History TearJerker / SpongeBobSquarePants

31st Jul '17 6:34:34 PM LemonRoseGirl96
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* The episode "Texas", where Sandy becomes very homesick and even sings a song expressing her homesickness (everybody who hears it ends up crying). She then decides to actually return home. Thankfully, Spongebob and Patrick manage to convince her otherwise (through hilarious means, however).

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* The episode "Texas", where Sandy becomes very homesick and even sings a song expressing her homesickness (everybody ([[EverybodyCries everybody who hears it ends up crying).crying]]). She then decides to actually return home. Thankfully, Spongebob and Patrick manage to convince her otherwise (through hilarious means, however).



* And of course, there's [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's DisneyDeath]] in TheMovie. Near the end, [[spoiler: as they're slowly drying out under the heat lamp, and [=SpongeBob=] has kind of a lengthy monologue about how they let everyone down, and how they failed (how ''broken'' he sounds at this point doesn't help either), and then they both realise that they at least got to Shell City (which turns out to be a gift shop, a lovely BrickJoke if you remember the first season episode "Hooky"), and they turn to one another, express their gratitude for having each other as friends, and with the last of their strength start singing the "Goofy Goober Song" together before they die, ending with their tears merging to form a heart shape. Even the pirates in the theater were bawling. Bonus points on making such a cheesy song so heartbreaking.]]

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* And of course, there's [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's DisneyDeath]] in TheMovie. Near the end, [[spoiler: as they're slowly drying out under the heat lamp, and [=SpongeBob=] has kind of a lengthy monologue about how they let everyone down, and how they failed (how ''broken'' he sounds at this point doesn't help either), and then they both realise that they at least got to Shell City (which turns out to be a gift shop, a lovely BrickJoke if you remember the first season episode "Hooky"), and they turn to one another, express their gratitude for having each other as friends, and with the last of their strength start singing the "Goofy Goober Song" together before they die, ending with their tears merging to form a heart shape. [[EverybodyCries Even the pirates in the theater were bawling.bawling]]. Bonus points on making such a cheesy song so heartbreaking.]]
30th Jul '17 9:38:25 AM N8han11
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* Show creator Stephen Hillenburg [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-reveals-als-diagnosis-1202007865/ being diagnosed with ALS]]. The idea of the man who brought us [=Spongebob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and all the other wonderful characters losing his life to this uncurable disease ''will'' make you tear up if you're a longtime [=SpongeBob=] fan. What's worse is that many fans have SkewedPriorities, believing that if Hillenburg dies, the series will undergo SeasonalRot again, possibly worse than the last one due to Millennials seeming to love sadist humor (which is why ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' are still airing despite alot of backlash, ''especially'' the latter.

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* Show creator Stephen Hillenburg [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-reveals-als-diagnosis-1202007865/ being diagnosed with ALS]]. The idea of the man who brought us [=Spongebob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and all the other wonderful characters losing his life to this uncurable disease ''will'' make you tear up if you're a longtime [=SpongeBob=] fan. What's worse is that many fans have SkewedPriorities, believing that if Hillenburg dies, the series will undergo SeasonalRot again, possibly worse than the last one due to Millennials seeming to love sadist humor (which is why ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' are still airing despite alot of backlash, ''especially'' the latter.
5th Jul '17 10:28:49 PM dannylightninglightner
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* In "I Was A Teenage Gary," Spongebob leaves Gary in Squidward's care as he goes to a jellyfish convention for the weekend. Squidward neglects Gary by forgetting about him, and by the time he remembers, Gary looks increasingly ill due to dehydration. When Spongebob returns from his trip, he sees Gary in this state, bursts into tears and cradles Gary in his arms, begging Squidward to do something to help. It can really strike a chord with many pet owners.
2nd Jul '17 12:03:19 PM dannylightninglightner
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** Look at Spongebob's face during Squidward's critique."

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** Look at Spongebob's face during Squidward's critique."critique."
2nd Jul '17 12:02:22 PM dannylightninglightner
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** Look at Spongebob's face during Squidward's critique."
** The latter half of the episode is sad in a pretty understated way, lost in the genuine comedy. Because of his harsh words, Squidward has successfully broken Spongebob's artistic spirit ''so much'' that Spongebob is unable to create any of the great things he once was.



