SpongeBob is getting ready for bed. However, he is so excited about going to work the next day that he cannot fall asleep. After speedily running around, it does not tire him, he drinks a glass of warm snail milk, which causes him to fall asleep within moments.
The next morning, SpongeBob wakes up and finds out he overslept. He desperately rushes to get to the Krusty Krab, even jumping over an unfinished bridge that was over a cliff to get there on time. Right when he puts his employee time card in the slot, the clock changes to 9:01 AM, making him 1 minute late. Worried that Mr. Krabs will punish him for being one minute late, SpongeBob begins working in overdrive to try and make up for his lost minute. Soon, Mr. Krabs notices his jumpiness and checks on him, but SpongeBob breaks down, telling Mr. Krabs that he was tardy and begging Mr. Krabs not to throw him out. Mr. Krabs does not scold him that much (even saying "Um... don't do it again."), but at SpongeBob's request, Mr. Krabs punishes him for his "wrongdoings" by making him clean the salad bar. Squidward sarcastically suggests to SpongeBob that he should live at the Krusty Krab if he loves it so much. That night, SpongeBob brings his bed to the Krusty Krab and sleeps there.
The next morning, Mr. Krabs is shockingly startled by SpongeBob's bed. SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that he is going to live at the Krusty Krab from then on. When Squidward finds out, he is overjoyed. That night, SpongeBob brings all of his furniture to the Krusty Krab to make himself feel more at home.
The next morning, Squidward is thrilled that SpongeBob no longer lives next door to him. He happily tells the news to a customer. Later, when the customer asks Squidward for change, he gives him two socks and a pair of underwear. Squidward then notices the whole cash register is filled with socks and underwear. He asks SpongeBob why they are in there and where the money is. SpongeBob then says that the money is now being kept in a pickle jar. More socks and underwear are hanging up on a clothesline. A customer then takes a pair of underwear, thinking it is a napkin. SpongeBob then explains to Squidward that Gary has the mustard.
Later, SpongeBob moves his furniture into Mr. Krabs' office. Then SpongeBob's parents come to the Krusty Krab. Gary's trail of slime gets all over the floor and customers keep slipping on it and injuring themselves. A customer then tells SpongeBob about the "snail trail" incident and SpongeBob becomes mad at Gary.
SpongeBob wreaks havoc at the Krusty Krab after living there a few more days. He ends up placing soap decorations in the bathroom, knitting napkin holders, and embroidering the menus. Mr. Krabs becomes angry when he notices shower curtains in his office. He threatens to tear them down, but when he does, he finds Margaret SquarePants taking a shower. Harold SquarePants comes in and angrily asks what is going on. The customers leave the Krusty Krab when they find out SpongeBob is shaving Patrick's back hair. Having enough, Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob move out of the Krusty Krab.
In the end, SpongeBob moves back to his house and plays his very loud drums, much to Squidward's dismay, who cries in agony. The next day, Mr. Krabs discovers that Squidward has moved into the Krusty Krab, much to his chagrin.
Originally, there was going to be a scene where Gary either was shown being milked or the aftermath of being milked for the snail milk featured in this episode. This was most likely was removed as it would have been disturbing and Gary is a male snail, so it would not make sense.
Both the scene where Mr. Krabs pulls the shower curtains and the scene where SpongeBob shaves Patrick's back were based off real stories from the crew.
This episode aired in Germany on May 31, 2007, before it aired in the USA.
There are 23 pineapples on the title card.
In the 2012 R-rated drama mystery film, Flight, a brief clip of the episode, where SpongeBob drinks milk, appears when the main character is changing the channel at a hotel room.
SpongeBob has a pocket watch. It is possible that it belonged to SpongeBuck SquarePants (who had one on his shirt) and is a family heirloom.
When SpongeBob reveals he put the money from the cash register in the pickle jar, Mr. Krabs laughs it off and tells Squidward it's "harmless tomfoolery." In other episodes, he freaks out when something happens to his money.
When SpongeBob was singing "Laundry Song," the music is the same one used for the title card.
This is the second time where SpongeBob has sleeping problems. The first time was "Night Light."
This episode takes place after "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" because in that episode SpongeBob had a 100% on-time percentage and in this episode, he ruins that percentage.
This episode premiered one year after "Who's Hungry?" was released.
This episode (along with its paired episode, "Krabs à la Mode") was banned in Israel for unknown reasons.
In 2015, it, along with its sister episode, was no longer banned in Israel.
In the Welsh dub, the episode is called "Does Unman Fel Cartref" which means "There's Nowhere Like Home."
In this episode, SpongeBob has to be at work by 9:00 AM. This is a reference to the start time of most jobs, including that of the SpongeBob crew.
When SpongeBob wears his sleepy time blinders and goes to bed, his blinders are missing when he is in the bed.
When SpongeBob goes to bed, the sky is blue. In the next shot, it is dark.
The next morning in SpongeBob's house, he woke up missing his left shoe on his foot. Then when he ran to the Krusty Krab, and right to the kitchen he has his left shoe and sock on.
Also, while SpongeBob was hastily running to the Krusty Krab, his teeth are missing in one frame.
The closed-captions say "man on speaker" when Squidward talks on the speaker.
In the scene where SpongeBob begs Mr. Krabs to give him back his job, when he was one minute late at the Krusty Krab, the order window in the background in the cooking area was missing. However, it is visible in later cooking area scenes throughout the episode.
When SpongeBob was telling Mr. Krabs that he was late, it was still morning. Less than ten seconds later, when Mr. Krabs left, it was already night.
When Mr. Krabs first leaves the Krusty Krab, he walks directly straight. However, the Chum Bucket wasn't there across the street. This error also happens when SpongeBob was running late for work and runs directly straight to the Krusty Krab.
After Squidward says "If you love it so much, why don't you just live here?," SpongeBob grins and in that shot the black ring part of his Krusty Krab Employee Hat turns blue.
Before Squidward is telling SpongeBob goodnight, the wall between SpongeBob's nightcap and his headboard is brown. When the shot switches to a close-up of this, the wall has the correct coloration.
When Squidward was saying goodnight to SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab, it was morning. However, a few scenes later when Mr. Krabs and Squidward were walking home, it is night time.
SpongeBob was doing his laundry in the blender, but this should have destroyed his clothing. However, it is possible that he took the blade out of it.
When SpongeBob is greeting his parents, "Mom, dad, come on in" is missing from the caption. This was fixed on Nicktoons Network at least starting on October 15th, 2016.