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Porous Pockets

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"Porous Pockets"
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Season number: 6
Production code: 112a
First airing: USA November 28, 2008
Sister episode(s): Choir Boys
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Derek Iversen
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Storyboard director: Aaron Springer
Animation director: Tom Yasumi
Supervising producer: Paul Tibbitt

“Well, um…ahem…what would you say if I were to offer you a small fortune in exchange for your shiny ball?”

"Porous Pockets" is the first segment of the twelfth episode of season 6, and it is paired with "Choir Boys." In this episode, SpongeBob, along with Patrick, become wealthy after trading a pearl with a clerk, but his wealth causes him to forget about his best friend.



SpongeBob is walking around Jellyfish Fields, when he hears a shriek. He thinks it's Patrick, but it turns out he was mimicking it. They find out the sound was coming from a choking clam. Patrick tries to help it, but fails. Right after, the clam spits out a pearl. SpongeBob and Patrick think it's a volleyball and take it to a volley ball court to play with it.

Meanwhile, a clerk sees the two playing with the "ball" and offers the two many truckloads of cash for the pearl. They accept and get the cash delivered to their home. They start hanging out at the mall and then buy a lifetime supply of strawberry gum with the money.

The following Thursday, SpongeBob and Patrick buy ice cream, when he overhears a customer who's short on money. He gives them extra cash, as well as some fish, while forgetting to give ice cream to Patrick. Later, Patrick is walking around when he sees a mansion. He gets in by tricking the butler by saying his shoe's untied, and sees SpongeBob hanging out with other fish while throwing money around all the time.

He tries to communicate with him, but Mr. Krabs pushes him out so SpongeBob won't be bothered. Eventually, he runs out of money in his pockets, so he checks his storage, but he has no money left and everyone leaves his mansion. He goes back to Patrick to apologize to him for causing money to forget he's his best friend, so Patrick brings out a diamond for them to play volleyball with.


  • Moral: Money Can't buy you friendship.