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Money Talks

Mr. Krabs wishes he could talk to money, and his wish is granted, to agonizing consequences.

"Money Talks" contains examples of:

  • Adults Dressed as Children: Invoked on Mr. Krabs when his anthropomorphic dollars demand they be spent on various objects, some of which include fairy princess outfits and diapers. Cue Mr. Krabs dressed in just that at the mall.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Mr. Krabs desires the ability to talk to money. When he does get his wish, he finds out that the money only want to be spent (on things he doesn't even want).
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  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Flying Dutchman does this.
    The Flying Dutchman: All sales are final from the Flying Dutchman, especially for a selfish shellfish like yourself. (looks at the camera) Try saying that three times fast.
  • Deal with the Devil: Mr. Krabs does this with the Flying Dutchman.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Not only did the Flying Dutchman look surprised that Mr. Krabs was willing to sell his soul so eagerly and took the whole ordeal lightly, but he looked dumbfounded that Mr. Krabs sold his soul to other ghosts, monsters, and demons. Plus to SpongeBob because he was low on payday.
  • "I Want" Song: Mr. Krabs's song, "If I Can Talk To Money".
  • Sold His Soul for a Donut: Mr. Krabs sells his soul to the Flying Dutchman in exchange for the ability to talk to money. When Mr. Krabs tries to get the Flying Dutchman to take back his wish, only for the Flying Dutchman to claim his soul anyway, the Flying Dutchman soon finds out that Mr. Krabs has already sold his soul to various monsters, as well as SpongeBob, who tells the Flying Dutchman that Mr. Krabs was five dollars short on his last payday.
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SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget

Patchy narrates the story of SpongeBob's epic battle with Squidward's new patty-making machine.

"SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget" contains examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: After SpongeBob collapses, it cuts to Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, and Squidward laying flowers at a grave. After they leave, SpongeBob arrives and starts dancing on the grave with Patchy revealing that they actually buried the gadget.
  • The Cameo: King Neptune makes a brief appearance, having been woken up by the sound of the gadget exploding.
  • Rhyming Episode: The entire episode is spoken in rhyme.
  • Man Versus Machine: When Squidward's patty-making machine threatens to put SpongeBob out of the job, SpongeBob challenges the machine to a cook off.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: SpongeBob does this after winning against the machine.
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  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the gadget starts to malfunction due to the high settings, Squidward runs away.
  • Storybook Opening: The episode features this with narration by Patchy the Pirate.


Slimy Dancing

Squidward agrees to train SpongeBob for the Bikini Bottom Dance Contest after he [Squidward] doesn't make it in.

"Slimy Dancing" contains examples of:

  • Accidental Dance Craze: The Cramp.
  • Dance Party Ending: The episode ends with an "epilogue" in which a boy frightens his mother by imitating the dance move called "The Cramp". Following this, most of the main characters suddenly show up in the kid's house and start doing the dance.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: Squidward manages to win until SpongeBob blows his cover and it is revealed that the contest states that all dancers are not allowed to be assisted by a partner. It is also revealed that every other dancer in the contest is assisted by a partner, except for Patrick, who also has a cramp during his dance, thus Patrick wins the contest by default.
  • Living Bodysuit: Squidward accidentally ends up in SpongeBob's body, but uses it as an opportunity to dance in SpongeBob's place for the competition.
  • Running Gag: Squidward crashing into SpongeBob and Patrick's limbo stick.
    • Someone getting a cramp while dancing.
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