In its first episode appearance, the TV is in the kitchen. It shows news about a fraud health inspector wanting free food and Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob think that he is the legitimate health inspector. It later shows a photo of the fraud who looks completely different from the legit one that they thought they murdered shortly afterward.
Mr. Krabs promises to be generous. He moves the TV from the kitchen into the main part of the restaurant. Afterwards, a customer is watching TV. After Mr. Krabs realizes he was awake the whole time, he turns it off and erases the blue fish's memory of watching the possible slideshow.
The TV gives Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick, and Sandy information about SpongeBob's whereabouts. Later, it says that bubbles are spreading like a virus in New Kelp City as part of a new pro-bubble law caused by "Mayor CheeseHead BrownPants."
It is seen when SpongeBob shows Mr. Krabs a clip of Kenny playing football and holding a lot of money. However, this time it is a high-definition television instead of the usual standard definition TV.