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* ''Tropers/{{Anonymous}}'': To prove that not everything pre-season 4 was an outstanding classic, "Sleepy Time" shows that all the characters' {{Jerkass}} tendencies went as far as the first season, where after [=SpongeBob=] visits the character's dreams and ruins them, and Sandy, showing that she's a SmallNameBigEgo, even in the first season said to him: "Do us all a favor and stay out of our dreams", accompanied by Squidward's "Don't we get enough of you during the day, [=SpongeBob=]?!" and everyone, including his so-called "friends" yells at him for getting into their dreams. Alright, how did they know that [=SpongeBob=] snuck into their dreams where he could've just happened to be in them?! I can understand Squidward and all, but the rest of the characters, including Mr Krabs (who back then, cared about [=SpongeBob=], despite his obsession with money) and Sandy?! Even Gary and Pearl show up despite the fact that their dreams were the only two that Spongebob didn't ruin! That is just the lowest of the low and one of the weaker bunch of the first three seasons!

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* ''Tropers/{{Anonymous}}'': To prove that not everything pre-season 4 was an outstanding classic, "Sleepy Time" shows that all the characters' {{Jerkass}} tendencies went as far as the first season, where after [=SpongeBob=] visits the character's dreams and ruins them, and Sandy, showing that she's a SmallNameBigEgo, even in the first season said to him: "Do us all a favor and stay out of our dreams", accompanied by Squidward's "Don't we get enough of you during the day, [=SpongeBob=]?!" and everyone, including his so-called "friends" yells at him for getting into their dreams. Alright, how did they know that [=SpongeBob=] snuck into their dreams where he could've just happened to be in them?! I can understand Squidward and all, but the rest of the characters, including Mr Krabs (who back then, cared about [=SpongeBob=], despite his obsession with money) and Sandy?! Even Gary and Pearl show up despite the fact that their dreams were the only two that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] didn't ruin! That is just the lowest of the low and one of the weaker bunch of the first three seasons!



* megatroper123456: This is the first episode (chronologically) that I really didn't like, "Valentine's Day". Not only is it kind of random for Spongebob to be doing a special that counters the main character's asexuality, but Patrick is pretty a much a bratty, childish jerk, throughout the whole thing. Him getting so unhappy, after his best friend gives him, what he considered, his Valentine's gift (a friendly hand shake), it completely killed the mood as he just gloomily went around the Valentine's Day Carnival, unusally pissed with what Spongebob had done. Not to mention, at the end, he goes batshit insane, completely destroying the carnival, and oh, that part where the whole crowd is trying to get Patrick to look around to Sandy and Patrick is like "No, I'm just practicing my prick-ishness for the Post-Movie episodes!" is pretty grating. So yeah, Patrick constantly pestering Spongebob for his gift, acting like a 5-year old when it appears to be underwhelming, wrecking everything in sight (also inadvertedly at the end when the chocolate bubble bursts) and getting no punishment of any kind make this one of my least favourite episodes, and definitely my least-favourite Pre-Movie episode.
* treehugger0369: Initially, I had the infamous bit from The Card as my [=DMoS=], but after [[FridgeHorror some thought]] I realized there was a pre-movie episode that could give some post-movie episodes some competition in the cruelty department: The Bully from season 3. The basic plot is that a bully becomes a new student at Mrs. Puff's Boating School and constantly pursues [=SpongeBob=], threatening to kick his butt. [=SpongeBob=] does nothing to deserve this, Mrs. Puff is absolutely no help, and neither is his best friend Patrick(apparently he and the bully were college buddies. No, IDK how [[TheDitz Patrick]] could get into college), the bully has no sort of motivation(not even the FreudianExcuse cliche) and continues even after [=SpongeBob=] saves his life, and even after the bully [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his comeuppance]], Mrs. Puff then sees what happened and threatens to kick Spongebob's butt. If this was after Demolition Doofus, Mrs. Puff's behavior would have made some sense, but she has no excuse whatsoever for how she treated Spongebob when he was fearing for his life!(In one scene, Spongebob's seen writing a will, and when the bully catches him, Spongebob tries to do the "dying confession" bit with Gary but is too scared).

