Episode Information
Season №: 2
Episode №: 16a
Airdate: March 12, 2002 (DVD premiere)September 6, 2002
Best Day Ever Rank: #64
Writer(s): Jay Lender

Sam Henderson Mr. Lawrence

Storyboard Artist(s): Carson Kugler

William Reiss Erik Wiese Caleb Meurer

Main: Walt Dohrn

Tim Hill

Storyboard: Jay Lender

Dan Povenmire

Animation: Sean Dempsey
Creative: Derek Drymon
Technical: Mark O'Hare
Previous: Band Geeks
Next: Krusty Love
List of episodes
Select show to expand.[[|[hide]]]{| Season 1

1. Help Wanted / Reef Blower / Tea at the Treedome 2. Bubblestand / Ripped Pants 3. Jellyfishing / Plankton! 4. Naughty Nautical Neighbors / Boating School 5. Pizza Delivery / Home Sweet Pineapple 6. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy / Pickles 7. Hall Monitor / Jellyfish Jam 8. Sandy's Rocket / Squeaky Boots 9. Nature Pants / Opposite Day 10. Culture Shock / F.U.N. 11. MuscleBob BuffPants / Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost 12. The Chaperone / Employee of the Month 13. Scaredy Pants / I Was a Teenage Gary 14. SB-129 / Karate Choppers 15. Sleepy Time / Suds 16. Valentine's Day / The Paper 17. Arrgh! / Rock Bottom 18. Texas / Walking Small 19. Fools in April / Neptune's Spatula 20. Hooky / Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II

Season 2

21. Your Shoe's Untied / Squid's Day Off 22. Something Smells / Bossy Boots 23. Big Pink Loser / Bubble Buddy 24. Dying for Pie / Imitation Krabs 25. Wormy / Patty Hype 26. Grandma's Kisses / Squidville 27. Prehibernation Week / Life of Crime 28. Christmas Who? 29. Survival of the Idiots / Dumped 30. No Free Rides / I'm Your Biggest Fanatic 31. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III / Squirrel Jokes 32. Pressure / The Smoking Peanut 33. Shanghaied / Gary Takes a Bath 34. Welcome to the Chum Bucket / Frankendoodle 35. The Secret Box / Band Geeks 36. Graveyard Shift / Krusty Love 37. Procrastination / I'm with Stupid 38. Sailor Mouth / Artist Unknown 39. Jellyfish Hunter / The Fry Cook Games 40. Squid on Strike / Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm

Season 3

41. The Algae's Always Greener / SpongeGuard on Duty 42. Club SpongeBob / My Pretty Seahorse 43. The Bully / Just One Bite 44. Nasty Patty / Idiot Box 45. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV / Doing Time 46. Snowball Effect / One Krab's Trash 47. As Seen on TV / Can You Spare a Dime? 48. No Weenies Allowed / Squilliam Returns 49. Krab Borg / Rock-a-Bye Bivalve 50. Wet Painters / Krusty Krab Training Video 51. Party Pooper Pants 52. Chocolate with Nuts / Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V 53. New Student Starfish / Clams 54. Ugh 55. The Great Snail Race / Mid-Life Crustacean 56. Born Again Krabs / I Had an Accident 57. Krabby Land / The Camping Episode 58. Missing Identity / Plankton's Army 59. The Sponge Who Could Fly 60. SpongeBob Meets the Strangler / Pranks a Lot

Season 4

61. Fear of a Krabby Patty / Shell of a Man 62. The Lost Mattress / Krabs vs. Plankton 63. Have You Seen This Snail? 64. Skill Crane / Good Neighbors 65. Selling Out / Funny Pants 66. Dunces and Dragons 67. Enemy In-Law / Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture 68. Patrick SmartPants / SquidBob TentaclePants 69. Krusty Towers / Mrs. Puff, You're Fired 70. Ghost Host / Chimps Ahoy 71. Whale of a Birthday / Karate Island 72. All That Glitters / Wishing You Well 73. New Leaf / Once Bitten 74. Bummer Vacation / Wigstruck 75. Squidtastic Voyage / That's No Lady 76. The Thing / Hocus Pocus 77. Driven to Tears / Rule of Dumb 78. Born to Be Wild / Best Frenemies 79. The Pink Purloiner / Squid Wood 80. Best Day Ever / The Gift of Gum

