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Episode Title: "Banned in Bikini Bottom"

Episode Airing Number: 108

Episode Production Number: 100

Original Airdate: November 23, 2007

Season: 5

On DVD: "WhoBob WhatPants", "Season 5, Volume 2"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Stanley S. SquarePants"

Running Time: 10:54

Storyboard Director: Aaron Springer

Writers: Aaron Springer and Steven Banks

Creative Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Alan Smart

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: A stern old woman closes the Krusty Krab down due to Krabby Patties being too fun and delicious.

Story: As usual, SpongeBob is cooking Krabby Patties in the Krusty Krab kitchen. A big puff of steam goes up and he kisses it. He starts singing a song about how much he loves Krabby Patties. SpongeBob then fills himself up with air. Squidward walks up to the soda machine with a box of cups. He displays them like a pyramid. The music continues and SpongeBob releases his air and keeps on singing. He knocks down Squidward and his cup display. A tour bus pulls up and a skinny old woman dusts the ground and then steps out. She blows a whistle signaling the rest of the ladies and they walk up to the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs welcomes them. Miss Gristlepuss tells the ladies not to pay no attention to him. They walk up to Squidward and Miss Gristlepuss explains to him they've been on a tour bus for several days and would like to eat something. Squidward makes fun of them and says he'll call the mortition and tell him his uniforms have been stolen. Mr. Krabs scolds him and tells Squidward that these ladies are obviously there to eat and he needs to serve them some Krabby Patties. Miss Gristlepuss comments that she was wrong about Mr. Krabs and he knows how to act like a civilized bottomfeeder.

Meanwhile, SpongeBob is still singing his Krabby Patty song and dances on a table with a tray full of Krabby Patties. Miss Gristlepuss blows her whistle stopping SpongeBob in his tracks and causing him to spill the patties. She asks him what is causing him to behave in this manner. SpongeBob explains to her that it's the diliciousness of a Krabby Patty. Miss Grislepuss tells them they're from the United Organization Against Things That Are Fun And Delicious and they're gonna ban Krabby Patties and close down the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob offers Miss Gristlepuss a Krabby Patty so she can to experience the awesome pleasure. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob not to worry because the old woman cannot shut them down. The Krusty Krab is then shown with big "Closed" signs. Mr. Krabs is extremely upset. Miss Gristlepuss is talking to her husband, who is the chief of police. He speeds off in his cop car as Mr. Krabs stands outside the Krusty Krab weeping. He screams that he's ruined and runs away crazily. SpongeBob talks to Squidward and says the only way they could sell Krabby Patties is open up a place that didn't look like a restuarant and did it secretly. Mr. Krabs hears him and comes running back. He tells SpongeBob he knows just where to open the secret Krusty Krab.

Squidward is outside of SpongeBob's house on a ladder painting a sign that says "Grand Opening! The Secret Krusty Krab." Mr. Krabs dusts off his cash register in SpongeBob's living room. He then procedes to kiss it as SpongeBob comes in the front door with a bag of buns. Patrick also enters with a bag, but his is empty where he ate them and burps loudly. Meanwhile, Plankton watches the Krusty Krab from across the street through binoculors. He tells Karen that everybody will think the Krusty Krab is closed. Karen informs him that it really is closed and Krabby Patties have been banned. Plankton is excited because he thinks he has finally won and beaten Mr. Krabs. He puts on his coat and hat and tells Karen he's going out to celebrate. Customers are standing in line at the secret Krusty Krab and they are getting antsy. They start to push and shove each other. Plankton walks up and asks them what's going on. They tell him they're waiting in line to buy Krabby Patties. Patrick is at SpongeBob's front door letting people in. Plankton climbs up a ladder and talks to Patrick through SpongeBob's mail slot. Patrick asks him what the password is. Plankton calls him a garganchuin bafoon. Patrick tells him that's the password and opens the door causing Plankton's ladder to fall and he hits the ground.

Inside SpongeBob's house Squidward is waiting on customers and Gary is crawling around with a tray on his shell. Mr. Krabs comes up to Squidward and quietly asks him if he's seen any sign of the cops. He then goes in the kitchen to check on SpongeBob, who is hiding nervously under the table. He asks Mr. Krabs that if Krabby Patties are illegal aren't they breaking the law. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that if he doesn't start cooking he'll make him take weekends off. Of course, SpongeBob goes right back to work. Plankton watches Mr. Krabs through the ordering window. He climbs up on a telephone that's much too big for him and dials a number. He tells the cops he needs them. Four police cars speedily pull up to SpongeBob's house causing all the customers to run away. They kick down the door knocking Patrick down. They run in scaring all the customers and flipping over Gary. The cops clean up all piles of patties from the house. Mr. Krabs asks Miss Gristlepuss to reconsider taking them to jail but she tells him he's a menace to society. Al then procedes to eat a Krabby Patty which shocks his wife and she tells him to unhand the patty at once. Miss Gristlepuss runs to stop him, trips and a Krabby Patty comes flying and lands in her mouth. Her expression immediately changes and she begins dancing on the table with SpongeBob. She tells everybody she is reborn and is a kindler, gentler fish now. Plankton hides under a bun in a Krabby Patty. Miss Gristlepuss picks up the patty he's in and takes a bite. Plankton screams.

Song: I Love Krabby Patties

Aaah...I like Krabby Patties!

I think they're swell.

I like Krabby Patties,

And you cannot tell.

Krabby Patties,

Krabby Patties,

They're so neat.


Sweet to eat.


Really neat,

Really neat,

Treat that's neat.

Sweet treat, sweet treat.


Miss Gristlepuss: Greetings. Although your establishment seems ropognent, and foul in nature, it seems not to affend our sencetivities. It is for that reason, plus the fact that we have been stuck on a tour bus for several days that my sisters and I would like to eat something here.

Squidward: Okay, but first let me call the mortition and tell him his uniform's been stolen. *Squidward cracks up* Clothing singer!

Miss Gristlepuss: Squidward! These rich, and hags- I mean, these little lovely ladies are obviously here to eat. So let's sell them- I mean, serve them some delicious Krabby Patties.

Mr. Krabs: It don't matter anyway, lad. She can't close us down. *shows Krusty Krab with "Closed" signs* She closed us down! I'm ruined! *Mr. Krabs starts to cry* How did it come to this?

Squidward: You called Miss Gristlepuss a disgusting, old prune and then threatened her with a french fry strainer.

Mr. Krabs: I didn't know her husband was the chief of police.

Miss Gristlepuss: Thanks again, Al.

Al: Any time, honey. See you at home for dinner. *licks lips* I'm starvin'. *he speeds off*

Miss Grislepuss: I just love that man.

Squidward: *Meanwhile, Mr. Krabs stands in front of the Krusty Krab holding the locks and chains on the front door* How long has he been standing over there?.

SpongeBob: Uh. . .*SpongeBob looks at watch* Four days.


End Credits In the credits Miss Gristlepuss is called "Miss Priss".

Closing Down This isn't the first time Mr. Krabs is forced to close the Krusty Krab. He was also forced to close in "Best Day Ever" due to a nematoad infestation.

Close Call Plankton has had a close call of almost getting eaten several times. The other episodes this happens in are "F.U.N." and "20,000 Patties Under the Sea".