Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Krusty Krab Flags, Sponge Bob Square Pants

The Krusty Krab is a fictional restaurant located at Bikini Bottom. Its specialty is the Crabby Patty. The Crabby Patty is a succulent sandwich that is more than just a sandwich. The formula is a closely guarded secret by it owner - Mr. Krabs.

The entrance way is decorated with maritime flags. In international maritime code it seems to spell out R-I-(A?)-(upside down U)-K or RIAUK.

The central flag was used in British maritime code. Perhaps its a coded flag for Interpol Intelligence? Its colours are similar to the letter A flag. However its design is similar to the letter O flag, but the colours are different. The central flag above the entrance to the Krusty Krab are blue and white.

This flag could be a personal flag of Mr. Krabs? Perhaps its for a sound that is only made by Bikini Bottom dwellers - like a snapping claw sound?

Another oddity of the Krusty Krab restaurant is that the letter 'U' is hung upside down or the wrong way.

A final explanation for this discrepancy is that the population of Bikini Bottom uses their own code for these maritime flags. An example being, the Russian Navy, which uses the same flags in a different code.

with international standard meanings, explained (sort of)


  1. I thought I was the only one who pondered about this! Perhaps there is no real meaning, and that it is only a "decoration."

  2. they have a few meaning. but you have to include the flags in his office as well. They are all Flags that can be found involved with the Great Age of Piracy. Along with the stereotype of few nations,
    Suck as a Scottish stereotype; Scotsmen are stingy
    And many of them have to do with Navy jokes, and stereotypical views. Since Mr. Crabs was in the navy. and U is not upside down. You need to do more research on the flags.
    and the Unknown, blue and white flag should be easy if you research flag signals.

  3. I'm sure that red and white checkered one is used somewhere for something idk what but the red and gold cross one was used by the fascist party in norway during ww2

  4. its the flag of zurich

  5. I also made ​​the mistake of looking at international naval signals, and found that said "RI?UK"; but the signs of the Royal Naval i found that it says ASH 716. what means? I do not understand a person's name? and July 16th?

    And if international read "Kingdom of England / UK" sounds more logical?

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  6. The red one with the yellow cross is the flag of the Swedish province called Skåne

  7. the black circle one is a coast flag to tell people to get out of the water

  8. It's the flag of Zürich(Switzerland)

  9. The voice actor who played squidward had Scottish parents

  10. im looking forward for a response. as quick as possible. thanks

  11. I've been wondering about the middle and first flag meaning... I guess theres something to do with distance to hell