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"Gullible Pants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, SpongeBob is left in charge of the Krusty Krab for a few minutes, and he is gullible enough to obey "advice" from Squidward, leading to disaster.



At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is counting coins in his office when he splits his fingernail. He dials his phone and books an appointment for a manicure, and as he attempts to leave without SpongeBob or Squidward seeing him, the former stops to ask where he is going. Mr. Krabs answers that it is secret, and appoints SpongeBob in charge while he is gone, much to his excitement.

SpongeBob wakes up Squidward, who claims that Mr. Krabs usually lets him sleep on the job. Later, SpongeBob has to serve a patty but also cook food, and unclog the sink. Not wanting to listen to them, Squidward realizes he can use SpongeBob's idiocy and proceeds to tell him a "secret" Mr. Krabs told him, that customer Incidental 105 wants to be a fry cook. Being a total gullible idiot, SpongeBob is foolish enough to believe this and approaches him and takes him into the kitchen to cook. As he is about to deliver a patty, Squidward lies that SpongeBob's feet are cleaner than his hands. This causes him to serve the food while walking on his hands, to the disgust of customer Incidental 107.

Delivery fish Incidental 119 arrives with supplies that SpongeBob ordered so he can redecorate the Krusty Krab, making it all pretty. Squidward claims that Mr. Krabs likes when the Krusty Krab is dirty, so SpongeBob covers it in trash and grime. When the customers begin to leave, Squidward tells SpongeBob that he has to entertain them, so he starts dancing for them, frightening them.

Mr. Krabs returns from his manicure and is shocked to find the Krusty Krab a mess. When he asks SpongeBob what happened, SpongeBob explains he was following everything Squidward said and he told him all his "secrets". Mr. Krabs, believing he told someone about his manicure, while still in charge, SpongeBob appoints Mr. Krabs to clean the dishes. The episode ends as Mr. Krabs again splits his fingernail, as Incidental 105 is still behind the grill, Squidward is sleeping, and SpongeBob is dancing for the customers.




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening]
  Flextone Sting - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs hurts his claw]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["I split me nail."]
  Happy Sails - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [phone call]
  Sneaky Panther Pants - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs tries to sneak out]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["It's... a secret."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Hawaiian sting]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Mr. Krabs thinking who's gonna be in charge while he's gone]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [Krabs leaves SpongeBob in charge]
  Great Moments [#1] - Gregor F. Narholz ["You okay, boy?"]
  Glory Road - Sam Fonteyn [SpongeBob shoots into the air]
  Maui Beach - Hans Haider [Squidward sleeping]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Nap time's over, Squidward."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Krabs is gone?"]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward goes back to sleep]
  Unknown Track 113 - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["And you interrupted my regularly scheduled Krusty Krab nap?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Order up, Squidward!"]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward watching TV]
  Drinks Party - Marc Dall'Anese ["Hey, buddy. Yeah, it's me."]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Bet you didn't think you'd be in here today, did you?"]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr ["This is where the magic happens!"]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["And this is my actual spatula!"]
  Sliding 2 - Hans Ehrlinger, Roy Etzel ["SpongeBob, what are you doing?"]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["You're serving Krabby Patties with your hands?!"]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [shot of SpongeBob's foot]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob serving food with his feet]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [door hits SpongeBob]
  The Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Now that I'm in charge, I've decided to decorate the Krusty Krab!"]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea]
  Pirate's Opus - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward tells SpongeBob to make the Krusty Krab more filthy]
  Slide Whistle Stooges 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob putting garbage everywhere]
  Steel Licks 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [customers start to leave]
  Steel Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield ["If you want the customers to stay, you need to provide some entertainment."]
  Happy Sails - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs returns]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What the...?"]
  Krusty Krab Tango - Steve Marston ["SpongeBob dancing like a goofball?"]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["He told me all your secrets."]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Krabs doing dishes]
  Kalinka - Helmut Kirchgaessner [ending]




  • This was the fifth and last episode to premiere during Nickelodeon's "Deep Sea Danger Zone" marathon.
  • SpongeBob's dances are similar to a Russian and Irish dance.
  • In the Indonesian dub, the part when Squidward laughs until Incidental 105 gives Incidental 104 food is always skipped.[citation needed]
  • In the German dub, this episode is called "Chef vom Dienst," which translates to "Head of Services."
  • A clip from this episode was used during Nick bumpers in 2009-2011.[3]
  • Stock footage of SpongeBob dancing at the end of the episode is used for his appearance in "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley."
  • This is the second episode in which Squidward takes advantage of SpongeBob's idiocy, the first being "Naughty Nautical Neighbors."


  • In the opening shot of the Krusty Krab dining area, Incidental 92 is shown eating with Incidental 151, but in the scene where it pans past the dining area while Mr. Krabs is under the floorboards, he is shown eating with Incidental 4. In the scene where Mr. Krabs looks at the dining like a periscope, Incidental 92 is back with Incidental 151.
  • In the opening shot of the Krusty Krab dining area, Incidental 48 is shown eating with Incidental 41, but in the scene where it pans past the dining area while Mr. Krabs is under the floorboards, Incidental 48 is shown eating with Incidental 64.
    • Incidental 64 is later shown eating with Incidental 47.
  • In the opening shot of the Krusty Krab dining area, Incidental 114 is shown wearing a light blue shirt, but in the scene where Mr. Krabs looks at the dining like a periscope, Incidental 114 is wearing a brown-green shirt. It returns to the light blue shirt in the shot where Incidental 105 first appears.
  • In some shots, the screen flickers black for a second.
  • When the episode ends with SpongeBob doing the Russian-Irish dance to the scared customers, the mud and slime are missing in the background.
  • When SpongeBob stops the customers with his dancing, and when Mr. Krabs returns to see the Krusty Krab ruined, the Chum Bucket is missing from across the street.
  • In the Welsh dub, Aaron Springer and Dani Michaeli are credited in the opening credits, despite the fact that they never worked on this episode.[4]
    • Also, Tom Yasumi is credited as animation director instead of Alan Smart.