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Help Wanted
Help Wanted is the pilot episode, and thus the first episode. It aired on May 1st, 1999 along with Reef Blower and Tea at the Tree Dome. It introduces many of the main characters including Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Eugene Krabs, and Gary. It begins with Spongebob waking up and going to the Krusty Krab to apply for the fry cook job. He turns back at the entrance but is stopped by Patrick, and goes in. Then, he falls all around the Krusty Krab losing Mr. Krabs trust. Mr. Krabs orders a rare spatula. Spongebob goes to the Barg'N-Mart and finds it. Meanwhile, back at the Krusty Krab, hungry anchovies attack the Krusty Krab and run Mr. Krabs and Squidward to the roof. Spongebob returns to the Krusty Krab, serves the hungry customers earning Mr. Krabs money and trust, so he gets the job. Finally, Patrick walks in and orders a Krabby Patty, but Spongebob miss reads and chucks hundreds at him.


  • This episode was made before all the others so thing are different such as, Spongebob's bed being on the other side of his bedroom, Mr. Krabs office being on the other side of the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs eyelid color being a light red instead of a dark red, and the Chum Bucket not being across the street from the Krusty Krab.
  • This is the first appearance of Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Gary.
  • Spongebob, The French Narrator, and Gary are voiced by Tom Kenny, voice actor for over a decade.
  • Patrick is voiced by Bill Fakerbakke.
  • Squidward is voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
  • Mr. Krabs is voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • This episode wasn't released on DVD for over ten years, as copyright issues for the end song were disputed.

Characters PresentEdit


  • Spongebob: "Who's Hungry?"
  • Mr. Krabs: "Anchovies!!!!!!"
  • Squidward: What? (to Mr. Krabs suceeding Anchovies!)
  • Patrick: "Good Morning Krusty Crew!"
  • Squidward: "What would you like to order, Patrick?
  • Patrick: "One Krabby Patty please" (Spongebob goes back into overdrive and out flies patties knocking Patrick out of the restruant)

Air DateEdit

May 1st, 2016




Reef Blower