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

  • Published on Jan 17, 2019
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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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Comments • 23 288

  • Rylan •-•
    Rylan •-• Day ago

    nah, remember the movie?

  • The Juggling Riot Guy

    This annoyed me that you did not say this but maybe that formula wasn't the real one. There may be another formula that IS the real formula. Not hating but I thought that was obvious. Also, in spongebob's second movie, sponge out of water, the pirate takes the formula and USES it to make Krabby patties. There may be the possibility that it is marketing again but I don't think the pirate (I forgot his name) told everyone that it had a secret recipe. You don't HAVE to consider my thought because I am only a kid but I think My theory was okay and a bit more plausible then your's. Okay. I'm sorry to bore you; I hate article 17 and I love your channel.
    Thank you for reading
    - The Juggling Riot Guy.

  • Emilie Schuyler
    Emilie Schuyler Day ago

    I really just think it's not the secret ingredient that makes the Krabby Patty delicious, it's Spongebob's skills lol

  • Jason Lin
    Jason Lin Day ago

    dude watch friend or foe episode and it might show you the formula

  • Iamgeobomb
    Iamgeobomb Day ago

    I don’t like McDonald’s

  • X striker
    X striker Day ago

    The secret formula is

    Love ~~spongebob

  • Nyx TheFox
    Nyx TheFox 2 days ago

    This would make sense because when Krappy Patty was made in the machines people saw it no different because of the brand it was made by, but when they found out the ingredients they immediately hated it.

  • Ooga Booga
    Ooga Booga 2 days ago

    And octopus eat crabs that is why he loves them so much

  • Ooga Booga
    Ooga Booga 2 days ago

    The secret ingredient is crab mr. Crabs is the only crab around beside his mom

  • Existential Crisis
    Existential Crisis 2 days ago

    I still think it's either
    -crab meat (which explains why Mr. Krabs is the only crab in bikini bottom)
    -cocaine (It's been put in coca cola in liquid form and sold before, plus addiction, yknow?)

  • Some Bloke
    Some Bloke 2 days ago

    We all know the secret Ingredient is actually Mr Krabs' dead wife.

  • spring Bert
    spring Bert 2 days ago

    From a certain episode of SpongeBob SquarePants Mr Krabs that tastes a Krabby Patty or like a Krabby Patty and he literally says so that's what I taste like yeah so crabby patties are made out of crabs and they have a secret formula so that means that you were kind of wrong I think

  • Hyrule Player
    Hyrule Player 2 days ago

    What do those scrambled letters spell?

  • blue flame
    blue flame 2 days ago

    Hey matpat you know that someone else new it before you comment mat if u want to know this guy's RUclip channel

  • Diamond Block Gaming

    thank god plankton doesn’t have RUclip or a phone capable of installing it... (cuz he’s always underwater)

  • JP Labs
    JP Labs 2 days ago

    ‘Most quotable lines....’

  • Hannah Sanderson
    Hannah Sanderson 2 days ago

    Hello I have though what about spongebob movie plankton get the Krabby Patty formula so how he get it and keep up the good work 🙂

  • Lewis Probert
    Lewis Probert 3 days ago

    Sponge out of water showed the pirate cooking the crabby patty so................. tell me that

  • Cameron Cranmer
    Cameron Cranmer 3 days ago

    there is an episode were krabs goes insane protecting the formula and in other episodes, he goes to extreme lengths to protect it

  • Witheredbonnie Gamer

    I believe that it is made of people of bikini bottom. I believe this because In friend or foe, the recipe says a PINCH of CHUM. If you don’t know what that is, google it.

  • The second side of YouTube

    I think the Krabby patty is actually fish

  • Martin Mireles
    Martin Mireles 3 days ago

    He said shit

  • egg
    egg 3 days ago

    The ingredients of the krabby Pattie is bun ketchup mustard lettus pickle pattie tomato bun and a tea spoon of love

  • Elin Powell
    Elin Powell 3 days ago

    I saw this theory that the secret formula is crab because he is the only crab in the whole of bikini bottom and things are usually named after what they are for example spaghetti bolognese has spaghetti and bolognese in it so a krabby patty must have crab in it.

