SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 16

Graveyard Shift / Krusty Love

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 06, 2002 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • When SpongeBob begins yelling at Mr. Krabs, it sounds like he's saying "Ahhh! rigga! rigga! rigga! jearnen hearted Mr. Krabs! Yergen hergen smergen wallet! Dibby mitthy smith! dibby mitthy talking about Mr. Krabs' wallet!"

    • "The Graveyard Shift" is number 10 on Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes.

    • This is the third time a female kisses one of the main male characters. The first time was when Pearl kissed SpongeBob on the head in front of Mr. Krabs' house in "The Chaperone" and in "Bossy Boots."

    • Mrs. Puff was seen in the Krusty Krab in the episode "Texas". Wouldn't Mr. Krabs (who was also there) have recognized her?

    • We learn that Mr. Krabs had to spend $100,000 at the restaurant.

    • Mrs. Puff doesn't appear in "The Graveyard Shift."

    • "The Graveyard Shift" is the first episode that shows that the Krusty Krab is open for 24 hours, "Fear of a Krabby Patty" is the second.

    • Numerous Things SpongeBob Does At Night:
      - Chopping Lettuce
      - Working in the Lettuce
      - Burning his own hand
      - Swabbing the bathrooms
      - Taking out trash
      - Mopping the ceiling

    • "Krusty Love" marks the first and last time that Mr. Krabs starts showing affection to Mrs. Puff.

    • Plankton, Sandy and Gary do not appear in this episode.

    • The three signs of the hash-slinging slasher approaching are:

      1. The lights flicker on and off.
      2. The telephone rings and nobody answers.
      3. The hash-slinging slasher gets off the bus and crosses the street without looking both ways.

    • This is actually a season two episode.

    • Sandy does not appear in this episode

    • Patrick eats a Krabby Patty at 3:00 AM.

    • Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff dating is never mentioned again.

    • "Krusty Love" can be found in the DVD titled "The Sea Scape Capers."

    • The dinosaur fish that asked for a job was probably a fish called an Aquasaurus. Aquasauruses have remained un-changed for 250 million years since the Triassic period.

    • This episode, as hinted by the production code, is shown 16 episodes late, and in the wrong season.

    • The Graveyard Shift first came out on Video and DVD in March 2002, six months before it was first aired.

    • The conversation between SpongeBob and Squidward
      about the Hash-Slinging Slasher is mostly unscripted improversation between actors Tom Kenny and Roger Bumpass who play above characters respectively.

    • In the European versions (German, French and Dutch) the scéne where SpongeBob is talking wild talk to Mr. Krabs about spending his money, SpongeBob talks very fast, loud and with a series of the infamous Jerry Springer beeps!

    • The reason the guy who comes in asking for a job is a dinosaur is probably a symbol that the character is, "already dead."

    • Noseferatu was from the movie Noseferatu, a silent movie made in the 1910's. Noseferatu is the 1st ever vampire movie.

    • Patrick has one short line in both episodes together.

    • In Bikini Bottom, "The Graveyard Shift" occurs on a Tuesday.

    • This was aired with the official premiere of the Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

    • This was normally supposed to air on September 2nd, 2002, but they moved it to September 6th, 2002(they probably wanted to tune it with Friday Night Nicktoons).

    • "Krusty Love" was originally titled as "I'll Get You Krabs."

    • The Noseferatu part was a clip taken from an old movie that starred Max Schreck.

    • In this episode when SpongeBob has to go take the trash out, the dumpster is all the way across the street, but in "Sailor Mouth", the dumpster is right behind the Krusty Krab!!!

    • We learn Mrs. Puff's first name is Poppy.

    • In an alternative version of "The Graveyard Shift" it was Floorboard Harry who flickered the lights. In the new one, it's Noseferatu.

    • We now know what happened to Mr. Puff. He was turned into a lamp, but Mrs. Puff doesn't like to talk about it.

    • The "Fancy" resturant is the same one in "Chocolate with Nuts".

    • Patrick doesn't appear in Krusty Love

    • This is the first time somebody addresses Mr. Krabs like Eugene directly. The first time was the "Krusty Krab Training Video." The narrator addressed Mr. Krabs indirectly in that episode.

    • DVDs these episodes are on:

      The Graveyard Shift: Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies,
      Krusty Love: The Seascape Capers.

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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