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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 9 E 16 Patrick The Game The Sewers Of Bikini Bottom

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Written by Kyle McCulloch (Patrick! The Game) / Kaz (The Sewers of Bikini Bottom)
Storyboard by Fred Osmond (Patrick! The Game) / Lynne Naylor (The Sewers of Bikini Bottom)
Animation Directors: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi
Airdate: November 11, 2015

”Patrick! The Game” contains examples of:

  • Board Games: The episode is about SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward playing a board game that Patrick creates.
  • Butt-Monkey: Squidward has the worst luck while playing the game. He continuously lands in jail.
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  • Catch-22 Dilemma: Squidward can't roll the dice when he's in jail, and the only way to get out is to roll a 6. Fortunately, Patrick realizes it and makes up another rule to get out of jail.
  • Idea Bulb: Patrick's head had a miniature version of him indicating of giving ideas.
  • Jerkass: Squidward spent most of the episode not wanting to take part of Patrick’s game. He does make fun of it a couple times, in which Sandy threatens him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Squidward gets sent to jail for real after destroying the game.
  • Running Gag: Patrick inventing new rules for the game.
  • Shout-Out: Most of Patrick's game are shoutouts to board game methods. When Patrick finishes making his game, it’s a reference to Frankenstein.

”The Sewers of Bikini Bottom“ contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer
  • Cassandra Truth: Charlton Hawkfish.
  • Continuity Nod: SpongeBob has a to do list and some of them refers to the previous episodes such as Chocolate with Nuts, Sandy’s Rocket, Mooncation, etc.
  • Cutting Corners: Mentioned by Charlton a couple times.
  • Eye Scream: Another one for Squidward in this season. This time, lampreys attack his eyes.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: SpongeBob's to do list has many silly items on it. These include "take road trip to the moon" and "wear all my socks at once."
  • Large Ham: Charlton Hawkfish.
  • MacGuffin: The Krabby Patty secret formula.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Squidward says most of the phrase after accidentally flushing down the secret formula.
  • Not So Above It All: Squidward actually joins SpongeBob flushing stuff down the toilet.
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  • Oh, Crap!: When SpongeBob and Squidward realize that the secret formula was flushed into the sewers.
  • Serious Business: Charlton Hawkfish takes sewers very seriously, and is outraged at the idea of cutting corners on plumbing systems.

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