SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 3 Episode 16

Born Again Krabs / I Had An Accident

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Oct 04, 2003 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Born Again Krabs:
Spongebob finds a rotten Krabby Patty under the grill, and Mr. Krabs says that it still tastes good. After he gets out of the hospital, he says he'll never be cheap again, but doesn't realize that he's not dreaming when his credit card bill is $10,000.

I Had An Accident:
SpongeBob, Sandy, and Patrick are playing sandboard. Then, SpongeBob gets an accident. SpongeBob fears getting hurt in the wild outside world, so he decides to stay indoors forever.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Born Again Krabs was good and the other one ended with a hilarious mindfuck.

    BAK: This one was good I guess. It was kinda hilarious with the 'Locker' part and Spongebob kept calling the Dutchman. 6/10

    IHAA: This one was also good. I loved the beginning with Patrick playing himself on a game and smashed into a mountain and ate yellow sand. But the thing that really made this funny was the ending witth the gorilla ripping spongebob in two and rides off in the sunset and then the camera goes out with the family watching this. 10/10moreless
  • Neither are THAT good

    Born Again Krabs


    I Had An Accident

    The butt issue is hilarious, but the rest is so dull

  • Mr. Krabs ends up in the hosptial; SpongeBob had a freak accident

    Born Again Krabs: I thought this episode was great, but not the best. I laughed at the molten Krabby Patty (it growls and barks), Mr. Krabs ending up sick after ending it, Mr. Krabs pretending to be Harold Flower, and the last part. The reason for the lack of perfect score is just that the episode didn't has that funny moments and Mr. Krabs was kinda ruining the episode near the end. I meant the part where he takes everything back from the customers. Overall score 8/10

    I Had an Accident: This episode was better than Born Again Krabs and it was much funnier. I laughed at Patrick playing himself and then he landed on the mountain, SpongeBob falling off, all of Squidward's quick cameos (he appeared 5 times), all the things that Sandy and Patrick did to get SpongeBob out of the house, Indoors song, Gary eating the chip, and a couple more parts. Overall score 10/10moreless
  • Perfect

    Born Again Krabs: At closing time, SpongeBob finds an extremely old Patty under the grill, which could have rolled under years ago. He throws it in the bin, but an automatic machine brings it out. Mr. Krabs tries to sell it, but there are no customers for weeks. He tries to show everyone that the Patty is harmless (the Patty growls and snaps in symbolism that it is dangerous) by eating it, but he becomes sick. At the hospital, the Flying Dutchman sends Mr. Krabs to Davey Jones' locker because he's cheap. He lets him go after he begs him continuously, and Mr. Krabs is now the opposite of cheap. But after the bill is $10,000 and he's got no profits, he starts being cheap again. The Flying Dutchman gets him again, and SpongeBob bets him that Mr. Krabs wouldn't sell his soul for a couple of bucks, to prove his generosity. Mr. Krabs sells SpongeBob's soul for 62 cents. SpongeBob continuously babbles to the Flying Dutchman, and he's forced to give him back. I Had an Accident: While sandboarding, SpongeBob crashes into the ground butt-first, and Sandy takes him to the hospital. The doctorfish says that it took 20 hours to staple and glue-stick it back together. He also says that another similar injury and he'll have to have an iron butt, a huge mechanical machine on wheels connected to where the butt used to be. SpongeBob is on '24-hour butt patrol' and decides to stay home forever with his three friends, chip, penny and used napkin. Sandy and Patrick try and persuade to get SpongeBob to go outside, but he only goes out when a gorilla attacks Sandy and Patrick. The episode ends when SpongeBob realizes how a gorilla can't exist underwater, and the gorilla runs away with his horse

    10 out of 10moreless
  • "Born Again Krabs" was good while not great and "I Had An Accident" made me laugh so hard

    Born Again Krabs: I thought that this was a good but not great episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". The score would have been higher if Mr. Krabs didn't anger me so much in this episode. I liked the Flying Dutchman's appearance in this episode. SpongeBob having a patty in the cage because it growls and barks was hilarious. Mr. Krabs lying to the Flying Dutchman and saying that his name was "Harold Flower" also made me laugh very hard. Mr. Krabs not being cheap throughout this episode was good to see and I wish it was exactly like that. I just hated Mr. Krabs for selling that moldy krabby patty to the customers and doesn't want SpongeBob to make any more krabby patties unless that moldy krabby patty is sold. I also hated how Mr. Krabs sold SpongeBob to the Flying Dutchman for 62 cents. Mr. Krabs just really made me angry in this episode and this episode actually would have been one of my favorites if it weren't for him. I was laughing hard when the Flying Dutchman gave SpongeBob back because SpongeBob couldn't stop talking. The very ending with SpongeBob talking to the Flying Dutchman was also hilarious. Overall, this episode would have been excellent but Mr. Krabs ruined it and because of that problem, this episode is considered good but not great. 7/10

