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The Original Fry Cook is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob feels inferior when a former Krusty Krab fry cook, Jim, visits.

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Time Cards shown

  • 298 Frozen Patties Later


  • Jim's Security


It is a normal day at the Krusty Krab until Jim, the Original Fry Cook, arrives in his golden limousine. He, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward remember back when the Krusty Krab had class. Jim makes a Krabby Patty and SpongeBob eats it and loves it. He wants to cook like Jim, and Jim says not to step on the patty, since the customers run over a Krabby Patty made by SpongeBob when headed to greet Jim. He then gives SpongeBob real lessons. But SpongeBob can't meet Jim's standards. So SpongeBob decides to resign and give his job to Jim. Jim tells SpongeBob he quit because Mr. Krabs laughed at him when he asked for a raise. Mr. Krabs reveals that SpongeBob has one thing Jim doesn't have: he's cheap! Jim tells SpongeBob that he could be an even greater frycook, but only if he leaves the Krusty Krab which he calls a dump. SpongeBob says that the restaurant isn't a dump. Mr. Krabs says it is a dump, but it's his dump.


  • In the crowd Nat can be seen twice.
  • Mr. Krabs and Squidward like Jim more than SpongeBob.
  • Squidward cheers for joy when SpongeBob sadly said he will be leaving.
  • Squidward harshfully said no when SpongeBob said that they have good times.
  • Isn't it cruel and harsh for Squidward and Mr. Krabs to leave SpongeBob and care for Jim more?
  • In the flashback, the Krusty Krab was shown to be magnificently designed with the best in architectural design, but in the flashback where Jim shows why he quit, all the decor is replaced with the Krusty Krab as seen in most other episodes.
  • Running Gag: Jim flushing spongebob's patties down the toilet.
  • The UK "Kraze Klub" magazine says that Jim is a sponge.
  • At one point, SpongeBob creates a heart on a Krabby Patty with ketchup and it was completely "colored in", but in the next picture it was only an outline of ketchup.
  • This is the first episode to have food create the title name, the next being Plankton's Regular, the third will be The Other Patty where it is written in chum.
  • In the opening and closing credits, Patton Oswalt's name was misspelled "Patton Oswald".
  • On the Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition video game, Jim is a character the player can draw, because he has a guideline.
  • In the Battle for Bikini Bottom game, Squidward says "I've always been bald!", but in this episode, he has hair in a flashback.
  • 46th time Patrick doesn't appear.
  • 37th episode with its name in it.
  • It appears that the Krusty Krab transferred to its modern state over night after Jim quit.
  • In Krusty Krab Training Video, when Mr. Krabs first opens the Krusty Krab, it looks the same as it does today, however in this episode, Mr. Krabs looks younger and the Krusty Krab looks different.
  • Jim says that he has a lake that is "solid gold". However, it would not be considered a lake if it was "solid" instead of "liquid".
  • If you listen closely when Jim's limo arrives and Squidward says "Look!', Squidward's voice is different.
  • When Jim says watch and learn his bodyguards say nobody watches Jim even though Jim said WATCH and learn.
  • The Other Patty and Plankton's Regular's title card is similar to The Original Fry Cook's, but is in food creating.
  • The last time the Krabby Patties are flushed, it is SpongeBob who flushes them instead of Jim.
  • In the flashback, Mr. Krabs says he does not know what the word "raise" means. However, in the Spongebob Movie's credits, he is seen giving Spongebob a raise (of one cent). It is also noted that the movie happened after the series.
  • Running gag: Old Man Jenkins couldn't decide what to order when he already did
  • Running gag: Old Man Jenkins called Squidward a lady

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