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.


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SpongeBob / Narrator / Woman / Waiter (voice)
Patrick Star (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Richard / Customer 40 / Customer 6 (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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6 September 2002 (USA)  »

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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 »


Squidward: You mean you've never heard the story of the... hash-slinging slasher?
SpongeBob: The slash-bringing hasher?
Squidward: The hash-slinging slasher.
SpongeBob: The sash wringing... the trash thinging... mash flinging... the flash springing, bringing the the crash thinging the...
Squidward: Yes. The hash-slinging slasher.
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References Nosferatu (1922) See more »


Queen's Aloha Oe C
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Arranged by Kapono Beamer
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Graveyard shift review
15 July 2013 | by See 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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