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


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  • Anthony Tuder
    Anthony Tuder 17 hours ago

    Bingeing with banish called it like 2 years ago

  • retro gaming
    retro gaming 18 hours ago


  • Spicy Sam
    Spicy Sam 19 hours ago

    Man this ruined sponge bob for me

  • Griffin Wright
    Griffin Wright 19 hours ago

    In the second spongebob movie spongebob says we dont have any patties as in to make an actual patty you need to mix in the secret ingrediant

  • Saiko Padorono
    Saiko Padorono 19 hours ago

    But matpat,
    What about that episode where Plankton and Karen spy on Mr. Krabs and Spongebob when the krusty krab needed more patties. Mr. Krabs talks to spongebob about the ingredients and Karen even tries to read his lips?

  • Jai McNeill Portlock
    Jai McNeill Portlock 20 hours ago

    *I'm ready.*

  • Alexplays : minecarft,roblox and more

    But I think in one episode Mr krabs said "so that's what I taste like " solo is the secret ingredient crab ?

  • PlayBud101
    PlayBud101 20 hours ago

    The thing is, in one episode, plankton calls his relatives and the book of the secret formula has 2 known ingredients: a tablespoon of love, and... 1-2 plankton.

  • Random Stuff
    Random Stuff 22 hours ago

    The secret ingredient is love

  • Bard
    Bard 23 hours ago

    I wish they would make a real krusty krab in real life, it'd be the highest rated fast food place I'll ever see

  • Bard
    Bard 23 hours ago

    I made a good decision watching this high

  • MG Electro
    MG Electro Day ago +1

    The secret ingredient is L.O.V.E.

  • Rogue Nightshade
    Rogue Nightshade Day ago +1

    The kraby patty is made of crabs
    Think about it.
    No other crabs except Mr CrAbS. ..

  • Fullmetal Keyblade
    Fullmetal Keyblade Day ago +1

    Oh This isn't the Kingdom Hearts Theory either..

  • KyubeetheEspurr
    KyubeetheEspurr Day ago

    to be fair, most "secret sauces" are just mustard and ketchup.

  • candidlyhuman
    candidlyhuman Day ago

    This is cool; it's a sound, reasonable theory.
    But I'm gonna be straight with y'all-
    Go watch *The Theorizer's* video, it's creepy and cool and honestly way more interesting of a theory.
    sorry matpat i still love you

  • smitty webenjagermanjensen

    It's all in the way you see things. There's so many different ways to make a krabby patty just see what works.
    Always look at things from a different angle and you'll be surprised at the things You'll find.

  • A Person
    A Person Day ago +1

    The flashback episode where they (Plankton and Krabs) first discover their own restaurants at school essentially proves that there is a secret formula that was discovered way back when the ingredients fell into the pot(/cauldron). While I like the whole marketing concept and believe that it's very likely also true, the krabby patty secret formula is definitely real and canon.
    Additionally, I think in the same episode, Spongebob had eaten the formula so Plankton wouldn't get it, and as far as I remember, there was a revelation about the krabby patty formula? Can't remember what it was, or if there even was one.

  • A Person
    A Person Day ago

    Wait wait wait, you say people trust McDonalds? Hah, classic Americans.

  • Big Chungus
    Big Chungus Day ago

    Are u sure it's not whale meat

    DAT GURL Day ago

    What if the secret formula was in the name? Like ‘krabby patty’ so like a crab patty they could be eating crab *gasp*

  • Cap'n Alba
    Cap'n Alba Day ago

    maybe the gibberish is scrambled letters

  • No One
    No One Day ago


  • Eric Tran
    Eric Tran Day ago

    can you make a theory about how much money The Krusty Krab has made throughout the show, or how much money Mr.Krabs has?

