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Episode Title: "The Fry Cook Games"

Episode Airing Number: 36

Episode Production Number: 39

Original Airdate: September 28, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "The Seascape Capers"

On VHS: "Absorbing Favorites"

Aired With Episode: "Jellyfish Hunter"

Running Time:11:15

Storyboard Directors: Jay Lender and Dan Povenmire

Writers: Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire, and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob and Patrick compete against each other in the Fry Cook Games.

Story: It's the 21st Annual Bikini Bottom Fry Cook Games. Mr. Krabs has brought SpongeBob with him this year, to help him defeat Plankton. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob not to lose because all the free publicity will bring in customers. While preparing for the games Patrick walks up to SpongeBob. Patrick asks what SpongeBob is doing and after he tells him Patrick says that's easy and that anyone could be a fry cook. This makes SpongeBob angry and he starts to argue with Patrick. He tells SpongeBob that he's going to get a job as a fry cook to prove to SpongeBob he can do it.

Plankton and Krabs confront each other and Plankton tells him that he will defeat him. Plankton tells everybody in the audience to look towards the south-west corridor. A huge guy walks in the colloseum. He turns around revealing Patrick taped to his back. Plankton announces that Patrick is his new employee, who he had hired a couple minutes earlier. Mr. Krabs and Plankton tell SpongeBob and Patrick that they are not each others friends and that the other guy is out to get them. SpongeBob tells Patrick that he will eat his dust, Patrick tells him that he's eating his own dust.

The Fry Cook Games begin and SpongeBob and Patrick begin competing. The series of games include jumping over vats of oil, straw throwing, and diving into ice cream. While jumping over the vat of oil Patrick accidentley hits the lever and turns a portion of the audience into fish sticks.

The final event of the competition is bun wrestling. Before the match starts Mr. Krabs and Plankton remind each other that their competetor is their enemy. The match begins and they both come out fighting, with now muscular bodies. After a series of wrestling moves SpongeBob and Patrick accidentley begin beating themselves up. Finally, the fighting gets so intence that their pants rip off revealing their underwear. Patrick is wearing yellow underwear and SpongeBob is wearing pink. They both realize that they do really care about each other and they decide to be friends again. They walk away with their arms wrapped around each other. Plankton and Mr. Krabs demand that SpongeBob and Patrick get back there and kill each other. As they're walking off Patrick tells SpongeBob that his yellow underwear were white when he bought them.


Patrick: Hey, SpongeBob. Are you trying to move the ground? You'll never move it like that. You gotta get underneath it!

Patrick: At least I don't polish my fingernails!

SpongeBob: You take that back!

Patrick: Fingernails! Fingernails! Fingernails!

SpongeBob: You don't even have fingernails.

Patrick: I cannot believe what I am hearing!

SpongeBob: How can you hear it? You don't have ears either!

Mr. Krabs: What's that smell in the air? I smell Plankton!

Plankton: Oh, yeah? Well I smell. . .pew, he's right.

Plankton: Representing the Chum Bucket, a creature so fearsome, so terrible, so mind bendingly large that those of you with weak constitutions may want to leave the stadium.

Muscular Fish: I gotta get outta here!

Plankton: Too late! Ready or not here he comes. Quake in fear, you mortal fools. Bow down before the awesome might. . .of this huge guy whose carrying the real contestant, Patrick Star.

Patrick: My name's not Rick!


First Conversation This is the first episode where Patrick and Plankton have talked to each other.

Fry Cook Game Events:

-Deep Fry Polvalt.

-Chocolate High Dive.

-Krabby Patty toss.

-Butter skating.

-Lifting 1000 lbs. ketchup bottle.

-Running track while holding tray full of food.

-Riding flying spatulas.

-Dancing with fruit on their heads.

-Bun wrestling.

Name Tag Patrick's nametag is stitched on his chest.

Fish Sticks A group of fish in the audience are turned into fishsticks after Patrick accidently throws a hot vat of grease on them.

Onion Rings Plankton performed an onion ring routine with a broken antenna.

Ice Cream During the chocolate high dive portion of the games SpongeBob is a banana chocolate popsicle covered in almonds and Patrick is a strawberry ice cream cone with chocolate on top.

During the wrestling match:

-Patrick gives SpongeBob a head lock.

-SpongeBob puts a arm lock around Patrick's head.

-SpongeBob and Patrick get twisted around each other.

-Patrick beats himsef up.

-Patrick licks SpongeBob's foot.

-SpongeBob erases "Pat" off of Patrick's nametag.

Lighting of the Torch While trying to light the torch to start the Fry Cook Games, the fish's torch goes out. After relighting it he catches himself on fire.