Author. No exceptions. That is a parent’s decision, which should be made without the influence of “experts” deciding what your child should watch or not watch on TV. You back? Nickelodeon, via Associated PressRecent viewers of “SpongeBob SquarePants” did worse on attention tests. (Face palm) In “SpongeBob Your Fired” Patrick tries to show SpongeBob “the joys of being unemployed”. This wouldn’t be funny if it was on Family Guy or South Park and it sure isn’t funny here. Paul Tibbit took over the show and ran it into the ground. Looking forward to more!!! Why is SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated getting these bad reviews? Maybe this won’t give you nightmares but how about your children? I think I have made my point. And in defense of SpongeBob characters specifically, it is a very popular cartoon that adds laughter to childrens’ lives. Now personally, I stopped liking the show after season three because, in my opinion, the writers stopped trying. Tel: 1-800-782-2878 © 2020 CCHR Florida. There was also that episode where Mrs. Essentially just a yellow cube with limbs, SpongeBob was easy to identify, which gave him enormous power. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most successful and beloved kid's shows of all time. Mr. Krabs receives no punishment for almost driving someone to suicide! He is a sad, angry, and bitter squid and he goes out of his way to make others wallow in their own misery. I am greatly disappointed. When I used to watch Spongebob as a child, it was a very kid-friendly show. Though SpongeBob is not an easy person to live next to, when Squidward tries to move away to live around like-minded people he finds that something is missing. Squiqward is punished for no reason! New research on … SpongeBob SquarePants bad for concentration. Here's 8 reasons why we think he could do with a bit of a telling off. The key point here is that our society has gotten to accustom to the buzz in their ears that is all too-often humming around, funded by big pharma, that promotes the concept that children are mentally ill if they are acting like children. When hillenberg ran the show, the jokes had a certain subtlety that made them hilarious, and the rhythm of the show aided this. So is SpongeBob bad for kids? Why have we not noticed? … Ok second worst. Is SpongeBob bad for your child? In the episode “One Coarse Meal” Mr. Krabs discovers that his business rival Plankton is afraid of whales. SpongeBob isn’t good for your kids’ brains or as they say, “temporarily impairs young children’s executive function.”. You back? This is why Squidward, Spongebob’s cantankerous next door neighbor, is the key to understanding the show. Guess what? SpongeBob’s voice is so annoying we tune out anything he says. Because, make no mistake, SpongeBob was iconic. Casual Super Bowl fans may have been surprised to spot SpongeBob Squarepants making a cameo at the NFL showcase. Some parents may be tempted to use TV as a babysitter for their young children. Spongebob‘s ‘Golden Age’ is widely considered to be the show’s first four seasons. In this episode, SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, and biting others, but he also can't figure out why. TV isn’t inherently good or bad. Some information in it may no longer be current. 8 Kidnapping Everyone In Bikini Bottom Why a new study claims that cartoons like "SpongeBob" hurt kids' attention spans Reason #1: Disturbing imagery. The study is certainly not a definitive one. Not every joke in Spongebob is bad, it's just definitely trying to be kid friendly. So this morning I was watching spongebob on tv instead of watching the episodes individually like I usually do, and I realized why the post Stephen Hillenberg episodes are so bad. Our office recommends that an individual seek a competent medical examination by a non-psychiatric medical professional. Really SpongeBob writers, really?! To the point that Plankton ends up looking like this: Hey, more disturbing imagery! But I have heard what he was saying and I am here to share this with you. In “Kracked Krabs” SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs steal an entire hotel room and they are rewarded for it. All Rights Reserved. http://www.babycenter.com/0_prime-time-fun-alternatives-to-tv_64419.bc Why have we not noticed? Squidward is now the only character that isn't ruined in this forsaken show. Both are animated. In a recent study of 4 year olds it was suggested that watching less than ten minutes of this cartoon might cause some short-term attention or learning problems, which of course would make SpongeBob bad for kids. I couldn’t find all these pictures in 1080p, imagine what it would like all in 1080p. I feel like Spongebob is trying to be a graphic show like Ren & Stimpy. Nov 14, 2020 - It feels like SpongeBob has been