* Also the episode Dumped, where Gary becomes friends with Patrick and begins to play with him instead of [=SpongeBob=]. Throughout the episode, [=SpongeBob=] tries to get Gary to come back to him with toys and his favorite snacks. It ultimately ends up with [=SpongeBob=] trying one last time to get Gary to come back by offering things to Gary he wasn't allowed to do before. [[spoiler:Gary goes back to [=SpongeBob=], only because he wanted Patrick for the cookie in his pocket.]]
* [=SpongeBob=] crying in the ChristmasEpisode, mainly because of the very sad face he makes while Squidward continues to torment him over SantaClaus not appearing, which is why SB's crying in the first place. He even manages to make Squidward feel sorry for him and dress up as Santa to make him happy after it's revealed that [=SpongeBob=] made Squidward a present so he wouldn't feel left out when Santa came..

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* Also the episode Dumped, where Gary becomes friends with Patrick and begins to play with him instead of [=SpongeBob=]. Spongebob. Throughout the episode, [=SpongeBob=] Spongebob tries to get Gary to come back to him with toys and his favorite snacks. It ultimately ends up with [=SpongeBob=] Spongebob trying one last time to get Gary to come back by offering things to Gary he wasn't allowed to do before. [[spoiler:Gary goes back to [=SpongeBob=], Spongebob, only because he wanted Patrick for the cookie in his pocket.]]
* [=SpongeBob=] Spongebob crying in the ChristmasEpisode, mainly because of the very sad face he makes while Squidward continues to torment him over SantaClaus not appearing, which is why SB's crying in the first place. He even manages to make Squidward feel sorry for him and dress up as Santa to make him happy after it's revealed that [=SpongeBob=] made Squidward a present so he wouldn't feel left out when Santa came..
20th Jun '17 5:19:22 PM BNSF1995
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* In "Imitation Krabs", when a customer questions what the secret formula contains, SpongeBob literally [[OffWithHisHead rips his head off]], revealing a smaller fish underneath who runs away crying. That was a little harsh, wasn't it?

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* In "Imitation Krabs", when a customer questions what the secret formula contains, SpongeBob literally [[OffWithHisHead rips his head off]], revealing a smaller fish underneath (said head actually came from a "head-enhancement clinic") who runs away crying. That was a little harsh, wasn't it?



** Plus where [=SpongeBob=] is made fun of for the kissy mark on his forehead.

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** Plus where [=SpongeBob=] is made fun of for the kissy mark on his forehead. The fact that his tormenters never get any comeuppance and even spy on him and his grandma at the end of the episode makes it worse.



* A little one. From "Patty Hype." Mr. Krabs and Squidward make Spongebob cry by mocking his idea of "Pretty Patties-" vibrantly colored Krabby Patties- along with other ideas Spongebob has of drawing customers and making things interesting. Eventually, Spongebob actually gets angry- something we don't see him do a lot- and says, in an uncharacteristically determined way, "I KNOW this is a good idea! YOU'LL SEE!" He runs out of the restaurant to embark on a solo entrepreneurship. A little later, he starts crying again, having lost confidence. "Maybe Mr. Krabs was right...maybe my idea IS dumb! (sob!)"

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* A little one. From "Patty Hype." Mr. Krabs and Squidward make Spongebob cry by mocking his idea of "Pretty Patties-" vibrantly colored Krabby Patties- along with other ideas Spongebob has of drawing customers and making things interesting.interesting, believing they are all childish. Eventually, Spongebob actually gets angry- something we don't see him do a lot- and says, in an uncharacteristically determined way, "I KNOW this is a good idea! YOU'LL SEE!" He runs out of the restaurant to embark on a solo entrepreneurship. A little later, he starts crying again, having lost confidence. "Maybe Mr. Krabs was right...maybe my idea IS dumb! (sob!)"



** Mr. Krabs backstory in this episode is tear inducing as well. He tells the story that he, as a kid, had received a dollar from his father. They were both the bested of friends, they did all the things together- but on a hot summer day, while at the beach, he was so thirsty that he gave his dollar away for a drink. The way Krabs is telling the story to SB is working, too.

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** Mr. Krabs backstory in this episode is tear inducing as well. He tells the story that he, as a kid, had received a dollar from his father. They were both the bested best of friends, they did all the things together- but on a hot summer day, while at the beach, he was so thirsty that he gave spent his dollar away for on a drink.soda. The way Krabs is telling the story to SB is working, too.