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* megatroper123456: This is the first episode (chronologically) that I really didn't like, "Valentine's Day". Not only is it kind of random for Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] to be doing a special that counters the main character's asexuality, but Patrick is pretty a much a bratty, childish jerk, throughout the whole thing. Him getting so unhappy, after his best friend gives him, what he considered, his Valentine's gift (a friendly hand shake), it completely killed the mood as he just gloomily went around the Valentine's Day Carnival, unusally pissed with what Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] had done. Not to mention, at the end, he goes batshit insane, completely destroying the carnival, and oh, that part where the whole crowd is trying to get Patrick to look around to Sandy and Patrick is like "No, I'm just practicing my prick-ishness for the Post-Movie episodes!" is pretty grating. So yeah, Patrick constantly pestering Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] for his gift, acting like a 5-year old when it appears to be underwhelming, wrecking everything in sight (also inadvertedly at the end when the chocolate bubble bursts) and getting no punishment of any kind make this one of my least favourite episodes, and definitely my least-favourite Pre-Movie episode.
* treehugger0369: Initially, I had the infamous bit from The Card as my [=DMoS=], but after [[FridgeHorror some thought]] I realized there was a pre-movie episode that could give some post-movie episodes some competition in the cruelty department: The Bully from season 3. The basic plot is that a bully becomes a new student at Mrs. Puff's Boating School and constantly pursues [=SpongeBob=], threatening to kick his butt. [=SpongeBob=] does nothing to deserve this, Mrs. Puff is absolutely no help, and neither is his best friend Patrick(apparently he and the bully were college buddies. No, IDK how [[TheDitz Patrick]] could get into college), the bully has no sort of motivation(not even the FreudianExcuse cliche) and continues even after [=SpongeBob=] saves his life, and even after the bully [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his comeuppance]], Mrs. Puff then sees what happened and threatens to kick Spongebob's butt. If this was after Demolition Doofus, Mrs. Puff's behavior would have made some sense, but she has no excuse whatsoever for how she treated Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] when he was fearing for his life!(In one scene, Spongebob's seen writing a will, and when the bully catches him, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] tries to do the "dying confession" bit with Gary but is too scared).



* ''Tropers/{{Thepenguinking2}}'': From "The Great Snail Race", nothing in the series scarred me more than poor Gary falling apart after over-exercise. Not even the infamous Toenail Scene or Gary getting nearly eaten in "A Pal for Gary". [[EnsembleDarkhorse Me being a huge fan of Gary]], it was incredibly hard to see Gary's shell getting blasted off and showing car parts within it, despite how cartoony it was. Even with Puffy Fluffy trying to eat Gary, there weren't any visual injuries. Sure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Spongebob realized him over-working Gary resulted in this]], but it's still not enough to forgive him for doing it in the first place. Most of the episode wasn't really that great, with the [[TheUntwist really expect-able]] ending where Patrick's rock managed to win, that BrickJoke that the episode really could've done without, and that honestly boring "Misspelling Squidward's name" joke, but this part of the episode stood out the most, and made me hate the episode more than any modern-Spongebob episode to date.

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* ''Tropers/{{Thepenguinking2}}'': From "The Great Snail Race", nothing in the series scarred me more than poor Gary falling apart after over-exercise. Not even the infamous Toenail Scene or Gary getting nearly eaten in "A Pal for Gary". [[EnsembleDarkhorse Me being a huge fan of Gary]], it was incredibly hard to see Gary's shell getting blasted off and showing car parts within it, despite how cartoony it was. Even with Puffy Fluffy trying to eat Gary, there weren't any visual injuries. Sure, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] realized him over-working Gary resulted in this]], but it's still not enough to forgive him for doing it in the first place. Most of the episode wasn't really that great, with the [[TheUntwist really expect-able]] ending where Patrick's rock managed to win, that BrickJoke that the episode really could've done without, and that honestly boring "Misspelling Squidward's name" joke, but this part of the episode stood out the most, and made me hate the episode more than any modern-Spongebob modern-[=SpongeBob=] episode to date.



* TheDoctor1996: I have always considered the episode "Hooky" to be a DMOS for two reasons. The ending and the premise. The episode would have been much better if Spongebob's humiliation was a "what if" moment rather than something that actually happened. But what really made me hate this episode was the revelation that Squidward was the one who hooked Spongebob. I accept that Squidward is a big jerk but in seasons 1-3 he did show some kindness to Spongebob at times in episodes like "Pizza Delivery" and this episode makes Squidward look like a complete bastard. Is it really risking someone's life just to teach them a lesson about hooks? The other problem is the premise. It just seems to be an episode where the creators want to humiliate a character for the sake of comedy. The logical failures in the episode imply this. First of all; if there is an area of Bikini Bottom called "Fish Hooks Park" why are there no barriers preventing sea-life from going there or at the very least a few signs advising sea-life to stay away? And if Spongebob lives in a pinapple under the sea, how does he not know about the dangers of hooks? I accept that he can be stupid but if he values his life then he should know. It's like someone living in the French Alps not knowing the dangers of avalanches. These logical failures imply to me that this episode was made purely so the creators could humiliate a character in the cruelest way possible and use it as a form of comedy.

