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Encyclopedia > Plankton's Army
SpongeBob SquarePants episode
"Plankton's Army"
Season №: 3
Episode №: 58a (for production),
Episode 57a (for premiere)
Production №: 058
Airdate: January 19, 2004
Best Day Ever Rank: #66
Guest(s): None
Writer(s): Ennio Torresan
Erik Wiese
Stephen Hillenburg
Derek Drymon
Tim Hill
Storyboard Artist(s): Erik Wiese
Supervising Producer: None
Storyboard: Ennio Torresan
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Derek Drymon
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"Plankton's Army" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Brief summary: Mr. Krabs knows Plankton has been trying to reveal the secret recipe of the Krabby Patty for 25 years. Plankton hires his family (hillbillies) to help him reveal the recipe.


  • 4:10 PM: The robot arrives at the Krusty Krab

Time cards shown: None

Characters Present:

Main Characters:

Major Characters: Eugene H. Mr. ... Sheldon J. Plankton is a fictional character and one-eyed villain in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. ...

Minor Characters: This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. ...

  • Robot
  • Customers at Krusty Krab
  • Plankton's Hillbilly Family

Songs: None ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ...



The show starts out when Plankton attempts to steal a Krabby Patty. He is then caught and flushed down the toilet by Mr. Krabs. He returns to the Chum Bucket, sulking to his computer wife Karen about his failures. She then suggests to hire an army to help him. He first tries a bar, but the tough guys beat him up. He then realizes he could call his entire family to help. He messages them all to come to the Chum Bucket. Thinking they will all be evil geniuses, he finds out they are all hillbillies; saying "I've been away from home longer that I thought." He then gets them to agree to his plan in exchange for Root Beer. They then attack the Krusty Krab, tying up Mr. Krabs and Squidward in a toilet (SpongeBob is cleaning the bathrooms, totally unaware of the crisis). The Planktons open the safe containing the Krabby Patty secret recipe. Before Plankton reads the recipe, Mr. Krabs pleads him not to read it, saying "There are secrets not meant for mortal eyes!". Plankton reads it anyway. The ingredients turn out to be: Image File history File links P0-2. ... This article needs cleanup. ... A glass of root beer with foam Root beer is a beverage that comes in two forms, alcoholic and as a soft drink. ... A toilet is a plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: urine, fecal matter and vomit. ...

  1. A pinch of salt
  2. 3 tsp. of chopped onions
  3. A cup of love
  4. 4 lb of ground Plankton

No. 4 causes Plankton to panic, running away. The other Planktons read it and run (except for one, saying he can't read). Mr. Krabs and Squidward manage to escape from the toilet. It is then revealed to SpongeBob (who has finished cleaning the bathrooms) and Squidward that the recipe that Plankton has read is a fake, and the real one is hidden somewhere. Squidward then guesses it is under Mr. Krabs' mattress. Mr. Krabs runs towards his house, yelling "Curse you Squidward!" A magnified crystal of a salt (halite/sodium chloride) Salt covering the floor of Bad Water in Death Valley, CA, the lowest point in the US. A salt, in chemistry, is any ionic compound composed of cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negative ions) so that the product is neutral... For the parody newspaper, see The Onion. ... Photomontage of plankton organisms This page is about microscopic sea creatures. ...

Cultural References

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  • Plankton's first name is "Sheldon".
  • This episode has three other titles. When advertised on Nickelodeon, this episode's name was said to be "Plankton's Revenge". This episode was also originally entitled "Plankton's Last Stand". (This was changed as it is not his last stand, he appears in later episodes). On UK adverts it is sometimes referred to as "Plankton's Family".
  • This is the first episode that SpongeBob isn't a main character. The second was in "New Leaf", and the third was in "Best Frenemies".
  • This episode wasn't mentioned in Comcast cable guides; only Missing Identity was.
  • Closed-captioning error: Plankton says that "united, the plankton family could be a real pain in the fanny!" However, the captions said "belly" instead of "fanny."
  • Before the first time it was shown of TV,many people mistakes it to be a movie.

This article is about the TV channel. ... Production Order For the 1971 film, see A New Leaf. ... Best Frenemies is a season five episode of the Nickelodeon show, SpongeBob SquarePants. ... a:This page describes the American media company. ... Production Order Missing Identity is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. ...


  • Clem: Of course, you remember Zeke, Rufus, Jeke, Billy Bob, Billy Jim, Billy Billy Bo Willy Banana Fanna Fo Filly, (later) Doug, Toad, Enis, Rainchild...
    Plankton: ALL RIGHT!!! I GET IT!!!
  • (After reading out the "recipe" for a Krabby Patty, all of Plankton's family runs away, screaming, except for Clem.)
    Mr. Krabs: Why aren't you running?
    Clem: Well, I can't read.
    Mr. Krabs: Get out of here!
    (Clem runs away.)
  • Plankton (after entering a bar to recruit tough followers to his cause): "Felicitations, malefactors! I'm endeavoring to misappropriate the formulary for the preparations of affordable comestibles! WHO WILL JOIN ME?!"
Preceded by
"I Had an Accident"
SpongeBob SquarePants episodes Followed by
"Missing Identity"

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"Plankton's Army" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three.
Plankton hires his family (hillbillies) to help him reveal the recipe.
It is then revealed to SpongeBob (who has finished cleaning the bathrooms) and Squidward that the recipe that Plankton has read is a fake, and the real one is hidden somewhere.
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