[the episode starts with SpongeBob and Patrick about to thumb wrestle]
SpongeBob and Patrick: One, two, three, four...
Patrick: I declare a thumb war! [they both thumb wrestle]
SpongeBob and Patrick:[laughter]
Patrick: Now that was a great thumb war, mister!
SpongeBob: It was Patrick, but now we will let peace prevail. Let us sign this treaty, and our thumbs will live in harmony.
SpongeBob and Patrick:[they sign the treaty with their thumbs][start laughing]
SpongeBob: Great job, Patrick! [SpongeBob gives Patrick two thumbs-up, one from each hand]
Patrick: Gee, thanks, SpongeBob. That means a lot.
SpongeBob: Wow, giving someone a thumbs-up feels great! [cut to the Krusty Krab]
Customer: Boy, these Krabby Patties are delicious.
Other Customer: I'll say. They're absolutely stupendous.
SpongeBob: Well, you guys are stupendous customers. [SpongeBob gives Customer two thumbs-up.]
Customer:[gasps] That thumbs-up really touched my heart.
Other Customer: Yeah, me too. It's like there's a thumbprint of happiness on my aorta. [heart thumps]
Mr. Krabs: Spongebob, you shifty sea-slacker, have you counted the cups like i told to do?
SpongeBob: I sure have, Mr. Krabs.
SpongeBob: Five. But thanks for being on top of the situation. You're a fantastic boss. [SpongeBob gives Mr. Krabs one thumbs-up.]
Mr. Krabs: Well, thank you. That's nice of you to say.
Mr. Krabs: Now back to work!
SpongeBob: Yes, sir! [SpongeBob gives Mr. Krabs one thumbs-up.]
SpongeBob: ... [SpongeBob gives Old lady one thumbs-up]
Squidward: Oh, SpongeBob, do you have one of your precious thumbs-up for me? I would just love to get one. [snickers]
SpongeBob: No, Squidward, I do not have a thumbs-up for you.
SpongeBob: I've got two thumbs-up! [SpongeBob gives Squidward two thumbs-up.]
Squidward: Oh. That's...thank you. I think.
SpongeBob: Hey, Sandy, I'm giving your outfit two thumbs-up. [SpongeBob gives Sandy two thumbs-up.]
Sandy:[giggles] This old thing? It's just something I threw on.
SpongeBob: Well, girl, you really make it work. [SpongeBob gives Sandy one thumbs-up.]
Driver: Excuse me, I'm trying to find the Goo Lagoon and I'm totally lost.
SpongeBob: Great job on not being afraid to ask for directions. [SpongeBob gives Driver two thumbs-up.]
Driver: Hm... that way? Okay.
SpongeBob: You got the right stuff, golden boys. [SpongeBob kisses his two thumbs-up.]
Sandy: Spongebob, don't you think that you may be using the thumbs-up just a teensy bit too much?
SpongeBob: Are you kidding? [SpongeBob put his one thumbs-up on Sandy's helmet.]
SpongeBob: The thumbs-up is an iconic, internationally-recognized sign of positivity and affirmation. Boop!
Sandy: Yeah, I know. But when you do it all the the thumbs-up loses its meaning. It becomes not special.
SpongeBob: Well, I happen to think you can never give too many thumbs-up. [SpongeBob put his many thumbs-up.]
Sandy: I don't know, SpongeBob. I think you should be careful.
SpongeBob: Oh, Sandy, don't be such a worry whale.
SpongeBob: What could do wrong? [SpongeBob put his two thumbs-up.][humming]
SpongeBob: Ah. [SpongeBob blows his two thumbs-up] Whoo, I'm giving away thumbs-up today.
SpongeBob: Hey, guy. Way to wait. [SpongeBob gives Fish Guy two thumbs-up.]
Fish Guy : Who, me?
SpongeBob:[SpongeBob put his left thumbs-up on his mouth makes gives Fish Guy big one right thumbs-up.]
Fish Guy: Yeah... [whistling]
SpongeBob:[SpongeBob gives Fish Guy one thumbs-up]
SpongeBob: Hey, guy. Way to walk. [SpongeBob gives Fish Guy two thumbs-up.]
SpongeBob: Oh, this feels great.
SpongeBob: Way to flick that eye booger-- [SpongeBob gives Other Fish Guy two thumbs-up.][Spongebob breaks his thumbs]
Thumbhawk two: Thumbhawk one. Thumbhawk one. This is Thumbhawk two. We got two thumbs down.
Thumbhawk two: Repeat. Two thumbs down!
Thumbhawk one: Thumbhawk one here, copy that.
Thumbhawk one: Initiate emergency procedures. Initiating on my count. Three, two, one.
Thumbhawk one and two:[Screaming]
SpongeBob: Oh, my thumbs. My thumbs! My thumbs!
SpongeBob: How's it looking, Dr. Manfish?
Dr. Manfish: Well, I'm afraid it doesn't look good, Spongebob.
Dr. Manfish: It seems you've severely damaged your ulnar collateral ligament, possible from some kind of repeated action.
SpongeBob: An action like a thumbs-up?
Dr. Manfish: Certainly that is one possibility. Hitchhiking could be another.
