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Episode Title: "Krabs a La Mode"

Episode Airing Number: 94

Episode Production Number: 85

Original Airdate: July 25, 2007

Season: 5

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

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "New Digs"

Running Time: 11:06

Storyboard Directors: Luke Brookshier and Tom King

Writers: Luke Brookshier, Tom King and Eric Shaw

Creative Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Plankton freezes the Krusty Krab in an attempt to make Mr. Krabs lose his business.

Story: It's a very cold and windy day in Bikini Bottom. Squidward is freezing but SpongeBob is keeping himself warm by exercising. Squidward looks at the thermostat in the Krusty Krab and sees that's in only set on 62 degrees. He turns it up to 63. An alarm goes off and Mr. Krabs bust down the door. He asks who touched his thermostat and everybody points to Squidward. Mr. Krabs grabs Squidward by the nose and has him read the sign above the thermostat that says "Do Not Touch Thermostat Ever!" He then turns the thermostat back down to 62 degrees and says there are two ways to get on his bad side: people touching his thermostat and kids playing in his yard. Squidward tells Mr. Krabs that's really selfish. SpongeBob agrees and tells Mr. Krabs that kids love to play in his yard and they're there right now. Mr. Krabs runs out to chase the kids off his lawn.

Plankton hides in a customer's straw and watches everything. He says he's gonna freeze Mr. Krabs out of business. An old fish sucks Plankton through the straw and into his stomach. He says in 4 to 6 hours he'll have his revenge. SpongeBob, Squidward and Mr. Krabs leave for the night and lock up the Krusty Krab. A toilet flushes and the old fish that sucked up Plankton comes out of the bathroom and realizes he's locked in. Plankton turns on a sink faucet, opens the freezer and turns down the thermostat. At Mr. Krabs' house he's tossing and turning in his sleep and muttering "Someone. . .touching. . .thermostat."

The next day, SpongeBob and Squidward walk to work. Squidward mentions that he meant to bring a sweater because it's colder than yesterday. SpongeBob is wearing little, mini mittons on each eyelash to keep warm. They arrive at the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs unlocks the door, which is frozen. They get inside and the whole place is like a skating rink. The three of them slide everywhere on the icy floor. Squidward demands Mr. Krabs turn the heat up but he says it'll stay on 62 degrees. Squidward tells Mr. Krabs that icicles are hanging from the ceiling but he doesn't care at all. Plankton spies through his telescope and says he knew Mr. Krabs wouldn't turn the heat up. Squidward slips and spills a order. All of Mr. Krabs' customers leave. Plankton asks a customer through his big telescope if he wants to eat at the Chum Bucket but he runs away. Soon all the customers come back to the Krusty Krab now wearing winter clothes.

SpongeBob skates with frozen patties. Mr. Krabs tells him to put them back when he's done. SpongeBob is feeding all the customers and everybody cheers. They start asking for patty skates and Mr. Krabs is happy because he's selling price as many patties and he doesn't have to cook them. He hugs a huge pile of money as Plankton watches him from across the street. He tells Karen he can't understand why he's selling twice as many patties as before. Karen tells him it's because Mr. Krabs is a good businessman. Karen says she doesn't understand why Plankton doesn't just steal a Krabby Patty in all the confusion. Plankton goes across the street to do just that. The local hockey team is paying Mr. Krabs to practice there. SpongeBob skates by Patrick who has his tongue frozen to a pole. Gary is dressed as a referee blows his wristle and throws the frozen patty in the air. It hits the ground and slides towards the door.

SpongeBob squints his eyes and realizes Plankton has got the patty. He puts his spatula down to block him. The hockey team sees that SpongeBob has the patty and tackles him. The patty with Plankton on it flies through the air and lands on SpongeBob's nose. Plankton tries to distract SpongeBob by asking him how his weekend was. He takes the patty and runs. The hockey team sees Plankton with the patty and chases after him. SpongeBob goes by Squidward, followed by the hockey players who run Squidward over. Plankton gets hit by a hockey stick again. Meanwhile, Squidward keeps getting run over. Plankton and the patty go into the air and back down. He then gets on the clamboni and pushes SpongeBob and the hockey team towards the door with Patrick's tongue stuck to the back of it. The clamboni stops because the front door is blocked. It shuts down and Mr. Krabs comes along and takes the patty. Plankton says he's not giving up yet and jumps on the thermostat. Mr. Krabs runs torwards him but Plankton turns the heat up melting the ice and then freezing it again trapping Mr. Krabs in a block of ice. He keeps on doing this until everybody is frozen. Plankton turns the heat back up and accidently falls off. Mr. Krabs turns the thermostat down freezing Plankton. Later, the ice is melted and the Krusty Krab is now a swimming pool. SpongeBob brings Mr. Krabs a drink with Plankton in there frozen in an ice cube. He thanks Plankton for giving him all the business from the ice rink and swimming pool. Plankton screams in frustration.

Song: (none)


Mr. Krabs: Heat costs money! There are two ways to get on my bad side, boys. I don't like kids playing in me yard, and nobody but me touches me thermostat!

Squidward: That's totally selfish!

SpongeBob: Yeah, your yard is really fun! There are kids playing on it right now.

Mr. Krabs: What!? *kids are playing ball, flying kites and jumping rope in Mr. Krabs' yard* Hey! You kids get off of my lawn! *runs out of Krusty Krab*

Plankton: *Plankton watches through a straw* That's right, run, Krabs. For I have found your Achilles heel. I'll freeze you out of business, and I'll do it using your thermostat! *alarm goes off* What the...?Oh, no. Code red! Abandon ship! Ahh! *Old man sucks Plankton through the straw and into his stomach* No matter. In four to six hours, I will have my revenge.

Mr. Krabs: *SpongeBob skates with frozen patties* Just put those patties back when you're done.

SpongeBob: Can do, Mr. Krabs.

Squidward: I'm really glad I don't eat here.


Old Customer This isn't the first time Plankton has hid in something on the old man's tray. In "The Algae's Always Greener" he hid in his ketchup bottle.

Locked In How did the old customer get out of the Krusty Krab if he was locked inside?

Clamboni Mr. Krabs charges the kids $1 to ride on the clamboni.

Thermostat The thermostat and the sign above it have not been shown in any other episode.