History YMMV / SpongeBobSquarepants

4th May '16 1:52:20 AM Chabal2
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORW9N4A0Fc Rococo Rondo]], aka the "Uhh... ICanExplain" guy.
19th Apr '16 7:56:26 PM SammyDragon92
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** Squidward: ''[[TemptingFate "How can you possibly have fun with a Jellyfish?"]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6v2Rl-pbg -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- Da Da DA da da dada da! Da da da dada da da da DA!]]

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** Squidward: ''[[TemptingFate "How can you possibly have fun with a Jellyfish?"]]'' [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6v2Rl-pbg com/watch?v=mKVL12XpLcg -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- Da Da DA da da dada da! Da da da dada da da da DA!]]
19th Apr '16 7:54:41 PM SammyDragon92
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5glkFSCuMI -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- Da Da DA da da dada da! Da da da dada da da da DA!]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5glkFSCuMI com/watch?v=mKVL12XpLcg -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- -nnz- Da Da DA da da dada da! Da da da dada da da da DA!]]
11th Apr '16 6:28:55 PM Mineburst
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** Even better: '''Stephen Hillenburg is returning to helm the series''' a month before the movie comes out. Bye-bye, SeasonalRot! Well, hopefully at least, the man hasn't really written for the show proper (not counting the first movie) since the ''second season''.
6th Apr '16 8:46:50 PM Spanks
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** The nameless Eel lady in "Your Shoe's Untied" because of [[MemeticMutation her single line]] and being a very adorable [[TheWoobie Woobie]].
31st Mar '16 1:38:56 PM JC96
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** In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II", Mermaid Man's speech to Barnacle Boy after the latter berates Spongebob. Some of the words being "Don't squash his enthusiasm. After all, he could be the hero of tomorrow, or the villain. [[TheIncredibles Sound familiar?!]]
26th Mar '16 7:57:45 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** [[RoboticSpouse Karen]], especially since she came to prominence in the DorkAge and is partially credited for Plankton's VillainDecay.

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** [[RoboticSpouse Karen]], especially since she came to prominence in the DorkAge and is partially credited for Plankton's VillainDecay. It's especially jarring because she only appears in 5 episodes in the show's pre-movie run as Plankton's StraightMan. Post-movie, she appears numerous times per season and her personality changes to that of a stereotypical naggy, jealous {{Housewife}} straight out of a '50s DomCom.
14th Mar '16 10:07:10 AM WaxingName
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Even with not taking the SeasonalRot into account, people are divided on whether the show is an enjoyable romp with hilarious characterization and brilliant comedic timing or an annoying, random mess that needs to take its meds.
15th Feb '16 2:49:13 AM annette12
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*** Is a sweet, clueless and innocent ManChild, a StepfordSmiler hiding a depressed and disturbed personality, or a [[PsychopathicManchild sociopath]] [[IdiotHoudini using a childish facade]] to torment others?
*** Or all three at the same time?

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*** Is a sweet, clueless and innocent ManChild, a StepfordSmiler hiding a depressed and disturbed personality, or a [[PsychopathicManchild sociopath]] [[IdiotHoudini using a childish facade]] to torment others?
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others? Or all three at the same time?



** Squidward: a {{jerkass}} who deserves his ButtMonkey status, or the show's biggest [[TheWoobie woobie?]]
*** Does he completely hate Spongebob, or does he care about him deep down?

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** Squidward: a {{jerkass}} who deserves his ButtMonkey status, or the show's biggest [[TheWoobie woobie?]]
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woobie?]] Does he completely hate Spongebob, or does he care about him deep down?



** Patrick is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who knowingly does dumb, stupid and often assholish things ''just because'' he knows his low intelligence ([[ObfuscatingStupidity Or facade of it]]) will keep him from punishment.
*** There's a throwaway line in "The Card" that supports this:

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** Patrick is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who knowingly does dumb, stupid and often assholish things ''just because'' he knows his low intelligence ([[ObfuscatingStupidity Or facade of it]]) will keep him from punishment.
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punishment. There's a throwaway line in "The Card" that supports this:



*** Even ''that'' could be interpreted as him saying that he can occasionally be dumber than usual.



* BrokenAesop: "Walking Small" has the apparent moral that "you have to choose between being assertive and being nice, because there is no in-between."

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* BrokenAesop: BrokenAesop:
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"Walking Small" has the apparent moral that "you have to choose between being assertive and being nice, because there is no in-between."



* CreatorsPet: Season 5 might as well be called "The Mr. Krabs and Plankton Show" considering the sheer number of episodes that focus on their rivalry.

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* CreatorsPet: CreatorsPet:
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Season 5 might as well be called "The Mr. Krabs and Plankton Show" considering the sheer number of episodes that focus on their rivalry.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: In 'Little Yellow Book', none of the characters are even remotely likable from Squidward being a massive Jerkass to Spongebob by reading his diary and bragging it towards everyone, the citizens of Bikini bottom giving Squidward a DisproportionateRetribution for reading it and being massive hypocrites throughout the episode and Spongebob being an idiot for leaving his own diary unguarded.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: DarknessInducedAudienceApathy:
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In 'Little Yellow Book', none of the characters are even remotely likable from Squidward being a massive Jerkass to Spongebob by reading his diary and bragging it towards everyone, the citizens of Bikini bottom giving Squidward a DisproportionateRetribution for reading it and being massive hypocrites throughout the episode and Spongebob being an idiot for leaving his own diary unguarded.



