't work because [=SpongeBob=]'s too soft. After trying for hours, he collapses from exhaustion. The other students in [[=SpongeBob=]'s class cheer for him and he celebrates his victory by making a fist. Mrs. Puff then sees [=SpongeBob=] making a fist and Flats out cold on the floor. She gets angry and accuses him of beating Flats up.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to ask his classmates who were witnesses to testify that he's innocent. Or even point out that there's not a single bruise on the [[AssholeVictim exhausted flounder]]'s face.\\
'''Instead:''' He stays quiet and does nothing about Mrs. Puff's accusations except get surprised thus implying that Mrs. Puff is about to [[{{Hypocrite}} kick his butt for an assault he didn't commit]].
* 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:''' They ask the inspector for legal documentation to verify if he's legitimate.\\
'''Instead:''' They make the Nasty Patty after blindly assuming that he's the imposter, [[FailedASpotCheck despite he was clearly wearing a badge]] and having no actual proof beyond circumstantial evidence.\\
'''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. As [=Spongebob=] and Krabs are laughing about their trick, a news report comes on saying that the fake health inspector was captured, and they realize their mistake. They then look and see the real health inspector knocked out cold and they assume he ate the Nasty Patty.\\
'''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 blindly assume 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 though he turned out OK.
* In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV", Squidward finds out that [=SpongeBob=] has Mermaid Man's belt, after realizing that the belt has the power to shrink any physical object, and hasn't returned to Mermaid Man yet. Squidward accuses him of stealing it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward to not do anything that can anger [=SpongeBob=].\\
'''Instead:''' Squidward goes to the phone to call Mermaid Man, '''in front of [=SpongeBob=] witnessing this''', intentionally making him anxious! Guess what [=SpongeBob=] does. He shrinks Squidward down to the size of an action figure.
* "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve": [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick adopt a baby clam which they name Junior and raise as their own with the former as the mother and the latter as the father. One morning, Patrick prepares to leave the house dressed in a suit and carrying a briefcase, prompting [=SpongeBob=] to ask why. Patrick [[StayInTheKitchen says that because he's the dad, he has to go to work]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to investigate this further by interrogating Patrick on where he works or asking him what's in the briefcase. [=SpongeBob=] already has a job at the Krusty Krab which would conflict Patrick having to go to work.\\
'''Instead:''' He's fine with Patrick having to go to work with the promise that he'll help take care of Junior when he gets home. Patrick isn't true to his word and slacks off when he gets home. This cycle continues for a few days afterward until [=SpongeBob=] finally discovers that Patrick's idea of going to work is watching television all day under his rock.
* In "Wet Painters", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are assigned by Mr Krabs to paint his house with permanent, white paint. Krabs decides to not pay them at all for this labor-demanding job, yet the two agree to do it, and it turns out Mr. Krabs ridiculously covers up his walls with his merchandise to the last inch.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to start removing anything on the walls so they can start painting the walls.\\
'''Instead:''' Patrick orders [=SpongeBob=] not to clear the walls since they're not getting paid to relocate the stuff, even though they're also not getting paid to even paint the walls.
* In "Krusty Krab Training Video", Plankton is stealing a Krabby Patty by having inserted spider-like robotic legs on it (at a comically slow speed). [=SpongeBob=] witnesses this.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to go snatch that Krabby Patty away from Plankton already. The narrator obviously implied [=SpongeBob=] should do this.\\
'''Instead:''' [=SpongeBob=] panics, screams in fear and runs around in circles (knocking down customers and tables in the process) without realizing that he can run much faster than Plankton's robot spider legs can, since he already beat Plankton to the doors while panicking. Mr. Krabs promptly snatches the patty, picks up Plankton, and throws him out the doors. Just why did Plankton change his mind about getting the Turbo?
* In "I Had an Accident" [=SpongeBob=] gets into a painful accident from sandboarding since he had his eyes closed while laughing, forcing him to have a trip to the hospital.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For [=SpongeBob=] to realize that this accident was due to him being careless and not paying attention while he was sandboarding. He was keeping his ''eyes'' closed while sandboarding down a high-risk slope!\\
'''Instead:''' He blames his accident on the fact that simply being outside is too dangerous and refuses to leave his pineapple home no matter what how badly his friends Sandy and Patrick beg him to come out.
* 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 Squidward there and remember that he was the one who first recognized the Strangler and told [=SpongeBob=] who he was. Mr. Krabs and Larry are there too and the Strangler was established to be TheDreaded even to them.
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[[folder:Post-2004 Movie Seasons]]

* In "Night Light", Spongebob develops a fear of the dark, and he gets a night light to help him sleep. This seems smart, until he sees a door open that is very dark on the other side.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Spongebob to close the door, plus every other door in his bedroom.\\
'''Instead:''' he goes back to the shop to buy another. And then another. And another. And another. Even for nonsensical places like under the fridge, and inside the toilet. He buys so many night lights, he might as well just not turn the lights off at all. It gets so bad, he even goes and takes a LIGHTHOUSE after Patrick makes a hole in his wall.
* PlayedForLaughs in "Money Talks". Mr. Krabs wishes he can talk to money so he makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Flying Dutchman]]. However, when he takes his coins and bills out of his vault, they are outraged at being put in storage and demand to be spent. Two such bills want to be spent on a fairy princess outfit and diapers, respectively.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' If Mr. Krabs was going to cave in and spend the money, he would maybe do so on more practical things such as expenses for the Krusty Krab or groceries. It shouldn't matter to the money how it gets spent as long as they're away from Mr. Krabs.\\
'''Instead:''' Mr. Krabs uses it to buy the princess outfit and diaper anyway, and becomes embarrassed at doing so.
* 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 or at least give it to Mr Krabs.\\
'''Instead:''' He ''discards it'' simply on the basis that it's not gum.
* In "Pet Or Pests", the baby worms that [=SpongeBob=] is trying to find an owner for suddenly end up in the middle of the road, and a truck is coming right for them.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [=SpongeBob=] to grab the worms and run them to safety.\\
'''Instead:''' He tries to ''make the truck stop'', and he succeeds, with the truck ending up barely an inch from hitting the worms.
* In "The Slumber Party", [=SpongeBob=] is forced by Mr. Krabs to don a pizza man disguise in order to keep surveillance inside Pearl's party. [[PaperThinDisguise His mustache flies away]] and Pearl and her friends confront [=SpongeBob=]. [=SpongeBob=] runs to Mr. Krabs and tells him to drive away 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 ''drives off without him'', causing [=SpongeBob=] to get impounded into a pizza.\\
'''Later:''' [=SpongeBob=] escapes, and ships himself to Mr. Krabs.\\
'''You'd Then Expect''': As [=SpongeBob=] can change into different shapes, that 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 then eats another slice of [=SpongeBob=]!
* "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.
* "A Pal for Gary" is pretty much the textbook 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 Face It]]:''' Spongebob was just 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 restaurant.\\
'''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", Spongebob 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 [[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:''' Spongebob 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 Spongebob'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 to learn the formula's location from him (of course, [=SpongeBob=] falls for it, but that's not the point). 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 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.
* 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'' and ''watches'' it roll.\\
'''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.\\
'''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 ''still just stand there'', and 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]]:''' What happened before happens 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. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick then [[KarmaHoudini 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." He then runs ''straight'' into the Monster Patty, because [[MoneyFetish "Cashie"]] is getting eaten, with Krabs following suit.
* 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. Their faces freeze.\\
'''So:''' They go to Sandy's to fix their faces.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Sandy would use some serum experiment or other thing to fix their faces.\\
'''Instead:''' She "fixes" their faces by moving them around with her hands, which only makes them look even worse. Mr. Krabs discovers [=SpongeBob=] made faces, and he promptly gets face freeze. Then Patrick comes over, and Squidward's face freezes as well.
* 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]], right back where he started!
* In "Good Ol' Whatshisname", Squidward tries to learn the name of a Krusty Krab customer in order to win what he thinks is a free vacation for a contest called by Mr. Krabs. When the fish only answers his question with "What zit tooyah?" (which, by ContrivedCoincidence, is [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude actually his name]]), Squidward tries distracting him in order to take his wallet and find his ID.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Squidward to keep Whatzit Tooyah distracted and quickly read his ID before slipping his wallet back into his pocket.\\
'''Instead:''' He waves the wallet in Whatzit's face before running off with it, and in doing so, runs through a No Crossing sign, attracting the attention of a police officer. Squidward ends up in jail for a long time with Patrick as his cellmate, and to add insult to injury, the real prize for the contest was simply the brochure of a resort that Mr. Krabs presented, and not a vacation to said resort.
* In the recent episode ''Doodle Dimension'', Sandy tells Spongebob and Patrick to not push any buttons on her new teleporter.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Spongebob and Patrick to simply not touch the control panel, and do something else to spend the time.\\
'''Instead:''' They begin pushing all the buttons ''immediately'' after Sandy leaves for supplies, and judging by their sarcastic tones they didn't take her warning seriously.\\
Later on, Spongebob and Patrick are now stuck in the titular WhiteVoidRoom thanks to what they did in the above. They begin dwelling on how they miss Bikini Bottom, and Patrick is about to mention that he misses Spongebob.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Patrick to realize that Spongebob is right in front of him.\\
'''Instead:''' Patrick draws another Spongebob [[FailedASpotCheck and doesn't realize until it's too late]]. Bear in mind that in the Doodle Dimension, anything they draw comes to life (Much like the Magic Pencil in ''Frankendoodle'').\\
'''As A Result:''' Spongebob and Patrick go from being trapped in a WhiteVoidRoom to being [[AloneWithThePsycho trapped with Doodlebob]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice work, Patrick]].\\
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[[folder:Other Media]]
* In TheMovie, when Squidward realizes that Plankton is giving away Krabby Patties 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 go notify the authorities.\\
'''Instead:''' '' Squidward storms into the Chum Bucket and 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 LooseLips."
** Later, when [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick is arrive at the [[TheBait Free ice-cream]] so [=SpongeBob=] is getting the ice cream while Patrick is to wait in the Patty Wagon. However, Patrick starts noticing there are [[OhCrap skulls all over the place]] and realizes that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere they should get out as soon as possible]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Patrick to drive the Patty Wagon to get [=SpongeBob=] away to safety.\\
'''Instead:''' Patrick at first tries screaming for [=SpongeBob=] rather than just driving to him, and once [=SpongeBob=] is already at the ice cream stand which is a trap, he replies "Make mine a chocolate!".
* 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.
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[[folder:Setting]]
[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is located near an undersea fault line.]]
This would explain why there is so much ChaosArchitecture in the show; there are many underwater earthquakes which, while not big enough to cause wide scale damage, do have a habit of moving locations around further or closer to each other depending on the episode, such as how the Krusty Krab sometimes is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Spongebob's house, while in other episodes such as ''Employee of the Month'', it takes a whole morning to reach it, even while running.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] and ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' take place in the same universe.]]
Both ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''Shark Tale'' take place in a underwater city populated by sea creatures.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] takes place in the 1970's/1980's]]
In the movie, [=SpongeBob=] says he has been Employee of the Month for 374 months. That's around 31 years, and considering the date the movie was made, it could be possible that the first episode ("Help Wanted", where he first got his job) took place in 1973. That explains why the shell phones are as big as normal phones (and why the normal phones look so dated), why the [=TV=]s look the way they do, and why the other technology isn't quite up-to-date.
* Of course, that brings these episodes into question:
** ''Wet Painters'', which features a computer which can be from no earlier than the mid-to-late 80's at least. Then again, this episode just might take place after some of the post-movie ones.
** ''Sleepy Time'', which says [=SpongeBob=]'s birthyear was [[spoiler: 1986]]. Of course, [[Main/FridgeBrilliance that might just be his subconscious trying to tell [=SpongeBob=] how babyish he's acting]].
** ''SB-129'' has Squidward freeze himself in 2017

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is the bottom of Bikini Atoll]]
Why is the show's setting called Bikini Bottom? Because it's the sea bottom of Bikini Atoll, the atomic bomb test site. This would explain a lot.
* Main/WordOfGod confirmed this.
* It gives a Main/DarkerAndEdgier tone to the show if you think about it too hard.
* So how do you fit Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in?
** A couple of the natives that were still there when the bomb went off. The nuclear energy mutated them into water-breathing superheros.
*** Then the IJLSA were natives, too?
*** Of course. They were all a family who got caught up in the blast during a get-together. The Elastic Wasteband had just finished a [[BigEater huge helping for his size]], Miss-Appear was hiding under the table for some reason, Professor Magma was smacked in the face by a chunk of molten rock (or his bowl of chili) just before the nuclear energy hit, the Quickster (seen in the episode where the [=SpongeBob=] gang wore the super-costumes) was running from the blast, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were a father/son team scuba diving with some marine life and forgot their family relation afterward.
*** Similarly, the fish villains were wildlife who happened to be nearby, The Dirty Bubble was an algae-filled bubble, and Man Ray was with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy when the blast hit and hates them because they shoved a stingray in his face as they tried to get away.
*** Ain't that a ShoutOut to Franchise/FantasticFour?
*** Yes. Or the Franchise/XMen. Or anything else involving mutants. Either way it's a great theory.
*** Maybe all of the residents of Bikini Bottom were once normal fish, who were mutated from the nuclear radiation, just like Godzilla.
*** "Pest of the West", "Dunces and Dragons", "SB-129", and "Ugh" joss that one.
*** Maybe, for them, time is faster than ours. 60 years for us is 6,000 years for them or something. This might have to do with the radiation.
*** Or only the ones with superpowers were the results of radiation.
*** Unless they had nuclear testing in the time of the trilobites, "SB-129" definitely shows humanoid sponges and starfish in our version of prehistoric times.
* What about the Flying Dutchman? Perhaps toxic waste that became sentient over time and embodied itself by using the old legend of a disembodied pirate? He is green and glowy...
* Perhaps this takes place in the WesternAnimation/AdventureTime universe. The bomb test? Precursor to the mutagenic Mushroom Bomb that spawned the Land Of Ooo [[spoiler:and the Lich.]] Or possibly the bomb hit really close to Bikini Atoll(hey, if WesternAnimation/AdventureTime has Shelby the sentient ''worm'', it could uplift fish). Adding to this, Spongebob [[ActorAllusion was]] [[spoiler:Simon Petrikov's bath sponge.]]
* How does this explain the Bubble Bowl, then? Is there really a football stadium in Bikini Atoll?
** Shhh. It's a cartoon. Remember the MST3KMantra.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] and pals live in prehistoric times.]]

* Most of the cast of the show is just many ancient species that evolved into our current ones (or, possibly monkeys, which is why they seem so humanoid). They found some elements like metal underwater and used them to build various things, and no humans have ever been seen on the show--even when the characters went above water in one episode, all they saw was what could be considered prehistoric wildlife. TheMovie takes place thousands of years later, where many characters, like Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, have died out, and humans are just evolving. The man [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick found at the beach was actually named Creator/DavidHasselhoff -- RuleOfPerception just had him wear a swimsuit and look like the actual Creator/DavidHasselhoff.
** Jossed. Remember the episode "Frankendoodle"? That artist at sea who dropped the pencil? He was a human!
** Annother joss. There are several examples in many episodes of hints that the show takes place in the present.A lot of live-action sequences in the series do not reveal any prehistoric elements, as well as the many live-action scenes featuring fully developed humans in a present day environment. Plus, SB-129 and [=SpongeBob=] B.C. (Before Comedy) showed the caveman ancestors of [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, and Squidward. Also, how could all the characters stay the same for over a thousand years in the movie? All I could see why that would make sense is [=SpongeBob=]'s millions of Employee of the Month awards at the near start, but that wasn't explained or mentioned any further. Plus, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy were perfectly developed humans already, so how would they even be there if the show is in prehistoric events? Also, the year settings for some episodes were near this generation.

[[WMG: The show takes place around fifty years in the future.]]
In the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" (2007), the thing in the abyss mentions that it had its last meal 79 years ago. Then, moments later, it mentions that the Krabby Patty tastes better than a sewage line back in the '76. Assuming it isn't referring to the ''18''76, that would mean that the show's setting would be about 50 years in the future.
* In SB-129, there is a calendar in the background of The Future. The year says '''March 6, 4017'''. If The Future really is in exactly 2000 years, then the "present" [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble was...is...will be]] in 2017. Wrap your head around that.
** Oddly enough, this would also mean that the March 6, 2017 in Spongebob Squarepants is either:
*** March 6, 2017 A.D. - AfterTheEnd in {{2012}}.
*** March 6, 2017 a.t.b. - [[Anime/CodeGeass conquered by the Holy Britannia Empire.]]
* Running with this theme, Goo Lagoon is the result of unexpected spreading of the BP oil spill.
** [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Except that the whole thing took place in the Bikini Atoll, in the middle of the Pacific. That had got to be one hell of an oil spill to reach there.]]
* So, since we know it's set at Bikini Atoll....is it saying a bomb is going to misfire?

[[WMG:Bikini Bottom is in fact Purgatory]]
...and [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are the managers of this Purgatory.
* Alternatively, it serves as Purgatory for some of the residents, and Hell for others. The latter group is comprised of Squidward, Plankton, Gary, and Mrs. Puff. Think about it- Squidward was a {{Jerkass}} or worse) in life, so now he is in his own personal Hell where he is constantly physically or mentally hurt by [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick. Mr. Krabs is also a manager of Purgatory/Hell, and his job is to make both Squidward and Plankton's lives miserable. Plankton was a master thief in life, so now he is there to fail one attempted theft for every successful one he perpetrated while he was alive. He finally runs of crimes to make up for during TheFinale. I've no clue what Gary did, but he's been tormented by Mr. Krabs, tormented by [=SpongeBob=], especially in that episode where [=SpongeBob=] bought that "Mr. Puffy Fluffy" pet, etc. He and Squidward also seem to sympathize with each other over the stupid things [=SpongeBob=] causes to both of them. Mrs. Puff is self explanatory.
** Maybe some of the denizens are Sonic Characters.
*** Sandy: [[spoiler: Chip/Light Gaia]]. Sandy is TheAce, [[spoiler: Chip is a god]]
*** Gary: Emerl. Both very inteliggent despite being mute and treated as a pet.
*** Mermaid Man: E-102 Gamma. Both have lots of projectile weapons
*** Barnacle Boy: Mighty The Armadillo. Both are put upon and forgotten.
*** Dennis: [[spoiler: Mephiles The Dark]].
*** Man Ray: Nack/ Fang
*** Dirty Bubble: E-101 beta. Arch enemy of Mermaidman/Gamma.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom takes place somewhere either on the Pacific coast or on the Gulf of Mexico coast somewhere in the distant future. ]]

** It could go either way. There is a tar pit that was shown in "Ditch'n" that could have either come from the BP oil spill or when prehistoric dinasours walked on what used to be earth before it became Bikini Bottom.
*** But it could also be the Pacific because of the moive. It appeared the Shell City was either Australia, right by the California coast, or near area where Mexico and California share a boarder.
*** WordOfGod says that it's under Bikini Atoll, which is in the middle of the Pacific.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is an official part of the Marshall Islands.]]
That means that [=SpongeBob=] and co. are citizens of the Marshall Islands. This also explains why they use dollar as a currency, since the RealLife Marshall Islands country ''also'' uses the US dollar as their currency.
* That depends on if Bikini Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands
** Bikini Atoll is indeed part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which would explain why the characters speak English, as it (as well as Marshallese) is an official language of the Marshall Islands.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom is the former capital city of a much larger ocean country of the same name]]
Notice how Bikini Bottom apparently has a national anthem (during the segment where Plankton in a Krabs robot tries to pry the formula out of Spongebob), but major government offices are not by default located there (Spongebob wonders if "the president" is in town during a police chase and most of the Neptune incarnations' residences are implied to not be near the area, implying neither of them is usually there), and has a number of distant historical objects and events that took place in the approximate area (the cleanliness war reenactment and the statue of Spongebob's western ancestor buried beneath years of jellyfish wastes), the presence of many things that would likely fit better in a city of decent size and age (the numerous attractions like the Goo Lagoon beach, multiple large banks, Glove World/Glove Universe, several distinct stores, the fancy ship-in-a-bottle themed restaurant, museums, gathering areas, the Mermalair, though these all could show up individually and the last one just has to be in a convenient location to stop supervillains while still making sense), plus the presence of different cities like Rock Bottom and Tentacle Acres and culturally themed areas (shown in the pet store search for Snail Bites, either the Russian or artic pet store is in the icy wastes shown in the episode where Plankton sends everyone on a race to hold a distraction) and other decent travel distances without anything remotely mentioning international travel or borders, besides the county line in the movie separating the area closer to Shell City, and of course the numerous large roads traversed by bus.

* This all leads me to believe Bikini Bottom is just a larger and older and former capitol kind of city in an oceanic network.