    I Had An Accident: I thought that this was an excellent episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and it always makes me laugh so hard. The other good thing is that this episode focuses on SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy. Not just SpongeBob and Patrick. Why can't the writers make SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy episodes? that would make me 10 times more happier as a SpongeBob fan if we actually saw that in the future. Oh my gosh, I laughed super hard at the lines which were when Sandy said "Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?" and then Patrick responds "Not until four". Patrick's part throughout this whole episode made me laugh so hard. Everything that Patrick says and does throughout this entire episode made me laugh so hard because he just so stupid. SpongeBob being afraid to go outside after breaking his butt was very funny. SpongeBob seeing everyone spank each other was hilarious. Patrick being in a gorilla suit and then Patrick and Sandy discovering that there is a real gorilla was hilarious. The very ending of the episode also cracked me up but also random if you ask me. Overall, one of my favorites from SpongeBob and it still cracks me up. 10/10moreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Camryn Walling

Camryn Walling

Additional Voice

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster

Frank Welker

Frank Welker


Guest Star

André Sogliuzzo

André Sogliuzzo

Stunt Gorilla

Guest Star

Scott Heatheote

Scott Heatheote


Guest Star

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Gorilla imitating Patrick

Recurring Role

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin

Various/Nurse/Fish #1

Recurring Role

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Doctor Fish

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (40)

    • At the end of the episode, Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and Patrick climb in through Mrs. Krabs' house for their panty raid.  When Mr. Krabs opens the underwear drawer and says "Frilly things!" The drawer shows to only contain panty briefs.  Yet when he pulls a pair from the drawer, they are bloomers, which were not seen in the drawer to begin with.  When she catches the boys in her room, she even refers to them as bloomers.

    • There appears to be more than 6 coins when Mr. Krabs threw the money onto the ground.

    • The episode "I Had an Accident" marks the first (and probably the only) appearance of Patrick playing a video game.

    • Why in this episode did he care about losing SpongeBob when in "Neptune's Spatula" he betted on Neptune?

    • If Mr. Krabs hated to sell free toys, then why in "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob" did he sell free toys?

    • The Dutchman gave Mr. Krabs 62 cents, and we count 6 coins in Mr. Krabs' claw. The only possible way to make 62 cents with 6 coins is to have 2 quarters, 2 nickels, and 2 pennies. However, THREE of the coins appear to be pennies (they look copper) rather than just two.

      After SpongeBob was taken away, all 6 coins are turned into copper.

    • In reality, gorillas do no harm on anything unless attacked.

    • SpongeBob says that he's "never leaving his house again." If this is so, then doesn't that mean he can get up off the floor and go eat in the kitchen, and sleep in his bed and invite his friends over? Or at least call them? He didn't have to do half the things he thought he had to do.

    • Since trees can't breathe underwater, the tree SpongeBob runs into is seen wearing scuba gear.

    • In "Born Again Krabs," when the time card says "the next day" in the corners of the time card it shows SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs.

    • When the paramedics were rolling Mr. Krabs into the E.R., on Krabs' shirt, one collar was white, and the other one was blue.

    • In "I Had An Accident," how could the ice cream that Patrick was holding melt if they were underwater?

    • In "I Had An Accident," SpongeBob is in his house with his three friends - the chip, penny, and the tissue. It starts out penny, tissue, chip, but the penny and chip keep switching.

    • When Mr. Krabs is in the Davy Jones locker, he starts crying. You can see the door of the locker is open. A few minutes later, it is closed.

    • In "Born Again Krabs," SpongeBob says that he has to work at the Krusty Krab only on Saturdays, but in "The Graveyard Shift," they worked for 32 days straight.

    • How come SpongeBob is the only one that got hurt, while Patrick also hit a mountain, and he didn't get hurt?

    • In other episodes, the Employee Lounge was at the right side of the counter, but when Squidward came out to talk to Mr. Krabs, he came out at the left side of the counter.

    • In "The Bully," when Flats the Flounder tried to punch him, he just absorbed it, so how come when SpongeBob falls off the cliff, he gets hurt?

    • In "I Had An Accident," when the doctor says "You're a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky luck-boy", it is supposed to have luck boy, but in the captions, it said "lucky" instead of "luck."

    • When Mr. Krabs throws the coins the Flying Dutchman gave him, you could see 3 of them on the floor, but when the Flying Dutchman comes and tells his story, after he finishes, you could see the coins are gone.

    • Towards the end of this episode "Safety freak," when the gorilla goes on the horse and he says "Lets get out of here" he said it in an Elmer voice (Elmer from Fairly Odd Parents.)

    • On Mr. Krabs' bill, if you look closely, you can see the date 11-8-2001. But this episode aired in 2003.

