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"The Executive Treatment" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, while trying to order a special sandwich, Patrick gets swept up in the fast-paced world of business.



The episode begins with Patrick entering the Krusty Krab, where he spots many fish wearing suits and ties. Having arrived at the counter, he asks Squidward for a Krabby Patty but Squidward says that he can only serve the Executive Treatment sandwich due to the business people eating there, but only the Executives can eat it. As a result, Patrick gets a tie and a pair of glasses. He orders the Krabby Patty and attempts to eat it. However, just before he is able to, all of the executives see that their lunch break is over and they all have to return to work, and they grab Patrick with them.

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As they arrive at the building, Patrick tries to tell them that he is not an Executive but keeps his mouth shut after hearing that those who pretended to be executives will be considered spies and thrown in jail. During a meeting, Patrick meets with the boss and is given numerous chances in the building. After a montage of hilarious activities, Patrick then reveals that he is not an executive at all. However, Patrick is then thrown in jail.

That night, while walking to SpongeBob, Patrick is finally given the Krabby Patty he wanted but found it just to be okay. Patrick then rips off his prison clothes and puts back his tie and glasses, which causes a guard to wonder what happened to Patrick, despite having seen him change, and sounded the alarm, announcing Patrick had escaped. The episode ends with Patrick and SpongeBob leaving the prison while the prison is still searching for Patrick.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on August 10, 2015.[1]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Jolly Little Roger - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick enters the Krusty Krab]
  Man on the Go - Harold Smart [businessmen talking about the Executive Treatment sandwich]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick orders one]
  Fates [#62] - Gregor Narholz [Patrick talks about eating a donut]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["The donut is gone!"]
  A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick buys glasses and a tie]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Here's your Executive Treatment!"]
  Rat Race - Maynard Nelson [businessmen take Patrick away]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["What are you doing throwing away a perfectly sellable sandwich?"]
  Rat Race - Maynard Nelson [businessmen going to meeting]
  Latin Nights - Sam Spence [elevator music]
  Rat Race - Maynard Nelson [Businessmen exit the elevator.]
  Disastrous Event 2 - Harry Lubin ["Not 4B!"]
  The Coming Conflict - Sam Spence [businessman talks about room 4B]
  Proud Citizen - Stuart Crombie [businessmen enter room 4B]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (u) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick leaving]
  Busy Schedule - Cyril Watters [meeting begins]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony [businessmen laugh at Patrick/"Now all of you just hold it right there! It’s easy to laugh and judge."]
  ? [rimshot]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony [Patrick draws a sun]
  Another Underwater Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Bossman growls at Patrick.]
  Misty Menace - Max Saunders ["I don't know who you are, but you better not be an imposter."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [boss facepalms]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Aw..."]
  Morning Commute - Ronald Hanmer [montage]
  A Casual Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick submits his official report]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [cops appear]
  M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick in jail]
  Shop-O-Rama - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez ["An executive!"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]





  • In the German dub, the title card was mistakenly cut. However, it got fixed in May 2017. However, the title card is sometimes still cut.
  • Despite Squidward saying that SpongeBob wears a different tie when he makes the executive treatment, SpongeBob's tie is the same red tie when he serves it to Patrick.
  • When Patrick is being shoved into Business Industries, he loses his hands, but he is seen with them in the next shot.
  • The elevator takes Patrick to floor number "115," but the Business Industries building only has about 18 floors from the outside.
  • Right after Patrick says, "What if I have a meaningless chart?," the screen cuts to the boss and the chart is missing from the paper.
  • The last straw shot shows every business executive having a cup. Those cups aren't there in the shots before or after that joke.
  • Marv was sent home after stamping "VOID" on Patrick's head, but he is seen again after Patrick reveals that he is not an executive.



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