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Recap / Spongebob Squarepants S 6 E 7 Patty Caper Planktons Regular

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When a secret ingredient for the Krabby Patty is stolen, SpongeBob takes it upon himself to figure out who took it.

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When someone actually prefers Plankton's chum over Krabby Patties, Mr. Krabs takes it upon himself to change their mind.

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Plankton's Regular shows examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: The fish that shows up at the Chum Bucket.
  • Determinator: Even though his rival Plankton has one customer, Mr. Krabs wants him out of the picture.
  • Evil Is Petty: Even though Mr. Krabs already has more than enough customers than Plankton, Mr. Krabs deliberately attempts to make him lose that one customer out of sheer spite, and to monopolize Bikini Bottom's fast food industry.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Why Mr. Krabs wants Plankton's regular customer because he wants Plankton's business to fail as usual. It also doesn't hurt that somehow SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs can make "better" chum than Plankton.
  • Foreshadowing: Nat said this after eating The Krusty Krabs' chum.
    Nat: It's the second foulest thing I ever tasted!
  • The Freelance Shame Squad: In the ending, Mr. Krabs delights in watching Plankton crying over not having a regular customer.
  • Irony: Lampshaded by Plankton who catches Mr. Krabs trying to steal the Chum Bucket secret formula just like when Plankton tries to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After getting sabotaged in his efforts of getting a regular customer, Plankton rightfully rewards Krabs and SpongeBob by trapping them with giant spoons.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: A big one for Plankton. It's revealed that the customer was paid by Karen to eat in the Chum Bucket so Plankton would stop complaining about his lack of success, but he couldn't eat more chum anymore, regardless of the money (they already pumped his stomach many times).

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