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"PL-1413" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 14. In this episode, Plankton travels two thousand years into the future and finds a few unfamiliar faces.

Characters[]

Synopsis[]

At the city hall, the mayor is holding a ceremony for a time capsule designed by Sandy, and the citizens donate their items. SpongeBob leaves a happy message by laughing into it, Patrick mistakes it for a trash can, a fish who is annoyed by Squidward's clarinet throws it into the capsule, and Krabs donates a Krabby Patty with the hope of it being more valuable in the future. Plankton comes in on a rocket to steal the patty, with Krabs dismissively shutting him in, locking him into it for around 2000 years. Nobody notices that Plankton is trapped inside, except Karen, who ignores him.

About 2000 years later, the time capsule re-emerges and opens up. Plankton notices that everything in town is made of chrome, and goes exploring, coming across the Chrome Bucket. Karen, who has evolved into a chrome orb, comes outside. Plankton tries to get into the Chrome Bucket for tools to take over the world, but Karen tells him the whole world is different now, and takes him around town to show him.

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Plankton seeing Squidward's museum.

They stop by Squidward's house, which is now a museum. Squidward's music has become appreciated in the future, although his success only started the day after he died. Patrick has become a shapeshifting liquid metal Terminator, who chews Plankton up, is disappointed by his taste, and goes back to sleep. SpongeBob is a now a solid chrome cube on a wheel, whose laugh still annoys Plankton. The Kromey Krab is out of business because everyone knows the secret formula and can summon Krabby Patties themselves. Plankton is frustrated and wants to return back to his time, so Karen takes him to Sandy's treedome, which is not made of chrome.

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Plankton meets Sandy's Kamp Koral counterpart.

Plankton goes inside and sees Sandy's Kamp Koral self, who had been traveling across time and space since the end of camp. Sandy agrees to take Plankton 2000 years in the past, after which Karen reveals she is now dating a muscular future version of Plankton. When Plankton returns to his regular time, Sandy erases his memories so he forgets the secret formula, says goodbye, and leaves. Plankton stumbles around until he finds Mr. Krabs about to put the Krabby Patty in the time capsule, so he goes after it just like he did the first time around. He suddenly feels deja-vu before Krabs locks him in again.

Production[]

This episode was confirmed on September 5, 2023.[1]

Art[]

Music[]

 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Random Globules - Vyvyan Hope-Scott [Title card.]
  Proud to be a Fish - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Opening.]
  The Lion's Roar - Jonathan Neal [End of the ceremony.]
  Allergy Attack 3 - Nicolas Carr [Plankton in the time capsule.]
  Sounds of Science 8 - Josef Mundigl ["2,000 years."]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton gets trapped.]
  A Short Fishy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Everyone runs into city hall.]
  The Shock [#55.2] - Dick De Benedictis [Time capsule goes underground.]
  ? ["2,000-ish years later..."]
  ? [Time capsule counts down.]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Plankton emerges from the capsule.]
  Random Globules - Vyvyan Hope-Scott [Plankton explores the future.]
  La Panthere Cosmique - Jean-Jacques Perrey [Future Karen appears.]
  Spooks - Fredric Bayco [Plankton using a blowtorch.]
  Space Horizons - Wolf Helling [Karen shows Plankton around.]
  Weightless - Fredric Bayco [Museum of Squidward.]
  Sounds of Science 8 - Josef Mundigl [Transition to next scene.]
  Musique De L'Infini - Jean-Jacques Perrey ["This is the P-1000."]
  Sounds of Science 8 - Josef Mundigl ["I wasn't, but if you insist."]
  Funny Blues - Jean-Jacques Perrey [SpongeBob's holographic doorman.]
  Kiyouli Le Clown - Harry Breuer, Jean-Jacques Perrey [The real SpongeBob.]
  Russian Rump - Harry Breuer, Jean-Jacques Perrey [SpongeBob chases Plankton.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 7A - Jeremy Wakefield ["The future is awful."]
  Spooks - Fredric Bayco ["We can take over this horrible timeline!"]
  Space Raindrops - Fredric Bayco [The Kromey Krab.]
  Random Globules - Vyvyan Hope-Scott [Everyone knows the secret formula.]
  One Zero Zero - Harry Breuer, Jean-Jacques Perrey ["I've had it with the future!"]
  ? [Sandy's treedome.]
  Space Horizons - Wolf Helling ["The screwy squirrel? Really?"]
  Epic Force - Julian Beeston, Alex Karlsson [Plankton walks into the treedome.]
  Childs's Play - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Kamp Koral Sandy appears.]
  Hawaiian Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton begs Sandy.]
  Childs's Play - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["I've been expecting you."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["See you 2,000 years ago."]
  Random Globules - Vyvyan Hope-Scott [Treedome goes back in time.]
  Borborygmus - Jean-Jacques Perrey [Plankton 2.0 comes out.]
  Lap Steel-spce_01 - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene.]
  Hawaiian Party - Peter Dennis [Plankton appears back in the present.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6A - Jeremy Wakefield ["What happened?"]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["Aha!"]
  Proud to be a Fish - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Time capsule ceremony.]
  Allergy Attack 3 - Nicolas Carr [Plankton flies into the capsule.]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Plankton gets déjà vu.]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]
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Trivia[]

General[]

  • This episode, alongside "Squidiot Box," "Blood is Thicker Than Grease," its sister episode, "Mooned!," "Hysterical History," and "Kreepaway Kamp" serve as this season's 25th anniversary specials.
    • Additionally, it and "Blood is Thicker Than Grease" both star Plankton.
  • The half-hour this episode is packaged into marks the 300th special episode in the series.
    • Additionally, it also marks the first 300th-half-hour of any Nicktoon.
    • This is another episode where a character travels into the future. In this case, it's Plankton. Squidward had done the same thing 13 seasons earlier in "SB-129," way back in season 1.
  • This episode marks the first involvement with Mikros Animation in SpongeBob SquarePants, who provided the 3D animation for "Kamp Koral" Sandy.
  • This is the first episode Brian Morante has storyboard directed for the main show since "Escape from Beneath Glove World."
  • This episode was paired up with "Blood is Thicker Than Grease" during the original American airing.
  • This episode takes place in an infinite loop, ending right where it began.

Episode references[]

  • This episode's title and plot reference that of season 1's "SB-129."
    • In its press listing, this is listed as a "sequel episode."
    • Additionally, both episodes' titles reference their respective production codes. In the case of PL-1413, "PL" stands for Plankton, and it is the 13th segment produced for season 14, hence "1413."

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