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Greasy Buffoons

Mr. Krabs and Plankton begin selling their customers grease.

"Greasy Buffoons" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Be sure to properly dispose of your trash and not litter it on someone else's property.
  • All Just a Dream: Subverted. Mr. Krabs wakes up outside to see all the grease gone and assumes the whole thing was just a dream. However, he sees SpongeBob had absorbed all the grease in his body so he can dispose of it properly.
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  • Cannot Spit It Out: Mr. Krabs and Plankton have a hard time saying the word "friends" when explaining to the health inspector.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Mr. Krabs and Plankton for selling grease to the customers. It took SpongeBob to call the health inspector to put a end to their conflict.
  • Got Volunteered: Mr. Krabs tries to get SpongeBob and Squidward to clean the grease trap with no extra pay. Only SpongeBob helped as Squidward vanished.
  • I Don't Pay You to Think: Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob this after the latter tells him about the grease idea going overboard.
    SpongeBob: Actually, Mr. Krabs, I've been thinking. And well, don't you think maybe this whole grease thing has gone a bit to far?
    Mr. Krabs: *laughs* You know what I think, SpongeBob? I think you should be thinking about NOT thinking and get back to work!
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  • Oh, Crap!: Mr. Krabs and Plankton when they each exclaim, "Oh no! Did somebody call a health inspector?"


Model Sponge

SpongeBob mistakenly believes he's been fired as Krusty Krab fry cook, so he auditions to be in a kitchen sponge commercial instead.

"Model Sponge" contains examples of:

  • An Aesop:
    • Don’t take what you hear too seriously, as it may not really be about you.
    • What you try out for might not be what you expected.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: SpongeBob gets a modeling job, thinking all he'll have to do is demonstrate cleaning products. Then right before the camera starts rolling, SpongeBob has his clothes forcibly removed, leaving him nude as he is used as a model for a cleaning sponge.
  • Dramatic Irony: The audience knows Mr. Krabs was actually letting his pet scallop go, but SpongeBob doesn't.
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  • Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: When SpongeBob makes a krabby patty out of money at the bank, the boss fires him by removing his name tag which makes him deflate like a balloon.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: The episode starts with SpongeBob outside Mr. Krabs's office listening to him talk on the phone about "letting the little guy go". SpongeBob immediately assumes he's talking about him and leaves, missing the part where Mr. Krabs reveals he's talking about his pet scallop.
  • Poor Communication Kills: What kicks off the plot. The “little guy” that Mr. Krabs was letting go was his pet scallop, but SpongeBob thinks it’s him because he’s the smallest worker in the restaurant. In the end when he tells Mr. Krabs what he heard over the phone while begging him to keep him, Mr. Krabs forgets to tell SpongeBob he wasn’t the “little guy” as mentioned.
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