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* TheDoctor1996: I have always considered the episode "Hooky" to be a DMOS for two reasons. The ending and the premise. The episode would have been much better if Spongebob's humiliation was a "what if" moment rather than something that actually happened. But what really made me hate this episode was the revelation that Squidward was the one who hooked Spongebob. I accept that Squidward is a big jerk but in seasons 1-3 he did show some kindness to Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] at times in episodes like "Pizza Delivery" and this episode makes Squidward look like a complete bastard. Is it really risking someone's life just to teach them a lesson about hooks? The other problem is the premise. It just seems to be an episode where the creators want to humiliate a character for the sake of comedy. The logical failures in the episode imply this. First of all; if there is an area of Bikini Bottom called "Fish Hooks Park" why are there no barriers preventing sea-life from going there or at the very least a few signs advising sea-life to stay away? And if Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] lives in a pinapple under the sea, how does he not know about the dangers of hooks? I accept that he can be stupid but if he values his life then he should know. It's like someone living in the French Alps not knowing the dangers of avalanches. These logical failures imply to me that this episode was made purely so the creators could humiliate a character in the cruelest way possible and use it as a form of comedy.



* MarioAndSpongeBobFan: For me personally, I think "Can You Spare a Dime?" featured pre-movie Squidward at his most ungrateful. First, he singlehandedly quits his job over a RantInducingSlight from Mr. Krabs and as a result ends up homeless, but that's not what gets me about this episode. SpongeBob lets Squidward stay at his house and [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave he practically milks it for all it's worth]], forcing SpongeBob to pamper him and refusing to get a job even when SpongeBob screams in his face to do it. On top of that, [[KarmaHoudini Squidward receives no comeuppance for his outrageous behavior]], and resumes arguing with Mr. Krabs like at the start of the episode. As much as I love Squidward, this episode made me want to punch him in the face!

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* MarioAndSpongeBobFan: For me personally, I think "Can You Spare a Dime?" featured pre-movie Squidward at his most ungrateful. First, he singlehandedly quits his job over a RantInducingSlight from Mr. Krabs and as a result ends up homeless, but that's not what gets me about this episode. SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] lets Squidward stay at his house and [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave he practically milks it for all it's worth]], forcing SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] to pamper him and refusing to get a job even when SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] screams in his face to do it. On top of that, [[KarmaHoudini Squidward receives no comeuppance for his outrageous behavior]], and resumes arguing with Mr. Krabs like at the start of the episode. As much as I love Squidward, this episode made me want to punch him in the face!



* [[Tropers/LinKeuiSwampert Lin Keui Swampert:]] Karate Island. To summarize, SpongeBob is scammed to believe he's the Karate Master ([[JumpedTheShark hi-ya!]]) He and Sandy travel to Karate Island to get the reward, SpongeBob being a blatant [[TookALevelInJerkass asshole]] along the way. SpongeBob beats up a few [[BadBadActing obvious actors]] and is whisked away. Sandy leaves, only to have to rescue SpongeBob. [[AssholeVictim "Sandy! I need you! I can't handle this myself!"]] Sandy fights a few foes in what was trying to be a {{Homage}} to Bruce Lee-esque action scenes but turns out to just be [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment unnecessary and time consuming]], and eventually defeats the scammer, trying to get SpongeBob to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking buy a condo]]. Granted, it gives SpongeBob a tad of development, but of course [[TooGoodToLast it doesn't last]]. The worst part? In the above mentioned "Best Day Ever" marathon, it's the Number One voted spot, and it's now always played with "Best Day Ever".
* Tropers/KoopaKid17: "All That Glitters" ruined [=SpongeBob=] forever for me. I could go on forever about why I hated this episode from [=SpongeBob's=] {{Wangst}} to him spending half the episode naked (because NakedPeopleAreFunny? [[SarcasmMode Right]]). Since I can only choose one moment that still makes my blood boil to this day, it would be the part where the replacement spatula [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells off SpongeBob]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution making it flip Krabby Patties]], hands down. The thing suddenly [[TookALevelInJerkass talks down to SpongeBob]] [[RichBitch because it feels the job is too menial for its status]]. It then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away when SpongeBob tries to get it back]], [[KickTheDog though not before continuing to give jab after jab at him]]. Easily a candidate for the most mean-spirited scene in the show's history considering the sacrifice poor [=SpongeBob=] was willing to make for it.
* fluffything: I'd like to add the Season 4 episode ''Wigstruck'' to this increasingly long list of Spongebob-related DMOS. Long story short, the episode centers around Spongebob finding a rock star's 19th century-looking wig and decides to wear it. Throughout the episode, Spongebob acts like a complete arrogant moron acting like the wig makes him the coolest thing ever despite people telling him that he looks like an idiot and that the wig is nothing more than an annoyance. Even Patrick, who by now is too stupid to even know how to operate a can opener, points out that Spongebob is acting like an [[JerkAss idiotic jerk]] with that wig. And, how does Spongebob react? He brags that everyone is jealous. (Beat) What the hell!? Spongebob's friends tell him directly to his face that the wig is disgusting and he looks stupid in it, and he acts like they're just jealous of him!? No. Just...no. Oh, and to top it all off, the ending has Spongebob ditch the wig (finally) only to find out that now everyone is wearing one because the rock star is wearing it again and it's now trendy. So, yeah, Spongebob doesn't even get any commupance for being an arrogant jerk to his friends. Compare that to the earlier season episode ''Ripped Pants'', where Spongebob does realize his actions to become popular are annoying his friends and feels genuinely sorry about it, and you'll see just why this episode is horrible on so many levels.

