Mr. Eugene H. Krabs
Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants
At the beginning of "Clams", Squidward tells the customer that he hates everything on the menu. However, it was revealed in "Just One Bite", an earlier episode, that he loves Krabby Patties, which are on the menu.
In "New Student Starfish," isn't it dangerous to remove a lightbulb without turning it off?
How could Mrs. Puff take off the good star? Glue is so hard to be taken off. And the little shovel wouldn't even take it off.
In "New Student Starfish", when SpongeBob asks Patrick if he can handle the second chair, Patrick yells out, "I'm learning!", but the closed captions translate it as "I'm waiting!"
How did Patrick go to school without signing up? SpongeBob signed him up, due to writing his name on the good noodle board.
Response to the comments about where Mr. Krabs got the tombstone, dress, the giant thumb & how his eyes turned into faucets: a lot of children's cartoons do that for comedic effect.
SpongeBob said that he had 75 stars, but only 25 of his stars were seen.
When Mrs. Puff asks for Patrick's name, he gets nervous, and shouts out "24!" Could this mean that his age is 24, instead of saying his name, he said his age? Also, according to the novel, based on the episode, Patrick was referring to the calendar's date number, which apparently wasn't seen in the episode.
When Spongebob gets scared of the writing on the last desk, his arms are on his chest. They are back on his sides.
The order of the names on the good noodle star list changes a WHOLE LOT! "Horis" was once the 4th on the list, then last.
In New Student Starfish, Patrick's watch disappeared when he entered the Classroom.
Where did Mr. Krabs get the tombstone, and that dress from.
Where did Mr. Krabs get the Giant thumb???
Patrick acts like he doesn't know that life involves working and education in "New Student Starfish." But in "I'm With Stupid," Patrick understands that. Perhaps even more than SpongeBob. Even worse, the line "Wanna go jellyfishing?" is used in both. Did the writers make a goof on purpose?
Responce to the Squids shirt and nose: TV shows tend to do that on purpose. It gets tedious for them to do it like that, plus they have to make them come back some how.
In "Clams", after SpongeBob hooks Squidward's nose and casts it off, a couple scenes later, it's back.
Chickens can't live underwater!!! People may think that it is possible because the egg is in the tank, but the tank has no roof... (From New Student Starfish)
How did Spongebob's class have a science project if this was boating school?
The stars change their position many times throughout the episode
When SpongeBob and Patrick are running with Roger and the lightbulb the chalkboard has several new names ex:Philly Phil,Baby Face.(Since this only appears for a second I only had time to see 2 names)
In several scenes Horace has 3 stars but he actually only had 1.
When Spongebob first puts Patrick's name on the board, it's in caps, But when Patrick is struggling with his name, in the background it's in lowercase.
When Mr. Krabs lands next to Squidward after the alarm goes off, you hear him laughing but his mouth isn't moving!
Several times in the episode, Mr. Krabs rubs a dollar bill on his body, but stretches much more than any dollar is supposed to, dollar bills.
response to coral bits: Mr. Krabs kicked him and all the customers out, so he could have private time with his millionth dollar.
Since the lightbulb is above the cage (which is covered, BTW), how could it generate substantial heat to keep Rodger (Roger?) alive anyway?
The fish that gave Mr. Krabs his millionth dollar never got his coral bits.
In Clams (or SpongeJaws or any of the million names they call this episode), at the very beginning of the episode the anchor on Squidward's hat is red. But later on it is dark blue.
In New Student Starfish, When SpongeBob is waiting for Patrick to bring back a lightbulb, the chalkboard in the background says, "Lesson 22: Docking", but in the beginning of the episode Mrs. Puff said, "Today's lesson will be about turning."
In "New Student Starfish", SpongeBob says he has 74 stars but there are only 21 stars.
When Spongebob is putting things in his locker, (right before Spongebob and Patrick fight) you can see that there are six lockers right next to each other. However, when Mrs. Puff picks Spongebob and Patrick up to stop their fighting, there are about 8 lockers right next to each other!
Crowd: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Patrick: I don't see anyone fighting.
SpongeBob: They're talking about us! We're fighting!
Patrick: Well, don't mind if I do!
Crowd: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight...fight...fight? (shows SpongeBob and Patrick swinging wildly without making any contact)
Mr. Krabs: Have you boys met me millionth dollar? (laughs)
SpongeBob: Wow! How'd you get it back?
Mr. Krabs: It wasn't easy. Old Blue Lips is quite the fighter! So eventually we settled on a trade.
SpongeBob: What'd you give him?
(Mr. Krabs hops up on the mast, missing his body from the neck down)
Mr. Krabs: Nothing important.
Squidward: If we're really quiet, we can sneak up to the life boats.
