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"Kooky Cooks" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 12. In this episode, after a disaster at a fancy restaurant, Mrs. Puff thinks Mr. Krabs is too cheap, so he hires SpongeBob and Squidward as waiters to impress her.



The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[3]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  ? [Mr. Krabs dating Mrs. Puff at Fancy! restaurant]
  Evil Mind 3 - Dick de Benedictis ["Don't accept it, Krabs! You're gonna go broke!"]
  ? ["Hehehe. I'll get soup all over me nice shoot and our meal will be free."]
  Ta-ra A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Krabs and Mrs. Puff get their bowl soup given]
  ? [Mrs. Puff discovers Krabs took SpongeBob to the Fancy! restaurant to get a free meal]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [Waiter kicks Krabs out of Fancy! restaurant]
  Salt Water Works - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff gets angry at Krabs for ruining their date because of his cheapness]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs eats the soup]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs orders SpongeBob to cook a fancy dinner for him and Mrs. Puff]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["Fancy pants for a fancy meal."]
  Credit Card Heaven - Nicolas Carr ["Fancy pants for a fancy meal."]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Ha! SpongeBob can't cook anything but grease trap muck, he's not a gourmet like moi."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I once made a Krabby Patty with three buns."]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs orders Squidward to be the food supervisor and Pearl to be the waiter]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion-2 - Nicolas Carr [Sailors escape from Krabs' oven]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs runs to open his house's door to Mrs. Puff]
  Lounging and Fine Dining - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Krabs receives Mrs. Puff at his house]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (B) - Robert Alexander White, Tim Laycock [SpongeBob makes two "fancy" salads for Krabs and Mrs. Puff]
  Elevator Lounge - Billy Lincoln [Krabs discovers the "fancy" salads have dish soap on them]
  Melodramatic Moments - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs scolds SpongeBob and Squidward for adding dish soap in the "fancy" salads]
  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob makes "soup" for Krabs and Mrs. Puff]
  Lazybones - Xavier Edmunds, Zoltan Biscotti [Krabs avoiding Mrs. Puff to eating the food made by SpongeBob]
  Melodramatic Moments - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["You two better come up with something tasty, or your both DOUBLE FIRED!!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Just make something eatable!!"]
  Humorous Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob takes a dessert from the oven]
  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward having a food fight which ends with SpongeBob covered with batter and baked in the oven]
  Impending Danger - Otto Sieben [Pearl serves the "dessert" to Krabs and Mrs. Puff]
  Like Strange - Kenny Graham [Mrs. Puff grabs Krabs' claw and throws him on the floor]
  Horror-Scope - Ronald Hanmer [Closeup of the baked SpongeBob]
  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs, Squidward and Pearl trying to avoid Mrs. Puff to eat the baked SpongeBob]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Uh... Puffykins... I don't know how to say this but..."]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff realizes she ate SpongeBob]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [One operation later...]
  ? [SpongeBob serves a Krabby Patty to Mrs. Puff at the Krusty Krab]
  Credit Card Heaven - Nicolas Carr [Closeup of the Krabby Patty with three buns]
  Another Krusty Krab Day 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mrs. Puff eats the Krabby Patty with three buns]
  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]

Running gags

  • Serving food when it's not fancy enough.




  • This episode was released on The Complete Twelfth Season DVD on January 12, 2021, before airing on American television.
  • The title card is similar to "Lame and Fortune," "Plankton Retires," and "Insecurity Guards," but the flowers are absent.
  • This is the third episode where Mrs. Puff and Mr. Krabs go on a date at Fancy! The first is "Krusty Love" and the second is "My Two Krabses."
    • This is also the second time in season 12 Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff go on a date at Fancy!
  • SpongeBob and Squidward were previously waiters in "Krusty Katering."
  • This is the first episode directed by Bob Camp, filling the spot of former director Adam Paloian.
  • Coincidentally, both this episode and its sister involve Mr. Krabs having SpongeBob and Squidward do something for his own benefit.
  • In the Hebrew version, the "Zee Next Morning" and "One Operation Later" time cards are not translated.
  • This is the first episode to use the track "The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b)" since "The Curse of Bikini Bottom."
  • This episode marks the final appearance of Mrs. Puff and Pearl Krabs in season 12.
  • The Hebrew version of the title card translates to "Madness in the Kitchen."
  • A clip from this episode was released in "Top 5 Funniest Moments from New Episodes" video on official Nick Russia and Asia Facebook account on November 24, 2020. [4][5]
  • This marks the first time "Greenhorn Rag" plays as the title card music since the season 9 episode "Jailbreak!" (which premiered 7 years earlier).
  • When Mr. Krabs blows a bubble, a message is heard after it pops. This is a callback to "Naughty Nautical Neighbors".


Mr. Krabs' mouth is missing.

Cropped Mr. Krabs.

  • In one frame, Mr. Krabs' mouth is missing.
  • For a split second, Mr. Krabs is strangely cropped while drinking soda.



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