  • N I W D E Z E R E P
    N I W D E Z E R E P 3 days ago

    I wonder how a Krabby Patty tastes like in real life?... Seeing the reactions of the Bikini Bottom mites and the Humans of the Sponge Out Of Water movie it probably surpasses the most popular restaurants like McDonald's anyways.
    Maybe I should probably plan to make one some day, have a job in a restaurant, wear SquarePants and live an a pineapple and live jolly rather then living in the unemployment line.

  • Jewl Yap
    Jewl Yap 3 days ago

    The First ingredient Is Has Wprd Jail

  • Fat Man
    Fat Man 3 days ago

    I think the secret ingredient is...

    ...bull semen. Becouse people say redbull uses bull semen as the primary ingredient.

  • Kimberly Mauss
    Kimberly Mauss 3 days ago

    So far I’m having an ok day this video should help :) thank you matpat and cat pat

  • Paul K. Works
    Paul K. Works 3 days ago

    Are you ready to have your mind blown, comment reader? Because I know what the secret ingredient really is in a krabby patty. It's a Beef Patty! This may seem perfectly normal to us, but cows don't live under the sea, so nobody in Bikini Bottom besides Sandy would even know what a cow is, let alone know that krabby patties are made of them. Thats why nobody in Bikini Bottom would know what it is, and why it's so difficult for us to find the secret of the patty. We were so busy looking for a secret sauce, we forgot to consider what makes it a patty in the first place.

  • Jeremy Babb
    Jeremy Babb 3 days ago

    The secret ingredient of the craby paddy is LOVE! Whatch the moves for once MAT!

  • ChasePh PLAYSZSZ
    ChasePh PLAYSZSZ 3 days ago


  • Ree Frogs
    Ree Frogs 3 days ago +1

    still not as complicated as the sandvich from tf2

    • N I W D E Z E R E P
      N I W D E Z E R E P 3 days ago

      BOI The Krabby Patty rivals any Sandvich and makes it all taste like a million!

  • BananaFactory92
    BananaFactory92 3 days ago

    Isn’t this just Kung Fu Panda?

  • Djkittengames 10
    Djkittengames 10 3 days ago

    Actually it's crab because there are no other crabs and it's called the "KRABBY PATTY"

  • The better creepersbeware67

    Great theory, but you forgot that in the second movie burger beard actually used the formula to make Krabby Patties

  • Khadiza Ahmed
    Khadiza Ahmed 3 days ago

    So in conclusion: Capitalism

  • Brynley Griffiths
    Brynley Griffiths 3 days ago

    I know! Spongebob's ass.

    THEIVAN CRAFTER23 3 days ago

    I think you forget one thing
    Plankton and crab accedently made the secret formula

  • Griffen
    Griffen 3 days ago

    my brothers are both 18 and they still think his parents are cookies....i mean they dont listen to me when i say when two cookies fuck they cant make a sponge baby

  • Griffen
    Griffen 3 days ago

    So just changing the name of sometning makes it more interesting?

  • Nut Thins
    Nut Thins 3 days ago

    no the secret ingredient of the krabby patty is


  • Chronic Zombie1
    Chronic Zombie1 3 days ago +1

    Sub to me

  • Betr4ys_ Zombie
    Betr4ys_ Zombie 3 days ago

    Sub to me

  • nugget muncher
    nugget muncher 3 days ago +1

    Layke sub to me

  • MelonanTV
    MelonanTV 3 days ago

    *s e c r e t s o s*

  • Galilelol parodien
    Galilelol parodien 3 days ago +1

    What if it isn't a ingridient but the way how the burger is made. Love. Spongebob made the same burger as Neptun but Spongebob's burger are made with love and smells better than the burger from Neptun

  • OwentheKingofDudes
    OwentheKingofDudes 3 days ago

    Is this a reupload? Pretty sure I watched this one back in 2018.

