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Squidtastic Voyage

Sandy plans to use her micro-sub to get Squidward's clarinet reed out of his throat, but after SpongeBob and Patrick play around in it and accidentally shrink themselves, it's up to them to get it out.

"Squidtastic Voyage" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop:
    • Be careful when you mess around with other people. If you get too unruly, someone may get hurt.
    • Let the expert handle a problem. Listen & follow their instructions carefully and don't mess around, or else you may make a situation worse.
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  • Big "NO!": SpongeBob, Sandy, and Squidward have one in unison when Patrick presses the 'Grow' button.
  • Chekhov's Skill: SpongeBob's dancing from earlier, particularly his 'whirlpool spin', comes in handy to get the reed out of Squidward's throat.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Dinner Deformation: The episode ends with the shrunken sub growing inside Squidward.
  • Downer Ending: The growing submarine is stuck inside Squidward with SpongeBob and Patrick in it.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Patrick says something smart that leaves the others surprised:
    Patrick: We can filter the CO2 through our ballast tanks, refire the engines, and ride the shock wave out of here!
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: SpongeBob and Patrick end up in Squidward's central nervous system, causing Squidward to do random stuff. When Sandy tells Squidward that he's not in control of his actions, he kicks Sandy in the butt, stating that he's not in control of his actions. But it's likely he had control of that action.
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  • Poor Communication Kills: Patrick thought Squidward said "Grow", and pressed the grow button.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Patrick does some particularly idiotic things in this episode: pressing the 'Shrink' button, breaking the submarine's auto-pilot, smashing the fuel tanks, and pressing the 'Grow' button while the sub was still inside Squidward.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Squidward eagerly screams at SpongeBob and Patrick to get out his body without even a thank you for getting the reed out of his throat. This results in a Poor Communication Kills in the end, when he yells "Go!", resulting in Patrick pressing the grow button. Way to go, Squidward.
  • Wingding Eyes: Squidward's eyes spin like slot machines when the submarine bounces in his brain, resulting in him unable to control them.

That's No Lady

Patrick disguises himself as a lady in order to avoid being "run" out of town.


"That's No Lady" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop:
    • When promoting something, make your intent clear. Presenting it with impoliteness may imply something else.
    • If you don't understand something, ask for a clarification.
    • If you feel that someone has threatened you, contact the police or a trustworthy authority figure. There's not much your friends and family can do if it is very serious.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In-universe, at least. All of the men in Bikini Bottom (except for SpongeBob) are instantly infatuated with Patrick when he dresses up as a lady (Patricia), especially Squidward and Mr. Krabs. That is until they found out who he really is...
  • Disguised in Drag: Patrick dresses up as a woman and takes up a new identity as Patricia, so as to avoid being run out of town.
  • Hello, Nurse!: All the men's reaction to Patricia (except for SpongeBob of course).
  • House Amnesia: A variation. When Patrick is packing to leave, he ends up taking clothes, peanut butter, and pickles that actually belong to SpongeBob.
    SpongeBob: (Tearfully) I can't believe you're leaving Patrick...With all of my pickles!
  • Poor Communication Kills: The advertiser yelling at people to "Hey, you! Get out of town!" comes off as being rude and abrasive, causing Patrick to interpret it for the worse.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Larry thinks that "Patricia" is SpongeBob's girlfriend, which he denies.
  • Sobriquet Sex Switch: Patrick goes by Patricia when disguised as a woman.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Mr. Krabs and Squidward act like complete stalkers to "Patricia", popping out of random places (like the sink and the fryer) to ask "Patricia" out on a date. And they still persist even after Patrick continues to tell them "no".
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Everyone didn't take it well when Patrick reveals that he's not Patricia.

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