NOTE: Like SBLP, I may need to see this again to get a better understanding, but this one not nearly as much.
I like this episode overall. It started good, but the conflict in the second half got a little formulaic (Although the irony was hilarious). Bad news first:
This tab has crashed. TOO MUCH EXPOSITION
in the ending! I feel like they could've handled it better, but they were thinking of younger kids while watching. On the "My Leg" gag, I felt that it wasn't that
good because of the new voice, combined with being extended to a "Wile E. Coyote and a Catapult" level. (I personally don't like needless abuse.) Larry being a jock to Spongebob (Specifically keeping reminding him to be hydrated) is also needless, although part of it (Slapping donuts away) is okay (It even works as a contrast later on). Seeing Larry fat also makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. Remember, that's four bad things.
Good parts: The cameo of Bubble Bass (The Fat B
) is quite welcome to (undeniably) everyone, Spongebob being unable to lift what is known as the lightest dumbbell on earth
(Although it peeved me a little, because of Spongebob's plush animal weights being liftable) and the following montage, The contrast of Muscular Spongebob and Number-Crunching Larry (Complete with potbelly!) (I specifically like Spongebob's POV, seeing as he rides a wheel-less exercise bike
to Larry), Spongebob's exercise techniques (As a bonus, it even helps Larry out), The huuuge stack of lifetime membership papers (Seeing as it can be simpler, you can fit loads and loads of letters on a page AND how thin paper actually is), and, most importantly, Mr. Krabs' appearances. First he tries to pull a "Smoking Peanut" (Taking "Free Day" to the highest extent, for you sponge novices out there)
, as well as calling out Larry for the loophole, then his stint at the dumbbell (1. New shell not so tough, Krabs?
2. Nice to see that they remembered Mr. Krabs has flesh under his shell. Otherwise, it's just OK.), and finally, the biggest laugh all evening: The final gag.
(Yes, Krabs, you are
"well done".) And on an "average" standpoint, like SBLP, it's nice to see that Spongebob's sponge powers are put to use here. It makes things greater whn used cleverly.
That's seven good things (Nine counting the final gag and exercise-bike Spongebob as standalones), firmly making this episode a bit more good than bad.
(Roughly 3.65 in Star- or Blu-Ray.com-speak).
Here's to the next episode pair, with Mr. Krabs' tussle with a lamppost (hopefully) and marriage to money. And now more space will be added thanks to my current signature.