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Episode Title: "The Krusty Plate"

Episode Airing Number: 99

Episode Production Number: 90

Original Airdate: August 1, 2007

Season: 5

On DVD: "Season 5, Vol. 2", "Pest of the West"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episodes: "A Flea in Her Dome", "The Donut of Shame"

Running Time: 4:00

Storyboard Director: Tuck Tucker

Writers: Tuck Tucker and Eric Shaw

Creative Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: SpongeBob uses drastic measures to get rid of a stubborn spot on a plate.

Story: It's closing time at the Krusty Krab and the last customers leave. Mr. Krabs flips the sign to closed and sighs with relief that they finally left. SpongeBob is in the kitchen finishing up washing the last plate. He goes to clock out but Mr. Krabs stops him when he notices a spot on one of the plates. He reminds SpongeBob of the rule that nobody leaves work til everything is ship-shaped. SpongeBob tells him it'll be cleaned up in a jiffy. Mr. Krabs tells him to lock up when he's done but SpongeBob reminds him of what happened last time he was left alone. Mr. Krabs flashbacks to the Krusty Krab on fire and he says that he should have never left SpongeBob alone with a lit blowtorch and roller skates. He says though that he removed all the welding equipment so there's no chance of that happening again. Mr. Krabs leaves and goes home.

SpongeBob washes the plate again but the spot stays there. He tries to clean it some more but nothing happens. SpongeBob tries to clean it with a series of things include a chainsaw, bat and jackhammer. Not even these things work. SpongeBob resorts to drastic measures. He leaves and comes back with a tank. He shoots a pink sponge at the spot and then checks to see if it's still there. SpongeBob spits on the spot, but of course that doesn't work either.

SpongeBob dresses up in an army uniform and talks in a foreign accent. He introduces the Spotmaster 6000 to the plate and points out the the microwave-powered laser particle beam, the laser-guided high pressure water cannon, and a specially woven metal alloy ingeniously combined with state of the art cleaning materials (steel wool). SpongeBob starts out shooting a green laser at the spot and then turns on the steel wool. Lights are shining out of the Krusty Krab so brightly Mr. Krabs can see it from his house. SpongeBob crosses the beams causing everything to get all wiggly. Mr. Krabs goes to check on SpongeBob while he turns on even more power. As Mr. Krabs is about to put the key in the lock SpongeBob turns on maximum power causing a huge explosion like an atomic bomb. He asks SpongeBob what he has to say for himself. He shows Mr. Krabs the clean plate. He then chases SpongeBob around the debris and rubble of the Krusty Krab.

Song: (none)


Mr. Krabs: Hmmm, a strange vortex in the west. Well, it's probably nothing to do with SpongeBob.

SpongeBob: Okay, you asked for it. It may end life as we know it, but I am crossing the beams. More power! *does so and it sends out 'sound'-like waves through the air, causing everything to look like it's wiggling. Mr. Krabs checks out his window*

Mr. Krabs: Spontaneous molecular distortion, hmm? I guess I better go see what the lad's up to.

SpongeBob: More power!

Mr. Krabs: *sees a bunch of lasers and lights coming from the Krusty Krab* Oh, boy, this doesn't look good.

SpongeBob: More power!

Mr. Krabs: Let's see what he's done this time. *puts the key in the lock*

SpongeBob: Maximum power!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! *pushes on maximum power, causing a blast the size of an atomic bomb which of course distroys the restaurant*


Mistake When Mr. Krabs says "Oh, this time, ya done it, boy.", part of the floor is missing, but when he's chasing SpongeBob around in circles, the floor is in one piece.

Change in Size When SpongeBob spits on the spot then rubs it off, the spot grows.

Same Scene The live-action explosion shown in this episode is the same one from the end of "Dying for Pie".

Impersination When SpongeBob is talking to the plate before he fires the laser, his speech and accent are a reference to the James Bond movie "Dr. No".