History YMMV / SpongebobSquarepants

22nd Jul '16 10:15:39 PM Scraggle
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** Spongebob (debatably) crossed this in "A Pal for Gary", in which he buys a nudibranch, not knowing that it will become a monster if around other pets. He then takes it home, and mistakes all those moments when "Puffy Fluffy"(which he named his new pet) scares Gary for Gary being mean to Puffy Fluffy. Then, later at night, Puffy Fluffy then turns into a worm-like [[EldritchAbomination beast]] with Saarlac-esque tounges. In the morning, Puffy Fluffy nearly kills Gary, and Spongebob walks in on them, he scolds Gary for being mean to Puffy Fluffy, [[{{WhatAnIdiot}}despite having seen what Puffy Fluffy was doing to Gary]]. Then Puffy Fluffy begins to eat Spongebob, only for Gary to save him(which resulted in the beast running away). And Spongebob was ''still'' mad at Gary.
22nd Jul '16 10:14:57 PM Scraggle
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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 CM's.

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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 CM's.CMs.



** Spongebob (debatably) crossed this in "A Pal for Gary", in which he buys a nudibranch, not knowing that it will become a [[CompleteMonster monster]] if around other pets. He then takes it home, and mistakes all those moments when "Puffy Fluffy"(which he named his new pet) scares Gary for Gary being mean to Puffy Fluffy. Then, later at night, Puffy Fluffy then turns into a worm-like [[EldritchAbomination beast]] with Saarlac-esque tounges. In the morning, Puffy Fluffy nearly kills Gary, and Spongebob walks in on them, he scolds Gary for being mean to Puffy Fluffy, [[{{WhatAnIdiot}}despite having seen what Puffy Fluffy was doing to Gary]]. Then Puffy Fluffy begins to eat Spongebob, only for Gary to save him(which resulted in the beast running away). And Spongebob was ''still'' mad at Gary.

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** Spongebob (debatably) crossed this in "A Pal for Gary", in which he buys a nudibranch, not knowing that it will become a [[CompleteMonster monster]] monster if around other pets. He then takes it home, and mistakes all those moments when "Puffy Fluffy"(which he named his new pet) scares Gary for Gary being mean to Puffy Fluffy. Then, later at night, Puffy Fluffy then turns into a worm-like [[EldritchAbomination beast]] with Saarlac-esque tounges. In the morning, Puffy Fluffy nearly kills Gary, and Spongebob walks in on them, he scolds Gary for being mean to Puffy Fluffy, [[{{WhatAnIdiot}}despite having seen what Puffy Fluffy was doing to Gary]]. Then Puffy Fluffy begins to eat Spongebob, only for Gary to save him(which resulted in the beast running away). And Spongebob was ''still'' mad at Gary.
20th Jul '16 5:50:55 PM Colin266
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** Spongebob also crossed this in "A Pal for Gary", in which he buys a nudibranch, not knowing that it will become a [[CompleteMonster monster]] if around other pets. He then takes it home, and mistakes all those moments when "Puffy Fluffy"(which he named his new pet) scares Gary for Gary being mean to Puffy Fluffy. Then, later at night, Puffy Fluffy then turns into a worm-like [[EldritchAbomination beast]] with Saarlac-esque tounges. In the morning, Puffy Fluffy still attacks Gary, and Spongebob walks in on them, but scolds Gary for being mean to Puffy Fluffy, [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} despite having]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} seen what Puffy Fluffy was doing to Gary]]! Then Puffy Fluffy begins to eat Spongebob, but Gary saves him(which resulted in the beast running away), but Spongebob was still mad at Gary. I just can't believe the writers had to make Spongebob a JerkAss and a [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} dumb]] [[{{PrecisionFStrike}} fuck]] in this episode!

