SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 3 Episode 4

The Nasty Patty / The Idiot Box

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Mar 01, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

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

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I still love The Nasty Patty and Idiot Box is pretty good too!

    Nasty Patty: This episode is so clever and humorous. SpongeBob just can't keep anything undercover. One of my favorite scenes is when Krabs starts to completely lie on SpongeBob:

    Krabs: He was insane. Outta control! Woulda killed me too if you hadnt've come along! 9.5/10

    Idiot Box: This episode is bit more farfetched (how is the box making sounds?) but it's still good. Funny things: SpongeBob makes a rainbow while saying imagination (and Squidward can't). Patrick hiking up the mountain too fast ("I'm shaking hands with Neptune!") 8/10moreless
  • Nasty Patty+Idiot Box=Nasty Box

    Nasty Patty


    Idiot Box


  • Idiot Box was a little better

    Nasty Patty: Someone named NathanJR94 doesn't know what disgusting is until he sees Glove World R.I.P. which shows Patrick's butt (disgusting!) The only bad part was that the humor was a little dry, but an average episode, but not what I would expect from Season 3. This episode is rated 7/10 C- to me.

    Idiot Box: Hysterical, episodes like this don't come around very often. LOL. So hilarious how Patrick and Spongebob play with a box and Squidward doesn't know how. Pitch Perfect episode: 10/10moreless
  • The funniest season 3 pair (right next to Chocolate with Nuts and MM&BB V)

    Nasty Patty: SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs make a nasty patty for the health inspector. This episode was very funny. This is due to the fact that it boarded by Kaz (he does amazing episodes in this show compare to what he working right now on Phineas and Ferb). There were a lot of funny moments like the inspector needs everything from the menu, Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob trying out everything, the news report, Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob making the nasty patty, the inspector choking, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs yelling when they found out they killed him, and more. I cannot list all the funny moments so I'll stop there. Overall, a funny episode and definitely in my top 5 funniest season 3 episodes (this but Idiot Box as well). 10/10

    Idiot Box: This one was way hilarious than the Nasty Patty. The humor here was everywhere in every minute. I laughed at SpongeBob and Patrick hopping, all the imagination stuffs that SpongeBob and Patrick did in this episode (funniest was SpongeBob and Patrick in the avalanche, Squidward kept seeing boxes on TV, Squidward playing with the box (then he is one the dumps), and the last part (Patrick's line). Overall, a funnier episode of the pair. 10/10moreless
  • Idiot Box: Perfect Nasty Patty: F-cking HILARIOUS

    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.

    10 out of 10

    (20 out of 10 for Nasty patty)moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others/Man Counting Down Countdown/Chopper Man

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Recurring Role

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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?

    • When SpongeBob and Patrick were dancing, SpongeBob said they would stop dancing in 30 seconds. But they only danced 7 more seconds.

    • In the Krusty Krab scene, when Mr. Krabs was screaming to SpongeBob about the shovel, for an instant his teeth completely disappear.

    • In "Nasty Patty", the health inspector says he'll need one more Krabby Patty to FINISH his inspection. When SpongeBob goes to tell Mr. Krabs this, he says that the health inspector will PASS if he gets a Krabby Patty.

    • If you look at the scene after Squidward had jumped out of the box, he is smaller than he normally is. He looks the same height as SpongeBob. Normally, he's about one foot taller than SpongeBob.

    • When Sqiudward jumps into the box and says he wants to go to robot pirate island, SpongeBob and Patrick begin beeping and booping, and then once Squidward leaves there are realistic sound effects. Does that mean this is Squidward's imagination?

    • In one shot of the kitchen, there is no toilet. In the next, there is.

    • If Patrick didn't hear any sound effects, how did he know about the second avalanche?

    • In "Nasty Patty," we clearly see SpongeBob with his Krusty Krab hat on before closing the trunk of the police car. In the police car, his hat has somehow disappeared. When going to the back door of the Krusty Krab, his hat reappears.

    • A fly went down the health inspector's throat. But wait, they're underwater, so how could the fly breath?

    • This is the first and only mention of there being a back door to the Krusty Krab.

    • Squidward says "I hope [the box] has air holes." However, the residents of Bikini Bottom require water for survival, not air. And if he meant "air holes" as in "water holes," the box is already filled with water, due to the amount of time that it was open underwater.

    • In The Idiot Box, when Squidward goes inside, the box is never closed. No wonder it didn't work.

