SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 16

Graveyard Shift / Krusty Love

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Sep 06, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Graveyard Shift: Squidward and SpongeBob are forced to work 24 hours a day by Mr. Krabs, so that he can get more money. Squidward soon gets bored, and tells SpongeBob a scary story to have some fun with him. After getting scared, SpongeBob is told by Squidward that the story isn't real. However, once Squidward and SpongeBob are alone, Squidward's story starts to take place right before their eyes! Krusty Love: Mr. Krabs spies Mrs. Puff at the Krusty Krab and falls in love with her. She agrees to go on a date with him. They have a great time, but Mr. Krabs spends way too much money on the date. Mr. Krabs wants SpongeBob to keep track of his money on the next date.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Graveyard Shift is good, scary fun; Krusty Love is hilarious

    Graveyard Shift: A fun and scary episode that does a great job building up its threat and mixing comedy with horror. However, the situation with the Krusty Krabs being open 24 hours isn't resolved very well. Plus, Krabs is irritating and Squidward being buried under the stampede of people seemed unnecessary. I give this 8 out of 10 points.

    Krusty Love: Hilarious and touching. I give this 10 out of 10 points.moreless

  • LOVE these two episodes!

    Graveyard Shift: I love watching this episode. It may be one of the best of the season. I can say so many good things about this episode but all I will say is that it is perfect! Great humor, perfect speed, and classic Squidward and SpongeBob interactions. Ya gotta love it. 10/10

    Krusty Love: This is a cute and funny episode. "We're not talkin' about this OR this we're talkin' about THIS!" lol 9/10moreless
  • Graveyard Shift (scary themed episode); Krusty Love (SpongeBob love themed episode 2)

    Graveyard Shift: This episode was super excellent and one the best I've seen from this show itself (not counting season 1-3). It was funny throughout. I laughed at the beginning, SpongeBob kept saying night, Squidward telling stories about Hash Stringling Hasher, SpongeBob hanging upside down, Patrick;s cameo, the Hash Stingler Slasher coming towartds the Krusty Krab and the ending. Overall, one of the best episodes that I've seen from the whole show. 10/10

    Krusty Love: Another excellent episode and this time, Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff, which was a good idea. It was realy hilarious that Mr. Krabs kept asking SpongeBob flavors then he got annoyed of it. Mr. Krabs' crush on Mrs. Puff was funny especially when he was trying to ask out near the beginning. The ending was nice as well. Overall another excellent episode. 10/10moreless
  • Perfect

    Graveyard Shift: Squidward and SpongeBob are forced to work 24 hours a day by Mr. Krabs, so that he can get more money. Squidward soon gets bored, and tells SpongeBob a scary story to have some fun with him. After getting scared, SpongeBob is told by Squidward that the story isn't real. However, once Squidward and SpongeBob are alone, Squidward's story starts to take place right before their eyes! Krusty Love: Mr. Krabs spies Mrs. Puff at the Krusty Krab and falls in love with her. She agrees to go on a date with him. They have a great time, but Mr. Krabs spends way too much money on the date. Mr. Krabs wants SpongeBob to keep track of his money on the next date.

    10 out of 10moreless
Ralph Giordano

Ralph Giordano

The Magic Counch

Guest Star

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Recurring Role

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

Recurring Role

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (30)

    • When Mrs. Puff drives her car into the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs doesn't know who she is... even though he dated her in this episode.

    • Wouldn't SpongeBob know that Squidward was joking because in the "One Bite" episode, which aired before, he says he always comes to work at 3 AM to count the sesame seeds and has never mentioned a ghost?

    • If Mrs. Puff already had a husband, she is not single. She's a widow.

    • In one scene, when Mrs. Puff is standing at her door, the yellow lace on her dress turns blue.

    • The fish who applies for the job is never seen again.

    • At the beginning of the "The Graveyard Shift," you will see a 'help wanted' sign.

    • In "The Graveyard Shift," on the Season 2 boxset, Nosferatu grins after he flicks the lights on and off. But in another DVD, there is no grinning.

