SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 1 Episode 6

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy / Pickles

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Aug 21, 1999 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy:
SpongeBob and Patrick try to meet the stars of their favorite superhero series, "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", who currently reside in the local rest home.

When SpongeBob's enemy, Bubble Bass, comes in and orders a Krabby Patty, SpongeBob forgets to put the pickles in. Then, his whole world turns upside-down, literally. He even forgets how to make a Krabby Patty. Can he ever show his face in the Krusty Krab again?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Two classic episodes

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy: I love this episode because it introduced my favourite secondary character (Mermaid Man). There were some things that were funny, like when Barnacle Boy called Mermaid Man an "old coot" and you see random retirement home people going, "Yes! That's me! I'm over here!". Other funny parts include SpongeBob being "robbed" by Patrick and Mermaid Man shouting "EEEVVIL!" a lot of times.

    Grade: 9/10 A

    Pickles: This episode introduces Bubble Bass, who is my third favorite character. He was very funny, especially with his voice. Squidward died twice in this episode, which was very very funny. SpongeBob being confused was also very funny. I also like the Western-style face-off of SpongeBob and Bubble Bass. The ending was funny. He got booed by everybody, including his mom.

    Grade: 9/10 A

    Final grade: 9/10 Amoreless
  • Another classic episode

    Aired today.
  • pickles is hilarious

    pickles is one of my favorite episodes and I think the part were bubble bass orders is funny and where

    bubble bass says you forgot the pickles! the best there is I don't think so you lose and his laugh after that is hilarious this episode is great!
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy is underrated and Pickles is perfect.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy: This is not the weakest Mermaid Man episode in my opinion. SpongeBob and Patrick pretend to be Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and gets on Squidwards nerves. Squidward tells both of them that they live in a retirement home and go there to see them. They try to get them out of retirement, but it doesn't start out successfully. I thought the part where Mermaid Man says "You may kiss the bride!" was hysterical and I also thought the invisible boat mobile part was funny too. Very underrated episode that doesn't deserve the negative reviews. 10/10

    Pickles: When Spongebob forgets to put pickles in a Krabby Patty, he forgets how to make Krabby Patties and can't remember to do anything. My favorite parts were the ending and when SpongeBob thinks the front door is missing. This was another great episode for a great season. 10/10

  • These episode were not thatexcellentthan the previous episodes

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy: This had to be one the weakest Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episodes I've ever seen (it's not the worst but still weak). I only laughed at SpongeBob and Patrick finding thevillain, SpongeBob and Patrick at Shady Shoals, SpongeBob talking about Man Ray, the bride part (that was super hilarious), and SpongeBob as a woman and Patrick as a robber. My major problem is that this episode wasn't that great. SpongeBob and Patrick were a little annoying which is why they kept getting kick out of Shady Shoals and the humor was low. Overall a decent episode that could have done better for a first Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episode. 7/10

    Pickles: The plot was kinda interesting but some parts were boring. I laughed at SpongeBob doing weird orders, Bubble Bass saying stuffs that has nothing to do with food, SpongeBob getting mixed up with making a krabby patty, Gary on the alarm, Squidward burning foods, Bubble Bass having pickles the whole time and the very ending. Speaking of Bubble Bass, his role was funny especially when he listed stuffs that had nothing to do with the Krusty Krab's menu. Overall score is 8.5/10moreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Customer #1

Recurring Role

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Old Coot #3

Recurring Role

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Mermaid Man

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (34)

    • In "Pickles", in the scene where Mr. Krabs goes to SpongeBob's house to get him to come back to the Krusty Krab, if you listen carefully, you can hear music playing backwards.

    • When the guy at Shady Soals was reading a newspaper, it says "GLORBAL OCEAN WARNINIG". However,they're underwater and it floods cities.

    • Barnacle Boy was not the original sidekick of Mermaid Man. Originally, he was to hang out with an old coot named Barnacle Bill. Barnacle Bill, due to his marine mishaps, had a body made entirely out of driftwood. He also had flippers for arms and legs, wore a hat that looked similar to SpongeBob's Krusty Krab workhat, smoked through a wooden smoker (though he produced bubbles instead of smoke), and had a head that resembled that of the famous cartoon sailor Popeye. Stephen Hillenburg, though, couldn't find a use for Barnacle Bill, so he replaced him with Mermaid Man's current sidekick, Barnacle Boy.

