Top 10 Reasons Why SpongeBob SquarePants Sucks These Days


The Top Ten

1 Change in Characters Personalities

Squidward is a guy that hates his life and would just isolate himself from the entire world
SpongeBob doesn't make good lame speeches, but just goofs around with Patrick and cause trouble to Bikini Bottom (but mostly Squidward).
Patrick isn't funny and is boring and nowadays breaks stuff.
Mr. Krabs... A big villain and if you look at season 2's Welcome to the chum bucket's song, that was a good moment for him, even though he can't sing though well, but hey, he's old. I mean, in SpongeBob, you're fired, which is using so many episodes, including no weenies allowed, any episode SpongeBob gets fired, krusty dogs, pizza delivery, and more, he just fires SpongeBob over a damn nickel!
Sandy is still good, other then squirrel records. But nowadays she only focuses on science. Where's her old Texas lifestyle?
Plankton is now used as a torture plot hole to get hurt.
So there you have it.

Mrs. Puff (1999): Teacher who is sick of SpongeBob
Mrs. Puff (Any episode after "Demolition Doofus"): Teacher who wants SpongeBob dead - CommentandList

So true. There's this episode where Krabs dressed as Pearl just to scare Plankton. He was so horrified that he actually lied on the road for a bus to run him over. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE! And you sympathise with Plankton. Your not supposed to sympathise with Plankton. He's the bad guy. You should be against him. Instead we're against Krabs because he did this. And the voice actors were reluctant on doing this episode because they know that's not how the characters are supposed to be. The voice actors have been voicing the characters since the show started so they know who and what the characters are supposed to be. The writers have been on SpongeBob for only a few years.

SpongeBob: used to be a happy go lucky everyday sponge but now, he likes to goof around and be an annoying crybaby!

Patrick: used to be stupid but nowadays, not only that he is stupid, he destroys a building or a city in 11 minutes!

Mr. Krabs: used to like spongebob and money but today, he is super duper greedy and all he cares about is money

Sandy: all she cares about is karate and Texas!

Plankton and squidward: Super evil and mean

Mrs. Puff: the worst one yet. She used to like spongebob but after demolition doofus, SHE WANTS TO KILL SPONGEBOB!

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2 Squidward Torture Porn

Squidward used to get mad and annoyed from SpongeBob, but now he's depressed and in one episode Squidward was about to commit suicide by hanging. The writers of this show are so messed up now, using suicide as a joke.

In my opinion, creating a character who only exists to be tormented by the other characters just to get a cheap laugh automatically makes any show bad. It's even worse when the characters tormenting him/her get little to absolutely no repercussions or comeuppance whatsoever.

They make Squidward a pitying character!

Question: What does Torture Porn mean? - sandycheeks

Its when a character from a show gets tortured a lot in a episode - YoshiApple

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3 The Idea of Nickelodeon Continuing The Show After The Movie

Compare Disney Channel to Nickelodeon. So which one has better shows. So if Nickelodeon were to cancel SpongeBob Nick would go straight into the crapper or find another show to woo like Breadwinners or Pig Goat Banana Cricket (which has coloring that looks like vomit). And if Nick did cancel SpongeBob children could go watch Gravity Falls (which is the only good cartoon that came from Disney). But wait Disney stopped making Gravity Falls sadly. And the poor poor children would be stuck watching Pickle And Peanut (Which is the show made by a mentally ill weirdo. So that's what would happen if SpongeBob was cancelled.

Nickelodeon is OBSESSED with this show! This stupid network keeps cancelling all its others shows and treating the people from the other shows like crap but it wont let go of SpongeBob! Nickelodeon sucks and so do the people who run it!

No they continued it because of the good ratings the movie and the show got - sryanbruen

Actually, that was a good idea, it sucked recently, but is now getting back to being good again, Plus, if SpongeBob ever were cancelled, then Nickelodeon would go out of business, and we would never see any more good shows, not even 1.

It might start to phase out because Nickelodeon is starting to show SpongeBob less often and show sitcoms more often. I hope Nick doesn't turn into Disney Channel. - Kid_ethinederland

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4 Weak Humor

The humor of SpongeBob today has become horrific to witness. At least back in the old episodes it was more subtle.