    • In the scene where SpongeBob is eating a tub of hands like popcorn, the tub has the same amount every time he gets more.

    • Mr. Krabs is holding his money in a glass case in this episode.

    • In "Krusty Love," at the end when SpongeBob is screaming made up words at Mr. Krabs, you can clearly hear SpongeBob say "Freaking" at Mr. Krabs, but since this is a show that children watch, wouldn't that be considered inappropriate for young viewers? It seems like Nickelodeon would clearly tell the creators of SpongeBob to take that word out.

    • When Mr. Krabs makes the shapes with his claw, he goes SQUARE, TRIANGLE, circle. But when SpongeBob does it, he goes TRIANGLE, SQUARE, circle.

    • In "Krusty Love," while Mrs. Puff is getting all the free stuff from Mr. Krabs, her bow on her skirt changes color from yellow, to blue, to yellow again.

    • The episode "Krusty Love" was originally going to be called "Krabs in Love."

    • In Graveyard Shift, everything makes sense with how the guy was nervous and hung up the phone, and the weird vampire who was clicking the lights. But like SpongeBob said, the buses don't run that late, so how was the new applicant able to catch a ride to the Krusty Krab?

    • When Squidward was telling the story, he says the Hash Slinging Slasher comes every Tuesday night. Patrick wakes up at 3AM to get a Krabby Pattie. If it was 3 AM, it would have been Wednesday.

    • When SpongeBob was laughing, we see the road head straight to the Krusty Krab's door, no dumpster, no Chum Bucket, also when the nerdy dino guy on the bus comes, the roads is how it is normally in the show but no Chum Bucket still.

    • In The Graveyard Shift, Spongebob is scared of the dark, but in alot of other episodes, he is just fine, being in the dark.

    • Mr. Krabs spent $100,000 dollars in Krusty Love. How could he get that much money?! And if he spent that much at a fancy restaurant, wouldn't he be broke by then?

    • In "The Graveyard Shift", the dumpster is a good bit away in front of the Krusty Krab. But in "Sailor Mouth" the dumpster is at the back of the KK.

    • The end of "The Graveyard Shift" is supposed to take place at 3:00 A.M. However, according to a wall clock above the door when the "Hash-Slinging Slasher" arrives, it is midnight.

    • Wouldn't Sponge know that Squid's story was a fake when Squid asked Sponge what night it was?

    • After Spongebob yells at Mr. Krabs the first time about spending money (Krusty Love), Mr. Krabs' nose is red (the same color as his body) for a second.

    • When SpongeBob was looking how far away the dumpster was, there was a long road going away from the Krusty Krab. But when the "Hash Slinging Slasher" arrived, there was a road right in front of the KK and the road from before was gone!

    • For those of you who have seen the house party, you'll note that Mr. Krabs is dancing with Mrs. Puff, but he says hes never met her

    • In "Band Geeks" Mrs. Puff hit Mr. Krabs with the symbols...but in "Krusty Love" they don't know each other!

    • After the scene when SpongeBob's laughing about the fake joke in" The Graveyard Shift", you see Squidward reading a book. when he's doing this, for a brief second, you can see the hat from "Band Geeks" on his head instead of his Krusty Krab hat.

    • In the episode, "Life of crime", Mr. Krabs steals Mrs. Puffs hair curlers. But in "Krusty Love", he says he's meeting her for the first time!

    • When Squidward freaks out, his KK hat comes off. In the next shot, it's back on.

    • When Spongebob takes the trash out, there is no street horizontal to the Krusty Krab and no Chum Bucket.