** While the country is still named after it they decided to relocate government due to safety issues like fishing, the nearby volcanic activity, relatively close proximity to dangerous areas like the near-to-Shell-City county with its high crime rate and fish-catching raids by the cyclops-figure, supervillain crime (Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear to have stopped the very real attacks by their rogues gallery several times before going into partial retirement, and at some point more superheroes were needed), dangerous ruins (Two of the videogames show an area where multiple shipwrecks occured, and a submarine and radioactive waste and a hibernating abyss-inhabiting monster are shown to be just sitting there for who knows how long in the show), hostile environment (Sea-bears and a sea-rhinoceros roam the streets unimpeded at one point, plus the within-catapult-range jungle and occasional large-scale weather episodes), and such madness.

[[WMG: Bikini Bottom takes place somewhere either on the Pacific coast or on the Gulf of Mexico coast somewhere in the distant future. ]]

** It could go either way. There is a tar pit that was shown in "Ditch'n" that could have either come from the BP oil spill or when prehistoric dinasours walked on what used to be earth before it became Bikini Bottom.
*** But it could also be the Pacific because of the movie. It appeared the Shell City was either Australia, right by the California coast, or near area where Mexico and California share a boarder.
*** WordOfGod says that it's under Bikini Atoll, which is in the middle of the Pacific

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[[WMG: The sand war scenes in the episode "Sand Castles in the Sand" is nothing but a representation of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's imaginations during their sexual roleplay.]]
* Just watch the episode with this theory in mind. There are many, MANY, '''MANY''', '''''MANY''''', [+'''''MANY'''''+], [++'''''MANY'''''++] HoYay moments.
** For example, the part where [=SpongeBob=] bends over and pulls the frisbee out of his butt, and before that it looked like it was his [[{{Squick}} bulging crotch]] in his pants. There are a few others I don't remember now, just like there are in most [[{{Flanderization}} post]]-[[BlackComedy movie]] episodes.
** Anyway, they are both bored when they have nothing to do but sit in the sand, and so they begin to build sand castles.
*** It starts out realistic, but then it seems to become more and more fantastic and seemingly imaginary.
** So, they're bored and forced to sit around. [[IntercourseWithYou You]] [[HoYay do]] the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything math.]]
** The imagined sand castle segments turn into a war, with [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[FoeYay against each other.]] Aggressive, dominating sex play is not uncommon with male couples, so it makes sense that it'd get kind of rough and they'd end up in pain [[IncrediblyLamePun in the end]].
** I think this an incredibly broken theory. Main/WordofGod never said they were even homosexuals...
*** Word of God never said they WEREN'T homosexuals either
*** Word of God did state they weren't homosexual. [[http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1021976,00.html It was stated they were asexual]], so this is jossed.

[[WMG: The episode "Procrastination" where [=SpongeBob=] had an assignment on writing an essay is actually Mrs. Puff's revenge plot]]
Ok, here goes like this. Mrs. Puff knew [=SpongeBob=] was dumb and perfectionist, so she thought an essay would be the perfect way of shattering his psyche. Before, Mrs. Puff told everyone that there is no essay, and when [=SpongeBob=] came, everyone pretended that there was an essay. To make the plot more successful, Mrs. Puff cancelled all classes following the essay writing under the guise of a teachers' conference.
* It is implied that this was a case in episode itself: if you [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1711207564844464520 watch the episode]], look around from 00:20 to 00:40, you will notice that Mrs. Puff is giggling while giving the assingment and when she specifically says that essay was to be written next day and she said that there should be no goofing off, she looked suspiciously happy and sported a SlasherSmile[=/=]PsychoticSmirk while saying it. Especially when she said no goofing off, knowing that [=SpongeBob=] is a perfectionist and would not goof off if he was told to.

[[WMG: Wormy is actually an EldritchAbomination with the ability to [[MasterOfIllusion create illusions]].]]
* Wormy is a simple monarch caterpillar/butterfly, but at least that's what it wants Sandy and the viewers to believe. It is actually an EldritchAbomination [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm who cannot be seen and is only depicted through illusions.]] The [[NightmareFace buzzing horsefly head]] is Wormy's GameFace when it uses its [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou disturbing illusions on the viewers]], but it mostly masquerades as a butterfly to let our guards down. It is more willing to use its illusory powers to scare [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, as they thought the "monster" ate the original Wormy, simply because Wormy projected an illusion of its original caterpillar self being gruesomely devoured. Then, after Wormy escaped from Sandy's dome, it terrified the citizens of Bikini Bottom by projecting itself as a gigantic monster and possibly [[MindRape tormenting them to break them]]. Luckily, [[LittleMissBadass Sandy]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu was able to tame and capture it after its rampage]], but it didn't seem to use its powers on Sandy, signifying that she managed to befriend it in some way. However, even after Wormy's capture, the buildings are still charred, signifying that the destruction Wormy did was actually real. And everyone seems to go back to normal afterwards, signifying that Wormy's capture brought them back to their senses. I mean, why else would anyone [[TheSimpsons fear the butterfly]]?

[[WMG: "Greasy Buffoons", "One Coarse Meal", and "The Cent Of Money" compromise a story arc.]]
The episodes have a similar plot. Mr. Krabs going over the MoralEventHorizon and not jumping back like he did in "The Krusty Sponge" and other episodes. The Cent Of Money causes even [=SpongeBob=] to turn against him.
** It would be sort of Odd for them to make Krabs a villain and then make him a good guy in the movie, unless the theory about Krabs suffering a DisneyVillainDeath in the true finale actually happens.
* If "Greasy Buffoons" and "One Coarse Meal" are part of a story arc, then "The Other Patty" represents the end of this arc, as [=SpongeBob=] (sort of) rekindles the friendship between Plankton and Krabs.

[[WMG: The episode "Club [=SpongeBob=]" is ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' told in a (massively) LighterAndSofter way.]]
Squidward is Winston, who is systematically broken mentally by the Party / the Club until he loves Big Brother / the Magic Conch Shell.

[[WMG: The episode "I Had an Accident" is the true canon ending, and since then, all of the episodes were imagined by [=SpongeBob=].]]
In the episode, [=SpongeBob=] decides that the only safe place for him is inside, alone. He makes imaginary friends out of a penny, a used napkin, and a potato chip. After a while, [=SpongeBob=]'s mind starts to break down and he merges the identities of his old friends into those of his imaginary playthings (explaining their flanderization). He also gets more of said playthings to represent the other characters. [=SpongeBob=] eventually hid somewhere in his house to escape from people trying to come in looking for him, and is presumed dead. [=SpongeBob=]'s friends mourned him and eventually went on with their lives, as real people tend to do. Gary is also dead because [=SpongeBob=] neglected to feed him, preferring to think of Gary as one of his imaginary friends and ignoring the real one (though, Gary's death does inspire the part of his old mind that still exists to play out the plot of "Where's Gary?"). Eventually, [=SpongeBob=] even assigns his ''own'' identity to an inanimate object, which is why he was flanderized along with all the others. And TheMovie takes place after Patrick, in a bout of depression, revisits [=SpongeBob=]'s old house to reminisce, only to discover [=SpongeBob=] still alive, but insane. He brings [=SpongeBob=] to his senses, leading into the plot of TheMovie, after he has decided to go out again and continue his life, and revealed to everyone that he isn't dead. Though, he did have to get a new snail; he got one that looked exactly like Gary and named it Gary so that he wouldn't have to tell anyone about the original Gary's demise.
* Waitasec, though, Gary has previously shown he's a bit of a genius, but just can't communicate to members of Bikini Bottom that can talk. He's clearly smart enough to be able to escape and find food. (Most pets are able to do this, anyways, even without being intelligent.)
** Maybe Gary was adopted by someone else after he left. [=SpongeBob=] replaced Gary because the person who adopted Gary moved far away.

[[WMG: ''[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler'' was a BatmanGambit by [=SpongeBob=].]]
[=SpongeBob=] knew he couldn't find a bodyguard, so he pretended to hire a disguised Strangler. He almost gave it away when he said "Don't mention it, Strangler! I mean bodyguard."

[[WMG: "Best Day Ever" was about [=SpongeBob=] doing [[DrugsAreBad exstacy]]]]
In the long version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV_RrhDaNRA song]], he mentions a great deal of things that only a doped up person would do or say.\\
1."Just spent an hour tying my shoe".
* He has no dexterity, due to drugs.
2." Those clouds can't hurt me"
* Almost like some fear of clouds was ''clouding'' his veiw of the day.
3."Every flower, every grain of sand, is reaching out to shake my hand"
* Is there really anything else that needs to be said, about a guy who comminicates with sand.
4. Not to mention he missed various parts of the '''Big Day'''. Namely the finale, Squidwards show.
* Squidward never has any fans so to have a full house, and an applause, has to be within the mind of a junkie.

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X, Coke, Heroine, Weed, 'Shrooms. You choose, point is he was higher than a [[MarijuanaIsLSD Homerun on the moon]]

What about "sea"weed ?


[[WMG: "Just One Bite" is a parody or at least a reference of how kids get other kids to do drugs.]]
I'm not ripping off anything off the "Krabby patties are made of Cocaine theory". Despite it being to true and more apparently very obscene for Nickolodeon's taste I won't contradict it. I got that idea when I first watched that show. Squidward was the stoic protagonist and [=SpongeBob=] is the antagonist. After the episode Squidward must of went to rehab, because how else did he go back to hating Krabby Patties?
* After his major ODing on Krabby Patties and subsequent exploding, Squidward probably decided he'd had more than enough of the things.

[[WMG: The episode "SquidBob TentaclePants" is an [[ShoutOut allusion]] to WesternAnimation/CatDog.]]
Not the actually [[BuffySpeak 'being fused together-part']] by itself, but think about it. The two characters who are combined are Squidward (smart, sophisticated, but [[PerpetualFrowner not so cheery]] and easily annoyed) and [=SpongeBob=] (hyperactive ManChild who is overly optimistic and ruins the other person's life continually). Sound familiar?

Also: [[NightmareFuel "We're like brothers...only closer."]]

Well, I'd say the episode is more like a ShoutOut to ''[[Film/TheFly1986 The Fly]]''. Well, not the part with Squidward and [=SpongeBob=] of course, but the end with that weird Squidward-Spongebob-Patrick-Sandy-Pearl-Mr. Krabs-Mrs. Puff abomination, which could probably make some people imagine what would've happened if Stathis hadn't shot out the cables to the telepod Veronica was trapped in. And Sandy's teleportation device seems to bear a slight resemblance to Brundle's telepods.

[[WMG: "Karate Choppers" was ''not'' a metaphor for anything]]
Alternatively, [=SpongeBob=] [[{{Squick}} should have caused more of an uproar]] when he attacked that customer. And Mr. Krabs.
* Sorry but you're not making any sense here. Can you elaborate a lot more or at least elaborate at all.
** In other words, Freud Was Wrong.
* The hot sauce drop was probably the results of SB getting stoned the night before.

[[WMG: Episodes "Chum Bucket Supreme", "Chum Caverns" are possibly AuthorsSavingThrow]]
In episodes "Plankton's Regular", Plankton gets one single customer, but Mr. Krabs won't allow him to have one and in the end [[spoiler: the said costumer didn't like Plankton's food in the first place]] and Mr. Krabs laughed at Plankton's misery, but after that episode there were episodes like "Chum Bucket Supreme", where Plankton gets a lot of costumers, but Krabs is not so antagonistic as he was in "Plankton's Regular" and in "Chum Caverns" where Plankton also gets a lot of costumers, Mr. Krabs is not as antagonistic as he would be in "Plankton's Regular". While both episodes end with Plankton losing, the fact remains that Plankton gets a lot of costumers and Mr. Krabs wasn't outright evil like in other episodes. In "Greasy Buffons", Plankton also got a lot of customers and while Mr. Krabs was villainous, he still didn't want to make Plankton as miserable as he tried to do in "Plankton's regular".

The writers probably realized that in "Plankton's Regular" Mr. Krabs was too mean and Plankton's misery was too cruel, so they intentionally made Plankton to get a lot of costumers in later episodes to compensate for his misery in "Plankton's Regular" and they made Mr. Krabs nicer in those episodes, after realizing that he was too cruel in that episode, they intended for Plankton to lose, but due to his shortcomings and not of torment from Mr.Krabs, so they have satisfied their viewers: have bad guy lose, but still [[ThrowTheDogABone throwing him bone]] and have Mr. Krabs remain a hero and not outright evil.

[[WMG: Episodes after Plankton's Regular where Mr. Krabs is also villainous are another possible AuthorsSavingThrow and possible Deconstruction]]
The same troper continues the idea above. If you noticed up until "Plankton's Regular", Spongebob was an extreme doormat to Mr. Krabs, but after that episode Spongebob began to question Mr. Krabs' methods and objected to his evil schemes and is disgusted by Mr. Krabs's behavior in later episodes where Mr. Krabs is a villain. After "Plankton's Regular" came "The Krabby Kronicle" where Mr. Krabs forces Spongebob to write lies about his friends in newspaper and those lies ruins their lifes and forces Spongebob to work to death on the newspaper. Spongebob becomes disgusted by this and writes a story about Mr. Krabs and his cruelty and how he forced him to work to death and writes lies about his friends. In "No Hat For Pat", he is disgusted by Mr. Krabs treatment of Patrick, in "Greasy Buffons" he is disgusted by Krabs, who was selling rotten and poisonous greasy food for profit and it hurt Patrick, in "One Coarse Meal" Spongebob was disgusted by Mr. Krabs dressing as Pearl and scaring Plankton and laughing when he found out that Plankton was going to commit suicide because of him and Spongebob tells it to Plankton and tells Mr. Krabs own secret fear and he was absolutely furious at Mr. Krabs in "The Cent Of Money" where he dragged him around town, continuously injuring Gary with the bombardment of magnetically attracted coins, all the while stealing from people. Finally, when we saw how injured Gary had became, Krabs didn't care and said he looked fine and went to attract a wave of coins before Spongebob arrived, crushing Krabs into hospitalization. The writers probably realized that Spongebob was also too mean in "Plankton's Regular" and wanted to make Spongebob a nicer character and not to make him as evil as Krabs. Keep in mind that Spongebob is the main character and we should see everything he does as good things and writers realized that Spongebob was just as much of a villain as Mr. Krabs in Plankton's Regular and didn't want to make children's favorite hero a villainous follower of his Jerkass boss, so all the objections and disgust from Spongebob of Mr. Krabs' tactics in following episodes is a compensation for his actions in "Plankton's Regular" an attempt to make Spongebob a clear hero and not an extreme doormat and make him more likable and heroic and to satisfy their viewers. Later episodes like "One Coarse Meal", "The Krabby Kronicle", "No Hat For Pat", :The Cent Of Money" and "Greasy Buffons" are possibly [[Deconstruction deconstructions]] of Mr. Krabs's evil, showing that Mr. Krabs is so evil and cruel, that his evil ruins everyone's lives around him and that even his best frycook and loyal friend is disgusted by his acts. The writers could have made Mr. Krabs nicer, but instead wanted to show that Mr. Krabs' pursuit of money and his treatment of Plankton has turned him into a worse person and his actions ruin everyone's lives and even his own loyal friend and frycook hates his behavior. The writers wanted to show the consenquences of Mr. Krabs' behavior and after "One Coarse Meal", possibly the most hated episode of the series, they realized that they made Mr. Krabs too mean and wanted to make him much nicer, so Mr. Krabs becoming much nicer in recent episodes is another AuthorsSavingThrow to make Mr. Krabs likable and show his nice side, as is Mr. Krabs finally getting karma in "The Cent Of Money" (crushed by a tidal wave of money) and "No Hat For Pat" (clothes ripped off). "Plankton's Regular" could be considered the turning point of the series, due to this theory and the one above.

[[WMG: Every episode of [=SpongeBob=] takes place in an alternate universe.]]
This would explain the [[NegativeContinuity complete lack of continuity]].
* Jossed in "New Leaf".

[[WMG: The episode ''Selling Out'' is a commentary on the show's changes.]]
* Mr. Krabs represents Stephen Hillenberg
* Carl represents Paul Tibbit
* Howard Blandy and his cronies represent the Nickelodeon executives
* Spongebob and Squidward represent either the fans or the voice actors.
* The Krabby O'Monday's represents the post-movie seasons.

[[WMG: "One Coarse Meal" is displayed as a MookHorrorShow]]
Here we have [[DesignatedHero Mr. Krabs]] torturing [[VillainProtagonist Plankton]] for seventeen days by stalking him in a whale costume. Plankton is driven to the point where he refuses to leave his post and even when he attempts to get himself [[DrivenToSuicide ran over on the road]]. Complete with a nightmare about being chased, swallowed, and even digested by Pearl prior to this.
* Did the writers read about this trope and make an episode of it?

[[WMG: "A Pal for Gary" was actually just a bad dream]]
"A Pal for Gary" is one episode you would never want to see again (and if you haven't seen it, don't bother looking). It left many fans outraged and embittered, mainly due to [=SpongeBob=]'s stupidity being [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] [[UpToEleven beyond all belief]] at that time.
* I say this event didn't really happen. Rather, it was a glimpse of a nightmare from Gary, who feared about the consequences of [=SpongeBob=] getting another pet, as well as his owner's naive tendencies.
* Not just that, but the ending is all a lie. He said that he would always take Gary to work, but in later episodes, he doesn't. In the movie, which is canonically the ending, he doesn't. At ''least'', the ending was just a bad dream.
** New theory: Gary had this nightmare sometime after running away from home in "''Have You Seen This Snail?''". [=SpongeBob=] is particularly neglectful (at least until later) in the episode; his obsession over the Dirty Bubble challenge manifested itself into the form of Puffy Fluffy in the mind of Gary.

[[WMG: "Sleepy Time" and "Suds" are part of the same story arc]]
The events of "Sleepy Time" were a surreal [[FeverDreamEpisode fever dream]] that took place when Sponge was being taken to the hospital. This explains why "Sleepy Time" is slightly "off" and people's actions seem out-of-character and antagonistic.

[[WMG: "Doing Time" took place after "Demolition Doofus"]]
In "Doing Time", Mrs. Puff said this quote after being incarcerated:
-->"'''Mrs. Puff:''' Ok, you can do this, Puff. You can get through this without losing your sanity. [[NoodleIncident Oh, that's a road we don't want to go down again]]."
Chances are she was referring to her psychopathic rage in "Demolition Doofus". Notice that her dislike of [=SpongeBob=] is more prominent in "Doing Time" compared to most other pre-movie episodes.

[[WMG: Spongebob: You're Fired takes place in Season 1, shortly after Help Wanted]]
Mr. Krabs underestimates Spongebob's usefulness and overestimates his own cooking skills, meaning this probably takes place before that episode where Mr. Krabs bred the appetizer monster and realizes he's a terrible chef. Squidward's a jerk but not overly so, and even goes out of his way to save Spongebob from those restaurant mascots, and isn't shown to hate Spongebob as much as he does in later episodes ("I hate the smell of burnt Krabby Patties even more than you") meaning this must take place before all those Squidward torture porns that depict Spongebob going out of his way to ruin Squidward's life. Patrick as dumb in this episode as in most post-movie ones (he, surprisingly, knows the meaning of "fired" and tries helping Spongebob out of his slump rather than trying to make things worse like in other episodes), and this might even take place right after "Tea at the Treedome" since Sandy doesn't seem to have a lot of interaction with Patrick in this and labels him a "freeloader". And Spongebob himself doesn't go out of his way to try and annoy anyone, rather the annoyance comes because he's so depressed from being fired. Also, Spongebob acts as if this is the first time he's been fired even though he already has been in "Karate Choppers", meaning it might take place even before that.

[[WMG: "Just One Bite" is a metaphor for Christianity]]
Why? Because Spongebob is seen as an angel, but squidward says he has no soul, before showing a hell like world. This implies Squidward is an atheist as well.

[[WMG: There existed an alternate ending to "Band Geeks" that never aired.]]
To be specific, an ending where Squidward's band played well at the Bubble Bowl for all of three seconds before everything fell into disaster, causing the crowd to boo and Squilliam to smugly mock Squidward enough to push him into a depression.
The episode ends with Squidward huddled up in bed looking miserable, before Spongebob and the band show up at his house to play music for him in an attempt to cheer him up, but their bad playing only makes things worse for him.
As it turned out, the animation staff vastly preferred the ending we all know, and the alternate ending is never talked about, though the idea of Squidward's efforts in trying to outdo Squilliam, only to end in failure was re-done for "Squilliam Returns."

