SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 9 Episode 8

Plankton's Pet

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jan 19, 2013 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Plankton's Pet

After failing again to steal the krabby patty secret formula, Plankton gets a pet to cheer himself up.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • It's too cute! Need.... hatred....

    "That name provokes a violent reaction. Spot it is! "-Sheldon Plankton


    My original review for this SUCKED. It was like three sentences and they were full of trash. So, the plot. Plankton decides to get a pet to take his mind off of stealing the formula. He finds his solution when he adopts Spot, an amoeba that will never appear in another episode because it would change the show. Then again, it could be like Poof or Sparky... what was I talking about? So, Spot gets lost when he gets put outside, and SpongeBob and Plankton find him in the animal shelter, get saved from surprisingly vicious animals by Spot, happy ending. That's it.

    This episode is simple, to say the least. It's basically split into the beginning, the animal shelter, the part at the Chum Bucket, and the animal shelter, again. Just to get it out of the way, the comedy here, the little that there is, is pretty good. The beginning with Plankton as a baby was entertaining because you know it's just Plankton and not a real baby, and there are a couple of jokes here and there to hold you over, like a comedy show should. The episode focuses on the interaction between Spot and Plankton, which is pretty (gag) cute. They basically behave like a real pet owner and pet would, with a strong bond and a nigh unbreakable friendship. It's probably the episode's greatest strength. And if you don't care much for that, there's enough comedy and action to keep watching. It's great, like everyone says it is, and it gets a 9/10, an AMAZING episode, from me.


    And some awards. This episode wins the awards for:

    Most Heartwarming SpongeBob Episode


    Best Season 9 SpongeBob Episode (for now)


    Score: 9/10

    Writers: Marc Ceccarelli, Luke Brookshier, Mr. Lawrencemoreless
  • Awwww!

    This episode was so adorable, just like my cat. I liked the beginning, when Plankton was disguised as a baby and how Mr. Krabs got beat up. I also found it funny when Plankton was at the animal shelter and said, "Too stupid," when he walked pass by Patrick, who was in a cage. (Silly This episode had me squealing with delight because Spot was so adorable and I think that it is nice to see Plankton's soft spot, like we did in "One Coarse Meal," except in this episode Plankton was not tortured. I think it is nice to see Plankton not obsess over the formula for once and focus on an animal that is so sweet and adorable. I must give this a 10/10!moreless

    This episode was very heartwarming. Plankton and Spot are great together, too bad Spot probably will never appear again.
  • A great, quality episode

    I love this episode. The first scene with the baby is entertaining to know what's going on and to see the reactions of the people who don't. Especially the ladies outside of the Krusty Krab - that got a chuckle out of me. Not to mention Spot is adorable and it's wonderful to see a softer side of such a one-dimensional character. I also love Plankton's line, "HOLY PLOT TWIST!!" Meta jokes like that always amuse me. The ending felt a little rushed and somewhat random, but the great quality of the other portions of the episode more than makes up for it.moreless
  • Another modern Spongebob episode that's actually good?

    What do you know, it looks like that the writers made most characters less mean spirited this time and simply revolved around Plankton getting a pet. For once, Plankton is actually happy and wins in the end, without the Krabby patty Formula. In fact I was glad to see that Plankton got a friend that he could connect with, even if it was just a pet.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mr. Krabs: Stop right there, you thievin' infant!(attacks the baby, who Plankton in disguise)
      SpongeBob: Yi-eeh, that's harsh!
      Mr. Krabs: So you thought you could pull a fast one, eh? (Holding baby up by the diaper) Now, come out of there, you little pest! (continues hurting the baby)
      Fish #3: What's he doing? You leave that poor baby alone!
      Mr. Krabs: Okay. I guess we're gonna have to do this the hard way.
      SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, no! Don't do it!
      Customers: (disgusted at Mr. Krabs being violent to the baby) Ooh... (they faint)
      Mr. Krabs: Oh, calm down! It's just Plankton. (Squeezes the baby's body and Plankton pops out)

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