SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 5 Episode 3

Friend or Foe

2
Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Apr 13, 2007 on Nickelodeon
8.4
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Plankton and Mr. Krabs have been enemies for a long time. However, Mr. Krabs reveals that they were not always this way and that they used to be friends. He then explains of how that all changed. Then Plankton tells his side of the story as well, and Karen reveals they are both lying and gives the true story of the feud that led to hatred.moreless

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  • The episode where I started liking Plankton

    6.0
    As soon as I saw this, I started liking Plankton. I mean, Plankton and Mr. Krabs are both greedy and selfish, and now I think that Plankton deserves the formula. Plankton has been trying to get it all this time and he never will. I think the plot was ok but I hate all the Patchy parts and the ending. The ending dropped this from a 10 to an 8, and the Patchy parts made it a 6. This was an ok episode of Season 5.moreless
  • Agree with fsaenz0125, jmbsonic555, and marebear2009.

    8.5
    It was great to finally find out the origins of Plankton and Mr. Krabs's rivalry. The only thing wrong with this episode in my opinion is the Pachy parts. Those are always pointless and annoying. They're really just filer. Other than that, great episode. 8.75/10 would be 9.75 without the Pachy parts.
  • Story of how Mr. Krabs and Plankton were friends until they became enemies

    10
    Plankton and Mr. Krabs have been enemies for a long time. However, Mr. Krabs reveals that they were not always this way and that they used to be friends. He then explains of how that all changed. Then Plankton tells his side of the story as well, and Karen reveals they are both lying and gives the true story of the feud that led to hatred. I thought this was an excellent special. It is the fifth season's best special next to Pest of the West. I liked the idea of how Mr. Krabs and Plankton used to be friends (form birth) until their foods lead them into enemies. First, I'm gonna to talk about the scenes with Patchy. They were all pretty much hilarious here like the patties Patchy made, SpongeBob's first patty, Patchy shooting the burgers at Potty (eventually at his boss), etc. As for the cartoon scenes, I laughed at some parts like the cake thing which is bought by Plankton, Plankton trying to make a science experiment (and it blows), Stinky quitting the job, Mr. Krabs and Plankton fighting about the recipe (this is where Plankton knows about selling chum), and a couple more parts. Overall an excellent special. 10/10moreless
  • OK.

    4.7
    Alright, I was really looking forward to this episode. I mean, it tells about Mr. Krabs and Plankton used to be friend! So, I thought it would be good. But I was wrong! This episode was so boring. In fact, if you want to fast forward through all the boring parts, well then you might as well not watch the whole thing. The only part I liked in this whole episode was when SpongeBob was a baby. That was so adorable and so funny. But, that's were the funny ends. After that, it tells that Mr. Krabs and Plankton were fighting over a stupid old man! Oh come on!moreless
  • Perfect

    10
    The episode starts with Mr. Krabs standing in the Krusty Krab when a birthday cake rolls in. Squidward and SpongeBob think that it is a tad suspicious. Then Plankton pops out of the cake and tries to steal the Krabby Patty. He then uses birthday items to confuse everyone to steal the Krabby Patty formula. He fails when SpongeBob swallows the formula. SpongeBob then asks why Plankton hates them so much. Then Mr. Krabs starts to explain the story and everybody in the Krusty Krab listens in. Mr. Krabs says that they were friends since birth. They had fun birthday parties and they played in the crib together. They grew up and things started getting worse as Mr. Krabs' says. One day in Poseidon Elementary, the people keep on making fun on Plankton and Mr. Krabs. Mr. Krabs then says that they both had hard times when they were growing up. Mama Krabs had to make Eugene's clothes from Old Man Jenkins' washcloths.One day, Eugene and Plankton went to a carnival. Eugene found a penny on the ground and said it was his greatest love. He used the penny to buy a balloon for his best buddy, Sheldon. He tied the balloon to him, but he unfortunately flew into the sky. The SpongeBob says that he went through a lot to save the Krabby Patty formula. Mr. Krabs says that it happened at a place called Stinky Burgers. Everybody loved Stinky and Stinky loved everybody. Then Eugene and Sheldon came to Stinky Burgers and they were tricked into going to the back because they were nerds. When it was time for Stinky to leave, he dropped a dollar on the ground because he was going to his pimp job. Eugene picked up the dollar and said that they could make a burger to have a bigger stack of loot. Sheldon said that they could use the money to rule the school.Eugene and Sheldon went to their hideout (City Dump) to work on their own Patty. They went to rub the Patty in Stinky's face. They went there only to find out that Stinky's was closed by the Health Department. They decide to make their own Burger Stand and everyone decides to buy their Krabby Patties. Then Plankton comes and he says that they will use the Krabby Patties to rule the world. Mr. Krabs is tricked by Plankton to step on a plank and he ejects Eugene into the air.Then Plankton appears and he says that was close, but it wasn't the truth.Plankton says that he was fighting for good while Mr. Krabs wanted to rule the world with the Krabby Patty.Karen appears and says that both of their stories are lies. She says that she recorded their entire argument. Karen tells her story and says that they met when Plankton installed her. They didn't have any customers, so they decided to give it to Old Man Jenkins. They find out that they poisoned him and they start arguing about who poisoned Old Man Jenkins. They rip the recipe and they each make their own burger. They meet at Poseidon Elementary and challenge each other about whose burger is better. They ask the students at Poseidon Elementary whose Patty is better. Plankton's burgers are terrible and Eugene's recipe is better. Everybody likes Eugene's burgers, so their rivalry starts because Sheldon wants to steal Mr. Krabs' Krabby Patty formula. The flashback forwards to the present and Eugene and Sheldon try to get back together. When Sheldon gets back together with Eugene, Sheldon takes the Krabby Patty formula and he runs out of the Krusty Krab. He then gives the Krabby Patty formula to Karen and they escape. Then SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs chase Plankton and Karen for the Krabby Patty

    10 out of 10moreless
Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Jill Talley

Jill Talley

Karen

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator

Jill Talley

Jill Talley

Girl Fish/Customer

Guest Star

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Kid #4/Kid #5

Guest Star

Paul Tibbitt

Paul Tibbitt

Gorilla/Potty the Parrot

Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Kid #5/Kid #2/Patchy the Pirate

Recurring Role

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Mr. Pirateson

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Kid #1/Old Man Jenkins/Male #1/Kid #3

Recurring Role

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