Top 10 More Accurate Titles for Certain Animated SeriesThey can be parody titles, literal titles and/or anything in between.
Slapstick...Slice-Of-Life...Surrealism...Satire...way, way back in the 1990s and (to some extent) early 2000s, the four weirdly alliterative genres of show lived together in lovingly animated harmony on Nickelodeon...until one day, the Executive Nation attacked.
More-or-less all of the best things about Rocko's Modern Life and Ren & Stimpy before it desperately came together into Spongebob Squarepants during its first couple of seasons in a last-ditch attempt to save the channel as a whole from Viacom's sadistic, money-grubbing lunacy, but alas, when the world needed them most, they became neutered almost completely beyond recognition.
Nearly two decades passed, Spongebob somewhat returned to form, and more importantly, the Nickelodeon executives got their nasty, greedy mitts on possibly the NEW savior of Nickelodeon after Avatar's and Invader Zim's ever-so-tragic demises...an almost-cloyingly sweet and innocent autism-awareness show called Harvey Beaks.
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The mid 2000s are when it started to fall the late 2000s are when it went bad
This would actually explain quite a LOT about the show, such as:
1) Why the babies have such utterly HORRIFIC anatomical structures and bodily functions (both on the outside AND most especially the inside as well, as was proven by the show's unspeakably revolting "Inner Ear Inferno" episode)
2) Why the babies are the most obnoxious little brats ever
3) Why literally every living thing associated WITH them seems to also be a spawn of Satan (their nanny, their outright HORRIFYING mechanical dog from the "Poop Doggy Dog" episode, the aliens they fight against, that one particular nasty paedo freak that falls in love with Meg in the "Balemtime's Day" episode, etc)
4) Why the babies are all immortal and...well, MONSTROUS
And this is why it's easily my favorite Nick show ever; basically, being the edgy evil twin of Spongebob also means that it's a much, MUCH smarter and more adult show than SB was, as well as a quite simply cutting-edge satire of modern-day suburban life in general, while still retaining the hilariously over-the-top and ridiculous charm of its contemporaries in the process
If there has EVER been a show (not counting Filthy Frank and iDubbbzTV) that makes fun of the alt-right more than South Park, I've yet to see it. Case in point: Cartman and Mr. Garrison in particular
(also, the episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants")
And then, of course, there's Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who effectively combines both of these things together and is downright hilarious to look at (let alone listen to the voice of) as a result
I still believe that this is the worst show Cartoon Network has ever aired.
I don't get seizures with lights.