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If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see The Great Patty Caper.

The Great Patty Caper is a SpongeBob SquarePants book that is based on the episode "The Great Patty Caper."


Tired of Plankton always trying to steal his Krabby Patty recipe, Mr. Krabs sends it to be safely stored in a bank in Way Far-Out Townville on the other side of the ocean. But now he can't remember what goes into making the perfect patty! SpongeBob and Patrick get on a train to retrieve the Krabby Patty recipe-and so does Plankton! Will our heroic duo get to the recipe before Plankton does? Find out in this action-packed SpongeBob SquarePants story!

Differences between this book and the episode

  • The scene where SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs are making krabby patties is not in the book.
  • The book ends with the train crashing into the bank and SpongeBob getting the formula back from Plankton. In the episode this book is based on, Mr. Krabs has to pay for the damage done to the bank, and the final scene jumps 75 years into the future where the elderly SpongeBob tells his grandson the events of the episode.