"Born Again Krabs" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from . In this episode, .

"Born Again Krabs" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three.

Brief summary: When Mr. Krabs tries to sell a moldy old Krabby Patty, he is sent to Davey Jones' Locker because he was cheap.

Time/Date: After Just One Bite

Time cards shown:

  • The Next Day (which also had SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs on the corners of the time card)

Main Character(s):

Major Characters

Minor Characters

Songs: None


It is closing time at the Krusty Krab, and Squidward is excited about this and makes closing time "the happiest time of the day." However, SpongeBob is disappointed because of closing time and makes it "the saddest time of the day." A couple of seconds later, he finds an extremely old Krabby Patty under the grill, which could've rolled under years ago. He throws it in the bin, but an automatic machine brings it out and saves Mr. Krabs 5.2 cents. Mr. Krabs says that SpongeBob is never to make another Krabby Patty until it is sold.

On the next day, SpongeBob has the old Krabby Patty between two buns, and gives it to Squidward, who tries to give it to a customer. The customer smells it and then performs backward flips while screaming until he reaches the exit. Mr. Krabs continuously tries to sell it, but there have been no customers for weeks. He tries to show everyone that the Patty is harmless (the Patty growls and snaps in symbolism that it is dangerous) by eating it, but he becomes sick. At the hospital, the Flying Dutchman sends Mr. Krabs to Davey Jones' locker because he's cheap. He lets him go after he begs him continuously, and Mr. Krabs is now the opposite of cheap. But after the bill is $10,000 and he's got no profits, he starts reverting back to his old self.

The Flying Dutchman gets him again, and SpongeBob bets him that Mr. Krabs wouldn't sell his soul for a couple of bucks, to prove his generosity. Mr. Krabs sells SpongeBob's soul for 62 cents. SpongeBob continuously babbles to the Flying Dutchman, and the Dutchman can't stand SpongeBob. He delivers SpongeBob back to Mr. Krabs and the episode ends.

Cultural References

  • Davy Jones' Locker represents H***
  • This episode is very similar to the Charles Dickens' famous story A Christmas Carol in similarities:
*Mr.Krabs acts like Scrooge
*The Flying Dutchman represents The Third Spirit, The Christmas Spirit of Yet To Come
*Like Scrooge, Mr.Krabs gets another chance to be more generous than cheap and is so friendly now to people he can also scare them
*SpongeBob acts like Sparsit in this episode
  • This episode has been analogized with the accidents youngsters with food allergies may go through if they eat a food they have been told not to eat.
  • The title is a parody of the religious term, "Born again Christian"


  • This is the second time The Flying Dutchman broke the fourth wall
  • When Squidward was sleeping with his bed, this is like the episode New Digs.
  • This episode's "The Next Day" time card is the only time card ever with all of the main charaters on it.
  • In this episode in Hebrew, Mr. Krabs said that his name is "Shimon Vaza" (which means "Simon Vase").
  • Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob not to make another Krabby Patty until the nasty one is sold. When he gives it to Squidward, there are other people eating already, meaning that SpongeBob doesn't obey Mr. Krabs' every whim (or those patties were already made).
  • The ambulance appears before Mr. Krabs even puts the bad patty near his mouth. Mr. Krabs just notices the ambulance not knowing it is coming for him in advance.
  • This is the third time there was a REALLY disgusting, inedible, Krabby Patty that ever existed in the Krusty Krab. The second is Nasty Patty and the first was the one Squidward made in The Algae's Always Greener.
  • When Mr. Krabs drops the money on the floor after he traded SpongeBob for 62 cents, after The Flying Dutchman showed up and returned SpongeBob, and The Flying Dutchman disappears, you can see that the money is gone!
  • When SpongeBob and Squidward are in Mr. Krab's office, there is no door on the wall, but when Squidward is trying to open the safe, Mr. Krabs opens a door, where there isn't supposed to be a door, in the same wall.
  • When Mr. Krabs is about to eat the bad patty, an ambulance appears, which is a common scene-transition. However, this was not a transition as the camera returns to Mr. Krabs and he says, "Hey, look! An ambulance!"
  • This episode was rescheduled to the October 4,2003 date from it's July 7th date.
  • The Let's Just Play live broadcast after a test card on Nickelodeon aired

with this episode and I Had an Accident.

  • Mr. Krabs' "fake" name was "Harold Flower".
  • Mr. Krabs' middle name is revealed to be Harold.
  • In this episode, Mr. Krabs' safe is behind his desk. However, in "Pat No Pay," his safe wasn't.
  • A poem was included in the beginning of the episode:

But it's old, and cold, it's a vary full of mold! You can't make another 'till that one is sold!


  • (Krusty Krab)
SpongeBob: But, it's old and cold, and so very full of mold
Mr. Krabs: You're not to make another patty until that one is sold
  • Mr. Krabs: (to SpongeBob) Why is that patty in a cage?
SpongeBob: Because it growled at me. (patty starts growling)
Mr. Krabs: You two would have never lasted in the Navy.
  • Mr. Krabs: (after SpongeBob is brought back) SpongeBob..about the-
SpongeBob: Its OK Mr.Krabs..I would have done the same thing
Mr. Krabs: Really?
SpongeBob: (with a smile on his face but very sarcastic) No
  • SpongeBob: (on the phone with The Flying Dutchman) So, as I was saying, we should hang out more often. What day is good for you? Here are the days that are good for me; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I work at the Krusty Krab. My best friend's Patrick. He's pink. (show ends)
  • Squidward: You almost tore a man's arm off for a penny.
Mr. Krabs:(sarcastically) Thanks, Squidward. I knew I could count on you!
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