    • In "Squirrel Jokes" Spongebob says he has no bones. But is he breaks his butt, that means he has bones

    • In the episode "Hooky", SpongeBob has to pass by Patrick and Squidward's houses to get to the Krusty Krab. Yet in "I had an accident", SpongeBob sticks the "long spatula" out of the window, and it never passes by Squidward or Patrick's homes. How strange.

    • In this episode you see Mr. Krabs trying to sell a mouldy old krabby patty. However, when he mistakes Spongebob's pretty patty for a mouldy patty in "Patty Hype" he immediately tries to burn it!

      He didn't think it was mouldy, he thought SpongeBob tainted the patty.

    • When they show the family watching the show at the end of, "I Had an Accident" why does the TV have rabbit ears? Wouldn't they be watching cable, since the show airs on Nickelodeon?

    • In "Born Again Krabs", SpongeBob does not appear to know what a break is. But he took a break in "Hooky".

    • Actually, none of the three customers the next day are eating patties. Two are at an empty table and the lady has:

      A drink and a Spongebob action figure (like the toys you get at McDonald's or Burger King) and is chewing... ON HER FIN!

    • In "I Had An Accident" when Sandy asks Spongebob how he was gonna work and he showed her the long spatula to the Krusty Krab, it shows that his house isn't far from the Krusty Krab, but in other episodes it is far.

    • The Flying Dutchman is much smaller now.

    • Sponge had extra legs because he was being Squidward.
      Squid has 4 legs. Just letting you know.

    • How can Patrick and Sandy survive inside a bag the Gorrila put inside them inside "I Had An Accident?"

    • When SpongeBob bends down to pick up the patty, we see grime all over the grill, including the sides, this is never seen in other episodes or other shots in this episode

    • When Spongebob was doing "The Grumpy Squidward", he had 2 extra legs

    • On the X-Ray it showed spongebob having bones. But he said he didn't have any in "Squirrel Jokes".

    • When the fish doctor says"we actually ran out of staples.." the bones appear to be taped together.

    • The fish doctor says that his glutius maximus is all better. But that is the term for the butt muscle.

    • Mr. Krabs said to SpongeBob that he's not to make another patty until that patty (the rotten patty) was sold. Look closely; the next day there are people eating patties!

    • When the woman asks for a new krabby patty, the lettuce is on top of the bun, but when SpongeBob shows the woman the company policy on the patty, the lettuce is under the patty.

    • When Patrick and Sandy bring SpongeBob the cake, there was a window on the bottom of his house. This window doesn't appear in any other episode.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Squidward: Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this, but how could you sell SpongeBob for sixty-two cents?
      Mr. Krabs: You think I could've gotten more?

    • Squidward: (about the Krabby Patty made with the moldy patty) Uh, SpongeBob, can I get one with less...fog?

    • Fish: Hey look, a penny, it must be my lucky day!
      Mr. Krabs: (gripping the fishes arm) Your luck just ran out!

    • Mr. Krabs: We haven't had a customer in weeks.... Maybe it's the new place mats...

    • SpongeBob: (singing) I know of a place...where you never get harmed...a magical place...with magical charms...Indoors! Indoors! IIIINNNNDOOOOORS! (song ends) Take it away, Penny! (close-up and long pause on Penny)
      Patrick: (crying) That Penny has the most beautiful voice...

    • SpongeBob: Sandy, you were right. I'm not afraid to go outside anymore. (Eyes shorten) But I am terrified of gorillas now.
      Sandy: That's OK, SpongeBob, us too.

    • (after SpongeBob vows never to leave his house again)
      Patrick: I guess I'll have to find a new best friend. Hey, Squidward!
      Squidward: No!
      Patrick: Darn.
      Sandy: Don't worry, Patrick. We'll show SpongeBob there's nothing to be afraid of.
      Patrick: (wearing a boxing glove) And that's when I punch him, right?
      (Sandy frowns)

    • (after SpongeBob fell on his bottom and shattered it)
      Sandy: Oooh... that's gotta hurt.
      Patrick: (who hadn't been looking at SpongeBob right as he hit the ground) Do it again. I wasn't looking.

    • Sandy: SpongeBob, land on your bottom. It will impact the blow.
      (SpongeBob takes off his pants)
      Patrick: No, your other bottom.
      Sandy: (to Patrick) Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?
      Patrick: Not until 4.

    • Mr. Krabs: I'm not cheap! i'm generous!
      Squidward: You almost tore a guy's arm off for a penny.
      Mr. Krabs: Thanks, Squidward, I knew I could count on you.

    • Doctor: Well, it looks like your gluteus maximus has made a full recovery.
      SpongeBob: My what has a what now?
      Doctor: You're butt's all better. It's really quite amazing. It took twenty hours to putt it all back together. We actually ran out of staples and had to use glue stick. Yep, you're a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky luck-boy. But from now on, I'd like you to be more careful. One more injury like that and you could wind up like that poor creature there with the iron butt.
      Fish with iron butt: Oh man, it itches!

