Most Underrated Cartoon Writers

The Top Ten

1 Zeus Cervas Zeus X. Cervas (born September 19, 1974) was a former SpongeBob SquarePants crew member from season 2 up until season 9.

I mean, he's not a master writer, but people talking about MURDERING him because he writes bad episodes? In a CHILDREN'S CARTOON, I MIGHT ADD. - Garythesnail

BIG TIME! If you ask me, though, his episodes from Uncle Grandpa (yes, really, he is working on the show, for instinct, his two episodes Watermelon Gag and Jerky Jasper sucked) are worse than the ones from SpongeBob. Everyone just talks about the bad episode while not noticing the best episodes he work on like Sand Castles in the Sand, Friend or Foe - truespongebobfan

Oh don't get me wrong, he's a great man. I just hate the EPISODES he makes. Saying you hate someone just because of fictional stories he made, that's like saying old people suck because they're boring

Just like Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas is severely underrated. - Murvine_Taylor

2 Casey Alexander

This man is not only an underrated writer, but also an underrated PERSON. He deserves so much better. - Murvine_Taylor

He's terrible,just look at Jammers pilot from 2015.
You can post how many dislikes want Casey & Zeus brat-fans. - ad48

3 Richard Pursel
4 Mr. Lawrence

For God's sake, he also did seasons 1-2 as a writer. Plus he's a voice actor so attacking people like him just because he did the sudicial Plankton doesn't mean you hate him who voices said character - truespongebobfan

Every one acts like this guy is awful he is not sure he wrote one corse meal but he also wrote for most of the season 1 episodes he is ok for me

5 Danny Antonucci Daniel Edward "Danny" Antonucci is a Canadian animator, director, producer, and writer. He is known for creating the Cartoon Network animated comedy series Ed, Edd n Eddy. He also created Lupo the Butcher, Cartoon Sushi, and The Brothers Grunt.
6 Paul Tibbitt Paul Harrison Tibbitt is an American animator, television producer, writer, storyboard artist, songwriter, and voice actor, best known for working on the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.

It's not his fault that SpongeBob got "ruined." He wrote many good episodes before the first movie. - Murvine_Taylor

7 Marc Ceccarelli

I think he's underrated only because he worked on duds like Demolition Doofus, Are You Happy Now, Bubble Troubles, Little Yellow Book, and SpongeBob You're Fired! Look past those episodes and he's mainly good (especially Plankton's Pet and the stop motion Christmas special). Since he's now the new showrunner with Vincent Waller, I'm sure they're gonna do a great job making the show better again - truespongebobfan

8 Vincent Waller

It wasen't his fault SpongeBob was 'ruined' he work SpongeBob sience season 1! His totally nice and his just a creative director! Whats wrong with these people I fell bad for him

9 Joe Murray Joseph David "Joe" Murray is an American animator, writer, illustrator, producer, director, and voice actor, best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko's Modern Life and the Cartoon Network animated series Camp Lazlo.
10 John Kricfalusi Michael John Kricfalusi /ˌkrɪsfəˈluːsi/, better known as John K., is a Canadian animator, voice actor, producer, writer, and director best known for creating The Ren & Stimpy Show and founding the animation company Spümcø.

I hate that people don't wanna Ren and Stimpy because of his personality. That's like saying Kanye West's music suck because of his ego (even though he have been sucking so bad this year). - truespongebobfan

I feel really bad for ya, John. You're not a bad animator or writer, you're good! - Svampbob164

(cough, compared to Joe Murray's work on the Rocko series though, cough) - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Aaron Springer Aaron Springer (born September 5, 1973) is an American cartoon director and storyboard artist. He is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Springer has collaborated with various animation veterans such as Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, Rumen Petkov, Stephen more.

This guy is praised, it's just that most of his season 6 episode sucked. If you watch an episode in that season boarded by Springer, you can tell he worked on it because SpongeBob looks like a stalker with those big cheeks (Boating Buddies was the first episode to do so and it was bad). Although his season 7 and 8 are better and even ended his tenure on SpongeBob on a great note. - truespongebobfan

Wrote many good episode before the 1st movie

He's currently creating Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer on Disney. by the way, is there an option to add a photo of this guy here? - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

12 Luke Brookshier
13 Steven Banks
14 Dani Michaeli
15 Merriwether Williams

Wrote a lot of good episode of SpongeBob like Fools in April

She gets a lot of hate for some of her MLP episodes, but people forget how well she wrote in SpongeBob.

16 John McIntyre
17 Bob Camp
18 Miles Smith
19 Natasha Levinger

She wrote some outstanding episodes in MLP, like Make New Friends But Keep Discord, but for some reason the fans don't seem to acknowledge her.

20 Josh Haber
21 Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Rea Sugar is a Jewish American animator, composer and director. She is best known for creating the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, which has made her the first woman to independently create a series for the network.

How is Rebecca Sugar underrated? I haven't heard of any criticism towards her. - Svampbob164


22 Scott Diggs Underwood
23 Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American television producer, filmmaker, actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.

I hate that people blame him every time something bad happens in his show. He hadn't really written anything in forever (aside from the movies he made). - truespongebobfan

I think he should be on the list just because I like Family Guy now.

24 Dave Polsky
25 Alyse Rosenberg
26 Scott Fellows

His Fairly OddParents episodes are good, but not his shows (except Ned's Declassifed) - truespongebobfan

I think SuperNoobs is a good show.

27 Ray De Laurentis

Eh, I wish he left the Fairly OddParents for this season knowing how crappy Ellen Byron, Bob Collary, and Lissa Kapstrom are at writing the show. But he wrote Clark Laser by himself and that decent I guess - truespongebobfan

28 Jack Thomas
29 Will Schifrin
30 Kevin Sullivan

I see people hating on him in 4chan because of how he write the episodes for The Loud House (as if they're too mean spirited). If anything, I'm just glad he and Will Schifrin left The Fairly OddParents. While he carried over a few of his bad writing traits from FOP to TLH, he's still pretty good. - truespongebobfan

31 Pete Browngardt

I might hated Secret Mountain Fort Awesome for the gross design, but I liked Uncle Grandpa way better. Before that, he worked on Chowder. - truespongebobfan

32 Chris Savino Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American animator, writer, producer, director, and storyboard artist. He is best known as the creator of The Loud House on Nickelodeon.
33 Amy Keating Rogers
34 Peter Browngardt Peter "Pete" Browngardt is an American animator, writer, voice actor, and producer, who is best known for being the creator of Cartoon Network's Uncle Grandpa, in which he also voices the title character and its early spin-off Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.
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