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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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  • Zacimus Prime
    Zacimus Prime Day ago +1

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

  • Jerremy Hughes
    Jerremy Hughes Day ago +1

    11:56 How Dare You

  • Dangerous Zombie

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

  • Marina Tynan
    Marina Tynan Day 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 Day 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • MustacheKat
    MustacheKat 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • Ryan Melchior
    Ryan Melchior 2 days ago

    My theory recwest is what is a spongebob???

  • SavageAfJosiah
    SavageAfJosiah 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

    The secret sauce is ketchup and mustard look at the Colour

  • Lexi For Realz
    Lexi For Realz 2 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 2 days ago

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

  • Isaac Gardner
    Isaac Gardner 2 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 2 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! 2 days ago +1

    So essentially it's the ultimate placebo

  • kira yoshikage
    kira yoshikage 2 days ago

    The secret ingredient is cyanide

  • Josh Sebastian Ang
    Josh Sebastian Ang 2 days ago +1

    1:31 two set violin wants your location

  • user
    user 2 days ago

    its krab

  • Bema Osei-Kwabena
    Bema Osei-Kwabena 3 days ago

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

  • Sonic gamer 95 Anthony

    Nice I love your vids I’m sonic gamer 95

  • Manuel Dominic
    Manuel Dominic 3 days ago


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    Manuel Dominic 3 days ago


  • Romeo Dubbe
    Romeo Dubbe 3 days ago +1

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

  • meme master 2019
    meme master 2019 3 days ago

    7:12 HAMBURGER

  • FIRE_angle Angel
    FIRE_angle Angel 3 days ago

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

  • Jeff Roberts
    Jeff Roberts 3 days ago


  • Player 301 TV
    Player 301 TV 3 days ago

    Maybe the made up words are real words in bikini bottom

    I'm PoSiTiVe

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

  • Rylee Quatt
    Rylee Quatt 3 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 3 days ago

    Plankton would like to know youre location

  • Bintang Aryananda
    Bintang Aryananda 3 days ago

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

  • Goatmania553
    Goatmania553 3 days ago

    Hmm so that’s what I taste like

  • I don't deserve subs
    I don't deserve subs 3 days ago +1

    I want to know what Plankton is putting in his chum

  • Keala Eaton
    Keala Eaton 3 days ago

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

  • Tzer
    Tzer 3 days ago +1

    the secret ingredient is obviously love

  • HexterXD
    HexterXD 3 days ago +2

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

  • Darkira Knight
    Darkira Knight 3 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 3 days ago

    Sand dollars are living breathing creatures until they die

  • Pamela  Linebaugh
    Pamela Linebaugh 3 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 3 days ago

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

  • Pinky Ponk
    Pinky Ponk 3 days ago

    Well now I’m more confused I get the secret sauce thing and blah blah blah but still there is no crown under the ocean and fish burger? Maybe? What is the PATTY!

  • Panda 123
    Panda 123 4 days ago +1

    Wait how much money does mr.Krabs have?

  • aidymar vazquez
    aidymar vazquez 4 days ago

    He's at it again folks Matthew Patrick crushing our dreams ruining our lives is trying to convince us that SpongeBob is on cocaine next episode on film Theory and cut.

  • Jellyz_ PG3D
    Jellyz_ PG3D 4 days ago +2

    Well the secret formula was revealed in a flashback. Except it ripped the chum part of the formula so yeah...

  • meowking67
    meowking67 4 days ago

    Forgot pickles

  • pumpkinboi pumpkinboy

    but in the sponge out of water movie. a pirate took the formula and made krabby patties

  • Bailey R
    Bailey R 4 days ago

    It’s almost like Raising Canes’ marketing. Their ‘secret sauce’ is just mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup

  • Veronica Reyes
    Veronica Reyes 4 days ago

    Also. is chum

  • Veronica Reyes
    Veronica Reyes 4 days ago

    More spongbob


    The krabby Patty formula is just made out Of clean chum I started to realize this a long time ago

  • Starstruck Lil
    Starstruck Lil 4 days ago

    Wait you forgot that one episode where they run out of Krabby Patties and they have to do this whole government weird thing to get more? Why would Mr. Krabs do this when he could just say oh we have more in the back, or just heading out and buying some more ingredients?

  • Ricardo Huante
    Ricardo Huante 4 days ago

    The secret ingredient was in the episode when Mr Krabs faked that some stole the ingredient and spongebob whent to ask other people and mr Krebs had it so he wouldn't pay for it so thire is a secret ingredient they try to make it

  • Jamil Clark
    Jamil Clark 4 days ago

    This show is based on a real place in California

  • Charmatic YT
    Charmatic YT 4 days ago +1

    It’s crab meat...If I’m wrong, then why is Mr.Krabs the ONLY crab?

  • logan jackson
    logan jackson 4 days ago

    I wonder what would happen if someone put that gibberish from the formula in a base 64 decoder.

  • Anthony Peterson
    Anthony Peterson 4 days ago +1

    The formula was revealed in a episode the formula is... To be continued

  • Lillie Lloyd
    Lillie Lloyd 4 days ago +1

    its crabs, mr crabs is the only crab,annd the crusty crab is a crab trap

  • Allie Fein
    Allie Fein 4 days ago

    How did SpongeBob make Krabby Patties

    • *jmeno
      *jmeno 4 days ago

      the secret is his spongeness

  • Cutler Davis
    Cutler Davis 4 days ago

    The Krabby patty secret formula is indeed real seeing as though in the first Spongebob movie he managed to get the formula and make the K. Patty. Not only that but in Season 5 episode 1 we see how Mr. Krabs made the formula, basically Old man Jenkins is Ko’d by Mr Krabs’ and Plankton’s attempt to make a good patty. (By the way, Plankton and Krabs were friends back then) They get into a fight and Plankton decides to fix the formula, but Krabs argues that it is his and the get into a squabble that rips the formula, Plankton swears that if Krabs wants to fight over the formula that he will give him a fight he will never forget. He then slams the door and a shelf breaks mixing a bunch of ingredients, Krabs tries the new patty batter, and it is delicious. This became the Krabby patty formula. This was recorded by Karen (A security system at the time) so it is legitimate evidence that the recipe is indeed real.

