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What's Eating Patrick?
General
Season №: 9
Episode №: 193b
Airdate: October 2, 2015 (USA)
March 18, 2016 (Canada)
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Sanctuary!"
Credits
Writer(s): Kyle McCulloch
Jack Pendarvis
Storyboard: Joe Wierenga
Animation: Alan Smart
Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
Chronology
Previous: "Sanctuary!"
Next: "Patrick! The Game"
List of episodes

"What's Eating Patrick?" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, Patrick enters a Krabby Patty eating competition in order to defend Bikini Bottom's honor.

Characters

Synopsis

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The episode begins at the Krusty Krab, where the Krusty Crew are celebrating the annual Krabby Patty eating contest. SpongeBob asks why Mr. Krabs is so overjoyed, and Mr. Krabs explains that this is time of the year where he gets the most money due to him being the supplier of the Krabby Patties, then a news flash appears on the television. An unbeatable challenger named Oswald McNulty has won every Krabby Patty eating contest, and beaten every single city champion except Bikini Bottom. Things take an even darker turn because the Bikini Bottom champion has retired.

Mr. Krabs is devastated by the news, and believes he isn't going to get any revenue until he sees Patrick, who comes in to order 40 Krabby Patties as a light lunch. Mr. Krabs then proposes that Patrick becomes the next Krabby Patty eating champion, and Patrick agrees. Mr. Krabs then begins Patrick's training by making him eat Krabby Patties, while training he sees a young boy with a broken foot with his father, the father's son asks Patrick a question, Patrick answers.

The contest is about to start, the crowd is outside of the Krusty Krab and two guards carry Oswald, who is sitting on a chair being lifted by the guards, then the crowd starts booing, including the boy with a broken foot and his father.

The contest is shortly going to start, and when SpongeBob asks the competitors if they are ready, Patrick says he does not want to do it. SpongeBob says "Well then don't do it, I'm sure Mr. Krabs will understand." then Mr. Krabs hears this. He then gives Patrick a bill, listing the krabby patties Patrick ate for training. He says that they have just become plain eating patties, and Mr. Krabs says if he does the contest he will not have to pay the bill, then Mr. Krabs points to the crowd cheering for Patrick and the boy with a broken foot is in the crowd, saying his foot hurts Patrick then says that he'll do it, for the boy with a broken foot, and then Mr. Krabs tears up the bill.

The contest begins, and Oswald is eating the patties already, but Patrick is struggling, and is barely eating any of the patties. Patrick looks in the crowd, seeing the boy with the broken foot cheering Patrick on. Patrick becomes encouraged by that, and then eats a whole entire plate of patties. Oswald starts eating faster, both of them start eating faster, all until they have one last patty to consume to win, but both stop. Oswald falls from his chair. Patrick tells SpongeBob he cannot continue, but SpongeBob reminds Patrick about the taste, then Patrick gets encouraged to eat the last Krabby Patty to win. Patrick then points to the boy with a broken foot, and the boy gives Patrick the last patty. Patrick eats the patty, then wins the contest.

Patrick is handed the belt, and puts it on, Perch Perkins asks Patrick is he's going to enter the contest next year again, Patrick says no, and says the belt does not even fit, the belt flies out when Patrick puts it on, then it hits the boy with the broken foot of screen, then the episode ends.

Production

On May 29, 2015, Sherm Cohen released two storyboard images from this episode. It should be noted that at the time of their release, it was unknown which episode they belonged to.[1][2]

Vincent Waller confirmed the episode on Twitter on September 2, 2015.[3]

On October 2, Adam Paloian released a storyboard image from this episode.[4]

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In the storyboard version, in the scene where Patrick is starting training, when the scene enters Patrick's mouth to show his taste buds, it shows his mouth and then the taste buds. In the final version, it shows Patrick's tongue instead of his mouth.

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Coconut Cream Pie - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crushed by table]
  Sailor's Sting 26 - Krabs playing accordion
  Sailor's Sting 12 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Mr. Krabs really loves Founders Day."]
  Sailor's Sting 26 - Krabs sings
  Sailor's Sting 15 - Michael Bolger and Nicolas Carr [No Takers for McNulty Challenge]
  Fates - Gregor Narholz ["I'm ruined!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (j) - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs wants a competitor for the contest]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick orders 47 patties]
    Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
  The Donut Dilemma - Nicolas Carr ["Well, if it isn't Patrick."]
  Up She Rises - Sam Spence [Krabs talks about Oswald McNulty]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["...return the belt to Bikini Bottom."]
  The Irish Patriot - Sam Spence ["You're going up against the best, so you have to be the best."]
  The Fruitcake Vendor - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick warming up his taste buds]
  Evil Atmosphere - Clive Richardson [film of McNulty]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["He's not tasting, boys."]
  The Irish Patriot - Sam Spence [Krabs wants Patrick to swallow without tasting]
  Whatever It Takes - Sam Spence [training montage]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [crowd outside Krusty Krab]
  A Chilling Championship - Sam Spence ["Five short minutes to consume as many patties as they can.")]
  Sailor's Sting 15 - Michael Bolger and Nicolas Carr ["I smell mutiny."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's taste buds crying]
  ? [bill for patties eaten during training]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield [bill unrolls]
  Sailor's Sting 20 - Michael Bolger and Nicolas Carr [Krabs talks Patrick into doing the contest]
  Sailor's Sting 18 - Michael Bolger and Nicolas Carr [Patrick agrees to do the contest.]
  Up She Rises - Sam Spence [contest begins]
  Prelude to Conflict - Sam Fonteyn [Patrick and McNulty are tied]
  Empire - Sam Spence ["Down goes McNulty!"]
  Now is the Time (a) - David Robidoux [little boy gives Patrick his patty]
  Honolulu March - Hans Haider [Patrick wins the contest]

Release

Reception

  • As of October 17, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 6.9/10 based on 75 ratings by users.[5] TV.com users give this episode a 6.7/10 based on 31 votes.[6]

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
none

Cultural references

  • Rocky series - There are a few references to this series. Some include SpongeBob's training hat and the music that plays when Patrick is going around town.
  • The Great Starbino is a reference to Babe Ruth's nickname, The Great Bambino.
  • When Perch says Patrick is pointing to Center Field, it a reference to when Babe Ruth called his shot in the fifth inning of game 3 world series in 1932. 
  • When Perch says "And down goes McNulty, down goes McNulty". Is a reference to Down Goes Frazier call by Howard Cosell in The Sunshine Showdown", which was a professional boxing match in Jamaica contested on January 22, 1973 between Joe Frazier and George Foreman

Errors

  • In the Polish dub, SpongeBob's line "Mr. Krabs really loves Founders Day!" is translated to "Mr. Squidward really loves Founders Day!"

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References

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