The Bikini Bottom Convention Hall is a location that first appears in the episode "Shell of a Man."
The exterior of the Bikini Bottom Convention Hall resembles a torpedo in the sand that is green. There is also a sign that says "Welcome Navy Buddies" on the front side.
The inside of the Convention Center has metallic walls and tables where the navy buddies can sit at to discuss their past actions. There is also a stage where they announced the winner of the manly toughness award.
Role in series
"Shell of a Man"
The Bikini Bottom Convention Hall serves as the main setting for the second half of the episode. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob go here to reunite with Mr. Krabs' navy buddies. However, Mr. Krabs molts his shell and is too ashamed to show himself in front of them due to his weak body. Mr. Krabs then has SpongeBob go inside his shell and masquerade as himself.
The plans are going well as SpongeBob manages to get Mr. Krabs' navy buddies to think he is "Armor Abs Krabs" until he is announced for the Trophy of Manly Toughness. SpongeBob accidentally talks about blowing bubbles and jellyfishing, but fortunately for him, the navy buddies still believe he is Mr. Krabs. However, when SpongeBob gives Torpedo Belly a "steely belly butt," the shell breaks and SpongeBob is revealed in front of everyone.
Mr. Krabs then appears and informs everyone about his condition. As Mr. Krabs is about to leave with SpongeBob, Mutton Chop hands over the Trophy of Manly Toughness, admitting that him molting his shell was the toughest thing he has ever seen. Then, the rest of Mr. Krabs' navy buddies all reveal their unmanly secrets and all share a laugh.
It is hosting the Fast Food Founding Fathers convention during the night, where Mr. Krabs tries to gain admission but is denied on account of his failure to provide the entry guy with money. However, a fish who brings just a penny arrives and is let in and even rewarded a giant bag of money, much to Mr. Krabs' jealousy.