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.

Yeah A.K.A Pearl, Karen, Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick and Mrs Puff. That's the only ones that I can think of. - PatrickStar3

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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!

Yeah like in 40 episodes. - PatrickStar3

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3 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.

Well only really in Pet Sitter Pat, Toy Store of Doom, One Coarse Meal, A Pal for Gary actually there's tons. R.I.P SpongeBob 1999-2004 you will be missed. - PatrickStar3

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4 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.

Actually if you mean the 2004 Movie then that was a bad idea but after the Movie Sponge out of Water the Show started to slowly get better. - PatrickStar3

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5 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.

Sometimes but other times the humour can be downright hilarious. - PatrickStar3

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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.

That was horrible I don't like SpongeBob and Puffy Fluffy in that episode. - PatrickStar3

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7 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

This makes House Fancy my least favorite canon episode. Still not as nightmarish as Squidward's Suicide, but that doesn't have to do with modern SpongeBob.

Oh god Squidward's toe nail ripped off jesus and on a Kids Cartoon. - PatrickStar3

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8 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 5ยข!

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.

Shuffle-boarding what more can you say?

I guess but only in a few episodes. - PatrickStar3

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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

A.K.A Patrick (sadly) :( SpongeBob, Krabs, Mrs Puff and kind of Pearl. - PatrickStar3

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10 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.

Yeah in like 30 episodes. Just watch the toe nail scene in House Fancy or Monster Puffy Fluffy in A Pal for Gary or Whirlybrains. Whirlybrains was a weird episode. - PatrickStar3

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The Newcomers

? It makes no logical sense

I agree with this. Why does Spongebob work at the Krusty Krab if his yearly salary is less than the price of a Krabby Patty? Surely he'd make more if he'd work for Plankton. - Tectal

The creators milk the cow for profit. We all know that Plankton can steal the formula easily but NO! The creators use stupid logic just to make Plankton fail, and to continue the show for profit. - Flamer310

The Contenders

11 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

Horrible ending nearly as bad as the One Coarse Meal ending. - PatrickStar3

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12 Everybody is Stupid

Old man Jenkins isn't stupid.

Yeah sadly Krabs and SpongeBob have got dumber as the Show dragged on. It really should've ended in 2005 or something. - PatrickStar3

A lot of characters are now either mentally unstable, either mentally damaged. - Flamer310

Everyone are stupid idiots

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13 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!

A.K.A SpongeBob. - PatrickStar3

14 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!

I am surprised that this episode isn't censored. - Flamer310

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15 Awful Musical Numbers

Look at "Krusty Krab Pizza Song" "This Grill Is Not A Home" and "The Fool Who Ripped His Pants". Those were GOOD! And now look at "Musical Doodle". No. Just no. - Discord

Gary come home and the wishing well song were good, but musical doodle and Rodeo... Sigh

The musical doodle was stupid, but managed to make me laugh. But it's still not as good as The Krusty Krab Pizza Song.

Good songs: Krusty Krab Pizza, Fun song, Campfire song song, Gary come home, A Greasy Spoon, Squidward's Tiki Land, and Never Give Up

Bad songs: Musical Doodle, Toy Store song-ish thing, Rodeo, To Love a Patty, etc - IHSCOUTII1973

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16 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

Well, for about 2 years, I thought Plankton is the evil guy. But now, my opinion has just changed. Mr. Krabs is the true villain, he sells Krabby Patties. What are they made of? Fish food! In the episode "Texas", Sandy refers to them as fish food. In "SpongeBob's Place", he tried to stop the customers leaving his restaurant by making a moat and filling it with molten lava. The customers used him as a drawbridge. I wish he was dead. Seriously, I wish he didn't survive! The list would be huge if I would list his whole criminal record. You can find his criminal record here : - Flamer310

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17 Mr. Krabs Is Greedy

I used to like mr Krabs he used to be funny but nowadays he's just a heartless cheapskate who only cares about money! He even fired SpongeBob in that one episode called SpongeBob your fired all for a NICKEL!

