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    Does Anyone Else Remember This Disgusting, Traumatic Episode Of “SpongeBob SquarePants?”

    Who wood make an entire episode about a splinter infection?

    On June 2, 2008, an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants aired. It was called, "The Splinter."

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    In the beginning, it seems like an ordinary day of SpongeBob making Krabby Patties at Krusty Krab. Nothing too crazy happening here.

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    Some run-of-the-mill SpongeBob hijinks take place, when suddenly SpongeBob slips on a glob of tartar sauce.

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    SpongeBob falls forward, his thumb dragging against the wooden floor as a jagged splinter deeply penetrates it.

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    You think that's gross? This episode is just getting started!

    We're then given a nice close-up shot of Spongebob's freshly punctured thumb.

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    Cool.

    SpongeBob yanks at the splinter, but his thumb skin is wrapped ever so snugly around it that he can't get it out.

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    SpongeBob decides to leave the splinter lodged in his thumb and continue working his shift.

    Shortly thereafter, SpongeBob shows his injury to Squidward, as a drop of thumb splinter juices leaks into his eye.

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    THAT SHIT IS GROSS.

    Then, SpongeBob goes to Patrick (who is 100% not a doctor) for treatment.

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    Patrick decides to hammer the splinter deeper into SpongeBob's thumb, causing it to swell up.

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    Patrick follows this up by throwing a garbage compress on top of SpongeBob's thumb to reduce the swelling.

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    Shockingly, this doesn't work. Now, Spongebob's already very swollen thumb grows larger, turns purple, and begins oozing puss.

    This is the final result. This plump, discolored, puss-covered thumb.

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    Eventually, Mr. Krabs casually uses his pinchers to remove the splinter.

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    At first the hole from the splinter spits out some confetti, and everything is hehe haha.

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    THEN THIS HAPPENS. A FLOOD OF GREEN, INFECTED THUMB JUICE FIRES OUT, COVERING MR. KRABS.

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    I'll admit, it's oddly satisfying to see the thumb empty itself and shrink back to normal size and color, but the process it took to get here was so thoroughly repulsive.

    I don't know why this episode of SpongeBob SquarePants got possessed by the spirit of The Ren & Stimpy Show and tried to be overly disgusting, but it really did some damage.

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    Now try to stare at this picture of SpongeBob's fully recovered thumb, and cleanse your memory's palate of the nastiness you've beheld.

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