Non-YMMV examples go here.
- Fanon Discontinuity: As one of the most despised episodes of the entire series, due to being eleven minutes of SpongeBob's splinter swelling up to disgusting levels with scenes of Patrick being a moronic jerk shoehorned in, it's no wonder why a lot of fans prefer this episode never existed.
- Nausea Fuel: This episode is certainly one that should not be watched by people with weak stomachs or are planning to eat. The icing on the cake is when Mr. Krabs pulls out the splinter, and is greeted by a stream of confetti... and then a long stream of pus.
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: Squidward mutilating himself with the cash register at the end and still not getting the workers' compensation like he wanted. While he was being a jerk to SpongeBob earlier, some found his punishment far too extreme to be considered Laser-Guided Karma. It doesn't help that only he gets punished for his actions, but not Patrick, who technically treated SpongeBob way worse than Squidward did.
- What an Idiot!: Patrick thinking that smashing the splinter with a hammer and covering it with garbage would be even remotely helpful.