"Pineapple Invasion" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob hides the Krabby Patty secret formula in his home, and Gary must protect it from Plankton.
At the Chum Bucket, Plankton is on a wagon preparing for another attempt to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula. He is pushed into the Krusty Krab and reveals from underneath the blanket covering the wagon a skunk (which he named Mr. Stinky) to everyone there. The customers think the skunk to be just a cat, but Plankton sets Stinky off by scaring him with a bee. All of the customers, Squidward, SpongeBob, and Mr. Krabs frantically leave the Krusty Krab due to the stink. Mr. Krabs knows that Plankton is in the Krusty Krab alone and takes one of SpongeBob's arms to use as a nose plug and heads inside. Mr. Krabs heads into his office to find Plankton surrounded the safe with dynamite. Unfortunately for Plankton, the safe has another safe inside and Mr. Krabs crushes Plankton with his fist and is tossed out of the window by SpongeBob. Mr. Stinky is removed from the restaurant by the HAZMAT Unit and sent away back up to the surface in a basket lifted up by balloons, only for the little number of balloons to bring him back down toward Bikini Bottom, causing the people to run away. Mr. Krabs, worried something like that will happen again, wants SpongeBob to take the secret formula home with him while he makes adjustments to his safe. However, the two of them didn't know Plankton was listening to everything with his severed antenna.
Later at closing time, SpongeBob tries to sneak home with the formula but is greeted by Plankton. The two of them talk for a little bit until SpongeBob excuses himself to go home. The next morning, SpongeBob is seen talking to Gary entrusting the safety of the secret formula to him. Plankton is spying on them and watches as SpongeBob leaves. Plankton then disguises himself as a door-to-door salesman selling snail products. However, Gary closes the door on him and Plankton angrily walks off. Moments later, Plankton is disguised as a Sweetie Patrol Girl and tries to sell cookies to Gary, but Gary ends up putting the sofa with Plankton on it outside. Plankton throws down the cookies in a fit of anger and gets blown up as a result, making a mental note that nitroglycerin is not a good substitute for vanilla extract.
Plankton finally manages to get inside SpongeBob's house by distracting Gary with a fake cut-out of himself. Plankton searches through SpongeBob's house tearing up everything in sight until he is confronted by Gary. Gary manages to beat up Plankton until Plankton escapes through Gary's shell thinking the secret formula is inside. Gary's eyeball starts to chase Plankton throughout his shell. SpongeBob eventually comes home and is horrified by the condition of his house. However, he is glad that the secret formula is safe (which was on top of his television the entire time). SpongeBob notices something is wrong with Gary and decides to take him to the vet. Back inside Gary's shell, Plankton makes it to the center of the shell and appears to have gotten the secret formula. However, it turns out that Plankton was hallucinating the entire time due to the fumes from Gary's shell and runs off into the sunset with what he believes to be the formula (which was actually SpongeBob's grocery list).
Vincent Waller confirmed this episode on Twitter on May 17, 2016.
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|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
- Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
‣ Stool Pigeon - Kenny Graham [Plankton going to the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Circus Parade (b) - Dick Walter [Skunk revealed.]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Customers crowd around the skunk.]
‣ Unknown Track 73 - "Gather in real close."
‣ Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Time to trigger the stench!"]
‣ Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The Krusty Krab is filled with skunk odor.]
‣ Alone in the Old House - Gregor Narholz [Krabs realizes Plankton is still inside the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Martial Tension - Sam Fonteyn [Krabs replaces his nose with SpongeBob's arm.]
‣ Battle at Sea - Johnny Pearson [Plankton blows up Krabs' safe.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield [Safe opens revealing another safe.]
‣ What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor - Okko Bekker [Krabs squishes Plankton.]
‣ Glory Road - Sam Fonteyn [The skunk is removed from the Krusty Krab.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [Skunk floats into town.]
‣ Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Krabs tells SpongeBob to hide the secret formula in his house.]
‣ Stool Pigeon - Kenny Graham [Oh, you're right, Professor Krabface."]
‣ Slinky Panther Pants - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob talks to Plankton while he takes the formula to his house.]
‣ Evil Horror - Harry Lubin [Plankton spying Gary and SpongeBob.]
‣ Tomfoolery - David Snell [Plankton disguised as a salesman.]
‣ Domestic Fun (a) - Ernest Tomlinson [Plankton appears disguised as a girl scout.]