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* [[Tropers/LinKeuiSwampert Lin Keui Swampert:]] Karate Island. To summarize, SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] is scammed to believe he's the Karate Master ([[JumpedTheShark hi-ya!]]) He and Sandy travel to Karate Island to get the reward, SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] being a blatant [[TookALevelInJerkass asshole]] along the way. SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] beats up a few [[BadBadActing obvious actors]] and is whisked away. Sandy leaves, only to have to rescue SpongeBob. [[AssholeVictim "Sandy! I need you! I can't handle this myself!"]] Sandy fights a few foes in what was trying to be a {{Homage}} to Bruce Lee-esque action scenes but turns out to just be [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment unnecessary and time consuming]], and eventually defeats the scammer, trying to get SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking buy a condo]]. Granted, it gives SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] a tad of development, but of course [[TooGoodToLast it doesn't last]]. The worst part? In the above mentioned "Best Day Ever" marathon, it's the Number One voted spot, and it's now always played with "Best Day Ever".
* Tropers/KoopaKid17: "All That Glitters" ruined [=SpongeBob=] forever for me. I could go on forever about why I hated this episode from [=SpongeBob's=] {{Wangst}} to him spending half the episode naked (because NakedPeopleAreFunny? [[SarcasmMode Right]]). Since I can only choose one moment that still makes my blood boil to this day, it would be the part where the replacement spatula [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells off SpongeBob]] for [[DisproportionateRetribution making it flip Krabby Patties]], hands down. The thing suddenly [[TookALevelInJerkass talks down to SpongeBob]] [[RichBitch because it feels the job is too menial for its status]]. It then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away when SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] tries to get it back]], [[KickTheDog though not before continuing to give jab after jab at him]]. Easily a candidate for the most mean-spirited scene in the show's history considering the sacrifice poor [=SpongeBob=] was willing to make for it.
* fluffything: I'd like to add the Season 4 episode ''Wigstruck'' to this increasingly long list of Spongebob-related DMOS. Long story short, the episode centers around Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] finding a rock star's 19th century-looking wig and decides to wear it. Throughout the episode, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] acts like a complete arrogant moron acting like the wig makes him the coolest thing ever despite people telling him that he looks like an idiot and that the wig is nothing more than an annoyance. Even Patrick, who by now is too stupid to even know how to operate a can opener, points out that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] is acting like an [[JerkAss idiotic jerk]] with that wig. And, how does Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] react? He brags that everyone is jealous. (Beat) What the hell!? Spongebob's friends tell him directly to his face that the wig is disgusting and he looks stupid in it, and he acts like they're just jealous of him!? No. Just...no. Oh, and to top it all off, the ending has Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] ditch the wig (finally) only to find out that now everyone is wearing one because the rock star is wearing it again and it's now trendy. So, yeah, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] doesn't even get any commupance for being an arrogant jerk to his friends. Compare that to the earlier season episode ''Ripped Pants'', where Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] does realize his actions to become popular are annoying his friends and feels genuinely sorry about it, and you'll see just why this episode is horrible on so many levels.



* {{Tropers/heartauthor}}: Four words: "Breath of Fresh Squidward." First of all, not only does the beginning of the episode try to pass off [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick sneaking into Squidward's house every morning "funny," the little story about Squidward's "happy gland" seems to prove that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are aware that they make Squidward's life miserable, [[KickTheDog and yet they do it anyway]]. I will admit, I thought the plot point of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Squidward getting a personality change]] had some potential, but any potential this episode had was immediately lost when it [[FromBadToWorse suddenly went into a nosedive]]. Squidward is now pretty much acting like [=SpongeBob=] normally acts...and yet we're supposed to feel bad that [=SpongeBob=]'s being pushed to the side because happy Squidward becomes Employee of the Month. However, this doesn't work not only because of how [=SpongeBob=]'s treated Squidward in earlier episodes, but also because he flat-out admitted at the beginning of the episode that he [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic watches Squidward sleep]]. But the crown for this Dethroning Moment? The scene where [=SpongeBob=] screams at Squidward for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pogo-dancing with Patrick]], and then kicks the squid out of his own party. And not one person [[KarmaHoudini calls SpongeBob out]] for this appalling behavior. And then the episode ends with [[StatusQuoIsGod Squidward being zapped back to normal]]. You have no idea how elated I was when WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter named this episode Number One on his "Top Ten Squidward Torture Porns" list, because that's exactly where this piece of garbage belongs.

