SpongeBob SquarePants

The Nasty Patty / The Idiot Box

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 3/1/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Nasty Patty: A health inspector shows up at the Krusty Krab, and while he is there, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs see the news about a guy passing himself off as a health inspector to get free food. Mr. Krabs is so mad he and SpongeBob make a Krabby Patty made with a bunch of nasty things. After it is served to the inspector he chokes on a fly and the two think he died from the patty. They later find out that he was a real health inspector, and that the other one was caught. Now, what will SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs do with the dead health inspector? Idiot Box: SpongeBob and Patrick buy a big screen TV, just so they can use the box using imagination, while Squidward refuses to believe that they are using their imagination inside the box on account of all the noise they are making.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown

    Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    Patrick Star

  • Mary Jo Catlett

    Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Various Voices

  • Lori Alan

    Pearl Krabs

  • Fan Reviews (31)
  • I still love The Nasty Patty and Idiot Box is pretty good too!

    By PrettyinPink, May 07, 2013

  • Nasty Patty+Idiot Box=Nasty Box

    By epiclaser, Dec 26, 2012

  • Idiot Box was a little better

    By ebay26, Nov 04, 2012

  • The funniest season 3 pair (right next to Chocolate with Nuts and MM&BB V)

    By fsaenz0125, Jun 03, 2012

  • Idiot Box: Perfect Nasty Patty: F-cking HILARIOUS

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 03, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (39)

    • Policeman: Stop right where you are! I am afraid we are going to have to arrest the two of you! SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, I'm too young to go to jail! Mr. Krabs: And what would be the charges? Policeman: For not being at the Krusty Krab to whip us up a couple of delicious Krabby Patties! (starts laughing)

    • SpongeBob: Oops, I dropped it in the toilet. Mr. Krabs: Well, fish it out, and I will dry it with my gym sock.

    • Squidward: Where is it? SpongeBob: Where's what, Squidward? Squidward: Don't "Where's what, Squidward" me! Where's the tape recorder? SpongeBob: We don't have a tape recorder. Squidward: Don't "We don't have a tape recorder" me! SpongeBob: But we don't. Patrick: We have a tape recorder box!

    • SpongeBob: I'll never survive in prison, they'll mop up the floor with me!

    • SpongeBob: Oh, man, this is so gross! Huh? The back door is locked!

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    Notes (18)

    • "The Idiot Box" is number 5 on Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes.

    • No female characters appear in "The Idiot Box".

    • On TurboNick, they made a mistake with the episode summary. They said SpongeBob and Squidward are convinced they have killed the health inspector.

    • This is the first time a health inspector comes to the Krusty Krab.

    • "Nasty Patty" won under the letter "N" of the Atlantis SquarePantis marathon.

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    Trivia (35)

    • The Nasty Patty looks like a regular patty when the Inspector drops it.

    • Since the Krusty Krab's freezer is shown again in "Nasty Patty," how come we don't see Squidward's body in the freezer since he got frozen for 2,000 years in "SB-129"?

    • Since when could a giant TV fit in a small box?

    • Patrick doesn't hold up a tape recorder box, he holds up a tape box. A tape recorder box would be much larger.

    • When the police officers say they are gonna arrest SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs because they aren't at the Krusty Krab, didn't it occur to them that the Krusty Krab was closed?

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    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Similarities: "The Idiot Box" The episode "The Idiot Box" is like the Garfield and Friends episode "Box O'Fun."

    • In the Idiot Box, Patrick screams "I AM THE LIZARD KING!" The Lizard King is what Jim Morrison of the Doors was called.

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