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Episode Title: "Krabs vs. Plankton"

Episode Airing Number: 62

Episode Production Number: 62 (?)

Original Airdate: May 13, 2005

Season: 4

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Volume 1", "Where's Gary?"

On VHS: "Where's Gary?"

Aired With Episode: "The Lost Mattress"

Running Time: 10:30

Storyboard Director: Vincent Waller

Writers: Tim Hill, Mike Mitchell and Vincent Waller

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: Plankton takes Mr. Krabs to court for having a slippery floor with no wet floor sign in a plot to "win" the Krabby Patty formula.

Story: Plankton wakes up from another sleepless night, miserable that he still doesn't have the secret Krabby Patty recipe. He visits the Krusty Krab to try stealing it when he slips on a wet area of the floor SpongeBob just mopped. A customer points out that Krabs could be sued for not having a 'wet floor' sign. Liking the idea, Plankton pretends the incident crippled him. As he's being taken away by paramedics, he tells Krabs he'll drop the whole incident if he just hands over the secret formula, but Krabs refuses.

Mr. Krabs finds a lawyer, Richard A. Bottomfeeder, who has great ideas and won't charge him unless they win the case. The two talk in the office before the hearing, and when Mr. Bottomfeeder is walking out, he slips on the wet floor. Somehow in great pain from the incident, he tells SpongeBob that he'll have to take over as lawyer, and everything he needs to win the case is in his briefcase.

Before the hearing at the courthouse, Plankton offers to give up the lawsuit if Mr. Krabs will just hand him the formula over, but he refuses to again. SpongeBob LawyerPants shows up and tells Mr. Krabs everything they need to win is in the briefcase. The problem is, he doesn't know the combination to it. As Plankton talks (and exaggerates) about what happened and gets the jury to cry for him, SpongeBob fails to open the briefcase. Plankton asks Mr. Krabs if he has a wet floor sign, but he admits that he doesn't. SpongeBob tries to prove Mr. Krabs is not cheap by dropping a dollar into a blender in front of him to show he won't do anything, but Mr. Krabs jumps out and tries to save it. The defense's witness isn't any help to Krabs, as Squidward says that he is cheap. Mr. Krabs knows he's doomed as he watches SpongeBob accuse a mop of making the floor wet. SpongeBob tells him that they can't give up and the briefcase opens when he pounds it with his fist. He comes up with an idea.

SpongeBob questions Plankton at the stand. He asks why Plankton was at the Krusty Krab in the first place, and that's where it goes bad for Plankton. SpongeBob uses a Krabby Patty to tempt Plankton. Plankton can no longer resist and takes off running with the patty, immediately being stopped by Mr. Krabs. The jury declares Mr. Krabs not guilty, and SpongeBob presents Mr. Krabs with a homemade 'wet floor' sign.

Song: (none)


Plankton: I wasn't always the tortured shell of a protozoa that writhes in pain before you today. I...was a vibrant, carefree, happy-go-lucky single cell.

Plankton: Then came the fateful day that I paid an innocent visit to the deathtrap known as the Krusty Krab.

Plankton: But the worst part is, my dreams of completing a marathon like I promised my old Grammy have been dashed. *sobbing* I'm...I'm sorry Gram-Gram!

Judge Tickleback: Does the defense *wipes away tear* have an opening statement?

SpongeBob: Yes, your honor. *sobbing* Poor Gram-Gram!

SpongeBob: *to Squidward* Mr., uh...Squidward, is it? My client has been called 'cheap.' Would you agree with that ludicrous statement?

Squidward: Yes.

Mr. Krabs: What?!

SpongeBob: Allow me to rephrase the question. Can you tell the court of some instance of Mr. Krabs' generosity in any way?

Squidward: Nope. Can I go now? One day off in three years and I have to spend it testifying?

SpongeBob: So, it was YOU who made the floor slippery, wasn't it? *reveals him yelling at mop* Answer the question! Need I remind you that you, sir, are under oath?

Jury Member (Tom): We find the defendant not guilty. But he is cheap.


How Plankton Sleeps Plankton sleeps on a huge mattress (the size for a normal person, but huge compared with his size) with no blanket or pillow.

Not Very Protective After Plankton slips on the water at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs taunts him and then just walks away. He doesn't even throw him out of the restaurant like he normally does. Isn't it unsafe for Krabs to just let him stay without keeping an eye on him?

Familiar Song As he's skipping to Mr. Krabs' office, SpongeBob sings the instrumental closing credits music to the show.

Door Knob Mr. Krabs' office has a door knob in this episode.

Glasses Mishap As Richard A. Bottomfeeder slips on the wet floor, his glasses fly off his head and back on.

Casual Trial SpongeBob is pretty much the only person who wears formal clothes in the courtroom (besides Judge Tickleback in her robe).

Difficulties Opening the Briefcase: SpongeBob starts out messing with the numbers to get the combination correct but can't. He tries pulling it open but just splits in half. A knife doesn't pry it open but flings him on top of a ceiling light fixture. He puts the light on his head and forms something a torpedo, but launching himself into the briefcase does nothing. Later he tries using a screwdriver to pry it open. Mr. Krabs tries using a nail and hammer to open it. It finally opens when SpongeBob slams his fist on it.

Metal Arms When SpongeBob puts the light on his head to become a torpedo, his arms turn into metal 'tails' of the torpedo.

Light Restored The light SpongeBob uses as part of his torpedo is later seen back on the ceiling.

Booster Seat At the stand, Plankton sits on a Bikini Bottom Directory phonebook and a red and blue book.