Season 5

81. Friend or Foe 82. The Original Fry Cook / Night Light 83. Rise and Shine / Waiting / Fungus Among Us 84. Spy Buddies / Boat Smarts / Good Ol' Whatshisname 85. New Digs / Krabs à la Mode 86. Roller Cowards / Bucket Sweet Bucket 87. To Love a Patty / Breath of Fresh Squidward 88. Money Talks / SpongeBob vs. the Patty Gadget / Slimy Dancing 89. The Krusty Sponge / Sing a Song of Patrick 90. A Flea in Her Dome / The Donut of Shame / The Krusty Plate 91. Goo Goo Gas / Le Big Switch 92. Atlantis SquarePantis 93. Picture Day / Pat No Pay / BlackJack 94. Blackened Sponge / Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob 95. The Inmates of Summer / To Save a Squirrel 96. Pest of the West 97. 20,000 Patties Under the Sea / The Battle of Bikini Bottom 98. What Ever Happened to SpongeBob? 99. The Two Faces of Squidward / SpongeHenge 100. Banned in Bikini Bottom / Stanley S. SquarePants

Season 6

101. House Fancy / Krabby Road 102. Penny Foolish / Nautical Novice 103. Spongicus / Suction Cup Symphony 104. Not Normal / Gone 105. The Splinter / Slide Whistle Stooges 106. A Life in a Day / Sun Bleached 107. Giant Squidward / No Nose Knows 108. Patty Caper / Plankton's Regular 109. Boating Buddies / The Krabby Kronicle 110. The Slumber Party / Grooming Gary 111. SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One 112. Porous Pockets / Choir Boys 113. Krusty Krushers / The Card 114. Dear Vikings / Ditchin' 115. Grandpappy the Pirate / Cephalopod Lodge 116. Squid's Visit / To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants 117. Shuffleboarding / Professor Squidward 118. Pet or Pests / Komputer Overload 119. Gullible Pants / Overbooked 120. No Hat for Pat / Toy Store of Doom 121. Sand Castles in the Sand / Shell Shocked 122. Chum Bucket Supreme / Single Cell Anniversary 123. & 124. Truth or Square 125. Pineapple Fever / Chum Caverns 126. The Clash of Triton

Season 7

127. Tentacle-Vision / I ♥ Dancing 128. Growth Spout / Stuck in the Wringer 129. Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy / The Inside Job 130. Greasy Buffoons / Model Sponge 131. Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful / A Pal for Gary 132. Yours, Mine and Mine / Kracked Krabs 133. The Curse of Bikini Bottom / Squidward in Clarinetland 134. SpongeBob's Last Stand 135. Back to the Past / The Bad Guy Club for Villains 136. A Day Without Tears / Summer Job 137. One Coarse Meal / Gary in Love 138. The Play's the Thing / Rodeo Daze 139. Gramma's Secret Recipe / The Cent of Money 140. The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom / Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle 141. The Curse of the Hex / The Main Drain 142. Trenchbillies / Sponge-Cano! 143. The Great Patty Caper 144. That Sinking Feeling / Karate Star 145. Buried in Time / Enchanted Tiki Dreams 146. The Abrasive Side / Earworm 147. Hide and Then What Happens? / Shellback Shenanigans 148. The Masterpiece / Whelk Attack 149. You Don't Know Sponge / Tunnel of Glove 150. Krusty Dogs / The Wreck of the Mauna Loa 151. New Fish in Town / Love That Squid 152. Big Sister Sam / Perfect Chemistry

Season 8

153. Accidents Will Happen / The Other Patty 154. Drive Thru / The Hot Shot 155. A Friendly Game / Sentimental Sponge 156. Frozen Face-Off 157. Squidward's School for Grown Ups / Oral Report 158. Sweet and Sour Squid / The Googly Artiste 159. A SquarePants Family Vacation 160. Patrick’s Staycation / Walking the Plankton 161. Mooncation / Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation 162. Ghoul Fools 163. Mermaid Man Begins / Plankton's Good Eye 164. Barnacle Face / Barnacle Face 165. House Sittin' for Sandy / Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom 166. The Way of the Sponge / Bubble Troubles 167. The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom / Bubble Buddy Returns 168. Restraining SpongeBob / Fiasco! 169. Are You Happy Now? / Planet of the Jellyfish 170. Free Samples / Home Sweet Rubble 171. Karen 2.0 / InSPONGEiac 172. Face Freeze! / Glove World R.I.P. 173. Squiditis / Demolition Doofus 174. Treats! / For Here or To Go

|} Graveyard Shift is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, SpongeBob and Squidward work the night shift.



