Film Theory: The Secret Ingredient of SpongeBob's Krabby Patty! (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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    Spongebob Squarepants was a childhood favorite of many. It's an underwater adventure with great songs and memorable characters. Even more memorable is the big mystery at the heart of Spongebob's job at the Krusty Krab. You guessed it Theorists, today we are uncovering the SECRET INGREDIENT of the Krabby Patty recipe! Hold on to your Squarepants, this is NOT what you expected!
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  • Narida2791 Warrior
    Narida2791 Warrior 4 hours ago

    But in the episode the change spongbob pulls out the craby pattie formula and looks at it

  • Breakfast Club Sandwich

    Did you watch the sponge bob movie matpat?

  • Josh X
    Josh X 6 hours ago

    There are onion on the season 3 patty

  • M P
    M P 8 hours ago +1

    This reminds everyone the secret ingredient soup from Kung fu panda

  • Sister power X
    Sister power X 8 hours ago

    The crabby patty secret ingredient is a crab. The restaurant looks like a crab box,Mr crab is selling crab.

  • Maurice Williams
    Maurice Williams 8 hours ago

    Its crabs!!!!!!!!!

  • # Flawless
    # Flawless 9 hours ago +1

    The real formula I no is.................

    Crabs I ain't joking sioreously😧😧😧🙂

  • HI Studios
    HI Studios 10 hours ago +1

    what if the formula is written with a backwards a=z, b=y, c=x, etc.

  • Mew tube//Harryhaz234//pokehaz234

    The secret ingredient is chum

  • thecagey gamer35
    thecagey gamer35 20 hours ago

    mcdonalds spends £769,940,000.00 a year

  • Wetwater Acevedo
    Wetwater Acevedo 21 hour ago

    (Plankton searches internet) *sees video about the Krabby patty secret formula* 😮😮😮

  • Sun Moon
    Sun Moon 23 hours ago

    What about the movie?

  • Dragon Knight
    Dragon Knight 23 hours ago

    The black lemonade is squickwerd ink

  • Leon Sugiarso
    Leon Sugiarso Day ago

    Wait then what is the "secret sauce"

  • Jαsოιიε
    Jαsოιიε Day ago

    Maybe the recipe is in the language of doodle bob and thats why spongebob understands it

  • mario aguilar
    mario aguilar Day ago

    9:29 you can see the anchovies bellybuttons or penises make a theory on that

  • Nethershark 1
    Nethershark 1 Day ago +1

    Nickelodeon put the formula on

  • Mia Adams
    Mia Adams Day ago

    Well I have my own theory....
    So if you haven't noticed. The restaurant is a crab trap. And you know how we see SpongeBob's grandma, but we never see Mr. Crabs family, not a single one but his "Daughter". So I think the secret formula is his families own flesh.
    And BOOM! It all comes together!

  • Lex Abellanosa
    Lex Abellanosa Day ago

    Option A
    maybe there is no paper that has the formula. BUT In a episode spongebob and Mr.Krabs Have An Argument if its seasalt of landsalt and in another episode Mr.Krabs Just TELLS Spongebob the formula instead of showing the formula.
    But if Krabs DID Just mash The keyboard, WHY did Mr.Krabs send the formula Far FAR away And try to get it back by sending spongebob to send it and in the sponge out water movie mr krabs needs the formula to make a patty and when mr krabs was frozen in the movie plankton stole the formula and people started buyinh plankton burgers. SOOO
    Option B
    Mr Krabs Places The FAKE Formula In the safe and Switches The Correcy Formula In Or Out the safe and juat never tells spongebob
    that he switches the formula so he never leaves his guard down anytime anywhere any galaxy any timeline any universe.
    Edit: That was long.

  • Kyle Animates
    Kyle Animates Day ago

    Only problem I see in this theory is that in the episode "Krabby Road", in which you mentioned, the episode's point was for plankton to hear Spongebob's tune that he was singing about the formula (the one where Mr. Krabs has Spongebob censor the ingredient lyrics). So that is already an indication that Spongebob knows the formula or some type of recipe Mr. Krabs gave him.

