The song in the commercial for that Christmas episode has been stuck in my head all day.
The song in the commercial for that Christmas episode has been stuck in my head all day.
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♪It seems today that all you see♪
♪Is violence from movies and sex on T.V.♪
♪But where are those good old family values♪
♪On which we use to rely♪
♪Luckily there's a Family Guy♪
♪Finally there's a man who♪
♪Positively can do♪
♪All the things that make us...♪
♪...Laugh and cry♪
As much as I despise Seth MacFarlene's material, couldn't agree more with the theme song of his main show while comparing his material to that in some other kids' cartoons.
With Pets or Pests mentioned earlier, the ending is stupid, I could buy them being very rare and valuable pets, heck I could buy fish wanting them after that fact, but Mr. Krabs, the same guy that charges you $2 to breathe and $10 to exist, sold 5 worms for $5 each, only making $25 if they were as valuable as to make the fish heel turn for them, then they should not have been $5 a pop.
Bah, doesn't matter. Wasn't that great an episode anyway...
To be honest with everyone, I actually thought Truth or Square was actually a bit decent, though it suffers the same problems Atlantis Squarepantis had in the fact that it was over-hyped, over-marketed, etc. I also thought Karate Island was okay at best.
The episode I hate the most is Atlantis Squarepantis, and for many reasons why, the main reason being that it was hyped up to no end, and was essentially a ratings trap in the end.
First off, it has an idiot plot of Spongebob and friends going to Atlantis to see, wait for it... the worlds oldest bubble, that's all they went there to see was that bubble, along with what is basically a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ripoff of a plot. Not to mention that this incarnation of the lost city is one that I think should have stayed lost, instead of a mythical and mysterious sunken city, Atlantis is made into a generic alien colony with what are some of the ugliest cartoon aliens I have ever seen on a kids cartoon, and instead of King Neptune (whom isn't mentioned or seen even once in the episode), they replace him with "His Royal Highness", whom they have the audacity to have David Bowie voice him. It should be noted that majority of these "specials" have guest stars in utterly wasted roles.
Possibly the worst part is that it's a musical, and they have the audacity to not even tell us it's a musical episode beforehand, but instead, reveal that it's a musical episode at the last minute, and not only are these songs bland and pointless, but they take up half the special. At first, I thought it would just be the opening number, but then it ends up becoming the entire special, especially once they reveal that the bus is powered by song. Speaking of the bus, they made the interior entirely CGI, showing that they prefer having fancy visuals over actual substance, which is also what the visuals in the songs were as well.
What's more is that they shoehorn in Plankton into the special just for the sake of having him in the special, he basically did nothing at all, and was there just to be there.
Last edited by Masterge77; 3rd December 2012 at 3:42 PM.
And then for us Spandy fans, they throw a bone only to yank it back by a string when it was shown to have been a play. Though we forcibly took that bone back when we found out, "Hey, it was for one night only, and the pastor didn't know it was a play, thus the marriage is I guess valid!"
Everything else was really... ehh at best, but I didn't like the special. I thought it was stupid, even if some of the flashbacks were interesting, we all know they're going to get retconned sooner or later the way things are going.
Karate Island is okay as well, though I hear it's the number-one SpongeBob episode. Probably because Pat Morita is awesome. Shame his character didn't get more lines.
And then I remembered Mystery and her eating craze of Krabby Patties... and the fact cannibalism does exist in sea horses... albeit rare.
Last edited by Kutie Pie; 3rd December 2012 at 5:50 PM.
I used to watch Spongebob a lot when I had Nick, but now since it's only on an Irish language station on my TV, I'll pass. I haven't seen too many new episodes, but I loved all the classics. I really wanted to get a Spongebob game for the PS2 around 2005, but ended up getting FFX instead. Now I'm glad I didn't get it because it would probably have been terrible and FFX is amazing
There's one episode in particular that I saw a few months ago, and I probably hate it as much as Atlantis Squarepantis, if not more. I don't remember too much about it other than the fact that I hated it so much, in fact, this episode was the one that caused me to draw the line with Spongebob for good.
The episode I'm talking about is "For Here or to Go", and basically, it's what can best be described as "Mr. Krabs tortures Plankton for his enjoyment", it's basically shown how much the conflict between Mr. Krabs and Plankton has degressed into essentially Krabs torturing the hell out of Plankton, and rather than Mr. Krabs protecting the secret formula, it's become simply Krabs going out of his way to do anything to make Plankton miserable, and basically shows how much I've grown to hating Mr. Krabs in the newer Spongebob episodes.
The plot of the episode involves Mr Krabs starting a contest to see who can guess how many sesame seeds are in a jar, and the winner would receive a free Krabby Patty. Yes, you read that correctly, Mr. Krabs, who is known for being a greedy money worshiping jerkass, wants to give out a FREE Krabby Patty as part of a contest. Plankton comes in and manages to guess the correct number, but Krabs refuses to give it to him, so he adds a bunch of pointless gimmicks and extras to the contest just to make sure Plankton doesn't get a Krabby Patty, such as a puppet show where Krabs is portrayed as a hero for instance.
The ending has to be one of the most disgusting and mean spirited endings I have ever seen in a Spongebob episode. In the end, Mr. Krabs gives up and actually gives Plankton the Krabby Patty, but to avoid him taking it to the Chum Bucket to analyze the formula, Krabs makes Plankton swallow it whole and won't let him leave the Krusty Krab unless he eats it. It then cuts to Plankton having Karen cut his stomach open to get the Krabby Patty out, EUUUUGH, be glad they didn't show his belly getting cut inside and instead just cut to the next scene, that would be... ewwww!
And then we cut to the fish people coming out of the chum bucket complaining that Plankton's patties tasted like "stomach acid", and then we are shown Karen holding a bag of Plankton's insides and was made for the Krabby... eww so nasty, it cringes me up, you know how it feels!
I mean, this was just so disgusting, it wasn't like Nasty Patty because Nasty Patty was actually done for the sake of being funny, this was just done for the sake of being disgusting, it wasn't funny, nor was the rest of the episode, which was really just a refuge in audacity of Mr. Krabs essentially torturing Plankton to no end.
I then changed the channel and vowed off all future episodes of Spongebob, it's gotten worse with each season, and it's only going to worsen as it continues. This episode was the one that made me ultimately give up on the series.
Last edited by Masterge77; 6th December 2012 at 10:03 PM.
Agreed ^ :(
*is sick at home, reads Masterge77's post*
OHMYGOD!!! What the hell is wrong with these writers?! How the hell did they get that approved of?! That's disgusting!
Urgh, just thinking about it makes me more nauseous... "Squid Baby" is the most disturbing episode, while "From Here or to Go" is the goriest one. Damn it, SpongeBob, just go away and leave! Leave the networks!
What happens in squid baby and from here to go? :I
I'm seriously thinking about not going to go see the second movie, even though out of sick fascination, I want to know what they butchered and screwed up that retcons the first movie.
I miss watching the old spongebob episodes, these were so innocent and nice...
I doubt the old episodes were really all that innocent... ;P I was rewatching some old episodes last night when I couldn't go to sleep and there's a LOT of hidden innuendos that a kid will not understand. :P
"Ah, make out reef. Good times, good times."
"Patrick, your genius is showing." "WHERE?! O+O"
Then there's statue with the shell as censorship...need I explain more? :P