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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  • i like naruto
    i like naruto 6 minutes ago

    I know the formula, it's not like nickelodeon agents are going to smash my head in the keyboaiygdyiebfidchfgbhklbk gviyc8x7cuyivuovc86x57xcivuboovy7ct6rd57utvioubvt6cdr57uivybuovitc6dr75rfikug

  • Dude Guy
    Dude Guy 2 hours ago

    Is it weird how in sponge out of water mr.krabs let the apocalypse happen just so he can stop spongebob from being stupid

  • stevoc6
    stevoc6 3 hours ago

    You should make a life theory and be why McDonald’s doesn’t mold lmao

  • Marisa Montoya
    Marisa Montoya 3 hours ago

    You think it is crab since Mr.krabs is the only crab there?

  • Paden Eury
    Paden Eury 4 hours ago +2

    plankton: sees this vid
    *evil laughter from darkness*

  • Voltaradragoness Edits

    I kinda wanna see more Nicktoons theories. I'd love to see him tackle a Jimmy Neutron theory that I've been dying to see someone talk about. Does Jimmy Neutron have Autism? (Believe me, it's not an obvious answer either way.)

  • Jake Hayes
    Jake Hayes 4 hours ago +1

    The formula is crab think about it there is no other crabs so where do you think they are and Mr crabs really likes 💰 so maybe he is selling his own spiecis all for money.well that's what I think

  • Jonathan Toledo
    Jonathan Toledo 5 hours ago

    The spongebob movie watch it

  • InYourDream_
    InYourDream_ 5 hours ago

    watch the spogebob movie when plankton stole the secret formula and made kraby batty

  • Christie Marie
    Christie Marie 6 hours ago

    The patty is poo

  • Unicornboss
    Unicornboss 6 hours ago

    I think that gibberish was on purpose see the film makers wouldn't let you see the formula but in one of the episodes mr.krabs eats a krabby patty and says oh so that's what I taste like so I the the krabby patty secret ingredient is krab which also makes mr.krabs a cannibal

  • angie b
    angie b 7 hours ago

    i have a conspiracy theory that the secret ingredient is actually crab meat think about it do you ever see another crab in all bikini bottom exactly CRAB MEAT just sayin😗

  • Red Smith305
    Red Smith305 8 hours ago

    Except there’s dozens of cyphers that don’t use frequency analysis

  • Hoover
    Hoover 8 hours ago

    The secret formula is in Area 51.

  • Sarah Yegge
    Sarah Yegge 13 hours ago +3

    I was expecting something a whole lot Darker than this, Matpat...

  • Galaxy Pig Gacha
    Galaxy Pig Gacha 14 hours ago +1

    @Matpat, I do not mean to defend you or anything, but... your wrong. First look at Mr.Krabs one of the only two crabs in bikini bottom, divorced and has a... WHALE DAUGHTER! STRANGE? Yes, very much so, why?
    The design of the Crusty Crab is a.........
    CRAB TRAP! He is cooking crabs!

    But, that’s just what I think

  • Thor Odinson
    Thor Odinson 15 hours ago +1

    Next theory is about Karen taking plankton's kids.

  • The Weird one Playz
    The Weird one Playz 15 hours ago

    The secret ingredient is crabmeat

  • Productions Hamza
    Productions Hamza 15 hours ago +1

    @MatPat I disagree! It's called the KRABby Patty, KRABby fries, and the Krusty KRAB. So Mr.Krabs is a cannibal by killing all other crabs and eating them, there are no other crabs in the show, and the building of the Krusty Krab is shaped like a krab trap!! So, from what I concluded it's made of crabs.

  • person
    person 16 hours ago +1

    Is it just me or when the season 3 formula got read out it was just static?