I still like Mr. Krabs personally, but he's a ASS in the modern spongebob ;0; - xiidra

What's worse is how Krabs gets away with being greedy.

me mum

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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

Boredom, probably grown out of it.
Kids shows look different when you grow up. Plenty of adult cartoons nowadays.

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19 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.

I liked this one. - LordDovahkiin

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20 The Cruelty

The reason why SpongeBob caught on so well for kids is that it seemed like a friendly world to them. Kids wanted to believe they can find Bikini Bottom so they can say hi to Patrick or even do a funny dance with him, karate spar with Sandy(good luck with her), See Squidward get a tan, Have a Krabby patty while foil Plankton's plan. In the modern seasons, Bikini Bottom isn't that place anymore, it's a place of hatred and EVIL! Not only everyone is a jerk but more than not, people who wrong others get off free while the innocent get blamed. I don't know what kind of kid would live in a place like that.

I always thought Bikini Bottom people are so mean when I was little. This is an unnatural world thinking the natural, is unnatural, such as Squidward, Plankton, Mrs. Puff, and Gary, (possibly Sandy). These characters are just regular human-like creatures, but people in and some people out of this show, fail to see that it isn't their fault they acted like a villian. When I was little, I always thought if I was on SpongeBob, I would gather a lot of people as much as Bikini Bottom, and then go on a rant about how much Bikini Bottom is mean.

In 1998-2005 (development was done during 1996 or 1997 until 1999), the show was very funny and there were no torture porns of innocent characters such as Gary or Plankton. This all started after Skill Crane when they torture Squidward before it was too much since the year 2005 until now the show sucked. he only deserved it for 6-9 years but they still do it from 2014-present

"Your body isn't the problem. It's your heart! You've gotten what you deserved! "

That's cruelty to SpongeBob while he's stuck in the wringer. - anonygirl

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21 Paul Tibbit

You know he wrote many episodes for the first three seasons, right?

But he didn't used to be producer, meaning now he has more say in what happens.

I wish for SpongeBob, You're Fired to be Paul Tibbit,You're Fired!

Don't blame him, Blame Casey Alexander and Zeus Cervas, they both wrote, A Pal for Gary, One Coarse Meal, and Pet Sitter Pat

22 Plankton Attempting to Commit Suicide

What is SpongeBob teaching kids these days? If all fails just kill yourself? Wh... WHAT?! - Chaotixhero

Plankton is number 1 on the top ten villains what!? Look at this episode! Mr. Krabs has to beat Plankton 100 to 1 from this episode. I mean, Plankton just reached the breaking point!

And the fact that SpongeBob still helped Mr. Krabs in the end makes me want to strangle him. And maybe torture him by using him to wash a cactus like Patrick did in Suds.

God! That Mr. Krabs is a heartless douche-bag! - Neonco31

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23 You Actually feel Sorry for Squidward, Mrs. Puff, and Plankton Now

SpongeBob tortures Mrs. Puff to the point to where she wants to kill him, Squidward is more annoyed with SpongeBob's and Patrick's shenanigans now than before the movie, and Mr. Krabs drives Plankton to suicide. Not only that, but Mr. Krabs freaks out when Plankton has only ONE customer. - anonygirl

24 Terrible Specials

There was one good special. It was the Christmas episode. The SECOND Christmas episode. "It's a SpongeBob Christmas" I like a lot of stuff in that episode. The music numbers are great, they're good at using stop motion instead of normal animation, Mr.Krab's greed seems like something from pre movie SpongeBob, and though there's some mistakes, they don't automatically ruin the work. I guess the writers are good at making a holiday special.

They make specials in a couple of months hype the hell out of it then make it a ratings trap

The theatrical movies were good - VideoGamefan5

Pest of the West was alright.

