"Krusty Krab Training Video" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, a training video for future employees of the Krusty Krab.



For every new Krusty Krab employee, the ultimate career goal is to create a mouth-watering Krabby Patty by hand. However, before one can even think of picking up a spatula, one must thoroughly learn the ropes of the restaurant game, and the Krusty Krab Training Video is the perfect tool for fine-tuning the fresh new cog enthusiastically entering the service industry machine.

1: From Humble Beginnings
Eugene H. Krabs, from his childhood to his post-war years, has always had an eye for finance. His apt business sense leads to him converting a bankrupt retirement home into the restaurant we now know.

2: The Krusty Krab Today
With the number of technological breakthroughs involved with today’s restaurant, a new worker not yet in the know can quickly become overwhelmed. Thankfully, SpongeBob is ready and willing to guide the way to being a good employee, while the less thoroughly prepared employee, tentatively called “Squidward,” shall at least provide a clear example of what not to be.

SpongeBob learning the POOP

"But what does POOP mean?"

3: Training
For a new employee woefully ignorant of what the customer has come to expect from their Krusty Krab dining experience, learning the meaning of POOP will make things quite clear and concise.

4: Personal Hygiene
The requirements for both cleanliness and personal appearance that an employee is obligated to adhere to are stringent. With diligence and enough soap, however, any employee can learn how to enter each new shift as clean as a whistle.

5: Your Work Station
Keeping the cooking and service areas clear of detritus is also very important, and while SpongeBob illustrates how to maintain the order of his tools and ingredients, Squidward demonstrates the trouble a poorly-kept station leads to.

6: Interfacing With Your Boss
One should never fear to ask the proprietor for a raise because the answer will always be the same. This section also covers interacting with the equally-important “Krustomers” for optimally profitable results.

7: Emergency Situation

In the event of attempted theft, especially by one Sheldon J. Plankton, this section clearly details the proper protocol for protecting a Krabby Patty in peril.
Plankton in Krusty Krab Training Video-1

Once these lessons have been grilled to perfection into the new employee’s brain, he or she shall be ready to reverently receive the secret and sacred method of preparing a Krabby Patty for consumption.


Deleted scenes

  • Original airing: The Hoopla Fish is present, so the camera is moving at the Krabby Patty and the Hoopla Fish.
  • In one airing, the Hoopla Fish has been absent, so the camera stays at the Krabby Patty instead.


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Waltzing Flutes - Gerhard Narholz [title card]
  Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [opening montage]
  The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples ["Welcome aboard!"]
  Blow the Man Down (c) - Robert Alexander White [after the war]
  The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples [retirement home]
  Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [The Krusty Krab Today]
  Street Scene - Robert Farnon [fast food technology]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [POOP]
  Hustle and Bustle - Jack Beaver [Personal Hygiene]
  So Tired - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Remember, no employee wants to be a Squidward."]
  Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [Your Work Station]
  So Tired - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward's workstation]
  Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [Interfacing With Your Boss]
  Life or Death - Jack Beaver [Emergency Situation]
  Zelle 506 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton thrown back to Chum Bucket]
  Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters [checking in on Squidward]
  Great Achievements - Nick Glennie-Smith [Preparing the Krabby Patty]
  Quest for the Best 1 - David Reilly [closing credits]



  • This episode is #15 on Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes. His description says:

"'P.O.O.P. – People Order Our Patties.' Need I say more? That word being said repeatedly makes me laugh. Boy, am I mature, or what? A clever, outside-the-box episode."


