Biggest Problems With Modern SpongeBob

This is a list composed of all the problems that are probably the reason for SpongeBob's drop in quality over the years.

The Top Ten

1 Cruelty

Some cruelty is actually funny. So long as it doesn't happen in real life. Even if it does, some offensive/cruel jokes can still be funny and true. Like this offensive joke: What do the Twin Towers and genders have alike? There used to be two, but now it's a touchy subject - LordDovahkiin

I say that after of whats been happening with the Squidward Torture Porns, Kr. Krabs being a greedy, selfish and even manipulative monster, PatPRICK's vile nature, people being horribly abused left and right, insensitive jokes made about disturbing problems and terrible stories. I suggest we take the Spongebob show away from the writers before Squidward's Suicide becomes an actual episode. - Virtualman

Suicide jokes, Squidward torture, Gary torture, and butt jokes are NOT FUNNY. - Catacorn

Quick, someone count how many tourture porns each character has. The answer is, too many!

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2 Torturing Squidward

Squidward is one of my favourite characters in the show I cannot believe they would treat him like this I feel so sorry Squidward he used to be a jerk who got what he deserved and that was funny at first he punished because he was being negative now it feels like he's being punished just because he's Squidward the torture porns are awful instead there should be Patrick Karma Trips and Mr Krabs karma trips as opposed to the older seasons where there Squidward karma trips Stephen Hillenberg (If you read this comment although I doubt it) please tell the currents writers that it ain't funny it was funny in episodes like Jellyfishing I Was A Teenage Gary The Lost Mattress because Squidward was being jerk and he deserved it but now he's the punching bag and Squidward does not deserve it end of rant

The older seasons were way better because most of the time, Squidward got injured for actually good reasons ( The Camping Episode as an example ). Now he's getting hurt or humiliated for little to no reason.

Yeah, in the older episodes it made sense why he got hurt, because earlier in the episode he was acting like a jerk, so the stuff that happens to him is 100% justified, nowadays Squidward gets punished for doing absolutely nothing

He's always been tortured. - LordDovahkiin

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3 Patrick Turned Into a Dick

During episodes that I've watched, he is either a dumb@$$ or a smart@$$. I want old Patrick back, and not the one from yours, mine, and mine.

Pet Sitter Pat, Big Sister Sam, and the god awful piece of writing known as Yours Mine and Mine. - DCfnaf

Stuck in the wringer and pet sitter pat explains it all!

Plus all the characters have been dumbed down. - LordDovahkiin

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4 Mr. Krabs Is a Monster

I'm starting to think he's the bad guy now

He became mental.

Don't you get it now,he IS the bad guy! plankton was right all along!

There was one episode where Mr Krabs fired SpongeBob to save a NICKEL.
And Mr Krabs was forced to hire SpongeBob again later when the Krusty Krab was going downhill, and got rid of the 'Nickel' problem by installing a paid toilet in the Krusty Krab.
This really happened in 'SpongeBob, You're Fired.', and I'm baffled.
I knew that Mr Krabs was cheap, but THIS kind of cheap is just a new level of mentally insane.
Seriously, a NICKEL is worth 5 cents, you can't buy anything with it, and he still fired SpongeBob.
And if he got rid of the Nickel problem by installing a paid toilet, then why couldn't he have done that earlier?
If he installed a paid toilet earlier, then he wouldn't have to fire SpongeBob, and leave SpongeBob in misery.
I knew that Mr Krabs was cheap and crazy, but that episode took the cake.
It really, REALLY, showed how insanely greedy Mr Krabs is.

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5 SpongeBob Acts Like a Spoiled Toddler

Like in Breath Of Fresh Squidward when Squidward was enjoying his employee of the month party and was pogo dancing with Patrick, and then SpongeBob had to go throw a little hissy fit and say nobody pogo dances with Patrick but him, what a spoiled little brat

He cries for stupid reasons, and cries when he doesn't get his way. Doesn't that sound a lot like a spoiled toddler?

He cries like every episode. I can only really remember spongebob crying a lot in the older episodes in I think the episode was called 'Grandma's Kisses' (it was about spongebob's grandma). If modern spongebob was in ripped pants, after he figured out what he'd did wrong instead of singing & telling everyone about it, he'd just cry until they magically get better. How annoying I don't even think little kids find crying that cool or entertaining

He does now. In the earlier episodes, he only cried when he was truly unhappy.

