It seems that the decline started when the creator of Spongebob, Stephen Hillenburg, left the show. 84. Some fans believe that the show's 2012 ratings decline correlates with a decline in quality, and "whatever fan support [the show] enjoys is not enough" to save it from its slide in ratings. SpongeBob SquarePants, (also simply referred to as SpongeBob), is an Emmy award-winning American animated comedy series and media franchise. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his aquatic friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. Pretty much all episodes after the Movie are So Bad Its Good, Bittersweet Ending, or Downer Ending.It's because they change everything like changing Spongebob from a naive, down-to-earth guy to an annoying stalker (towards Squidward as a friend) and made him a bit too stupid and childish.Sometimes, Spongebob inadvertently made people's lives miserable. Squidward finds SpongeBob's diary, and starts reading it out loud in the Krusty Krab.SpongeBob once again fails his driving test, forcing Mrs. The Forces of Evil. They had to change SpongeBob's dialogue from "screwed up" to "messed up" in Pickles, yet they have Mr. Krabs saying "and don't screw this one up" in Culture Shock. ... and the decline of character charm. Characters became shallow caricatures of themselves: SpongeBob devolved into a child rather than an adult with childish tendencies, and Patrick’s stupidity shifted from funny to grating. Harkening back to his Bob the Sponge character from past comics, the pilot to “SpongeBob SquarePants” aired in 1999, setting off what would become a multi-billion-dollar property. Every SpongeBob episode from 1999 to 2003 is absolutely golden. They drew you in to the show alot better than the current episodes which try too hard to gain attention of audience still a really good show but nowhere near as good as the older episodes 04-22-2009, 05:06 PM #2. https://spongebob.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Muchacha/An_Analysis_on_the_Quality_Decline_and_Re-Incline_of_SpongeBob_SquarePants?oldid=460013. anybody else notice a decline in quality of spongebob squarepants? Despite this, certain episodes of the most recent seasons have received a degree of positive reception, due in large (if subconscious) part to Hillenberg’s return to the show in 2014. 37 votes . The once-iconic series is hardly recognizable today. Puff to think outside the box--and off the road. I want to see Apple improving their software quality. By MajesticPrincePowers Watch. Greenblatt still stayed). Encyclopedia SpongeBobia is a FANDOM TV Community. bad, and Timber Creek, the first contestant to be rejected on "American Idol Mario Edition", is portrayed by a SpongeBob plush. Here I use Scott Dikkers’ 11 Categories Of Jokes to focus on the humour of SpongeBob. Ranking: Does anyone agree with me that SpongeBob … Come on, guys! Pre-movie seasons were much more charming with witty dialogue and characters that generally seemed to care about one another. Declining quality. Some fans also feel that the newer run of episodes veer too far into gross-out humor. Just about everybody's commented on the unfairness of splitting the season into two boxed sets, the precommercials and the declining quality of the episodes. Ranking: Does anyone agree with me that SpongeBob … After Hillenburg and the original writing team left, the writing for the post-movie episodes got terrible. Until his death in 2018, Hillenburg had served as the executive producer over the course of the series' entire history and functioned as its showrunner from its debut in 1999 until 2004. 229. Note: Any SpongeBob SquarePants episodes are forbidden due to clogging up the wiki in the past. Unless Nick can get a new president who cares about quality programming I'm afraid Nick may be done for soon. It also doesn’t resort to what’s relevant in today’s pop culture. The decline didn’t happen out of nowhere. No exceptions. Dexter's Laboratory. This change or decline is noticed mostly by die-hard Spongebob … In 2007, I started to become interested in the show again, and fully returned to it in 2008. My view on the show's decline in quality and it's central reason as to why. Post Here. That season produced another gore-filled episode, “House Fancy.” While the plot itself is relatively benign, the horror emerges in a scene where SpongeBob tries to help Squidward move a couch. Though audiences have felt that the cartoon itself has been facing a decline in quality ever since the fourth season debuted in 2005. Total Drama. The Absolute Worst of SpongeBob SquarePants. User account menu. ... "Dunces and Dragons", "New Digs" and "Krusty Towers", the dark season, also known as Season 6, was the beginning of the decline in SpongeBob's quality. The show, characters, and other SpongeBob stuff. This idea could have gone a few directions, but the chosen one would leave many viewers disgusted and scratching their heads. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. From S6 to S9, it was a horrible modern cartoon show. Has anyone else noticed that the quality of SpongeBob SquarePants seems to have been actually getting better. After the first movie’s release in Nov 2004, Stephen Hillenberg (1961–2018) wanted to end the show legitimately, but Nickelodeon refused because SB became Nickelodeon’s official mascot and cash cow. Are there any examples of comedy series lasting longer than a decade without a serious decline in quality? Now, much of the humor has degraded into a juvenile imitation of what it once was. The Expected Decline. [Update: Sadly, Stephen Hillenburg died September 2018.] Posts: 935. Avenger. The crew members still care about working on this show and aren’t burned out from overworking. SpongeBob wasn't what I remember it being at all. Pre-Television Era/Development (1993-1999) The name "SpongeBoy" did not make it into the show since the name was already officially trademarked by Bob Burden, creator of Flaming Carrot. Well, for a time, I did, alongside Spongebob and his cast of underwater weirdos — and dang, did I ever love being down there. Posts: 935. Pre-movie seasons were much more charming with witty dialogue and characters that generally seemed to care about one another. I can’t think of any myself. They had to change SpongeBob's dialogue from "screwed up" to "messed up" in Pickles, yet they have Mr. Krabs saying "and don't screw this one up" in Culture Shock. Many fans believe that SpongeBob SquarePants has had the biggest decline in quality of any show on TV in the 21st century. 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. As it has happened with other long-running animated shows, SpongeBob SquarePants' quality has been in decline for years – and here's why. Hillenburg later chose the alternative name "SpongeBob". Press J to jump to the feed. It is one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows. An exploration into the history of SpongeBob SquarePants, the day that sparked its downfall to mediocrity, and the concept of "flanderization. Come on, guys, be brave. Spongebob Squarepants. Unfortunately, SpongeBob has a slightly milder form of that. Z-Beat One Winged Slayer. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Like with all long-running shows, SpongeBob seems to have had a dip in quality in its later seasons. Some fans feel that the show jumped the shark with the release of the first movie. Drymon a… Note: Any SpongeBob SquarePants episodes are forbidden due to clogging up the wiki in the past. The centerpiece of Nickelodeon, The universal cartoon. SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated comedy television series created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. You would be hard-pressed to find a millennial who has never heard of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” let alone never watched it religiously. The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime, simply referred to as Suponjibobu (Japanese: スポンジ・ボブ Hepburn: Suponji Bobu, pronounced Spongey Bobbu) is an ongoing Japanese anime television series produced by Narmak Animations that began airing on Jul 23, 2020. Okay, so I have been watching SpongeBob from the very beginning. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'studybreaks_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_5',120,'0','0']));While a number of sources influenced Hillenberg’s desire to create a cartoon, it was his experience with marine biology that prompted him to generate SpongeBob’s world. Fans also began to turn away from the series, and online fan sites became deserted. My view on the show's decline in quality and it's central reason as to why To me, the first 3 seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants not only stand as some of the best stuff made by Nickelodeon, but also as some of the best animated comedy made for TV ever. This does not mean that it is a fact but each has their opinions and observations. Season 6 episode “The Splinter” best exemplifies the new, gory animation. Post Here. I found out later that Paul Tibbitt and Vincent Waller were behind this. Decline in quality. Even when effort is put into the show, such as its TV movies, the end result never fully captures the original spirit. The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime, simply referred to as Suponjibobu (Japanese: スポンジ・ボブ Hepburn: Suponji Bobu, pronounced Spongey Bobbu) is an ongoing Japanese anime television series produced by Narmak Animations that began airing on Jul 23, 2020. The show incorporated intelligent writing and, despite parodies often lambasting the cartoon, was more than simply colorful characters making annoying sounds. First of all, let me start by saying happy birthday to the site and congrats on the snazzy new name! Many fans claimed that the quality of the Spongebob shows a decline after season 3. Posted by u/[deleted] 4 years ago. No exceptions. While his return did not fix the show, his influence was enough to help the characters regain some semblance of their past dignity. Its humor is bland and intermittently marketed with jumping-the-shark gimmicks, disappointing old fans. The more recent SpongeBob SquarePants episodes have widely been criticized for not living up to the standards of the older ones. It's one of Nickelodeon's Nicktoons shows and is currently the most watched show on Nickelodeon. At first, I thought that the manufacturing quality had plumbed a new nadir. If Nick doesn't catch it, then leave it