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Plankton's Good Eye
Season №: 8
Episode №: 163b
Airdate: September 23, 2011 (USA)
January 26, 2012 (Canada)
Sister episode(s): "Mermaid Man Begins"
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Marc Ceccarelli
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Marc Ceccarelli
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Mermaid Man Begins"
Next: "Barnacle Face"
List of episodes

"Plankton's Good Eye" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eight. In this episode, Plankton acquires a second eye, which changes his personality.



The episode begins with Mr. Krabs at his desk and whistling with pickles. SpongeBob enters and they briefly discuss Mr. Krabs' obsession with money. Then they both leave the room. Plankton pops out of the pickle jar. He hops on top of the secret formula's safe and attempts to open it. It doesn't open, even after Plankton studied the combination. Plankton soon falls off onto the floor. Mr. Krabs bursts in and, mistaking Plankton for a pickle and eats him, making Plankton bruised and injured all over. Approximately ten hours later, Plankton arrives at the Chum Bucket, when Karen suggests that Plankton should get a second eye to see the safe's combination more clearly as she states that with only one eye, he lacks depth perception. The two eye surgery Plankton attempts results in him turning into a creature with many eyes that combine to make one huge eye. On the second try,
Plankton grow too many eyes

Plankton has too many eyes.

Plankton`s new eye turns into an eye-creature with robotic legs. Finally, Karen says Plankton needs teardrops successfully complete the procedure, so he makes himself cry only to be told by Karen that he needs teardrops from a person that has two eyes. So Plankton pursues SpongeBob to get him to cry. After finding him having a picnic, Plankton tells SpongeBob a sad story about himself and his milk spilling and Plankton actually did so what happened in the story, causing SpongeBob to cry uncontrollably. Plankton gets the tear sample he sought after and begins the third surgery, in which Karen drops SpongeBob's tear liquid into Plankton's eye. An eye similar to one of SpongeBob's sprouts from his face, and Plankton sees things as SpongeBob does, that is, all happy and full of optimism. He goes after the secret formula, but instead stops to admire the beauty of his surroundings.

When Plankton arrives again at the Chum Bucket near the end of the day, Karen realizes that the second eye is giving Plankton a split personality, calling him "Neevil". Plankton is stubborn and denies her claim, 

Plankton's Good Eye 12

"Why is everything so... unrealistic!?!"

however, and tries to disprove her by stealing the formula, but Plankton is, once again, distracted by Bubble Bass, who was in need of a rescue from a burning building. After the rescue, Plankton randomly finds the formula on the ground and returns it to Mr. Krabs like a nice person, but Mr. Krabs, however, thinks Plankton is playing a trick. It is now that Krabs finally realizes that he actually is non-evil, and he tries to remove the eye several times but fails.

Plankton returns to the Chum Bucket and falls into despair. However, a surprise party is thrown for Plankton's good deeds. It seems that everybody in town is at the party. As SpongeBob hugs Plankton, the second eye falls off. Plankton becomes evil again and drives out the party-goers with red infrared lasers. The episode ends with Plankton bumping his head on the door because of his depth-perception issues caused by having only one eye.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening]
  Rock-a-Bye Baby - traditional [Krabs putting money to bed]
  ? [Plankton gets out of pickle jar]
  ? [Plankton tries to open the safe]
  ? [approximately 10 hours later...]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh Karen, if you could just see things the way I do."]
  ? ["I think you hit it!"]
  Final Conflict - Harry Lubin ["Looks like it's time for an upgrade!"]
  Lost in the Galaxy - Harry Lubin [Plankton activates machine]
  Scary Search - Harry Lubin [Plankton grows several eyes]
  Final Conflict - Harry Lubin ["Binocular vision, here I come!"]
  Lost in the Galaxy - Harry Lubin [robotic eye zaps everything]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Next."]
  ? ["Your experiments are missing one essential ingredient."]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Plankton screams]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton cries]
  ? ["Two eyes, huh?"]
  ? [SpongeBob on a picnic]
  ? [SpongeBob cries]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [backup milk]
  Final Conflict - Harry Lubin [Plankton strapped to a table]
  Mad Street - James McConnel ["Now for my next target, the Krabby Patty formula!"]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Why does everything look so... beautiful?"]
  ? - Pat Irwin [Plankton returns home]
  ? ["I'm as evil as ever!"]
  Hero v. the Villain - Johnny Pearson [Plankton rescues Bubble Bass]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thanks, buddy."]
  ? ["This eye is taking over!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["What's this?"]
  ? ["It's the Krabby Patty formula!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Why didn't I run off with it?"]
  ? ["Since when do you care about stealing?"]
  Final Conflict - Harry Lubin ["Must become monocular again!"]
  ? - Pat Irwin ["I think Plankton has really changed."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Uh-huh."]
  Final Conflict - Harry Lubin [Plankton comes home]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton cries]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [surprise party]
  Slide Whistle Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]


  • Approximately 10 hours later
  • Inside of SpongeBob, along with the spare milk carton, there was a pie.
  • There may be a possible references to the M-rated video game Resident Evil 4. When Plankton does experiments to create a second eye, a second eye comes out of his mouth (similar to Osmund Saddler from Resident Evil 4); and when an eye grows a spider-like body, similar to Saddler's final form. The latter however could also be a reference to H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.
  • The title card music is the same as Sentimental Sponge, Oral Report & House Sittin' for Sandy.
  • This marks the second time Bubble Bass sits on Plankton. The first was in F.U.N.
  • This is the first episode that Sandy steps on Plankton. He remembers her squishing him because he was most likely a jerk.
  • This episode is similar to the comic strip Spongeclops (in the 2009 Halloween issue of the now defunct Nickelodeon Magazine) when Plankton wants two eyes, but in the comic, everyone gets one eye like Plankton.
  • It was unknown why Bubble Bass couldn't clear the fire himself since he had a large soda with him. The whole soda couldn't put out the fire but Bubble Bass could have a possible chance of escaping.
  • Also, along with the top fact, when Bubble Bass jumps out of the window, Plankton offers to catch him. But since of Plankton's smallness, it didn't make a difference if Bubble Bass fell out of the window with nobody catching him. So Bubble Bass would be fine by just jumping out of the window.
  • In real life, Plankton wouldn't have inherited SpongeBob's personality because your personality is not in your eyes. It's possible that the reason is because the second eye has SpongeBob's DNA, and SpongeBob's personality is implanted in him DNA.
  • Bubble Bass hasn't been seen on the show since the Season 1 episode F.U.N.
  • So far, this is Karen's most evil appearance because she encourages Plankton to be evil and hates him being good.
  • When Plankton becomes one giant eyeball with limbs, he sort of resembles a Patapon.


  • Plankton at the end chased everybody out with "infrared" lasers, but if they were really infrared, they would be impossible to see (the prefix "infra" means below or lower than, so it means a color beyond the lowest color perception (red) a human can see).
  • When Plankton tries to open Mr. Krabs' safe, he tries to pull it open from the wrong side, so even if he knew the combination, he couldn't have gotten it open.


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