- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Mr. Krabs
- Patrick Star
- Squidward Tentacles
- French Narrator
- Hoopla Fish (debut)
- Bikini Bottomites:
This episode consists of the content shown on the Krusty Krab's training video for new employees. The tape talks about the history of the restaurant, from its founding to the present day. The tape also gives instructions on how to be a good employee, such as keeping the workplace clean, and how to have good hygiene. SpongeBob himself is the subject of the training, and throughout the episode is very eager to learn how to make a Krabby Patty, asking to several times throughout the course of the episode but being denied repeatedly. The episode ends with SpongeBob finally being told the formula. The narrator then begins to say "The secret formula is-" before the episode ends abruptly.
- When this episode aired, the 1998 Klasky-Csupo logo appears instead of United Plankton Pictures logo. The Nicktoons logo remained. This was corrected in 2006. The reason the incorrect logos were inserted is that the show's closing credits were electronically inserted alongside promos for other Nickelodeon programming, followed by the show's closing logos, which were also electronically inserted. When the data was entered for this episode, the wrong logo was programmed in. A video for this error has yet to be uploaded to YouTube.
- This episode marks the second use of Mr. Krabs' first name, Eugene, the first Krusty Love.
- According to Season 3 special features, this is one of the most popular episodes in the series.
- According to the Ultimate Spongebob Spongebash this is Keke Palmer's favorite episode.
- When (in the office) SpongeBob says "Can I make a Krabby Patty now?", they cut him off before he could finish the word "now" and they went on to Patrick.
- This episode is number 15 in Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes. His description says:
"P.O.O.P. – People Order Our Patties." Need I say more? That word being said repeatedly makes me laugh. Boy, am I mature, or what? A clever, outside-the-box episode."
- P.O.O.P. has become very popular with YouTube users making youtube poops on this episode.
- The fish that yells "HOOPLA!" has also become a very popular meme.
- The graph, which shows the financial performance of the Krusty Krab has the axis featuring the profits inverted. Meaning the larger numbers are on the bottom. So the Krusty Krab's profits are actually going down.
- At one point, a young Mr. Krabs is humming the tune of "Blow the Man Down", the sea shanty the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song is based on.
- The sign in the bathroom written in English ("Please, wash your fins") and Spanish ("Lave las aletas") is a parody of other similar signs found in public stores such as Walmart. The Spanish part of the sign is not a totally correct translation because it literally says "Wash the fins". A more correct translation of "Please, wash your fins" is actually "Por favor, lávese las aletas."
- The music playing during the still shots of The Krusty Krab being shown is "Quest for the Best", which is a parody of Survivor's Eye of the Tiger.
- This is the 100th single episode.
- Plankton's robotic Krabby Patty walker is seen in the Chum Bucket LEGO set.
- When the spatula, cash register, straw and ketchup packets begin to spin around, causing SpongeBob's eyes to follow them, his nose is much shorter during the close-up.
- When Mr. Krabs throws Plankton out of the Krusty Krab, Patrick and Squidward are gone from the cash register.
- This is the second episode with no title card design. The first was SB-129.
- Because in both the opening and in the credits, there was a black background with white letters and the same music from the beginning and middle of the episode.
- In the second montage of still photos of the Krusty Krab, the ninth picture shows the menu which has "Krabby Patty" misspelled as "Krabby Pattie". This picture looks very similar to the one seen on Pickles.
- Apparently, Mr. Krabs has a fleeting fear of robot overlords.
- This is the first episode with a different ending than usual.
- In the very beginning, you can see the menu sign called "Galley Grub". In the Galley Grub, "Krusty Supreme" misspelled as "Krusty Suprem" , there's no price for "Krusty Supreme", and the text is distorted.
- This episode reveals that Mr. Krabs may have a problem with excessive sweating as he was shown having easily noticeable sweat marks without doing much.
- This is the first episode to reveal Mr. Krabs' naval past (other than his obvious mariner mannerisms)
- When Mr. Krabs picks up Plankton to flick him out of the resturant, Plankton's sped up voice slowed down can be heard saying "Felicitations Malfactors! I am endeavoring to find my minions. And I know just how to speak their language". This dialogue is heard in Plankton's Army, an episode that comes later in the season.
- When Krabs says "The money is always right," it is a parody of "The customer is always right."
- Running gags: SpongeBob saying "Can I make a Krabby Patty now?" and being swatted.
- The reason the tape ends abruptly is possibly as a fail-safe in the event Plankton somehow gets his hands on the tape. However, it is revealed in two episodes from season one, "Plankton!" and "Pickles". It is also revealed on the Spongebob Squarepants Facebook page.
- There was a deleted scene (in one airing only) when it skipped the hoopla fish and just threw a brick at him.
- On the TV guide, the letter K in the word 'Krab' was replaced with the letter C.
- This episode should have been the next episode after Help Wanted.
- On some versions, instead of saying "the secret formula is...," it says "the secret formula i..."
- When Patrick hears the narrator, he thinks it is the ceiling that is talking, which is breaking the fourth wall, considering that he actually heard the narrator in the first place.
APM Music Identification
- Waltzing Flutes - Title card
- Wheels of Industry, The - "Welcome aboard. If your watching this video then let me be the first to say congratulations."
- Screw on the Loose - The concept of "P.O.O.P." is explained.
- Hustle and Bustle - "Personal Hygiene" segment
- So Tired - "Remember, no employee wants to be a Squidward!"; Squidward gets caught being unorganized.
- Crêpe Suzette - "Your Work Station" segment
- Life or Death - "Eat my microscopic dust, Krabs!"
- Brutal (c) - "Fear me, Krabs!"
- Quest for the Best 1 - Montage of still photos of the Krusty Krab; closing credits music.