"Grandmum's the Word" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eleven. In this episode, Plankton tells his grandma that he owns the Krusty Krab, but must keep the lie going when she comes to visit.
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Squidward Tentacles
- Sheldon J. Plankton
- Karen Plankton
- Lily Plankton
- French Narrator
- Mr. Krabs' grandma (cameo)
- Daydream Bikini Bottomites
- Dream Lily Plankton (debut)
- Dream Squidward (cameo)
- Dream Sandy (cameo)
- Dream Mr. Krabs (cameo)
- Dream SpongeBob (cameo)
- Dream Plankton (cameo)
- Dream Patrick (cameo)
- Dream Purple Doctorfish (cameo)
- Dream Fred (cameo)
- Dream Nat Peterson (cameo)
- Dream Paco
- Dream Wobbles
- Dream Clay
- Dream Thaddeus
- Dream Archie (purple)
- Dream Old Man Jenkins (fat)
- Dream Charlie
- Dream Lonnie
- Dream Frank (lifeguard)
- Dream Tina Fran
- Dream Harry (fish)
- Dream Scooter
- Dream Nazz-Mimi
- Dream Vera Fishbowl
- Dream Norma Rechid
- Dream Norton
- Dream Gus
- Dream Harold (red fish)
- Dream Jennifer Millie
- Dream Sadie
- Dream Halbert
- Dream Evelyn
- Dream Medley Fishbowl
- Dream Shubie
- Dream Sandals
- Dream Martha Smith
- Dream Debbie Rechid
- Dream John
- Dream Abigail Marge
- Dream Jimmy Gus
- Dream Officer Rob Johnson
- Dream Harold Bill Reginald Scott
- Dream Frank (citizen)
- Dream Frank (red shirt)
- Dream Miss Shell
- Dream Lloyd-Rich
- Dream Harv
- Dream Tom
- Dream Billy (lime fish)
- Dream Anchovies
- Dream Mable-Monica
- Dream Frankie Billy
The episode starts off with Plankton pampering Karen and giving her a mud bath. As Plankton and Karen are about to kiss, Karen's screen turns off and is replaced with a call from Plankton's grandmother. It turns out that Plankton promised to own the Krusty Krab by her 90th birthday, and her birthday is tomorrow and she is coming to visit the Krusty Krab. Because of this, Plankton has to lie and keep the lie going when she visits. Plankton explains to SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs the situation, and after explaining it in a sincere way, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs agree to give the Krusty Krab a Plankton-themed makeover.
The next day, Plankton's grandma visits the now-Plankton-themed Krusty Krab to take a look. While Plankton is trying to force SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward into the scheme, Grandma Plankton starts to develop a crush on Squidward. Grandma Plankton introduces herself as Lily and wants to have a Plankton Patty, so SpongeBob makes on for Lily and forces Squidward to chew it for her.
The scheme finally works out until Lily wants a picture with the Secret Formula. Plankton does his sincere face and Mr. Krabs hands over Lily the formula. As they start to take a picture, Lily flies away with a jetpack. Mr. Krabs gets angry at Plankton for creating a plan to steal the formula, but Plankton didn't knew a thing about this; however Plankton thinking he won, thinks he can rule the fast food industry with Grandma, but Lily states she's not sharing the formula and drops Plankton and flies away to the retirement home.
Finally winning, Lily daydreams her idea of forcing Squidward to be her ally while the other citizens (including Plankton) has to fight over the patties Lily throws. However, before she can open the bottle, Lily goes to sleep, so Mr. Krabs get the formula back and Plankton gives Lily prune juice, wishing Lily happy birthday, ending the episode after Lily slaps Plankton with her purse.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
‣ Esta Noche (a) - Hans Ehrlinger [Plankton pampering Karen.]
‣ Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Grandma?!"]
‣ Lite Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton's grandma talks to Plankton.]
‣ Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [Plankton thinks about lying to his grandma.]
