At the Krusty Krab, the customers start to form a big riot because Squidward is not at his post, so Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob where he is and he says that he is in the storage room doing something that requires "complete privacy."
Then, they hear a thud coming from the storage room, and they find Squidward, who has twisted his ankle, in a pile of buns lying on the floor. After Squidward explains what happened, Mr. Krabs realizes that it means he has to pay a fine to OWS. Squidward then sees it as an opportunity to blackmail Mr. Krabs unless he becomes his servant until he recovers. First, Mr. Krabs fluffs a pillow for him and takes over for him.
Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick secretly investigate the accident to find out if he is faking about his twisted ankle, but they cannot figure anything out. Meanwhile, Squidward is seen on the roof while Mr. Krabs brings him tea. Then, he is forced to massage Squidward's ankle with Fry Grease. But when a customer orders something, he cooks a patty with his greasy hands and gets the customer sick. And when he is forced to pop Squidward's back barnacles, the customers leave.
Then, an agent from the OWS comes to the Krusty Krab to investigate, then it is revealed that SpongeBob called him. Squidward then lies about how he was hurt, saying that he saw ten instead of eleven seeds on a bun, causing him to snatch it and try to replace it with a new one. When he was about to get one, the shelf broke and hit him in the head. When the OWS Agent is about to fine Mr. Krabs, luckily for Mr. Krabs remembers the surveillance camera he installed which unknown from OWS agent that he swiped it from the airport (saying that he "borrowed" it) to record the incident, much to Squidward's shock.
When everyone watches the video, it is revealed that Squidward was shown sleeping on the shelf, weighing it down, and causing the chain to snap, meaning he had faked the accident the whole time to have a rest time without Mr. Krabs' knowing. Mr. Krabs becomes infuriated and disappointed at him (Squidward) for his faked accident and lies statement and decides to get revenge on Squidward by "making him pay" after what he did for trying to fine Mr. Krabs. The episode ends with Squidward being forced to pop Mr. Krabs' back barnacles as punishment for sleeping on the job.
This is the first episode since "Pranks a Lot," where SpongeBob has his second-third season voice.
It is revealed that there is an OWS poster, hidden in the stockroom.
It is revealed that Mr. Krabs has a security camera in the bun storage. This shows he is over protective as revealed in "Truth or Square."
It is debatable as to whether the surveillance camera operates from the same room as the one in "Truth or Square." The one in "Truth or Square" seemed unreachable, hinting that this one works from a different surveillance room.
They did not call the OWS in "The Splinter" when SpongeBob got the splinter in his thumb; they just threatened to send him home. This is possible because SpongeBob's splinter was a minor injury.
Also, there were many customers in the restaurant at the time and somehow, they got their Krabby Patties.
When the customers are leaving because they are disgusted by Squidward's back barnacles, you can hear someone say "Is THAT the secret ingredient?," and another one saying "Hold the special sauce, man."
Squidward seems to show signs of what could be considered Munchausen Syndrome, in which a person fakes a disease or illness in order to elicit attention or sympathy. In this case, getting Mr. Krabs to pamper him.
Mr. Krabs says, "What in Neptune's knickers?" but "knickers" means "panties" in the UK and other countries part of the Commonwealth, including Canada.
When the OWS arrives in the storage room, the chalk outline of Squidward is much lower than the shelf. Squidward, arrival OWS, is on a wheelchair after, Squidward is always in a wheelchair. The door of the storage room, however, has been cordoned off by SpongeBob. No one knows how Squidward can be entered.
Because it is such a serious situation that Squidward was injured, and plus the fact that the OWS had to get involved, it is strange that Mr. Krabs was only charged a dollar.
Mr. Krabs has committed yet another crime. He said he "borrowed" the security camera from the airport in a nervous tone. Of course, Mr. Krabs has actually stolen it.
Although Mr. Krabs is angered by Squidward sleeping on the job, he is okay with it in other episodes.
When Mr. Krabs says, "I ain't touching your tentacles with a 10-ft pole!" it is a reference to the Grinch.
At the beginning when the lifeguard fish yells, "Where's the dude in the boat?" Mr. Krabs' eyelashes look different.
In the first few minutes of the episode, Squidward's ankle did look like it was twisted and hurt, but after the scene on the roof, it looks better again. It might have been that Squidward did not lie about the twisted ankle, but lied when saying it's going to take a while to heal.
When Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob where Squidward is, SpongeBob was holding his spatula, but when it zooms in, he's not holding anything.
There is an error on the chalk outline of Squidward: in fact, the visible shape is characterized by four tentacles (two arms and two legs), but the other two legs are not drawn.
When the OWS Inspector shows up, the grease bottle disappears.
When the OWS Inspector investigates the crime scene, Squidward, for some reason is in a sling, his head is wrapped, and he's in a wheelchair. All of this is new from earlier in the episode. He is then able to walk out of his wheelchair on his supposed twisted ankle.
In Squidward's false report, he suggests that a customer's Krabby Patty had only ten sesame seeds instead of eleven. This too would be inaccurate, as sesame seed buns normally have over a hundred seeds on them, not just eleven. Besides, the camera only showed one side of the Krabby Patty. There has to be more on the other side.
In Squidward's false flashback, the chain on the right snaps, but in reality, it was the one on the left. It may be a hint that he's lying.
In Squidward's flashback, it shows him fall with hardly any buns, but in reality, there was a mountain of buns on him.
Squidward also says that he lay on the floor for six hours before being found, but SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs ran in immediately when they hear him fall. Although, he was probably just exaggerating to gain sympathy from the OWS worker.
While SpongeBob and Patrick are investigating in the stockroom, there is a jar of Fry Grease. However, when Mr. Krabs picks it up, it says Fay Grease instead.
When Squidward is caught in sight with the Krabby Patty, the menu is spelled as "Gally Grub," not "Galley Grub." When the camera returns to his face and body, both the "Menu" and "Order Here" signs are gone.
The vent funnel on the top of the Krusty Krab was on the far right side, rather than in the middle.
In the Russian version, the title card mistakes Tom Yasumi as animation director instead of Andrew Overtoom.