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Accidents Will Happen
Season №: 8
Episode №: 153a
Airdate: July 18, 2011 (USA)
December 14, 2011 (Canada)
Sister episode(s): "The Other Patty"
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Perfect Chemistry"
Next: "The Other Patty"
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"Accidents Will Happen" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eight. In this episode, Squidward is injured at work and forces Mr. Krabs to pamper him while he recovers.




SpongeBob is helping.

At the Krusty Krab, the customers start to form a big riot because Squidward is not at his post, so Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob where he is and he says that is he is in the storage room doing something that requires "complete privacy." Then, they hear a thud coming from the storage room, and find Squidward, who has twisted his ankle, in a pile of buns. After Squidward explains what happened, Mr. Krabs realizes that it means he has to pay a fine to OWS. Squidward then sees it as an opportunity to blackmail Mr. Krabs unless he becomes his slave until he recovers. First Mr. Krabs fluffs a pillow for him and takes over for him. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick secretly investigate the accident to find out if he is lying about his twisted ankle, but they cannot figure anything out. Meanwhile, Squidward is seen on the roof while Mr. Krabs brings him tea. Then he is forced to massage Squidward's ankle with fry grease. But when a customer orders something, he cooks a patty with his greasy hand and gets the customer sick. And when he is forced to pop Squidward's back barnacles, the customers leave. Then an agent from the OWS comes to the Krusty Krab to investigate, then is revealed that SpongeBob called him. Squidward then lies about how he was hurt, saying that he saw ten instead of eleven seeds on a bun, causing him to snatch it and try to replace it with a new one, when the shelf broke and hit him in the head. When the OWS Agent is about to fine Mr. Krabs, he remembers the Surveillance Camera he installed. When everyone watches the video, Squidward was shown sleeping on the shelf, weighing it down, and causing the chain to snap, meaning the whole time he was lying. Then, Mr. Krabs becomes very angry and makes Squidward pay. The episode ends with Squidward popping Mr. Krabs's back barnacles.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Where's me cashier?!"]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs asks SpongeBob where Squidward is]
  Dramatic Impact 2 - Ivor Slaney [Squidward emerges from pile of buns]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz [Krabs cries]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Don't worry, papa's here."]
  Crazy Mind - Harry Lubin ["Injured? On the job?"]
  Visiting Royalty - Harry Bluestone ["It's all right here, Mr. Krabs."]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob reads safety guidelines]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - ? ["First aid?"]
  ? ["Fear not, injured coworker, for I am certified."]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Squidward yells into SpongeBob's stethoscope]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's voice echoes]
  Declamatory Chords - Alan Braden [Krabs screams]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Please don't report me to the OWS."]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Sage Guyton [Krabs taking care of Squidward]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, of course."]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Krabs screams]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Don't worry about that."]
  Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede [Krabs asks SpongeBob to investigate]
  Sailor's Sting 6 - Nicolas Carr, Robert Alexander White ["Okay, you stand here."]
  ? [Squidward relaxing on the roof]
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [Krabs eats the phone]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'll go get the massage oil now."]
  ? ["This just isn't adding up."]
  ? [Krabs massaging Squidward with fry grease]
  Clumsy A - Bernd Gesell ["Hello? Anybody here?"]
  ? ["How long do I have to keep this up?"]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [back barnacles]
  ? [customers leaving]
  ? [OWS inspector appears]
  Beautiful Moonlit Night - Carl Maria Von Weber, George Wilson ["It was just another day at the Krusty Krab."]
  Sailor's Sting 1 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward cleaning the cash register]
  ? ["I wasn't about to stand idly by..."]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero [shelf collapses]
  Desperate Situation - Phillip Green [Squidward crying for help]
  Beautiful Moonlit Night - Carl Maria Von Weber, George Wilson [Squidward finishes explaining]
  Bumbling B - Bernd Gesell ["As you know, certain penalties are involved."]
  ? [drum roll]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs cries]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Tipsy Turvy - Phillip Green [Krabs sees a surveillance camera]
  Animal Antics - Phillip Green [video of what really happened]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["You... faker!"]
  ? [Krabs lying on a table]
  Rasping Brass - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [back barnacles]
  ? [ending]