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25 Season 6

The vomit inducing episode of where spongebob & Patrick wrecked squidward's toe nail is the start of it. Goes on from boring @$$ episodes that do nothing for the characters, nothing funny happens, & all around boring episodes.

When SpongeBob really went downhill.

Its not horrible as a season but for SpongeBob it is

The grossest episode, The Splinter, was part of season 6

26 SpongeBob's Flanderization

It's not just SpongeBob. Pretty much all of the characters are caricatures of what they used to be at this point.

I agree. This happens a lot in the new seasons.

27 Patrick Patrick Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show . Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick more.

He's turned into one of the worst characters in media history! He makes Lucy Van Pelt look good! Yet he gets more praise than Scrappy Doo and Perry the Platypus combined! - TENFLAKE

Invader Zim is more likable than him, and Zim is an evil, arrogant-ass alien who hates Earth and everyone who lives on it. Patrick takes all of Zim's qualities and ups them by 50. - Discord

Examples of why he went from being the best character to the worst character are Yours, Mine, and Mine, The Card, Pet Sitter Pat, and Patrick's Staycation. It's like someone took not just his brain, but also his heart, as he took SpongeBob's wallet, annoyed Squidward, blew up the Krusty Krab when Mr Krabs didn't deserve it, and flooded Sandy's tree dome in one episode, and caused it to be destroyed in another. This is why his bullying isn't as funny as say, "Wumbo", "The Ugly Barnacle", "I Love You" or "Oh boy, 3am" are.

Honestly, I think Patrick was fricked up by stupid writers. Some episodes like Pet Sitter Pat, Stuck in the Wringer, and The Splinter made Patrick a douche in the stupid pothole.

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28 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.

Hate the new style of spongebob ;-; I personally like the 2005 animation best and the 2009 animation - xiidra

Old animation is better - Lunala

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29 Stephen Hillienberg Resigning From The Show

Apparently, Stephen Hillenberg intended for the show to end after The SpongeBob SquarePants movie but Nickelodeon wanted the show to keep running because of the profits. Similar to how Jimmy Neutron and the Fairly Odd Parents were BOTH supposed to end after the Power Hour episodes but Nickelodeon forced the Odd Parents to keep going because of profits. (And petitions.)

Not a good reason. The new writers could have kept the same tradition as Stephen Hillenberg they just went a different way with no regard for the audience

That was a bad move. Stephen could've been running the show now and SpongeBob will be like Mario. But no, he put Paul "Ruiner of the Show" Tibbit.

He came back, yet some episodes are still bad. Spongebob's Place was horrible. - Flamer310

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30 Mean-Spirited Plots

You see Mr.Krabs not caring about anything except for money and doesn't care about his employees, (and SpongeBob is exectpitionally loyal to him and works his little yellow butt off ) then he makes fun o the scuicidal (ex: laughing at planktons suicidal actions) and lastly his sociopathic nature of needing money money money money! These are things an INSANELY EVIL PERSON WOULD DO. come on, think about it. Would someone with good moral fiber be willing to fire someone over 5 cents? Why not let him step on a kitty while he's at it? Then squid ward in almost every episode gets brutally maimed for no good reason and just wanting to not live anymore, (in the old cartoons this was karma, as he had done something to annoy SpongeBob and Patrick and was not shown as often as the new ones do) but now he is beaten down by the moral of the story. PATRICK OH MY GOSH. He is indescribably selfish, rude, mean spirited, he has no sense of humor anymore, unhappier than he was in the old cartoons, and ...more

31 Most Episodes Are the Same Thing

SpongeBob works at the Krusty Krab or he plays with Patrick or he annoys Squidward

In the new ones, 64% of episodes are Kristy Krab. In old, 28%

The Krusty Krap!

