SpongeBob SquarePants (Seasons 6-8)

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Genre: Comedy
Surreal Comedy
Slapstick
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: March 3, 2008 -
December 6, 2012
Network(s): Nickelodeon
Created by: Stephen Hillenburg
Distributed by: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Tom Kenny
Bill Fagerbakke
Rodger Bumpass
Clancy Brown
Mr. Lawrence
Jill Talley
Carolyn Lawrence
Mary Jo Catlett
Lori Alan
Seasons: 13
Episodes: 47 (Season 6)
50 (Season 7)
47 (Season 8)


SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by the late marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The series' popularity has made it a media franchise, as well as the highest-rated series to ever air on Nickelodeon, and the most distributed property of MTV Networks. As of 2015, the media franchise has generated $12 billion in merchandising revenue for Nickelodeon, and is currently one of the most well known cartoons to date.

While Seasons 1-5 (1999-2009) and Season 9 onwards (2012-present) were mostly well received, the same can't be said for Seasons 6-8 (2008-12), which were panned by fans and critics, as the series underwent a massive decline in quality.

Bad Qualities

  1. The main problem with these seasons is that they often don't stay true to its original routes and lack the charm and cleverness of the first three seasons and to a lesser extent, the fourth season and even the fifth season.
  2. Quantity Over Quality: Like The Simpsons and Family Guy, the series ran for way too long (it started in 1999 and there are no signs of the show ending anytime soon), spanning a total of 13 seasons and 267 episodes and counting. The show itself isn't bad by all means, it is a great show overall. Also, starting in Season 6, Nickelodeon began asking for 26 episodes per season compared to Seasons 1-5, which had 20 episodes per season. As a result, it will sometimes jump the shark, especially with these seasons.
  3. Many characters were flanderized badly, to the point of becoming unlikable and lacking the charm they previously had.
    • SpongeBob himself went from being a naive and eccentric, yet optimistic and mature protagonist to being an extremely immature, annoying, outright troublemaking, and obnoxious idiot who is either too happy or a crybaby, and annoys other characters for no discernible reason such as Squidward Tentacles, his restaurant co-worker and one of his two neighbors, and Mrs. Puff, his driving teacher.
      • In Cephalopod Lodge, him and Patrick snuck into Squidward's lodge and ended up getting him kicked out and he would never be allowed to join again.
    • Patrick went from being a hilarious, charming and marginally intelligent starfish to being a very unfunny and loathsome moron who's as dumb as a bag of rocks. He has also become somewhat of a jerk who would care less about anyone and that includes SpongeBob, who is supposed to be his best friend.
      • In Stuck in the Wringer, SpongeBob gets stuck in the wringer, and Patrick made things worse by sticking forever glue, so now he's stuck to the wringer until his tears wore it off. Patrick never even gets his comeuppance for his actions at all.
    • Mr. Krabs went from being a greedy yet goodhearted restaurant owner to being a malicious and villainous restaurant owner with little regard for anyone, including his two employees SpongeBob and Squidward, up to the point where he is more evil than Plankton and has his parsimony completely exaggerated.
      • In One Coarse Meal, he disguised as Pearl and terrorized Plankton, to the point where he tried to attempt suicide. Heck, his actor, Clancy Brown, dislike how his character was portrayed in said episode.
    • Likewise, his daughter, Pearl, had also been flanderized from being an emotional yet likable teenage girl to being an extremely whiny spoiled brat who always wants very expensive things as well as being an annoying crybaby similar to SpongeBob. Speaking of SpongeBob, Pearl does not get along with him very well in these seasons compared to the first five seasons.
    • Regarding Plankton, he also became a punching bag just like Squidward, where bad things happen to him, even when he doesn't do anything wrong. He's also a less effective villain, particularly in Season 6.
      • His wife Karen had also undergone flanderization. In the first five seasons, she was loyal and devoted to Plankton, if a bit snarky at times. In these seasons, she is defined by her snarky demeanor, to the point that she rarely has anything supportive to say to Plankton, even when he's on the brink of suicide. She often gets frustratingly aggressive with Plankton's attempt to outstage Mr. Krabs.
    • Sandy became a lot more obsessed with science than her other traits (eg. karate and Texas), even more so than in Seasons 4 and 5, up to the point where she's become a bland, one-dimensional and neurotic science geek with no interesting personality whatsoever. While she did have an interest in science in the first four seasons, it wasn't her defining trait back then.
    • Last but not least, both Squidward and Mrs. Puff became bigger punching bags than they were in the previous seasons (more so on that latter), even if they're unlikable at the correct times.
    • In general, most of the characters have gone from having multiple traits to just one.
  4. Similarly to Seasons 9-10 and 12-16 of Thomas & Friends, these seasons are filled to the brim with bad/awful episodes, such as:
  5. The episode placements are confusing in the 8th season, as well as the aspect ratio. Seasons 8 and 9 overlapped during that time, and "Truth or Square" was the first episode to be aired in HD, and is within season 6, when the show is still presented in SD, which can risk dating this season.