[[[]]show]*1 Plot

Plot Edit

At 8:00 p.m., the Krusty Krab is closing, and Squidward is excited to leave. As he gets ready to quit for the day, Tom comes to the door and makes an order. Squidward tells him that they're closed, and the customer says "Well, fine! If you don't want my money!" Upon hearing this, Mr. Krabs jumps to the door [2]Added by Grizabella45and proclaims that the Krusty Krab is now open 24 hours a day. SpongeBob is excited at this, while Squidward is furious. At around 10:30, the Krusty Krab still has customers. Squidward decides to scare SpongeBob with tales of the "Hash-Slinging Slasher." SpongeBob mistakes his name with different arrangements (such as "Cash-Ringing"), which annoys Squidward. Squidward then goes on to tell him that the "Hash-Slinging Slasher" worked at the Krusty Krab years ago as a fry-cook, just like SpongeBob, only clumsier. One night, when he was cutting the patties, he cut off his own hand and replaced the hand with a spatula. He was later hit by a bus and killed, and fired at his funeral. Every Tuesday (Squidward asked what day it was to come up with this) night, his ghost comes to the Krusty Krab to "wreak his horrible vengeance". There are three signs of his arrival, which are- 1. The lights will flicker on and off. 2. The phone will ring, and there will be nobody there, and 3. The "Hash-Slinging Slasher" will arrive in the ghost of the bus which ran him over, slowly approaches the counter, and "gets" you. SpongeBob is terrified by this, and begins screaming repeatedly while Squidward laughs. When SpongeBob does not stop screaming, the annoyed Squidward tells him that he was joking and that the story isn't true. SpongeBob then starts laughing continuously in the same manner as his screaming. [3]SpongeBob eating his arms as popcornAdded by Darthspongebrick447{C {C [4]The Hash-Slinging Slasher confronts SpongeBob and SquidwardAdded by Happygrl251{C

Later that night, at 3:00 AM, every customer is long gone. Squidward begins hearing strange noises and starts becoming afraid. He quickly tells himself that there is no "Hash-Slinging Slasher," but soon the lights start flickering and the phone rings with no answer. Soon, SpongeBob and Squidward see a bus appear outside, and comment that buses don't run this late. What they believe to be the "Hash-Slinging Slasher" appears from the bus and starts walking toward them. They begin panicking, believing that they will die, until the "Hash-Slinging Slasher" reaches them, and is revealed to be a normal person who wants a job application, and hung up on the phone because he was nervous (his nose actually represented the eyes in the dark, and the fish's sleeve dropped down to show that he was holding a spatula the whole time.

However, this still does not explain the lights flickering. Suddenly, they begin flickering again, and everybody looks around and see Nosferatu (in a doctored image) rapidly flipping the light switch. Everybody points at him with a friendly "Nosferatu!", after which Nosferatu (in another doctored image) smiles at them mischievously as the screen blacks out with the sound of a [5]Squidward and SpongeBob says "The Hash-Slinging Slasher"Added by Minicab17light going out as the episode ends.

Quotes Edit

  • Squidward: Open twenty four hours a day, what a stupid idea! Who wants a Krabby Patty at three in the morning?
    {scene cuts to Patrick's house, alarm goes off}
    Patrick: Oh boy! Three A.M.! (eats a Krabby Patty)
  • Tom: Are you open?
    Squidward: Read the sign! {sign says "closed"}
    Tom: I'll have a Krabby Patty deluxe, and double chili kelp fries.
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, no matter what I said, I always sort of liked you!
    SpongeBob: Squidward, I use your clarinet to unclog my toilet!
    Squidward: Huh?
  • Fish: Can I get a job application? I've brought my own spatula. I've called earlier but I hung up 'cause I was nervous!
    SpongeBob: Do you have references?
    Squidward: Wait... if that was you on the phone, and you on the bus... then who was flickering the lights? (the lights flicker on and off again, they see Nosferatu flickering the lights)

Everybody: Nosferatu! (Nosferatu smiles, episode ends) (sees Hash-Slinging Slasher across the street)

  • SpongeBob: This means so much that you would put on that costume and stand across the street just to entertain me! you must really like me!
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, there are two problems with your theory. One, I hate you, two, how can that be me, when I'm standing right here?! (SpongeBob screams)

(SpongeBob burns his hand)

  • SpongeBob: AHHHHH! I BURNED MY HAND! (smiles) At night! (winks, hands turns bright red)
  • Sqiudward: There was the lights (lights flicker), then the phone (phone rings), and (walls start to ooze green slime) THE WALLS WILL OOZE GREEN SLIME?! No, wait, they always do that (walls stop oozing). But what was that third thing?