    • In "The Graveyard Shift," Squidward said the Krusty Krab closed at 8:00. But in "Krusty Krab Training Video" the KK closed at 6:00.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • SpongeBob: (Angry after Mr. Krabs constantly told SpongeBob to buy stuff, then got angry at him) Wait! Don't tell me! You want me to run down to the store, and buy something Mrs. Puff doesn't need! Then you want me to run back here, then say (Raises his eyes to look like Mr. Krabs'

    • Mrs. Puff: You're a very sweet man, Mr. Krabs. (kisses him and his eyes bend into the shape of a heart)

    • Squidward: There are three signs that signal the approach of the Hash Slinging Slasher. First, the lights will flicker on and off. Next-
      Fish: (walks in) Dude, can I have some ketchup?
      Squidward: Oh, here you go. (gives fish ketchup)

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, I bought the biggest box they had!
      Mr. Krabs: Buy! Buy! Buy! Spend! Spend! Spend! Is that all you can think about, boy!

    • SpongeBob: How could you spend $100,000 in one night?
      Mr. Krabs: Oh, SpongeBob, I couldn't help but spend every cent I had on her!

    • Mr. Krabs: (to Mrs. Puff) You will never have to walk again, my lovely angel.

    • Squidward: I can't hang out here all night! I've got a life!
      Mr. Krabs: See you in the morning boys! I can't hang out here all night. I've got a life.

    • Spongebob: The Hash Sling Slasher!
      Squidward: At last, you understand. We're doomed!
      Spongebob: No it's not that. I am just so touched that you would go to the trouble to dress up like a ghostly fry cook, and stand on the other side of the street, just to entertain me! You must really like me!
      Squidward: SpongeBob, there are two problems with your theory. One, I hate you. And two, how can that be me, when I'm standing right here!

    • Squidward: Who would want a Krabby Patty at three in a morning?
      Patrick: (alarm clock rings) Oh boy, three AM! (takes out a Krabby Patty)

    • Spongebob: (screaming) OW! I BURNT MY HAND! (Normal) At night!

    • Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob, I'm glad I caught ya I need ya to...
      SpongeBob: Wait! Don't tell me. You want me to run down to the store. I buy Mrs. Puff something she doesn't need. Then you want me to run back here and have you say "Argh, SpongeBob, you're spendin' all me money." Then I'll say "But, Mr. Krabs, I'm only doing what you said." Then you'll say, but SpongeBob we're not talking about this (makes square) or this (makes triangle) we're talkin' about this! (makes a bunch of random lines)

    • Customer: Fine, if you don't want my money!
      Mr. Krabs: MONEY? You mean if we stay open later, you'll give us your money.
      Customer: Sure. (takes money out of his pocket)
      Mr. Krabs: Squidward, welcome to the night shift, the Krusty Krab is now open twenty-four hours a day.

    • Squidward: So now, every... what day is it?
      Spongebob: Tuesday.
      Squidward: Tuesday night! His ghost returns to the Krusty Krab to reek his horrible vengeance.
      Spongebob: (gasp) But tonight's Tuesday night!

    • Squidward: The hash slinging slasher!
      SpongeBob: The bash ringing, the trash stinging, mash flinging, the flash bringing, singing, the- the crash dinging... duh?
      Squidward: Yes... the hash slinging slasher.

    • SpongeBob: Good luck with you know who.
      Mr. Krabs: Who's that?
      SpongeBob: Mrs. Puff...
      Mr. Krabs: Oh... Well, wish me luck.

    • Mr. Krabs: 49.0...8?! That's a penny short! (sobbing over cash register)
      Squidward: (sarcastically) Oh, no, not a penny. Help, somebody help us...
      SpongeBob: It's just a penny sir. It doesn't matter.
      Mr. Krabs: Doesn't matter? It's money that makes the world go round, boy! It's money that keeps your pants square. It's money that keeps Squidward in frilly soaps.
      Squidward: (sniffs himself) Lilac...
      Mr. Krabs: It's money that paid for all them renovations we did. Oh, nothing in all the seven seas could matter more. Not even that... (sees Mrs. Puff off screen) Scrrumptous curvy cutie.
      SpongeBob: I see her Mr. Krabs. A Krabby Patty with cheese. The classic.
      Mr. Krabs: Not the sandwich. The curvy cutie holding the sandwich. (scene shows Mrs. Puff eating a Krabby Patty)
      SpongeBob: Hey, that's my driving teacher, Mrs. Puff!
      Mr. Krabs: Mrs. Puff? Oh, she's married.
      SpongeBob: Oh, no, Mr. Krabs. She's single.
      Mr. Krabs: Then what happened to Mr. Puff?
      (a real pufferfish disguised as a lamp gets turned on)
      SpongeBob: She doesn't like to talk about it.

