Episode Transcript: Employee of the Month
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Episode Article: Employee of the Month
SpongeBob: Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward.
Squidward: All right, I’ll bite. What is it, SpongeBob?
SpongeBob: Do you know what today is?
Squidward: Annoy Squidward Day?
SpongeBob: (laughs) No silly! (gets out a calendar) That’s on the 15th! (day is marked by a picture of Squidward’s head) Today is the beginning of the judging for Employee of the Month.
Squidward: SpongeBob, don’t you know that award is a scam?
SpongeBob: What do you mean?
Squidward: Mr. Krabs gives you that award so you work harder for no extra money.
SpongeBob: That is not true, Squidward. He gives it to me because I work harder. You could win it too if you tried harder.
Squidward: Oh, for what? To have my face on the Wall of Shame? (shows wall full of SpongeBob pictures for being Employee of the Month)
SpongeBob: Squidward, you’ve got it all wrong. Having pride in your work is nothing to be ashamed of, why it’s the only thing that makes it all worth while.
Mr. Krabs: Thattaboy, SpongeBob! This is going to be a tough one though! There’s no clear cut winner! (whispering) Watch out, SpongeBob. Squidward appears to be on the verge of a breakout. (shows Squidward reading a magazine) There could be a new face on the wall this month.
SpongeBob: Huh? (looks over and sees the month of “January” with no picture)
Squidward: That’s right, SpongeBob. I might sneak up on you. (Squidward and Mr. Krabs laugh at SpongeBob as he walks over to the wall and imagines Squidward laughing at him in the picture)
SpongeBob: No! (begins to cry) How could I have let the quality of my work slip so much! (Squidward's picture continues to laugh. Scene goes to SpongeBob grilling and flipping patties until he comes to a patty that won’t flip and he tries and tries then he flips the patty on the ceiling and tries to get it off of there and Squidward peeks in)
Squidward: Need some help? (SpongeBob screams) What are you doing?
SpongeBob: Making...Krabby Patties?
Squidward: You’re losing it! Don’t you know that award is a load of... (SpongeBob gets the patty off the ceiling but he flings it into the fan and it sprays Squidward with all the meat)...garbage.
SpongeBob: (jumps off of ceiling) Please don’t tell Mr. Krabs about this! It’ll hurt my chances of winning the award!
Squidward: I already told you, that award is a bunch of... (sprayed with meat again)...baloney!
SpongeBob: That is not true, Squidward. Like this hat, that award is a symbol of...
Squidward: (grabs SpongeBob’s hat) It’s a symbol that you’re a chump! (SpongeBob screams)
SpongeBob: No, Squidward!
Squidward: And this is a symbol of what I think of the ‘Employee of the Month’ award! (Squidward lifts his foot and tries to stomp the hat flat but his foot hits something that is under the hat and SpongeBob reveals the stick of lead under it)
SpongeBob: An experienced employee of the month always keeps a brick of lead in his hat.
Squidward: I’m telling you for the last time, that award is nothing but a joke! (Squidward walks away but is sprayed with meat for the last time. Then we see SpongeBob looking at all his award photos)
SpongeBob: What if Squidward’s right? What if the award is a phony? Does this mean my whole body of work is meaningless! (every award photo now has an army hat on)
SpongeBob Picture: Stop that kind of talk, sailor! This is war now, private! That’s exactly what he wants you to think! This is no time to go lily-livered on us!
SpongeBob: But, sir…
SpongeBob Picture: There’s no room for buts in war, soldier! He wants you to crack! He’s trying to trick you, get inside your mind! You will stop at nothing, and I mean nothing to defeat him! Have I made myself clear, private?
SpongeBob: Crystal, sir!
SpongeBob Picture: Good! Now move out! (SpongeBob marches away and then we see SpongeBob looking through his windows through binoculars while Squidward gets ready for bed)
SpongeBob: I won’t let Squidward win! (Squidward sets his alarm and walks off) He can’t go to work if he doesn’t wake up. Target sited. (SpongeBob sneaks up to Squidward’s house by sliding on the ground then through one of Squidward’s windows and as he enters he falls to the ground and Squidward’s hears the noise while he is brushing his teeth. Squidward goes to check what it is and SpongeBob is standing behind the plant by the door. Squidward closes the door and SpongeBob slides around the door and then by Squidward’s bed where the alarm clock is. He is about to grab it when he hears the door handle jiggle so he hides in the pillow on the bed. Squidward gets into bed and isn’t comfortable with the pillow as it is so he adjusts it. Tries to adjust it again and you can hear SpongeBob’s giggling. Squidward lays his head down and SpongeBob’s hand reaches out for the clock and Squidward see it. Squidward freaks out and throws the pillow again the wall. The cover comes down and you can see SpongeBob)
Squidward: SpongeBob? What are you doing here? (SpongeBob grabs alarm clock)
SpongeBob: You can’t win that award if you don’t get up for work! (SpongeBob destroys the clock. Squidward has another one he is setting while he is laughing. SpongeBob grabs that one and destroys it while Squidward opens up a closet full of alarm clocks with SpongeBob destroying some of them one by one)
Squidward: Stop it, SpongeBob! If I really wanted that award, I could win it with my tentacles tied!
SpongeBob: That can be arranged.