  6. The animation in these seasons, while not terrible, is a pretty big downgrade from that of the first five seasons and Season 9 onwards.
    • The color palette looks very dull, washed-out and unappealing.
    • The animation is very restricted and lacks the energy of the other seasons. Though Season 7's animation is a little looser.
    • Season 6 relies way too much on closeup gross-out images. Thankfully, this got toned down a bit during Seasons 7 and 8.
    • The facial expressions can look overly detailed in some areas, particularly in Seasons 6 and 7.
    • While most of the character designs are decent, SpongeBob and Patrick's designs are pretty mediocre.
    • "Rodeo Daze" poorly implements live action elements into the animation.
    • While the animation improved a bit in Season 8, this season has occasional frame rate issues, mainly in the 4:3 produced episodes.
  7. The writing and humor have been downgraded from being amazingly clever and hilarious to being obsessively mean-spirited and horrendous, which is a shame because it's what the other seasons are beloved and well-known for.
  8. Almost all of the episodes that center around innocent characters like Squidward and Mrs. Puff are just simply them getting tortured with either over-the-top punishments (by the Bikini Bottom Police Force) or being unfairly treated (by SpongeBob, Patrick, and/or Mr. Krabs, who almost always get away scot-free) for little-to-no reasons.
    • Similarly, even Plankton himself gets tortured horribly, notably in "One Coarse Meal" and "Plankton's Regular", where these two episodes depict Mr. Krabs at his worst and Plankton being utterly harmless.
  9. Sometimes in these seasons, almost all characters aside from just SpongeBob or Patrick are often depicted as acting like idiots than they were in the first five seasons.
  10. Many of the episodes in these seasons have many questionable and unfitting, disturbing, disgusting, infuriating, mean-spirited, nightmarish and/or violent scenes that were rarely present in the earlier seasons, with "The Splinter", "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy", "Stuck in the Wringer", "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful", "A Pal For Gary", "One Coarse Meal", "Big Sister Sam", "Pet Sitter Pat", "Face Freeze!" and "Demolition Doofus" being the worst offenders out there.
  11. Many of the episodes in these seasons are very lazily written (like #3 in one of the points, Nick demanded them more) (such as "Penny Foolish", "The Card", "Shell Shocked", "Gone", and "You Don't Know Sponge"), as the humor itself can get way too repetitive for the sake of killing time, up to the point where it gets old pretty quickly and with no actual creative effort put into the writing. It's almost as if the writers didn't really care enough to try or had anymore ideas left at the time. One example is "Earworm", where it's basically nothing, but SpongeBob not only getting an ear-worm, but it causes him to sing a song called "Musical Doodle" over and over again for almost the entire episode.
    • Besides that, some have no consistency or a little bit of intelligence or morals that were tagged on to the point of practically nothing happening in the episodes. For example, "Stuck In the Wringer" teaches kids that "crying solves all your problems". It doesn't come off as a joke moral, instead, it comes off as an actual moral rather than something to laugh at.
    • The TV movie "Truth or Square" was not well received, mainly due to the blatant bait-and-switches and false advertising. It ended up being the last SpongeBob TV movie until 2019. Aside from that, there are many other episodes that contained false advertising to the point where the staff at Nickelodeon or the series itself have clearly wasted everyone's time when giving what was given to the fans, let alone disappointing every fan:
    • In "The Clash of Triton", Triton appears mainly in the second half due to the large amount of filler in this episode and he hardly gets focused on. Not to mention, the original title of the episode, "Neptune's Party", isn't any better because this title will instead make viewers think it's all about King Neptune's party and there is no focus to it, making the episode feel completely unfocused. We're also expected to sympathize with King Neptune in spite of the fact that he locked up Triton simply for using his powers for the greater good of Bikini Bottom.
    • "Bubble Buddy Returns" is nothing more than a disappointing sequel to the original "Bubble Buddy" from season 2, which is about SpongeBob taking care of Shiny Bubble, which isn't a bad idea, but because the whole plot takes up almost the entire episode, to the point of Bubble Buddy not appearing much and only appearing in the last few minutes of the episode. Let alone such wasted potential and poor execution.
    • "Shuffleboarding" has a misleading title as this episode felt the writers changed the plot at the last minute from having SpongeBob and Patrick covering for Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to do some shuffle-boarding, to arresting people for dumb reasons or for no reason whatsoever. In which, this episode should have not been called "Shuffleboarding" to begin with, instead it should have been called "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VII".
    • "Glove World R.I.P." only exists as an episode just to make you feel sad that Glove World is closing down; whilst it is reasonable Glove Universe is opening, they should have added something in the script that the park was in bad condition and most of the rides are giving the customers bad/dangerous service. Not to mention, the entire plot is a complete mess and after Season 8, Glove World returns in Season 10's "Don't Wake Patrick" perfectly fine despite being closed for the night, making the episode not only pointless to the series, but also a huge waste of time.
