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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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  • Ken Block
    Ken Block 2 hours ago

    Plankton is litterally a genius, he makes robots and machines yet, he doesn't even know how to make a burger without stealing the formula.

  • Richelle Olsen
    Richelle Olsen 6 hours ago


  • Hikari Sago
    Hikari Sago 7 hours ago

    The secret ingredient is Love

  • Electro Gamer
    Electro Gamer 7 hours ago

    I wrote before how its love and to disprove you MORE, In the Spongebob movie plankton stole the secret formula and used it to make Krabby patties (In the movie where he framed krabs for stealing neptunes crown) which were as popular as Mr. Krabs's Krabby Patties were. If there was no formula then no one would eat it because plankton would have to do trial and error over 100 times to get the right combination! And he got it right first try! Also MANY MANY times in the show it states that the ingredient is love, Spongebob Movie (Also Burger Beard got it and did the same as plankton), Planktons Army, The list could go on

  • F Me Jerry
    F Me Jerry 9 hours ago

    Could it be possible that the secret formula is right in front of us? We know mr Iran’s will go very far to get his money, and undoubtably some of you should realise that the krusty krab is a crab trap, and that the krabby patty is called the *krabby* patty. Could it be, just maybe, that the secret ingredient to the krabby patty, is well, crabs? Krabby patty seems less menacing then the crabby patty, therefore no one may notice, but it could be possible that this entire time we have been looking in the wrong place.

  • Jack Gaming 101
    Jack Gaming 101 10 hours ago

    Don’t let plankton see this

  • Fat Sami
    Fat Sami 10 hours ago

    The secret formula is posidint powder is drugs

  • Fujimoto Miku
    Fujimoto Miku 15 hours ago

    i with the dummy

  • David Pomeroy
    David Pomeroy 19 hours ago

    The dancing made out of crab think about it Krabby Patty

  • Who Knows
    Who Knows 20 hours ago

    I didn’t hear anything at 2:47

  • Lennon Presswood
    Lennon Presswood 22 hours ago

    But in spongebob fish out of water they said the secret indgredient is love

  • Alondra Mendoza
    Alondra Mendoza 23 hours ago

    Do a Theory on the flash l'm new

  • Deleted
    Deleted Day ago

    It’s cocaine

  • this boyo
    this boyo Day ago +1

    This man just exposed McDonalds.

  • Rapolas RA
    Rapolas RA Day ago

    Secret Formula:

    Cocaina, Meat. That's it

  • meowman no furry tho

    ok first off matpat spongebob squarepant has like 2 movie and in one of them a pirate stole THE secret formula and made quite a good bussiness till our protagonists saved the day again; second the sEcReT fOrMuLa is usualy about the patty or the sauce AnD we see mr krabs' restaurant is called The Krusty Krab and the restaurant looks like a crab trab AnD the buger is called tHe KrAbBy PatTy and the secret formula has to be about the patty AnD mr Krab is like tHe only crab ever in the show so there's like a 90% chance that he kills his own kind and cook them up and sell them good :D

  • Nortautas P
    Nortautas P Day ago

    3:00 that under sea vegie is an onion

  • Albert DoesArt
    Albert DoesArt Day ago

    The secret ingredient is crab... the Krusty Krab restaurant is a crab trap... and have you ever seen Mr Krab eat a crabby patty that would be canabalizim

  • A&A Productions
    A&A Productions Day ago

    There are KRABS in those PATTIES!

  • AaTLas Games
    AaTLas Games Day ago

    What if the secret formula has been coded with an enigma machine?

  • Kaychu Gacha
    Kaychu Gacha Day ago

    It was once on an official site that the secret ingredient was crab meat, but it was shortly taken down when they realized it was cannibalistic

  • Kristers Svilo
    Kristers Svilo Day ago

    Wait didnt ford or chevrolet make V8?

