SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 8 Episode 7

Accidents Will Happen

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 18, 2011 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Accidents Will Happen
After Squidward gets injured at work, Mr. Krabs must help him with everything he needs before he's reported to the OWS. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick try to investigate the incident to find out what really happened.

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  • Not a good Season 8 episode.

    So, this is basically Squidward being selfish. He gave Mr. Krabs a hard time taking care of him or Squidward will report him to OWS. Only Patrick and the ending were able to save this episode from failing.

    Grade: 5.6/10 E+
  • Mmm...nobody really sympathetic in this episode

    Summary: After Squidward gets hurt at work, he gets Mr. Krabs to take care of him by threatening to call the Office Worker Safety Department on him.

    Okay...it was really hard to feel sorry for anyone in this episode. Sure, Squidward probably really got hurt, and it was satisfying to see him get back at Mr. Krabs throughout the episode. But at the same time...he was actually slacking off when he got hurt, and even if his getting back at Mr. Krabs was satisfying, it was still blackmail, which is pretty clearly a no-no.

    And then there's Mr. Krabs. Once again, he showed how much trivial, inanimate objects mean more to him than his employees (he chose the buns over Squidward), even losing the smallest amount of money drives him into hysterics (he would have been fined only $1.00 by the OWS), and he apparently has no qualms about stealing from the airport (the source of his security camera). Sure, when it comes right down to it, he had a right to be mad about being taken advantage of, but when you weigh that next to the more unsavory characteristics he shows throughout the episode, you can't really feel bad for him. It doesn't help that at the end of the episode, Krabs has Squidward doing all the things Squidward made HIM do throughout the episode. How does that make Krabs any better than Squidward?

    So...yeah, not a good episode. Thumbs-down.moreless
  • While it can get disgusting, it could have been a lot worse.

    While at the Krusty Krab, Squidward twisted his ankle in the bun room. So with this, Squidward has to be taken care of at all times by Mr. Krabs, or he will call the OWS, an organization in charge of injuries on the job.

    I found it funny that Mr. Krabs cared more about the buns than Squidward, even though that was a bit too selfish.

    So, Mr. Krabs has to give Squidward pillows, give him foot rubs, massage, etc. While I found it hilarious how Squidward abused Mr. Krabs on making him do everything, as well as ifhe refuses, he'll call the OWS, and Mr. Krabs will pay a fine. However, some parts did get a bit gross. Important examples include Mr. Krabs massaging Squidward's feet with French Fry Grease, popping Squidward's back barnacles, and Mr. Krabs cooking a Krabby Patty while he still had the grease on. While it was funny, I felt uncomfortable. But to the episode's credit, it wasn't as gross as "The Splinter" or other episodes.

    Meanwhile, Spongebob is investigating the accident with Patrick. I found it hilarious how Spongebob kept trying to reenact the scene with Patrick, but he kept getting hurt again and again.

    At the end of the episode an OWS worker was called by Spongebob for help in the crime scene. Squidward says this happened, because he was going to give a customer a new bun so it will have 11 seeds, instead of 10. So, while he gets slammed by it, and laid down in pain for several hours. I found that story was really creative, and shows how funny Squidward can be. So, Mr. Krabs has to give the OWS a fine of one dollar, and of course Mr. Krabs flips out. That joke was funny, but I've already seen it for the entire second half of the series, so it wasn't as hilarious. Really, this joke has gotten too old. However, it happens that Mr. Krabs "borrowed" some surveillance cameras at the airport. ("Life of Crime" reference?) So, it happens Squidward was sleeping on the job, and slept on the cupboard the buns were, which caused the twist of the ankle. So now, Squidward takes care of Mr. Krabs, and the end shows Mr. Krab's back barnacles (Oh joy...) So overall, while it does have a lot of disgusting, the story was enjoyable, and the interactions between Squidward and Mr. Krabs was awesome. I'll give it a 9 out of 10.moreless
  • This is one of my favorite Spongebob season 8 epiosde.

    I thought that this was a perfect episode of Spongebob. Now this episode is about Squidward tristing his angle and he says that Mr. Crabs did that so Mr. Crabs becomes his personal servant. I thought this was a hilarious Spongebob. Now the funny parts were when Squidward was telling his made up story of how he got injured, Mr. Crabs eating the phone and a couple of more parts, and Squidward sleeping was kind of funny. Now the scene when Mr. Crabs was being Squidwards servant was hilarious to me. But there was that gross scene when Mr. Crabs had to pop Squidwards back barnicles. Now the ending was a little bit boring and predicable but i won't lower the score for that. Well his was a n enjoyable hillarious Spongebob. Let's hope the rest of the season will be as good as this episode was. Overall 10/10.moreless
  • A decent episode, but I thought some of the parts were gross and predictable.

    After Squidward gets injured at work, Mr. Krabs must help him with everything he needs before he's reported to the OWS. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick try to investigate the incident to find out what really happened. I thought this episode was good. This episode has not so much humor, just kinda predicable. It was predicable that Squidward would sleep in the Krusty Krab since he hates his job. It was also predicate at the ending (which most SpongeBob episodes had always been). I knew Squidward tries to pamper Mr. Krabs. There were some gross stuffs in this episode (like Mr. Krabs trying to get the customer to eat the Krabby Patty, and the ending) and I only liked the first part. Anyway, it was funny when Patrick kept falling down. That's the only funny part I can think of. Overall, I9 don't hate this episode, but it was just decent a couple parts that were gross. 7/10moreless

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