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#1 Zimmy11

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

 

"SpongeBob and Squidward accidentally let Plankton slip away with the formula, and it's up to them to retrieve it"

I think I can recall this episode being called Bottle Burgers, for some reason. Anyway, hasn't this plot been done before? I mean Plankton got the formula in F.U.N, and SpongeBob went after him to get it back. This feels like that, but a full episode and Squidward along for the ride.

This episode comes out on 13th April 2018


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:19 AM

Seriously? No comments yet? This episode was pretty great role-reversal with some good comedy bits. Every character is in-character, interior of Chum Bucket is really creative,

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, overall, pretty strong episode. 

8.5/10

This is probably is the most consistent bunch of episodes yet. Season 11 becoming one of my favorites with each new episode. If only Bunny Hunt. Pat the Horse and The Clam Whisperer didn't exist... 



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:07 AM

Some bits of Chum Bucket scenes feels kind of unfocused,but the rest of episode is great,especially love references in backgrounds and of course typical Spongebob+Squidward team-up

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

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Luke Brookshier has been so good since his return and this might be my favorite episode from his. I'm all in for SpongeBob/Squidward team up and this was really funny. I liked some of the references they put in this episode and they weren't just references for sake of it. They added humor in them, so I really enjoyed that aspect. SpongeBob and Squidward's heist was so much fun when they played off each other so well. Classic Squidward taking the stuff seriously and SpongeBob being all silly and comedic. Spot's return was unexpected and I was so happy for that. Karen being on sleep mode was a clever computer joke. The whole Indiana Jones booby trap sequence cracked me up. Mr. Krabs quickly getting the formula was such a deus ex machina but it was done comedically, so I can let it slide. The ending with SpongeBob and Squidward being trapped in Mr. Krabs' safe could have been a cruel ending but they did lose the formula in the first place. Well deserved karma for both of them. This was such a clever and hilarious role reversal episode for SpongeBob, Squidward and Plankton and I can't wait to see what else Luke Brookshier does next.

 

Grade: A



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

I really enjoyed this episode! You could tell they had a lot of fun making this episode and it really shows. The jokes were funny and there were clever references to previous episodes, such as when Squidward stated that he has claustrophobia!

 

Spot's unexpected return was also a really nice surprise. I really hope we get to see more of him in future episodes! And it didn't just feel like an average role-reversal episode, they did things like show us parts of The Chum Bucket that we've never seen before (I never really thought Plankton and Karen would have their own room together). And the ending, I was expecting Mr. Krabs to have pulled some trick, like it turned out Plankton had a fake formula bottle or something, and the way Mr. Krabs got it back wasn't too exciting, but at least it was funny



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:23 PM

 If only Bunny Hunt didn't exist... 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:32 PM

The more Honey Slug begins to Esteem Bunny Hunt,the more it seems to me that in reality he hates this episode even more than Sportz?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

The more Honey Slug begins to Esteem Bunny Hunt,the more it seems to me that in reality he hates this episode even more than Sportz?


Plot Twist: He really does like it

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

Why does Mr. Krabs keep a camera in the bathroom stall?



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:51 PM

Why does Mr. Krabs keep a camera in the bathroom stall?

For scientific reasons.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:55 PM

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Luke Brookshier caught my attention with Scavenger Pants,

 

He earned some respect with Chatterbox Gary.

 

He lost some respect with Doodle Dimension.

 

He has fully gained my respect with Bottle Burglars.

 

This. THIS is how you write a SpongeBob episode. This is 9B-level quality we're talking, that's how amazing this episode is. I can't even begin to describe how phenomenal this 11 minute comedy is. No cheap visual gags, no fladerization of characters for the sake of laughs, no amped up/wacky dialogue delivery to compensate for a lack of clever lines, to simply put it, Luke just developed a solid story, and built on from there.

