They are completely golden, except for the black handle. Many golden spatulas are prominently featured in the Battle for Bikini Bottom video game, as one of the main objectives of the game is to collect as many golden spatulas as possible. Golden Spatulas have been known to be awarded to the great chefs and bakers of Applied Nutrition 3. They are also collectibles in the video game SuperSponge and the online game Lost Treasures.
Role in series
It serves as a gift from Plankton to SpongeBob in order to befriend him. It even has SpongeBob's name carved into it. Plankton claims it is his birthday tomorrow, and the yellow sponge is invited to his party. Plankton said he wants SpongeBob to get him a Krabby Patty for his birthday, in return for the golden spatula. Upon saying this, SpongeBob then realizes that all Plankton really wants is the Krabby Patty secret formula. The protection of the formula overcomes SpongeBob's gift and Plankton's sweet talking in his mind, and SpongeBob states that he now knows of this plan, and angrily walks away in the direction opposite from Plankton.
They were collectibles and if the player collects all 100 a extra life/bouns area will be
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Battle for Bikini Bottom
The golden spatulas act as a goal for completing a level/task. Once the player has collected a golden spatula during a task, the player knows that it is completely finished, and there is nothing else to accomplish in that task. Once the player has received one from a task, the player can not receive the same one or a different one from that task, even if the player redoes all of the steps for getting it. The golden spatulas are one of the main collectible items in the game, alongside shiny objects and Patrick's socks, as there are 100 golden spatulas in all. At least one can be found in each level, the amount ranging from 1-8. Here is a list of levels with their spatula amounts (representing the number in parentheses):
The golden spatula featured in Lost Treasures is the only collectable treasure in level 6.
Patrick cannot say spatula, and always confuses it with other random items, like a backscratcher, or turkey baster, for example.
When SpongeBob once corrected Patrick in saying spatula, he said he could not speak Italian. However, in the episode "Wormy," whenever Patrick is "talking" to birdy, he says he is speaking Italian, not "bird". Later on, when Sandy's cricket lets out a few chirps, SpongeBob tells Sandy that he cannot speak Italian.
In Battle for Bikini Bottom (console versions), once the player defeats Robo-Patrick (industrial park), the player cannot trade shiny objects for spatulas until the player saves the Krusty Krab.