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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 9 E 13 Squid Plus One The Executive Treatment

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Written by Kyle McCulloch and Jack Pendarvis (Squid Plus One) / Jack Pendarvis (The Executive Treatment)
Storyboard by Fred Osmond
Animation Directors: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi

Airdate: September 7, 2015

"Squid Plus One" contains examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: This is Norton’s biggest role in the show. Previously, he didn't even have a name and only showed up to deliver the mail.
  • Berserk Button: Larry does not take kindly to those who openly mock his protein shake.
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  • Demon Head: Squidward does it twice to SpongeBob and the Norton the mailman (even though he thought Norton was SpongeBob at the door).
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Larry beats up Squidward after insulting his protein shake.
  • Shout-Out: SpongeBob asks "Whatcha doing?", referencing Phineas and Ferb, where it happened to be Isabella's Catchphrase. It's even the same intonation.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In the end of the episode, Squidward actually goes to the Galleria Diphtheria with a reflection of himself, with SpongeBob holding the mirror.


"The Executive Treatment" contains examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: Patrick is the main character this episode. SpongeBob only shows up twice here.
  • Clark Kenting: Patrick manages to escape from prison at the end of "The Executive Treatment" by abusing this trope.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Stockholder Eel.
  • Montage: The narrator announces this in a time card as it features a montage of Patrick doing a lot activities.

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