Growth Spout
Episode No.: 128a
Airdate: July 19, 2009
Season: Season 7
Previous Episode: I ♥ Dancing
Next Episode: Stuck in the Wringer

"Growth Spout" is an episode from Season 7.






Pearl goes through her growth spurt and to avoid spending money, Mr. Krabs steals food from friends.


  • Somehow, Squidward's house spoke.
  • At the end, Pearl is so big that if she stood up,she would get a huge hole in the Krusty Krab, then again in Squeaky Boots, under the Krust Krab's is just flat solid sand.
  • Most of Patrick's food in this episode is made of sand, like his other furniture. How does Patrick survive?
  • This is the fourth time that Pearl wasn't embarrassed by or didn't get angry at Mr. Krabs. The first was Culture Shock. The second was Bossy Boots. The third is Tentacle-Vision, but loosely.
  • The title is a play on words of the phrase growth spurt.
  • This is the second time a worm spits on Mr. Krabs. The first time was in Pet or Pests.
  • The title card music is the same as Imitation Krabs.
  • In this episode Mrs. Puff does not know Mr. Krabs at all, but in Krusty Love she knew Mr. Krabs, but this episode might take place before Krusty Love.
  • It makes no sense that Mr. Krabs gives Pearl food to make her stop growing, but that's not even close to being correct, giving Pearl more food would make her grow even more, not stop her from growing.
  • Since Pearl's room is on the 2nd floor, Mr. Krabs brought a full refrigerator up stairs in less than 30 seconds.
  • How would Squidward know that Mr. Krabs stole some of his (Squidward) food?
  • The episode never showed how Mr. Krabs got Pearl into the Krusty Krab.
  • When Mr. Krabs said "I'm coming princess!" when he ran out the door Pearl's fin left the bathroom.
  • SpongeBob adds love to every Krabby Patty he makes, like the one to fix Pearl.
  • In Mrs. Puff's Room, you can see a picture of a brown-haired puffer fish, which could be a relative, or maybe a younger Mrs. Puff.
  • Pearl turned 16 in Whale of a Birthday. 16-year-olds don't have growth spurts. The only possibility is that this takes place a couple years before.


Episode Transcript: Growth Spout