[[WMG: This show is not gonna be as happy as it was starting in season 10. There's gonna be a new episode that starts a new story arc.]]
In Bikini Bottom, Pacific Ocean, [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] wakes up after having a dream about his last moment with his father Harold. Once he arrives at Mrs. Puff's Boating School, he realizes she is early because the clocks in her home were set forward by an hour. She meets with other people at the school who arrived early, including Sandy Cheeks, the head of the school's archery club; Squidward tentacles, a new member of the archery club; Freddy Tentacles, Squidward's older brother; Poppy Puff, one of the schoolteachers; Sheldon Plankton, the student council president; and an unknown red-haired fish fixing a heater for Plankton. After school, [=SpongeBob=] performs a summoning ritual and summons a Servant of the Patrick class, much to his displeasure, as he hoped to summon a Servant of the Saber class. Patrick is initially dissatisfied with [=SpongeBob=], who uses one of his Command Seals to order Patrick to listen to all of his orders. While the order is worded vaguely and therefore pointless, Patrick admits that he now realizes her skill as a mage. The next day, [=SpongeBob=] skips school and shows Archer around the city, revealing to him that he has no wish for the Holy Grail, only a desire to win. The following day, [=SpongeBob=] senses a magical barrier being set up at school. As night falls, [=SpongeBob=] attempts to destroy the barrier, but is then confronted by another Servant, identified as being of the Lancer class, who engages Patrick in a sword-fight. As they battle, Patrick [[ObfuscatingStupidity correctly deduces that Lancer is in fact the ancient Irish hero St. Uncle Patrick]]. The battle is witnessed by a student, whom Lancer pursues and mortally wounds before fleeing. Finding the student's body, [=SpongeBob=] identifies him as the same red-haired boy who was helping Plankton, and decides to use magic to revive him. After leaving, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick realize that Lancer's Master will sense that the student has survived and have Lancer finish the job. They head over to the suburbs to save the student, only to be attacked by another Servant, whom [=SpongeBob=] identifies as belonging to the Saber class.
* This troper really likes this idea!
* Hold on, what the hell is this? This sounds less like an idea for a story arc and more like the rejected pilot for ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': The Animated Series! Seriously, you'd have to be on enough drugs to think [=SpongeBob=] will turn from a happy-go-lucky Nicktoon into what would happen if [=SpongeBob=] and his friends crashed the set of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.

[[WMG: There will be a new christmas episode this year]]
Seeing how we a got an upcoming halloween episode I see room for a christmas themed one this year.

[[WMG: The sequin milkshakes and bowtie french fries from "Patty Hype" were previous gimmicks that failed to turn a profit.]]
[=SpongeBob=], Squidward, and Krabs all know about this. It doesn't fully explain why they happened to have the products on hand when they [[{{Hammerspace}} showed them]] to [=SpongeBob=] to mock him, but it would give a somewhat-mundane explanation as to why they existed in the first place.

[[WMG: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III was {{Retcon}}ned by Back To The Past.]]
Back To The Past ended in Man Ray being arrested by the younger Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (allowing him to effortlessly escape later) instead of trapped in the tartar sauce that Spongebob and Patrick would find him in in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III, erasing the episode from the timeline and the events that spurred Man Ray's HeelFaceTurn, explaining his SnapBack to evil in later episodes.

[[WMG:The pie bombs in "Dying for Pie" were made as assassination weapons.]]
Well, they never did explain why someone made bombs that look like pies. Although Squidward didn't intend to kill Spongebob, those pies would be perfect for someone who ''did'' want to kill someone. Combine this with Spongebob's statement in "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" that all kings love pie, and we could have many potential regicide plots. Those pirates who sold Squidward the pie were part of a conspiracy!
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[[folder: Miscellaneous]]

[[WMG: Spongebob shares the same universe with JimmyNeutron]]
In the Jimmy Neutron episode "Operation Rescue Jet Fusion", when Jimmy and co. are swimming for Jet Fusion's tracking device, right behind them is a conspicuously placed pineapple...
* But [=SpongeBob=] is animated in 2D and JimmyNeutron is animated in 3D. It could just be a coincidence.
* Considering Spongebob's universe is no stranger to MediumBlending, what with the use of live action, cut-outs, stop motion, and CGI all being present in the show at one point or one recurring occasions alongside the hand-drawn animation, it doesn't make the theory any less plausible. And concerning how a CGI cartoon like Jimmy Neutron could possibly coexist with the live action segments of Spongebob (which on occasion use MediumBlending as well), that could probably be chalked up to a matter of artistic license of visual perception.


[[WMG: Tentacle Acres is a ghetto.]]
Let's face it - Bikini Bottomites hate Squidward. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that they hate the entire race of neurotic six-tentacled octopi, and the only ones who realize the true purpose of the Acres are the members of the Cephalopod Lodge.
* Squilliam neither seems to be living in Tentacle Acres or a member of the Lodge. Possibly due to being rich, he is one of the few members of his race to win the respect of the Bikini Bottomites.

[[WMG: There are many different lobsters in Bikini Bottom that all look alike.]]
This is why, in some of the new episodes, "Larry" doesn't recognize Spongebob.

It's because it's not Larry, it's a different lobster.

[[WMG: Krabby Patties are made with sea beef.]]

What's sea beef, you ask? It's the under water equivalent of cow beef. It comes from sea cows!


[[WMG: Considering the fact that TheMovie is canon as the finale...]]
The episode "Band Geeks" is probably canon as the last TV episode. I mean, seriously, it is widely considered the best for the series, as well as [[CosmicPlaything Squidward]] [[EarnYourHappyEnding finally being happy]], it's just so obvious.

* It doesn't ''really'' have to be.
** If any episode were a candidate for the penultimate [=SpongeBob=] story, I would bet on [=SB-129=] instead, since the calendar hypothetically places it after many of the other episodes on the show, it hits the earliest and farthest points in the timeline, framing the entire show into one big picture, and it's a better sendoff for Squidward, not so much giving him a big victory as much as teaching him a big lesson, finally making him truly appreciate [=SpongeBob=] for who he is before TheMovie rolls around.

[[WMG: The reason littering appears to be treated as a very serious crime is...]]
* Just because they're underwater. [[FridgeBrilliance Garbage that seems harmless in our world is known to be deadly to undersea life.]] Anyone who's seen the movie ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' knows how dangerous it is for an animal to get stuck in a bit of trash.
** Alternatively, it's a poorly executed GreenAesop.
*** Doubtful. There's never an explanation as to why it's treated so seriously, there's nothing to indicate that it's supposed to be for more than humor.
*** Then again, given the fact that nuclear testing took place here, trash does have the potential to do worse things given the right baby steps.
** To add on, trash in the ocean has been known to cause more problems than just animals getting stuck in them. There was an incidence in real life where some well-intentioned but ill-informed people threw used tires into the ocean in an attempt to create an artifical reef. One of the reasons it failed as a project was toxins released from the tires and into the ocean. Not to mention that underwater, trash is more prone to moving around.

[[WMG: Santa was [[AllJustADream all a dream]] (or a fatigue induced hallucination).]]
* When Squidward gave all his things and [=SpongeBob=] came and told him about Santa, the moment [=SpongeBob=] walked away, Squidward passes out from running around and not having any sleep. Him seeing Santa after that is a dream. Alternatively, Squidward didn't fall asleep and just had a fatigue induced hallucination.
** That would explain those spazzes that made Santa look as if he was drugged.


[[WMG: The Original Captain Magma (the man who originally wore Squidward's costume) is the Son of Professor Magma]]
* He shouts "krakatoa" because his mother was an Indonesian Woman, the costume functioned as a containment devise.

[[WMG: The Original Captain Magma becomes Professor Magma after contracting a Mutation disease.]]
* It altered his appearance permanently in exchange for enhanced power and increased intelligence (hence the title "Professor").

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret formula is human blood (what's counted as a human in Bikini Bottom)]]

The reason nobody else is able to make Krabby Patties is because in each batch of Krabby Patties [=SpongeBob=] puts a drop of his blood on the patties; nobody else would think of that. In the episode "Plankton's Army", Mr. Krabs only told Squidward that Plankton wasn't the secret ingredient so he wouldn't quit. In a way plankton is in fact the secret ingredient since they are easy to find and catch. If Mr. Krabs sees one he will catch it and use its remains in the Krabby Patties. This is also why Krabby Patties are healthy--when you eat them you can use the blood for sustenance.

* And it somehow makes that Mr Krabs as a doctor scene have some sense.

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret formula does indeed contain plankton.]]
Mr. Krabs just doesn't want anyone to know about it, and thus lied to Squidward. Considering whales are shown as fully sentient, and in "One Coarse Meal" it's shown that they eat sentient plankton...then at the very worst, eating plankton would be considered taboo. Plankton refuses to believe this is true, so deludes himself into thinking that isn't the case. And let's face it, [[FauxAffablyEvil Mr. Krabs is cruel enough to do this for money.]]
* Maybe [[FantasticRacism plankton are discriminated against]] (remember Plankton's hillbilly cousins?) and everyone hates them, so it would be legal.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Which may go to explain]] why Plankton in TheMovie was so evil-''[[MoralEventHorizon he was willing to cannibalize his own race!]]''
** Makes sense. "In One Coarse Meal", Pearl said she prefers salad over plankton. Similar to "Bossy Boots", where she says salads are hip compared to krabby patties. Pearl should likely know the formula since she is Krabs' daughter.

[[WMG: Sir Mixalot [[{{Shipping}} ships]] Patrick/[=SpongeBob=] and Squidward/[=SpongeBob=].]]
For a Burger King commercial, Mixalot wrote a version of his one-hit wonder praising the squareness of [=SpongeBob=]'s... er... pants, the gist being (quote) "Squid and seastar can't deny." Given that the original song was about how men find big butts irresistible, the lyrics must state Mixalot's belief that Patrick and Squidward find [=SpongeBob=]'s geometric ass attractive.
* Don't remind me of the GOD-awful Burger King commercial.

[[WMG: There is no "secret formula", and if there was, it was not important to the Krabby Patty.]]
Mr. Krabs is just using it to mess with Plankton. What makes the patties so good are the fry cooks. [=SpongeBob=] made the patties out of authentic love and not for the purpose of bringing in money. Notice that any time Squidward or even Mr. Krabs himself tried to cook the patties, their secret formula didn't save them from being awful.
* Maybe Krabs merely invented the concept of a secret formula to make his food more appealing. The secret formula is only a marketing tool.
* In "Neptune's Spatula'', Neptune was able to make a thousand Krabby Patties in the time it takes [=SpongeBob=] to make one, but they are, by his own admission, no good.
* When Plankton kidnapped [=SpongeBob=] in one episode, he actually captured the secret formula.
* [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda "The secret ingredient is...nothing!"]]
** [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Yes, ordinary]] [[WaterIsAir nothing]] [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} laced with nothing more than]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a few spoonfuls of LSD]]. And [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin heroin]]. Squidward's just [[LethalChef that bad a fry cook]] (he's better at cooking things like souffles).

[[WMG: Continuing on this, the actual ingredients are awful.]]
The actual ingredients are just as bad, if not worse than [[LethalChef Plankton.]] Krabs is clearly a cheapskate, so he doesn't bother with decent materials. However, his incredible skills manage to mask this, even make the food taste good. This why he hired [=SpongeBob=] in the first place-he's creative and skilled enough to find a way for the food to taste good. Squidward's apathy towards fry-cooking is why his Krabby Patty's taste terrible. If Plankton was as creative as [=SpongeBob=], the Chum Bucket would have plenty customers.


[[WMG: The Secret Formula to Krabby Patties includes crab meat.]]
It's why Mr. Krabbs makes such a big deal about keeping it a secret, despite the recipe being useless unless you have a decent fry-cook (as one of the above theories states). If the folks of Bikini Bottom knew he was chopping up his own kind, possibly his own relatives even, for the sake of hamburgers, he'd be run out of town for sure! And he couldn't make money from the Krabby Patty if he was on the lam!
* [[HumanResources Or he's using aquatic wildlife in general, already dead so he doesn't have to do any dirty work.]]
** That would make senses since crabs are scavengers.
** Or maybe they're made from non-sentient creatures. The show has some of those (sea horses, the lion in Plankton's gladiator show, possibly jellyfish).
*** Yeah. "Blackened Sponge" had Sandy herding some sea cows. I assume that's what patty meat is made from.
* Of course, unless no one knows what chum really is, maybe they just don't care enough to run cannibals out of town...
** Depends on what species Mr Krabs is harvesting. In the Fry Cook Games, no-one called out the guy selling "fish-sticks." This hints that eating sentient creatures is legal. There's likely a taboo on it, so Krabs keeps things secret.
** Anyone who's tried to lure sharks knows what chum is: fish blood, fish oil, fish chunks, etc. The Bikini Bottom cops are extremely incompetent.
*** That, or they believe in CarnivoreConfusion.

[[WMG: All analogies to water seen in Bikini Bottom (such as Goo Lagoon, but can also be boiling 'water', tears, etc.) are actually oil.]]
If it was simply water, there wouldn't be anything to see; it'd become part of the mass of seawater around them. Even if you refuse to accept the rest, you have to admit that Goo Lagoon is made up of a nasty oil spill. The rest can be explained as side effects of the pollution.
* Actually, it's mentioned in one episode by the narrator it's mud. I have NO IDEA how taps work, though.
* Maybe the water is brine.
** And the seas are the equivalent of those underwater lakes.
* Battle For Bikini Bottom says that it's goo. Make sense, because, well, GOO Lagoon?
* Guys, in this series, WaterIsAir. I [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief willingly suspend my disbelief]]

[[WMG:The series will end with [=SpongeBob=] confessing to Sandy, or trying to.]]
Or at least him trying to ask her on a date. Think about it. Multiple official sources/medias have stated he likes Sandy however it's a "secret crush". That crush has gone nowhere in the past ten years or so. It seems OOC of the writers to add romance in while the series is going and actually keep it. So it makes sense it would happen during the finale.
* I bet my money on it happening in the series.

[[WMG: The Secret Formula is Spongebob himself, more specifically, his [[ThePowerOfLove love]].]]
In the episode Neptune's Spatula, we NEVER see [=SpongeBob=] put on anykind of "secret" formula. However, he does read it a bedtime book. [=SpongeBob=] also is seen in other episodes giving loads of attention and care to them. Neptune, who makes the patties perfectly but coldly, loses because love is the secert formula. Its also what makes [[WideEyedIdealist [=SpongeBob SquarePants=]]] such a good fry cook, because its his nature, and Plankton [[EvilCannotComprehendGood cannot make anything edible.]]

What about Mr. Krabs inventing the Krabby Patty? ''He lied.'' Without Spongebob, the supposed "inventor" turns out to be as much of a LethalChef as Squidward and Plankton, because Krabs only sees the food as a commercial tool to fuel his Greed, and never really cared about cooking them. In contrast, Spongebob cooks it because he wants to, and puts all of his passion into crafting it. Krabs sees food as a means to an end; Spongebob sees food as an end in itself. The myth of the "secret formula" is nothing but a marketing tool both to put all attention to Krabs instead of Spongebob, to mess with Plankton, and finally to censor the truth because when they realize that all you need to do to make good food is to treat it OK, many, better food seller will use it and make Krabs go out of business, or worse, make Spongebob too independent from the Krusty Krab and therefore rob him of everything Krabs had (e.g. Spongebob's Place)
* Perhaps Krabs is a jerkass because he's rationing love for the Krabby Patties...
* He pours his heart and soul into the Krabby Patties, leaving barely anything. Plankton's such a bad cook because he lacks any passion for cooking, and is doing it solely out of his rivalry with Krabs. He pours all his love into his inventions, hence Karen. Mr Krabs has become a worse person due to removing almost all love in his body to make Krabby Patties because they aren't selling well.
* And wasn't there an episode where Pearl gets hungry (on a growth spurt or "spout") and [=SpongeBob=] feeds her a krabby patty, and she is suddenly fine? (I can't remember the episode name, it was probably "Growth Spout") Mr. Krabs asks what the secret was (because he'd been feeding her all night), and [=SpongeBob=] says "It was love, Mr. Krabs. It was love." Sure seems like a likely candidate for the secret ingredient.
* In Plankton's Army, it is revealed that "a cup of love" is a separate ingredient in the recipe.
* The secret formula can't have love in it. Plankton stole the formula in TheMovie, and people enjoyed the patties. And there, Plankton was [[MoralEventHorizon the complete opposite]] of love. The only way it would make sense is if you can substitute love with a very warped version.
* I think the secret formula is love. [=SpongeBob=] makes patties with love, and that's why they're great. Mr. Krabs is now a jerkass because he siphoned all his love into the krabby patties back when the former fry cook didn't love making them. Squidward doesn't love making krabby patties, and that's why his [[LethalChef cooking is terrible]]. Same with Plankton. In the movie, Plankton [[NightmareFuel siphoned some guy's love out and put it into the Krabby Patties]]. We don't see this guy, of course, but a WMG's a WMG.
** Oh, Plankton didn't siphon off "some guy's love." He siphoned off every single iota of love in his body. Or, to be more precise, [[NightmareFuel he ripped out the ability to feel love from his mind]], and used it to perpetually create Krabby Patties. Since he was still a villian (an IneffectualSympatheticVillian mind you, but a villian none the less), he was forced to do this. And ''that'' is why he became a [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a dystopian monster]] in TheMovie.
* To carry on with this, Chum also has a secret ingredient... Hatred. And it actually is just as good as a Krabby Patty. The reason Plankton can't make it is because the "hate" he puts into it is actually envy and greed. Squidward, on the other hand, is genuinely hateful of pretty much everything, which is why his chum is so good that, when eating it, [=SpongeBob=] forgets what a Krabby Patty is.


[[WMG: The Bartender in the Movie put something in the ice cream to make the boys 'drunk.']]
Why do I always get the nuts?
* I think that was a joke on them getting hyped up on sugar. Like, "sugar high".
* I always just assumed that everything at the nut bar would have been slightly alcoholic anyway, since it was made up like a bar area. Just that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick [[CantHoldHisLiquor are lightweights.]]
** And they had way too much.
** And they stayed up all night doing it.

[[WMG: The magic conch shell is an item in a mass religion]]
Think about it, In the episode where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick ask questions to the magic conch, the explorer that finds them also has a conch. Who's to say that there may not be thousands of other followers of the magic conch...
* This troper always thought that was a shout out to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!!!

[[WMG: Alternatively to and based on the WMG above, the magic conch is WebOriginal/{{Inglip}}.]]
-->Warning: Ridiculous.
Both blurt out random-like stuff when you ask them something, and both seem to be completely pointless. I think i just found something else Inglip uses to communicate with humans.
** YES. ALL HAIL INGLIP.


[[WMG: TheMovie is the end of the series.]]
This is why King Neptune is balding and has a daughter, plus there's the whole ending and the Krusty Krab 2.
** This is WhatCouldHaveBeen.
* Alternately (about King Neptune and his daughter) perhaps there are two Neptunes--King Neptune the king and King Neptune the god. Maybe the king was named after the god (or vice versa).
** This. I've been saying this since the movie came out. King Neptune is not necessarily the god Neptune, kind of like Jesus is a very common first name but not everyone named Jesus is Jesus Christ.
* Confirmed by WordOfGod.
** The movie definitely happened way after the timeline of the series. I realized this when Patrick kept saying road, road, road. At first it seems like just a lame thing to make you laugh because you think it's an echo when really it's just him saying road over and over. But, if you watch new episodes of the series, if you remember [[http://spongebob.nick.com/videos/clip/spongebob-159-road-song-clip.html the Road Song]] they sing in "A Squarepants Family Vacation", it starts out by patrick repeatedly saying road. Patrick probably was just reminded of the song and said "sorry" because it was clear [=SpongeBob=] wasn't in the mood to join in.
* However, a second movie is being made. So it's anyone's guess.

[[WMG: They are what happened to all the members of Lost]]

[=SpongeBob=] is Sawyer

Mr.Krabs is Jack

Squidward is Ben

Sandy is Walt

And Patrick is Kate

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] Invented [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Water bending.]]]]
By carefully controlling the flow of water through his holes, and controlling a swarm of cells detached from his body floating around him, he invented waterbending.


[[WMG: It will end soon]]
It's over ten years old. It should be ending soon. Remember ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and how much Nick loved it? Then it went away, [[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp eventually]].
* You're too optimistic. Much like Fighter from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', [=SpongeBob=] is too stupid to die.
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Everything ends and everything dies. This applies to the whole of creation.]]

[[WMG: The series isn't in Chronological order]]
The episodes after the movie take place before it, sometime between the last episode before the movie and the movie itself. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick went into a temporary state of extreme immaturity and annoyance, and began becoming more mature, until the end of the movie where they've become respectable adults. That explains the OOC behavior of the characters post-movie and the lack of characters from the movie being mentioned. Any episode with explicit references to the movie, such as the ones with [=KK2=] in them, are: A. Episodes taking place before the movie but with episodes with events similar to the ones in the movie taking place before them. B. A dream. C. Take place after the movie.
* Likewise, the last episode will be after the movie.

