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Free Samples

Mr. Krabs loses patrons because of Plankton, so he resorts to giving food away for free.

Free Samples contains examples of:

  • Easily Condemned: Plankton's customers are quick to believe his disgusting samples are krabby patties and stop going to the Krusty Krab.
  • No Matter How Much I Beg: Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob give out free krabby patties and keep him chained up in order to keep Mr. Krabs from interfering.
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  • Organ Grinder: SpongeBob uses one in order to sell krabby patties, and even has Squidward dress up like an organ grinder monkey.
  • Unknown Rival: Throughout the whole episode, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs never found out the whole predicament was Plankton’s fault.

Home Sweet Rubble

SpongeBob gets his pals to help him fix up his pineapple home, which is in need of repairs.

Home Sweet Rubble contains examples of:

  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Had SpongeBob fed Gary at the beginning, he would have noticed the pineapple in a can and saved himself a lot of trouble.
  • Crack Ow My Back: This happens to Squidward's neck as a result of being used to hold up the pineapple.
  • Eye Scream: When SpongeBob uses Mr. Krabs's vintage condiment jugs, it squeezes out dry mustard that lands in SpongeBob's eyes.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Getting frustrated about his friends ignoring the things he wants in his pineapple house, SpongeBob asks Gary "Do you ever feel like you are not being listened to?" all while Gary is still waiting for SpongeBob to feed him.
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  • Overly Long Gag: Patrick's dream sequence of him sitting at an office desk.
  • Running Gag: Whenever SpongeBob is about to feed Gary, he is repeatedly interrupted by something else.
  • Too Many Cooks Spoil the Soup: Patrick, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs's attempt to fix SpongeBob's pineapple house by incorporating all their ideas results in a cluttered mess that doesn't even look like a pineapple.
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