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All That Glitters

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Alll That Glitters
Season №: 4
Episode №: 72a
Airdate: June 2, 2006
Sister episode(s): "Wishing You Well"
Writer(s): Zeus Cervas
Erik Wiese
Steven Banks
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Erik Wiese
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Karate Island"
Next: "Wishing You Well"
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"All That Glitters" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob breaks his spatula, and is forced to replace it.



During an intense day at work a customer ordered a monster Krabby Patty and SpongeBob feels shocked. As a result, Spat is crushed and smashed by SpongeBob starts crying like crazy. With his favorite kitchen implement out of commission, SpongeBob searches for a temporary replacement (even though he thought death fate spatula could replace Spat.) SpongeBob finds "Le Spatula", the latest in state-of-the-art cooking tool. The sleek and modern Le Spatula dazzles SpongeBob so completely that he will do anything to own one. But will this fancy gadget fill the void that was left by his old trusty spatula? After selling everything, SpongeBob attains Le Spatula from the man from the store. He shows him off to Mr. Krabs, and, later, before he flips a patty, he refuses. He says it is disgusting, and that he and SpongeBob aren't friends at all. He then suddenly grows robotic legs and runs off. Mr. Krabs confronts SpongeBob, and SpongeBob runs off to the hospital, where old Spat lays. He suddenly runs out of life as SpongeBob watches, and SpongeBob cries in agony. Then a doctor appears, and, after some conversation, tells him that's not his spatula, and that Spat is in the infirmary. SpongeBob runs over to Spat, but Spat turns away from SpongeBob. SpongeBob cries he's sorry for buying Le Spatula, claiming it was his moment of weakness. SpongeBob rolls in a fit of tears as he goes back to the Krusty Krab. He cries in the kitchen, but suddenly, he hears patties flipping, and sees Spat flipping Krabby Patties on the grill, and he cries in joy. Apparently, he forgave him. Suddenly, another Monster Krabby is ordered. The two try to hopefully succeed in flipping it. Suddenly, SpongeBob's arms break off. He ends up laughing, and the episode ends.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Holiday Dream - Max Mahlmann [title card]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [customer orders a Monster Krabby Patty]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor F. Narholz ["Did you say a Monster Krabby Patty?!"]
  Facing the Challenge - Gregor F. Narholz ["We can do this!"]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [spatula broken in half]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [spatula taken to hospital]
  The Shower - Gregor F. Narholz ["What?!"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["There is only one spatula for me, that is Spat."]
  ? [at the hospital]
  ? [montage of SpongeBob and Spat together]
  Inferno - Fredric Bayco [sword fight]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["There's no easy way to say this."]
  Kamakani B - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob leaves the hospital]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, look at that!"]
  Fanfare for a King - Sam Fonteyn [Le Spatula introduced]
  ? [SpongeBob reaches toward it]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["No touchy-touchy the Le Spatula."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Nice outfit."]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob going to work naked]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Oh!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Oh!"]
  Heraldic Overture - Sam Fonteyn ["Le Spatuler... what in blazes is that?"]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon [choir]
  Spanish Ladies (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["Ooh, that sounds exciting."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, it's okay, no need to be shy."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [customer orders a Krabby Patty]
  Lighting the Fuse (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [Le Spatula refuses to flip the patty]
  Lighting the Fuse (b) - Dick Stephen Walter [Le Spatula refuses to flip the patty]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["I am designed for the utmost in culinary cuisine."]
  Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland ["Friends with you? Ha!"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Le Spatula leaves]
  Whisper from the Past - Gregor F. Narholz ["I had a spatula once... a real spatula."]
  Romantic Ending - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob goes back to the hospital]
  Funeral Music - Alfred Kluten ["Spatula? It can't be true!"]
  Stack of Leis - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob crying]
  The Legend Spreads - Steve London [SpongeBob and Spat reunite]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["One Monster Krabby Patty."]
  Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie [ending]


  • "All That Glitters" was ranked #12 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.



  • The store owner, Fred, who sells the spatula is dressed the same way when he offered Mr. Krabs one million dollars for the soda drink hat in One Krabs Trash, which could indicate that he is wealthy.
  • When the hands dump the Monster Krabby Patty onto the grill, it's dumped on top of Krabby Patties already being prepared.
  • Running Gag: People saying "Monster Krabby Patty", Spongebob wails over his spatula breaking, Spongebob looking for money to buy Le Spatula.
  • It's unknown whether the person who first ordered the Monster Krabby Patty ever got his order.
  • This episode re-aired with Squidtastic Voyage for its premiere.
  • When SpongeBob appears at the screen saying "All that glitters, is not gold", he breaks the fourth wall in two ways by directly talking to the viewer and reference the title of the episode.
    • Also, this quote (and possibly the episode title) is a possible reference to a line in one of Smash Mouth's songs, All Star (the line referenced being "all that glitters is gold").
  • When SpongeBob wails over his spatula breaking, he cries to:
    • Squidward
    • Mr. Krabs
    • Two customers (Tina Fran and another fish)
    • Someone in the bathroom stall
    • Police officers
    • A woman, and her baby in a stroller who cries along
    • Himself in the mirror
    • A psychiatrist while on a couch
    • Himself, soon joined by Patrick who also cries along
    • His wailing sounds like the Timesplitters character Gingerbread Man
  • This episode was originally titled Obession but it was later changed to All That Glitters.
  • SpongeBob's spatula was wrecked before, and he didn't get upset over it.
  • SpongeBob's spatula seems to be alive in this episode.
  • This is the ninth episode where its title card is animated in the episode.
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