"Kenny the Cat" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob looks up to a new celebrity: Kenny the Cat, a cat who can hold his breath for an incredible amount of time.
SpongeBob is excited because his brand new hero, Kenny the Cat, is coming to town. Kenny is a cat who can hold his breath underwater for a really long time. Mr. Krabs is excited about Kenny's visit to Bikini Bottom too, so he decides to have Kenny appear at the Krusty Krab and give him the manager's treatment. SpongeBob goes to Sandy's house and tells her the news about Kenny coming to town, but Sandy thinks Kenny is a fraud because he never talks.
That night, SpongeBob and Patrick camp outside to see Kenny. They look at the stars shortly afterwards SpongeBob paints his and Patrick's face to look like Kenny. He shows Patrick other objects he brought along to idol his idol. Patrick then gets creeped out by the amount of idol worship and leaves.
The next day, Kenny the Cat finally arrives and starts giving out autographs. SpongeBob asks Kenny to autograph his custom Kenny spatula. He then invites him to the Krusty Krab. Kenny arrives at the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs gives him free ketchup packets and an all-you-can-eat buffet in his honor. He begins to struggle, as he needs to take a breath. He draws a toilet, and runs to the restroom. In the bathroom, Kenny takes an oxygen tank out from behind his back and uses it to breathe. SpongeBob sees this and realizes that Kenny is a fraud after all. Kenny begs SpongeBob not to reveal his secret because he just wants to be special and SpongeBob agrees.
When everyone is admiring Kenny and basking in his glorious fame, Sandy shows up and asks him some questions to expose Kenny. He opens his mouth, but then almost drowns, so he takes out his oxygen tank and reveals himself. This causes everyone to turn against Kenny and Mr. Krabs takes back the ketchup packs.
However, SpongeBob decides to help Kenny by giving him a suit and helmet. He decides that Kenny should become a famous cat who lives underwater (like Sandy does). Kenny thanks SpongeBob for helping him, but sadly Sandy arrives, kicks Kenny and sends him back home to the surface. Sandy mentions that you can never trust a cat, but gets confused, saying, "Or is it a dog?" The episode then ends.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣ ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening] ‣Curtain-Raiser - Alan Braden [SpongeBob points to Kenny the Cat poster] ‣Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What in clams name is 'the cat?'"] ‣Banners Victorious - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob describes Kenny's accomplishments] ‣Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [Mr. Krabs gasps] ‣Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Say, kiddo..."] ‣Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob enter at Sandy's House] ‣Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob dried up] ‣Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["You're kinda like a cat, aren't you?"] ‣Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [transition] ‣Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hopeless."] ‣Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick shocked] ‣Steel Sting (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick eats a taco] ‣ ? - gazing into the stars ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, that reminds me!"] ‣ ? - "Let's paint our faces to look like Kenny!" ‣Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [The next morning] ‣Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [Kenny finally arrives at Bikini Bottom] ‣ ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab] ‣Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr and Barry Anthony [Kenny goes to the bathroom] ‣Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob sees Kenny using an oxygen tank] ‣Melodrama - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["How could you, Kenny?"] ‣Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I can't believe I fell for such a PHONY!"] ‣Saltwater Works - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield ["SpongeBob, please let me explain!"] ‣Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Really?!"] ‣ ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Kenny back at Krusty Krab] ‣Proud to Be a Fish - Nicolas Carr and Barry Anthony [fish holding their breath] ‣ ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob reads Kenny's note] ‣ ? - Sandy enters ‣Agitation Bridge 5 - Phil Green ["I NEED OXYGEN!!"] ‣ ? - Jeremy Wakefield [customers leaving out] ‣Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
This was the last episode to premiere in 2014 and being the earliest episode to end the year on.
The sister episode, "Yeti Krabs," premiered exactly one year after this episode, 364 days, 23 hours, and 15 minutes.
The name Kenny the Cat may be a reference to Tom Kenny, SpongeBob's voice actor.
As stated above, Kenny's appearance is similar to that of Tom from Tom and Jerry. In addition, his appearance is similar to that of the cartoon version of Salem Saberhagen from Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
The way Sandy thought Kenny was a fraud (and was) could be a reference to celebrities in real life, and how people think about them.
Right before SpongeBob face-painted Patrick, Patrick was still wearing his green Kenny the Cat "A-Ok" hat. When SpongeBob was face painting Patrick, his hat suddenly disappeared even though he wasn't shown taking it off.
Despite Kenny needing an oxygen tank, he was fully able to talk, which makes no sense because if he talked underwater, he would drown.
Kenny's a cat, he should've been a lot larger than the fish and Sandy.
Patrick's sleeping bag disappears right after he leaves, even though it was shown earlier.
When everyone found out that Kenny was a fraud, the fishes walked away and a male voice saying "Liar!" can be heard, but a female fish is the one opening her mouth for the word instead of a male one.