[[WMG:Old Man Jenkins is number 2 from Series/ThePrisoner]]
* Think about it- he keeps popping up as different fish people, and he is also willing to complain/nag to everyone like number 2 did to number 6.

[[WMG: There are many more than 2 Krusty Krabs]]
* Starting with the Krusty Krab 2, Mr. Krabs expanded his empire to numerous other restaurants, all of which he expects [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward to maintain by themselves. Whenever a Krusty Krab is destroyed at the end of an episode, it is not rebuilt off-screen, but is simply abandoned. Whenever the Chum Bucket is not visible across the street or a landmark is closer or further from the Krusty Krab than previously shown, this is a different restaurant from the original Krusty Krab.

[[WMG: Season 4 onwards actually ''is'' set after the movie]]
* The giant "2" on top of the Krusty Krab 2 was not meant to be canon, and was purely a visual identification for the audience; [=KK2=] still exists, along with many other Krusty Krabs (see above).
* [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's {{Flanderization}} into [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] was the result of a misinterpretation of the Aesop they learned at the end of the film: they thought that acting mature means acting like a dick.
* Plankton broke out of jail (wasn't there an episode that began with him breaking out?). He still needs the formula because he never bothered to write it down, he just fed it into a machine that began cranking out Krabby Patties.
** Alternately, he still tries to steal the formula because his first priority is running Krabs out of business- no formula, no Krabby Patties (at least in Plankton's eye).
* King Neptune has not appeared in-person since the film, so he and Mindy's absence could be explained as the writers just forgetting about them.
** Wrong, he appeared again in ''The Clash of Triton'' with the same appearance and voice-actor as ''Neptune's Spatula''. No sign of Mindy, though.
* [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick completely trashed Goofy Goober's while drunk from the ice cream, so Goofy Goobers would probably have to a) close for a little while to clean up, and b) never let [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick in again.
** Perhaps [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's banning from Goofy Goober is the reason they became [[{{Jerkass}} douchebags]] later on?
* Mr Krabs became FauxAffablyEvil thanks to [[AndIMustScream being frozen, yet still aware for days.]] Plankton is even more of a ButtMonkey because he crossed his own MoralEventHorizon. When he got out, Plankton [[DesignatedVillain became mellowed out,]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even shocked at himself for the lengths he went too.]] However Krabs is hell-bent on revenge, and wants to make his enemy as miserable as possible. He's even more of a cheapskate due to being angry that no-one helped him.

[[WMG: To continue with the Plankton torment, a future episode will have him developing his own secret formula for something and be very successful, even more so than Mr. Krabs.]]
The catch is that he developed it by ''accident'' and doesn't know some of the key ingredients. It'd be a race against time to figure them out before he runs out of product to sell. Of course, Mr. Krabs, not wanting Plankton to be successful at ''anything'' whatsoever, will actively try to steal or sabotage his formula (he's supposed to be the '''[[DesignatedHero good]]''' guy, by the way). The episode would end with the remaining batch being destroyed (probably by [=SpongeBob=]) ''just'' before Plankton can figure out the final missing ingredient, and the recipe being lost for good. Plankton will end up crying on the floor in complete misery as Mr. Krabs just looks and laughs at him, as customers leave the Chum Bucket for the Krusty Krab en masse. End episode.
* I think the creators already played on this with the "Chum is Fum!" episode.

[[WMG: The Patty Wagon from the movie is made from an actual hamburger, like the kind that would be eaten by humans, made of beef.]]
* If you compare the size of the Patty Wagon and the "Cyclops" (and other human characters in the movie), it is sized about right for this comparison. Also, when Dennis finds a sesame seed from the car, he actually calls it a sesame seed, whereas Krabby Patties have "seaweed seeds."
** They do use sesame seeds in the show though, in "Just One Bite" Spongebob tells Squidward that he comes to work early to "count the sesame seeds".

[[WMG: In Bikini Bottom, littering is a capital crime/the severity of the punishments for crimes are flipped.]]

This is practically canon. TONS of times, characters are punished way out of proportion just for littering. Think about it. The Tattletale Strangler (jail), Squidward (community service, CONSTANTLY) in the episode where he has to clean up Bikini Bottom, Mrs. Puff (twenty years of prison) in the episode where she crashes into the Krusty Krab, Patrick/[=SpongeBob=] (90 days) in the episode that Patrick gets a driver's license and boat, etc. Also, speeding laws do not exist. (Cops don't notice if a person is speeding through the city way too fast, they notice that the boat had no front license plate.) I'll elaborate more on this tomorrow...
* Don't forget about Blackjack, he was also in prison for littering as well.


[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=]s and Patricks at the end of "Back to The Past" ended up either getting killed or kept coming until the world was filled with them and they took over.]]

I got this idea from watching the episode, and wondered what happened to all those [=SpongeBob=]s and Patricks by the end. They either took over the world and made the world by their own ways or they were all killed so they didn't take over.


[[WMG: Most of the show is Squidward's delusions.]]
This would explain the Flanderization. Over time, Squidward became more fed-up with [=SpongeBob=]'s childish antics and his lackluster life-breaking under the stress. [=SpongeBob=], not the brightest bulb, didn't realise his pestering was degrading his neighbour's mental state. By the time he realised this, it was too late-Squidward began to hallucinate(which was at the beginning of the flanderization). It became a vicious cycle. When Krabs passed the MoralEventHorizon (in his hallucination, anyway) the last threads of his sanity snapped, and was trapped in his delusions. Whenever the characters act like who they were pre-flanderization, it is Squidward's mind trying to heal itself. If Krabs is no longer a KarmaHoudini, it means Squidward is gaining back his sanity.

[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] universe, whales are fish instead of mammals.]]
Pearl talks underwater and breathes it just fine, instead of having to hold her breath. It was also odd that in "Karate Choppers", after saying "It's poisoning your mind", Mr. Krabs sniffs Sandy and walks away muttering "Hmm mammals" as if his own daughter was not a mammal as well.
* Well, for one, the mutated by radiation theory might explain why Pearl doesn't breathe. Going along with the theory that Mr. Krabs raised Pearl from a very young age, he forgot she wasn't a crab.
* {{Jossed}} in that episode where Sandy ran out of air, Pearl said that she was an air-breathing mammal.

[[WMG: There is a nearby town called "Bikini Top"]]
And probably various other swimwear towns.
* Maybe "Bikini Top" is on the surface? Like on that island, perhaps?

[[WMG: All cops in Bikini Bottom are sadists]]

Look at the episode "Hall Monitor". The cops apparently saw Patrick was scared of the picture of the Maniac. They share a sneaky look and keep showing it to Patrick, who keeps screaming. After a while, they get bored and tell Patrick to be careful while driving off, laughing. In the episode, "The Patty Caper", at the end, where the judge sentences Mr. Krabs to give out Krabby Patties for free all day the next day, flash forward to the next day, where Mr. Krabs is screaming while two cops hold him down. As the episode ends, the cops are LAUGHING while Mr. Krabs thrashes and screams in horror.
* Oh my god. When I was a kid, I always hated the cops for some reason, and now I know why.


[[WMG: In SB-129, the voices that Squidward hears saying "Alone." in the white void were the voices of other dimensional travelers who wished to be alone, and therefore became trapped in that same void.]]
Since Squidward got there through frantically pressing the lever in the time machine, he was sent to that void which is presumeably empty for the most part. Through various instances of scientific advances or time machine mess-ups, other people became trapped in that same void. Due to the emptiness and expanse of it, words that are spoken echo through the void. Because there is a possibility that all of the time-travelers got there through wanting to be alone, the word "Alone" was the word that echoed to Squidward. Since Squidward came with that same desire to be alone, if he hadn't found a way out of the void, he would have eventually become one of the disembodied voices.

[[WMG: The "Spongey Patties" from the episode "The Krusty Sponge" are made from real sponge [[ArtisticLicenseBiology "meat."]]]]
They caused people to turn yellow and get holes, as if they were turning into sponges, and this is reminiscent of when [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward were injected with snail plasma and turned into snails. Plus, I don't buy [[ChaoticEvil post-movie Mr. Krabs']] explanation that some old, rotten patties "turned yellow." Plenty of fish actually ate the Spongey Patties and got sick, but if they were ''that'' rotten, no one would even go ''near'' them (let alone eat one!), like in "Born Again Krabs" when Mr. Krabs attempted to sell ''one'' patty that wasn't even bad enough to ''turn yellow''.
* It's been shown that [=SpongeBob=] is capable of regnerating parts of his body almost immediately, and doesn't seem to mind at all. So it's concievable that [=SpongeBob=] could do this.

[[WMG: There is still another Squidward in the freezer from SB-129, even if the real one is being shown in the cartoon]]
The real Squidward will die of natural causes eventually, so, 2,000 years later, the Squidward from the freezer thaws.

* This will be jossed ''if'' they ever go into the freezer in an episode [[PresentDay airing after March 6, 2017]].

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty secret ingredient is Cocaine, or another highly addictive drug.]]

A lot of money can be made from drug dealing, and we all know how much Mr. Krabs loves money, but he can't risk getting caught and arrested, so he hides the drugs in his Patty formula. It would explain why Krabs gets so much business and has so many 'loyal customers'; they're addicted to his Patties. Plankton could also be addicted--Krabs gave him either a trial-Patty, or the drug itself, before they became business rivals (perhaps in college)--which is why he gets all sweaty and desperate when he's near a Krabby Patty. He's learned to control his addiction for the most part, but when taunted, he will relapse. He's tried to mimic Krabs 'recipe' countless times, but can't make it as well as Krabs does. Drugs would also explain why a single bite of a Krabby Patty got Squidward completely addicted.

* It can't be drugs. That would be too [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar inappropriate for this show]] and you know it!


[[WMG: I'm Dirty Dan]]
* No, ''I'm'' Dirty Dan!
* No, I'm Dirty Dan!
** No I'M dirty Dan!
*** No,I'm Dirty Dan!
*** What makes you think you're Dirty Dan?
*** You're both wrong, ''I'M'' F*** ING DIRTY DAN!!!!!!!!!!!
*** So you're ''not'' Dirty Dan! [[ADateWithRosiePalms Unless]]...
*** I'm Dirty Da-AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!
*** Screaming will get you nowhere.
*** WHICH ONE OF YOU FELLERS IS THE '''REAL''' DIRTY DAN?
*** I am
*** (Throws that Troper across the room)
*** PATRICK!!!!
*** I am dirty dan, come with me if you want to live.
*** I'm Dirty Dan, [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian and so's my wife]].
*** [[Music/{{Eminem}} Won't the real Dirty Dan please stand up?]]
*** Cause I'm the real Dirty Dan, yes I'm the real Dirty Dan, and all yall other Dirty Dans are just imitating!
*** it doesn't matter anyway I'm Dirty Dan
*** I'm hoping the REAL real Dirty Dan makes an appearance in the show's finale
*** Jossed, the movie's the finale...I'm Dirty Dan!
*** I'm Dirty Dan, and I disapprove this WMG
*** [[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} And I'M the King of the Teensies!]]
*** None of you is Dirty Dan! I'M Pinhead Larry!
*** [[Film/ForrestGump But you ain't got no legs, Dirty Dan!]]
*** No, I'm Dirty Dan, damn it!
*** Screw you all, I'm Dirty Dan!
*** [[Film/JamesBond The name's Dan. Dirty Dan.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I broke the dam...]]
*** He's Dirty Dan, he's Dirty Dan, you're Dirty Dan, I'M DIRTY DAN! Are there any OTHER Dirty Dans I should know about?
*** [[WebVideo/JonTron Everyone's Dirty Dan! I'm Dirty Dan!]]
*** [[{{Film/Spartacus}} I'M SPARTACUS!!!]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic No! No more Dirty Dans! I can't take it!]]
*** What kind of fool do you take me for? He's Dirty Dan, ''he's Dirty Dan'', '''you're, Dirty Dan''', '''''I'M DIRTY DAN!''''' Are there any other Dirty Dans I should know about?!?
*** MEOW!


[[WMG: Two monotheistic religions exist in TheVerse]]
In one episode, we see a couple discuss whether Neptune is the king of the sea, or if it is Poseidon. Of course, since we know that Neptune exists and no idea about Poseidon, [[UnfortunateImplications this raises some questions on the writers' idea on religious tolerence...]]
* Maybe it's the equivalent of Protestantism/Catholism. Poseidon came before Neptune, so Neptune would be Protestantism.

[[WMG: ''TheMovie'' is a Christian allegory]]
In the movie [[BreaktheCutie [=SpongeBob=]]] leaves Bikini Bottom to save Mr. Krabs from being killed by [[PhysicalGod King Neptune]], he is later snatched up by the "Cyclops" and is killed by the lamp's heat. However, his, and Patrick's tears come together to form a heart, and that causes the chord to malfunction and the sprinks to come on thus [[BackFromTheDead this revives [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick]]. He then returns to Bikini Bottom to defeat [[MadScientist Plankton]], and saves the town by [[CrowningMusicofAwesome the Goofy Goober song]].I mean, this practically makes [=SpongeBob=] a ''Messianic Archetype'' doesn't it?
* [[FridgeBrilliance Also, since future writers for the series tend to have different interpretations of him...]]

[[WMG: The secret ingredient of the Krabby Patty is...]]
Drugs. Just like in [=McDonald's=], where its been said they put morfine in the children's menu. Still don't know which one could be, but it has to be a very powerful one, capable of producing insane happyness the first time you try it. This is why no one refuses them.
* the existance or contents of a krabby patty MUST be revealed during the final episode!
** Didn't [=SpongeBob=] say it in "Plankton!"? Then again, it may have changed since then, and/or that description may not have been detailed enough.


[[WMG: The Salty Spittoon is a front for an underwater Fight Club.]]
Think about it. Fight Club takes place in a bar (which Salty Spittoon is the equivalent of), people are being refused access (some due to weakness, some because they're too fucking blonde, etc.) but they eventually get in if they demonstrate their toughness, usually by fighting. (If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.) Also, [=SpongeBob=] ends up out of the club because he's proven that he's not tough enough to be of any use to [[spoiler:Project Mayhem]] after all, and that he didn't really beat people up with his mind, which would be of great use to them. Also, the bouncer seems to vary on how mean he is to [=SpongeBob=], sometimes mean, sometimes telling him to get away for his own good.

[[WMG: The secret ingredient is thousand island dressing.]]
The ingredient costs less than a dollar, starts with a letter after R (Plankton had apparently tried everything in the alphabet up to "raw sewage"), and it would fit the nautical theme of the show. Also, Krabs once dressed as a clown and built a play place to entice children to come, which is similar to [=McDonald's=]. And guess what the "special sauce" on a Big Mac is?
* Mayo?
** [[MemeticMutation Can it also be used as an instrument?]]


[[WMG: The sounds that Squidward hear in the "Idiot Box" episode [[YourMindMakesItReal comes from his mind.]]]]
Specifically, it comes from his subconscious mind. When he's walking back and forth ranting about how [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick can produce odd sounds from imagination and being inside a box, he's in fact imagining something that those two actually imagine in the box. Everytime Squidward opens the box, the sounds disappear because he knows subconsciously that the two are stop imagining and talking to him, and when he goes inside the box with them, he hears nothing coming from them because his subconscious is subdued because he's carefully listening to them.

In other words, he has more hidden imaginations than [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick.
* I sort of got a hunch that they weren't messing with him in the end when [=SpongeBob=] said "Squidward's got the hang of it". Meaning there was a little something to that box.


[[WMG: The "Cephalopod Lodge" is apparently some super freaky cult.]]
This could explain why the workings of this "club" aren't mentioned for two reasons really. 1, because cults especially super satanic cults don't like any outsiders in their business, 2. Because it's nickolodeon. When Squidward caused outsiders to find out the cult he must of broke some of their solemn oaths probably about it's privacy. They didn't execute Squidward because as I said it's nickelodeon so they just booted him out. Every cult has a pretty face false cover but under it is something really nasty, that's why it looks like flowers and sunshine to someone who doesn't know anything about it, unless it's some bullcrap cult.
* More than likely, it's a reference to the Freemasons, as Masons aren't allowed to reveal the traditions and subject of meetings. Whether or not that's any better depends on your views of Masons.
** Or, considering they're cephalopods, [[CthulhuMythos they worship Cthulhu.]]


[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob=] universe, all of the plankton in the sea are related to (Sheldon) Plankton.]]
This is why he has so many relatives and they seem to all share a last name. That whole species is one big family.


[[WMG: Some cosmic power was intervening to bring Squidward home from the void in "SB-129".]]
Squidward admits that he missed his hometown, his house, and even [=SpongeBob=]; and no sooner than he says so is he immediately whisked back home. He had only banged on the (broken) controls right before that. It was like he [[Film/TheWizardOfOz tapped his heels together and said "There's no place like home", and then magically returned home]]. Whether it was the divine, magic, or something else, it almost seems like things had gone according to some plan.

[[WMG: Contradicting the previous theories about this subject the creator's of this show made [=SpongeBob=] appear gay for a joke.]]
Since the show was starting to get so popular so fast the creator's decided to add a little seasoning in it. Since the ratings were so high(meaning more money also) the creator's decided it would be okay to turn it up. What better way then add a sex topic, instead of clich'e heteresexuallity and make [=SpongeBob=] a lady killer because how many show's didn't use that? They instead made [=SpongeBob=] a little homo or at least apparently homo. When the show first started [=SpongeBob=] was a manly man despite the fact that he was weak as dirt, but still he was metaphorically a hairy chest man even when it came to jelly fishing, but since the show was already getting so popular they didn't want to ruin it by throwing in the same old routine: [=SpongeBob=] just working at his job, annoying squidward a little bit, him trying to be as man as he can be, him playing with his apparent girlfriend(sandy). Because we know that when shows do that they dry up real fast so the creator's decided to bring so many new things to the table. Instead of making [=SpongeBob=] a too good of a neighbor that sometimes annoy squidward but still is good company, instead they change him into a psychotic obssesive creep that harrases and apparently sexually covet's his neighbor, they decided to make spongebob ambigiously gay for patrick instead of just two innocent normal friends, and they shift [=SpongeBob=] from a steadily productive headsmart good employee to a psychological workaholic. Think about it, if everything or better yet everyone stayed the same from when the series began:[=SpongeBob=] just being a little eccentric sponge and not psychotic stalker, Patrick being a neighbor with at least a little common sense, Mr. Krabs not being a slavedriver to 100%, and [=SpongeBob=] not being ambiguously homo, etc. How great would the series be right now.

[[WMG: A [[TurtlePower sea turtle]] will appear as a character in a future episode. Or maybe even a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]].]]
Because, hey, who was expecting an anthropomorphic ''seal'' to show up?
[[WMG:Pearl is adopted and Mr.Krabs saved her.]]Ok, there is no way Pearl can be '''that''' related to Mr.Krabs, There has to be a way Pearl's mother let Mr.Krabs keep pearl. If you are a Creepypasta reader, You might know what i'm talking about.
[[WMG: The Music/TaylorSwift references in "Tunnel of Glove" were intentional.]]
* At one point, Pearl tells [=SpongeBob=] he can "speak now". Later, [=SpongeBob=] says he will "fearlessly" lead the way.

[[WMG: The final episode will have Squidward getting KilledOffForReal.]]
It's after [=SpongeBob=] has defeated the villain (probably Mr. Krabs, Plankton, or the Flying Dutchman) and there will be a sequence where [=SpongeBob=] is looking for Squidward and finds him, [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence crushed beneath a building]]. [=SpongeBob=] quickly takes Squidward to the doctor, but it's too late to save him. Squidward is about to hit [=SpongeBob=] when the latter tells the former that he saved Bikini Bottom. Squidward smiles, then confesses that all this time [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he had only been pretending to hate [=SpongeBob=]]], and also that as a child he never had any friends. They hug, and Squidward's life slowly drains away with dramatic music. Cue Spongebob standing over Squidward's dead body, holding him and crying. [[TearJerker Here's a tissue]].

[[WMG: The people in Bikini Botton ''aren't'' anthropomorphic.]]
The reason why we see them that way is because that's how they interpret the world around them. Consider that, whenever someone gets out of the sea, they look more realistic. That's because it's what they ''actually look like.'' This would also include the enviorment: the interior of most houses would be hollow, Krabby Patties are their interpretation of hunting food([=SpongeBob=] is really good at it), and clothes are imaginary. Their world might as well be that of WesternAnimation/FindingNemo. And HumansAreCthulhu is in full effect.
** What about, for example, Mermaid Man And Barnacle Boy, Pearl, The Flying Dutchman, the Atlanteans, etc?