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* {{Tropers/heartauthor}}: Four words: "Breath of Fresh Squidward." First of all, not only does the beginning of the episode try to pass off [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick sneaking into Squidward's house every morning "funny," the little story about Squidward's "happy gland" seems to prove that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are aware that they make Squidward's life miserable, [[KickTheDog and yet they do it anyway]]. I will admit, I thought the plot point of [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Squidward getting a personality change]] had some potential, but any potential this episode had was immediately lost when it [[FromBadToWorse suddenly went into a nosedive]]. Squidward is now pretty much acting like [=SpongeBob=] normally acts...and yet we're supposed to feel bad that [=SpongeBob=]'s being pushed to the side because happy Squidward becomes Employee of the Month. However, this doesn't work not only because of how [=SpongeBob=]'s treated Squidward in earlier episodes, but also because he flat-out admitted at the beginning of the episode that he [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic watches Squidward sleep]]. But the crown for this Dethroning Moment? The scene where [=SpongeBob=] screams at Squidward for [[FelonyMisdemeanor pogo-dancing with Patrick]], and then kicks the squid out of his own party. And not one person [[KarmaHoudini calls SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] out]] for this appalling behavior. And then the episode ends with [[StatusQuoIsGod Squidward being zapped back to normal]]. You have no idea how elated I was when WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter named this episode Number One on his "Top Ten Squidward Torture Porns" list, because that's exactly where this piece of garbage belongs.



* Ztyran: The ending of "Gone" was a good example for me. Instead of it being a horrible nightmare or something, it's that everyone, even his friends have spent a week having a holiday called 'No [=SpongeBob=] Day,' doing things like burning him in effigy. Now while I can understand Plankton, Squidward, and Mrs. Puff, the others make no sense. This included Krabs, who makes a fortune off the guy, Sandy, who once married him, and Patrick, his best friend. And Patrick's excuse that everyone needs time away from [=SpongeBob=]'s laugh is a bit of a lame excuse.

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* Ztyran: The ending of "Gone" was a good example for me. Instead of it being a horrible nightmare or something, it's that everyone, even his friends have spent a week having a holiday called 'No [=SpongeBob=] Day,' doing things like burning him in effigy. Now while I can understand Plankton, Squidward, and Mrs. Puff, the others make no sense. This included Krabs, who Krabs—who makes a fortune off the guy, Sandy, who once married him, and Patrick, guy—and his best friend.friends, Sandy and Patrick. And Patrick's excuse that everyone needs time away from [=SpongeBob=]'s laugh is a bit of a lame excuse.



* Xblade: "Choir Boys". Okay, so imagine a kid watching ''Spongebob'' for the first time (Yeah, this is a bit unrealistic, but bare with me here). What are they going to see? - They're not going to see a jerk getting some comeuppance, they're going to see an average guy getting torment for no real reason at all. Squidward just wants to go to the choir, and Spongebob decides to nag him, chase him down, and his pot hole results in Squidward getting trapped in some Jellyfish. Squidward is upstaged at the choir by Spongebob, but since Spongebob is [[DesignatedHero The 'protagonist']] of the episode, it's not all that surprising. Then there's Spongebob says this: Now I have a captive audience!

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* Xblade: "Choir Boys". Okay, so imagine a kid watching ''Spongebob'' for the first time (Yeah, this is a bit unrealistic, but bare with me here). What are they going to see? - They're not going to see a jerk getting some comeuppance, they're going to see an average guy getting torment for no real reason at all. Squidward just wants to go to the choir, and Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] decides to nag him, chase him down, and his pot hole results in Squidward getting trapped in some Jellyfish. Squidward is upstaged at the choir by Spongebob, but since Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] is [[DesignatedHero The 'protagonist']] of the episode, it's not all that surprising. Then there's Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] says this: Now I have a captive audience!



* RabidBadger1632: I'll make mine, "Dear Vikings" as nobody seems to have covered it yet, despite how much it deserves it. The basic plot is Spongebob writing a letter to a random viking clan and they come and shanghai Spongebob and Squidward. The premise of the episode may have worked if actual writers had worked on it and not just random people grabbed from the story-boarding department (Not joking there. Most of the current writers have had no experience with actual writing). After about 7 minutes of bland jokes and filler, Squidward ticks off the Vikings and they try to catapult him into the sea (well more accurately the goo). The ending is the worst part. It isn't hard to see that the writers realized that they had wasted too much time with filler to bring in the actual plot and that they only have a minute left to resolve things. Rather than scrap the episode or rewrite from scratch like a competent writer would, they just decide to ram in another pointless conflict. Right in the middle of Squidward's catapulting the Viking's ship hits an iceberg and starts sinking. Spongebob climbs into another catapult and flings himself into the hole to plug it and absorbs all the water. The Vikings then start cheering for him, Spongebob utters a painfully lame joke, and the episode just ends. No, actually it doesn't end, it just stops. This just shows how little the writers think of the kids who watch this. I was about 9 when I watched the episode and I wasn't impressed. Nothing was actually resolved. Do Spongebob and Squidward get back home? Do they still plan on catapulting Squidward? What did anyone even gain or learn from this? Well none of those are answered. Also this episode just doubled my apathy for the Emmy's.
* Truffle: ''Plankton's Regular'' is a prime example of what a petty bastard Mr. Krabs really is. Plankton is overjoyed to finally get a regular customer, but Krabs, being [[JerkAss Krabs]], decides that he's not happy with this, so he and Spongebob go out of their way to sabotage Plankton's success. There's no reason for them to do this, as having a regular customer means Plankton won't try to steal their patty formula. Not only are they unjustifiably cruel, but at the end of the episode, it's revealed that Karen was paying the guy to buy Plankton's chum. [[KickTheDog He never liked it to begin with.]] Why!? What's so bad about letting Plankton have his five minutes of fame? And we're expected to find this funny. Well, it's not. It's just mean and depressing.

