|"One Coarse Meal"|
|Season 7, Episode 137A|
|Airdate:||March 25, 2010|
|Written by:|| Casey Alexander|
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Mr. Krabs is sleeping in his money bath, then he smells something burning, then SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that it smells like Plankton with his new explosives. Plankton then explodes the Krusty Krab, while his machine caught SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs. Then Pearl comes to the kitchen and scares Plankton, which makes him go to the Chum Bucket.
He tells Karen about his fear of whales and she tells him there's no whales in the Chum Bucket. Then, Mr. Krabs, disguised as Pearl, scares Plankton. He enters in the Chum Bucket and Mr. Krabs appears saying that he wants the meat of Plankton. Plankton then runs away and has nightmares about an evil Pearl eating him and his cousins.
Plankton appears in the road, about to commit suicide by being run over by a bus, but SpongeBob talks him out of it and tells Plankton that it is Mr. Krabs disguised as Pearl. Plankton is angered until SpongeBob talks about Mr. Krabs' fear of mimes. Plankton decides to torment Mr. Krabs with a mime. Later, SpongeBob scares Plankton away with holographic whales to keep him from getting the formula. SpongeBob then releases Krabs and the mime continues to torment him.
- SpongeBob History Stong - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
- Undertow - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs takes a money bath]
- Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Something don't smell right."]
- ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob cooking Krabby Patties]
- Crime & Danger Sign No. 3 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch ["Explosive?!"]
- ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["It didn't go off."]
- Guerilla Warfare [#21] - Harry Bluestone ["A dud, huh?"]
- Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton tickling Krabs]
- Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Clever."]
- Guerilla Warfare [#22] - Harry Bluestone [Plankton smells blubber]
- Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Call off your daughter, Krabs!"]
- Drama Link (e) - Hubert Clifford ["Stay back, whale!"]
- Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton leaves]
- ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs gives Pearl mall money]
- Tympup (a) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [wacky bucks]
- Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Plankton running home]
- Sneaking About - Phillip Green ["My triumphant husband returns."]
- Old 49er - Nicolas Carr [flashback to Plankton's ancestors on a picnic]
- Lovely Scenery (c) - Mladen Franko [whale eats them]
- Sneaking About - Phillip Green [Plankton takes out the trash]
- Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin ["I'm hungry!"]
- Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [empty laboratory]
- Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [16 paranoia-filled days later]
- Lonely Stranger - Laurie Johnson ["Yes, I can hear you."]
- Crescendo Fin 10 F# - Marcin Pospieszalski [Pearl snickers]
- Death Throws - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Plankton's nightmare]
- Old 49er - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, Plankton!"]
- Cellar Search - Philippe Pares ["Gastric acid?"]
- ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton crying]
- The Drunken Sailor - ? [Krabs disguised as Pearl]
- ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton driven to suicide]
- ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs in his office]
- ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton lying in the street]
- Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob tells Plankton about Krabs' secret fear]
- Closing the Door - Nicolas Carr [Plankton laughs evilly]
- The Drunken Sailor - ? [Krabs putting on the disguise]
- Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Krabs tries to scare Plankton]
- Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs imitates Pearl]
- Shock Entrance [#24] - Harry Bluestone ["The jig is up, Krabs!"]
- Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Secret fear?"]
- Dachshund Walk - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Krabs afraid of mimes]
- Slide Whistle Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
Home video releases
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 7th Season
- The original title was "Plankton Got Served"
- This is one of the seven episodes that was revealed on the Internet before it aired on TV.
- On the SpongeBob site, this episode is referred to as "One Course Meal".
- Plankton is scared of whales in this episode. Although in earlier episodes, he has encoutered Pearl without panicking. However, it is possible his ancestors were eaten after these episodes took place. Also, in one of the episodes, The Algae's Always Greener, Plankton says "look at his daughter, she's as big as a whale". This indicates that he may not have realized that Pearl was a whale.
- This episode is one of the most despised episodes in the series, mostly due to Mr. Krabs actions, Plankton's suicide attempt, and the fact that the main antagonist (Mr. Krabs) gets no comeuppance.
- This episode shows that Plankton is a skilled bubble-blower, as he was able to make a bubble shield strong enough to withstand peas that SpongeBob was spitting at the speed of a bullet.
- It is revealed that Plankton is afraid of whales and that Mr. Krabs is terrified of mimes. Krusty Krab Training Video mentioned that Mr. Krabs was also afraid of robot overlords.
- The main difference between Plankton's and Mr. Krabs' phobias is that Plankton's technically rational, while Mr. Krabs' is obviously irrational.
- When Plankton called SpongeBob "cheesehead," it is actually a reference to "Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?".
- The transmutator was a scanner in "Plankton!". It's possible Plankton may have modified the scanner into a transmutator since then.
- Even though Plankton has encountered Pearl in previous episodes, he's never been afraid of her until now.
- When Plankton asks SpongeBob to step on him, SpongeBob declines, saying it goes against his "good nature". However, SpongeBob has done things contradictory to his good nature, such as sabotaging Squidward to win Employee of the Month, and trying to get Patrick arrested for speeding, out of jealousy in Driven to Tears.
- Karen has no compassion for Plankton over his intense fear of Pearl. Though it could be argued that computers don't have feelings, she has shown emotions before (such as crying).
- Just before Pearl comes into the kitchen, Plankton wonders what the smell is. SpongeBob says it smells like blubber, and Plankton panics. In Spongicus, he says one of the ingredient to his chum is whale blubber, so it's unusual that he wouldn't know what blubber smells like.
- Pearl claims the Chum Bucket is "totally gross", meaning she must have gone inside of the restaurant before.
- It is revealed Mr. Krabs can imitate his daughter's voice.
- It is unlike SpongeBob to say "okay" and leave when Plankton refuses to let SpongeBob help him, except SpongeBob goes to Mr. Krabs for help which is not helping because Mr. Krabs is the reason for Plankton lying the road.
- In this episode, it is revealed that Mr. Krabs has a fear of mimes. However, at the end, he says he just finds them weird.
- It is unknown how SpongeBob knew about Mr. Krabs' fear of mimes.
- One of Plankton's Ancestors looks like Clem.
- In the dutch version, a narrator read the title card.
- This is the first time a character almost commited suicide. The next will be Squidward in Are You Happy Now?.
- After "16 paranoia-filled days", Plankton is seen having grown a full head of long grey hair falling into his grey beard, as well as claws. Not only do these quickly disappear moments afterward, but the claws could bear a resemblance to Wolverine.
- When Plankton has long white hair, long fingernails, and tissue boxes on his feet, it's a parody of Howard Hughes.
- When SpongeBob spits peas at Plankton, it resembles the Grass type Pokemon move Bullet Seed.
- When SpongeBob goes into Mr. Krabs's office after he erases a drawing of Plankton, his used paper and pencil are gone.