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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 8 E 22 Treats For Here Or To Go

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SpongeBob searches every inch of the world for some snail food that Gary gets addicted to.


  • An Aesop:
    • Saying "no" can be hard, but it's important to know when to say it.
    • If you're bothered by someone, tell them to stop; if they don't stop, ask another person for help.
  • Big "NO!": Gary does one, in the form of a meow, when he and SpongeBob learn there are no snail bites left in the world.
  • Broken Record:
    • Gary's meowing.
    • Advertisement:
    • The Snail Bites commercial; all they say is "Snail Bites!" over and over.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: SpongeBob cannot bring himself to say no to Gary, fearing it'll hurt his feelings. It's only through Patrick's help that he does so, which in turn finally makes Gary stop.
  • Continuity Nod: This wasn't the first time SpongeBob had trouble saying no.
  • Determinator: SpongeBob will not stop looking for Snail Bites until he has searched every last pet store in the world. He does.
  • Eating Pet Food: Patrick likes to eat Snail Bites, and even acquired the last box of them.
  • Excited Episode Title!: "Treats!"
  • Extreme Doormat: SpongeBob to his own pet.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: SpongeBob calls Gary "Gary Wilson, Jr." when trying to stop his Snail Bites addiction late at night.
  • Grew a Spine: SpongeBob cannot bring himself to say no to Gary over the Snail Bites; it's not until he gets advice from Patrick that he finally learns to just say no, causing Gary to stop.
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  • Here We Go Again!: In the end, it turns out Patrick has finished the last box of Snail Bites and now he starts meowing for it.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: The Snail Bites. No wonder they've become discontinued so fast.
  • Irony: SpongeBob can't say no to his "wittle Gare Bear"; as it turns out, saying no is the only way to get Gary to stop.
  • Misspelling Out Loud: The worker at the Snail Bites Factory when SpongeBob and Gary try to get more snail bites.
    Factory worker: We're closed! Do I have to spell it out for you? C-S-L-O-S-Z-E-D. Cuh-losed!
  • Overly Long Gag: Gary constantly meowing for more Snail Bites.
  • Secret Test: Implied. Gary seems to want Snail Bites even after they're discontinued, but once SpongeBob tells him no, he stops, hinting he was testing SpongeBob's inability to be stern.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: After everything SpongeBob goes through, Gary stops bothering him by just being told "no."
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  • Tempting Fate: "I can't say no to my little Gare-Bear!" Turns out he has to.

For Here or to Go

Plankton wins a Krabby Patty in a guessing contest, but Mr. Krabs is determined to stop him from getting it.


  • The Bad Guy Wins: Plankton guesses the exact number of bun seeds, including one stuck to the inside of the jar lid, thus he wins the patty.
    • Inverted later when Mr. Krabs forces him to swallow it, and even though Plankton cuts it out of his stomach, he can't analyze the contents correctly due to his stomach contents being mixed with the patty, and the Krabby Patties he tries to sell taste awful.
  • Bottle Episode: Most of the episode is set in the Krusty Krab, with a brief scene of the Chum Bucket near the end.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: When announcing the contest, Mr. Krabs struggles to say the word "free" until SpongeBob slaps him on the back.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: After Mr. Krabs disposes of all the buns to prevent SpongeBob from being able to make a krabby patty for Plankton, a delivery guy shows up.
    SpongeBob: Huh, good thing I ordered us extra bu... (slowly realizes his error) for the... contest crowd.
  • "Jar of Jellybeans" Contest: With bun seeds instead of jellybeans, but otherwise it is this trope.
  • Puppet Show: Mr. Krabs puts one on as a way to stall Plankton from getting a Krabby Patty.
  • Running Gag: Mr. Krabs continuously invents new rules for the contest in an attempt to stop Plankton from eating his patty.
  • Sadistic Choice: Mr. Krabs is forced by the Bogus Business Bureau to allow Plankton to guess the number of bun seeds in the jar and be given the Krabby Patty he won, or have the Krusty Krab be shut down.
  • Wham Shot: When Mr. Krabs thinks Plankton came up one seed short, SpongeBob discovers an extra seed stuck inside the jar lid, revealing Plankton was right.

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