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Dethroning Moment: SpongeBob SquarePants
He'll do better next semester.

"To call this episode a piece of utter shit is an insult to shit."
The Mysterious Mr. Enter in his review of "The Splinter"

Being a Long Runner, Sponge Bob Square Pants is bound to have moments we will always remember, moments we can't remember, and moments we wish we could forget. Guess which of the three we're listing here.

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    Seasons 1- 3 (Pre-Revival) 
  • Anonymous: To prove that not everything pre-season 4 was an outstanding classic, "Sleepy Time" shows that all the characters' Jerkass tendencies went as far as the first season, where after SpongeBob visits the character's dreams and ruins them, and Sandy, showing that she's a Small Name, Big Ego, even in the first season said to him: "Do us all a favor and stay out of our dreams", accompanied by Squidward's "Don't we get enough of you during the day, SpongeBob?!" and everyone, including his so-called "friends" yells at him for getting into their dreams. Alright, how did they know that SpongeBob snuck into their dreams where he could've just happened to be in them?! I can understand Squidward and all, but the rest of the characters, including Mr Krabs (who back then, cared about SpongeBob, despite his obsession with money) and Sandy?! That is just the lowest of the low and one of the weaker bunch of the first three seasons!
  • ShinyRaikou: Not the entire episode, but "Pressure" definitely has a Dethroning Moment of Suck. Sandy takes off her helmet and suit, throwing them on the ground. Note for a moment that she needs those to fucking breathe. What do her 'friends' do? They laugh at her. You can see her lungs shrivel up and they just laugh. She finds a pickle jar and puts it on just in time. And her friends continue to mock her for it! Dude, not funny! It doesn't even have the defense of being made after Season 3!
  • haroldflower: For me it's definitely "Born Again Krabs" because of one specific moment. I have no idea why people think that Krabs became flanderized after the movie- clearly it started way before that and this moment solidifies it. When the Flying Dutchman accuses him of being cheap and tries to send him to Davey Jones' Locker, SpongeBob sticks up for Krabs. But here's the DMOS, Krabs sells SpongeBob's soul to the Dutchman for 62 cents. The Krabs who conforted SpongeBob when he cried in "Squeaky Boots?" The Krabs who cried with grief over SpongeBob's apparent deaths in "Hooky" and "Dying for Pie?" The Krabs who worried about SpongeBob when he was sick in "Suds?" That Krabs died a long, long time ago. Because that Krabs would never, ever even think about selling the little guy's soul to what is the undersea equivalent of the Devil, and send him to the undersea equivalent of Hell. Even Squidward of all people is disgusted by Krabs' behavior. "One Coarse Meal" is nothing- This is the episode that ruined any goodness of Krabs' character, because he gleefully attempted to send the lovable, innocent, sweet SpongeBob to Davy Jones locker.
  • ZehMonsieur: It's not a bad episode altogether, but "Krabby Land" has a particular moment that I cannot stomach at all. In the episode, Krabs opens up an "amusement park" next to the Krusty Krab made out of junk in the hope that children will play there and purchase his food during summer vacation. To make sure they don't leave early, he has SpongeBob entertain the kids to stall for time until Krabby the Clown arrives, when he's really just counting the children's money. Spongy puts himself through physical hell keeping the kids occupied, going from pouring bubble mixture into his eyes, to being run over by a truck, to being ripped in half. The real low for the episode comes in when SpongeBob, already given much of himself, rushes into Krabs' office, clearly bruised and missing his limbs, simply telling Krabs he doesn't know if he can stall them for much longer. Krabs' response to his hardest-working employee amounts to little more than "piss off and stop thinking of yourself;" and when Krabs finds out the kids are playing with SpongeBob's arms and legs, he's concerned not for the yellow guy's safety, but that the children will break his windows. In the past, Krabs has been shown to be caring of SpongeBob's well-being (giving him time off to get his mind back in order in "Pickles;" sending him back home when he's clearly ill in "Suds;" etc.), so seeing him act so callously and disregard SpongeBob's physical health in favor of money would not seem out of place in a post-movie episode. Even if he does get what's coming by the end of the episode, it's still quite jarring to see the normally affable and friendly Krabs behave like the money-grubber he'd be Flanderized into.

