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In General

  • If you have an evil archnemesis bend on stealing your secret formula for delicious burgers, you are justified to use self-defense in protecting that secret... as well as making it your life's goal to not only make sure he doesn't get a single customer if its actually legit business ("Plankton's Regular," "Chum Caverns") but also to scare and harass him to the point of suicide by pretending to be a monster (read: whale) that can eat him ("One Coarse Meal").
  • Making everyone else's lives a living hell is A-okay if you're the protagonist.
  • Always force friendships with people who openly show hints that they aren't interested in being your friend. People who don't want to be friends with you are assholes who deserve everything bad to happen to them.
  • Being a jerkass means you deserve all the bad things that happen to you, even when you're not acting like a jerk at the moment.
  • Always go to your best friend for help, even though said best friend is an absolute moron who would make your situation worse than it is ("The Splinter", "Stuck in the Wringer", "Picture Day").

Specific Episodes

  • "Help Wanted":
    • Don't try to test your soon-to-be employee to see if he can do his job properly, and just go along with what your most laziest and untrusted employees says, and send the other one away.
  • "Just One Bite":
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    • No one likes individual opinions. No one.
    • No one has individual opinions, anyone who does are just misinformed.
    • If someone doesn't want to try something new, harass them until they give in.
    • It's perfectly fine to debase yourself for food, no matter how disgusting, your colleagues will happily agree you should.
    • Gluttony is not a sin. It's the social norm. But watch those thighs, they'll explode.
  • "Christmas Who?": If you don't celebrate a new holiday introduced, it'll be shoved down your throat until you stop being a grinch and assimilate.
  • "Can You Spare a Dime?":
    • You should never leave your crappy minimum wage job and overbearing paranoid boss. If you try to live out your dreams, you'll inevitably become homeless.
    • If anybody takes advantage of your hospitality by treating your house like its a free hotel and you like a slave, they will face no repercussions for their selfish actions.
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    • Never stand up for yourself when someone is taking advantage of your generosity. It will only result in the other person not getting the obvious hints and you being back in that position you were in.
    • If you lift up your boss and shake him around, he will not reprimand you.
  • "Dumped": If you have a cookie in your pocket, you'll gain friends instantly.
  • "Pickles": In the midst of customer complaints, it's a safe bet to check under their tongues first because they're obviously part of a scheme to get you fired from your job. It's common courtesy.
  • "Procrastination":
    • Have a paper to write? Don't bother with it. It's not like the teacher will collect it or anything.
    • You should feel confident about writing a 800-word essay in 5 minutes.
    • Eight hundred words is excessively long for an essay.
    • If you are having trouble with your essay, write about what you dreamt about last night.
  • "Pre-Hibernation Week": Comfort zones exist for a reason. Anyone who wants to push you out of them only want you dead.
  • "Chocolate with Nuts":
    • If you come up with a good enough lie, people will buy anything.
    • A seemingly mentally unstable guy who screams and chases you down only wants to buy your stuff.
    • If you get a bunch of money, don't invest it or save it. Spend it on taking two elderly women to a restaurant that you rented out entirely.
  • "F.U.N.": Any positive change in someone's personality is a fabricated lie. It's especially the best to ignore them if they want to hang out with you.
  • "Struck in the Wringer":
  • "A Pal for Gary":
    • If your new pet is messing with your snail pet, berate the latter for not getting along with the former.
    • If your new pet turns out to be a monster and tries to eat your snail, sternly tell your snail to "put him down".
    • If your new pet tries to eat you, still berate your snail.
    • After your snail saves your life from being eaten by the new pet and chases it out of the house, don't thank him, but berate him for driving the it away.
    • Basically, berate the snail.
  • "Someone's in the Kitchen's with Sandy":
    • If someone's trying to get help because they got something stolen, don't try and help them. Instead, make fun of them and shame them just because they're half-nude, even though you yourself is full on nude.
  • "Sentimental Sponge": Garbage is valuable.
  • "Boat Smarts": Don't follow car/boat safety. Or else you will get seriously injured or killed in the hands of a reckless driver.
  • "InSPONGEiac": Follow your boss' advice on sleeping well to work better, even though you were really doing fine before.
  • "Pat No Pay": It's ok to not pay for your food, it's not like you can get charges pressed against you.
  • "Patrick's Staycation": It's perfectly ok to take advantage of your friend.
    • It's also ok to act like a ungrateful douchebag to your friend just because he isn't entertaining you enough, even though he's doing everything he can to do so.
  • "Demolition Doofus": If your failing student got you severely injured, you must plot to kill him to get rid of him forever. On the other hand, if your stupidity got your teacher severely injured, show no concern for her and crack insensitive and tasteless jokes about her condition.
  • "Little Yellow Book": You can join in on bullying until the victim gets upset, then turn on the guy primarily responsible as if you have the moral high ground.
  • "Squirrel Jokes": It's perfectly fine to tell racist jokes so long as you include every demographic, even your own kind.
  • "Gone": Are you and the rest of the characters tired of being around one person? Make up a holiday solely dedicated on being away from that person.
  • "Tentacle-Vision":
    • With public access television channels, expect that high-brow, intellectual programming will be canceled in favor of low-brow, Totally Radical programming.
    • Never host your own television show in your own house or everyone will come over and ruin it and the producer will take over your show without your involvement.
    • It's perfectly fine for you and your friends to ruin someone's television show.
  • "Kenny the Cat": If someone is a liar and a con-man, you're 100% justified in drowning them until they confess, even if you yourself nearly drowned to death multiple times. You can never trust a cat!
  • "To Love a Patty":
  • "Yours, Mine, and Mine": Sharing with your friend is by blatantly doing the opposite.
