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

  • Published on Oct 17, 2019
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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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Comments • 5 177

  • LegalEagle
    LegalEagle  Month ago +875

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    • Grant Goodwin
      Grant Goodwin 2 days ago

      @michael dusenbury THIS please! Oh, and as I have said before, the movie "Philadelphia".

    • Kushman 420 TV
      Kushman 420 TV 3 days ago

      My daughter said dad you must see this one I saw it and I agree to

    • Stryder 200
      Stryder 200 4 days ago

      LegalEagle I would love to see your take on the "Psych" TV show episode "Cloudy with a chance of Murder". It's an awesome episode but I see many things that you would probably find questionable particularly in the way the shows protagonist inserted himself into the murder trial premised on the show.

    • alanspaz
      alanspaz 8 days ago

      Is it only going to be an educational version of youtube or will it eventually open up to be more open and less bias than youtube?

    • anomonyous
      anomonyous 9 days ago

      What if I Make a booby trap but I also put up a sign that trespassers will be shot? Does the booby trap then fall under the whole self defence/stand your ground thing in the US? (I realise this varies from state to state.)

  • Emerald Eyes Esoteric
    Emerald Eyes Esoteric 10 minutes ago +1

    This video contains Spongebob, therefore it is intended for children. That's the new law now thanks to COPPA that will go into effect Jan 2020. Comments for this video will be disabled, it won't be monetized, it won't appear in searches, and cannot be added to playlists. If you don't mark this video as "For Kids," The FTC is going to sue you for $42.000 PER VIDEO they deem for kids. If a kid could click on your video, then it's for kids.

  • Matthew Gales
    Matthew Gales 49 minutes ago

    I didn't know Jim Halpert was also a lawyer

  • analogaudio rules
    analogaudio rules 2 hours ago

    I think if people break into your house or they're acting destructively with an intention of harm, they deserve anything you dish out, you shouldn't be getting in trouble for anything related to someone deciding to take the risk of breakinto your house.... the law is crooked...

  • TheGaming Station
    TheGaming Station 2 hours ago

    I think the lawyer forgot the man who created spongebob WAS a marine biologist

  • Minimik75
    Minimik75 3 hours ago +1

    "Does Plankton have arms and legs?"

  • Bone_knapper
    Bone_knapper 3 hours ago

    I think that was the most weirdest collaboration with a youtuber ive ever seen,
    Like he was talking about the law then said “i wont if there was a tier system” and i was just wondering how random.

  • Bone_knapper
    Bone_knapper 3 hours ago

    Maybe its not water but a blue colored oil. That would explain it.
    like it’s possible to have an underwater sea. I know of 2 there was one that the water was salty making it look like a underwater, water, and another were it was a fog looking thing.

  • Jake
    Jake 4 hours ago +1

    Cant wait to see Real Fish react to Spongebob Squarepants

  • Dru Pearce
    Dru Pearce 4 hours ago

    Moral of the story. California is shit

  • Brian Duncan
    Brian Duncan 5 hours ago

    16:15 shows spongebob, in my knowledge, performing a federal crime by defacing U.S currency. How would this actually hold up in court? LEGAL EAGLE EXPLAIN!

  • Gage Bublitz
    Gage Bublitz 6 hours ago

    17:00 you forgot that spongebob destroyed federal currency in front of a large amount of witnesses.

  • Later Feraligatr2
    Later Feraligatr2 8 hours ago

    Idk why but this video fascinated me bro. You made law entertaining, I actually learned a lot.
    On a side note...u pretty handsome lol

  • Maric
    Maric 12 hours ago

    i would totally check out Nebula ... but it costs money, and thats a pretty large hurdle to overcome as i have not yet any emotional attachment to the service and plenty of free entertainment options

  • Sara Ae
    Sara Ae 14 hours ago

    Can’t mr crabs sue plankton for attempted burglary?

  • Veggie
    Veggie 15 hours ago +1

    "I don't know how you put a mop under oath but yeah he *is* under oath."

