Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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Not to be confused with Talent Show.

The Krusty Krab talent show a.k.a. The Squidward Tentacles Talent Show is a talent show directed, produced, and founded by Squidward Tentacles. It is shown in the episode "Culture Shock" and the book Krusty Krab Adventures.



The Krusty Krab talent show was born when the Krusty Krab was running low on profits. Mr. Krabs, called his employees SpongeBob and Squidward, into his office for a brainstorming session. After many ridiculous ideas made up on the spot by SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs suggested live entertainment. Squidward then jumped up from his seat and suggested a floor show, but quickly changed his mind to a talent show, starring him. Thus, the Krusty Krab Talent Show was born.

SpongeBob's original profit-bringing ideas

  • A free pair of socks with every purchase!
  • Double Krabby Patty Midnight Madness Sale!
  • Mouth-Full-of-Clams-Day: anyone who shows up with a mouth full of clams gets a free drink!



Most of the main construction of the talent show of course took place inside the Krusty Krab. These are the main factors of the interior construction:

Dining area

  • Extra tables and seating
  • Tablecloth
  • Plates, knives, forks and glasses
  • Table candles
  • Balloons and confetti (preset to fall on the audience when Squidward's act is introduced)

Performance area

  • The stage
  • Lighting

The stage

Of course, the stage is the center of all the attention in the talent show. This will show all the features put in and on the stage while constructing:


  • Footlights
  • Backstage lighting
  • Behind-audience lighting


  • Purple curtains
  • Footlights
  • Spotlights
  • Stairs leading onstage


  • Sandbags
  • Curtain ropes and pulleys
  • Green back-curtains
  • Shelves for props
  • Crates
  • Ladders
  • Table
  • Mop and bucket of water
  • Grand Canyon backdrop
  • Blue, black, purple, and green backdrop


  • Red carpet
  • Fencing surrounding the red carpet
  • Red canopy with initials "KK"
  • Four searchlights


Pearl's act

  • Two pompoms

Gary's act

  • Stool
  • Microphone and stand

Plankton's act

  • Magician's stick
  • Sign and stand

Squidward's act

  • Bird Puppet

SpongeBob's act

  • Mop
  • Bucket of water



Backstage help

  • Squidward Tentacles

​Dining employment


On opening night, many reporters came to interview about the talent show at Bikini Bottom's finest restaurant. After reporting about it, it was broadcasted on many television stations across Bikini Bottom for anyone who did not have a ticket or could not go.


Since Squidward was the producer of the show, he had to come up with all the money to put on the show. The budget was almost paid off after hundreds of Bikini Bottomites came and watched the show, but was finally paid off after everyone paid $1 to throw one food at Squidward during his unpopular act.

The profits of the Krusty Krab shot way up after the season of shows.


Original acts

  • Tap Dancing with Mr. Bubble Hippo
  • The Amazing Mister Absorbency!
  • SpongeBob Mopping with Mr. Cleanser
  • SpongeBob Mopping with Dr. Clean

Scheduled acts

Act I

  • Cheerleading by Pearl

Act II

  • Poetry by Gary


  • The Amazing Plankton!

Act IV

  • Squidward LIVE

Non-scheduled acts

Act V

  • SpongeBob Mops!