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** Spongebob also (debatably) crossed this in "A Pal for Gary", in which he buys a nudibranch, not knowing that it will become a [[CompleteMonster monster]] if around other pets. He then takes it home, and mistakes all those moments when "Puffy Fluffy"(which he named his new pet) scares Gary for Gary being mean to Puffy Fluffy. Then, later at night, Puffy Fluffy then turns into a worm-like [[EldritchAbomination beast]] with Saarlac-esque tounges. In the morning, Puffy Fluffy still attacks nearly kills Gary, and Spongebob walks in on them, but he scolds Gary for being mean to Puffy Fluffy, [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} despite having]] [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} [[{{WhatAnIdiot}}despite having seen what Puffy Fluffy was doing to Gary]]! Gary]]. Then Puffy Fluffy begins to eat Spongebob, but only for Gary saves to save him(which resulted in the beast running away), but away). And Spongebob was still ''still'' mad at Gary. I just can't believe the writers had to make Spongebob a JerkAss and a [[{{WhatAnIdiot}} dumb]] [[{{PrecisionFStrike}} fuck]] in this episode!Gary.
20th Jul '16 5:43:22 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: ''Where do we start?'' Not only is there a huge amount of [[GrossoutShow gross]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence violence]] and NightmareFuel, especially in the post-movie seasons, but there are all kinds of dirty references ("Patrick, your genius is showing!" Where?") and HoYay, including ''Spongebob and Patrick raising a child like a married couple'' in one episode! (ItMakesSenseInContext.)

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: ''Where do we start?'' Not only is there a huge amount of [[GrossoutShow gross]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence violence]] and NightmareFuel, especially in the post-movie seasons, but there are all kinds of dirty references ("Patrick, your genius is showing!" Where?") Where?"), and HoYay, including ''Spongebob and Patrick raising a child like a married couple'' in one episode! (ItMakesSenseInContext.)the show treats SuicideAsComedy.
18th Jul '16 4:15:07 PM PrincessGwen
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*** The recent episode "What's Eating Patrick?" revolves around Mr. Krabs training Patrick for an Krabby Patty eating contest at the Krusty Krab. Considering his [[FatBastard obesity]] and gluttony, Bubble Bass would've been a great addition to the episode.

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*** The recent episode "What's Eating Patrick?" revolves around Mr. Krabs training Patrick for an a Krabby Patty eating contest at the Krusty Krab. Considering his [[FatBastard obesity]] and gluttony, Bubble Bass would've been a great addition to the episode.



** "Truth or Square" was nothing but this. You get to see Sandy and Spongebob married (sorry, you just get a play), Plankton has the perfect chance to steal the Krabby Patty formula (he shows up for less then five minutes and doesn't even have a plan) '''and''' learn the secret of the Krabby Patty formula (they cut it off). Everything that is not a wasted plot line is either an answer you wouldn't care about or a waste of time (and talent, given that most of the celebrities who made cameos did ''nothing'').

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** "Truth or Square" was nothing but this. You get to see Sandy and Spongebob married (sorry, you just get a play), Plankton has the perfect chance to steal the Krabby Patty formula (he shows up for less then than five minutes and doesn't even have a plan) '''and''' learn the secret of the Krabby Patty formula (they cut it off). Everything that is not a wasted plot line is either an answer you wouldn't care about or a waste of time (and talent, given that most of the celebrities who made cameos did ''nothing'').



** In Whatever Happened To Spongebob, had a decent plot of Spongebob running away after the people got angry and called him "Idiot Boy". Plus, it had a decent EasyAmnesia plot device in Spongebob but it was rushed and half-assed throughout the whole thing.

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** In Whatever Happened To Spongebob, Spongebob had a decent plot of Spongebob running away after the people got angry and called him "Idiot Boy". Plus, it had a decent EasyAmnesia plot device in Spongebob but it was rushed and half-assed throughout the whole thing.



** "Gramma's Secret Recipe" could have been Plankton sneaking into the Krusty Krab disguised as an old woman to steal the formula (he even has an ImagineSpot about it). But he makes the pointless decision of telling SpongeBob he's his great grammy-ma and wounds up spending time with him for the majority of the episode.

