My Pretty Seahorse (Episode)
|My Pretty Seahorse|
|Airdate:||July 12, 2002|
|Previous Episode:||Club SpongeBob|
|Next Episode:||The Bully|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Tom Kenny|
|Patrick Star||Bill Fagerbakke|
|Squidward Tentacles||Rodger Bumpass|
|Mr. Krabs||Clancy Brown|
It is now Springtime in Bikini Bottom, Patrick emerges under his rock wearing a purple sweater...Patrick strips the sweater and buries it under the sand like a dog would. SpongeBob comes out of his house and begins to greet the flowers and sniff them after stating that he has Spring Fever. Squidward emerges from his home as well, and after some convincing from SpongeBob, he too says hello to the flowers. The flowers react like an aggravated cat, hissing at Squidward, causing him to run into his house screaming. SpongeBob says he shall do him a kindness and plant him some hypo-allergenic flowers.
Cue SpongeBob wearing a gardening outfit, including a sun hat, overalls, and clogs. He first plants a coral flower, and turns to grab the watering can to water said flower only to turn back around and find the flower bitten in half. He continues this routine of planting flowers and turning his back until he states, "I'm not taking my eyes off you." Three days later, he still has not moved his eyes, and in fact has to water them because they have dried out. Patrick walks by and draws SpongeBob’s attention – SpongeBob turns back, and the flower is gone again. SpongeBob finally sees the seahorse, which has been eating the flowers, which then runs away and starts neighing on top of a rock.
He decides to tame her and writes a scientific journal of sorts about her mysterious qualities, and hence names her Mystery. The seahorse spots SpongeBob’s floral bookmark and approaches him. Apparently eating the book mark was enough to tame the seahorse, as the show switches to a montage with 60's psychedelic backgrounds of the two of them frolicking together, enjoying piggy back rides, painting, blowing bubbles, and even going to the hat store...
At the end of the day, SpongeBob lets the horse sleep in his bed and promises that they will be friends forever. The next day, he rides past Squidward on his bike - which hits a rock sending Squidward off a cliff and into a massive explosion. Once arriving at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob ties up Mystery outside like in old western movies. Then, Scooter arrives with his friend, mistaking Mystery for a kiddie ride. As he finds a quarter, he tries to look for it, saying, "I can't find the coin slot. Here it is!", and Mystery kicks Scooter and into a massive explosion. "YAAHH! Help! Kiddie ride on the loose!", screams Scooter's friend. Mr. Krabs runs to the scene and is shocked. "A monster! Scaring away me customers." He demands that the horse be gotten rid of because he is scaring off the customers stating, "It’s either you or Mystery."
SpongeBob has Mystery shoved in a cupboard, and tells her that she only needs to stay there until Patrick finishes the stable he asked him to build – Cue a shot of Patrick with a board nailed to his forehead sitting with a blank look on his face. SpongeBob starts to go back to his job, with only eight more hours in his job left. "Only eight more hours," says SpongeBob.
Twelve seconds later, Mystery peers out of the cupboard, and SpongeBob lets off a warning for her and knows that he's hungry. Mystery eats a Krabby Patty, but then she whinnies, and then SpongeBob warns him, because Krabs has heard it, and asks, "Is that horse here?", and SpongeBob says, "No, Mr. Krabs. I was just doing my imitation of Mystery", and he does a fake, pathetic nicker. "Well, keep working on it. That was terrible!", said Mr. Krabs, and he walks out, and SpongeBob is relieved and he says, "That was close. And from now on, no more hijinks."
"Order up!" Squidward comes to the window, but Mystery eats the order before Squidward gets there. SpongeBob thinks that the Krusty Krab is haunted, and before SpongeBob can leave, Squidward says, "SpongeBob, there's no ghosts!" "Oh", says SpongeBob. Squidward starts lecturing SpongeBob; meanwhile Mystery is stealing customers’ orders from their tables.
Here's his lecture as it follows:
"In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how things work. I order the food, you cook the food, the customer gets the food. We do that for forty years and then we die. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, what do you say?"
