Here are the reasons why this show is offensive. 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. Looking forward to more!!! Author. Should children be exposed to these fast paced cartoons? After Hillenburg and the original writing team left, the writing for the post-movie episodes got terrible. I think I have made my point. Great article, Mr. Cynic. Why SpongeBob Fans Are Hating On Sponge On The Run. Tel: 1-800-782-2878 He is a sad, angry, and bitter squid and he goes out of his way to make others wallow in their own misery. If I had to show all of the disturbing imagery from this show, this paper would be longer then a James Cameron movie. This show, however, takes its surreal imagery way too far. Reason #3: Its portrayal of suicide. Why have we not noticed? SpongeBob was designed to entertain older kids. This is why Squidward, Spongebob’s cantankerous next door neighbor, is the key to understanding the show. Why a new study claims that cartoons like "SpongeBob" hurt kids' attention spans Many children are overweight, no longer benefitting from the outdoor activity and exercise that characterized an earlier generation’s childhood. But I have heard what he was saying and I am here to share this with you. TV isn’t inherently good or bad. Reason #1: Disturbing imagery. Squidward is now the only character that isn't ruined in this forsaken show. 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. Google “SpongeBob Toenail Scene” right now! Bugs Bunny, could be considered a fast-paced cartoon, yet psychiatry was not attacking this cartoon 50 years ago. How can you keep your children from watching the show? So truly, is SpongeBob bad for kids, and if so, why? No exceptions. There have been some recent studies that point in this direction. 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. Some information in it may no longer be current. ( Log Out /  8 Kidnapping Everyone In Bikini Bottom Puff's boating school. 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. Main Reason for being ScumBob Gross out and boring, and very unusual SpongeBob's Bad Habit is a super- infamous episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. 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. ( Log Out /  Mr.Cynic. All these reasons prove that SpongeBob Squarpants is bad for kids and should be removed from Nickelodeon and television. Mr. Cynic . Allow me to show you some examples. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. 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”. You back? It is simple. Mr. Krabs receives no punishment for almost driving someone to suicide! Not every joke in Spongebob is bad, it's just definitely trying to be kid friendly. A new study published in the October 2011 issue of Pediatrics reveals the short-term effects that “fast … The study is certainly not a definitive one. Seasons five through eight are considered to be among the show’s weakest before Spongebob … Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. By showing children inspiring entertainment you can change the world for the better. When hillenberg ran the show, the jokes had a certain subtlety that made them hilarious, and the rhythm of the show aided this. Some parents may be tempted to use TV as a babysitter for their young children. 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. Nickelodeon, via Associated PressRecent viewers of “SpongeBob SquarePants” did worse on attention tests. He quickly becomes bored surrounded with people who only share his interests. (Face palm) In “SpongeBob Your Fired” Patrick tries to show SpongeBob “the joys of being unemployed”. Clearwater, Florida 33755 http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html Both are aimed at kids. Why have we not noticed? … Ok second worst. Then at the hospital SpongeBob and Patrick make fun of the sick and dying, and receive no punishment for any of it! Why I think Spongebob is bad now. But even the creators of shows will tell you that the shows have very different purposes. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also Mr. Krabs is ecstatic about the fact that plankton is about to commit suicide because of him! So is SpongeBob bad for kids, and should you allow your child to watch SpongeBob characters? But there is one show almost universally watched by kids that is truly bad for them. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most successful and beloved kid's shows of all time. Spongebob is NOT cute of fun-loving. Note: Any SpongeBob SquarePants episodes are forbidden due to clogging up the wiki in the past. I personally think they cared too much whether Spongebob was a family program. Why did this great show change? In the episode “The Splinter”, well I will let the picture do the talking. I hate Spongebob Squarepants. Spongebob Is Bad for Kids? © 2020 CCHR Florida. There is one scene in the episode “House Fancy”… I just can’t describe it. By Shane O'Neill / Nov. 13, 2020 9:47 am EST. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/12/watching-spongebob-can-lead-to-learning-problems/ At least he used to be, now spongebob is a creepy, ANNOYING, oblivious, ANNOYING, Crys to much, Did I say he was annoying? I loved the original battle for bikini bottom and I know that the original didn't get no 5/10 or 2/10. -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. Now personally, I stopped liking the show after season three because, in my opinion, the writers stopped trying. In the episode “One Coarse Meal” Mr. Krabs discovers that his business rival Plankton is afraid of whales. Because, make no mistake, SpongeBob was iconic. Children given subjective, non-medical, tests after watching this show, apparently, “did worse than those watching a slower paced cartoon”. The Spongebob SquarePants movie is unbelievable. Imagine how this could be for a little kid. 