|First airing:|| August 6, 2008 |
|Sister episode(s):||Patty Caper|
|Creative director:||Vincent Waller|
|Storyboard director:||Casey Alexander|
|Animation director:||Tom Yasumi|
|Supervising producer:||Paul Tibbitt|
- “Hey, Plankton, can I get another one of your delicious Chum Sticks?”
"Plankton's Regular" is the second segment of the eighth episode of season 6, and it is paired up with "Patty Caper." In this episode, Mr. Krabs tries to get Plankton's regular customer to eat at the Krusty Krab.
Plankton is angry because no one is eating at the Chum Bucket, until Nat comes inside and wants a chum stick. He gives him one, and he says it's so good he'll come back tomorrow. Plankton waits for him to arrive the next day, but he doesn't come until closing time. He buys another chum stick, and seems to dislike it, but then comments that it's perfection and that he's now his regular customer.
Plankton goes into Mr. Krabs' office later to brag about his regular customer. Mr. Krabs sees this as him trying to overthrow his business, so he gets SpongeBob to convince the customer to be on their side. As Nat enters the Chum Bucket, SpongeBob tries to give him some Krabby Patties, but he refuses.
Later, he pretends to trip over a rock and hit the Krabby Patty into Nat's mouth, but he avoids his mouth from touching the patty and refuses once more. After that, Nat orders another plate of chum, but SpongeBob tapes Karen up and morphs his body into the shape of Karen and tries to give him a patty, but Nat once again refuses and says his favorite meal is chum.
Finally, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs build a fake shortcut to the Chum Bucket near Nat's trailer leading to the Krusty Krab, and try to feed him their own chum, only for him to hate it. SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs he'll need to make chum just as good as Plankton's to win Nat over, giving him an idea to break into the Chum Bucket and take his formula.
However, while doing so, Plankton traps him in a spoon mechanism, and also traps SpongeBob while he tries to save him. Nat comes over with a stack of cash, and gives back the cash Karen gave him as he doesn't want to eat chum anymore as it makes him sick, making Plankton sad due to the realization that he's still never had one regular customer.