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Gullible Pants

Mr. Krabs leaves SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab for 15 minutes.

"Gullible Pants" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Don't believe everything you're told.
  • Handy Feet: SpongeBob serves krabby patties with his feet while walking on his hands.
  • Karma Houdini: Squidward never suffers any punishment for tricking SpongeBob, nor does SpongeBob get in trouble for wrecking the Krusty Krab.
  • Makes Sense In Context: Mr. Krabs walks into the Krusty Krab to find SpongeBob dancing in front of the customers, who are cowering against the wall.
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  • Super Gullible: SpongeBob.
  • Trash of the Titans: SpongeBob dumps garbage all over the Krusty Krab after Squidward tells him it'll make the customers enjoy the food more.
  • Unmanly Secret: Mr. Krabs tries to sneak out of the Krusty Krab, not wanting anyone to know he is leaving to get a manicure.


SpongeBob must help Sandy at her science convention, help Mr. Krabs build a telescope, and attend Patrick's birthday party, all in one day.


"Overbooked" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Don't stress yourself out trying to help everyone all at once.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: As Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Patrick point out, SpongeBob could have saved himself a lot of stress had he just explained to all of them what was going on.
    • Also if SpongeBob had helped Sandy out first, she could've cloned two more of him earlier to help out Patrick and Mr. Krabs.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: When SpongeBob tries to get Patrick a birthday cake, the only cake he can get says "Sorry about the scabies" written on it in frosting.
  • Go-to-Sleep Ending: The episode ends with SpongeBob having fallen asleep inside Sandy's invention.
  • Split-Screen Phone Call: Done at the beginning between SpongeBob and Sandy, the latter leaning over to SpongeBob's side to yell at him.
  • Two-Timer Date: The plot of the episode is SpongeBob trying to hold three commitments he made to his friends.

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