    Season 4 
  • Tropers/OPI: The special "Have you Seen this Snail?". Gary runs away because SpongeBob forgot to feed him once and Gary before this episode has been shown to get his own food and in the letter Gary wrote he made SpongeBob look like the worst person ever for forgetting to feed him once even though SpongeBob pampers Gary like a king.
  • Good Neighbors
    • nicktoonhero: It's not good for those who don't like Squidward. At first, he just tells SpongeBob and Patrick to not bother him, at one point giving them a task to distract them from bugging him. That's normal. But then it gets ugly when SpongeBob and Patrick unknowingly use up his spa hour. Squidward outright screams at them, at a volume that has never been used before this episode, and tells them they're the worst neighbors ever. That scene gives me bad vibrations every time. So to make it up for it, SpongeBob and Patrick decided to give him an apology cake, as Squidward was installing a new security system to keep them out. What does Squidward do? He tries to alert the security system that they are intruders. Naturally, he only makes things worse and causes his house to rampage through the town. Squidward, I know you don't like them for ruining your Sunday, but they're trying to reach out to you! They baked you a goddamn cake! I try to avoid this episode as much as possible. It's just too painful to watch no matter whose side you're on. I can sit through all the other post-movie SpongeBob episodes like it ain't no thing, and yet this is the one episode I actually make an effort to avoid.
  • Ecclytennysmithylove: Im surprised nobody mentioned Squid Wood" or as I call it the episode where SpongeBob makes a rape-face through the window at Squidward, whos trying to have his peace and quiet bath time"! What is wrong with you, SpongeBob!? I thought your heart goes to Sandy Cheeks, not Squidward Tentacles! Seriously, SpongeBob, what part of Don't bother Squidward at all!" do you not understand!?
  • Dimension Walker: "Best Day Ever" has a huge DMOS if there ever was one. So much hype and a 24-hour marathon to accompany it, and finally we got to "Best Day Ever". But it wasn't an hourly special. It wasn't even a 30-minute special. It was just another 15-minute episode, and it wasn't too great either. First of all, his supposed "Best Day Ever" was really just his daily schedule. The song at the end was annoying, and SpongeBob was out of character. But the fun didn't really begin until, right outta nowhere, he shouted at somebody who tried to leave during his rant—something blatantly out-of-character for him.

    Season 5 
  • taylorkerekes: In "Spy Buddies", where Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Patrick to spy on Plankton, SpongeBob and Patrick go over to Sandy's for some spy equipment. Of course, after she shows them the stuff, she refuses to let them use it, apparently because they would just mess up, but then Patrick has to use the knock-out ray, Sandy's favorite, to knock her out just so they can use the equipment! What is that all about?!
  • Frankiefoster: I never thought season 4 and beyond was very funny (except for "Skill Crane" and a few exceptions), but the worst one that made me actually cut the show was "Good Ol' Whatshisname". It was basically yet another Squidward torment episode, with him and SpongeBob trying to find out some guy's name before the contest Mr. Krabs sets up is over. Long dull story short, the episode carries on with Squidward going crazy and stealing the guy's wallet, only to find out the guy's name was actually Whatzittooya, the name the guy was yelling at him earlier on in the episode. The police proceed to arrest him, the guy calling him a wallet snatcher. Worse, the real prize wasn't a trip—it was just the fuckin' brochure. What the hell, writers? Oh, and the brochure part seemed like the worst part, tacked on to make Squidward's life even more miserable than it already was. Tell me why this show is still lurching like a zombie again?
    • HayleyChaotix: It's even worse. One of them starts chasing him for running a red light (on foot). His punishment for running a red light, resisting arrest and stealing a wallet? Ten years in prison. Not kidding.
    • Psi Basilisk: It gets even worse. At the very end of the episode, when Squidward is in jail, he realizes that at least he will have some peace and quiet for those ten years. Considering the sheer amount of pain and annoyance he endured, its nice to think that Squidward would get a break from all that. Instead, it turns out that Patrick "annoying, stupid, neighbor" Star is in the jail cell with him. It disgusted me to see Squidward's only Hope Spot of peace and quiet taken away from him like that. Especially since the cell was empty when Squidward was put in there and we never see Patrick get put in. It's like the writers hate Squidward so much, they ignored all rules of logic just to make his life even more miserable than it is now.