** Perhaps the worst part of the episode is that Flatts ''[[KarmaHoudini gets away with the psychological torment he brought down upon SpongeBob]].'' Talking to Mrs. Puff about it is no good because Flatts simply makes up the lie of [[CatchPhrase "I'm gonna kick your butt!"]] being a friendly and misunderstood colloquialism and Mrs. Puff believes it, and while Flatts does collapse after failing to beat down the punch-resistant [=SpongeBob=], Mrs. Puff mistakes the resulting scene for [=SpongeBob=] beating up Flatts and it's implied she punishes ''[=SpongeBob=]'' instead. Keep in mind, this is '''''before''''' Mrs. Puff became a psychopath in later episodes. And sadly, there are one too many cases of school bullying victims getting punished while the perpetrators get off scot-free.

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** Perhaps the worst part of the episode is that Flatts ''[[KarmaHoudini gets away with the psychological torment he brought down upon SpongeBob]].'' Talking to Mrs. Puff about it is no good because Flatts simply makes up the lie of [[CatchPhrase "I'm gonna kick your butt!"]] being a friendly and misunderstood colloquialism and Mrs. Puff believes it, and while Flatts does collapse after failing to beat down the punch-resistant [=SpongeBob=], Mrs. Puff mistakes the resulting scene for [=SpongeBob=] beating up Flatts and it's implied she punishes ''[=SpongeBob=]'' instead. Keep in mind, this is '''''before''''' Mrs. Puff became a psychopath in later episodes. And sadly, there are one too many cases of school bullying victims getting punished while the perpetrators get off scot-free.scot-free, though in the modern day, teachers are much more wise to bullies trying to play the WoundedGazelleGambit.
*** It may also be that Mrs. Puff knew Flatts wanted to beat up Spongebob, and ''[[Main/SadistTeacher intentionally turned a blind eye so she could get revenge on Spongebob for all the physical and psychological pain he has inflicted on her]]''. Besides, hardly any of the episodes take place in chronological order.



* "The Great Snail Race" has Spongebob become obsessed in winning a racing contest with Gary, turning into a coach for him and ultimately becoming rather abusive. When Gary is left exhausted by the time of the race, he struggles on as Spongebob tears into him. Then as Gary starts to finally undergo a HeroicRROD, things finally start to hit Spongebob, and, in a very meek and remorseful sounding voice, he starts begging Gary to stop.

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* "The Great Snail Race" has Spongebob become obsessed in winning a racing contest with Gary, turning into a coach for him and ultimately becoming rather abusive. When Gary is left exhausted by the time of the race, he struggles on as Spongebob tears into him. Then as Gary starts to finally undergo a HeroicRROD, things finally start to hit Spongebob, and, in a very meek and remorseful sounding voice, he starts begging Gary to stop. Gary doesn't, though, and begins acting like an out-of-control race car, before crashing and exploding. The worst part? The spectators ''cheered'' at the crash because it looked cool (though they also could have been cheering because it was immediately clear that Gary was okay), and Squidward was mercilessly ''laughing at the situation'', knowing he was right about a "mongrel mutt" not being able to win.



** Even more so is Sandy and Patrick's TearsOfRemorse after they discover his farewell letter, with Squidward's UngratefulBastard attitude making it worse.

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** Even more so is Sandy and Patrick's TearsOfRemorse after they discover his farewell letter, with Squidward's UngratefulBastard attitude making it worse.worse, especially when he intentionally sabotages the search for Spongebob because he hated him that much, and even nearly quitting his job after Mr. Krabs threatened to fire him. Ultimately, Krabs has to bribe Squidward.



** Also, the fact that Plankton can't even have so much as ''one'' customer without Krabs trying to ruin him. ''ONE''.

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** Also, the fact that Plankton can't even have so much as ''one'' customer without Krabs trying to ruin him. ''ONE''. Either Krabs is that petty, hellbent on maintaining what is practically a monopoly on Bikini Bottom's fast-food industry, hates Plankton that much, or all three.



* The ending of "No Nose Knows". After having his nose destroyed by the [[spoiler: giant stinkball]], Patrick laments that he just wanted to smell like his friends and runs away crying. We then cut to a funeral for his nose, with SpongeBob sadly stating that [him and his friends] punished Patrick for just wanting to be like them.