    • Why would Mr. Krabs have a money back guarantee if he's so cheap? Edit: That's the reason he had money back guarantee on the menu board in very small letters, so nobody could read it.

    • When the lady fish says Bubble Bass was hiding her car keys under his tongue, shouldn't she have said boat since boats are the underwater version of cars?

    • Why did Bubble Bass get his money back? He never actually payed for the Krabby Patty.

    • When Mermaid Man is getting his broccoli, Barnacle Boy doesn't have any on his plate, but when Mermaid Man tells the cook to give Barnacle Boy some extra ones, he already has some on his plate.

    • The first fish asked for extra onions, however SpongeBob only put one on.

    • This episode marks the first time Mr. Krabs helps SpongeBob (by trying to teach him how to make a Krabby Patty).

    • Goof: When SpongeBob walks out to duel with Bubble Bass, you can hear his shoes walking, but he didn't walk at all.

    • How can Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy breathe underwater if Sandy can't even breathe without her helmet? EDIT: Because they are based off Aquaman and Aqualad who can both breathe underwater.

    • Bubble Bass says Mr. Krabs owes him two dollars, but you can clearly see Mr. Krabs only give him ONE dollar. Afterwards, he is clearly crying that he lost two dollars, so it is really an obvious mistake.

    • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are voiced by Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway, respectively. Borgnine and Conway also starred together in the television show McHale's Navy, as Lt. Cmdr Quinton McHale and Ensign Charles Parker. The series ran from 1962 to 1966.

    • How can Mermaid Man throw a waterball? He's underwater!

    • In "Pickles," how could Bubble Bass hide the first two pickles under his tongue for so many days?

    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy," after SpongeBob talks about how old people are the greatest, the person who shows up and does a thumbs up works at the Nickelodeon studios gate.

    • When the sea creatures unite, an old man is holding a torch. How is this possible, since they live underwater?

    • These episodes are on the Spongebob SquarePants: Game boy Advance Video Volume 2, along with the episodes, "Hall Monitor / JellyFish Jam."

    • A couple scenes showed Mr. Krabs' mouth as big and gaping.

    • Barnacle Boy was originally named "Barnacle Bill."

    • Bubble Bass also stars in F.U.N.

    • In Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy if you look closely at the purse after Patrick steals it and is hiding behind the building, it looks like it is floating in mid-air.

    • In "Pickles," SpongeBob hands Bubble Bass the patty the second time. When Bubble Bass flips through the contents of the sandwich, we see all of the ingredients except for the pickles, so if we do not see pickles in the first place, how is Bubble Bass hiding them under his tongue?

    • In "Pickles", the order of the Krabby Patty was first revealed as: bun, patty, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, lettuce, cheese, tomato, and bun, but after SpongeBob regains his sanity, he described the recipe as: bun, patty, lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and bun. Although, it is possible that SpongeBob could have mixed up the order since he was partially confused.

    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", Patrick and SpongeBob put on the "ring" (donuts). Later, they don't appear on their fingers.

    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", when Mermaid Man kept saying "Evil!", Barnacle Boy was sitting on the left side of the couch, then, he was sitting on the right side.

    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", when Patrick and SpongeBob got the donuts, Patrick grabbed an orange one, but when they did the Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy thing, Patrick had a chocolate one.

    • In "Pickles", when Bubble Bass and SpongeBob have the faceoff, Bubble Bass roars at SpongeBob. SpongeBob then says "rar" to him. In the captions, it reads that SpongeBob says "right" and not "rar".

    • In "Pickles", when SpongeBob goes back to the Krusty Krab, we see he's wearing his hat. When he looks into the spatula, the hat is gone, but when we see him afterward, the hat's still on his head.

    • In "Pickles", if you look closely at the menu when the first fish orders, you'll see that patty is spelled pattie.

    • In "Pickles", closed captioning said Bubble Bass's name was Bubble Bath instead of Bubble Bass.

    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", when Sponge and Patrick were playing Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Squidward wasn't wearing his shirt. In the next scene, he is.

