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"Just One Bite" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, SpongeBob tries to get Squidward to try a Krabby Patty.

Characters

Synopsis

The episode begins at the Krusty Krab with Squidward handing a customer a tray of a King-Size Ultra Krabby Supreme with mayonnaise. After seeing the customer eat it, Squidward expresses his disgust for Krabby Patties despite never having eaten one. SpongeBob insists that he try one, claiming that they are so popular that the only people who dislike Krabby Patties have never eaten one. To get SpongeBob to leave him alone, Squidward eventually does and bites only a piece of the patty off. Squidward's opinion of Krabby Patties seems to remain unchanged, as he angrily says to SpongeBob that the one he tried was the worst food he has ever eaten and buries the patty to its "death."

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Squidward digging up the Krabby Patty.

When a dejected SpongeBob leaves, Squidward desperately digs up the patty and eats the remains when he realizes that he likes them. He wants to have more but after already stating that he hates Krabby Patties to SpongeBob, Squidward then forces himself to sneak for one without him knowing, as he thinks that SpongeBob would never let him live it down if he found out that Squidward likes them. Squidward tries to have another Krabby Patty by stating an "order" to SpongeBob for a Triple Krabby Supreme on a kelp bun, with extra sea pickles and burnt to the crisp. After making it, SpongeBob announces the supposed customer's order, but no one responds, bringing him to the conclusion that they must have left, so he eats it himself, leaving Squidward disappointed over his missed opportunity.

After this attempt fails, Squidward then resorts to eating a half-eaten Krabby Patty from the trash can and digs it up, but before he can eat it, SpongeBob grabs the patty and sadly burns it, claiming that a Krabby Patty should not be disposed of in such means, once again ruining Squidward's chance to have another Krabby Patty.

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Squidward in his dream with his wife, a big Krabby Patty.

After having a dream of a giant Krabby Patty as his wife, a determined Squidward continues to try to eat another patty by going back to the Krusty Krab in the middle of the night. He then enters the patty vault, where legions of ready-made Krabby Patties are. Before he can finally have another, SpongeBob enters. Squidward is surprised that he is here until SpongeBob says that he always comes to work at 3 a.m. to count the sesame seeds. SpongeBob is confused why Squidward is in the Krusty Krab in at such an early time with the patty vault open and a Krabby Patty behind his back before realizing that he likes Krabby Patties. Once SpongeBob asks Squidward, the latter openly states that he indeed loves Krabby Patties before wolfing down the patties in the vault. SpongeBob then warns Squidward not to eat too many of them in there, as they all go down to his thighs and, as Squidward sarcastically predicts, cause him to subsequently explode.

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Squidward in the ambulance.

Later, a bodiless Squidward is taken to the hospital in an ambulance and a paramedic who is sitting beside him, holding his tentacles, jokingly says that he remembers the time he had his first Krabby Patty.

Production

Deleted scene

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Just One Bite Deleted Scene Logoless

Deleted scene from the episode.

In the original airing, there was a scene where Squidward triggers a burglar alarm consisting of a bucket of gasoline that he mistakes for a bucket of water, which is spilled, lit on fire, and explodes (which Mr. Krabs installed the security system) is cut out of later airings of the episode. Reports of the scene being deleted were as early as January 2002, a mere three months after the episode originally aired.[2] Initially, explanations for the removal were thought to be either to respect the victims of September 11, 2001, which occurred less than a month before the episode aired, or to prevent children from attempting to use and/or ignite gas.[3] Current showrunner Vincent Waller has confirmed in a statement on Twitter that the removal of the scene was ultimately due to Nickelodeon being against the idea of a gag involving a match and gasoline.[4] The edited version is included on the Tales from the Deep, Complete 3rd Season, The Ultimate Box Set, Really Big Box Set, The SpongeBob Birthday Box, Treasure Chest: Double Pack, The Ultimate SpongeBob Box Set, The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection, The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection, Double Feature Volume 3, 2-Season TV Pack, Holiday Cruise Collection, 10 Happiest Moments, First 100 Episodes, Glumly Squidward, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 4, Complete Third Season, From the Beginning, Pt.1, The Third & Fourth Seasons, and The Best 200 Episodes Ever DVDs and on the Deep Sea Sillies and Tales from the Deep VHS tapes. However, the VideoNow versions still have this scene intact. Today, the uncut episode is still mainly aired only on Canadian channels, including YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. It is also known to be dubbed in Korean. It is unknown why it was not deleted in Canada and Korea.

