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Recap / Sponge Bob Square Pants S 9 E 17 Sponge Bob Long Pants Larrys Gym

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Written by Kaz (SpongeBob LongPants) / Jack Pendarvis (Larry’s Gym)
Storyboard by Lynne Naylor (SpongeBob LongPants) / Fred Osmond (Larry's Gym)
Animation Directors: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi
Airdate: February 15, 2016

”SpongeBob LongPants” contains examples of:

  • Agony of the Feet: When Squidward is ordered to work the grill he accidentally drops a burnt patty on his foot.
  • Circling Birdies: After knocking himself into a parking meter, SpongeBob sees circling long pants.
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  • Department of Redundancy Department: SpongeBob: Wow! Another Mermaid Man reboot. It's how I always re-imagined the reboot would be remade.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: A lot of female customers are seen admiring SpongeBob’s long pants.
  • Female Gaze: When SpongeBob first walks through the Krusty Krusty with his new long pants.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: When SpongeBob walks with his new long pants, a child points at him and asks his mother if he is his father. The mother replies by giving a lustful look at SpongeBob and saying "I wish."
  • Le Film Artistique: SpongeBob goes with a group of adults to Le Cinima to see an artistic foreign film called "The Table", which is just a monochrome still shot of a live-action table.
  • Long Pants: SpongeBob gets one for this episode.
  • Negative Continuity: The trailer for this episode states that "we" (the audience) have never seen SpongeBob in long pants. However, he has worn long pants on numerous occasions (such as "The Chaperone").
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  • Status Quo Is God: Of course, when SpongeBob got rid of his long pants, that means he doesn't get a drive license anymore, much to the relief of Mrs. Puff.

”Larry’s Gym“ contains examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: The first time Larry actually get an episode centering on him.
  • Balloon Belly: Larry gets a pot belly while working on too many files.
  • Epic Fail: Larry decides to have SpongeBob lift cotton balls on a cotton swap in place of weights. Even this proves to be too heavy for SpongeBob
  • Heroic Build: SpongeBob when he become muscular.
  • Loophole Abuse: After Larry tells him that only the first visit is free, Mr. Krabs decides to never leave so he can keep using the gym for free.
  • Medium Blending: Mr. Krabs turns into a cooked live-action crab after locking himself in the steam room.
  • Pec Flex: Larry does one at the beginning.

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