"Just One Bite" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, SpongeBob tries to get Squidward to try a Krabby Patty.
The episode begins at the Krusty Krab
with Squidward handing a customer a tray of a King-Size Ultra Krabby Supreme
. After seeing the customer eat it, Squidward expresses his disgust for Krabby Patties
despite never having one. SpongeBob insists that he tries one, claiming that they are so popular that "the only people who don't like a Krabby Patty have never tasted one." Squidward eventually does and bites only a piece of the patty off. Squidward's opinion of Krabby Patties seem to remain unchanged, as he angrily says to SpongeBob that the one he tried was the most "horrible, putrid, poorly prepared, vile, unappetizing, disgusting excuse for a sandwich it has ever been my displeasure to have slither down my throat!" and literally buries the patty.
When a dejected SpongeBob leaves, Squidward desperately digs up the patty and eats the remains when he realizes that he in fact likes them. He wants to have more but after already stating that he hates Krabby Patties to SpongeBob, Squidward then forces himself to sneak for one without him knowing, as he knows that SpongeBob would never let him live it down if he found out that Squidward actually likes them. Squidward tries to have another Krabby Patty by stating an "order" to SpongeBob for a Triple Krabby Supreme on a kelp bun, with extra sea pickles and burnt to the crisp. SpongeBob makes it, and also apologizes to Squidward (who was paying attention to the Krabby Patty instead) for trying to force him to try a Krabby Patty, saying how he realize he wanted to make himself happy and learns not everybody has to like the same thing. After making it, SpongeBob wants to give it to the customer since he never gets to make that kind of patty so often. SpongeBob then realizes that the customer who ordered it must've left. Squidward suggests leaving it out for a while in case they come back. SpongeBob refuses since he never gets to make a patty that special so often, thus, he eats it, unaware that it was for Squidward himself, leaving the latter disappointed.
After this attempt fails, Squidward then resorts to eating a half-eaten Krabby Patty from the trash can. He mistakenly munches the garbage and not the patty itself. Disgusted, he spits out the garbage and before he can eat the patty itself, SpongeBob grabs it and sadly burns it, claiming that a Krabby Patty should not be disposed in such means, once again ruining his chance to have another Krabby Patty.
After having a dream of a giant Krabby Patty as his own wife, a determined Squidward continues to try to eat another patty by going back to the Krusty Krab in the middle of the night. He then enters the Patty Vault, where legions of ready-made Krabby Patties are. Before he can finally have another, SpongeBob enters and tells Squidward that he always comes to work at 3 a.m. when he counts the sesame seeds.
SpongeBob is confused why Squidward is in the Krusty Krab in early hours, why the Patty Vault is open, why is he holding a Krabby Patty behind his back, and why he is acting nervous, sweating, and looking hungry before realizing that he likes Krabby Patties. Once SpongeBob asks Squidward, the latter openly states that he indeed likes Krabby Patties before wolfing down the patties in the vault. SpongeBob then warns Squidward not to eat too many of them in there, as they all go down to his thighs and, as Squidward sarcastically predicts, causes him to subsequently explode.
Later, a bodiless Squidward is taken to the hospital in an ambulance and a paramedic who is sitting beside him, holding his tentacles, jokingly says that he remembers having his first Krabby Patty.
The scene in which Squidward triggers a burglar alarm consisting of a bucket of gasoline which is spilled, lit on fire, and explodes is cut out of later airings of the episode. Reports of the scene being deleted were as early as January 2002, a mere three months after the episode originally aired. Initially, explanations for the removal were thought to be either to respect the victims of September 11, 2001, which occurred less than a month before the episode aired, or to prevent children from attempting to use and/or ignite gas. Current show runner Vincent Waller has confirmed in a statement on Twitter that the removal of the scene was ultimately due to Nickelodeon being against the idea of a gag involving a match and gasoline. The edited version is included on the Tales from the Deep, The Complete 3rd Season, 10 Happiest Moments, and The First 100 Episodes DVDs. However, the VideoNow versions still have this scene intact. Today, the uncut episode is still mainly aired only on Canadian channels, including YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. It's also known to be dubbed in Korean. It is unknown why it was not deleted in Canada and Korea.
