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"Married to Money" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 9. In this episode, after following Plankton's advice, Mr. Krabs decides to marry the only thing he ever loved - money.



In the beginning of the episode, Plankton has another attempt to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula using sea bears, but SpongeBob stops him by tickling the sea bears and covering himself with Jellyfish Honey, which sea bears crave. Then Plankton and Mr. Krabs argue, and after Mr. Krabs says that he likes money a lot, Plankton says, "If you love money so much, why don’t you marry it?" Mr. Krabs says that it's not such a bad idea, giving Plankton an idea.

That night, Mr. Krabs takes out the trash from the Krusty Krab and hears someone crying. He spots a small lady made out of dollar bills on a nearby bench and is easily smitten. Mr. Krabs asks why she was crying and she says that her date was supposed to take her to the bank but stood her up. The lady introduces herself as Cashina, and Mr. Krabs asks if he could take her out to dinner. Cashina says that she would love to. Unknown to Mr. Krabs, however, Cashina is actually a robot piloted by Plankton who intends to scam Mr. Krabs into giving him the secret formula.


While eating spaghetti at Fancy!, Cashina asks Mr. Krabs if he knows any secrets or formulas. Mr. Krabs mentions that he knows one... but for delicious kisses. He then proceeds to kiss Cashina, but Plankton quickly presses a button that replaces her lips with ones that electrocute him on contact. Nevertheless, he took the kiss well.

At Mr. Krabs' house, Pearl finds out about his relationship with Cashina and disapproves it, claiming that she doesn't want a stepmother like the ones she saw in the movies because then she won't get her "Prince Charming." In an attempt to change her mind, Mr. Krabs introduces Pearl to Cashina. However, Pearl immediately doesn't like her and storms off to her bedroom. Mr. Krabs wants to talk to Pearl, but Cashina says that she will do it alone. She successfully manages to get Pearl to like her, talking about girl stuff. Witnessing this, Mr. Krabs decides to propose to Cashina, bringing Plankton one step closer to finding out the formula.

The next day, SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward set up wedding decorations all over the Krusty Krab. As the wedding between Mr. Krabs and Cashina takes place, the two exchange vows and then kiss, causing Mr. Krabs to be electrocuted again. Thus, Mr. Krabs and Cashina are officially married. SpongeBob then provides Cashina a bouquet of flowers to toss towards a group of ladies attending the wedding, but Patrick catches and swallows the whole bouquet. At the reception, SpongeBob wonders where Plankton was the whole time as Mr. Krabs dances with Cashina and swings her around, causing Plankton to become dizzy and throwing up.

Mr. Krabs and Cashina go to Honeymoon Hotel where he proceeds to kiss her again, only to be stopped. Cashina asks Mr. Krabs to tell her the secret formula and he says that he will. However, just as Mr. Krabs is about to tell her the formula, he starts sweating nervously and his eyes get watery. A teardrop falls on Cashina, causing her to malfunction and explode, revealing Plankton inside it. Mr. Krabs, shocked at the revelation, starts to get angry, but then gets depressed. He says that he's been alone for so long and that it was the first time that he fell for someone, and that although Cashina wasn't real, his feelings were. Plankton just concludes that he was being crazy and runs out of the room, declaring that he will get the formula one day. Mr. Krabs breaks down sobbing, and a bellhop tries to console him, only to say that he has to tip him. Mr. Krabs then stashes away the money from when Cashina exploded and gives the bellhop a nickel and when he caught it the nickel landed in a bowl of pea soup, as the episode ends.

Running gags

  • Mr. Krabs getting electrocuted every time he kisses Cashina.


Vincent Waller confirmed this episode on Twitter on September 1, 2015.[2] It was confirmed that this episode would premiere after the episodes "Mall Girl Pearl" and "Two Thumbs Down" in airing order.[3]

It was also planned that Mr. Krabs would be marrying a bag of money.[4] However, this idea was later changed to a stack of cash known as Cashina for unknown reasons, possibly because it makes more sense for it to be a stack of cash.


