The mop is a cleaning tool that is used in various episodes throughout the series, starting with the episode "Culture Shock."


It has a white head and a bamboo structure.

Role in series

SpongeBob with mop stock art

SpongeBob cleaning with a mop

It is commonly used by SpongeBob whenever he has cleaning duty at the Krusty Krab.

"Culture Shock "

The mop is seen throughout the whole episode, but it is notably used at the end when SpongeBob is cleaning. Everyone loves when SpongeBob does this, though when Squidward uses the mop, nobody cheers. The act is deemed so great that Mr. Krabs orders three more shows to happen.

"Employee of the Month"

SpongeBob mops the floor and then the dishes he accidentally dropped, to prove himself a candidate for the Employee of the Month Award.

"Big Pink Loser"

Patrick improperly uses the mop during his job at the Krusty Krab.

"Grandma's Kisses"

SpongeBob uses the mop to remove the kiss from his forehead, to no avail.

"Graveyard Shift"

SpongeBob mops the ceiling at night.

"Doing Time"

Fred is seen working as a janitor and using a mop to clean the floor of Shady Shoals. When Mrs. Puff and SpongeBob cause Shady Shoals to fill with cranberry juice, Fred does not look up from his mop and continues to clean the same spot.

"Can You Spare a Dime?"

SpongeBob is seen mopping the Krusty Krab at the beginning of the episode.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

One of the pictures in the end credits shows SpongeBob using the mop.

"Krabs vs. Plankton"

Plankton slips on the floor of the Krusty Krab after SpongeBob mops it. He sues the restaurant for failing to mark the mopped spot with a "wet floor" sign. At the trial, SpongeBob interrogates the mop itself, scolding it for having made the floor slippery.

"Pat No Pay"

One of the tasks that Mr. Krabs occupies Patrick with during his shift at the Krusty Krab is mopping the bathroom floors, which Patrick does stupidly.

"SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One"

SpongeBob is seen mopping the floors of the Krusty Krab at the beginning of the episode as the restaurant's temperature is too warm.

"Yours, Mine and Mine"

SpongeBob is seen on mop duty as Patrick eats his Krusty Kid's Meal.

"Séance Shméance"

When Mr. Krabs finds out that SpongeBob summoned ghosts to the Krusty Krab, he uses the mop to push them back into the orb they came from. He says "Time for the bossman to mop up!" and swings the mop like a baseball bat.


Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Current employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Other employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsSheldon J. PlanktonKaren PlanktonMrs. PuffGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobFrankSpongeBot SteelPantsSpongeBob SquarePants copiesDoodleBobSquid DoodleLord PoltergeistDonut demon

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Machines: Krusty Krab grillKrusty Krab dishwasherKrusty Krab freezerKrusty Krab cash registerPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machine

Food: Krabby PattyCoral bitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp friesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab pizzaPattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattySponge PattySpongy PattiesHash brownsExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeMustardMayonnaiseSea PotatoesSecret PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamSaladHot sauceCheesePicklesTomatoMilkshakeDanger PattiesNight PattyGreat pacific garbage patch

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Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

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SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: Andy SambergCaptainRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyCeeLo GreenRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellCamerafishBoom microphone operatorRobin WilliamsThe Guy on the PennyP!nkMimeTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

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Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Jellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneKrabby PattyMr. Krabs' first dollarKarate gearVolcano SauceMr. Krabs' first dimeFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie-talkieSquidward tiki

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