The Kiss Seen Around the World
Pearl gets a job at the local TV station.
Season: 3 Episode: 8
Total Episode Count: 36
Prod. no.: 3ACX02
Featuring: Pearl Krabs, Meil Goldman
Also Appearing: Abe Vigoda, Hugh Downs, Holden Caulfield, Bob Bobber, Diane Winsky, Plankton, Christopher Columbus, Charlie the Bully, Mass Media Murderer, Nort Goldman, Nuriel Goldman, Mr. Lazenby, Principal Shepard, Elmer Forrest, Mayor Johnny East, Al Calavicc
Plot: Channel 5 announces thay want two high school interns, and Pearl, who has a crush on news anchor Bob Bobber, applies and is selected (only because Barbara considered the other girls to be too pretty).; The other intern turns out to be Meil Goldman, who himself has a crush on Pearl, though Pearl finds him repulsive. When the Mass Media Murder threatens to kill Hugh Downs atop City Hall, Bob and Barbara decide to send the interns to cover the event (rather than go themselves, thinking that the Murderer will kill anyone who arrives at the scene). The news copter is shot down. Fearing death and lamenting that she never got her first kiss, Pearl kisses Meil, but Hugh Downs captures the Mass Media Murderer. That very night Meil puts the kiss on the news.
The next day, Meil gives everyone at school a T-shirt showing the kiss,and that evening Pearl has to suffer through a dinner with his parents.
In return, Pearl goes on TV to declare she hates Meil Goldman, and that she only kissed him because she thought she was going to die. She then conducts on-the-street interviews, asking if anyone would kiss Meil. No one would; even when Pearl shows a picture of Meil to his father, he sheilds his eyes in disgust. She declares that she never liked him, and never will.
A despondent Meil threatens to jump off the City Hall roof. Pearl's image of Bob Bobber is shattered when she realizes he dosen't want to save Meil, but just get a funny story for ratings. Meil falls, but Pearl breaks his fall. She tells him just because she dosen't like him, it dosen't mean she wants him to kill himself. However, Meil said he never wanted to kill himself. At that moment, a guy calls him a phony.
Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Sandy buy Plankton a tricycle, which Plankton loves. A bully steals Plankton's tricycle. He gets no helpfrom the police and, when he attempts to bulk up to fight the bully, a gym just tries to hard-shell him a membership. In retaliation, Plankton captures the bully with a net launcher and ties him up in the basement to interrogate him. Finally, Sandy returns the tricycle, which she found abandoned on the street.
- Disc gun
- Grease monkey
- Christopher Columbus
- The title card shows a close up on Pearl's face.
- All non-English-language versions of this episode use a different title card.
- TV-PG: DV (FOX)
- TV-14 (Nick@Nite)