As Patrick wakes up, a mailfish gives him a package. Curious, he then opens it, and finds a trophy inside. Excited, he starts showing everyone that he has a trophy (even the jellyfish and Bikini Atoll). He shows SpongeBob, who then realizes that the trophy is actually for him. Patrick is disappointed, even more so when he sees the contents of SpongeBob's special award closet. SpongeBob tries to help him find a way to win an award, and eventually Patrick decides to get a job at the Krusty Krab.
However, Patrick is unable to perform even the simplest tasks properly, and after he fails in every possible position of work, SpongeBob presents him with the extremely basic task of opening a jar, which Patrick still finds difficult. Eventually, however, Patrick succeeds in opening the jar, and he and SpongeBob begin celebrating.
The next day, Patrick begins copying SpongeBob at work in hope of achieving the same success as his friend. When SpongeBob realizes this, he attempts to make him stop, but is unsuccessful until he dresses up as Patrick, which makes Patrick realize the error of his ways, and that he is a loser in every sense of the word. However, Patrick is then suddenly given an award for "doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else." He then goes back under his rock to "protect (his) title."
In some versions, at the beginning of the episode, the sound of the parcel being shoved into Patrick's mouth is heard before the mailman actually shoves it into his mouth.
The subtitles for this episode are incorrect at times, such as "And make sure the food gets to the customer" being shown as "and be sure the tray gets to the customer.", and when SpongeBob says to Patrick "No, you have to bring the tray to the customer.", the subtitles say "custom".
There is a CD storybook based on this episode named "And The Winner Is..."
Even though Patrick claims that he has never won an award, he took the Dirty Bubble Challenge and won but lost the trophy they sent him, thus proving he will win the Dirty Bubble challenge after this episode.
This is the second time the Krusty Krab appears without Mr. Krabs. The first being in the episode SB-129.
Though this is a season two episode, Patrick has his 3's eyebrows from the first season, instead of his new and recognizable Z's eyebrows.
It is revealed that SpongeBob and Patrick have mind reading abilities between themselves.
The scene where SpongeBob helps Patrick open the jar was used on Nicktoons as a "Rockin' Nicktoon Moment".
This is the second time Patrick got a job at the Krusty Krab and later was fired or quit. The first was in Arrgh (though, it was only for about five seconds); the third was in Bummer Vacation when he took over while SpongeBob was on "vacation"; the fourth time in That's No Lady when Patrick disguises himself as a woman, and the fifth was Chum Bucket Supreme, in which Patrick made a slogan (Krabby Patties are fum) for the Krusty Krab in the end.
When Patrick throws the broom on the ground in the kitchen, it disappears after he opens the jar.
When Patrick copies SpongeBob in the kitchen, they "drop" their spatulas. Afterwards, SpongeBob and Patrick point to each other, but the spatulas are nowhere to be seen.
Squidward said he quit after he heard Patrick was joining the Krusty Krab, but when they ran out of the restaurant when Patrick went too far copying SpongeBob, he puts on his hat and goes back in, so it could have just been an excuse to get away from the two of them. Maybe SpongeBob do the same thing that he did in Graveyard Shift to get another hand.
When SpongeBob says "No, no Patrick! That's my--" For a split second, you can see he has no buck teeth. It appears afterwards.
Patrick would not have been able to paint his rock to look like SpongeBob's house while they were at work and he spent the entire work day trying to mimic SpongeBob.
It can be speculated that the only reason Patrick won his award at the end was because SpongeBob (who always wins awards) was pretending to be Patrick and was the one who actually received the award.
When Patrick is picking up the stuff he thinks is a jar, he picks up SpongeBob from by his feet. However, SpongeBob is across the room just a few second before.
When Patrick goes to Jellyfish Fields to show the jellyfish his award, he gets shocked. While he's being shocked there is a visible pink star at the upper right corner of the screen.
When Patrick arrives at SpongeBob's house, the door does not open.
When SpongeBob's nose pops back out when he is pretending to be Patrick, his buck teeth aren't shown when he is frowning. However, in the next scene, he still has the same frown and his teeth are now visible.
When SpongeBob and Patrick enter the kitchen so Patrick can open a jar, a small table is seen to the left of the stove, when there is usually nothing there.