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"The Future is Cardboard" is the 14th episode of the first season and the 14th episode overall of Craig of the Creek.


The kids meet an eccentric cardboard creator that invites Craig to help finish his masterpiece.[1]


The episode begins with Craig, Kelsey and JP walking on the creek with cans on their feet, which move using elastic bands. The trio returns to their "base" and find a cardboard box indicating that it is armed. Kelsey and JP use the box to kick it, hit it, and as Mortimor's bathroom, but Craig takes the box and explains that they should treat it well, and then assemble a chair with cardboard. Kelsey and JP were

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about to destroy the chair, until Carter Brown arrives applauding and congratulates Craig for his work, then sits in the cardboard chair. Carter takes them to their new cardboard city and they enter to let Carter show them the whole place; First, the "game room" with many imitations of your favorite games made of cardboard. Kelsey tries to play one of his games, but ends up breaking the game room.

Carter Brown

Then Carter shows them a room with many beds, which Craig thinks are very comfortable, and even have cup holders. JP tries to jump on a bed but breaks it, making Craig angry. The next place is a gym made of cardboard, decorated with jungle theme. Kelsey and JP break several things in the gym for trying to use them, Craig gets mad at them and apologizes for the disaster, but Carter shows Craig that

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the entire "New Cardboard City" is held by tubes so that no one breaks it. Finally, Carter takes them to a room to drink water, which has glasses covered with adhesive tape so that the cardboard does not undo the cardboard. Craig exclaims that the whole place is amazing, but Kelsey is surprised that there are no children. Carter explains that he plans to make the entire city mobile, and that's why he called Craig. Craig and Carter make the city mobile, while Kelsey and JP are in a living room, bored because the TV has no channels and JP's popcorn is very hard. Kelsey asks Craig

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when they leave, and they begin to argue why Kelsey thinks it is useless to have a cardboard city, so she and JP leave, leaving Craig and Carter alone. Kelsey and JP walk down the creek to get to their base, but get lost and find another cardboard city. Meanwhile, Craig is sad because he misses JP, and Carter tries to convince him that he shouldn't miss them because they were mean to him. Kelsey and JP meet Zoe, the leader of the Cardboard City,

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to ask how to get back to their base. They mention New Cardboard City and Carter, surprising Zoe, because he knew him. At that moment, Zoe explains to Kelsey and JP that he met Carter and played with him, until he began to complain about the appearance of the city and left. Carter arrives with his robot and destroys a house, then throws packing foam at Zoe, Kelsey and JP Craig tries to stop him but Carter throws him into a room where he locks him, while Kelsey and JP try to defeat him. Craig remembers that before coming to the New Cardboard City, Kelsey and JP tried to

"But I'm Glad we’re still friends".

break the box, then he destroys the robot and apologizes to his friends for having abandoned them. Carter falls into a box and Zoe threatens him with his cardboard ax, then he is forced to leave. Craig is glad to regain his friendship with Kelsey and JP, and the episode ends.




  • Zoe (debut)
  • Cardboard People (debut)


  • The cardboard city has many references to the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
    • First, the final version of New Cardboard City resembles a Metal Gear.
    • Also, Carter's idea of New Cardboard City could be a reference to Outer Heaven, an idea of “the perfect country”.
    • Finally, the theme of cardboard is very similar to the idea of sneaking around in a cardboard box in Metal Gear Solid.
  • The TV in New Cardboard City has a cutout of Jerry Seinfeld with his catchphrase “What’s the deal with...”.



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"