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The Card

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"The Card"
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Season number: 6
Production code: 113b
First airing: USA November 28, 2008
Sister episode(s): Krusty Krushers
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Steven Banks
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Storyboard director: Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Animation director: Tom Yasumi
Supervising producer: Paul Tibbitt

“Now, if you wanna see a card worth talkin' about, check this one out. This is the super-rare platinum hologram animated talking card: number fifty-four.”
Comic book dealer

"The Card" is the second segment of the thirteenth episode of season 6, and it is paired with "Krusty Krushers." In this episode, Patrick buys a rare Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy trading card which SpongeBob tries to protect from harm.



SpongeBob withdraws cash for the bank and goes to Near Mint Comic Books to buy Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy trading cards. He buys a pack and is astonished by the cards, until the cashier tells him those cards are worthless and the only card with worth is card number 54.

SpongeBob buys all, but, one of the card packs. Patrick, checking out a counting book, gets annoyed by it and buys the last pack of cards, which contains the rare card. He starts flossing his teeth with the card, but when SpongeBob tells him that it's the rare card and he shouldn't damage it, he thinks he's talking gibberish and leaves.

Outside, SpongeBob tries to keep the card from Patrick as he walks home without caution. When they reach Patrick's house, he gets his key, but puts his card in his back. SpongeBob asks if he can give the card, and he does, but holds on to it for the rest of the day. He opens his rock with the card, and gets out his barbecue grill. He uses the card to clean it, and then uses the card as a match.

He makes patties using the card as a spatula, and then uses it as a plate for the patties. After dinner, Patrick finally gives SpongeBob the card, only for it to disintegrate. SpongeBob gets upset, until Patrick reveals that the pack had the other four number 54s, and lets SpongeBob keep them.