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Episode Title: "F.U.N."

Episode Airing Number: 10

Episode Production Number: 10

Original Airdate: September 18, 1999

Season: 1

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season," "Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies"

On VHS: "Sponge Buddies"

Aired With Episode: "Culture Shock"

Running Time: 11:02

Storyboard Director: Sherm Cohen

Storyboard Artist: Aaron Springer

Writers: Sherm Cohen, Aaron Springer, and Peter Burns

Animation Director: Fred Miller

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob thinks that Plankton could be a better person if he had a friend, so the two become friends.

Story: Plankton steals a Krabby Patty from the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob chases after him in downtown Bikini Bottom and retrieves the Krabby Patty back when Plankton gives up. Plankton gets humiliated by the townspeople when they celebrate SpongeBob catching him. SpongeBob thinks that if Plankton had one friend, he would be a better person.

SpongeBob visits the Chum Bucket to see if Plankton wants to play. Plankton refuses until his computer tells him that he can get a Krabby Patty by befriending the frycook. He accepts the invitation.

At Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob teaches Plankton what fun is through a song. Mr. Krabs spots the two singing and playing and tells SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab that he's just being his friend so he can steal the Krabby Patty recipe. SpongeBob doesn't think the same and he and Plankton go to the movie theater. Mr. Krabs follows them there.

SpongeBob and Plankton are enjoying a movie at the theater when Mr. Krabs interrupts to tell everyone to reach into their friend's pocket and take what they have. SpongeBob finds that Plankton was holding a Krabby Patty. The two get emotional and cry about how he was using their friendship to get a Krabby Patty. Then, Plankton runs off through the theater's screen with the patty. A solid wall of concrete stops him, causing him to lose in the fight for a Krabby Patty again.

Song: "Jolly Good Rookie"

For he's a jolly good rookie

For he's a jolly good rookie

For he's a jolly good rookieeeee

Which no...(breaks off)


F is for friends who do stuff together

U is for you and me

N is for anywhere and anytime at all

Down here in the deep blue sea

F is for fire that burns down the whole town

U is for uranium...bombs!

N is for no survivors, when you...

F is for friends who do stuff together

U is for you and me - try it!

N is for anywhere and anytime at all

Down here in the deep blue sea!

F is for frolic through all the flowers

U is for ukulele

N is for nose-picking, sharing gum and sand-licking

Here with my best buddy


Plankton: You know how to induce thermonuclear fusion?

SpongeBob: No, but I like to go jelly- *Plankton slams door on him*

Plankton: *crying* All right, it's true! I tricked you to get the Krabby Patty. But then you showed me friendship. And now, I realize...that's all I ever really wanted.

SpongeBob: Really?

Plankton: No, not really. Being evil is too much fun.

Woman in Movie: Oh, Darling. I knew nothing would ever tear us apart. *Plankton rips through theater's screen, tearing it apart*

Mr. Krabs: No friendship can withstand the lure of a Krabby Patty. Now, let's go back to the Krusty Krab and have a fresh one on me!

SpongeBob: Aye-aye, Mr. Krabs!

Mr. Krabs: Well, maybe at a discount.


Red Mailbox When SpongeBob lands on the ground on his hat after falling from the roof, a red mailbox can be seen in the background.

Cards on the Sign On the Magic Shop's sign, there are images of three-of-diamonds, ace-of-spades, and five-of-hearts cards.

Slight Change When SpongeBob looks up at the Magic Shop and says "Wow! A magic shop!", the store's sign has a tiny difference. When seen earlier, it had a border of a club, a spade, a heart, and a diamond on each side. This time, there is an extra heart in the border on the left side.

Green Sky The higher part of the sky is green when SpongeBob is thrown in the air by the townspeople. It is no longer green when he comes back down to the ground.

Closed Captioning Error On the Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies DVD, there is a mess in the closed captioning. When Plankton asks "Haven't you degraded me enough for one day?", the captioning reads "HAVEN-/////!T YOU DEGRADED ME ENOUGH FOR ONE DAY?"

Plankton's Clothes? Plankton's changing booth has a striped tie and a white shirt on top of it.

People in the Theater When the movie theater is first shown, there are eighteen people sitting inside. In later shots, there are less.

On the Screen When Mr. Krabs's shadow is shown on the theater screen as he interrupts to tell people to listen up, a guy on the screen is shown holding a fishing pole.

Colors of Jelly Beans in Bubble Bass's Hand: