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Le Big Switch

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"Le Big Switch"
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Season number: 5
Production code: 91b
First airing: USA September 29, 2007
Sister episode(s): Goo Goo Gas
Writer(s): Nate Cash
Tuck Tucker
Richard Pursel
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Storyboard director: Nate Cash
Tuck Tucker
Animation director: Tom Yasumi
Supervising producer: Paul Tibbitt

“We're getting a gourmet chef from the chef exchange program and I'm going to raise me prices to the roof!”
Mr. Krabs

"Le Big Switch" is the second segment of the eleventh episode of season 5, and it is paired with "Goo Goo Gas." In this episode, SpongeBob has to switch jobs with a chef from Fancy! after Mr. Krabs enters him in a chef exchange program.



At the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob serves a Krabby Patty to a customer. Squidward complains about their behavior, only for SpongeBob to tell him customers should be treated with respect. Soon after, Mr. Krabs kicks everyone out and tells SpongeBob he'll be participating in a chef-exchange program and that he's turning the restaurant into a fancy one. SpongeBob gets sent off to Fancy! on a bus while Le Schnook arrives on another bus.

SpongeBob enters Fancy! and is kindly greeted by Mr. Crustacean, and afterward is sent to work. However, whenever he tries to cook anything, he constantly makes a Krabby Patty instead, making Mr. Crustacean angrier and angrier until he tastes one and adores it.

Meanwhile, the Krusty Krab has turned into a fancy restaurant with small amounts of food being sold at high prices. Mr. Krabs realizes in order to neutralize the bad smell of one of the menu items, gold needs to be shredded onto it. He takes away the gold and asks if they could use cheaper ingredients, while Le Schnook realizes everything is artificial and says he cannot work in these conditions.

Krabby Patties have become a hit at Fancy!, but soon later SpongeBob's time there is up. Mr. Crustacean tries to prevent him from leaving as his customers have grown fond of the patties, only for SpongeBob to take the patties with him. Meanwhile, Mr. Krabs loses everything after his fancy restaurant business fails, and realizes giving up SpongeBob was the cause of this. Soon after, SpongeBob comes back with many new customers, but are forced to eat from the floor due to a lack of tables.


  • Technically SpongeBob would have to come up with a different name for his sandwich as the Krabby Patty is a registered trademark of the Krusty Krab.