Most common plots :

-Spongebob plays with Patrick
-Spongebob works at the Krusty Krab
-Patrick (and sometimes Spongebob) destroys Bikini Bottom
-Spongebob and Patrick (and sometimes other characters) torture Squidward and Mrs. Puff
-Spongebob tries to get his driving license (and fails, despite in the episode "Greasy Buffoons" he was seen driving)
-Plankton attempts to steal the formula (and fails due to the stupid logic Spongebob Squarepants has)
-Sandy makes something stupid and does stupid things in general

Those are some common plots. Spongebob's logic is really stupid, by the way. - Flamer310

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32 Spongebob Torments Mrs Puff Constantly

Praise to all of you Mrs. Puff fans and SpongeBob haters! Like you, I also want Mrs. Puff to kill the sponge just as I want to see Squidward do. In fact, Mrs. Puff's now my favorite character in the entire show while the same octopus is my second favorite. And if I see them team up with Plankton and Sandy against SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Flats, and especially Sam Star, I'd root for all them. Hell, I'd root for them more if they succeed in killing all those characters who I hate.

Spongebob would be funny if Krabs would be tortured. - Flamer310

I actually was rooting for Mrs. Puff to win in Demolation Doofus. SpongeBob was so annoying in that epsode that I actually wanted Mrs. Puff to kill him.

Wait...that's always been in SpongeBob

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33 Stupid Concepts

There will be another film that will go to the movies, they should cancel the series and films them in forever

For me, the problem is often there isn't any real concepts, just filler.

34 Lame Jokes

They use lame toilet humor now.

35 They Offend Cat Lovers

Kenny the cat. Sandy hates cats. She should be kicked into a box and mailed to heck. - Goatworlds

It did make fun of Tom Kenny's name though.

Cats are overrated. Enough said. And opinions are opinions. - TeamRocket747

Meow! Well they are making fun of cats, Tom Kenny and Tom from Tom and jerry

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36 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'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.

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

It's really creepy for a kids' show. - Flamer310

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37 Cringe-Inducing Scripts

Especially "Gary in Love". I wanna watch Spongebob not some kind of soap opera. - Flamer310

38 Reruns

They're also rerunning old episodes of it two. now that's great but it gets old really fast. I'm not kidding. I've seen the episode Jellyfish Jam a million times and I'm sick of it. it's times like this where you check out something good at first, but when you watch it a million times you're never gonna watch it ever again.

Nick reruns 2007 episodes A LOT, it should really be the old ones to air

We don't wanna see anymore of this on T.V. !

39 The "Oh My Leg!" Guy Is Gone

What?! The My Leg Guy Is Gone! Is The Best Moment Of SpongeBob History! - CuteGirlJigglypuff

Actually he was removed in Season 3, but I still think they should have kept him. But good news! He was back in Sponge Out of Water!

The "oh my leg" guy was on shuffleboarding when the jail blew up and everyone fell because I heard him say that when everyone fell.

Crap a rlly liked the guy ;; - xiidra

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40 Overly Detailed Animation

I liked the older animation more than the newer one.

41 Dumb New Music

I mostly agree. There's still good musical numbers in "It's a SpongeBob Christmas" and that song from "Selling Out" is pretty catchy. But, yeah, Episodes like the "To Love A Patty" or "Atlantis Squarepantis" songs suck through a straw.

I know, season seven music sucks but we have the song in hello bikini bottom and who am I so not that bad

Songs like "Gary Come Home" are better than songs like the ones from episodes like Atlantis SquarePantis.

I liked the Tiny Tim music in the first episode... - LordDovahkiin

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42 Little Yellow Book

The only things that I hate about this episode are Squidward's punishment and his refusal to care about being punished. If I'm him, I'd get back at SpongeBob and all those other Bikini Bottomites by killing all of them literally. And if I have more haters, I'd kill them too.

As for you, Anonymousxcxc, I agree with most of what you posted. If you ask me, those fish who retaliated at Squidward were being worse than him. Plus, they didn't care that SpongeBob pestered Squidward all this time nonstop. And those make me wish that the octopus slaughtered all of them without being punished. If I'm a police officer and I see his revenge, I'd reward him big time. Same thing if I'm a court judge.

