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SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 9 Episode 11

SpongeBob, You're Fired

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Nov 11, 2013 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
User Rating
73 votes

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Episode Summary


To save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob from working at the Krusty Krab. When SpongeBob cannot handle unemployment, he decides to search for another job.

  • umm about fired spongebob for the money

    that's stupid for some reason why would he fired him for some money i known he's cheap and all but fired a frycook for saving money?? besides the fact is you can't fired someone who was good at anything for some money but i actually enjoyed the episode abit it's kinda great and it's not boring
  • Eeeehhhhh....

    It's too boring to hate;

    but too boring to dislike.
  • It's decent to me

    I actually kinda enjoyed this episode very much. Despite it having a few flaws.

    Parts I liked:

    - Patrick's second head thingy

    - SpongeBob saying "I'm Ready!" like he should have since Season 3.

    - Squidward saving SpongeBob and bringing him back to the Krusty Krab.

    Parts I hated:

    - Boring filler at beginning

    - "I'll save a whole nickel if I cut your salary!"

    - SpongeBob crying for about 45 seconds. Felt like All That Glitters or A Day Without Tears.

    - SpongeBob was a bit boring without his job.

    - Patrick's Acts of Funemployment were kind of annoying.

    - A running gag of SpongeBob getting fired from different restaurants.

    - The episode was kinda predictable.

    So all in all, this episode was pretty decent for Season 9, but still a bad episode. Also, did they change Old Man Jenkins' voice? It sounds a little different in Season 9.

    UPDATE 10/31/14:

    @Aaran24 Okay, you know what? I can understand that you hate this episode and I respect your opinion, but calling anyone who likes this episode "suffering from brain cancer" or "has a lower IQ than Patrick Star"? No, just no. You should be ashamed of yourself from saying that. You are literally cyber-bullying someone for having an opinion over an episode that you hate. SHAME. ON. YOU. At first I could agree with the points that you've made in your review, but now, after seeing this comment, I have to downvote in anger.moreless
  • Best SpongeBob episode and special! :)

    When I saw the promo to this special I was so excited. I literally jumped up and down.

    "SpongeBob You're Fired" is about Mr. Krabs firing SpongeBob to save a nickle. When SpongeBob got fired, he cried a lot, but that did not bother me. SpongeBob had a reason to cry. I felt really bad for poor SpongeBob. He did not deserve to be fired. It pulled my heart to see SpongeBob all depressed and woobified. I really wanted to hug him.

    While the special was tearjerking, it was funny when SpongeBob was stuttering the word "fired" and Patrick said, "I can't come up with anymore words that start with the letter

    Another thing that I like about this special was that Squidward actually acted nice to SpongeBob in the end. It was so shocking because in the pre-movie era Squidward was a jerk with a heart of gold, but then was flanderized and became meaner to SpongeBob. For example, Squidward was happy that SpongeBob was gone in "WhoBob WhatPants" and humilated him with no remorse in "Little Yellow Book". However, in this special, Squidward was UNflanderized and his soft spot for SpongeBob returned. This made me so happy.

    My nit pic would have to be Mr. Krabs being too cheap, but that is just him.

    Overall this is a special I recommend to SpongeBob fans.

    Edit: Aaran24, just because someone keeps thumbs downing the negative reviews does not make them a troll. They are just disagreeing with them. I think I have thumbs downed some of those reviews myself. So, are you trying to say that anyone who disagrees with these negative reviews is a troll? If so, then I feel greatly offended.

    Edit: Aaran24, I respect your opinion that you don't like this special, but I cannot get myself to hate it. You do not have to agree with my review. In fact, I think that it is good how you are expressing your own opinion. That's what a good reviewer does. Please, respect my opinion, though. I don't want this to turn into a debate.moreless
  • I hate this episode more than Boating Buddies, Yours, Mine and Mine, and even Atlantis Squarepantis.

    I absolutely HATE this episode. Even if it's not sadistically cruel like A Pal for Gary, it doesn't make fun of suicide like One Coarse Meal, or spoils the climax but not it's genre like Atlantis Squarepantis. At least those episodes followed a goddamn plot. The concept for this episode is Spongebob getting fired. He was fired once in Squid on Strike and once in Karate Choppers. He even quit in episodes like Patty Hype and Nature Pants, so the fuck? Already it's concept is baseless. But it's worse. It rips off episodes from both the good and bad older and newer episodes of Spongebob. From the one whole minute of crying out of A Day without Tears to not being able to cook anything but Krabby Patties from Le Big Switch and even the ending of that episode to an extent, to even the fucking Title Card since an episode called "Mrs. Puff, you're fired" exists! But the worst thing is that Spongebob through the whole ordeal learns nothing. Even though he can make a wonderful business making snail food which throws a continuity error since he SOMEHOW can't cook the food at the restaurants, he still choose to wait hand and foot for Mr. Krabs and gets rehired because Mr. Krabs is a shitty business man and understands that he can't accept losing his best fry cook for a fucking nickel. Oh yeah. Mr. Krabs fired Spongebob for a fucking nickel. That rips off Can you Spare a Dime? because he fired Squidward, a much worse employee over a dime with sentimental value. This episode is what happens when you reach the bottom of the barrel and then you dump shit inside it just to dig into it again. The plot is based completely off of contrivance and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It shamelessly rips off other episodes; even the bad ones, sometimes acts in the episode make no sense due to something previously mentioned or committed, every joke in this special is less enjoyable than a root canal at a dentist, and it even tries to imply that it's good to be unemployed, ft. Patrick. Episodes like the Splinter, Stuck in the Wringer, Atlantis Squarepantis, One Coarse Meal and A Pal for Gary were signs that Spongebob needed to end. But THIS sack of whoreshit for an episode is a sign that Nickelodeon needs to fucking die. And hopefully Viacom goes with them as well.

    UPDATE: 8/4/2014

    I'm genuinely convinced that there's a troll going and spreading bullshit thumbs down on all negative reviews on this episode. Whoever is, needs to fuck off. This is a terrible episode, and my 4th most hated overall. NOTHING will change that, and if you have a problem with that, you shouldn't even bother.

    Also, One Coarse Meal is my 3rd most hated episode from Spongebob, A Pal for Gary is 2nd, and Pet Sitter Pat is 1st. It's literally a shitty rip off of A Pal for Gary.

    EDIT: 10/31/14

    @Murvine_Taylor There is such a thing as a wrong opinion. And you definitely have it. An episode like this shouldn't exist. You claim that it may not be a troll thumbing down negative reviews, but what if they are right? Seriously, did you not read my review? This episode is nothing but a rip off in every sense of the word. It's a rehash showing that the show has run so short on ideas, it's feasting on it's own excretion just to stay alive. I legitimately think you are too stupid to know the difference between a piece of shit and chocolate. Well try using your damn nose and find which will taste good and not. Because... I legitimately feel that anyone who likes this episode is either suffering from brain cancer or has an IQ of -14812.moreless

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