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 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Nicolas Carr, Chiho Carr [Title card.]
  Agitation Bridge 5 - Phil Green [Everyone running out of the Krusty Krab.]
  Agitation Bridge 6 - Phil Green [Sea bears surrounding Mr. Krabs.]
  Agitation Bridge 2 - Phil Green ["Nothing can turn them from their central purpose!"]
  Slide Whistle Stooges - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Who wants their tummies tickled?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 24C - Jeremy Wakefield ["No! Come back!"]
  Breathing Underwater - Nicolas Carr ["Money makes the world go round and makes me heart go pound."]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [The mouth of Mr. Krabs becomes a cash register.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Would you, now?"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs kicks Plankton back to the Chum Bucket.]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs leaves the Krusty Krab.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs hears sobbing.]
  Down in Davey Jones Locker - Nicolas Carr ["Um... hello, miss?"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Chiho Carr [Mr. Krabs falls in love looking a stack of cash.]
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["My knight in shining exoskeleton!"]
  Dream Date - Emil Cadkin, William Loose, Phil Green [Cashina introduces herself.]
  Drama Sting 5 - Steve Marston [Cashina is really Plankton in disguise.]
  Sulla Riviera - Bruno Bertoli [At a fancy restaurant.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, I finally did it."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Chiho Carr [Krabs at home kissing locket.]
  Lonely Heart's Club A - Otto Sieben, David Bell [Pearl walks in on Krabs.]
  Cute and Lovable - Phil Green [Cashina enters at Krabs' house.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1A - Jeremy Wakefield [Barnacles of Pearl's feet.]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Stop trying to mom at me, lady!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5D - Jeremy Wakefield ["Let me talk to her."]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl and Cashina are friends.]
  Grand Pastures [#28] - Harry Bluestone [Krabs proposes to Cashina.]
  The 3 Challenges - Nicolas Carr ["Perfect!"]
  Jolly Little Roger - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs prepares for his wedding.]
  Aloha Bikini Bottom - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Decorating the Krusty Krab for the wedding.]
  Wedding Sting - Nicolas Carr [Plays the organ.]
  Dreaming Flowers - Gustav Lange, Krassimira Ziegler, Gerhard Kanzian [Krabs and Cashina exchange vows.]
  Wedding March (Home Organ Version) - Geoff Bastow, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [Krabs kisses Cashina.]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Bouquet.]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix No Whistle - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick eats the bouquet.]
  Zampano's Waltz - Xavier Demerliac, Florence Caillon [Krabs dancing with Cashina.]
  Maui Beach - Hans Haider [Krabs and Cashina arrive at Honeymoon Hotel.]
  Cold Sweat - John Scott [Krabs says he'll whisper the secret formula.]
  Excited Tension 2 - Phil Green [Krabs gets emotional.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["So... here goes."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton's disguise revealed.]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney ["Plankton?!"]
  Drama Link (H) - Hubert Clifford ["You monster!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9A - Jeremy Wakefield ["You're not gonna crush me?"]
  Sad Sailor Waltz - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Oh, I've been alone for so long."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17B - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton leaves.]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs crying.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2D - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs picks up all the remains of Cashina.]




Cultural references

  • The line "The name's Krabs, Eugene Krabs," is an apparent parody of the James Bond films, where Bond says "The name's Bond, James Bond."
  • The spaghetti scene parodies the 1955 Walt Disney film Lady and the Tramp.
  • Pearl's line "No way, Dad! I've seen stepmothers in movies! She'll make me sweep up the cinders, and then she won't let me go to the ball, and then I'll never meet my Prince Charming" is a reference to the movie Cinderella.
  • The whole plot was reused from the 2014 DreamWorks Animation short film Rocky & Bullwinkle where the plot of marrying a robot controlled by a villain is reused. Surprisingly enough Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob starred in the short as the voice of Bullwinkle.


  • During the bird's eye view of the wedding, the Galley Grub and Order Here sign are missing.
  • In some shots where the sea bears attack the Krusty Krab, the Galley Grub sign changes positions to either in front of the door leading to Mr. Krabs office or beside it.
  • When Cashina blows up and exposes, the money lands all on the floor, but when the angle changes, the money is seen on the sofa.
  • After Pearl says she is not wearing shoes, she is seen wearing her white boots in the next scene.
  • When Mr. Krabs first sees Cashina, the street light has a "Bus" sign on it. When Mr. Krabs punches the street light, the sign is gone.



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