    • Last but not least, some episodes rehash episodes from previous seasons or even episodes from other shows. The series reusing episode plots occasionally isn't necessarily a bad thing in itself considering its long run, as long as it's done right. But these seasons constantly reuse episode plots with insignificant changes made.
      • "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy", "Gramma's Secret Recipe" and "Shellback Shenanigans" from Season 7 all rehash "Imitation Krabs" from Season 2, where Plankton disguises himself as someone else to try and steal the Krabby Patty formula.
      • "Pet Sitter Pat" reuses elements off of "A Pal for Gary" from Season 7 and "I Was a Teenage Gary" from Season 1, whilst worsen the problems that "A Pal for Gary" already had. Not even the forced and undeserved happy ending where Patrick basically gets away with his actions (yet again) bothered to help.
      • "Krusty Dogs" feels too similar to "Bossy Boots" from season 2, except with a least decent plot and good bits here and there.
      • "Squid's Visit" feels too similar to "Can You Spare a Dime" from Season 3, but it contains SpongeBob stalking Squidward.
      • "The Play's the Thing" is a rip-off of "Culture Shock" from Season 1.
      • "Model Sponge" feels too similar to "As Seen on TV" from Season 3, except without that episode's charm; instead, it's really boring and mean-spirited.
      • "Grooming Gary", while not inherently a bad episode by any means, is nevertheless a version of "The Great Snail Race" from season 3, but at least here, SpongeBob is in character and therefore doesn’t force or demand Gary, whilst the humor is decent and the episode itself offers a good moral lesson at the end.
      • "The Krabby Kronicle" bears many similarities to "Truth or Ed", an episode from the Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd n Eddy, that aired two years prior to season six of SpongeBob.
      • "A Day Without Tears" from Season 7 rehashes "Funny Pants" from Season 4, but it replaces laughing with crying.
      • "Rodeo Daze" from Season 7 rehashes "Texas" from Season 1, except this episode takes out the charm from said season 1 episode, portrays SpongeBob as a moron throughout the episode (and a jerk who is perfectly willing to kidnap people), and it has a nonsensical story.
      • "Home Sweet Rubble" from Season 8 copycats on "Home Sweet Pineapple" from Season 1, except that it has no charm from said Season 1 episode, the overall story is a complete rehashed mess and that the animation in that episode, whilst it did improve, is kind of weak here. Not even the rushed ending bothered to help.
      • "Toy Store of Doom" feels a bit similar to the Rugrats episode "Toy Palace".
      • "Buried in Time", while more average/mediocre than actually bad, is overall very similar to "Wishing You Well" from Season 4, since it uses the same concept of SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward being trapped in an enclosed space. The difference is that "Buried in Time" doesn't have very many memorable jokes made from the situation, unlike in "Wishing You Well".
  12. Some faces SpongeBob makes are disturbing, such as this face SpongeBob makes in "Boating Buddies" where he looks at the camera when he breathes to Squidward in a horrifying way imaginable. On top of that, in "The Clash of Triton", there was another face that SpongeBob makes while talking to Triton through a cage. Not to mention, he also talks with a bad breath as well, which Titan points out, which is both disgusting and disturbing at the same time.
  13. The voice acting, while just as great as in the previous seasons, can get annoying and obnoxious in these seasons due to some of the voice actors often yelling the majority of their lines.
    • SpongeBob's higher-pitched voice from the first movie to Season 7 is kind of annoying compared to the first three seasons and the eighth season on.
  14. Though contradiction of continuity is present in the series in general, a number of episodes in these seasons contradict continuity from the previous seasons way too much all for the sake of plot contrivance.
    • In "Squid's Visit", Squidward says that he has never been to SpongeBob's house before, even though he has several times in previous seasons. In fact, he even temporarily moved in with SpongeBob in "Can You Spare a Dime?" from Season 3.
    • The whole plot of "Big Sister Sam" is Patrick's sister coming for a visit. However, in "Something Smells" from Season 2, Patrick says that he doesn't have a sister.
    • In "Pet or Pests", Larry the Lobster says that he doesn't know SpongeBob, which is just ridiculous since he is seen interacting with him on multiple ocassions in previous seasons.
  15. Out of all three of these seasons, Season 7 is often considered to be the worst of the bunch as it not only recycled the plot of "Imitation Krabs" three times, but is also home to two of the worst episodes in the series, those being "One Coarse Meal" and "A Pal for Gary".
  16. These seasons inadvertently encourage bad things, such as:
    • Bullying
    • Lying
    • Stealing
    • Framing people
    • Victimizing yourself
    • Being irresponsible
    • Being immature
    • Being a jerk
    • Being an idiot
    • Being ignorant and oblivious to others
    • Taking advantage of others
    • Attempting suicide
    • Breaking rules
    • Kidnapping
    • Not learning from your mistakes
    • Lacking empathy
    • Not using common sense
  17. These seasons did not even have any impact on the SpongeBob franchise as a whole as most of its events are ignored in later seasons. You can watch Seasons 1-5 and 9 onwards and anything too important would not be missed.

