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"Insecurity Guards"
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Patrick explaining to SpongeBob that rules don't apply to them
Season number: 12
Production code: 249b
First airing: USA June 29, 2019
Sister episode(s): Sandy's Nutty Nieces
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Storyboard director: John Trabbic
Supervising director: Dave Cunningham
Animation director: Tom Yasumi
Producer: Jennie Monica
Executive producer: Stephen Hillenburg
Co-executive producers: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
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“Patrick is the museum's new security guard!”

"Insecurity Guards" is the second segment of the eighth episode of season 12, and it is paired with "Sandy's Nutty Nieces." In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick work as guards at a museum while Squidward tries to hang his painting.



Squidward shows his art to an art critic at The Bikini Bottom Museum of Everything, in hopes that it'll get in. Unfortunately, he hates it, and throws it away. Squidward tries to save it, but Patrick does so before him with his posterior. After realizing he's the security guard, Squidward plans to break into the place and put his art there.

Patrick leads SpongeBob to the employee locker room, where he gets his uniform. Afterwards, he tells him the first two rules of the museum, which is that visitors can't touch things and running's not allowed. He then tells him the third rule, which is that stealing stuff is not allowed, and that if he finds someone who is, he should give them the stink-eye. After demonstrating this technique to him on a robber, SpongeBob tries to do it himself, but instead lets out sprinkles from his eyes.

The two go into the historic section of the museum, where Patrick tells SpongeBob the fourth rule, that flash photography isn't allowed. They check out the wooly mollusk and then leave the section to enter the ancient junk of Pat-Lantis. After checking that out, they go to the artistic section, where they help a lady clean a painting through SpongeBob using his body.

After the lady goes outside by using the washed out painting as a window, Squidward comes inside with his painting. He hides behind a seahorse painting as SpongeBob and Patrick approach, and once the coast is clear, he hangs his painting on the wall. However, Patrick spots him and thinks he's stealing the painting, so he as well as SpongeBob chase him through the museum.

Right before he gets to the exit, he gets run over by a crowd of kids, the art curator, and a thief. Patrick calls down the police to arrest him, while his painting gets put back in the museum, making him happy and satisfied.


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