SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 4

Selling Out/Funny Pants

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Sep 23, 2005 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Mr. Krabs sells The Krusty Krab to a conglomerate that plans to turn it into a big corporate chain. At first the sell out brings the kind of peace and quiet Krabs always wanted. But his early retirement quickly turns into nothing more than one boring day after another, and Krabs finds himself living a life without purpose. So he takes a job as a busboy at the Krusty Krab only to find that it has been transformed into a heartless mockery of his former restaurant. With the help of SpongeBob and Squidward, Krabs stages a fast food coup against the new management.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Great episode

    I thought that this was a great episode but it wasn't my favorite episode of SpongeBob. I liked this episode for the most part. There were a couple of things that I didn't like in this episode such as Carl because he was creeping me out being cheerful and acting suspicious and I didn't like how Pearl threw Mr. Krabs of the house... Mr. Krabs should punish Pearl for that and not let Pearl get her own ways. The musical number "Cha-ching" was unneccessary and not very catchy but luckily it's short. Other than those things, this was a great episode. I thought it was funny when Mr. Krabs was doing everything after he quit his job especially when he was playing golf and said "Wait a minute, I hate golf". I also thought it was funny when Squidward was depressingly singing "happy birthday" to that little boy. It was also cool to see that Mr. Krabs used all of this money to buy back the Krusty Krab because when do you ever see him do that because he is so dang cheap. Overall, this was a great episode. 8/10moreless
  • Not bad

    This episode is OK, I just didn't like Mr Krabs money song.
  • . spongebob squarepants. 5/1/99 to 9/23/05

    well folks, spongebob has had a good run. i am sorry to tell you that on september 23rd 2005, spongebob died. however he was replaced with his twin brother who has a higher voice. everyone was so upset that thier singing, comedy, and personalities turned bad and thus that started the bikini bottom apocalypse. [basicly this wasnt BAD but there would be no more classics :(]
  • Underrated and not reviewed that much

    This one was perfect and not as much reviewers as the previous episodes. My nitpick here was Pearl kicking Mr. Krabs out of his own house because he want to get a job. Wow, already her first appearance in the post movie era and she has that attuide (?) This continue of course and her treatment to Mr. Krabs gets worse. But I'm ignoring that since this is always been an excellent episode. I laughed at Mr. Krabs doing stuffs after retiring (I cracked up when he was playing golf and said I hate golf), Squidward singing Happy birthday in a weak way, "You wouldn't talk to human resouces?" "With a big smile (big grin)," etc. Just an entertaining episode to watch. Score 10/10moreless
  • Uh...

    For some reason, I don't really know why, I don't like this episode at all! In this episode, Mr. Krabs sells the Krusty Krab for millions of dollars. The Krusty Krab now becomes the Krabby O' Mondays. As SpongeBob and Squidward work in the new fast food place, Mr. Krabs can't take his mind off of anything except fast food. So, he goes to work at the Krabby O' Mondays. There he finds a shocking secret about Carl, the new manager. I guess what I didn't like about this episode was the singing. That song drives me insane and I just can't stand it! There was also no funny parts in this episode. What made it worse is that the ending was so disgusting that I thought I was going to throw up. So, in conclusion, I did not like this episode at all. Grade: F.moreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Pearl Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • This was the final episode C.H. Greenblatt worked on.

    • Why would Mr. Krabs pay full price to buy the Krusty Krab back when one of the financial aid fishes said they might only get a fraction of what they paid? He could have saved millions of dollars.

    • When the man fish says "What did he say? Garbage?", he sounds like a girl.

    • When Mr. Krabs pulls up in the boat with the money in a trailer attached to the boat, the trailer has "U-Pull" written on it, which is a pun on U-Haul.

    • We learn that Mr. Krabs has a bicycle that he got 30 years ago. So Mr. Krabs' age might be in the 30s or 40s.

    • When the customers discover that the Krabby Patties are garbage, they run out of the restaurant, but when the Krabby Patty machine explodes and floods, there's a lot of customers in the waves.

    • When Mr. Krabs is singing his song, and he is in his office, you can see a bird flying beside him, but isn't this underwater, so how could a bird survive there?

