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The Original Fry Cook

Jim, the fry cook before SpongeBob, pays a visit to the Krusty Krab, but SpongeBob thinks he's come to take his job.

The Original Fry Cook contains examples of:

  • The Ace: Jim and his absolutely perfect fry cook prowess.
  • An Aesop: Even though someone might seem better than you, no one can ever replace you.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment:
    Mr. Krabs: Three cheers for the world's greatest fry cook...SpongeBob!
    SpongeBob: (Gasps) Me?
    Mr. Krabs: Come here. Help us cheer for Jim.
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  • Foil: Jim the original fry cook to SpongeBob the current fry cook. They both make delicious krabby patties and are loved by the customers and employees. But while SpongeBob works because he loves his job, Jim only works to get a paycheck and quits when Mr. Krabs refuses to give him a raise.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: In the flashbacks, Squidward has long blonde hair.
  • Special Guest: Patton Oswalt as Jim.
  • Supreme Chef: Jim, which SpongeBob is forced to realize when he tries a krabby patty made by Jim.
  • Tempting Fate: In the last flashback, Jim warns Squidward about keeping his options open, to which Squidward responds, "I could lose my beautiful flowing hair too, but I'm not buying a wig yet." cue Squidward immediately losing all his hair.

Night Light

SpongeBob buys a ton of night lights to eliminate the dark.


Night Light contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: It’s okay to be afraid of the dark sometimes, but what’s important is you have someone to help you.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Moth manages to steal the lighthouse along with SpongeBob's house, and taunts Mermaid Man that he'll see him another 57 years.
  • Face Your Fears: What SpongeBob had to learn.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending: The episode ends with SpongeBob finally going to sleep without fear.
  • Man on Fire: At the end, Patrick runs towards the sun and runs back a few seconds later on fire.
  • Moth Menace: The arch nemesis of Mermaid Man, The Moth. Despite his size, he is powerful enough to lift SpongeBob's entire house plus the lighthouse all at once.
  • Special Guest: Mark Hamill as The Moth.
  • Undead Author: The passage from the scary novel SpongeBob reads:
    SpongeBob: And slowly... Ever so slowly... The ancient crypt door creeps open... And from the festering brine of the darkest darkness, crawled forth monsters of such vile nature, whose appearance was so hideous and threatening, that the author died trying to recount them in this novel!

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