  • X Turtles
    X Turtles Day ago

    So you think the sacred muddy spork I found in my side yard is not sacred

  • Mason Mcmains
    Mason Mcmains Day ago

    Krab not Koran

  • Mason Mcmains
    Mason Mcmains Day ago

    I have a theory so look up a Koran trap looks like the krusty Krab don’t it also have you guys noticed that the only other crab in bikini bottom is mr krabs mother think about mat pat I’m looking at you if you are reading this

  • Geoffrey Jun
    Geoffrey Jun Day ago

    the secret ingredient is fish

  • holby 51
    holby 51 Day ago

    But matpat if the secret formula is not real then why did sponge bob, Mr crabs, sandy, patrick,and squidward go to the land to find the formula oh wait it because Mr crabs wants sponge Bob to believe that there is a secret recipe. But still why would mr crabs risk his life? Pls answer this and thank you for taking the time to read it

  • Average Gamer 14

    So it’s just propaganda

  • Dávid Fodor
    Dávid Fodor Day ago

    Are you obsessed with cocaine?

  • Philly. Kid
    Philly. Kid Day ago

    First of all when people look at McDonalds and see those golden archers they say “Ik what type of experience I’m going to have and I’m not going there.. Where is the nearest local grille cause ik they’ll do it right”

  • Lu Ji Ku
    Lu Ji Ku Day ago

    Wasn't there an episode where Mr. Krabs and Plankton were revealed to have made the formula together and Mr. Krabs managed to get half of it?
    Also, the recipe changes depending on the _type_ of burger

  • chesesman
    chesesman Day ago +1

    I actually think the gibberish was there to full plank tin and taking it and then when he looks at it it's just gibberish

  • my delete gameing video gameing video

    Or he try to write but he cant be cause he have giants pinch

  • Zupa
    Zupa Day ago

    Yeah but have you seen the episode where Mr.Krabs eats a Krabby Patty and says “Well that’s what I taste like”

  • gregory pantos
    gregory pantos Day ago

    so...wait, if the krabby patty formulla really is a bungh of gibberish typed on paper and mr krabs doesn't care wether it get's stolen or not then why did he almost kill plankton during the movie sponge out of water? heck, he almost sacrificed spongebob. and to top it all of, neither he nor anyone else could make a single krabby patty, causing chaos all over bikinni bottom. if it is just a marketing scheme then why would he lose all of that money and his sanity? also let's not forget that when the pirate stole the formula, he managed to replicate the krabby patties and sell them to humans. finally, in an episode of the series (i don't really remember number or season) we see the origins of mr krabs and plankton. we see that mr krabs created the secret formula by throwing random ingridients iside a cauldron by mistake. the krabby patty could be a scheme but when you look all of the it really?

  • WhiteEagle pioneer
    WhiteEagle pioneer 2 days ago

    actouly aording to my mom who use to work at mcdonalds the do add flower to the pattys for exstra flaver

  • Saire Cooper
    Saire Cooper 2 days ago +1

    what about that episode mr krabs ate a krabby patty and said. "huh, so thats what I taste like." CRAB MEAT

    JONATHAN ADAMSON 2 days ago

    Nothing is real

    Well yes but actually no

  • Hannah Al-Khateeb
    Hannah Al-Khateeb 2 days ago

    But what about the episode were the secret formula is just random ingredents that fell and mixed when they were trying to make it and no one knew about the formula but they loved it 😕

  • SquidBazooka
    SquidBazooka 2 days ago

    I googled this and it said that the secret formula is... 3:23

  • Jon Bilgutay
    Jon Bilgutay 2 days ago

    The Krabby patty secret formula is the same as western medicine; it's either drugs, or nothing.

  • BlueGhost Dude
    BlueGhost Dude 2 days ago

    What if he has a fake in his office and the real one is looked away somewhere like a mountain or ravine underwear or deap underground and only brings it out when you get a new cook

  • Patricia Lofaso
    Patricia Lofaso 2 days ago


  • Oh Yeah Yeah
    Oh Yeah Yeah 2 days ago

    R.I.P Stephen Hillenburg 1961-2018 11-27-18

  • Patricia Lofaso
    Patricia Lofaso 2 days ago

    I knew this before you

  • Mr Frog
    Mr Frog 2 days ago

    Im now craving burgers

  • AvispRiflaLove
    AvispRiflaLove 2 days ago

    i think the secret formula is....