‣ Lite Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton claims to his grandma he owns the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Esta Noche (a) - Hans Ehrlinger ["Now bring back Ray-Ray."]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["What am I gonna do, Karen?"]
‣ A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Karen kicks Plankton out of the Chum Bucket.]
‣ Jovial Pirates Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob playing with the signal of the Krusty Krab.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (o) - Jeremy Wakefield ["SpongeBoob, you gotta help me!"]
‣ Humorous Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton explains his situation to SpongeBob.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (z) - Jeremy Wakefield [One pathetic sob story later...]
‣ Tabu - Daryl Griffith [Plankton's sincere face.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets happy.]
‣ Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs swallows the Krabby Patty secret formula.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (XIII) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Pronto!"]
‣ You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward modifying the Krusty Krab for Plankton's grandma.]
‣ Stupid Cupid - Ronald Hanmer [Plankton's grandma arrives at the Krusty Plankton.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (m) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward sleeping.]
‣ Co Co Baby (a) - Gil Flat [Plankton's grandma falls in love with Squidward.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Alright, lady, I don't normally say this, but get off my nose."]
‣ Pepito from Tampico (a) - Otto Sieben, Ronald Sekura ["So, Grandma Plankton, where have you been all my life?"]
‣ Kitsch Comedy - Peter Jeffries [Grandma Plankton at the kitchen.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Krabs, Squidward and Plankton juck.]
‣ A Casual Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["You really are a master chef."]
‣ Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton's grandma wants a photo of her with the secret formula.]
‣ Tabu - Daryl Griffith [Plankton shows his sincere face to Mr. Krabs again.]
‣ Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Fine."]
‣ Target - Hans Ehrlinger [Plankton's grandma takes off with the secret formula.]
‣ Epic Struggle - Fredric Bayco ["Why? Why did I lie?"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Grandma Plankton returns to Shady Shoals with the secret formula.]
‣ ? [Grandma Plankton's world domination daydream.]
‣ Aloha Lui Lui - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending]
- The title card is strikingly similar to that of "Bucket Sweet Bucket."
- "My leg!:" Everyone fighting for a Krabby Patty.
- This episode premiered twelve years after "Dunces and Dragons" premiered in Australia and nine years after "Shuffleboarding" and "Slide Whistle Stooges" premiered.
- This episode premiered in Russia seventeen years after The Good, the Bad, and the Krabby and A Christmas Coral were published, twelve years after the SpongeBob DetectivePants: The Case of the Missing Spatula book and The Art Contest: No Cheating Allowed! were published, five years after "Don't Look Now" and "Séance Shméance" premiered in Greece, two years after "Mall Girl Pearl" and "Two Thumbs Down" premiered in Canada and "Patrick! The Game" and "The Sewers of Bikini Bottom" premiered in Israel, and one year after "Squid Plus One" and "The Executive Treatment" premiered in Japan.
- This is Lily Plankton's first appearance since "Gramma's Secret Recipe."
- This is the fourth episode where ketchup is used as blood. The first is "To Save a Squirrel," the second is "Cave Dwelling Sponge," and third is "Stuck on the Roof."
- This is the fourth time a main character pretended to be someone they're not for their relatives. First was SpongeBob in "Grandma's Kisses," second was Patrick in "I'm with Stupid" and third was Mr. Krabs in "Grandpappy the Pirate."
- Although Plankton is in his mid-70s, his grandmother turns 90.
- The title is a play on the English idiom "mum's the word," an indication that something is to be kept a secret.
- In "Gramma's Secret Recipe," Lily has two eyes. However, she only has one eye in this episode.
- This was likely a design change because all of Plankton's other relatives have one eye.
- On the Galley Grub sign, "Krabby Patty" is misspelled as "Krabby Pattie."
- During the scene with all of the Bikini Bottomites groveling to Lily, red numbers appear on the screen for a second.
- Also during that scene, Mr. Krabs' eyelashes are missing.
- Plankton making his sincere face.
- Lily smacking people with her purse.
- Lily flirting with Squidward her blindness.