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"The Cardboard Identity" is the 25th episode of the second season and the 65th episode overall of Craig of the Creek.


Craig and his friends stumble upon a mysterious bunker made of cardboard beneath the Creek.


Craig, Kelsey, and JP are carrying a pipe when JP falls into a hole, which Craig then finds is actually made of cardboard. The group falls inside, and then they find that a cardboard door to somewhere underground has been locked with a note by Carter Brown, saying that what he did in there must be contained. The kids reminisce about the last time they saw Carter, and the destruction he caused..

Later, the kids enter the cardboard room again, this time Craig cuts the door open with scissors and they bring Zoe with them. They walk into a large cardboard area, with halls connecting to many different rooms. They find a cardboard computer, where they view a "recording" (Just Carter standing behind the "screen" and talking) of Carter documenting an experiment he's working on to stop hurting people. Craig decides to go to the room marked "Lab". The kids find many different objects relating to the brain, and find another cardboard computer with a recording.

Carter's "recording" says he's been trying to replace his brain with one of cardboard, to regulate his emotions and become helpful again, and calls Zoe by the nickname "Zozo". The group opens a heavily locked door and enters another room. They view a recording of Carter with his face no longer visible. He says how "cardboard has a mind of its own", and that it's controlling him. He says, "I am no longer Carter Brown. I am... CardBorg!" He then jumps out of the computer and tries to fight the rest of the kids with his cardboard weapons and armor. Zoe tries to help Carter by saying "It's me, Zozo!" Carter's "consciousness" begins resurfacing and he makes up his mind.

He tells the kids to reset him, saying there's a slight chance he'll be reverted to the innocent child he was trying to become. Afterward, all of the kids including Carter Brown exit the bunker, when Zoe asks Carter if he remembers her. Carter responds, robotically, "Who. Is. Carter. Initiating escape protocol 01: Running!" and runs away.







  • The episode title is a reference to the 1980 spy fiction thriller novel and its 2002 film adaptation The Bourne Identity.
  • The Cardboard alias of Carter Brown may be a reference to Weapon X Wolverine from X-Men.
  • One of the arcade machine Carter Brown mentions to Craig and his friends is a reference to PAC-MAN.
    • The other arcade machines are parodies of other Namco games.


ve Episode list
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 "Itch to Explore" • "You're It" • "Jessica Goes to the Creek" • "The Final Book" • "Too Many Treasures" • "Wildernessa" • "Sunday Clothes" • "Escape from Family Dinner" • "Monster in the Garden" • "The Curse" • "Dog Decider" • "Bring Out Your Beast" • "Lost in the Sewers" • "The Future is Cardboard" • "The Brood" • "Under the Overpass" • "The Invitation" • "Vulture's Nest" • "Kelsey Quest" • "JPony" • "Ace of Squares" • "Doorway to Helen" • "The Last Kid in the Creek" • "The Climb" • "Big Pinchy" • "The Kid from 3030" • "Power Punchers" • "Creek Cart Racers" • "Secret Book Club" • "Jextra Perrestrial" • "The Takeout Mission" • "Dinner at the Creek" • "Jessica's Trail" • "Bug City" • "Deep Creek Salvage" • "The Shortcut" • "Dibs Court" • "The Great Fossil Rush" • "The Mystery of the Timekeeper" • "Alone Quest"
Season 2 "Memories of Bobby" • "Jacob of the Creek" • "Return of the Honeysuckle Rangers" • "Kelsey the Elder" • "Sour Candy Trials" • "Fort Williams" • "The Other Side" • "Summer Wish" • "Turning the Tables" • "Kelsey the Author" • "Council of the Creek" • "Sparkle Cadet" • "Cousin of the Creek" • "Camper on the Run" • "Stink Bomb" • "Evolution of Craig" • "The Haunted Dollhouse" • "Craig and the Kids Table" • "Creek Daycare" • "Sugar Smugglers" • "Sleepover at JP's" • "Tea Timers' Ball" • "The Cardboard Identity" • "Ancients of the Creek" • "Mortimor to the Rescue" • "Secret in a Bottle" • "Trading Day" • "Crisis at Elder Rock" • "Kelsey the Worthy" • "The End Was Here" • "In the Key of the Creek" • "Children of the Dog" • "Jessica Shorts" • "Ferret Quest" • "Into the Overpast" • "The Time Capsule" • "Beyond the Rapids" • "The Jinxening"
Season 3 "The Other Side: The Tournament" • "The Ground Is Lava!" • "The Council of the Creek: Operation Hive-Mind" • "The Bike Thief" • "Craig of the Beach" • "Plush Kingdom" • "The Ice Pop Trio: Creek Street" • "Pencil Break Mania" • "The Last Game of Summer" • "Trick or Creek" • "Fall Anthology" • "Afterschool Snackdown" • "Creature Feature" • "King of Camping" • "The Rise and Fall of the Green Poncho" • "I Don't Need a Hat" • "Alternate Creekiverse" • "Snow Day" • "Winter Break" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Breaking the Ice" • "Winter Creeklympics" • "Welcome to Creek Street" • "Fan or Foe" • "The New Jersey" • "The Sunflower" • "Craig World" • "Body Swap" • "Copycat Carter" • "Brother Builder" • "Jessica the Intern" • "Capture the Flag Part 1: The Candy" • "Capture the Flag Part 2: The King" • "Capture the Flag Part 3: The Legend" • "Capture the Flag Part 4: The Plan" • "Capture the Flag Part 5: The Game"
Season 4 "The Legend of the Library" • "Locked Out Cold" • "Beyond the Overpass" • "Sink or Swim Team" • "The Quick Name" • "The Chef's Challenge" • "The Sparkle Solution" • "Better Than You" • "The Dream Team" • "Fire & Ice" • "Chrono Moss" • "In Search of Lore" • "Opposite Day" • "Adventures in Baby Casino" • "Creek Talent Extravaganza" • "Dodgy Decisions" • "Hyde & Zeke" • "The Anniversary Box" • "Lost & Found" • "Grandma Smugglers" • "The Champion's Hike" • "Bored Games" • "Scoutguest" • "My Stare Lady" • "Silver Fist Returns"
Shorts "Craig of the Car" • "How Was Your Day?" • "The Williams Family Opening Theme Song" • "How to Map the Creek" • "Creek Kid Rap"