SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 9

Krusty Towers / Mrs. Puff, You're Fired

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Apr 01, 2006 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Why wouldn't the new teacher have tested SpongeBob without the blindfold before calling Mr. Fitz?

    • In "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired," Mrs. Puff tells SpongeBob to put on his seatbelt, which he proceeds to struggle with. In the next scene, SpongeBob no longer has a seatbelt on.

    • A car or boat that hit the new teacher would have killed him or hurt him.

    • In "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired" the time card that says "The Next Day" is exactly like the title card of the episode "Good Neighbors."

    • This is the highest rated episode in season 4.

    • How can Mr. Krabs make Patrick go to medical school? He isn't employed by him.

    • How could Squidward quit his job? In "Squid on Strike," Mr. Krabs said to pay off the damages he did to the Krusty Krab he had to work there forever.

    • When Squidward tells Patrick how did he get bags when he just figured out the Krusty Towers was a hotel, Patrick says "this is a hotel?". However, just a few seconds ago he said "this hotel has everything!", so he did know it was a hotel.

    • When Squidward gets stung by the jellyfish, the sting disappears when the camera focuses back on Mr. Krabs.

    • How did the hotel get made so fast?

    • The new driving teacher's name is never spoken.

    • In "Krusty Towers," Patrick dived into the swimming pool, but he didn't drown, because he can't swim.

    • The obstacle of a woman with a ham sandwich was actually a cheese sandwich. Even if the ham was there but unseen, how would SpongeBob know the sandwich was ham if only cheese is visible?

    • Squidward says Mr. Krabs is an employee, but he's the boss, so he's actually an employer.

    • When Squidward got his hotel room, the number on the door was 1721. Later in the episode, it read 1722.

    • Usually everyone at Boating School is an adult. In this episode, they appear to be children.

    • Normally, to go to the Krusty Krab, they go right from their house. But, this time, they went left, so the hotel was made in the other side of town.

    • We know it's been a long time 'cause SpongeBob has failed the test over 1 million times. In "Boating School," he had only failed 38.

    • When SpongeBob was driving the boat, when Mr. Fitz was seeing his progress with his new teacher, SpongeBob wasn't doing well because he couldn't see. When Patrick's pants were put on SpongeBob's head, he could drive better because he couldn't see. Couldn't he have just closed his eyes?

    • In "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired," when SpongeBob is walking the driving course blindfolded, Pebble #143 is followed by a lady with a sandwich, but then when he's driving the course, Pebble #143 is followed by a kid with a ball.

    • Couldn't Mr. Krabs get sued for using someone else's motto?

    • When Squidward brought Patrick his Krabby Patty, Patrick told Squidward to peel the crust off of his burger. However, when SpongeBob came in with a cart full of Krabby Patties, Patrick ate a bunch of them, all with the crust on the bun.

    • In "Krusty Towers," there is a painting of a sailboat on the left wall of Squidward's room. This sailboat painting looks extremely similar to the same painting found in The Simpsons' living room.

    • When SpongeBob went inside the acid, he comes out in his skeleton, but sponges don't have bones.

  • Quotes

    • Squidward: And I'd like to order room service. I'd like a Krabby Patty with cheese, toenail clippings and nose hairs.
      Mr. Krabs: (gasps) You've got to be kidding me.
      Squidward: And I want it here in 5 seconds.
      SpongeBob: Yes, sir! (runs off and comes back with a krabby patty in less than 2 seconds) Here you are, sir.
      Mr. Krabs: Well, you've got your stinky sandwich. Now eat it.
      Squidward: Oh, I'm not going to eat this. You are.
      Mr. Krabs: What? You're out of your mind if you think I'm going to eat that.
      SpongeBob: Psst, that's not really a Krabby Patty with cheese, toenails and nose hairs.
      Mr. Krabs: (laughs) Now I get ya, boy. Alright, Squidward. (eats Krabby Patty then spits it out. Squidward laughs) SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Sorry, Mr. Krabs. We were all out of cheese.
      Patrick: (room is covered in cheese) Hooray!

    • SpongeBob: (clicks fingers) Now I know this course forward, backward and sideways. Am I ready to get behind the wheel?
      Driving Instructor: Not quite. Now do it blindfolded.

    • Driving Instructor: Here. (hands SpongeBob a screwdriver) Go take that boat apart. (he does so) I'm impressed, son. PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!
      SpongeBob: Oh, that'll be easy!
      Driving Instructor: Are you sure?

    • Mrs. Puff: It's okay. Mr. Fits gave me my teaching certificate back. And your OCA was destroyed in the explosion, so it's as if you never failed.

    • Instructor: The brake, son!

    • Instructor: I'm ashamed of you, cadet. Tripped up by a weak pebble. What are you suppose to be learning in my class?
      SpongeBob: How to drive, sir?

    • Patrick: I'll need some help with my bags.
      Squidward: How can you have bags? You just found out this was a hotel!
      Patrick: This is a hotel?

    • Patrick: Wow! An indoor pool? Oh, this place is fancy!

    • Driving Instructor: Looks like you're the man, sponge.
      SpongeBob: I am?

