Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Oh, goody. Holographic meatloaf again! When am I gonna get some real food?
Plankton complaining about the food, "The Algae's Always Greener"

Holographic meatloaf is a hologram of real-life meatloaf made by Karen. It first appears in the episode "The Algae's Always Greener."


It is a light brown, live-action form of meatloaf on a platter of lettuce, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and other live-action vegetables. It is, evidently by its name, holographic.

Role in episode

Plankton states that this food is the only thing he can eat and then proceeds to eat it with a fork. At first, he dislikes the meatloaf because it shows how unsuccessful he is in contrast to Mr. Krabs. As a result, he slams the food off the table in anger and refuses to eat it.

Later on in the episode, after the events of switching lives with Mr. Krabs turn out to be excruciating for him, Plankton returns to his normal life and develops a new-found interest for the meatloaf, then proceeding to "eat" it enthusiastically.

Role in Which SpongeBob Character Are You? and Which SpongeBob Side Character Are You?

Holographic meatloaf appears as one of the selectable choices in both of the games.


  • Plankton eating a hologram of meatloaf actually makes sense; real-life plankton gain energy through photosynthesis, and a hologram is a projection of light.
  • Despite being a hologram, it still manages to fall off of the table.