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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 11 E 19 Patnocchio Chef Bob

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In this parody of Pinocchio, Plankton pretends to be Patrick's conscience in an attempt to convince the sea star to steal a Krabby Patty.

"Patnocchio" provides examples of:

  • Air Guitar: Patrick, Plankton, and Geppetto do this at certain points in the episode.
  • Call-Back: Goofy Goober's appears for the first time since the movie.
  • The Conscience:: Plankton pretends to be this for Patrick as part of his plan to steal a Krabby Patty.
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  • Day in the Limelight: For Patrick and Plankton.
  • Dope Slap: Plankton does this to Patrick.
  • Fireball Eyeballs: The waiter at Goofy Goober's gets these right before he kicks out Patrick and Plankton.
  • Idea Bulb: Plankton gets one and so does Patrick. When Patrick's burns out, Plankton changes it with his.
  • Pinocchio Nose: Plankton gets one when he tells a lie. Patrick decides he wants one so he lies too. Eventually, the two have a sword fight with them.
  • Product Placement: Parodied when Karen gives Pearl Gush 'N Flush.
  • Real After All: Patrick's conscience.
  • Running Gag:
    • Someone singing rock music and playing Air Guitar.
    • Someone's nose growing when they tell a lie.
  • Storybook Opening: Done in this episode as part of the fairytale theme.
  • Swallowed Whole: Patrick and Plankton get swallowed by Pearl.
  • The End: Karen the Computer Fairy closes a book that reads "The End" to end the episode.
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  • Whole Plot Reference: To Pinocchio.


When Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab kitchen into an open kitchen, a stage fright-stricken SpongeBob invents a new persona, a puppet named ChefBob, that becomes a hit from insulting the Krusty Krab customers and staff.

"ChefBob" provides examples of:

  • An Aesop: Be Yourself, which is lampshaded by Mr. Krabs.
  • Berserk Button: SpongeBob finally stands up to ChefBob after he horribly insults Squidward.
  • Big "SHUT UP!":
    Mr. Krabs: Break a leg! Break two legs!
    Fred: MY LEG!
    Mr. Krabs: Shut up, Fred!
  • Continuity Nod: This is the second time SpongeBob develops Performance Anxiety after "Oral Report".
  • Extreme Doormat: SpongeBob acts like one to ChefBob despite the latter being a puppet.
  • Fainting: SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs do this when they see that ChefBob has his own show.
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  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: ChefBob: Get a load of him, folks! He must've been born on a highway, because that's where most accidents happen!
  • Hand Puppet: ChefBob. Squidward and Mr. Krabs use hand puppets of themselves to "fire" ChefBob.
  • Insult Comic: ChefBob becomes this, much to SpongeBob's displeasure.
  • Performance Anxiety: SpongeBob gets this when he forced to cook in front of everyone, leading him to create ChefBob.
  • Series Continuity Error: SpongeBob gets stage fright but in other episodes ("Squirrel Jokes" for example), he performs onstage with no problem.
  • Shameful Shrinking: Squidward does this after ChefBob humiliates him in front of everyone.
  • Single Tear: After ChefBob insults a customer at his request, the customer laughs in amusement and cries a single tear while smiling, hinting that his feelings were probably hurt.
  • The End: The episode ends with curtains that read "THE END" closing over the screen.

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