While Patrick was running around in Bikini Bottom, a stranger with a briefcase yells at him telling him to "get out of town," causing Patrick to run away scared. But then the stranger tells another fish to "get out of town," and shows that it was for a luxury vacation at a modest price to Sunny Shore Resorts. Patrick, unaware of this, runs to SpongeBob and tells him about it. SpongeBob is shocked by the briefcase and tells Patrick he might be a paid assassin. Patrick becomes convinced he is in danger and tells SpongeBob he is going to move. So he packs "his" things (actually SpongeBob's), and is ready to leave. But SpongeBob is not ready to let go and asks who will perform his daily activities on a list with him (all of which include Patrick) and asks who is going to attend the next Jellyfisherman's Expo with him. Patrick says that he has to do them with one of his other friends and SpongeBob continues crying.
SpongeBob comes up with the idea of changing Patrick's identity. First he tries giving Patrick glasses, but he is frightened and runs into the wall. Larry, who is passing by, recognizes him and Patrick is ready to give up and ironically says goodbye to everything except the people. However SpongeBob does not give up. As he is about to suggest something, Patrick thinks of being Mr. Seaweed Monster Man and puts the kelp he said good bye to on his head. SpongeBob points out there already is a Mr. Seaweed Monster Man and Bikini Bottom. Patrick is upset and SpongeBob says that though he can't be a monster, the vegetation on his head gives him an idea.
Patrick comes out of a dressing room dressed as a woman that SpongeBob calls "Patricia". They walk around town to see if their plan worked and everyone thinks Patrick is woman. SpongeBob and Patrick are glad that their plan worked. However, every male Bikini Bottomite they ran into falls in love with Patricia, especially Squidward and Mr. Krabs, who only hires Patricia since she "was" a girl. Mr. Krabs and Squidward also flirt with Patricia, although this doesn't present a problem to him. They fight over "her" and repeatedly pop out of places asking if "she" can go out with them while Patrick repeatedly says no, irritated. Patrick has no idea what's making Mr. Krabs and Squidward act so weird and nice to him. All of the men fight over Patricia but "she" ignores them.
Patrick feels that he can't take it anymore and is tired of pretending to be someone he's not. SpongeBob says he can't reveal himself or he'll have to leave town, but Patrick chooses to anyway. Just as he is about to announce to everyone his true identity, he sees the stranger that told him to get out of town and panics. He just says that he would eat any leftovers on the customers' plates. He warns SpongeBob about the stranger, who asks Patrick to take his order. He goes over to him nervously and takes his order. Unfortunately, the fish recognizes him. SpongeBob sees this and confronts the stranger while protecting Patrick. He says that the stranger will have to go through him if he wants to run Patrick out of town (while actually calling Patrick "Patrick" instead of "Patricia", shocking Squidward and Mr. Krabs).
Later, he finds out the fish ("the guy with the briefcase") was just trying to sell him a luxury vacation at a modest price. Patrick then rips off all his disguise, revealing him to be completely naked. When the Bikini Bottomites find out the truth, Squidward's eyelids started to close tight after seeing Patrick naked, and Mr. Krabs fires Patrick because he isn't a girl. SpongeBob and Patrick then run out of the Krusty Krab doing their plans on the list, much to the shock of everyone else in the Krusty Krab.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Hawaiian Train - Victor Cavini [title card and opening] ‣Drama Link (e) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick screams and runs away] ‣Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [salesman confused] ‣On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [salesman giving out flyers] ‣Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick running toward SpongeBob's house] ‣Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["I got to get going!"] ‣Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."] ‣Search Party 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["A briefcase?!"] ‣Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob and Patrick crying] ‣Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["What about all our plans?"] ‣Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea] ‣Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["There you go, Patrick."] ‣Surfing Crazy - Warren Bennett ["Yo, Patrick, cool shades."] ‣South Pacific Island II - Victor Cavini [Patrick saying goodbye to things] ‣Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Seaweed Monster Man] ‣Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["You're all set."] ‣Sleazy Sax - Richard Myhill [Patrick dressed as a woman] ‣Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [later...] ‣California Baby B - Jerry Burnham, Wayne Cook ["SpongeBob, you never told me you had a girlfriend."] ‣Hello Sailor (b) - Richard Myhill [Krabs appears] ‣Undertow - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs falls in love with "Patricia"] ‣Dream of Tomorrow - Trevor Duncan [Patrick enters Krusty Krab] ‣The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Just keep your eyes on the customers, Mr. Squidward."] ‣Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie ["I guess you'll have to help me finish all this food."] ‣Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter [Krabs puts on music] ‣Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quite an appetite, but she's all woman."] ‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet] ‣Romantic Beguine - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["They don't call me the sizzle-lip squid for nothing."] ‣Bugle Fanfare - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Krabs orders Squidward to get back to work] ‣Moonlight Beguine - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Krabs and Squidward asking Patrick out] ‣Dramatic Cue (f) - Ronald Hanmer ["What is it about me that makes those two so friendly?"] ‣Waltz Elegante - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["The lovely Patricia has returned to us."] ‣Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer [salesman enters] ‣ ? - Nicolas Carr [Patrick nervous] ‣Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"] ‣Like Strange - Kenny Graham ["Aren't you gonna take my order?"] ‣Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer ["PATRICK?!?!"] ‣On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [flyer] ‣Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick takes off the disguise] ‣On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [ending]
When Squidward first meets "Patricia," he calls him "Rubenesque," which means, of a woman, large and full-figured, or plump and pleasing. This is a reference to Sir Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish painter whose paintings often depicted large women.
In Greece, this episode is called Ε όχι και κυρία which means Not and Lady.
Apparently, SBSP is not afraid to tackle complicated, adult themes, like gender dysmorphia.
This is the second time the Krusty Krab is open on Sunday (although they are normally closed on Sunday), the first being "Squid's Day Off" and they later be open again on Sunday in "Trenchbillies."
In Russia, this episode is called Милашка which means The Pretty Girl.
This episode takes place on either a Monday, Tuesday, or a Wednesday as Mr. Krabs and Squidward mention Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as future dates. It is known that it cannot be Thursday because then, Squidward would have said, "tomorrow night", not "Friday night".
When Mr. Krabs was laying out the table cloth, the #7 sign somehow disappears.
When Patricia says "No way" to Squidward while he is hosing, clams appear on his top and quickly disappear again.
When Patrick is crying over his new identity, his skirt turns yellow for a fraction of a second.