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If you were looking for the article about the newspaper, then see Krabby Kronicle.

"The Krabby Kronicle" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob to write juicy stories for his new newspaper.



At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs finds out that there have been no new customers since he put a microscopic Krusty Krab ad in the Bikini Bottom Examiner newspaper. He goes out and finds out people are buying a different newspaper called the Bottomfeeder. A buyer informs Mr. Krabs that the Examiner is not interesting, and he also learns that not all of the stories in the newspaper are entirely truthful. Mr. Krabs looks at the newspaper and finds out that they charge 25 cents per word, much to his delight. Due to this, Mr. Krabs decides to open his own newspaper business. The next day, SpongeBob finds out that Mr. Krabs has given him new responsibilities: being the lead reporter for the Krabby Kronicle, and he is then given a badge and a camera.

After finding no interesting stories (though there are many newsworthy stories like a thief robbing a bank, two muscular fishes smashing a car, and a giant monster coming out of the sewers), SpongeBob finds Patrick waiting for the bus. Deciding that this common event would make a juicy story, SpongeBob takes a picture of the scene, but Patrick insists that he is only watching the pole so that the next time it moves, he will be there to see it. SpongeBob still decides to do a story about it. At the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs is expecting huge profits for the Krabby Kronicle, only for Squidward to tell him nobody is buying the paper as the stories are too boring. Mr. Krabs is confused at first, but as soon as he looks at the Krabby Kronicle and sees what passes for news with SpongeBob, he’s not at all surprised. Upset by this nonsense, he tells SpongeBob that his stories are not good enough, as nobody would be caught dead reading about such trivial things. He then turns the story of Patrick watching a pole into Patrick marrying a pole. SpongeBob says that it's lying. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that it is not lying: it is instead giving the people something to laugh about.

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"I'm Health Inspector Yellowtail. I'm officially closing down your restaurant."

After this, SpongeBob writes several lies about people, which leads to Mrs. Puff losing her reputation as a good boating teacher, Larry being kicked out of the gym, the Chum Bucket being shut down by Health Inspector Yellowtail Andy, and Sandy's science trophies being confiscated by the Neptunian Science Committee. Realizing that trying to write stories isn't worth hurting people's feelings, SpongeBob tries to convince Mr. Krabs to stop, but Mr. Krabs does not listen and threatens to take his spatula away if he doesn't follow orders. That night, Mr. Krabs tells him to give him the wildest story ever and he spends the entire night fabricating one.

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SpongeBob writes a story about Mr. Krabs forcing him to write lies about others.

The next day, Mr. Krabs is shocked to discover an angry mob (Led by Martha) in his restaurant. It turns out SpongeBob wrote a story about Mr. Krabs overworking him and revealing that he's the mastermind behind all the lies he forced him to write about, ruining people's lives in response (Including Sandy, Plankton, Mrs. Puff, and Larry) as the Krabby Kronicle becomes exposed. Furious at their reputations being ruined and what Mr. Krabs put SpongeBob through, the angry mob decides to take their money back. Mr. Krabs breaks down crying in the kitchen, missing his money so much that he is not even upset with SpongeBob for exposing his deceit.

Krabs pulls a dollar out of his pocket, wondering how he will make more. He suddenly gets the idea to use the printer to print counterfeit money. He tells SpongeBob to get some scissors so he can start using his imagination with the printer. The episode ends with Patrick arriving with the pole, having married it for real after seeing the news, and orders a Krabby Patty for both of them as SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs stare at him and the pole in surprise.


This episode and its sister were added to the US Copyright Office on July 11, 2008.[3]



