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Episode Title: "Squid on Strike"

Episode Airing Number: 38

Episode Production Number: 40

Original Airdate: October 12, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Sandy, SpongeBob and the Worm"

Running Time: 11:48

Storyboard Directors: Walt Dohrn and Paul Tibbitt

Storyboard Artists: Carson Kugler, William Reiss and Erik Wiese

Writers: Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt and Mark O'Hare

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob and Squidward strike at the Krusty Krab when Mr. Krabs makes unfair changes.

Story: Mr. Krabs discovers that his restaurant profits are three dollars shorter than last month. To make cash, he charges his workers every time they do what he considers goofing off. Squidward thinks what is happening is unfair and tells SpongeBob they should go on strike. SpongeBob doesn't know what a strike is, but he accepts the offer. He tells Mr. Krabs what they plan on doing. The two workers are fired.

SpongeBob is depressed after he is fired. Squidward tells him soon they'll be needed at the Krusty Krab again, and if SpongeBob listens to him, they'll get their jobs back.

Squidward teaches SpongeBob how to strike. The first step is to get rid of their uniforms, their Krusty Krab hats. SpongeBob refuses to get rid of his "friend." Next, the two make picket signs. Instead of a sign reading "Krusty Krab Unfair," SpongeBob makes one saying "Krusty Krab Funfair." Unfortunately, this brings in lots of customers.

Later, a guy takes SpongeBob's job. Squidward accuses SpongeBob of being a bad striker, so he makes him go hide while he does a protest speech. The crowd likes the speech, but when they become hungry, they all order Krabby Patties. SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs they will destroy the restaurant and stay on strike possibly forever.

At home at night, the thought of being on strike with SpongeBob forever haunts Squidward. Mr. Krabs swings by his house and begs him to come back to work, saying the Krusty Krab is a wreck. Squidward takes a walk with Mr. Krabs to discuss the situation. Meanwhile, SpongeBob runs into the Krusty Krab that night and destroys everything.

Squidward agrees to come back to work, and he and Mr. Krabs end their walk at the Krusty Krab. Krabs soon discovers that the restaurant is destroyed. To pay off the damages, he forces SpongeBob and Squidward to work for him forever.

Song: "Countin' Me Money"

Counting me money

Money sweeter than honey

Money money this

Money money that

Profit will make me wallet fat


Going on strike

We're going on strike

I still don't know what "strike" means, but

We're going on a strike


Squidward: *smells envelope Mr. Krabs hands him* Ahh! The sweet smell of Pay Day. *rips open envelope, discovers large pair of underwear* Huh?

Mr. Krabs: *takes underwear* Oh, sorry. That's me dry cleaning.

SpongeBob: *sobbing* Squidward, you didn't tell me I was gonna get fired! Without the Krusty Krab I...I...*breaks into more tears* Squidward, could you hold me? I think I'm gonna be sick.

Squidward: Now, we're gonna make picket signs. This is a very important part of striking.

SpongeBob: *holding his creation, a picket fence shaped sign* Like this, Squidward?

Squidward: Not a picket fence, you Ding-Dong. Picket sign!

SpongeBob: How's this? *holds up a "pick-it" sign of a finger up a nostril*

Squidward: Attention people of Bikini Bottom. You have been cheated and lied to.

Old Woman: I knew it. *slaps husband*

Fish #1: What's that guy talking about?

Fish #2: I don't know, but he's got a megaphone.


Squidward's Fees From Mr. Krabs (numbers are the amount of money he gets charged):







Charges Mr. Krabs charges Squidward $21.00 and SpongeBob $20.50.

Body Parts Seen Inside SpongeBob When He's Ripped From the Door:






One-tooth Smile SpongeBob's one-tooth smile he has when he says "And more?" remains through the clip of him imagining wearing a giant Krusty Krab hat.

Putting Back in his Eyeballs SpongeBob also pops his eyeballs back into his head in "The Smoking Peanut."

Crowd When an above shot of all the people at Squidward's protest is shown, there are nineteen people (not counting Squidward).

Disappearance The spider webs that are seen around very old Squidward when he is first shown standing outside the Krusty Krab on strike disappear when SpongeBob hits him on the head with his cane.

Word Change When a very old Squidward is shown holding a sign outside the Krusty Krab, the words on it change from "Krusty Still Unfair" to "Krabs Still Unfair".

Bone Pants When SpongeBob and Squidward are shown working at the Krusty Krab an eternity later, SpongeBob's pants and sleeves are part of his skeleton.

Picket Signs Seen Throughout the Episode:

-Krusty Krab Unfair

-Krusty Krab Funfair

-No Fair!-Krusty Still Unfair

-Krabs Still Unfair