189 - SpongeBob You're Fired
SpongeBob is at the Krusty Krab and he is making a Krabby Patty. When he finishes making it, Mr. Krabs comes and tells him he's fired. Mr. Krabs says 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, and SpongeBob starts crying, and floods the Krusty Krab. Squidward tells him he should 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 is going to be the new chef.
SpongeBob then goes home, crying about his situation, and then he hears Patrick crying because "SpongeBob was crying," SpongeBob invites him to come inside, before telling him about his situation. Patrick tells him that "being fired is the best gig he knows" and tells SpongeBob he is 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 likes to call it, "fun-employment"). The steps are: 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. SpongeBob turns from a depressed sponge to a happy and joyful sponge again then he 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 hot 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 Burrito Patty, and Señor Taco asks a customer to taste it. Pilar volunteers, but when he takes a bite, the burrito meat gets into Billy and Frank's faces, so then he gets fired again. SpongeBob then cries an excuse to Señor Taco, but he just strictly fires him. Next and shortly, a crying SpongeBob goes to Wet Noodle, but he gets fired again, and Noodleman throws the Noodle Patty on SpongeBob, causing him to insult the restaurant. SpongeBob is crying while going home. When he arrives home, Gary asks him for snail food, but he says he doesn't have any so he makes a homemade can of 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." Patrick also ate the food.
Then, there is a knock on the door, which SpongeBob answers. The Hotdog Minions trap him in a hot dog bun. It turns out Mr. Weiner kidnapped him, and promotes 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, which is then revealed to be Squidward in disguise, for bringing SpongeBob back. 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, and rehires SpongeBob. SpongeBob cleans the whole restaurant and gives Mr. Krabs and Squidward a new suit and dress. Mr. Krabs then says that to make up for the nickel he lost, he installed a pay toilet, which costs a nickel to use.