  • According to the episode's Pop-Up Trivia Facts (found on The Complete 3rd Season DVD Special features,), this is one of the most popular episodes in the season and series.
  • According to The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash marathon's Celebrity Favorites, this is Keke Palmer's favorite episode.
  • This marks the 100th episode segment of the series.
  • This episode reveals that Mr. Krabs may have a problem with excessive sweating as he was shown having easily noticeable sweat marks without doing much.
  • Apparently, Mr. Krabs has a fleeting fear of robot overlords, which prevents him from over-technologizing the Krusty Krab.
  • Running gags: SpongeBob saying "Can I make a Krabby Patty now?" and Squidward exemplifying poor workmanship.
  • The sign in the bathroom written in English ("Please, wash your fins") and Spanish ("Lave las aletas") is a parody of other similar signs found in public stores such as Walmart. The Spanish part of the sign is not a totally correct translation because it literally says "Wash the fins." The correct translation of "Please, wash your fins" is actually "Por favor, lávese las aletas."
  • Plankton's robotic Krabby Patty walker is seen in the Chum Bucket LEGO set.
  • Plankton's line "Not until I shift into maximum overdrive!" has become somewhat memetic amongst fans of the series.
    • Alongside, the POOP abbreviation has been a popular internet phenomenon; most would turn the abbreviation to mean something different, or change the abbreviation, some that are inappropriate.
  • When Mr. Krabs picks up Plankton to flick him out of the restaurant, Plankton's sped up voice slowed down can be heard saying, "Felicitations, malefactors! I am in town to find my minions. And I know just how to speak their lang-" before being flicked.
    • This dialogue is later reused at its original speed in "Plankton's Army." It should be noted that the line featured in this episode is a bit different than the line in "Plankton's Army," which is, "I'll canvas all the seediest lowbrow dives in town to find my minions. And I know just how to speak their language! Felicitations, malefactors! I am endeavoring to misappropriate the formulary for the preparation of affordable comestibles!"
    • This means that production of "Plankton's Army" actually came before that of this episode, despite the former episode being released after the latter episode.
  • If one would look closely at the "Training Manual," one can see the colors of the Hungarian flag (red, white, green).
  • During the original airing, many viewers did not know the ending was intentional and mistook it for a technical error.
  • The reason the tape ends abruptly is possibly as a way of maintaining the secrecy of the Krabby Patty Formula out of legal protection, or as a fail-safe in the event Plankton were to get his hands on the tape. However, it is revealed in two Season 1 episodes titled, "Plankton!" and "Pickles," and on the SpongeBob SquarePants Facebook page.
  • This is the first episode to not tell much of a plot and instead tell people about the Krusty Krab. "Boat Smarts" is similar to this, though instead tackling the subject of a boater's education.
  • This is the first episode to reveal Mr. Krabs' naval past as a war veteran (other than his obvious mariner mannerisms). However, it is never revealed which war he fought in.
  • This is the second time a title card is in solid black. The first was the title card for "F.U.N."
  • This is the second time the opening credits were not in an underwater background. The first was "SB-129."
  • In the episode "As Seen on TV," Mr. Krabs is extremely stingy about making an expensive commercial. However, this episode is a somewhat professionally-made production most likely paid for by "Krusty Krab Inc.," which is also mentioned. It can be inferred that this episode is set before "As Seen on TV" and the cost of producing the training video caused Mr. Krabs to become stingier about spending costs.
  • In the Polish dub, the episode's title is "Film szkoleniowy" translating to "The Training Video."
  • In the German dub, this episode is called "Das Ausbildungsvideo" also translating to "The Training Video."
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Obuka za Rakovu Poslastic" translating to "Training for Krusty Krab."
  • The montage/credits song titled "Quest for the best 1" would later be reused in The Loud House episode "The Loudest Yard" when Lynn is training Lincoln.

Cultural references

  • The music playing during two photo montages of The Krusty Krab being shown is "Quest for the Best I," which is a parody of the Survivor's Eye of the Tiger.
  • At one point, a young Mr. Krabs is humming the tune of "Blow the Man Down," the sea shanty that the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song is based on.
  • When Mr. Krabs says "The money is always right," it is a parody of "The customer is always right," a common phrase in business used to prevent profit-damaging quarrels between customers and staff.


  • In T.V. airings from 2002 (the episode's first airing) to 2006 (the year that got fixed,) the logo from Nickelodeon's Rugrats (the 1998 Klasky Csupo logo) appears instead of the normal logo (United Plankton Pictures logo). The reason the wrong logo was inserted is that the show's closing credits were electronically inserted alongside promos from other Nickelodeon programming and the show's closing logos. When the data was entered for this episode, the wrong logo was programmed in. Video evidence can be seen here.

    The Klasky Csupo logo that appears it the end of the episode instead of United Plankton Pictures Inc.

    • The Nickelodeon logo at the end of SpongeBob episodes normally has seagull sounds from the United Plankton Pictures logo, but due to the error, it had the kids laughing sound effect from Klasky Csupo-produced shows.
  • On some TV guides, the letter "K" in the word "Krab" was replaced with the letter C, effectively meaning it is called "Krusty Crab Training Video." The episode title was also misspelled on Amazon.
  • In the very beginning, the menu sign called "Galley Grub." In the Galley Grub, "Krusty Supreme" misspelled as "Krusty Suprem," there's no price for "Krusty Supreme," and the text is distorted.
  • This episode should have been the next episode after "Help Wanted" since the narrator says that SpongeBob has been recently hired.
    • Although, since it is a training video, they probably used him as an example for future employees, due to him being the most recent member of the Krusty Krew.
  • The graph, which shows the financial performance of the Krusty Krab has the axis featuring the profits inverted, so the Krusty Krab's profits are actually going down.
    • However, the X-axis on the graph is labeled power rather than time, and the y-axis is entirely unlabeled. While the graph initially seems to display profit, it actually seems to display nothing at all.
  • The narrator says the Krusty Krab closes at 6:00 pm.

Notice the Krabby Patty sign is shown on the Rusty Krab window on your left?