Good Qualities

  1. There are a handful of good/decent episodes, such as:
    • "Not Normal"
    • "Overbooked"
    • "Suction Cup Symphony"
    • "Sweet and Sour Squid"
    • "House Fancy" (despite the infamous toenail ripping scene; ironically the first episode of this era)
    • "Krabby Road"
    • "A Life in a Day"
    • "Karen 2.0"
    • "Sand Castles in the Sand"
    • "Perfect Chemistry"
    • "Fiasco!"
    • "Spongicus"
    • "Grandpappy the Pirate"
    • "Nautical Novice"
    • "Chum Bucket Supreme"
    • "Toy Store of Doom"
    • "SpongeBob's Last Stand"
    • "The Inside Job"
    • "Professor Squidward"
    • "The Abrasive Side" (depending on your view)
    • "The Bad Guy Club for Villains"
    • "Planet of the Jellyfish"
    • "The Great Patty Caper"
    • "Chum Fricassee"
    • "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One"
    • "Love That Squid"
    • "Frozen Face-Off"
    • "Gary in Love"
    • "The Slumber Party"
    • "Enchanted Tiki Dreams"
    • "Single Cell Anniversary" (Even Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob) considers this as one of his personal favorites)
    • "Hello Bikini Bottom!" (which ended these seasons on a high note)
    • "Squidward in Clarinetland" (depending on your view)
    • "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  2. Some of the humor is still hilarious, such as when music lines remind Patrick of railroad tracks in "Professor Squidward" or in "Tunnel of Glove" where Patrick takes a compartment from the machine that operates the Tunnel of Glove ride that looks like SpongeBob; these were the times Patrick was back to being his funny and somewhat intelligent personality during Seasons 1-5, 9-present compared to his malicious and insufferable idiot personality during these seasons.
  3. There are still some good morals here and there, such as the infamous episode, "The Splinter", which at least teaches viewers a good and important life lesson: be careful with or on wooden materials, or else you'll get a splinter.
  4. The voice acting is still good, at least whenever there is no yelling or screaming.
  5. Some episodes are nicely animated, like "Sand Castles in the Sand", "A Life in a Day", "Truth or Square" and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (as this episode uses stop motion animation).
  6. The title and time cards are still nicely-designed much like the ones from the first five seasons.
  7. The songs and musical numbers are still fun to enjoy, such as "We've Got Scurvy!".
  8. Some of the characters are still likable and retain their original personalities, as Gary the Snail, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, The Dirty Bubble, Man Ray, Larry the Lobster and the Flying Dutchman.
    • Also, the flanderized characters can still have their original personalities in some episodes.
  9. While Mr. Krabs was heavily flanderized during these seasons, there are some instances where he gets his comeuppance for his actions (such as in "Patty Caper", "The Krabby Kronicle", "Krusty Krushers", "No Hat for Pat", "The Cent of Money", "The Wreck of the Moana Loa", and "Hello Bikini Bottom!").
  10. While Stephen Hillenburg resigned as showrunner of the series after the first film in 2004, he did remain as the executive producer, reviewed all the episodes and provided suggestions for the crew.
  11. Season 8 is shown to be a slight improvement over Seasons 6-7, as the animation has gotten a bit better, SpongeBob's voice returns to its normal pitch since Season 3 and there a few less bad episodes. However, the series has massively redeemed itself since Season 9.
  12. "It's a Spongebob Christmas" is a really awesome Christmas special, as the characters have their original personalities and the stop motion animation is great.