True. Even I couldn't bring myself to watch it. Long story short, it's just terrible.

The writer has no sense of humor at all. I mean Patrick was like: "Once upon a time there was an ugly barnacle" and became "Your genius is showing". It became super dry.

What completely turned me off from SBSP was this one episode... I don't even remember the spafics of it because the episode in whole was so HORRIFYING to me. Spongebob & Patrick were helping squidward move his couch. But since they 'didn't have their brains' they rammed it up against squidward's toenail & ripped it completely off. Thankfully it wasn't too graphic, because that alone MADE ME SICK! AND I WAS AN ADULT WHEN I SAW THAT EPISODE! I can only imagine like an 8 yr old watching that probably screamed their head off with that scene. That's NOT GOOD for a kids show. Gross 'humor' like that I'd expect from South Park or family guy, not a kids show.

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5 Every Character in the Show Cries too Much

It's not just SpongeBob that cries too much. Every character on SpongeBob SquarePants cries too much. - anonygirl

It's so annoying

Like in the old spongebob they cried but not intill it gets annoying and takes up the time in the episode such as in spongebob your fired he crys for a long time! Also, all that glitters is not gold he crys and its very annoying and stupid!

6 Gary Almost Getting Eaten by Puffy Fluffy and SpongeBob Blames Gary for It

Seriously that was one of the most HORRIBLE and HORRIFYING moments in SpongeBob SquarePants history!

No, it isn't one of them, it IS the most horrible moment - so unwatchable the episode is - sryanbruen

SpongeBob just literally didn't hear the woman and bought that so called dangerous weapon.

A sane writer would have SpongeBob follow the lady's warnings, get a safer pet, and if that safer pet caused Gary trouble, he wouldn't blame Gary for it, but instead the other snail. Zeus/Casey are not sane writers.

Spongebob is so stupid...I really wanted to slap Spongebob in the face after that episode...

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7 Weak Plot-lines

SpongeBob Threw A PRISON GUARD In Jail, Not Because He Did Anything Wrong, He Threw Away A Stupid Krabby Patty! What Does SpongeBob Want, Everyone To Have A Heart Attack From Having A Krabby Patty?! SpongeBob Is A Workaholic! He Should Go To College And Not Just For A Few Episodes, But For A Few SEASONS To Be Rid Of His Stupidity, And Later Get A GOOD JOB! He Would Say "The Krusty Krab Is The Highest Paying Job Ever And Mr. Krabs Is A Good Man! ". His Salary Is A Nickel, And Mr. Krabs Fired Him For 5¢!

Shuffle-boarding what more can you say?

Some plot lines are really amazing, but the people that make the little details and add them to the big plot just HAVE to mess things up for the rest of us, don't they?

In my opinion, some pre-movie episodes have extremely weak plot, like Nature Pants, but the detail people knew what they were doing that time, like the jellyfish jelly scene.

Writer: hey gaiz, I got a GREAT idea for a new plot! It will focus on mr.krabs obsessing over a 'penny' that he saw spongebob pick up & for some reason doesn't believe him when spongebob says he doesn't have a penny.

Other writers:... well good enough no one can think of anything else. GREAT IDEA DUDE! Let's do it!

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8 Gross Out Gags

If you don't understand this one, watch these episodes: The Gift of Gum, To Love a Patty, Fungus Among Us, House Fancy, The Splinter, Pineapple Fever, Barnacle Face, Accidents Will Happen, and Face Freeze. You'll definitely understand.

In "Nasty Patty" it was actually funny. "Oops! I dropped it in the toilet! " "Well fish it out, and I'll dry it with me gym sock! " That was real comedy. They were aware of what they did and it was hilarious. - Discord

Duh! If gross out gags didn't exist in Sponge Bob, episodes like Face Freeze and The Splinter wouldn't be so terrible like they are!

Another infamous scene because of a gross out gag is the toenail scene in House Fancy.

Face Freeze, The Splinter and the Squidward toenail thing - Lunala

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9 Characters Becoming Unlikable

SpongeBob: An annoying idiot that you just want to punch in the face.