    • In "Pickles", when SpongeBob said "and three cheers for the guy who took my place!", Sponge said "hip, hip" four times.

    • Mermaid's belt is yellow in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy", while it was purple in a later episode!

  • QUOTES (78)

    • Mermaidman: By the power of Neptune!

    • SpongeBob: This is where I belong.

    • Mermaid Man: Evil! Where is it?

    • Citizen: Hey, SpongeBob's back!

    • Mr. Krabs: Don't talk like that!
      SpongeBob: Don't you get it, you crustaceous cheapskate! I can't make a Double Krabby Patty with the works! (makes patty as he tells Mr. Krabs the ingredients) I can't put a patty on a bun, with lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and top bun together in that order! (notices the patty he just made)
      Mr. Krabs: (squinting his eyes at SpongeBob) It's time.

    • SpongeBob: No, no, no, no, no. (Day becomes night again. Then day again and then night again. Mr. Krabs is sleeping until SpongeBob wakes him up) I got it! I got it! It's all very clear to me now, Mr.. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: It is?
      SpongeBob: Yes! I finally realize that I can't do it! I can't do it, Mr. Krabs! I'm a failure!

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, I don't know if I...
      Mr. Krabs: Take your time. (SpongeBob thinks of the krabby patty formula. It soon turns to night then day again. SpongeBob reaches for a bun and Mr. Krabs gets excited. SpongeBob puts bun back down)

    • Mr. Krabs: But you're fine, me boy! (SpongeBob walks right through the wooden kitchen door) Ohh...uhh, well...maybe not. (walks into the kitchen where SpongeBob is nailing a piece of bread to the table) All we need to do is get your confidence back. So, you can make me more money! I-I-I mean, patties. (chuckles)
      SpongeBob: I how do that?

    • Mr. Krabs: Nonsense, you'll be back makin' Krabby Patties like your old self in no time!
      SpongeBob: I think don't ready back to go to work, Mr. Krabs. (walks off)

    • Mr. Krabs: No! Come back! No! Arrgh... I gotta get SpongeBob back! (Mr. Krabs is at SpongeBob's house when he notices a toaster nailed to the door. He opens the door and walks in) SpongeBob? (the house is a total disaster as everything is misplaced and things are everywhere and opposite) SpongeBob!

    • SpongeBob: Oh...was it mattress, mattress, sheets, pillow, then SpongeBob? Or... (hits head with fist) D'oh...think, Sponge! Oh yeah! It was mattress, SpongeBob, mattress, then sheets, pillow. (gets inbetween the two mattresses) Good-night, Gary.
      Gary: Meow.
      SpongeBob: Aw, this isn't right. (he slips out and stands upside-down on his bed) Good-night, Gary.
      Gary: Meow.
      SpongeBob: Wait, this isn't right either. (SpongeBob lays down on his back) Nope. (SpongeBob is between each railing of the ladder) Nuh-uh. (tries sleeping with a mattress on his head) Negative. (tries sleeping on the ground next to his mattresses) C'mon, c'mon! Get it right. (tries in the the lifesaver) Wrong. (keeps doing the wrong things as the clock fast-forwards to morning where the alarm goes off. SpongeBob is under all three mattresses on the floor) Aww, I almost had it! Alarm clock. D'oh, how do I turn this thing off? Think, think, think, think!
      Gary: Meow.

    • SpongeBob: Oh, no, Mr. Krabs. Who will make the Krabby Patties?
      Mr. Krabs: Oh, don't worry about that. We've got Squidward!
      Squidward: Huh?

    • SpongeBob: Okay, I am not gonna blow it this time. Let's see. Bun down. Then ketchup, then mustard, then pickles? No! That's not right! (starts a new patty) Bun down. Mustard, then ketchup, lettuce, then the pickles? No! (tries again) Mustard down, bun stuff down d'oh, where's the patty go? (tries again and uses the same bun) Pickles, ketchup, wait! Think! Think! I'm losin' it! (tries again) Bun down, shoe, mustard, pan, bun...no! (Mr. Krabs comes in) Mr. Krabs, I am so confused. I can't remember how to do anything.
      Mr. Krabs: Why don't you take the rest of the day off?