When the uncut version was aired, "The Bully" aired first and "Just One Bite" second; however, in all showings of the edited version, the order of the two episodes segments are reversed. This is maybe to make the person watching know which version it is.
The original version was only used on initial broadcasts of the episode; the altered version is used on current broadcasts and all DVD releases, as well as the Nickelodeon website along with iTunes.
The deleted scene is as follows:
- Squidward: There it is, unguarded! All I have to do is... wait. It's too easy. There must be some kind of [liquid drips] ...security? This is our burglar alarm? A bucket of water? Ha ha! [kicks the door open, thus spilling the bucket over] That was too easy! [sniffs the liquid] Hey, this isn't water. This is... gas! [A robot arm drops a lit match into the gas, resulting in a huge explosion. Squidward screams and enters the kitchen, but just as he thinks his pain is over, he sets off another burglar alarm. The kitchen bursts into flames for a few seconds. Then he gasps at the sight of the Patty Vault and walks over to it.]
- Squidward: There it is! [cuts to interior of Krusty Krab with camera zooming in through window to the Patty Vault. Squidward approaches it as he did in the original version. The rest of the episode goes normally.]
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‣ Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [title card]
‣ The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [opening at Krusty Krab]
‣ Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Squid says he doesn't like Krabby Patties!"]
‣ Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [everyone laughs]
‣ Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Squidward says he's never had a Krabby Patty]
‣ Heavenly Voices (b) - David Farnon ["...good for your soul."]
‣ The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz ["I have no soul."]
‣ Tomfoolery - David Snell [SpongeBob asking Squidward to try a Krabby Patty]
‣ Dramatic Climax - Mike Sunderland [Squidward takes a tiny bite]
‣ Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Why, this Krabby Patty may be the most..."]
‣ Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["...horrible, putrid, poorly-prepared, vile..."]
‣ Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob's sad]
‣ Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward digs up the patty]
‣ Falling in Love - Mike Sunderland ["Still alive!"]
‣ Flight in Panic 1 - Gregor F. Narholz ["I gotta have more!"]
‣ Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland ["After that performance, he'd never let me live it down."]
‣ The Creature (b) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward puts in a fake order]
‣ Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob eats the patty]
‣ Steel Sting (i) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Ah, they don't know what they're missing."]
‣ The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [someone throws away a patty]
‣ Tympup (a) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
‣ Raspberry (c) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [shot of empty garbage can]
‣ Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Oh no! What's this doing here?"]
‣ Funeral Music - Alfred Kluten [patty cremated]
‣ Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward cries]
‣ Romeo & Juliet Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fiachra Trench [Squidward dreams about marrying a giant Krabby Patty]
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs to the Krusty Krab]
‣ Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland* ["There it is, unguarded."]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford* [lit match ignites gasoline]
‣ Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield* [After Squidward is burned for the second time]
‣ Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [Patty Vault revealed]
‣ Kommissar X - Gerhard Trede [SpongeBob appears]
‣ Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob realizes Squidward likes Krabby Patties]
‣ Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [Squidward eating tons of patties]
‣ Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz ["You can't eat all those patties at one time!"]
‣ Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [ending]
*Only appears in deleted scene
- As of June 11, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 9.1/10 based on 217 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 9/10 based on 163
- "Just One Bite" was ranked #21 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006. votes.
