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Episode Title: "Plankton!"

Episode Airing Number: 3

Episode Production Number: 3

Original Airdate: July 31, 1999

Season: 1

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season," "Lost at Sea"

On VHS: "The Sponge Who Could Fly"

Aired With Episode: "Jellyfishing"

Running Time: 11:04

Storyboard Director: Ennio Torresan

Storyboard Artist: Erik Wiese

Writers: Ennio Torresan, Erik Wiese, and Mr. Lawrence

Animation Director: Edgar Larrazabal

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Plankton plans to steal the Krabby Patty formula by taking over SpongeBob's mind and getting him to do it for him.

Story: One day at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob makes a Krabby Patty. He's about to give it to Squidward when he finds it moving around the kitchen and heading towards the door. Mr. Krabs stops it, discovering that it's just Plankton trying to steal another Krabby Patty. He sends the thief on a spinning plate back to the Chum Bucket.

While walking home from work that night, SpongeBob runs into Plankton. Plankton says tomorrow is his birthday and he would love a Krabby Patty more than anything. SpongeBob, knowing what he's trying to do, refuses to give him one and walks home.

That night while SpongeBob is asleep, Plankton sneaks into SpongeBob's head. He implants a device in his brain that lets him control SpongeBob. When ready, he wakes him up and guides his body to the Krusty Krab to get a Krabby Patty. Then, they arrive at the Chum Bucket.

At the Chum Bucket, Plankton guides SpongeBob to a device that tells the ingredients to anything that's put into it. Before placing the Krabby Patty in the analyzer, SpongeBob talks to the patty about how good it is, which causes Plankton to want to eat it. He jumps out to it, but lands in the analyzer. Now that he is stuck in there, SpongeBob walks home.

Song: "Letters of the Alphabet"

Letters of the alphabet



Squidward: *after SpongeBob's Krabby Patty trick, he laughs sarcastically* You're killing me SpongeBob! *laughs more, speaks unenthusiastically* You really are.

Plankton: *to SpongeBob* Come on boy, a little closer. *SpongeBob walks closer* Closer! *he walks more* Not that close! Ahhh! *we see Plankton stuck to SpongeBob's shoe* You blasted barnacle head! I mean...hi!

Plankton: Tomorrow is my birthday. And you know what I'd like more than anything in the whole wide world?

SpongeBob: A booster seat?

Plankton: Booster seat? Hotdog! I mean, no.

SpongeBob: You just want to be friends so you can get your hands on a Krabby Patty! And I bet it's not even your birthday tomorrow.

Plankton: Gee, and I thought you were stupid.

Plankton: *walks SpongeBob through a room with a dog on a big screen* This is my lab! *walks into a room with a computer and many gadgets* And this is my laboratory!


How SpongeBob Makes a Krabby Patty:

-Tosses a patty in a pore on his head

-Tosses ingredients in the air and has a bun and lettuce land in his pores; a bun and piece of cheese land in his pants

-Squeezes mustard in the air that lands in his eye socket

-Shakes his body

-Pulls patty out of Squidward's nose

Exit Sign When Mr. Krabs pulls out his magnifying glass to look at Plankton, you can see a sign in the background that says "Exit" and has an arrow pointing to the doors.

Fourth Birthday? The birthday cake Plankton blows the candles on while standing in SpongeBob's hand has four candles.

Early Bedtime In a closeup shot of Plankton in SpongeBob's bedroom at night, SpongeBob's clock can be seen in the background. It reads 7:00.

Disappearance SpongeBob's foghorn alarm clock isn't next to his bed when Plankton brings him out of bed with his legs on the side of his head.

Color Change As SpongeBob walks through his pair of pants hanging on two poles, the tie turns black for a few seconds.

No Clothes In this episode, Squidward sleeps in bed wearing nothing. In other episodes, he wears a nightgown and hat.

The Chum Bucket's Menu:

-Chum Burger

-Chum Fries

-Chum Shake

-Chum on a Stick

-Chumbalaya (with a sign that says "New" next to it)

-Chum Chili

-Chum Pie

Eating Utensils When Plankton jumps out of SpongeBob's head for the Krabby Patty, he brings a fork and knife with him.