The Decline of Spongebob Squarepants
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Everyone since they were a child, and if they had a childhood, had tuned in at some point to see Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon. Ever since The Spongebob Squarepants Movie came out in 2004, and Stephen Hillenburg left, the show has been in a complete downhill spiral. The plot lines are bland, and the characters are flat.
Today, the plot lines for the broadcast are one of the following: Spongebob goes to work, Spongebob and Patrick annoy Squidward, or Spongebob and Patrick get into some dumb activity. The characters in the show have grown boring, and due to this, the quality of the show has declined. The series has gotten too predictable, and every episode feels redundant.
The characters have changed over the years as well, and because of their shifts, their vivid personas have deflated. Spongebob transformed from an innocent, kind, and misguided character to an absolute moron. Patrick follows suit. Mr. Krabs went from a hard working business owner and a caring father to someone who solely revolves around wealth. his demeanor has become simple, greedy, and bland. Squidward went from smart, witty, and cultured, to hateful and repetitive through performing the same actions every episode. At last, Sandy Cheeks is barely even seen in the show today; it’s as if the producers got rid of her.
What happened to the days of funny, random one liners? What happened to the hilarious and entertaining plot lines? We all miss the days when Patrick would have his random moments of brilliance, Spongebob would have his hilarious moments working at the Krusty Krab, and Squidward would have his witty or smart comments for anything anyone does. We all miss the funny quotes and jokes. Spongebob is on borrowed time right now; The only reason the show is aired today is because of merchandising. If the writers don’t change something fast, then the beloved series will drift away as a distant memory.