The Patty Pal toy is similar to a Krabby Patty, except with pickles for eyes, ketchup for a smile and dimples, and small white bendy straws for arms and legs. It costs $13.00 and closely resembles the Pipsqueak Patty.
Role in episode
One day at the Krusty Krab, Patrick orders a Krusty Kid's Meal, a small version of a Krabby Patty, but 30% cuter according to SpongeBob, and it costs the same as a regular Krabby Patty. Patrick complains because it does not come with a toy and demands a refund, alerting Mr. Krabs. Therefore, Mr. Krabs takes a Krabby Patty and some straws, and creates a Krusty Krab-licensed toy. SpongeBob comes up with the name "Patty Pal." It spends the whole day with Patrick, but he promises to let SpongeBob play with it the following day.
The next day, SpongeBob wakes up in excitement upon it being his turn to play with Patty Pal. However, he and Patrick eventually engage in a war over how long one another gets to have the toy.
After it remains undecided who gets to keep Patty Pal, Patrick eats it to solve the conflict. However, luckily a whole shipment of Patty Pals are delivered to the Krusty Krab, thus giving SpongeBob and Patrick their own toys so they no longer have to worry about sharing.
If Patty Pals were actually made out of real Krabby Patties, they would soon spoil and become messed up. This did not happen to SpongeBob and Patrick, despite being played with all day and all night. Though, this is what happened to Patty in the episode "To Love a Patty."
Despite Mr. Krabs "selling them like hotcakes," Patty Pals do not appear to be sold after "Yours, Mine and Mine."