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"Chum Bucket Supreme" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, Plankton hires Patrick as advertising director at the Chum Bucket.



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"Chum is Fum."

The episode starts out when two customers park at the Chum Bucket. Plankton thinks they want to eat there, but they were parked there because they could not find parking at the Krusty Krab. Karen then suggests that Plankton should advertise his product. Plankton then hangs a sign that reads "CHUM IS METABOLIC FUEL!" Patrick comes along and tries to read the sign, but his head starts smoking from the strain of trying to understand what these new words are. It even affects Patrick's Department of Thoughts. After his head is put out by a cup of kelp juice, Patrick then rearranges the letters, so the sign reads "CHUM IS FUM!" The new slogan starts to attract customers. Plankton hires Patrick as his slogan manager.

Meanwhile, back at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs believes Plankton has stolen the secret formula, so he comes up with a plan to steal the recipe back. After two hours of waiting in line, they finally enter the Chum Bucket. Plankton sees through SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs' disguise, and they realize that it was the slogan that brought in the customers, despite the fact the chum tastes awful. To combat the disgusting taste of the chum, the customers simply say "Chum is Fum" over and over. Then Plankton goes to Patrick to check on how his assignment to come up with new slogan ideas is going. However, all Patrick does is write Chum is Fum in a thousand different ways. Plankton then gets mad at Patrick but cools down because Patrick's slogan is still attracting customers.

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"Fum is Chum."

A few days later, people are getting bored with the slogan, so Plankton and Patrick hold a board meeting. Patrick comes up with a new motto three days later, changing it to "FUM IS CHUM." This new slogan brings back Plankton's customers, much to the chagrin of Mr. Krabs. Business is so large that Plankton gets into the restaurant magazines and even a hockey team shows up to eat.

Patrick then decides to resign from his position as advertising director because he is "burnt out" - there is a hole burned into the back of his head. Plankton protests, but then bluffs to make Patrick believe that he is disposable, and not necessary to keep customers eating at the Chum Bucket. During his rant, Plankton accidentally insults his customers over the intercom that he had installed by the cash register earlier to taunt Mr. Krabs. His customers hear him calling them "buffoons, morons, the dumbest of the dumb" among other things, which causes all of his customers to abandon their chum in anger and disgust. Plankton then gets beaten up by the hockey team. In the end, everybody sees Patrick finishing a sign with the Krusty Krab's new slogan, "Krabby Patties are fum!" and everybody returns to the Krusty Krab. His head still has a hole that starts smoking again as the episode ends.



This episode was confirmed on April 28, 2008.[1]


Model sheets[]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  The Chumbucket Rhumba - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Steel Licks 41 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Customers? What customers?"]
  Background Blues - Otto Sieben ["Hello, gentlemen, and welcome to the Chum Bucket!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Line of customers at the Krusty Krab]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Plankton's angry]
  Drama Link (F) - Hubert Clifford [Plankton tears up his menu]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["We're doomed, Karen. Doomed, I tell you!"]
  Thats It ! - Nicolas Carr ["Advertising?"]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Karen sighs]
  Steel Licks 50 - Jeremy Wakefield [Chum Is Metabolic Fuel!]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick appears]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick struggling to read the sign]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [zoom inside of Patrick's brain]
  Horror House Of Wax Retro 3 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman [Inside Patrick's brain]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [Zoom outside of Patrick's brain]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick's head on fire]
  Steel Licks 37 - Jeremy Wakefield [A few minutes later...]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [A little longer than a few minutes later...]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Chum Is Fum!]
  Steel Licks 45 - Jeremy Wakefield ["That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!"]
  Puffing Along - Harry Bluestone [Sign attracts customers]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Meanwhile at the Krusty Krab]
  Danger HQ - Norman Dane [Krabs looks across the street]
  Battle March Link (a) - Keith Mansfield ["SpongeBob, we have a situation."]
  Chasey Racey - Norman Dane [Situation alert]
  Tough Mission - David Farnon [Krabs thinks Plankton stole the formula]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [SpongeBob and Krabs in disguise/SpongeBob and Krabs enter the Chum Bucket after two hours]
  Carrol Chimes - Nicolas Carr [suspicious door]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [SpongeBob and Krabs approach the door]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen ["I'm full, thanks."]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Explosion]
  Puffing Along - Harry Bluestone [Customers eating chum and puking]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton laughs]
  Dachshund Walk - John Fox, Mac Prindy ["What brilliant slogans have you come up with this week, Patrick?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs cries]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["You don't need help when you got a catchy slogan like mine."]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Board meeting]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Three days later]
  Puffing Along - Harry Bluestone [Fum Is Chum]
  Closing Door Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Nothing can stop me now!"]
  Circus Overture - Daniel Jean Jeannin [Montage of Plankton's success]
  On The Beach - Kapono Beamer [Patrick resigns]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton gets beat up]
  Kailua Jubilee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabby Patties Are Fum!]