SpongeBob: OK. (SpongeBob and Squidward freak out to the lifeboats)
Patrick: Mrs. Puff, is it nap time?
Baby Chick: Hey! What I miss?
SpongeBob: I'm a good noodle, I'm a good noodle!!
Ms. Puff: You'll get this star back when you earn it.
SpongeBob: She made it.
Mr. Krabs: (laughs happily) Oh, and for a second or two, I thought she was a goner.
Mr. Krabs: Quick, SpongeBob, reel it in! Can't you hear the music?! That's a 4/4 string ostinato in D minor! Every sailor knows it means death!
SpongeBob: Oh, poor Mr. Krabs, gone forever from our lives. WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN ME?!
Squidward: Yeah, why couldn't it have been you?!
SpongeBob: Why did he have to go like this?! WHY?!
Squidward: Why did he have to go like this and leave me tied to this idiot?!
Squidward: Mr. Krabs, listen! I work with SpongeBob all day long. So I know what I'm talking about when I say YOU ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!
SpongeBob: And I've gotta get home to feed Gary.
(shot of Gary eating the couch, half of it already gone)
Patrick: Boating school? I thought this was Spanish class! See ya, SpongeBob. See ya, Big Fat Meanie!
SpongeBob: In one day, I have gone from good noodle to bad egg. It's all stupid Patrick's fault. (turns around and looks at Patrick meanly) I hate you, Patrick!
Patrick: I hate you more!
SpongeBob: I'd hate you no matter what!
Patrick: I'd hate you even if I didn't hate you!
SpongeBob: (pauses) I'd hate you even if that made sense!
Patrick: I'd hate you even if you were me! That's how much I hate you.
SpongeBob: I'd hate you even if... I'd hate you even if the light-bulb keeping Roger alive burned out!
(Roger's light goes out)
SpongeBob: Poor Mr. Krabs. Gone out of our lives forever..
Squidward: SpongeBob, have you noticed that Mr. Krabs has gone COMPLETELY INSANE?!
Squidward: We're gonna die out here just because a giant clam ate Mr. Krabs' STUPID dollar!
(a single ceiling light shines over a mound huge of light bulbs)
Patrick: The light bulb. (seeing the mound) But why does it have to be so far away?
Spongebob: And now for the room with the most class--the classroom!
Mrs. Puff: May Neptune have mercy on your souls!
SpongeBob: (after seeing a sketchy doodle of Mrs. Puff that Patrick drew) Big fat meanie. Pat! You can't do that, she's the teacher!
Mrs. Puff: (grabbing the drawing) What about the teacher? (looks at the drawing and somehow turns into exactly how Patrick drew her) As if I really looked like this!
Spongebob: The lightbulb, without it Roger will die!
Patrick: Roger, Without him the lightbulb will have nothing to warm!
SpongeBob: I've never seen Mr. Krabs so broken up.
(Mr. Krabs lays on ground with body parts scattered about)
Squidward: Hey, Mr. Krabs! I found your millionth dollar!
Mr. Krabs: Yeah! Whoo-hoo! I...wait a minute! This isn't me millionth dollar. This is an ordinary dollar that's been crumpled up, torn slightly, soaked in the lagoon, and kissed with Coral Blue Number 2 Semigloss lipstick.
SpongeBob: (putting lipstick on) Actually, it's Coral Blue Number--
(Squidward hits Spongebob on the head with a fishing pole)
Mr. Krabs: Congratulations, sir, you have just given me my one millionth dollar!
Scooter: Great, what do I win?
Mr. Krabs: Nothing, now get out!
Scooter: (gets disappointed) What?
Mr. Krabs: Get out, everybody, get out, you're spoiling me precious moment!
SpongeBob: What's wrong with Mr. Krabs?
Mr. Krabs: Nothin, lad. Do you know what this is?
Squidward: A very dirty dollar?
Customer: Uh... What do you like better, the Coral Bits or the Nacho Oyster Skins?
Squidward: I like neither. May I take your order?
Customer: How about the Barnacle Rings, are they any good?
Customer: What's your vote on the Kelp-
Squidward: Sir, let's get this out of the way, I hate everything on the menu! Now what do you want!?!?
SpongeBob: Psst... try the Coral Bits.
Customer: I'll have the Coral Bits.
Squidward: That will be one dollar.
SpongeBob: (giving Patrick a tour of the boating school) This is the hallway of learning. These are the classrooms of learning.
Patrick: And these are the stairs of learning, right?
SpongeBob: No, those are just the stairs. (walks over to a different staircase) These are the stairs of learning.
Patrick: Who cares about a stupid star?
SpongeBob: Gee, Patrick. It seems like you would care alot about stupid stars considering YOU ARE ONE!
Patrick: I'll deal with you after class!
