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Episode Title: "Mid-Life Crustacean"

Episode Airing Number: 54

Episode Production Number: 55

Original Airdate: January 24, 2003

Season: 3

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Third Season," "Sponge for Hire"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "The Great Snail Race"

Running Time:11:36

Storyboard Directors: C.H. Greenblatt and Kaz

Storyboard Artist: Chuck Klein

Writers: C.H. Greenblatt, Kaz and Mark O'Hare

Animation Director: Frank Weiss

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Mr. Krabs feels old so he goes out for a night on the town with SpongeBob and Patrick to feel young again.

Story: Mr. Krabs wakes up and slowly gets out of bed. He walks to the bathroom and looks in the mirror and sees his eyes are crusty and he has several chins. He comes in the kitchen and sits down at the table where Pearl has made him breakfast. Pearl makes Mr. Krabs take his daily pill which is huge! Mr. Krabs asks her if she thinks he's old and Pearl tells him that she does.

While walking to work a boy scout helps Mr. Krabs across the street and another guy tells Mr. Krabs that he's going too slow, and that's he's had his blinker on for the last five blocks. Then when Mr. Krabs walks by the playground the kids don't want Mr. Krabs to play with them. He keeps on walking and goes by the cemetary where old people are waiting in line. One of them tells Mr. Krabs not to cut in line. He thinks they're waiting in line to get buried but they are actually waiting to buy ice cream.

At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs overhears SpongeBob and Patrick talking about their wild night on the town and asks to join them. Patrick gives Mr. Krabs a test to see if he's cool enough by asking him to give him the secret cool guy handshake. Mr. Krabs passes the test and tells SpongeBob and Patrick to be at his house at 8:00. They show up that night with their bike. SpongeBob added a little red wagon on the back for Mr. Krabs. While driving down the street a cool guy and his girlfriend pull up and made fun of SpongeBob, but he doesn't realize it.

They pull up to a place called "The Wash." Mr. Krabs thinks it's a cool guy hang out, but it's actually a laundry mat. Then, they pick up trash on the highway, sit in a pool, and do a lot of other lame activities. Finally, they go to "Bunny Bun" where Mr. Krabs is playing with a bunch of kids. Mr. Krabs gets angry at SpongeBob and Patrick and tells them that they're lame and haven't suggested one cool thing all evening. Patrick tells Mr. Krabs that if he leaves he'll miss the panty raid. Mr. Krabs is excited and decides to stick with them.

SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs lean a ladder up against the side of the house and climb in through the window. Mr. Krabs walks to the dresser and grabs a pair of underwear and holds them up. Mama Krabs flicks on the light and demands to know what Mr. Krabs is doing with her bloomers. He asks SpongeBob why he didn't tell him this was his mother's house. SpongeBob says because he didn't ask. Mama Krabs tells Mr. Krabs that he's grounded for the rest of the night and sends him to his room. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that it does make him feel young again.

Song: "You're Old"

You're old (you're old...)

Groaning like a geezer

Hear yourself a-crackin' like an old has-been

Look at yourself, old man, you've got multiple chins

'Cause you're old


You're old (you're old...)

A wheezing, decrepit windbag

Where you once had muscle, you've got jelly rolls

Buddy, you're as ancient as the Dead Sea Scrolls

Man, you're old

Mm-hmm... (you're old...)

You're old


Mr. Krabs: Pearl, do you think I'm old?

Pearl: Of course I do. But that's okay. Daddy's are supposed to be old.

Kid: Mommy, my krabby patty tastes funny.

Mother: Well, no wonder. It's all old and dried out, like that man over there. *points to Mr. Krabs*

Tough Guy: Hey, you guys must be lost. Doofus drive is around the corner.

SpongeBob: We're not lost. I've got my compass.

Tough Guy: So, long, dorks!

SpongeBob: Goodbye, pals!

Mr. Krabs: We used to beat people up for saying stuff like that. Everything's all topsey turvey now.

SpongeBob: Are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?

Mr. Krabs: I'm feeling a warm spot.

Patrick: Sorry.

Mama Krabs: Eugene, lights out!

Mr. Krabs: Yes, mommy.


Radio Station Mr. Krabs listens to KOLD.

Coral Pearl uses the word "coral" in this episode. She also says it in "Bossy Boots" and "Whale of a Birthday".

One Minute Late SpongeBob and Patrick arrive at Mr. Krabs' house at 8:01 PM.

Mama Krabs This is the second appearance of Mama Krabs.

Picture There's a wedding picture on the wall in Mama Krabs' house of her and her husband.