SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 9 Episode 14

SpongeBob, You're Fired

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Nov 11, 2013 on Nickelodeon
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SpongeBob, You're Fired

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.

  • 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.moreless
  • One of the worst SpongeBob episodes I have ever seen in my life.

    This episode of SpongeBob SquarePants wasn't really that great and I'll explain why.


    It starts off with the Krusty Krab where Mr Krabs has another one of his typical money issues. To save money, he decides to fire SpongeBob, the Krusty Krab's only competent employee. He did this all for a nickel, which is pretty shocking since Mr Krabs pays his employees less than minimum wage.

    First of all, the plot makes no sense because Mr Krabs has deliberately fired the one employee that actually tries hard in his job. If he was so desperate to save his business, he could've fired Squidward instead since he didn't care about his job from the beginning.

    After SpongeBob gets fired, Patrick tries to show him the fun of unemployment and Sandy tries motivating him into getting a new job.

    SpongeBob tries to get employed in some other fast food franchises but it doesn't go to plan because he is unable to cook the food that is sold in those stores and he is only able to cook a Krabby Patty.

    Because he has no job, SpongeBob basically sits at home feeling upset and the managers of each fast food franchise fight to take him back. Even Squidward fights for him, although he usually hates SpongeBob. At the end of the episode, he goes back to the Krusty Krab to continue work.

    The reason this episode is bad is because Mr Krabs has resorted to ridiculously cheap ways to save money and the fact that he chose to fire the one employee who actually keeps the business open shows that he is the worst character in this episode.moreless
  • filler

    cause this is FILLER filler of the time an hour in a half is just too long for uncreative minds heh heh
  • Writers, YOU'RE FIRED!

    Really writers? Do you have any originality anymore? I know a veteran like Doug Lawrence have returned but I guess they are running out of ideas. We've already seen Spongebob fired before, and we know it's not going to work well. So why do it again? More over, why would Mr. Krabs want to fire the employee that keeps the Krusty Krab is alive in the first place for a nickel? Also, here's something strange, isn't paying your employees a salary that would save you a only a nickel illegal? But let's see this episode's biggest flaw, the writing. After Spongebob gets fired Patrick tries to imply that being unemployed is a good thing, and shows him the fun of it. That's a good message for the kids aint it? After Sandy convinces him to find a new job Spongebob says I'm ready for the first time in years. Unfortunately this is the only good part about the episode. He then goes looking for a new job as a cook and he works at 4 different restaurants only to get fired from all of them because he keeps making krabby patties like dishes. We saw this in Le Big Switch and that never worked. But when he gets home he makes Gary new food and Gary claims that it's really good, and I sat there thinking,oh so he's going to start his own line of snail food. But no, apparently he gets kidnapped by most of the restaurant owners to become their new cook. You could have just called him you know. Then Squidward disguised as a giant burger hero rescues him and takes him back to the Krusty krab only to find out the Mr. Krabs sucks as a cook. Didn't we find out he was the chef of the SS Diarrhea, and that he couldn't even cook a can of peas? So Spongebob gets hired again and Mr Krabs installed a pay bathroom to get that nickel. Wouldn't that cost him a few hundred dollars to install in the first place? That's my problem with this episode, the writing is contradictory and there's no originality. Mysteriously, this was not created by the terrible duo of Zeus Cervas and Casey Alexander, I know Lawrence has helped create crap like One course meal, and Atlantis Squarepantis along with the terrible duo, but I have no idea how these other guys got hired in the first place. So writers, find a new job.moreless

    I really hate this episode so much. I wish I could give it a 0 but this episode won't let me so I will use the 1 rating.

    0 out of 10.

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