Real Lawyer Reacts to SpongeBob SquarePants (Krabs vs Plankton) ft. TierZoo

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A depressed Plankton wakes up and goes to the Krusty Krab one morning without a plan to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, telling Karen that he will "wing it", not knowing what he might get himself into. When he goes inside, he slips on the floor where SpongeBob just mopped and is ridiculed by Mr. Krabs. Two customers observing the incident comment that there should've be a wet floor sign and that they would sue Krabs for everything he possesses if that happened to them, including the Krabby Patty secret formula. Plankton then pretends to be badly injured and, after paramedics come and pick him up, Plankton threatens to sue Mr. Krabs unless he gives him the formula, but Mr. Krabs angrily refuses.
Fearing that he will lose the case, Mr. Krabs hires a lawyer named Richard A. Bottomfeeder, who tells him that he will not charge him anything unless they win and that they will counter-sue Plankton for everything he owns. Later, in Mr. Krabs' office, SpongeBob wants to read his testimony speech to Mr. Krabs. However, Mr. Krabs declines SpongeBob's testimony and tells him that he could be more of a liability than an asset. Unfortunately, as they prepare to leave for the court hearing, Richard slips and falls, breaking his back. He gives SpongeBob his briefcase, saying that they only need what's inside the briefcase to win the case. SpongeBob takes Richard's suit and arrives late to the trial, dubbing himself "SpongeBob LawyerPants" to Judge Stickleback.
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    LegalEagleLegalEagle7 aylar önce
    • He was actually to cheap to buy one evem though je can buy one

      southern hockey fan 102southern hockey fan 10212 saatler önce
    • Hey LegalEagle, did you know that spongebob squarepants does the mopping in the Krusty Krab, so that would on spongebob too, right?

      Matthew MaysMatthew Mays28 gün önce
    • @LegalEagle, I really enjoy watching your law movie review videos. Law practice is not my profession...just pure curiosity. So thanks. I was wondering if you had interest in doing a video on the lawsuits in "The Incredibles" film?

      Daniel BeattyDaniel BeattyAylar önce
    • OBJECTION! You said Spongebob’s handmade sign was “better than nothing” but as we can clearly see, Krabs was physically hurt (he cried “OW”) just by touching it, meaning it is more dangerous than the slippery floor. The injuries caused by the sign would be significantly worse than the slippery floor, especially if both hazards contribute to a customer’s injuries. That sign is not only NOT “better than nothing,” it’s actually significantly *worse* than if there were no sign at all.

      JCJCAylar önce
    • I wish you could loosely review the episode where Squidward supposedly was injured on the job and extorted pampering from Mr. Krabs so he wouldn't call OSHA. Spongebob and Patrick are on the case!

      MagicalPeachInternetMagicalPeachInternetAylar önce
  • Objection Your Honor can’t Mr. Krabs create a case about plankton’s attempt of theft

    Alexandra HewittAlexandra Hewitt3 saatler önce
  • its funny how planktons has never thought of just paying someone 10 bucks to buy him a burger or just walk in and purchase one he could sue krabs if he refused to sell

    askewcataskewcat6 saatler önce
  • Can you do a video about a russian attorney that attacked the scp wiki

    jayvhon calmajayvhon calma6 saatler önce
  • the collab of the century

    Harry CrispHarry Crisp9 saatler önce
  • Would it be meaningful why he was there if they didn't prove he was there to steal a trade secret? Unless there is documents or witnesses saying Plankton was forbidden access, I don't think he would be considered trespassing in the main lobby. I'm not sure him wanting the food or even attempting to leave with it constitutes anything at all other than being a customer since the primary purpose of the business is to sell food. As far as I can tell, unless Krabs can prove that Plankton either wasn't permitted in the establishment or was attempting to steal his formula (as opposed to simply buying food at a restaurant), there is no evidence that Plankton wasn't just a regular invitee.

    UniGamingUniGaming9 saatler önce
  • This week on TRvisionr Collabs We Never Expected:

    Operatic EggOperatic Egg17 saatler önce

    Lucas OsuagwuLucas Osuagwu18 saatler önce
  • Objection! All of this happened in international waters, and you never mentioned it during your jurisdictional arguments.

    IliadIliad20 saatler önce
  • I'm genuinely surprised Spongebob of all things had a relatively accurate portrayal of a lawsuit

    Gerstein03Gerstein0323 saatler önce
  • Objection mr crabs has injured him multiple times so he would still win

    David BUCKLEYDavid BUCKLEYGün önce
    • Also it would be called invalid because spongebob is not a lawyer

      David BUCKLEYDavid BUCKLEYGün önce
  • If mopping with extremely high-salinity water and mopping very slowly to avoid creating turbulence, you might be able to reproduce this effect. However, salt water is more viscous than fresh so the spill might actually result in higher friction and a lower chance of a slip.