Squidward reading SpongeBob's diary, that was just cruel. - Minecraftcrazy530

Dude yeah that was mean, but not cruel. Plus Squidward didn't deserve that harsh of a punishment. Bikini Bottom needs to burn in eternal hellfire because after the movie that place became sickening. Just save Squidward, Plankton, Gary, and maybe even Karen. - Anonymousxcxc

This is not a list of the worst episodes!

I hate this episode,first of all didn't the fish see SpongeBob while they were reading the diary with Squidward before they realized it was his?

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43 Richard Pursel is Working On the Show

And the stuff he was written on the show, A Pal for Gary and Pet Sitter Pat aren't EVEN THE WORST THINGS THAT HE HAS EVER WRITTEN! The worst thing he ever wrote was... REN SEEKS HELP!

Who Would Hire The Dolores Umbridge Of Cartoons!?

They really let the dude who wrote Ren seeks help work on a kids cartoon. Smart move Nickelodeon smh - FlakyCuddles43

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44 No More Adult Jokes

I.E. "SpongeBob doesn't have any hair... or does he? "/The 13 naughty words/"Patrick, your genius is showing! " (Covers crotch) "Where? "/"Doubloons! Don't drop them! "/"Let's get naked! " "No, let's save that for when we're selling real estate!"

Nowadays the only ones I can think of are the d**k joke in SB vs. the Big One, the gay joke in 20,000 Patties, and the suicide jokes in OCM and AYHN, all of which are too stupid to qualify as either "adult" or "jokes."

You forgot the condom from The Play's The Thing, All the weiner jokes from "Krusty Dogs", and 20,000 Patties doesn't qualify as modern (season 5) - Goatworlds

Oh yes, there are still adult jokes. But that doesn't mean they're good because adult jokes are bad for children's entertainment.

Most little children won't know what it means. Older kids would be able to tell, if they listen closely. - LordDovahkiin

Why do you want adult humour in a children's show, aww is it nostalgia? Remember The Three Friends and Jerry, you know those boys with huge heads, they cancelled it because they thought it was inappropriate for kids to watch.

good! - Officialpen

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45 Suicide

Which is totally bad, especially for kids' programs.

Plankton tried to do it, and so did Squidward. Worst Move EVER!

46 Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton Are Overused

Seems like it. But I'd like the series if Squidward and Plankton actually get their revenge on SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs, and be rewarded for it instead of punished.

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47 Unoriginal Ideas

They rip off other episodes they made, Krusty Dogs is a rip-off of Bossy Boots

48 The characters set bad examples

Crying solves your problems even less than singing. - Kieran Stark aka The Ultimate Daredevil, a man who is actually happy to prefer Disney over Nickelodeon

You do realize that not every show need to have MORALS. - LordDovahkiin

49 It ran for way too long

If a serie runs for too long, it is inevitable that in the future its' quality will drain. - Flamer310

It's a fact. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

50 The Show Won't End

Even though I like SpongeBob, I think it should get cancelled because most parents these days will not let their kids (regardless of age) watch SpongeBob. Fewer people are watching SpongeBob now than in the past. Many teens and adults (especially women) think SpongeBob is childish, and many parents think it is too immoral and adult-oriented for their kids to watch. You might think that ending SpongeBob would make Nickelodeon go out of business, but Nick can always use the Fairly Odd Parents, The Loud House, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as their dominant cartoon. - anonygirl

I like this show and it was my entire childhood in the late 90's early 2000's but newer episodes are lackluster to me. I have an idea on how the show should end. SpongeBob gets another job. Squid moves to another city. Mr Krabs is arrested. Plankton gets the Krusty Krab. Patrick moves back in with his parents and goes to school. Sandy drops the science crap and moves back to Texas. Pearl goes into foster care. And Ms Puff sues Mr And Mr. SquarePants.