  • Scary Hat
    Scary Hat 5 days ago +40

    The Secret Ingredient™ is actually just Hoopla

  • Logan Knows Best
    Logan Knows Best 5 days ago +5

    What if the secret formula for the Krabby Patty’s is crab meat? I mean really, the only crab in bikini bottom is Mr. Crabs!

  • The Person
    The Person 5 days ago +1

    Where are the rest of the crabs?

  • Steven Wu
    Steven Wu 5 days ago

    At 0:30 the heart is from undertale

  • The one true god Lord Twigo

    The secret ingredient is crab meat, the krusty crab is a crab trap, look at a picture of the krusty crab, and then look at a picture of a crab trap, Mr. Krabs is capturing crabs and cooking them

  • ChsJMcl 2007
    ChsJMcl 2007 5 days ago

    Matt I have an idea for film theory it it How Do Thomas and Freinds trains have faces

  • Victoria Bates
    Victoria Bates 5 days ago

    Rip stephen

  • Nebula 128
    Nebula 128 5 days ago

    What if it’s a placebo where people only *think* it tastes good?

  • Smiley Face
    Smiley Face 5 days ago

    Undertale would like to know your location

  • Kfc and pepsi good
    Kfc and pepsi good 5 days ago


  • Hey Eaglet
    Hey Eaglet 5 days ago +1

    i need an explanation on how mr krabs can type

  • claire wagner
    claire wagner 5 days ago

    Season 5 episode 1 friend or foe

  • Pinkey Moodley
    Pinkey Moodley 5 days ago

    Did anyone see the 38 at the top right at the beginning of the theme song

  • SweetrollThief
    SweetrollThief 5 days ago

    TLDR its like the dumplings in kung fu panda

  • Sir Reynolds
    Sir Reynolds 5 days ago

    make at home?
    how much is their grills?

  • Mega Neutron
    Mega Neutron 5 days ago +8

    Matpat *releases video*
    *Video pops up on planktons video recommendations*
    Plankton: (゜゜) (゜-゜) (・o・)
    Sees it doesn't show the actual formula
    Matpat: I pulled a sneaky on ya

  • Samuelinox 2808
    Samuelinox 2808 5 days ago

    1:04 don’t forget about the memes

  • Fernando Sierra
    Fernando Sierra 6 days ago

    the secret formula is actually the inside of a crab: it makes sense because u don't actually see that many crabs around the bikini bottom and the resturant actually looks like a crab trapper

  • Mercury
    Mercury 6 days ago

    Mr crabs buys a formula every month

  • Obsideaock
    Obsideaock 6 days ago

    Matpat: Telling people that cartoon characters are on cocanine is like my favorite pastime
    RU-clip: Maybe we should not monetize this guy

  • Prestige Viper
    Prestige Viper 6 days ago +1

    Why Is The FBI At My Door?

  • Jack McLaughlin
    Jack McLaughlin 6 days ago +1

    You missed a theory!!
    1. The krabby patty could be made out of crabs cuz squids eat crabs + mr krabbs could be cloning crabs for their recipe + there are no other crabs we see (only mr krabs and his parents)

  • Greg Naya
    Greg Naya 6 days ago

    Wait if you think of this a Krabby patty is just like a mcdouble so you take a Mcdouble recipe that is what a Krabby patty is made of

  • Cdog the pro
    Cdog the pro 6 days ago

    Matpat this video was posted on my birthday

  • Asome3333e1 Gamr
    Asome3333e1 Gamr 6 days ago

    Plot twist: it has cocaine.

  • CPASR randoms
    CPASR randoms 6 days ago

    What if it is coded using the

    Enigma cipher!

    • Brady
      Brady 6 days ago

      CPASR randoms my thoughts exactly. But we would need the initial knob setting, so there would have to be a clue somewhere on the list of bottle

  • Slick Rick
    Slick Rick 6 days ago

    Omg spoil who spongebob is much?

  • mIcKeY :D
    mIcKeY :D 6 days ago +6

    Matt gets me shook every time I watch his videos

  • DarthSlade Gaming
    DarthSlade Gaming 6 days ago

    Just like Mr. Ping's secret noodle soup..

  • OTC Devildog
    OTC Devildog 6 days ago

    Who else got a SpongeBob ad for a game while watching this video

  • iorn bro
    iorn bro 6 days ago +1

    WRONG! in a episode i don't remember the name of they have a bunch of things go into a pot mr krabs tastes it and says its good and thats how to formula was made its not marketing

    • claire wagner
      claire wagner 5 days ago

      Season 5 episode 1 Friend or foe
      There is a mystery meat in a cauldron and young plankton slams the door shaking the building causing a shelf with various bottles and jars to collapse into the cauldron and effectively making the krabby patty batter taste better

  • Default Lord
    Default Lord 6 days ago

    Why do you think there are no other crabs in bikini bottom and the krusty krab is a crab trap

  • Rudy Marquez
    Rudy Marquez 7 days ago

    Why is the "As seen on TV" scene on 2:47 have no sound just low pitched and I mean really low?

  • Alster2016 YT
    Alster2016 YT 7 days ago

    Its crab

  • Spencer Gardner
    Spencer Gardner 7 days ago

    Wait crabby patty... Mr. Crabs... Mr. Crabs is eating crabs when he eats a crabby patty