** Plankton used to be an ordinary and fairly competent villain, but now that Mr. Krabs has been {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into a {{Jerkass}} and Plankton has suffered VillainDecay, one can't help but side with Plankton.
*** A good example is in "Chum Fricasse", sure he was a bit quick to rub his competitive edge in Krabs' face, but it's hardly enough to make him a villian. Taking Krabs' employee can be said to be mean, but Squidward '''did''' leave out of his own free will. The only bad thing that can be said is that he maybe should have resisted more or outright refused when Squidward told him to undercook the chum, but it was still, ultimately Squidward's idea in the first place.
** The mob in "Bubble Buddy".
*** For context, it was a RealAfterAll plot twist. But the FridgeHorror of this means that Bubble Buddy really '''did''' let a man drown and hold up the bathroom for a couple of hours. Granted, screwing over Mr. Krabs might not be '''too''' damning, but the crowd still had plenty of reason to be mad.

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** Plankton used to be an ordinary and fairly competent villain, but now that Mr. Krabs has been {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into a {{Jerkass}} and Plankton has suffered VillainDecay, one can't help but side with Plankton.
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Plankton. A good example is in "Chum Fricasse", sure he was a bit quick to rub his competitive edge in Krabs' face, but it's hardly enough to make him a villian. Taking Krabs' employee can be said to be mean, but Squidward '''did''' leave out of his own free will. The only bad thing that can be said is that he maybe should have resisted more or outright refused when Squidward told him to undercook the chum, but it was still, ultimately Squidward's idea in the first place.
** The mob in "Bubble Buddy".
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Buddy". For context, it was a RealAfterAll plot twist. But the FridgeHorror of this means that Bubble Buddy really '''did''' let a man drown and hold up the bathroom for a couple of hours. Granted, screwing over Mr. Krabs might not be '''too''' damning, but the crowd still had plenty of reason to be mad.



** Plankton. It has been established that he's evil as he continued to try to take Krabs' secret formula in myriad ways. One episode even had him as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk with him saying "Being evil is just too much fun!" He's also been shown to be a big {{Jerkass}} with all his screaming and being angry. In The Movie, he had definitely crossed the MoralEventHorizon. But due to {{Flanderization}} and TookALevelInJerkass on the parts of the main characters and Plankton becoming more an harmless IneffectualSympatheticVillain in the later seasons, most fans side with Plankton, even saying he's one of the few likable characters on the show who is not a jerk.

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** Plankton. It has been established that he's evil as he continued to try to take Krabs' secret formula in myriad ways. One episode even had him as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk with him saying "Being evil is just too much fun!" He's also been shown to be a big {{Jerkass}} with all his screaming and being angry. In The Movie, he had definitely crossed the MoralEventHorizon. But due to {{Flanderization}} and TookALevelInJerkass on the parts of the main characters and Plankton becoming more an a harmless IneffectualSympatheticVillain in the later seasons, most fans side with Plankton, even saying he's one of the few likable characters on the show who is not a jerk.



* FanonDiscontinuity: For many fans, the seasons after the movie (with the exception of 4 for some) don't exist.
** As for individual episodes, "A Pal for Gary" and "One Coarse Meal" get this the most.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: For many fans, the seasons after the movie (with the exception of 4 for some) don't exist.
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exist. As for individual episodes, "A Pal for Gary" and "One Coarse Meal" get this the most.



* {{Moe}}: Spongebob frequently thanks to his big, sparkly blue eyes, long girly eyelashes, and adorable, fun-loving personality.

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* {{Moe}}: {{Moe}}:
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Spongebob frequently thanks to his big, sparkly blue eyes, long girly eyelashes, and adorable, fun-loving personality.



** A surprising amount of viewers were rooting for Mrs. Puff trying to kill SpongeBob in "Demolition Doofus".



** Mr. Krabs, in spades. Many fans just want to see him suffer [[KarmicDeath a truly horrible fate]], like he almost did in the movie. Recent episodes have seen his rivalry with Plankton devolve into making his life hell just for fun, feeding poison or rotten food to his customers intentionally for the sake of an extra dollar, or extorting and abusing his employees. The fact that he [[KarmaHoudini gets away with these]] at least 80% of the time doesn't help.
** IntendedAudienceReaction: According to writers and the creator himself, Krabs is ''supposed'' to look as bad (if not worse) than Plankton himself. It's just the matter of [[KarmaHoudini letting him get away with it]] that they and the audience seem split over.

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** Mr. Krabs, in spades.Krabs. Many fans just want to see him suffer [[KarmicDeath a truly horrible fate]], like he almost did in the movie. Recent episodes have seen his rivalry with Plankton devolve into making his life hell just for fun, feeding poison or rotten food to his customers intentionally for the sake of an extra dollar, or extorting and abusing his employees. The fact that he [[KarmaHoudini gets away with these]] at least 80% of the time doesn't help.
** IntendedAudienceReaction:
doesn't . According to writers and the creator himself, Krabs is ''supposed'' to look as bad (if not worse) than Plankton himself. It's just the matter of [[KarmaHoudini letting him get away with it]] that they and the audience seem split over.



