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Episode Title: "Krabby Land"

Episode Airing Number: 59

Episode Production Number: 57

Original Airdate: April 3, 2004

Season: 3

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

On VHS: "Sponge For Hire"

Aired With Episode: "The Camping Episode"

Running Time: 11:26

Storyboard Directors: Paul Tibbitt and Kent Osborne

Storyboard Artists: Chuck Klein, Carson Kugler, Caleb Meurer and William Reiss

Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Kent Obsorne and Mark O'Hare

Animation Director: Andrew Overtoom

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Mr. Krabs makes the Krusty Krab a destination for kids to get them to buy Krabby Patties.

Story: It is June 21, the first day of summer in Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob is very cheerful and shows his summer spirit at the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs is happy because now kids are out of school and will wander around town with lots of money. He looks forward to the true meaning of summer - making lots of money from them.

Mr. Krabs waits all day for kids, but they don't come to the restaurant. The children are playing at a playground, and Krabs doesn't know how to get them away from it. Then, he comes up with an idea.

The next day, SpongeBob discovers that Mr. Krabs has built a playground called Krabby Land at the Krusty Krab. Kids can't wait for him to unveil it. When he does, they see the playground is just junk. Mr. Krabs hands out liability waivers, saying whoever fills theirs out gets to meet Krabby the Clown. The children are excited for that.

Mr. Krabs puts SpongeBob in charge of entertaining the kids. SpongeBob blows bubble jellyfish and seahorses, but the kids find him lame. That is, until one of his bubbles pop and the soap gets in his eyes. The kids laugh at him in pain, so he entertains them by hurting himself.

The kids have raised enough money for Mr. Krabs to let Krabby the Clown visit. They are thrilled, but disappointed when their clown is just Mr. Krabs in a clown nose and tie telling them to buy Krabby Patties. SpongeBob is saddened that Mr. Krabs could do such a greedy thing. Mr. Krabs makes his way out of the window with a lot of money and ends up getting chased and beaten by the angry children. SpongeBob then finds a boy throwing Krabs's money off the roof and all the kids cheering. This, he believes, is the true meaning of summer.

Song: SpongeBob's Summer Carol

Walking in the grass

It's all fine

Don't need shoes in the summertime


SpongeBob: *sips drink* Ahhh. I don't know how you do it, Gare Bear, but that's the best cup of French toast I've ever had!

SpongeBob: What is it about summertime that makes us so happy? The firefly-lit nights? The intoxicating aroma of a charcoal briquette? The hypnotic sound of a lawnmower running over a flip-flop?

Mr. Krabs: Sure, I suppose some will try to take advantage of this situation by selling them toys or candy. But I sleep well at night, with the knowledge that I provide something they need. Nutritious meals. Come here, ya little piggies!

SpongeBob: I've been taught the true meaning of summer.

Mr. Krabs: *as Krabby the Clown* Hey kids. Uh, thank you all for coming. Thank you. Eat plenty of Krabby Patties! *walks into his office laughing*

SpongeBob: *crying* You promised these children Krabby the Clown, but all I saw out there was...Cheapy the Cheapskate!

Mr. Krabs: Hey, I ain't cheap! *takes off blue clown nose, rubs it on clothes until its red* Now take this tomato back to the kitchen before it's spoiled.

Mr. Krabs: The children? I don't care about the children! I just care about their parents' money!


Krusty Krab Menu:

Krabby Patty 2.99

w/ cheese 3.99

Krabby Combo 3.99

Kiddie Meal 1.99 (changed to 4.99)

Krabby Fires 2.99

Boat Mobile Mr. Krabs has a green boat mobile in this episode. A green flag later appears on the front of it that wasn't there earlier.

The Playground Near the Krusty Krab...

-Has a slide, swing set, merry-go-round, monkey bars, sandbox, teeter totter and two benches

-Is on top of a green surface

-Is being occupied by several kids

-The equipment has shadows cast under them

-In one shot, only the sandbox, swing set and slide are seen. Swings and slide trade places

Krabby Land Line Twenty-three kids stand in line waiting for Krabby Land to open.

Sign The Krabby Land sign has a Ferris Wheel, rocket ship flying by Saturn, and a castle. Its motto is "Krabby Land is Summer Fun."

Krabby Land "Unattractions":

-"Fort Adventure" (a fort made of junk)

-"Hose World" (hoses hanging from an arch)

-"Toaster Rodeo" (toasters on springs)

-"Rocketship Fantastica" (pipe hanging from a wooden pole)

-"Pit of Doom" (a dumpster filled with trash)

-"Kelp Ring Swing-o" (a poorly built tire swing)

Krabby Patty Burglar The Krabby Patty Burglar that SpongeBob makes up is a play on the Hamburglar, from McDonalds.

Ways SpongeBob Injures Himself to Entertain the Kids:

-Dumps bubble soap in his eyes

-Rips his face off with tape

-Gets his tongue ran over by a car three times

-Gets smashed by a hammer

-Gets smashed by a wrecking ball

-Is tied to posts and forced to eat lima beans

-Is used as a birdie for badminton

-Gets torn apart in two

License Plate The car that runs over SpongeBob's tongue has a license plate that says "G2RI".