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Wet Painters is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of Mr. Krabs' house.

Wet Painters



It is a slow day at the Krusty Krab, and SpongeBob and Patrick are tearing the place down because Squidward tricked them into thinking it would attract customers. Mr. Krabs finds this out, and sentences the two to do a super, special, secret assignment (which is just painting the whole house, they both think it's real super, special, and secret). But Mr. Krabs tells them that the paint they're using is permanent. So if they get paint, even a drop, on anything except the wall, he will cut off their butts and place them above his fireplace. SpongeBob sees that Mr. Krabs has so many items, and tells Patrick he decides to move the items first. Patrick says that there's no need to move the items because they are not paid to move items. Then they place a tub, but it is just a small tub, so they put more tubs. SpongeBob takes out a huge brush, but decides to use a tiny brush. SpongeBob takes it out, and then carefully paints a drop onto the wall, which begins dropping. SpongeBob (in panic that it may get onto Mr. Krabs's First Dollar) blows on it to change direction, and blow dries it off the wall, only to have created a giant paint bubble. Patrick blows another bubble shortly after, and the two merge. SpongeBob assures that the bubble can't get any bigger, but Patrick says "Nonsense!" and inflates the bubble, causing it to pop, covering Mr. Krabs's whole house in paint, without getting a drop on anything...except on Mr. Krabs's first dollar (the drop is able to see from the eye)! SpongeBob tries wiping the hand stain off with his tie, but it only makes the dollar covered in paint. Then they tried a couple of things, including washing it in a washing machine, sprays it, using a saw, beating it up with a club and using a computer (which Patrick just use to smash it), but all failed. Then they decided to put another dollar on the wall. Patrick takes out a dollar from his wallet, but Patrick uses it to buy a candybar instead. SpongeBob looks into a mirror, assuring that he shall overcome panic through strength...just as Mr. Krabs approaches his door, thus making SpongeBob's reflection leave him on his own. SpongeBob panics, but comes up with an idea to hide the stained dollar. Mr. Krabs opens the door to his house to find the lights turned off. He turns them on and sees his house is tidy, no bubbles. SpongeBob and Patrick is about to leave, but Mr. Krabs panics, they think Mr. Krabs finds about the stained dollar. They apologize, but Mr. Krabs just surprised that they dusted his nic-nacs. He panics again, SpongeBob and Patrick apologize again, but he is surprised about the tiny decor. He panics again because he finds out that they messed up with his dollarama. One of his hairs in the doll collection is not upright. He says that they can go home now, but then runs into a pile of paintings where his dollar usually went and moves away each one to find SpongeBob covering the dollar. Mr. Krabs soon takes him out of the way to find his first dollar stained and drawn by crayon (Patrick thinks Mr. Krabs will buy it). SpongeBob and Patrick are afraid to have their rear ends cut off, but he soakens the dollar, and the paint (and crayon) comes off of the dollar.. The two are confused but SpongeBob finds out that Mr. Krabs says that the paint was permananent so they would be extra careful, but Mr. Krabs said he tricked them just for fun. Shortly after, he laughs at his own jest, causing SpongeBob and Patrick to leave in disgust. But Mr. Krabs causing spit to come from his mouth and onto the paint, and realizes that he has caused the whole coat of paint to drop, assuring that he needs to learn how to "say it, not spray it".


