SpongeBob and Squidward are walking to work. SpongeBob feels it was taking a bit long and thinks he should take a shortcut. Squidward tries to explain why SpongeBob shouldn't but SpongeBob still thinks he should take a shortcut. SpongeBob asks Squidward if he wants to join but Squidward declines so SpongeBob takes a different path thinking he can find a shorter way to get there but bumps into Squidward walking in the normal path. He then tries to do another shortcut then he finds himself in an unusual part of the town and tries to think it is a great shortcut and tells himself not to forget his wilderness training and tries to remember what Sandy said and then proceeds to find the Krusty Krab and tries to do what he learned from wilderness training and starts with local landmarks and assigns a broken fire hydrant as his landmark. He then spots a sign that appears to be the Krusty Krab sign and climbs over a fence and runs to it. Then the scene cuts to the Krusty Krab with Squidward relaxing in his work station and then Mr. Krabs appears telling Squidward to stop lazing around even though there were no customers.
The scene cuts back to SpongeBob going toward what he thinks is The Krusty Krab but it turns out just to be a sign that says The Krabby Krust. He notices a fish painting signs and asks him if he knew where the Krusty Krab was, but the fish, Sal, says he's never heard of it. SpongeBob told him about it and gives him coupons and then Sal goes there on his truck even though he said he didn't know that place. SpongeBob cries and remembers to use his landmarks and then tries to go back where he came from but can't remember too well. He finds the broken fire hydrant he found previously but then notices many broken fire hydrants. SpongeBob finds a Pay Phone and calls Squidward and asks what he should do. The operator interrupts the call and tells him if he wants to continue the call he needs to insert another dime but he doesn't have one. He spots an abandoned sofa and then sees three tough-looking fish drinking soda and SpongeBob tries to reach under the the cushions of the sofa to see if there are any dimes but instead finds two nickels and then one of the fish, Scott, asks him what he was doing and SpongeBob tells him that he is looking for a dime. Scott shouts at SpongeBob and says that he drives a pedicab so SpongeBob hops into the pedicab and tells him that he needs to go to the Krusty Krab so Scott drops off to what he thinks is The Krusty Krab but it turns out to be at The Krusty Klam. SpongeBob began frantically running and checks his clock and then starts to make another shortcut which causes him great pain but finally finds the Krusty Krab. He crawls to it and enters, and then hugs two customers, and kisses one of the elderly customers. He finds Patrick there and SpongeBob asks Patrick how he got to The Krusty Krab and Patrick says that Scott gave him a ride. Mr. Krabs appears and says that SpongeBob is scaring his customers away and then tells SpongeBob to go home and take a bath. Squidward says that it was his thing. Mr. Krabs says that he is clean and then Squidward starts to roll around on the dirt and asks where his bubble bath was. Then Sal comes to The Krusty Krab on his truck and runs over a puddle which splashes on Squidward. Sal asks about the coupon but Mr. Krabs says it's actually another fee. Mr. Krabs and Sal walk off screen with Squidward still in the puddle and then the episode ends.
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According to Sherm Cohen, "Bob Camp did most of the work on this one. Although many artists add/revise/plus the board, it's a Bob Camp board. It was an honor to have him draw the first new episode!"
The Pay Phone was different in the final version than it was in the storyboard version.
When Squidward first points at the Krusty Krab, it is on a straight road. Shortly after, Squidward points at the Krusty Krab again and says "Look, the Krusty Krab is right at the end of the block!," the road is now curved.
Scott appeared to not know where the Krusty Krab was since he took SpongeBob to the Krusty Klam instead, but then Patrick reveals that Scott gives him a ride to the Krusty Krab every day, which suggests that Scott does know where the Krusty Krab is.
It is possible that he did not know the directions from the couch to the Krusty Krab.
Patrick has never been seen arriving at the Krusty Krab on Scott's pedicab prior to this episode.
When SpongeBob arrived at the Krusty Krab, it was two minutes before opening time, so there should not have been any customers in the restaurant.
The credits misspell "choking" as "chocking."
When SpongeBob arrives at the Krusty Krab and says "I made it, oh, I made it," the Chum Bucket is not seen.