You do realize that spongebob is a legal adult and Mrs. Puff can't sue his parents. - orangemo8

What should happen is that Sandy moves to Texas, Squidward moves to a place far away from Bikini Bottom, Mr. Krabs loses his job, Patrick becomes serious, Plankton controls another place in the Pacific Ocean, and SpongeBob, gets a job at the monkey cages at the Zoo.

I want it to end for good. But sadly the Nicktoons Studios just keeps producing more episodes to the point where it's no longer appealing. I wish that Stephen Hillenburg never made SpongeBob SquarePants. If I'm him, I'd cancel the show forever.

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51 Disturbing Content

And the "what ever happened to SpongeBob? " face... Oh god not that.

Let's not forget about the suicide jokes and Gary abuse.

Don't forget the toenail scene

Ah, let's see, a character who wants to die, an animal that gets abused sometimes, "the Splinter", the toenail scene, and... -continues reading long list-

-Emberflight of StormClan

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52 Zeus Cervas Is One of the Worst Writers

But he's a good animator. He was around since season 2.

53 Subliminal Messages Girl

Uhhh that was in season 2, troll

That's from a premovie episode

54 He Won't Go Away

I don't believe that Nickelodeon will go bankrupt just as I don't believe that it's returning to its good days. In fact, it's getting worse, especially with its excessive dependency on SpongeBob SquarePants. If I run that channel, Id kick every show that I don't ever want it to have off of it forever. And one of those programs is SBSP (SpongeBob SquarePants).

Well, if he goes away, then Nickelodeon would be bankrupt, at least it's returning to it's good days.

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55 The Animation

I miss the loose animation of Seasons 1 and 2. Now it's too static and predictable.

56 New Writers Suck
57 Kids Just Like New SpongeBob for No Real Reason Except He's SpongeBob

So maybe some kids like seeing Plankton trying to commit suicide because Mr. Krabs was terrorizing him, SpongeBob punishing Gary instead of Puffy Fluffy, and brutal scenes where a toenail gets ripped off (which gets slipped on, too.)

They watch too much of the show. KIDS NEED TO GROW UP FOR ONCE

If I'm a kid, I'd NEVER like SpongeBob no matter what.

And get this at school for the weekly attendance award we get, SpongeBob 'hosts' it. And the new kids at school screamed when he came on the screen:
Plus they've NEVER seen ANY of the episodes!


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58 They Don't Put Their Hearts into it Anymore

Watch an old episode, and you can imagine the writers going, "Ooh, here's a good idea! Let's put it in an episode! "

Watch a new episode, and you can imagine the writers going, "We need an episode. Let's use this idea."

Well Spongebob is the cash cow for Nick, so it's understandable that the episodes are formulaic. Though in some episodes like Sandcastles in the Sand they seemed to put their heart into it.

59 Only Good Character Is Tom Smith

Tom (the chocolate guy) isn't the only good character. Gary and Plankton are, too. Most of the time Squidward is.

Is Tom Smith the chocolate guy?

Who's Tom Smith?

60 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.

61 Sandy Doesn't Appear Anymore

Sandy still appears in the show, but not as much as she used to.
Still, I wish the writers can focus less on Sandy being obsessive over science in the new seasons. 70% of the episodes with Sandy in it after the movie has something to do with her being a science geek. She's not as interesting as she used to be. This became a common trend during Season 4.

They ruined her anyway, better to leave it at that then to make her even worse

Not only is it rare for her to appear now, but she is also annoying and stupid when she does. - Goatworlds

Who wrote this got blinded by the Solar Eclipse

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62 Krabs and the Krusty Krab Are In Every New Episode

All they care about now are the screaming and the sound effects

I hope they make an episode where spongebob loses his scream box

63 SpongeBob is Annoying

Oh please! He's beyond annoying. He's downright irksome. I just don't understand why he won't progress mentally. Instead, he regressed mentally like there's no tomorrow, which is worse than what happened to Ben Tennyson in the programs of Ben 10: Omniverse.