  • The Rusty Krab has a Krabby Patty sign in the window, even though it was not being sold at that time.
  • In the second montage of still photos of the Krusty Krab, the ninth picture shows the menu which has "Krabby Patty" misspelled as "Krabby Pattie." This picture looks very similar to the one seen on "Pickles."
  • When the spatula, cash register, straw and ketchup packets begin to spin around, causing SpongeBob's eyes to follow them, his nose is much shorter during the close-up shot.
  • When SpongeBob is seen in "Personal Hygiene," lots of soap appears, even though SpongeBob is not actually seen with a soap bar or a soap dispenser.
  • When SpongeBob vigorously washes his hands, they are completely gone. In the next scene, he has his hands back. This may be because his hands grew back, for example, in "Graveyard Shift" when he pulls his arms off. Also, in "It Came from Goo Lagoon" SpongeBob says Good thing I keep a spare set of hands, and he takes off his hands, growing new ones.
    • This, however, is inaccurate in regards to SpongeBob's species. Sea sponges do not regenerate by growing new body parts to replace damaged or lost ones; rather, the severed pieces simply reattach themselves to the rest of the body. Therefore, it should not be possible for SpongeBob to grow new arms.
  • In this episode, it is revealed that Patrick is afraid of ghosts, exclaiming that the narrator is one. But in "Ghoul Fools," Patrick has no fear of ghosts and no belief of them. It is possible that he never believed in ghosts after Squidward told Patrick that the ghost is actually the narrator, and lost his fear of them.
  • In this episode, Plankton's eyelid is dark green, but in most episodes, his eyelid is the same color as his deep green body.
  • On some versions of the episode, instead of saying "the secret formula is...," it says "the secret formula i..."
  • Although SpongeBob seems to be learning how to make a Krabby Patty for the first time here, in "Help Wanted" he is able to make them with ease before being officially hired. However, it is most likely that this is a video for new employees and SpongeBob is the "bus boy," but is just acting.
  • In the Bahasa Indonesia version, when Patrick shocked after hearing the word "customer," that word was never translated into the Indonesian word, "pelanggan." However, in other episodes, the word "customer" is translated.
  • When Mr. Krabs throws Plankton back at the Chum Bucket, nobody is seen running the register, nor are there any customers, but in the next shot, Squidward and Patrick are seen.
  • Comcast says that both this episode and the previous one were originally first aired on January 17, 2005.


Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants (VE)

Golden Reel Awards StatueStraight

Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Music

Nominees: Stephen Hillenburg, Donna Castricone, Nicholas R. Jennings, Alan Smart, Peter Burns, Doug Lawrence, Derek Drymon, Alex Gordon, Donna Grillo, Jennie Monica, Krandal Crews, Jim Leber, Justin Brinsfield, Tony Ostyn, Nicolas Carr (for "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"/"Pickles;" 2000)Nicolas Carr (for "Fools in April"/"Neptune's Spatula" in 2001; for "Jellyfish Hunter"/"The Fry Cook Games" in 2002; for "Wet Painters"/"Krusty Krab Training Video" in 2003; for "The Great Snail Race"/"Mid-Life Crustacean" in 2004) • Jimmy Lifton, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Paulette Lifton (for "Mid-Life Crustacean;" 2004)

Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Sound

Nominees: Nicolas Carr (for "Karate Choppers;" 2000) • Andrea Anderson, Jimmy Lifton, Monette Holderer, D.J. Lynch, Vincent Gutisetti, Jeff Hutchins and Gabriel Rosas (for "Rock Bottom"/"Arrgh!;" 2001)

Best Sound Editing in Television – Animation

Nominees: Timothy J. Borquez, Jeff Hutchins and Daisuke Sawa (for "The Secret Box"/"Band Geeks;" 2002)

Best Sound Editing in Television Animation

Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Chris Gresham (for "Nasty Patty"/"Idiot Box;" 2012)

Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated

Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn, Chris Gresham and Paulette Lifton (for "Pranks a Lot"/"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler;" 2005) • Vincent Gutisetti, Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, Monique Reymond, D.J. Lynch, Mark Howlett, Jeff Hutchins, Aran Tanchum, Mishelle Smith and Paulette Lifton (for "Have You Seen This Snail?;" 2006)Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeHenge;" 2008)

Best Sound Editing: Television Animation

Nominees: : Chiho Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Daisuke Sawa, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Dan Cubert, Lawrence Reyes, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "Suction Cup Symphony;" 2009) • Chino Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Eric Freeman, Tom Syslo, Keith Dickens, Jason Stiff, Sergio Silva, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One;" 2010)

Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television

Nominees: Devon Bowman, Justin Brinsfield, Nicolas Carr, Andrea Anderson, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Eric Freeman, Tony Orozco and Danny Tchibinda (for "Gary's New Toy;" 2013) • Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Bobby Crew, Keith Dickens, Gabriel Rossas and Tony Orozco (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!;" 2013)

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