SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 8 Episode 37

Move It or Lose It / Chum Fricassee

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Oct 21, 2012 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Move It or Lose It / Chum Fricassee

Move It or Lose It: Mr. Krabs and Plankton must try to get signatures in a petition in order to not get their restaurants bulldozed when they discover that their restaurants are not 100 feet away.

Chum Fricassee: Squidward quits his job at the Krusty Krab and starts running the Chum Bucket turning it into a gourmet restaurant using his grandma's secret recipe Chum Fricassee which tastes delicious.

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  • Good episodes

    Move It or Lose It 9/10

    Chum Fricassee 10/10
  • These episodes are so awesome

    Move it or lose it is funny 10/10

    Chum Fricaseme is even funnier 11/10
  • Good potential for Squidward, but of course it all falls apart at the end

    Move it or Lose it summary: Mr. Krabs and Plankton try to gather signatures in order to prevent their restaurants from being bulldozed for breaking a city ordinance law. The main thing that starts the plot of this episode is that the Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket are less than 100 feet away from each other, which is apparently against the law. I suppose that's feasible, but probably wouldn't happen in real life. So begins another generic Mr. Krabs/Plankton rivalry plot; nothing too special. The ending is pretty anti-climactic, too: instead of one restaurant being bulldozed, the Krusty Krab is just moved back an inch. this have been made a little clearer at the end of the episode? Basically, the only reason this plot began in the first place was because of poor communication. But that's not what I'm focusing on in this review.

    Chum Fricassee summary: Squidward begins to work for the Chum Bucket, bringing people in with an old recipe of his grandmother's. This episode started out great, to be honest. Squidward finally gets fed up with Mr. Krabs' uncaring ways (at one point, Krabs says he doesn't value Squidward at all TO HIS FACE), and finally starts getting some success. It's a win for Plankton too, since it's his restaurant. Even Krabs is forced to admit that Squidward's Chum Fricassee tastes good. I was expecting Squidward's inflating ego to be his undoing by the end of the episode, and that would have been fine. What I DIDN'T expect, however, was Squidward's grandma barging in, exposing the fact that Squidward wasn't letting the food cook for the appropriate twenty-four hours, and basically telling the customers to beat her grandson to a pulp as punishment. So now even members of Squidward's own family want to make him miserable? And then, just to add insult to injury, Squidward goes back to work at the Krusty Krab at the end of the for Mr. Krabs to use him as a literal door-mat. What. And what exactly did Squidward DO to deserve all that abuse? All he did in this episode was protest against Krabs' negligent behavior and let all his newfound success go to his head. This did NOT make him deserve to be attacked by a mob incited by his own grandmother and be used as a door-mat by said neglected boss. This episode had so much potential, but then it turned out to be another "Squidward abuse" episode. Such a shame.moreless
  • Great episodes that I enjoyed a lot!

    These two episodes made season 8 even better! Both of these episodes were funny!

    Move It or Lose It: This episode was very funny and enjoyable to watch. Although the ending was predictable, I still enjoyed and laughed a bit even though it wasn't my favorite. Overall, there's nothing much to say about this episode other than it was great. I give this an 8.5 out of 10.

    Chum Fricassee: I felt that this one was better than Move It or Lose it and I really laughed more. The idea of the episode was great and I loved when Squidward's Grandma came and the ending was funny too. I loved this episode a lot and its one of my favorites for season 8 and one of my favorite Squidward episode. Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10.moreless
  • One superb episode and one perfect episode

    Move It or Lose It: Not my favorite but it was pretty enjoyable. There weren't really any LOL moments besides the ending of the episode which I honestly didn't see coming but should've. There were a few pretty funny moments and plot-wise, it was very good. 10/10

    Chum Fricassee: Loved the idea of Squidward turning the Chum Bucket into a gourmet restaurant. I think it's one of the show's most original concepts. I laughed a lot of parts. WAY more than "Move It or Lose It". Squidward was pretty mean to SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs though but I'm glad we got what was coming to him at the end of the episode which was him being a rug. It was good to see Squidward's grandma here too which I found very funny. 10/10moreless

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