  • Abraham Gonzales

    This works a lot but 8n the second movie when the pirate stole the secret ingredient he made the best patties on land

  • Apple Dubs, i cant think of a good name

    a few ingredients of the krabby patty was revealed in the great patty caper

  • TotallyTrendy :p
    TotallyTrendy :p Day ago +1

    My theory was krabby patties were made from crabs. The Krusty Krab is a giant crab trap, so Mr. Krabs could lure crabs in to kill them and put them in the patties, but before they do that they put them in a blender to make the secret sauce(I don't know, this sounds ridiculous). Maybe they took the special sauce out of the menu because the fish were catching on.That's also why spongebob doesnt have the secret sauce in his recipe. Think about it, the only crabs you see are Mr.Krabs, his mother,his nephews, and his grandad, and you only see the nephews once after Mr. Krabs kicks them out. Maybe he killed them? Maybe he killed all the crabs in bikini bottom and said they, "went missing." But nope, that theory is broken because you also see another crab in the penny pinchers episode (I really don't remember but I think he was the one giving Mr. Krabs the reward.) But hey, don't believe everything I just said cuz its just a theory! My theory! Thanks for reading💜!

  • krazy clutz
    krazy clutz Day ago

    so it's like ping's secret ingredient soup: the secret ingredient is that there IS no secret ingredient.

  • Baby hundred Packets

    Wouldn’t the secret formula be krabs because it’s a krabby patty

  • George Rick
    George Rick Day ago

    Bra sponge bob says the recipe but the last one is wrong

  • Inssain Hussain
    Inssain Hussain Day ago

    Krabby patties are made with krabs

  • Brody’s Memes
    Brody’s Memes Day ago +1

    Ravioli-Ravioli Give Me The Fourmuloli

  • Anthony Gaming
    Anthony Gaming Day ago

    Wait. What about when plankton actually did steal the formula in the movie? Not only could he have read it, but he made it with the formula

  • Blueberries & Coke

    the krabby patty secret formula is nonexistent. there is just the one secret ingredient in the patty.. its crab,, have you EVER seen another crab in bikini bottom?? the krusty Krab is L I T E R A L L Y a crab trap. if you look at any other item on the menu like the "kelp shake" the main ingredient is kelp. krabby patty? crab. mr krabs is a canibal. thank you for coming to my ted talk.

  • Sarina Chen
    Sarina Chen 2 days ago +1

    As a vegan I bet the secret... is plant~based beef and soy cheese😂

  • imacutefurry the names wolfie AY

    Who realized that when It said in s3 ep7 it didn't play any sound at all

  • Alpin Art
    Alpin Art 2 days ago

    And with that one utterance, MatPat accidentally just explained why Anericans don't explore the food when they "experience the culture" of another country. This is why people think Americans have no food culture

  • janet lust
    janet lust 2 days ago

    Umbrella academy theory pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeess

  • Adrian Mikac
    Adrian Mikac 2 days ago

    @MatPat Mr Krabs is the only Crab in the town. The Krusty Krabs restoraunt looks like a real life crab trap. The secret formula may just be crab meat. But eyyy thats just a theory. A film theory.

  • Joe Lee
    Joe Lee 2 days ago

    The secret ingredient is krab meat, it’s in the name just like kelp is in a kelp shake

  • DomGaming 12
    DomGaming 12 2 days ago


  • DomGaming 12
    DomGaming 12 2 days ago

    It’s love right?

  • Galaxy guy
    Galaxy guy 2 days ago

    *plankton has joined the chat…*

  • Evan Landis
    Evan Landis 2 days ago

    The determination of Plankton, success of Mr. krabs

  • Sam
    Sam 2 days ago

    geraldo sucked on apprentice floater XD

  • TearDrop Cipher
    TearDrop Cipher 2 days ago +4

    It’s crab, everything in the Crusty Crabs menu is named after what’s in it like the kelp shake therefore the crabby patty is made with crabs. Mr. Crabs is the only Crab in town except for granny Crabs and the Crusty Crab is a crab trap.

    • TearDrop Cipher
      TearDrop Cipher 3 hours ago

      Electro Gamer yeah it took me a minute to realize that but I’m lazy so I’m not gonna change it ;- ;

    • Electro Gamer
      Electro Gamer 7 hours ago +1

      I find that hard to believe when you cant even spell Mr. Krabs's name right and you cant spell the name of the Krusty Krab correctly

  • Eli C
    Eli C 2 days ago +1

    The secret ingredient is people.