Patrick: He went from a hilariously dumb character to a complete ass who bullies anyone in his way.

Mr. Krabs: A greedy restaurant owner who would put his daughter into prostitution for money and has a criminal record longer than the Eric Cartman and Grunkle Stan combined.

Sandy: She used to be a genius that could solve as many problems as you need, but that's also her downfall. She only cares about science and I bet if she saw Steven Hawking, she would beat the crap out of him for being smarter than her.

Compare the mainly fun Super Mario characters to the overall unlikable SpongeBob SquarePants characters.

SpongeBob SquarePants vs. Super Mario

SpongeBob loses!
Super Mario 64 is the top 1 best video game ever, period (due to its nice, clear, 64-bit graphics/visuals/level backgrounds, very fun levels/courses/secrets/missions, its beautiful music, its precise controls, its flawless boxart, its voice acting, its characters, its creativity, its useful power-ups, its gameplay, its boss battles, its Bowser stages, its high nostalgia/inspiration level and its release in the fifth generation era of video games). Another thing about good ol' Super Mario 64? It's underrated as heck. Why do people prefer all other video games over this? Super Mario 64 was the epitome of fun on both the N64 and the Virtual Console. There's nothing wrong with Super Mario 64 at all.
Other than that, I do not trust the not-so-creative "Most Underrated Video Games" list because of ...more

Actually, a better comparison would be between SpongeBob and Phineas and Ferb. The latter has a lot of likable characters, ESPECIALLY Phineas. The former has a lot of UNlikable characters, ESPECIALLY Patrick. - TENFLAKE

SpongeBob and Patrick shall be forever be hated. In the new seasons, they act like my baby nephew. a lot

Let's talk about these characters time lines sb a loveable sponge and always cheerful new sb a annoying laughing monster Patrick the best cartoon character ever dumb but funny new Patrick a know it all dumb guy mr Krabs a good boss sometimes cheap but good new mr Krabs a 100% cheapskate not caring for his employees and tourers plankton squid ward well he is the same

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10 Bad Writing

I think Nickelodeon doesn't give the writers enough time writing an episode now, so maybe that's how we get bad episodes. But for some gems like "Sand Castles In The Sand" or "It's A SpongeBob Christmas" maybe the writers wrote those episodes in their free time.

The original episodes were fun silly humor now the writers try to be cute with stupid theme episodes.

This makes things like Sword Art Online's writing look flawless (and I love the show to be honest). Compared to SAO, SpongeBob (well, at least Modern SpongeBob) now has bad writing and tries to rely on stupid morals, toilet humor, and torture porn episodes, and is objectively more bad when it could have stayed the same way it was with its writing in previous seasons before the movie. Way to go, Paul Tibbitt.

I thing this is true

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The Contenders

11 The Toe Nail Scene

This made me not watch the episode till I was older and I still curl up when I see it.

I felt bad for Squidward. - Minecraftcrazy530

I can usually handle gore (like dissect a cane toad in science without feeling sick) but I can't handle this. That's how bad it is - Lunala

When I was like 5, I was so STUPID and LAUGHED AT POOR SQUIDWARD.

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12 SpongeBob is a Psycho to Squidward

EXACTLY! I'm just so sick of that sponge being a constant nuisance to that octopus, whom I can relate to very well. Therefore, I want Squidward to get rid of SpongeBob and his fans once and for all.

He copied Squid's house down to the VERY SAME CHIP IN THE WALL.

He's a squid for the record. It's in his name. Squid-ward. And Sandy's name used to be Sandy Cheeks. Thw new writers either never watched the show before they started writing, wanted to change things just to be annoying, or are incredibly stupid. Because they now call squidward an octopus and sandy sandy squirrel.

When squid goes to boating school and gets beaten by a fish
What does sponge do -MAKES IT WORSE-

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13 I Guess Crying Does Solve Your Problems After All

So are you saying that if I get a F on my report card I just cry and I'll feel better? NO NO NO! Crying at a funeral maybe but not all problems you yellow idiot - Chaotixhero

Be A Man SpongeBob, You Act Like A Spoiled Toddler!