    • SpongeBob: Wait! Wait! Wait! (Mr. Krabs throws SpongeBob into the kitchen)
      Mr. Krabs: Get back to work, we got orders waitin'!
      Squidward: I need a Krabby Patty.

    • Mr. Krabs: How's about a free glass of water? A dozen free glasses of water! I'll even put ice in it! (Bubble Bass walks out the Krusty Krab with the money) No! Come back! Two dollars! Two dollars, no! No! (walks over to SpongeBob)
      SpongeBob Mr. Krabs, I know I put pickles on that Krabby Patty.
      Mr. Krabs: (grabs SpongeBob) That two bucks is comin' out of your paycheck! (SpongeBob tries to hang onto the floor)

    • Bubble Bass: I believe you owe me two bucks.
      Mr. Krabs: Two bucks?!
      Bubble Bass: Your guarantee. (points to the menu where in tiny print it says 'money-back guarantee')
      Mr. Krabs: Oh. That. Well, can't we talk about this? (takes out two dollars and Bubble Bass grabs it)

    • Bubble Bass: The best there is? I don't think so. You lose! (laughs)
      SpongeBob: (checks patty for pickles) But, the pickles should be right where they always are. I know I put them on! (customers are disappointed) Where are those pickles? Pickles! Pickles! Pickles! (Bubble Bass walks up to Mr. Krabs but also throws Squidward out of the way)

    • SpongeBob: Well, then here ya go! (Bubble Bass takes the plate and sits down where he plays with the krabby patty until he decides to take a bite) Well, Bubble Bass, whaddya think?
      Bubble Bass: This is pretty good. Only one thing...you forgot the pickles! (shows no pickles on the burger)
      SpongeBob: No!

    • SpongeBob: I got it already, Squidward. (gasps) Bubble Bass.
      Bubble Bass: (pushes Squidward away) Squarepants. I hear talk you make a mean Krabby Patty.
      SpongeBob: (staring at Bubble Bass) Yep. I hear talk you're kinda picky.

    • SpongeBob: Wow. That was even better than the old show.
      Patrick: It's all thanks to you. (SpongeBob winks)

    • TV Announcer: The New Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy! We join our heroes locked in a battle of wits. (Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy play checkers when phone rings)
      Mermaid Man: It's the Aqua phone! What is it, Chief? Uhh, hello? Hello? Hello? ("HANG UP" appears) The phone is still broken. Remind me to get that fixed. ("SIT" appears)

    • SpongeBob: Pinch me, I must be dreaming. (sea creatures pick up SB & Pat) Mission accomplished, Patrick.
      Patrick: Yeah, we did it. (sea creatures throw them out)
      Mermaid Man: I did it. I feel 5 years younger. Oh, it's good to be back!
      Barnacle Boy: We did it, you ol' coot.

    • Mermaid Man: Those fiends. They're actually enjoying it.
      SpongeBob & Patrick: Do it again! Do it again! Do it again!
      Barnacle Boy: Now what, Mermaid Man? We need help!

    • Barnacle Boy: Mumbling morays. It's not working, Mermaid Man.
      Mermaid Man: He's absorbing it like some kind of evil sponge.

    • Mermaid Man: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy UNITE! Throw a waterball at 'em!
      SpongeBob & Patrick: Waterball! Waterball! (Barnacle Boy throws a waterball at Spongebob)

    • Barnacle Boy: Gah! Yeah, but. It's suppose to be invisible. That's it! We gotta end our life of leisure. Time to come out of retirement. There's evil afoot.
      Mermaid Man: EVIL! Where is it?
      Barnacle Boy: There it is! (points at SpongeBob & Patrick)

    • SpongeBob: Excuse me, Mermaid Man.
      Mermaid Man: What do you want?
      Barnacle Boy: This better be good.
      SpongeBob: This'll cheer you up. We're almost done painting your invisible boat mobile.

    • Barnacle Boy: Confound it, get away from him.
      Mermaid Man: Stop shoutin'. I'm napping!!

    • SpongeBob: Why, are you here to rescue little ol' me?
      Barnacle Boy: Pipe down! You could wake Mermaid Man and he's ornery when he's disturbed.

