"Selling Out" is the first segment of the 65th episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
An extremely rich man named Howard Blandy comes into the Krusty Krab and asks Mr. Krabs to retire from his business for a large sum of money. Mr. Krabs happily accepts, leaving SpongeBob and Squidward with a simple "See you around," causing SpongeBob to cry hysterically. Afterwards, a new manager called Carl the Fish comes to them, renaming The Krusty Krab "Krabby O'Monday's." Mr. Krabs drives by, but ignores it, instead going to the newly opened Bikini Bottom Hook Museum, then when he is trying to paint a bowl of fruit, he actually paints a bowl of Krabby Patties, followed by a round of golf; however, he then realizes that he hates golf. Mr. Krabs has done everything he wanted to do and decides to go home, where he realizes he has nothing to do. He tries to talk to his daughter Pearl, but Pearl kicks Mr. Krabs out of the house and tells him to get a job. Downtrodden, Mr. Krabs goes to the beach to look for a job, but hits a glass door, with a sign saying "Help Wanted." It is one of the glass doors of the Krabby O' Monday's, so he goes inside to take a look at what job is vacated.
Meanwhile, Carl wants Squidward to have more spirit, so he threatens Squidward with a muscular Human Resources guy if he does not continuously smile. Fearful, Squidward continues his work with a forced smile. Mr. Krabs gets a job at the Krabby O'Mondays working as a busboy, listening to SpongeBob complain about the problems. The problems are that the patties are processed and there is an automated cash register, with no one watching it. Angered, Mr. Krabs complains, only to be ignored by Carl. He also finds out how the new patties are synthetically engineered, fake and disgusting. Now furious, Mr. Krabs shows the customers what the food is actually made of and the customers find out that the patties are made out of gray material. So they run away, making the restaurant unpopular. Carl calls Howard to tell him what Mr. Krabs is doing. Mr. Krabs plugs the fake patty maker up, but escaping, processing slush and the pressurized air inside cause the whole restaurant to explode. Mr. Krabs retakes ownership of the destroyed restaurant by giving all his money back to Howard and changes the restaurant's name back to "The Krusty Krab," saying that he got back the love of his "two best friends," that is, until the episode ends with a demand for Squidward and SpongeBob to clean up the mess. Then Mr. Krabs presses the cash register, causing dollar bills to appear in the screen, making it black and the episode ends.
Home video releases
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Lost in Time
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4 Volume 1
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Fourth Season
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes
- This is the first time Mr. Krabs works at the Krusty Krab (though it was called the Krabby O' Mondays) as a regular employee.
- The customers did not seem to notice that the patties were synthesized until Mr. Krabs revealed it.
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