He finds the mini SpongeBob, and thinking he's an action figure, takes it to his friends. Meanwhile, the others try to take it from him. Ryan runs away until all the kids fall into Squidward's workstation. SpongeBob then jumps into Squidward's shirt pocket. Mr. Krabs tells the kids to get their parents' money to buy the "action figure." They look at the customers and run after them.
When Patrick was giving an enthusiastic tourist a "tour" around Bikini Bottom, Ryan was seen eating an ice cream cone. Patrick's bellybutton ate Ryan's ice cream, but Ryan punched Patrick and made him cough up the ice cream.
When SpongeBob and Patrick start moving Bubble Bass' furniture to his grandmother's house, Ryan is seen skipping with a skipping rope held by two other kids. He moves out of SpongeBob and Patrick's way as they pass by. Later, when the bag of furniture starts bouncing down a large hill, it hits Ryan, and he is later flung off the bag when it suddenly stops.
When Squidward was helping SpongeBob and Patrick in the Mustard Mine, he accidentally sucked Ryan from the sandbox. Ryan panics and runs around, but eventually calms down when he goes up the escalator.
He is one of the many passengers on the bus Squidward drives. When Squidward sees him eating a Krabby Patty, he grabs Ryan's patty and throws it out the window. While on the bus, Ryan watches the antics that SpongeBob and Patrick get up to, and he leaves the bus after getting hurt by the two.
Ryan is later seen at the Krusty Krab, angrily trying to order food as Squidward's replacement tries to calm the customers.