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Recap / Spongebob Squarepants S 8 E 9 Mooncation Mr Krabs Takes A Vacation

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Sandy takes SpongeBob to the moon for a vacation.

Mooncation contains examples of:

  • Artistic License – Astronomy: Saturn can be clearly seen from the surface of the Moon and Sandy is even able to ride along it's rings while showing off her board tricks.
  • The Cameo: Ernest Borgnine (the voice actor for Mermaid Man) makes a cameo standing outside Nickelodeon Studios.
  • Cut Short: In-Universe when SpongeBob bends a space satellite, causing a soap opera Patrick is watching to be cut short when Patrick was about to find out who Carol's real father is.
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  • Literal-Minded: Sandy tells SpongeBob to keep his hands folded until they arrive on the Moon. SpongeBob proceeds to fold his hands into an origami crane and shows it off to Sandy.
  • Mini-Mecha: Sandy has a special spacesuit that's more then twice her size to help repair the rocket while it's in mid-flight.
  • Skewed Priorities: SpongeBob accidentally punctures the rocket's fuel supply, and he and Sandy have to hurry if they want to have enough fuel to make it back home safely. Before they can leave, SpongeBob tells Sandy to wait while he takes a photo of himself holding up the Earth in his hand.
  • Space Episode: SpongeBob inadvertently tags along with Sandy as she takes a trip to the Moon. This isn't the first time the two have traveled to the Moon however.
  • Tempting Fate: When the cake that SpongeBob brings with him floats around the ship in pieces, Sandy notes that it's only bad if it gets sucked into the ship's reverse spatial linearity drive, which is what happens immediately afterwards.
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  • Title Drop: Said by Sandy after SpongeBob gets stuck aboard her rocket as it takes off.
    Sandy: Better strap yourself down. Looks like you're going on a mooncation!
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The episode begins with Sandy's vacation slides and projector being confiscated, only for her to reveal she has a copy of them to show SpongeBob and Patrick.

Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation

Mr. Krabs takes a vacation from work.


Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation contains examples of:

  • Big "NO!": Mr. Krabs does this when he sees the money in the mint getting destroyed.
    • Pearl also does this when the autograph picture she finds gets destroyed by Mr. Krabs's tears.
  • Calling Your Bathroom Breaks: SpongeBob spends most of the car trip complaining that he has to use the bathroom.
  • Like a Son to Me: Mr. Krabs's reasoning when Pearl complains about bringing SpongeBob on their family vacation.
  • Not This One, That One: Pearl is excited as Mr. Krabs drives up to their surprise vacation, and they go towards the teenage boy museum. Cue museum being demolished and Pearl being heartbroken.
  • Punny Name: Bill, who acknowledges the irony of his name coinciding with his job at the Bikini Bottom Mint.
  • Tempting Fate: While relaxing as he watches Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob leave on their vacation, Squidward notes how nothing can possibly ruin this, only for Patrick to appear behind him dimly laughing.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The episode begins with Mr. Krabs showing everyone a slideshow.
  • Wingding Eyes: When Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob to come along on his family vacation, SpongeBob's eyes shape themselves like magic 8 balls with the words "Yes" and "Please".
  • Would Rather Suffer: Pearl decides she would rather sift through the rubble of the teenage boy museum than go into the Bikini Bottom Mint.

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