Walking Small
Episode No.: 18b
Airdate: 22.3.2000
Season: Season 1
Previous Episode: Texas
Next Episode: Fools in April

"Walking Small" is an episode from Season 1.





At the beach, Plankton is devising another diabolical scheme. He is planning to turn the beach into the future site of a mega-sized Chum Bucket. However, he needs everyone to leave the beach. No-one listens to him, and accidentally stomp all over him. Plankton decides to trick SpongeBob into being "assertive" in order to get the things that he (Plankton) wants. At first it does not work so well, as SpongeBob is naturally kind and naive. But then he does listen to Plankton and with rude behavior such as stealing everyone's hot dogs and popping a volleyball, everyone leaves the beach. SpongeBob is upset by this and then discovers that Plankton was using him. So he becomes "aggressively nice" by giving back everyone's hot dogs and turning into a volleyball himself. Plankton leaves the beach disgusted by the cuteness of it all.



  • The name "Walking Small" is a parody of the film Walking Tall.
  • This episode aired on Nicktoons Network on October 19, 2006 with a western version of the theme song over the end credits.
  • This is the last episode to feature Plankton in Season 1.
  • Tom is seen being angry at the beach and leaves, but he's still at the Volley Ball Game when Larry asks SpongeBob to throw them the volleyball back.

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