    • Mr. Krabs: I don't want this foul money. I want Spongebob back.
      Flying Dutchman: (appears with Spongebob) Here, you can have him.
      Mr. Krabs: You heard what I said about the money?
      Flying Dutchman: Heard what you said; I couldn't hear myself thinking with this one around. I only had him for 30 seconds. It was all jellyfishing this Mermaid Man that. Why, not giving him back would be a fate worse than death!

    • Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob, bring me that patty.
      (SpongeBob holds up a cage containing the bad patty.)
      Mr. Krabs: Uh, SpongeBob, why's that patty inside a cage?
      SpongeBob: It growled at me, sir.

    • (EMTs are wheeling Mr. Krabs into the hospital)
      Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Yes, Mr. Krabs.
      Mr. Krabs: Make sure you wrap up that patty-
      I'm not finished with it yet!

    • Sandy: That's it, Squarepants! We're going to find something so dang fun, that you'll have to come outside.
      Sandy: Trampolines!
      Patrick: Ice cream!
      Sandy: Underwater surfing!
      Patrick: Two ice creams!
      Sandy: Ferris Wheels!
      Patrick: Still two ice creams!
      Sandy: Clam wrestling!
      Patrick: Washing an old person!
      Sandy: Patrick, that ain't fun.
      Old Guy: It is for me.

    • Patrick: (holding Gameboy and sandboarding simultaneously) Aw, man! I got dead again! This game stinks! (flies off the cliff and crashes)

    • SpongeBob: (after SpongeBob finds an old Krabby Patty under the grill and throws it out) It's old and cold and... so covered in mold!
      Mr. Krabs: And ya won't make another till that one is SOLD!

    • Squidward: Here you go, sir. One Krabby Patty.
      (after the customer who ordered a Krabby Patty sees a moldy one, he screams and does backflips out the restaurant)

    • Sandy: See? That's why you should always pay attention to the mountain.
      SpongeBob: I'm listening to you, mountain!

    • SpongeBob: Don't eat the yellow sand, Patrick.
      Patrick: (eating yellow sand) Oh, yeah, I forgot.

    • Fish #1: Hey, SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Aaaah!
      Fish #1: You gotta check this out! We finally got enough people for a 7 mile spanking machine! Ow! Ow! Ow!
      SpongeBob: Aaaah! (runs away)
      Squidward: Is this where the line starts?

    • SpongeBob: In fact let's sing our own song about the safety of the indoors. (singing) I know of a place, where you never get harmed. A magical place, with magical charms. Indoors. Indoors! I-hin-doors!! (stops singing) Take it away penny!
      Patrick: (teary) That penny has the most beautiful voice.

    • Sandy: All by yourself? Ain't ya gonna get lonesome?
      SpongeBob: I'm not lonesome. I have all the friends I need right here. This is penny, and chip, and say hello to used napkin!

    • Young Fish: Hey, thanks! Mr. Krabs I always thought you were a cheap tightwad!
      Mr. Krabs: I was, son, I was!

    • Mr. Krabs: See, good enough to eat. (is about to take a bite of the patty and it cuts off to show an ambulance driving by) Oh, look, an ambulance. (takes a bit of the patty and ends up in the hospital)

    • SpongeBob: What is a gorilla doing underwater anyways?
      Gorilla: Well you see, uh... George they're onto us!!

    • (SpongeBob is sandboarding)
      SpongeBob: Hey, Sandy! Watch me do the Grouchy Squidward!
      Squidward: Stop naming moves after me!
      (SpongeBob looks like Squidward, he even has four legs)
      SpongeBob: (sounding like Squidward) Everyone's an idiot except for me.
      Squidward: Well, it's true.

  • NOTES (29)


    • The way how the gorilla beat up Patrick and Sandy is like the way how Jason beat up a girl in a sack in Friday The 13th.

    • The scene where it shows what's inside the Krusty Krab, there is a sign that says "Celebrate Good Times." This is a lyric to Kool and the Gang's "Celebrate Good Times."

    • "The Iron Butt" is a reference to the Iron Lung.

    • Mr. Krabs: Eating the Spoiled Patty When Told Not To
      The part when Mr. Krabs gets told not to eat the spoiled patty and does so anyway and has to go to the hospital sounds similar to the book, "The Peanut Butter Jam" by Elizabeth Sussman Nassau in which Sam, a boy with a peanut allergy ignores his doctor's warnings not to touch peanut butter, touches some and has to go to the hospital.

    • In "Born Again Krabs," the part with Mr. Krabs eating the patty is sort of like the show "Teen Angel," where a boy eats a six month old burger, dies, and comes back as his best friend's guardian angel.

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