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SpongeBob You're Fired

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"SpongeBob You're Fired"
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Patrick introduces SpongeBob to his first day of "funemployment"
Season number: 9
Production code: 189
First airing: November 11, 2013
Sister episode(s): N/A
Writer(s): Marc Ceccarelli
Luke Brookshier
Mr. Lawrence
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Storyboard: Marc Ceccarelli
Luke Brookshier
Animator(s): Alan Smart
Tom Yasumi
Animation director: Alan Smart
Tom Yasumi
Supervising producer: Paul Tibbit

“You're fired!”
Mr. Krabs

"SpongeBob You're Fired" is the eleventh episode of season 9, and it is a double-length episode. In the episode, SpongeBob becomes depressed after being fired by Mr. Krabs to save money, and tries to get hired at other restaurants.



At the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob cooks a Krabby Patty, then cleans the restaurant. He returns to finish preparing it, and before he can serve it, is approached by Mr. Krabs. Mr. Krabs explains that he can save a nickel if he fires SpongeBob, to Squidward's delight. SpongeBob sadly leaves the Krusty Krab and goes home, feeds Gary, and starts crying after being reminded of work. Patrick approaches SpongeBob, offering to teach him about "glorious unemployment" the next morning.

First, SpongeBob and Patrick have breakfast by standing in Squidward's garden, angering him and causing him to throw vegetables at them. Next, they take a "mid-morning siesta" and sleep on Patrick's rock. Patrick then takes SpongeBob to Sandy's house, at which she is feeding people toxic waste to observe mutations. She and Patrick encourage SpongeBob to get another job and restructure his life.

SpongeBob approaches Weenie Hut, and is hired by Mister Wiener. He chops up the hot dogs into Krabby Patty-like burgers, and is fired. He goes to Pizza Piehole and cooks the pizza between Krabby Patty buns, and is fired again. SpongeBob is sequentially hired and fired from Taco Sombrero and Wet Noodle. He returns home to feed Gary, and realizes that he does not have any snail food. He cooks his own, and both Gary and Patrick enjoy it.

SpongeBob hears a knock at the door and answers, only to be kidnapped by two men in hot dog suits. Mister Wiener chains SpongeBob to the kitchen of Weenie Hut and has him re-hired after his customers like SpongeBob's food. Pizza Pete frees SpongeBob with pizza sauce, as he is kidnapped by Noodleman and then Señor Taco. As the restaurant owners fight over SpongeBob, a Krabby Patty-suited person jumps down and attacks the owners. He takes SpongeBob back to the Krusty Krab, which is under disrepair, and is revealed to be Squidward in disguise. Squidward explains that he hates the smell of burnt Krabby Patties more than SpongeBob and asks him to be re-hired.

Mr. Krabs hires SpongeBob again, who cleans the place and serves a Krabby Patty. All of the previous restaurant owners are shown eating as Mr. Krabs reveals how he made up for the nickel he lost by re-hiring SpongeBob: installing a pay toilet.


  • SpongeBob says that he has been fired "five times in one day" after being fired at Wet Noodle. However, he was actually fired from the Krusty Krab the previous day.