History YMMV / SpongeBobSquarePants

18th Mar '17 8:32:50 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* SoBadItsGood: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B9_Uj9aOJc The Japanese version of the "Ripped Pants" song.]]
13th Mar '17 11:22:45 PM PrincessGwen
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[HilariousInHindsight/SpongebobSquarepants Has it's own page]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[HilariousInHindsight/SpongebobSquarepants Has it's its own page]].
13th Mar '17 9:03:58 PM Upgrader
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** Season 9 can be considered this to the post-movie seasons, for being an improvement over previous seasons with episodes like "Plankton's Pet", which is considered one of the best post-movie [=SpongeBob=] episodes.

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** Season 9 can be considered this to the post-movie seasons, for being an improvement over previous seasons with episodes like "Plankton's Pet", which is considered one of the best post-movie [=SpongeBob=] episodes. This was taken another step further with the latter half of the season, which features Stephen Hillenburg back in the show.



* HilariousinHindsight: [[HilariousInHindsight/SpongebobSquarepants Has it's own page]].

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* HilariousinHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: [[HilariousInHindsight/SpongebobSquarepants Has it's own page]].



** [=SpongeBob=] himself have traits of this in the SeasonalRot episodes. Particulary in episodes "Gone" and "What Ever Happened to [=SpongeBob=]". In the former, ''everybody'' in Bikini Bottom, '''''even his own friends''''', abandoned him and celebrated "No Spongebob Day" and flat-out told him that they were tired of him and in the latter, his friends drive him out of town by calling him "idiot boy" in cruel ways and after that he also loses his memory. While he was {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, he was still good-natured and cruelty towards him is unnecessasry. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation It is also possible that Spongebob became dumber and slightly meaner due to how everyone treats him, both in pre-movie and post-movie episodes.]]

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** [=SpongeBob=] himself have traits of this in the SeasonalRot episodes. Particulary in episodes "Gone" and "What Ever Happened to [=SpongeBob=]". In the former, ''everybody'' in Bikini Bottom, '''''even his own friends''''', abandoned him and celebrated "No Spongebob Day" and flat-out told him that they were tired of him and in the latter, his friends drive him out of town by calling him "idiot boy" in cruel ways and after that he also loses his memory. While he was {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, he was still good-natured and cruelty towards him is unnecessasry.unnecessary. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation It is also possible that Spongebob became dumber and slightly meaner due to how everyone treats him, both in pre-movie and post-movie episodes.]]



* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Most online reactions to Season 4 and beyond, which were done without the level of input from creator Stephen Hillenburg as the preceding 3 seasons. Hence the cheers from the fanbase when Stephen Hillenburg was announced to be the main writer for the second ''Spongebob Squarepants'' movie, and the series after that.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: Most online reactions to Season 4 and beyond, which were done without the level of input from creator Stephen Hillenburg as the preceding 3 seasons. Hence the cheers from the fanbase when Stephen Hillenburg was announced to be the main writer returning for the second ''Spongebob Squarepants'' movie, and the series after that.



* SeasonalRot: The show never was the same from Season 4 onwards.[[note]]When the show was UnCanceled in 2004, due to [[MoneyDearBoy the box-office gross]] the feature [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie film adaptation]] (which was the intended GrandFinale to the show - season 3 ended production back in 2002, until Nickelodeon decided to revive the show) made in addition to the high ratings the show maintained, creator Stephen Hillenburg notably changed his position in the show's production and creative director Derek Drymon left.[[/note]] Once it started back up, the show became much more grotesque compared to the earlier seasons - post-movie seasons have VulgarHumor, massive {{flanderization}} of various cast members (with some being flanderized into [[TheDitz ditzes]] at best and [[DesignatedHero designated heroes]] at worst), occasional [[BlackComedy dark humor]], [[NightmareFuel creepy]] NauseaFuel, and overall less charm.

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* SeasonalRot: The show never was the same from Season 4 onwards.[[note]]When the show was UnCanceled in 2004, due to [[MoneyDearBoy the box-office gross]] of the feature [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie film adaptation]] (which was the intended GrandFinale to the show - season 3 had ended production back in 2002, until Nickelodeon decided to revive the show) 2002) made in addition to the high ratings the show maintained, creator Stephen Hillenburg notably changed his position in the show's production and creative director Derek Drymon left.[[/note]] Once it started back up, the show became much more grotesque compared to the earlier seasons - post-movie seasons have VulgarHumor, massive {{flanderization}} of various cast members (with some being flanderized into [[TheDitz ditzes]] at best and [[DesignatedHero designated heroes]] at worst), occasional [[BlackComedy dark humor]], [[NightmareFuel creepy]] NauseaFuel, and overall less charm.



** As many people have pointed out, there's no single reason for the show's DorkAge, just a number of reasons, not unlike why Music/TheBeatles broke up. It was a combination of the change in staff after the show's revival, its popularity giving it immunity from the censors, and Nickelodeon ordering larger amounts of episodes due to the network's [[AdoredByTheNetwork overreliance]] on the show.

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** As many people have pointed out, there's no single reason for the show's DorkAge, just a number of reasons, not unlike why Music/TheBeatles broke up. It was mostly a combination of the change in staff after the show's revival, and its popularity giving it immunity from the censors, and Nickelodeon ordering larger amounts of episodes due causing Nick to the network's have an [[AdoredByTheNetwork overreliance]] on the show.show, leading to larger episode orders, which in turn would force the production crew to rush out episodes and turn off quality control to meet deadlines.



