This episode starts out at the Krusty Krab where just before it opens, some guy in a suit wants to come in. Mr. Krabs thinks that he is the Tax Collector, so he grabs the cash register and Hides inside Spongbob. Mr. Krabs Soon Finds out that his new vending machine came. He gives Spongebob and Squidward a quarter to try their luck at the machine. Spongebob wins a prize, but Squidward doesn't. So, Squidward tries again, but keeps losing. He eventually runs out of quarters, so Mr. Krabs gives Spongebob his paycheck in paper money, but gives Squidward a bag of quarters. When Squidward runs out of quarters, still with no prize, Spongebob tells him, "The Secret." Which is to close your eyes, and "Be the Crane." Then Squidward inserts his last quarter in the machine, and he wins a prize. He starts to brag about it, which gets him into trouble. Squidward operates a real crane and knocks over buildings. He is then caught by the workmen. Spongebob goes to rescue Squidward with the crane, but instead he picks up Squidward's prize.
Spongebob and Patrick create a "Good Neighbors Club" and they make Squidward president. Squidward wants to relax, so he tells Spongebob and Patrick to paint all the trees in the neighborhood poke a dots. Spongebob and Patrick get paint on Squidwards face, and he runs outside where a passing car takes Squidward to the hospital, think he's sick. Later, he comes home and finds out that Spongebob and Patrick took his Sunday Pedicure. He gets mad and kicks them out of his house. He sees an ad in the newspaper for a Security System. He gets it and turns it on. Spongebob and Patrick bring Squidward a cake, and Squidward says that Spongbob and Patrick are threats, but the machine says No threat Detected. Squidward punches the machine, and the machine says Squidward is a threat. Squidward gets kicked out of his house, and his house starts to destroy the town. Spongebob and Patrick turn the security system off, and Squidward's house falls on him. In the end, Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward have to do community service ever Sunday for the rest of their lives.