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The Grill is Gone

Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob must retrieve the Krusty Krab's grill when it gets stolen by a group of kids.

The Grill is Gone contains examples of:

  • Broken Record: SpongeBob repeatedly shouting "The grill is gone!"
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end, the kids turn the Krusty Krab into a go cart that they drive away. Lampshaded by SpongeBob.
    SpongeBob: Here we go cart again!
    Mr. Krabs: Zip it, boy-o.
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  • I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: Murder Hill.
  • Kids Versus Adults: The main plot of the episode.
  • One of the Kids: SpongeBob is able to better communicate with the kids who took the grill a lot better than Mr. Krabs, claiming he has the heart of a child (proving this literally).
  • Title Drop: Mr. Krabs stiffly says "The grill is gone." when SpongeBob fails to notice that the grill is no longer outside. Then SpongeBob repeatedly shouts it.
  • Visual Pun: When SpongeBob has trouble plugging the electrical cord into the grill, he claims it's because his hands are clammy, right before a small clam flies out of his hand.


The Night Patty

SpongeBob discovers the Krusty Krab has a night shift run and frequented by creepy creatures and monsters.

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The Night Patty contains examples of:

  • All Just a Dream: Turns out, all the creatures that showed up at the Krusty Krab were all just hallucinations that SpongeBob had.
  • The Bus Came Back: Nosferatu, a one off gag in "Graveyard Shift" makes a return in this episode as the manager of the night shift. Likewise, the Fisherman from "Don't Look Now" makes his first physical appearance.
  • Call-Back: Among the things pulled out of the freezer are Sandy's robot from "Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?", Heart Man from "Valentines Day", and Spongy-Spongy from "Cave Dwelling Sponge".
    • "The Tidal Zone" from the episode "No Pictures Please" is used again.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Squidabeth, the cashier of the Krusty Krab night shift, is one to Squidward.
  • Face Hugger: The sucker shakes.
  • Ghostly Glide: Squidabeth glides instead of walking.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike Squidward, Squidabeth is friendly and welcoming.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: SpongeBob believes he just dreamed up the night shift until he sits on a fish hook belonging to the Fisherman.
  • Series Continuity Error:
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    • Mr. Krabs says near the end that the Krusty Krab doesn’t do night shifts, but in “Graveyard Shift”, it did.
    • Glove World is seen in the beginning of the episode, despite being shut down in “Glove World R.I.P.”.
  • Title Drop: "Night Patty" is the name of the smoke created krabby patty that SpongeBob creates for the night shift.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Patrick just disappears from the episode after SpongeBob fills in for the night shift fry cook. Unless he too was part of SpongeBob's hallucination.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: SpongeBob has these when he first sees the night shift and its patrons.
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