  • Theon Greyjoy
    Theon Greyjoy Day ago

    But one question. SpongeBob makes the burgers. So how doesn't he realize that there is no secret sauce

  • David Yoshida
    David Yoshida Day ago

    Here's a theory what is in the meat of the Krabby Patty

  • Super New10doh
    Super New10doh Day ago

    My explanation for why the actual Burger contents are different between season 1 and 3 is the season one Burger was a Krabby Patty with the works everything on it where as the season 3 Burger could have just been a standard Krabby Patty. Although that wouldn't really explain the secret sauce thing and what not I don't know

  • 9000 dislikes
    9000 dislikes Day ago

    IS maNayS aN InSTaMenT

  • Hakim is bored
    Hakim is bored Day ago

    The secret formula is

  • Arbiter The Dog
    Arbiter The Dog Day ago

    Thanks for trying to ruin my childhood.

  • Lone Norseman
    Lone Norseman Day ago

    Cocaine doesn't taste good

  • Sean Bogen
    Sean Bogen Day ago

    It’s just love

  • Larry Clatterbuck

    I don’t know how to link the time but at 8:02 I got my nightmares back

  • Mike Diaz
    Mike Diaz Day ago

    Mr Krabs wants to know your location

  • Phsyco Sumo
    Phsyco Sumo Day ago

    You ruined the joy of a mystery. I would never do that with billy! (Watch my videos to get what I mean)

  • Sorual
    Sorual Day ago

    Sorry to be "that guy", but in Spongebob canon, we see that there IS DEFINITELY a secret formula. Just watch the "Friend or Foe" special.

  • Mards_sdarM
    Mards_sdarM Day ago

    My childhood is ruined.

  • Michael Li
    Michael Li Day ago

    And all the product people get kicked out cus they don't make the money, the marketing people do, and then the product suddenly becomes really crap. Marketing doesn't always win.

  • SelenityXoXo
    SelenityXoXo Day ago

    "undersea veggies don't include onions"
    literally onions in the clip on the patty
    Also few problems:
    1. Recipes change overtime for restaurants as they learn what people like and what they don't like. So having different toppings to the burger on different seasons isn't a huge deal
    2. Mustard and ketchup are probably included into the "secret sauce" which you said yourself in the big mac example that McDonalds does
    3. Krabs is highly aware that plankton tries to steal the formula on a regular basis, so the "real ingredient list" isn't a fake because "there is no secret formula", the list is likely just a fake decoy for plankton and Krabs likely has the real list stashed somewhere else, or possibly never wrote it down at all
    4. More proof that there is an actual formula is from the episode "Friend or Foe" where a flashback shows Krabs and Plankton together invent the formula, where there was a real recipe that Krabs received that both Krabs and Plankton agree actually happened
    5. I agree that the "secret formula" probably isn't that spectacular compared to what we are used to. However, in Bikini bottom we only ever see two fast food restauraunts, The Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket. Krabs is likely the first person to create a hamburger under the sea, which is probably why its "secret" because its the first hamburger, and no one else knows how to make one there
    6. Yes Krabs probably markets well, but he owns 1 of the only 2 fast food restaurants, and everyone makes it clear in the show that chum is digusting, so in comparison the patties probably taste like heaven

  • Kade Spills Tea
    Kade Spills Tea Day ago

    Plankton wants to know your location

  • The Orange Apple

    its not a pebble, its a rock

  • youtubinyan
    youtubinyan Day ago

    Well in the game "SpongeBob truth or square" plankton asked SpongeBob why he just doesn't say it then SpongeBob says "Mr. Krabs inplanted secret trace so one can't speak it but only think it"

  • Elswere
    Elswere Day ago

    Plankton watched this.

  • ChocoCookie
    ChocoCookie Day ago

    I’m going to be honest...
    I have never watched a single episode of Spongebob.

  • Weeb Sushii
    Weeb Sushii Day ago

    negative six seconds in the video, cant tell if this is a joke.