    MK WilsonMK Wilson2 gün önce
  • Objection: squidward wouldn’t be called mr squidward he would be called mr tentacles as his name is squidward tentacles

    The smiling slothThe smiling sloth3 gün önce
  • Is it just me or does he look like a (Somewhat) older version of Ryan Reynolds?

    SenfSenf3 gün önce
  • Ya why not just slap on a suit on a guy and try to make views out of this

    Unknown FormatUnknown Format3 gün önce
  • I love how he take this episode of spongebob as seriously as any other case. Mad props

    The Shotgun ShogunThe Shotgun Shogun3 gün önce
  • 9pm ok just one more video 3am:

    Olivia FairchildOlivia Fairchild5 gün önce
  • $$$$$$$$€€€€€€££££££¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥₩₩₩₩₩₩ $100 €100 £100 ¥100 ₩100

  • Objection: I need a krabby patty before I watch this.

    Rtgaming1016Rtgaming10168 gün önce
  • They should switch out all the standing water with air so it makes sense

    Ramanathan SabeshRamanathan Sabesh8 gün önce
  • You should've worn a red tie to match SpongeBob LawyerPants hahaha

    Samir HodzicSamir Hodzic8 gün önce
  • Also since Mr. Krabs is a penny-pincher, he doesn’t own and probably refuses to get one, which would make him lose even more money than to purchase a single Wet Floor Sign for protect anyone suing him. Thinking about how cheap he is, he more likely doesn’t even pay SpongeBob or Squidward. Also can you react to Danganronpa?

    Taco DudeTaco Dude9 gün önce
  • Objection, wouldn't the fact that spongebob was standing there holding a mop and bucket be an acceptable replacement for a wet floor sign?

    Eddie PerazaEddie Peraza9 gün önce
  • Man I've seen this episode so many times as a kid.

    WolfMan831WolfMan8319 gün önce
  • Is there a video with that Brady Bunch episode with he fender bender?

    Douglas SchultzDouglas Schultz10 gün önce
  • Just out of Curiosity how much would you be paid for an Average trip to the court?

    SpinosarusSpinosarus12 gün önce
  • as a law student I find it apalling that california disregards such a relevant diference as that between someone being invited or trespassing

    tomas bachillertomas bachiller12 gün önce
  • As Bikini Bottom is below the Bikini Atoll the closest U.S. State would be Hawaii, so I guess that would be the state the jurisdiction of this case is under.

    Rachel MillsRachel Mills13 gün önce
  • @LegalEagle Objection! Criminal courts also do not determine guilt or innocence. They determine whether or not the defendant is found guilty. Being found not guilty is not the same as being innocent. A person can be found by the courts to be "not guilty" due to a lack of evidence or any number of other reasons. That does not mean that the defendant is actually innocent of that, or any other crime.

    CastleBroknhedCastleBroknhed14 gün önce
  • Isn't it illegal also to destroy currency?

    Ironic UgandanIronic Ugandan14 gün önce
  • Imagine if Bubble Bass became a lawyer and represented Plankton 🤣

    CaptainSpork7CaptainSpork715 gün önce
  • I'm starting to think, Plankton shld have opened an attorney firm. His fast food business is not his calling.

    Sphakamiso ZondiSphakamiso Zondi15 gün önce
  • Could plankton even have gotten the recipe if he won? Unless it is patented, which I doubt it is otherwise plankton would’ve looked it up, it is not really property is it? I doubt that if I got sued someone could get my chocolate cale recipe as it’s not something I own, I just know it. Besides it is not relevant to the case at all. Plankton is suing for damage charges, I assume to pay medical bills to his injury. A recipe by itself is worth nothing and would not help pay that or have any value on the transaction. If plankton won ownership of the entire restaurant from the case he still wouldn’t get it because the recipe is not part of the restaurant per se but personal property of Mr. Krabs. So I think this was just a bad idea all around

    Bike How do you spell WazowskiBike How do you spell Wazowski15 gün önce
  • And I'm sitting here, honestly surprised that Spongebob got *anything* right.

    MiasimonMiasimon15 gün önce
  • There’s actually a substance in oceans fish can drown in.

    DarthBigBenDarthBigBen16 gün önce
  • Spongebob is most likely in Hawaii

    Discord’s AppleDiscord’s Apple17 gün önce
  • 8:48 hehe. Breach of duty.

    Tyrell JonesTyrell Jones17 gün önce
  • ConstructConstruct19 gün önce
  • OBJECTION! They're underwater, which makes the "Wet Floor" sign largely redundant.

    PlutoTheSecondPlutoTheSecond19 gün önce
  • Who else got an attorney ad in the middle of the video.

    Flame-crystalFlame-crystal19 gün önce
  • There should be a wet floor sign everywhere.

