The Patty Gadget is a device capable of producing Krabby Patties at a fabulous rate. [1] It makes its only appearance in the episode "SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget."


It has three levels of production speed: Low, Medium, and High. Its lever cannot be pushed too hard or else it will break off and the machine will go out of control.

Role in episode

In order to rid the Krusty Krab of SpongeBob, its creator, Squidward, attempts to convince Mr. Krabs to replace SpongeBob with the Patty Gadget due to the advantages it offers. Mr. Krabs was nearly convinced to fire SpongeBob, but he came out to declare a "patty war." Squidward, as confident as he thinks, starts the machine, but it begins to operate out of control after the lever is broken off.

Despite this, SpongeBob manages to produce enough patties and stay ahead of the race long enough to make it explode. The remains of the destroyed machine were later buried in the Bikini Bottom Cemetery, and are constantly mourned over by Squidward.


  • It is a parody of the machine that lost to legendary tall tale, "John Henry."


Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Major employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Minor employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobMrs. PuffFrankKaren Plankton

Variations: 5-Star Krusty KrabThe Krusty FactoryThe Krusty Krab MuseumKrabby O'Monday'sThe Kuddly KrabThe Krusty SpongeKrusty TowersIce-Skating RinkSecret Krusty KrabRusty KrabKrusty PlanktonGranny Plankton's Krabby Patties

Machines: Krusty Krab grillDishwasherCashyDJ systemPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machineKrusty Phone

Food: Krabby PattyCoral BitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp FriesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab PizzaPattyChopper PattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattiesKelp ringsSponge PattySpongy PattiesTurkey PattyRelish PattyHash brownsSandwichExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDozen Cryin' Cows on the FarmDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeKetchupMustardKrusty KetchupKelp KetchupSea MustardMayoSea PotatoesSecret PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby SupremeSquidward's Krabby PattyAll-Bun PattyTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamPlanky Patty

Commercials: Krusty Krab CommercialKrusty Krab Commercial (1950s)Krusty Kids' Meal Commercial

Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

Other: Squidward's workstationPatty vaultLost and FoundKrusty KateringKrusty Krab employee hatKrusty Krab AdvertisingKrusty Krab playsetMini Krusty Krab playsetKrusty Krab Industries Labor AgreementKrusty Krab Rule BookEmployee HandbookPatty PalThe Eugene Krabs Memorial Wishing WellUtensil standCondiment IslandKrusty Krab surveillance roomKrusty PoolKrusty Krab Talent ShowEating contest beltKrusty Krab drive-thruMr. Krabs' secret laboratoryNo Refunds signFace in the darkness