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Is there something I'm missing about this episode? Because compared to some other SpongeBob episodes, this is relatively harmless. Yes, there are plenty of episodes I can think of that can be classified as "Patrick's a Prick" episodes. But this one? What exactly does Patrick do that's so horrible? He paid for the card. He's allowed to do what he wants with it.

In comparison, what makes "Breath of Fresh Squidward" such a terrible episode? It tries to paint Squidward as the antagonist even though his personality shift is an overall improvement, and we're supposed to feel sorry for SpongeBob, even though he treats Squidward horribly in this episode and even admits that he watches Squidward sleep. Does anything like this happen in "The Card?" Well...no. Patrick was just minding his own business and counting his money, he spent it on the last pack of cards, and he got the card SpongeBob wanted. ...Boo?

And no, I don't think the "you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity" line proves that Patrick is some sociopath. At least not in this episode. I don't feel there is much in terms of continuity in a show like "SpongeBob Squarepants," so to compare Patrick's behavior in this episode to his behavior in an episode like "Yours, Mine, and Mine" is a bit pointless.

Plus, Patrick's not completely ignorant in this episode. Once he realizes that SpongeBob cares about the card, he's more than willing to give it away. And really, SpongeBob could have just said "no" when Patrick asked to borrow it back, and that could have been the end of it. The fact that Patrick asked at all is an improvement over some other episodes.

And even with that in mind, SpongeBob does come out on top in the end. Instead of having the one rare card, he ended up with four of them! Which he's allowed to do whatever he wants with, just as Patrick was allowed to do whatever he wanted with the card when it was his. Makes sense to me.

However, if there's one thing I've learned from making my own reviews and observing other reviews, it's that everyone's allowed to have an opinion. It's all right if I don't mind this episode and MrEnter hates it, just like he can like "The Abrasive Side" while I think that episode is terrible and presents a bad moral. Todd in the Shadows dismissed "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae as mindless pop drivel, but I argue that sometimes some of us need a little mindless pop drivel. Just because someone likes or dislikes something, doesn't mean you immediately have to take their opinion as fact. Every reviewer is going to see something differently, and I know that there are people who are probably going to disagree with me on this. But I'm not going to fault them for it.

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BobClampettFan164 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This episode is mediocre to me, but I disagree with Mr. Enter. Patrick is not a full-time jerk actually. And yes, the ending isn't very bad actually.
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toonbro13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
the reason i dont like this ep is more for how boring it is nothing interesting or funny happens here and i fell asleep watching it it just so dull

and yes it is patricks card i can see that but he offered it to spongebob he could have atleast been careful with it but again its not the reason i dont like this ep

but i will say that it isnt as bad as people say it is dare i say even alittle overhated look i dont like this ep but people make this ep out to be alot worse than it actualy is
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Yes, Patrick's allowed to not know his best friend is being tortured over this card. He's allowed to /not tell him he has extra cards and he didn't need to get his panties in a bunch. Nothing excuses patrick's behavior, or how painful the episode is in general.
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starflash2y Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You actually have a really good point there.
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