‣ Domestic Fun (c) - Ernest Tomlinson [Gary slams the door.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (IV) - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton dazed.]
‣ Cartoon Sting 7 - Plankton enters SpongeBob's house.
‣ The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton tears the house apart looking for the formula.]
‣ Cartoon Sting 5 - Plankton goes up to SpongeBob's bedroom.
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Gary gets an idea.]
‣ Noodly Shenanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton exits SpongeBob's bedroom.]
‣ Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton falls into Gary's traps.]
‣ Armed Attack - Jean Clero [Gary hits Plankton.]
‣ Magic Potion 1 [#95] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Of course! What a fool I've been!"]
‣ Misty Menace - Max Saunders [Plankton enters Gary's shell.]
‣ Tower of Evil - Magnum Opus [Gary's eye chases Plankton.]
‣ Dramatic Bridge 1 - Phil Green [SpongeBob sees his house destroyed/]
‣ Misty Menace - Max Saunders [SpongeBob worries about Gary.]
‣ Parallel Dimension - Gregor Narholz [Plankton running through Gary's shell.]
‣ Evil Horror - Harry Lubin [Plankton falls into the center of the shell.]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What's that?"]
‣ Harps and Bells - Nicolas Carr ["This is it! Just like I thought!"]
‣ The Oracle - David Farnon [Choir.]
‣ Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["Let me bask in its glory!"]
‣ Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending]
- As of September 29, 2017, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.5/10 based on 74 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 8.6/10 based on 9 votes.
- This episode premiered in the United States on SpongeBob's 30th birthday.
- The title card for this episode is similar to that of "Big Sister Sam."
- This episode marks the first usage of the APM track "Tomfoolery" since the episode "Karate Star," and the first usage of "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?" since "No Nose Knows."
- This is the first episode where a main character says "My leg!;" Plankton uses it after Gary slams the door on him.
- This is the second episode where Plankton sells cookies in an attempt to get the secret formula. The first is "Sweet and Sour Squid."
- This is the second episode where SpongeBob lies about his hair. The first is "The Smoking Peanut."
- This is the first episode to contain the word "pineapple" in the title, but not use the same background as others.
- List of objects seen in Gary's shell when Plankton goes inside:
- A bowling ball
- A toothbrush
- A clarinet
- A nickel
- A teddy bear
- A treasure chest
- A diamond
- This episode reveals that Plankton hates pineapple.
- This episode reveals that shortly after SpongeBob made his first Krabby Patty, which was featured in "Friend or Foe," he got it bronzed.
- This episode premiered seven years after Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on VH1 and SpongeBob's Greatest Hits was re-released, and on SpongeBob's birthday.
- In the German and French dubs, SpongeBob's shopping list was localized with German and French text respectively.
- This episode premiered in Canada on October 14, 2016, which was exactly three months after it premiered in the United States.
- Coincidentally, both this and its sister episode, "Salsa Imbecilicus," end with Plankton at sunset.
- In Croatia dub, the episode title is "Ananasu, čuvaj se!," which translates to "Pineapple, look out!"
- Plankton is disguised as a Sweetie Patrol Girl and tries to sell Sweetie Patrol Cookies. This is a reference to the Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookies.
- The title is a spoof of "Home Invasion."
- Mr. Krabs saying "Why you little..." to Plankton as Plankton tries to blow up the safe is a reference to the phrase Homer Simpson says when strangling Bart in The Simpsons.
- Gary made a Rube Goldberg machine, when trying to catch Plankton. These machines were made in an episode of the 1999 series Zoom.
- The Greek title for this episode, "Ψάξε, ψάξε, δεν θα την βρεις" (Look for it, look for it, you won't find it) is a reference to the phrase, as well as the Greek traditional song, "Το Δαχτυλίδι" (The Ring).
- When chased by Gary, Plankton passes by a variety of structures constructed of shells and spirals. This is a reference to Uzumaki, a three-volume horror manga about a town that suffers from a curse revolving entirely around spirals, created by Junji Ito, a renowned Japanese horror manga artist/writer.
- Some of the characters are not drawn with noses, yet they are able to smell the skunk spray.
- Plankton cannot smell, but tells Gary that he should really use the slime deodorant.
- The safe shows the numbers 15-30-75, when it's supposed to be 15-30-45.