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Episode Title: "Patty Hype"

Episode Airing Number: 27

Episode Production Number: 25

Original Airdate: February 17, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Wormy"

Running Time: 11:05

Storyboard Director: Jay Lender

Storyboard Artist: Bill Reiss

Writers: Jay Lender, Bill Reiss, and Mr. Lawrence

Animation Director: Sean Dempsey

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob becomes a success by selling colorful hamburgers, causing Mr. Krabs to want to take over his business.

Story: The Krusty Krab has gone thirty-six days without a customer. Mr. Krabs decides to bring lots of people to the Krusty Krab by burying himself alive. His idea is a success, except for the fact that everyone rushes to the Shell Shack when they hear that there's a singing dog instead of buying Krabby Patties.

Mr. Krabs is desperate for an idea to get customers. SpongeBob gives him his idea, Pretty Patties, which are colored Krabby Patties. Mr. Krabs and Squidward think SpongeBob's idea is hilariously foolish. Upset that the guys think his idea is silly, SpongeBob heads out, convincing them that he'll start his own restaurant.

SpongeBob finds Patrick and tells him that he's angry because nobody likes his idea of Pretty Patties. Patrick thinks the idea is great, so the two open two stands near SpongeBob's house to sell them. After time passes and nothing happens, SpongeBob thinks maybe Mr. Krabs was right. Then, a man comes to their stands seeking food. SpongeBob shows him a green Pretty Patty, and the man starts laughing. SpongeBob cries and shows him the other Patties, and the man finds his favorite color; purple. He takes a bite and thinks Pretty Patties is the best idea ever.

The Krusty Krab is still worse than ever. Mr. Krabs is watching TV in his office, when, his show is interrupted by breaking news about SpongeBob's success on the Pretty Patties. Mr. Krabs is shocked that SpongeBob's stupid idea is making money. He goes to see it for himself and gets to talk to SpongeBob. SpongeBob says he misses the Krusty Krab, so Mr. Krabs offers him the Krusty Krab if he can have the Pretty Patty stand. He agrees, so Mr. Krabs gives him the key to the restaurant. SpongeBob is thrilled.

Mr. Krabs now owns the Pretty Patty stand and continues business until night comes. The next day, he opens the stands again. The mob of people come back angry, claiming the Pretty Patties turned their body parts different colors. Mr. Krabs flees, and everyone chases after him. He tries to get into the Krusty Krab, but SpongeBob has his key. He continues to run, as SpongeBob is too busy rubbing squeaky pickles together to hear him.

Song: (none)


Mr. Krabs: *making fun of SpongeBob's idea* Wait! Give me an orange patty! With extra purple!

SpongeBob: Hey, Patrick, are you angry too?

Patrick: Yeah.

SpongeBob: What's the matter?

Patrick: Can't see my forehead.

SpongeBob: Patrick! How long have we been sitting here?

Patrick: *looks at a hand-drawn watch on his wrist, with a 1, 2, 7, R, and two hands drawn on it* Aw. I gotta draw a new battery for this. *draws on it*

Patrick: SpongeBob, sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.

SpongeBob: I'm scared.

Newsman: Mr. SquarePants, how do you explain all of this success?

SpongeBob: Uh...I don't know.


Unfamiliar Familiar Face When the fish known as Tom in this episode talks to the fish known as Fred, he has a bright green face. Usually, it's dark green or tan.

Instruments Played By The Band at the Krusty Krab When Mr. Krabs Buries Himself:







-Another one that I can't identify as a certain kind

Same Colors All the confetti that shoots out/falls and the pennants held by the crowd are either green, purple, or dark red.

Seen in Later-Aired Episodes SpongeBob is also seen dressed up as angel in Just One Bite (when he tells Squidward a Krabby Patty is good for his soul). Also, Patrick's inflatable pants idea is later used in "The Sponge Who Could Fly" by SpongeBob.

Pretty Patty Colors (normally):






-A brighter purple

Laugh-like Cry After SpongeBob says "Maybe my idea is dumb," he sobs. His sobbing sounds very similar to his laugh.

Sad Spider As Mr. Krabs watches the sad show on TV, the spider hanging on a string of web next to him cries tears.

Things SpongeBob Does When The Krusty Krab is His:

-Hugs the building

-Stands and laughs in the dining area

-Kisses the floorboards

-Throws buns in the air in the kitchen, laughing

-Picks up the phone, laughing

-Stands in the cashier's boat

-Rubs the squeaky pickles

Mrs. Puff Deflated When Mr. Krabs says "Welcome to Pretty Patties. May I take your money?", a fish at the bottom right corner of the screen looks very similar to Mrs. Puff. She has the same hair and hat and also looks like a puffer fish, except skinnier.