    Crab meat since the resturaunt is called The Krusty Krab, it might mean the made of crab i guess Mr Krab is using other of his kind for food = btw you can comment if you have a diffrent idea of what the Seeeeccreeet fourmula is... and you can just agree with Matpat if ya want
    da end of my super long theory BAIIIIII

  • Lil GreenBean
    Lil GreenBean 2 days ago

    the ingredient is love

  • Allie Cat13
    Allie Cat13 2 days ago

    when I watched it I remembered Mr.crab showing or saying that it was made out of whatever plankton is lol

  • Xxunicorn12376
    Xxunicorn12376 3 days ago

    For the patty

  • Xxunicorn12376
    Xxunicorn12376 3 days ago

    In a actual episode which I deleted it did say that it was poop

  • Xxunicorn12376
    Xxunicorn12376 3 days ago

    It’s poop

  • Jackz
    Jackz 3 days ago


  • Tanner McCoy
    Tanner McCoy 3 days ago

    Who was in sponge bob first then plankton

  • Tanner McCoy
    Tanner McCoy 3 days ago

    Wants placton make chum out of

  • Tanner McCoy
    Tanner McCoy 3 days ago

    Who mr crab dad where is he

  • Xx_TheCoolGuy Gaming_xX

    10:30 the gay burger insert all the gay meme

  • Waza plays
    Waza plays 3 days ago

    There is one episode where the formula is revealed and it is shown that it contains planktons it’s in the episode where plankton gets his relative to help steal the formula

    • Waza plays
      Waza plays 3 days ago

      Also I know it is actually a joke that me leans set up but it’s still always a possibility

  • PeanutBruddha
    PeanutBruddha 3 days ago

    Krabby Patty = Gordon Ramsay's perfect burger

  • Electro Gamer
    Electro Gamer 3 days ago

    The fact that you can devote so much effort into finding out that Zootopia has cocaine, or that the hunger games catch phrase tells you how to win i'm surprised to see that you could be so blind. it says MULTIPLE TIMES in the series that the secret ingredient is LOVE. YOU WENT THROUGH ALL OF THIS BUT NOT ONCE DID YOU WATCH A EPISODE THAT SAID THE INGREDIENT IS LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SO OBVIOUS!!!!! HOW BLIND CAN ONE BE!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO SPONGE BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wait till the end

  • Eurasianimations
    Eurasianimations 3 days ago +2

    Omg the was a Burger King ad on this vid 😂😂😂

  • Mr. Bag
    Mr. Bag 3 days ago

    It’s MSG.

  • It's Moshi
    It's Moshi 3 days ago

    Please don't tell me I was the only child not allowed to watch Spongebob. My mom HATED his voice.

  • Carmelo Irizarry
    Carmelo Irizarry 3 days ago

    krabby patty recipie: 1 cup of sugar take healthy crackers and crumble to bits a teaspoon of salt add water heat at 122' degrees for 133 seconds 2/ minutes

  • Justin Parks
    Justin Parks 3 days ago +2

    The recipe does exist because in the spongebob movie plankton successfuly makes krabby patties

  • Tank Cat
    Tank Cat 3 days ago

    lies, deceptions, there is no possible way you know the secret ingredient

  • Cj JOSH
    Cj JOSH 3 days ago

    Spongebob made my childhood yow!

  • ItsKylie YT
    ItsKylie YT 3 days ago +1

    Oh ma gad the secret Krabby Patty Formula Is "*Spongebob*" ;-;

  • NoverMaC
    NoverMaC 3 days ago

    so basically the secret noodles of KF Panda

  • Daniel Andrews
    Daniel Andrews 3 days ago

    What about the movie spongbob out of water

  • Edward Z Norton
    Edward Z Norton 4 days ago

    SpongeBob has been around way before 1999

  • Bhrett Driver
    Bhrett Driver 4 days ago

    **Reads title**

  • Woomyand Veemo
    Woomyand Veemo 4 days ago

    Wh- i thought it was crab-

  • Mason Taylor
    Mason Taylor 4 days ago

    *Spare change sir? Spare change ma'am?*

  • Master Key
    Master Key 4 days ago

    What about the Sponge Out Of Water movie? That movie just disapproved of your theory

  • Master Key
    Master Key 4 days ago

    firmly grasp it

  • Exploding Fnafreddy
    Exploding Fnafreddy 4 days ago


  • snowbuster 100
    snowbuster 100 4 days ago

    2 billion dollars yet they can't get a less terrifying mascot seriously though a clown

  • magoo felix
    magoo felix 4 days ago

    There is also a theory that Mr. Krabs uses other crabs because he's the only crab in bikini bottom I don't know where I saw it but I know I did

  • H0LY slay3r
    H0LY slay3r 4 days ago

    Binging with babish already knew this and he is a chef

  • Paolo Niño
    Paolo Niño 4 days ago

    You mean like in kung fu panda

  • david szabo
    david szabo 4 days ago

    you'd make a good lawyer I think

  • N'Kae Nelson
    N'Kae Nelson 4 days ago

    steven univer theries can you do it

  • KrakenOfTheSea
    KrakenOfTheSea 5 days ago

    SpongeBob is Ness

  • RoninX Gaming
    RoninX Gaming 5 days ago

    There is a third option, Its is krab meat. My evidence: the episode, midlife crustacean. There is a scene is where Mr. Krabs takes a old pattie, takes a bite then says "Oh, so that's what I taste like."