Reception

Season 6 received mixed to positive reviews from media critics. In a DVD review, Paul Mavis of DVD Talk "highly recommended" the set, saying "[The season has a shaky start], but the laughs definitely pick up on the second disc." Despite that, it received extremely negative reviews from fans of the show with the main criticism being the flanderizations of each character, that season proving to have had more bad episodes than good, and also some weaker animation.

Season 7 received mixed to negative reviews from media critics. Jane said that the season is not as good as the previous seasons, writing "It's not that this more recent material isn't fun, because it is, but by this point in time storylines are beginning to get a little repetitive and as such, the series doesn't seem quite as fresh and original as it once did." This season was universally hated by fans and is considered by many to be the worst season altogether. Certain episodes such as "One Coarse Meal" (the worst offending episode), "A Pal for Gary" and other episodes that were criticized by fans got complete backlash for being the episodes that are examples of episodes that have plots that are terrible to begin with. Jem Reviews reviewed all of season 7 in a five-part seasonal review, giving the season an overall score of 5.65/10. Though he expected his score to be lower for how the season had some of most infamous episodes in the series, he ultimately ended with the verdict, "with 50 episodes, you're bound to find a few you like and there's some you may not remember that are good, but overall... yeah it deserves consideration as the WORST SB season."


Season 8 received positive reviews from media critics. In his review for The Boston Globe, Tom Russo was positive on the season DVD set. Russo praised the episode that "topped the shortlist", "Plankton's Good Eye", writing "the micro-antagonist clones one of SpongeBob's eyeballs for himself, and suddenly develops a more bubbly worldview." Fans on the other hand were divided on this season, but many consider it a slight improvement over the Seasons 6 and 7.

Trivia

  • Despite the decline in quality, these seasons have spawned various internet memes, such as "Hi, how are ya?" from "Not Normal" and "Who put you on the planet? Ugh!" from "I ♥ Dancing".
  • Between 2007 and 2013, SpongeBob SquarePants dominated Nickelodeon as episodes aired very frequently and took up a majority of the schedule, just because it was pulling in better ratings than other shows, albeit to a much lesser extent as with Cartoon Network's over-airing of Teen Titans Go! between 2014-2017. In 2012, however, the series' ratings began dipping significantly, mainly due to a variety of reasons such as the series' declining quality, the rise of internet streaming, or the network's over-saturation of SpongeBob SquarePants. As of 2015, the network now reduces the excessive number of airtime for SpongeBob SquarePants, in an effort to return diversity to the schedule. However SpongeBob marathons still air on Nickelodeon once and a while, but it's not as frequent.
  • Casey Alexander and Zeus Cervas, who previously worked as storyboard artists in the show's earlier seasons, serve as the main screenwriters of these seasons, as they wrote the majority of episodes of these seasons.
  • One of the writers of these seasons, Richard Pursel, who wrote some of the most infamous episodes of this season such as "A Pal for Gary" and "Pet Sitter Pat" for example, previously worked on Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" prior to working on this show.

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ItMeansNothing

21 months ago
Score 15
Geez, why are people vandalizing this like crazy?
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Hookuai

19 months ago
Score 4
I know right
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Ogleguy2000

21 months ago
Score 6
Can someone please change it to Seasons 6-8?
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Inkster

21 months ago
Score -2
No.
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Ramadhan1a

21 months ago
Score 0
🤦
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Stomps

21 months ago
Score -3
Just because "Spongebob, You're Fired" was a season 8 episode doesn't mean that Season 8 was bad. Season 8 was good
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Ivan97Miraheze

21 months ago
Score 10
"Spongebob, You're Fired" was a season 9 episode, not a season 8 episode! Get your facts straight.
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Stomps

20 months ago
Score 4

Demolition Doofus, Patrick Staycation and Pet Sitter Pat were bad episodes of Season 8

But that doesn't mean Season 8 was entirely bad
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S012891

15 months ago
Score 3
Plus, “Whobob Whatpants” is the episode that considered that decline in quality of Spongebob until the post-sequel era. Which is a Season 5 episode.
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I have no idea 2.0

6 months ago
Score 2
Looks like you got your wish.
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Trevor807

21 months ago
Score 2
The last 9A episode, too. In production order.
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ItMeansNothing

20 months ago
Score 4
Is it wrong for me to say that I liked every season of Spongebob? Regardless, I don't like every episode.
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Ivan97Miraheze

20 months ago
Score 4
No, it's okay. At least you're not SquadHater2002 who constantly replies to things by saying "This show/season/episode is fine."
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Meowserissocute

