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Nickelodeon Celebrates 2013 with 'SpongeBob' Marathon

Nickelodeon celebrates 2013 with “SpongeBob SquarePants” marathon; brand-new episode, “Squid’s Defense: Karate Pants,” premieres at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

“One must first learn the movements of everyday before mastering karate.” – Sensei Sandy

On Tuesday, January 1, SpongeBob’s nautical escapades continue when Nickelodeon brings viewers a SpongeBob SquarePants marathon from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), with a brand-new episode,Squid’s Defense “Karate Pants,” premiering at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

During the episode, when a harrowing incident leaves Squidward unconscious in an alley, SpongeBob and Sandy try to teach him karate as a form of self-defense.  He chops, blocks, kicks and learns to master everyday movements.

Beginning Dec. 31, fans can visit to play The Kah-rah-tay Squid, a brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants mini game featuring Squidward. In the game, Squidward will walks in Sandy’s house, in an alley, in Sandy’s dome and in the Krusty Krab kitchen, as objects come onto the screen players will have to karate chop them using their mouse. As players succeed and gain points, Squidward will get increasingly charged up; his expression will change and his chops become more powerful, granting score bonuses making things look progressively cooler as particles fly around.

Source: Nickelodeon

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.