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Mrs. Krabs was or is the mother of Pearl Krabs and the wife of Eugene H. Krabs. In a book[citation needed], Mr. Krabs states that Pearl takes after her mother, though this cannot be taken into account since the SpongeBob SquarePants books are not canon to the series.

Pearl's lack of a mother is a reference to the phrase "mother of Pearl," which Mr. Krabs often says when something surprises him. Stephen Hillenburg is against revealing the identity of Mrs. Krabs and has kept it a secret throughout the series.[1]


The exclamation "mother of Pearl!" is used in the following episodes, usually by Mr. Krabs:

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She is also mentioned in "Married to Money," when Mr. Krabs says he may have found Pearl a new mother.


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  • Pearl's mother is dead

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    • thumbthis ash tray has a mother of pearl finish on it.
    • Auron~Guardian wrote:actualy mother of pearl is an old expression that existed long before spongebob. it comes from a finish extracted from ...
  • Something may be confusing....

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    • When Mr.Krabs says "Mother of Pearl!" I think he may reffer to a PEARL, not to Pearl's mother, so what do you say about it?
    • Mother of pearl is actualy a saying used out of surprise like "oh my goodness!" it's also an irradescent coating used on glass s...