  • kripperinostealsyourmemeserino

    TIERZOO!!, Heck yeah :)

  • Fatcat
    Fatcat 18 hours ago

    So if it looked as if Plankton was going to win, what kept Mr. Krabs from tossing his patties and shredding/destroying all physical evidence of the formula?

  • TheAsianCanadian
    TheAsianCanadian 19 hours ago

    Thumbnail I thought it was Ryan Reynolds...

  • Sean Tuls
    Sean Tuls 21 hour ago

    Cover the chamber v Malone episode cheers please!

  • asterix811
    asterix811 22 hours ago

    You’re right, the lack of legal realism makes me question the premise of the show.
    Plus, you didn’t mention there are only 10 jurors instead of 12.

  • Snow Cream
    Snow Cream 22 hours ago

    what a fine lawyer you are.
    mmmh tasty, ahaha

  • White Boi
    White Boi 23 hours ago

    Nice lamp

  • S.Daniel Pie
    S.Daniel Pie 23 hours ago

    Who F I L E S A L A W S U I T U N D E R T H E S E A?

  • Moondust2365
    Moondust2365 Day ago

    The question remains tho, _is_ SpongeBob not a lawyer? Sure, he didn't go in to say to Mr. Krabs that he was to offer his services, but that might just be because another lawyer offered first. Sure, we never hear of this from the show itself and his liscence isn't seen in the episode, but again, it's still possible. Hopefully we'll find out one day, since lack of evidence is something you wouldn't want in court. Plus in such a case, he, as you said, would be arrested for pretending to be a lawyer, even if he was one, if the liscence isn't seen...

  • Briahna Nemitz
    Briahna Nemitz Day ago

    but Spongebob was mopping the floor at the time even without a wet floor sign

  • [ Slimeade ]
    [ Slimeade ] Day ago

    I'm glad to see there may be an alternative to RU-clip now and at such a reasonable price. I have high hopes for this.

  • [ Slimeade ]
    [ Slimeade ] Day ago

    Ok, I'm only 6 and a half minutes in and I've already learned so much. I love this. Definitely look forward to binging more videos like this.

  • Trumpsney Productions Studios

    Yes, lawyers are bottom feeders.

  • Dakota Metzgar
    Dakota Metzgar Day ago

    So if I may ask, are you a prosecution attorney or a defense attorney?

  • Dakota Metzgar
    Dakota Metzgar Day ago

    You know Krabs wouldn't have to worry about Plankton if he'd just patent the freaking formula.

    • Dakota Metzgar
      Dakota Metzgar 12 hours ago

      Elsie Seriously, I understand Spongebob likes being a fry cook but he needs to drop Krabs like a bad habit

    • Elsie
      Elsie 14 hours ago

      @Dakota Metzgar Well this is the man who would rather fire his only fry cook than pay an extra 5 cents to keep him onboard, so.

    • Dakota Metzgar
      Dakota Metzgar 20 hours ago

      @Elsie Those fees would probably be minimal compared to the cost of repairs after some of Plankton's more violent attacks.

    • Elsie
      Elsie 22 hours ago

      There are probably fees attached to that

  • John Hall
    John Hall Day ago

    I think the hand made wet floor sign is far more dangerous than the wet floor.

    • Elsie
      Elsie 22 hours ago

      That's probably part of the joke

  • RetroProGamer
    RetroProGamer Day ago

    hmm but do you have to put up a Wet Floor Sign if you are in the middle of cleaning? Sure Spongebob left without puting one up but he still had the Mop in his hand when Plankton sliped.

  • General Grievous

    Stephan hillenberg was a biologist so it makes sense on the tiers of the creatures

  • General Grievous

    Why doesnt plankton just buy a patty?

  • TheLotusFlowerPhoenix

    Do you take requests? I’d love to see a real lawyer reacts to Selfishness vs Selflessness from the sanders sides series!

  • Treebug 456
    Treebug 456 Day ago

    Dude looks like a knock off Ryan Reynolds

  • Peter Mirtitsch
    Peter Mirtitsch Day ago

    +LegalEagle - I came to these videos a few months ago, and TBH, was genuinely surprised how interesting and entertaining they are. Keep on keeping on.

