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Krusty Towers
Season №: 4
Episode №: 69a
Airdate: April 1, 2006
Sister episode(s): "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Tom King
Steven Banks
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Tom King
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "SquidBob TentaclePants"
Next: "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"
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"Krusty Towers" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a hotel.



Both Squidward and SpongeBob are walking to work, and SpongeBob tells a story about overcooking the fries. In the meantime, Squidward realizes the Krusty Krab has dramatically changed. Mr. Krabs has turned it into the Krusty Towers, with the original building now on top of a large tower. Mr. Krabs explains that while he was on vacation, he was shocked by his outrageously high hotel bills, tallying up to $345.00 (mostly shocked at a twenty five dollar charge for a hamburger he had), and realized how much money hotels can make. He says that the employees there lived by a code: "We shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request," which was on a gold plaque above a fireplace in the hotel he stayed at. He put that one for the Krusty Towers.

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A customer enters to buy a Double Krabby Patty with cheese, then leaves when Mr. Krabs tells him that he must book a hotel room to order room service to eat their food. Patrick soon arrives, and becomes the hotel's first actual guest. After signing the register, which he believed was a test, Squidward carries Patrick's bags (which were full of rocks), and he tries to take the guest elevator, but Mr. Krabs stops him and explains that he must take the
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"This is a hotel?"

"employee elevator," which is in fact a staircase. Patrick then requests Squidward several more times for ridiculous reasons. Whenever Squidward got to the bottom of the hotel, Mr. Krabs told him to go back up to do something that Patrick wants. After failing to give Patrick a "bubble bath," he quits.

He walks out the door and comes back as a guest instead of an employee. He demands a room on the top floor and that Mr. Krabs to carry him to get there. Then he ordered a Krabby Patty with cheese, nose hair and toenail clippings and forced Mr. Krabs to eat for humor. Also, Patrick had all the cheese all over his room which was supposed to be on that Krabby Patty. Squidward then wanted his cookies like the ones his mother makes which Mr. Krabs resentfully had to get. Then, he wanted Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob to repaint his room and change his furniture only to get it back to its original state. He then wanted an indoor pool. After getting the indoor pool, Patrick jumps in, and the force causes the hotel to collapse, leaving only the original Krusty Krab standing.

Patrick, SpongeBob, Squidward and Mr. Krabs luckily survive, but end up in the hospital with massive injuries. When Mr. Krabs sees the hospital fee ($15,000), he scraps the idea of a hotel and tells Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick that they are going to medical school, much to Squidward's dismay and SpongeBob and Patrick's delight.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob..."]
  The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples [hotel revealed]
  Harp Gliss 1 - Otto Sieben ["Remember when I went to that fast food convention..."]
  Orchids and Roses - Joyce Cochrane ["...and stayed in that fancy hotel?"]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["25 dollars for a hamburger!"]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs gives the hamburger back]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Imagine how much I could charge for a lousy Krabby Patty!"]
  Poppin' Around - Bruce Campbell [inside the hotel]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick checks in]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Squidward, you can take Patrick's bags up to his room."]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Krabs mocks Squidward]
  Comic Walk (Sidney Torch Version) - Sidney Torch ["Fine! Let's go, Patrick."]
  Curley Shirley - Otto Sieben [elevator music]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [employee elevator]
  Comic Walk (Sidney Torch Version) - Sidney Torch [suitcase full of rocks]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric King-Palmer [Patrick's room]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [Unclogging Patrick's toilet]
  Curley Shirley - Otto Sieben [elevator music again]
  Steel Licks (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward quits...]
  Hawaiian Calypso - Jo Van Wetter [...then returns as a guest]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [shot of plaque]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Krabs carries Squidward to his room]
  ? - dramatic sting
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Patrick's room covered with cheese]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [cookies]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [SpongeBob and Krabs in ski masks]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Allow me, boy."]
  Marching to Honolulu - Kapono Beamer ["Let's go bake some cookies, boys!"]
  ? - "We shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request."
  Fanfare for a King - Sam Fonteyn [redesign #1]
  Tea Dance - Norman John Warren [redesign #2]
  ? - redesign #3
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Perfect!"]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [indoor pool]
  Evil Mind 8 - Dick de Benedictis [hotel destroyed]
  Lazy Afternoon - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • "Krusty Towers" was ranked #4 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.


Season 4 Volume 1 Disc 2

This DVD cover artwork is based on this episode.

  • Krusty Towers ranked as the fourth most-voted SpongeBob episode on the Best Day Ever marathon, only behind "Karate Island," "Wishing You Well," and "Dunces and Dragons" as the first, second, and third respectively.
  • This is the third time someone kept changing something until they got back where they started. The first two were "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost." The second was "Welcome to the Chum Bucket."
  • This episode premiered on the day of the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards.
  • This is the second time that an episode premiered on Kids Choice Night. The first was "Help Wanted/Reef Blower/Tea at the Treedome."
  • This is actually the second time Squidward's mom is seen. The first was "Fools in April" when she appeared in his thought bubble saying "You stink!" in the deper, more masculine voice.
  • Running Gags: Patrick keeps on forgetting where he is, saying "This is a ______?" and Mr. Krabs receiving overpriced bills.
  • Although Patrick said he didn't like the crust on the patties, but when he eats the patties with SpongeBob, he didn't mind the crust.
  • This is the second time toenail clippings are put into a Krabby Patty. The first was in "Nasty Patty."
  • This episode premiered six years after the premiere of "Fools in April" and "Neptune's Spatula."
  • When Squidward said "Too bad we couldn't take the elevator" a sign can be seen saying "FLOOR 17." Since that he requested a room on the top floor, it's possible that the seventeenth floor may be the Top floor.
    • However, it's possible that Squidward wasn't taking him seriously, so there might be more than seventeen floors.

Cultural references


  • Despite the episode and the building being named "The Krusty Towers," there is only one building.
  • The Krusty Towers has 17 floors (as shown when Squidward says "Too bad we couldn't take the elevator...), but everytime it is shown outside, there are 12 floors.


  • In the DVD cover based on this episode, SpongeBob can be seen wearing a red employee outfit in the front cover where it should be blue.
  • When SpongeBob says "How may I serve you, sir?" he has no eyelashes, until when he salutes, then they appear in the rest.
  • The 1st clip showing Mr. Krabs saying, "That hotel was a bad idea" it showed bandages on his feet, but when he says "forget hotels" they were gone, then when he said "pack your bags, boys" they were shown again.
  • Squidward got stung by a jellyfish. In the next shot, it was gone.
  • When Mr. Krabs first served Squidward and took him upstairs, he was wearing blue clothes. When he went back to the reception desk, the former was wearing a black suit. When he once again went upstairs to assist Squidward, he was in his blue clothes.
  • The Krusty Towers is on the wrong side of Conch Street. It is usually on Patrick Star's House side.
Krusty Towers - Closed-Captions error

Crabby Patty?

  • On the Karate Island DVD, the closed-captions for this episode misspell Krabby Patty as "Crabby Patty."
  • Patrick said he doesn't like crust on his Krabby Patty, but he ate Krabby Patties with crust on them when he split them with SpongeBob.
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  • Plagarism and change of clothes

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    • Technically, plagarism is a civil offense, so Mr. Krabs wouldn't necessarily be arrested for stealing the motto from the other hotel. However,...
    • What plagiarism, I watched the episode, There is no plagiarism in the Plot.

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