This episode was decent. I think it's one of the better episodes of Season 4. SpongeBob imitating Mr. Krabs in his shell was amusing, and as a side note I liked the appearance of Mr. Krabs's navy buddies. I'd give it an 8/10.
Very interesting and great episode to continue this great season...I like the scene with Mr.Krabs doubting he has got lot's of more weight..and then he realizes he actually has and he's like ''wth'' The ending was funny as well : ''My iron eye is actually made of Formica'' ...hilarious!! I didn't get bored on this one and I think I could stand watching it over 5 times in a raw...this episode has potential and it's underrated! 10/10
I don't know. I was never too into this one. It's not bad, don't get me wrong, but this didn't seem like my type of episode. The idea of SpongeBob being tough is funny, and there were a few funny jokes, but I don't think it was as good as everyone else says it is.
Ranking so far:
1. Fear of a Krabby Patty (A)
2. Shell of a Man (C)
TBH, this episode is an underappreciated gem. It tends to get overshadowed by its sister episode (Fear of a Krabby Patty), but I honestly think it's pretty dang close in terms of quality. It has plenty of good jokes, is a classic setup, and is just really fun to watch. Aside from the obvious animation downgrade from Fear of a Krabby Patty, I don't see anything wrong with this episode. I'll give it a 9/10.