20 months ago
Score 5
No it's not wrong. I like every season too.
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Rockman138

11 months ago
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Good heavens, no!
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Arctic01

6 months ago
Score 2
(A little late but still...) I enjoyed watching all these seasons despite the bad episodes that they've given us.
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SquidwardTentacles

20 months ago
Score 5
Is it wrong if I like The Splinter and One Coarse Meal ?
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ItMeansNothing

20 months ago
Score 2
Nah.
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Hookuai

19 months ago
Score 2
It could be your choice if you like it or not like it
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Hookuai

16 months ago
Score 1
It's your opinion
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Ogleguy2000

19 months ago
Score 2
How about changing it to "SpongeBob SquarePants (Seasons 6-7)"?
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KalloFox34

18 months ago
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I like Season 5. If anything, Season 8 is the one that should be here.
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Hookuai

18 months ago
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I think Gucci Rsbbit is breaking the rule as it said not to put any episode of this show that clutters this wiki
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Gabgaberox

18 months ago
Score -3
Sure Squidward does deserve a comuppance in Little Yellow Book, but what i mean of Spongebob getting a commupance in that episode is that Squidward finally got his revenge for what he did to him from Season 5-7.
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Trevor807

18 months ago
Score 1
Still, it's not a Squidward Torture episode.
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Hookuai

18 months ago
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Squidward doesn't have a torture scene or episode. Only SpongeBob got his "just desserts"

It's because Spongebob did all the bad things to Squidward such as ruining his chance of going to a choir, stakling him.
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Trevor807

15 months ago
Score 2
The show doesn’t even have much of a continuity. And Squidward was in the wrong.
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Mr. Dready

18 months ago
Score 2
That time when good cartoons almost went downhill and we're not good anymore, until being saved by a beam of light, that was The Spongebob: movie sponge out of water.
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

17 months ago
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To Be Honest, I don't think Post Sequel is well liked, it's very mixed but it's still better than Season 6 to Season 8 SpongeBob.
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

17 months ago
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But at least Post Sequel manages to make the anniversary better and had less bad episodes than Post Movie.
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

17 months ago
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Also Post Sequel SpongeBob feels like Season 4-5 SpongeBob and it also feels like Tom And Jerry Chuck Jones Era.
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Eric Cartman 2001

15 months ago
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I don't Blackjack is a bad episode. I mean it is one of the best episodes of Seasons 5(please don't attack me)
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Just Leon

15 months ago
Score -6
To those wanting this page to be about seasons 6-8. Just stop, because this is how the seasons go. Season 5 was mediocre, Season 6 was bad, Season 7 was atrocious, and Season 8 was fine.
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HammerBro101

13 months ago
Score 1
Not to mention Season 6 has the worst animation out of all seasons in SpongeBob SquarePants.
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

11 months ago
Score 3
Season 8 sucks hard to be honest.
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Mbad3

13 months ago
Score 0
Personally, I thought "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy" was one of the better episodes...
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Daswagdude555

12 months ago
Score 4
I'm pretty sure that most people prefer season 5 over season 8.
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Stephenfisher2001

12 months ago
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Plankton didn't flanderized? Really?
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Daswagdude555

11 months ago
Score 3
Welp, looks like Season 8 is finally added.
Now, all we need to do is remove Season 5, and we'll be complete.
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Hookuai

11 months ago
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You've gotten me on my fucking nerves because Leroy himself literally needs to shut up about the "Uh Oh," bullshit
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Daswagdude555

11 months ago
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I'm actually not a modern hater. I don't find Season 8 to be good or bad, but sort of mediocre.
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LeroyManTheFirst

11 months ago
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Okay, I’m sorry I won't do it again
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Crs3011

11 months ago
Score 0
Wait... SpongeBob SquarePants season 8 is bad?
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Hookuai

11 months ago
Score 3
Mediocre is S8. S8 is mediocre because of the episodes
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KalloFox34

8 months ago
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I'd say it's a mixed bag.

