Later, he appears in a flashback where he defeats Larry, Mrs. Puff, and Sandy in a previous eating contest.
During Patrick's training, a film reel of McNulty is shown, revealing that the reason he always wins is because he never tastes the patties.
He makes a real appearance during the contest. He eats faster than Patrick at first, but Patrick catches up to him. When both eaters reach 999 patties, McNulty falls backwards and loses, making Patrick the winner after he ate the last Krabby Patty.