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Episode Title: "Squeaky Boots"

Episode Airing Number: 8

Episode Production Number: 8

Original Airdate: September 4, 1999

Season: 1

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season", "Christmas"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Sandy's Rocket"

Running Time:11:02

Storyboard Director: Steve Fonti

Storyboard Artist: Chris Mitchell

Writers: Steve Fonti, Chris Mitchell, and Mr. Lawrence

Animation Director: Fred Miller

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob a pair of boots.

Story: It's Pearl's birthday and Mr. Krabs is throwing her a party. He dances around and sings her a song. After he's done he hands her a birthday present. Pearl is excited because she thinks it's the new flipper slippers that all her friends have. She opens it up and sees that they're just an old pair of black, rubber fishing boots. Pearl gets very upset and starts to cry.

At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is sitting at his desk with the boots wondering what to do with them. SpongeBob comes and Mr. Krabs tells him to have a seat. He can't see Mr. Krabs because the boots are in the way. Mr. Krabs tells him that these boots belong to the greatest fry cook who ever lived. SpongeBob asks what his name was. Mr. Krabs can't think fast enough and just tells him that the names not important. SpongeBob offers to give Mr. Krabs a weeks paycheck, paint the Krusty Krab and throw in a years supply of french fry oil in exchange for the boots.

While drying off a glass Squidward hears an extremely annoying squeaky noise. He looks up and notices SpongeBob wearing the boots. Squidward says that the squeaking will drive them all crazy. Mr. Krabs says that the squeaking is money to his ears.

That night Mr. Krabs can't sleep. He's dreaming about money but the squeaky boots keep popping up. A window in his bedroom won't stay closed and he keeps getting up to fix it. The next day at work he's exhausted. Squidward throws the door open hitting Mr. Krabs. He says he can't take the world's greatest fry cook anymore and he's quitting for a week. SpongeBob shows Mr. Krabs a series of tricks he can do with the boots. A customer comes to order some food. SpongeBob's boots talk and take the customer's order. Mr. Krabs runs to his office and puts cushions over his ears and bangs his head on the desk because the squeaking is so loud.

Late at night Mr. Krabs sneaks to SpongeBob's house while he's sleeping and slip the boots off of his feet. He runs back to the Krusty Krab and hides them under the floor boards. SpongeBob comes in the Krusty Krab the next day very upset that his boots have been stolen. Another customer tries to order food but Mr. Krabs feels so guilty all he can hear is squeaks. He goes crazy and runs to get the boots. He dips them in a boiling pot, causing them to shrink. Mr. Krabs then eats the boots. SpongeBob asks him why and Mr. Krabs says because he didn't need them. He then says he needs a vacation. Mr. Krabs is shown driving his boat with Pearl and pulling an RV behind him. Pearl is also wearing the new shoes she wanted. Mr. Krabs starts to hiccup and squeak.

Song: (none)


Mr Krabs: Ordinary boots? These are the only official fry cook boots! Only the finest fry cooks in the world are permitted to wear them! Part of a tradition. And these boots were given to me by the most famous fry cook in the sea.

SpongeBob: Whoís that?

Mr Krabs: Oh, uhh, oh, well, his nameís not important, but he was famous all right, donít you worry.

SpongeBob: Iím ready! Iím ready! I want those boots!

Mr Krabs: Sorry son, these boots are far too valuable. *puts boots away*

SpongeBob: I know! What if I give you my Krusty Krab paycheck?

Mr Krabs: Paycheck! You got a deal-

SpongeBob: And what if I paint the Krusty Krab for free?

Mr Krabs: Youíre got a deal.

SpongeBob: And Iíll throw in a yearís supply of French fry orders!

Mr Krabs: You got a...

SpongeBob: And... *Mr Krabs stops Spongebob from saying anything else* Hold on there, lad! Youíre gonna give me a heart attack.

Squeaky Boots: May I take you order?

Customer: Yeah, Iíll have the Krusty Special.

Squeaky Boots: Thank you, sir. I will squeak when itís ready.

SpongeBob: Could the greatest fry cook do that, Mr. Krabs?


Age This is Pearl's 15th birthday. Her 16th birthday party is shown in "Whale of a Birthday".

Edgar Allen Poe This episode is a parody of Edgar Allan Poe's, "Tell-Tale Heart."

Price Mr. Krabs spent two dollars on the boots.

Close The Krusty Krab appears closer to SpongeBob's house than before in this episode.

First Appearance This is the first appearace of Pearl and the first time we see Mr. Krab's house.