- 3:00 AM: Squidward opens the Patty Vault
- Before "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob's Truth or Square, "SB-129," "Rock Bottom," Battle for Bikini Bottom, "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic," "Glove World R.I.P.," "SuperSponge," "Employee of the Month," The Yellow Avenger, "SpongeGuard on Duty," SpongeBob's Boating Bash, Plankton's Robotic Revenge, "Jellyfishing," "The Chaperone," and "Whale of a Birthday"
- After "Help Wanted," "Le Big Switch," "My Pretty Seahorse," "Hooky," "Clams," "Krusty Krab Training Video," "Christmas Who?," "Single Cell Anniversary," "Wormy," "Texas," "The Bully," "Tea at the Treedome," "Shell Shocked," "Burn It," "SpongeHenge," "Jellyfish Jam," "Squid's Visit," "Life of Crime," "Krusty Love," and most likely "Married to Money" and "Gary's New Toy"
- Possibly after "Graveyard Shift"
- There are 11 Krabby Patties on the title card.
- Many scenes in this episode have become popular, such as when Squidward says, "Does this look unsure to you?", SpongeBob saying, "You like Krabby Patties, don't you, Squidward?", and when Squidward says, "I have no soul."
- This is the second episode to have a popular deleted scene. The first is "Procrastination."
- The Krusty Krab could not hold the Patty Vault, since the thing is impossible to be inserted into the Krusty Krab through its tiny doors (compared to the vault). Though it's possible the vault was built inside the Krusty Krab.
- In the Latin American version of the third season DVD box set, "Just One Bite" is replaced with "Frankendoodle" and "The Bully" is replaced with "Welcome to the Chum Bucket."
- This is the fourth episode to feature the Krusty Krab but not feature Mr. Krabs. The first instance is in "SB-129" from season 1, though that episode took place on a Sunday, on which the Krusty Krab isn't open, so it was justified unlike in this episode. The second and third are in "Big Pink Loser" and "Grandma's Kisses" respectively.
- All the Krabby Patties in Squidward's thighs look normal-shaped. This implies that Squidward just swallowed them all without chewing them, and the Krabby Patties were not digested and turned into another shape.
- Before the Patty Vault was removed, according to the deleted scene, the Krusty Krab could not survive the two explosions, but it would take days or weeks to repair all the damage done. The tables would have been burned completely, and everything else would burn up, unless SpongeBob counters the explosion by throwing water on the match before it falls on the gas. But still, it would take a long time to clean up the mess of the first 2 explosions.
- In this episode, Squidward says he has never had a Krabby Patty and hates them, but he was previously force fed a bunch of Krabby Patties by SpongeBob in "Your Shoe's Untied," though it's possible that this episode takes place before that one.
- In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Grizić," which translates to "Little Bite" or "Bitey".
- This and "The Bully" are the only season 3 episodes to premiere in 2001.
- The Triple Krabby Supreme On a Stick is a reference to the Minnesota state fair food.
- The eighth scene of Squidward eating Krabby Patties is similar to the game, Pac-Man.
- The first act of the episode, where SpongeBob attempts to make Squidward try a Krabby Patty in different locations, is similar to the 1960 popular children's book, Green Eggs and Ham.
- When SpongeBob jumps out of the trash can, he appears in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo, a 16th-century painter famous for his portraits constructed from food items.
- In this episode, SpongeBob says, "I always come to work at 3 AM," yet in other episodes, he usually arrives later than 3 AM.
- When Squidward says "and no one," the lines on his head are gone.
- When SpongeBob handcuffs himself to Squidward, the handcuffs disappear when Squidward takes the Krabby Patty.
- At the very beginning when Squidward says "I hate Krabby Patties," the cash register is missing.
- In the uncut version, the Patty Vault is not seen through the ordering window. In the edited version, it is.
- When SpongeBob says, "I knew it all along, Squidward," his front hole is colored blue for a split second.
- When SpongeBob goes inside the Krusty Krab, a window can be seen on his right, but when Squidward is about to enter the Krusty Krab, the window is on his left.
- When Squidward is watching the Krabby Patties, there are six Krabby Patties. In the next scene, there are 10 Krabby Patties.
- In the uncut version, after the 2 fires have occurred, Squidward had ashes on him. However, after he had approached to the Patty Vault, the ashes disappeared.