Top 10 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

SpongeBob SquarePants is an amazingly awesome show and all, but it's downfall almost makes me bored of watching that show because of how stupid Nickelodeon just turned out to be. Seasons 1,2& 3 were awesome, had some memorable episodes, Season 4 was PRETTY okay if you count episodes like Selling Out, Whale Of A Birthday or Skill Crane and if you DON'T count episodes like All That Glitters, SquidBob TentaclePants or Good Neighbors (actually that episode was kind of funny but not really one of the best episodes). Season 5 was actually great in my opinion, but Seasons 6-10 were utter disasters. Of course we can all agree that episodes like A Pal For Gary, One Coarse Meal, Stuck In The Wringer, Are You Happy Now, House Fancy, The Splinter were all PRETTY bad episodes, right? Along with those episodes there is also Sponge-Cano (which is one reason why I hate Season 7 of SpongeBob), Squid-Vision, Squidward's School For Grownups, Professor Squidward was boring as hell, I Heart Dancing ...more

These are all non-valid reasons the series sucks now. This tier sucks! These are just bland opinions from like what? One person? Modern SpongeBob is good in my opinion. I respect the haters.

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

Seasons 1 - 3 were amazing, there were some awesome episodes like Band Geeks, Chocolate & Nuts and Nasty Patty. After the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg (RIP) wanted to end the show, but the writers didn't want to, so the show carried on. Stephen Hillenburg left the cast. Seasons 4 - 5 were okay, they had a few bad episodes. But seasons 6 - 9 were a DISASTER. Especially Season 7. There were some terrible episodes like Pet Sitter Pat, One Course Meal, and a Pal For Gary. There was some disgusting scenes in the Splinter, House Fancy, and Pineapple Fever. Oh, and don't forget the creepy face in Whatever Happened To SpongeBob?. There were two suicide jokes in One Courise Meal. The characters became unlikeable. Spongebob turned into a self absorbant FREAK! PatrIck turned into a prick. Mrs. Puff turned into a pyscho. Sandy Cheeks is now a nerd. Mr Krabs is a greedy piece of crap. The only likeable characters are Squidward, Gary and Plankton. Even Seasons 10 and 11 are crap! - IceBearRules

2 Torturing Squidward

Okay, first off, you guys are actually kind of right, I mean in some old episodes he deserved it but in most of the new ones he didn't. But at the same time, it's also vice-versa too. In the old episodes he got lots of torture, it was all pretty funny but I did kind of feel bad for him, like when he got burnt with alphabet soup, got a jellyfishing net stuck in his hand, got electrocuted about 3 times, and yeah. In the new episodes he can SOMETIMES act like a jerk, maybe he could justify it but he ends up getting tortured for it. But then a majority of the time he just does nothing but live his life in a normal way and people just take it out on him way too much.

Make this Number One. In fact, I'm sick of all the Squidward torture just as I'm tired of his haters. They should die with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs.

Hell, this octopus has been tortured by SpongeBob and Patrick/Pat since the first season of this damn show. In fact, I wanna see Squidward retaliate at all who wronged him and never get punished for it.

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.

This was funny in episodes like Squid's Day Off and SB-129. But these days, all Squidward is doing is minding his own business and Spongebob and Patrick are taking it WAY TOO FAR! I feel bad that Squidward even has to be their neighbor

3 Patrick Turned Into a Dick

It really goes to show just how far this once timeless show has fallen when Patrick: arguably the best character in the show has become the absolute worst ever. Especially in episodes like Pet Sitter Pat, The Card, Driven to Tears, Rule of Dumb and that toxic piece of crap Yours, Mine and Mine.

It sucks. He was spongebob's best bud. Now in a lot of episodes (although not all, ex: Goodbye Krabby Patty (best episode in a very long time), he is a bully, or a prick. Especially in the diary episode.

It's very true that he turned into a jerk. Poor SpongeBob is tortured by him. Luckily, this isn't happening in Season 12 as of now.

There was one episode in S2 where Patrick actually irritated me (Dumped). It feels like something from S6.

4 Almost Everyone is Unlikable

Everyone except Gary, Plankton, Squidward etc.

5 Mr. Krabs is a Monster

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.

All he cares about is money. He even would chose a small amount of money over spongebob.

The writers ruined what was once a very likeable character I want the old krabs back!

He became mental.

6 All the Filler

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.

The filler is real!