SpongeBob: It is after class!
Students: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Spongebob: I'm sorry I called you a stupid star!
Patrick: I'm sorry I made you lose one of your good noodle stars, got you move to the back of the room, shooted spitballs in your face, and threw stuff at you!!
Spongebob: I'm sorry your apology is so long!
Patrick: Me too! Let's go save Roger!!
SpongeBob: (snickers) Hey Patrick, I thought of something funnier than 24!
Patrick: (snickers) What?
SpongeBob: (starts to laugh) 25.
SpongeBob: And this is our class project. The egg represents our life, and all that surrounds us. And this lightbulb represents life, this is the only thing keeping the egg alive...
Patrick: (flips the switch repeatedly) Life, death, life, death, life, death, life, death, life, death!
(confetti falls and music plays in the Krusty Krab)
Fish: What's going on?
Squidward: Something stupid, most likely.
(Mr. Krabs comes out and starts hopping around with his millionth dollar)
Squidward: See, I told you...
(Spongebob had to be moved to the back of the classroom, so Patrick is trying to get his attention-)
Patrick: Psst... Psst! SpongeBob! SpongeBob! Psst! Hey!
Spongebob: (Thinking to himself) I have to try and ignore him.
Patrick: SpongeBob... I'm trying to get your attention! Psst!
(Patrick smiles in a meek why and raises his hand)
Spongebob: (Spongebob snaps) HI?!
Patrick: Who's the fat kid talking to?
SpongeBob: You, Patrick, she's the teacher!
We learn that Mr. Krabs' main objective is having a million dollars.
Patrick doesn't appear in "Clams."
We learn that Mr. Krabs gave his body to the Clam so he could have his millionth dollar back.
Mrs. Puff doesn't appear in "Clams".
Squidward and Mr. Krabs do not appear in "New Student Starfish".
Gary makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
Plankton and Sandy do not appear in this episode.
"Clams" was ranked #98 on the "Best Day Ever Countdown."
Coral Bits cost $1.00.
The name of the boat Mr. Krabs, Spongebob and Squidward were on is called "The S.S. Cheapskate."
In the episode Clams when Spongebob and Squidward are crying it almosts sounds like they're laughing.
The tombstone Mr. Krabs sets up reads, "RIP: Me Millionth Dollar".
Roger, The Baby chick is named after the voice of Squidward.
The music, storyline, and scenes in "Clams" are VERY much like in the movie "Jaws".
In "Clams", when Spongebob was casting his line out and hooking items on the boat, he tore off Squidward's shirt and nose. A couple of scenes later, both the shirt and nose reappear.
The giant clam that ate Mr. Krabs's millionth dollar is named "Ol'Bluelip".
Mr. Krabs cries in the following ways: In pieces, sucking on his feet, running tears into his mouth, spraying tears through his eyelids, spraying tears through his eye sockets, with his eyes shaped like a facuet, and sucking on a giant thumb.
We learn Patrick does not go to school, but in "The Bully" he mentioned that he goes to community college.
We learn that Krabs fish for clams like people fish for fish.
Clams was originaly "Bluelips".
The fish who gave Mr. Krabs his one millionth dollar never got his coral bits.
We learn that all Krabs' dream is to make one millionth dollar.
We learn that boating school has a class pet. It's a chicken egg.
We learn that boating school has a chart of good deeds and SpongeBob had 74.
The title screen for "Clams" is a spin-off on Jaws (Clams instead of Jaws, a dollar instead of a diver, and a clam instead of a shark).
When Gary helps SpongeBob get ready for school, it sort of parodies Wallace and Gromit when Gromit sometimes helps Wallace in the mornings.
In "Clams," it sometimes mocks the movie they are parodying (Jaws) by breaking the fourth wall by having the shark (or in this case, the clam) show up every time the Jaws theme plays (even in one scene, Mr. Krabs begs the band who is playing the theme to stop).
When SpongeBob loses a gold star, his head makes complete rotations, a la "The Exorcist."
When Mr. Krabs nailed the last sandwich to the mast it's a reference to when Captain Ahab nailed a Spanish gold coin to the mast in the famous book "Moby Dick".
It is possible that the misspelling of "skool" on SpongeBob's desk ("Skool Is 4 Chumps") is a reference to "Invader ZIM".
The background for the title of Clams was modeled after the original Jaws poster.
Jaws: Mr. Krabs went through desperate measures to get that clam to return his dollar
To do this he uses Spongebob and Squidward as bait and conducts an orchestra to play dramatic music, the music has a strong set of Cello's and Violins playing in a very desperate, scary, on the edge way (very noticeable in the 'Jaws is coming theme')
And indeed when that music played Jaws did come, as did the Clam for this episode.
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