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Associated Studio(s)

Nickelodeon / Rough Draft Korea


Plankton, old business rival of Mr. Krabs, attempts to figure out the secret recipe for Krabby Patties by controlling SpongeBob's mind.


Spongebob Squarepants
(Voice: Tom Kenny)
Patrick Star
Sheldon J. Plankton
(Voice: "Mr." Doug Lawrence)
Squidward Tentacles
(Voice: Rodger Bumpass)
Mr. Eugene Krabs
(Voice: Clancy Brown)
Gary the Snail
(Voice: Tom Kenny)
Karen Plankton
(Voice: Jill Talley)


Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Executive Producer

Stephen Hillenburg

Animation Director

Edgar Larrazabal


Stephen Hillenburg (unverified)

Creative Director

Derek Drymon

Developed By

Derek Drymon
Tim Hill
Nicholas R. "Nick" Jennings


Ennio Torresan
Erik C. Wiese
"Mr." Doug Lawrence

Storyboard Director

Ennio Torresan

Storyboard Artist

Erik C. Wiese

Post Production Supervisor

Wendi McNeese

Original Character Design

Stephen Hillenburg

Post Production Director

Heather Adams


Nickelodeon (Original broadcast network)

Clips Used In:

Karen's Virus


  • When Mr. Krabs says "This is no ghost", his mouth does not move.


  • First appearance of Sheldon J. Plankton and his computer wife Karen.


  • The Labrador retriever from the brief live-action footage is "Alex".


SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 1, Episode 3)


United States

SpongeBob SquarePants - The Sponge Who Could Fly


United States

SpongeBob SquarePants - The Complete 1st Season
Lost at Sea
Spongebob Squarepants: The First 100 Episodes

Game Boy Advance Video

United States

SpongeBob SquarePants, Volume 1

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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