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CopyBob DittoPants
Season №: 9
Episode №: 198b
Airdate: May 5, 2016 (USA)
July 15, 2016 (Canada)
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Sharks vs. Pods"
Writer(s): Kaz
Supervising Producer: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
Storyboard: Howie Perry
Animation: Alan Smart
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Sharks vs. Pods"
Next: "Sold!"
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"CopyBob DittoPants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, Plankton clones SpongeBob to steal the secret formula, but his plans may be ruined by the original SpongeBob.



When Plankton, Karen, and SpongeBob throw a party, SpongeBob gets tricked into putting his face on a copy machine. Plankton puts the copier on "Scan" and it scans SpongeBob. He clicks print and makes a SpongeBob clone the next day and then he colors the tie blue with a marker.

Then the next day, at the Krusty Krab, the copy walks over to the real SpongeBob and they work for Mr. Krabs. Squidward goes crazy because he thinks he's dreaming. So he beats up the customers and Krabs.

Plankton makes 305 more clones to ask for the formula but then after they find out what it is twice, one of them turn into a light gray hue. Then, he rolled up into the shape of a burrito and then vanished in mid-air. The same happens with all the other clones. Squidward comes back and then squishes Plankton after trying to fly and Plankton says "Right on my keys." and the episode ends.

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SpongeBob's copies.


Vincent Waller confirmed this episode on Twitter on April 18, 2016.[1]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Traveling Along - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]
  King Conga - Dennis Farnon [Party at Chum Bucket.]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer ["More fruit punch, SpongeBob?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield ["How's this?"]
  Alien Spacecraft (a) - Gregor Narholz [Plankton presses "Scan" button.]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [Plankton tells SpongeBob to take the day off.]
  Twilight Zone - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Plankton prints a copy of SpongeBob.]
  Cartoon Sting 5 - Copy goes to the Krusty Krab.
  Alien Spacecraft (a) - Gregor Narholz [Squidward thinks he's dreaming.]
  ? [Drink cup floats in midair.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [Kid with propeller hat.]
  Sailor's Sting 7 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["What's your name, handsome stranger?"]
  The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton asks copy for the secret formula.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton bounces.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["You are to good to us, Mr. Krabs."]
  The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Karen, did you know you're married to a genius?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["You had it tattooed on my hard drive."]
  Alien Spacecraft (a) - Gregor Narholz [Plankton prints another copy.]
  The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Copy puts Plankton in his mouth.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["This is why I never had children."]
  Unknown Track 21 - "Yup, I'm still dreaming."
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes crazy.]
  Hostile Space - Harry Lubin [Copy asks Krabs for the secret formula.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey look, another handsome devil!"]
  Creeping Up 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Neptune's puddle!"]
  Working Machines - Gerhard Trede [Army of copies.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield [Copies exit Krabs' office.]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede ["They all know the formula!"]
  The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Copy disappears.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (n) - Jeremy Wakefield ["What does that mean?"]
  Romantic Ending [#31] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob cries.]
  Clownfish Capers - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Other copies disappear.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick rolls on the ground.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [A lawn mower chases Patrick.]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["What's the formula?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton leaves the Krusty Krab.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I can't believe I failed again!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Nice try, Plankton."]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer ["I can't believe they're all gone."]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]


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  • As of October 17, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 6.9/10 based on 52 ratings by users.[2] users give this episode a 5.7/10 based on 15 votes.[3]


  • It is the fourth episode to air for the May 2016 premiere week.
  • When the episode originally aired, it was paired with "SpongeBob LongPants," which coincidentally, was also written by Kaz. The next day, it was paired with "Larry's Gym."
  • This episode marks the first time Karen Plankton has a speaking role since The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, although her first new appearance was a non-speaking cameo in "Mall Girl Pearl."
  • This is the first episode to have a title card with the title being repeated more than twice.
  • It's unknown how the SpongeBob copies were able to each get a Krusty Krab Employee Hat since Plankton was not shown cloning the hats and Mr. Krabs was never shown giving the copies their own hats.
  • This is the second time Plankton asks SpongeBob to step on him. The first time was in "One Coarse Meal."
  • The SpongeBob copy that disappears when SpongeBob hugs him and yells, "No! Don't disappear!" is most likely Me Three, as he faded after Me Two, but before all the other copies.
  • This is the first time Patrick appears in an episode, without him communicating with SpongeBob, even though he was playing with SpongeCopies.
  • This episode also confirms, as of this episode, Plankton has no children.
  • This episode must take place before "Married to Money" because in that episode, Mr. Krabs claimed he never told anyone the secret formula, and in this episode he had no problem telling the SpongeCopy's the secret formula. Or this could simply be a continuity error, or Mr. Krabs lied to Cashina.
  • This is the second time Patrick gets shredded by a lawnmower. The first time was in "Born to Be Wild."
  • Karen Plankton received a redesign in this episode, with the buttons on her wheels being pale blue instead of red. This design carried over to future episodes.
    • However, they can be just BRIEFLY seen in "Mall Girl Pearl" when Pearl eats her hotdog on a string, Karen can be seen with her blue buttons briefly when she makes a cameo on another floor in the mall.

Cultural References


Appearing Cup

Notice the missing cup and reappearing cup

  • During the scene where Squidward attempts to fly, the Krusty Krab clam sign is missing.
  • When SpongeBob and CopyBob first walk into the Krusty Krab, the cup behind Squidward on the boat is not there, but then appears after the fish orders.
  • Also, at the same time, one of CopyBob's eyelashes has a different color, as well as part of his left eye.
  • The Hat Rack also disappears.
  • The location of Karen's wheels change throughout the episode. Occasionally they are beneath the lower platform, but sometimes they also appear outside the lower platform, like in other episodes.


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