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"Krusty Kleaners" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 11. In this episode, after spilling a milkshake during a delivery, SpongeBob vows to return and clean the entire building.



The episode starts with SpongeBob delivery a Krabby Patty meal to the boss at an office. However, he accidentally drops the meal and makes a mess. Despite the boss telling him it is fine, SpongeBob vows to clean the mess at night.

SpongeBob brings Patrick along to help, and the two start cleaning the office, unaware that a trash bot is also cleaning the office. After accidentally toppling all the cubicles, the two put them back up, but accidentally get themselves lost within it. Eventually, they meet the trash bot, who tries to put Patrick inside of it as he ate a candy wrapper.

Eventually, SpongeBob gets a hold of the trash bot and locks him inside a broom closet so they can clean the office in peace. SpongeBob and Patrick finally reach the original chocolate milk stain the former made and try to clean it using their tongues. However, the trash bot escapes the broom closet and starts getting other machines in the office to attack SpongeBob and Patrick.

The machines start attacking the two and the walls of the office start falling apart. However, when SpongeBob and Patrick realize the company makes tanks, they utilize one of their tanks to defeat all the machines. Eventually, the trash bot surrenders, and the episode ends with SpongeBob and Patrick leaving the office in a wrecked state.

Running gags

  • The male fish works at the office while not knowing what is going on.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on February 28, 2018.[3]




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Old Hilo March - Kapono Beamer [title card]
  12th Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob arrives to a building with a delivery.]
  Market Day - Kurt Rehfeld [SpongeBob gets inside the office.]
  Dramatic Cue (C) - Ronald Hammer [Bag slips out of SpongeBob's hands.]
  Epic Struggle - Fredric Bayco [Delivery falls to the floor, dirtying the carpet.]
  Inferno - Fredric Bayco [SpongeBob tries to clean up the mess.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 13 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Here! You can drink it from here! See?"]
  Fates [#62] - Gregor Narholz ["It's too late. I did all I could, but it wasn't enough."]
  Spatula Sepuku - Nicolas Carr ["In ancient times, one would fall under sword by way of apology."]
  Proud to Be a Fish - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob vows to clean all the building.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (o) - Jeremy Wakefield ["No need, we have a cleaning robot that does that all at night."]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Security guard leaves the building.]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick arrive at the building.]
  Subversion - Ralph Dollimore [Trash bot picks up a chewing gum wrapper.]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick exit elevator.]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick "cleaning" office.]
  Mutations (a) [#53] - Trevor Duncan [Trash bot picking the trash that SpongeBob and Patrick have thrown.]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob vacuuming.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["We'll just put 'em all back up the way they were."]
  Unknown Track 57 - "Uh, how do we get out of here?"
  Unknown Track 83 - SpongeBob and Patrick navigate Pac-Man-like maze.
  Menace from the Deep - Robert Cornford [Trash bot tries to pick up a candy wrapper.]
  Star Trekkers 3 - Steve Marston [SpongeBob and Patrick get chased by trash bot.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick in kitchen.]
  Invasion - Alfred Ralston [Trash bot enters kitchen.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I don't know what we did to you, but I made a Krusty Krab pledge to your boss to clean these offices."]
  Invasion - Alfred Ralston [Trash bot picks Patrick up.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick appears trashy.]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob fights the trash bot.]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick enter main office.]
  African Savanna - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick licking spilled milkshake in carpet.]
  Rescue - Cecil Milner [Trash bot escapes from closet and recruits different appliances.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (v) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob still licking spilled milkshake.]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero [Coffeemaker and soda machine attack SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gets attacked by photocopier and paper shredder.]
  Battle at Sea - Johnny Pearson [SpongeBob and Patrick use a tank.]
  Battle March Link (3) - Keith Mansfield [Paper shredder gets shot.]
  Battle March Link (1) - Keith Mansfield [Building collapses.]
  Slide Whistle Stooges 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Trash bot surrenders.]
  Kalua Jubalee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]




"Clean Livin'"

The red version with a metal wheel.

  • In this episode, SpongeBob's unicycle has a metal wheel with a tire instead of its usual paddle wheel. It also has a brown seat instead of a black seat.
  • This marks the first appearance of a reef blower since "Squidville."
    • This is also the first episode to feature a reef blower but not play the track "War Blowers."
  • This episode marks the first usage of the APM track "Old Hilo March" since "I ♥ Dancing."
  • This marks the first time when an episode first premiered in Russia.

Cultural references

Pac-Man reference.

  • The scene where SpongeBob and Patrick are trying to find a way out of the maze references the game Pac-Man.
  • The scene where SpongeBob stabs himself with his spatula references seppuku.


Patrick without eyebrows.

  • When SpongeBob and Patrick ride into the elevator, Patrick has no eyebrows.

The microwave with a white outline on its door

  • When trash bot attempts to burn Patrick, the microwave oven can be seen mistakenly colored with a white outline on the rim of the door instead of black.

SpongeBob's visible eyelashes.

  • In one of the pictures of SpongeBob made by the copier, one of his eyes is closed, but his eyelashes are still seen.