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The Donut of Shame

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The Donut of Shame
Season №: 5
Episode №: 90b
Airdate: August 1, 2007
Running time: 7 minutes, 9 seconds
Sister episode(s): "A Flea in Her Dome"
"The Krusty Plate"
Writer(s): Nate Cash
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Nate Cash
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "A Flea in Her Dome"
Next: "The Krusty Plate"
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"The Donut of Shame" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, Patrick thinks he stole SpongeBob's doughnut and tries to hide it from SpongeBob.



The morning after SpongeBob's tea party, Patrick wakes up and remembers the tea party. He says that he must have passed out in SpongeBob's kitchen on the ceiling. The screen zooms out and flips upside-down and Patrick falls back onto the floor. He remembers that the party lasted after 8:30 PM and says things get crazy then (although it was only 8:35 and they were not actually that crazy). He looks around for SpongeBob and finds him in the living room with a doughnut in his hand. Since SpongeBob has also passed out, Patrick takes the doughnut.

When he arrives home, he wants to eat it but just before he does he remembers SpongeBob saying, "This kind of doughnut can really make a guy happy..." He then thinks he has stolen SpongeBob's doughnut. Two angel-and-devil doughnuts appear beside him. The angel doughnut tells him not to eat because SpongeBob is his friend while the devil doughnut tells him not to trust the angel doughnut because he has sprinkles. Patrick doesn't know who to trust so the devil doughnut gives him an idea by attaching a chain to it and saying that he can pull it out when SpongeBob wants it back. The angel doughnut says it is actually quite a good idea and the doughnuts disappear. Patrick tests out his method but when he pulls the chain, the doughnut does not come out with it. Panicking, he quickly coughs it back up.

SpongeBob and Patrick eat a donut

His phone then rings, with SpongeBob on the other line. He says he will be right over to Patrick's house with a tape of the night before. Patrick realizes that the tape will show him taking SpongeBob's doughnut, so he runs around his house, trying to hide it. He tries under a rug but he thinks that SpongeBob might step on it. He hides it in the toaster but worries that SpongeBob will want to make toast. He thinks of hiding it in the toilet but he thinks that SpongeBob might want to use it. He then tries his "attic" but halfway up the stairs he remembers he doesn't have one, and falls because there are no stairs either. He then tries the "attic" again but simply falls once more. SpongeBob finally arrives and Patrick quickly hides the doughnut in the back of his pants. SpongeBob presents the videotape and prepares to watch it. Thinking the jig is up, Patrick breaks down crying and admits to taking the doughnut, but then SpongeBob says it is all right for him to take the doughnut. He shows Patrick the tape that shows him giving the doughnut to him as a birthday present. Patrick then pulls the doughnut (although, nearly spoiled) from his pants, splits it in half and asks SpongeBob if he wants to share. SpongeBob accepts as he eats the half doughnut, only to make him sick as Patrick says, "Pretty good, huh?," and the episode ends.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  20th Century Gothic (a) - Matthew Cang [title card]
  ? [opening]
  Code Dead End - Gregor F. Narholz [Patrick woke up]
  Steel Sting (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, yeah, the party."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick on the ceiling]
  Toy Piano - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [tea party]
  Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob asleep]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [shot of doughnut]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick tries to take it]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Oh..."]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["It worked!"]
  Blaze of Brass (d) - Cecil Milner ["A doughnut this nice deserves to be served on fine china!"]
  Stiff Upper Lip - Paddy Kingsland [the good plate]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick is about to eat the doughnut]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [flashback to previous night]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [Patrick gasps]
  Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland ["Wait! I -an't eat -is -onut!"]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [angel and devil donuts]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick eats the doughnut]
  ? ["And now..."]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick coughs up the doughnut]
  Abject Terror - Paul Lewis [Patrick trying to hide the doughnut]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares [Patrick's first daydream]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [Patrick's second daydream]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick screams]
  Tympup (a) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [doughnut dropped in toilet]
  Tympup (c) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [daydream cloud disappears]
  Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin [Patrick running up to the "attic"]
  Editor's Falling Over (f) - Dick Stephen Walter [Patrick falls]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, I know, the attic!"]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs up, falls again]
  Red Alert 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob appears]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Patrick confesses]
  Pua Paoakalani (b) - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani [video of party]
  Bashful Eyes - Kapono Beamer [ending]



  • As of August 17, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.8/10 based on 118 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a 6.6/10 based on 128 votes.[2]


  • On the title card, the classic Castle Thunder sound effect can be heard.
  • Patrick falling repeatedly from his "attic" sleep is similar to him falling repeatedly from Mount Climb-up and Fall-off in "Valentine's Day."
  • In a flashback, SpongeBob and Patrick were having a tea party, and the same stuffed animals SpongeBob obtained from "Skill Crane." It takes place after that episode.
  • Patrick's doughnut appears again in the DS version of SpongeBob's Truth or Square.
  • This episode reveals that Patrick's birthday is on February 26.
  • This is the second episode to have sound effects on title card. The first was "Karate Island."
  • This is the third episode in which most of the episode takes place inside Patrick's house. The first was "I'm with Stupid" and the second was "Rise and Shine."
  • When SpongeBob steps on the doughnut, jelly squirts out. However, when Patrick splits the doughnut, there is no jelly. When the jelly came out, Patrick was thinking it would happen, so perhaps the jelly was his imagination.
  • This is the third appearance of a doughnut. The first is in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy," the second is in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," and the fourth is in "Ghoul Fools."
  • This is the tenth episode where the title card is animated; the ninth being "All That Glitters," the eighth being "Karate Island," the seventh being "Ghost Host," the sixth being "Skill Crane," the fifth being "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler," the fourth being "One Krabs Trash," the third being "Idiot Box," the second being "Prehibernation Week" and the first being "SB-129."
  • This is one of the few episodes where there is no bubble transition between the opening credits and the start of the episode. Instead, there is a wipe to Patrick's closed eyes.
  • This episode has a similar ending to "To Love a Patty" with SpongeBob eating a spoiled food item that makes him sick.


  • When Patrick fell off from the "attic," SpongeBob would have seen him with the donut.
  • When Patrick is outside, he has underpants on, but when goes into his rock, his pants are suddenly on.
  • SpongeBob said he filmed the whole thing, but when he puts the video cassette in Patrick's VCR, it only plays from where the part where SpongeBob gives Patrick the donut for his birthday.


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