It's a normal day at the Krusty Krab when CDCB hears a loud scream from SpongeBob. SpongeBob tells CDCB that the Krabby Patty secret formula has gone missing! They decide to take the case and catch the culprit.
First SpongeBob and CDCB look for clues. Unfortunately, that doesn't do any good for them, so they go search for the main suspect--Plankton.
Plankton is playing a game of Go Fish with Karen when SpongeBob and CDCB burst in and accuse Plankton of the theft. Plankton insists that he didn't take it, and CDCB asks him if he knew who took it. Plankton has no idea and tells SpongeBob and CDCB to let him finish his card game with Karen.
SpongeBob and CDCB are confused. They have tried everything and they still don't have a culprit. Just when they begin to question their ability to solve the case, Mr. Krabs comes in and says that the Krabby Patty formula has been relocated to his hidey hole. The short closes with SpongeBob and CDCB shooting angry looks as Mr. Krabs who has no idea what is going on.