History YMMV / SpongeBobSquarepants

15th Nov '17 7:38:58 AM N8han11
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** Though, at least "Nature Pants" had a better excuse he is legitimately heartbroken by SpongeBob's disappearance and just wants him back.
14th Nov '17 6:28:24 PM PStriderFan
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** Patrick is notorious for being a bad, selfish friend to Spongebob in the post-movie seasons. It's often ignored by pre-movie fans that despite Patrick being a fellow troublemaker and likeminded individual, he's always been a pretty bad, two-faced friend to Spongebob, even in the pre-movie seasons. Patrick goes insane and tries to kidnap Spongebob when he goes to live with the jellyfish ("Nature Pants"), tries to '''murder''' him and a bunch of strangers when he doesn't get anything for Valentines Day ("Valentines Day"), abandons him in Rock Bottom ("Rock Bottom"), enjoys convincing Spongebob he's hideous way too much ("Something Smells"), abandons their plan to be 'grown-up' and leaves him hanging for some cookies ("Grandma's Cookies"), tries to sell Spongebob out to the cops when he can't con him out of his last chocolate bar ("Life Of Crime"), rubs Gary choosing him over Spongebob in Spongebob's face ("Dumped"), abruptly stabs Spongebob in the back so he can continue looking like the smart one to his 'parents' ("I'm With Stupid"), immediately tries to squeal on Spongebob to Mr. Krabs for swearing ("Sailor Mouth") and neglects their baby scallop Junior, leaving Spongebob with all the work raising their son for months on end while he sits on his butt watching TV ("Rock-A-Bye Bivalve"). Though, Patrick was still well-meaning due to the fact that episodes such as "Something Smells" make him come off as more InnocentlyInsensitive than completely malicious. Patrick becomes a meaner person from Season 4 onwards, but Patrick turning on Spongebob on a whim as soon as his interests change is hardly out-of-character for him.

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** Patrick is notorious for being a bad, selfish friend to Spongebob in the post-movie seasons. It's often ignored by pre-movie fans that despite Patrick being a fellow troublemaker and likeminded individual, he's always been a pretty bad, two-faced friend to Spongebob, even in the pre-movie seasons. Patrick goes insane and tries to kidnap Spongebob when he goes to live with the jellyfish ("Nature Pants"), tries to '''murder''' him and a bunch of strangers when he doesn't get anything for Valentines Day ("Valentines Day"), abandons him in Rock Bottom ("Rock Bottom"), enjoys convincing Spongebob he's hideous way too much ("Something Smells"), abandons their plan to be 'grown-up' and leaves him hanging for some cookies ("Grandma's Cookies"), tries to sell Spongebob out to the cops when he can't con him out of his last chocolate bar ("Life Of Crime"), rubs Gary choosing him over Spongebob in Spongebob's face ("Dumped"), abruptly stabs Spongebob in the back so he can continue looking like the smart one to his 'parents' ("I'm With Stupid"), immediately tries to squeal on Spongebob to Mr. Krabs for swearing ("Sailor Mouth") and neglects their baby scallop Junior, leaving Spongebob with all the work raising their son for months on end while he sits on his butt watching TV ("Rock-A-Bye Bivalve"). Though, Patrick was still well-meaning due to the fact that episodes such as "Something Smells" make him come off as more InnocentlyInsensitive than completely malicious.outright malicious. Also, some of his deeds make it clear that he does not do this on purpose. Patrick becomes a meaner person from Season 4 onwards, but Patrick turning on Spongebob on a whim as soon as his interests change is hardly out-of-character for him.


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** ''Any'' of Patrick's worse deeds in post-movie episodes are still not faded into oblivion amongst fans, even after his Patrick's CharacterRerailment. "The Card" gives him ''a ton'' of RonTheDeathEater treatments.
14th Nov '17 6:22:31 PM PStriderFan
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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}} 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 friend. However, his {{Jerkass}} acts to [=SpongeBob=] and the other citizens citizens, and his selfishness makes fans wonder [[Main/InformedAttribute why are they best friends]].friends]], particularly in post-movie episodes and ''occasionally'' pre-movie. Here are some examples:


