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61a. Fear of a Krabby Patty


May 12, 2018
British Columbia, Canada
This is the first episode I likely ever saw. I have very fond memories of it, and it holds up in a way. I really like some of the comedy that's spewed here and there, and the plot makes sense. It's basically a continuation of Graveyard shift with Plankton involved, it's not a bad idea. It has some good jokes, especially with Plankton, and SpongeBob isn't terrible. It's not the best first episode to ever see, but I still have my appreciation for it. I think it's good.


Gary the Snail Supremacist
Apr 23, 2016
Far Away
I really like the animation in this episode, I like the little stumps. I feel like this episode was a prelude to season 9b+ because of how expressive it is. It's a good plot, and it's filled with so many gags that it really feels at home in season 2 or 3.
Nov 10, 2017
United States
It's a good episode. I think it was nice to see a change of pace. While the plot did seem similar to Graveyard Shift, I still think they handled it very still, and it gave us a good message.

Ranking so far:
1. Fear of a Krabby Patty (A)


Mar 11, 2018
Your Local Walmart
This is one of the more gag centered episodes. Saying that it's also one of the better episodes of Season 4.
That's all I can really say.

1. Help Wanted (10/10)
2. The Algae's Always Greener (10/10)
3. Your Shoes Untied (8/10)
4. Fear of a Krabby Patty (8/10)
5. Patrick's Coupon (7.9/10)


the guy who draws the toons
Oct 8, 2018
I like this episode! The segments with Peter Lankton and Spongebob actually got a few laughs out of me. Decent!



Imitation Krab
Oct 16, 2019
I had Season 4 on DVD and curiously, i don't remember of ever watching that one, strange, isn't it?

So it was pretty fresh for me, and i have to say that, at first, it didn't amuse much, i thought the episode had pacing problems and not much going for it. I was ready to give it a B.

But then, upon re-watching it i found that it had much more to offer.

First, the animation: it's amazing, the characters are incredibly expressive when they need to be but there are also a lot of moments when they're more still, unlike the newer seasons which don't give you much time to breath and are just over-the-top all the time. I don't know exactly why that is, but if i had to put my finger on it, i'd say that it has to do with Alan Smart, it was his first episode as animation director since "Jellyfishing", a Season 1 episode. He continued to work on the show after that episode and, unfortunately, was credited in some "duds" like Krabby Road - which is not a bad episode, but is not well-animated - and others.

He also worked on Ren & Stimpy, which would easily explain that sequence of expressions that just scream John Kricfalusi to me:

The story is not complex or anything but as a leftover from Season 3 it's still creative and gives a lot of room for comedy, which the episode explores nicely.

Not all the gags/ jokes work, which to me gives a very Season 3 vibe to it. Pre-movie was not only about getting everything right, it was always about taking risks. The gags that DO work are super funny, like the guy being like "Sure. I don't know. Why not? Oh, okay. Sure.", i love that bit.

Overall it's a very enjoyable episode that i can see myself coming back to a lot of times more in the future. I think it deserves a A-.