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"Plankton's Intern" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 12. In this episode, Plankton needs help to steal the secret formula, so he hires an intern who knows more about Mr. Krabs than anyone else.
- Sheldon J. Plankton
- Karen Plankton
- Patrick Star
- Pearl Krabs
- Pink squid monster (debut)
- Mr. Krabs
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- King Neptune (mentioned)
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Old Hilo March - Kapono Beamer [Title card]
• A Casual Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Opening at the Chum Bucket]
‣ Buying Spree - William Loose [Patrick offers himself to be Plankton's intern]
• Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
‣ Stealthy Panto Creep - Max Saunders [Plankton explains what Patrick must do as an intern]
• Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Multiple clones of Patrick appear]
• Clowning Around Again Short - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton ejects all of the clones]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton sighs]
‣ Hippomania - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Pearl shows up]
• Clowning Around - Barry Anthony [Pearl says she wants to be Plankton's intern]
• Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton showing the Chum Bucket to Pearl]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton's robot is shown]
‣ Mutations (a) [#53] - Trevor Duncan [Plankton activates his robot and it ends up destroyed]
• Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [?]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Pearl gets hit with a broom]
‣ Alien Spacecraft A - Gregor Narholz [?]
‣ Arnold is Back 1 - Gregor Narholz [Plankton presents his laser to Pearl]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Safe box explodes]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Pearl goes to clean the remains of the safe box]
‣ Alien Spacecraft A - Gregor Narholz [Plankton pours monster maker flakes into water]
‣ The Creature (a) - Gregor Narholz [Big monster emerges from the water]
• What's This - Nicolas Carr [Monster explodes]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield [Pearl gets covered with the monster's goo]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton gives the broom to Pearl]
• Sad Sailor Waltz - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Pearl talking with Krabs at his house]
‣ Fraidy Cat - Fredric Bayco [Plankton working on a machine the next day]
• The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl talking to Plankton]
• Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [?]
• Birth of the Krabby Patty - Nicolas Carr [?]
• The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl and Plankton continue talking]
‣ Hide and Seek - Arthur Wilkinson [Pearl leaves his house that night with a ski mask]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 23 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs says goodbye to Pearl]
• Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl assists Plankton in entering the Krusty Krab]
‣ Hide and Seek - Arthur Wilkinson [Pearl and Plankton hide in the kitchen after SpongeBob appears]
‣ Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [SpongeBob sleepwalking]
‣ Deep Cover - Carlo Giacco [Pearl and Plankton approach Krabs' office]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob wakes up inside the trash can]
‣ Deep Cover - Carlo Giacco [SpongeBob sees Pearl and Plankton]
• Krusty Krab Tango - Steve Marston [SpongeBob calls Krabs to tell him he saw Plankton]
‣ Hercule Poirot - Gerhard Trede [Pearl opens Krabs' safe box and takes the secret formula]
‣ Battle March Link (a) - Keith Mansfield [Krabs and SpongeBob enter at the office]
‣ Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Pearl takes off the ski mask]
‣ Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["Pearl!"]
‣ Hawaiian Party - Peter Dennis [Pearl gives Krabs explanations about the incident]
‣ Increase B - Dick De Benedictis [Krabs is forced to agree to Pearl's agreements]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 19 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs takes the formula back]
• You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Pearl launches Plankton back to the Chum Bucket]
‣ Domestic Fun (a) - Ernest Tomlinson [Karen comes back to the Chum Bucket]
‣ Domestic Fun (c) - Ernest Tomlinson [Ending]
- This episode is available on The Complete Twelfth Season DVD.
- This episode was released on The Complete Twelfth Season DVD on January 12, 2021, before airing on U.S. television.
- Continuity: Plankton still has his fear of whales in this episode like he did in "One Coarse Meal" and "The Ghost of Plankton"; however, in "Jailbreak!," Plankton was not afraid of the whale cellmate. He might not have been afraid since the whale cellmate was working for him, or that he was able to overcome his fear of whales.
- A clip from this episode was used for a COVID-19 promo from around April 2020.
- This is the second episode Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller directed. The first was "Who R Zoo?"
- Coincidentally, both episodes use "Old Hilo March" as the title card music.
- This is the third episode where someone gets cloned, this time being Patrick. The first time is SpongeBob in "Overbooked" and the second is also SpongeBob in "CopyBob DittoPants."
- Plankton forcing Pearl to clean a failed invention.
- ^ https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/695260869885558835/698555587851452426/image0.png
- ^ https://www.dstv.co.za/whats-on/news/articles/spongebob-squarepants-and-patrick-star-best-besties-ever-marathon-on-nickelodeon-305/
- ^ https://twitter.com/VincentWaller72/status/1144975599636627456
- ^ https://youtu.be/jt54WGT-wtA
- ^ https://youtu.be/eQdv0vpDePI