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Recap / SpongeBob SquarePants S 8 E 19 "Karen 2.0" / "InSPONGEiac"

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Karen 2.0

Plankton replaces his computer wife with a newer version only to learn that newer isn't exactly better.

Tropes:

  • Armless Robot: Plankton seems to have put general aesthetics over practicality as he forgot to give Karen 2 arms.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Plankton basically gets a newer "trophy wife" after his "divorce" from Karen. In another light, Plankton is upgrading his computer to a newer Apple product and throwing out his old one.
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  • Everything Is An Ipod In The Future: Karen 2 has a very sleek chassis, resembling an Apple product as her computer is far thinner than Karen's bulky box.
  • Fembot: The general design of Karen 2 in comparison to Karen's rail of a "body".
  • Hartman Hips: Karen 2 has a fine set of hips and backside.
  • Jerkass: Plankton and Karen 2, the latter thinking that Karen would give up after Plankton had become injured in their fight.
  • Male Gaze: Karen 2 gets one of the fish to notice her curvy rear end:
    Fish: ...my money's on the one with the chrome back side.
  • Status Quo Is God: Is anyone surprised when Karen and Plankton get back together at the end?
  • TV Head Robot: Karen and Karen 2, who is more of a computer monitor-head robot.
  • Woman Scorned: Computer wife scorned for that matter. Karen did not take it well when Plankton replaced her with Karen 2.
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InSPONGEiac

SpongeBob asks Patrick for assistance on falling asleep. Maybe he should have asked somebody else...

Tropes:

  • An Aesop: It’s important to get enough sleep.
  • Butt-Monkey: SpongeBob.
  • Downer Ending: SpongeBob is forced by Mr. Krabs to cry the appropriate mustard while Squidward watches with great delight.
  • Hallucinations: SpongeBob experiences these while staying awake.
  • Idiot Ball: Patrick of course. He really thought that Spongebob wanted to stay awake rather than go to sleep.
  • The Insomniac: Mr. Krabs falsely accuses Spongebob of being this when he doesn't flip a Krabby Patty fully and uses a bit too muchnote  mustard.
  • Insomnia Episode
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: In the end, Squidward claims that it was the best day on work ever because he gets to see Spongebob being forced to cry out the mustard.
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  • Jerkass: Mr. Krabs, Patrick, and Squidward.
  • Serious Business: Mr. Krabs is furious with Spongebob for using less than a hundredth of a percent more mustard than he should, as it will cause him to go bankrupt in just over four hundred years.
  • Swiss Army Tears: Spongebob crying out the appropriate mustard.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Patrick. He tries to help Spongebob to sleep well by telling him wake-up stories, singing wake-up songs, and making him drink coffee.

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