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Drunken Sailor - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["How's it looking out there, boy?"]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [tiny Krusty Krab ad in newspaper]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["So tell me now, boy. How many new customers we got out there so far?"]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney ["25 cents per word?!"]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
  Angelic Idea - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets an idea]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["What a fantabulastical day, eh, Squiddy?"]
  Spritely Sprite [#63] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [printing press]
  Spritely Sprite [#67] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["...you'll be twice as busy. And I expect you to wear 2 hats."]
  Showtime Fanfare 4 [#3.02] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["My very own press badge!"]
  No Juicy News Montage - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob looks for a juicy news story]
  Workers Playtime - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patrick watching a pole]
  Darting Around - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob typing]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["What a moneytastical day, eh, Mr. Squidward?"]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What do you mean we haven't sold any newspapers?"]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["Certainly this gentleman would like a copy of The Krabby Kronicle!"]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Looks boring. Can I just have a Krabby Patty?"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob!"]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Local Resident Watches Pole]
  Carrol Chimes - Nicolas Carr ["Imagination?"]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Krabs explains to SpongeBob how he should write the articles]
  Wedding March Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick is drawn married to the pole.]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Mr. Krabs, isn't that lying?"]
  Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson ["So I want you to go out there, and get me a lead story that'll sell!"]
  Skyscraper City - Ronald Hanmer [cop pulls up behind Mrs. Puff]
  Steel Licks 37 - Jeremy Wakefield [Boating Teacher in High Speed Chase]
  The Achterhoek Dances - Jan Rap [everyone reading newspaper]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff out of business]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Let's see what there is to see."]
  Spongetwist New Mix No Ld. Sax - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, James King [guy punches Larry in the gut]
  Dramatic Impact (1) - Ivor Slaney ["Very interesting..."]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [Larry the Loser Beaten Up by Pipsqueak]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob gasps]
  Botany Bay (b) - Robert Alexander White ["Mr. Krabs, can I have a word with you?"]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters [Krabs' office full of money]
  Like Strange - Kenny Graham [at the Chum Bucket]
  Death In The City - Jack Beaver [health inspector]
  Surrender 8 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Chum Bucket out of business]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["You're reaching new levels of imagination!"]
  Taps Bugle & Snare - Nicolas Carr ["Aye aye, captain."]
  Stepping Up [#61] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [exterior of treedome]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Scientists at Sandy's treedome/Sandy reads the newspaper]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (B) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [line of customers]
  City Desk - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob typing]
  War Statement 3 - Laurie Johnson [customers angry]
  Guerilla Warfare [#22] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Krabs Overworks Employees?!"]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["And I thought I was evil."]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [everyone takes their money back]
  Here's Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (B) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [Krabs cries]
  Workaday World - Jack Beaver [Krabs prints counterfeit money]
  Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner [Patrick and his "wife" appear]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Ending]





The Krabby Kronicle in Sponge Star Patrick Pants.

  • This episode has an animated title card.
  • The plot of this episode is similar to the SpongeBob book Stop the Presses!, published in 2005.
    • However, the difference between this episode and the book is that SpongeBob and Patrick write truthful gossip of others rather than write bogus news about others like what Mr. Krabs did, and, at the end of the book, both SpongeBob and Patrick reform, unlike Mr. Krabs, who did not change his ways.
  • The sewer monster that appears in this episode looks similar to a water bear (tardigrade), but is notably different in that it has six arms, purple skin, and is much larger.
  • The two science committee fish were influenced by what SpongeBob wrote in the paper and thought Sandy was a dumb mammal. However, in "Overbooked," many fish were in Sandy's treedome (including at least one of the two in this episode) and knew her already. Also, in "Texas," many of the fish knew Sandy and had a party for her.
  • There is a headline that reads "Plankton's Chum Made of Your Chums!" In the episode "Spongicus," however, Plankton reveals his chum is made up of jellyfish squeezings, whale blubber, seahorse snout, and a sprinkle of anchor rust. In many other episodes, organs can be seen in Plankton's chum, which means that that headline is still technically correct.
  • Despite the Chum Bucket being shut down, neither SpongeBob nor Mr. Krabs comment on the fact that Plankton will not have any reason to steal the formula anymore.
  • The last article is titled "Krabs overworks employee, reaps rewards," but Mr. Krabs misreads it as "Krabs overworks employees, reaps reward."
  • Mr. Krabs commits several crimes in this episode, such as taking a newspaper out of the machine without paying, defamation in the newspaper, and counterfeiting currency.
    • However, he never got arrested for those crimes.
  • The Krabby Kronicle reappears in the online game Sponge Star Patrick Pants.
  • Gary, Karen, Pearl, and Squidward are the only four main characters that are never written about.
  • This is the second episode to mention daytime television, the first being "Shanghaied." This term is mentioned a third time while having an actual appearance in "The Clash of Triton."
  • This is the second appearance of the bank robber. The first is "Missing Identity."
  • This is the third episode where SpongeBob is seen with a card to show his identity on his outfit. The others are "Missing Identity" and "As Seen on TV."
  • This episode marks one of the few times that SpongeBob complains about receiving low pay from Mr. Krabs, as he usually does not mind his low salary.
  • On September 28, 2019, this episode was paired up with "Squirrel Jokes."[4]
  • The effects of the Kronicle:
    • Mrs. Puff losing her reputation as a good boating teacher.
    • Larry being kicked out of the gym.
    • The Chum Bucket being shut down by Health Inspector Yellowtail Andy.
    • Sandy's science trophies being confiscated by the Neptunian Science Committee.
  • When Plankton said, "And I thought I was evil", this could imply that Mr. Krabs' greediness makes him more evil than Plankton is. This is one of the few occasions where Plankton showed decency to stand up for SpongeBob.

