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Banned in Bikini Bottom

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"Banned in Bikini Bottom"
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Season number: 5
Production code: 100a
First airing: USA November 23, 2007
Sister episode(s): Stanley S. SquarePants
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Steven Banks
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Storyboard director: Aaron Springer
Animation director: Alan Smart
Supervising producer: Paul Tibbitt

“That's it! A secret Krusty Krab! And I know just where to open it.”
Mr. Krabs

"Banned in Bikini Bottom" is the first segment of the twentieth episode of season 5, and it is paired with "Stanley S. SquarePants." In this episode, Miss Gristlepuss bans Krabby Patties for being fun and delicious, so Mr. Krabs opens a new Krusty Krab in SpongeBob's house.



At the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob sings a song about how much he loves Krabby Patties. Meanwhile, Miss Gristlepuss and her sisters come to the restaurant to eat. However, after seeing how excited SpongeBob got while delivering the patties and saying they are fun and delicious, she shuts down the restaurant.

Mr. Krabs is extremely upset, but when SpongeBob says the only way to make Krabby Patties again is to do it secretly, he gets the idea to host a secret Krusty Krab at SpongeBob's house. Meanwhile, Plankton finds out that the Krusty Krab has shut down and goes out to celebrate, only to find a large line of customers heading to the secret Krusty Krab.

The business is a success, but SpongeBob is afraid they are breaking the law, so Mr. Krabs threatens to make him take weekends off if he doesn't make patties. Right after, Plankton calls the cops and they come over to shut down the restaurant and arrest Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob.

Al Priss is eating a Krabby Patty for his lunch, but when Miss Gristlepuss tries to stop him, she slips on her shoelace, causing Al to drop his patty into her mouth. She instantly loves it and she, and later SpongeBob, happily sing about Krabby Patties. She doesn't send them in the slammer and eats another patty, which Plankton was hiding in.


  • In real life Miss Gristlepuss would have no authority to shut down the Krusty Krab even if her husband is chief of police unless they have a valid reason such as health code violations.