  • 20,000 subscribers without any videos

    That’s the best thumbnail i’ve ever seen

  • Julie :/
    Julie :/ 20 hours ago

    why is mr crabs the only crab in the sea, isn't that suspicioussss? i mean maybe its crab meat

  • Captain Artist
    Captain Artist 23 hours ago +1

    Sauce is..........Combined mustard onions ketchup and garlic

  • Captain Artist
    Captain Artist 23 hours ago


  • Captain Artist
    Captain Artist 23 hours ago

    And some tomato and ketchup

  • Captain Artist
    Captain Artist 23 hours ago


  • maryann gallo
    maryann gallo Day ago

    i thought , the " Krabby patty "meat , was made out of crab ... Oh wait , It is !! The " Krusty Krab " is a crab trap , &' in one episode ( i forgot the season &' episode ) Mr.Krabs was eating a Krabby Patty , &' he says " oh , that's what i taste like ." ... but that's just a theory , a fan theory , Thanks for reading ;)

  • Keith Android
    Keith Android Day ago

    *Plankton wants to know your location*

  • Faith Shank
    Faith Shank Day ago

    Isnt there an episode were plankton does steal the formula and Mr crabs says the formula he got was a fake, making us think it was just a decoy for a real one

  • Zoruark Fox
    Zoruark Fox Day ago +1

    On the works list the secret sauce is also just marketing because it shows the ketchup and mustard being put on and same when he says undersea veggies MARKETING just making what’s actually common seem vague

  • Nenad G
    Nenad G Day ago +1

    Even tho sponger bob creator is dead, will there be new episodes?

  • Jaydin Rockstrom

    The secret formula is in area 51

  • Foxy the Amazing Pirate Fox

    4:39 who sees the number 666 on the type writer

  • Turner York
    Turner York Day ago

    Rip my friend

  • Cash Man
    Cash Man Day ago

    My question is, if Mr Krabs has a the secret formula as a lie then why is he fighting with plankton to keep it out of his hands. I mean if Plankton got the formula and learned it was a fake and realise he too could make another good burger from advertising then why is Mr Krabs so desperate in preventing him from getting it. As it was stated in canon that the food chum from the Chum Bucket is horrible, so if that's the case why would Mr Krabs need to put plankton in a goose chase if his food is bad. Even if it became good why would it matter as Mr Krab, like he's done before, make more advertising that makes the Krabby Patties look even more appealing yet and still keep the formula a lie? And linking to that is as you stated, "He is a businessman" and he is a great one. Being able to portray himself as a good man. So if we add all this up, Why would Mr Krabs have to keep plankton from having the formula when he can just let Plankton learn it was a fake and when he learns plankton is making a better product than what he was previously selling why not just make even more advertising. If we be honest here, if plankton learned that the formula was a fake then yeah he'd be really mad that he devoted everything to nothing, but wouldn't rat out Krabs, rather he would have an advertising competition by making his own burgers and making an advertising that would be on par to the secret formula recipe. So with that in mind, why would Krabs need to prevent plankton from keeping it away, if it was a fake then what's the point in preventing plankton from stealing it. I mean no one would listen to plankton for his bad reputation but would learn to make better advertising. Mayhaps there is a secret ingredient but not a formula. This was just an over bearing question that I had when watching so I thought I'd throw it out there.


    krabby patty = *hamburger/chesseburger mcdonalds*

  • Mohamed Zidan
    Mohamed Zidan Day ago

    F you

  • Mr Grimmton
    Mr Grimmton Day ago +1

    Yeah, I wasn't that sad with Hilenbergs death, I don't like Spongebob

  • bicthboi
    bicthboi Day ago +1

    3:45 that's why they tried to kill a health inspector

  • G-Cubed
    G-Cubed 2 days ago +1

    We all know the secret ingredient is crabs

  • Linda Bryant
    Linda Bryant 2 days ago

    The crabby patty formula is ❤️

  • Fire Baller
    Fire Baller 2 days ago +1

    Why isn't plantin watching this show

  • glock763
    glock763 2 days ago

    The real ingredient is Anal Mucus and crabcum

  • kamakaze sev
    kamakaze sev 2 days ago

    nah its definitely cocaine

  • sherryrado
    sherryrado 2 days ago

    Plankton wants to know your location

  • Aeyen The Lobster
    Aeyen The Lobster 2 days ago +4

    everyone knows the krabby patty secret formula is in area 51

  • Ruben Akcay
    Ruben Akcay 2 days ago +2

    How much does mister krab earn in total with the krabby patty.

