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Krusty Love
Season №: 2
Episode №: 36b
Airdate: September 6, 2002
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Graveyard Shift"
Writer(s): Doug Lawrence
Jay Lender
William Reiss
Storyboard Artist(s): William Reiss
Storyboard: Jay Lender
Animation: Sean Dempsey
Creative: Derek Drymon
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Previous: "Graveyard Shift"
Next: "Procrastination"
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"Krusty Love" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff.



Krabs Love
This episode starts at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs smells something weird. He goes to the cash register, where the smell is coming from. It is the smell of money. However, it does not smell like it usually does. Mr. Krabs can smell that the money is equal to $49.08, which means that 1 penny was lost. He goes crazy, while SpongeBob reassures him that one penny is not that much. Mr. Krabs, while giving a speech on his love of money, sees Mrs. Puff eating at the Krusty Krab, and instantly falls in love with her. When SpongeBob calls her a Mrs but says that she isn't married, Mr. Krabs asks what happened to Mr. Puff. The screen then shows a lamp shade made from a puffer fish being turned on, hinting that he was turned into a lamp. SpongeBob then says that she does not like to talk about it. After asking her out in the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs goes on a date with her to the Fancy! restaurant with imported music that night, but ends up spending a $100,000 in one night. The next time Mr. Krabs goes on a date with her, he leaves SpongeBob in charge of his wallet. However, when he goes to Mrs. Puff's House, he forces SpongeBob to buy a long series of increasingly unnecessary things for her such as chocolate and flowers, but gets mad at SpongeBob for spending his money after he buys the gift. Eventually, SpongeBob becomes fed up and after Mr. Krabs makes a snide comment about him, mouths off to Mr. Krabs and leaves. In the end, Mrs. Puff says she does not feel comfortable accepting all of the gifts and says she would rather go Dutch, gives Mr. Krabs some money, and kisses him, causing his eyes to form into a heart shape.

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Latin Lesson - Rolf Asberg [title card]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [opening]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs crying]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Krabs sees Mrs. Puff]
  Clear as Daylight - Gerhard Trede [Krabs sees Mrs. Puff]
  Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin [Mrs. Puff panics]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Krabs speaking gibberish]
  Cha Cha Nova - Gerhard Narholz ["You have a way with words, Mr. Krabs!"]
  Deadline - Sam Spence ["Ready for your date, Mr. Krabs?"]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter [fancy restaurant]
  Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [Krabs screams]
  Drowsy Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs crying]
  More or Less Romantic (a) - Peter Balding, Otto Sieben [Krabs tells SpongeBob to buy things for Mrs. Puff]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Krabs apologizes]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [sailor's promise]
  Latin Lesson - Rolf Asberg [SpongeBob running back and forth]
  Lonely Violin - Dick Stephen Walter ["Please, lad, I'm begging you."]
  Timpani - Glissandos (a) - Gary Kettel ["Do you think Mrs. Puff will need a dryer?"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [SpongeBob yelling at Krabs]
  Holiday Dream - Max Mahlmann [ending]



  • "Krusty Love" was ranked #83 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.


  • A Few Moments Later
  • There are 3 crabs on the title card.
  • The Dish Network plot for this episode was "Mr. Krabs likes Mrs. Puff."
  • Items that Mrs. Puff gets on her and Mr. Krabs' second date:
    • Flowers
    • Chocolates
    • A sun hat
    • A fur coat
    • A pair of shoes
    • Fine jewelry
    • An umbrella
    • A bicycle
    • A surfboard
    • A grandfather clock
    • An anchor weight
    • A television set
    • A canopy bed
    • Golf clubs
    • A teddy bear
    • An inner tube
    • A bowling ball
    • A baseball
    • A dart board and 3 darts
    • A sink and faucet
    • A plant
    • A table
    • A washing machine
    • A toaster with some bread
    • A beach ball
    • A glass
    • At least 8 books, including a dictionary
    • A stereo system
    • A crown
    • A ruby
  • The copyright information at the end of the episode is dated in 2001, even though this episode aired in 2002. This is because the episode was made in 2001.
  • The fancy restaurant Mrs. Puff and Mr. Krabs were at was the same in the episode "Chocolate with Nuts."
  • In this episode, it was revealed that Mrs. Puff's husband was turned into a lamp. In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, there was a similar pufferfish and it is possible that Mr. Puff is currently at Shell City.
  • SpongeBob has cursed in front of Mr. Krabs before, in "Sailor Mouth." However, since no sound effects (such as dolphin chirps) were heard during his cursing this time, it may have been a different vocabulary.
  • This marks the first and only time Mr. Krabs fell in love with Mrs. Puff and fell in love with something/someone besides money.
  • In "Summer Job," Mrs. Puff asks Mr. Krabs, "Are you saying we should go on a date?" It is a likely reference to this episode, and may indicate that Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff broke up at some point.
    • However, in "Whirly Brains," they are revealed to have been secretly dating for the past 16 years.
  • SpongeBob talking gibberish to Mr. Krabs was meant to be swearing. This may imply that this episode takes place after "Sailor Mouth."
  • In European Spanish, SpongeBob says the same curse as the original, although in the Latin American Spanish version, it is babbling and every sentence ends in-ufala. At the end he shouts: "In the wallet of Mr. Krabs!"
  • Despite this episode dealing with romance, it aired after Valentine's Day 2002.
  • In the Valentine's Day week, it airs with "Valentine's Day."
  • This is the second time where SpongeBob's speech is gibberish due to him swearing. The first time was "Rock Bottom," while he also did this again in Employee of the Month.
  • After Mrs. Puff was looking up SpongeBob's language and sets the dictionary down, when she gets up, the dictionary instantly moves to the pillow.
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Zaljubljeni Klještić" translating to "Krabs in Love."
  • Mr. Krabs meets Mrs. Puff in this episode. However, in an older episode, "Life of Crime," he gets a gift from her. It is possible that it just said "from Mrs. Puff" and he never met Mrs. Puff until now.

Cultural references

  • SpongeBob and Krabs making the dotted shapes with their hands may be a reference to a scene from Pulp Fiction, in which the character Mia Wallace makes a square with her fingers to tell Vincent Vega to "not be a square."


  • When SpongeBob says, "It's all really confusing...," Mr. Krabs' nose turns light red.

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