SpongeBob SquarePants

The Lost Mattress / Krabs vs. Plankton

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 5/13/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The Lost Mattress: Mr. Krabs complains that his back hurts, so SpongeBob and Patrick buy a new mattress and Squidward tries to take credit for it. They give the new mattress to Mr. Krabs, but Mr. Krabs put his money in his old mattress, which SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward must find while Mr. Krabs is at the hospital. Krabs vs. Plankton: Plankton tries to steal the formula, but slips and sues Mr. Krabs. Mr. Krabs hires a lawyer, but his lawyer slips and is hurt, so SpongeBob must try to help Mr. Krabs win the case by trying to open a briefcase that has something very important in it.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown

    Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    Patrick Star

  • Tom Kenny

    SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others

  • Mary Jo Catlett

    Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Various Voices

  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • Funny!

    By coolguy54, Jun 25, 2014

  • Mr. Krabs has a lumpy back; Plankton try to sue Mr. Krabs

    By fsaenz0125, Jul 02, 2012

  • Great

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 03, 2011

  • This is another fine example of Season 4

    By rjje72, Mar 24, 2008

  • Okay

    By Mungdaal99, Jul 24, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Patrick: What a dump.

    • SpongeBob: Happy Halloween, Squidward!

    • SpongeBob: Squidward, my client has been called "cheap." Do you agree with that statement? Squidward: Yep.

    • Judge: Does the defense have an opening statement? SpongeBob: Yes, your honor.... Poor Gram-Gram!

    • Karen: Do you even have a plan? Plankton: Plan shman, I'm just gonna wing it.

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    Notes (17)

    • [Goof]: When Mr. Krabs was grabbing the pieces of his ripped money, a fish in the backgrounds eyes turned white, but when the scene changes and goes back, the fish's eyes are yellow again.

    • The following characters don't appear in any of these episodes: The Lost Mattress: Sandy, Plankton, Gary Krabs vs. Plankton: Sandy, Patrick, Gary

    • Sandy does not appear in either episode.

    • We learn that the Krusty Krab doesn't have a wet floor sign.

    • SpongeBob becomes Mr. Krabs' lawyer in this episode.

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    Trivia (13)

    • Mr. Krabs keeps all of his money in his mattress. Doesn't he also keep money in a safe in his office and in his wallet?

    • Wouldn't the doctors run medical tests to try to help Plankton? If they did, they'd find out it was a minor slip.

    • How could Plankton break his bones? He's an invertebrate - he doesn't have any.

    • In "Krabs vs. Plankton," how did people believe that Plankton fell? A fish talked to him and he lied, so people would believe he's lying.

    • In "Krabs vs. Plankton," couldn't Richard A. Bottomfeeder (the attorney) sue Mr. Krabs after being legitimately injured by the wet floor? Plankton was lying, but Bottomfeeder was racked in pain and couldn't go to the court.

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    Allusions (6)

    • When Patrick is at the dump and he says, "What a dump", it is a direct reference to the Bette Davis film Beyond the Forrest. It is also a direct reference to the opening line and conversation in the 1966 classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Elizabeth Taylor. This quote has since been seen on AFI's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes, ranking at #62.

    • In "Krabs vs. Plankton," on the stand, Plankton said he went into the Krusty Krab that day to say hello to his once good friend Mr. Krabs. Although he was supposedly lying, this statement is true according to the episode "Friend or Foe."

    • When the mattress salesman holds out the bed control box, SpongeBob looks surprised and reaches for it. At the last second, the salesman snaps it shut again, just like Pretty Woman.

    • The music at beginning of "Krabs vs. Plankton" is from "Perry Mason"

    • SpongeBob having to open something "very important" in a briefcase could be a reference to Pulp Fiction, a movie where you never find out exactly what is in a briefcase.

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