  • Kingler: Originally, I posted "Slide Whistle Stooges" as my DMoS. Now, I remembered the episode that took this show off my must-watch list: "To Love a Patty". SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty and decides to romance it. He dates a cheeseburger for 11 minutes, then breaks up with it when it gets moldy. Probably the lamest thing I've ever seen in my life. Besides that, there's a scene where SpongeBob tries to protect the burger from a flock of hungry scallops. He knocks most of them out, then grabs one and breaks it in half with his bare hands. The fuck? SpongeBob is a lot of things, but he's no killer. I just don't get how a show could fall off so hard, so quickly.
    • TT 454: Agreed. Though this isn't the worst episode in my opinion (there are too many candidates for that), it was the first episode which truly signified the show's rapid decline. Season 4 was dodgy, but it was this episode that made me give up on the series and never go back.
  • heartauthor: Four words: "Breath of Fresh Squidward." First of all, not only does the beginning of the episode try to pass off SpongeBob and Patrick sneaking into Squidward's house every morning "funny," the little story about Squidward's "happy gland" seems to prove that SpongeBob and Patrick are aware that they make Squidward's life miserable, and yet they do it anyway. I will admit, I thought the plot point of Squidward getting a personality change had some potential, but any potential this episode had was immediately lost when it suddenly went into a nosedive. Squidward is now pretty much acting like SpongeBob normally acts...and yet we're supposed to feel bad that SpongeBob's being pushed to the side because happy Squidward becomes Employee of the Month. However, this doesn't work not only because of how SpongeBob's treated Squidward in earlier episodes, but also because he flat-out admitted at the beginning of the episode that he watches Squidward sleep. But the crown for this Dethroning Moment? The scene where SpongeBob screams at Squidward for pogo-dancing with Patrick, and then kicks the octopus out of his own party. And not one person calls SpongeBob out for this appalling behavior. And then the episode ends with Squidward being zapped back to normal. You have no idea how elated I was when The Mysterious Mr. Enter named this episode Number One on his "Top Ten Squidward Torture Porns" list, because that's exactly where this piece of garbage belongs.

    Season 6 
  • Crazy Luigi: The biggest one for me is the one in "House Fancy", where Squidward gets his toenail (not joking) ripped out of one of his feet by a chair due to SpongeBob's tomfoolery. And just to make it even worse, Squidward ended up tripping on said toenail. Now for someone who didn't flinch when first seeing something like Pickle Surprise, seeing that actually made me want to close my eyes from that painful to watch scene.
  • ztyran: The ending of "Gone" was a good example for me. Instead of it being a horrible nightmare or something, it's that everyone, even his friends have spent a week having a holiday called 'No SpongeBob Day,' doing things like burning him in effigy. Now while I can understand Plankton, Squidward, and Mrs. Puff, the others make no sense. This included Krabs, who makes a fortune off the guy, Sandy, who once married him, and Patrick, his best friend. And Patrick's excuse that everyone needs time away from SpongeBob's laugh is a bit of a lame excuse.
  • RetsofNoraa: Has anyone else seen "The Splinter?" SpongeBob gets a splinter in his thumb, which proceeds to get infected to the point that his thumb is as big as half his head and issues forth a fountain of pus when the splinter is finally pulled. I get sick from even looking at screencaps. Oh, and keep in mind that - despite the progressed nature of the infection - SpongeBob wants to keep working. Around fast food. With a pus-gushing thumb. But that's not even the worst part. It wasn't a larger-than-life pus initially- SpongeBob consulted help from Patrick at first, who is obviously no doctor and becoming Too Dumb to Live by examining and even biting SpongeBob's foot. And when SpongeBob says that it's not helping, Patrick decides to ignore him completely and SpongeBob ends up begging for his help! Normally I can tolerate Patrick but this put me off completely. And here's the worst part- when Patrick attempted to help (with as much medical knowledge as a preschooler) he hammers the damn splinter in! Now that's how it enlarged to such a horrendous size. This is just one of the key moments where Patrick "Finland!" Star deteriorated into a complete jerk.
