|First airing:|| July 31, 2007 |
|Sister episode(s):||SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget"|
|Creative director:||Vincent Waller|
|Storyboard director:||Luke Brookshier|
|Animation director:||Alan Smart|
|Supervising producer:||Paul Tibbitt|
- “I would give anything to talk to money. Anything!”
- —Mr. Krabs
"Money Talks" is the first segment of the eighth episode of season 5, and it is paired with "SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget" and "Slimy Dancing." In this episode, Mr. Krabs wishes he could talk to money, but when the Flying Dutchman grants his wish, he learns that his new ability isn't what it's cracked up to be.
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Old Man Walker
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Squidward Tentacles
- Patrick Star
- Talking money
- I.O.U. ghosts
At the Krusty Krab, a customer asks SpongeBob if he can have an occupied table if he pays him. Mr. Krabs overhears and kicks the present customers out so he can get the money. He tells SpongeBob the phrase “money talks” and sings about how he wishes he could talk to money.
Mr. Krabs tries to talk to money at his home, but fails. After saying he'd do anything for money, the Flying Dutchman suddenly comes and grants his wish, and afterward throws pixie dust into his eyes.
Later, he wakes up to find that he can talk to money. At the Krusty Krab, he takes all his money out of the safe and brings them to his house. He asks him if they have any secrets, but they have none. They tell him that getting spent on specific items makes them happy.
Mr. Krabs doesn't listen to them at first, but ends up spending the cash on what his money wants to get spent on, to his dismay. Back at his house, his money still wants to get spent on, but he doesn't want to spend them.
Just then, SpongeBob comes by to make sure Mr. Krabs wasn't totally insane, and quickly gives him his money and tells him to get rid of it, only to take it back quickly afterward. Mr. Krabs yells for the Dutchman again as he wants the curse to go away, so he comes. However, he says the deal's final and wants his soul, but it turns out he already sold it to an entire line of ghosts.