Dub facts[]

The Krabby Kronicle (Korean)

Korean title card.

  • The Korean title card uses a different newspaper about Plab Patties KO'ed Old Man Jenkins from "Friend or Foe."
  • In the Indonesian version, despite Mrs. Puff appearing as an angry mob near the end of this episode, the scene where SpongeBob writes lies about Mrs. Puff was omitted and skipped immediately to Larry, as well as a brief scene of Mr. Krabs checking SpongeBob just before facing the angry mobs. This was done most likely due to time constraints.
    • However, on the Netflix version, it is not cut.

Episode references[]

  • The health inspector who shuts down the Chum Bucket is the same health inspector from "Nasty Patty."
    • The health inspector's last name is revealed to be Yellowtail in this episode.

Cultural references[]

  • In this episode, there is a board over the Krusty Krab sign that reads "Over 8 Bajillion Served." This is a reference to the McDonald's boards that read "Billions and Billions Served."


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SpongeBob's legs are disconnected from his feet.

  • When Mr. Krabs talks to SpongeBob in the first scene, SpongeBob's legs are curved to make it look like they are disconnected to his feet. In the same scene, one of SpongeBob's holes disappears for a few frames.
  • Mr. Krabs could not have gotten the latest issue of the Examiner if the machine that sold it had not been touched in months.
  • When Mr. Krabs holds the newspaper stand open, the coin slot is on the inside of the door as well as the front.
  • When Incidental 48 takes a newspaper out of the machine, the stack stays at the same level. The stack lowers when Mr. Krabs takes his out.
  • When Mr. Krabs is walking up to the Krusty Krab, there is a poster of a Krabby Patty on the window, but when he enters the Krusty Krab, the poster is no longer there.
  • The newspaper machines are missing when SpongeBob walks into the Krusty Krab and after Mr. Krabs takes a paper.
  • When SpongeBob takes a picture of Patrick staring at the pole, he does not seem to be smiling. However, in the newspaper, he is seen smiling in the picture.
  • Patrick is not holding the pole in the picture, but after Mr. Krabs draws a tuxedo on Patrick, Patrick's hand looks like Mr. Krabs had not drawn it to hold the pole.
  • When SpongeBob takes a picture of Mrs. Puff, she is looking forward, but in the newspaper picture, she is looking behind her at the officer.
  • Larry and Incidental 107 are on the sand during their whole conversation, but as they say goodbye, they are on the road.
  • In the newspaper, there are two photos of Larry and Incidental 107, but SpongeBob takes only one photo.
  • When Larry reads the newspaper, he adds "gets" to the title. Likewise, when Mr. Krabs reads the article about Mrs. Puff, he adds "school" to the title, reading it as "Boating School Teacher in High-Speed Chase."
  • When the two fish run out of Sandy's treedome, bubbles are trailing behind them, despite not being underwater.
  • When Mr. Krabs throws SpongeBob to the typewriter, SpongeBob has his camera, but when he gets to the typewriter, the camera disappears.
  • After Mr. Krabs leaves his office for the night and SpongeBob begins typing on the press, Mr. Krabs' office door is behind SpongeBob, but in the next shot, the door is not there. Also, when Mr. Krabs says, "I'll check on you tomorrow morning", there is a wall behind him, but when he reminds SpongeBob to write "the wildest story ever", there is now a window behind him. Then, when he says, "How's it going, lad?", there is a wall to his office behind him.
  • When the picture with Mr. Krabs shouting at SpongeBob is shown, Mr. Krabs' shirt is shown with no collar. Also, there was no picture of this being seen taken by SpongeBob.
  • When the Bikini Bottomites want their money back, they go into the kitchen even though all of it is in Mr. Krabs' office.
  • In the scene where Patrick watches the pole, the pole is more than double the size of Patrick, but at the end of the episode, the pole is roughly as tall as Patrick.