[[WMG: Zeus Cervas and Casey Alexander are trying to move the show to {{Creator/FOX}} so they can make an adult-orientated show and try to make it the next ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.]]
Have you seen enough evidence? With all the times they were GettingCrapPastTheRadar, I think that they are just trying to move it to FOX so they can see it on FOX because they think that {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} is the worst channel and want to make Spongebob more popular than ''The Simpsons''. But for my next one...

[[WMG: Stephen Hillenberg lied when he said that Spongebob was an asexual.]]
He did it to knock the Radars off his back and to avoid future problems with them. With Nickelodeon and the Radars clearly fooled he can now [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get so much sh*t past the radar]] and no one would not even so much as complain about it because Spongebob is so called "asexual". The whole spongebob is an asexual LIE is a poor yet effective excuse used to well "excuse" Spongebob's bizarre sexuality as well as his [[AmbiguouslyGay suspicous gestures comments and actions]].


[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=] movie was SUPPOSED to be the series finale.]]
Just like the series the movie scored so many ratings and of course pleased so many hearts that everyone demanded more episode as well as Nickelodeon to rake in more dough. Thus forcing the creators of Spongebob to come out of an intended very brief early symbollic retirement.
* Confirmed by WordOfGod.

[[WMG: The 2015 film will have an AwardBaitSong.]]
Maybe an extended cover of "This Grill Is Not A Home", sung by some some famous artists? The second ''[[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis Rugrats]]'' movie had one.

[[WMG: [[SonicTheHedgehog Eggman Nega]] was one of the voices in Squidward's white void]]
At the end of ''VideoGame/SonicRivals2'', Eggman Nega is sealed in another dimension. He is never seen again after that. Maybe Squidward ended up in the same void?
* And now [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations two more Eggmen have joined him.]]


[[WMG: The series will end shortly after the sequel.]]
Well, come on, they already lied about the movie being the ending, so this will most likely be it.
The series could still go on.
* Most likely to be jossed. There is some evidence suggesting it will continue after the movie, plus there is a tenth season in the works.
** And now there's an eleventh season in the back burner.

[[WMG: The water (not the water they breathe of course, but the water they use) is not the same as normal water.]]
It's denser than normal water possesing more hydrogen. Its element is H3O instead of the their breathing water H20.


[[WMG: The [=SpongeBob=] Squarepants movie is non-canon.]]
Think about it a bit.
* WordOfGod says it's [[AnachronicOrder canonically]] the last "episode."
* Guess you're right.
* It may or may not be canon.

[[WMG: The series will eventually give a WhatTheHellHero to the main protagonists.]]
In essence, each of the characters who have TakenALevelInJerkass will end up taking their flanderized character traits too far, resulting in them getting into a lot of trouble, and end up with them beginning to realize that they've gone too far. This would serve as a way of [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeeming the characters in the eyes of the viewers.]]
* Spongebob will end up, in stunning ignorance and obsession, finally causing Squidward's fragile psyche to snap. After having a FreakOut, Squidward will be kept under house surveillance to keep him from harming himself. Misguidedly Spongebob will try to comfort him, only to ruin his life more and drive Squidward even further down the brink. After seeing that Squidward has ''utterly lost it''(as in "violently freaking out whenever he sees anything sponge-shaped and going catatonic"), [=SpongeBob=] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone will be horrified at what he's done]], and begs people to figure out why. He'll realize that his naivety isn't an excuse for everything, and will keep in mind not to irritate others that much. He'll help Squidward get back his sense.

[[WMG: The Krabby Patty is made of chum]]
* Wouldn't it be something if the one thing that has eluded Plankton all these years was right under his nose this whole time.
* Well, in one episode, it was revealed to contain ' a pinch of chum " which explains Plankton's overuse of it.
** But that was from Plankton's POV which was revealed to be false so he was probably lying about chum being an ingredient.


[[WMG: Krabby Patties actually are nutritious.]]
The secret ingredient may be a nutritional supplement or several of them, all of which have obscure names. The reason why Plankton hadn't discovered it is because at least part of it uses a supplement with a name alphabetically after raw sewage.

[[WMG: The secret ingredient or another portion of the Krabby Patty is actually a closely guarded government secret.]]
Krabs just so happens to have loads of dirty secrets about it that even the incompetent as hell Bikini Bottom police will treat as important (or he just has them in the bag with either lots of cash or lots of secrets). Because of this, he can afford to keep a monopoly on the ingredient(s) in question. If it doesn't start with X or anything else after r, it being something so closely guarded that even Plankton or Sandy would have no idea it existed would give Plankton a severe downside to discovering it.

[[WMG: Plankton would get at least sharks for customers if he bothered to cook something edible.]]
Chum is implied to contain lots of extremely inedible things in addition to what we consider normal chum, such as anchor rust and possibly the many dangerous scientific and biological wastes produced by the Chum Bucket's flow of scientific experiments. Presumably Squidward's recipe for fricasseed chum is much more edible, even if some or all of the herbs and spices were skipped.


[[WMG: The show will get at least one SpinOff.]]
* Sandy Show, anyone?
** There already WAS a SpinOff. The mini-series "Astrology With Squidward". [[ScrewedByTheNetwork It didn't last long, though...]]

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] Really Exists..]]
[[EpilepticTrees But the goverment hides the truth under the name "Nickelodeon". Stephen Hillenburg discovered this back when he still a marine biologist. So the government took him and told him to hide the secret.]] [[FictionAsCoverUp So he created a tv show.]]

[[WMG: In the [=SpongeBob=] Universe, Spongebob is actually a TV show, and everyone in the show are just actors playing out characters for either us, or other fish.]]
This explains a lot, like for example it explains the continuity, and how every episode seems to not reference other episodes.


[[WMG: Reading someone else's diary is a major crime in Bikini Bottom]]
Perhaps this is why the entire town was punishing Squidward so harshly after [[DisproportionateRetribution reading [=SpongeBob=]'s diary]]. A cop also quoted "''I had a diary once. My brother read it. I had a brother once...''".
* Considering that running a stoplight ''on foot'' can give you '''years''' of jail time, I can see the Bikini Bottom Police dolling out that kind of punishment.

[[WMG: One day, Spongebob discard its NegativeContinuity become a character development oriented show, similar to Regular Show and Adventure Time.]]
All flanderization will be explained, flanderized characters will be redeemed, and there will be multiple call backs that establish the presence of a continuity. Humor will be balanced out with oddly deep storytelling WHEREIN CHARACTERIZATION WILL. BE. CONSISTENT!!!
...
Hey, I can dream can't I?

[[WMG: The show will only get be cancelled when Creator/TomKenny kicks the bucket.]]
Namely because no one else can play the character like him.

[[WMG: Stephen Hillenburg will return as the show-runner after the second movie]]
After leaving the show in 2004, it is confirmed he will be co-producing the ''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=] Movie 2''. Who knows, maybe then he'll resume his position directing new [=SpongeBob=] episodes to decrease the amount of SeasonalRot the series has suffered during his hiatus.
* According to [[http://www.pgfusa.com/news/view/Happy-Birthday-SpongeBob-SquarePants/ this interview]], Hillenburg does indeed plan to get back to the show in order to brainstorm for fresh material.
** Finally CONFIRMED by Paul Tibbit on December 10th, 2014!

[[WMG: A new character will be added to the main cast]]
A lot of LongRunners have done it, why not [=SpongeBob=]? Nickelodeon will definitely try something to ensure its top show stays on top. What better solution than to introduce a character with unique traits, who can bring in new scenarios to [=SpongeBob=] and the fans.
** Please no. WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents tried this about three or four times and each attempt only made the show even worse.

[[WMG: The intro will change in the future]]
In addition to the new character part, this would also help to increase viewership. Like what many LongRunners (such as ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') have done, [=SpongeBob=]'s intro will change to a more HD look. Hopefully it will still keep that popular flute trick [=SpongeBob=] does with his nose.
* Confirmed. As of "Sandy's Nutmare", the intro is remastered in HD.

[[WMG: Mr. Krabs will be a villain in the second movie.]]

There have been episodes where he's a selfish Jerkass, so why not have him become a villain in the second movie?
* Jossed.

[[WMG: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy will appear in the second movie]]
I know you've heard of Ernest Borgine's death, but the fact is that Mermaid Man is now being voiced by Joe Whyte, who voiced him in the video games.
* Jossed.

[[WMG: A spin-off(s) will be made after the original series ends]]
[=SpongeBob=] is apparently so popular that Stephen Hillenburg or someone else may want to produce a spin-off (or less likely a franchise of spin-offs) of the show. Could [=SpongeBob=] join the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, ScoobyDoo, and others in the picture?
* Highly unlikely,considering it has been 15 years and nothing happened, plus what side character in this show is worthy of having the spotlight.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] will have a crossover with WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents]]
These are currently the two longest-running shows on Nick. Remember the WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour trilogy? Once again considering Nick's desperation for publicity, it's almost inevitable that they'll bring these two shows together someday.
* You know, I can totally see how this would work. Not getting into much detail, Timmy could have to write an essay on Underwater Creatures, and the day before it's due, he asks Cosmo and Wanda to give him the ability to breath underwater to study the real thing. He goes underwater, and discovers the Bikini Bottom, and through a series of events, stop Plankton from once again stealing the Krabby Patty Formula. Timmy writes this all down, and makes it his essay, which Mr. Crocker doesn't believe, and gives him an F.

[[WMG: A future episode will reveal Pearl's origin]]
* For any of you are wondering how a crab could have a whale for a daughter. If she was adopted, the episode will reveal Pearl's real parents. It will explain how/why they lost her and, after years of searching, finally find their long lost child. There will be a major {{Tearjerker}} where Mr. Krabs and Pearl say their goodbyes as the latter leaves with her family. But then under some circumstances, she will realize she was happier with Mr. Krabs and come back to him.
* Alternatively, in a DarkerAndEdgier story, it will be revealed that Pearl's parents were apparently killed by whalers, caught in fishing nets, or washed up on a beach. Then in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Krabs will somehow discover the young orphaned Pearl and end up adopting her as his own.

[[WMG: The show will last as long as WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons]]
With the titular character yet to earn his boating license and the Krabby Patty formula yet to be revealed, I think it's safe to assume that [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] - one of the most influential shows/characters today - is far from leaving us. TheSimpsons is still going strong even after its air date in 1989, despite claims of SeasonalRot.

[[WMG: In the upcoming movie, the characters will become human]]
According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK_mUK-boBE this trailer]], [=SpongeBob=] and his friends will finally be able to travel on land. So this theory is a possibility.
* JOSSED. The movie is now confirmed to be about [[spoiler: [[http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/the-spongebob-movie-sponge-out-of-water-poster-hints-at-live-action-animation-hybrid/ the characters becoming CGI]]]].
** But that doesn't mean it might not happen in a future episode.

[[WMG: There will be a StarWars special]]
Several animated series (including ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and more recently ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'') have Star Wars-themed episodes. So why not [=SpongeBob=]? Below are some possible character roles.
* [=SpongeBob=]: Han Solo
* Patrick: Chewbacca
* Squidward: C-3PO
* Gary: R2-D2
* Sandy: Princess Leia
* Mr. Krabs: Obi-Wan Kenobi
* Plankton: Darth Vader
* Bubble Bass: Jabba the Hut
* Wait, what about Luke? Ok, let's just say Luke is Patchy....

[[WMG: Squidward's [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] is more insidious than it seems]]
About Squidward's toenail incident in "House Fancy"... here's some quotes from three seasons prior, in "Club [=SpongeBob=]":
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Why don't you ask... the Magic Conch, Squidward?
--->'''Squidward:''' Oh, yeah, like that'll happen. Right after [[{{Foreshadowing}} I consult the Magic Toenail]].[[note]]Because a toenail magically appears on his foot for that one moment only[[/note]]
* In its sister episode "My Pretty Seahorse", Squidward tells himself to remember his karma, right before tumbling down a hill and exploding.
[[WMG: The Rusty Krab was built in honor of Rusty Rickets.]]
When Rusty's Rib Eye was demolished, a retirement home was built in its place and named in tribute to the late Rusty Rickets. It eventually went bankrupt, bought out by Eugene Krabs, and the rest is history.


[[WMG: An episode will involve Sandy taking [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to Texas]]
Instead of that rushed ending with stock images in "Rodeo Daze", it will be the focus of a special episode. This time, we would take a visit to the town Sandy grew up in and meet her family for the first time. The main villain will most certainly be a western outlaw.
*** AND IT WILL BE DIRTY DAN!

[[WMG: The photo in 'The Secret Box' is the photo taken by Squidward in 'Christmas Who']]
Think about it. The former episode aired after the latter, and Patrick said that it was an embarassing photo of Spongebob during last christmas. The only christmas episode to have aired before 'The Secret Box' (or at all) was 'Christmas Who', and in that episode, a photo of Spongebob was taken.


[[WMG: Dragon Ball Z is a real show in-universe]]
In the episode "Face Freeze", Patrick makes a face very similar
to Majin Buu from DBZ (Check the Shout-Out page if you're interested). If this is true, then many other TV shows in Real Life could make the other Shout-Outs make more sense.


[[WMG: [[Franchise/AdventureTime The Lich]] is the Ugly Barnacle.]]
[[NightmareFace He's definitely ugly]] [[KnightOfCerebus in more than one way]], and as a result of his wish for "the extinction of all life" everybody did die. [[DeathIsCheap Well, until Jake retconned the wish]] and life came back. Why Patrick of all people remembers is unclear.
* I'll just assume he was friends with Prismo.

[[WMG: [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=] will change it's animation and it will be flash animated rather than hand-drawn.]]
* If ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' changed its animation from hand-drawn to flash in the middle of season 10, then I wouldn't be surprised if [=SpongeBob=] goes down the same route.

