SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 5 Episode 9

The Krusty Sponge / Squid Wood

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 24, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

The Krusty Sponge: After receiving a good review from a food critic, Mr. Krabs decides to sell SpongeBob merchandise. Including pens, aprons, coasters and even a Spongey Patty! However, the patties turn whoever eats them into a sponge zombie. Squid Wood: Squidward refuses to play with SpongeBob, so SpongeBob makes a ventriloquist dummy of Squidward. But everyone prefers the dummy over the real thing!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Two average episodes.

    Ok, i'll get right down to business.

    The Krusty Sponge: A decent spongebob episode that has clever one-liners along with an okay plot. Mr. Krabs's 'obsession' towards the end gets a little uncomfortable and the 'sponge-people' were just plain creepy. It's actually a pretty good episode, save for the end. I'd give it a 7/10.

    Squid Wood: This is a squidward torture episode. Spongebob is annoying and relentless at the beginning, which isn't anything new. However, the way the customers treated Squidward after mini-Squid came along was downright cruel. Squidward had a right to be upset about Spongebob's behavior and how mini-Squid did everything he did but got a better outcome. The customers perceive his frustration as an irredeemable sin and begin being rude and nasty to him, going so far as to give mini-Squid a $300 tip and comment about Squidward while he's in plain sight. This isn't the WORST Squidward torture episode, but it's up there. I give this a 3/10.

    So overall: 5/10. This is a very mediocre pairing. That's about it.moreless
  • Two stinkers together! But Squid Wood actually airs with The Pink Purloiner now. See that one instead!

    Avoid both Squid Wood and The Krusty Sponge. But see The Pink Purloiner!


    The Krusty Sponge: 0.25/10

    Squid Wood: 0.1/10

    The Pink Purloiner: 9.9/10

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 2 (originally posted last year on July 18): Nick has an upcoming show called Breadwinners that airs in 20 days. Today I found the pilot on YouTube and showed it to my family. EVERYONE HATED IT! They all said it was the worst thing they'd seen in their lives. And that includes The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012), Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale (2006), and Rabbids Invasion. So I won't be surprised when Breadwinners gets a 1.9 just like Marvin Marvin here at and Spider's Web: A Pig's Tale at IMDb. My Aunt said I should rate it as low as possible just to get the score down. Unfortunately, the lowest one can rate is 1, unless you are a prolific author. I have been working on that for months (6 plus months), so I can rate stuff like Marvin Marvin, Fred: The Show, and The Oogieloves a 0.0. Breadwinners is next on my "to rate 0.0 once I can" list.

    UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 18: Breadwinners premiered yesterday. I have reviewed it. It's bad but not as bad as Sanjay and Craig.moreless
  • Okay, I DO understand why "The Krusty Sponge" got negative reviews but I mostly certainly DON'T understand why "Squid Wood" got negative reviews

    The Krusty Sponge: This episode wasn't that great and it was just poor in my eyes. It's one of the worst Season 5 episodes I've ever seen. The food critic Gene Scallop giving out his review about the Krusty Krab was pretty good and pretty funny. Squidward hissing at SpongeBob was hilarious. Squidward wearing the SpongeBob costume was also very funny. I just did not like how Mr. Krabs was obsessing over the SpongeBob things (okay, it's kind of funny in some parts but in most of the parts, it's not). I just despised Mr. Krabs for making Squidward make rotten krabby patties that turned yellow... okay, that is just disgusting. I didn't like it when everyone at the Krusty Krab was poisoned by the yellow krabby patties. I also did not like how poor SpongeBob is driving the customers around the train. The ending was kind of funny when Squidward drove the train around for the judge but I thought it would've been better if Mr. Krabs drove the train because the court was easy on Mr. Krabs and I did not like it. Overall, a poor episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 4.5/10

    Squid Wood: I do not understand how some people did not find this episode good. This episode was hilarious and it's one of my favorite episodes. Okay, I only understand the Squidward fans not liking this episode but the rest of the people... I don't understand how you don't find this episode funny. SpongeBob popping out of nowhere near the beginning of the episode was funny. SpongeBob making mini Squidward so he can have someone to play with was funny as well. Patrick's cameo appearance was hilarious. That customer giving mini Squidward a $300 tip was very funny. Who can also forget about the dance? The dance scene absolutely cracked me up and it still does. The ending was also hilarious when SpongeBob made a mini SpongeBob. I did kind of feel sorry for Squidward in this episode even though I don't like him sometimes. Overall, one of the best SpongeBob episodes of Season 5. 10/10moreless
  • Krusty sponge was OK, but squid wood was terrible

    Krusty sponge wasn't a good or a bad episode, it was just OK (watchable) but squid wood was painful to watch, not only because the writers torture poor squidward throughout the episode but there are no jokes, and the plot is just retarted, 5/10
  • A mixed review

    Krusty Sponge: Underrated episode for sure. Krusty Krab episodes are not really the best in my opinion, but I thought it was a decent episode. Storyline was a tad interesting. Not as great as its partner (Sing a Song of Patrick). There were funny moments like SpongeBob just being silence, Gene Shallop reviewing the Krusty Krab, Squidward hissing at SpongeBob (when he saw him in a SpongeBob costume), the judge having a SpongeBob thing, and the last part. I didn't liked how Mr. Krabs made SpongeBob ride the train and those yellow rotten patties because the customers looked disturbing after eating it. This proves why Mr. Krabs had changed since the New Leaf episode and he sometimes has his moments of being funny ever since. Overall score 7/10

    SquidWood: Meh...I just didn't like this episode that much. I'll tell you why after I list some funny parts first. I laughed at a couple parts of SpongeBob bothering Squidward (it was actually hilarious when he was on his garden and popped out on the painting), SpongeBob playing with the mini Squidward, and that fish selling the mini Squidward. My flaws were that the episode was just boring. Most of the scenes during at the Krusty Krab weren't that great to watch. I found it annoying that the mini Squidward copy all the stuffs Squidward does and he gets annoyed by it. The dancing was a borefest...yawn. Overall, one of season 4's worst episode, which I don't even know why Nick didn't air this in the spring. 4/10moreless
Gene Shalit

Gene Shalit

Gene Scallop

Guest Star

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Male Fish #1

Guest Star

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin

Female Fish

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The two fish who are in the first train seats didn't hold anything. But in the next scene, they're holding a neck rope and a head shredder.

