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03/26/2015 17:58:04 •••

Spongebob's decline

Spongebob Squarepants was one of the greatest shows on Nickelodeon. However, it's been going downhill ever since the movie. I personally think the first 3 seasons are classic, seasons 4-6 are good, seasons 7-9 are terrible, and season 10 is tolerable at best. I think it's about time either Hillenburg gets more control over the series, or it just gets cancelled. It used to be my favorite show, but I think it's way past its prime.

06/12/2014 00:00:00

Why is it past it's prime?

08/10/2014 00:00:00

The general consensus is that the humor, plots, and characters all went downhill after the movie.

08/11/2014 00:00:00

After the movie? No, I'd say starting with the movie. The movie may have looked okay back then, but now it largely resembles the Season 4 episodes and beyond.

08/11/2014 00:00:00

You could have gave examples why the other seasons are terrible. I agree with you yes, but it would be nice to know why you felt that way.

08/23/2014 00:00:00

The other seasons (namely seasons 5-8)are generally considered bad because:

The new writers aren't as talented There's more gross-out humor The [[Main/Flanderization]] of the characters Squidward getting abused despite not doing anything wrong. Patrick either being a total idiot or a complete jerk. More terrible episodes.

08/24/2014 00:00:00

My main problem with the new episodes is SpongeBob himself. He is absolutely insufferable nowadays. A sheer disgrace. His higher voice, his crying, his rape faces, his complete lack of sympathy for anyone he causes problems for, his increased childishness/stupidity, and his creepy and unnecessary perversions towards Squidward which have made him into a gay stereotype. Now, I have nothing against SpongeBob being gay. He is, that was obvious to me even as a kid. But the writers have made him look awful because of it, so it's insulting to gay children who might feel uncomfortable and bad about themselves because of SpongeBob's actions. If I were a gay child, I would definitely be deeply offended and hurt by this disgusting caricature. >=(

I mean, I'm not saying I actually watch new SpongeBob. I stopped watching at Season 5, around the same time where my interest in childrens's shows had largely diminished, allowing me to move onto The Simpsons and Futurama. But I've read a lot about what's happened to it and seen various clips of the worst moments, and as a person who was a fan of it back then, I cannot help but feel disgusted with these horrendous changes. I don't mean to sound like a person whining about how things aren't as good as they used to be (I'm not that kind of guy) but this is a rare case where I AM annoyed. This show was a great part of my childhood, so seeing it become what it has become makes me somewhat upset. =(

03/26/2015 00:00:00

Season 10 doesn't even exist yet, and it's going to be directed by Hillenburg. Someone certainly isn't in the know.

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