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Krusty Love
Season №: 2
Episode №: 36b
Airdate: September 6, 2002
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.



This romantic 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 Krusty Krab, and instantly falls in love with her. When SpongeBob says that she is 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. That night when Mr. Krabs goes on a date with her to the Fancy! Restaurant with imported music, but ends up spending a whopping $100,000.00 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. Mr. Krabs is still getting mad at him for spending his money. 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.

I can turn into a skyscraper!

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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]
  Hawaiian Sting 8 - 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 - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton [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 Glissando (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
  • Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff have never seen together in a date after this episode, which implies that the two might broke up at some point during the storyline.
  • 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 2000, even though this episode aired in 2002. This is because the episode was made in 2000.
  • The music at the end of episode is later used for title music of All That Glitters.
  • 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 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.
  • In the European Spanish version, 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!".
  • The episode itself aired after Valentine's Day 2002.
  • In the Valentine's Day week, it airs with Valentine's Day.
  • When SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that he needs a giant rusty anchor for his date, Mr. Krabs says he does not have it when his own house is a giant rusty anchor. But SpongeBob would probably get fired for it or even arrested because of theft.
  • This is the second time where SpongeBob's speech is gibberish due to him swearing the first time was "Rock Bottom" he also did this again in Employee of The Month (PC game).
  • 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.
  • 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, yet not confirmed.

Cultural References

  • SpongeBob and Krabs making the dotted shapes with their hands may be a reference to a scene from Pulp Fiction.


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

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