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The Way of the Sponge

SpongeBob works toward getting a karate belt.

The Way of the Sponge contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Sometimes your talents may lie elsewhere.
  • Medal of Dishonor: SpongeBob is at first given the Clear Belt after failing his karate match against Sandy until Fuzzy decides he shouldn't wear a belt at all.
  • Old Master: Fuzzy Acorns.
  • Special Guest: Rich Fulcher as Fuzzy Acorns.
  • Training Montage: SpongeBob's training is shown as a montage. However, he just gets tired and it starts turning into a Failure Montage.

Bubble Troubles

SpongeBob and Patrick search for oxygen for Sandy after they ruin her supply.

Bubble Troubles contains examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: During when SpongeBob decides to go to the surface to get oxygen for Sandy.
    Patrick: But how are you gonna get up there?
    SpongeBob: Well, I'll use this tank of oxygen as a makeshift rocket!
    Patrick: An oxygen tank?! (Beat) Great idea, buddy!
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Patrick, at one point, does this to Sandy.
  • Eye Scream: SpongeBob and Patrick get hot sauce bubbles in their eyes repeatedly.
  • Inflating Body Gag: Sandy gets puffed up by Pearl.
  • Sanity Slippage: Sandy as a result of oxygen deprivation.
  • Too Dumb to Live: SpongeBob decides to go up to the surface and get some air for Sandy. How does he get up there? An oxygen tank.

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