Salsa Imbecilicus (Episode)
|Airdate:||July 15, 2016|
|Previous Episode:||Pineapple Invasion|
|Next Episode:||Mutiny on the Krusty|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Tom Kenny|
|Squidward Tentacles||Rodger Bumpass|
|Sheldon J. Plankton||Doug Lawrence|
|Patrick Star||Bill Fagerbakke|
|Mr. Krabs||Clancy Brown|
|Sandy Cheeks||Carolyn Lawrence|
Salsa Imbecilicus is an episode from Season 9.
- Sandy Cheeks
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Patrick Star
- Mr. Krabs
- Squidward Tentacles
- Nat Peterson
- Mrs. Puff
- Nancy Suzy Fish
The episode begins on another beautiful day at the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs once again foils another one of Plankton's attempts to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula and kicks him out. When Sandy notices Plankton and learns that he was trying to steal the formula, she claims that Mr. Krabs would have to be as dumb as Patrick for Plankton to actually succeed in stealing the formula. This gives Plankton an idea.
Plankton breaks into Patrick's rock and takes a sample of his saliva. Plankton then makes a sauce in his kitchen, which smells horrible. Plankton explains to Karen that when he adds Patrick's saliva in the sauce, it will become Salsa Imbecilicus (aka, "Idiot Sauce"). He plans on giving the sauce to Mr. Krabs so he will become as dumb as Patrick and get the secret formula. Karen tries helping Plankton make the sauce, since he tends to mess things up, but Plankton refuses her help. But after Plankton adds Patrick's saliva to the sauce, it boils over and some of it splatters on to him, causing him to become as dumb as Patrick. The steam from the sauce gets flown through the chimney and absorbs a nearby cloud. The cloud then rains the sauce over Bikini Bottom, which causes the whole town to become as dumb as Patrick.
The next day, Sandy notices that everyone, including her friends, is acting stupid. She learns about the accident from Karen---Karen deduces that Sandy wasn't affected because she must have been in her Treedome at the time while Sandy figures that Karen wasn't affected due to the fact that she's a computer. They try snapping Plankton out of his idiocy by doing many things like shining a light on him, feeding him with nuts, and even simply yelling at him. But their efforts were no avail. However, after Karen points out that being smart takes work, Sandy gets an idea—she and Karen start Bikini Bottom University to try and educate the entire town back into their normal selves. By the end of the semester, Karen and Sandy have managed to educate the entire town except for Plankton, who continued to act dumb and became a school bully (particularly to Mr. Krabs).
On the day of graduation, Mr. Krabs perfects the Krabby Patty secret formula in Home Economics, but when Plankton gets a taste of it, he tries forcing Mr. Krabs into giving him the formula. However, SpongeBob shows up to give Mr. Krabs his diploma, as neither he nor Plankton had shown up for the ceremony. It also turns out that Mr. Krabs had taken accelerated classes and actually graduated months ago — it also turns out that he was never actually scared of Plankton, but was just acting it out for an acting class he was taking. Sandy gives Mr. Krabs his final grade for it (an A+) and Mr. Krabs launches Plankton outside through the window, where he smacks into Karen's computer screen. Karen takes Plankton home so he can start his "post-college years".
- This episode was originally going to be called "Idiot Sauce", but the title was changed because it sounded too mean.
- Karen breaks the fourth wall by playing a laugh track after Plankton gets humiliated.
- Running Gags: Karen playing a laugh track after each humiliation and Patrick riding a skateboard upside down.
- This is the second time Plankton uses another character's DNA for one of his plans. The first time was in Plankton's Good Eye. In that episode, Plankton uses SpongeBob's DNA and in this episode, he uses Patrick's DNA.
- Sandy probably would've been okay even if she wasn't in her Treedome because of wearing her space suit whenever she's outside.
- When Mr. Krabs perfects the Krabby Patty recipe, The lettuce is supposed to go on top of the patty, but Mr. Krabs says it's correct.
- This episode might take place after Patrick SmartPants, which would explain why Karen and Sandy don't try to teach Patrick because Sandy knows what smart Patrick is like.
 International Airdates
- September 5, 2016 (Canada)
- September 22, 2016 (Latin America)
- November 20, 2016 (Russia)
- December 6, 2016 (Poland)
- December 7, 2016 (Germany)
- December 14, 2016 (Iberia)
- December 17, 2016 (France)
- December 30, 2016 (Greece)
- March 14, 2017 (United Kingdom)
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