The Original Fry Cook
Episode No.: 82a
Airdate: April,18,2007
Season: Season 5
Previous Episode: Friend or Foe?
Next Episode: Night Light

"The Original Fry Cook" is an episode from Season 5.





Jim, the original fry cook visits the Krusty Krab, making Mr. Krabs pay more attention to him than SpongeBob depressed. Back then, the Krusty Krab had class and everything was great, even for Squidward (he had hair!). SpongeBob asks Jim if he would train him to be just as good as a fry cook as Jim. So Jim tries to train SpongeBob, but he did not do well. Jim then continues to get more attention because he missed. So SpongeBob writes a resignation to Mr. Krabs because he thinks that Jim is taking SpongeBob's job back. But before he leaves, Jim sadly decides to tell SpongeBob the reason why he left The Krusty Krab. He left because Mr. Krabs refused to give him a raise because when he asked Mr. Krabs for one, he just laughed at it to be a joke which angered Jim. Jim then also says he's only there to visit, not take SpongeBob's job. He congradulates Mr. Krabs for finding a good fry cook. Jim gives SpongeBob good luck and says he'll be better when he quits, and Jim leaves, and SpongeBob was happy and went back to fry cooking.


  • Patton Oswalt guest voices as Jim.
  • It is revealed that Spat has a built-in ballpoint pen.
  • Jim left the Krusty Krab because Mr. Krabs did not give him enough money.
  • The Dennis in this episode is a teal colored fish like in every other episode, but in The Sponge Who Could Fly, he was a shade of light brown.
  • This is the third time we've seen the inside of The Krusty Krab freezer.(!. SB-129, 2.
  • This is second time we've seen a Krabby Patty in the bathroom. The first was in Just One Bite
  • When SpongeBob puts heart shaped ketchup on the patty,it changes view when Squidward is talking,the heart is not filled,its outlined.
  • When Mr. Krabs says "Well I'll be cooked in butter!", this is a reference to when in Wishing You Well where Mr. Krabs wishes to be 'steamed and served with a side of melted butter'.