Mr. Krabs is nick.
The Food Critic is the critic of NICK.
Clients of Krusty Krab are the fans.
SpongeBob is just himself(or the cartoon)
Squidward is the writers/SpongeBob crew.
Judge is... read.
The critic says SpongeBob is good, better than others shows, and it will give lots of money if he uses him ALL THE TIME.(nick do this).
Mr. Krabs(nick) sees the perfect opportunity to make money. So they just throw things at the clients(fans).
The then, Squidward don't like this, because it's not how he works, he's not used to do things he can't. (Crew needs to create more episodes fast, to serve the fans).
SpongeBob is running, running and running, and everyone loves, till he gets tired, then Mr. Krabs just throw the old hamburguers to Squidward serve(bad episode, recycled ideas etc).
The clients gets sick(fans are upset with the bad episodes) Then tries to do something against Mr. Krabs, court case(fans stop liking SpongeBob).
The Judge is the light in the tunel, the SPONGEBOB MOVIE 2.
Now Squidward (the crew) need to work hard again, withou new ideas because of him.
In the end, nick is still rich and fans are satisfied, and the crew is still working a lot without ideas.
Underrated I found this episode creative and enjoyable and the ending wasn't that bad and Mr Krabs was a jerk to SpongeBob and Squidward (but it really didn't bother me) but overall I found this episode really creative with some funny jokes
I watched this episode recently after not watching in a long time and I gotta say I didn't expect this episode to be this good. It's not Krabs á la Mode or Battle of Bikini Bottom good, but it did bring out a few laughs and the concept was really interesting. Also is it just me or is this one of the least talked about SpongeBob episodes? an underrated, great episode.
Surprisingly clever and satirical. I don't mind cheap Krabs as long as they can make good plots out of it and that's what they did here. Great plot with a lot of humor in it as well. Especially Squidward's antics in the SpongeBob suit. Mr. Krabs should've gotten punished instead of Squidward so that's why the score isn't higher but it's still a great episode even with a questionable moment.
Like others said, this episode works pretty good as a satire of how Nick treats Spongebob, and I think the characters are in character for the most part. The only thing I don't like is the ending, where Squidward gets punished instead of Mr. Krabs. While I didn't think the Squidward abuse was bad in this episode and Mr. Krabs did feel greedy without being annoying or a jerk, I do think Mr. Krabs deserved to lose in the end. Outside of the bad ending, everything else is pretty solid.
Props I would automatically give to this episode is the fluid visuals of everything being SpongeBob themed (except with the customers becoming sick)! A majority of this episode was funny, the ending though was actually pretty accurate. This whole thing was a perfect representation of a lot of businesses itself. 7.5/10
I actually think this is a much better episode that I previously thought. I was only bothered by the way Squidward and SpongeBob were treated, but that was just a tiny part of the episode and it no longer bothers me. I actually find quite those parts to be very funny and enjoyable nowadays. I don't know why I complained about that, but I found their treatment to be funny. The weird thing is that the fishes became sick from the Spongey Patties, but that is pretty much the only weird thing about this episode. Everything else is very well-done. I liked the plot and how the episode was well-executed. It's just a really interesting episode and the promotion of SpongeBob in this episode was very relatable to a few things. Mr. Krabs may be a jerk here, but I think it was reasonable in this episode, unlike in the other ones. Although not one of my favorite episodes in Season 5, but I actually do like this one. I liked Squidward in that SpongeBob costume as well. As the episode stands overall, it is good, but not a perfect episode.
Clever episode. I think it's quite funny, and it has a good moral. Not to mention it's a great metaphor for Nickelodeon nowadays. My only gripes with this episode is that it has a slow beginning and the ending is a bit of a cop out.
Ranking so far:
1. Krabs a la Mode (A+)
2. Roller Cowards (A+)
3. New Digs (A)
4. Bucket Sweet Bucket (A)
5. The Krusty Plate (A)
6. Spy Buddies (A)
7. Friend or Foe (A)
8. SpongeBob vs. the Patty Gadget (A)
9. Money Talks (B)
10. Picture Day (B)
11. The Krusty Sponge (B)
12. Boat Smarts (B)
13. Night Light (C)
14. Rise and Shine (C)
15. The Donut of Shame (C)
16. Slimy Dancing (C)
17. Pat No Pay (C)
18. Fungus Among Us (D)
19. The Original Fry Cook (D)
20. Good Ol' Whatshisname (D)
21. Breath of Fresh Squidward (E)
22. Waiting (E)
23. To Love a Patty (F)
Good episode. The characters were portrayed pretty well here in my opinion, and there was actually some pretty good jokes throughout the episode. (not to mention the irony behind it) If there's one thing I don't like, it's the ending. Mr. Krabs honestly should've been the one who got punished. Also they spent a little too much time setting up the plot in the beginning.
Good episode (7/10)
1. Roller Cowards (10)
2. Spy Buddies (8)
3. Spongebob vs. the Patty Gadget (8)
4. Friend or Foe (8)
5. Krabs à La Mode (8) 6. The Krusty Sponge (7)
7. New Digs (7)
8. Bucket Sweet Bucket (7)
9. Money Talks (6)
10. Night Light (5)
11. Boat Smarts (5)
12. Rise and Shine (5)
13. Slimy Dancing (5)
14. Breath of Fresh Squidward (5)
15. The Original Fry Cook (5)
16. Good Ol' Whatshisname (4)
17. To Love A Patty (3)
18. Waiting (3)
19. Fungus Among Us (2)