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"No Hat for Pat" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, Patrick's constant falling from wearing the Krusty Krab hat attracts new customers.



One day, Patrick is sleeping right outside of SpongeBob's house. He wakes up to go jellyfishing, only to discover that SpongeBob is wearing his Krusty Krab hat. Patrick knows that means SpongeBob has to work. He then discovers that Squidward had a hat too. In displeasure, he promises that he was going to get a job, and a hat, so he goes off.

At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is watching for customers. He spots a group of tourists that he wants to serve some Krabby Patties, but Mr. Krabs cannot catch them, so Mr. Krabs thinks of ideas to catch them next time they come around. He then bumps into Patrick, who he hires to stand outside and lure in tourists. He is also promised to have a hat afterwards.

SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs watch as Patrick directs customers the wrong way, and sometimes pays no attention, Mr. Krabs goes out to show him the proper way to lure in customers, but he fails too, but in the end, he receives his hat, only to fall for unknown reasons. SpongeBob asks him what is wrong. Patrick supposes that he is nervous, he falls. Patrick's falling lures in customers, including the tourists. Mr. Krabs decides to make Patrick the main attraction at the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs hosts a show with Patrick as the star, but the customers are soon run off by Squidward, trying to entertain them, of course while thinking that they are uncultured, as he plays the clarinet terribly and roams around the Krusty Krab, oblivious to his lack of talent so the customers get out of there. When SpongeBob tries to take Patrick away for a bloody nose, Mr. Krabs arrives to see these debacles and silences Squidward's awful playing while forcing Patrick to get back to work because he does not have a nose.

The customers continue to watch Patrick, but it gets old, but then Mr. Krabs starts to think of more painful ways to make Patrick fall, and it brings them back. SpongeBob tries to convince Patrick to stop falling for enjoyment, but Patrick begs him not to as the hat promotes him and he wants to keep doing his job, so SpongeBob agrees.

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Squidward broke Patrick's fall.

The next day, he is going to fall into a bucket of spiky sea urchins, and he takes his hat off, so that it will not get damaged, but he then finds himself stuck on the edge. So, Patrick asks Squidward to push him. Naturally, the latter is pleased at the thought of pushing one of his idiotic neighbors, though he mutters to himself that he prefers SpongeBob. In what looks like something straight out of Looney Tunes, Squidward tries to shove Patrick off, but he accidentally runs off the diving board and falls instead, while Patrick somehow hangs upside down. Patrick, upon sliding back upright, puts his hat back on, which suddenly causes him to fall right after Squidward. A customer thought they were going to see two people fall for the price of one, only for Mr. Krabs to naturally raise the price. Patrick then realized why he had trouble falling earlier, and explained to Squidward that the hat somehow made him top-heavy, which why he kept falling all the time. Squidward lands in the bucket and Patrick falls on him, unharmed, and SpongeBob is glad that the latter survived, while surprised by the reason behind Patrick's constant falling. The customers get angry at the fact that only Squidward got maimed instead the advertised Patrick and attack Mr. Krabs, wanting a refund of stealing their money back, as well as his clothes, even when he unsuccessfully tells them there is absolutely no refunds (and tried to call his grandma for help). Mr. Krabs gets so furious, that he takes the hat back from Patrick and fires him, blaming him for his failure performance, adding that he will never wear the hat again as long as he is still standing. A depressed Patrick then leaves the Krusty Krab and goes home.

In an epilogue, SpongeBob cheers Patrick up by giving him his own hat (which makes him fall once more), and tells him he can wear his hat anytime he pleases, and so they go back to their normal lives.


Vincent Waller posted an image from this episode's pitch storyboard (albeit, heavily censored) on his "Incoherent-Thought" blog on April 8, 2008, the same day it was completed.[3]



  • Board doodles by Vincent Waller.[3]