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* The ending of "No Nose Knows". After having his nose destroyed by the [[spoiler: giant stinkball]], Patrick laments that he just wanted to smell like his friends and runs away crying. We then cut to a funeral for his nose, with SpongeBob sadly stating that [him and his friends] punished Patrick for just wanting to be like them. Squidward, though, shows no sympathy, but then finds out [[spoiler:Patrick has gotten ears and heard his insult.]]



** Thing is, though, that Spongebob's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Patrick was 100% justified, as his life has pretty much been ruined. Not only can he no longer make a living, but the wringer is actually blocking his esophagus, meaning he can't even ''eat'' anymore. Yet the townspeople believe Spongebob was just a huge jerk, showing that they're either hypocrites (as usual in the intermovie episodes), or just found an excuse to be racist against a non-fish person.



** Even worse is that the older MM's actor died later on.

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** Even worse is that the older MM's actor died later on.on, as did the younger one's.



* Poor Gary being treated like a slave by Mr. Krabs by making him attract money in "The Cent Of Money".

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* Poor Gary being treated like a slave by Mr. Krabs by making him attract money in "The Cent Of Money". Though the blow is softened when Mr. Krabs is forced to give up all the money to pay for his medical bills, since he's too cheap to get medical insurance.



* "Rodeo Daze": The fact that everyone (minus SpongeBob) seemed to have forgotten Sandy's existence when SpongeBob asks for help in saving her from the rodeo. Imagine being in a world like that yourself (or not). No wonder the yellow guy kidnapped everyone.

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** The ending, as well. Spongebob drags Gary to work against his will, and Mr. Krabs basically uses Gary as free labor.
* "Rodeo Daze": The fact that everyone (minus SpongeBob) seemed to have forgotten Sandy's existence when SpongeBob asks for help in saving her from the rodeo. That, or they just don't care because they're racist against land animals. Imagine being in a world like that yourself (or not). No wonder the yellow guy kidnapped everyone.



* Anyone who saw the infamous scene in "Are You Happy Now?" where [[spoiler: it looks like Squidward [[DrivenToSuicide is going to hang himself]]]] had either one of two reactions: [[NightmareFuel sheer horror from the content]], [[DudeNotFunny sheer horror from the fact that the writers would attempt to make such a crass joke]], or heartrending levels of sorrow. [[TheWoobie Who didn't want to give poor Squid a hug?]]

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* Anyone who saw the infamous scene in "Are You Happy Now?" where [[spoiler: it looks like Squidward [[DrivenToSuicide is going to hang himself]]]] had either one of two several reactions: [[NightmareFuel sheer horror from the content]], [[DudeNotFunny sheer horror from the fact that the writers would attempt to make such a crass joke]], [[ShoutOut amusement that the writers seemingly referenced the Creepypasta]] ''[[FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide]]'', or heartrending levels of sorrow. [[TheWoobie Who didn't want to give poor Squid a hug?]]



* "Glove World RIP", for obvious reasons, especially for fans of the old series or anyone whose favorite place is now gone. When SpongeBob and Patrick realize it looks like that Glove World is "on its last fingers" they try and fail to save it. [[spoiler: Migitated by the fact that Glove Universe is opened in its stead, but that place hasn't been used at all yet.]]

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* "Glove World RIP", for obvious reasons, especially for fans of the old series or anyone whose favorite place is now gone. When SpongeBob and Patrick realize it looks like that Glove World is "on its last fingers" they try and fail to save it.it (as the park is literally falling apart from poor maintenance). [[spoiler: Migitated by the fact that Glove Universe is opened in its stead, but that place hasn't been used at all yet.]]



* Spongebob's reaction to getting fired in "Spongebob, You're Fired!" is actually portrayed very realistically. It's very sad.

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* Spongebob's reaction to getting fired in "Spongebob, You're Fired!" (for extremely petty reasons; read: Mr. Krabs wanted to save ''a nickel'') is actually portrayed very realistically. It's very sad.



** With each job he gets fired from, Spongebob gets progressively angrier, first by [[Main/DeadpanSnarker snarking to himself]], all the way to talking back angrily.



** What ''really'' doesn't help is that [[spoiler:it's implied that Plankton didn't give a damn about what Mr. Krabs was feeling, and ESPECIALLY the fact that he [[KarmaHoudini surprisingly gets away scot-free.]]]]

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** What ''really'' doesn't help is that [[spoiler:it's implied that Plankton didn't give a damn about what Mr. Krabs was feeling, and ESPECIALLY the fact that he [[KarmaHoudini surprisingly gets away scot-free.]]]]]] He just wanted the formula and some revenge for Mr. Krabs' previous actions.]]



