Since 1999, Mr. Krabs has contributed greatly to the many laughs and storylines that make SpongeBob SquarePants a hit across all age groups. Mr. Krabs is the owner of the fast-food restaurant Krusty Krab. He is also SpongeBob’s stingy employer and shares a rivalry with fellow fast-food joint owner Plankton. 

Despite his stinginess and greed, Mr. Krabs is a popular character on the show. Therefore, it has surprised many to learn that Mr. Krabs is dead. Well, before you e-mail Nickelodeon with a complaint, read on to find out whether there is any truth to this rumor and who might be responsible for the beloved character’s demise. 

A viral storyline claims that SpongeBob or Plankton killed Mr. Krabs with a spatula

A viral document titled The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants claims that Mr. Krabs was found dead inside his restaurant. The coroner concluded that Mr. Krabs died due to blood loss from a cut on his throat inflicted by a metal spatula. 

Investigators recovered a spatula next to Mr. Krabs’ body. The spatula had SpongeBob’s, Mr. Krabs’, and Squidward’s fingerprints. SpongeBob’s footprints littered the floor, but they weren’t in Mr. Krabs’ pool of blood. 

There were no signs of a break-in, but there was no money in the register, and Mr. Krabs’ secret Krabby Patty recipe had disappeared from the safe. 

The document points to two likely suspects: SpongeBob and Plankton. SpongeBob has motive as he’s worked at Krusty Krab for years but has never received a raise. On the other hand, Plankton has tried severally to sabotage Mr. Krabs and steal his recipes. 

The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants also suggests that SpongeBob and Plankton might have committed the murder together. “Two days after Mr. Krabs’ death, Plankton went to the bank and paid the remainder SpongeBob’s pineapple house loan,” the document states

However, the overwhelming weight of the evidence points to SpongeBob as the murderer. The document reads:

“Sandy testifies that SpongeBob was desperately in need of money because the bank was going to repossess his pineapple house. She said SpongeBob had recently asked Mr. Krabs for a raise. Mr. Krab denied him, stating that the business wasn’t doing very well and there wasn’t enough money to give anyone a raise. SpongeBob was pretty upset.”

SpongeBob reportedly told Patrick that Mr. Krabs would regret denying him a raise. The document does not provide the trial’s outcome. 

It is a fascinating tale, but fortunately, there is no truth in it. The Sun suspects that the storyline was a school project from Springfield, Illinois, that accidentally went viral. 

The episode recently pulled from SpongeBob SquarePants has nothing to do with Mr. Krabs’ alleged death

The rumors surrounding Mr. Krabs’ death emerged shortly after Nickelodeon announced that it would pull an episode from SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode has nothing to do with Mr. Krabs’ alleged death. 

An episode named ‘Kwarantined Crab’ is unavailable ‘due to sensitivities surrounding the real-world pandemic,’ per Nickelodeon executive David Bittler. In the episode, a health official quarantines patrons inside Krusty Krab after finding evidence of ‘Clam Flu.’

Season 3’s ‘Mid-Life Crustacean’ hasn’t been available since 2018 as it features story elements that were ‘not kid-appropriate.’ In the episode, Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and Patrick break into a house to steal a woman’s underwear. 

The heist fails as the house’s owner, Mr. Krabs’ mom, catches the thieves in the act.