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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 12 E 7 The Krusty Bucket Squids On A Bus

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The Krusty Bucket

Plankton creates a clone of himself and Mr. Krabs, but neither restaurant is safe from the newcomer.

"The Krusty Bucket" contains examples of:

  • Affably Evil: PlanKrabs acts like a polite gentleman and a fair boss, but is also manipulative and backstabbing.
  • Either/Or Title: Promotional material called this episode "SpongeBob Meets PlanKrabs".
  • Enemy Mine: Mr. Krabs and Plankton decide to team up to stop PlanKrabs and get their restaurants back.
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  • Manipulative Bastard: PlanKrabs to the point where he can get what he wants from people just by shaking their hand.
  • Running Gag: Plankton coughing up hair.

Squid's on a Bus

Squidward gleefully switches jobs with a bus driver for an easy ride... until SpongeBob and Patrick climb aboard.

"Squid's on a Bus" contains examples of:

  • Childish Pillow Fight: Squidward unintentionally start one between the residents of Bikini Bottom after tossing SpongeBob's pillow out the bus window.
  • Closer Than They Appear: SpongeBob says this line when he shapes himself into the rearview mirror.
  • Paying in Coins: SpongeBob pays the bus fare with tons of pennies, and later gets Patrick to do the same.
  • Swapped Roles: The plot is kicked off by Squidward and a disgruntled bus driver switching jobs to see who can do the other's job better.
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  • Who Is Driving?: Patrick asks this when Squidward comes over to yell at him.
  • Wingding Eyes: At one point, Squidward's eyes resemble slot machines that stop on SpongeBob and Patrick laughing.
    • SpongeBob's pupil turns into a turn signal while pretending to drive.

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