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* RabidBadger1632: I'll make mine, "Dear Vikings" as nobody seems to have covered it yet, despite how much it deserves it. The basic plot is Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] writing a letter to a random viking clan and they come and shanghai Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward. The premise of the episode may have worked if actual writers had worked on it and not just random people grabbed from the story-boarding department (Not joking there. Most of the current writers have had no experience with actual writing). After about 7 minutes of bland jokes and filler, Squidward ticks off the Vikings and they try to catapult him into the sea (well more accurately the goo). The ending is the worst part. It isn't hard to see that the writers realized that they had wasted too much time with filler to bring in the actual plot and that they only have a minute left to resolve things. Rather than scrap the episode or rewrite from scratch like a competent writer would, they just decide to ram in another pointless conflict. Right in the middle of Squidward's catapulting the Viking's ship hits an iceberg and starts sinking. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] climbs into another catapult and flings himself into the hole to plug it and absorbs all the water. The Vikings then start cheering for him, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] utters a painfully lame joke, and the episode just ends. No, actually it doesn't end, it just stops. This just shows how little the writers think of the kids who watch this. I was about 9 when I watched the episode and I wasn't impressed. Nothing was actually resolved. Do Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward get back home? Do they still plan on catapulting Squidward? What did anyone even gain or learn from this? Well none of those are answered. Also this episode just doubled my apathy for the Emmy's.
* Truffle: ''Plankton's Regular'' is a prime example of what a petty bastard Mr. Krabs really is. Plankton is overjoyed to finally get a regular customer, but Krabs, being [[JerkAss Krabs]], decides that he's not happy with this, so he and Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] go out of their way to sabotage Plankton's success. There's no reason for them to do this, as having a regular customer means Plankton won't try to steal their patty formula. Not only are they unjustifiably cruel, but at the end of the episode, it's revealed that Karen was paying the guy to buy Plankton's chum. [[KickTheDog He never liked it to begin with.]] Why!? What's so bad about letting Plankton have his five minutes of fame? And we're expected to find this funny. Well, it's not. It's just mean and depressing.



* Tropers/{{VulgarProboscidean}}: The episode "A Day Without Tears" is an insult to Spongebob during the pre-movie era, the takes Spongebob's {{Flanderization}} UpToEleven in which he cries about practically everything, he cries about ripping his pants, he cries about having to throw away a Krabby Patty, and he cries about Squidward yelling at him, despite those things happening to Spongebob in previous episodes (Ripped Pants, Born Again Krabs, and every episode where Spongebob and/or Patrick annoy Squidward). I don't know who that crybaby was in this episode because it's not Spongebob Squarepants.

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* Tropers/{{VulgarProboscidean}}: The episode "A Day Without Tears" is an insult to Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] during the pre-movie era, the takes Spongebob's {{Flanderization}} UpToEleven in which he cries about practically everything, he cries about ripping his pants, he cries about having to throw away a Krabby Patty, and he cries about Squidward yelling at him, despite those things happening to Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] in previous episodes (Ripped Pants, Born Again Krabs, and every episode where Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and/or Patrick annoy Squidward). I don't know who that crybaby was in this episode because it's not Spongebob Squarepants.[=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=].



* {{Tropers/Garfield2710}}: I hate what modern Spongebob has become, and hate a majority of the newer episodes. However, my personal DMOS for this show is the beginning of "The Googly Artiste." It starts with Squidward having sculpted a self portrait, which actually looks pretty good. Then an art critic comes by and criticizes it, going so far as to steal Squidward's beret, because he's not a "real" artist. Then to add insult upon insult, the art critic then goes over to Patrick and thinks that his work, which is just a rock covered in googly eyes, is a masterpiece and buys it for $500. This is the most infuriating thing they've ever done, because it feels like the writers are insulting the people who have heavily criticized the show, by saying they can't see quality work right in front of their nose, and would rather watch crap. Hey morons, write better, and then people will stop insulting your work! Even if this wasn't a TakeThatAudience, (which I highly doubt) it still comes across as that way, and they definitely should've known better. Oh and that this scene logically makes no sense on any conceivable level, other than to once again remind us that Squidward is and always will be a ButtMonkey.

