The Hash-Slinging Slasher: Graveyard Shift, Spongebob Squarepants (2002)

I know this is a little odd, TV episodes on a Tuesday instead of Friday as I’ve been doing for the past few years?

Help me! I’m confused!

Well this year I decided to do something special for Friday the 13th, which means I can’t put my reviews of TV shows on Friday.

So instead we will be reviewing TV episodes on Tuesdays, TV Tuesdays.

This is episode 16 from Season 2 of Spongebob Squarepants. For those who have never seen Spongebob Squarepants the show follows the adventures of the kid Spongebob as he works at a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, does Karate with Sandy Cheeks (a squirrel doing research under water), annoying Squidward Tentacles, hanging out with Patrick Star; and going on all kinds of undersea adventures.

Squidward and Spongebob are working like normal, closing the Krusty Krab when someone comes after hours trying to buy food.

You know Mr. Krabs is always trying to make a buck. This gives Mr. Krabs the idea of making the Krusty Krab open 24/7.

Mr. Krabs leaves for the night, while Squidward and Spongebob stay for their first Graveyard Shift.

Spongebob is excited, but Squidward hates his life.

But as the night grows later, Spongebob starts to get a little spooked. He has to take the trash out in the dark.

He tries to cover it up, but Squidward knows he is terrified, giving him the idea for a great prank.

He tells him the story of the “Hash Slinging Slasher”.

Years ago the Hash Slinging Slasher used to be a fry cook, at the Krusty Krab. One night, he was cutting patties and cut off his hand which he replaced with a spatula. One Tuesday night, he was hit by a bus and at his funeral they fired him. So now every Tuesday night, he comes back to the Krusty Krab to wreaks his vengeance.

Yes, so he will be visiting tonight. You will know he is coming by three signs:

  1. The lights will flicker on and off
  2. The phone will ring and no one will answer
  3. And he will arrive on the bus that killed him and cross the street without looking both ways as he is already dead.

And then he will get you.

Squidward finds it to be hilarious, but it really freaks out Spongebob. So he has to tell him the truth. And that’s the end of it…or is it?

The night grows on and the number of customers die down,, leaving just the two boys in the store. But then the lights start to flicker and Spongebob and Squidward are not doing it.

Then the phone rings, and no one answers.

And then the bus arrives, with the Hash Slinging Slasher.

He comes in the store

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

But it just turns out to be a kid applying for the night shift fry cook job.

But if he was on the phone and on the bus then who was flickering the lights?

It turns out just to be Nosferatu, from the original vampire horror film.

It is a fun episode, and one of my favorites. The pacing, the story, probably one of the best Spongebob episodes made.

To start Horrorfest VI, from the beginning, go to One of Our Guests is a Werewolf, I Know It.: The Beast Must Die (1974)

For the previous post, go to I Died for You! I Came Back from the Dead for You! I Love You!: My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)

For more on Nosferatu, go to Midnight Madness: Are You Afraid of the Dark (1993)

For more TV episodes, go to I Can Make You all Go Away! Any Time I Want To!: Charlie X, Star Trek (1966)

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