SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 13

New Leaf/Once Bitten

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Sep 22, 2006 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
User Rating
130 votes

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Episode Summary

In the battle for fast food supremacy, Plankton has decided to throw in the towel and start a new business selling trinkets and souvenir gifts. He even renames his store from The Chum Bucket to The Chumporium. But Mr. Krabs doesn't buy the change for a second. He's determined to prove that this is nothing more than one of Plankton's elaborate schemes aimed at stealing the Krabby Patty formula.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The ending

    This episode was great. WAS great. The ending was so insulting and stupid, it made the ENTIRE episode pointless. I actually loved this episode, but status quo is god ruined everything. What more can I say?
  • Coming from an old school Spongebob fan, this episode kicked some serious ass.

    Plankton finally concedes to Mr. Krabs being successful and gives up competing for supremacy. Mr. Krabs doesn't believe him and pulls out all the stops to get Plankton to confess he still wants to take the Crab down. Mr. Krabs seemingly feels guilty putting Plankton through so much turmoil thanks to his paranoia and goes with Plankton to have some fun. Even where he gives the formula to Plankton anyways. Then guess what!? Mr. Krabs was right all along. Plankton thought he got the formula and celebrated like there was no tomorrow. But Mr. Krabs tricked him with a paper that said Gotcha! - Krabs. Honestly I wanted to hate Mr. Krabs so much this episode, but I really applauded his strategy this episode. Mr. Krabs proves to be a truly rock-solid fighter against his rival and flushed Plankton for faking a front to win the war. Well played, Krabs. Well played.moreless
  • Plankton opens a shop

    This episode was decent, but it is still not that great. To me, Mr. Krabs started to get more mean in this episode and has been like that ever since (although he improved on season 8). There is obviously why the score is lower...Mr Krabs of course. I didn't liked that he destroyed the things in Plankton's shop and actually tricked Plankton in getting the formula (predictable as always). If weren't for the ending, this episode won;t been superb in my opinion. I only laughed at the dancing scene where SpongeBob is DJ then Squidward is shown dancing and one more. Overall, a weak episode of SpongeBob since this is not favorite, but I enjoyed the scenes with Krabs and Plankton together. 7/10moreless
  • Hmmm... SpongeBob only appeared in this episode for the first 4 minutes BUT a plot that mostly focused on Mr. Krabs and Plankton was a pretty good idea.

    I thought that this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". This episode isn't my favorite episode but I enjoyed it. The only thing that made my score a little low was because Mr. Krabs was destroying all of Plankton's novelties and I felt bad for Plankton. Mr. Krabs was just WAY out of character there. Although, SpongeBob only appeared in this episode for the first 4 minutes but a plot that mostly focused on Mr. Krabs and Plankton was a pretty good idea. I thought it was funny when SpongeBob was the DJ and Squidward was forced to dance or else he is fired. I thought Mr. Krabs and Plankton hanging out like they were friends again was very sweet and also funny. I knew it wouldn't last the whole episode but it was funny that Mr. Krabs tricked Plankton into thinking that it was the secret formula and it wasn't. I know that deep down even though Mr. Krabs and Plankton may have their differences... I know that they are friends on the inside and do care about each other even though they don't show it most of the time. Overall, a superb episode. 9/10moreless
  • Superb

    Plankton tells Mr. Krabs he's opening a gift shop, but Mr. Krabs thinks he's up to something. So, Krabs destroys most of the gift shop, which makes Plankton REALLY MAD! That night, Mr. Krabs apologized for his behavior, and wanted to befriend Plankton. Later, Mr. Krabs offered Plankton the secret formula. Then, Plankton thought his evil plan worked. But instead, the piece of paper said, "Gotcha! Love, Mr. Krabs!"

    Mr. Krabs smashing Plankton's store brought down my score by 5 points.

    9.5 out of 10moreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

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