DVD Review: Spongebob, You’re Fired!

Over the last decade, SpongeBob SquarePants has glamorized the life of working in the fast food industry. Is there another fry cook more proud of their job and food than this little yellow sponge? His work at the Krusty Krab is the blueprint for achieving Employee of the Month status. He’s happy, peppy and demands excellence from himself. He won’t just crank out food. That’s why “SpongeBob, You’re Fired” is a shocker on Spongebob, You’re Fired!. Mr. Krabs saves a few bucks by firing his best employee. What a heartless move. How will SpongeBob handle being let go? It’s not pretty. The other 13 episodes cover various aspects of working for a living. The best is “Krusty Krab Training Video” which explains how you can live the fry cook dream. There’s also “Help Wanted,” the first cartoon of the long running series. For a while the SpongeBob DVDs were cutting back on the episode. This collection has more than 3 hours of nautical nonsense that’s perfect for the kids during a cross country trip in the car. Here’s my daughter’s review of Spongebob, You’re Fired:


“SpongeBob You’re Fired,” “Neptune’s Spatula,” “Welcome to the Chum Bucket,” “The Original Fry Cook,” “Le Big Switch,” “Model Sponge,” “Employee of the Month,” “Bossy Boots,” “Krusty Dogs,” “License to Milkshake,” “Help Wanted,” “Wet Painters,” “Krusty Krab Training Video” and “Pizza Delivery.”

The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The transfers are fine for the animated action. The audio is Dolby Digital Stereo. You’ll get an earful of SpongeBob from all of your speakers. The episodes are Closed Captioned.

No bonus features.

SpongeBob, You’re Fired! is 14 adventures in working at the Krusty Krab. Things start out bad with SpongeBob getting handed a pink slip. Will this set back break his little yellow spirit? A fine collection for those who like his fry cook centric episodes.

Nickelodeon and Paramount present SpongeBob, You’re Fired!. Starring: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown and Mr. Lawrence. Boxset Contents: 14 shorts on 1 DVD. Released: April 29, 2014.


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