SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 19

Jellyfish Hunter / The Fry Cook Games

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Sep 28, 2001 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Jellyfish Hunter:
Mr. Krab's turns SpongeBob's idea for "Jelly Krabby Patties" into a colossal customer favorite, and it leads to trouble when the local population of jellyfish become hunted to near-extinction.

The Fry Cook Games:
 SpongeBob and Patrick turn against each other in the ultimate battle of food. SpongeBob representing the Krusty Krab, and Patrick representing the Chum Bucket.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jellyfish Hunter was good, but The Fry Cook Games was perfect.

    Jellyfish Hunter: When a customer tries a Krabby Patty with jellyfish jelly, he wants SpongeBob to get all the jellyfish he can find, not knowing what Mr. Krabs will do to them. It was funny when SpongeBob reacted to the Krabby Patty with blue jelly and it was funny when the fish starts singing after trying the new Krabby Patty. Not my favourite episode, but I enjoyed it. 8/10

    The Fry Cook Games: When Patrick and SpongeBob compete in the games, their bosses want them to not be friends with each other so they will win the medal. There were some really hilarious gags like the famous my name is not Rick Gag. A perfect episode that never gets old. 10/10moreless
  • The classic Spongebob we love!

    Jellyfish hunter: This episode is pretty good. Great humor and timing. I love the song about the "sandwich filled with jellyfish JELLYYYY". lol And Mr. Krabs getting the living daylights shocked out of him: "I'm taking jelly off the . Great episode. 8.5/10

    The Fry Cook games: I LOVE this episode. This is a classic. Favorite quotes: Patrick: "BECAUSE YOU TOLD ME TO!" and the running "YELLOW! PINK!" 9.5/10
  • I love it!

    I like lots of spongebob episodes but this one the most.

    Jellyfish hunter: I sorta like this one but not as much as The Fry Cook games. One reason is Mr.Krabs hurts the jellyfish, which is cruel. Second, there wasn't as many funny parts. But overall, it's 8.5/10.0

    Fry Cook games: This one is my all time favorite because of the numerous funny parts. Like when the starting guy catches on fire and has to redo it, then catches on fire again. Also Spongebob says "It's not over yet, Patrick." Then Patrick says "That's what you think, but it's not over yet!" Overall it's 9.9/10.0moreless
  • These episodes are superb

    Jellyfish Hunter: This episode was superb. It was interesting that SpongeBob decided to eat jelly krabby patty. The song was interesting as well. The montage was kinda funny. The blue jellyfish (which turns out to be no name) sneaking at SpongeBob's house was very funny. I thought the ending was funny. My only problems was this episode was boring in a couple scenes and I didn't like Mr. Krabs' appearance here...he acted like an antogstic. Overall a superb episode. 9/10

    The Fry Cook Games: Another superb episode and like Jellyfish Hunter, it is not my favorite episode. I did like the plot but some of the parts were getting a little boring. Also, i didn't like that this is bascially another episode of SpongeBob and Patrick fighting. Other than those, the episode had some funny humor such as the beginning when that fish got burned and he has to do it again, Patrick wanting to try out, Plankton telling the fish what to do, everyone going ahhh, fish turning into fish sticks, and maybe two more. Overall, a superb episode for SpongeBob. 9/10moreless
  • In Depth analysis of episode. Messages it shows and humor. Best read for adults looking this up.

    (Jellyfish Hunter) was amazing. It had plenty of humor for adults as they always do and the message and plot were very well thought out. It gave a good look at how a big business can get started and how it can go from being peaceful and small into a huge monstrosity in such a short time. Was funny watching spongebob figure all this out with the help of his new friend the genius blue Jelly. Great message subtext for kids and adults.

    For (Fry Cook Games) there was once again another great episode. Has to do once again with the Krabs business empire. This time it is Krabs trying to get publicity for his show. This episodes message is clear right away that. Never ditch your best friend over a contest. Do not take things to far. Give a good show but do not get to the point of fighting. Was a well rounded episode with large amounts of humor. Plankton treating Patrick like an idiot (because he is) and mr krabs using Spongebobs great work ethic to his advantage stuck out for me. The entire fight between spongbob and patrick was also great. Pay attention to the last thing Patric says before the episode ends. Very funny if you catch it. Another 2 amazing episodes with great plots and messages.moreless
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Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others

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Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices/Fish that carries Patrick into the arena/Lou

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (27)

    • When the dude who was holding Patrick comes, the pink fish with the red bra is seen and there's many of them.

    • When SpongeBob is doing the dive into the chocolate, his suit has the flag of a country on it.

    • When he is preparing for the fry cook games, when SpongeBob is doing his push-ups, he is actually doing finger push-ups.

