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Safe Deposit Krabs
Season №: 9
Episode №: 186a
Airdate: May 25, 2013 (USA)
March 12, 2016 (Canada)
Sister episode(s): "Plankton's Pet"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Blake Lemons
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Blake Lemons
Animation: Alan Smart
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "It Came from Goo Lagoon"
Next: "Plankton's Pet"
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"Safe Deposit Krabs" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, Mr. Krabs becomes trapped in the new Bikini Bottom Bank and SpongeBob and Patrick must try to save him.



An advertisement for free interest from the bank broadcasts on the Krusty Krab's TV. Mr. Krabs hears about it, and as always rushes to the bank. Mr. Krabs notices that people get interest. Mr. Krabs over-obsesses about money, and Nancy presses a button for guards to kick him out. Mr. Krabs disguises as a mustachoid man, but the disguise fails.
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Mr. Krabs disguises again, but as a woman, and Nancy told him he had to make a deposit. Mr. Krabs chooses to deposit only a penny, but is anguished. While saying goodbye to his penny, he falls down to a room full of money. He arranges this pile of money into a restaurant. SpongeBob sees that Mr. Krabs is gone. He goes to Pearl, then he calls Mr. Krabs, who says he is running out of oxygen. He then goes to Patrick and asks for his help to break in a bank. Patrick does a spit-take and is shocked at how crazy this is, only to say it is great. SpongeBob and Patrick arrive at the bank and discuss how to get it. Patrick brings some shoelaces, and SpongeBob grapples them to the roof. The shoelaces untie themselves, and he falls. Patrick brings a grappling hook, but it also fails after they took the vent that led that back at the front. He has a key, and SpongeBob commands him to use finesse. Patrick uses his "finesse", but the bank opens at the same time. Mr. Krabs hallucinates, and imagines himself on a beach with a woman made of money, only for the beach to be in fire. The money is the sucked by a vacuum cleaner, which is a dragon in Mr. Krabs' imagination. SpongeBob breaks in, but takes his ski mask off. He requests a bank guard to withdraw one Mr. Krabs. The guard sees Mr. Krabs breaking the vacuum cleaner, and promptly kicks him out with SpongeBob, along with his "deposit." Mr. Krabs is angry that the bank didn't even give him his free interest, but gets another penny thrown at him. He says he doubled his money.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Unknown Track 2 - Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Breaking News]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [opening of new bank]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs runs to the bank]
  Waikiki Dance - Lionel Wendling [customers geting free interest]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (c) - Krabs kicked out
  Cartoon Sting 5 - Krabs with false mustache
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Krabs kicked out again
  Cartoon Sting 5 - Krabs wearing a dress
  Clowning Around - Barry Anthony [Penny is put in safe deposit box]
  New School - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Oh, penny, I'm gonna miss you."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, well, that looks secure."]
  Expectant Stab - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [security guard locks safe deposit box]
  Heavenly Info - Paul Arnold, Andrew James Barnabas ["This can't be true."]
  Man Who Broke Bank at Monte Carlo - Roger Alan Wootton [Krabs dives into pile of money]
  New School - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krusty Krab exterior]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs' office empty]
  Sailor's Sting 8 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Would you pipe down?"]
  Adventure Fanfare 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob goes looking for Mr. Krabs]
  Sailor's Sting 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs is trapped in the bank]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Time to rustle me up some friends!"]
  Disastrous Event 2 - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob talks to Pearl]
  Lounging and Fine Dining - "You look absolutely stunning tonight."
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["I gotta save Mr. Krabs!"]
  ? - Krabs in money hammock
  Aloha Eo - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Sun, sand and surf!"]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr and Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Patrick in ski masks]
  Finger of Suspicion 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Not now, Patrick."]
  Sailor's Sting 15 (2) - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Why did I come to this uninhabitable island?"]
  Sailor's Sting 17 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs notices Ms. Greenback.]
  Evil Horror - Harry Lubin [money dragon]
  Creepy Sting 2 - ? [SpongeBob and Patrick try to get in through the front door]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs off]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares [SpongeBob removes his ski mask]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob asks to withdraw Mr. Krabs]
  Sword Fight (Harry Bluestone & Emil Cadkin) - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Krabs fighting a vacuum cleaner]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (j) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Krabs kicked out]
  Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [ending]



As of January 10, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 6.0/10 based on 18 ratings by users. users give this episode a 9.1/10 based on 13 votes.[1]


  • This is the second time Mr. Krabs dresses as a woman to get to money. The first was in "The Cent of Money." In fact, the outfit he wears is similar if not the identical to the one he wore in that episode.
  • This episode first aired just right before the premiere of the television series, Sanjay and Craig.
  • This is the second time SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to break into a place. The first was "Doing Time."
  • The Bank Manager has a similar personality and voice to the Bikini Bottom Mint tour guide, Bill. They both seem to have calm voices even when angered. Ironically, both of them work in similar lines of occupation.
  • This is the third time figures on monetary objects have been able to perform fish-like activities. The first was in "Money Talks." The second time, albeit briefly seen, was in "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle."
  • This is the first appearance of the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank.
  • The vacuum cleaner seen in this episode is similar to the one seen in the episode "Squid's Visit."
  • Although Nat Peterson is seen as one of the officers that escorts Mr. Krabs out of the bank, he is later seen in the Krusty Krab, out of uniform, eating a Krabby Patty. This may be because the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank closed up for the night (as Nat accidently locked Mr. Krabs in the safe before leaving).
  • Funny that in this episode, Officer John and Nat Peterson play somewhat major roles. Officer John and Nat currently hold the record for having a major role in a single episode being a Bikini Bottomite (Nat Peterson's role in "Plankton's Regular" and Officer John's role in "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful").
  • This is Pearl's first appearance in Season 9.
  • Usually, in order to open a safe deposit box, one must have two keys: their own and the bank's. Nancy Suzy Fish only used one key.
  • When SpongeBob asked Patrick about having shoe laces, he said that it was the closest to him of having shoes. However, he wore shoes in "Your Shoe's Untied" which it may believe that this episode took place a little before that episode or he just forgot.
  • Mr. Krabs should have put all of his money in the bank, then he would have got double his money, and he could then take out the money right after he got the interest.
  • This is the second time Nancy Suzy Fish is seen working as a bank teller. The first was in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III."
  • In the Hebrew version of this episode, there are no words in the title card.
  • It is unknown how the vacuum cleaner ended up in the safe with Mr. Krabs.
  • This episode premiered six years after Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island was released in Europe and four years after SpongeBob StarPants was released.

Cultural references

  • This episode's title is a pun of "safe deposit box."
  • The "double the money" promotion in this episode is similar to What credit Card companies do to advertise their credit cards and get customers that use their credit card.


  • When Mr. Krabs ran out of the Krusty Krab to get to the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank, in that shot, the road that leads to the Chum Bucket is not there. The Chum Bucket itself isn't even there. 
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are at the door and Patrick is attempting to pick open the locks of the bank doors, the horizon is still dark. Yet, when the male bank employee changes the "Closed" sign to "Open" and opens the doors, it turns to morning.


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