  • gerudo geek
    gerudo geek 3 days ago

    Or the Secret ingredient is love... Love makes food taste better when you know it's made with love. (Love made in the Krabby Patty's from spongebob him self) Ps Squidward hates SpongeBob and his love. Remember one of the episodes where SpongeBob blue a kiss and Squidward chokes on it.

  • John Robles
    John Robles 3 days ago +1

    I noticed something
    In a later episode Mr. Krabs got so scared about losing the formula and literally bans everyone leaving just Mr. Krabs
    And why would Mr. Krabs protect it even if he knows its fake?
    Oh yeah if this comment is not well received ill delete this comment

    • BaldingClamydia
      BaldingClamydia 2 days ago

      Don't censor yourself over things that aren't super offensive 😟 your opinions are valid, even if only to yourself, and there's plenty of space to store your thoughts, so don't worry about it

  • Ardentcal P
    Ardentcal P 3 days ago

    2:28 watch the scene in Spanish with subtitles in English and if you pay close attention you will hear crab

  • StickmanDaGrar Gamer

    Hi that baisicly me when I get eaten in NO U FRICKING CASSAWARY

    SOULGAMER SOULGAMER 3 days ago +1

    but in the movie theres a clip were crabs gose
    ''the secret ingredent is"
    and then u cant here it as he tells spongebob so what would he say if there was no secret

  • Aidan Hays
    Aidan Hays 4 days ago +1

    Did you watch the sponge out of water movie the pirate read the formula and made a real burger.
    There busted!!!!!!

  • Центральный Бят

    What about the movie sponge out of water when the pirate made Patty's with the formuler

  • Cole Tobin
    Cole Tobin 4 days ago

    Hold on one sec. He didn't say it, so I will.
    But hey, that's just a theory. A Film Theory. ANNNNNDDD CUT!

  • Autsy H
    Autsy H 4 days ago

    i think plankton is the secret ingredient

  • Silver Addie Fun Pack

    8:59 it’s called a Billie Eilish music video.
    Remember that?!

  • Cole Tobin
    Cole Tobin 4 days ago

    Only GOLDEN arches? Racist (I'm kidding). There's a McDonald's with a TOURQUISE arches.

  • Artjom Fosler
    Artjom Fosler 4 days ago


  • Melani Potvin
    Melani Potvin 4 days ago

    It was posted on my birthday cool

  • Random Gaming
    Random Gaming 4 days ago

    Just a thing that you probably not been thinking about. In the spongebob movie on Netflix Mr. Crab gets frozen and Spongebob and Patrik go och on a adventure. Then, plankton steals the recepie and it makes a sucsess in his place? THEORY BUSTED!!!!

  • Hopeless Romantic
    Hopeless Romantic 4 days ago

    You sound like Clarke Duke from season 9 of The Office

  • Daywalker1973able
    Daywalker1973able 4 days ago +1

    Maby the Krabby patty is made out of Crab meat, or out of whales . . . .

    RUN -FOREST- PEARL RUN!!!!!!!!!

  • JZoid
    JZoid 4 days ago

    I think its backwards alphabet

  • musical mango
    musical mango 4 days ago

    It's crab

  • Tautvydas Nomeika
    Tautvydas Nomeika 4 days ago +1

    Not the first

  • I'm not important
    I'm not important 4 days ago

    Love, duh

  • tofikicz
    tofikicz 4 days ago

    maybe posedon powder is MSGI

  • thayen gaming
    thayen gaming 4 days ago

    I thought the secret formula was


  • Naruto Fan
    Naruto Fan 4 days ago

    Matpat can u make a theory about how much is Mr crabs nett worth

  • Bryan
    Bryan 4 days ago

    There's a movie call "SpongeBob out of water" and when the secret formula disappeared the bikini bottom went nuts because SpongeBob was not able to recreate the Krabby Patty so that means there IS a secret formula. And we know that the Krabby patty is not made of something weird like fish food, because human also enjoyed it in the movie.

