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SpongeBob and Patrick play hide-and-seek.

"Hide and Then What Happens?" provides examples of:

  • Answer Cut: Right after SpongeBob wonders, "Now, where is [Patrick] hiding?", we cut to his perspective, and he centers in on Patrick's house, which is where Patrick is, only for him to dismiss and leave for deeming it too obvious.
  • Dramatic Irony: SpongeBob is completely unaware Patrick went home while he was counting, and spends the whole episode looking for him until the end.
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  • Identical Stranger: Patrick Not-Star, who looks like Patrick but with a weird face and beard.
  • Missed Him by That Much: After SpongeBob finishes counting, his first suggestion where Patrick is hiding is his rock house; he rejects that on account it would be too obvious. Right when he leaves, Patrick comes out of his house.
  • Series Continuity Error: Patrick is shown to not know what hide-and-seek is, but he plays it perfectly with SpongeBob in "Wormy".
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Turns out Patrick was at home the whole time. We even get to see him go home.


Plankton masquarades as Gary to get the formula only to experience a trip to the hospital.

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"Shellback Shenanigans" contains examples of:

  • Costume Copycat: Plankton disguises himself as Gary.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Plankton's disguise goes so good it causes SpongeBob to assume he's getting sick.
  • Never Say "Die": Played straight.
    SpongeBob: You're- you're saying that he's... that he might... oh... Nurse? Nurse?! Oh, well, Gary, this looks like it might be... the end.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: SpongeBob is shocked when "Gary" starts talking and turning green, prompting him to take him to the hospital.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Plankton's Gary disguise fools SpongeBob perfectly.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Done In-Universe when SpongeBob notices "Gary" suddenly talking, prompting him something's not right.
  • Who's on First?: When Plankton and Karen are spying on Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob from outside.
    SpongeBob: When are we making this fresh batch of krabby patties, Mr. Krabs?
    Mr. Krabs: What?
    Plankton: Okay, now what'd he say?
    Karen: "What?".
    Plankton: I said, "What'd he say?"
    Karen: He said, "What?".
    Plankton: I have no idea, that's why I'm asking you what he said!
    Karen: I know that, and I'm saying he said, "What?"!
    Plankton: I know that! Wait... oh, he said, "What?"
    Karen: Yes!
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