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If you were looking for the article about the place, then see Krusty Towers (building).

"Krusty Towers" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 4. In this episode, Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a hotel.



The Krusty Towers

As the episode begins with Squidward and SpongeBob walking to work, SpongeBob tells a false story about overcooking the fries, much to Squidward's annoyance. In the meantime, Squidward realizes the Krusty Krab has dramatically changed. Mr. Krabs has turned the restaurant into a hotel and renamed it the Krusty Towers, with the original building now on top of a large tower. Mr. Krabs explains that while he was on vacation, he was shocked by his outrageously high hotel bills, tallying up to $345.00, and realized how much money hotels can make. He says that the employees there lived by a code: "We shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request," which was on a gold plaque above a fireplace in the hotel he stayed at. He put that one for the Krusty Towers.

A customer enters and orders a Double Krabby Patty with cheese, then leaves when Mr. Krabs tells him that he must book a hotel room and order room service to eat their food. Patrick, the Krusty Krab's number one customer soon arrives and becomes the hotel's first actual guest. After signing the register, which he believed was a test, Squidward carries Patrick's bags, and he tries to take the guest elevator, but Mr. Krabs stops him and explains that he must take the "employee elevator," which is in fact, a staircase. Patrick then requests Squidward several more times for ridiculous reasons. Whenever Squidward gets to the bottom of the hotel, Mr. Krabs tells him to go back up to do something that Patrick wants. After being ordered to give Patrick a "bubble bath," Squidward loudly states that he has had enough, rides the elevator to the lobby where he stubbornly quits his job.

Squidward returning as a guest.

He walks out the door and immediately comes back as a guest, instead of an employee. He decides to take advantage of Mr. Krabs' code by demanding a room on the top floor and that Mr. Krabs to carry him to get there, which he gets by paying him and using the plaque. Then he orders a Krabby Patty with cheese, nose hair, and toenail clippings, and forces Mr. Krabs to eat it for humor. Also, Patrick has all the cheese all over his room, which is supposed to be on that Krabby Patty. Squidward then wants his cookies like the ones his mother makes, which Mr. Krabs resentfully has to get. SpongeBob comes with him to get Squidward's mother to have her make her cookies. Then, he wants Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob to repaint his room and change his furniture, only to get it back to its original state. Then, he wants an indoor pool. After getting the indoor pool, Patrick jumps in, and the force causes the hotel to collapse, leaving only the original Krusty Krab standing.

Patrick, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs luckily survive, but end up in the hospital with massive injuries. When the episode ends with Mr. Krabs seeing the hospital fee ($15,000), he scraps the idea of a hotel and tells Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick that they are going to medical school, much to Squidward's dismay and SpongeBob and Patrick's delight.

Running gags

  • Patrick keeps on forgetting where he is, saying, "This is a ______?"
  • Mr. Krabs receiving overpriced bills.
  • Mr. Krabs and Squidward mentioning the hotel's code.




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob..."]
  The Wheels of Industry - Robert Sharples [hotel revealed]
  Harp Gliss 1 - Otto Sieben ["Remember when I went to that fast food convention..."]
  Orchids and Roses - Joyce Cochrane ["...and stayed in that fancy hotel?"]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford ["25 dollars for a hamburger!"]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs gives the hamburger back]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Imagine how much I could charge for a lousy Krabby Patty!"]
  Flextone Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob pushes the bump on Squidward's head.]
  Poppin' Around - Bruce Campbell [inside the hotel]
  ? [harps and chimes overlays "Poppin' Around"]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick checks in]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Squidward, you can take Patrick's bags up to his room."]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Krabs mocks Squidward]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Fine! Let's go, Patrick."]
  Curley Shirley - Otto Sieben [Krabs at the elevator]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Squidward walks angrily to the employee elevator]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer [Stairs]
  Curley Shirley - Otto Sieben [Patrick gets off the elevator]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [suitcase full of rocks]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric King-Palmer [Patrick's room]
  On The Beach - Kapono Beamer [Unclogging Patrick's toilet]
  Curley Shirley - Otto Sieben [Squidward gets off the elevator]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward quits...]
  Hawaiian Calypso - Jo Van Wetter [...then returns as a guest]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [shot of plaque]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Krabs carries Squidward to his room]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [Krabs eats patty with toenails and nose hair]
  Really Gross Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs sticks tongue out]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Patrick's room covered with cheese]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [cookies]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [SpongeBob and Krabs go to Squidward's mother's house/Krabs and SpongeBob in ski masks]
  The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones [Squidward's mother scream.]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [Krabs trying to get a big sack in the trunk]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Allow me, boys."]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield ["There's room for you to sit up front."]
  Marching to Honolulu - Kapono Beamer ["Let's go bake some cookies, boys!"]
  Big Baby Sting - Nicolas Carr ["We shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request."]
  Fanfare for a King - Sam Fonteyn [redesign #1]
  Tea Dance - Norman John Warren [redesign #2]
  ? [redesign #3]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Perfect!"]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [indoor pool]
  Transformer Malfunction - Dick de Benedictis, Nicolas Carr [hotel destroyed]
  Lazy Afternoon - Jan Rap, Peter Smid [ending]



  • "Krusty Towers" was ranked #4 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.



