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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 11 E 4 Man Ray Returns Larry The Floor Manager

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Man Ray Returns

When Man Ray rents out Squidward's house for the weekend, SpongeBob and Patrick must put a stop to his evil vacation.

"Man Ray Returns" contains examples of:

  • Brick Joke: When Man Ray complains about wanting to be on vacation, SpongeBob retorts, "Evil never takes a vacation." Man Ray likes the line so much that he asks if he can use. When he repeats it later in the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick admit that it does sound a lot cooler when Man Ray says it.
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  • Evil All Along: Despite Man Ray wanting to take a vacation, only for it to be disrupted by SpongeBob and Patrick, he confesses to them at the end that he gave Squidward a phony check.
  • Human Popsicle: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are shown cryogenically frozen.
  • Interactive Narrator: When the TV Announcer acknowledges Man Ray getting out of the cab, Man Ray tell him to keep it down because he's on vacation rather than doing anything evil.
  • Insistent Terminology: Happens when Patrick finds a bra in Squidward's suitcase.
    Squidward: It's not a bra! It's a pectoral girdle!
  • Medium Blending: When he leaves Squidward's house, Man Ray hops on a live-action plastic scuba diver that swims away.
  • Oh, Crap!: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy have this reaction after waking up from their cryo sleep when SpongeBob and Patrick steal their rings.
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  • Villains Out Shopping: The episode focuses on Man Ray taking a vacation.

Larry the Floor Manager

When Mr. Krabs goes away on a temporary vacation, he makes Larry the Lobster the temporary manager of the Krusty Krab.

"Larry the Floor Manager" contains examples of:

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Mr. Krabs trying to kill Squidward for dropping a napkin on the floor.
  • Call-Back: Larry mentions the gym he now runs from "Larry's Gym".
  • Jabba Table Manners: Larry is disgusted by the eating habits of the customers, not helped by SpongeBob doing the same in front of Larry.
  • Something We Forgot: When Larry and the gym guys finally leave, they take the equipment and the rope net with Squidward still tangled in it.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Larry becomes this when he turns the Krusty Krab into a gym to help the customers get into shape, denying them the krabby patties they came for.

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