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Mimic Madness

SpongeBob learns that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and starts imitating everyone, only to forget his true identity.

Mimic Madness contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: You don't have to imitate others for the sake of it, just be yourself.
  • And I Must Scream: When Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton end up mimicking SpongeBob, Squidward (and presumably everyone else) is shown to be trapped within his mind, pleading to be let out, while the SpongeBob persona is active.
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  • Gone Horribly Right: SpongeBob starts imitating everyone so much he develops "Mocking Mimicry Madness", causing him to forget who he really is.
  • Here We Go Again!: In the end, after SpongeBob's friends pretend to be him to return him to normal, they end up getting Mocking Mimicry Madness themselves to his horror, though he joins in anyway.
  • Identity Amnesia: Doing so many imitations of everyone causes SpongeBob to forget who he really is.
  • Melancholy Musical Number: SpongeBob has one as he succumbs to Mocking Mimicry Madness and begins to lose his true identity.
  • Pet the Dog: Patrick threatens Squidward and Plankton with violence after they suggest killing SpongeBob.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: SpongeBob performs so many impressions of other people that he ends up developing a condition called "Mocking Mimicry Madness," forgetting who he really is.
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  • Shapeshifter Mashup: Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton all show up at SpongeBob's house for an intervention. In response, SpongeBob decides to imitate all five of them at once, much to everyone's horror.
    Patrick: WHY?!

House Worming

When worms move in to SpongeBob's holes, it's up to him to hide his disgusting new friends from everyone else.

House Worming contains examples of:

  • Animal Jingoism: Like in "Pet or Pests", Gary hates the worms that occupy SpongeBob's body, to the point of kicking SpongeBob out of his own house until he gets rid of them.
  • Annoying Laugh: The thing that finally drives the worms away from SpongeBob is the sound of his laughter.
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end, the worms invade Squidward's house.
  • How We Got Here: The epilogue "Clam Up" shows how Prickles the worm ended up at SpongeBob's house.
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  • Laughing Mad: SpongeBob as part of his Sanity Slippage.
  • Nightmare Face: The worms form one on SpongeBob's face to scare his friends away from him.
  • Sanity Slippage: SpongeBob has one when he believes he'll have to spend the rest of his life as an apartment for worms.
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: After SpongeBob allows Prickles to stay in his body, Prickles's next action is to invite all his friends to stay in SpongeBob's body and spend the whole night having a loud flashy dance party.

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