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"The Krusty Slammer" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.



The episode starts with Plankton vandalizing the Krusty Krab to make Mr. Krabs look like a jerk, only to get arrested and be sent to prison. An officer takes Plankton to the police station with Mr. Krabs tagging along. The officer realizes the station is full and lets go of Plankton, wishing there was another prison. Mr. Krabs says he'll turn his restaurant into a prison, and rolls a bowling ball with Plankton on it into the Krusty Krab to start holding a prison.

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Plankton as Mr. Krabs' prisoner.

Plankton, trying to get out of prison, tricks Mr. Krabs and tries to escape, but ends up failing. Mr. Krabs puts Plankton in SpongeBob's hole as a punishment for doing this, and at the same time, the same officer comes back to send more prisoners to the Krusty Krab. After that, the Krusty Krab starts having cells within the restaurant to hold all the prisoners. Mr. Krabs then lets Plankton get out of the hole, only to punish him again by putting him inside the secret formula bottle with the formula itself outside of it.

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Having lost business, Mr. Krabs releases the prisoners angrily

SpongeBob sends mail to all the prisoners while Mr. Krabs continues to severely punish Plankton. The officer comes back again to tell Mr. Krabs that Plankton has served his punishment and is getting released. As he's walking out, Plankton tells Mr. Krabs that he hopes what he's doing is worth paying for. It turns out the prisoners are enjoying many luxuries due to SpongeBob taking care of them. Mr. Krabs gets angry and takes away all these luxuries from the prisoners. They get mad and start throwing tomatoes at Mr. Krabs, causing the regular customers at the restaurant to leave. This makes Mr. Krabs angry enough to release all the prisoners so he doesn't have to deal with them anymore.

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Krabs becomes Plankton's prisoner as a result of his act

Later that night, all the prisoners come to SpongeBob to tell him they miss being at the prison because of him. SpongeBob creates a plan to get them all back in the prison, and the next day, Mr. Krabs sees all the prisoners in his restaurant again. This makes Mr. Krabs mad because he just released them the other night while SpongeBob tries to tell him that he shouldn't have said that. However, the officer was eating at the restaurant right at that time and tells him releasing prisoners is a crime. She arrests Mr. Krabs for admitting his act, as he realizes his error until telling SpongeBob to set a massage appointment for him. The officer says the Krusty Krab is full, so she sends Mr. Krabs to another jail as he realizes where it is: the Chum Bucket. There, Mr. Krabs is placed in a cage, while a vengeful Plankton takes full advantage of this and happily feeds buckets of chum to the crying Krabs.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on December 11, 2018.[3]


SpongeBob SquarePants Storyboard - The Krusty Slammer

SpongeBob SquarePants Storyboard - The Krusty Slammer



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Ahoy Landlubbers - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Title card]

  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton painting graffiti on the Krusty Krab]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Plankton arrested]
  Galley Cooks Shanty 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Vandalism's a crime too. You've been caught red-handed, Plankton."]
  Hide and Seek - Arthur Wilkinson [Prison is full of prisoners]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [Police officer holds up a pile of money]
  The Frycooks Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["You got yourself a deal!"]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [Krabs takes police officer's money]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs throws Plankton on the iron ball to the Krusty Krab]
  Dramatic Cue (c) - Ronald Hanmer [Plankton and the iron ball rolls through the door of the Krusty Krab and hits Squidward]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Enjoy your ride, Plankton?"]
  Fight for Ol' Schaefer U. - Will Schaefer ["Oh, hooray! Prison!"]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Oh, big deal, I've been a prisoner here for years."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Krabs puts Plankton in a cage]
  Uh Oh Flutter-Eyed - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Plankton screams in pain as he's caught in a trap]
  Tiptoe Footsteps - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Plankton tries to escape from the trap]
  Blood in the Gutter - Laurie Johnson [Krabs frees Plankton from the trap]
  The Unknown - Ralph Dollimore [Krabs drops Plankton into SpongeBob's body]
  Drama Link (c) - Hubert Clifford ["And don't let him go nowhere!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob laughing as Plankton tickles him by punching]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Police officer appears at the Krusty Krab]
  What the Huh Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["More prisoners?"]
  Bubble Poppin' Boys - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Truck full of prisoners arrives at the Krusty Krab]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion-2 - Nicolas Carr ["I gotta go incarcerate all this cash."]
  Hot Fuzz 11 095 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Prison cells around the Krusty Krab]
  Shock - Cornelus Joh Bolten [Plankton going nuts inside SpongeBob's body]
  Street Stalker - Norman Dane [Krabs puts Plankton inside the secret formula bottle]
  Hot Fuzz 11 095 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [SpongeBob delivers the mail to the prisoners]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield ["What? But I have so many more punishments for him."]
  Daring Escape - Kenneth Essex [Plankton leaves the Krusty Slammer]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wonder what he means by that."]
  Hide and Seek - Arthur Wilkinson [Krabs sees Fred going to sleep in a luxury cell]
  Queen's Aloha Oe C - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani [Krabs sees prisoners having a good time inside their cells]
  Hawaiian Slide - Nicolas Carr, Jeremy Wakefield [Hot cocoa forms into dollar signs]
  Big Boss - Karl Lothar Mikulicz [Krabs takes the luxuries away from the prisoners]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Prisoners throwing tomatoes]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, I'm ruined!"]
  Hot Fuzz 11 095 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Krabs releases all the prisoners]
  Cheap and Frozen Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Oh, finally. The Krusty Krab is back to being a regular old money-making restaurant."]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [Prisoners enter SpongeBob's house at night]
  Aloha Lui Lui - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["We want to go back to the Krusty Krab. We were having fun in there with you."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gasps]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I set all these criminals free last night! What are they doing back in their cells?!"]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Police officer arrests Krabs]
  SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]


  • This episode is available on the SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 21 DVD.



Cultural references

  • In one of the jail cells, the famous paintings Mona Lisa and The Starry Night is seen hanging on the wall.
  • One of the prisoners SpongeBob delivers mail to is a genius brain-jellyfish creature who resembles famous German physicist Albert Einstein and is sticking his tongue out in a similar way to the iconic Einstein photo.


  • Fred and Incidental 92 switch between customers of the Krusty Slammer and prisoners throughout the episode.
  • When Plankton attempts to escape Mr. Krabs' office, there are a couple of frames where the animation is abruptly cut off.

    One of the cut-off Animation Frames


    Another one of the cut-off Animation Frames



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