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6 All the Filler

If your episodes don't have enough plot to fill up the running time, don't make it at all

Putting filler is a perfect sign that the New writers are running out of ideas so they use cheap scene that justs waste your time. they think it can make the show more interesting. guess what it doesn't.

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7 Almost Everyone is Unlikable
8 Plot Recycling

The worst part is that it's becoming more and more noticeable every time

In the modern spongebob episodes, recycled plots make the show go on lazily

The writers are so stupid that they decide to reuse plots and storys from the recent episodes.
it isn't satisfying AT ALL.

9 Spongebob and Patrick Act Like Toddlers

Is SpongeBob 5?

Squid baby says it all

Spongebob mostly acted like a toddler (though not a spoiled one like in the newer episodes). Patrick rarely acted like a toddler in the older episodes (he did act babyish & again he didn't act like a spoiled one).

-the toy store episode: they run & follow signs to a toy store only to find it isn't open the second they find it. THEY START RIGHT THEN & THERE BAWLING LIKE BABIES because IT isn't OPEN RIGHT WHEN THEY FOUND IT! So glad that construction worker came in & yelled at them for it (something I'm sure we all wanted to do then).

10 The Disgusting Animation

Remember from season 2-4 when the animation was perfect? Now Spongebob looks like a bright yellow reject of The Simpsons while on drugs. - Catacorn

The Splinter... That's all I need to say

The Newcomers

? Please replaces SpongeBob SquarePants with Digimon Adventure

The Contenders

11 Its Giant Ego

It pains me to think about this, despite the fact that it's gotten so horrible, it still acts like it's the king of cartoons

12 Sandy's Out of Nowhere Personality Change

Sandy's rocket was literally the only time in the older episodes where she showed an interest in science, then right the f$&@ out of nowhere she's suddenly obsessed with it, now a lot of the newer episodes are just her dumb experiments, I wouldn't mind it so much if they were good experiments, but no, they're the dumbest experiments I've ever seen

Crazy peopless

She became so connected with science that she became obsessed with it.Not only that, you can see in some episodes she uses her friends as her own lab rats. It's dissapointing to see waht she have become.

Yeah..a giant green bean? really? how is that better than space exploration,space programs,and moon trips,and rocket testing? her experiments now are just crazy!

13 Gross-Out Humor

I hate the splinter. It's disgusting. It makes me cringe watching it. It has other problems, but it's really, really gross.

The Splinter, Face Freeze, House Fancy, Pineapple Fever...ENOUGH! - DCfnaf

14 Unnecessary Specials

The only reason these specials exist is so they can make commercials for it that tell you some big secret or something is gonna be revealed that'll change SpongeBob forever just to fool people into watching it, I mean just try and count all the times in the commercials, promised something that they never actually stay true to in the actual special, like how many times they've said "the Krabby patty formula will finally be revealed", Well guess what? Every single time they've said this they never actually do it, how many more times do the writers think they can pull this trick off, because people caught onto it and stopped falling for it ages ago

Or As They're Also Called, Ratings Traps

15 No Continuation

I did not add this but for example, in "A Life in a Day", Larry didn't know SpongeBob and patrick when they should know each other since "Ripped Pants"

To be fair, it never had continuity.

I'll address the biggest continuity error of them all

SpongeBob standing outside the supermarket with a box of baby worms in Pet Or Pests,
Larry walks by
"hey Larry how it going? "
Larry: Do I know you?

Me: What? WHAT!?! You cannot be serious!

16 It's not funny
17 Introduces a New Character Every Episode

Where are many unigue characters in whole series( even modern) which is awesome

18 It Lost Its Old Charm

Big,big problems! ss

19 Lack of Adult Jokes

Now it's just a bunch of immature jokes that the writers think are adult jokes

Now we only got the suicide jokes from OCM and AYHN, the weiner jokes from Krusty Dogs, and SpongeBob blowing a balloon into the shape of a condom in "The Play's The Thing". - Goatworlds

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20 Plankton Seems More Like an Hero Now Rather Than Mr. Krabs
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