Spongebob is a crybaby, in seasons 1-3, he had a reason to cry but in older seasons, he's a crying brat, nick should'of let go instead of making these

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

7 SpongeBob Acts Like a Spoiled Toddler

Like literally I can understand SpongeBob crying in the old episodes because he's been bullied by people just because he gets kisses from his Grandmother, Squidward didn't appreciate SpongeBob trying to make him feel happy with a Krabby Patty, he was about to get fired when he got stuck in Hooky, or in season 4 he cried when he lost Gary, etc. But then in the seasons afterwards, he just cries over stupid reasons:
breaking a spatula, tripping over his toe, ripping his favorite shirt (while several others just like it are hanging right behind it), honestly I cannot with the stupidity of Modern SpongeBob. It just ruined him. At least in the newer episodes it was getting pretty okay.

In the old episodes he actually had a pretty good reason, but in the new ones he cries over literally nothing. He breaks his spatula, 10 whole minutes of a literal soap opera dedicated to his broken precious little "Spat", but then in A Day Without Tears, he just went overboard with his crying. He ripped his favorite shirt while there are tons just like that, RIGHT in his closet, he cries when he drops a patty on the floor, he cries when Squidward yells at him.

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

The writers must put an end to Crybaby Pants. When Classic SpongeBob cried, it was NOT for a stupid reason. We need better writters if they choose not to put an end to Crybaby Pants.

8 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.

9 Plot Recycling

One time Spongebob gets a high tech spatula when his breaks. Another time Spongebob broke his spatula and in an attempt to get the secret formula, Plankton gives him a high tech one. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought for a brief amount of time that they were the same episode. Heck, obviously the writers, too!

This is a clear sign that a show is running out of ideas and the perfect example is in the Season 7 Episode: Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy which has Plankton stealing Sandy's fur pelt and uses it to disguise himself as her to trick Spongebob to give him the Krabby Patty Formula which is already a ripoff of Imitation Krabs but there's more, later on there's an episode called Grandma's Secret Recipe where Plankton disguises himself as Spongebob's grandma to trick him into giving him the formula. Then there's Shellback Shenanigans when Plankton disguises himself as Gary to get the formula. I wonder who's next...

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

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

10 SpongeBob and Patrick Act Like Toddlers

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).

SpongeBob is not a sea sponge he is a cleaning. Its bringing an inanimate object to life. He would behave stupidly.

Squid baby says it all

The Contenders
11 Character Torture

Now it's not just Squidward and Mrs. Puff. It's Gary, Plankton, and sometimes even regulars.

12 It Lost Its Old Charm

Yeah-NO, kind of but not really.

Big, big problems! Ss.

13 It's Not Funny

I used to watch spongebob but now I liked the old spongebob not new

Season 1 to now

14 It No Longer Has Appeal to Adults

It's a kids show. Why does it have to appeal to adults unless you want to embrace your inner child.

15 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 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.

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.

This doesn't bother me at all I like science.

Sandy is such a know it all.

16 The Disgusting Animation

Seasons 9-present's animation isn't usually disgusting. The animation from Seasons 4-8 had lots of gross out. But if we talk about "Ink Lemonade", then eh...

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

17 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

18 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

Clash Of Trition, Spongebob You're Fired, A Squarepants Family Vacation, and Ghoul Fools are all examples.

19 Overly Detailed Animation

I'd honestly say that the new animation is okay. Can be ridiculous at times, but it's not that bad at others.

20 Frightening Faces

Face Freeze in a nutshell...

Yes, especially in the episode "spongebob in randomland" where squidward sees his own creepypasta form almost scared the crap out of us

21 Suicide Joking

I may have dark humor. I think suicide jokes can be funny if it's not done out of nowhere. But my problem with this is Spongebob is a kids' show. And those jokes are just out of place.

This happened in two episodes. One Coarse Meal and Are You Happy Now.

Why did you make plankton suicidal Nickelodeon, why!

It can be funny.

22 Lack of Adult Jokes

In my opinion no show for kids should have inappropriate jokes. And if you think MSB lacks Adult Jokes, you're wrong. Look at One Coarse Meal and Are You Happy Now.

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".

Did it ever have any adult jokes, its always been a silly kids show.

Needs more adult jokes

23 No Continuation

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!

In Sportz, which was season 10, they expect us to believe that SpongeBob and Patrick have never played sports in their life and don't know what it is.

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.

24 SpongeBob Gets Tortured, Especially by Patrick

Yes, this is so true. Patrick should stop getting tortured.

25 Boring
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