    • "The Frycook Games" was originally going to be aired as "Dueling Mascots."

    • In "Jellyfish Hunters," when Mr. Krabs hears the guy singing, he asks SpongeBob and he says he's eating a Jelly Krabby Patty. Mr. Krabs is saying he's ruining the Krabby Patty's formula, but the only thing it has on is a bun, patty, and jelly. And a Krabby Patty obviously has more than that.

    • In "Jellyfish Hunter," when SpongeBob took out the jelly and you can see the Krabby Patty beside him, the patty was black, and when it showed him eating it, the patty became brown.

    • In "Jellyfish Hunters" when the blue jellyfish is taking SpongeBob to the factory he says he does not remember it being built. But when he tries to free the jellyfish he picks at the loose nut and says it was driving him crazy. How can it drive him crazy if he never even remembered the factory being there?!

    • Like in Super Mario Kart, Mr. Krabs is supposedly telling SpongeBob that Patrick is "Pink- the shape of evil," but we see Mr. Krabs when he should be saying this, and he's just waving his arms up and down, rather than showing SpongeBob his shape.

    • During the last event (Bun Wrestling), the darkend coliseum shows it is night time, but when SpongeBob and Patrick walk out of the stadium, it shows daylight.

    • The episode of Sponge's break was Hooks

    • to the person who was wondering why the announcer was selling FISH sticks...

      fish are cannibles. they eat each other

    • When Spongebob give the Singing Fish jelly, the Singing Fish takes a bite, but when he starts singing about the patty, the bite disappears.

    • When Spongebob gives the Singing Fish jelly for his patty, the Singing Fish's lettuce suddenly disappears.

    • When they are showing the picture of the audience, you can see up to 4 of the exact same fat blue fish in different places! And then they all blink at the same time!

    • Why is everyone so surprised at the almonds? In the far-away shot they're in plain sight.

    • In SpongeBob's jar of jelly in "Jellyfish Hunters", he puts ALL of the jelly on his patty, but when he wants to share with that guy, it's full, and when he shares it with others, it keeps refilling.

    • The size of the blue jellyfish changes when the blue jellyfish captures Spongebob in a jar to show him the factory where Mr. Krabs was killing the jellyfish. Wasn't the jellyfish suppose to be small enough to fit in a net?

    • In The Fry Cook Games when the fish said "I gotta get outta here", there was the yellow fish ,that's usually in many eps, behinde him and infront of him.

    • In JellyFish Hunters when Mr. Krabs said "The door is voice activated and only opens when I say open,Oops!(Door opens). How come the door didn't open when he said "open" the first time?

    • in "The fry cook games" in the fast food coliseum(where the fry cook games take place)there is a pink fish that there are more than one of. this also happened in "Sandy,Spongebob and the Worm" when Spongebob was telling the people about the worm.

    • In this episode, Mr. Krabs let SpongeBob take a break. But in "Hooky", Mr. Krabs got furious when SpongeBob took a break.

    • Wait a second....In 'The Fry Cook Games', The hot oil fries the fish, and the vendor wants to sell the fish sticks...but why would Any fish eat fish STICKS??

    • In some parts of the episode you can clearly see that Friend (the blue jellyfish) has four tentacles. But when he says, "Bring it on!" and again when he's on the phone he has six tentacles.

    • When Spongebob erases part of Patrick's name tag, from a far away shot, you see the name tag remains. But from the next far away shot, it's gone.

    • When SpongeBob said "Someone wants to sell me something!" but closed captioning shows Spongebob saying "Someone wants to tell me something!".

    • In this episode, Patrick's wearing underpants, but in the Pretty Patties episode, when his inflatable pants explode, he's not wearing any underwear.

    • Patrick's nametag shifts from his stomach to his chest by the end of the episode.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • SpongeBob: Patrick, I'm trying to train for the games.
      Patrick: Games?! Can I play?
      SpongeBob: Sorry, Patrick. You have to be a frycook.
      Patrick: Be a frycook? Is that all I have to do? That'll be easy!
      SpongeBob: What do you mean easy?
      Patrick: Uhh, how hard can it be?
      SpongeBob: They don't let just anyone be a frycook.
      Patrick: Oh, c'mon. You're just flipping patties.
      SpongeBob: Hey, flipping is not as easy as it sounds!
      Patrick: (flips over rock) Bzzzzzzzzt!

    • SpongeBob: (doing push-ups)
      Patrick: Are you trying to move the ground? You'll never do it like that! You gotta get UNDERNEATH IT! (rips ground off)

    • SpongeBob: It's not over yet.
      Patrick: That's what you think, but it's not over yet!