** You could make the case that just about ''all'' of Bikini Bottom's townspeople have become this. Not only are they often portrayed as [[{{IdiotBall}} total idiots]] (as can be seen in ''Greasy Buffoons'', where they would stuff themselves with pure grease despite knowing it's unhealthy to do that), they are also very often portrayed as irredeemable [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]]. The biggest examples of this are ''The Sponge Who Could Fly'', in which they are unnecessarily cruel to Spongebob for wanting to fly, take advantage of him once he does with inflated pants, and shoot him down when he has the gall to want some personal time (and they only care about the pants getting ripped from the attack, not Spongebob getting knocked out from dropping to the ground), ''Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy'', in which they humiliate Sandy for walking around "naked" in town ([[{{Hypocrite}}yet most of these guys do not have that much clothing either]]), and ''Little Yellow Book'', in which they laugh about Spongebob's diary secrets read by Squidward, and yet they all pick on Squidward and Squidward alone for having read from Spongebob's diary and laughed about it... [[{{Hypocrite}} even though they did the same damn thing.]]
*** Their Scrappy status has now increased as of [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater the second movie]], where their jerkassery was UpToEleven when they started to hate Spongebob after they ran out of Krabby Patties and [[MoralEventHorizon were willing to]] ''[[TookALevelInJerkass kill him]]'' at one point (at least before Spongebob offered himself as a sacrifice to the "Sandwich Gods"). Especially ironic considering the movie [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap saved most of the other characters from the scrappy heap]].

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** You could make the case that just about ''all'' of Bikini Bottom's townspeople have become this. Not only are they often portrayed as [[{{IdiotBall}} total idiots]] (as can be seen in ''Greasy Buffoons'', where they would stuff themselves with pure grease despite knowing it's unhealthy to do that), they are also very often portrayed as irredeemable [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]]. The biggest examples of this are ''The Sponge Who Could Fly'', in which they are unnecessarily cruel to Spongebob for wanting to fly, take advantage of him once he does with inflated pants, and shoot him down when he has the gall to want some personal time (and they only care about the pants getting ripped from the attack, not Spongebob getting knocked out from dropping to the ground), ''Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy'', in which they humiliate Sandy for walking around "naked" in town ([[{{Hypocrite}}yet most of these guys do not have that much clothing either]]), and ''Little Yellow Book'', in which they laugh about Spongebob's diary secrets read by Squidward, and yet they all pick on Squidward and Squidward alone for having read from Spongebob's diary and laughed about it... [[{{Hypocrite}} even though they did the same damn thing.]]
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]] Their Scrappy status has now increased as of [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater the second movie]], where their jerkassery was UpToEleven when they started to hate Spongebob after they ran out of Krabby Patties and [[MoralEventHorizon were willing to]] ''[[TookALevelInJerkass kill him]]'' at one point (at least before Spongebob offered himself as a sacrifice to the "Sandwich Gods"). Especially ironic considering the movie [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap saved most of the other characters from the scrappy heap]].



** Plankton.
* UncannyValley: Completely Handsome Squidward.

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** Plankton.
Plankton. He's ''so'' small!
* UncannyValley: Completely UncannyValley:
** The "even more
Handsome Squidward.Squidward" from the episode "The Two Faces of Squidward".



** Plankton counts as well. He may be the most hated creature in Bikini Bottom, but many fans like him more than Krabs (especially in later seasons).

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** Plankton counts as well.Plankton. He may be the most hated creature in Bikini Bottom, but many fans like him more than Krabs (especially in later seasons).
15th Feb '16 2:33:10 AM annette12
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** Plankton. While he has gotten more sympathetic post-movie, a lot fans knowingly dismiss much of his pre-movie antics, either downplaying them or making them FanonDiscontinuity. It doesn't help that they did a poor job of making him seem villianous, even back then. What with his debut episode canonically establishing him as being only 1% evil, and the many episodes that showed the agony he puts up with from being a plankton.

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** Plankton. While he It has gotten more sympathetic post-movie, a lot fans knowingly dismiss much of his pre-movie antics, either downplaying them or making them FanonDiscontinuity. It doesn't help been established that they did a poor job of making him seem villianous, even back then. What with his debut he's evil as he continued to try to take Krabs' secret formula in myriad ways. One episode canonically establishing even had him as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk with him saying "Being evil is just too much fun!" He's also been shown to be a big {{Jerkass}} with all his screaming and being only 1% evil, angry. In The Movie, he had definitely crossed the MoralEventHorizon. But due to {{Flanderization}} and TookALevelInJerkass on the many episodes that showed parts of the agony he puts up main characters and Plankton becoming more an harmless IneffectualSympatheticVillain in the later seasons, most fans side with from being Plankton, even saying he's one of the few likable characters on the show who is not a plankton.jerk.
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