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** Though, at least "Nature Pants" had a better excuse he is legitimately heartbroken by SpongeBob's disappearance and just wants him back.
14th Nov '17 6:14:44 PM PStriderFan
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** Patrick ''especially'' is prone to this treatment. Particularly because of his infamous quote in "The Card", fans have been outright calling him a complete sociopath when he clearly means no harm (at least for the most part). Granted, he does act insensitive towards SpongeBob in "Driven to Tears", "The Splinter", "Stuck in the Wringer", "Yours, Mine and Mine", "Oral Report", "Pet Sitter Pat", and "Little Yellow Book". But people tend to exaggerate Patrick's traits and TheMysteriousMrEnter even called him ''one of the most evil characters in SpongeBob and cartoon history'' next to ''"One Coarse Meal" Krabs'', even saying he's '''worse''', despite the fact that he still has his nice moments such as "Have You Seen This Snail?" and "The Pink Purloiner".
14th Nov '17 6:02:01 PM PStriderFan
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** Patrick becomes a true friend towards SpongeBob in Season 9, like in Seasons 1-3 ([[DependingOnTheWriter with a few exceptions]]), while seasons 6-8 had fans asking for SpongeBob to just ditch Patrick.
14th Nov '17 5:58:59 PM PStriderFan
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** Patrick is notorious for being a bad, selfish friend to Spongebob in the post-movie seasons. It's often ignored by pre-movie fans that despite Patrick being a fellow troublemaker and likeminded individual, he's always been a pretty bad, two-faced friend to Spongebob, even in the pre-movie seasons. Patrick goes insane and tries to kidnap Spongebob when he goes to live with the jellyfish ("Nature Pants"), tries to '''murder''' him and a bunch of strangers when he doesn't get anything for Valentines Day ("Valentines Day"), abandons him in Rock Bottom ("Rock Bottom"), enjoys convincing Spongebob he's hideous way too much ("Something Smells"), abandons their plan to be 'grown-up' and leaves him hanging for some cookies ("Grandma's Cookies"), tries to sell Spongebob out to the cops when he can't con him out of his last chocolate bar ("Life Of Crime"), rubs Gary choosing him over Spongebob in Spongebob's face ("Dumped"), abruptly stabs Spongebob in the back so he can continue looking like the smart one to his 'parents' ("I'm With Stupid"), immediately tries to squeal on Spongebob to Mr. Krabs for swearing ("Sailor Mouth") and neglects their baby scallop Junior, leaving Spongebob with all the work raising their son for months on end while he sits on his butt watching TV ("Rock-A-Bye Bivalve"). Patrick becomes a meaner person from Season 4 onwards, but Patrick turning on Spongebob on a whim as soon as his interests change is hardly out-of-character for him.

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** Patrick is notorious for being a bad, selfish friend to Spongebob in the post-movie seasons. It's often ignored by pre-movie fans that despite Patrick being a fellow troublemaker and likeminded individual, he's always been a pretty bad, two-faced friend to Spongebob, even in the pre-movie seasons. Patrick goes insane and tries to kidnap Spongebob when he goes to live with the jellyfish ("Nature Pants"), tries to '''murder''' him and a bunch of strangers when he doesn't get anything for Valentines Day ("Valentines Day"), abandons him in Rock Bottom ("Rock Bottom"), enjoys convincing Spongebob he's hideous way too much ("Something Smells"), abandons their plan to be 'grown-up' and leaves him hanging for some cookies ("Grandma's Cookies"), tries to sell Spongebob out to the cops when he can't con him out of his last chocolate bar ("Life Of Crime"), rubs Gary choosing him over Spongebob in Spongebob's face ("Dumped"), abruptly stabs Spongebob in the back so he can continue looking like the smart one to his 'parents' ("I'm With Stupid"), immediately tries to squeal on Spongebob to Mr. Krabs for swearing ("Sailor Mouth") and neglects their baby scallop Junior, leaving Spongebob with all the work raising their son for months on end while he sits on his butt watching TV ("Rock-A-Bye Bivalve"). Though, Patrick was still well-meaning due to the fact that episodes such as "Something Smells" make him come off as more InnocentlyInsensitive than completely malicious. Patrick becomes a meaner person from Season 4 onwards, but Patrick turning on Spongebob on a whim as soon as his interests change is hardly out-of-character for him.
6th Nov '17 1:49:00 PM UncontestedSequel517
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** A ''lot'' of the soundtrack for the movie could go here, especially "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-xZewwRoIg [=SpongeBob=] And Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1AI49CcuQ Just A Kid]]", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E5m_XtCX3c "Ocean Man"]] and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW_Y_NwBBP0 They'll Soon Discover]]".

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** A ''lot'' of the soundtrack for the first movie could go here, especially "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-xZewwRoIg [=SpongeBob=] And Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1AI49CcuQ Just A Kid]]", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E5m_XtCX3c "Ocean Man"]] and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW_Y_NwBBP0 They'll Soon Discover]]".



** Mr. Krabs, as mentioned above under TheScrappy, although it has unfortunately almost become commonplace in the fandom to dislike his post-movie self. In the first season, Mr. Krabs is a fatherly figure to [=SpongeBob=] with a passion for sailors/pirates who loves collecting money. His money-loving side completely consumes his character in later episodes to the point where cheapness is his single defining characteristic. Many fans find this jarring, since his cheapness has led him to commit many immoral actions. It's especially bad when you consider that Stephen Hillenburg said [[http://nieonline.com/coloradonie/downloads/minipage/minipage7.15.15.pdf in an interview]] that he developed Krabs as a fatherlike sailor character and only added his money-loving trait later on "to give him more personality." It worked a little too well now that his entire personality revolves around money.

