SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 6 Episode 5

The Splinter / Slide Whistle Stooges

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jun 02, 2008 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary

SpongeBob tries to remove a splinter before Mr. Krabs learns about it and sends him home early.

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  • episode should be lower than 5.0

    This is possibly the worst episode in the whole series. The inflated thumb is so disgusting and i couldn't believe they wrote this episode for a KIDS show!! And i'm the only one in my family that hates this episode!!! This episode should be banned.
  • Disgusting

    What? Is this supposed to be funny? Because if it is, the writers need to take some comedy classes. Random gross out is NOT FUNNY! IT'S GROSS! And Patrick is a HUUUUGE IDIOT! He SLAMS the splinter in SpongeBob's finger, because I DON'T KNOW! I don't get how this could be considered funny in any way possible!
  • ewwwwwwww

    well i didn't nearly puke as well but that episode was very.... disgusting....

    how could the writers think it was funny?

    This is possibly one of the grossest episodes in the entire series, there's nothing funny and it's all gross out, even worse than that toenail scene from House Fancy. Just YUCK! What were the writers thinking?
  • Yuck.

    I really would like to know why the new writers expect us to laigh at this gross humor some of the new episodes have. This episode revolves around Spongebob trying to remove his spatula from the ceiling were it got stuck in, he fails at doing so and falls down the ground and gets a splinter pressured into his thumb. Throughout the entire episode, he finds several ways to remove it. I would like to point out how splinters can easily be pulled out without trying to go through all that trouble. As bad as the plot is, it gets much worse. Squidward was a complete jerk because he laughed at the pain Spongebob was going through with that splinter in his thumb. Spongebob called Patrick for help, and he thought he knew what he was doing, but Patrick being his dumb self, only made things worse by putting Spongebob's foot in his mouth and rubbing garbage on the splinter, which caused it to enlarge. Spongebob nervously shows Mr Krabs the splinter, and then he laughs at how such a small thing is putting him in so much pain, and then he pulls it out and Spongebob's thumb pukes out pus all over the Krusty Krab restaurant. This episode was just horrible. The humor consists of nothing more than gross humor, because apparently the new writers think that seeing Spongebob's thumb puke pus in the building or seeing Patrick rub garbage on Spongebob's injury making things even worse is hilarious. And at the end of the episode, we found out that splinters can simply be pulled out easily. So Spongebob went through all that trouble for nothing? The new writers really need to stop producing awful episodes like this and just get some creativity. While it still isn't as bad as The Battle for Bikini Bottom, it is best left avoided at all costs. I'm actually quite shocked how they got away with this in a kids show and that Nickelodeon hasn't banned this episode yet.moreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Fish #107

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Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Fish #41

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Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward's Mother

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