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Born Again Krabs
Season №: 3
Episode №: 56a
Airdate: October 4, 2003
Sister episode(s): "I Had an Accident"
Guest(s): Brian Doyle-Murray as Flying Dutchman
Writer(s): Paul Tibbitt
Kent Osborne
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): Chuck Klein
Carson Kugler
Caleb Meurer
William Reiss
Storyboard: Paul Tibbitt
Kent Osborne
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Derek Drymon
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Previous: "Mid-Life Crustacean"
Next: "I Had an Accident"
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"Born Again Krabs" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, Mr. Krabs encounters the Flying Dutchman.



When SpongeBob finds an old, blackened and moldy patty under the grill he tries throwing it out, however, Mr Krabs will not let him and orders him not to make another patty until that one is sold. This results in the Krusty Krab losing weeks worth of business. Squidward tells him that the patty has gone bad but Eugene dismisses such a notion. He decides to prove it by eating the patty. Before he eats it, he sees an ambulance passing the Krusty Krab. He eats the old patty and he is rushed to the hospital minutes later.

Later, in the hospital, the Flying Dutchman appears to condemn him in Davy Jones' Locker. Mr. Krabs begs to be freed, and the Dutchman does, as long as he will be always generous from there on. Mr. Krabs began to treat everyone at the Krusty Krab nicer with the "employee lounge" and free refills. After he receives a $10,000 hospital bill, he claims that he is just dreaming and that there is nothing to worry about. After SpongeBob tells him otherwise, he realizes that the whole thing was reality.
Born again krabs
He revokes all the free things he gave to the customers and threatens to rip off one's arm over a penny. The Dutchman returns to take him back to the Locker. But SpongeBob bets that Mr. Krabs is generous, and bets that he would pick him over money. Mr. Krabs takes the money, sending SpongeBob to Davy Jones' Locker. Squidward chews Mr. Krabs out for selling SpongeBob's soul for sixty-two cents. Mr. Krabs sees the error of his ways, and rejects the money. The Flying Dutchman returns with SpongeBob to return him, not because of Mr. Krabs' repenting, but because SpongeBob was too annoying.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Kerry Polka - Brian Peters [title card]
  Torn Apart - Mike Sunderland ["Closing time, the saddest time of the day."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob finds a patty under the grill]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [Krabs wants to sell it]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer [customer screams]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["We haven't had a customer in weeks."]
  Murder for Moderns (a) - Dolf Van Der Linden [Krabs in the hospital]
  Murder for Moderns (b) - Dolf Van Der Linden [Doctor talks to Krabs]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["This is terrible!"]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson [Flying Dutchman appears]
  In the Crypt - Dave Hewson ["Eugene Krabs, your time has come."]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White ["I must have the wrong room."]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson ["So, Krabs, you thought you could fool the Flying Dutchman?"]
  Cold Sweat - John Scott ["What do you want from me?"]
  Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin [Davy Jones' Locker]
  Monks (c) - Dave Hewson [sweaty socks]
  Drowsy Reef - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton [Krabs cries]
  Here's Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [Krusty Krab out of business]
  The Promised Land (Kay Rudd) - Kay Rudd [Krabs enters]
  The Promised Land (David Farnon) - David Farnon ["Being sick made me do a lot of thinking."]
  Gay Dog - Frank Chacksfield [Krusty Krab reopens]
  Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [Krabs realizes he is awake]
  Dramatic Cue (g) - Ronald Hanmer [Krabs takes everything back]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson [Dutchman reappears]
  Cold Sweat - John Scott ["That little display of parsimonious penny pinching..."]
  Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["...FOR ETERNITY!"]
  In the Crypt - Dave Hewson ["Well, a deal's a deal."]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland [SpongeBob sticks up for Krabs]
  Steel Sting (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [62 cents]
  Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin [Dutchman takes SpongeBob]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["What have I done?"]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • The Next Day
  • In the Hebrew version of this episode, Mr. Krabs said that his name is "Shimon Vaza" (which means "Simon Vase").
  • This episode was available on Tales from the Deep DVD before it aired on TV.
  • This is the second time Squidward stood up for SpongeBob. The first being "Krab Borg."
  • This episode was originally planned to premiere on July 7, 2003. However, due to new episode delays, it was rescheduled to October 4, 2003.
  • The Let's Just Play live broadcast after a test card on Nickelodeon aired with this episode and "I Had an Accident."
  • The Flying Dutchman had six coins that added up to 62 cents. One possible combination is two quarters, two nickels, and two pennies.
  • The Flying Dutchman says "parsimonious penny-pinching" when referring to how Mr. Krabs nearly ripped a man's arm off over a penny. Parsimonious is another word for stingy or thrifty.
  • In the Spanish version of the episode, Squidward says: "Bob Esponja, ¿podrías darme una Burger Cangreburger con menos... mierda?" that can be translated as "SpongeBob, can you give me a Krabby Patty with less... sh*t?" In the Spanish version, this is the only time that Squidward says a swear word. Although, the word is not considered profanity in Spanish.
  • In the Brazilian version, Mr. Krabs says to The Flying Dutchman that his name is "Harold Flores" (Harold Flower). Flores is an actual last name in Brazil.
  • In the German version, Mr. Krabs says that his name is "Benjamin Blümchen (Wikipedia)," referencing an iconic children's cartoon character his voice actor is known for in Germany and also voices Mr. Krabs in the German dub.
  • In "Patty Hype," Mr. Krabs expresses concern for tainted patties when he thinks that the green painted patty is spoiled and tries to burn it. Yet in this episode he has no concern for the old rotten patty and wants it sold like any other patty that would be fresh.
  • The paramedics were seen in "The Smoking Peanut" as zookeepers.
  • In this episode, Mr. Krabs nearly rips off a customer's arm for a penny. In "Sleepy Time," he lands Moby Dollar in a dream sequence, but tells SpongeBob to "never mind" the small change (when it spouted pennies). It may be because this time, he has no money at all and is desperate to pay the bill. However, it can also mean that he valued the larger currency in comparison to the pennies that Moby Dollar was spitting out.
  • Squidward seems to be nicer to SpongeBob in this episode, especially when Mr. Krabs sells him for 62 cents.
  • In this episode, Squidward yells at Mr. Krabs for trading away SpongeBob for 62 cents to the Flying Dutchman, exclaiming that it was wrong, even though Squidward hates SpongeBob, but it should be noted that he stated he could not believe he was going to say that showing that despite him hating SpongeBob a lot, he would not have traded SpongeBob away like what Mr. Krabs did if the latter stuck up for him (he also admitted that he sort of liked SpongeBob in the episode "Graveyard Shift").
  • This is the first (and so far only) episode that showed a time card with SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs on it.
  • The time card that has characters on it are on is similar to the chapter cards from the game, "Employee of the Month."
  • Scene between Krabs said "You have me word as a sailor" and scene where the Krusty Krab where a giant 'Grand Re-Opening' sign is hanging was cut in Indonesia. Like other episodes that currently aired in Indonesia, this was done likely due to time constraints due to being aired along with ads that lasts for 5 minutes.
  • This episode premiered on Bill Fagerbakke's 46th birthday.

Cultural references

  • This episode's title parodies the phrase "Born Again Christian."
  • Mr. Krabs trading SpongeBob to the Dutchman for 62 cents is a reference to Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.


  • The door Mr. Krabs enters the office through after being revived does not exist in other episodes.
  • When Squidward attempts to serve a customer the nasty patty, there are other people eating in the background.
    • They could have been eating other items on the menu than Krabby Patties.
  • In one scene it shows Squidward flicking the bun off the patty and telling SpongeBob to give him a different patty, but when the view is back to the patty, the bun is back on the patty.
  • The nurse was not afraid of The Flying Dutchman, however, everyone is usually terrified of him because he is a ghost.


  1. ^ His credit card bill's date was November 11, 2001

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