    • When the female fish says "That's the worst SpongeBob costume I ever seen", she sounds like a male.

    • Gene Scallop refers Mr. Krabs as "Eugene A. Krabs", despite his middle initial being "H", not "A". (though that could have been what he said, it was just unclear)

    • After SpongeBob realizes that Squidward doesn't play with him he jumps up, pushing the big fridge out of the way. However, he was too weak to even lift his teddy bear weights.

    • In "The Krusty Sponge," when SpongeBob enters the Krusty Sponge, on the lower left, we see a customer eating a Spongey Patty.

    • In "The Krusty Sponge," when a little boy goes up to Squidward wearing the SpongeBob costume, Mr. Krabs called him a little girl.

    • The music heard when SpongeBob and Mini Squidward dance is part of Gioachino Rossini 's famous piece, The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra): Overture. This is a very popular song with other appeances in A Clockwork Orange, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and other TV shows and movies.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Squidward: Uh, Mr. Krabs? Uh, this is probably a bad time now.
      Mr. Krabs: Uh, no.
      Squidward: Well, there's a man out back and says you need to sign something.
      Mr. Krabs: (worried) Okay, tell him I'll be right out.
      Squidward: Got it, now precious go!
      Mr. Krabs: And let's watch our language, Mr. Squidward.

    • (Squidward cries after the man takes Mini-Squid)
      SpongeBob: What's the matter, actual-sized Squidward?
      Squidward: My dreams are crushed, (then stops crying) but hey! At least I don't have to see that Mini-Squid ever again.
      SpongeBob: Yeah, 'cause I have something better. (Holds out a puppet version of himself) Another me!

    • Squidward: Alright now, who has the Krabby Patty and who has the Krabby Patty. See...'cause...they're both...krabby.

    • SpongeBob: Oh, such a crazy day! What's next, a zombie invasion? (looks at the zombies) Ahhh! Zombies!

    • SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs! I can't find my spatula!
      Mr. Krabs: I got it right here.

    • Fish: I ate this yellow patty, and now I feel sick.
      Health Inspector: Let me try that. (chew and spits it out)

    • Boy: He hit me just because I wanted his autograph!
      Mr. Krabs: Squidward! Heh, I'm sorry little girl. Of course you can have his autograph. For 5 bucks!

    • SpongeBob: I must say, I'm glad to have my job back.
      Mr. Krabs: Yeah, I just hope that Squidward enjoys his new job.

    • Mr. Krabs: All's well that ends well.

    • (Squidward dances)
      Fish #1: Talk about no talent.
      Fish #2: Maybe Squidward should get a size reduction surgery, so he'll dance better.

    • (Squidward sat on a chair)
      Squidward: I`m actually starting to like this Mini Squidward. Doing my job for me, keeping SpongeBob busy.

    • Mini Squidward: Well, I guess this is it, SpongeBob old chum.
      SpongeBob: Yeah, we had some good times. But, I guess it`s now time for you to move on.

    • Fish: Now that`s a good service. I`ll take a dozen of your finest patties. But don`t let that squid guy touch them, he might take the patties.

    • Fish: Bring that little fella over here, and let me give him a $300 tip!
      Squidward: A $300 tip?!

    • Squidward: Ahhh!
      Mini Squidward: Hello, Squidward.

    • Mini Squidward: Come on, everybody dance!

    • Mr. Krabs: I got a perfect man for that job.
      (camera shifts to Squidward)
      Squidward: OK, how am I gonna do this? (tries to pick up the spatula, but it slips and hits him in the head) OW! (falls back and pots hits his head) Mommy, is that you?

    • (Bikini Bottom News)
      Bob: And now it's time for Bottom Feeding with Gene Scallop.
      Gene: Thank you, Bob. This week, I visited...
      Bob: You're welcome, Gene.
      (short pause)
      Gene: Um, this week I visited the Krusty Krab, a local burger joint that's second to none.

    • Mr. Krabs: Start using these patties, instead of those other ones.
      Squidward: You mean to tell me you actually expect people to pay $1.98 for a rotten patty?!
      Mr. Krabs: Squidward, you're right! This instant success must be scramblin' my brains. We'll make 'em $2.98!

    • Squidward: Mr. Krabs, don't you think you might be taking all of this a little too far?
      Mr. Krabs: Get back to work, SpongeBob! I'll be in me SpongeBob if you SpongeBob me.

    • Squidward: Okay, and would you like any fries with that?
      Customer: (to fish behind him) Hey, if I get some kelp fries, will you guys share 'em with me?
      Fish #1: Do we know you?
      Customer: (to Squidward) Two orders of fries, please.
      Squidward: And two orders of--
      Customer: I only said one order.
      Squidward: I thought you said, "two."
      Customer: Okay, I'll have two.
      Squidward: Order up, SpongeBob!

    • Mr. Krabs: Squidward, you just drove away Gene Scallop! Don't you know our lives depend on his review?
      Squidward: Mr. Krabs, the only thing my life depends on is going home at 6:00.
      Mr. Krabs: Mr. Gene Scallop, come back!

  • NOTES (12)