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"Kracked Krabs" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 7. In this episode, Mr. Krabs is nominated for being the cheapest crab alive.



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SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs arrive at the convention.

In the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob starts his day at work by making kelp fries. Mr. Krabs calls him for a meeting in his office. He tells SpongeBob about the Cheapest Crab Award and that he has been nominated and is excited to hear that he is taking him to the Awards Ceremony.

SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs take the cheapest form of transportation possible - traveling through mail at the cost of a one cent stamp. They meet up with the other crabs at a hotel, only to find out that one of them, such as Fancy McGee, did not spend a thing on their travel. Mr. Krabs teaches SpongeBob his first lesson about cheapness by giving the bellhop a tip (a quarter with a string attached to it) and then pulling it away from him. SpongeBob tries the same routine, only to fail. The two meet up again with the other crabs in time for the ceremony. A video of the nominees is shown, and Mr. Krabs gets worried about the competition. He asks SpongeBob to go up on the stage and "exaggerate" about him being cheap. SpongeBob gets confused and thinks he should lie, which he does by telling everyone that Mr. Krabs is generous, getting him disqualified from winning the award.

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SpongeBob "exaggerating" the hotel room.

Afterward, Mr. Krabs cries about his loss, but SpongeBob tells him about "exaggerating" and Mr. Krabs becomes interested. The two begin "exaggerating" everything in their room (taking items and putting them in their suitcases). When they’re back in the lobby, their suitcases are increased in size and overpressurized. The suitcases eventually can’t handle the pressure and explode, revealing that Mr. Krabs stole a whole room, and as a result, he wins the award. However, the award is connected to a string like the quarter Mr. Krabs gave to the bellhop, and it is snagged out of his hands. He gives SpongeBob a playful hand chop as the episode ends.


The episode was added to the US Copyright Office on September 8, 2009.[2]


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 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Kailua Jubilee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Add Lib Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening at the Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 41 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Please report to me office."]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green ["Now listen up, son."]
  WFL Parade Snare Drum - Nicolas Carr ["I've called ye here on official Krusty Krab business."]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green [Krabs nominated for Cheapest Crab Award]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Road... trip!"]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Now, this trip... I'm gonna teach ye all the cheapskate knowledge like you were the son I've never wanted!"]
  Whimsical Walk - Phil Green [Krabs and SpongeBob arrive at the hotel]
  WFL Parade Snare Drum - Nicolas Carr ["Attention, cheapskate attendees!"]
  PercussionAnouncement - Nicolas Carr ["I, Eugene Krabs, have only spent on me travel, the price of a one-cent stamp!"]
  Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples [everyone cheers]
  PercussionAnouncement - Nicolas Carr [Chintzy McGee gets out of the suitcase]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon ["Chintzy McGee?!"]
  Cockney Capers - Ray Davies [Strip Sounds] ["Thanks for letting me hitch a ride, Krabs."]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Your room, sir."]
  Aye Aye Sir - Nicolas Carr ["Aye aye, sir!"]
  Tinkle Bell - Nicolas Carr
  Harry the Hippo - Phil Green [huge guy]
  Editor's Falling Over (A) - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob crushed]
  Harry the Hippo - Phil Green ["Quit fooling around!"]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [cheapskate crab convention/"I'd like to introduce me fellow fry cook, SpongeBob."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob lending money]
  Comic Drum Drops - Nicolas Carr [rimshot]
  Big Screen News Link (b) - Richard Myhill [shot of trophy]
  Cocksure Capers - Phil Green [Eugene Krabs in "Sign of the Times"]
  Paper Boy - Harry Lubin [Beuford BargainBottom in "Convenience Store Caper"]
  Darting Around - Harry Bluestone [Dwight T. Wad in "Tying Up Loose Ends"]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Aw, jeez."]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Well, that's highly unconventional."]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland [SpongeBob and Krabs winking at each other]
  Sneaking About - Phil Green [start of SpongeBob's speech]
  Drama Link (C) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob's nervous]
  Watch Out! - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob talks about how generous Krabs is]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney [The crabs murmur to each other.]
  Will He, Won't He? - David Lindup [end of SpongeBob's speech]
  Dramatic Cue (E) - Ronald Hanmer [Krabs faints]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs disqualified]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["Ooh!"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob packing hotel towels]
  Earls Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Krabs packing the entire room]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Do you have any hotel property in this bag?"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [suitcases explode]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney ["You lifted the entire hotel room?!"]
  Proud Moment - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [everyone applauds]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon [trophy awarded to Krabs]
  Slide Whistle Stooges Theme - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]




  • All of the crabs look, act, talk, and laugh like Mr. Krabs. This is similar to how the other cephalopods in "Squidville" and "Cephalopod Lodge" resemble Squidward.
  • This is the second episode where Mr. Krabs brings SpongeBob to an award ceremony. The first is "Shell of a Man."
  • The cheapskate handshake:
    1. Two cheapskates say "penny pinching, penny pinching" while sticking their claws in the air and pinching.
    2. They pinch each other's butts.
    3. They say "cheap, cheap, cheap" like chickens and peck on the ground.
  • This episode, along with its sister episode, was scheduled to premiere on May 31, 2010, but got delayed to September 11, 2010 instead. [citation needed]
  • The crabs sneak toiletries and towels from the hotel, just like some people in real life do.
  • The title for this episode refers to how Mr. Krabs is very cheap.

Dub facts[]

  • In the Indonesian dub, the scene where Mr. Krabs calls SpongeBob to his office with his megaphone at the beginning and chops SpongeBob's hand at the end of the episode were cut, most likely due to violence because of SpongeBob's eyeball popped out at the beginning.
  • In the Estonian Nickelodeon dub, the bellhop and the rest of the cheapskates are voiced feminine.
  • In the Latvian Nickelodeon dub, the other cheapskates sound masculine, while the bellhop is voiced feminine.


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Mr. Krabs with blue legs.

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SpongeBob with yellow teeth.

  • In Mr. Krabs' video, the pathway to the Chum Bucket is missing.
  • Chintzy McGee boasts and said Mr. Krabs would need luck as if he would win. However, he is not listed as a nominee.
  • The judge puts the TV and the TV stand on the stage. However, after three videos of the nominees are shown, they are nowhere to be seen.
  • SpongeBob's teeth turn yellow when the trophy is yanked from Mr. Krabs' hand.
  • When Mr. Krabs snaps SpongeBob's hand off in the end of the episode, his feet are the same color as his pants, but as soon as he laughs, they are red again.



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