I hope that they will make a season where Spongebob goes to the university to get rid of his stupidity. - Flamer310

In the old seasons SpongeBob had child like qualities but he was still mature and the writers made him too much like a child.Spongbob also does his laugh way too much and it gets very irritating after many seasons of T.V. and 2 films.

64 Shuffleboarding

This episode had the plot changed completely in the middle of the episode. - Goatworlds

Worst episode ever. DO NOT WATCH THIS

The whole episode is one big plot hole full of crap.

65 It does not have the tropical underwater ocean feel it once did

Like in the first season - anonygirl

66 Squidward and plankton are now tortured victims instead of evil grouches
67 The Animation is no Longer Loose or Cartoony
68 The show was supposed to end after the movie but Nick continued it anyway
69 They rip-off other episodes of the show

It's true. The same plots are used over and over and over again and it's not original anymore, even the morals just repeat. I know it's hard to think of new stuff but for god's sake...

70 Spongebob's Face In Whatever Happened To Spongebob

His face in that episode was so ugly

71 Nickelodeon completely seized control of it.
72 Casey Alexander

Thank the lord he's not working on the show anymore.

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73 Annoying Characters

SpongeBob is the most annoying character of them all

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74 Horrible Animation

It isn't loose or cartoony enough anymore.

Horrid animation, I personally enjoy the 2005-2011 animation - xiidra

75 Squidward, Karen and Sometimes Plankton Are the Only Good Characters

It isn't just them. It's also Mrs. Puff due to all the torture she receives from SpongeBob, whom I wish that she killed. I mean, SpongeBob doesn't give a crap who harms a long as he has fun.

Maybe not Karen but Plankton and Squidward are the only ones with any like ability

The only characters I like now are Squidward, Plankton, and Gary and maybe sometimes/rarely Karen. Other than that SpongeBob sucks. - Anonymousxcxc

I like Squidward and Plankton, in fact they are my favorite characters from SpongeBob - MeaganSaysHI

Old man Jenkins, Pearl, and Gary are too.

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76 All the Minor Characters and Other Characters Care About Is Food

Don't these people have jobs?

A slogan won't make me waste my money at a fast food restaurant.
Hey, Bill, McDonald's has a new slogan: Night is Tight. Let's waste all our money on getting diabetes from McDonald's.
What dumbass would fall for that?

Yeah. - Flamer310

77 Stephen Hillenburg Was a Better Producer Than Paul Tibbitt

That's my name!


78 The Guest Stars Get On Your Nerves
79 Paul Tibbitt Is Not Doing His Job
80 Ratings Traps

I wish that SpongeBob SquarePants has abysmally ratings. That way, it can be canceled forever.

81 Stock Images
82 New President of Nickelodeon

Well I guess invader zim is coming back with how obsessed with grossness this guy is

Great. Now nick I s a hotspot for gross out shows and internet animations.

God I saw a internet animation its 500 times better than now on T.V. and it was made by F*** kids no joke.

83 No Crossovers

Crossovers would ruin SpongeBob why would you want crossovers? - PatrickStar

I agree with PatrickStar. I don't think that crossovers are the best stories ever for every cartoons or anime series. - Nectaria

That might make the show worse. Just saying. - anonygirl

Please no. I don't wanna see other torture porns. - Flamer310

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84 The Old Episodes Are Way Better Than the New Ones


85 Gross and Disturbing Humor

Examples - To Love a Patty, Fungus Among Us, House Fancy, Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful, and Face Freeze.

Also that one face from "what ever happened to sponge bob? "

This probably should be Number One on the list. And it's one of the reasons why most humor no longer interests me these days. Therefore, I wish that Nickelodeon and maybe every other channel has more serious stuff on them.

86 Realistic Violence

Examples are the toenail scene from House Fancy, the eyebrow scene from Pineapple Fever, and the whole episode of One Coarse Meal.