  • Jd Hibbert
    Jd Hibbert 2 days ago

    I think Mr. crabs didn’t button mash just the creators of the show did to keep the formula a Mystery

  • Erick Holter
    Erick Holter 3 days ago

    Crab Meat

  • Dat2spoopy4u
    Dat2spoopy4u 3 days ago

    ... this theory is wrong and the secret formula is.... fish.

    I'm not joking it says susbsitute crab (soming like that) which isn't crab but is still a type of fish... yep.
    I've ruined your childhood

  • 63boofis
    63boofis 3 days ago

    So the krabby patty has no secret at all, but just saying that it does have a secret formula, is what makes people want it? I’m gonna do that when I open a burger place!

  • Dead Squirrel on the street

    I havent watched this yet but I already know hes gonna say the patties are either crab or whale

  • Egor Silovs
    Egor Silovs 3 days ago

    No. Doesn’t make sense. There’s a pretty famous episode where Spongebob competes with Poseidon in burger making. Poseidon, who seemingly didn’t know about the krabby patty before his competition, and so confident in his own skill, accepts Spongebob’s superiority upon tasting the krabby patty. So the patty is delicious even to a person who has had no exposure to it’s marketing. I think that’s solid evidence that there is some kind of secret recipe.

  • 10k subs without vids ?

    Anyone notice that Mr.Crabs is the only crab in bikini bottom? Maybe the meat is from crabs?

  • ottis teu
    ottis teu 3 days ago

    3:39 that could be also Monosodium glutamate

  • Daniel Connor
    Daniel Connor 3 days ago

    Secret sauce

  • Zacimus Prime
    Zacimus Prime 3 days ago +1

    I know what the secret ingredient is!!! Drum roll!!! dnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!

  • Jerremy Hughes
    Jerremy Hughes 3 days ago +1

    11:56 How Dare You

  • Dangerous Zombie
    Dangerous Zombie 3 days ago

    2:40 why I only hear Mr crab voice when Im using a earphone

  • Marina Tynan
    Marina Tynan 3 days ago

    The paddy's are obviously made of crabs that's what I'm guessing

  • Zoroarkgaming Xboxlive

    Crab this is beffore i seen the vid

  • Totoros Dad
    Totoros Dad 3 days ago

    In one of the episodes when the formula or something else goes missing SpongeBob can't make Krabby patty then sponge bob says one of the rules is I'm not allowed to remember the secret formula

  • Wolfie 009
    Wolfie 009 3 days ago

    What About Amazing World of Gumball what is The true ENDING AND WHY in the Episode “The Future” At the end It Shows static but There is a shadow that is Still static I can’t Find out what it Is

  • Apple
    Apple 3 days ago

    "Me telling you that all of your favourite childhood characters are addicted to cocaine is my favourite pass time"

  • Tiger da cat
    Tiger da cat 3 days ago

    How come in sponge out of water the pirate copies the formula and makes Krabi patties?

  • MustacheKat
    MustacheKat 3 days ago

    If the civilians of bikini bottom are fish and some fish eat plankton and an episode says the formula is plankton (with Mr.Krabs denying it). Could that mean the secret formula is just plankton?

  • Undertaker Destruction for life

    The real secret formula is crab because Mr. Crabs and his mom are the only two crabs

  • PandaPlays-Minecraft&More

    ok, but in the episode where they go to atlantas, Posieden has never heard of the crabby patty but loved it

  • Rammy Gaming
    Rammy Gaming 4 days ago

    in the show it says it is love so who do i agree with

  • Ryan Melchior
    Ryan Melchior 4 days ago

    My theory recwest is what is a spongebob???

  • SavageAfJosiah
    SavageAfJosiah 4 days ago

    i just thought it was plankton and mr.krabs didn’t want the evil plankton to see the formula because he felt bad since plankton was his friend back then. but hey it’s just a theory, a film theory.

  • Ludwig Ziffer
    Ludwig Ziffer 4 days ago

    "Technically there's nothing about a McDonalds Cheeseburger you can't replicate at home."
    Clearly there is, because I've been trying for years and I keep missing something no matter how hard I look.