    • (SpongeBob arrives at the kitchen)
      SpongeBob: Hello? What's this? (looks at Krabby Patty that was filled with blue jelly and picks it up) How did you get in here, o' delicious one? A little snack will calm my nerves. Mmm. A Krabby Patty with blue jelly. (begins to eat and stops) Blue jelly?!? (looks at No Name) Hey there, No Name. What's happening?
      (No Name holds a glass jar and captures SpongeBob)
      SpongeBob: No Name! Let me out!

    • Realistic Fish Head: It's not over yet! With the score tied we move to our final event, Bun Wrestling! Who will take home the gold?

    • SpongeBob: Go ahead, Mr. Krabs. Send your taste buds on a journey.
      Mr. Krabs: Messing with the patty's formula? That's mutiny!

    • SpongeBob: What am I doing in this jar? And where are you taking me? PU! What smells like big business?

    • Patrick: (to SpongeBob) You're my best friend ever.
      SpongeBob: You too, Patrick.
      Patrick: You know, these were white when I bought them.

    • Mr. Krabs: (to SpongeBob) Don't forget, he called you "yellow."
      Plankton: (to Patrick) Don't forget, he called you "pink."

    • (SpongeBob catches some jellyfish)
      Mr. Krabs: More!
      (SpongeBob catches more)
      Mr. Krabs: Oh, that'll never do! MORE!
      (SpongeBob catches a whole bunch)
      Mr. Krabs: What don't you understand about... more!? MORE! MORE SPONGEBOB!!! MORE!!!

    • Spongebob: Why don't you go home Patrick, you can go compete in the laying under a rock all day games.
      Patrick: Well, at least I don't polish my fingernails!
      Spongebob: You take that back! (points at Patrick and fingernail sparkles)
      Patrick: Fingernails! Fingernails! Fingernails!
      Spongebob: You dont even have fingernails!
      Patrick: I cannot believe what im hearing!
      Spongebob: How can you hear it! You dont have ears either!
      Patrick: Uh..HOLES! HOLES!
      Spongebob: Cone head!
      Patrick: Yellow!
      Spongebob: Pink!

    • SpongeBob: I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! (jumps off the diving board, spins a bit, then splashes into the chocolate)
      Announcer Fish: Perfect entry! (SpongeBob jumps out out of the chocolate and flips himself over to cover himself in toasted almonds) And toasted almonds?! That's unexpected. He stuck it! And just look at that even coating!
      SpongeBob: Top that... Pinky.

    • Mr. Krabs: What's that smell? I smell Plankton!
      Plankton: (arriving) Oh, yeah?! Well, I smell... (puts on a human nose and sniffs with it) Phew. He's right.

    • Fred: (singing, after tasting the Krabby Patty with Jellyfish Jelly)
      Hey all you people,
      hey all you people,
      hey all you people, won't you listen to me!?
      I just had a sandwich,
      no ordinary sandwich,
      a sandwich filled with Jellyfish Jelly!
      Hey man, you've gotta try this sandwich,
      it's no ordinary sandwich,
      it's the tastiest sandwich in the sea!
      Scooba-Dibba-Daaba-Dooba-Da-Dobba-Doo-Dah! Yeah!

      Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob, who's playin' Squidward's records again?

    • Patrick: (after SpongeBob ripped off half of his name tag) No! My name's... Not... Rick!!!!!

    • SpongeBob: (after finishing his dive) Top that, pinkie!
      Plankton: (to Patrick) ALMONDS? Curse him, that's good. But perhaps a bit too high-brow for this crowd. He thinks he's better than them!
      Patrick: Uhhhhhg!
      Plankton: Better than you!
      Patrick: Nguuuh!!
      Plankton: Now get up there and show him how the common man prepares his frozen dairy treats!
      (Patrick screams really loudly, shaking the stadium)