The toy (left).

  • In 2011, a Squinkies toy of Mr. Krabs in his Krusty Towers uniform was released. Oddly, the Squinkies website's guide paired this toy with one of Mrs. Puff, mistakenly believing his outfit was from "Krusty Love" instead.
  • One of Squidward's suitcases has what appears to be the Taiwanese flag.
    • It could also be a flag of Samoa.
  • It is revealed that Mr. Krabs keeps his laundry in his car and has a tattoo of an anchor on his chest.

This DVD cover artwork is based on this episode.

  • Season 4 Volume 1 disc 2 has a case with a cover based on this episode.
  • This is the first episode to premiere on Nick Germany. Past episodes in Germany premiered on Super RTL due to Nickelodeon being closed in Germany from 1998-2005.
  • This is actually the second time Squidward's mom is seen. The first was "Fools in April," when she appeared in his thought bubble saying "You stink!" in the deeper, more masculine voice.
    • However, this is the first episode where she appears physically instead of appearing in a thought bubble.
    • Ironically enough, this episode premiered in the United States exactly six years after "Fools in April" did.
  • This is the second episode in the series where SpongeBob's legs turn into rockets. The first was in "Jellyfish Hunter."
  • This is the second episode in the series where toenail clippings are put into a Krabby Patty. The first is in "Nasty Patty."
  • This is the third episode in the series where Squidward quits his job, with the first being "Big Pink Loser" and the second being "Can You Spare a Dime?"
  • This episode premiered on the same day as the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards.
  • There is an online game based on this episode called Decorating Dilemma.
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode title is "Rakov Toranj" translating to "Krab's Tower."
  • In the Russian dub, the episode title is "Красти взмывает ввысь" is translated as "Krusty soars up."
  • On the November 10, 2006 airing, this episode was paired with "Ghost Host."[4]
  • Karma: Squidward is not happy with Patrick's ridiculous and nonsensical orders, yet when he gets a room at Krusty Towers, he does ridiculous and nonsensical orders to get back at Mr. Krabs.

Cultural references

  • The title is a parody of a UK series Fawlty Towers, which was also about a hotel and its owners.
  • Patrick's drawing is a reference to monster movies such as King Kong and Godzilla.
  • The order of a hotel room with cheese is a reference to a hotel room covered with melted cheese which was made at Washington Jefferson Hotel in 1999.


  • Despite the episode and the building being named "The Krusty Towers", there is only one building.

12 instead of 17.

  • The Krusty Towers has 17 floors, but every time it is shown outside, there are 12.
    • In addition to this, in the DVD cover based on this episode, the Krusty Towers has only 6 floors instead of 17.
  • At the front desk on the first floor, there are 16 room keys displayed, but counting all the rooms from the outside of the building, there are 36 rooms (18 seen in the front, and 18 unseen behind), at least 20 keys short.
  • Despite Squidward and Patrick both gaining a room key from Mr. Krabs, the number of keys displayed on the bulletin board is the same.

SpongeBob's eyelashes are gone.

  • When SpongeBob says, "How may I serve you, sir?" he has no eyelashes, until when he salutes, then they appear in the rest.
  • In the first clip showing Mr. Krabs saying, "That hotel was a bad idea," it shows bandages on his feet, but when he says "Forget hotels," they are gone, then when he says "Pack your bags, boys," they are shown again.
  • When Mr. Krabs first serves Squidward and takes him upstairs, he is wearing the blue employee uniform. When he goes back to the reception desk, the former is wearing a black suit. When he once again goes upstairs to assist Squidward, he was in the uniform.
    • He could have changed out of each outfit in between locations.
  • Squidward's room number changes: at first, it is 1721, and in another scene, it is 1722.
  • The Krusty Towers is on the wrong side of Conch Street. It is usually on Patrick Star's house side.

SpongeBob's miscolored lip.

  • When Squidward pulls SpongeBob out of the toilet, his bottom lip is miscolored black instead of red.
  • When Mr. Krabs responds to Squidward's demand to carry him to his room, the end appears to be cut, causing Mr. Krabs' arm to return to his side without animation.
  • Whenever the outside of Krusty Towers was shown, the crossroad connecting to the Chum Bucket is missing.


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