    • When Mr. Krabs sings the last line of the song, Mr. Krabs is wearing green vest, a bow tie, and he is holding a cane, but in the next shot, the cane, bow tie, and vest are gone.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Carl: Uh, Squidward? Can I talk to you for a second? What's our motto here at Krabby O'Mondays?
      Squidward: Sincere service with a smile.
      Carl: Well, yes. But with the Krabby O' Mondays spirit. Now, Squidward, you wouldn't want to have to talk to human resources... (a big fish steps out of the door)would ya? So what's our motto again?
      Squidward: Sincere service (slaps himself and then gets happy) with a smile!

    • Carl: Eugene, you're in violation of your contract. Mr. Krabs: Rules, here's a rule for ya! People can't eat stain glass barstools!

    • Pearl: Get out! That's it, Dad! Get a job, get a hobby, or make some friends, because I can't take this anymore!

    • Mr. Krabs: Krabby O' Mondays? Not a name I would have thought of.

    • Mr. Krabs: Krabby Patties are supposed to be made, one at a time; not on a conveyor belt!

    • Mr. Krabs: What have you done with the real Squidward?
      Carl: The less you know, Eugene, the better.

    • Carl: Mr. Blandy?! CODE RED!! FREE THINKER!!!

    • Mr. Krabs: I feel so alive!
      (music comes on)
      Mr. Krabs: Chaching!Chaching!Chachingary!(Mr. Krabs jumps down on the floor to a customer) Money,oh money!How I love the.(customers sings along with Mr. Krabs,while spotlights face them and Mr. Krabs takes their money) Chaching!Chachong!Chachangaroo!
      Lady: Oh,for pete.
      (Mr. Krabs runs in front of the lady sitting down)
      Mr. Krabs: (Mr. Krabs pops out of a pot) From pennies to dollars,any amount will do!(dollars fall down on the screen) Chaching!Chaching!It's no contest!There's only one thing that I love the best!From every side I've ever seen.The sweetest sound I've heard.(bird chirps)
      Chorus: Heard!
      Mr. Krabs: I'd gladly give up everything for the money I had earned!(Mr. Krabs laughs and runs with a wheelbarrow) Chaching!Chaching!Chachingary!There's nothing on Earth like the feeling of greed!(Mr. Krabs runs in the Krusty Krab)There's nothing on Earth like the feeling of greed!(Mr. Krabs laughs)

    • Mr. Krabs: Top of the morning, Spongebob.
      (puts dirty dishes in sink, Spongebob comes over to him)
      Spongebob: (surprised) Mr. Krabs! What are you doing here?!
      Mr. Krabs: Well, you see, retirement is not all it's cracked up to be.
      (Spongebob keeps staring at him happily, Krabs whistles)
      Mr. Krabs: Uh......O.k.... you're starting to creep me out now.
      Spongebob: (hugs Mr. Krabs) I knew you would come back.
      Mr. Krabs: Alright now.... get back to work.
      Spongebob: Aye aye , captain!
      Mr. Krabs: I'm not your boss anymore. Just call me Eugene.
      Spongebob: Aye aye...Eugene. (giggles)
      (Krabs makes a funny face)

    • Mr. Krabs: Wait a minute, I hate golf.

  • NOTES (14)


    • The boss that gives Mr. Krabs the money looks and sounds similar to Donald Trump, complete with a toupee.

    • Song
      Mr. Krabs' song about money: "Cha Ching, Cha Ching, Cha Ching a-ree" is an imitation of the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins song, "Chim Chim Chir-ee", which was written by the Sherman Brothers.

    • Moving Trailer: Name
      If you look at the name of the moving trailer filled with suitcases of money, the trailer says U-Pull on it. This is a reference to the famous moving company U-Haul.

    • Restaurant: Krabby O' Mondays.
      This may be a spoof of the restaurant, Ruby Tuesdays...or on T.G.I.Fridays. Note also the colorful buttons on the uniforms--possibly an oblique reference to Office Space, where each employee was required to wear a certain number of "pieces of flair", and Jennifer Aniston threw a fit over it.