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SpongeBob's Bad Habit

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"SpongeBob's Bad Habit"
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SpongeBob biting his nails in front of Gary
Season number: 12
Production code: 256b
First airing: USA September 21, 2019
Sister episode(s): SpongeBob in RandomLand
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Storyboard director: Kelly Armstrong
Supervising director: Dave Cunningham
Animation director: Andrew Overtoom
Producer: Jennie Monica
Executive producer: Stephen Hillenburg
Co-executive producers: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
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“I guess biting my nails has become a bad habit.”

"SpongeBob's Bad Habit" is the second segment of the fourteenth episode of season 12, and it is paired with "SpongeBob in RandomLand." In this episode, SpongeBob tries to break his nail-biting habit.



Squidward is complaining about how he hates work, but no one listens except SpongeBob. He starts biting his nails while delivering an order to a customer, and it lands on several of the customers, making them terrified. Squidward tells him this is a bad habit, so SpongeBob goes home to fix his nail-biting problem.

He makes his hands beautiful, but he still bites his nails, so he goes outside for fresh air. Unfortunately, he still bites his nails, and soon after bites the nails of both Fred and Mrs. Puff. He encounters Patrick, who takes him to Glove World to fix his issue, but ends up biting the nails of the glove balloons.

They call Sandy for help, and she tries several methods to prevent SpongeBob from nail-biting at his nails, but those attempts prove futile. She brings him to a hypnotherapist, who reveals that SpongeBob thinks he's Squidward which is why he's biting his nails.

His problem is fixed after he snaps his nails, until the therapist is revealed to be Hans and SpongeBob starts biting his nails.


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