Trivia/Goofs Edit

  • The Galley Grub sign reads "Gally Grub" at one point in the episode. At another point, the Order Here sign reads "Order Hear". This could possibly be for comedic effect, or it was intended to only be discovered by observant viewers (see picture).[6]There's a spelling error on the sign saying "Order Hear" rather than "Order Here".Added by Doglover789
  • In the picture shown in the background, there is a porthole window on the window.
  • The title card background is similar to the episode Rock Bottom.
  • In Bahasa Indonesia, near the end of episode, the line "Nosferatu!" was changed to "Jangan nakal ya!" ("Don't be naughty it!" on English Translate).
  • The cash register is missing for a majority of the episode. Near the end, it returns. The only time a phone is there is when it rings, However, there is nobody there.
  • When Squidward says, "And he appears with the ghost of the bus," and "He opens the door, and approaches the counter!" the "Order Here" and "Galley Grub" signs are missing.
  • SpongeBob's "Night song" has the tune of a Baseball/Hockey Charge Stadium Organ song.
  • This episode is number 10 on Tom Kenny's Top 20. His description says:

"'Night, night, night, night.' Having Nosferatu, the vampire from the 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film appear in a Nicktoon is exactly the kind of 'what the?' moment that sets this series apart from more conventional animated shows!"This episode is later refenced in restraining spongebob where patrick uses squidward's claranet to unclog the toilets at the krusty krab like spongebob said he does in this episode

  • SpongeBob screams 27 times and laughs 8 times.
  • To "sling hash" means to work in a restaurant.
  • An "Open Forever" neon sign is seen on the Krusty Krab in one shot. However, when the "Hash Slinging Slasher" approaches the Krusty Krab, the sign is gone.
  • At the end of the episode, Count Orlock, the character from 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film Nosferatu, appears.
  • Nosferatu is scarier than the Hash Slinging Slasher (especially when he smiles), so why didn't Spongebob, Squidward, or the fish get scared when they saw Nosferatu?[7]The Nasferatu Turn The Lights On And Off On Graveyard ShiftAdded by Andre OG Atalaric
  • The garbage bin outside the Krusty Krab is by the street in this episode, but it is in the back of the building in all other episodes.
  • Squidward said that the Hash-Slinging Slasher comes out every Tuesday night, his ghost returns to the Krusty Krab. However, when the person who was thought to be the Hash-Slinging Slasher came to apply for a job, it was 3:00 AM, meaning that it was early Wednesday morning. Or, it was midnight when Squidward told Spongebob, and SB had the sense to remember at midnight it turned Tuesday. Or it could've been Wednesday morning because the Hash-Slingling Slasher never really arrived.
  • The late-running bus mystery is never explained.
  • Caption Error: The captions say that Squidward says "Ah, the Krusty Krab...", but it is the French Narrator.
  • The DVD box set called this episode (as seen by the episode names on the back of the box set or DVD) "The Graveyard Shift" instead of the normal "Graveyard Shift" name.
  • When Squidward tells SpongeBob "No" to "He didn't wash his hands", Squidward eyes overlap his eyebrows.
  • When Squidward tries to stop SpongeBob's screaming session, his eyes aren't alined with his eyebrows.
  • Squidward mentioned that the walls always ooze green slime but in future episodes they aren't seen with the slime of course he could have ment near sunset.
  • SpongeBob will once again be afraid of the dark in Night light.
  • Before Squidward says the three signs that signal the approach of the Hash-Slinging Slasher, the wrinkles on his forehead are gone.
  • Running Gag: Someone not saying the Hash Slinging Slasher's name right
  • Squidward telling the story about the hash slinging slasher could be an allusion to the terrifying tale of Large Marge from the 1985 movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
  • The word "night" is mentioned 23 times.
  • In the dvd Nautical Nonsense has a storyboard version and a deleted scene were Spongebob does another thing at night he brings mail to floorboard Harry
  • This episode frightened a lot of younger viewers

APM music identification Edit

  • Queen's Aloha Oe (c) - "Ah, the Krusty Krab. Bikini Bottom's premiere daytime eatery, where it to be closing time right...about..." / "Now! 8:00!"
  • Hello Sailor (b) - "You mean, if we stayed open later, you'll give us your money?"
  • On the Beach - "Isn't this great, Squidward? Just you and me together for hours and hours and hours and then the sun'll come up and it'll be tomorrow, and we'll still be working! (gasp) It'll be just like a sleepover, only we'll be sweaty and covered with grease!"
  • Moloka'I Nui (a) - SpongeBob laughs repeatedly.
  • Hawaiian Link A - The Hash-Slinging Slasher is revealed to be a fry cook asking for a job application.
  • House of Horror - Everything about what Squidward said about the Hash-Slinging Slasher happens.
  • Finger of Suspicion 1 - "What? What do I know?"
  • Finger of Suspicion 2 - Title card; Squidward tells the story of the Hash Slinging Slasher.
  • Finger of Suspicion 3 - "He slowly approaches the COUNTER!"
  • House of Horror - Nosferatu is seen.

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