Squidward then sees Mystery as SpongeBob puts Mystery back in the cupboard yelling, "Don’t tell Mr. Krabs! I got it all under control! Now then, you were saying", and Squidward says, "Just get my order!" and he walks out. And SpongeBob laughs and says, "Ghosts." Mystery eats SpongeBob’s hat, spatula, all of the Krabby Patties, the stove, and old man Jenkins. And from Mystery's stomach, we hear "I don’t want to be a burden," just like Babs said the line " I don't want to be a pie!" from Chicken Run.
The customers get aggravated and start to revolt. Then Squidward says, "Folks, we have a minor situation going on in the kitchen", and a man asks him, "Where’s our food?" Another man yells, "I’m so hungry!", a woman says, "This is my only lunch hour!" and Tom asks "Where’s Old Man Jenkins?" Then, Squidward says, "Take it easy, the food’s no good here anyway."
This causes Mr. Krabs to come out and ask Squidward "Squidward, what is going on here!", to which he replies, "Why don’t you go ask Cowbob RanchPants and his faithful companion Sir Eats a Lot?"
Mystery belches up old man Jenkins, apparently after getting a bellyache because of eating all the Krabby Patties. Mr. Krabs walks in, and thinks he is seeing things, but he isn't and demands that the horse be gotten rid of, and SpongeBob pleads with him not to be gotten rid of. "No, Mr. Krabs! Don’t make me give up Mystery! I know you think she’s just a horse, but she’s more than that, I tell you. She listens to me. She understands everything I say and I understand her! She’s my best friend!" Mr. Krabs is touched by the story and continues on to tell SpongeBob about the story of his best friend, Krabs says "I was five years old and me father gave me a dollar. I loved that dollar, loved it like a brother. Me and that dollar went everywhere together." Then SpongeBob asks, "What happened to the dollar, Mr. Krabs?" Then Krabs answers, "And one day at the beach, it was so hot and I was so thirsty! I spent it on a soda. My best friend!" and starts to weep. After regaining his composure he states that "The kitchen is no place for a life horse!", which causes the customers spit out their food. Before, during and after this scene, we can see Squidward, and later a customer weeping until a bowl of onions is seen beside them.
SpongeBob takes Mystery outside and tells her, "You belong in the wild." He turns his back on her and the horse walks away and he says, "Well, what're you waiting for? Can't you see I don't want you anymore?", and when Patrick walks up, still with the board on his head from earlier, he says, "Just get out of here, you stupid dumb animal!", and he walks away, and he says, "Well, she's gone, and I'll never see her again." And then, Mr. Krabs comes up and says that he did the proper thing. "She’s free now. And we have no right to separate that wild animal from its natural habitat." Squidward interrupts the conversation to let Mr. Krabs know that the safe is empty, because Mystery had an after dinner salad: all the money in the safe. "GET THAT HORSE!!!" screams Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs go running after Mystery into the horizon.
The episode ends with Patrick trying to get into the hat store to buy a hat, but can't because the board on his head from earlier is too wide to fit through the door.
- The title is a pleased reference to the popular toy line, My Little Pony.
- Squidward calls Mystery Sir Eats A Lot, a parody of Sir Lancelot, a famous character from King Arthur's tales.
- Mystery is voiced by Frank Welker.
- When SpongeBob says "You ate Old Man Jenkins!" the closed captions read "You have eaten Old Man Jenkins".
- Only appearance of SpongeBob to have a seahorse.
- Mystery suffers from bulimia nervosa, the condition of overeating until becoming ill, and pica, the condition of eating things that aren't food.
- Scooter appears in this episode
- This is the third time Squidward suffers an explosion. The first was in Jellyfishing and the second was Dying for Pie.
- There is a running gag in this episode. A bowl of onions is seen where Squidward and the customer (to whom the former is given to) were apparently "sobbing" over the dramatic scenes of Spongebob and Mr. Krabs.
- This is the second time Scooter died. The first was in Bubble Buddy.
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