[[WMG: Patrick collects benefits.]]
It's been established multiple times that Patrick doesn't have a job and yet, he always seems to have money when the plot demands it. Either Patrick gets the money from his family, or he collects some sort of benefits check like welfare or probably disability. Or maybe both.
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* The stand-off at the end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E6MermaidmanandBarnacleboyPickles Pickles]]". After going into a funk for forgetting to put pickles in a Patty, [=SpongeBob=] loses his confidence. This leads to a HeroicBSOD sequence of him failing the order of simple tasks (from word order to cooking). After days of help, he eventually remembers the order, and we get the badass sequence. With [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqvq_B5WeH4 this]] music playing, we see the epic western-esque stand off between Bubble Bass and [=SpongeBob=]. The facial expressions, [=SpongeBob's=] cool, confident demeanor vs the roars of Bubble Bass, the tension, it was all worth it in the end as [=SpongeBob=] figures out that [[spoiler: Bubble Bass was hiding the pickles for both confrontations (along with, inexplicably, someone's car keys) under his tongue.]] He deserved all the cheers at the end.
** [=SpongeBob=] also gets a subtle one at the beginning of the episode. For not only managing to decipher the Double Triple Bossy Deluxe effortlessly but also actually ''managing to construct'' the damn thing!
* The end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E15TheSecretBoxBandGeeks Band Geeks]]". [[http://www.spike.com/video-clips/9nvws2/spongebob-squarepants-band-geeks You know what we're talking about.]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic They rock out]] ''for'' Squidward after he gives up on the entire town. [[ThePowerOfRock This ultimately ends with Squidward rocking out with them]], and [[VillainousBreakdown Squilliam getting a heart attack and being taken away]]. That scene, combined with the usual [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarity]], is why many fans consider this the best episode ever. Undisputedly the greatest moment in the entire series.
** Best of all is the instant when both [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton join forces on the mic for that big "YEAH!". Frequent enemies working together for a common (good) cause? AWESOME.
*** It becomes a bit of a Heartwarming moment when you flashback to F.U.N. from season one. Perhaps a small glimmer of Spongebob's friendship really did stick with Plankton.
** Almost as awesome are Mrs. Puff playing the guitar (complete with rock star movements during her solo), Plankton's keyboard solo as the band members part to reveal [=SpongeBob=] standing in a spotlight with a microphone, and a sunglasses-wearing Patrick on the drums. (And honourable mention goes to Sandy on bass, Mr. Krabs on keytar, Pearl on sax, and the various fish extras for the opening trumpet fanfare.)
** During a four-day marathon of Nicktoons programming held throughout Thanksgiving 2007 called the Nicktoons Superstuffed Weekend, a countdown was held of the top 100 Nicktoons moments of all time (as voted on by users of Nick.com). This was number '''one''', as it should be.
** It has led to its own Youtube fad in which the uploaders sync the footage to AwesomeMusic of their choice.
** Not just the song Sweet Victory itself, but the fact Squidward got ADayInTheLimelight which ended with him ''succeeding'' [[ThrowTheDogABone for once.]]
* [[TheMovie The]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie movie]] has several awesome moments.
** In general, it has all of the right humor that made [=SpongeBob=] popular to begin with, a pretty gripping story involving Plankton finally getting his wish to rule the world, and it added in a lot of great character development for both [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, who wind up growing up quite a bit in the film.
** Squidward easily finds out about Plankton's plan. How he did it is unknown, but him finding out and calling Plankton out...that was kinda cool.
** Two rednecks bet that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick couldn't last 10 seconds beyond the county line, which is in the middle of nowhere. All of a sudden, a thug comes up and takes their vehicle. How many seconds was that? [[spoiler:[[HilarityEnsues 12 seconds]]]].
** At the end, [=SpongeBob=] singing "[[ThePowerOfRock I'm a]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Goofy Goober]]" and breaking everyone free from [[spoiler:Plankton's]] control.
** He also [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats]] [[PhysicalGod Neptune]] using ThePowerOfRock. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsI6eD2CmQ It's especially obvious in the GBA game]] but is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3z5WEhex0 in the movie as well]]
** And, to top it all off, the movie ends with a rather heartwarming moment for [=SpongeBob=] as he gets his well-deserved promotion and topping off the end of the series with a good little pop song by Music/{{Ween}} with a montage of [=SpongeBob=] enjoying his new position. Apparently, the creators have stated that even though they've continued making episodes, the movie is basically where the [=SpongeBob=] story ends.
* "No Weenies Allowed", which featured [=SpongeBob=] trying to get into a tough bar, and failing. At the end, [=SpongeBob=] pretends to get into a fight with Patrick, and the ensuing fight that follows is pretty awesome. The man is so impressed, he finally lets [=SpongeBob=] in.
** Note that Patrick was beating himself up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd_tqUJZGAs Brutally]].
* The [=SpongeBob=] Christmas special. Half of the episode was made up of awesome. Espcially the song and at the end, with Squidward being nice and giving away everything for the sake of making [=SpongeBob=] happy after he made him upset in the first place. Also could count as a Heartwarming moment.
* [=SpongeBob=] serving up all those patties at the end of the first episode, "Help Wanted". He '''earned''' his place as the Krusty Krab's fry cook.
* The fight scene in "Sand Castles in the Sand". They just had enough badassery to create all of that with nothing but sand. The battle also ends in the most awesome way possible. After Patrick ''nukes'' [=SpongeBob's=] castle, [=SpongeBob=] ''kamikazes his fighter jet into the [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant robot head Patrick was piloting]]''!
** Onto that note, Patrick firing a cannonball at Spongebob's forces.
--> Patrick: [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "Oh hello. And Good-Bye."]]
** The episode itself can be considered a meta example for the writers, since it was written during ''[[SeasonalRot season 6]]'', which is widely considered one of [=SpongeBob=]'s worst seasons.
* Okay, so [=SpongeBob=] is weak enough to barely lift 2 stuffed animals, right? But in "Pets or Pests", when he is left with a litter of worms, he gets so protective of them that not only does he tackle Larry, one of the strongest sea creatures around, when Larry threatens to eat them, but when a speeding truck is about to run the worms over, he stops it by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ripping open the grille to get into the hood, then removing the entire engine block]]!'' [=SpongeBob=] was pumped up with awesomeness right there.
* Then there's [=SpongeBob=] taking on a King Jellyfish when the [[BlatantLies incredible]] Jellyspotters couldn't. "Everybody loves pie!"
** [[RunningGag Waa waa whaaaa.]]
* The climax of "Can You Spare A Dime" where, after ''months'' of Squidward's abuse, [=SpongeBob=] goes to Mister Krabs to get Squidward his job back and when Mr. Krabs doesn't [=SpongeBob=] ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes takes 800 levels in pure badass and grabs Mr. Krabs, lifts him over his head and chokes the living hell out of him.]]''
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' LISTEN YOU CRUSTACEOUS CHEAPSKATE, SQUIDWARD'S BEEN LIVING AT ''MY'' HOUSE DRIVING ''ME'' CRAZY! '''AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA HIRE HIM BACK ALL BECAUSE OF A ''STUPID DIME?!?!?!'''''\\
[[spoiler: ''[[BowelBreakingBricks (a giant stone wheel drops out of Mr. Krabs' back pocket)]]'']]
* Squidward got one in "Pizza Delivery". After going through hell, [=SpongeBob=] finally got the pizza to the customer, who proceeds to bitch and scream about how they didn't bring him a drink (which he totally didn't order) and refuses to take the pizza. [=SpongeBob=] returns to Squidward in hysterical tears, and Squidward -- who, mind you, despises [=SpongeBob=] -- goes back to the customer...and has a ''major'' PapaWolf moment.
-->'''Customer:''' Another one? Look, I told your little friend I ain't payin' for that!
-->'''Squidward:''' Well, this one's on the house! ''([[LaserGuidedKarma slams pizza box in the customer's face, knocking him out]])''
** Followed by Squidward's epic line: "He ate the whole thing in one bite."
** Of course, it's possible that Squidward was also retaliating for the guy turning his delivery from hell into a colossal waste of time. Anyone who's worked in food service for long enough will have his back through every second of that scene either way.
*** When the customer first slams the door in [=SpongeBob's=] face, Squidward looks genuinely shocked, and his first move is to try to comfort [=SpongeBob=]. When that fails, and [=SpongeBob=] loses his [[StepfordSmiler fake smile]] and collapses in tears, only THEN does Squidward get angry and give the JerkAss customer his just desserts.
** Earlier, he saved [=SpongeBob's=] life after he nearly gets run over by a passing van. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Way to go, Squiddy!]]
* In the episode "One Krabs' Trash", Mr. Krabs has to get back the #1 hat from a graveyard. This leads to him ''beating up an entire army of undead skeletons with one of the skeleton's (a swordfish) head''. And he does this from the dead of night straight through to dawn, fighting his way through ''the entire cemetery!''
** "LOOK AT ME! I'm Errol FIN!!!"
* In one episode, Mr. Krabs discovers Gary has a "talent" for finding spare change, so he begins to take Gary around Bikini Bottom, stealing all the spare change he can find while keeping [=SpongeBob=] distracted by assigning him multiple tasks at the Krusty Krab. Eventually, one of Mr. Krabs' victims bumps into [=SpongeBob=] on the street, indirectly claiming his change was stolen by Mr. Krabs. The writers could've easily made [=SpongeBob=] dismiss the whole thing, but instead, he goes full PapaWolf, confronts Mr. Krabs at his next heist, and straight up ''stands up against his own boss'' for abusing Gary. Considering how he seldom does that, it was great seeing that [=SpongeBob=] was setting that {{Jerkass}} straight. Unfortunately, this glorious moment is cut short considering that [[spoiler: during the whole confrontation, Gary was collecting an ''entire tidal wave'' of change, distracting Mr. Krabs and prompting [=SpongeBob=] and Gary to make a break for it. Mr. Krabs ended up in the hospital, and all the change he heisted was used to pay his health bills.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Served him right]].
** Made even more awesome if you remember that [=SpongeBob=] has been acting like a doormat to Mr. Krabs in the later seasons.
* In "Born Again Krabs", when Mr. Krabs [[ItMakesSenseInContext sold [=SpongeBob=]'s soul for 62 cents]], [[EveryoneHasStandards Squidward]], who usually hates [=SpongeBob=] with a passion, [[WhatTheHellHero called out Krabs on this]]:
-->'''Squidward:''' Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this, but how could you sell [=SpongeBob=] for 62 cents?
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You think I could have gotten more?]]
-->'''Squidward:''' He stuck up for you and you sold him out? ''(Points at Krabs)'' YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!
** Just preceding that: just when the Flying Dutchman is about to collect Mr. Krabs's soul for failing to follow up on his promise to be a better person. [=SpongeBob=] ''[[DealWithTheDevil bets his soul]]'' to prove that Krabs isn't a total skinflint and that there's a heart in him. When the deal falls through, Krabs [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is crestfallen]]. However, the mood is alleviated thirty seconds after [=SpongeBob=] goes for another CMOA: he gets out of being stuck in Davy Jones's Locker ''by accidentally annoying the Flying Dutchman''.
* This scene in "The Abrasive Side". Even though [=SpongeBob=] is desperately trying to hold off his abrasive side, when he tries to apologize to Mr. Krabs after his abrasive side requests Krabs pay him overtime, this happens:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Mr. Krabs! Mr. Krabs!
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(panicking)'' What do you want now, Mr. Pottymouth?!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' But Mr. Krabs, I never use immoderate language, like-''(transforms into abrasive side)'' '''OVERTIME!'''
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(screams in terror)''
** Even though it was supposed to be serious and accidental, [=SpongeBob=] standing up to Mr. Krabs and striking such fear into him earns it this spot.
* Patrick in "The Great Patty Caper" manages to outrun the train not once, nor twice, not even thrice, but ''four times,'' and managed to ''throw a boulder in front of the train on his last outrunning!''
** [=SpongeBob=] epically transforming into a hang-glider to catch up.
* "Krusty Love", where after Mr. Krabs has [=SpongeBob=] going to store for something and then get on him for spending his money, [=SpongeBob=] snaps and ''actually swears''. He also [[OhMyGods "cursed" Shiva]]. (all we hear is gibberish and we see Mrs. Puff pull out a dictionary and blush at what he's saying, but it's still awesome).
* Mr. Krabs gets one in "Mr. Krabs Takes A Vacation". While Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] tour the Ocean Mint, at one point, two robbers try to rob the money, and try to harm the other tourists. Mr. Krabs defends for them, and uses [=SpongeBob=] to lasso them out of the Mint and into a police boat. This shows Mr. Krabs can care about others, not just money. If you want a redeeming example from his mean actions in the past few seasons, this should do it.
* The end of "OppositeDay" must be mentioned. Squidward chasing [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick with a tractor, while laughing maniacally.
** '''''"HAPPY OPPOSITE DAYYYY!!!!"'''''
* [=SpongeBob=] says this after erasing DoodleBob in "Frankendoodle":
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': '''I AM SPONGEBOB, DESTROYER OF EVIL!'''
-->'''Patrick''': Take it easy, it's just a drawing.
* In "Rule Of Dumb," Patrick becomes king after it's discovered that he is of royal descent, then he proceeds to be an asshole by taking other peoples' things and do whatever he wants. Then, when he attempts to destroy Squidward's house in order to build a personal amusement park, wait for this...[[spoiler: '''SQUIDWARD,''' ''the biggest ButtMonkey in the show,'' is able to get the construction workers to stop messing with his house and convince them that Patrick is an imcompetent ruler, so he shouldn't be listen to!]] Then, when [=SpongeBob=] tries to get Squidward to comply by signing a treaty,[[spoiler: Squidward (non-fatally) puts it through Spongebob's forehead.]]
* The video game, ''Battle For Bikini Bottom'', turns [=SpongeBob=] into a badass. He fights King Jellyfish to get his jelly to fix Squidward's stings, transverses a completely wrecked downtown to find steering wheels, fights through waves of robots to get the sun lotion back, shuts down the security system of the Mermalair and stops a villain from escaping, goes through Rock Bottom to retrieve the museum's paintings, beats speed records on Sand Mountain as well as destroying all the robots on the slopes, survives [[ThatOneLevel Kelp Forest]], wins a battle against robot-controlled pirate ship using the Flying Dutchman's own ship, and defeats robot versions of Sandy, Patrick, himself and Plankton! His final power, Cruise Bubble, is a ''remote-controlled bubble-missile.'' He can use it as many times as he wants, so the final power [=SpongeBob=] gets is a unlimited remote-controlled rocket launcher!
* The episode "Back to the Past" gains an undeniable CMOA when we meet the young Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy... Because [[CastingGag they're voiced by]] Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward!
* At the end of "Enchanted Tiki Dreams", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, even after ruining the paradise they created for him, still try to make Squidward relax by building him a swinging pirate ship and hurting themselves when it sways. If that's not [[ButtMonkey Squidward]] [[ThrowTheDogABone finally winning for a change]], then nothing is.
* The end of "Bumper to Bumper", Sure, the test may have been null and void due to Mrs. Puff crossing over the county line 3 miles back, but [=SpongeBob=] finally got all of the driving requirements correct! It's ''possible'' that it ''might'' happen again, unless of course NegativeContinuity takes effect.
* Plankton finally getting his dream to grow an extra hundred feet [[spoiler: or rather, centimetres, considering his scale]] to be able to crush his enemies in "Wishing You Well". One of the very few episodes to leave him on a happy note, merrily smashing large buildings to a pulp.
** There's also the moment in "Tentacle-Vision" when he managed to blast Mr. Krabs with his Death Laser. Unfortunately, Krabs did survive it, but he was charred pretty badly.
* After an electric shock affects Squidward's brain in "A Breath of Fresh Squidward", he ends up as friendly, competent and beloved as [=SpongeBob=], to the point of finally winning Employee of the Month and breaking the latter's winning streak. Extra points for spending most of the episode basically getting indirect payback on [=SpongeBob=] and [[HypocriticalHumor driving him crazy]] with his own clingy, over the top antics.
* In "Way of the Sponge", [=SpongeBob=] beating up Sandy's karate master Fuzzy Acorns without even trying whilst doing his fry cook duties.
* The first five minutes of "Little Yellow Book", in which Squidward '''finally''' gets back at [=SpongeBob=] by reading embarrassing entries in his diary, [[spoiler:regardless of the entire town alienating him for the remainder of the episode. At the end he also reads [=SpongeBob's=] other diary while the town is pelting him with fruit and is laughing so hard [[WorthIt he doesn't even care]].]]
* Towards the end of "Plankton's Pet", Spot saving Plankton's life again from the other dangerous pets that are trying to attack him. He grows in size and barks at them, scaring them into submission, and they quickly go back into their cages. Another rare episode that gives Plankton a happy ending.
* Meta example: You know your show is successful when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8slqbNdacM the Russian army marches to the theme song]].
* The finale of "Are You Happy Now?" has Squidward violently tearing apart a room full of paper-mache [=SpongeBob=] replicas. It is HUGELY cathartic after all the crap [=SpongeBob=] puts Squidward through.
* In "Squilliam Returns", Squidward's plans to make Squilliam think that he is the owner of a five-star restaurant end up starting to derail at the last minute. Luckily, [=SpongeBob=] manages to transform the Krusty Krab into a five-star restaurant within '''seconds''', and Squidward succeeds in having another victory over Squilliam [[spoiler: (even if it [[DownerEnding didn't last long]])]]. This episode, along with "Band Geeks", both show that [[HiddenDepths SpongeBob has the power to help out Squidward when he's in need]]. (Well sure, the fact that he was given a book called "How To Become A Fancy Waiter in Less Than 20 Minutes" may have helped as well.)
* "House Fancy" represents another rare triumph for Squidward over his hated rival, Squilliam Fancyson. After seeing Squilliam's ridiculously opulent house on the in-universe series ''House Fancy'', Squidward tells presenter Nicholas Withers (voiced by guest star Alton Brown, host of ''Series/GoodEats'') that his own house puts Squilliam's to shame, and with only two hours to make good on his claim, he reluctantly enlists [=SpongeBob's=] help in re-decorating. Inevitably, [=SpongeBob=] destroys or otherwise mars everything he touches, and when he tries to vacuum up the debris, the out-of-control cleaner sucks up all of Squidward's possessions until the bag explodes and takes out Squidward's entire house... just as Withers and Squilliam arrive. However, the pieces of the house land in a rather attractive minimalist formation, and Withers declares it the next great thing in home decoration, announces an hour-long special on Squidward's house, and proclaims him the winner of an award that was intended for Squilliam, who promptly faints in despair.
** Another awesome moment goes to the [[SeasonalRot writers]] of all people. In the beginning, [=Spongebob=] says that he gave Patrick his brain for two chocolate bars, something a viewer could forget about. But when [=SpongeBob=] is helping Squidward, he acts really out of character and just out of it (EX: he is asked to paint a faded spot of the wall in Squidward's house. Normally, he would just do it and probably mess up in someway, but instead, he absorbs the paint and covers the whole room.) Then, when Patrick appears, he reveals that [=SpongeBob's=] brain really was given to him. One could expect the writers to make [=SpongeBob=] really stupid, but instead they had him act unlike his normal himself. [[SincerityMode Pretty good writing for an episode otherwise considered pretty lackluster.]]
* The jellyfish in the episode "Jellyfish Hunter" get one when they are freed and give Mr. Krabs his [[LaserGuidedKarma just deserts]].
* [=SpongeBob=] gets one in the beginning of "New Digs," when he is running to work and is able to ''leap past a huge "bridge out" gap!!''
* Gary doing all sorts of tricks (from art sculpting to a classic motorcycle jump over trailers and a hoop of fire) just to earn Snail Bites in "Treats!"
* The ending of "Accidents Will Happen", a similar episode to "Can You Spare a Dime". After making Krabs wait on him hand and foot by threatening to report his workplace accident to the authorities, Squidward is revealed to have had his accident while sleeping on the job, and is forced to wait on Krabs hand and foot in revenge.
* Patrick actually ''outwitting'' [=SpongeBob=] (and briefly the audience) in "The Secret Box" by making him think the contents of his box is just a piece of string. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Just silly old Patrick, right? Wrong!]]
* Even with all the terrible things Mr. Krabs has done throughout the show (especially in recent seasons), he was able to have an awesome moment in "Seance Shemeance" when he [[spoiler: single-handedly defeated and rounded up all the ghosts and ghouls into the bubble... with a mop!]]
* In the ''[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired'' special, [[spoiler:SQUIDWARD of all people saved [=SpongeBob=] from the other restaurant owners who were fighting over him and brought him back to the Krusty Krab to work again]].
** A mild one in the same episode, where after the pizza restaurant owner fires [=SpongeBob=], he angrily mutters that he hopes his pizza costume topping falls off.
* [=SpongeBob=] and Gary get a moment at the end of the episode "Jellyfish Jam" when Gary makes a beat with his eyes, and he and [=SpongeBob=] get the stray jellyfish out of his house with music. Also counts as SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
* "Frozen Face-Off". How badly does Plankton want the Krabby Patty formula? [[spoiler: He goes as far as to rip a piece of the safe holding it off, before ripping THAT in half, and than proceeds to rip apart an ATOM, all with his BARE HANDS! This results in an atomic blast, destroying the Krusty Krab, as well as the safe...but NOT PLANKTON! Plankton, a being so small that he is defeated by being stepped on, SURVIVES AN ATOMIC BLAST, while being right in the center, something that would kill ''ANYONE'', he survives. All because he wants the Krabby Patty formula.]]
* In "Krusty Towers", Mr. Krabs gets the idea of running a hotel just so he could charge extra for a Krabby Patty. Squidward is put through hell and back by Patrick making many absurd requests of services after checking in, as "[We] shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request". Eventually Squidward turns this against Krabs by quitting, checking in as a regular customer, and making a variety of ridiculous requests himself at Krabs's expense.
* "[=SpongeBob's=] Last Stand" is a giant moment of awesome - from Sponge and Pat's insanely catching "Jellyfishing Song," to the two of them going to every length to keep Jellyfish Fields from getting turned into a highway, to their surprisingly awesome "Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance" John Lennon parody (which leads to them getting arrested for their peaceful protesting), to ''everyone'' in Bikini Bottom teaming up to save Jellyfish Fields, to the reprise of the aforementioned "Jellyfishing Song".
* The utterly gorgeous duet between [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward at the end of "Hello Bikini Bottom", with [=SpongeBob=] on ukulele and Squidward, beautifully, playing his clarinet.
* Even "A Pal For Gary" has an awesome moment - upon seeing his master in danger of being eaten, Gary immediately overcomes his fear of Puffy Fluffy and bravely whips the monster to knock [=SpongeBob=] out of his mouth and drive him away. It becomes twice as awesome when you remember that [=SpongeBob=] has treated Gary like crap throughout the whole episode, yet Gary STILL chooses to come to the rescue instead of leaving [=SpongeBob=] to die.
* In ''Neptune's Spatula'', [=SpongeBob=] pulls a golden spatula out of ancient grease, fulfilling an ancient prophecy about someone destined to be Neptune's personal fry cook. Neptune doesn't believe [=SpongeBob=] has what it takes. Neptune challenges him to a cooking contest. If he wins, he gets to be the fry cook; if he loses, he has to give up his job forever. [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] only makes one patty, [[CurbstompBattle while King Neptune is able to make hundreds]]. [=SpongeBob=] loses, until it turns out that the crowd hates the patties King Neptune made, while King Neptune finds [=SpongeBob's=] patty delicious. But instead of being Neptune's cook, [=SpongeBob=] becomes King Neptune's mentor.]]
** In the same episode, Patrick repeatedly defending [=SpongeBob=] and standing up to King Neptune, even if he does get electrocuted by the King, it shows that, at least back then, Patrick stood up for his friend, no matter the consequences.
--> '''Patrick''': He is the new royal fry cook, and you- (gets shocked by King Neptune)
** And [=SpongeBob's=] response to this.
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': You hurt my friend! [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're not a king! You're a bully and a liar!]]
** And later when King Neptune challenges him.
--> ''' Patrick ''': (burnt to a crisp) Bring it on! [=SpongeBob=] can handle anyth- (gets shocked again)
* A meta version for ''Graveyard Shift'': The humor, the animation and the voice acting all make the episode one of its best.
* ''It Came from Goo Lagoon'' is one for the writers. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick actually take an active role in stopping Plankton and the goo bubble (instead of being their usual idiot selves) Sandy is not a plot device or minor character, but instead central to the story, Plankton is a legitimate threat (competent enough to outsmart [[OnlySaneMan Sandy]] ), and Krabs and Squidward aren't focused on as much, which means Squidward can't be [[ButtMonkey abused]] and Krabs can't be a [[JerkAss jerk]].
* The void scene in SB-129 is one for the entire team. It might be NightmareFuel, but it's also got fantastic animation and pacing, not to mention the fact that it's wonderfully trippy, bringing the "Nowhere Man" sequence from ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' to mind.
* In "Selling Out", Mr Krabs decides to sell his restaurant to Howard Blandy to retire with his money. When he discovers that Blandy and his cronies are making Krabby Patties with unnatural materials and a conveyor belt, Krabs refuses to stand for it and exposes the truth to everyone. He then rounds it off by voicing his disgust at Blandy and co, buying back the restaurant and getting rid of them. The way he calls them out is especially awesome.
-->'''Mr Krabs''': [[HeroWorship I used to kiss the ground you walked on]], Blandy, but after seeing ''this''... [[BrokenPedestal I wouldn't even]] ''[[SpitefulSpit spit]]'' [[NotWorthKilling in your direction]]!
* "Goo Goo Gas" is a minor one for Plankton. Not only is his plan fairly effective (if unstable), but it consists of a moment [[HenpeckedHusband he finally gets Karen to shut up]]. When she begins snarking about how he hasn't thought his plan through, he agrees, and ''[[OhCrap uses her as a test subject]]'', the gas downgrading her into a calculator.
* The Sewers of Bikini Bottom has one in the form of that sewer architect calling out both Mr Krabs and stadium manager but also fighting that sewer snake.
* "Karate Choppers", mainly the ending.
** The [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce hot sauce drop]]'s appearance is one for the team, due to it being (if not the first) one of the first [[CutawayGag cutaway gags]] in the series.
* In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III", [=SpongeBob=], despite being dumb enough to free Man Ray from his prison, knew enough about the show to incapacitate him with the "[[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Tickle Belt]]". After Man Ray gives Patrick a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown after a failed lesson in being good, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Patrick proceeded to torture him with the belt]].
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]''': Okay, goodness lesson number three.. okay, um...
--> '''Patrick''': I've got one! I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100, what is it?
--> '''Man Ray''': Um... 62?
--> '''Patrick''': WRONG! (presses button)
* In "Married to Money," [=SpongeBob=] manages to save the Krusty Krab from a dozen '''sea bears.''' He went from hiding in a circle on the ground in "The Camping Episode" to being able to calm down twelve with only his hands and honey.
* Can we just appreciate how freaking ''[[AmazonianBeauty jacked]]'' Sandy can ''[[GrowingMusclesSequence become]]'' sometimes, seemingly becoming that ripped ''by pure willpower?'' I mean, ''dang,'' [[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(057).jpg s]][[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(060).jpg h]][[http://spongebobia.com/spongebob-captures/content/episodes/galleries/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants/011a%20-%20MuscleBob%20BuffPants%20(062).jpg e]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/d/de/Tumblr_mya11jm5fG1rpuofmo4_400.gif/revision/latest?cb=20150315022434 is]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/f/f2/Sandy_muscle_growth.gif/revision/latest?cb=20151105231437 f]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/3/37/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_2.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321180643 r]][[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/6/67/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_3.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321180710 e]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/1/1e/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_4.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321181057 a]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/5/58/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_5.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321181959 ki]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/8/8e/Sandy_Muscle_Growth_6.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160321182035 ng]] ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/animatedmusclewomen/images/8/88/Whelk_Attack_05.png/revision/latest?cb=20151119170554 huge!]]''
* Patrick manages to escape from prison at the end of "The Executive Treatment" by abusing ClarkKenting:
-->'''Patrick''': (rips off prisoner uniform, revealing his tie underneath; puts on his glasses)
-->'''Guard''': (gasp) What happened to Prisoner #665321?! (sounds the alarm)
* A meta example: despite the SeasonalRot, {{Flanderization}} and [[BrokenBase the divided fanbase]] it went through, this show was still popular enough with the kids to win 15 Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Cartoon! As of now, it was only beaten once--by [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]].
* One meta-moment for the show itself. Despite the divided opinions, many can note improvements made in the ninth season, especially in the second half, made after the second movie. Humor is much better and does not rely on black comedy and gross-out moments (for the most part), also animation became more fluid. Notable examples are Two Thumbs Down and Sold!.
* In spite of being literally scared out of his skin in "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom", [=SpongeBob=] manages to save his friends from the Flying Dutchman by scaring him with the SugarBowl inside his mind.
* At the end of "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", Spongebob saves the day with nothing but his wits, a pair or sporks, and a pile of chum.
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Despite its intended audience of children, the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' franchise has amazing soundtracks to fit the mood.