* VindicatedByHistory: Most fans have warmed up to Season 4 and 5 (they're still seen as inferior to Season 1-3, but not by a whole lot) with some going as far as to put Season 4 as part of the show's Golden Age. However, that's probably because Season 6-8 don't fare much better.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Most fans have warmed up to Season 4 and 5 (they're (though they're still generally seen as inferior to Season 1-3, but not by a whole lot) 1-3) with some going as far as to put Season 4 as part of the show's Golden Age. However, that's probably because Season 6-8 don't fare much better.



** Seasons 7 and 8 had more well-received episodes compared to Season 6.
** Season 9 continues this trend, with the majority of the episodes (aside from "Squid Baby", "Little Yellow Book", and "[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired") getting positive reception.
** Fan reception to the [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater second movie]] was quite positive.
** As of late season 9, Stephen Hillenburg has returned to the show, and his presence is definitely felt. [[CharacterRerailment The characters generally act like their old selves]], the BlackComedy has been greatly toned down, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the characters once again make goofy facial expressions]], which had become less common in the later seasons.

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** Seasons 7 and 8 had more well-received episodes compared to Season 6.
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6... though that didn't exempt them from criticism. The first half of Season 9 continues this trend, with the majority of the ite episodes (aside from "Squid Baby", "Little Yellow Book", and "[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired") getting positive reception.
** As of 2014, Stephen Hillenburg has returned to the show, and his presence is definitely felt. Fan reception to the [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater second movie]] was quite positive.
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positive, and many of late season 9, Stephen Hillenburg has returned to the show, and his presence is definitely felt. problems from previous seasons are addressed in the latter half of Season 9: [[CharacterRerailment The characters generally act like their old selves]], the BlackComedy has been greatly toned down, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the characters once again make goofy facial expressions]], which had become less common in the later seasons.
13th Mar '17 6:57:56 PM smalltime
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** "Dying for Pie" has Squidward helping [=SpongeBob=] complete a bucket list when he thinks he's going to die. In 2017, Stephen Hillenburg was diagnosed with ALS, a terminal illness.
13th Mar '17 12:03:15 PM Silverblade2
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%% CompleteMonster: There are no characters who qualify for this trope. It's a kids show that plays Comedic Sociopathy for laughs. It cannot have CMs.

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%% CompleteMonster: Complete Monster: There are no characters who qualify for this trope. It's a kids show that plays Comedic Sociopathy for laughs. It cannot have CMs.
27th Feb '17 4:27:20 AM N8han11
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** Geeks, as seen with the comic collectors in "No Weenies Allowed."
*** Given that Spongebob and Patrick are ''also'' geeks who collect superhero comic books, this could be an example of self-deprecation on part of the writers, many of whom also have careers as comic artists/writers.

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** Geeks, as seen with the comic collectors in "No Weenies Allowed."
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" Given that Spongebob and Patrick are ''also'' geeks who collect superhero comic books, this could be an example of self-deprecation on part of the writers, many of whom also have careers as comic artists/writers.
26th Feb '17 11:55:46 AM dannylightninglightner
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*** Given that Spongebob and Patrick are ''also'' geeks who collect superhero comic books, this could be an example of self-deprecation on part of the writers, many of whom also have careers as comic artists/writers.
24th Feb '17 10:53:24 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ToughActToFollow: Described by WebOriginal/RebelTaxi as "the Spongebob Syndrome," the show has become such [[CashCowFranchise a financial and pop-culture behemoth]] that any Nicktoon that succeeds it and isn't ''immediately'' as successful as ''Spongebob'' currently is [[ScrewedByTheNetwork will be canceled before its widespread appeal even has a chance to grow]].

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* ToughActToFollow: Described by WebOriginal/RebelTaxi as "the Spongebob Syndrome," the show has become such [[CashCowFranchise a financial and pop-culture behemoth]] that any Nicktoon that succeeds it and isn't ''immediately'' as successful as ''Spongebob'' currently is will be [[ScrewedByTheNetwork will be canceled before its widespread appeal even has a chance to grow]].
22nd Feb '17 3:39:00 PM PrincessGwen
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* ToughActToFollow: Described by WebOriginal/RebelTaxi as "the Spongebob Syndrome," the show has become such [[CashCowFranchise a financial and pop-culture behemoth]] that any Nicktoon that succeeds it and isn't ''immediately'' as successful as ''Spongebob'' currently is [[ScrewedByTheNetwork will be canceled before it's widespread appeal even has a chance to grow]].

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* ToughActToFollow: Described by WebOriginal/RebelTaxi as "the Spongebob Syndrome," the show has become such [[CashCowFranchise a financial and pop-culture behemoth]] that any Nicktoon that succeeds it and isn't ''immediately'' as successful as ''Spongebob'' currently is [[ScrewedByTheNetwork will be canceled before it's its widespread appeal even has a chance to grow]].



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Patrick is meant to be an {{adorkable}} ditz who acts as one of Spongebob's best friend but his Jerkass acts to Spongebob and the other citizens and his selfishness makes fans wonder [[Main/InformedAttribute why are they best friends]]. Here are some examples:

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Patrick is meant to be an {{adorkable}} ditz who acts as one of Spongebob's best friend but his Jerkass {{Jerkass}} acts to Spongebob and the other citizens and his selfishness makes fans wonder [[Main/InformedAttribute why are they best friends]]. Here are some examples:
17th Feb '17 3:07:37 PM NWolfman
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* CantUnhearIt: It's hard to read any kind of title cards ("Meanwhile...", "[Amount of time] later...") in any show or movie now in any voice other than Creator/TomKenny's Creator/JaquesCousteau-esque narrator voice.

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* CantUnhearIt: It's hard to read any kind of title cards ("Meanwhile...", "[Amount of time] later...") in any show or movie now in any voice other than Creator/TomKenny's Creator/JaquesCousteau-esque Creator/JacquesCousteau-esque narrator voice.
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