Model sheets[]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick upset that SpongeBob has to go to work]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, no! He's got the hat too!"]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 35 - Jeremy Wakefield [tourists taking pictures]
  Steel Licks 43 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Don't ya wanna give me your money?!"]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick standing around]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
  Carrol Chimes - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
  Happy Crusty Crew 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["How would you like a job, Patrick?"]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick holding the sign incorrectly]
  Happy Crusty Crew 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, you need to get their attention."]
  Steel Licks 46 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Anything for my new hat!"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick twirling the sign/Window opens and a tourist's camera gets blown away by the wind]
  Steel Licks 47 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I did it!"]
  Birth of the Krabby Patty - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gives Patrick a hat]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick keeps falling]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players [The Falling Fool]
  Squid Clarinet 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Squid Clarinet 4 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Where'd he go?"]
  Dingle's Regatta - Brian Peters ["Now get back to work, the all of yous!"]
  Poor Ol Sod Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [seven hours later]
  Ta-ra A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["What if I added a box?"]
  Ta-ra B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["What if he flopped from two boxes..."]
  Ta-ra C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["...into a cream pie?"]
  Kerry Polka - Brian Peters [everyone pays]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I feel like a million bucks."]
  Drama Link (E) - Hubert Clifford ["Patrick, Patrick are you all right?"]
  Fates [#61] - Gregor F. Narholz ["No! Please don't tell Mr. Krabs!"]
  M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm worried about Patrick."]
  Entry of the Gladiators - Dick Stephen Walter ["See the part-time minimum wage employee fall from high atop this tower!"]
  Drum Rolls (D) - Dick Stephen Walter [drumroll]
  Zampano's Waltz - Florence Caillon, Xavier Demerliac [Patrick not falling]
  Clowns - Dick Stephen Walter [Squidward and Patrick falling]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [everyone takes their money back]
  Drunken Sailor Transition - Nicolas Carr ["All right, you leave me no choice."]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick is fired]
  Hooka - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [epilogue]




  • When this episode premiered, it was paired with "Goo Goo Gas,"[4] but it has since been re-airing with "Toy Store of Doom."
  • Squidward breaks the fourth wall by saying "I hate everyone" and looking directly at the viewers while he is saying it.
  • This is the second time that there is an epilogue. The first was in "Slimy Dancing."
  • There is an online game based on this episode named Patrick's Hat Trick.
  • This episode was available on demand before it aired on TV.[2]
  • This episode aired during The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash.
  • This is the third episode where Mr. Krabs tells Patrick he is fired. The first was "Arrgh!," and the second was "That's No Lady." However, Patrick did not actually get a job the first time, but he did the second time.
  • Patrick has worn the Krusty Krab hat before, and those times it did not make him continuously fall.
    • In addition, even though Mr. Krabs tells Patrick he'll never wear the hat again, he does wear it in future episodes, such as Restraining SpongeBob (and it also doesn't make him fall in those episodes).
  • The title card background for this episode is similar to the ones used in "Le Big Switch" and "Not Normal," except darker.
  • This is the second episode where the Chum Bucket appears without Plankton. The first was "Slide Whistle Stooges."
  • In production order, this is the first episode to use the new Nickelodeon logo.

Dub facts[]

  • In the Persian (PSiM) dub, a few scenes were stretched mostly among female background fishes that are wearing bikinis or swimsuits. This is because bikinis are considered "taboo" in Iran.[5]
    • Other Persian dubs from this episode, female background fishes are wearing dresses.

Episode references[]


  • The Krusty Krab sign is misspelled as "Krysty Krab". The "y" is also backwards, This error also occurs in "Blackened Sponge."
  • When the two fish pay five dollars each to see Patrick fall, they hand Mr. Krabs two bills each. This instance is portrayed many times during the episode (when Mr. Krabs charges five dollars each to the five tourists, they hand him seventeen bills total; when he collects money in the Krusty Krab, the customers hand in three bills each; during the end of the episode, Incidental 40 hands him one bill), but five dollars cannot be two bills (dollar bills combined with each other and/or two dollar bills can be five dollars as five, four, or three bills; five dollar notes are five dollars as one bill).
  • When SpongeBob and Squidward leave to go to the Krusty Krab, they go to the left instead of the right. There are likely multiple routes to get to the Krusty Krab.
  • In a few scenes, Incidental 40's eyebrows are missing.
Wrinkle error

The wrinkle is on his nose.

  • When Mr. Krabs sees the tourists out the door, the Chum Bucket is missing.
  • When Patrick blows away the tourists, he is standing in the sidewalk, but after he blows Mr. Krabs away and the camera cuts to Patrick again, he's standing on sand instead.