The episode begins at the Krusty Krab with Squidward attempting to sell his paintings, demanding attention from customers, who are unfazed by his art. Larry even burns his eyes upon witnessing one of his paintings. Due to the chaos he's caused, Mr. Krabs decides to shut down the art show so Squidward will never be able to sell one of his paintings. SpongeBob, however, objects and disagrees with Mr. Krabs, stating that he bought one of his paintings. An art appraiser then comes in and says that the art will not even be worth a penny. Shocked, Mr. Krabs is desperate to find a better way to make the paintings worth more. The art appraiser then says that art can be more valuable when the artist is out of the picture, which gives Mr. Krabs an idea.
Mr. Krabs hands Squidward a delivery bag and orders him to send it to its respective customer. Squidward goes to Antartica and encounters a snow sponge for whom he mistakes as SpongeBob. However it turns out that SpongeBob is already there, eating some ice. Afterwards, they deliver an ice-cold Krabby Patty to an artic sperm whale, who enjoys the food's frozen nature.
Upon returning to the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs has Squidward do another delivery, which is to the Rock Bottomites. He and SpongeBob are dropped off to Rock Bottom and then proceed to go down a ladder to reach their destination. Squidward is freaked out by the town and asks what kind of monsters its inhabitants are, to which SpongeBob replies saying they aren't monsters, but rather his friends. Him and the monsters break into a party afterwards.
Later on they return to Bikini Bottom, and Squidward is ordered to do yet another delivery, this time to Mars. After a UFO drops Squidward off, he is covered in green slime, affected by the events on the planet, though shortly recovers. The art appraiser then rips off the $150,000 tag off Squidward's portraits, angering Mr. Krabs for making him lose money. Fearing punishment, Squidward quickly runs away. As a result, Mr. Krabs resorts to chasing him around with a mallet.
Afterwards, SpongeBob sneaks up on Squidward, telling him he won't get off of him until he's safe. The latter says that he won't be safe until his paintings are gone, so the former gives him a chainsaw and encourages him to destroy them. Squidward can't go through though, since he views his paintings to be far too beautiful for destruction. After his hesitation goes away, he does tear them apart. Although Mr. Krabs finds this damage to be disruptive, the art appraiser deems it the most accelerating performance art he's ever seen. Upon realizing this, Mr. Krabs eventually joins in and he and Squidward damage the property of the Krusty Krab.
This, however, goes too far and causes the restaurant's roof to fall apart and land on the duo. The appraiser puts the merging of Mr. Krabs and Squidward on the wall in a museum and explains how he acquired a masterpiece with it. The episode ends with Squidward saying "I'm an artist," Mr. Krabs saying "I'm rich," and SpongeBob adding "I helped" followed by a laugh.
Additionally, the helmet on Squidward's spacesuit is nearly identical to Sandy's.
This episode marks one of the few times that salad has been served at the Krusty Krab. It is also the second time salad has been served as a menu item rather than at a salad bar, after "Bossy Boots" where Pearl made SpongeBob serve salads.
Running Gag: The Krusty Krab doors opening in the wrong way.
Mr. Krabs is briefly shown wearing a fake human nose while he chases Squidward.