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** Mr. Krabs, as mentioned above under TheScrappy, although it has unfortunately almost become commonplace in the fandom to dislike his post-movie post-first movie self. In the first season, Mr. Krabs is a fatherly figure to [=SpongeBob=] with a passion for sailors/pirates who loves collecting money. His money-loving side completely consumes his character in later episodes to the point where cheapness is his single defining characteristic. Many fans find this jarring, since his cheapness has led him to commit many immoral actions. It's especially bad when you consider that Stephen Hillenburg said [[http://nieonline.com/coloradonie/downloads/minipage/minipage7.15.15.pdf in an interview]] that he developed Krabs as a fatherlike sailor character and only added his money-loving trait later on "to give him more personality." It worked a little too well now that his entire personality revolves around money.



** [[TheDitz Patrick Star]] gets a lot of hate due to his {{Flanderization}} into an insensitive {{Jerkass}} in later episodes. However, there are still many Patrick fans who prefer to ignore the Patrick of the later seasons ([[SeasonalRot or later seasons in general]]) and still think that pre-movie Patrick is one of the funniest characters on the show. Other fans are willing to forgive his assholish moments for still being pretty funny at times.

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** [[TheDitz Patrick Star]] gets a lot of hate due to his {{Flanderization}} into an insensitive {{Jerkass}} in later episodes. However, there are still many Patrick fans who prefer to ignore the Patrick of the later seasons ([[SeasonalRot or later seasons in general]]) and still think that pre-movie pre-first movie Patrick is one of the funniest characters on the show. Other fans are willing to forgive his assholish moments for still being pretty funny at times.



** For some, the episodes made after the movie can be hilarious because of how far their darker jokes get.

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** For some, the episodes made after the first movie can be hilarious because of how far their darker jokes get.



** 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 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.

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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, the first movie, he had definitely crossed the MoralEventHorizon. But However, due to {{Flanderization}} and TookALevelInJerkass on the parts of the main characters and Plankton becoming more 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.



** Or certain post-movie episodes in general.

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** Or certain post-movie post-first movie episodes in general.



* FranchiseOriginalSin: While Mr. Krabs is often derided as having been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into an unlikeable jackass in post-movie seasons, the flanderization actually started to set in early as seasons 2 - 3. At least two pre-movie episodes ("Krabby Land" and "Jellyfish Hunter") feature him in an unambiguously antagonistic role, conning children and using jellyfish for slave labor. In "Born Again Krabs", he sells Spongebob's soul for some pocket change, and in "Clams" a completely insane Mr. Krabs forces Spongebob and Squidward to be live bait for a giant clam, considering their lives expendable, so he can reclaim a dollar. What probably keeps these episodes from receiving so much fan hate is that they (usually) end with him [[LaserGuidedKarma getting what's coming to him]].

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: While Mr. Krabs is often derided as having been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into an unlikeable jackass in post-movie post-first movie seasons, the flanderization actually started to set in early as seasons 2 - 3. At least two pre-movie episodes ("Krabby Land" and "Jellyfish Hunter") feature him in an unambiguously antagonistic role, conning children and using jellyfish for slave labor. In "Born Again Krabs", he sells Spongebob's soul for some pocket change, and in "Clams" a completely insane Mr. Krabs forces Spongebob and Squidward to be live bait for a giant clam, considering their lives expendable, so he can reclaim a dollar. What probably keeps these episodes from receiving so much fan hate is that they (usually) end with him [[LaserGuidedKarma getting what's coming to him]].
4th Nov '17 1:32:25 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles "Barnacle Boy, don't squash his enthusiasm. After all, he could be the superhero of tomorrow... or the villain."]]

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** [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles "Barnacle Boy, don't squash his enthusiasm. After all, he could be the superhero of tomorrow... or the villain."]]"]][[labelnote:What?]] The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' originally wanted to be Mr. Incredible's sidekick, but grew bitter and eventually starting plotting to destroy him due to pretty much what Mermaid Man describes.[[/labelnote]]
** In "Fear of a Krabby Patty", [=SpongeBob=] gains a fear of Krabby Patties due to being overworked, specifically that giant patties are going to eat him. In "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", science-created Krabby Patties turn anyone who eats them into mutant Krabby zombies, who spread the virus by making others eat them.



** At the end of the first movie, Mr Krabs hugs Spongebob and says "I'm sorry I ever doubted you." This may be a callback to "Help Wanted," the very first episode of the show, in which Mr Krabs is hesitant about hiring Spongebob in the first place and even makes fun of him behind his back. Really shows how much closer they've become over the series.

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** At the end of the first movie, Mr Krabs hugs Spongebob and says "I'm sorry I ever doubted you." This may be a callback to "Help Wanted," Wanted", the very first episode of the show, in which Mr Krabs is hesitant about hiring Spongebob in the first place and even makes fun of him behind his back. Really shows how much closer they've become over the series.
3rd Nov '17 12:49:03 PM thetoonamirose
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** "Spin The Bottle" ends with [=SpongeBob=] throwing [[ItMakesSenseInContext a ketchup bottle containing]] Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Squidward in the garbage.
1st Nov '17 3:07:16 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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** Even the melody of the ''main theme song'' sounds suspiciously similar to another song. In this case, it sounds like it's based on the old sea shanty "Blow The Man Down".
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