  • DamesWorld
    DamesWorld 5 days ago

    Finally, a game theory I can get behind.

  • BasherDude Noice!
    BasherDude Noice! 5 days ago

    Well, In friend or foe you see a buncha stuff go into the patty mix.

  • Yeet Boi
    Yeet Boi 5 days ago

    Or it’s just the only thing that serves real food

  • SalusFuturistics
    SalusFuturistics 5 days ago

    I make my own Burgers at Home and only buy the Patties >_>

  • ყҽҽƚ ƚσ ყσυɾ ϝҽҽƚ

    Psychology is the secret ingredient

  • Joshua Atherton
    Joshua Atherton 5 days ago +1

    Real theory:
    The secret ingredient is WHALE.
    Think about it! It would be easy to find and produce, since one whale would make TONS of burgers, and it can even explain his 'daughter' too: a young whale that Mr. Krabs saw, hopeless and in need, and because he couldn't use it, he took it as one of his is own. The gobbledegook on the formula is just because of Mr. Krabs big hands/claws, which would only hit the middle.
    Checkmate, Film Theory!

  • ScanIt Svetek
    ScanIt Svetek 5 days ago

    Y'know, sometimes I tune to Nickelodeon to watch Spongebob. But I've noticed that sometimes, when Spongebob is late to work, the Krabby Patties are already served. And since Squidward is usually sleeping at the cashier and Mr. Krabs probably counting money, then it leaves me with one question:
    How are these Krabby Patties there and/or is there a SECOND chef?
    If the Krabby Patties are still served, EVEN when Spongebob isn't at his work post, then why even bother coming to work?
    Think about that, Mr. Matt

  • THE Doge
    THE Doge 5 days ago

    And then there's the episode where Spongebob switched places with a gourmet chef and people at the gourmet restaurant crave the krabby patties even though they're under a different name, and hate the gourmet food that is served at the krusty krab.

  • sTaTic Star
    sTaTic Star 5 days ago

    I heard that chum aka some type of ground up fish meat is part of the patties it's probably not true though

  • Rylan •-•
    Rylan •-• 5 days ago

    nah, remember the movie?

  • The Juggling Riot Guy
    The Juggling Riot Guy 6 days ago +2

    This annoyed me that you did not say this but maybe that formula wasn't the real one. There may be another formula that IS the real formula. Not hating but I thought that was obvious. Also, in spongebob's second movie, sponge out of water, the pirate takes the formula and USES it to make Krabby patties. There may be the possibility that it is marketing again but I don't think the pirate (I forgot his name) told everyone that it had a secret recipe. You don't HAVE to consider my thought because I am only a kid but I think My theory was okay and a bit more plausible then your's. Okay. I'm sorry to bore you; I hate article 17 and I love your channel.
    Thank you for reading
    - The Juggling Riot Guy.

    • The Juggling Riot Guy
      The Juggling Riot Guy 4 days ago

      DylanTheCrawlr The thing is. The movie may not be cannon. BUT! No episode of spongebob is really "cannon". So... yeah. I guess not but no episode is.

    • DylanTheCrawlr
      DylanTheCrawlr 5 days ago

      Is the movie cannon?

  • Emilie Schuyler
    Emilie Schuyler 6 days ago

    I really just think it's not the secret ingredient that makes the Krabby Patty delicious, it's Spongebob's skills lol

  • Jason Lin
    Jason Lin 6 days ago

    dude watch friend or foe episode and it might show you the formula

  • Iamgeobomb
    Iamgeobomb 6 days ago

    I don’t like McDonald’s

  • X striker
    X striker 6 days ago +1

    The secret formula is

    Love ~~spongebob

  • Nyx TheFox
    Nyx TheFox 6 days ago

    This would make sense because when Krappy Patty was made in the machines people saw it no different because of the brand it was made by, but when they found out the ingredients they immediately hated it.

  • Ooga Booga
    Ooga Booga 6 days ago

    And octopus eat crabs that is why he loves them so much