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** "Gramma's Secret Recipe" could have been Plankton sneaking into the Krusty Krab disguised as an old woman to steal the formula (he even has an ImagineSpot about it). But he makes the pointless decision of telling SpongeBob he's his great grammy-ma and wounds winds up spending time with him for the majority of the episode.
18th Jul '16 3:55:44 AM MegaTroper123456
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** Inverted with Squidward. Because of a youtuber's review of the episode, a good number of fans decided that "Little Yellow Book" is the first and only episode where Squidward is a jerk, ruining "the only likable character on the show" (even if Squidward was probably worse in previous episodes like "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" or "Sponge-Cano"). Despite this, fans still support him, even saying Squidward can be cruel at least once, since he's usually just a NiceGuy mistreated by the other jerks on the show.

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** Inverted with Squidward. Because of a youtuber's review of the episode, a good number of fans decided that "Little Yellow Book" is the first and only episode where Squidward is a jerk, ruining "the only likable character on the show" (even if Squidward was probably worse in previous episodes like "Brother, Can "Can You Spare a Dime?" or "Sponge-Cano"). Despite this, fans still support him, even saying Squidward can be cruel at least once, since he's usually just a NiceGuy mistreated by the other jerks on the show.


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* 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.
17th Jul '16 12:51:39 PM nombretomado
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** Sandy Cheeks, to a limited extent. In Seasons 1-3 she was the squirrel version of ChuckNorris, and did things such as ''lift buildings and throw them''. During the SeasonalRot, they started focusing more on her GadgeteerGenius side. She's not all that weaker a ''character'', but she's nothing spectacular.

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** Sandy Cheeks, to a limited extent. In Seasons 1-3 she was the squirrel version of ChuckNorris, Creator/ChuckNorris, and did things such as ''lift buildings and throw them''. During the SeasonalRot, they started focusing more on her GadgeteerGenius side. She's not all that weaker a ''character'', but she's nothing spectacular.
14th Jul '16 3:04:00 PM ElloMe
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** Squidward is often a bit of a jerk in the series, but many fans sympathize with his misfortunes and appreciate his DeapdanSnarker moments.

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** Squidward is often a bit of a jerk in the series, but many fans sympathize with his misfortunes and appreciate his DeapdanSnarker DeadpanSnarker moments.
13th Jul '16 4:40:36 PM Grovbi
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** The general consensus is that Season 4 was when the rot kicked in, and Seasons 5 and 6 were the peak of the rot.[[note]]Most notably Season 6, with episodes like "The Splinter", "Choir Boys", "House Fancy" and "Truth or Square".[[/note]] Seasons 7 and 8 are... "''mixed''" among fans. The good episodes in them are generally an improvement from Season 6, but the bad episodes in them include some of the most reviled episodes of the show.[[note]]"A Pal for Gary", "One Coarse Meal", "Demolition Doofus" and "Stuck in the Wringer".[[/note]]

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** The general consensus is that Season 4 was when the rot kicked in, and Seasons 5 6 and 6 7 were the peak of the rot.[[note]]Most notably Season 6, with episodes like "The Splinter", "Choir Boys", "House Fancy" and "Truth or Square".[[/note]] Seasons 7 5 and 8 are... "''mixed''" among fans. The good episodes in them are generally an improvement more well received than ones from Season 6, 6 and 7, but the bad episodes in them include some of the most reviled episodes of the show.[[note]]"A Pal for Gary", "One Coarse Meal", [[note]]"To Love a Patty", "Atlantis Squarepantis", "Demolition Doofus" and "Stuck in the Wringer"."Are You Happy Now?".[[/note]]
10th Jul '16 10:50:54 PM Chris116
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** Bubble Bass could've been a good ArchEnemy to [=SpongeBob=], but he only appeared in the series three times, the latest one being a cameo in the episode where Plankton grows a second eye using Spongebob's DNA. "Pickles" is the only episode in which he has a major role.

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** Bubble Bass could've been a good ArchEnemy to [=SpongeBob=], but he only appeared in the series three five times, the latest one being a cameo in the episode where Plankton grows a second eye using Spongebob's DNA. "Larry's Gym". "Pickles" is the only episode in which he has a major role.role.
*** The recent episode "What's Eating Patrick?" revolves around Mr. Krabs training Patrick for an Krabby Patty eating contest at the Krusty Krab. Considering his [[FatBastard obesity]] and gluttony, Bubble Bass would've been a great addition to the episode.
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