    • Mermaid Man: Up, up, and away. Up, up, and away.
      SpongeBob: (dressed up as a woman) Oh, my. This purse is so big and heavy.
      Patrick: (dressed up as a robber) Hold it right there, ma'am. I'll be taking that.
      SpongeBob: Aah! Help! Help! Help!

    • Manager: What is going on in here?
      Mermaid Man: You may kiss the bride! (SpongeBob gets kicked out)
      Patrick: Did you re-unite our heroes?
      SpongeBob: No, but I'm married.

    • Mermaid Man: Listen up, you villains. I wanna eat my meatloaf. If you don't get out of here, then by the power invested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife.

    • SpongeBob:: Do you remember the time the food supply in Atlantis was running low? So you invited a ray gun that makes things grow six times their size to shoot at the kelp gardens. But then the evil Man Ray swoops down and swipes the gun away and shoots all the algae. (Pretends to shoot) And he globs on the undersea Dome! (Splats on table) And then he starts sucking on the glass. (Sucks up his saliva)
      Barnacle Boy: What's your point, kid?
      SpongeBob: You guys are the greatest heroes of all time, and I think you should come out of retirement.

    • Barnacle Boy: What do you want from us.
      SpongeBob: Hold on. Just let me look at ya.
      Mermaid Man: Stay alert, Barnacle Boy. He...he's up to something.
      Barnacle Boy: Will you cut...will you stop calling me 'boy'?

    • Mermaid Man: To the table, away!
      Barnacle Boy: Careful! Don't run!
      SpongeBob: Hey, Mermaid Man.
      Mermaid Man: Uh, here comes the TV repairman.

    • Patrick: It's too bad they're old.
      SpongeBob: What do you mean, Patrick? Old people are the greatest. They're full of wisdom and experience. (captain gives a thumbs up) The world needs Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Someone, somewhere, is in trouble, and I won't rest until Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are out of retirement. (fireworks appear)
      Patrick: Ooh! Pretty lights!

    • SpongeBob: Are you Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy?
      Barnacle Boy: Well, we used to be. But now we're retired. (SpongeBob & Patrick gasp)

    • SpongeBob: Excuse me, I know that Mermaid Man is working undercover on an important case, but you think we can see him?
      Manager: Undercover? Yeah...well I'll see if they can take time from their busy schedule to see you. (SpongeBob and Patrick laughing as they walk in) There they are. Right over there. (SpongeBob and Patrick gasp) Try not to surprise them.

    • SpongeBob: Hmm, they must be working undercover.
      Squidward: Yeah...now please leave me alone.

    • SpongeBob: Reflecto has found our secret lab.
      Patrick: What would the real Mermaid Man do?
      Squidward: Why don't you go ask him yourself?
      SpongeBob: Elaborate, you vile fiend.
      Squidward: He and Barnacle Boy live in the retirement home on the other side of town.

    • Patrick: Jumping Jellyfish, Mermaid Man. He's destroying the shield. (Squidward is destroying The 'Shield')
      SpongeBob: Quick, Barnacle Boy, back to the sea cave.
      Patrick: Right, Mermaid Man.
      Squidward: SpongeBob! SpongeBob, open up!

    • SpongeBob: Creatures of the deep, assemble! (both go into deep thinking) Think...harder...Barnacle Boy. (jellyfish swims by) Here they come. (Squidward blows jellyfish away) Blast, Reflecto has become too powerful.
      Squidward: (under a tent) What the? Ohh! RAGA...
      SpongeBob: If Reflecto is cut off from sunlight, he becomes weak.

    • SpongeBob: (dressed up as Mermaid Man) Come, Barnacle Boy. There's evil afoot.
      Patrick: (dressed up as Barnacle Boy) Leaping Lampreys, Mermaid Man. I'm right behind you.
      SpongeBob: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy spot their arch enemy, Reflecto, up to no good.

    • TV Announcer: Mermaid Man: Champion of the Deep.
      SpongeBob & Patrick: Yay! Champion of the deep! Woo!

    • TV Announcer: Mermaid Man: Fleet and Forceful. With the ability to assemble and charge the creatures of the deep.
      Mermaid Man: By the power of Neptune!
      TV Announcer: Mermaid Man, with his young associate Barnacle Boy, fights for all creatures who live in the sea, against the forces of evil.
      Villain: Oh, no! The Raging Whirlpool.