The good episodes in it are better than the good episodes of Seasons 6-7, but when it's bad, it's borderline abysmal.
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LeroyManTheFirst

11 months ago
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What about season 4, it was average.
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Trevor807

11 months ago
Score 1
It’s still considered a good season.
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KalloFox34

8 months ago
Score 0
Season 4 is one of my personal favorites.
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Rockman138

11 months ago
Score 1
I can see these seasons were not very good. In my opinion, the Tom and Jerry Gene Deitch era and Thomas and Friend Seasons 12-16 are much worse than these seasons.
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Rockman138

10 months ago
Score 0
You know? If anything, I think the most underrated SpongeBob episode would have to be "Face Freeze". I think the hate for it isn't necessary, and yes the faces are hideous and gross, but in the same time they kind of make for unintentional comedy
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Azure09

10 months ago
Score 0
Is it okay if I liked Spongebob Squarepants vs the Big One, Sun Bleached, Home Sweet Rubble, Free Samples, and Krusty Dogs.
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Azure09

10 months ago
Score 1
Or is it okay if I claimed that Season 8 was improvement over Season 6 and Season 7.
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LeroyManTheFirst

10 months ago
Score 0
Yes
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Azure09

10 months ago
Score 0
I kinda hated the sixth and seventh season of Spongebob Squarepants. I find the eighth season to be average.
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Portrock1566

10 months ago
Score 2
I know this upcoming critque of mine is outdated but I just desire answers??? Exactly who coined the term "Squidward torture porn" and "torture porn" in general??? Comparing people suffering to BDSM porn is a outlandish action. It's illogical to describe a nonsexual instance as such because the "torture" of Squidward isn't erotic in the slightest nor does it aim to be. What doesn't improve it is that the term is literally used AGAINST A FUCKING KID'S SHOW!!! There are much better terms than that. They've once been a staple of SpongeBob related articles and I'm thankful they've been exterminated a long time ago.
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Crappy Media Reviewer

10 months ago
Score 2
Mr. Enter
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Crappy Media Reviewer

10 months ago
Score 2
I don't think it went downhill, it just had some bad episodes and the animation sometimes looked mediocre.
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Burger

9 months ago
Score 0

If there is two episodes I would change, it would be Stuck in the Wringer and One Coarse Meal. Stuck in the Wringer has Patrick notice what the crowd of jerks say to Spongebob, feels guilty, apologizes to Spongebob, and says this to the crowd.

"You can't talk to Spongebob that way! He's my friend! I should have never had done what I did. You guys are big meany heads!"

After he miraculously gets his friend out of the wringer, they walk away, and leave the crowd of people look like jerks.

One Coarse Meal has Spongebob confront Mr. Krabs after seeing Plankton try to kill himself, calling him the worst boss in the world. Krabs is disgusted by what he has become and decides this rivalry has gone too far. After he apologizes to Plankton, they are best friends again.
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NeptunePerson2018

9 months ago
Score 3
If it were up to me, One Coarse Meal wouldn't exist at all. Also, I thought the joke moral at the end of Stuck in the Wringer was funny. It's obviously a joke and not meant to be taken seriously. And this is coming from someone who is very literal-minded.
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Portrock1566

9 months ago
Score 0
@NeptunePerson2018 You don't seem literal to me. But then again I choose not to believe impressions without analysis. And of course I'm the opposite of literal.
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KalloFox34

5 months ago
Score 0
Those two happen to be my most hated episodes.
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FreezingTNT

9 months ago
Score -1

Is it just me, or am I the only one who thinks Tom Kenny's performance as SpongeBob in these seasons to the present-day episodes lacks the charm the original performance in the seasons 2-3 and the original film had?

(NOTE: I did not include the first season, as I think SpongeBob's performance in seasons 2-3 and the original film is an improvement over the one in the first season.)
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Trevor807

9 months ago
Score 0
How does it lack that charm?
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FreezingTNT

9 months ago
Score 0
Watch clips of Seasons 6-8 SpongeBob speaking, then compare it to Seasons 2-3 and first film SpongeBob. If you pay attention, you'll see why.
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Crs3011

8 months ago
Score 0
If Stephen Hillenburg worked on those seasons, then the series will be good.
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Crappy Media Reviewer

8 months ago
Score 0
TVTropes says that Plankton got flanderized too
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KalloFox34

7 months ago
Score 0
I'd agree with that. Plankton had suffered Villain Decay in these seasons.
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SpongeBoomer

7 months ago
Score 1
I don’t think Plankton got flanderized.
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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 0
Why does this page have more good qualities than bad as of 11/4/2020?
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SpongeBoomer

7 months ago
Score -2
I’ll fix it.
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Rockman138

7 months ago
Score 2
I want to ask. With the last point saying that Stephen Hillenburg thought those seasons were bad. Can I get an explanation why? I know why some fans don't like those seasons, but what I do want to know is that I want to know from Stephen Hillenburg himself.
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RaichuBoy1

6 months ago
Score 2
I wanted to know too, because they said he hated the episode "One Coarse Meal" but there is nothing confirming it
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

6 months ago
Score 0
The worst seasons of SpongeBob. Season 6 and Season 7 sucks while Season 8 is meh.
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Crappy Media Reviewer

