SpongeBob Season 1 Episode 3b Plankton!

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Recap and Gifs

The episode starts off with SpongeBob and Squidward doing their usual goofy fry cook and cynical cashier routine when one of SpongeBob’s krabby patties starts moving. Mr. Krabs immediately stops the moving krabby patty and it is revealed to have been controlled by the one and only antagonist of the series, Plankton.

Mr. Krabs proceeds to toss Plankton out using a plate Frisbee style.

Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob all about how Plankton constantly tries to steal a krabby patty and the formula.

At night, SpongeBob encounters Plankton on the way home from work.

Plankton tries bribe SpongeBob into giving him a krabby patty by bribing him with a golden spatula. However, SpongeBob is stronger than that so he rejects the bribe much to Plankton’s dismay.

At night, Plankton attaches his machine to SpongeBob’s brain in order to control him and get a krabby patty. But not before he delivers some haminess with his record player.

However, there are some drawbacks to the idea. SpongeBob’s brain lacks a stem so he has to tape it on the spongy insides while he tosses and turns in his sleep.

Plankton wakes SpongeBob up and makes him walk against his will. He ends up crashing through walls and forgetting SpongeBob’s clothes.

SpongeBob and Plankton ends up crashing through Squidward and Patrick’s houses. When Squidward (who’s sleeping naked for some reason) yells at SpongeBob for crashing into his house at night, Plankton makes the mistake of insulting Squidward’s clarinet skills though SpongeBob.


I think this is why Squidward wears a night-shirt in future episodes in case SpongeBob does that again.

Anyway, this makes SpongeBob realize that someone is controlling him and rolls  his eyes to his brain to see Plankton controlling him. However, since he can’t control himself thanks to the small guy, he ends up stealing a krabby patty from the Krusty Krab. I think this is why Mr. Krabs installed a gasoline security system by Just One Bite.

They finally reach the Chum Bucket where Plankton is preparing to make SpongeBob drop the krabby patty into the analyzer machine (which is connected to his wife Karen). SpongeBob tries fight Plankton’s urges with his heart but it only ends up slowing the process of putting the krabby patty in the analyzer.

SpongeBob gives up and decides to say some last words before gets put out of his fry cook job. He describes the krabby patty in great detail in a delicious way. This ends up making Plankton crack and he leaves the brain in order to eat the krabby patty. This makes SpongeBob capable of flicking Plankton in the analyzer and taking the krabby patty back to the Krusty Krab. I wonder how the series would’ve been had Plankton not been tempted by SpongeBob’s krabby patty description. I think SpongeBob intentionally described the krabby pattties in the delicious way to distract Plankton.

Plankton ends up trapped in Karen’s computer screen and tries to get SpongeBob to join him but the sponge ignores him. And thus, the krabby patties are safe for 7 episodes (until Culture Shock and F.U.N.).


This was a great introduction to Plankton’s character.

Grade: A

Score out of Ten: 9/10


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