One day, SpongeBob notices a package outside of his pineapple. While caring it, he states it's heavy. When SpongeBob opens the package, he finds his cousin Stanley S. SquarePants inside who came to visit. Stanley brought a letter for SpongeBob from his Uncle Sherm. It states that Stanley cannot hold a job because he destroys everything he touches, hoping SpongeBob can deal with Stanley better. This turns out to be true, as Stanley messes up almost every single thing he touches (or in the case of the fridge, empties, TV breaks, etc...). This starts to bother SpongeBob. SpongeBob goes to show Squidward Stanley but Squidward gets scared and moves out because he thought that he was gonna get annoyed so much. Next, Stanley tries to get therapy from Patrick but doesn't work. Stanley then gets a job at the Krusty Krab, but whenever he messes things up, SpongeBob willingly blames himself for Stanley's messes so he can keep his job. Eventually, SpongeBob can't take this any more, and SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs about how he was constantly taking the blame for Stanley, for his mishaps. But, Mr. Krabs has an idea, and he tells Stanley to get a job at the Chum Bucket, with the purpose of destroying the Chum Bucket, and taking advantage of Stanley's troubles. Plankton hires Stanley, thinking that his fry cook skills would be as good as SpongeBob's, as Stanley is related to him by blood. However, Stanley accidentally destroys and blows up the Chum Bucket. This was as Mr. Krabs intented it to be. Plankton says that's the end of him, and Stanley apologizes to Plankton.
I can turn into a skyscraper!
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Harold dies in this episode, but appears in episodes after this.
Stanley SquarePants is a possible parody to Stanley Yelnats IV in the book (later a movie) Holes.
Mr. Krabs' Nephews are a parody of Donald Duck's nephews, Hewy, Dewy and Louie, and the fact that they solve mysterious things, a parody of their role in the show DuckTales.
When Stanley changes the channels on the television, a parody of Rocky and Bullwinkle appears.
When SpongeBob serves the tired customers it said "Help Wanted" in the south east corner.
In the scene where Stanley destroys SpongeBob's refrigerator, a brown liquid is thrown on SpongeBob's face. In the next scene when Stanley destroys SpongeBob's toilet, the brown liquid is gone.
When Stanley is crying, SpongeBob looks at his watch. In the next shot it's gone. (the camera even zooms in on SpongeBob hand to guarantee it's gone)
In the scene where Stanley questioned SpongeBob if he works at the Krusty Krab, if you look closely, you can see the pictures moved after SpongeBob explained the pictures.
When Sandy's relative from Scotland speaks, he or she is blowing on a pipe, and a bubble comes out and it comes out of his or her helmet and pops. That is impossible unless there is a door where the bubble can leave from, otherwise, it went right through the glass.
When Mr. Krabs rolls around on the money, it isn't on fire but part of him and his clothes turn black.
At the end of the episode, Plankton states it's the end of him, but he isn't correct, because he was seen in future episodes.
On Netflix, this episode is erroneously described as "Stanely S. SquarePants."
In the close up of the wedding photo with Stanley and Harold, Stanley has no eyebrows.
When SpongeBob says "you'll be learning from the master" Stanley has eyelashes, but he normally doesn't have any.