- Patrick Star
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Squidward Tentacles
- Boy fish
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Tourists (debut)
- Incidental 40
- Incidental 47
- Fred (normal; blue)
- Incidental 45
- Incidental 4
- Incidental 41
- Incidental 37B
- Incidental 48
- Incidental 105
- Incidental 155
- Incidental 107
- Incidental 108
- Incidental 37B
- Incidental 60
- Incidental 7
- Incidental 27
- Incidental 92
- Incidental 14
- Incidental 49
- Incidental 153
- Incidental 68
- Incidental 65
- French Narrator
- Incidental 37A
- Incidental 106
- Incidental 36
- Incidental 46
- Incidental 69
- Incidental 31
- Incidental 23
- Incidental 22
- Incidental 63
- Old Man Jenkins
- Incidental 6
- Incidental 12
- Incidental 13
- King Neptune (mentioned)
- Grandma Krabs (mentioned)
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 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 got 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.
The next day, he is going to fall into a bucket of spiky sea urchins, and he takes his hat off so it will not get damaged, but he then finds himself stuck on the edge. Patrick asks Squidward to push him, as the latter is pleased at the thought of pushing one of his idiotic neighbors but he falls instead. Patrick puts his hat back on, starting to fall right after Squidward, as Patrick explained that he only fell because the hat made him top-heavy. Squidward lands in the bucket and Patrick falls on him, unharmed. Because Patrick didn't get hurt, the customers got angry and attack Mr. Krabs, stealing their money back, as well as his clothes. Mr. Krabs gets so angry, he takes the hat back from Patrick, blaming him for his failure, and tells him that he will never wear the hat again as long as he lives. A depressed Patrick then leaves the Krusty Krab and goes home.
In the epilogue, SpongeBob cheers Patrick up, and tells him he can wear his hat anytime he pleases, and so they go back to their normal lives.
|( ‣ ) Associated 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 3 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, no! He's got the hat too!"]
• Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab]
• Steel Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [tourists taking pictures]
• Steel Licks 28 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Don't ya wanna give me your money?!"]
‣ Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick standing around]
• Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
• Happy Crusty Crew - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["How would you like a job, Patrick?"]
• Unknown Goofy Cue - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick holding the sign incorrectly]
• Happy Crusty Crew - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, you need to get their attention."]
• Steel Licks 10 - 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 7 - 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]
• Squiddy Clarinet 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
• Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Where'd he go?"]
‣ Dingles 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 Sting - 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!"]
‣ 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 - Nicolas Carr ["All right, you leave me no choice."]
• Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick is fired]
• Hooka - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [epilogue]
- This episode is available on the SpongeBob's Last Stand, Season 6 Volume 2, The Best 200 Episodes Ever, 2 Brand new episodes!, The Ultimate SpongeBob Box Set, 3 DVD Value Pack Volume 2, The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection, The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection, Big Hits: Volume 1, Triple Pack 2, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 10, Simply Patrick, Complete Sixth Season, and Next 100 Episodes DVDs.
- When this episode premiered, it was paired with "Goo Goo Gas," but since it has 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."
- When Squidward plays the clarinet, he plays the same track he performed in "SquidBob TentaclePants".
- This episode was available on Demand before it aired on TV.
- This episode aired during the The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash.
- This is the third episode where Mr. Krabs tells Patrick he is fired. The first is "Arrgh!" and the second is "That's No Lady." However, Patrick didn't actually get a job the first time but he did the second time.
- The title card background for this episode is similar to the ones used in "Naughty Nautical Neighbors", “Not Normal”, and "Le Big Switch."
- This is the second episode where the Chum Bucket appears without Plankton. The first is "Slide Whistle Stooges."
- In the illegal Persian dub, a few scenes were stretched for unknown reasons.
- This is the first episode to use the new Nickelodeon logo in production order.
- When the two fish pay five dollars to see Patrick fall, the woman hands Mr. Krabs four bills. However, when Mr. Krabs charges five dollars to the tourists, they only hand him one bill. This instance is portrayed many times during the episode. When Mr. Krabs collects money in the Krusty Krab, they hand in three bills. Then during the end of the episode, they hand him one bill again.
- When SpongeBob and Squidward leave to go to the Krusty Krab, they go to the left instead of the right.
- In a few scenes, Harold's eyebrows are missing.
- When Mr. Krabs punches SpongeBob with his cane in his heart the wrinkles still are intact even when SpongeBob moves away.
- It even manages to get on SpongeBob's nose.
- When Mr. Krabs sees the tourists out the door, the Chum Bucket is missing.