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To Love a Patty

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To Love A Patty
Season №: 5
Episode №: 87a
Airdate: July 26, 2007
Sister episode(s): "Breath of Fresh Squidward"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Eric Shaw
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Bucket Sweet Bucket"
Next: "Breath of Fresh Squidward"
List of episodes

"To Love a Patty" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty.



At the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is seen cooking Krabby Patties. He makes several krabby patties and falls in love with one, naming it "Patty". The patties are taken to customers who start wolfing down on the food. Consumed by guilt, SpongeBob rescues Patty by replacing her with a shoe.

SpongeBob shows Patty around his home. Patrick and Sandy arrive, only to question SpongeBob's desire of the sandwich. SpongeBob ignores their judgments and goes off to do numerous activities with the sandwich; such as going to the fair, rescuing it from hungry clams, and riding a boat down a river. They go down a waterfall and SpongeBob puts the sandwich back together.

Six hours later, the patty has spoiled. Oblivious to this, SpongeBob decides to take it on a date. Later at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob informs Mr. Krabs about his date. Mr. Krabs thinks he is dating a girl, and finds it strange when he discovers the date is a krabby patty. At a point during the date, Squidward tries to tell SpongeBob that his date is just a rotten krabby patty. SpongeBob still thinks Patty is beautiful until he smells her, then sees the hideous appearance of the spoiled patty.

SpongeBob questions how this came to be. Mr. Krabs tells the fry cook that he once fell in love with a krabby patty. He then tells SpongeBob that Krabby Patties are meant to be loved and eaten. SpongeBob finally knows what he must do and eats his date, feeling nauseous afterward. The episode ends with SpongeBob asking for a doggie bag.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  The Drunken Sailor - ? [title card]
  Surreptitiously Mine - Casey Alexander [SpongeBob sings this]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob making Krabby Patties]
  Romeo & Juliet Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fiachra Trench [SpongeBob falls in love with one of them]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters [SpongeBob gives the other patties to Squidward]
  Tearjerker - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["A patty like you comes around once in a lifetime."]
  Space Fanfare - Gregor F. Narholz ["No, the job must come first."]
  The Legend Spreads - Steve London [sacred fry cook oath]
  ? [table of tough guys]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [patty sheds tear]
  Tearjerker - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I can't let them eat you!"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Squidward teases SpongeBob]
  ? [grilled shoe]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob at home]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer ["Fire!"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob still running around]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick at the door]
  Spring Cleaning - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob says he already made plans]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["I've been replaced by a sandwich!"]
  I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You - Zeus Cervas, Eban Schletter
  Bliss - Alec Gould [SpongeBob on a picnic]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Krabs wondering where SpongeBob is]
  Place Bleu - Werner Von Overheidt [SpongeBob in a tuxedo]
  Elegance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [limo arrives]
  ? [customers leave]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [shot of moldy patty]
  Background Blues - Otto Sieben [reserved seat]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [patty filled with maggots]
  Elegance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["She's the most gorgeous creature in the sea!"]
  The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones ["Patty...?"]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["What's happened to you?!"]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [patties are meant to be eaten]
  Romantic Ending - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I see what I must do."]
  The Drunken Sailor (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock [ending]


  • Some fans dislike this episode since SpongeBob was killing clams, and also because of the gross patty.
  • The tough fish who wanted to eat Patty, but instead got a shoe burger is the same tough fish that was the first fish in the telescope in Shanghaied. He's also one of the fish who helps SpongeBob stall the kids in Krabby Land.
  • In Dutch, this episode is called "Allerliefste Krabby" which means "Beloved Krabby"
  • The song SpongeBob sings was used for Rock Band 2 DLC.
  • The Patty is similar to the one they tried to feed the health inspector.

Cultural References

  • Squidward saying "How should I know? Am I an idiot's keeper?" is a reference to the Bible, when Cain answers God's question by saying "Am I my brother's keeper?".
  • The song SpongeBob sings to his patty sounds a little similar to Go Your Own Way by Fleetwod Mac.

Start a Discussion Discussions about To Love a Patty

  • To Love A Krabby Patty Review

    8 messages
    • Magnifecent wrote: WORST EPISODE EVER. we hate this episode because we have are own opinion and you should not force us to like this. sheesh ...
    • I hate this episode. yeah keep spongebob from saying a swear which is just a sound that is bad, but its totally fine for him to murder
  • to love a patty

    • yeah don't let spongebob or patrick say any swears, but its totally fine to make them murderers

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