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Enemy In-Law
Season №: 4
Episode №: 67a
Airdate: October 14, 2005
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, Plankton 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. Krabs 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 for 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.




 ) 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]
  ? - 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]
  ? [love note]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Mama Krabs screaming]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon ["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]
  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."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Your mother knows the Krabby Patty formula?"]
  ? ["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 - 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]
  ? - 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!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["The formula?!"]
  ? [Plankton nervous]
  ? [Mama Krabs flexes her muscles]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • In German, this episode is called "Wo die liebe fallt" which means "Where the love falls".
  • This is the second time SpongeBob has been a waiter. The first time was Squilliam Returns.
  • Betsy Krabs showing her muscle and in it being a battleship is a reference to the Popeye cartoons.
  • The title card 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.
  • Ironically, Besty 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's number (Betsy Krabs's number is 791347).
  • In other episodes, Mr. Krabs doesn't know the word "Overtime" and needs a dictionary as showed in The Abrasive Side.
  • In Greek, this episode is called Όλα για τη συνταγή του καβουροπάτι which means All for the Krabby Patty recipe.

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 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. But 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.
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