  • This episode was first aired in the Philippines on October 14, 2011, along with "The Other Patty." Both episodes are not part of the Animation Domination special, featuring a combination of the rest of Season 8 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and new episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness, only airing on the week of April 9, 2012 to April 13, 2012. The second one is "Drive Thru" and "The Hot Shot," which is also not part of Animation Domination. The third one would be "Frozen Face-Off" which aired on January 13, 2012. The first and second aired along with "The Great Patty Caper," "New Fish in Town," and "Love That Squid."
  • It is revealed that there is an OWS poster, hidden in the stockroom.
  • They didn't call the OWS in "The Splinter" when SpongeBob got the splinter in his thumb, they just threatened to send him home. This is possibly because SpongeBob's splinter was a minor injury.
  • Also, there were many customers in the restaurant at the time, and somehow they got their Krabby Patties.
  • When the customers are leaving because they're disgusted by Squidward's back barnacles, you can hear someone say "Is THAT the secret ingredient?", and another one saying "Horrible special sauce".
  • It is debatable as to whether the surveillance camera operates from the same room as the one in "Truth or Square." The one in Truth or Square seemed unreachable, hinting that this one works from a different surveillance room.
  • This is the third time anchovies appeared at the Krusty Krab. The first was in "Help Wanted." The second was in "The Play's the Thing."
  • This is the third time Mr. Krabs makes a Krabby Patty instead of SpongeBob. The first was in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" and the second was in "Fungus Among Us." This is also the second time that he makes a Krabby Patty without burning it.
  • Squidward seems to show signs of what could be considered Munchausen Syndrome, in which a person fakes a disease or illness in order to elicit attention or sympathy. In this case, getting Mr. Krabs to pamper him.
  • Because it's such a serious situation that Squidward was injured, and plus the fact that the OWS had to get involved, it is strange that Mr. Krabs was only charged a dollar.
  • It is revealed that Mr. Krabs has a security camera in the bun storage. This shows his overprotection as revealed in "Truth or Square."
  • Mr. Krabs says "What in Neptune's knickers?", but "knickers" means "panties" in the UK and other countries part of the Commonwealth.
  • Mr. Krabs has committed yet another crime. He said he "borrowed" the security camera from the airport in a nervous tone. Of course, Mr. Krabs has actually stolen it.
  • When the OWS arrives in the warehouse, the chalk outline of Squidward is much lower than the shelf.
    Squidward, arrival OWS, is on a wheelchair after, Squidward is always in a wheelchair. The door of the warehouse, however, has been cordoned off by SpongeBob. No one knows how Squidward can be entered.
  • Mr. Krabs was mad at Squidward for sleeping on the job, but in a few previous episodes, Mr. Krabs was used to it.
  • Patrick made a reference to "Frankendoodle," an earlier episode in SpongeBob, by saying "Finland." This also occurs in "The Good Krabby Name," and "Whelk Attack."


  • In Squidward's false flashback, the chain on the right snaps, but in reality it was the one on the left. Also he says he lay for 6 hours before being found. However, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs run in immediately when they hear him fall.
  • In the first few minutes of the episode, Squidward's ankle did look like it was twisted and hurt, but after the scene on the roof, it looks better again. It might have been that Squidward did not lie about the twisted ankle, but lied when saying it's going take a while to heal.
  • While SpongeBob and Patrick are investigating in the stockroom, there is a jar of Fry Grease. But when Mr. Krabs picks it up, it says Fay Grease instead.
  • When Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob where is Squidward, SpongeBob was holding his spatula, but when it zooms in, he's not holding anything.
  • In Squidward's false report, he suggests that a customer's Krabby Patty had only ten sesame seeds instead of eleven. This too would be inaccurate, as sesame seed buns normally have over a hundred seeds on them, not just eleven. Besides, the camera only showed one side of the Krabby Patty. There has to be more on the other side.
  • There is an error on the chalk outline of Squidward: in fact, the visible shape is characterized by four tentacles (two arms and two legs), but the other two legs are not drawn.
  • When Squidward is caught in sight with the Krabby Patty, the menu is spelled "Gally Grub", not "Galley Grub". When the camera returns to his face and body, both the "Menu" and "Order Here" signs are gone.

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