The Penny Pinchers are a large group of crabs that get together every year to celebrate The Cheapest Crab Award Ceremony. They appear in the episode "Kracked Krabs."


They are all crabs that are colored red and wear business suits similar to Mr. Krabs'. They all chuckle like Mr. Krabs as well.

Role in episode

They include Eugene H. Krabs, who was nominated for the cheapest crab. The reason why was because he gave free Krabby Patties to lure in the customers, but then put up a sign that enforces the fact that they have to pay one dollar per footstep, leaving them in desperation.

Chintzy McGee is another crab that proves himself worthy of the cheapness title. Beuford BargainBottom and another crab were nominated as well.


  • Here are the two other nominations, along with Mr. Krabs:
    • Huford charged Ralph three times the price, since the bag of chips had the phrase "3 Times the Flavor" written on it.
    • Another crab took used toilet paper, and instead of throwing it out in the toilet, he retied it to the toilet paper roll.
  • Another one of the Penny Pinchers, Dwight T. Wad, works as a supermarket manager in the episode "Hello Bikini Bottom!"
  • They are all cheap, hence the name "Penny Pinchers."
  • They have their own secret handshake.
    • The shake entails the words: "Penny pinching, penny pinching! [One crab pinches the other on the butt, and then vise-versa] Cheap, cheap cheap! [they peck like chickens on the ground]" The handshake ends from there.
Crustaceans (VE)

Alan QuaterkrabBetsy KrabsCheck-in lobsterChintzy McGeeChum KrabsDwight T. WadEugene H. KrabsRedbeard KrabsHuford BargainBottomJohnny KrillJumbo ShrimpKing KrabsLarry the LobsterLittle crabMr. Krabs' grandmaMr. Krabs' nephewsPrehistoric KrabsShapiro the Maître D'Sneaky HermitVictor KrabsWilliam KrabsYeti Krab

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