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Episode Title: "Bucket Sweet Bucket"

Episode Airing Number: 96

Episode Production Number: 86

Original Airdate: July 27, 2007

Season: 5

On DVD: "Season 5, Vol. 1", "Bikini Bottom Adventures"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Roller Cowards"

Running Time: 10:59

Storyboard Directors: Casey Alexander and Zeus Cervas

Writers: Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas and Richard Pursel

Creative Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Larry Leichliter

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Plankton tricks SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward into fixing up the Chum Bucket.

Story: Plankton looks around at the Chum Bucket, which is severely rundown. Karen suggests fixing the place up because it has chipping paint, bad plumbing and dust bunnies. Plankton agrees it's time to give the place a complete overhaul. Outside of the Chum Bucket he drags a blue paint bucket across the ground. He almost falls in the bucket and grabs the brush but has difficulty painting due to his size. Plankton says he shouldn't have to subject himself to such menial labor and that it's a job for an imbecile. SpongeBob and Patrick are laughing while playing leapfrog. Plankton walks over to them. He tells them he's having some trouble with his abode and that he wants to paint the Chum Bucket to please his wife but is too small and feeble. SpongeBob agrees that he and Patrick will help him. Patrick says he's prepared and takes a watermelon and sticks it on his head.

Plankton explains to SpongeBob and Patrick what he wants done. He tells them Karen wants the place to really sparkle and have pizazz. He tells them to paint the entire Chum Bucket and says he's sure they don't want to disappoint Karen. SpongeBob and Patrick get to work, singing while they're working. Squidward is walking by and stops to see what SpongeBob and Patrick are doing. They tell him that Plankton needed their artistic vision. Squidward tells them they wouldn't know anything about that. SpongeBob and Patrick demonstrate what they know by painting each other. Squidward grabs a brush and begins painting on the Chum Bucket to show SpongeBob and Patrick how it's done. They lightly paint each other trying to copy what Squidward is doing. Plankton sees Squidward painting and comments that he didn't even need to trick the tall one and says his plan is falling right into place. SpongeBob comes up to Plankton and asks him for a drink. He takes SpongeBob into the Chum Bucket and tells him he'd love to offer him a drink but his pipes are rusted shut. While Plankton is still talking SpongeBob runs out the door.

SpongeBob runs into the Krusty Krab and removes the pipes which causes a bad leak. Plankton walks up to the Krusty Krab door and a bunch of water streams out. Meanwhile, Squidward paints himself on the Chum Bucket. Plankton climbs up the ladder and jumps on Squidward's head. He tells Squidward it's all wrong and takes his brush and paints a log cabin instead. SpongeBob asks Plankton what he thinks of the new window he put in. He tells SpongeBob it's too high and he won't be able to see out of it. SpongeBob says he didn't think of that but Patrick says he did. Plankton tells SpongeBob that Patrick is using his noggin and knows he'll actually want to see out of the window. Plankton then discovers that the window is closed shut. He unscrews a bolt from the window and puts it between his teeth, grunts and breaks the bolt. Plankton tells SpongeBob and Patrick they can't do anything right and he just gave them one simple task after another and can't do any of them. Plankton starts crying but SpongeBob assures him they'll keep working on the restuarant til it's the most pizzaziest place in Bikini Bottom.

Later, SpongeBob and Patrick are removing the arch on the side of the Krusty Krab. They throw the arch up in the air and it comes back down on their bodies. They carry if over to the Chum Bucket while Plankton goes across to the Krusty Krab. Next, SpongeBob and Patrick take the doors of the front of the Krusty Krab. Plankton tries to hide behind a table but when he does they take it with them. Then, Plankton hides in the boat behind the cash register. SpongeBob and Patrick take the boat with them as well. Plankton goes into Mr. Krabs' office as SpongeBob and Patrick continue to take stuff out. Plankton squeezes inside the safe and sees the formula inside a bottle. He starts to tear up as he's about to take off the top. When he takes out the paper it turns out to be a to-do list instead. When he comes out nothing but the safe is left. He looks across the street and the Chum Bucket looks like an exact replica of the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs pulls up in a taxi and comes out with his suitcase in hand. He pushes the Krusty Krab back to it's original spot and flips it so it's facing the street. Mr. Krabs takes his safe from his throat and tells Plankton that he knows he was planning on stealing the formula while he was gone. Plankton throws himself back over to the Chum Bucket. Karen sarcastically tells him he did a great job fixing the place up. Later, back at the Krusty Krab everything is renovated beautifully. A customer sees the new high price of $25 for a Krabby Patty and says it's a rip off. Mr. Krabs says he's paying for the advanced ambiance. The customer agrees and buys four.

Song: (none)


Squidward: *walks by listening to music* Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Heel, toe.

SpongeBob and Patrick: Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. We like to work.

Squidward: What the...? SpongeBob, what atrocity is this?

SpongeBob: Oh, hi, Squidward. Looky, Mr Plankton's having us paint. He calls it pizazz.

Squidward: Pizazz, huh? What would you know about that?

Patrick: Plankton says he needs our artistic vision.

SpongeBob: Let's show him. *they paint each other*

Squidward: You buffoons wouldn't know artistic vision if it hit you over the head.

SpongeBob: Hey, Plankton? What do you think of the new window? We got it from the Krusty Krab.

Plankton: SpongeBob, how do you expect me to see out of a window that high?

SpongeBob: I guess I hadn't thought about that.

Patrick: I did. *points out window, which is really low to the ground* Look, Plankton. It's the perfect height for your kind.

Plankton: See, SpongeBob, Patrick's using the old noggin. He knows I'll actually want to see out the window. *notices window is closed off*

Patrick: wanted to see out the window? Weird.


Chum Bucket Menu Plankton's menu at the Chum Bucket includes Chum Burgers, Chum Fries, Chum Shakes, Chum on a Stick, Chumbulaya, Chum Chili and Chum Pie.

Plankton's Previous Failures Plankton reveals that he has tried telemarketing, life guarding and creative writing and has failed at all of them also.

Mr. Krabs' To-Do List Mr. Krabs' to-do list included: getting one bottle of molting lotion, taking passport photo and getting new travel size safe.

New Hat Mr. Krabs is wearing a safari hat when he returns from vacation.

Playing on Computer SpongeBob is playing solitare on the new Krusty Krab computer.

New Computer Squidward says the computer SpongeBob is playing on is Karen but she's over at the Chum Bucket nagging him at the end of the episode.