Pet or Pests
SpongeBob adopts a stray worm who gives birth to baby worms overnight, but after Gary chases the mother away, he must find new homes for the babies.
"Pet or Pests" contains examples of:
- Animal Jingoism: Gary develops a mutual hatred for the worm SpongeBob takes in. Fitting as snails and worms in this show are the undersea equivalents of cats and dogs respectively.
- Berserk Button: Gary is absolutely livid once SpongeBob brings a worm into the house.
- Big Ball of Violence: One occurs between Gary and the worm.
- Complexity Addiction: In the time it took SpongeBob to climb inside the truck and pull out the plugs to stop it from running over the baby worms, SpongeBob could've easily just ran out into the street, pick up the baby worms, and carry them out of danger.
- Continuity Nod:
- When Gary and the worm are fighting, a shoe can be seen in the fight cloud. Remember that Gary wears shoes.
- This was not the first time SpongeBob brought home a wild animal.
- Eats Babies: Larry was willing to take the baby worms off SpongeBob's hands until revealing that he wants to eat them, and SpongeBob has to tackle Larry before he does.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: For SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs.
- Oh, Crap!: Patrick when SpongeBob brings Gary to show him the newborn worms.
- Overly Long Gag: SpongeBob ringing Mrs. Puff's doorbell long after she opened the door.
- Running Gags:
- Gary and the worm brawling each other.
- The baby worms vomiting all over someone's face.
- Screaming at Squick: Mrs. Puff when she sees the baby worms.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Patrick does this twice. After Gary attacks SpongeBob and again when SpongeBob suggests they find homes for the baby worms.
- Series Continuity Error: Larry doesn't seem to know who SpongeBob is in this episode.
- Shout-Out: Mrs. Puff saying "I hate Mondays" is a reference to Garfield.
- Took a Level in Jerkass:
- Gary's hatred for the worm leads to him driving her away from her puppies, thus separating a mother from her children, and for all we know, they're never reunited. And Gary never faces any repercussions for this.
- Larry trying to eat the baby worms, which is the equivalent of a human trying to eat puppies.
- Troublemaking New Pet: Subverted. Mrs. Wormsley doesn't cause any trouble, but Gary's hatred of worms gets the better of him and they brawl to the point Gary kicks her out.
- Your Tomcat Is Pregnant: SpongeBob wakes up to find Mr. Wormsley howling in pain. When he returns with Patrick, they discover that "Mr. Wormsley is actually a Mrs. Wormsley" and that she now has a litter of babies.
Karen is tired of being pushed around by Plankton so she leaves him.
"Komputer Overload" contains examples of:
- Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: After Karen leaves, Plankton eventually realizes how much he needs her.
- Combining Mecha: The robots that Plankton built to replace Karen combine into a bigger robot that Plankton controls to attack the Krusty Krab.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: When Plankton begins his attack on the Krusty Krab.SpongeBob: We're all doomed, we're all doomed, we're all doomed, we're all doomed, doomed, doomed, doomed, doomed, doomed, we're all doomed, we're all doomed, we're all doomed, we're all doomed!
- Drive-Thru Antics/Wrong Restaurant: A customer is at the drive thru of the Chum Bucket and keeps trying to order items that the Krusty Krab sells. Plankton angrily tells the customer that they don't sell any of those items, and if he wants any of those, he should go to the Krusty Krab.
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: When Karen questions why Plankton owns a hair dryer, Plankton angrily brings out a picture of their wedding which shows Plankton with a full head of hair.
- Never My Fault: Plankton blames Karen for his plans going wrong, until she can't take it anymore and leaves.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Plankton is shown to be unable to function without Karen, such as him complaining that his eye is burning and needing Karen to remind him that he has to blink.
- Villain Episode: This episode mostly focuses on Plankton and Karen, with SpongeBob having a very minor role.