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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 7 E 12 The Plays The Thing Rodeo Daze

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The Play's the Thing

Aired: March 26, 2010

The Krusty Krab hosts a play Squidward plans with disastrous results.

"The Play's the Thing" contains examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: The letter that Squidward reads regarding this play.
    Squidward: "Thank you for submitting your play, entitled 'Squidward: Strokes of Genius'. Your work speaks volumes about you as an artist, a person, and a member of society. So it is with great pleasure that we announce we will not be doing your play."
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When the customers start throwing things at Squidward and SpongeBob, you can see that one of the things they throw is Plankton.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: SpongeBob does this when he realizes he let the patties burn while acting in the play.
  • Overly Long Gag: SpongeBob pretending to be a garbage truck for a prolonged period of time, which causes the patties he made to burn without attention.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: A huge crowd of anchovies shows up at the Krusty Krab for auditions, but they immediately leave the restaurant when Mr. Krabs says he won't pay them.

Rodeo Daze

Aired: February 6, 2010

SpongeBob takes the Bikini Bottomites to Texas to "save" Sandy from a rodeo.


"Rodeo Daze" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Let your friends handle what they can do themselves; don't try to interfere or it could lead to consequences.
  • Art Shift: When the gang gets to Texas, everything is live action.
  • Floating in a Bubble: Exaggerated. SpongeBob traps his house, the entirety of Bikini Bottom, and his alarm clock in bubles.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: SpongeBob insists they go to Texas to save Sandy, but Patrick runs away out of fear of having to wear tight jeans again.
  • Staring Contest: The episode starts with one between SpongeBob and Patrick. Patrick wins, but only because he thought it was a blinking contest that he was losing.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Sandy is revealed to have a twin brother named Randy.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The main reason SpongeBob wants to save Sandy from the rodeo is because "There are clowns there!"

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