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Recap / SpongeBob SquarePants S 9 E 23 "Sandy's Nutmare" / "Bulletin Board"

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Written by Andrew Goodman (Sandy’s Nutmare) / Jack Pendarvis (Bulletin Board)
Storyboard by John Trabbic (Sandy’s Nutmare) / Ed Baker (Bulletin Board)
Animation Directors: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi

”Sandy’s Nutmare contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Sometimes your desire to make everyone happy may be at the cost of something you love.
  • Absentee Actor: Squidward does not appear in this episode, but a representation of him appears as the moon in the Shalmon's story.
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  • Fight for the Last Bite: The beginning of the episode has SpongeBob and Sandy get into a karate duel for the last krabby patty.
  • Growling Gut: Happens briefly to a young fish's stomach.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Sandy when she realizes she neglected her oak tree because of her greed.
  • Picky Eater: Among the group of Bikini Bottomites who want Sandy's nutty butter is a mother who claims that nutty butter is the only thing her son will eat.
  • Shout-Out: Some of the plot of this episode is one to The Lorax.
  • Title Drop: Inverted when SpongeBob mentions the word nutmare.


”Bulletin Board“ contains examples of:

  • An Aesop: Don't take criticism or mean comments seriously.
  • Ascended Extra: Bubble Bass has a bigger role for the first time since Pickles. In fact, a tweet from Waller states that there’s gonna be another episode focusing on him.
  • Bait-and-Switch: After Patrick is revealed to be PStar7, Mr. Krabs shouts, "I'll tear ya to pieces!" and launches himself at Patrick- only to rush past Patrick and tear down the bulletin board.
  • Caustic Critic: Patrick happens to be PStar7 the whole time.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Squidward's codename is "Delicate Flower" based on the tattoo on Squidward's arm.
  • Take That!: This episode is a spoof of online bullying/cyberbullying from chat rooms.

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