    • (after receiving an order)
      SpongeBob: Okay, I'm not going to mess this up. Bun down, mustard, ketchup, then...pickles? No, that's not right! (throws away patty) Bun down, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, then the...pickles? No. (throws away patty) Mustard down, bun sucks down...ah, where's the patty go? Mustard, ketchup- wait! Oh, think, think! I'm losing! (throws away patty) Bun down, shoe, mustard, pan, bun- NO!!!

    • SpongeBob: There's EVIL afoot!
      Mermaid Man: EVIL!! EVIIIIIIIIIILLLLL!! Evil, evil, evil, EVIL!!
      SpongeBob: What? All I said is there's evil afoot.
      Mermaid Man: Evil!!! evil, evil, evil!! EVIL!!
      Barnacle Boy: Would you stop saying that!

    • SpongeBob: Do you know what this means?!
      Patrick: DONUTS!

    • Mr. Krabs: Three cheers for the return of our master fry cook, SpongeBob! Hip hip--
      Customers: Hurray!
      Squidward: Hurray.
      Mr. Krabs: Hip hip--
      Customers: Hurray!
      Squidward: Whoop-dee-doo.
      Mr. Krabs: Hip hip--
      Customers: Hurray!
      Squidward: Oh boy.
      SpongeBob: And three cheers for my buddy, Squidward who took over for me while I was gone! Hip hip--
      Customers: Booooo!
      SpongeBob: Hip hip--
      Customers: Boooooooo!
      SpongeBob: Hip hip--
      Customers: Boo, you stink!

    • Bubble Bass: I hear that SquarePants is back!
      SpongeBob: I'm right here, Bubble Bass!

    • SpongeBob: Ever alert, Mermaid Man has trained himself to sleep with his eyes open.

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, I know I put pickles on that Krabby Patty.

    • Bubble Bass: You failed again, SpongeBob LoserPants.

    • Mermaid Man: What do you want?!

    • (to Bubble Bass, as he was ordering)
      Squidward: Let me guess, tiny. A small salad?

    • SpongeBob: Ever alert, Mermaid Man has trained himself to sleep with his eyes open!

    • Mermaid Man: (to Barnacle Boy) QUIT SHOUTING!! I'M NAPPIN'!
      Barnacle Boy: IT'S NOT ME, YOU OLD COOT!
      Old Person 1: Yes?
      Old Person 2: That's me.
      Old Person 3: I'm over here!

    • Mermaid Man: Hurray! I did it!
      Barnacle Boy: (kindly) We did it, ya old coot.
      Mermaid Man: Who are you?

    • Mr. Krabs: It's like riding a bike. You never forget!
      (Looks at a bicycle being boiled on a boiler)

    • Squidward: (unenthusiastically) Welcome to the Krusty Krab. My name is Squidward. May I take your order?
      Teal Fish: Hmm… uh… (cut to the menu, which is only has three entrees and two sides) oh, I'll have a… (Squid whips out a pad and pencil) ...no. (Squid puts it away) Oh… maybe… (Squid takes them out again) …no. (Squid puts them away again) Hmm… I'll have… (Squid takes them out again) …no. Oh, maybe…
      Squidward: Are you planning on ordering TODAY, sir?
      Teal Fish: I'll have a… Krabby Patty. (Squid writes it down)
      Squidward: How original.
      Teal Fish: And with extra onions.
      Squidward: Daring today, aren't we? (He rips off the sheet and puts it on the rotating order mobile thing in the kitchen) One Krabby Patty, extra onions. (Sponge takes it and places it on a tack with the rest of the orders)

    • SpongeBob: I can't make a double Krabby Patty deluxe, with a bun, patty, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and bun in that order!

    • SpongeBob: (to Mermaid Man) Hey, remember the time the food supply was running low? So you made a ray gun that would grow things ten times their size to shoot at the kelp garden? But then Man Ray swoops down, steals the gun away, and shoots all the algae! (pretends to have a gun and shoots)

    • SpongeBob: (Making Krabby Patty) First bun, then patty, followed by ketchup, mustard, pickles, extra onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and bun. In that order.