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. Spongebob and Patrick get drunk at a bar. The Worst 11 Hours Of My Life, by Mr. Cynic. This wouldn’t be funny if it was on Family Guy or South Park and it sure isn’t funny here. Sadly, you can’t, due to the internet, but make sure to talk to your children about what they watch. CCHR Florida provides only facts and does not provide medical or legal advice. In “A Pal for Gary” animal abuse is portrayed comically. Change ). 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. Do you know what your kids are watching? 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. Compared to drawing, kids in the SpongeBob group did worse when the researchers measured these executive function areas — attention, working … SpongeBob’s voice is so annoying we tune out anything he says. 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. In “Kracked Krabs” SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs steal an entire hotel room and they are rewarded for it. http://www.babycenter.com/0_prime-time-fun-alternatives-to-tv_64419.bc But unfunny humor is not why this show is bad for kids. More stuff may be added over time due to the fact that the terror of spongebob is still airing. When I used to watch Spongebob as a child, it was a very kid-friendly show. Maybe this won’t give you nightmares but how about your children? That’s barley a fifth of the shows disturbing imagery. There was also that episode where Mrs. Checking to see if these were real meant actually watching the episodes once again. Do you see the pattern? 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”. As a child, imagery is usually the most disturbing thing. Tel: (727) 442-8820. SpongeBob is the worst role model ever. SpongeBob SquarePants is arguably one of the most annoying TV characters for parents, inspiring children to cause all sorts of mayhem. Shows like SpongeBob, however, will actually hinder a child’s development because there is no punishment for wrong doings. TV shows — even TV shows for kids — vary greatly.A vast gulf exists between, say, Spongebob and Sid the Science Kid. I couldn’t find all these pictures in 1080p, imagine what it would like all in 1080p. He, and all his under the sea friends, drive me insane. Honestly as an adult this episode is more disturbing then something like The Splinter. 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. Why SpongeBob Squarepants is Bad for Children By Mr.Cynic. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. If you thought that was terrible, we are just getting started. September 12, 2011 3:52 pm. But I have heard what he was saying and I am here to share this with you. SpongeBob SquarePants bad for concentration. This article was published more than 9 years ago. 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. Why a new study claims that cartoons like "SpongeBob" hurt kids' attention spans There have been some recent studies that point in this direction. I want children to learn how to build a better world. I am greatly disappointed. New research on … The Unholy Trinity of awful jokes. (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. Spongebob‘s ‘Golden Age’ is widely considered to be the show’s first four seasons. It was not easy. Now, as my five year old brother yearns to watch it, it has become more vulgar. Try to get them interested in other shows Why did I write this? 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. So is SpongeBob bad for kids? Oh no! I am referring to Nickelodeon’s hit show, SpongeBob SquarePants. Admittedly, the subjective study was a small one. 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. Is SpongeBob bad for your child? 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 … You may or may not like these shows, but they do not contain anything bad for kids. (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. 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. Some episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants contained some humor that could be considered by many parents around the world as “dirty” or inappropriate for children. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) is … In the episode “Cephalopod Lodge”, SpongeBob and Patrick kidnap Squiqward and electrocute his tongue! Paramount Animation. Is SpongeBob bad for kids, even causing ADD symptoms? Squidward is the antithesis of everything Spongebob represents. For … Essentially just a yellow cube with limbs, SpongeBob was easy to identify, which gave him enormous power. Here are the … We see Plankton sobbing while Mr. Krabs is watching from the window laughing. Our office recommends that an individual seek a competent medical examination by a non-psychiatric medical professional. There has long been debate about the sexuality of SpongeBob Squarepants and some are taking a Nickelodeon tweet as his coming out. Your children probably watch TV shows like Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, Legend of Korra and many others. In this episode, SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, and biting others, but he also can't figure out why. Here's 8 reasons why we think he could do with a bit of a telling off. Really SpongeBob writers, really?! Parents, your instincts are correct: SpongeBob SquarePants is a bad influence. To the point that Plankton ends up looking like this: Hey, more disturbing imagery! You can make up stories together, play games or just take a walk and talk about your surroundings. I review Legend of Korra Finale by Mr.Cynic, I Review breadwinners by a crying Mr. Cynic. 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”. Paul Tibbit took over the show and ran it into the ground. So truly, is SpongeBob bad for kids, and if so, why? In fact, it even got so bad that Spongebob managed to destroy Mrs. Watching fast-paced cartoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants damages young children’s concentration and … I have not seen this much blood and gore since I watched Game of Thrones. And in defense of SpongeBob characters specifically, it is a very popular cartoon that adds laughter to childrens’ lives. But unfunny humor is not why this show is bad for kids. 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