The episode starts at the Krusty Krab where SpongeBob is playing with patty meat and other ingredients on the grill. Since it is a slow day, he imagines the Krabby Patties coming to life. Tossing around the pickles, one suddenly launches into Squidward's eye, causing him to mistakenly grab the hot sauce and thrust into his eye. Mr. Krabs then extinguishes his eye, and the Krabby Patties SpongeBob had left on the grill. Mr. Krabs is curious as to why SpongeBob isn't working. And since SpongeBob had his Krabby Patties on a picnic, Mr. Krabs decides to throw his own company picnic.
Plankton meanwhile spies on the crew through the back window, and gets an idea to throw his own company picnic too.
This leads to a transition where Mr. Krabs is acting cheap again with the picnic materials and ends up devastating the company picnic. To boost Squidward's sour attitude, Mr. Krabs tries to play games to do so, but Squidward still resents him. Plankton comes by and sets up a more fun company picnic that Squidward and Mr. Krabs soon rushes over to. While Mr. Krabs and Squidward frolic, after Spongebob accidentally throws the pen used to sign a contract that will make Mr. Krabs work for Plankton, after seeing it go through a robot, he realizes all the content in Plankton's company picnic were holograms, and SpongeBob soon rushes over to stop them from being deceived. The episode ends with Plankton being launched in a plate of mustard.
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In the storyboard version of the scene where Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob talk about going on a company picnic:
Herb's family is shaped differently than in the final version.
In the storyboard version, there is one pickle on the image on the pickle jar. In the final version, there are two.
In the storyboard version, the pickles in the jar are slices. In the final version, they are full pickles.
In the storyboard version, the calendar next to the pickle jar has more than one ship. In the final version, there is only one ship.
In the storyboard version, in the bun image, more of the bottom box appears than in the final version, the bottom right drawer is overflowing with buns, and the bottom left drawer has a label. In the final version, less of the bottom box appears than in the storyboard version, the bottom right drawer is not overflowing with buns, and the bottom left drawer does not have a label on it. Also, the barrel and trash can are different in that storyboard version than in the final version.
In the storyboard version, the ketchup bottles, thee image on them, and the faucet are all different than in the final version.
In the storyboard version, the hose is wrapped around the holder twice. In the final version, it is wrapped around once.
Pete looks different in the storyboard version than in the final version.
The productivity chart ketchup line is a little different in the storyboard version than in the final version.
When Mr. Krabs says, "No! Not leaving the workplace for pleasure," in the final version, he looks like he did in his previous shot, but in the storyboard version, he does not.
When Mr. Krabs says, "Gee, SpongeBob, do you think if I threw a picnic, your productivity would increase?," the first image in the storyboard features Mr. Krabs with his left claw up with the pincers pointing up. In the final version, at no point in that period does Mr. Krabs lift his left claw up and have his pincers pointing up.