SpongeBob: But doctor, I will be able to use my thumbs again, right?
Dr. Manfish:[Dr. Manfish takes both his eye lenses off.] Spongebob, I can't say that for certain.
Dr. Manfish: I'm only a board certified thumbologist. I don't know everything. I can only say that we must give it time and see.
Dr. Manfish: There are limits to science. But you should prepare yourself for the possibility that you may never regain the use of your thumbs again. [Dr. Manfish put his right eye lenses on.]
Mr. Krabs: All right, you boneless invertebrate lazy bones... [chuckles] Come on.
Mr. Krabs: Flip them patties, boy-o, just like the old days.
SpongeBob: Aye aye, Mr. Krabs.
Squidward: Uh, let me give you a hand. My thumbs work.
SpongeBob: No! I can do it. [groans]
Mr. Krabs: I'm sorry, son, but i have a business to run. I'm gonna have to let you go.
SpongeBob: That's okay, Mr. Krabs. I understand.
Mr. Krabs: Now where's me new fry cook?
Mr. Krabs: There he is. Come on in here.
Patrick: Uh, sorry, SpongeBob.
SpongeBob: Patrick, I'm glad it's you. Better than some weird stranger, right?
Patrick: Uh, yeah, I guess. I probably won't even be able to do good flipping.
SpongeBob: With a little practice, you could do anything. [SpongeBob holds both his broken thumbs-up][groan] Oh...
SpongeBob: OI' Patty flippin' patties. Who'd a' thunk it, huh?
Customer: Poor kid.
♪Thumbs are opposable, thumbs are great. We share 'em with the monkeys and with the apes. You can grab, you can tie, you can pinch a cheek. But without your thumbs you're all thumbs. All thumbs, no thumbs, busted up your thumbs. Sucking on your pinky will sure look dumb. You can never hitch a ride or pull out a plum. Without your thumbs you're all thumbs. All thumbs, no thumbs, fells like a crime. Can't pull up a zipper or flip a dime. And forget about chopsticks you'll starve every time. Without your thumbs your all thumbs. Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs, Thumbs. Without your thumbs your all thumbs.♪
Sandy: SpongeBob! Its me, Sandy! [opens the door] Hey SpongeBob! I haven't seen you in days, whatcha doin'?
SpongeBob: Waiting for autumn.
Sandy: Come now, it can't be that bad!
SpongeBob: Leave me Sandra, forget you ever knew me! Erase from your memory the face of this useless sponge! With these...[shows his thumbs which appear to be nailed in to a piece of wood]...mutilated thumb!
Sandy:[gasps] Don't give up SpongeBob! You have to find something you love! Something to live for!
SpongeBob: And what might that be?
Sandy:[shakes her head] I don't know SpongeBob! Thats a question you have to answer for yourself. [leaves SpongeBob's pineapple]
SpongeBob: Sandy? Sandy! Sandy come back! [gets out a jar of peanut butter] I need you to help me open this jar of peanut butter! [tries to open the jar, fails, and starts crying] Enough sitting around feeling sorry for myself! [Cut to the Hospital, where SpongeBob tries to tear off the bandages on one of his thumbs, and succeeds. Then he lifts a barbell with the other one. He then tries to use the controller while playing a game, which was actually a heart monitor for a patient, who moves in weird positions. SpongeBob brings up his thumbs, and he nods][cut to the Krusty Krab kitchen, where Patrick is cooking Krabby Patties]
Patrick: Uhhhhhh, turn over. [SpongeBob enters the kitchen]
SpongeBob: My thumbs are better and I am ready to work!
Patrick: The job's taken.
SpongeBob: Well I'm taking it back.
Patrick: Just how are you gonna do that?
SpongeBob: Thumb war.
Patrick:[holds up his thumb] Ungaw!
SpongeBob and Patrick: One, two, three, four. I declare a thumb war! [SpongeBob and Patrick play thumb war and do it while walking in the restaurant. Eventually, once they walk on a ledge, they lose their balance and SpongeBob is hanging on Patrick's hand. Then a piece of the ledge breaks off due to Patrick's weight.]
Patrick: Admit it! You have been bested!
SpongeBob: Never! [they land on a customer's table, and Patrick eats the Krabby Patty]
Patrick: Then prepare to be pinned!
Sandy: Don't give up! Something to live for! [gives SpongeBob the thumbs-up]
Customers: Something to live for! [they all give SpongeBob the thumbs-up]
Customers: Woooaaahh! [SpongeBob pins Patrick and wins the thumb war!]
Sandy: SpongeBob wins! [she and the crowd cheer]
Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob, you old patty junkie! Welcome home son! [SpongeBob glances at Patrick]
Patrick: It's okay, I hate work anyway. [everyone laughs]
SpongeBob: Oh Patrick!
Patrick: No really, I do hate work! [everyone laughs even harder, even Patrick starts laughing] Everybody's laughing! Oh hey SpongeBob, I got something for ya!
SpongeBob: Yes Patrick?
[Patrick gives SpongeBob two thumbs-ups, as well as SpongeBob. The crowd cheers, SpongeBob's and Patrick's thumbs launch into the air, and explode into a big "THE END" and the episode ends]