All Canadian airings, all Korean airings, and the VideoNow versions show this scene. All airings in other countries and all DVDs and VHS tapes show the edited version.

Original airing, Canadian airings, Korean airings, and the VideoNow disks:

  • Squidward: There it is, unguarded! All I have to do is... wait. It's too easy. There must be some kind of [liquid drips] ...security? This is our burglar alarm? A bucket of water? Ha ha! [kicks the door open, thus spilling the bucket over] That was too easy! [sniffs the liquid] Hey, this isn't water. This is... gas! [A robot arm drops a lit match into the gas, resulting in a huge explosion. Squidward screams and enters the kitchen, but just as he thinks his pain is over, he sets off another burglar alarm. The kitchen bursts into flames for a few seconds. Then he gasps at the sight of the Patty Vault and walks over to it.]

All airings in other countries, all DVDs, and VHS tapes:

  • Squidward: There it is! [cuts to the interior of Krusty Krab with the camera zooming in through a window to the Patty Vault. Squidward approaches it as he did in the original version. The rest of the episode goes normally.]

When the uncut version was aired, "The Bully" aired first and "Just One Bite" second; however, in all showings of the edited version, the order of the two episodes segments are reversed. This was due to "The Bully" being heavily advertised as the episode where a butt-kicking bully named Flats the Flounder joins SpongeBob's boating class.

Art

Music (Original airing, Canadian airings, Korean airings, and the VideoNow disks)

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [Title card]

  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [opening at Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Squid says he doesn't like Krabby Patties!"]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [everyone laughs]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Squidward says he's never had a Krabby Patty]
  Heavenly Voices (b) - David Farnon ["...good for your soul."]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz ["I have no soul."]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [SpongeBob asking Squidward to try a Krabby Patty]
  Dramatic Climax - Mike Sunderland [Squidward takes a tiny bite]
  Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Why, this Krabby Patty may be the most..."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["...horrible, putrid, poorly-prepared, vile..."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob's sad]
  Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward digs up the patty]
  Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Still alive!"]
  Flight in Panic 1 - Gregor F. Narholz ["I gotta have more!"]
  Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland ["After that performance, he'd never let me live it down."]
  The Creature (b) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward puts in a fake order]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob eats the patty]
  Steel Licks 13 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Ah, they don't know what they're missing."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [someone throws away a patty]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
  Raspberry C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Oh no! What's this doing here?"]
  Funeral Music - Alfred Kluten [patty cremated]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward cries]
  Romeo & Juliet Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fiachra Trench [Squidward dreams about marrying a giant Krabby Patty]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs to the Krusty Krab]
  Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland ["There it is, unguarded."]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [lit match ignites gasoline]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [After Squidward is burned for the second time]
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [Patty Vault revealed]
  Kommissar X - Gerhard Trede [SpongeBob appears]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob realizes Squidward likes Krabby Patties]
  Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [Squidward eating tons of patties]
  Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz ["You can't eat all those patties at one time!"]
  Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [ending]

Music (All airings in other countries, all DVDs, and VHS tapes)

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [title card]

  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [opening at Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Squid says he doesn't like Krabby Patties!"]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [everyone laughs]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Squidward says he's never had a Krabby Patty]
  Heavenly Voices (b) - David Farnon ["...good for your soul."]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz ["I have no soul."]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [SpongeBob asking Squidward to try a Krabby Patty]
  Dramatic Climax - Mike Sunderland [Squidward takes a tiny bite]
  Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Why, this Krabby Patty may be the most..."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["...horrible, putrid, poorly-prepared, vile..."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob's sad]
  Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward digs up the patty]
  Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Still alive!"]
  Flight in Panic 1 - Gregor F. Narholz ["I gotta have more!"]
  Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland ["After that performance, he'd never let me live it down."]
  The Creature (b) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward puts in a fake order]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob eats the patty]
  Steel Licks 13 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Ah, they don't know what they're missing."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [someone throws away a patty]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
  Raspberry C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Oh no! What's this doing here?"]
  Funeral Music - Alfred Kluten [patty cremated]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward cries]
  Romeo & Juliet Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fiachra Trench [Squidward dreams about marrying a giant Krabby Patty]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs to the Krusty Krab]
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [Patty Vault revealed]
  Kommissar X - Gerhard Trede [SpongeBob appears]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob realizes Squidward likes Krabby Patties]
  Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [Squidward eating tons of patties]
  Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz ["You can't eat all those patties at one time!"]
  Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [ending]

Release

Reception

  • "Just One Bite" was ranked #21 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.