    BerryBerry20 gün önce
  • Boring just talk at the end stop I just want to watch sponge bob not you playing and then talk over and over :l

    Stone FamilyStone Family20 gün önce
  • That Eyewitness video music that played during the biology section gave me intense flashbacks to childhood.

    beautifulblue19beautifulblue1921 gün önce
  • The first ad on this video (for me) was a lawyer talking about falls and the money you can get 😂

    Joshua SherrillJoshua Sherrill21 gün önce
  • One of my favorite types of cases is people suing themselves

    Z SullivanZ Sullivan22 gün önce
  • "He's probably liable under the California standard." Well, you see, *they're not in California*

    Landon JinesLandon Jines22 gün önce
  • The old SpongeBob will always be better. Prove me wrong.

    Landon JinesLandon Jines22 gün önce
  • 2:03 the look on his face

    Chris O'ReillyChris O'Reilly22 gün önce
  • suggestion for a future "Real Lawyer reacts" video: Batman The animated series. Season 4 Episode 3 "Trial". "Gotham's new DA, Janet Van Dorn, is out to capture Batman, but both she and him end up captured by some of Batman's main enemies instead. They are soon put on a kangaroo trial by the Joker (the judge), Two-Face (the prosecutor), the Ventriloquist (the bailiff), Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, the Scarecrow, and the Riddler (the jury), in front of other criminals held at Arkham. If the defense (Batman and the D.A.) can prove that Batman is not the cause for everyone's turn to crime, they will be set free."

    Michael CividanesMichael Cividanes23 gün önce
  • Shouldn't Plankton be on trial for the numerous trespassing and attempts of grand larceny, among other things

    MooparrMooparr24 gün önce
  • Plankton is broke so he likely has to represent himself. Unable to afford a lawyer.

    Neg LeykNeg Leyk24 gün önce
  • Making Plankton Mr. Krabs’ rival is so incredibly clever because Stephen Hillenburg, the show’s creator, was a marine biologist ^_^

    ActualDavyJonesActualDavyJones25 gün önce
  • “How to Win $2,000.000,000 from Monsanto [ plus bus fare ]” Hmmmm...

    michael Sinnhoffmichael Sinnhoff25 gün önce
  • objection: wasn't spongebob leading the witness with the krabby patty question?

    Keith HagenKeith Hagen26 gün önce
  • Definitely a little bit of bias, comparing this and the Simpsons. Definitely deserved a B but good video!! Love it! Not a lawyer so I can't talk shit lol, I'm a bit biased myself I love this show

    Austin RainboltAustin Rainbolt26 gün önce
  • Lol, I love this! I know you’re so done but more cartooooooons! 🙏🙏

    Hello LillyHello Lilly26 gün önce
  • Plankton helped create half of the Krabby Patty formula. He should sue on that basis. I'm not a lawyer, but I genuinely feel he deserves compensation at the very least.

    Nick A.Nick A.26 gün önce
  • Monsanto Roundup cases, you say? Tell me, are you a friend of Stephen P. New?

    JJJJ26 gün önce
  • Objection You never said what questions you would ask if you were in plankton place

    Brandon PayneBrandon Payne27 gün önce
  • Objection even if crabbs did have one that would arguably look worse because he has one and didnt put it out

    Anthony CoxAnthony Cox27 gün önce
  • It bothered me so much that spongebobs selves are not connected to his shirt

    Chloe :3Chloe :327 gün önce
  • so Rowland v Christian is the reason burglars can now sue if they injure themselves in your house?

    quineloequineloe27 gün önce
  • There is no need to put a sign when a sponge is actually doing the cleaning. The man who is actually there cleaning is a sign clear enough. Then, the sponge would suck up all the water, so the floor would never be slipery.

    Christian GingrasChristian Gingras28 gün önce
  • This video should be renamed "man with no sense of humor or sarcasm tries to find logic in illogical cartoon"

    Stuffed CrustStuffed Crust28 gün önce
  • Wait objection: how could he slip if they are underwater

    Dog ManDog Man28 gün önce
  • But also if you see spongebob he's moping so if he would have payed attention he would have seen him but he was walking fast not paying attention at all

    AshleyAshley28 gün önce
  • Objection: Spongebob is leading Squidward on direct. Also, if Spongebob calls Plankton, that makes it a direct examination- is the opposing party automatically hostile, so Spongebob can ask these leading questions?

    Steven DeFordSteven DeFord29 gün önce

    omgitsabean15omgitsabean1529 gün önce
  • Re: 6:11, and given how notoriously cheap Mr. Krabs is, even that nominal award would be devastating to him.

    Mark RoseMark Rose29 gün önce
  • interesting how this spongebob episode got the same grade as suits episode 2 haha, love both.

    M ChinnockM Chinnock29 gün önce
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