SpongeBob You're Fired is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, to save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob, but SpongeBob is undeterred and continues going to the Krusty Krab.
SpongeBob is at the Krusty Krab and he is making a Krabby Patty. When he finishes making it, Mr. Krabs comes and tells him: "you're fired", and SpongeBob starts crying, and floods the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs said the reason why he's firing him is because he found out he can save a nickel if he cuts off SpongeBob's salary completely. Originally he wanted SpongeBob to work for free, but he found out he can't because it's illegal and he would lose his vendor's license. Squidward tells him he come back "as a customer", which makes SpongeBob cry again. Then, Squidward congratulates Mr. Krabs for his decision, and asks him who is going to make the patties, and Mr. Krabs tells him that he was a "golden spatula fry cook" in the navy, so he was going to cook.
SpongeBob then goes home, crying about his situation, and when he hears Patrick crying because "SpongeBob was crying," SpongeBob invited him to pass inside, before telling him about his situation. Patrick tells him that "being fired is the best gig he knows" and tells SpongeBob he was going to come back the next day to tell him the steps of glorious unemployment. The next day, SpongeBob appears depressed, and Patrick tells him the 3 steps of glorious unemployment or (as Patrick calls it) "fun-employment", the steps were: breakfast with Squidward, Taking a Mid-Morning Siesta, and Free Lunch with Friends. First, they go to Squidward's house and step on his plants. So, Squidward throws food at them to go away. That is how they get their breakfast. Next, Patrick and SpongeBob stick themselves to the rock, but SpongeBob falls down. Then, they go to Sandy's Treedome, where she is doing a psychological test, to determine how much stuff (she doesn't even know what this "stuff" is) they eat, for free.
Sandy then tells SpongeBob that he needs to get a job, and Spongebob tells Patrick that "unemployment" may be fun for him, but, he needs to get a job, and turns from a depressed sponge, to a happy, joyful sponge again, and goes looking for a job. The first job SpongeBob arrives at is the Weenie Hut where he gets employed by Mr. Weiner. However, Mr. Weiner soon fires SpongeBob due to him making Weenie Patties instead of weiner dogs. Next, SpongeBob goes to Pizza Piehole where he gets hired by Pizza Pete to make pizzas, but SpongeBob makes a Pizza Patty, much to Pizza Pete's disapproval, resulting in SpongeBob getting fired again. Next, SpongeBob goes to Taco Sombrero he gets hired and makes a Taco Patty, and Señior Taco asks a customer to taste it, Pilar volunteers, but when he takes a bite, the taco meat gets into Billy and Frank's faces, so then he gets fired again. SpongeBob then cries a excuse to Señor Taco, but he just strictly fired him. Next and shortly, SpongeBob crying to go to Wet Noodle, but he got fired last time again, and Noodleman throws the Noodle Patty on SpongeBob, causing him to insult the restaurant. But he starts crying going home. But as he went home, Gary asks SpongeBob for snail food, but he says he doesn't have any so he makes a homemade snail food for Gary. SpongeBob tastes a bit of the homemade snail food he creates, saying it tastes great. Gary eats the food saying it's the "best food he ever tasted".
Then a knock comes on the door which SpongeBob answers. The Hotdog Minions trap him in a hot dog bun. It turns out Mr. Weiner kidnapped him and promoted him because of his idea of wiener patties. SpongeBob can't leave because he got chained until Pete comes along and frees him with Pizza Sauce then kidnaps him with bread. Soon it's a war against all the owners of each restaurant until the Killer Krabby Patty defeats them and takes him back to the Krusty Krab where angry customers are leaving because of Mr. Krabs cooking. Mr. Krabs thanks Killer Krabby Patty for bringing SpongeBob back which he reveals to be Squidward in disguise. Squidward admits that even though he hates SpongeBob, he hates the smell of burnt Krabby Patties even more. He begs SpongeBob to come back and become a fry cook again. Mr. Krabs apologizes to SpongeBob for firing him in the first place since the Krusty Krab is falling apart without him, he rehires SpongeBob. SpongeBob cleans the place and gives Mr. Krabs and Squidward a new suit and dress. To makeup for the nickel Mr. Krabs lost, he installed a pay toilet which costs a nickel to use. The episode ends.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣Steel Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [opening] •Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob making Krabby Patties] ‣Dragon Flight A - Daryl Neil Alexander Griffith [SpongeBob jumps into the air] ‣A Pirate's Life for Me (a) - Ron Goodwin [SpongeBob mops the floor while tied to the ceiling] •Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob puts pickles on the Krabby Patty] ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Spongebob gets a idea] ‣Circus Parade (b) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Order up!"] ‣ ? ["One perfect patty on a pristine plate!"] ‣Monocle, Pocket-Watch - Brian Douglas Gulland ["You're fired."] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["WHAT?!"] ‣ ? [Well, I've been doing some calculating...] ‣ ? [SpongeBob cries] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs says he'll be running the grill] ‣Hebrew Lament - John Leach [SpongeBob sadly comes home] • ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob hears Patrick crying] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick at the window] ‣ ? [SpongeBob stutters trying to say "fired"] ‣Hawaiian Sting 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The Next Morning] ‣Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob answers the door] ‣Hawaiian Sting 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Ready for your first day of unemployment?"] •Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward is angry] ‣ ? [mid-morning siesta] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Yippee."] • ? - Barry Anthony [Sandy's experiment] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick punches his forehead] ‣Steel Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thanks, Patrick."] ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob loses five o'clock shadow] ‣Hawaiian Sting 5 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm ready! Whoo-hoo!"] ‣Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob grins enthusiastically] •Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob grins enthusiastically] ‣Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Weenie Hut kitchen] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob screams] ‣Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [weenie patties] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["But Mr. Krabs, why?"] ‣Via Porchio - Mario Tomasso, Serge Tomassi [Pizza Piehole] ‣Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [shot of pizza patty] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["But who will make the Krabby Patties?"] ‣Guaracha Senorita - Heide Pehofer [Taco Sombrero] ‣Hawaiian Sting 9 - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob cries] ‣ ? [Wet Noodle] ‣Hawaiian Sting 10 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob sadly come home] ‣Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob making snail food] ‣Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob kidnapped] ‣Stealth by Night - Jack Coles [SpongeBob chained to Weenie Hut grill] ‣Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney [Parmesan crusted breadstick?] ‣Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [restaurant owners fighting over on SpongeBob] •Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [restaurant owners holding over on Spongebob] ‣Adventurers - Larry Hochman ["Stop! Unhand that sponge!"] ‣Bloodbath - Harry Lubin [Killer Patty beats up restaurant owners] ‣Chase Cue 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, here we go again."] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["How can you serve this slop?"] ‣Hawaiian Sting 9 - Dick Stephen Walter [Krabs re-hires SpongeBob] ‣SpongeBob History Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cleaning the Krusty Krab] ‣Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [ending]
SpongeBob's mug says: Best Day Ever. This is a reference to the episode Best Day Ever.
SpongeBob is able to make the Snail-Po recipe, it is possible that he remembered the tastes that he took from Missing Identity.
This episode is a bit out of character for both Squidward and SpongeBob. SpongeBob made a remark about Pizza Pete, saying "I hope his pepperoni falls off.", and Squidward went to save SpongeBob (something he would most likely despise).
When Mr. Krabs says "golden spatula fry cook", this might be a reference to some of the SpongeBob video games, most notable, Battle for Bikini Bottom, where SpongeBob has to collect golden spatulas to enter new levels.
SpongeBob got his pink slip, in the form of a shirt. When you receive a pink slip, it's on paper, and then you get fired.
This episode aired on March 31, 2014 in Southeast Asia except for the Philippines in which it aired on April 2, 2014. Both premieres were before the Kids' Choice Awards.
This episode is similar to Le Big Switch where SpongeBob also makes patties out of ordinary food. In both episodes first his bosses hate it, then they love it.
The "Killer Krabby Patty" looked similar to The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald's "Mayor McCheese".
Squidward's princess outfit at the end of the episode is strikingly similar to Princess Bubblegum from "Adventure Time".
*When SpongeBob's corner grew back after he ate it, the scene skipped a part, paused, and then started again.
For some reason, Mr. Weenie knows where SpongeBob lives.
When SpongeBob says: "They're Weenie Patties!" and "But ya just fired me.", his Weenie Hut hat is replaced with the Krusty Krab hat.
When Mr. Weenie says, "My customers love your little sliders!," the Weenie Patty is smaller.
When SpongeBob is forced out of the Krusty Krab by Squidward, there are no tables inside.
When Patrick is disturbing Squidward when he's gardening, there are 3 markers for plants. When SpongeBob says, "Hey, Squidward, look at me, I'm fun-employed," there's only one plant marker.
When SpongeBob wraps his arm around the custom Snailpo can while opening it, in the next scene when he gives it to Gary, his arm is wrapped around the can more.
There is a continuity error when Mr. Krabs says he was a "golden spatula fry cook" in the navy, even though he was the head chef on the S.S Diarrhea in Squilliam Returns.
The order wheel was not seen in the order window at the end of the episode.
When SpongeBob is feeding Gary the first time, he uses Slimy Can Snail food, but later he makes some Snailpo and even says before he makes the snail food, "I'll open up a can of Snailpo for you [Gary]."