6 months ago
Score 3
Stephen Hillenburg never said that he hated these seasons, it's just a lie Mr. Enter's fans made up.
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Arctic01

6 months ago
Score 5
I'm not entirely sure about the Enterbots thing but I removed that reason regardless since there is no proof to back up that statement.
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KalloFox34

5 months ago
Score 0
Though it wouldn't be surprising if he did.
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Crappy Media Reviewer

4 months ago
Score 2
Why do people keep putting words into a dead man's mouth, he said that he's happy that the show got new blood and he put Paul Tibbitt to produce specifically.
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

6 months ago
Score 2
Season 6 is the worst season hands down.
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FakeCgValiant56

5 months ago
Score 1
I think the Season 6 episode "Gone" is lazily written since it focuses on SpongeBob finding out that everyone in town were gone and trying fill in his friends' roles, then the plot actually shifted to him getting his drivers license and falls in love with a boat similar to the pointless "sequel" to Twilight's Kingdom called "The Cutie Map" which shifted to the plot that has nothing to do with the aftermath of that episode, then thinks that Boaty is evil whose only got revenge on him just for being friends with someone else other than him causing him to have a big fear of boats though later episodes have no fear of boats, and finally we get to one of the worst episode endings of SpongeBob where the entire town celebrating Natural No SpongeBob Day (which by the way should be called Natural No SpongeBob Weeks), burning a wooden statue of him and dancing to the ashes, which in my opinion should've ended with SpongeBob waking up from an horrible nightmare where the episode takes place and his friends (even Gary) were in his house calming him down in reality.
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Rockman138

4 months ago
Score 0
That would have made it to a horror-esque themed episode, except how it should have ended is very well done compared to the original episode.
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SpongeBobFan99

5 months ago
Score 0
It should be Episodes 87-174.
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AgentLocke

4 months ago
Score 0

If the theory about the characters know that they are being in a television show.

These seasons add up.
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Rockman138

4 months ago
Score 1
With this page being categorized as part of the Racist Shows category. Can anyone tell me the example of racism in SpongeBob Seasons 6-8? I just want to know.
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GarrettTheBigVHSCollector

4 months ago
Score 0
Why are niche audience shows getting deleted from Terrible TV Shows Wiki?
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Gametoon

4 months ago
Score 0
Because the admins are lazy and claim, "There are too many being made" and because they're not detailed enough, even though they can be rewritten or fixed.
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Trevor807

4 months ago
Score 0
It's impossible to maintain quality control, that's why. It's literally one of the reasons Masson left.
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Gametoon

4 months ago
Score 0
What do you mean, "quality control"? I thought only the admins could make articles?
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Blubabluba9990

2 months ago
Score 0
They shouldn't be, because of the rebrand and also because Terrible Niche Audience Shows Wiki is dead, the wiki is private and closed.
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GarrettTheBigVHSCollector

4 months ago
Score 2
Should there be a wiki for bad niche audience shows and episodes called the Bad Niche Audience TV Shows & Episodes Wiki?
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Gametoon

4 months ago
Score 1
Why did ou get downvoted? That sounds fair to me.
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KalloFox34

3 months ago
Score 0
I heard that a wiki like that used to exist, but it got deleted.
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Dls100

4 months ago
Score 0

Unpopular Opinion: These seasons are not that bad.

I'm not trying to say that it's better than Season 1 -5 and Season 9 - Present, but these seasons are a bit overhated by the fans IMO.
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

3 months ago
Score -1
Seriously, this generation is terrible. Good musicians and shows that were good back then aren´t as good as they used to be.
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MinecraftDogCats

3 months ago
Score 1
I liked an episode from S6, The Krabby Kronicle
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 1
I liked season 8 smh
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Zekeman1991

2 months ago
Score -2
I despise Seasons 10-13... Why do people like those Seasons?
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 1
Because they're considered funny, and a nod to the classics. Also, please don't ask why people like them. That's opinion disrespecting.
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TheRandomMan12345

2 months ago
Score 0
How about that the fact that the commercials for the specials had some clickbait like saying there'll be an epic clash of SpongeBob and Triton for the clash of triton but there wasn't
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RockyBalboaFan

2 months ago
Score 1
I have Spongebob seasons 1-5 and 9-12 (I'm planing to get Season 13 once it comes out, it better be a good season!) but I don't have Seasons 6-8 :)
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HunterZolomon

one month ago
Score 1
Unlike modern Family Guy, Spongebob improved a lot! I'm loving Season 13 so far
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GarrettTheBigVHSCollector

one month ago
Score 1
What wiki will SpongeBob's bad episodes belong? This or another Bad TV wiki?

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