  • Patrick is shown to be the one using the Time Cards, thus breaking the fourth wall.
  • The title card background is similar to those of "Shanghaied" and "Club SpongeBob," except with a paint splatter.
  • One of the backgrounds Mr. Krabs is laughing in is a blank version of the title card of "Reef Blower."
  • When this episode airs along with "Krusty Krab Training Video", it had the Klasky Csupo logo instead ofUnited Plankton Pictures, Inc. logo. This was fixed in 2006.
  • One of the pictures on the wall is very similar to the paintings of the 1920-1930's Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
  • One of the paintings on the stack is the portrait of Painty the Pirate from the opening sequence. Painty also appeared in "Your Shoe's Untied".
  • When Patrick bashes the computer on the inked dollar, it has become an internet meme, with a sign saying "Windows 8 or "Windows Vista" or "Macintosh"  " Y DON'T U WORK?!
  • The episode's plot is similar to the 1997 film Bean, where Mr. Bean ruins and devastates the Whistler's Mother portrait with ink.
  • This episode could have had some references the  King of the HIll episode "Peggy Boggle Champ" where Bobby and Luanne freak out over a small drop on the carpet just like spongebob freaks out about the dollar.
  • This is the second time Spongebob is given the job to paint something. He was first told to paint in "Sailor Mouth ". He will again be given the job of painting in "Bucket Sweet Bucket" and "House Fancy".
  • In Bahasa Indonesia version of this title, Mr. Krabs says "dollar lama" when pointing his dollarama. In Indonesian, there are no direct translation of "dollarama". Also, the dubber of Mr. Krabs made a mistake by saying "dollar lama", or "old dollar" in English if re-translated, and making a great confusion among adult viewer in Indonesia.
  • It was later revealed how Mr. Krabs got his first dollar in "Friend or Foe".
  • At one point, Mr. Krabs is singing "Blow the Man Down", the sea shanty the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song is based on.
  • A picture of Popeye is visible among the pictures in Mr. Krabs' house.
  • This episode was set to premiere with "Doing Time" but aired with Snowball Effect, then aired with Krusty Krab Training Video.
  • This aired on Nick at Nite along with The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie on August, making it one of the few times the series aired on Nick at Nite, instead on Nickelodeon.
  • In this episode, Mr. Krabs is heard saying "you messed up my dollar," rather than his usual "me."
  • Besides the wall and the dollar, paint also got on the stairs.
  • When we take a close up look on the dollar after SpongeBob rubs it with his tie the second time, there is still some green on the dollar. The next shot where we zoom out, it is completely covered with paint.
  • Second episode with a vending machine. The first was Rock Bottom. The third was Krusty Krab Training Video. The fourth is The Lost Mattress. The fifth will be A SquarePants Family Vacation .
  • The way that SpongeBob says "yeah" after blowing the steam with the hairdryer is the same way he says it in "Pre-Hibernation Week".
  • The storyboard version has a scene with Spongebob saying I dedicate this crash to my best friend.
  • This is the first episode where the setting takes place mostly at Mr. Krabs' house. The second will be in The Slumber Party.
    • Also, Spongebob and Mr. Krabs are some of the main characters in that episode.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick could have just flipped the dollar and put it back on the wall.
  • When Spongebob and Patrick tried to wash the paint off the dollar with the laundry machine, the wall was not painted, and in when they used a fan, the wall was painted, and when Spongebob used a bat on Patrick, the wall was not painted again, and when Patrick smashed the dollar with the computer, the wall was painted again.
  • While Spongebob and Patrick are saying "but" after the paint on dollar is removed by saliva, Spongebob's front teeth appears to be single rather than two.
  • Where did Mr. Krabs get the money to buy all his stuff, if he despises spending money? Although it is possible that he might stolen most of these items.
  • This is the first episode where Mr. Krabs has a lot of stuff. In other episodes, he doesn't have all that stuff.
  • The door at Mr. Krabs' house is switching left to right. When he advises the two, he opened the door. But after, the handle switched to the right.
  • It appears in this episode that Mr. Krabs has a doll-a-rama and a candy machine in his house. But in other episodes, he doesn't
  • Since the paint was not permanent they should have not been able to paint because they are under water.

APM Music Identification[]

  • Keel Row - Title Card.
  • Superquick B - Patrick skates on uncooked Krabby Patties and collides to the wall.
  • The Tip Top Polka/Cliff Polka - Mr. Krabs questions the hub-bub and SpongeBob explains to Mr. Krabs about their ritual.
  • The Main Event - Mr. Krabs assign SpongeBob & Patrick to paint the inside of his house.
  • Terror by Night - Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob and Patrick about the permanent paint.
  • Ta-Ra C - SpongeBob & Patrick set out the tarp.
  • Unease - SpongeBob carefully opens the paint can with a screwdriver.
  • On Fire - Patrick hits the paint can with a giant axe.
  • House Of Horror - #1: SpongeBob opens the second paint can and the paint drop bounces all around the tarp and back into the paint can.
  • House Of Horror - #2: SpongeBob prepares to paint the wall and follows a series of struggles.
  • House Of Horror - #3: SpongeBob spots a drop of paint on Mr. Krabs' first dollar.
  • Graveyard - SpongeBob tells Patrick about Mr. Krabs' first dollar.
  • ? - SpongeBob smears the paint.
  • Dramatic Impact 3 - SpongeBob and Patrick imagine their butts hung over Mr. Krabs' fireplace.
  • Secret Service - SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to remove the paint off of Mr. Krabs' first dollar.
  • The Beast Within - Patrick slots his own dollar on a candy machine.
  • Dramatic Cue (b) - "Hurry and put Mr. Krabs' dollar back on the wall! I've got an idea!"
  • Finders Creepers - #1: Mr. Krabs inspects the house.
  • Tales from the Swamp (c) - #1: "Flipping fish fossils! Look what you did!"
  • Finders Creepers - #2: Mr. Krabs compliments the duo on dusting his knick-knacks.
  • Tales from the Swamp (c) - #2: "Great Barrier Reef! What's this?!"
  • Finders Creepers - #3: Mr. Krabs inspects the floor molding.
  • Tales from the Swamp (a) - "CRIMINY JIM-JIM!! YOU MESSED UP MY DOLLAR...RAMA!!"
  • Footsteps of Horror - Mr. Krabs removes a stack of paintings to see his first dollar.
  • Try On and On A - SpongeBob & Patrick leave Mr. Krabs house, feeling fooled while Mr. Krabs laughs it off and spreads saliva all over the house, wearing over the paint.