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"The Krusty Plate"

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Episode Information
Season №: 5
Episode №: 90c
Airdate: August 1, 2007
Sister episode(s): "A Flea in Her Dome"
"The Donut of Shame"
Writer(s): Tuck Tucker
Eric Shaw
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Tuck Tucker
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "The Donut of Shame"
Next: "Goo Goo Gas"
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"The Krusty Plate" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob attempts to remove a stubborn spot from a plate.



Near closing time at The Krusty Krab, SpongeBob finishes washing the dishes. However, he finds one spot that takes a long time to get it off the plate. Mr. Krabs then states that he can't leave until he gets the spot removed. SpongeBob attempts various methods (such as a gun, a laser, and a bomb) to the point of virtually destroying the Krusty Krab. In the end, SpongeBob succeeds at his goal, but destroys the Krusty Krab in the process from a nuclear explosion.

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [closing time]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Krabs sees plate with spot on it]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["All ready, Mr. Krabs."]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["SPOT! SPOT! SPOT!"]
  Up She Rises - Sam Spence ["...till everything's ship-shape, sir."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs remembers what happened last time]
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [flashback to Krusty Krab on fire]
  The Marines March - Sam Spence [SpongeBob trying to clean the plate]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That is the last straw!"]
  Licence to Thrill - Robert Cornford [Spotmaster 6000]
  War Lords - Robert Cornford [steel wool]
  Project X - King Palmer [plate zapped with lasers]
  Vibe Sting - George de Fretes [Krabs decides to check on SpongeBob]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • The footage of Atomic Bomb explosion shown in this was reused from "Dying for Pie" which is an actual underwater explosion on Bikini Atoll, the island near which the series takes place.
  • The Spotmaster 6000's power source is not revealed in this episode, but since an incredibly huge amount of energy is used and only an atomic bomb can create a blast that huge, the machine could be nuclear-powered.
  • Mr. Krabs refers to a blowtorch as "welding equipment."
    • A blowtorch is not hot enough to weld.
  • The Spotmaster 6000 may be a reference to the Ghostbusters Series, in the movie they use nuclear accelerators & "cross the streams" as the Spotmaster does.
  • In real life, mixing microwave radiation & water will just cause a lot of steam.
  • In 1 airing, the split-screen closing credits for this and 2 sister episodes were shown with the beginning of episode, the audio plays over the United Plankton Pictures, Inc. and Nickelodeon logos. The letter freezes through most of the episode.
  • In Polish, the title called Czysty talerz (The Clean Plate.)

Cultural References

  • When SpongeBob says,"It may end life as we know it, but I am crossing the beams!" it is a reference to the movie Ghostbusters in which it is revealed that crossing the beam of their proton-pack lasers will end life as they know it.
  • When SpongeBob is talking to the plate before he fires the laser, his speech and accent are a reference to the James Bond movie "Dr. No".


  • When Mr. Krabs says "Oh, this time, ya done it, boy.", part of the floor is missing, but when he's chasing SpongeBob around in circles, the floor is a piece.
    • When Mr. Krabs starts chasing SpongeBob, it seems like the foundation of the Krusty Krab is quite small considering the small amount of the space that Mr. Krabs is chasing SpongeBob on.
  • When the Spotmaster 6000 starts to turn to ashes, SpongeBob has his helmet on. However when SpongeBob falls on the ground, the helmet has disappeared.
  • The plate's spot is below before SpongeBob shot the pink sponge. Later, it was above.

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