 

Bottle Burglars is a phenomenal episode, I think I already got that point across. But what exactly is it that makes Bottle Burglars as fantastic as it is. First off, let's cover the setup. Essentially, the setup to this episode is akin to that of The Sewers of Bikini Bottom. The only difference being the setup to this episode is less out of sheer randomness for comedy (Flushing things down the toilet. Funny, but not a logical way to set up the conflict, and essentially comes out of nowhere), and is properly structured. We're instantly hit with a funny visual gag the moment the episode begins. Bam! And a slew of clever gags follow throughout the rest of the episode. But how is the plot itself? Well, SpongeBob and Squidward lose the formula, accidentally throwing it away. And Luke structures this setup perfectly! He doesn't come up with some sort of elaborate, complex way for the formula to be out of SpongeBob and Squidward's hands, he simply has it thrown away in a "circular filing cabinet", eventually covered with trash. A perfectly reasonable and funny explanation on SpongeBob's behalf as to why the bottle was placed in it to begin with.

 

Also, I absolutely adore the sequence in which Plankton succeeds in taking the formula. The pacing is so perfect, his skepticism provides a great sense of unclarity, avoiding any possible predictable route for the episode take direction. His interaction with Karen is great, I really love the chemistry developed between the two the moment Plankton reveals he successfully stole the formula. Squidward and SpongeBob end up realizing their fatal mistake, and devise a plan to steal the formula back from Plankton, officially setting up our main sequence in which the duo search for the formula in the Chum Bucket. You'd think this would be a rather generic experience, given how simplistic the plot, sounding like the type of episode that'd be produced in Seasons 7/8. Well, I beg to differ. The Clock lock on the cork is a super clever and absolutely hilarious element incorporated into the episode, giving Squidward and SpongeBob the appropriate time limit to retrieve the formula before it's too late!

 

And the break-in itself is filled with tons of hilarious gags, heck this episode is filled with tons of great gags. Luke seems to have added an extra layer onto a good majority of these jokes, effectively making them more than just "silly visuals", most usually underlain with a cleverness present. Yes, there are some cheaper gags, like Squidward getting squashed and beaten in Plankton's trap hallway, but I honestly found the gags to be visually funny enough to work well. The break-in is an exciting and really well paced sequence. But the highlight by far has to be...Spot!!! He's back! And actually plays an essential role in the episode! It warmed my heart to see that little amoeba back. Goodness, I'd say he had a better role in this episode than he did in Spot Returns, huge props to Luke, a fantastic incorporation of Spot. Also, I find it hilarious how instantly SpongeBob & Squidward are sent back to the Krusty Krab, giving all that buildup just to be simply sent back to where this whole mess started. But I think the peak of this episode is the moment Krabs gets his formula back. The ironic comedy presented through Krabs' quick and easy method to snatch back the formula was perfectly timed and is by far the funniest gag in this episode, and a perfect resolution. All around, this is episode presented a great storyline that threw in plenty of twists and surprises to keep us on our toes, and had tons of clever gags, aided mostly by perfect timing.

 

But I think which really sells this episode are the characters. I can say, this is the best Squidward has been since Season 9, he is perfectly in character (I keep throwing that word around, don't I?). He has zero freak outs, he is entirely in character, Luke perfectly mastered his role in this episode, it is so great to see Squidward written as though this was a 9B episode. And it feels so much like one!!! This feels like it was stripped straight out of that temporary, yet golden era, this episode hits so many points right, the story, the comedy, the characters, the pacing, the climax, the ending, *Whoo!* I've never been so excited reviewing an episode, I just love this episode so much! SpongeBob is perfectly in character, Krabs is too, Plankton is, Karen is given a little more rounded out of a personality, all of the characters are perfectly written!

