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217b. The Check-up

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  1. 1. How would you rate this episode?

    • 5/5 Checkups: Getting a checkup is the best!
      12
    • 4/5 Checkups: Monday works.
      6
    • 3/5 Checkups: You seem fine...physically, at least.
      2
    • 2/5 Checkups: Every employee must get a checkup or the Krusty Krab closes!
      0
    • 1/5 Checkups: SpongeBob, quit fooling around!
      0


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Premieres: 

Saturday, June 24th @ 10:15am ET/PT

Encores:

Friday, June 30th @ 7:45pm ET/PT

Saturday, July 1st @ 5:15pm ET/PT

Plot:

Mr. Krabs is too afraid of his medical examination, but if he fails it, the Krusty Krab will get closed.

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Edited by jjsthekid
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Krabs Torture Porn!: The Episode (Which is good for Squidward because all he had to do was ink into a cup).

Nurse kind of felt like an old school character that could fit into classics.

Squidward/SB had another good team-up with the disguises (the 25,000 x-ray mistake, robot baby, and Sponge Hippie jokes were best of the bunch)

Larry cosplaying as Mr. Krabs was fantastic, his cameo wasn't for nothing and really showed some episode unpredictability. 

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Great episode. I thought a lot of the gags were funny the whole way through, and the nurse was an amusing character. I liked how SpongeBob and Squidward had to work together to accomplish something without Squidward being annoyed by him the whole way through. I kind of felt bad for Krabs tho. The end twist with Larry made perfect sense, and had me lol'ing. This and Spot Returns give me better hope for Season 11.

Grade: A

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What a funny episode. Now that's how you actually make a good slapstick comedy with some good characterization and balanced pace. Mr. Krabs was more than just a money freak here. Yeah, his jokes were him obssessed over free stuff but I liked how he was so scared of one checkup. That really added up to his character. Also kind of relatable for some who are scared of checkups. I liked Squidward/SpongeBob dynamic here. Squidward actually worried about his job and decided to help SpongeBob with checkup exam and the best thing about this was that he wasn't a butt monkey. Only his nose was pinched and that was funny. It was rather Mr. Krabs that got pain but it was used comedically and I really liked that. Larry pretending to be Mr. Krabs was really hilarious and my favorite joke in the episode. One last thing I wanna say is that I'm glad Squidward inking as a checkup wasn't used comedically. It was used as actual checkup, instead of idk him inking all over the place. Overall, I really enjoyed this. If season 11 is like this and not like Krusty Katering or The Getaway, I can't wait.

Grade: A-

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This episode had a really nice change of pace. Instead of torturing Squidward for no good reason; Mr. Krabs got put through the wringer, and it was TOTALLY unintentional! o.o I think Mr. Krabs could've saved himself a WHOLE lot of trouble and AGONY if he just GOT the check-up in the first place, but then this episode WOULDN'T have a plot! :hysterical: Spongebob as a Hippie was TOTALLY funny, and so was LARRY pretending to be Mr. Krabs! :D This episode segment is a 10/10! Enough said, true believers! ;)

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"I never had a check-up before." what do ur parents not love u SB

Glad Squidward wasn't opposing the entire way through and felt bad for Mr. Krabs. I thought it was a funny episode myself and a change of the regular KK stuff. Larry being Krabs was the best.

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Originally written: June 27th, 2017

If you're not aware, I really despise the episode, Out of the Picture, and personally, I believe this episode is Out of the Picture done right. That's right friends, I really adore this episode.

The main plot of the episode is a type of plot I believe we've seen before. Various attempts to succeed a goal are done by the main characters, Squidward and SpongeBob. And I really like the dynamic between Squidward in SpongeBob in this episode. They don't feel forced, nor do they feel like certain traits of their's are exaggerated for the sake of some jokes. They come off as perfectly natural, yet they do manage to be funny (I don't know why, I really found Squidward's angry "Don't touch me" mumble to be hilarious).

Back to the plot, I feel as if this is a type of plot we've seen before.

Oh wait...   :nards:

But, this episode brings something new to the table. While the episode's layout may be similar to that of Out of the Picture, Tutor Sauce, Best Frenemies, and even to an extent, Plankton Retires, the plot itself is actually quite original. Krabs being afraid of having the nurse inspect him for his physical is an interesting plot. Though it is kind of out of character, considering Krabs is supposedly the "Toughest of the Tough", I guess I can let it slide, because it does allow for an interesting conflict. Did you notice how in all of those episodes I mentioned earlier, Krabs is one of the characters who is attempting to reach a specific goal? Well, for once that's not the case. Instead, he is the subject of the episode.

As I mentioned before, I really love the SpongeBob & Squidward dynamic in this episode. These 2 have teamed up before, and usually things don't usually work out. But, in this episode, there's a vibe from their teamwork that differs from past episodes. For once both of the characters are actually serious about what they're doing, and I think it allows for great chemistry between the two. For once, Squidward actually cares about his job, because if the restaurant is shut down, he'd have to...get a real job.   :scaredsquid:

There's nothing worse than that, I tell you.

So, the two spend the episode trying to get Krabs to perform his physical, without him actually knowing he is doing so. I think the execution of this episode was brilliant.  :clapping:

It's not the funniest episode out there, but there are a lot of really great visuals I find appealing in this episode. Harm is done to Krabs, but unlike Out of the Picture, where the character's intentions are to harm the other character, in this episode, Squidward and SpongeBob want to genuinely help Krabs out, and they end up doign unintentional harm to Krabs. I really enjoyed watching this episode. It wasn't predictable, where I could tell that SpongeBob & Squidward were going to fail Krabs ahead of time, but rather I kept questioning whether or not each attempt would work, which kept me interested in the story. I do really like the ending as well. I thought it was a clever idea for Larry to pose as Krabs to help Krabs pass the physical. Their similar appearances are finally put to good use! I really enjoyed this episode, surprisingly, and I find it to be a Great Episode. After both this, and Spot Returns, I am really excited for future Season 11 episodes. Season 10 wasn't the greatest, but it still had good parts about it, whereas Season 11 tones down some of the zaniness, and takes the good parts of Season 10 episodes, and incorporates them into these current episodes. A truly enjoyable episode, with a solid plot, not too many jokes, though entertaining visuals do make up for it, and great characters. I give it a 9.3/10

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Wow. This episode is wildly funny and well written. For me, this is one of few episodes that can compete with classic era SpongeBob. Season 11 is a blast!

Edited by BeachBob95

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