  • hapyblox
    hapyblox 4 days ago +8

    But on one of the movies plankton got the formula and made krabby patties while Mr crabs was frozen

    People started buying plankton burgers while plankton had the formula

  • Daniel Stevens
    Daniel Stevens 4 days ago +2

    If the krabby patty is made from Krabs it makes sense that squidward loves them as octopodes eat krabs
    Fun fact: squidward is an octopus

  • Baeglepeon
    Baeglepeon 4 days ago

    Come on now guys, the secret ingredient to the Krabby Patty is crabs in the meat patty. That's why he keeps it secret. He's a psycho who secretly puts pieces of his kind in his burgers to get money. It's so obvious.

  • MASTER mihi
    MASTER mihi 4 days ago +1

    There are 2 episodes where you can see the formula. In one episode they say it out loud, and
    In Plankton's and Mr.Krabs memorys you can see what fals into the pot to make the patty. Plus SpongeBob knows. On the 1107th aniversary of Krusty Krab there is a memory where Krabs tells SpongeBob the formula.

  • David Hunter
    David Hunter 4 days ago

    dude the formula is = krusty crabs toenails

  • Late Nite Tea
    Late Nite Tea 4 days ago +3

    Anybody getting flash backs to sezhwan sauce from rick and Morty

  • Late Nite Tea
    Late Nite Tea 4 days ago +1


  • Ewan Zalkus
    Ewan Zalkus 5 days ago

    I love your theory's

  • Nether Wolf
    Nether Wolf 5 days ago

    *Telling you your favorite cartoon characters are addicted to cocaine is, like, my favorite pastime.*
    -Matty P,

  • David Monreal
    David Monreal 5 days ago


  • Yusef Alsalahi
    Yusef Alsalahi 5 days ago


  • Jacob Conrad
    Jacob Conrad 5 days ago

    Easy answer for the difference between s1 and s3
    1. We see onions on the lettuce, and tomatoes could be under that
    2. The 'secret sauce' could be a cheap marketing strategy, still could've been ketchup and mustard

  • PaytonPlayz /GalaxyEyes

    OR they could not bring burgers into the ocean so they made one that could last in the ocean so they probably never ate one till Mr krabs made the resteeaunt

  • Nima Naseri
    Nima Naseri 5 days ago

    Why FBI is here

  • ThreeWayKid
    ThreeWayKid 5 days ago


  • Quddus
    Quddus 5 days ago

    Krabby Patty : (Krab)by patty.
    Mr. Krabs is the only Krab in bikini bottom. Therefore the secret formula is Krabs.

  • Brody Rob
    Brody Rob 5 days ago

    Its fish

  • Eddi 1
    Eddi 1 5 days ago +1

    My life is ruined

  • Jacob Beard
    Jacob Beard 5 days ago

    CRABBY patty- have you ever wondered why there’s only ONE crab in bikini bottom... hmmmmmm

  • _gorillaz freakinc._

    *In a Spongebob coloring book it says HORSE RADISH SAUCE as the secret ingredient. HOW did you guys miss this? It was an OFFICIAL BOOK too*

  • All of the Above
    All of the Above 5 days ago

    hey maybe the secret formula paper was just filler??? like in animation theres papers and on those papers theres secret messages from the creator of the animation or its just random sentences

  • big chungus BIG CHUNGUS

    That i lie

  • Jiro Kurt Sequig
    Jiro Kurt Sequig 5 days ago

    In the flashback in S05 Ep 5 . The first people to ever taste the krabby patty loved it so much. He's just a kid in his elementary school. He didn't had any rumors any marketing or anything he just showed up for his competition (Plankton) and let one of the kids eat his burgers and they loved it. Tell me how they loved it. Is your MatPat theory Busted?

  • Sidney couture
    Sidney couture 5 days ago

    No your wrong it’s fish that’s the secret formliea is fish

  • Joshua Pak
    Joshua Pak 5 days ago

    Where's the FBI?

  • Jose Olivares
    Jose Olivares 6 days ago

    F in the chat (not joking)

  • Ilikepie 6
    Ilikepie 6 6 days ago

    Wat uh selloot!

  • taylor pollard
    taylor pollard 6 days ago

    matpat ur game theory is way better no offence

  • Halldor Þor Svavarsson

    Ilmf teroyh is film theroy