trying to get his boating license for decades! ( Log Out /  I personally think they cared too much whether Spongebob was a family program. Admittedly, the subjective study was a small one. He quickly becomes bored surrounded with people who only share his interests. This article was published more than 9 years ago. Google “SpongeBob Toenail Scene” right now! But I have heard what he was saying and I am here to share this with you. This show, however, takes its surreal imagery way too far. Squidward is not an evil character. In the episode “Stuck in the Wringer”, SpongeBob accidently sprays mustard in Squidwards eyes, causing the eyes to shrivel up and fall off onto the sandwich, leaving two black holes. Why SpongeBob Squarepants is Bad for Children By Mr.Cynic. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/12/watching-spongebob-can-lead-to-learning-problems/ The Worst 11 Hours Of My Life, by Mr. Cynic. Spongebob is NOT cute of fun-loving. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The next day, plankton is so depressed and paranoid that he lies down in the middle of the road and tries to get run over… when SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs what plankton was doing, Mr. Krabs laughs at loud. Children given subjective, non-medical, tests after watching this show, apparently, “did worse than those watching a slower paced cartoon”. If I could make Spongebob disappear from the earth I would. Oh no! There has long been debate about the sexuality of SpongeBob Squarepants and some are taking a Nickelodeon tweet as his coming out. Spongebob Is Bad for Kids? There have been some recent studies that point in this direction. Reason #3: Its portrayal of suicide. He, and all his under the sea friends, drive me insane. 1.Filler Ok, so the plot of the episode is that SpongeBob tries to get Squidward to visit him, and that starts pretty early, of course after a scene of Mr. Krabs talking to Squidward for no reason. It was not easy. Puff's boating school. Compared to drawing, kids in the SpongeBob group did worse when the researchers measured these executive function areas — attention, working … Watching fast-paced cartoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants damages young children’s concentration and … One of the main reasons why Spongebob is in a drastic decline, is because of the fact that Stephen Hillenburg (The creator) left the show after the 2004 movie. Here are the reasons why this show is offensive. Photo Credit: Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos, Sponge bob is not bad for kids and I love sponge bob, i am a kid that hate’s spongebob ever time i see it i git bad you shod tell all your kid’s that, 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave. If these images are disturbing for me, a 14 year old, imagine how it must be for the shows intended audience of children ages 6-11. All these reasons prove that SpongeBob Squarpants is bad for kids and should be removed from Nickelodeon and television. YouTube search “Morbid SpongeBob joke”. Puff landed in jail because of Spongebob, which may well have been a blessing in disguise, as it granted her temporary reprieve from her least-favorite pupil. There is one scene in the episode “House Fancy”… I just can’t describe it. Why SpongeBob Fans Are Hating On Sponge On The Run. So truly, is SpongeBob bad for kids, and if so, why? Checking to see if these were real meant actually watching the episodes once again. I hate Spongebob Squarepants. September 12, 2011 3:52 pm. Note: Any SpongeBob SquarePants episodes are forbidden due to clogging up the wiki in the past. Bugs Bunny, could be considered a fast-paced cartoon, yet psychiatry was not attacking this cartoon 50 years ago. Imagine how this could be for a little kid. Perhaps a better question for parents to ask themselves might be “Does psychiatry have an authentic medical test to evidence one single psychiatric disorder?” The answer to that will be “No”. Now, as my five year old brother yearns to watch it, it has become more vulgar. After Hillenburg and the original writing team left, the writing for the post-movie episodes got terrible. Now I have shown you less than half of the bad things that Spongebob Squarepants has done. Here are the … Mr. Cynic . For … By Shane O'Neill / Nov. 13, 2020 9:47 am EST. Reason #2: Terrible morals. SpongeBob’s voice is so annoying we tune out anything he says. In “Squids Visit” Patrick said it’s okay to take whatever you want, as long as you say it’s borrowing. More stuff may be added over time due to the fact that the terror of spongebob is still airing. So truly, is SpongeBob bad for kids, and if so, why? In the episode “Cephalopod Lodge”, SpongeBob and Patrick kidnap Squiqward and electrocute his tongue! Allow me to show you some examples. SpongeBob was designed to entertain older kids. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Mr.Cynic. TV shows — even TV shows for kids — vary greatly.A vast gulf exists between, say, Spongebob and Sid the Science Kid. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html Honestly as an adult this episode is more disturbing then something like The Splinter. Then there's an unneded montage of SpongeBob crying and then Patrick is in SpongeBob's house. Do you know what your kids are watching? (Only 60 kids) But interestedly, it points towards a Big Brother attitude of psychiatry attempting a determination of how our children should be raised, and what parents should expose them to. Paramount Animation. At worst, he is a little grumpy or snarky. The Unholy Trinity of awful jokes. Parents, your instincts are correct: SpongeBob SquarePants is a bad influence. Then at the hospital SpongeBob and Patrick make fun of the sick and dying, and receive no punishment for any of it! Sadly, you can’t, due to the internet, but make sure to talk to your children about what they watch. Change ). Topics: SpongeBob SquarePants Pages: 2 (583 words) Published: October 27, 2011. For instance, they would never agree with the scene in the movie where Patrick was nude flying, his butt out in the air. In the episode “The Splinter”, well I will let the picture do the talking. But unfunny humor is not why this show is bad for kids. So we must encourage good shows that promote good choices. ( Log Out /  Main Reason for being ScumBob Gross out and boring, and very unusual SpongeBob's Bad Habit is a super- infamous episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Do you see the pattern? Others have gone as far as to create theories that say that SpongeBob died in the movie, and the reason why the subsequent seasons are bad is because it’s not the same SpongeBob – or even that SpongeBob never recovered from clearing his mind in season 3’s episode “Squilliam Returns”. We see Plankton sobbing while Mr. Krabs is watching from the window laughing. You may or may not like these shows, but they do not contain anything bad for kids. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. If I had to show all of the disturbing imagery from this show, this paper would be longer then a James Cameron movie. The episode “Whatever Happened to SpongeBob” has a direct insult to the homeless. Isn’t that encouraging children to steal? Great article, Mr. Cynic. If you want to make a page about an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, do it on the Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki.Also, do not put the post-sequel era, Seasons 4-5, or the first half of Season 9 here, as the post-sequel era and Seasons 4-5 are decent, and the first half of … Despite the ease and availability, it is far better to involve your child in productive or creative activity. In fact, it even got so bad that Spongebob managed to destroy Mrs. Is SpongeBob bad for kids, even causing ADD symptoms? ( Log Out /  But unfunny humor is not why this show is bad for kids. -Like The Simpsons, Spongebob has been around long enough to have had a “Golden Age,” a stretch of the show that most fans and critics agree is when the series was at the height of its powers. So is SpongeBob bad for kids, and should you allow your child to watch SpongeBob characters? This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. The Spongebob SquarePants movie is unbelievable. There are research studies, like legit university professors, that have investigated the destructive non-sense that is the yellow square sponge. SpongeBob SquarePants is arguably one of the most annoying TV characters for parents, inspiring children to cause all sorts of mayhem. Not just once but for 16 days! The sad part is the writers did it again and again. Tel: (727) 442-8820. I have no problem with cartoons taking on serious issues, I even encourage it, I also have no problem with dark comedy but this kid’s show portrays suicide as a Joke. Seasons five through eight are considered to be among the show’s weakest before Spongebob … Well, now i'll explain why i consider it the worst. A young child can even help in the kitchen, eliminating the need to settle her or him in front of the tube while preparing a meal. But there is one show almost universally watched by kids that is truly bad for them. A new study published in the October 2011 issue of Pediatrics reveals the short-term effects that “fast … CCHR Florida Educating Families-Rights, Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs, http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/12/watching-spongebob-can-lead-to-learning-problems/, http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html, http://www.babycenter.com/0_prime-time-fun-alternatives-to-tv_64419.bc. Try to get them interested in other shows Why did I write this? SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) is … The next time you hear your preschoolers giggling to the sounds of SpongeBob SquarePants and his cronies on TV, you may want to change that channel. You would expect that they would be punished with a scolding or maybe having the slide whistles taken away, but instead the town’s people form an angry mob and push Squidward, who was in an oil truck, off a cliff nearly killing him and breaking most of his bones. Plankton has a nightmare, where he is chased down a corridor and eaten by a monstrous whale and is then half dissolved by its stomach acid. