Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? We all know the answer.
There is so much to love about this this show – the humor, characters, and even the premise.
Now onto the moments from or about this show that stand out to me the most.
Remember that theory where they all represented the 7 deadly sins? It was more creative and interesting than other conspiracy theories, where the premise is just a dream or imagination. However, that theory has been debunked. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it.
The characters are great. SpongeBob is funny, entertaining, and silly, as well as very immature for his age. Speaking of which, his age is inconsistent.
His boating license says that he was born in 1986, which would have made him 13 when the show was released. The 2004 movie hinted that he has been working at the Krusty Krab for over 31 years.
But the creators said that SpongeBob has no age. He is just silly. Confusing, huh?
Another detail I noticed, especially in the earliest episodes, is that when SpongeBob sings, his voice sounds totally different. This happened in the “Ripped Pants,” “Sweet Victory,” and “Pizza Delivery” songs. Why is that?
In later (and some earlier) songs, such as those from the 2004 film, the “F.U.N.” song, and the “Campfire Song” song, SpongeBob’s voice sounds exactly like his normal speaking voice. It doesn’t seem like this has ever been explained.
Now onto the other characters. Patrick is just as immature and silly as SpongeBob. No wonder they’re close friends.
But why is Squidward called Squidward if he is an octopus? Although he’s anything but easygoing, he is still likable. The moments when he and SpongeBob fight crack me up.
And Sandy? A squirrel who lives underwater in an air dome, yet misses Texas? She sang about missing Texas in one episode. And like SpongeBob, her voice changed too. Although this was obnoxious, it was also funny when SpongeBob and Patrick distorted their bodies and went, “I’m Texas.” LOL.
Mr. Krabs is great too, and greedy for money. He also has a daughter named Pearl, who is a whale. Like others, I assume that she must’ve been adopted.
Anyway, another memorable character is Plankton (as well as his computer wife, Karen). Plankton—that little creature who is evil and wants to steal the secret formula to the crabby patties, (which, by the way, might be vegetarian).
I particularly love the episode, “Goo-Goo Gas,” where Plankton decides to turn Mr. Krabs into a baby to steal the formula. It was so clever. The ending to that episode was very, very funny. I laughed so hard that my mom told me to take deep breaths.
The old episodes are better, though. That is why many hated the episodes after that—they had new writers. However, I liked “SpongeBob” for about a year or two and then lost interest for years. So, when I reunited with it, I didn’t see any differences to the old episodes. I thought those episodes were completely fine.
However, that was only a few. Most of them I did not see. But if everybody says that they are bad, then I won’t see them.
In fact, there are old episode moments I like. “Is mayonnaise an instrument?” Ha, ha, ha. That line never gets tiring. I laugh at many of the pre-2004 movie episodes.
Now one plot hole I noticed is that outside the ocean is real life, not a cartoon. Yes, in that dream episode, Sandy had a dream where the land was cartoon. But, hey, that was just a dream.
So, what happens if a scuba diver goes underwater? Do they freak out about becoming a cartoon? Would they reveal this to everyone on the land?
I believe the characters can understand and communicate with humans, like when David Hasselhoff brought SpongeBob and Patrick back to Bikini Bottom in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.”
There is also a sequel where the characters become CGI’s and are on the land with people. I don’t know the plot. But from the trailer, the humans seem to casually accept them and not freak out.
People accepting the animated sea creatures as completely normal has happened in the episode, “Band Geeks,” too, when the characters are about to perform at the Bubble Bowl. They are in a water-filled dome in the middle of a stadium on land.
I don’t know how the show will perform after Stephen Hillenburg’s death. Hopefully, it will resume well.