- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Patrick Star
- Security guard (debut)
- Boss (debut)
- Trash robot (debut)
- Davy Jones (skeleton) (debut)
- Copier (debut)
- Coffeemaker (debut)
- Soda machine (debut)
- Microwave oven (debut)
- Pencil sharpener (debut)
- Shredinator 3000 (debut)
- Bikini Bottomites
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's 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.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Old Hilo March - Kapono Beamer [title card]
• 12th Street Rag Revisited - Nicolas Carr, 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 (l) - 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."]
‣ Unknown Track 46 - Nicolas Carr ["In ancient times, one would fall under sword by way of apology."]
‣ Exotic Sting - Nicolas Carr ["We at the Krusty Krab keep that tradition."]
‣ 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 [Trashbot 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 [Trashbot picking the trash that SpongeBob and Patrick have thrown.]
• Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob vacuuming.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["We'll just put them 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 [Trashbot tries to pick up a candy wrapper.]
‣ Star Trekkers 3 - Steve Marston [SpongeBob and Patrick get chased by trashbot.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick in kitchen.]
‣ Invasion - Alfred Ralston [Trashbot enters kitchen.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - 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 [Trashbot picks Patrick up.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks - 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.]
‣ ? [SpongeBob and Patrick licking spilled milkshake in carpet.]
‣ Rescue - Cecil Milner [Trashbot 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 (c) - Keith Mansfield [Paper shredder gets shot.]
‣ Battle March Link (a) - Keith Mansfield [Building collapses.]
• Slide Whistle Stooges 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Trash bot surrenders.]
• Kalua Jubalee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]
- This episode is available on the SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 19 and The Complete Eleventh Season DVDs.
- The original titles for this episode were "Clean Livin'," "The Krusty Cleaners," and "The Krusty Kleaners." Sky, Digiturk, and the Nickelodeon website still uses "Clean Livin'."
- In Latin America, this episode is called "Limpieza Don Cangrejo" (Mr. Krabs Cleaning) even though Mr. Krabs does not appear in the episode.
- The title card is very similar to the one used in "Fun-Sized Friends."
- This episode marks the first usage of the APM track "Old Hilo March" since "I ♥ Dancing."
- Davy Jones' skeleton could be a reference to the actual Davy Jones who died on February 29, 2012 due to a heart attack.
- The scene where SpongeBob and Patrick are trying to find a way out of their maze is a reference to the game Pac-Man.
- The scene where SpongeBob stabs himself with his spatula is a reference to the Japanese samurai tradition of seppuku, where soldiers who have been dishonorable in some way kill themselves by sword to avoid shame.
- When SpongeBob and Patrick ride into the elevator, Patrick has no eyebrows.
- The male fish works at the office while not knowing what is going on.