87 Confused Morals

Not every show, or every episode in a show needs MORALS. - LordDovahkiin

88 Flanderization

SpongeBob: Now an annoying idiot that acts like a 7 year old.
Patrick: Admits he isn't dumb, and acts even less mature.
Mr. Krabs: Now an evil greedy craphole.
Squidward, Gary, and Plankton: Nothing happened, except Squidward is more of a jerk now.
Sandy: Annoying and stupid.
Bikini Bottomites: Idiots who overreact to every single thing that happens. - Goatworlds

89 Filler In a Eleven Minutes Episode

Ugh. I miss the days when it had plot.

90 He Ruined Patrick Forever
91 Bad Endings
92 Face Freeze Episode

Too much ugly faces - jbella9000

Yes, Hooky is good but this one sucks..

The episode of gross up close ups. My sister had night mares.

This episode made me sick.

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93 Disturbing Implications

What if none of them were Jr? I like to think that.

94 Plot Holes

What Plot?

95 The New Character Design

The characters' new designs aren't as cartoonish as they used to be. SpongeBob is rectangular and he always has those chubby cheeks. Patrick always has that dumb baby tooth. The characters don't make funny faces anymore, their expressions are weird. (especially SpongeBob's)

Why doesn't Spongebob stretch anymore?

96 Patchy the Pirate Is Gone

Patchy the Pirate is the worst excuse for a pirate that I and (no doubt )a lot of other people have ever had the misfortune to see...I'm really glad the bum is out of the show now. He was a disgrace! If he somehow wound up on the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow would kick him overboard...LITERALLY! Even Davy Jones wouldn't want him! For that matter, nor would ANY other pirate! Patchy doesn't know the first thing about being a pirate! Good riddance to him!

In my opinion, that's a good thing. He was only funny in Christmas Who? And Shanghaied. After that, all his jokes were about how lame the special effects are and how creepy his obsession is, instead of how he isn't like a real pirate and the parodies of fans. I'm glad he's gone.

Oh, look. A positive about modern SpongeBob

Annoying or not, he was somewhat iconic.

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97 Spongebob's Laugh Is Really Annoying

It used to be lovable, but now Nickelodeon has made SpongeBob's laugh so ANNOYING!

Only one other laugh can rival his: the Joker laugh.

I've grown to hate his stupid laff with a burning passion! He really gets on my nerves and I feel like punching his lights out!

Krabs' laugh is more annoying. - Flamer310

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98 The Only Thing That Spongebob Does Anymore Is Hang Out With Patrick

He doesn't even talk to anyone else that often anymore I mean GEEZ

99 Gary is a Selfish Snail That Does Not Care About SpongeBob

It's the opposite actually...

You switched SpongeBob and garys names around, and you said snail instead of sponge

A Pal For Gary proves that Gary does not really care about Spongebob :/ - TopTenHaters

100 The Characters Aren't Funny Anymore and Their Personalities Have Changed

"Sandy's hasn't changed much"

Yes it has. Used to, she mostly did karate and other tomboyish action. Now, she spends like 90% of the time working on lame science experiments.

Sandy's hasn't changed much

Sandy has not changed but she is not like even a main charactet

SpongeBob: An annoying crybaby that acts like a 2-year-old.
Patrick: Not only is he stupid and jobless, but he also destroys an entire building or city in one 11-minute episode.
Mr. Krabs: He now only cares about himself and money.
Sandy: A nerd who cares more about science than about karate or Texas.
Squidward & Plankton: Characters that are now victims of evil and torture and not perpetrators. In post movie SpongeBob, no matter how grumpy Squidward was or how evil Plankton was, you can express sympathy for them.
Mrs. Puff: Not much has changed, but she is harsher towards SpongeBob now than in the past.
Bikini Bottom Townspeople: Stupid airheads that make a big deal out of a small one.
Bikini Bottom Police: Idiots that think it's okay if a person kills an innocent person, but they arrest people for not inviting someone to a party. - anonygirl

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