In the beginning of the short, Mr. Krabs opens his safe and sees that it is empty. He leaves his office and turns Squidward upside-down and starts shaking him, only to find a bunch of junk fall out from him. Squidward says that he does not have his money. Then SpongeBob says he knows who took it. Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob to tell him who stole it, saying he will let SpongeBob watch as he smashes the culprit into a thousand small pieces, mesh them back together, and tear him into a thousand pieces all over again.
SpongeBob starts crying, revealing that it was him who took Mr. Krabs' money to clean and polish it. They both enter the kitchen and Mr. Krabs sees that his money is all over it. In the next scene, Mr. Krabs opens the safe again and SpongeBob is seen cleaning Mr. Krabs' money inside it, as the short ends.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Mr. Krabs opens his safe]
• Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [The safe is empty]
‣ The Plot Thickens - Dick Stephen Walter ["I know who took your money."]
‣ Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob cries]
‣ Tripping Upstairs - Brian Peters [SpongeBob cleans Mr. Krabs' money]
- This short is available on the Season 4 Volume 2, Complete Fourth Season, 2-Season TV Pack, SpongeShorts, The Third & Fourth Seasons, and Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square Shorts DVDs.
- The items that fall out of Squidward are:
- A coin
- A paperclip
- A domino
- There are 9 visible dollars that SpongeBob cleans, and a lot more coins.