You can find songs from [=SpongeBob=] games [[AwesomeMusic/SpongeBobSquarepantsGames here]].
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"'Cause it's sweet, sweet victory, yeah!"'']]
* Let's start off by talking about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He-LBIyBUz8 SpongeBob's classic, jolly theme]]. The [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funniest part]] about this theme is that the creators wanted to make it as annoying as possible. They succeeded, and while [[PeripheryHatedom it might be annoying for SpongeBob haters]], for everyone else, it definitely gets you in the mood for the show in its own way. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cety5EQ5i8I choral version sung by the pirates]] to open ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' is sung more like a sea shanty, and it helps to underscore the epic adventure about to take place.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqvq_B5WeH4 The Stranger in Town]]" fits the western standoff theme between [=SpongeBob=] and Bubble Bass, despite being about food...[[SeriousBusiness or perhaps because of it]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nT3MWZx46U Give Jellyfish Fields A Chance]]. Jellyfish Fields, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's favorite place in Bikini Bottom, is going to be destroyed by a new superhighway, and they go out into town, and start protesting in the form of song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MemABysIvs Where's Gary]] from Spongebob's Greatest Hits is pretty awesome. It's like Gary's Song, but more lively.
-->'''Spongebob''': I wonder how things went so wrong. I turned around and he was gone. '''WHERE'S GARY!?'''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm-eQSSVrPw Under My Rock]] from The Movie Album is pretty cool. It has Patrick singing about his rock and how it's the only place he'll ever stay.
-->'''Patrick''': It's cold and hard and kind of gray. It's the only place I'll ever stay. Got snacks in the frdge and a telephone, in this stone that I call home! Let's [[VisualPun Rock!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFy5L11Umw Pressure Point]] from "Grandma's Kisses" (despite only being briefly played) may count as one, as in order to be a man, "You must acquire a taste for freeform Jazz."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi_lFjhDRQo The Mob]] is another memorable tune, from when [=SpongeBob=] inspected the city as Hall Monitor.
* "The Camping Episode" is already a hilarious BottleEpisode, but to add the icing on the cake is [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "The Campfire Song Song"]]. A happy little camp fire song ([[RunningGag song]]), that gets [[UpToEleven a burst of energy halfway through]]. It's short, but sweet, and has a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Squidward! Good!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDY0-vPFR8 "The Best Day Ever"]]. It's the best song ever!
--> '''Spongebob''': IT'S THE BEST DAY EVER!
* "Band Geeks" is widely regarded as one of the series' most awesome episodes, and it culminates in a singularly awesome Bubble Bowl half-time performance of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk8xlsp1pQ "Sweet Victory"]] by the main cast, with special mention going to [=SpongeBob=] on lead vocals, Patrick on drums, Mrs. Puff on lead guitar, Plankton on keyboard and backing vocals, and Squidward as bandleader. It's hard to resist joining the (live-action) crowd in waving lighters during the performance. No wonder [[SmugSnake Squilliam]] had a heart attack upon seeing the band's performance.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C76LPsWRzIk Advanced Attack]]" sounds similar to an epic naval battle, but is most prominently used when Larry saved a man in "[=SpongeGuard=] on Duty". This signifies how Badass Larry was during his time as a life guard.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3zdztLrfY Attack]] is often used when someone is warned of the dire situations at hand, creating a scene of panic. Also, it sounds amazing.
* Need a theme to strike terror and soil trousers when ever you appear? Well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6STUo0xq2M "Malleus Mallificarum (a)"]] seems to the just the thing for The Flying Dutchman!
* During the well-liked ''Battle for Bikini Bottom'' game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnXc4k0jNGw "The Flying Dutchman's Graveyard"]] has a spooky, yet kickass theme for Sandy's trek there.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_xmc8PF_R8 "Robot Spongebob/Robot Plankton/Chum Bucket theme"]] is pure awesomeness for a good licensed game.
** One could even say that for the boss music in the entire game. From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FDhOEU-qQ Industrial Park/Robot Patrick's]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KDinwCfvcg Poseidome/Robot Sandy]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSzjxulx1cE Spongebob's Dream]]/[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaXapWQeeeg Miniboss/Robot Attack]]. Seriously, this soundtrack is surprising.
** In the video game adaptation of the movie, the battle against Buckhead Neptune is...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgFDAbVRH_k just phenomenal.]]
* During the opening sequence of "F.U.N.", the use of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E509BftEU2I "Heroes Win"]] creates a badass mood when [=SpongeBob=] decides to save the day. Then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DP8qOa9pR0 "Chase that Car"]] is badass swing to fit the Cat and Mouse scenario [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton are in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfxyNJNJHk "Chill Out",]] AKA Season 1 Plankton-based episodes title music. This suave theme fits the villainy present in those episodes.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdHlVXATFYY "Dramatic Cue G"]] is a song fitting for any Adventurer during the Dark Ages.
* The Fun Song from the aptly titled "F.U.N." episode. Sing it with us: [[MemeticMutation F is for friends who do stuff together]], [[EarWorm U is for you and me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhynzAu76o N is for anywhere and anytime at all...]]
* Sandy's gentle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ADjpeLg1w Texas song]] is both this and a bit of a TearJerker.
* Similarly both an awesome melody and [[TearJerker Tear Jerky]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wypay6lcA Gary, Come Home]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InS3Jjtpks4 "Goofy Goober Rock"]] from the movie; not just the song, but the scene it accompanies. Spongebob uses ThePowerOfRock [[CrazyAwesome to free Plankton's buckethead slaves]]. Probably the greatest DeusExMachina of all time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bO0H1D2v8 "Stadium Rave A"]], the music used during the famous "Jellyfish Jam" dance sequence. Later in the episode, we are treated to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rww0wirMiF8 Jellyfish Jam]], orchestrated by Spongebob and performed by undersea creatures and objects. Also a [[Heartwarming/SpongebobSquarepants heartwarming moment]], considering Spongebob is leading the jellyfish back home.
* Whenever [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnjKdWBVQOs "Send Them Victorious"]] plays, you KNOW something awesome will happen!
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLTj3cugwjE "The Grinder"]]. Pure awesomeness.
* It may be in live-action, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHV6s1NSNI "Underwater Sun"]] is an awesome song.
* For another awesome live-action song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A58ruJRgj8 "Bubble Beat Box"]]. They knew how to make [[MundaneMadeAwesome SpongeBob walking sound awesome]]!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0xTZZ8v748 Big Show Theme]] is deliciously old school, big-dreaming jazz music that invokes images of a different era in history.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPiaicKs44s "Border Run"]], the title card music for "The Chaperone". A cool 1950's style rock and roll tune, with some awesome guitar and saxophone solos.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk2TkjZF4Hw "When Worlds Collide"]].
%%* Every song from the Season 8 episode "Hello Bikini Bottom".
%%* The Music/{{Pantera}} score from "Prehibernation Week".
* The hilariously [[{{Narm}} narmy]] "Krusty Krab Pizza" song from "Pizza Delivery". "KRUSTY KRA-A-A-YEAH-YEAH-AH-AH PIZZAAAAA! IS THE PIZZA YEAH FOR YOU AND...MEEEEEEEEEEEE-HEE-HEE-HEEEEEEEE!"
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFFNg-yqRQ Sailing Over the Dogger Bank]] is the salty, earthy sea shanty that opens Season 2's "Sailor Mouth".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57DVZuxiLYs Tom Fool]] is the lithe, fanciful and surprisingly infectious woodwind music from the opening of "The Campfire Episode".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ifk3G8wffg Dangerous A]] is the rumbling, ''Jaws''-esque NightmareFuel cue from "Clams" and several other scary episodes of the series. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBXuTty8ZE4 Death Trap]] manages to top it with blaring, fearful horns and a skirmish xylophone.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eMx1wmnMkI Music to Drive By]] is the rarely-used, upbeat, happy-go-lucky big band music Spongebob and Mystery bond to, and one of the most impressive pieces of original music in the series.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGc0oPPHsg Stealth by Night]] deserves a mention for its spine-tingling atmospheric build-up.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rifikhPBU6o Superquick]] is in a similar vein and is Mr. Krabs' joyous, percussion-heavy victory music over making his millionth dollar in "Clams".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhc9gtE-FY4 Wonderland of Snow]] is probably the most Christmas-y song you'll ever listen to.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUcPpu-T2vc Stack of Leis]] is the musical equivalent to just relaxing and resting after a long day, and letting your body give itself out.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCYMDQd822E Hawaiian Flower]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCWZIK8TFr0 Hawaiian Train]]: two similarly themed songs that are both SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel from start to end. Let's also add in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXaUG5iuuh4 Hawaiian Calypso]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkrSDOdP6k4 Secret Service]] is Spongebob and Patrick's super smooth and relentless spy music from "Wet Painters" and "Spy Buddies".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3clmKqLW84 Sneak Up]] is the sleazy, creeping big band theme for Spongebob's more... criminal activities.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL2CcVlx1p8 Saxaboogie]] is the go-to song to get any party up and hoppin'. No, seriously. [[EarWorm It's that good.]] It's commonly associated with Larry the Lobster and Goo Lagoon.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6nBSiSwCHc Stars and Games]] is another sax-driven track to get a beach party started.
** Another Larry-related song is the rocking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbW47X0gdIQ Surfing Summer]], the instrumentals of which often appeared in pre-movie episodes.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOwXlANwerI What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor]] is the jovial, accordion rendition of the classic sea shanty "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw The Drunken Sailor]]" and Mr. Krabs' theme throughout the series.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31HG7P5Aiyo Up She Rises]] is a bombastic fanfare that quickly turns into a proud, militant variation of the theme for Mr. Krabs and the Krusty Krab.
%%* The stylized "Do The Sponge" song from "The Chaperone". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZB9QDQpAI Alright, you invertebrates! I'm gonna teach ya how to do...THE SPONGE.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F82MWbNAbnQ Fight! Fight! Fight!]] Or as it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_4X1dgV0Dw more commonly called...]]
* This list couldn't possibly be complete without [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCs0JGxvQCM the most quintessential SpongeBob song]]. [[spoiler:"The best time to wear a striped sweater..."]]
* The new Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade theme for the [=SpongeBob=] balloon, which is a jazzy mashup of [=SpongeBob's=] theme song and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZlLMyU6yuw Eastside Story]]. The best tune to pick when you're in a Film Noir mood.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6DKzNRdwyI Award Winners A]] is a memorable, triumphant tune that plays during the "Remembering [=SpongeBob=]" segment in "The Sponge Who Could Fly (The Lost Episode)".
* [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs' [[{{Narm}} narmy]] duet of "This Grill is Not a Home" in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket". Again, sing it with us: [[SuddenlyShouting "BUT THIS GRILL IS NOT A HOME!! THIS IS NOT THE STOVE I KNOW!!]]
* The Season 9 episode “Sharks vs. Pods”, while not a musical, is still a very musically jamming episode, featuring instrumentals that range from archival jazz music tracks to rocking, swinging originals. Fitting enough, as [[BaitAndSwitch it turns out]], the episode turns into [[spoiler: a dance-off between the Sharks and Pods.]]
* Some of the short excerpts of established songs like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI9ED9gtSk Rule Britannia]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzWE2mhem0w Volga Boat Men]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK8qU01PNqk Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy]] are pretty impressive.
* [[LongSongShortScene Though you only hear it for about 15 seconds on the show]], the music that plays during Plankton's magic act is downright badass.
-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUKxWCWEKDE I, the AMAZING Plankton, with the use of prestidigitation, will make a krabby patty disappear before your very eyes! First, I'll need a volunteer from the audience.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbCfSviIyxU "Quest for the Best"]], the song from the Krusty Krab Training Video, based off [[Film/RockyIII "Eye of the Tiger"]].
* Nickelodeon uploaded a video on their [=YouTube=] channel called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB42v-EcUwM The Ultimate SpongeBob Remix]]. It remixes almost every song from the pre-movie era, and exactly one post-movie era song (which was also played ''in'' the movie, though in its closing credits), into one catchy beat. The fact that they were able to include "Sweet Victory" in this despite the song's rights now being owned by Frontiers Records is awesome on its own. Added to the fact that a good majority of the entire remix is dedicated to the pre-movie era as opposed to anything else. Even then, the post-movie era song they picked still celebrates the show's past. Wanna know what song they picked? "Best Day Ever". A song from the season that, while diagonally split between the fans in terms of quality, is considered to hold up just as well as the seasons that came before it. It just goes to show that [[OneOfUs Nickelodeon cares about the show and its legacy just as much as we do]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-nBle4PfA4 "Bossy Boots Song"]], performed by The Capsules for the episode "Bossy Boots". It's [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy, sugary, saccharine bubblegum pop-rock]] 100% of the way... [[TropesAreTools and it's]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel absolutely spectacular.]] Better yet, if you listen to the lyrics, it's about how the singer has a dream about how awesome Spongebob's world was, then goes swimming in the ocean to find it because they want to relive it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQDTKPbwxUw "The Lineman"]], while technically not made for [=SpongeBob=][[note]]It was composed for NFL Documentaries[[/note]], is nonetheless one of the most memorable songs used on the show thanks to being the theme of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. It's a very jazzy tune evocative of the '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiKuhfDjims The end credits theme,]] a relaxing guitar tune. You will be hit with a wave of nostalgia when you hear it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCoXTXanQs "Who Am I"]] from "Mimic Madness" is a [[EarWorm catchy]] yet [[TearJerker depressing]] song that wouldn't be out of place in a musical.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRixzwZl6Z8 Tomfoolery]], probably one of the most prevalent and memorable tracks of the whole show.
%%* Pick any piece of music by Lionel Wendling. You might recognize [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN593G-jypM Tiki Rapido]] from "Chum Caverns" and "Sun Bleached".
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvgNY6Pkvg Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas)]].
%%* The American Groove Metal band Music/{{Pantera}} created a song for the episode "Pre-Hibernation Week". It can be listened to [[https://open.spotify.com/track/5TryogdnaeUKM9uPI2ErhC here.]]
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->'''Mrs. Puff''':''"Oh, [=SpongeBob=]... why!!!?"''
->'''Spongebob''':''"Mrs. Puff, I think I cheated."''
-->-- That moment from "Boating School", aka, the fans’ reaction whenever one of those moments are broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to]] '''''[[LargeHam DAVY JONES' LOCKER!!!]]'''''