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. So Mr. Krabs dresses up as his daughter Pearl, who is a whale, to scare plankton. When you get older, ideas and concepts become more disturbing. By showing children inspiring entertainment you can change the world for the better. Many children are overweight, no longer benefitting from the outdoor activity and exercise that characterized an earlier generation’s childhood. I am referring to Nickelodeon’s hit show, SpongeBob SquarePants. They deeply disturbed me when I was younger and they still creep me out! Well, at least they never portrayed suicide comically again. CCHR Florida provides only facts and does not provide medical or legal advice. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida is a non-profit watchdog organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric abuse and educates the public about their rights in the field of mental health. At least he used to be, now spongebob is a creepy, ANNOYING, oblivious, ANNOYING, Crys to much, Did I say he was annoying? Why I think Spongebob is bad now. Watching shows where people learn from their mistakes will encourage a child’s development. Why did this great show change? It is simple. It is simple. I review Legend of Korra Finale by Mr.Cynic, I Review breadwinners by a crying Mr. Cynic. In “A Pal for Gary” animal abuse is portrayed comically. There are many reasons why this show is bad for children and I am going to give you three reasons that you may not have noticed. SpongeBob is the worst role model ever. How can you keep your children from watching the show? (see video No Science, No Cures) In additiion, all one has to do is look at the physical shape our children are in and recognize that sitting in front of a television for many hours a day is having a detrimental effect. In kid’s shows you want your children to be learning good lessons or at least not learning anything bad, but this show teaches absolutely terrible morals. In the episode “Slide Whistle Stooges” Squiqward, SpongeBob and Patrick annoy the town with slide whistles. That’s barley a fifth of the shows disturbing imagery. Some episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants contained some humor that could be considered by many parents around the world as “dirty” or inappropriate for children. There have been some recent studies that point in this direction. Many cartoons contain odd imagery. Maroon 5 and Travis Scott’s half-time show featured a … Shows like SpongeBob, however, will actually hinder a child’s development because there is no punishment for wrong doings. Squidward is the antithesis of everything Spongebob represents. Clearwater, Florida 33755 An inaccurate viral image led to rampant rumors that the popular animated TV show 'SpongeBob SquarePants' had been canceled effective 17 October 2016. Yes, these are all real, I checked. Your children probably watch TV shows like Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, Legend of Korra and many others. As a child, imagery is usually the most disturbing thing. Both are aimed at kids. If you thought that was terrible, we are just getting started. In “Stuck in the Wringer” SpongeBob looks right into the camera and says directly to the audience “I guess crying does solve your problems after all”. ( Log Out /  In a recent study of 4 year olds it was suggested that watching less than ten minutes of this cartoon might cause some short-term attention or learning problems, which of course would make SpongeBob bad for kids. The lead author of the study, Dr. Angeline Lillard, said that SpongeBob shouldn't be singled out– there were similar findings with other fast-paced shows. Also Mr. Krabs is ecstatic about the fact that plankton is about to commit suicide because of him! Running strong since 1999, the world has followed the adventures of SpongeBob and his many sea-based buddies in their bizarre and hilarious adventures.. Part of SpongeBob's success is due largely in part to the superior writing; the happy go lucky humor, the superb storylines, and the … I have not seen this much blood and gore since I watched Game of Thrones. 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