  • anoni: "Patty Caper", the episode when the secret ingredient of the formula was stolen while being shipped, then Krabs sends SpongeBob to find who stole it. When he can't find who did it, he goes back to Krabs to report. Guess what? Out of nowhere Krabs blames SpongeBob! The guy's about to be thrown in jail under bogus charges when we find out that Krabs actually stole the formula so he wouldn't have to pay shipping... What was the point of shipping it in the first place? Also, I think Krabs, right before SpongeBob is thrown in jail, was about to fire the poor kid. He sends him on a search, blames him when there are no results, and almost fires him. Apparently he forgot that SpongeBob is pretty much the only person keeping the Krusty Krab in business, Squidward and Krabs are horrible cooks! Ya know what this means? Mr. Krabs would destroy his own restaurant so he'd save money! I can't get behind this. I seriously can't.
  • CartoonFreak95: The episode "Pet or Pests" had a huge one, there's a particular scene where Larry the Lobster claims that he doesn't know who SpongeBob is. Okay, so we're supposed to forget "Ripped Pants", "House Fancy", "Lifeguard on Duty", etc?! Granted, those were made years ago, but with Larry's position in those episodes, he can't forget who SpongeBob is, he might not be one of his best friends, but SpongeBob goes to the beach a lot, and with the amount of episodes he's been there, Larry is supposed to not forget who he is, he knows who SpongeBob is in the other episodes, so why not in this one?! Continuity errors are frequent, but with the times that Larry the Lobster has appeared, this is why this is a DMOS for me; Stephen Hillenburg (the show's creator) might not be involved with the newer episodes, but Paul Tibbitt (current showrunner) and the writers should at least try and put some more effort into it, instead of trying to deliberately piss off the show's fan base.
  • Green Machine 2084: The 6th season episode "Gullible Pants" was this troper's breaking point. Basically, Mr. Krabs puts SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab for 15 minutes. While Squidward takes advantage of the situation, things get worse and worse until the end of the episode when Krabs gets back to see all the customers are cowering in the corner, there's a huge mess everywhere, and SpongeBob is dancing in a creepy fashion. That's how the episode ends, and there is no resolution at all! Way to leave us hanging, writers!
  • Woodsman: While "Overbooked" was by no means a great episode, one moment in particular really stood out. SpongeBob has to go get a cake for Patrick's birthday party, but didn't reserve one in advance. He goes to the bakery and finds there's only one cake with a message already written on it. The message? "Sorry about the scabies." This isn't getting crap past the radar, this is nuking it. I was appalled that such a thing could be aired in a kid's show with no apparent outcry. This was the final nail in the coffin for me; I knew SpongeBob was past its former glory if it had to resort to this kind of adult joke.
  • The Clash of Triton
    • Mr Jeperson: A truly dire guest spot from Victoria Beckham. Stilted, unfunny, and obviously put in only because "Victoria wants to prove that she's still hip."
  • Rabid Badger 1632: I'll make mine, "Dear Vikings" as nobody seems to have covered it yet, despite how much it deserves it. The basic plot is Spongebob writing a letter to a random viking clan and they come and shanghai Spongebob and Squidward. The premise of the episode may have worked if actual writers had worked on it and not just random people grabbed from the story-boarding department (Not joking there. Most of the current writers have had no experience with actual writing). After about 7 minutes of bland jokes and filler, Squidward ticks off the Vikings and they try to catapult him into the sea (well more accurately the goo). The ending is the worst part. It isn't hard to see that the writers realized that they had wasted too much time with filler to bring in the actual plot and that they only have a minute left to resolve things. Rather than scrap the episode or rewrite from scratch like a competent writer would, they just decide to ram in another pointless conflict. Right in the middle of Squidward's catapulting the Viking's ship hits an iceberg and starts sinking. Spongebob climbs into another catapult and flings himself into the hole to plug it and absorbs all the water. The Vikings then start cheering for him, Spongebob utters a painfully lame joke, and the episode just ends. No, actually it doesn't end, it just stops. This just shows how little the writers think of the kids who watch this. I was about 9 when I watched the episode and I wasn't impressed. Nothing was actually resolved. Do Spongebob and Squidward get back home? Do they still plan on catapulting Squidward? What did anyone even gain or learn from this? Well none of those are answered. Also this episode just doubled my apathy for the Emmy's.
  • treehugger0369: I had abandoned the series before seeing this episode, but The Mysterious Mr. Enter brought to my attention something I felt should be shared. Everyone gripes about how much Patrick has been flanderized from a loveable ditz to a Too Dumb to Live Jerkass, but one line in The Card makes every dumbass moment much worse, both before and after the movie. In The Card, Patrick, through sheer dumb luck, gets a hold of the rarest Mermaid Man and Barnicle Boy trading card. Spongebob attempts to do whatever it takes to protect it, and after a series of stupid moves on Patrick's part that almost damage the card (and would have if not for Spongebob's intervention), we get this memorable exchange:
    Spongebob: Patrick, why'd you just walk into Goo Lagoon?
    Patrick: Spongebob, you can't always expect my usual brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes.
    • Let this sink in; he basically came out and admitted that every stupid thing he does is completely intentional. How many times have his seemingly stupid actions caused others harm? His stupidity has been dangerous as far back as the pilot episode, and now we have confirmation that he's done it all on purpose. Not only does it mean we're past the point of no return for his Flanderization, everything he's done pre-movie is now a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment.

    Season 7 
  • Cabbit Girl Emi: For me, it was "Stuck in the Wringer". SpongeBob gets stuck in his wringer and Patrick becomes even stupider than usual by thinking he wanted to be glued in! Just when you thought it was bad enough when SpongeBob is forced to take the day off from work, Patrick more or less tries to get him to cheer up at the amusement park, and it ends up with SpongeBob yelling at Patrick. The worst part? Everyone in the crowd gives No Sympathy towards SpongeBob, and said that what happened to him served him right. This episode isn't funny, it's just too overly mean-spirited!
    • VideoGameCrack: And another moment from Stuck in the Wringer which shows perfectly how much these people care about their writing: Long story short, Patrick manages to nullify the effect of the super glue with his tears. The problem? Tears shed due to sadness are salt water, and the show takes place in an ocean. Remember when they actually lampshaded their setting? Yeah, me neither.
    • Mogo: What makes it worse is that it wasn't just the crowd (although that was just horrible enough for this section by itself), it's that not one single person in any of their places thought of getting him out of that thing. I mean, we all know Krabs is a jackass but hasn't his business been ruined by Squidward or Krabs himself trying to cook before? In fact I just learned about the ending here because I turned the TV off before it ended. That's how bad I hated it. But to add to Video Game Crack's comments above, SpongeBob cried due to how horrible this situation is, why didn't that help. It's just 11 minutes of Cringe Comedy that makes you wonder how this episode got greenlit.
    • chidoriss: The absolute worst part is the ending, where SpongeBob looks right at the camera and says, "I guess crying does solve your problems after all." What a Family-Unfriendly Aesop for the kids.
  • Super Saiya Man: The episode "A Pal for Gary", which had SpongeBob adopting a new pet... despite the warning that it doesn't like snails or snail noises. Said pet terrifies Gary, and SpongeBob is too stupid to see that Gary was about to be eaten and then the new pet starts eating him. Gary chases said pet out. Instead of thanking him? SpongeBob scolds Gary for chasing him off! Not funny! SpongeBob becomes even more Too Dumb to Live when he can't recognize he was going to be fucking eaten and Gary saved him.
    • MSCC93: This is why I hate SpongeBob so much... his obliviousness to other people's well-being is what put Gary in those bad situations. SpongeBob was more of a jerk than usual in this episode. He should have known that Puffy Fluffy shouldn't have been near other pets, and the seller told him so. Did he listen? No. This is more of a case of Karma Houdini instead of Idiot Houdini since he was such a porous dick for not thanking Gary for saving his ungrateful life. I pray this show ends soon.
  • prettycoolguy: There's a DMOS for "Summer Job". When Mrs. Puff tries to bring up Krusty Love's date plotline again by asking if he'd like to go on a date, he cruelly shoots her down like a jackass. Wow, Krabs. This is a new low, even for you.
  • smartguy39: The one that did it for me was the Legends of Bikini Bottom episode "Sponge-Cano". Why? Because it shows how much of an Ungrateful Bastard Squidward is. Here's the whole episode in a nutshell. The episode starts with Squidward painting while SpongeBob sings about how grateful he is about what he has. After a bit of time, Squidward tells SpongeBob he does not need his help and to never help him again. At the Krusty Krab, Squidward complains about various things (counting $3 in pennies, a guy tapping his foot, etc.), and tells SpongeBob that he's the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom, and asks how it could get any worse. Then Mt. Bikini erupts and chaos ensues. When the people of Bikini Bottom finally find some shelter and the mayor can't think of anything to do, a mysterious dolphin appears and says that to stop the volcano, they have to sacrifice the most miserable person. After some bickering, Squidward says that he would rather take his chances with the volcano rather than everyone else. Naturally, when they drag him to the volcano, he denies this by saying that they have the wrong guy. The citizens call him out on this, saying that they heard him complain about everything and that he said he was the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom. When they finally get to the volcano and are about to toss him in, SpongeBob, being the Nice Guy that he is, decides since that he made Squiddy miserable, he'll be the one to go in the volcano instead. Squidward seems more than fine with this, and is going to throw SpongeBob in the volcano. But then Squidward falls off a ledge and hangs on for his life. When he tells SpongeBob to save him, he reminds Squddy of his promise, but he decides to take it back when he told SB that he is grateful. After SB saves Squidward, the tightened up pipe from Squidward's house launches it off the ocean floor, where it sails through the water and eventually lands on the volcano, plugging it. And it turns out the volcano will only be stopped by the most miserable person's house. After that, Squidward says that he fucking lied to him, and that he's not grateful for anything. What? You're telling me, that after all of that shit that he's been through, adding all of the things SpongeBob did to make him feel happier (giving him a wooden clarinet, making a paradise for him, getting the whole fucking town to play in a band and giving Squlliam a heart attack, saving his goddamn life, and other things I won't get into detail with), and he's still ungrateful for everything he has?! It's no wonder I hate this episode, and I don't think I'm the only one who hates it as well!
    • ilovedededesnewaccount: Well, I guess I can agree on that episode, it wasn't that good. Squidward has had several happy memories before (such as when he one-upped Squilliam, his rival, by performing the Bubble Bowl in "Band Geeks" and got to sleep in Mr. Krabs office in "Born Again Krabs"), but he's still ungrateful for the life he's living.
    • 1upmushroom: The one thing I can't stand about the episode more than Squidward's Jerk Ass attitude is the fact that after SpongeBob willingly risks his life to save Squidward from being thrown in... Squidward berates the townspeople for not coming to their sense and then says something similar to "Alright SpongeBob, jump in"... Are you freaking serious?! So let me get this straight Squidward, you constantly bitch and moan about every single thing that upsets you and yet when you're given the opportunity to end it all... you proceed to bitch about being thrown in the volcano and willingly let SpongeBob take the fall for you! You are scum! This moment just confirmed that Squidward is a whiny prick who just likes complaining about how miserable his life is even when it's really not. This also proved that he deserves every single bit of torture given to him.
  • ''The Great Patty Caper"
    • MathWizardBoy: Mine for this episode was the "butler is a werewolf" thing. Meaningless, as is the whole show after season 4.
  • MosquitoMan: "Hide and Then What Happens?". It was an okay episode actually but the dethroning moment comes at the very beginning. Patrick doesn't even remember SpongeBob's name. This goes beyond Flanderization. It's a new low for the writers in my book. However, it gets worse. Patrick thinks that hide and seek, a game pre-schoolers can figure out right off the bat, is too complicated for him to understand. By now I'm convinced the writers are just directly insulting the viewer's intelligence.
  • KashimaKitty: Since an entire episode being a moment in the series's history doesn't count here, I'll isolate the very last portion of "Yours, Mine and Mine" as the absolute lowest point in the series. The title alone foreshadows the selfish nature of this episode, but a half decent episode might have ended with Patrick learning the errors of his ways. How does this one end? With Patrick stealing Spongebob's money for the second time. Upon being called on it, Patrick responds with "Have you learned nothing about sharing?" I can usually forgive Patrick when he does something out of sheer stupidity, but not only is he a tremendous Jerk Ass in this episode, but also an arrogant Know-Nothing Know-It-All.

    Season 8 
  • The Dog Sage: "Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom" is pretty much a particularly cruel Kick the Dog episode for poor Squidward, with special mention going, once again, to Patrick. The bastard eats Squidward's ticket for the jazz show, and then for no reason, steals and eats both SpongeBob's and Squidward's backstage passes. Why SpongeBob is still friends with the guy, I'll never know.
    • Wildstar93: Let's not forget when Patrick rudely interrupts the concert just to ask for more nachos! What the freakin' heck, Patrick? I've given up on Patrick after the movie, but this episode is when I started really giving up on this guy. And worst of all, he gets away with it!
    • Dinner101: I thought that I would never make a sole edit on a page like this (I usually only make edits to fix links), but the episode "Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom" left such a sour taste in my mouth that I just had to add my DMoS. I normally try to ignore the Seasonal Rot of the newer episodes with varying success, but the scene at the end where Squidward tries to play his clarinet, only for the guards to carry him out made me officially give up on the series. While I did like a few of the newer episodes (such as "Eek! An Urchin!"), that scene just killed the rest of them for me.
  • Young Princess Zelda: "Restraining SpongeBob" is the episode that made me want to pelt Patrick with a bow and arrow. Squidward gets a restraining order against SpongeBob, only for him to have Patrick hired and bother the living hell out of Squidward and us too. The ending part was just terrible with Patrick laughing really stupidly after Squidward changes the restraining order against Patrick. Couldn't he have just gotten two restraining orders?
  • Treb: "Fiasco!" was actually a pleasant surprise for the most part, but one scene at the end absolutely ruined my whole enjoyment of the episode. At the very end of the episode Squidward remains in jail for no reason at all. It comes out of nowhere, and left a sour taste in my mouth. It's almost like they are obligated to add pointless Squidward abuse now.
    • Eddy1215: What I didn't like about that episode was that Squidward called the police on SpongeBob and Patrick who did nothing when it was Plankton they were after.
  • Fairy Dreamer: The ending for "Are You Happy Now?" is what killed it for me. They have Squidward going crazy at the "party" SpongeBob throws for him and declare that as his happiest memory. Suicide jokes are bad enough, but to imply that being depressed makes one crazy? Yeah, because people with mental illness don't already hear that enough.
  • Garfield2710: I hate what modern Spongebob has become, and hate a majority of the newer episodes. However, my personal DMOS for this show is the beginning of "The Googly Artiste." It starts with Squidward having sculpted a self portrait, which actually looks pretty good. Then an art critic comes by and criticizes it, going so far as to steal Squidward's beret, because he's not a "real" artist. Then to add insult upon insult, the art critic then goes over to Patrick and thinks that his work, which is just a rock covered in googly eyes, is a masterpiece and buys it for $500. This is the most infuriating thing they've ever done, because it feels like the writers are insulting the people who have heavily criticized the show, by saying they can't see quality work right in front of their nose, and would rather watch crap. Hey morons, write better, and then people will stop insulting your work! Even if this wasn't a Take That, Audience!, (which I highly doubt) it still comes across as that way, and they definitely should've known better. Oh and that this scene logically makes no sense on any conceivable level, other than to once again remind us that Squidward is and always will be a Butt Monkey.
  • GrumpyOldMan: "Hello Bikini Bottom", we finally get an episode about what a colossal Jerk Ass Mr. Krabs is and how he can't just go and screw over anyone he feels like. But then, what happens at the end? SpongeBob takes money he was saving for Gary and bails Mr. Krabs' sorry ass out. He gets the Krusty Krab back and it's business as usual. I understand it was for Status Quo Is God reasons, but that only makes it worse.

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