Plankton is tired of the Chum Bucket's lack of business. So he tricks SpongeBob and Patrick into fixing it up, horribly. Squidward criticizes them, and tells them that they weren't painting correctly, He joins in, and paints different art on the front of the restaurant. Plankton sees this as an opportunity to purloin the Krabby Patty formula, as Mr. Krabs is on vacation. However, when Plankton slides into the safe, he finds out that Krabs has replaced the formula with a to do list and reveals that he keeps the formula in another safe when he goes on vacation. When Plankton comes out of the safe, The Krusty Krab is out of its place, on The Chum Bucket's foundation! Mr. Krabs sees this and literally pushes the Krusty Krab to its normal spot, with Plankton going back to the Chum Bucket, now gone. After about a day, Mr. Krabs is enjoying the remodeled Krusty Krab, which was remodeled by Squidward who used parts of the Chum Bucket, including the floors of the Chum Bucket for the new wall areas, the walls of the Chum Bucket for the central fountain, and Plankton's wife for the computer. The episode ends with a customer wanting to order a Krabby Patty, until Mr. Krabs persuades him to get 4 of them for $100.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣The Drunken Sailor - ? [title card] ‣Goofy Conversation A - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton trying to paint the Chum Bucket] ‣Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Plankton spits out paintbrush] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick playing leapfrog] ‣Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Plankton's sob story] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick puts a watermelon over his head] ‣Cartoon Sting 3 - traditional[Plankton giving instructions] ‣ ? ["Well, hop to it, lads!"] •Squiddy G - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [plays on Squidward's headphones] ‣Tomfoolery - David Snell [SpongeBob and Patrick painting the Chum Bucket] ‣Hercule Poirot - Gerhard Trede ["My plan is falling right into place!"] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob asks for a drink] ‣Hawaiian Flower - Jon Jelmer [rusty pipes] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Where'd he go?"] ‣ ? [Plankton laughs] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob getting pipes from the Krusty Krab] ‣Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford ["Secret formula, here I come!"] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Perfect!"] ‣Historical Fanfare [#31.04] - Gerhard Narholz [Squidward's painting revealed] ‣Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["No, no, no! It's all wrong!"] ‣ ? [Plankton paints a log cabin] ‣Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Everyone's a critic."] •Gator - Steve Belfer [windows] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["Can't you two do anything right?!"] ‣Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["Just forget it."] •Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [interior decorating] ‣Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton sneaks into the Krusty Krab] ‣The Promised Land - David Farnon [inside the safe] ‣ ? [drum roll] ‣Tympup C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Plankton reads the to-do list] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["This isn't the secret formula! It's a to-do list!"] ‣Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["What happened to the Krusty Krab?"] • ? - Nicolas Carr [they've moved it to where the Chum Bucket was] •Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["This isn't what I meant by renovation!"] ‣Keel Row - Brian Peters [Krabs returns from his vacation] ‣Ready for Combat - Gregor F. Narholz [Krusty Krab returns from its vacation] ‣The Drunken Sailor (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["And I bet you tried to steal this, too."] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, excellent job, genius."] ‣ ? [ending]
Running Gag: Whenever someone uses the word "pizazz", sparkles fall from their hands. They appear to take physical form.
Amazingly, Squidward shows almost no hostility to SpongeBob, Patrick, or Plankton in this episode.
This also happens in the episode Krabby Road as Squidward isn't hostile toward SpongeBob, Patrick, or Plankton.
The computer game SpongeBob was playing was Solitaire, a game that is pre-installed on Windows computers.
Karen implies it's the poor upkeep of the Chum Bucket that keeps customers away, but it's really the poor quality of the food. In fact, she often suggests Plankton come up with new recipes to attract customers.
Squidward uses SpongeBob's line, "Everyone's a critic" in "Frankendoodle".
It is very exaggerated when Mr. Krabs kicks his own throat security box of the secret formula, would have been more reasonable had taken the bottle of formula in one of his bags of luggage.
Like in the episode Krabby Road, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Plankton are all the main characters.
The plot is also very similar as Plankton uses SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward (without them knowing) in a way to help him steal the Secret Formula.
This is the first time Karen is working at the Krusty Krab. The second is in Karen 2.0.
This is the second time SpongeBob and Patrick are painting a building, in this episode's case, the Chum Bucket. The first was Mr. Krabs' house back in the episode Wet Painters.