The Help Wanted sign is a sign that sometimes appears in the window or on the door of the Krusty Krab in certain episodes. It first appears in the episode "Help Wanted."


It is a white rectangular sign with the words "help wanted" written in red lettering and all capitals.

Role in series

"Help Wanted"

The Help Wanted sign is on the Krusty Krab window. SpongeBob notes that the sign is there and Squidward panics when he realizes SpongeBob has come to apply for a job.


When Mr. Krabs is acting as if SpongeBob is going to die due to the hook "taking him away," he puts up the Help Wanted sign on the Krusty Krab.

"Dying for Pie"

After learning that SpongeBob has eaten a bomb (which he later turned out not to, as the pie was kept in his pocket the whole time), Squidward takes him out to do all the things he wanted to do. As they leave the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs can be seen putting the sign in the window. SpongeBob wrongly assumes that Squidward is going to be fired.

"Welcome to the Chum Bucket"

The sign appears near the end of the episode, likely because Mr. Krabs had put up the sign when SpongeBob had to work at the Chum Bucket and had not yet had time to take it down.

"Squid on Strike"

Mr. Krabs is seen blowing dust off the sign shortly after firing SpongeBob and Squidward.

"Krab Borg"

The sign appears on the Krusty Krab window when the Krusty Krab first appears in the middle of the episode.

"Selling Out"

A similar looking sign appears in this episode, although it does not appear to be the same one.


  • The sign's appearance in "Krab Borg" is most likely an animation error, as there is no sign of Mr. Krabs going to fire either employee in the episode.
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