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Graveyard Shift/Krusty Love 

The Krusty Krab is open for 24 hours a day to make more money, and Squidward scares Spongebob with the "hash slinging slasher."/ Ms. Puff comes to the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs gets Spongebob's help to woo her.


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Mr. Lawrence | 11 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Narrator / Woman / Waiter (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Richard / Customer 40 / Customer 6 (voice)
Jill Talley ... Female Customer (voice)
Lori Alan ... Female Customer (voice)


Graveyard Shift: In order to increase profits, Mr. Krabs decides that the Krusty Krab will now be open 24 hours a day. He orders SpongeBob and Squidward to work all night - what's known as the Graveyard Shift. At first SpongeBob is scared so Squidward taunts him by telling a scary tale about the "Hash Slinging Slasher." Soon, their paranoia gets the best of them and they become convinced someone is stalking them, waiting to kill them-it turns out the guy just wanted an application. Krusty Love: Ms. Puff pays a visit to the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs is instantly smitten with her. He recruits SpongeBob to help him woo Ms. Puff. SpongeBob tries to play match maker, but he screws it all up and Mr. Krabs threatens his job at every turn. In the end, it turns out she didn't need much wooing, she was into Mr. Krabs the whole time! Written by NAS

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Plot Keywords:

flickering lights | nosferatu | See All (2) »


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Release Date:

6 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There was a scene that was later scrapped in the episode The Graveyard Shift, where a character referred to as "FloorBoard Harry" is seen turning the lights on and off the whole time. This was found in one of the storyboards for the episode and was scrapped due to unknown reasons and instead replaced with Nosferatu. See more »


At the end of "Graveyard Shift"; the characters identify the character as Nosferatu (or "vampire") when they should call him by his specific name of Count Orlok. See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants: [on working the night shift] Isn't this great Squidward? Just you & 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! It'll be just like a sleepover! Only we'll be sweaty and covered with grease!
[Throughout the speech, Squidward has a look of disgust, then of exasperation, then of weary resignation]
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References The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »


Finger of Suspicion 1
Music by Harry Bluestone and Emil Cadkin
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Graveyard shift review
15 July 2013 | by dominickneednameSee all my reviews

This is my all time favorite episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. (Yes i just called the show by its full name, i need to fill ten lines cut me some slack!) When it came out i was four and i remember being a little scared but loving the episode. Now eleven years later after SpongeBob SquarePants has gone WAAAAAY down in quality this episode still remains my favorite.

Well i still got a couple of lines to go so lets see what else i can say about this episode...I liked the animation of earlier SpongeBobs because they used less cgi and it just looks so much better. So anyway i give this episode a perfect 10 out of 10 GO WATCH IT NOOOOWWW!!!!!!!

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