SpongeBob SquarePants

Dying for Pie / Imitation Krabs

Season 2, Ep 6, Aired 12/28/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Dying for Pie: Squidward buys SpongeBob a pie bomb and thinks that he ate it. So Squidward spends time with him while he "lives."Imitation Krabs: In another attempt to steal the Krabby Patty formula, Plankton makes a robot that looks just like Mr. Krabs. But in order to get the formula, he will have to do some odd things as part of the "secret handshake."

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown

    Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    Patrick Star

  • Mary Jo Catlett

    Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Various Voices

  • Lori Alan

    Pearl Krabs

  • Fan Reviews (35)
  • Perfect

    By lootlimo, Apr 25, 2014

  • Classic episodes

    By Disney4life, Dec 24, 2013

  • I disagree with some parts of the review below this

    By epiclaser, Dec 23, 2012

  • Dying for Pie seemed like season 4 while Imitation Krabs was pretty much awesome.

    By finnysohr, Nov 29, 2012

  • Good episodes

    By 90snickelodeon, Jun 26, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (46)

    • (SpongeBob is strapped to Squidward's face) Spongebob: Turn left... and stop! See? That's what it'd be like if you had me for a face! Squidward: I can't breathe.

    • Mr. Krabs: That's no reason to rip off someone's head.

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, what happened to your metal pants?

    • SpongeBob: This is great, just the three of us. You, me, and this brick wall you built between us.

    • SpongeBob: I'm sorry, Mr. Krabs. Mr. Krabs: It's okay, however, that penny is coming from your paycheck. (laughs) SpongeBob: Really?

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    Notes (22)

    • The explosion at the end of the episode has become an internet meme. It has been mostly used in SpongeBob SquarePants YouTube Poops.

    • Mr. Krabs seeing the whole bomb-eating pie thing about 11 times could be a reference to the running time of each episode. Other episodes that reference the running time are "Nature Pants" and "Missing Identity".

    • "Dying for Pie" won under the letter "D" of the Atlantis SquarePantis marathon.

    • We learn that Squidward owns a car. Only this is the only time he's seen driving it.

    • In this episode, we learn Mr. Krabs hates giving his employees days off.

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    Trivia (29)

    • This is the first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants to depict blood, but not the first Nicktoon. Doug, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life and Rugrats have depicted blood in a non-violent manner.

    • In "Imitation Krabs", when SpongeBob was asking both Krabs that last question, why didn't he ask the robot Krabs the question, how could he guess that he was the real one without asking him the question?

    • In "Imitation Krabs", during the storage room scene Plankton has imitation crabs use heat vision on the trash SpongeBob was supposed to take out. But when they show the door again, the trash is back.

    • In "Dying for Pie," blood squirts out of Squidward's heart when SpongeBob is poking it. It is the only SpongeBob episode with bloodshed.

    • When Plankton in a Mr. Krabs suit goes in the cannon, he passes a burning hoop. But they're underwater.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Squidward: Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow? This was originally a line used by the comedian Janeane Garafalo.

    • Spongebob: How much does a Krabby Patty cost? Krabs: $2.99! SpongeBob: On Wednesday. Plankton: $.99 The prices in that question above are the same prices used at McDonald's: $2.99 for burger, $.99 on Wednesday

    • The Explosion: N/A As mentioned, Stephen Hillenburg said that the creatures of Bikini Bottom were affected by radiation from nuclear tests. In 1946, extensive atomic bomb testing by the US occurred in and around a small island in the PACIFIC known as Bikini Atoll (which is where the got the name for the swimsuits from). The explosion actually shown here is from the H-Bomb tests of the 1950s (I have seen it on the History Channel in a program related to this subject, along with numerous other places), which rules out it being from World War II, which lasted from 1939-5 (and the only A-Bombs in that war were used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the films of those bombings look nothing like the explosion seen in Dying For Pie.

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