  • Ultraman fan375
    Ultraman fan375 Day ago

    so there is the secret formula

  • Ultraman fan375
    Ultraman fan375 Day ago

    yes but pat there is one thing you missed in the episode where it shows mr. krabes and plancton are friends in one part where a bunch in stuff falls into the patty vat he taste it and saies "i did it i found the perfect patty batter"

  • realkaytlinidk
    realkaytlinidk 2 days ago

    Matpat forgot the part of the Spongebob movie where the city went to full anarchy and the pirate guy stole the formula and make it in the real world

  • Johnny Chander
    Johnny Chander 2 days ago

    i hope plankton doesn't watch film theory

  • Johnny Chander
    Johnny Chander 2 days ago

    make sponge theory

  • Poraganos
    Poraganos 2 days ago

    what if plankton was hired by mr. krabs to steal the formula to keep the lie going

  • Sword Dude
    Sword Dude 2 days ago

    Damn Mr. Krabs. No wonder spongebob went on strike.

  • Acidic_Bloid
    Acidic_Bloid 2 days ago

    Every consider the reason that Mr. Krabs wrote gobilty gook is because he's got claws?? He could be able to read what he meant or something? Maybe mr krabs can't read. He is cartoon crab.....

  • Nasser Alnwessr
    Nasser Alnwessr 2 days ago +1

    7:39 .. Saudi Arabia have more than 300 McDonalds branches!!

  • Ethan Andrews
    Ethan Andrews 2 days ago

    But how come in the spongebob movie sponge out of water when the krabby patty formula disappeared bikini bottom went to a apocalyptic state and the pirate was able to make perfect krabby pattys?

  • Jorge Daniel Villafaña Arizmendi

    Everything is right... Except for the Spongebob Movie, where Plankton achieves to steal the formula and sell Krabby Patties at the Chum Bucket, and they end up being a success! The Chum Bucket had an awful reputation, yet when he sells the real Krabby Patties, everyone at Bikini Bottom go there. So there HAS to be a REAL secret ingredient

  • rockwell white
    rockwell white 2 days ago

    you just ruind my childhood

  • YouGadget TV
    YouGadget TV 2 days ago

    Its crab

  • BdRd 22
    BdRd 22 2 days ago


  • Capissotor
    Capissotor 2 days ago +1

    Plot twist: Gary used Fish as the secret ingredient to avoid overpopulation. Then soon they will go to space and spend 700 Years there


  • Doritos 424
    Doritos 424 2 days ago +1

    2:50 you can actually see the onions, and secret sauce is probably just ketchup with mustard and maybe some additions.

  • [Insert Username Here]

    Or maybe they’re all just cannibals.

  • Meagan Mateo
    Meagan Mateo 2 days ago

    Ain't poseidon powder MSG??

  • Brian Finley
    Brian Finley 2 days ago

    Mr krabs must hate taxes.

  • Brian Finley
    Brian Finley 2 days ago

    What if the krabby patty formula page is a fake, but there is a other recipe? Mr krabs would try to protect it a bunch, so everyone thinks that that is the recipe, stopping people from stealing it?

  • 1000 subscribers with No videos challenge

    the secret ingredient is deez nutz

  • Angel Soft
    Angel Soft 2 days ago

    What about when Mr. Krabs and Plankton were friends and they couldn't get a perfect tasting burger but then dropped all they had in a pot while fighting and got the perfect burger?

  • Kelly Stillwell
    Kelly Stillwell 2 days ago

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiii can’t believe this so I won’t

  • spirit of the Wolf
    spirit of the Wolf 2 days ago

    Can u do granny

  • Mr. Doby
    Mr. Doby 2 days ago

    My favorite part of the vid is 2:50

  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia B. 2 days ago +1

    Wait a if it isn't real..why in the movies (it was in one of them I forgot ;-;) plankton steals the formula and was able to get the people to come and eat it? And brainwash his customers that come? If it was never real when did plankton knew the ingredients? I'm probably so wrong if your just talking about just the show I just needed to let that out my chest.

  • Le Raracoon
    Le Raracoon 2 days ago

    ITS COCAINE. my freind told me this yesterday.

  • barut Abdullahi
    barut Abdullahi 3 days ago

    Mr crab himself

  • Coolboy 19
    Coolboy 19 3 days ago

    You should do a Netflix show or something....

  • Cornbread Less
    Cornbread Less 3 days ago

    I’m sure I’ve heard Mr. Krabs say that the secret formula was all a lie just to keep Plankton from making anything better and to just be obsessed with trying to get his recipe-
    I could be wrong. I don’t remember.