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[[folder:Seasons 1-3 (Pre-Revival)]]
* ''Tropers/{{Anonymous}}'': To prove that not everything pre-season 4 was an outstanding classic, "Sleepy Time" shows that all the characters' {{Jerkass}} tendencies went as far as the first season, where after [=SpongeBob=] visits the character's dreams and ruins them, and Sandy, showing that she's a SmallNameBigEgo, even in the first season said to him: "Do us all a favor and stay out of our dreams", accompanied by Squidward's "Don't we get enough of you during the day, [=SpongeBob=]?!" and everyone, including his so-called "friends" yells at him for getting into their dreams. Alright, how did they possibly know that [=SpongeBob=] snuck into their dreams where he could've just happened to be in them?! I can understand Squidward and all, but the rest of the characters, including Mr Krabs (who back then, cared about [=SpongeBob=], despite his obsession with money) and Sandy?! Even Gary and Pearl show up despite the fact that their dreams were the only two that [=SpongeBob=] didn't ruin! That is just the lowest of the low and one of the weaker bunch of the first three seasons!
* ''Tropers/{{ShinyRaikou}}'': Not the entire episode, but "Pressure" definitely has a Dethroning Moment of Suck. Sandy takes off her helmet and suit, throwing them on the ground. Note for a moment that she needs those to fucking breathe. What do her 'friends' do? They laugh at her. [[MoralEventHorizon You can see her lungs shrivel up and they just laugh.]] She finds a pickle jar and puts it on just in time. And her friends continue to mock her for it! Dude, not funny! It doesn't even have the defense of being made after Season 3!
* ''Tropers/{{haroldflower}}'': For me it's definitely "Born Again Krabs" because of one specific moment. I have no idea why people think that Krabs became flanderized after the movie- clearly it started way before that and this moment solidifies it. When the Flying Dutchman accuses him of being cheap and tries to send him to Davey Jones' Locker, [=SpongeBob=] sticks up for Krabs. But here's the DMOS, [[MoralEventHorizon Krabs sells [=SpongeBob=]'s soul to the Dutchman for 62 cents]]. The Krabs who comforted [=SpongeBob=] when he cried in "Squeaky Boots?" The Krabs who cried with grief over [=SpongeBob=]'s apparent deaths in "Hooky" and "Dying for Pie?" The Krabs who worried about [=SpongeBob=] when he was sick in "Suds?" That Krabs died a long, long time ago. Because that Krabs would never, ever even think about selling the little guy's soul to what is the undersea equivalent of the Devil, and send him to the undersea equivalent of Hell. Even Squidward of all people is disgusted by Krabs' behavior. "One Coarse Meal" is nothing- This is the episode that ruined any goodness of Krabs' character, because he gleefully attempted to send the lovable, innocent, sweet [=SpongeBob=] to Davy Jones locker.
* ''Tropers/{{ZehMonsieur}}'': It's not a bad episode altogether, but "Krabby Land" has a particular moment that I cannot stomach at all. In the episode, Krabs opens up an "amusement park" next to the Krusty Krab made out of junk in the hope that children will play there and purchase his food during summer vacation. To make sure they don't leave early, he has [=SpongeBob=] entertain the kids to stall for time until Krabby the Clown arrives, when he's really just counting the children's money. Spongy puts himself through physical hell keeping the kids occupied, going from pouring bubble mixture into his eyes, to being run over by a truck, to being ripped in half. The real low for the episode comes in when [=SpongeBob=], already given much of himself, rushes into Krabs' office, clearly bruised and missing his limbs, simply telling Krabs he doesn't know if he can stall them for much longer. Krabs' response to his hardest-working employee amounts to little more than "piss off and stop thinking of yourself;" and when Krabs finds out the kids are playing with [=SpongeBob=]'s arms and legs, he's concerned not for the yellow guy's safety, but that the children will break his windows. In the past, Krabs has been shown to be caring of [=SpongeBob=]'s well-being (giving him time off to get his mind back in order in "Pickles;" sending him back home when he's clearly ill in "Suds;" etc.), so seeing him act so callously and disregard [=SpongeBob=]'s physical health in favor of money would not seem out of place in a post-movie episode. Even if he does get what's coming by the end of the episode, it's still quite jarring to see the normally affable and friendly Krabs behave like the money-grubber he'd be Flanderized into.
* megatroper123456: This is the first episode (chronologically) that I really didn't like, "Valentine's Day". Not only is it kind of random for [=SpongeBob=] to be doing a special that counters the main character's asexuality, but Patrick is pretty a much a bratty, childish jerk, throughout the whole thing. Him getting so unhappy, after his best friend gives him, what he considered, his Valentine's gift (a friendly hand shake), it completely killed the mood as he just gloomily went around the Valentine's Day Carnival, unusally pissed with what [=SpongeBob=] had done. Not to mention, at the end, he goes batshit insane, completely destroying the carnival, and oh, that part where the whole crowd is trying to get Patrick to look around to Sandy and Patrick is like "No, I'm just practicing my prick-ishness for the Post-Movie episodes!" is pretty grating. So yeah, Patrick constantly pestering [=SpongeBob=] for his gift, acting like a 5-year old when it appears to be underwhelming, wrecking everything in sight (also inadvertedly at the end when the chocolate bubble bursts) and getting no punishment of any kind make this one of my least favourite episodes, and definitely my least-favourite Pre-Movie episode.
* treehugger0369: Initially, I had the infamous bit from The Card as my [=DMoS=], but after [[FridgeHorror some thought]] I realized there was a pre-movie episode that could give some post-movie episodes some competition in the cruelty department: The Bully from season 3. The basic plot is that a bully becomes a new student at Mrs. Puff's Boating School and constantly pursues [=SpongeBob=], threatening to kick his butt. [=SpongeBob=] does nothing to deserve this, Mrs. Puff is absolutely no help, and neither is his best friend Patrick(apparently he and the bully were college buddies. No, IDK how [[TheDitz Patrick]] could get into college), the bully has no sort of motivation(not even the FreudianExcuse cliche) and continues even after [=SpongeBob=] saves his life, and even after the bully [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his comeuppance]], Mrs. Puff then sees what happened and threatens to kick Spongebob's butt. If this was after Demolition Doofus, Mrs. Puff's behavior would have made some sense, but she has no excuse whatsoever for how she treated [=SpongeBob=] when he was fearing for his life!(In one scene, Spongebob's seen writing a will, and when the bully catches him, [=SpongeBob=] tries to do the "dying confession" bit with Gary but is too scared).
* ''Tropers/{{Thepenguinking2}}'': From "The Great Snail Race", nothing in the series scarred me more than poor Gary falling apart after over-exercise. Not even the infamous Toenail Scene or Gary getting nearly eaten in "A Pal for Gary". [[EnsembleDarkhorse Me being a huge fan of Gary]], it was incredibly hard to see Gary's shell getting blasted off and showing car parts within it, despite how cartoony it was. Even with Puffy Fluffy trying to eat Gary, there weren't any visual injuries. Sure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone [=SpongeBob=] realized him over-working Gary resulted in this]], but it's still not enough to forgive him for doing it in the first place. Most of the episode wasn't really that great, with the [[TheUntwist really expect-able]] ending where Patrick's rock managed to win, that BrickJoke that the episode really could've done without, and that honestly boring "Misspelling Squidward's name" joke, but this part of the episode stood out the most, and made me hate the episode more than any modern-[=SpongeBob=] episode to date.
* PrincessTogezo: I thought "The Sponge Who Could Fly" was a decent episode, but there is one moment from that episode that utterly fell flat for me: the part after Patchy sees the fake opening for the lost episode, where he concludes that "[=SpongeBob=] betrayed us" and immediately starts trashing all of his merchandise. Okay, shouldn't Patchy have at least watched the tape the whole way through before concluding that the episode was a bust, especially since he worked so hard to get it? More to the point, this is essentially a grown man throwing a temper tantrum and swearing off his favorite show forever just because of one underperforming episode (yes, it was the lost episode, but maybe it was lost for a reason, like just being a simple animation test or something). That idea should be ridiculous enough to laugh at (especially since Potty lampshaded Patchy's tantrum afterwards, calling him a "hothead"), but I honestly can't tell if we were supposed to laugh at the moment or cry at it; Patchy's overreaction in general (and stuff like ripping out his underwear) implies comedy, but some of Patchy's words (particularly "I'm sorry I ever became a fan in the first place!") and especially the music imply that this was supposed to be taken seriously. I neither laughed nor cried at this moment, instead finding it really uncomfortable (Patchy's restoring the merchandise after learning that the real lost episode is about to start does little to mitigate it), and I always try to skip over this moment when I watch the episode.
* TheDoctor1996: I have always considered the episode "Hooky" to be a DMOS for two reasons. The ending and the premise. The episode would have been much better if Spongebob's humiliation was a "what if" moment rather than something that actually happened. But what really made me hate this episode was the revelation that Squidward was the one who hooked Spongebob. I accept that Squidward is a big jerk but in seasons 1-3 he did show some kindness to [=SpongeBob=] at times in episodes like "Pizza Delivery" and this episode makes Squidward look like a complete bastard. Is it really risking someone's life just to teach them a lesson about hooks? The other problem is the premise. It just seems to be an episode where the creators want to humiliate a character for the sake of comedy. The logical failures in the episode imply this. First of all; if there is an area of Bikini Bottom called "Fish Hooks Park" why are there no barriers preventing sea-life from going there or at the very least a few signs advising sea-life to stay away? And if [=SpongeBob=] lives in a pinapple under the sea, how does he not know about the dangers of hooks? I accept that he can be stupid but if he values his life then he should know. It's like someone living in the French Alps not knowing the dangers of avalanches. These logical failures imply to me that this episode was made purely so the creators could humiliate a character in the cruelest way possible and use it as a form of comedy.
* Yellow-Spider-Kitty: While I do think "Something Smells" is a funny episode, One part I can not stand is how it ends. Scarth that there is no ending. I'll explain after they find out it was the sundea that gave them the bad breath, they run around saying "We Stink" and hug Squidward. Even if it's suppose to be a joke it just makes no sense and it's a pretty corny ending in otherwise a solid episode.
* MarioAndSpongeBobFan: For me personally, I think "Can You Spare a Dime?" featured pre-movie Squidward at his most ungrateful. First, he singlehandedly quits his job over a RantInducingSlight from Mr. Krabs and as a result ends up homeless, but that's not what gets me about this episode. [=SpongeBob=] lets Squidward stay at his house and [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave he practically milks it for all it's worth]], forcing [=SpongeBob=] to pamper him and refusing to get a job even when [=SpongeBob=] screams in his face to do it. On top of that, [[KarmaHoudini Squidward receives no comeuppance for his outrageous behavior]], and resumes arguing with Mr. Krabs like at the start of the episode. As much as I love Squidward, this episode made me want to punch him in the face!
* DannyLightningLightner: Season 1 is my far my favorite, but there's one scene that's really hard to watch. I don't think Squidward's a bad guy, but "I Was A Teenage Gary" quite possibly shows him at his worst. In the beginning of the episode, Spongebob leaves Gary in Squidward's care for the weekend. Instead of begrudgingly taking care of Spongebob's pet like a decent person would do, Squidward totally neglects to give Gary food or water for the entire weekend. As a result, Gary becomes extremely dehydrated/malnourished. When Spongebob returns from his trip, he's visibly distressed by Gary being sick, and he literally hugs Gary while sobbing. And Squidward doesn't even care that he's almost killed his neighbor's pet, or caused his neighbor to break down crying! The rest of the episode isn't bad, but the beginning is just so hard to watch that I usually skip this one when watching season 1.
* Tropers/ILikeRobots: Pre-movie ''[=SpongeBob=] Squarepants'' was an excellent show in my opinion, and one I have fond memories of watching as a kid. Looking back, "I'm With Stupid" was by far my least favorite episode, and even as a kid I thought it was frustrating, simply because of Patrick's complete and total {{Jerkass}} behavior toward the guy who's supposed to be [[WithFriendsLikeThese his best friend]], especially when [=SpongeBob=], being a NiceGuy, does nothing the entire episode but try to help Patrick impress his parents. Patrick struck me even as a kid as being [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character]], since Patrick is stupid, yes, and can be tactless, but in the earlier seasons he was much more InnocentlyInsensitive as a result of not being not too bright, rather than straight-up mean as he is when he's mocking [=SpongeBob=] in this episode. Even when [=SpongeBob=] takes Patrick aside and tells Patrick that his feelings are being hurt through his cruel jokes, Patrick does nothing but roll his eyes and brush him off, and continues treating [=SpongeBob=] like a complete moron. And this is the same guy who was distraught that his own parents thought he was stupid. Constant cruelty to a character that hasn't done anything to deserve it just isn't funny. And the worst part of it all? [[KarmaHoudini He gets away scot-free]]. NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished indeed. Several good jokes (the majority of them in the opening) and the funny twist ending weren't enough to salvage the frustrating plot and Patrick being an UngratefulBastard.
* Tropers/Ryanruff13: I never minded the ending of "Squid on Strike" for a while, but the more that I thought about it, the more that I realized how contrived that it was in order to make Squidward unhappy. In it, Squidward manages to negotiate for better working conditions at the Krusty Krab while still on strike, with Mr. Krabs actually seeming to be willing to comply with Squidward's requests. What happens next? [=SpongeBob=] taking Squidward's analogies during his protest speech literally and...[[IdiotBall destroying the Krusty Krab]] in order to get their jobs back, making Squidward have to work the rest of his life to pay off the restaurant's [[{{Understatement}} damages]]. This wouldn't even be something that he would do in the post-movie episodes. It's uncharacteristic enough to reach GainaxEnding levels of absurdity, and it manages to surpass some of the post-movie episodes with regard to making Squidward suffer for no reason.
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[[folder:Season 4]]
* Tropers/DimensionWalker: "Best Day Ever" was a huge DMOS if there ever was one. So much hype and a 24-hour marathon to accompany it, and finally we got to Best Day Ever. But it wasn't an hourly special. It wasn't even a 30-minute special. It was just another 15-minute episode, and it wasn't too great either. First of all, his supposed "Best Day Ever" was really just his daily schedule. The song at the end was annoying, and [=SpongeBob=] was out of character. Remember that scene where that one guy was trying to leave during his rant? You'd think he'd say something like "Sir, please sit down.", right? Wrong, instead, he yelled, "SIT DOWN!" CharacterDerailment, indeed.
* [[Tropers/LinKeuiSwampert Lin Keui Swampert:]] Karate Island. To summarize, [=SpongeBob=] is scammed to believe he's the Karate Master ([[JumpedTheShark hi-ya!]]) He and Sandy travel to Karate Island to get the reward, [=SpongeBob=] being a blatant [[TookALevelInJerkass asshole]] along the way. [=SpongeBob=] beats up a few [[BadBadActing obvious actors]] and is whisked away. Sandy leaves, only to have to rescue [=SpongeBob=]. [[AssholeVictim "Sandy! I need you! I can't handle this myself!"]] Sandy fights a few foes in what was trying to be a {{Homage}} to Bruce Lee-esque action scenes but turns out to just be [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment unnecessary and time consuming]], and eventually defeats the scammer, trying to get [=SpongeBob=] to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking buy a condo]]. Granted, it gives [=SpongeBob=] a tad of development, but of course [[TooGoodToLast it doesn't last]]. The worst part? In the above mentioned "Best Day Ever" marathon, it's the Number One voted spot, and it's now always played with "Best Day Ever".
* Tropers/KoopaKid17: "All That Glitters" ruined [=SpongeBob=] forever for me. I could go on forever about why I hated this episode from [=SpongeBob's=] {{Wangst}} to him spending half the episode naked (because NakedPeopleAreFunny? [[SarcasmMode Right]]). Since I can only choose one moment that still makes my blood boil to this day, it would be the part where the replacement spatula [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells off SpongeBob]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution making it flip Krabby Patties]], hands down. The thing suddenly [[TookALevelInJerkass talks down to SpongeBob]] [[RichBitch because it feels the job is too menial for its status]]. It then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away when [=SpongeBob=] tries to get it back]], [[KickTheDog though not before continuing to give jab after jab at him]]. Easily a candidate for the most mean-spirited scene in the show's history considering the sacrifice poor [=SpongeBob=] was willing to make for it.
* fluffything: I'd like to add the Season 4 episode ''Wigstruck'' to this increasingly long list of Spongebob-related DMOS. Long story short, the episode centers around [=SpongeBob=] finding a rock star's 19th century-looking wig and decides to wear it. Throughout the episode, [=SpongeBob=] acts like a complete arrogant moron acting like the wig makes him the coolest thing ever despite people telling him that he looks like an idiot and that the wig is nothing more than an annoyance. Even Patrick, who by now is too stupid to even know how to operate a can opener, points out that [=SpongeBob=] is acting like an [[JerkAss idiotic jerk]] with that wig. And, how does [=SpongeBob=] react? He brags that everyone is jealous. (Beat) What the hell!? Spongebob's friends tell him directly to his face that the wig is disgusting and he looks stupid in it, and he acts like they're just jealous of him!? No. Just... no. Oh, and to top it all off, the ending has [=SpongeBob=] ditch the wig (finally) only to find out that now everyone is wearing one because the rock star is wearing it again and it's now trendy. So, yeah, [=SpongeBob=] doesn't even get any commupance for being an arrogant jerk to his friends. Compare that to the earlier season episode ''Ripped Pants'', where [=SpongeBob=] does realize his actions to become popular are annoying his friends and feels genuinely sorry about it, and you'll see just why this episode is horrible on so many levels.

* Tropers/MA699: For me, it had to be the episode, "Squid Wood". I cannot explain how much this episode really triggers me. Ya'll know what happens here: Spongebob constantly bothers Squidward; Squid just wants some peace and quiet; Spongebob makes a puppet-based off him; suddenly, everyone is just rude to Squidward; the puppet gets fame and Squidward is still treated terribly. Give the guy a break! The customers are just idiotic, they don't know that it's just Spongebob behind the puppet the whole time! Not only do I find it triggersome, it's also an insult to anyone who has been hated on for no reason!
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[[folder:Season 5]]
* ''Tropers/{{taylorkerekes}}'': In "Spy Buddies", where Mr. Krabs sends [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick to spy on Plankton, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick go over to Sandy's for some spy equipment. Of course, after she shows them the stuff, she refuses to let them use it, apparently because they would just mess up, but then Patrick has to use the knock-out ray, Sandy's favorite, to knock her out just so they can use the equipment! What is that all about?!
* ''Tropers/{{SuperEquality07}}'': Fungus Among Us is the absolute worst of Season 5. Seeing that fungus spread everywhere was disgusting. This episode is perfect to prepare viewers for the gross-out filled next season. Yuck.
* Tropers/{{Frankiefoster}}: I never thought season 4 and beyond was very funny (except for "Skill Crane" and a few exceptions), but the worst one that made me actually cut the show was "Good Ol' Whatshisname". It was basically yet another Squidward torment episode, with him and [=SpongeBob=] trying to find out some guy's name before the contest Mr. Krabs sets up is over. Long dull story short, the episode carries on with Squidward going crazy and stealing the guy's wallet, only to find out the guy's name [[WhosOnFirst was actually Whatzittooya]], the name the guy was yelling at him earlier on in the episode. The police proceed to arrest him, the guy calling him a wallet snatcher. Worse, the real prize wasn't a trip--it was just the fuckin' brochure. What the hell, writers? Oh, and the brochure part seemed like the worst part, tacked on to make Squidward's life even more miserable than it already was. Tell me why this show is still lurching like a zombie again?
** Tropers/{{HayleyChaotix}}: It's even worse. One of them starts chasing him for running a red light (on foot). His punishment for running a red light, resisting arrest and stealing a wallet? Ten years in prison. Not kidding.
** PsiBasilisk: It gets even worse. At the very end of the episode, when Squidward is in jail, he realizes that at least he will have some peace and quiet for those ten years. Considering the sheer amount of pain and annoyance he endured, it's nice to think that Squidward would get a break from all that. Instead, it turns out that Patrick "annoying, stupid, neighbor" Star is in the jail cell with him. It disgusted me to see Squidward's only HopeSpot of peace and quiet taken away from him like that. Especially since the cell was empty when Squidward was put in there and we never see or hear Patrick get put in. It's like the writers hate Squidward so much, they ignored all rules of logic just to make his life even more miserable than it is now.
* Tropers/{{Kingler}}: Originally, I posted "Slide Whistle Stooges" as my [=DMoS=]. Now, I remembered the episode that took this show off my must-watch list: "To Love a Patty". [=SpongeBob=] falls in love with a Krabby Patty and decides to romance it. He dates a cheeseburger for 11 minutes, then breaks up with it when it gets moldy. Probably the lamest thing I've ever seen in my life. Besides that, there's a scene where [=SpongeBob=] tries to protect the burger from a flock of hungry scallops. He knocks most of them out, then grabs one and breaks it in half with his bare hands. The fuck? [=SpongeBob=] is a lot of things, but he's no [[SerialKiller killer]]. I just don't get how a show could fall off so hard, so quickly.
** TT454: Agreed. Though this isn't the worst episode in my opinion (there are too many candidates for that), it was the first episode which truly signified the show's rapid decline. Season 4 was dodgy, but it was this episode that made me give up on the series and never go back.
* {{Tropers/heartauthor}}: Four words: "Breath of Fresh Squidward." First of all, not only does the beginning of the episode try to pass off [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick sneaking into Squidward's house every morning "funny," the little story about Squidward's "happy gland" seems to prove that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are aware that they make Squidward's life miserable, [[KickTheDog and yet they do it anyway]]. I will admit, I thought the plot point of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Squidward getting a personality change]] had some potential, but any potential this episode had was immediately lost when it [[FromBadToWorse suddenly went into a nosedive]]. Squidward is now pretty much acting like [=SpongeBob=] normally acts...and yet we're supposed to feel bad that [=SpongeBob=]'s being pushed to the side because happy Squidward becomes Employee of the Month. However, this doesn't work not only because of how [=SpongeBob=]'s treated Squidward in earlier episodes, but also because he flat-out admitted at the beginning of the episode that he [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic watches Squidward sleep]]. But the crown for this Dethroning Moment? The scene where [=SpongeBob=] screams at Squidward for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pogo-dancing with Patrick]], and then kicks the squid out of his own party. And not one person [[KarmaHoudini calls [=SpongeBob=] out]] for this appalling behavior. And then the episode ends with [[StatusQuoIsGod Squidward being zapped back to normal]]. You have no idea how elated I was when WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter named this episode Number One on his "Top Ten Squidward Torture Porns" list, because that's exactly where this piece of garbage belongs.
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[[folder:Season 6]]

* ''Tropers/BlahaIsAFraud'': Krusty Krushers. The flanderization of Spongebob and Patrick being childish is off the scale, not to mention a lot of homoerotic innuendo (the holding hands / skipping around in circles, Spongebob leering at Patrick's iron butt, etc)
* ''Tropers/CrazyLuigi'': The biggest one for me is the one in "House Fancy", where Squidward gets his toenail (not joking) ripped out of one of his feet by a chair due to [=SpongeBob=]'s tomfoolery. And just to make it even worse, Squidward ended up tripping on said toenail. Now for someone who didn't flinch when first seeing something like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWn7zbgxZ4 Pickle Surprise]], seeing that actually made me want to close my eyes from that painful to watch scene.
** Tropers/TorchicBlaziken: The worst part: [[AssPull Squidward has never even had toenails]], [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and this moment was never mentioned again.]] The toenail was made up out of nowhere just so they could do this scene.
* JewelSatellite: I can't think of an ending more insulting than the one in "Nautical Novice". The episode could've been a great one, there are many great touches and I feel that it's entertaining. But the ending sums up to the following: [=SpongeBob=] actually wasn't moving the museum at all, it was someone with a tugboat way smaller than than the actual museum. This is barely even alluded to in the rest of the episode. [=SpongeBob=] brought it up, but other than that, the ending of this episode shoots down any possible developments in [=SpongeBob=]'s driving skill. Overall, this episode isn't bad, but the ending shot down any chance of the episode being good.
* ''{{Tropers/RetsofNoraa}}'': Has anyone else seen "The Splinter?" [=SpongeBob=] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gets a splinter in his thumb]], which proceeds to get infected to the point that his thumb [[BodyHorror is as big as half his head]] [[{{Squick}} and issues forth a fountain of pus when the splinter is finally pulled]]. I [[NauseaFuel get sick]] from even looking at screencaps. Oh, and keep in mind that - despite the progressed nature of the infection - [=SpongeBob=] wants to keep working. Around fast food. With a pus-gushing thumb. But that's not even the worst part. It wasn't a larger-than-life pus initially- [=SpongeBob=] consulted help from Patrick at first, who is obviously no doctor and becoming [[TooDumbToLive Too Dumb to Live]] by examining and even biting [=SpongeBob=]'s foot. And when [=SpongeBob=] says that it's not helping, Patrick decides to ignore him completely and [=SpongeBob=] ends up begging for his help! Normally I can tolerate Patrick but this put me off completely. And here's the worst part- when Patrick attempted to help (with as much medical knowledge as a preschooler) he hammers the damn splinter in! Now that's how it enlarged to such a horrendous size. This is just one of the key moments where Patrick "Finland!" Star deteriorated into a complete [[JerkAss jerk]].
* Ztyran: The ending of "Gone" was a good example for me. Instead of it being a horrible nightmare or something, it's that everyone, even his friends have spent a week having a holiday called 'No [=SpongeBob=] Day,' doing things like burning him in effigy. Now while I can understand Plankton, Squidward, and Mrs. Puff, the others make no sense. This included Krabs—who makes a fortune off the guy—and his best friends, Sandy and Patrick. And Patrick's excuse that everyone needs time away from [=SpongeBob=]'s laugh is a bit of a lame excuse.
* Tropers/{{anoni}}: "Patty Caper", the episode when the secret ingredient of the formula was stolen while being shipped, then Krabs sends [=SpongeBob=] to find who stole it. When he can't find who did it, he goes back to Krabs to report. Guess what? Out of nowhere Krabs blames [=SpongeBob=]! The guy's about to be thrown in jail under bogus charges when we find out that Kra