  • "Chum Bucket Supreme" was ranked #57 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



  • Revealed by an April 2008 episode schedule found on the back of a sketch on Kenny Pittenger's blog, this episode originally had the production code of 193-644, however, following the greenlight of the episode "Chum Caverns," and the extension of the episode "Truth or Square," it was moved around to have the code of 193-643.[1]
  • Plankton claims he has never met Patrick in this episode, but in "Bucket Sweet Bucket," he has met him and worked for him.
  • There is an online game based on this episode called Chum is Fum. In the game, the player makes the customers eat the Chumsticks.
  • Goofy Goober's is mentioned in this episode.
  • This episode is paired up with "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy" during the original American airing, but it has been re-airing with "Single Cell Anniversary."
  • This episode aired during The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash.
  • This is the second episode where a character works for Plankton. The first was SpongeBob in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket."
  • This is the second episode in which Patrick helps to advertise for a restaurant in Bikini Bottom. The first was "No Hat for Pat."
  • When the hockey players first hear Plankton talking about his customers in a bad way, there are five of them. However, when they are about to attack Plankton with their hockey sticks, there are only four of them.
  • The hockey player speaks with a Canadian accent.
  • This is the second episode with someone's brain office is being shown. The first one appeared in "Squilliam Returns."
  • This episode introduces the track "Salty Krab Jig", which serves as a replacement for the older Krusty Krab secondary tracks, like "When Daylight Shines / Captain Lenoe's" and "Keel Row".
  • The "Two Hours Later" time card looks just like the "Rise and Shine" title card, except the rocks are missing, and the "3 Days Later" time card looks just like the "Driven to Tears" title card, except the tire tracks are missing.
    • Additionally, both episodes use "Wahini Wobble" as the title card music, which would later be used as the title card music of this episode's sister episode.
  • The title card music is part of the instrumental version of "Oh, My Karen," which debuts in this episode's sister episode, "Single Cell Anniversary."
  • This is the first of three episodes to use the track "Chumbucket Rhumba" as title card music.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Plankton dances in a similar fashion to Dead Eye Plankton.
  • During the original American airing, this episode was paired with "Growth Spout."
  • Plankton mentions the episode's title when he says "Here's your Chum Bucket Supreme, enjoy!"
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Slogan on billboard in SpongeBob's Last Stand.

Dub facts[]

  • In the Russian dub, when SpongeBob says "Goofy Goober has gone non-dairy?!," it is translated as "a French chef has boiled Gary?!"


  • When Mr. Krabs looks out from his office, there are only two customers, but when he says they have a situation to SpongeBob, there are no customers at the tables.
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Blue shirt error.

  • Frank has a red shirt when he approaches the counter after the Chum Bucket has a new slogan. In the next shot, when it zooms to the register, his shirt is blue.
    • The same error occurs in "Free Samples," but the shirt is pink.
  • When Plankton stomps on the ripped paper in anger, his head is still messed up. However, in the next shot, when Plankton yells about how he is tired of the Krusty Krab stealing his customers, his head is suddenly fixed.
  • At the end of the episode, when Patrick finishes the point in the exclamation mark in "KRABBY PATTIES ARE FUM!," the ladder he is stepping on is shorter, and he is below the sign. In the next scene, automatically, the ladder is longer, and he is next to the sign.
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The front doors of the Chum Bucket are missing.

  • When Plankton goes through the Box of Letters, the front door to the Chum Bucket is missing.
  • At the end of the episode, when SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs are in the front of the Krusty Krab, the Chum Bucket cannot be seen.
  • In TV airings, when Mr. Krabs says "A few hours ago, the Chum Bucket was, as it should be, a desolate no-man's land," "bucket" is muted.
  • When the camera zooms in after Patrick says "These words make my head sad," Patrick's forehead can be seen below Patrick's eyes for a split second.