Do they know that 5 year old children watch SpongeBob? This will influence bad behavior - FlakyCuddles43

This moral isn't supposed to be taken seriously, people! This is comedy! At least I'm understanding the joke while you guys are too serious. If this show taught perfect morals all the time and it was completely perfect and goody-two-shoes, this show would be preschoolers. So be quiet and stop taking stuff seriously all the time! It's annoying! 😡

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14 SpongeBob Looks Different

The new way they portray spongebob makes it look like a cartoon for toddlers when the older episodes were clearly aimed at a more 6+ age

I liked the older animation better.

I hate the new animation they make him like he's always happy but a stupid to of happy

Old animation is better - Lunala

15 Squidward Almost Hangs Himself

He did? See, this is how much I don't watch it anymore.

It's all because of SpongeBob even though I'm against suicide.

16 Everybody is Stupid

Old man Jenkins isn't stupid.

They even make squidward & mr krabs stupid. The only non stupid people now r sandy & Karin. The rest mostly act brain damaged. Before, it was just mostly Patrick that was really stupid, with spongebob just being childish, but not too dumb. New episodes he's mostly as dumb as Patrick.

Except for three characters. Gary didn't change, Plankton's not evil anymore, and Squidward is now more of a jerk ever since 'Little yellow Book" - Goatworlds

Squidward's not a jerk he's just annoyed and I see why, Plankton is a character I sympathize, and Gary is awesome. - Anonymousxcxc

Anonymousxcxc, I'm with you the whole way. To be prove it to you, I declare that Squidward, Sandy, and Plankton should team up against Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward.

As for you, Goatworlds, I can't believe that you dumped on Squidward. SpongeBob provoked him into behaving like a jerk he (the sponge) because wouldn't stop irking him. I mean, wouldn't you do the same thing if you're in that situation?

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17 The Episode "A Pal for Gary" Exists

This is actually the worst Nickelodeon episode of all time, even worse than those in the Nick live action shows. And this is a reason why I hate SpongeBob SquarePants.

Why are you guys talking about it, even the cast knows the episode is crap

This episode should not exist!

A Pal for Gary is the worst episode on Spongebob

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18 Boredom

A lot of episodes these days are just dull. I know with a good episode, I am able to watch the whole thing uninterrupted. With some of the newer content, I either need multiple sittings on Youtube or something else to do when the episode plays.

This show has started creeping into the boredom factor since season 5, but it didn't succeed until season 6. - Goatworlds

Toy Store Of Doom


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19 Mr. Krabs Is More Evil Than Plankton

Mr. Krabs is getting away with the evil rotten things he does (most of the time)because he doesn't have a conscience and he has no shame. This criminal scum would sell his own mother for a nickle in a heartbeat! He could care less about SpongeBob and does not appreciate his hard work or his loyalty. Mr Krabs has no problem cheating and overcharging his customers and his a horrible father to his daughter Pearl. He makes Plankton look like a saint in comparison. Mr Krabs is pure evil! Enough' said!

Mr. Krabs has quickly become one of the most easily unlikeable characters in the show, and retarded SpongeBob supports the prick. The writers just exaggerate his lust for money to the point where he doesn't give a single damn about anyone or anything as long as he has at least a penny. A penny. I think Plankton deserves to have the Krabby Patty formula way more than this ass. - Mcgillacuddy

He basically drove plankton to nearly kill himself

Protecting the Kraby patty formula is fine & dany, but harassing him to the point of suicide is sick. And they used to be friends? Well it's no wonder mr. Krabs hasn't any friends nowadays

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20 One Course Meal

Another Worst episode ever.

This is the worst episode of ANY SHOW on Nickelodeon! It hit kids with suicide, Mr. Krabs wanted Plankton to die, SpongeBob has died these days, but is thankfully getting better, thanks to the return of Stephen Hillenburg.

This is the worst. Even when I was 9 and first saw it I didn't like it.

Only sadistic people would think this episode is funny!

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3. I Guess Crying Does Solve Your Problems After All
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