    • Mermaid Man: (To lunch server) Make sure you give extra broccoli to my young lad. The boy needs his vitamins.
      Lunch Server: (To Barnacle Boy) Here you go, son.

    • SpongeBob: I anything can't do right since because pickles.

    • Fish: Can I get some extra salt?
      Squidward: We're all out.
      Fish: Could you check?
      Squidward: No.

    • Squidward: 12 Krabby Patties on wheat buns!
      SpongeBob: (rapidly prepares said order; rapidly) Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun. Bun, patty, ketchup, tomato, bun! One dozen cryin' cows on the farm! UP!!
      Squidward: Thanks, Farmer Brown. It's been a thrill serving you.

    • Mermaid Man: Listen up, you villains! I wanna eat my meatloaf! If you don't get out of here, then by the power invested in me,... I now pronounce you man and wife!
      Retirement Home Man: What is going on in here?!
      Mermaid Man: You may (Points to SpongeBob) kiss the bride! (SpongeBob goes rolling back home, with the wedding march playing in the background)
      Patrick: Did you reunite our heroes?
      SpongeBob: No, but I'm married.

    • SpongeBob: (Wearing his underwear on his head) Mr. Krabs, hello! Do you how do?

    • Bubble Bass: I'll take a double triple balty deluxe on a raft, four by four animal style, extra shingles with a shimmy, add a squeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it, and let it swim.
      Squidward: We serve food here, sir.

    • SpongeBob: (Trying to remember Krabby Patty recipe) First bun, shoe, mustard, pan, bun, NO!

    • SpongeBob: Oh my! This purse is so big and heavy!
      Patrick: Hold it right there ma'm, I'll be taking that!
      SpongeBob: AHHH!!!

    • SpongeBob: And three cheers for the fry cook that took my place while I was gone.
      All Fish: Hip, hip, booo! Hip, hip, booo! Hip, hip, booo!
      All Fish: Hip, hip...
      Male Fish: BOOO, you stink!

    • SpongeBob: One cryin' Johnny, comin' up!

    • SpongeBob: (To Bubble Bass) Wait a minute! Look, he was hiding the pickles under his tongue the whole time!
      Mr. Krabs: And there's the pickles from last time, too!
      Female Fish: And there's my car keys!
      (All the fish group around Bubble Bass)
      Bubble Bass: And...there's my ride!
      (Bubble Bass runs off)

    • Fish #1: He [Squidward] burnt my patty!
      Fish #2: He burnt my fries!
      Fish #3: He burnt my shake!

    • Barnacle Boy: Hey, who are those guys?
      Mermaid Man: Are they here to fix the TV?

    • Barnacle Boy: That's it! Time to come out of retirement! There's evil afoot!
      Mermaid Man: Evil! Where is it?
      Barnacle Boy: There! (Points to Spongebob and Patrick) You know what this means? (Takes out box of rings)
      Mermaid Man: Donuts!

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    • Mermaid Man: By the Power of Neptune!
      This is a parody when He-Man turns into him, he says "By the power of Grayskull!"

    • Barnacle Boy: Face
      If you look at his face and hat, he looks a little bit like Popeye.

    • SpongeBob: Help, help... are you here to rescue little o' me.

      The phrase SpongeBob used when he played the 'Stolen Purse' plot with Patrick is just like the one Penelope uses on Perils of Penolope Pitstop.

    • Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy: Superhero References
      It's blatantly clear that Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are references to the 60's version of Batman and Robin -- note their reliance on weapons and gadgets. However, Mermaid Man's and Barnacle Boy's younger appearances seem to be based on Aquaman and his sidekick, Aqualad. Also, Aquaman had the power to create water balls, breathe underwater, and telepathically talk to sea animals.

    • Bubble Bass: Four-by-four, animal style...
      "Four-by-four" (4x4) and "Animal Style" are two of the "off-the-menu" additions you can make to burgers at In n' Out. In n' Out is a mostly-Californian chain, well-known across much of the West as the pinnacle of franchised burger restaurants. This quote along with some other visual similarities to In n' Out, like the very simple menu, suggest that the Krusty Krab may be based off of In n' Out.

    • Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy: Invisible Boatmobile
      The Invisible Boatmobile is a reference to Batman & Robin's Batmobile. And Wonder Woman's invisible jet.