* And of course, there's [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's DisneyDeath]] in TheMovie. Near the end, [[spoiler: as they're slowly drying out under the heat lamp, and [=SpongeBob=] has kind of a lengthy monologue about how they let everyone down, and how they failed (how ''broken'' he sounds at this point doesn't help either), and then they both realise that they at least got to Shell City, and they turn to one another, express their gratitude for having each other as friends, and with the last of their strength start singing the "Goofy Goober Song" together before they die, ending with their tears merging to form a heart shape. Even the pirates in the theater were bawling. Bonus points on making such a cheesy song so heartbreaking.]]

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* And of course, there's [[spoiler: [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's DisneyDeath]] in TheMovie. Near the end, [[spoiler: as they're slowly drying out under the heat lamp, and [=SpongeBob=] has kind of a lengthy monologue about how they let everyone down, and how they failed (how ''broken'' he sounds at this point doesn't help either), and then they both realise that they at least got to Shell City, City (which turns out to be a gift shop, a lovely BrickJoke if you remember the first season episode "Hooky"), and they turn to one another, express their gratitude for having each other as friends, and with the last of their strength start singing the "Goofy Goober Song" together before they die, ending with their tears merging to form a heart shape. Even the pirates in the theater were bawling. Bonus points on making such a cheesy song so heartbreaking.]]



* Show creator Stephen Hillenburg [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-reveals-als-diagnosis-1202007865/ being diagnosed with ALS]]. The idea of the man who brought us [=Spongebob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and all the other wonderful characters losing his life to this uncurable disease ''will'' make you tear up if you're a longtime [=SpongeBob=] fan.

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* Show creator Stephen Hillenburg [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-reveals-als-diagnosis-1202007865/ being diagnosed with ALS]]. The idea of the man who brought us [=Spongebob=], Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and all the other wonderful characters losing his life to this uncurable disease ''will'' make you tear up if you're a longtime [=SpongeBob=] fan. What's worse is that many fans have SkewedPriorities, believing that if Hillenburg dies, the series will undergo SeasonalRot again, possibly worse than the last one due to Millennials seeming to love sadist humor (which is why ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' are still airing despite alot of backlash, ''especially'' the latter.
20th Jun '17 4:43:36 PM BNSF1995
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* A small example from "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II." Spongebob abuses the power of the Conch Signal, running Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ragged with several pointless, petty errands. Eventually, Barnacle Boy snaps at Spongebob ''very'' angrily, chewing him out for being such a pain in the neck. Spongebob's response is to well up with tears, and say, "I'm sorry... I just wanted to spend time with you... You guys are my HEROES!" and break down sobbing. It's one of the few times when his sobbing isn't played up in a hammy, ridiculous way, and Mermaid Man is so moved that he persuades Barnacle Boy to stop giving him a hard time and to let SpongeBob go "on patrol" with them for a day.

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* A small example from "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II." Spongebob abuses the power of the Conch Signal, running Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ragged with several pointless, petty errands. Eventually, Barnacle Boy snaps at Spongebob ''very'' angrily, chewing him out for being such a pain in the neck. Spongebob's response is to well up with tears, and say, "I'm sorry... I just wanted to spend time with you... You guys are my HEROES!" and break down sobbing. It's one of the few times when his sobbing isn't played up in a hammy, ridiculous way, way. Barnacle Boy tells him it's too late, and proceeds to destroy the Conch Signal with his Sulfur Vision...or at least he tries because he's so old, so he decides to use something back at the Mermalair instead. Mermaid Man Man, however, is so moved that he persuades Barnacle Boy to stop giving him a hard time and to let SpongeBob go "on patrol" with them for a day.
20th Jun '17 4:40:02 PM BNSF1995
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-->'''Mr. Krabs''': *somewhat surprised* Eh?
5th Jun '17 3:59:41 PM ClownZephyr302
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--->"Oh, the GloryDays... Why have we grown ''[[WeUsedToBeFriends apart]]''?"
19th May '17 3:51:03 PM N8han11
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* In "Mimic Madness", after doing one too many impressions, Spongebob begins to lose sight of who he really is and expresses this through song.

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* In "Mimic Madness", after doing one too many impressions, Spongebob begins to lose sight of who he really is and expresses this through song.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCoXTXanQs song]].
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