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Porous Pockets

When SpongeBob suddenly becomes rich, he gets surrounded by new friends, but forgets about Patrick.

"Porous Pockets" contains examples of:

  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Really, would anyone expect different of Spongebob?
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Being rich causes SpongeBob to forget Patrick.
  • An Aesop:
    • Money can’t buy you friendship.
    • Making new friends is important, but don’t ignore your old ones. Also, your new friends might not seem as friendly as you think.
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  • Big "NO!": SpongeBob screams it when he realizes all his money is gone.
  • Easily Forgiven: Patrick is also very easy going to SpongeBob despite his snobbish and negligent attitude.
  • Eye Scream: When trying to decide what to spend his money on at the mall, SpongeBob visits a pet store where babies scallops latch onto his eyes. Patrick then pulls them off, ripping off SpongeBob's eyelids in the process.
  • Here We Go Again!: The episode ends with Patrick presenting an enormous diamond he found from the diamond mine.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: SpongeBob gets his hands on a fortune and generously buys ice cream for a stranger. Cue an enormous crowd of moochers skulking for free money until SpongeBob is bone dry.
  • Not on the List: What inevitably happens to Patrick when he tries entering Spongebob's new Big Fancy House. He gets past Spongebob's butler-slash-bouncer with the old your-shoe's-untied routine (which, in a twist, is actually true).
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  • Rags to Riches: Discovering a pearl from the ailing clam gives SpongeBob incredible wealth and a rich life. However, it doesn’t last long.
  • Smart Ball: Even the show's wiki notes that Patrick is unusually smart and down-to-earth in this episode, conning his way past Spongebob's VIP list and warning Spongebob to not throw away his money on his newfound "friends".
  • Whole Plot Reference: The episode may have a similar plot to the Parable of the Prodigal Son, SpongeBob gaining incredible wealth like the protagonist does, and in the end, he immediately loses it all and is forced to go back to his old life.

Choir Boys

SpongeBob wants to come to Squidward's choir audition.

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