    • Driving Instructor: First rule: no talking.
      Yellow Fish: Does that mean- (Driving Instructor tosses fish through second closed door)
      Driving Instructor: Second rule: no eating. Would anyone care for a bon bon? (Pause, then)
      Orange Fish Kid: Uh, I'll eat one. (Class gasps, Fish goes up to front of class)
      Driving Instructor: Pick your favorite. (Fish gets bon bon and eats it) How's it taste?
      Orange Fish Kid: It's a delightful taste sensation and-
      Driving Instructor: NO EATING IN MY CLASS! (Throws kid through third closed door)

    • Driving Teacher: If I don't stop this boat, tell my wife that I love her!

    • Patrick: (running) My pants!
      (Patrick's pants cover SpongeBob's eyes on boat)
      SpongeBob: (driving) Hey! I can't see! (starts avoiding all obstacles on the road)

    • Driving Teacher: What? You can't drive a boat with a blindfold on. That's illegal!
      SpongeBob: But I... can't do it without a blindfold.

    • (Squidward walks in the lobby and the phone rings while Mr. Krabs answers it)
      Mr. Krabs: Hold on. Squidward! Patrick needs your help!
      Squidward: What? Why didn't he ask me before I walked all the way downstairs?
      Mr. Krabs: He said he didn't want to bother you, but he got over it!

    • Patrick: (walks up to front desk) I'll like a Krabby Patty, please
      Squidward: This is a hotel now. If you want a Krabby Patty, you'll have to get a room and order room service.
      Patrick: Okay, one Krabby Patty and one room with cheese. Oh, and can I get cheese on the Krabby Patty too?
      Squidward: Patrick, you only live four hundred yards away. Why do you want to check into a hotel?
      Patrick: Sometimes I just need to get away from it all. (rings bell) Wow! This hotel has everything.
      Squidward: (grabs the bell away) Give me that! Now sign the register. (he pushes the sign in book towards Patrick)
      Patrick: I didn't know there would be a test! (starts crying) I didn't study!
      Squidward: Patrick! All you have to do is write your name.
      Patrick: Oh, okay. (grabs the sign in book and starts writing; looks at Squidward) Do you mind?! (continues writing) Don't look! Done! (then shows Squidward the book, which has a picture of a giant starfish that is surrounded by airplanes)
      Squidward: Close enough.

    • SpongeBob: Did I pass?
      Mr. Fitz: Well, if there was a "destroy the city" part on the test, you would have passed.

    • SpongeBob: So how'd I do?
      Driving Teacher: How'd you do? Why don't you ask the shattered remains of this pedestrian HOW YOU DID?!

    • Driving Teacher: No one's ever failed my class, that's lived through it!

    • Mrs. Puff: What's the first thing to do when driving a boat?
      Spongebob: (Snaps fingers) Oh, Seatbelt-a-roonie!

    • Mr. Krabs: Anything else stupid and unreasonable you want?
      Squidward: Nope. That's it.
      Mr. Krabs: You don't need me to chew your food for you? Or make you a backscratcher out of me own spine? Or maybe, extinguish the sun so THE LIGHT DON'T GET IN YOUR EYES!!

    • Mr. Krabs: We shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request.

    • Squidward: What's in these bags, rocks? (The suitcase opens, revealing its contents) These are rocks! Why is your suitcase full of rocks? Patrick: Well, I don't tell you how to live your life!

    • Squidward: Why would any one stay in a hotel in Bikini Bottom? It's in the middle of scenic nowhere. There's nothing to do but get stung by jellyfish! (gets stung) Oww! See?

    • Patrick: Can you do one more thing for me?
      Squidward: Why don't you ask SpongeBob?
      Patrick: Good idea, Squidward.
      SpongeBob: How may I serve you, sir?
      Patrick: I need you to eat these Krabby Patties with me!

    • Mr. Krabs: If you want a Krabby Patty, you have to rent a room and order room service.
      Fish: Oh, I've only got an hour to lunch... (Fish walks away)
      Squidward: Boy, you reeled that one in like a pro.

    • Mr.Krabs: If they could charge that much for a lousy hamburger, imagine how much money I could charge for a lousy Krabby Patty!

    • Mr.Krabs: Twenty-five dollars for a hamburger?!?

    • Mr. Krabs: Everything was perfect, until I got the bill.

    • SpongeBob: Why did you build a hotel, Mr.Krabs?
      Mr.Krabs: I'm glad you asked, son. Remember when I went to that fast food convention, and I stayed in that fancy hotel? I had a beautiful room... The employees were so friendly. (Mr.Krabs snatches the employee's change and walks away)

    • SpongeBob: So I was all ready to drain the fries, but I cooked the fries slightly too long! So...
      Squidward: SpongeBob...
      SpongeBob: This is where the bizarre twist comes in-
      Squidward: SpongeBob...
      SpongeBob: They weren't overcooked at all!

    • Mr. Krabs: Ohh! That hotel was a bad idea from the start!
      That was a hotel?

    • Mr. Krabs: (seeing his hospital bill) $15,000?!
      Squidward: You're not gonna have a heart attack, are you?
      Mr. Krabs: Not at these prices! Forget hotels; this hospital stuff rack is where the money is!
      Patrick: This is a hospital?
      Mr. Krabs: Pack your bags, boys! You're going to medical school!
      SpongeBob & Patrick: Hooray!
      Squidward: Oh, boy.

    • Squidward: (taking a bite of a cookie) I'm impressed. These are just like mother used to make. I just wish mom was a better cook.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The hotel Krusty Towers may be a reference to Fawlty Towers, where both hotels experience troubles of great scale.

    • When Squidward got a pool in his room in "Krusty Towers" Spongebob had water-wings. This is because we learn that he can't swim in "Spongeguard on Duty"