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* {{Tropers/Garfield2710}}: I hate what modern Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] has become, and hate a majority of the newer episodes. However, my personal DMOS for this show is the beginning of "The Googly Artiste." It starts with Squidward having sculpted a self portrait, which actually looks pretty good. Then an art critic comes by and criticizes it, going so far as to steal Squidward's beret, because he's not a "real" artist. Then to add insult upon insult, the art critic then goes over to Patrick and thinks that his work, which is just a rock covered in googly eyes, is a masterpiece and buys it for $500. This is the most infuriating thing they've ever done, because it feels like the writers are insulting the people who have heavily criticized the show, by saying they can't see quality work right in front of their nose, and would rather watch crap. Hey morons, write better, and then people will stop insulting your work! Even if this wasn't a TakeThatAudience, (which I highly doubt) it still comes across as that way, and they definitely should've known better. Oh and that this scene logically makes no sense on any conceivable level, other than to once again remind us that Squidward is and always will be a ButtMonkey.



** Izzy1: Another thing about that episode that bothered me was the snail food scene, where Spongebob was shown being able to make great-tasting snail food, ended up going nowhere. It could have been expanded so that Spongebob actually makes a new business out of it and shuns Mr. Krabs' offering for his job back. But nope, [[StatusQuoIsGod everything HAS to go back to normal by the end]] (admittedly, they probably would have done that even with the snail food business). If they weren't going to expand upon it, why bother to have it at all?

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** Izzy1: Another thing about that episode that bothered me was the snail food scene, where Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] was shown being able to make great-tasting snail food, ended up going nowhere. It could have been expanded so that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] actually makes a new business out of it and shuns Mr. Krabs' offering for his job back. But nope, [[StatusQuoIsGod everything HAS to go back to normal by the end]] (admittedly, they probably would have done that even with the snail food business). If they weren't going to expand upon it, why bother to have it at all?



* {{Tropers/MetalAiAi}}: Missed potential, thy name is ''Patrick! The Game''. The first half of the episode is good, but nothing spectacular, but when we get to the characters playing the game itself marks the point where the episode's quality goes down the toilet. Imagine playing Mario Party, and you end up on the Bowser Space every turn. That pretty much summarizes [[ButtMonkey Squidward's]] experience playing the game, he always ends up on the Jail Space and Patrick goes full KillerGameMaster just to keep Squidward miserable, while Spongebob and Sandy only add pointless {{Padding}}. Sure, Squidward may have been a bit jerky in the first half, but the way [[TookALevelInJerkAss Patrick takes a level in jerkass]] makes it unfair. The episode ends with [[RageQuit Squidward tearing up the board]] [[DisproportionateRetribution and getting arrested for it,]] at this point of the series that doesn't come off as a surprise anymore. To summarize, the writers had great potential to this episode, but they threw it away in favor of a generic Squidward torture porn.

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* {{Tropers/MetalAiAi}}: Missed potential, thy name is ''Patrick! The Game''. The first half of the episode is good, but nothing spectacular, but when we get to the characters playing the game itself marks the point where the episode's quality goes down the toilet. Imagine playing Mario Party, and you end up on the Bowser Space every turn. That pretty much summarizes [[ButtMonkey Squidward's]] experience playing the game, he always ends up on the Jail Space and Patrick goes full KillerGameMaster just to keep Squidward miserable, while Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy only add pointless {{Padding}}. Sure, Squidward may have been a bit jerky in the first half, but the way [[TookALevelInJerkAss Patrick takes a level in jerkass]] makes it unfair. The episode ends with [[RageQuit Squidward tearing up the board]] [[DisproportionateRetribution and getting arrested for it,]] at this point of the series that doesn't come off as a surprise anymore. To summarize, the writers had great potential to this episode, but they threw it away in favor of a generic Squidward torture porn.
9th Apr '17 8:08:08 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* MarioAndSpongeBobFan: For me personally, I think "Can You Spare a Dime?" featured pre-movie Squidward at his most ungrateful. First, he singlehandedly quits his job over a RantInducingSlight from Mr. Krabs and as a result ends up homeless, but that's not what gets me about this episode. SpongeBob lets Squidward stay at his house and [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave he practically milks it for all it's worth]], forcing SpongeBob to pamper him and refusing to get a job even when SpongeBob screams in his face to do it. On top of that, [[KarmaHoudini Squidward receives no comeuppance for his outrageous behavior]], and resumes arguing with Mr. Krabs like at the start of the episode. As much as I love Squidward, this episode made me want to punch him in the face!
11th Mar '17 1:10:20 PM SenorCornholio
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Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to Davy Jones' Locker]].