Squidward: You’re a lunatic, SpongeBob!
'SpongeBob: Maybe so, but I’ve won ‘Employee of the Month’ 26 times in a row.
Squidward: Are you trying to say that you are better than me?
SpongeBob: I’ve been better than you 26 months in a row and it’ll be 27 tomorrow.
Squidward: All right, that’s it, square-for-brains! That’s it! I’m going to show you how easy it is to win that award. I’m going to be the next ‘Employee of the Month’! I will prove to you that I am far more competent than you!
SpongeBob: Well, I’m going in early to wax the floors!
Squidward: Don’t bother; I’ll have done it already by the time you get there!
SpongeBob: Well, you’ll have to get there pretty early to get there before me!
Squidward: I don’t need to sleep! Loser!
SpongeBob: Well, me neither! …26-time loser! (SpongeBob and Squidward are watching each other through their window) Look at him. Watchin’ me.
Squidward: I’m watching you, SpongeBob. You’re not leaving before me.
SpongeBob: Hey Squidward, getting sleepy huh?
Squidward: No, how about you?
SpongeBob: Nope! (Squidward gets out his clarinet and plays Brahms' lullaby and puts SpongeBob to sleep. Squidward tries to walk out but falls in a very deep square hole dug up by SpongeBob right in front of his door)
Squidward: SpongeBob! (SpongeBob comes up with a shovel in his hand)
SpongeBob: Hey Squidward! Going somewhere?
Squidward: I’m going to wring you dry when I get out of here! Now get me out of here!
SpongeBob: All right, Squidward, I’ll stop by after work! [Squid screams some more. Sponge walks back to bed] Now to get some rest. Don’t want to look tired for my ‘Employee of the Month’ photo! (SpongeBob goes to his bed and sleeps a while till Squidward gets out the hole) Squidward! (Squidward is nailing boards onto SpongeBob’s front door. SpongeBob saws around it and pushes the door on Squidward and runs away. A cage drops enclosing SpongeBob and Squidward laughs. SpongeBob slides out because he can fit through the bars)
Squidward: SpongeBob! Why you little…! (SpongeBob writes “loser.” on the bottle and runs away. Later he sees a krabby patty)
SpongeBob: Ha ha ha ha ha. Hmmm, a Krabby Patty! (smells it but the top bun opens up and a claw comes out grabbing SpongeBob’s nose) Aah! Squidward!
Squidward: So long, sponge loser! (Squidward gets caught in a net and SpongeBob runs by laughing. SpongeBob runs through a barbed-wire fence and Squidward runs by laughing. Squidward is tied by his tentacles and SpongeBob runs by laughing. SpongeBob is stuck in a brick wall and Squidward runs by laughing. Later the two are trying to drag along some big items. SpongeBob is dragging an anchor and Squidward is dragging a flaming boat) SpongeBob? Truce? (both wave a white flag)
Squidward: SpongeBob, I can’t take it anymore. If we keep this up, neither of us will win the award!
SpongeBob: You’re right. We should save our energy for work where we really need it. (its now dawn)
Squidward: Ok, let’s have a good clean fight.
SpongeBob: And may the better man win. (shakes hands with Squidward) He’s nothing but a lying, boneless, ink-squirting, big-nosed phony!
Squidward: Look at that buck-toothed, corn-fed smile. You can’t trust him as far as you can throw him.
SpongeBob: As soon as he stops shaking my hand...
Squidward: ...I’m gonna make a run for it. (SpongeBob and Squidward stop shaking hands, laugh nervously, and run for the Krusty Krab where Mr. Krabs is opening it up)
Mr. Krabs: Money, money, gonna make some money! (sees SpongeBob and Squidward come running over) Ah, it warms me wallet to see me employees coming in so early. Boys, you’re early! (Mr. Krabs realizes that they aren’t stopping for anything) Wait! (both push Mr. Krabs out of the way and start doing nice stuff)
SpongeBob: Look, Mr. Krabs! Clean floors!
Squidward: Clean tables, Mr. Krabs! (Squidward presses too hard on the table while he is cleaning and breaks it in half)
SpongeBob: Clean dishes, Mr. Krabs!
Mr. Krabs: What’s going on here? (SpongeBob drops and breaks the dishes and mops them just like that)
SpongeBob: It’s much more efficient to clean dishes this way, Mr. Krabs!
Mr. Krabs: No!
Squidward: Flowers and chocolate for you, Mr. Krabs?
SpongeBob: Look, I’m putting my own money into the register, Mr. Krabs! (SpongeBob puts his money into the register)(Squidward and SpongeBob are in the kitchen) Two spatulas to increase productivity, Mr. Krabs! Faster, SpongeBob, faster!
Squidward: There’s nothing to this patty flipping, Mr. Krabs! I’ll easily double your output, sponge-hog! (both make many patties to overflow the Krusty Krab to where it explodes)
Citizen: Hey, free Krabby Patties! (While the Krabby Patties fall from the sky, Mr. Krabs head is broken through one of SpongeBob’s employee pictures)
Mr. Krabs: Wait, you’ve got to pay for those! Wait, wait, wait! (SpongeBob and Squidward come through the picture frame that Mr. Krabs is in and asks his who is the winner and Mr. Krabs is still arguing about the Krabby Patties)