    • In "Nasty Patty" when Spongebob buries the health inspector, he buries him in feet first standing up, but when the rain washes him down the hill, he is lying down.

    • In "The Idiot Box", after SpongeBob told Squidward he can have the T.V., Squidward's mouth did not move when he said, "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!"

    • When Spongebob and Mr. Krabs first get in the cop car, they do not have seatbelts on, but a second later, they each have them on.

    • In The Idiot Box: When they got the box it is HUGE! But when they let Squidward in it was tiny.

    • When Mr. Krabs was giving the Health Inspector the Krabby Patty, it was backwards: Bun Down, Lettuce, Patty, and Bun Up.

    • Why wasn't Squidward in "Nasty Patty"? He works at the Krusty Krab.

    • When SpongeBob put the body in the ground with his head sticking out,the body was in another position

    • In 'Nasty Patty" when Mr.K was in his hot tub full of money
      there is a red towel but when he was in the kitchen the towel is yellow.

    • In the Nasty Patty when you see the KK sign it also says Krusty Krab in green neon letters.

    • When SpongeBob was putting the body in the freezer the cop is the front of the Krusty Krab.But when he he came in the front hat the cop car isn't there anymore.

    • How did Mr. Krabs get a soda without pouring it?

    • In "Nasty Patty" when the cops were hitting the health inspector, the grill wasn't there. In the next shot the grill is there.

    • When Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob were taking the heath inspector's body, the inspector wasn't wearing his hat. Then when he got hit by the rock he has it on.

    • When Spongebob put the body in the trunk of the car he had his Krusty Krab hat on. When he got in the cop car he didn't have it on.

    • Patrick's rock house has no depth as implied in "Home Sweet Pineapple".

    • When Mr. Krabs and Spongebob were screaming near the window, the grill is next to them instead of being right near the counter.

    • The Krusty Krab sign is on the opposite side of the building. It is usually on the left side; this time, it is on the right.

    • When SpongeBob buries the body with the head sticking out and says "I tought he might need some air." But they live under water!

  • 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!

    • SpongeBob: Hear that, Gary? Squidward finally made the box work after all. That's so great.

    • Officer Nancy: Hey, there's no ice!
      Mr. Krabs: Ice? You want ice? Is that what you want? Ice? Is that what you want?
      Spongebob: (walks in) The dark deed you requested is done, sir.
      Officer Nancy: I'll get it myself. Ice is in the freezer, right? (walks to freezer).
      Mr. Krabs: (blocks the door of the freezer) There's no ice! There's never been any ice! Ice is just a myth!
      Officer Nancy: Step aside, You two act like you have committed a murder.
      Mr. Krabs: Okay, I confess! SpongeBob killed him!
      SpongeBob: What?! You can't put this whole rap on me!
      Mr. Krabs: He's insane, out of control! He would've killed me too if you didn't come!
      SpongeBob: It was all Mr. Krabs' idea!
      Mr. Krabs: Put him down, he's a mad dog!
      SpongeBob: He wears hair curlers to bed!
      Mr. Krabs: Wait! It's not what you think!
      Offier Nancy: What are you two talking about?
      Mr. Krabs: We killed the health inspector! Buried him and stuffed his body in the freezer!
      Officer Nancy: You mean in here? (opens the freezer to find everything empty)
      Mr. Krabs: It's empty.
      Officer Nancy: Is this some kind of a joke?
      Mr. Krabs: Yeah, a joke.
      (SpongeBob laughs)

    • Squidward: But there was something else I wanted to ask you two. Now what was it? Oh, yeah. Yeah. DON'T YOU TWO HAVE ANY BRAINS?!

    • Patrick: (yawns) I need sleep to reload my imagination tanks.

    • (SpongeBob & Patrick are getting ready to play in the box; SpongeBob is asking Patrick if he has everything)
      SpongeBob: Underwear?
      (Patrick has to look)
      Patrick: Uhhhh... check!

    • Squidward: I didn't know today was happy hopping moron day.

    • Health Inspector: Please gentlemen! Let me finish my work in peace.

    • Squidward: Where is it?!?!
      Patrick: (pops out of hat box) Here I am!

    • Spongebob: Imagination! (makes a rainbow appear with his hands)

    • Squidward: I have more imagination... (tries to make a rainbow like SpongeBob, but can't) ...in one tentacle than you two have in your whole bodies!
      Patrick: That's good. Now all you need is a box.