    • Plankton: Ladies and gentlemen, turn your attention to the southwest corridor! (the crowd turns to the southeast corridor) Other way! Imbeciles. (the crowd turns in the correct direction) And... stop! Perfect. (in the entrance way, an extremely large shadow approaches, making loud stomps on the way) Representing the Chum Bucket, a creature so fearsome, (two parents cover up their child's eyes, and in turn, he covers theirs) so terrible, so mind-bendingly large, (Krabs' eyes sink into his shell.) that those of you with weak constitutions may want to leave the stadium. (A muscular fish sits, trembling in the audience. He quickly gets up to leave)
      Muscular Fish: I gotta get outta here!
      Plankton: Too late! Ready or not, here he comes. Quake with fear, you mortal fools. Bow down before the awesome might of... (the wall of the stadium explodes, and fish fly everywhere. When the dust settles, a huge, purple muscular fish is seen) ...this huge guy who is carrying the real contestant...Patrick Star!
      Spongebob: Patrick, what are you doing here? You're not a fry cook.
      Patrick: Oh, yes I am, Mr. Spongebob Superior Pants. Check it out! (he lifts up his tank top a name tag is stuck to his chest that reads "The Chum Bucket, Patrick") I've been working for the Chum Bucket for almost five minutes.
      Spongebob: Well it doesn't matter anyway 'cause you're gonna eat my dust.
      Patrick: Nuh-uh. I'm eating my own dust.
      Spongebob: Not if I eat it first.
      Patrick: Yellow!
      Spongebob: Pink! (the two walk off) I can't believe it, Mr. Krabs. I thought Patrick was my friend.
      Krabs: Friend? Not in here he ain't.
      Spongebob: What do you mean?
      Plankton: He's not really your friend.
      Patrick: He's not?
      Plankton: He's plotting your downfall right now!
      Spongebob: He is?
      Krabs: He's gonna stab you in the back.
      Patrick: He wouldn't!
      Plankton: Of course he would. Just look at him. Square: the shape of evil!
      Krabs: He's making a mockery of your profession. Are we gonna let some pretender take away what belongs to the Krusty Krab?
      Spongebob: No!
      Plankton: Then get mean!
      Patrick: I'm mean!
      Krabs: Get angry!
      Spongebob: I'm angry!
      Plankton: Now get out there!
      Krabs: And win...
      Plankton: That...
      Krabs: Medal! (SpongeBob and Patrick both growl angrily. The muscular fish growls weakly when they finish)

    • SpongeBob: I've caught and named every jellyfish here at least once, except for you, No-Name.
      No-Name: Bzzzz bzzz bzzzzzzz (translation: "Bring it on!")

    • (Mr. Krabs is trying to "escape" the swarm of jellyfish by riding an exercise bike)
      Mr. Krabs: You'll never catch me! (pedals for a few seconds, and then takes in the situation)
      Mr. Krabs: Blasted exercise craze!

    • Mr. Krabs: The door is voice-activated, and it will only open if I say open. (double takes) Oops!

    • (SpongeBob & Patrick's pants rip off)
      SpongeBob: Yellow?!
      Patrick: Pink?!
      SpongeBob & Patrick: YOU DO CARE!!!

    • SpongeBob: (phone rings) Hello?
      No-Name: (heavy breathing and later hangs up)

    • Plankton: The Chum Bucket is going to kick your carapas!

    • Mr. Krabs: Win this for the Krusty Krab!
      SpongeBob: (running) FOR THE KRUSTY KRAB!!!!!!! (lands in a #1 sign)
      Plankton: Win this one because I told you to.
      Patrick: BECAUSE HE TOLD ME TOOOOO!!!! (oil spills on spectators)
      Vendor: Fish sticks, get your fish sticks here!

    • SpongeBob: It... feels like someone.... (turns around) WANTS TO SELL ME SOMETHING!!! (sees no one)
      Salesman: (behind a rock, to another salesman) I told you he was onto us.

    • SpongeBob: (when the electric goes out) I guess Gary forgot to pay the electric bill.

    • Fish: I am a realistic fish head.

    • SpongeBob: I think I'll name you Friend! (gets zapped by the jellyfish) Tee hee!

    • Mr. Krabs: I'm taking jelly off the menu.

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs! Stop this madness! Stop it now!
      Mr. Krabs: Uh... this isn't what it looks like, SpongeBob. Why, we're just having a little... tea party.
      SpongeBob: Oh boy, a tea party!

    • SpongeBob: I'm not interested in anything you're selling!

    • (the phone rings)
      SpongeBob: I'll get it, Gary.

    • Mr. Krabs: Give more jellyfish and make it... (SpongeBob shows up with a jellyfish in a jar) quick.

    • SpongeBob: I'm going on my lunch break, Mr. Krabs.
      Mr. Krabs: You got 5 minutes.
      SpongeBob: Wow! That's 1 more minute than yesterday!

    • Patrick: Forget the Chum Bucket! This is personal! (licks SpongeBob's foot)

  • NOTES (13)


    • Name: Conehead

      When SpongeBob calls Patrick a conehead, he's referring to the movie Coneheads.

    • The fight when Patrick says, "Yellow!" and SpongeBob says "Pink!" is similar to the fight when Merryweather says "Blue!" while Flora says "Pink!" in "Sleeping Beauty".

    • After the episode's air date, Patrick doesn't wear the same underwear. Three years from the air date is the air date of the SpongeBob SquarePants movie. During the movie, he said that Partick has been wearing the same Goofy Goober underwear for three years straight.

    • Fry Cook Games:
      Parody of the Olympic Games.

    • Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls

      When the big fish is carrying Patrick, it is making fun of when Ace Ventura had to fight someone; at first it was a big person then a little guy was in a backpack.