  • Brent Russell
    Brent Russell Day ago

    You obviously had no childhood...

  • Chris Halpin
    Chris Halpin Day ago

    That RuneScape font tho

  • Asyraf Toothbrush

    Jim Halpert post manager promotion

  • Jamie B
    Jamie B Day ago

    Tierzoo did two RuneScape references

  • Jamie B
    Jamie B Day ago

    Can you do one on the Drake and Josh trial?

  • vicnedel02
    vicnedel02 Day ago

    Isn't destroying currency illegal?
    Is Spongebob literally committing a crime in court?

  • Jane A
    Jane A Day ago

    Sponge bob! 😍. Ok I almost peed my pants. 😂. This was awesome ...thanks!

  • DanBeu
    DanBeu Day ago

    has he reviewd the incredibles yet? D:

  • Blue Router
    Blue Router Day ago

    Creator Stephen Hillenburgh was a marine biologist so please give him some credit for the rivalry of Krabs and Plankton also May he rest in Peace.

  • Gungywimp
    Gungywimp Day ago

    "How can you have standing water and mop a floor when you're already underwater in the first place?"


  • Night Grace Moon

    Can you review a show call "Invader Zim"? There is so many things that the main characters can get in trouble with the law, but the whole town and the president doesn't care.

  • BroadwayLover
    BroadwayLover Day ago

    Has he reacted to that Rick and Morty parody of that real life case from Georgia?
    "I like white butt boys!"

  • Phantom Rider 2.0

    Smartest thing and very simple is to buy a Krabby Patty. Although we wouldn't be able to get laughs of two fast food establishments.

    • Elsie
      Elsie 22 hours ago

      I think that was tried once or twice

  • BluJay
    BluJay 2 days ago

    would they not look into any hospital records for plankton so see if he’s faking? do they have access to that stuff?

    • Elsie
      Elsie 22 hours ago

      He was taken away in an ambulance! Wouldn't they have examined him and found that he was uninjured? It's not like he was claiming whiplash, which is notoriously hard to disprove-- they surely would've done x-rays and seen that he had no broken bones or anything

  • Christian Ali
    Christian Ali 2 days ago

    Objection: plankton’s entire case rested upon the idea that Mr. Krabs was too cheap to buy a wet floor sign and use it to warn people of the tripping hazard associated with his restaurant, Mr. Krabs having already admitted that he believed a wet floor sign to be a “superfluous expense.“

    • Elsie
      Elsie 23 hours ago

      Wouldn't the fact that Mr. Krabs already admitted to his cheapness while under oath still render Spongebob's line of questioning in that direction meaningless?

  • 308328928
    308328928 2 days ago

    Have you done The Firm with Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman?

  • I.C. productions
    I.C. productions 2 days ago +1

    8:17 was spongebob just humming the main credits theme?

  • Almighty Egglord
    Almighty Egglord 2 days ago

    It’s crazy how they don’t know the basic rules of a court room it’s almost like it’s a kids show

  • Kim Youngil
    Kim Youngil 2 days ago +2

    around the 7 minute mark, how is mr. krabs considered the plaintiff when he’s the one being sued

  • ZackWester
    ZackWester 2 days ago

    on the shotgun yes if I expect a wisit maybe I will disarm it.
    trespasser usually dont announce there intension to get in.
    like if a trespasser tries to open the door but its locked and they harm them self trying to get in, Am I at fault?
    also two thing whit that puddle on the ground.
    1: How long have it been there?
    2: two is that a cleaners puddle of water a guest spillt, this is a fast food joint whit small children lots of food and liqued will end up on the floor over the day.

  • JTM
    JTM 2 days ago

    So what? You're like doctor mike but a lower? What's next? History teachers reacts to Epic Rap Battles of History? Oh wait shit, sorry that's already a thing. Oops!

  • OLe Jack Green The weird green guy

    Plankton is too Smart to need a lawyer