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Enemy In-Law
Season №: 4
Episode №: 67a
Airdate: October 14, 2005
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture"
Guest(s): Sirena Irwin as Betsy Krabs
Writer(s): Tom King
Luke Brookshier
Tim Hill
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Tom King
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Dunces and Dragons"
Next: "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture"
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"Enemy In-Law" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, Plankton falls in love with Betsy Krabs.



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Plankton is sick of his computer "wife" Karen after he foils another plan to get the Krabby Patty formula, there he spots Mama Krabs and falls in love with her. Plus, he turns off Karen.

Convinced that this just another trick aimed at getting the family formula for Krabby Patties (which was not), Krabs tries to reveal Plankton's schemes and break up the ill-favored fling. He decides to break up that fishy relationship before he winds up with the world's tiniest stepfather and before Plankton finally gets the secret formula for Krabby Patties.

While accusing Plankton of the "scheme," he reveals to Plankton that his mother knows the secret recipe giving Plankton an opportunity. However, the robot (Plankton had created) causes the downfall of their relationship and finds out about Plankton's scheme after he tells her.

Then, he gets flung out of the Krusty Krab by her and Karen gets turned back on as he bounces off the "on" button. Plankton insults her and then she threatens him with a laser, Plankton quickly corrects himself but Karen (who is still mad for turning her off) zaps him anyway.

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [title card]
  Monster Bug (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Chumbot kidnapping everyone]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["You little twerp!"]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Plankton and Karen argue]
  Spanish Ladies (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["Oh, money, you're always there for me."]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["Why did I ever buy that computer wife?"]
  Dream of Tomorrow - Trevor Duncan [Plankton falls in love with Mama Krabs]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Plankton shuts Karen off]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["And now to woo that beloved creature."]
  King Kong Coming - Gregor F. Narholz [Chumbot kidnaps Mama Krabs]
  Arnold is Back 1 - Gregor F. Narholz [Chumbot kidnaps Mama Krabs]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [love note]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Mama Krabs screaming]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["Am I really that pretty?"]
  In Vogue - Syd Dale [Plankton on the phone with Mama Krabs]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [at the Krusty Krab]
  Funeral Sting 1 - Nicolas Carr [funeral]
  Spanish Ladies (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["Someone to spend money... I mean time with you?"]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter [that night]
  ? ["Plankton!"/"Krabs!"/"Eugene!"/"Mommy?"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Mommy?!"]
  ? ["SpongeBob!"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["This delectable creature is your mother?"]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton, Mama Krabs leave]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares ["You!"]
  Glissando (g) - Skaila Kanga, Richard Myhill ["And all it took was the love of a beautiful woman."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Your mother knows the Krabby Patty formula?"]
  Spongeburglar - Nicolas Carr ["Not family, eh? Well, I can fix that."]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [Krabs' mom sends him to his office]
  Rio Rhythm - John Cacavas [Plankton appears]
  Waltz Elegante [#27] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Plankton proposes to Mama Krabs]
  Heraldic Call 4 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["It's time to act like a man!"]
  ? ["Please don't marry him, mommy."]
  Six Powerful Cues (d) - Wilfred William Burns [Plankton laughs evilly]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Krabs laughs]
  Bittersweet Memory - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["What is this? There's somebody else, isn't there?"]
  Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Chumbot appears with flowers]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["I don't believe this! You led me on!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["The formula?!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Plankton nervous]
  ? [Mama Krabs flexes her muscles]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • As of August 11, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.1/10 based on 173 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a 8.1/10 based on 226 votes.[2]


  • In German, this episode is called "Wo die Liebe fällt," which translates to "Where the love falls."
  • This is the second time SpongeBob has been a waiter as well as the second time the Krusty Krab was turned into a five star restaurant for just one night. The first for both of these events was in "Squilliam Returns."
  • The title card for this episode is similar to the episodes "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" and "Skill Crane."
  • Betsy Krabs has a Scottish accent, where Mr. Krabs has an entirely different accent altogether.
  • It is unknown what happened to Plankton's robot after this episode, or how its relationship with Mama Krabs worked out.
  • The Chum Bucket appears to be on a hill in the beginning.
  • Ironically, Betsy Krabs prefers a relationship with a machine, just as Plankton went for Karen, a computer.
  • Karen zaps Plankton when she's angry with him. She would do this to him again when he sends her to the frozen tundra in "Frozen Face-Off."
  • When Plankton calls Betsy, Plankton shows Betsy Krabs' number (Betsy Krabs' number is 791347).
  • This episode takes place after "The Abrasive Side" because in that episode, he did not know what the word "Overtime" means. In this episode, he uses it.
  • In Greek, this episode is called "Όλα για τη συνταγή του καβουροπάτι," which translates to "All for the Krabby Patty recipe."
  • The Nickelodeon schedule calls this episode "My Worst Friend's Wedding." It was the original title for this episode.
  • In Indonesia, Plankton didn't kidnap the people to eat, but to become the ingredients, so that it could be cannibalism.
  • This is first time that Betsy Krabs is voiced by Sirena Irwin.
  • Plankton says that he bought Karen. However, in "Single Cell Anniversary," he says that he built her.
  • In this episode, Mr. Krabs claims the Krabby Patty formula is an "old Krabs Family recipe," though in the episode "Friend or Foe" it is revealed that Mr. Krabs discovered the recipe at a young age by accidentally knocking a shelf of jars into a vat of patty beef.

Cultural references

  • During the scene that Plankton is kicked out of the Krusty Krab by Mama Krabs, he quotes the poem "In Memoriam" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
  • When Mr. Krabs jumps at Plankton, he bellows like Tarzan.
  • When Plankton, Mr. Krabs, Betsy and SpongeBob say each other's names at the Krusty Krab, it is a reference to the dinner scene in Shrek 2.
  • Betsy Krabs showing her muscle and in it being a battleship is a reference to the Popeye cartoons.


  • When Mr. Krabs was telling SpongeBob to work late for Betsy's date the street in front of the Krusty Krab is replaced with sand.
  • When Mr. Krabs barges into the Chum Bucket in anger, some scenes show red pipes on the wall, but some don't.
  • Plankton's phone is missing the number zero in this episode.
  • Plankton asked SpongeBob if his tie was on straight, yet he is not wearing a tie, he is wearing a bow-tie.
  • When Plankton walks into the Krusty Krab with the rose, there is a burger sticker on the window. However, once he's inside, it's no longer there. This happens a few seconds later when Mrs. Krabs walks in. This also happens in "The Krabby Kronicle."
  • When the Chumbot picks up the citizens, Mevis is not one of the citizens that the Chumbot picks up, but he appears at the Chum Bucket when the citizens are thrown into it.


SpongeBob - "Enemy In-Law" Official Promo00:16

SpongeBob - "Enemy In-Law" Official Promo

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