  • DaGamingChannels 5644

    Its just crab stupid people it clearly says krabby(crab) pattie

  • Meutia
    Meutia 2 days ago

    I read somewhere the secret formula was crab meat

  • TzClappBakk
    TzClappBakk 3 days ago

    Woah wait what is this I M on 0:49

  • Bee Hive
    Bee Hive 3 days ago

    The secret ingredient in a patty is plankton. I forgot the episode name, but I remember watching an episode where Plankton found out

    • Bee Hive
      Bee Hive 2 days ago

      @Meutia I thought it why why Plankton could never replicate it. I thought it was cannon, but I could be wrong

    • Meutia
      Meutia 2 days ago

      Wasn't that just as a joke tho

  • Ricky Forde
    Ricky Forde 3 days ago

    Not trying to correct you but there is a secret formula in the SpongeBob movie plankton gets the formula and makes crabby parties and that's how he got the people to put buckets on

  • Chacon Chacon
    Chacon Chacon 3 days ago +3

    I want a theory about how much money Mr. Krabs has.

  • VideogamemasterVGM
    VideogamemasterVGM 3 days ago

    are we sure the secret ingredient isn't salt water?

  • thompsongang
    thompsongang 3 days ago +2

    I keep getting Stephen Hillenburg mixed with Steven Irwin. They were such good people.

  • Punk Luna
    Punk Luna 3 days ago

    It's crab meat tho...
    Like, why is there no other crabs, or other whales... Or was is most of the population 95 percent normal fish?

  • Veronica Saucedo
    Veronica Saucedo 3 days ago +1

    Do a salior moon theory plz

  • Kyle Keeton
    Kyle Keeton 3 days ago +2

    The cipher decryption MatPat was talking about was mainly the substitution cipher. There are many more ciphers such as Vignere cipher in which frequency analysis is more relatively useless.

  • An Average Cactus
    An Average Cactus 3 days ago

    mat, the screen ingredient is crab.

  • ShArPy GaMeS
    ShArPy GaMeS 3 days ago +1

    *the secret ingredient is schezuan sauce*

  • portal master
    portal master 3 days ago

    FBI open up

  • Amboy Brony
    Amboy Brony 3 days ago

    10:47 Squidward HATES the Krusty Krab brand. He hated the burger before that first bite.
    He doesnt like the patty for the Brand.
    And is everyone just gonna forget about that backstory episode on why Plankton and Crabs hate each other?
    Honestly Matt, this is the laziest upload Ive seen from you.

  • Springdude 11
    Springdude 11 3 days ago +5

    Maybe the episode "Friend or Foe" can bring up a different answer.

  • Galacta Knight
    Galacta Knight 3 days ago

    When I went to Disneyland, I was around 4-5, and there was a Krusty Krab restaurant. I tried a Krabby Patty, and I hated it. It didn't taste very good.

  • James Hollingsworth
    James Hollingsworth 3 days ago +3

    What about SpongeBobs proficiency at making Krabby Patty’s that could explain why the burgers are so good and why Squidward has that scene. Love your videos mate.

  • Dabbleten 360
    Dabbleten 360 4 days ago

    Im putting this comment before the theory btw my guess is crabs lol im probably wright

  • Moosen
    Moosen 4 days ago

    what if mr krabs hired plankton to further build up the hype?

  • Alexander Jimenez
    Alexander Jimenez 4 days ago

    There is a secret formula, the secret formula is krab meat

  • Geekist 277
    Geekist 277 4 days ago

    Wait then how come in the sponge out of water movie the villian steals the formula and he is able to create his own krabby patties and use the secret formula

  • Angie Vilchis
    Angie Vilchis 4 days ago

    Its krab meat