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Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to Davy Jones' Locker]].
to]] '''''[[LargeHam DAVY JONES' LOCKER!!!]]'''''
24th Feb '17 5:39:35 AM Loekman3
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** Tropers/TommyTiger: Krabs wasn't completely unpunished (his punishment was small, but still a punishment) if my memory serves me correctly. At the end the mime was still behind him, and he said something in the lines of "SpongeBob, get the mime away, he scares me!" Take that as you will.
24th Feb '17 3:17:12 AM TommyTiger
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** Tropers/TommyTiger: Krabs wasn't completely unpunished (his punishment was small, but still a punishment) if my memory serves me correctly. At the end the mime was still behind him, and he said something in the lines of "SpongeBob, get the mime away, he scares me!" Take that as you will.
19th Feb '17 4:53:35 PM Vir
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* JewelSatellite: I can't think of an ending more insulting than the one in "Nautical Novice". The episode could've been a great one, there are many great touches and I feel that it's entertaining. But the ending sums up to the following: [=SpongeBob=] actually wasn't moving the museum at all, it was someone with a tugboat way smaller than than the actual museum. This is barely even alluded to in the rest of the episode. [=SpongeBob=] brought it up, but other than that, the ending of this episode shoots down any possible developments in SpongeBob's driving skill. Overall, this episode isn't bad, but the ending shot down any chance of the episode being good.

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* JewelSatellite: I can't think of an ending more insulting than the one in "Nautical Novice". The episode could've been a great one, there are many great touches and I feel that it's entertaining. But the ending sums up to the following: [=SpongeBob=] actually wasn't moving the museum at all, it was someone with a tugboat way smaller than than the actual museum. This is barely even alluded to in the rest of the episode. [=SpongeBob=] brought it up, but other than that, the ending of this episode shoots down any possible developments in SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s driving skill. Overall, this episode isn't bad, but the ending shot down any chance of the episode being good.
11th Feb '17 11:58:27 AM ngh93
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* Tropers/{{VulgarProboscidean}}: The episode "A Day Without Tears" is an insult to Spongebob during the pre-movie era, the takes Spongebob's [[{{Flanderization}} Up To Eleven in which he cries about practically everything, he cries about ripping his pants, he cries about having to throw away a Krabby Patty, and he cries about Squidward yelling at him, despite those things happening to Spongebob in previous episodes (Ripped Pants, Born Again Krabs, and every episode where Spongebob and/or Patrick annoy Squidward). I don't know who that crybaby was in this episode because it's not Spongebob Squarepants.

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* Tropers/{{VulgarProboscidean}}: The episode "A Day Without Tears" is an insult to Spongebob during the pre-movie era, the takes Spongebob's [[{{Flanderization}} Up To Eleven {{Flanderization}} UpToEleven in which he cries about practically everything, he cries about ripping his pants, he cries about having to throw away a Krabby Patty, and he cries about Squidward yelling at him, despite those things happening to Spongebob in previous episodes (Ripped Pants, Born Again Krabs, and every episode where Spongebob and/or Patrick annoy Squidward). I don't know who that crybaby was in this episode because it's not Spongebob Squarepants.
23rd Jan '17 1:35:16 AM SenorCornholio
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Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to Davy Jones Locker]].

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Being a LongRunner, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Guess which of the three we're sending to Davy Jones Jones' Locker]].
3rd Jan '17 2:38:00 PM MetalAiAi
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* {{Tropers/MetalAiAi}}: Missed potential, thy name is ''Patrick! The Game''. The first half of the episode is good, but nothing spectacular, but when we get to the characters playing the game itself marks the point where the episode's quality goes down the toilet. Imagine playing Mario Party, and you end up on the Bowser Space every turn. That pretty much summarizes [[ButtMonkey Squidward's]] experience playing the game, he always ends up on the Jail Space and Patrick goes full KillerGameMaster just to keep Squidward miserable, while Spongebob and Sandy only add pointless {{Padding}}. Sure, Squidward may have been a bit jerky in the first half, but the way [[TookALevelInJerkAss Patrick takes a level in jerkass]] makes it unfair. The episode ends with [[RageQuit Squidward tearing up the board]] [[DisproportionateRetribution and getting arrested for it,]] at this point of the series that doesn't come off as a surprise anymore. To summarize, the writers had great potential to this episode, but they threw it away in favor of a generic Squidward torture porn.
27th Dec '16 1:37:30 PM DisillusionedColony
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** Diego Salvati: I hate this episode, but for the opposite reason than 1upmushroom. For me, this episode is a lame and disgusting attempt by the pseudo-writers of the show to justify the horrible torture porn that is Squidward's life now. It's like they thought "hey, there're a lot of complaints about Squidward torture porn. Let's throw in a jerkass Squidward episode to justify it and keep going!".
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