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189. SpongeBob, You're Fired!

Depressed Luigi

Jul 18, 2015
::dolphin noise::
But at least one of the redeem-abilities in SpongeBob, You're Fired was the vast majority of the show's background characters appearing in the background, meaning we can see so many classic character designs in HD. (Although I may be just exaggerating and i'm not sure if that was meant to be a joke) and how Mister Weiner appeared physically in the audience as a gag


Gary the Snail Supremacist
Apr 23, 2016
Far Away
Absolutely abysmal. With its questionable morals to its anti comedy to its endless filler, this episode is just bad. None of the characters in this episode make sense. Mr. Krabs wants to get rid of SpongeBob, the source of all of his money, for a nickel that will obviously be temporary. Also, Squidward is just all over the place in this episode. Mr. Krabs did something similar in Born Again Krabs, and Squidward chastised him, but in this episode he did it and Squidward didn't care. The whole message about unemployment is confusing to me, because the episode makes no effort to tell kids that unemployment is bad, they just call it "funemployment" and show Patrick enjoying it. The sequences of SpongeBob trying to find a new job were repetitive at best, and had nothing to laugh about.

Horrible. 2/10
Dec 20, 2017
This is my least favorite episode because it has countless problems. 0/10
...and then Mr. Exit came to exist...
I’m honestly sick and tired of these Enter hate comments. All he does is express his opinion. It’s not his fault that his fans are blind haters.
Nov 10, 2017
United States
Oh boy. This episode is really bad. There is so much filler, nothing in it is funny, and the whole episode felt like nothing more than a cheap ratings trap. If you want a better "fired" episode, PLEASE go check out Mrs. Puff, You're Fired. I can't praise that episode enough.

Ranking so far:
1. License to Milkshake (A)
2. Evil Spatula (A)
3. It Came From Goo Lagoon (A)
4. Eek, an Urchin! (A)
5. Bumper to Bumper (B)
6. Plankton's Pet (B)
7. Jailbreak! (B)
8. Patrick-Man! (B)
9. Yeti Krabs (B)
10. Extreme Spots (B)
11. Safe Deposit Krabs (B)
12. Gary's New Toy (B)
13. Don't Look Now (C)
14. Squirrel Record (C)
15. Seance Shmeance (C)
16. Squid Defense (D)
17. Kenny the Cat (D)
18. Squid Baby (E)
19. Little Yellow Book (F)
20. SpongeBob You're Fired (F)


Balloon Traveler
Nov 5, 2017
A small town in California...
Nickelodeon's WORST special

It was "groundbreaking" in all the wrong ways and sent kids the message that unemployment is fun

I watched the Rugrats Passover special on NickRewind today and it knew how to be groundbreaking without being offensive

This felt like a regular episode that they *dolphin noise* slapped together as a special at the last minute!

Worst special for a Nick show & worst special of SpongeBob SquarePants


Moby Dollar
Jun 22, 2019
The worst episode of the series. This episode is terribly boring and Mr. Krabs is really bad here, yeah I know he's cheap, but this just makes no sense. However, even for the worst, this episode doesn't hit my notorious rating, as it has some decent jokes like Patrick attempting to figure out what SpongeBob is saying (even if it does kind of overstay it's welcome), Squidward as the patty beating up the restaurant mascots, and pretty much the entirety of Old Man Jenkins' role. But, this episode is still a pile of garbage.

Terrible Episode (0.5/10)


Unrecognized Talent
Oct 3, 2018
This epsiode was just filler, the title made people watch because it seemed like it would shake up the spongebob formula, but it was just a spongebob episode that did nothing and in the end spongebob was not fired, so the title was kind f a lie. But we all knew he wasn't going to be fired because Nickelodeon doesn't like to take risks. 4/10


Moby Dollar
May 13, 2020
Weenie Hut Jr's.
This episode is absolutely miserable. There's nothing I can really say that hasn't been said already, but yeah, it's true. This episode is bad. REAL bad. Mr. Krabs, Squidward and Spongebob are all really out of character, there's endless amounts of filler, it's not funny at all, and it's all around a terrible episode.

Awful episode (2/10)

1. Plankton's Pet (9)
2. It Came From Goo Lagoon (8)
3. Eek, an Urchin! (7)
4. Jailbreak (7)
5. License to Milkshake (6)
6. Extreme Spots (6)
7. Safe Deposit Krabs (6)
8. Squid Defense (6)
9. Gary's New Toy (6)
10. Bumper to Bumper (6)
11. Squirrel Record (5)
12. Séance Schméance (5)
13. Patrick-Man! (5)
14. Evil Spatula (5)
15. Kenny the Cat (5)
16. Yeti Krabs (4)
17. Don't Look Now (4)
18. Squid Baby (3)
19. Little Yellow Book (2)
20. Spongebob, You're Fired! (2)

So that's season 9a, with 1 great episode, 3 good episodes, 11 meh episodes, 3 bad episodes, and 2 awful ones, which gives an average rating of 5.8/10.

So yeah, this half-season leans greatly towards the middle, similar to season 8, but I'm hoping season 9b will be better.