    • (Squidward turns on television)
      Man: It is here that the boxes reach their final stage in the sendaway.
      (Squidward changes the channel)
      Teacher: The equation is illustrated here by this box.
      (Squidward changes the channel again)
      Male Fish: I couldn't afford you a present this year... so I got you this box.
      Female Fish: (Joyfully) That's what I got you!
      Squidward: Isn't there anything on TV that's not about boxes?! (changes channel to boxing)
      Announcer: Welcome back to Championship Boxing.
      Squidward: (laughs) I guess this is okay. I mean, it's not really about boxes.
      (2 boxes appear on the stage bumping into each other)

    • News Anchor: We interupt your laughing at other people's expense for this news flash!

    • News Anchor: We interupt this can-can for a special news bulletin!

    • Mr. Krabs: (About the 'Nasty Patty') Join me boy or your fired.

    • From "Nasty Patty"
      Mr. Krabs: What's with all this "we" stuff? You gave him the tainted patty!
      Spongebob: You told me to!
      Mr. Krabs: Well you could've talked me out of it!

    • Squidward: Let me get this straight. You two ordered a giant screen television, just so you could play in the box?
      SpongeBob: Pretty smart, huh?
      Patrick: I thought it wouldn't work.

    • Squidward: Obviously I violated some new box-kicking law!

    • Mr. Krabs: We've been duped!
      SpongeBob: Duped!?
      Mr. Krabs: Bamboozled!
      SpongeBob: We've been speckledorfed!
      Mr. Krabs: That's not even a word yet I agree with ya, boy!

    • Spongebob: Shouldn't we say a few words on his behalf.
      Mr. Krabs: (fast) He was accredited to help inspectors everywhere-
      Spongebob: (sobbing and crying) What a brave man, guarding in the line of Duty like that, why, why, why...!

    • SpongeBob: What do you want me to do with the bo-
      Mr. Krabs: (slaps hand over SpongeBob's mouth) -TTLES OF SODA!! Bottles of soda, same thing. Put 'em in the freezer.

    • Mr. Krabs: Put on the charm. Sweet-talk him.
      (SpongeBob walks over to health inspector)
      SpongeBob: What can I get for you....handsome?
      Mr. Krabs: We're doomed!

    • Narrator: And that's our story...yes, they are idiots, aren't they?

    • (SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs walking up the hill to the cemetery, Spongebob dragging the Health Inspector)
      Spongebob: Eww, eww, eww! Its all icky and corpsey! Ahhh!
      (Sprays Inspectors body with disinfectant)

    • Policeman: (Watching Spongebob freak out of sick health inspector) Let me take care of this...DIE ZOMBIE!! (Hits "zombie")

    • Patrick: My hands are frozen, you'll have to cut them off with a saw.
      Spongebob: I can't do that, Patrick. I already cut off my own arms!

    • SpongeBob: Let's go see Squidward.
      Patrick: I hope he's not TOO down in the dumps today.

    • Narrator: Ooh, it's a dark and stormy night. It's nights like this that remind me of the time Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob thought they killed the health inspector, it was on a bright and sunny morning.

    • SpongeBob: It doesn't seem right... but it feels so good!

    • Squidward: I hope they put some air holes in that box.

    • SpongeBob: Oops, I dropped it in the toilet.

    • SpongeBob: (when the Health Inspector is behind everyone) IT'S THE ZOMBIE!!!!!!!

    • SpongeBob: Okay Squidward! Robot-Pirate Island it is!
      Patrick: Bee, Bee, beep.
      SpongeBob: ARGH!
      Patrick: Boop, Boop, Boo, Boop
      SpongeBob: Ahoy Matey!
      Patrick: Bee, Beep
      SpongeBob: For that ye'll walk the plank!
      (Both start laughing)
      Squidward: thaaaaargh! WHY WON'T THIS THING TURN ON!

    • Mr. Krabs: Something ain't quite right.
      Spongebob: What do you mean sir?
      Mr. Krabs: His head's sticking out!
      SpongeBob: Sorry, Mr. Krabs. I thought he might need some air.
      Mr. Krabs: They don't need air where he's going.

    • Mr. Krabs: (trying to make sure the police aren't getting suspicious of what both him and SpongeBob did to the Health Inspector) It's Open-Cash-Register Night! First two customers get all the money in the cash register.

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