    • If your friend is being selfish, it's your fault for calling them out.
  • "Sponge-Cano": If you complain about your life being miserable, then you are bad and you deserve to be thrown into a volcano in order to prevent it from destroying town. Or at least you deserve to have your house being thrown in a volcano. Just be grateful your annoying neighbor allows you to live in his house no matter how many times he has caused you grief over the past few seasons.
  • "Squid's Visit": If your neighbor doesn't want to visit you, steal one of his belongings just so he can come over. Don't worry, you're not really stealing it, you're just borrowing it. In addition, design your house exactly like your neighbor's just to make him feel like he's at the comfort of his home. Don't worry, you're not creepy for doing that.
  • "Sleepy Time": Going into other people's dreams will anger them to the point they will come to your house and scold you.
  • "Something Smells":
    • Bad breath means that you're ugly.
    • Only the unfunniest of memes take on a life of their own.
  • "Grandma's Kisses":
    • Showing affection towards people, especially your older family members, will only result in you being publicly humiliated.
    • Those who humiliate someone will keep doing so and never receive punishment.
    • Being an adult is boring and you'll never have fun. The best way to have fun is to be the most immature person ever.
  • "Squidville":
    • Don't move away from your annoying neighbors. You'll end up missing their company and would desperately want to move back to the neighborhood they live in.
    • If you get bored from doing the same things every day, never think of other things to do to entertain yourself.
    • If your town's normal routine grows monotonous to you, despite it being totally fine to everyone else and they aren't forcing you to change yourself, unless it's disrupting the days of others, then clearly, the entire town is at fault for being too boring.
  • "All That Glitters":
    • Replacing your old broken spatula for a new one is wrong.
    • New spatulas will turn out to be assholes.
    • If you can't afford clothing, it's okay to go out naked in public.
  • "Wishing You Well":
    • Throwing a coin down a well makes your dreams come true.
  • "No Nose Knows":
    • Gaining a nose will turn you into a paranoid asshole.
    • If your friend cannot be trusted with one of their own body parts, forcibly remove it from them.
  • "Club SpongeBob": The only way to solve life's problems is to listen and obey a talking conch who tells you to do nothing.
  • "Nature Pants": Living close to nature will never work.
  • "Breath of a Fresh Squidward": It's only okay to be clingy if you are doing the clinging. If anyone does the same towards you, it's wrong and he deserves to be yelled at for doing something you do all the time.
  • "One Coarse Meal":
    • It's okay to psychologically torment your enemy to the point he attempts suicide. It's just good ol' rivalry. You'll get away with it too.
    • Suicide is the preferred solution to getting away from your enemies.
  • "The Idiot Box": If you decide to take part in whatever fun the youth are doing when they take a break to sleep, you and the fun will both go to the landfill.
  • "Band Geeks": It's okay to stay with your band and focus on fame if you give your rival a heart attack. He'll be all good and fine the next time you see him!
  • "House Fancy":
    • When someone tells you to paint part of a wall, paint the entire floor.
    • Do not attempt first aid on a broken-off toenail. There'll be no blood and it'll heal itself in the next scene.
    • If the reality show you're setting up for will come at any minute and you're not ready for them, open the door anyway. It's just your neighbor trying to use your restroom.
    • Not even your toilet is safe from death.
    • A completely blown-up house is fancier than an expensive, garnished, well-maintained mansion if it resembles a work of art.
  • "Bubblestand": Don't expect yourself to be able blow bubbles if you don't start it with double take three times and pelvic thrust.
  • "Jellyfishing": It's perfectly ok to bother someone without their consent even though they're in a cast.
  • "Suction Cup Symphony": Take inspiration for your arts from anywhere, especially from a doctor and his patient's screams.
  • "Pizza Delivery":
    • You can call up a burger place and they'll gladly prepare a pizza and deliver it to you.
    • If you and your co-worker get lost and can't find your way back to work then hop on a boulder and you'll happen to be literally right next to it.
    • If your customer has complains about your service, throw their order in their face.
  • "Bubble Buddy": If you have an imaginary friend causing problems for others, both of you are 100% innocent because he's the one doing it, but he also doesn't exist.
  • "Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy": It's completely natural and ok to obsessively stalk and annoy the elderly in the interest of forcing them to come out of their well-earned retirement.
  • "No weenies allowed": Forcibly ripping off a bouncer's tattoo is a valid way of gaining entry into the club he works for.
  • "Patrick Smartpants":
    • Becoming smarter will only result in you alienating your friends.
    • Smart people are jerks.
  • "Artist Unknown":
    • Individual creativity is wrong, and you should always do things exactly the way your teacher tells you to.
    • Blame the janitor if you make a mess in art class. It's not like you accidentally created a masterpiece.
  • "Welcome to the Chum Bucket":
    • If you are transferred to a new job, being insubordinate to your boss will get you your old job back.
  • "Born Again Krabs":
    • If the underwater equivalent of Satan tries to shove you in a cramped, smelly locker unless you agree to become generous, this means giving away all of your possessions and spending all of your money on others, not leaving any left to take care of yourself. And when someone points this out and informs you that you're not dreaming, immediately return to your old, selfish ways.
    • If your boss sells you out to said underwater equivalent of Satan for pocket change, be as annoying as possible by talking their ears off until they get fed up and give you back.
  • "Survival of the Idiots": Did you get trapped inside your friend's freezing home while she's hibernating for the winter? Steal her fur while she's sleeping and wear it as a warm winter coat!
  • The Movie: The best way to take down a fascist regime is with a sick guitar solo!
  • "Atlantis SquarePantis": Millennia-old historical artifacts are easily replaceable. If you destroy them, people will be mad at first, but will quickly calm down when they find a neat talking speck.
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