  • Krazy Kirby
    Krazy Kirby 4 days ago

    The secret sauce is ketchup and mustard look at the Colour

  • Lexi For Realz
    Lexi For Realz 4 days ago

    If the recipe is a lie and krabs wanted Spongebob to think there was one then explain to me how Spongebob in one of the episodes took the formula to refresh his memory and then made a krabby patty

  • bruno OMG
    bruno OMG 4 days ago

    There is an episode in which mr krab eats a kraby paty and says "thats how i taste"

  • Isaac Gardner
    Isaac Gardner 4 days ago

    Binging with Babish when he tried to make the Krabby Patty, he said that the secret ingredient was nothing. Not really putting much thought into what he just said.

  • lollypop0770
    lollypop0770 4 days ago

    think about it its name is krabby paddy are you sure it's not made of krabs???

  • J&N Gaming and More!
    J&N Gaming and More! 4 days ago +1

    So essentially it's the ultimate placebo

  • kira yoshikage
    kira yoshikage 4 days ago

    The secret ingredient is cyanide

  • Josh Sebastian Ang
    Josh Sebastian Ang 4 days ago +1

    1:31 two set violin wants your location

  • user
    user 4 days ago

    its krab

  • Bema Osei-Kwabena
    Bema Osei-Kwabena 4 days ago

    "There is no secret ingredient. It's just you."
    - Po

  • Sonic Gamer 95
    Sonic Gamer 95 4 days ago

    Nice I love your vids I’m sonic gamer 95

  • Manuel Dominic
    Manuel Dominic 4 days ago


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    Manuel Dominic 4 days ago


  • Romeo Dubbe
    Romeo Dubbe 4 days ago +1

    And why is Plankton trying to replicate it by making fish patties?

  • meme master 2019
    meme master 2019 4 days ago

    7:12 HAMBURGER

  • FIRE_angle Angel
    FIRE_angle Angel 4 days ago

    Just think of the sponge bob movie, of how the krabby partty formula was stolen

  • Jeff Roberts
    Jeff Roberts 5 days ago


  • Player 301 TV
    Player 301 TV 5 days ago

    Maybe the made up words are real words in bikini bottom

    I'm PoSiTiVe

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Rylee Quatt
    Rylee Quatt 5 days ago +2

    Wait. Didn’t it say several times in the show that Spongebob knew what the secret formula was?? So how is there not one??

  • Mr Popcorn
    Mr Popcorn 5 days ago

    Plankton would like to know youre location

  • Bintang Aryananda
    Bintang Aryananda 5 days ago

    But, if you already saw the spongebob the movie 2, this theory is not actually make sense

  • Goatmania553
    Goatmania553 5 days ago

    Hmm so that’s what I taste like

  • I don't deserve subs
    I don't deserve subs 5 days ago +1

    I want to know what Plankton is putting in his chum

  • Keala Eaton
    Keala Eaton 5 days ago

    I always just assumed it was crabs because mr.Krabs and his family are the only crabs shown

  • Tzer
    Tzer 5 days ago +1

    the secret ingredient is obviously love

  • HexterXD
    HexterXD 5 days ago +2

    But in one of the films a pirate gets it and actually makes Burgers.

  • Darkira Knight
    Darkira Knight 5 days ago

    really? this kinda disappointing... so how you explain that episode about Mr. crab and Plankton past. that it turn out that Krabby Patty is created by them both accidentally. plankton slam close a door and "some ingredients" fell in to the patty mix

  • Pamela  Linebaugh
    Pamela Linebaugh 5 days ago

    Sand dollars are living breathing creatures until they die

  • Pamela  Linebaugh
    Pamela Linebaugh 5 days ago

    Well maybe a number is a letter like a 1 2 b or might just be cannibals and the secret ingredient is chum I do remember one of the episodes mentioned that he did have chum in the recipe same with mayo the secret sauce could be a thousand island dressing which a lot of places used calling it secret sauce like the big Mac or could be mayo or something extremely dark and I always wonder what happened to pearl mother or did krabs kill her and served her up as part of the secret ingredient just look at pearl says the patty is gross and won't eat it so am thinking it's whale meat or even whale/crab/chum meat or even human meat

  • Pamela  Linebaugh
    Pamela Linebaugh 5 days ago

    Plus they need the burgers to live they will die without it and explode if they eat to much