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|First airing:|| November 28, 2008 |
|Creative director:||Vincent Waller|
|Storyboard director:||Aaron Springer|
|Animation director:||Tom Yasumi|
|Supervising producer:||Paul Tibbitt|
- “Mr. Krabs, what's a Viking?”
- —Dear Vikings
"Dear Vikings" is the first segment of the fourteenth episode of season 6, and it is paired with "Ditchin'." In this episode, SpongeBob writes a letter to the Vikings to learn about them.
Mr. Krabs is starting a promotion where he sells cups of the same size, including a "Viking Size" cup. SpongeBob gets interested in Vikings and wonders who the Vikings are, so Mr. Krabs tells him to ask Squidward who the vikings were. Upon doing that, he tells him about the Vikings, but everything he said wasn't true.
He wants to know more, so Squidward tells him he should just ask them himself. He writes a letter to them and sends it to the post office. The mailman throws the letter in the garbage. A garbage man comes to pick up the garbage, when he notices the letter in it. He travels up a mountain where the Chieftain's palace is, and gives him the letter.
After reading it, the Vikings crash their ship into the Krusty Krab. They show SpongeBob what the Vikings like to do, wreaking more destruction to the restaurant in the process. They then bring him and Squidward onto their ship and set sail. The Vikings teach much more about themselves to SpongeBob, such as their names and what they do for fun.
They want to learn what SpongeBob and Squidward do, and appoint them to job positions after learning their specialties. However, Squidward is unhappy that he is appointed to bathroom attendant and wants to get off the boat, only for the Vikings to put him on a catapult. SpongeBob tries to save him, so Gordon makes him pick up a sword and fight him. At the same time, the ship crashes into an iceberg, making all the Vikings go into panic. SpongeBob sees that there's a breach in the hull, so he uses the catapult to shoot him into the breach and patch it up.