268a. A Place For Pets

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Episode was ok and a nice twist at the end with the health inspector. I feel like Mr Krabs needs to tone it down a bit, though.
 
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Shinobu Oshino

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If so, that guy, Rocky, AND the SECOND appearance of Nosferatu in the post-sequel episodes prove that SpongeBob relies too much on old characters. ESPECIALLY Nosferatu. His appearance in Graveyard Shift is all we needed. Using him in The Night Patty broke the joke, and this is the six feet of dirt on top of it.

Look at Space Ghost. They didn't bring back characters like Your Mother or MOE 2000, or even Leonard Ghostal, in later episodes. They did bring back Sisto in The Brak Show, but he's actually related to Brak and could serve a major role in the Space Ghost saga. I do wish they kept Chad Ghostal one-shot, though. Being an evil beatnik is funny and all, but I prefer his original voice in "Jerk" to his voice in subsequent appearances. Even Swayzak from Toonami wasn't ever brought back, aside to being the punchline to a joke in a game review two years later. (And as much as I love that character, I understand why he won't come back.) Tansit was a one-shot character in the 1960s Space Ghost cartoon as well.

Things randomly appearing is SpongeBob in a nutshell. So why are they killing the joke by bringing Nosferatu back? I swear, the day they bring the Volcano Sauce Drop back is the day I commit seppuku. (Oh god, I shouldn't be giving them any ideas...)
 

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It was ok. I liked the song, and the plot was interesting. I didn't really like how Squidward was sick and constantly sneezing and stuff, and I didn't like the ending, but it was alright.

6/10
 

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This one was a bit too much for me. They included too many characters for it to be a cohesive plot. They need to slow down and quit it with the gross out snot humor. This was weird...I don't like this one at all. The show has changed so much it's hard to watch sometimes. And this is coming from someone who likes all seasons 1-9. Can they quit it with the one-off characters being brought back? Destroys their purpose. The walrus guy, the sea bears, nosferatu, bull worm, etc.
 

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It felt like there was a conscious effort to return to 9B levels of weirdness for these premiere episodes, which is welcome to see after 4 years of flying brains and clown forests and whatnot. Having all the pets they could think of showing up made it feel like a warm get-together, and the song pretty cute. The story could’ve been more focused, but I was keen on the extra earnestness here.
 

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Yeah, I agree with a lot of people saying that they're sick of one off characters returning, it doesn't work, and comes off as forced. As for the episode, it was pretty dry and forgettable. I barley remember anything about the episode besides the "Place for Pets" song at the end. 4/10
 

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I thought that the Nosferatu callback worked better here than it did in The Night Patty, because it was out of nowhere and just lasted a second like his original appearance.
But it STILL destroys the purpose of the character. Also, Graveyard Shift was horror themed. This episode has nothing to do with horror, so why was he even in it?

STOP TRYING TO MAKE HIM A RECURRING CHARACTER; HE IS ONLY A SPONGEBOB CHARACTER AT THE MOST BASIC LEVEL!!
 

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This episode does have a good song (good way to start off the Season) and I do feel bad for Squidward but hey? They did manage to get a Red Mist reference here so that's good...
 

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Wow, this is 286a in both airing and production order haven't had that in a while
 
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