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Pickles is the 13th episode of the first season of the series, Spongebob Squarepants. The episode begins with a typical day at the Krusty Krab, Squidward Tentacles taking customers order. After he takes several orders, Bubble Bass begins to place his order. He orders various thing that aren't on the menu, but to the surprise of Squidward, Spongebob, makes the order. Spongebob angrily notices Bubble Bass, and Bubble Bass angrily throws Squidward. After a slight argument, Spongebob hands Bubble Bass the Krabby Patty, and he sits down to a large gathering of fish. After tasting the patty, Bubble Bass realizes that their are no pickles. After throwing Squidward again, he confronts Mr. Krabs requesting his money back. Mr. Krabs unwillingly gives him the money, takes it out of Spongebob's paycheck, and kicks Spongebob back into the Kitchen. After Squidward gives Spongebob another order, Spongebob forgets how to make a Krabby Patty, and makes other nonsense things until it forces Mr. Krabs to give him the rest of the day off. Spongebob tears threw an entire note pad trying to remember how to make a Krabby Patty. That night, Spongebob can't figure out how to get into his bed. He doesn't figure it out by morning and uses Gary to stop his alarm clock. Meanwhile, Squidward burns multiple things at the Krusty Krab including: shakes, fries, and Krabby Patties. This causes customers to leave leading Mr. Krabs to persuade Spongebob to return. Mr. Krabs find Spongebob completely backwards from walking to talking, and even the layout of his home. Then, Mr. Krabs lay out all the Krabby Patty ingredients telling Spongebob to take his time to put a Krabby Patty together. After more than a day, Spongebob makes a small move, but doubts it and pulls his hand back. After another day and a half, Spongebob realizes that he can't do it calling himself a failure. While he angrily talks to Mr. Krabs, he makes a Krabby Patty without knowing it. The next day, he returns to the Krusty Krab to confront Bubble Bass. After making another patty, Bubble Bass says their was still no pickles. Suddenly, Spongebob pulls out Bubble Bass' tongue, and fins not only the pickles from the second patty but those from the first as well. He also finds a set of car keys, prompting Bubble Bass to see his ride. To end the episode, Mr. Krabs calls for cheers for Spongebob while Spongebob tries to call for cheers for Squidward, but he only gets boos.
(Bubble Bass approches the register) Squidward: "Let me guess tiny, a small salad?"
Bubble Bass: "I'll take a double triple balty deluxe on a raft, four by four, animal style, extra shingles and a shimmy and a sqeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it, and let it swim." (Squidward stops writing after animal style)
Squidward: "We serve food here sir."
Spongebob: "I got it all ready Squidward." (gasp) "Bubble Bass" (Squidward is thrown to the right by Bubble Bass)
Bubble Bass: "Squarepants, I hear talk you make a mean Krabby Patty."
Spongebob: "Yep, I hear talk your, (pause), kinda picky."
Bubble Bass: "Yep"
Spongebob: "Well then, here you go."
Squidward: (cough) "Patties are done."
Mr. Krabs: "Arg"
Anchovies: "He burnt my Krabby Patty."
Customer Two: "He burnt my fries."
Customer Three: "He burnt my shake."
(customers leave) Mr. Krabs: "No come back, no no, arg, I gotta get Spongebob back."