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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 6 E 2 Penny Foolish Nautical Novice

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Mr. Krabs becomes obsessed when he thinks SpongeBob has found a penny.

"Penny Foolish" contains examples of:

  • All That Glitters: After spending the episode obsessing over a penny SpongeBob picked up, he finds out that the penny was actually a wad of chewed gum SpongeBob wanted for his collection. Subverted when it turns out to be a crumpled up $500 bill.
  • Hallucinations: When starting to become obsessed, Mr. Krabs hallucinates anything round as pennies.
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  • Running Gag: When Mr. Krabs is seen from a distance, people hear dolphin chirps.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: SpongeBob calls Squidward beautiful when he sees him dressed up.
  • Shake Someone, Objects Fall: Mr. Krabs does this to SpongeBob to find the penny. It ends up making his brain fall out of his head.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: Upon finding out that the piece of chewed-up gum is actually a $500 bill, SpongeBob tosses it aside in disappointment.


SpongeBob memorizes the entire history of boating for a field trip to a boating museum.

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"Nautical Novice" contains examples of:

  • Brick Joke: SpongeBob points out that the museum gets taken out to port for maintenance once a year. At the end, it turns out that the boat was moving precisely for this reason.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After Mrs. Puff rips up SpongeBob's license, the engineer feels sorry for him and decides to reward SpongeBob for his bravery by giving him his Honorary Sea Legs.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: SpongeBob finally gets his license, only to get it ripped up upon learning the boat was being tugged by an engineer to Bikini Bottom for a checkup.
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