At the beginning of the Trench of Advanced Darkness, the How in Tarnation do you Get There? spatula can be seen on top of a round pillar. This pillar is too far away to jump to normally, but can be accessed through other means. Sleepy Skip is the method that does not require cruise boosting, and thus can be performed earlier in a run.
Using a ledge grab, Spongebob can reach the platform to the left of the spawn area with the Sleepy Time robots. Using a sliding bash, Spongebob can reach the pillar from this platform.