How to Become a Fancy Waiter in Less than 20 Minutes is a book about what the name of it implies. It appears in the episode "Squilliam Returns."


Its cover is brown and is bound with golden straps around the spine. The titular writing has a similar style to most of the writing that one would expect from Bikini Bottom.

Role in episode

Squidward tells SpongeBob to read the book to trick Squilliam Fancyson into believing that the Krusty Krab is a 5-star restaurant. SpongeBob pledges to memorize it "down to the punctuation marks" but finds that it includes too much information for his brain to handle. He soon explodes and destroys the book.


  • Irony: Judging by the width of the book, it should take much longer than 20 minutes to read this entire manual.
  • There was an actual book released in 2014 with this title based on the book from the episode. It was written by Kelner Camarero.


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