Follow TV Tropes


Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 9 E 14 Company Picnic Pull Up A Barrell

Go To

Written by Kyle McCulloch and Jack Pendarvis (Company Picnic) / Jack Pendarvis (Pull Up a Barrel)
Storyboard by Lynne Naylor (Company Picnic) / Bob Camp (Pull Up a Barrel)
Animation Directors: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi

”Company Picnic” contains examples of:

  • Eye Scream: Squidward accidentally squirts hot sauce in his eye after SpongeBob flicks a pickle into it.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Squidward and Mr Krabs trying to sign a contract with Plankton.
  • Advertisement:
  • Picnic Episode
  • Slow Motion: When SpongeBob tried to stop Mr. Krabs from signing a contract, he goes slow-motion and lampshades that he is talking like this.
  • Valley Girl: SpongeBob does a Valley Girl accent in the beginning when playing with the patty figures.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: SpongeBob makes a game by covering a paper plate with mustard and Mr. Krabs says that they can toss it around like "Those things you toss back and forth."

”Pull Up a Barrel“ contains examples of:

  • Bad Boss: Captain Scarfish, who forces his crew to eat moldy sandwich crust and slop rather than the delicious food Mr. Krabs makes.
  • Framing Device: The episode's main story is told in flashback by Mr. Krabs.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: SpongeBob does this to Patrick.
  • Jail Bake: Mr. Krabs gives the pirate captain a pie, and she finds a sweet key inside.
  • Oblivious to Their Own Description: When Mr. Krabs talks about one of the guards that was watching his cell, SpongeBob states "that second guard sounds like a real goofball." Said guard is represented by SpongeBob in the story.
  • Retired Badass: This episode brought back the fact that Mr. Krabs was part of the Navy from "Shell of a Man".
  • Running Gag: Someone getting putting in "the brig" and using a sweet key.
  • Advertisement:
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Seeing how disappointed the crew is being forced to eat slop, Mr. Krabs decides to go against the captain's orders and feed them cherries jubilee. This gets him thrown in the brig as punishment.
  • Villainous Crush: The pirate captain calls Mr. Krabs handsome a couple times and offers him a chance to join her. He seems to return her affections and even helps her escape the brig.
  • We Can Rule Together: Sandy (as the pirate captain) offers this to Mr. Krabs.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: