As you know, Spongebob has reached the likes of Bugs Bunny
and Mickey Mouse
in terms of popularity, and its not that hard to understand why. This show is pure nonsensical hilarity, with a good balance of silly dialogue and amusing slapstick. In addition, its got some really cheer-worthy moments
, radar-dodging moments
, sad moments
, touching moments
, and yes, even scary moments
. And that's not even getting into the songs it can dish out that WILL get stuck in your head!
With a cast of quirky characters and quite an amazing finale
for a movie
, you've got the recipe for a grade A cartoon!
Well, it WOULD have been...
You see, the higher-ups wanted to ring out our favorite yellow invertebrate for every drop of cash hes got.
This, of course, led to Flanderization
and Seasonal Rot
Season 4 may not be as great as the pre-movie seasons, but its by no means bad, its got some great episodes like "Krusty Towers" and "Skill Crane". Come Season 5, the characters become shadows of their former selves, turning into Jerkasses
with none of the quirky qualities they had before. This is by no means exclusive to this show
, any show can go this route if they overstay their welcome, its just sad to see such an amazing cartoon end up like this. Granted, there are some episodes worth looking into, "Sandcastles in the Sand"
and "Squidwards Tiki Land"
are great, but so can any other show that suffered Seasonal Rot
Despite all that, this should DEFINITELY NOT stop you from checking out the older episodes, you will NOT be disappointed, I assure you!
In conclusion, Spongebob could have gone down in history as one of the best cartoons of all time, but they just had to keep scrubbing and scrubbing until the poor guy was a dirty, dry, moldy piece of garbage...