Chickens Of the Sea



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Written by:

Lane Raichert

Directed by:

Berny Wolf

Broadcast Information

NBC Premiere: September 21, 1985

Paired With

Never Cry Wolf-Fish

"Chickens of the Sea" is the 3rd episode of Season 2. A shortage of salt leads Allstar to find the salt mines to get some for Snorklanders. But Junior wants to use the salt to make some cash.

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All the hidden salt

Plot Summary

Mr. Seaworthy is fixing his famous homemade chili for dinner. However, he is nearly out of salt, so Allstar decides to go to the supermarket and buy some more. However, the lines are long and according to Junior, the salt markets are so high, that prices are increasing (he's only there to buy some so he could sell it later at a much higher price than before). Allstar then goes over to Gallio's to see if he has any salt, who then explains to him that sometimes an occasional salt drought happens. He does have half a bar left, but he nearly faints due to dehydration. Allstar lets him keep it, and so he tries to find more salt in the mines.

Junior, who has been spying on him this whole time, follows him to the mines. When they get there, Junior tricks Allstar into thinking that he had seen a saltfish (blue fish with yellow stripes) enter the mines, so he goes in and steals some salt for himself. Allstar catches him at the other end, and so the guards take them to see Slugworth, who rules the salt mines. He then has them work alongside the neandersnorks (who thought were to be make believe) to produce more salt with one ten minute break, one meal a day, and no talking at all. However, Junior talks Slugworth out of it, and he shows off his vast knowledge of salt. Meanwhile, Allstar meets a kind neandersnork named Megasnork, who says Slugworth has been treating them like algae for a very long time.

Allstar tries getting the other neandersnorks to stand up for themselves, but Slugworth catches him and makes him run the wheel. However, Allstar gets away and finds all the salt has been hounded by Slugworth, meaning they were never behind schedule this whole time. Also they nearly threaten to put Junior in the salt mines for life for helping Slugworth steal some of the salt. Junior cries, being allergic to work, so he has no choice but to go home with Allstar. However, he has to give away lots of free salt to everyone in Snorkland, something he's embarrassed to do. Allstar, who has been gone for five days, finally gets the salt placed in the chili, and it turns out to be too hot for him.

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Allstar's working

Background Info

  • Dimmy and Daffney make non-speaking cameos in this episode, although Casey and Tooter are entirely absent
  • This is the first episode in which Junior mentions he's allergic to work. The subject matter wouldn't be brought up again until Robin Snork, when he claims that saying words such as "job" or "work" gives him a rash
  • Slugwart makes his first appearance in this episode. His last appearance would be in I Squid You Not

Memorable Quotes

Junior: Hey how come it's so dark?

Allstar: Junior, the deeper you go, the darker it gets.

Junior: Oh, I wish you'd told me that before.

Slugwart: A whole town! Are they, good workers?

Junior: They're as good as those two neandersnorks over there.

Slugwart: Which two?

Junior: *steals some more salt*

Gallio: Mighty nice of you to hand these salt to all these people at your expense, Junior. I'm surprised at you.

Junior: Yeah, so am I. It's embarrassing for a Wetworth to give anything away.


  • Junior's outfit occasionally turns darker
  • When collecting the salt from Junior, Gallio's leggings are missing


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