    • Squidward: Then who was flickering the lights?
      SpongeBob, Squidward, & Fish: Nosferatu!

    • (Squidward & SpongeBob on the night shift)
      Squidward: (hands bat to a customer) Here. Please hit me as hard as you can.
      SpongeBob: Psst... Squidward... I'm working in the kitchen... at night!
      Squidward: Don't hold back.

    • SpongeBob: Isn't this great, Squidward? Just you and me for hours and hours and hours, and then the sun will come up and it will be tomorrow, and we'll still be working! It'll be just like a sleep over only we'll be sweaty and covered in grease!

    • Mr. Krabs: But, SpongeBob! Mrs. Puff NEEDS THIS!
      Mrs. Puff: Are we going to the park soon?
      Mr. Krabs: Please lad, I'm begging you. I'm a lonely, old crustacean who has found love. Don't let me lose her! (falls over, crying)
      SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs! Don't... don't cry, Mr. Krabs! Come on... ok, I'm going to get it, see? Cheer up, Mr. Krabs! Here's that washing machine you wanted!
      Mr. Krabs: Cheer up? How can I cheer up... when you're spendin' all me hard earned cash!
      SpongeBob: See! You did it again!
      Mr. Krabs: LAD!! I can't help it if you're loose with other people's money. (pause) Do you think Mrs. Puff will need a dryer to go along with that?
      SpongeBob: Well, Mr. Krabs, do you want to know what I think? AAAHHH! Regga Fleeba Brecka Brecka Smullen-ullen Mr. Krabs!! Yegga Hegga mergin Wallet! Dimmy Middy Spend! Rivy Flivy Diva Shiva Mr. Krabs Wallet!!!
      Mrs. Puff: I didn't know SpongeBob had such a colorful vocabulary.

    • Mrs. Puff: Oh, you're spoiling me, Mr. Krabs. I mean, foot rubs between courses. (a fish rubs Mrs. Puff's toes) Caricatures. (holds up a caricature of herself) Imported music. (a scuba diver plays the piano)

    • Squidward: SpongeBob, no matter what I've said, I've always sort of liked you.
      SpongeBob: Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet!
      Squidward: Huh?

    • Ms. Puff: Thats funny, I thought I heard Spongebob's voice.
      Mr. Krabs: You did, he is my assistant for the day.
      Ms. Puff: Oh, excuse me, let me call my insurance agent

    • SpongeBob: Hi, Mrs. Puff!
      Mrs. Puff: (startled) Ahh! SpongeBob! Hit the brakes! SpongeBob!

    • Squidward: The walls will ooze green slime!! Oh wait, they always do that.

    • Mr. Krabs: Aaah... baahhh... haaaa

    • SpongeBob: Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah! Aaaah!

    • Squidward: He cut off his hand by mistake.
      SpongeBob: (starts removing his hand) You mean like this? Or like this? Or this? Or this?...
      Squidward: Except he wasn't a sponge!
      SpongeBob: So?
      Squidward: So, it didn't grow back!!
      SpongeBob: Oh no!!!

  • NOTES (37)


    • SpongeBob: "At Night" Sequence
      SpongeBob's "at night" sequence ("I'm... at night") is similar to Rachel Green's (Jennifer Aniston) "naked" sequence ("I'm... naked") from the Friends episode "The One in Vegas Part 1."

    • The 'Nosferatu' character who was flicking the lights on and off at the end is from the first ever vampire movie, "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror", made in 1922.

      When the characters ask who was flicking the lights on and off, it cuts to a shot actually taken from the original movie.

    • Squidward: The walls will ooze green slime?
      The walls oozing slime is a spoof on the scenes from the movie "The Amityville Horror" where the demon house bleeds from the walls.