 

I feel like Supmandude when he first saw Whirly-Brains, this is an incredible episode. If I had bigger words emphasizing "amazing", I'd use them, this is an Amazing Episode. After being exposed to so many horrid episodes (Like Pat the Horse, Old Man Patrick, Fun-Sized Friends, etc.), I am so thankful both Luke and the staff that worked on this episode managed to produce something on-par with 9B. This episode is obviously a 10/10, it's the best episode of Season 11, and easily one of the Top 10 (Maybe even Top 5) of the Post-Prequel era.



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:24 PM

Would you look at that, SBM actually liking a post-2016 episode.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

Why does Mr. Krabs keep a camera in the bathroom stall?

Because he's secretly Chuck Berry in disguise.

Too soon?

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:14 PM

Would you look at that, SBM actually liking a post-2016 episode.


Sir, you are forgetting Feral Friends, Teacher Pests, Grandmum's the Word and Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:18 PM

Sir, you are forgetting Feral Friends, Teacher Pests, Grandmum's the Word and Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.


Squid Noir? Mimic Madness? Spot Returns?

There's pretty decent amount of episodes that are universally loved. Tho I still think that majority of the season was pretty darn good.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

Sir, you are forgetting Feral Friends, Teacher Pests, Grandmum's the Word and Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.

Squid Noir? Mimic Madness? Spot Returns?
There's pretty decent amount of episodes that are universally loved. Though I still think that majority of the season was pretty darn good.
I’m not saying we’re alt.tv.spongebob, it’s just good to know whenever SpongeBob fans can unanimously agree on the merit of SpongeBob episodes. I think HS’s mental breakdown has helped.

TLDR: I like Bottle Burglars aswell.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:45 AM

Squid Noir? Mimic Madness? Spot Returns?
There's pretty decent amount of episodes that are universally loved. Tho I still think that majority of the season was pretty darn good.


There are some meh eps but good stuff are amazeballs.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:24 PM

"SpongeBob and Squidward accidentally let Plankton slip away with the formula, and it's up to them to retrieve it"

I think I can recall this episode being called Bottle Burgers, for some reason. Anyway, hasn't this plot been done before? I mean Plankton got the formula in F.U.N, and SpongeBob went after him to get it back. This feels like that, but a full episode and Squidward along for the ride.

This episode comes out on 13th April 2018

I thought it was a good episode with a solid plot! From the first promos it reminded me of Squid Noir which was another favorite for me of this season. These 2 had a neat feeling to them, and I think the team is doing a great job with this season!


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

Probably my favorite season 11 episode so far.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:21 PM

Surprised at the high positive reception. The episode itself is decent, but I don't think it is one of the best of the season at all. The Checkup had better Squidward and Spongebob team up, and was generally a funnier episode imo. Not a dis at Bottle Burglars at all, I still liked it, but not something I would call great. Probably around a 7/10


Edited by hippythehippo, 25 April 2018 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:52 AM

Already posted this on SBC so I could get 25 posts, so I figured I should post this here too


I really liked this episode. It was cool to see to see more of the chum bucket, that was really cool to see, as was Spot's reappearance. The episode was funny too (such as the end where Mr Krabs gets back the formula very easily after Squidward and Spongebob failed to be Ble to). The episode also had great animation as always. I liked the charatization, they were all in character and it was cool to see Spongebob and Squidward team up to get back the formula.



9/10

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

Nothing was cute as Pinkie Pie in this episode 0/10.

 

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 10:10 AM

This episode is actually really good. The jokes hit perfectly fine, and more scenery from the Chum Bucket was very interesting to see (as we've never got past Plankton's lab to see where he actually sleeps). A nice little episode.

8.9/10

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

Pretty good episode, the ending was undeserved because neither SpongeBob nor Squidward meant for Plankton to get the formula. The dynamic between SpongeBob and Squidward was like their dynamic in "The Sewers Of Bikini Bottom" although that episode is still a win for me because Squidward didn't get hurt as much and the ending was the best in that episode as well.

Overall, 6/10

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

I don't know why I didn't like this episode much before. It's really funny, and more jokes came this time around. 8.5/10 In my top 5 of the Season.


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