Trivia

General

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"I have no soul!"

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Squidward's unsure face

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"You like Krabby Patties, don't you, Squidward?"

  • Three parts of the episode have become internet memes:
    • Squidward saying "I have no soul!" resulting in an animation of Hell being shown.
    • Squidward's disgusting face following him saying "Does this look unsure to you?," which has been given the name "Skodwarde."
    • SpongeBob's face when he realizes Squidward likes Krabby Patties
  • All the Krabby Patties in Squidward's thighs look normal-shaped. This implies that Squidward just swallowed them all without chewing them, and the Krabby Patties were not digested and turned into another shape.
  • Before the patty vault was removed, according to the deleted scene, the Krusty Krab could survive the two explosions, but it would take days or weeks to repair all the damage done. The tables would have been burned completely, and everything else would burn up unless SpongeBob counters the explosion by throwing water on the match before it falls on the gas. But still, it would take a long time to clean up the mess of the first two explosions.[citation needed]
  • In this episode, Squidward says he has never had a Krabby Patty and hates them, but he was previously force-fed a bunch of Krabby Patties by SpongeBob in "Your Shoe's Untied."
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Grizić," which translates to "Little Bite" or "Bitey."
  • The SquidBot has a weakness that references this episode in the video game SpongeBob's Truth or Square.
  • In airing order, this episode and "The Bully are the first two episodes to not have the Dot crawl effect.
  • This was the first season 3 episode in airing order.
  •  A screenshot from February 14, 2004 shows that the deleted scenes could have possibly aired after the premiere.
  • Squidward says "garbage" four times in this episode.

Cultural references

  • The first act of the episode, where SpongeBob attempts to make Squidward try a Krabby Patty in different locations, is similar to the Dr. Seuss children's book Green Eggs and Ham, where Sam persuades the furry yellow man to eat a plate of the eponymous food in the same way.
  • When SpongeBob jumps out of the trash can, he appears in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo, a 16th-century painter famous for his portraits constructed from food items.
  • During the scene when Squidward is eating all the Krabby Patties in the vault, one of the ways he eats them is very similar to Pac-Man when he moves around the game's maze while eating the pellets.


Errors

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The Chum Bucket is missing.

GPU

Adobe GPU error appears.

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The cash register is missing.

  • At the very beginning, when Squidward says, "I hate Krabby Patties," the cash register is missing. It does not show back up until over halfway through the episode when SpongeBob is asking who ordered the Triple Krabby Supreme.
  • When the scenes switch to Incidental 40 enjoying his King-Size
    Green

    The green screen can be seen behind Squidward.

    Ultra Krabby Supreme, the Chum Bucket across the street is missing.
  • When SpongeBob handcuffs himself to Squidward, the handcuffs disappear when Squidward takes the Krabby Patty.
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The window switches place.

  • When SpongeBob goes inside the Krusty Krab, a window can be seen on his right, but when Squidward is about to enter, the window is on his left.
  • In the digital restoration, for a brief second when SpongeBob says "I didn't think it was possible, but, I guess some people just don't like Krabby Patties.," an Adobe GPU error appears.
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SpongeBob has 6 patties, now he has 10 patties, then 6 again.

  • When Squidward is watching the Krabby Patties, there are six of them. In the next scene, there are 10.
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The wrinkles on Squidward's forehead are missing.

  • Shortly after Squidward says "And no one," the wrinkles on his forehead disappear.
  • After Squidward says "I have no soul" and the fire background returns back to the Krusty Krab, a green screen effect can be seen disproportionate in one frame.
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Squidward's mouth is missing in this frame.

  • When Squidward turns around and says "SpongeBob?," his mouth disappears for a split-second.
  • In the uncut version, the patty vault is not seen through the ordering window. In the edited version, it is.
  • In the uncut version, after the two fires have occurred, Squidward had ashes on him. However, after he had approached to the patty vault, the ashes disappeared.
  • During the scene when Squidward dives into the patty vault, there is a Krabby Patty that is drawn as though it were to move in that scene, even though it never does.
  • When SpongeBob says, "I knew it all along, Squidward," his upper top-left hole is colored blue for a split second.


Running gags

  • SpongeBob trying to get Squidward to eat a Krabby Patty.

Video

Squidward’s First Krabby Patty 🍔 in 5 Minutes! SpongeBob SquarePants

Squidward’s First Krabby Patty 🍔 in 5 Minutes! SpongeBob SquarePants

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Why "Just One Bite" is a LEGENDARY Episode of SpongeBob 🍔 SpongeBob

References

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