  • It's ThAnOs why do good girls like bad guys

    It says the formula on there website and it also has crabs in the krabby patty

  • Matt
    Matt 3 days ago

    Your cocane is to destroy my childhood and things I like, and you are adicted!
    Wats worse is that I sub to you for doing it...

  • bob ebob
    bob ebob 3 days ago

    Plankton found the formula in "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", ehict is canonically canocity canon as it takes place after the series.

  • clothos atropsis
    clothos atropsis 3 days ago


  • Amelia Weaver
    Amelia Weaver 3 days ago

    Yk the mandala effect?.....ya I have that with this

    I remember an episode showing the secret recipe and it saying “love”

  • Sweqs
    Sweqs 3 days ago


  • Whatever Animations
    Whatever Animations 3 days ago +2

    The missing ingredient is

  • Alexander Larga
    Alexander Larga 3 days ago

    The secret ingredient is crab meat mr krabbs said in one episodes he said mmmmmm so that’s what I taste like

  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese 3 days ago

    I want to note that the show Spongebob Squarepants falling to and end isn’t just a sad conclusion as a result of the death of a blessed cartoon writer. It is also the result of the retirement of Spongebob’s voice actor. And, not only that, the reason he is resigning his position is specifically because of the physical strain he puts on his voice to give us Sunday cartoons. Sure, it’s a sad ending of a franchise that has literally shaped meme culture and changed most of our childhoods, but it was also a man’s decision made to prioritize his health.

  • XStarlightX
    XStarlightX 3 days ago

    *MatPat: The Guy That Ruins Your Childhood*

  • Marshall Eiden
    Marshall Eiden 4 days ago

    you should make a channel named PHYSICS THEORY

  • cute_creepy_girl #1
    cute_creepy_girl #1 4 days ago

    The ingredient is crab meat

  • panda_ playzzz
    panda_ playzzz 4 days ago

    *All Fast food restaurants left the chat*

  • תומר סלונים

    The secret formula is under crab bed

  • Toby Schwabegger
    Toby Schwabegger 4 days ago

    The secret ingredient is crab meat, like I mean his shop is a crab pot, also plankton sold fish at his shop that’s why no one goes there. It’s called the chum bucket, chum is fish guts.

  • The Zenith Channel
    The Zenith Channel 4 days ago

    That killed me XDDD

  • Banana Boi
    Banana Boi 4 days ago

    Spongebob once said the secret was love

  • Ethan Youdim
    Ethan Youdim 4 days ago +2

    But in Sponge out of water everyone goes crazy because Mr.Krabs loses the secret formula. Mr.Krabs is not lying, if he was lying about the secret formula everyone would't of gone crazy, Mr.Krabs even says "Squid ward welcome to the apocalypse" after they realize they lost it. Also the reason its gibberish its because its fake. But not fake like u said. If you watched the episode Mr.Krabs knew that plankton was trying to get the secret formula, so he probably swaped it for a fake formula!

  • Oreothecutepuppy
    Oreothecutepuppy 4 days ago

    The maker of spongebob died...

    ... he was the only one who knew what the formula is...


  • Sophia aka yeetus the feetus

    Mat, I think you are losing your mind tbh. love ya though.

  • Ninah Brown
    Ninah Brown 5 days ago

    This is the only Film Theory that effectively destroyed my childhood dreams. Good job Matpat...good job 👏👏

  • Oreo's Adventures
    Oreo's Adventures 5 days ago

    I have 2 squid penceil topes (there yellow and teal) and there names are ...skidward and skudgebob

  • Good Old No Name
    Good Old No Name 5 days ago

    Now you should do a video on telling me how to accidentally get to Sesame Street

  • Aisha Hurtch
    Aisha Hurtch 5 days ago

    Does no one else remember the secret ingredient being chum? I swear I saw that episode as a kid

  • James Rininger
    James Rininger 5 days ago

    Your answer is so stupid, that it’s probably true lol