The Algae's Always Greener/SpongeGuard on Duty 

Plankton invents a device that allows him to switch lives with Mr. Krabs. / SpongeBob wants to become a lifeguard.

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Episode complete credited cast:
SpongeBob SquarePants / Narrator / Old Man / Fish #83 (voice)
Patrick Star / Cop #1 / Moses (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Pearl Krabs (voice)
Plankton / Larry the Lobster / Hillybilly Fish (voice)
Fish #41 / Drowning / Seamonster / Spitting Fish (voice)
Annette / Old Lady / Fish #152 (voice)
Karen / Female Fish (voice)
Customer #1 / Customer #2 (voice) (as Tom Wilson)
Surfer / Fish #107 / Shark Dad (voice)


The Algae's Always Greener: Plankton has a new invention that allows him to switch lives with Mr. Krabs. He is so excited because once he has Mr. Krabs life, he will also have the Krabby Patty secret formula. He uses it and at the Krusty Krab is immediately assaulted with all of the headaches of running a business, managing SpongeBob and Squidward - not to mention being a father to a demanding teenage daughter. To make matters worse, Mr. Krabs has now turned into him and is continuously trying to steal his secret formula. Plankton is driven crazy and before he can steal the formula, he switches back. It's more fun to try and steal the formula than lead Mr. Krabs crazy life. SpongeGuard on Duty: When Larry the Lobster is short one man for lifeguard duty, SpongeBob volunteers. Larry describes all the perks of the jobs: tanning, the chair, the whistle, the attention. What SpongeBob doesn't get is that you have to be able to swim. SpongeBob takes the job and spends all his energy trying ... Written by NAS

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22 March 2002 (USA)  »

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SpongeBob does not appear in this episode however his alternate universe counterpart appears instead See more »


Larry the Lobster: How would you like to take the second shift?
SpongeBob SquarePants: By myself?
Larry the Lobster: If you think you're ready.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm not just ready. I'm ready Freddy.
Larry the Lobster: That's Larry.
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SpongeBob SquarePants Closing Theme
Composed by The Blue Hawaiians
Performed by Bikini Bottom Band
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