The episode starts on a stormy night, with customers leaving the Krusty Krab with an umbrella but end up getting carried away with the wind. Squidward, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs are about to leave the Krusty Krab when an old hagfish named Madame Hagfish appears at the door of the Krusty Krab. Squidward is afraid of her and tells her that the Krusty Krab is closed, but she ignores him and orders. She attempts to convince Squidward to give her a Krabby Patty but he refuses, because it was closed and she did not have the right and/or enough money (She has 3 seashells). After various attempts to make her leave, SpongeBob feels sorry for Madame Hagfish and whispers to her. The Hagfish then leaves and claims that they have not seen the last of her. She then leaves along with the storm and Mr. Krabs questions SpongeBob on what he whispers and makes a joke. SpongeBob then laughs suspiciously.
Later, when the Krusty Krab closes, SpongeBob secretly goes behind the Krusty Krab to give The Hagfish two delicious Krabby Patties before being caught by Mr. Krabs. It is revealed that was what SpongeBob whispered to The Hagfish. Mr. Krabs yells at SpongeBob and takes the patties. The Hagfish becomes furious and chats secret words along with the phrase "I hereby curse the Krusty Krab" which supposedly puts a curse on the Krusty Krab before flying away. SpongeBob becomes very worried about this but Mr. Krabs says that it is a bunch of nonsense.
The next day, Mr. Krabs watches out the door the whole day and there are no customers. He says he has a funny feeling about the so-called curse. Suddenly, a plate falls from the attic of the Krusty Krab. It startles Squidward, making him drop his coffee and starting a fire, burning much of Mr. Krabs' money. SpongeBob attempts to put the fire out, but just ends up turning all of Mr. Krab's money to ash. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob then set out to try to find the Old Hagfish in hope that she would lift the curse.
It takes them many hours to find her but they finally find a covered wagon that she lives in. Mr. Krabs begs for her to lift the curse. She agrees on a compromise. If they can find a sacred golden doubloon from the deadly golden eel. They find the eel (who is sleeping inside a cave full of green goo that SpongeBob identifies as "leftover pudding") They try to get the doubloon from him but SpongeBob trips, thus waking him up. The eel grabs Mr. Krabs and attempts to suffocate him. SpongeBob then hits the eel lightly on the neck but the doubloon flies out of the eel's throat and Mr. Krabs catches it. They get it to the Hagfish, who uses it for her laundry machine. The Hagfish agrees to lift the curse and takes the closed sign from the Krusty Krab's front lawn, saying that she woud not waste real hexes on Mr. Krabs. Many customers then show up at the Krusty Krab. Inside the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs again says that there is no such thing as curses, or witches, or magical sea creatures. As the episode ends, the Krusty Krab begins shaking, the electric eel pops up from underground scaring away all of the Krusty Krab's customers.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣Slovakian Czardas Duo - Lars-Luis Linek [title card] ‣Animal Antics - Phillip Green [thunderstorm] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Ah, the end of another successful business day."] ‣Dramatic Bridge 3 - Phillip Green [Madame Hagfish introduced] ‣Desperate Situation - Phillip Green ["I'm sorry, ma'am... but we're closed."] ‣ ? [Hagfish enters Krusty Krab] •Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, boy, some people."] ‣Botany Bay - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Hagfish orders a Krabby Patty] ‣ ? ["But it's all I have."] ‣Dramatic Bridge 4 - Phillip Green ["You haven't seen the last of... ME!"] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs laughs] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs smelling money] ‣Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford ["Mr. Krabs!"] ‣ ? ["Oh, please, Mr. Krabs, don't fire me!"] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs throws away the patties] ‣Desperate Situation - Phillip Green ["But what about the... the... the..."] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [record skipping] ‣Desperate Situation - Phillip Green ["But what about the curse?"] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs says curses are nonsense] ‣Voodoo Victim - Gilbert Vinter [no customers] ‣Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["Me money!"] ‣The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones [Krabs' money burning] ‣Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob trying to put out the fire] ‣Lonely Stranger - Laurie Johnson [microscope] ‣Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["I don't got it."] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward leaves] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs driving] ‣The Jovial Buccaneers - John Fox ["Well, I'll be the slimy son of a slippery sea slug!"] ‣Why Am I So Poor? B - Laszlo Borteri ["Give me one good reason why I should lift the curse."] ‣Mystery Murder [#60] - Phillip Green ["I will lift the curse."] ‣Dark and Scary - Harry Lubin ["Bring me the sacred gold doubloon from the throat of the giant golden eel!"] ‣The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [lair of the golden eel] ‣Alone in the Old House - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Krabs find the eel] ‣Tipsy Turvy - Phillip Green [SpongeBob trips] ‣The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [eel wakes up] ‣The Silver Blade - Ilona Sekacz ["Take this!"] ‣Why Am I So Poor? B - Laszlo Borteri ["We have the gold doubloon you asked for."] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Hagfish lifts the curse] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [ending]
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The production name for this episode was "Hagfish Hex," as seen on some of the original character storyboards on Facebook. To take a look, click here.
The hagfish's money is somehow based on real life ancient societies that once used shells and beads as currency.
This episode aired online before it was on TV. It could have been seen as one of "Spongebob's Legends of Bikini Bottom" by entering the code "Booty".
This is the first episode where something from the attic of the Krusty Krab has come into play
When SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs park the car at Madame Hagfish's house, it is near the parking sign. But when they got the golden doubloon, the car disappears.
Although this episode aired on TV during Season 8, it is still considered part of Season 7. (Possibly because it was available on the Legends of Bikini Bottom DVD before it aired on TV)