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Episode Title: "Bummer Vacation"

Episode Airing Number: 79

Episode Production Number: 74

Original Airdate: October 13, 2006

Season: 4

On DVD: "Whale of a Birthday", "SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Volume 2"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Wigstruck"

Running Time: 10:50

Storyboard Directors: Casey Alexander and Chris Mitchell

Writers: Casey Alexander, Chris Mitchell, and Dani Michaeli

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Director: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob to take a vacation.

Story: At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is very upset. He's gotten a letter from the Fry Cooks Union saying that he must give SpongeBob some time off or he will have to pay a fine. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to take a vacation. He runs out of the Krusty Krab exitedly and goes home. He tells Gary that he's on vacation. SpongeBob goes to bed. He wakes up and lifts weights, eats cereal, flosses, takes a shower and sprays himself to make him look shiny. SpongeBob grabs his hat and walks to work. Squidward says that he thought SpongeBob was supposed to be on vacation. Mr. Krabs explains to SpongeBob what a vacation is and tells him that he can't be at work. SpongeBob asks who will fry the patties and clean the grill while he's gone. Mr. Krabs tells him that he's hired an unpaid intern. Patrick walks in and Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that he is his replacement. Mr. Krabs hands Patrick a spatula but he thinks it's a back and belly scratcher. Mr. Krabs then shoves SpongeBob out the door and tells him to get home and enjoy his vacation.

Back at home SpongeBob is extremely sad. SpongeBob stomach recedes from hunger so he decides to go to the Krusty Krab for lunch. When he tries to go in the kitchen Mr. Krabs stops him but SpongeBob tells him he just wants to eat lunch with Patrick. When SpongeBob walks in Patrick is cooking patties on the grill but he has all the frozen patties stuck to his stomach and back. He tells Patrick that the grill must be turned up to exactly 298 degrees. Mr. Krabs storms into the kitchen. He tells SpongeBob that he warned him about working in the kitchen. Mr. Krabs wheels him out on a dolly and launches SpongeBob off.

In his living room SpongeBob goes over to his Krusty Krab playset and starts to play with it. Even the playset has a playset. Gary meows and SpongeBob agrees that he needs to get out of the house. He goes back to the Krusty Krab where Squidward is cleaning the windows. Squidward tells Mr. Krabs that SpongeBob is there again. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that's he's on Krusty Krab property and that he needs to back it up. SpongeBob keeps backing up until he's all the way back to his house.

Out in Jellyfish Fields SpongeBob looks at his net and it turns into a spatula. He still can't keep his mind off of work. SpongeBob then watches the clouds go by. He sees a jellyfish, a pirate ship and a low salt ketchup in the clouds. SpongeBob then pretends to be a truck driver delivering fresh buns to the Krusty Krab but he gets kicked out after the real guy shows up. Next, SpongeBob calls the Krusty Krab. Patrick answers the phone and SpongeBob slips through the phone cord, through the phone and comes out of Patrick's ear but gets shot out through the doors. Finally, SpongeBob tries to come up through the toilet and then jumps out of a customers shirt and into the grease fryer.

Mr. Krabs puts SpongeBob in his boat and drives. SpongeBob thinks he's taking him home but Mr. Krabs goes past SpongeBob's house. He's takes SpongeBob way out in the forest and leaves him there. While walking SpongeBob wonders why Mr. Krabs is trying so hard to get rid of him. He realizes that Mr. Krabs might be trying to get rid of him and replace him with Patrick. This makes him furious. When Patrick gets home from work SpongeBob is waiting under his rock for him. SpongeBob turns around and is acting like a monster ready to attack Patrick. The scene cuts to the Krusty Krab where somebody is cooking a ton of krabby patties. Mr. Krabs congratulates Patrick for doing such a great job. He turns around and Mr. Krabs sees that it's SpongeBob dressed up as Patrick. Mr. Krabs asks where Patrick went to and SpongeBob tells him he's at home watching television. Patrick is shown under his rock watching static on the TV. Mr. Krabs explains to SpongeBob that his unused vacation time had been used up and the Union can't fine him anymore. He tells SpongeBob to get back to work which SpongeBob happily agrees too.

Song: (none)


Patrick: *looks in mirror* Huh, I didn't even know I had an ear. *noticed water splashing in toilet* Hey, I just cleaned that one!

SpongeBob: Patrick, shhh.

Patrick: It talks! Ahhh! *runs out*

SpongeBob: You must've saved a fortune.

Mr. Krabs: Bumping barnacles, yes. *holds up a dime* And there she is.

SpongeBob: Wow! That's more than I make in a year.

Mr. Krabs: Don't be askin me for a raise! Just get back to work.

SpongeBob: Yippee! I happily acquiesce.


Krusty Krab playset SpongeBob has toy replicas of the Krusty Krab and his pineapple. He also has SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs figures.

He's Worked There Before This is the third time Patrick has worked for the Krusty Krab. The other two times were "Big Pink Loser" and for a few seconds in "Arrgh".

Acts Like SpongeBob acts a lot like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" at the end of the episode.