The Card (SpongeBob SquarePants)
"The Card" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Patrick finds a rare trading card and SpongeBob tries to protect it.
Patrick buys a pack of cards, and one of them has the #54 card that SpongeBob covets. SpongeBob must try in vain to keep the card from being destroyed.
Why It Sucks
- Patrick's idiocy is at one of its highest points in the series, as he acts careless by frequently putting the rare card #54 in constant danger and throwing it into the fire despite SpongeBob's warnings.
- Patrick's infamous line about how SpongeBob cannot always expect "his usual brand of stupidity" and that he likes to mix it up before telling him to keep on his toes, which shows that Patrick is doing these things on purpose!
- The line also implies that this excuse is carried onto other episodes.
- This episode misses the opportunity to tell many good jokes.
- Several scenes do nothing but waste the viewer's time, notably SpongeBob withdrawing money from the bank as well as him opening packs to get the card #54.
- Some scenes are very annoying such as SpongeBob crying excessively after seeing what happened to his favorite card and Patrick damaging the card by putting it into very dangerous conditions.
- The episode is also rather pointless, since it turns out that Patrick got all five of the #54 cards and yet he did not tell SpongeBob about this earlier.
- The design of the #54 card is pretty nice.
- In the end, Patrick gives the other cards to SpongeBob, which is a good ending since Patrick realizes he had five #54 cards after unpackaging his card pack.
- “Mermaid Man says: ”BUY MORE CARDS!”
- Mr. Enter considered The Card his most hated "Patrick's a Prick" episode.
- Viewers found this episode disgraceful due to Patrick claiming he was doing everything on purpose.
- Despite the negative reception, Tom Kenny called The Card his 19th favorite SpongeBob episode.