in! In spite of his unfortunate passing, Hillenberg managed to again set his creation on the right path, and it is up to the new showrunners to make of it what they will. Spongebob: Decline in Quality (you can also read the article here ) Spongebob Squarepants. In 2004, “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” hit theaters and was a resounding success both financially and critically. SpongeBob's Decline In Quality. Feb 25, 2019 #6 I'm guessing it's what came about the original creator coming back on board. Still, I think we should add something about the decline in quality of SpongeBob episodes. It looks even worse than the 2007 Popsicle! Votes: 286 It is almost as if the writers were completely replaced, and the show helmed by people producing what they thought “SpongeBob” was — and that’s precisely what happened. It was also meant to end the show, with Hillenberg and a majority of the staff leaving after the film’s release. Many fans and critics believe that, after the first movie, the series started to decline in quality because many writers from the first three seasons seasons left (although Doug Lawrence, Aaron Springer, Erik Wiese and C.H. And when it comes to post-movie SpongeBob, people act like it has one of the worst decline ever, but Simpsons is even worse. Decline in quality and new episodes (2013-present) [edit | edit source] In 2013, by season 8, SpongeBob SquarePants was declining in quality and losing popularity with older audiences. SpongeBob was the 2nd Nicktoon to make it to 10 seasons, behind the Fairly Oddparents, but that show got cancelled around the time SpongeBob's 11th season was getting started in 2017! They were deprived of any sort of dimension, given emphasized singular traits, and that is why modern “SpongeBob” is not noteworthy. Star vs. r/spongebob: The subreddit about Spongebob Squarepants. Decreasing quality. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Spongebob’s amusing goofiness has fallen victim to this trope. If … SpongeBob SquarePants has enjoyed a lot of success, not only on TV, but also film, video games, and more, but the quality of the show has declined a lot. There are lots of people who don't like the newer episodes starting from season 4 or 5, but we don't have any sources, as all the complaints are only by non-reliable sources - such as on forums. 229 votes, 44 comments. Characters became shallow caricatures of themselves: SpongeBob devolved into a child rather than an adult with childish tendencies, and Patrick’s stupidity shifted from funny to grating. It was great. Beyond the third season, plenty of fans found that SpongeBob had aged from its former quality. This section needs to be updated. It has been made into two movies, a Broadway musical that was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, and many pieces of merchandise. An exploration into the history of SpongeBob SquarePants, the day that sparked its downfall to mediocrity, and the concept of "flanderization. At least SpongeBob still have some dignity and is a timeless cartoon. log in sign up. See More by MajesticPrincePowers. I'm excited!!! Other (Comment) Comment. Although some episodes are still sub-par, I continue to watch each new episode that airs and wait patiently for the second movie. Nick's decline began in the early 00's when the president of the network at the time left as a result of a fight between Nick's parent company, the vile Viacom and CBS regarding the Saturday morning block "Nicktoons on CBS". I said before that for a time, I enjoyed watching Spongebob Squarepants , and I meant it — that show was one of the few 'new age' cartoons on Nickelodeon that I loved watching on TV when it first aired, because it was new, exciting, crazy, and most of all, funny. I'm beginning to wonder if the producers of SpongeBob deleted the good jokes themselves. Spongebob: Decline in Quality. Anyway, I stopped watching the show in 2005 because I figured it was time to move on. But it happened woefully early on for SpongeBob, making it so that the show has been bad for longer than it’s been good. Lesen Sie weiter. Member. The centerpiece of Nickelodeon … Press J to jump to the feed. The main character, SpongeBob is an adult sea … r/spongebob. Even beyond its original format, “SpongeBob” continues to be a part of culture via the internet, where widespread memes based on the show carry on its legacy. 229 votes, 44 comments. The series went on hiatus in 2002, after Hillenburg halted production to work on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.Once t… In fact, creator Steve Hillenburg (who sadly passed away of ALS back in November of last year) originally intended for the 2004 theatrical film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie , to serve as the show’s series finale. The years of “SpongeBob” under Tibbit varied in quality, but in general resulted in a very different cartoon. While many adults remember a show that was clever in its comedy, viewers of modern episodes will find that the show has drastically changed. And yet, it's still Spongebob -- in spite of the stinkers, there are classics like "Driven to Tears." Following the release of its first film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the quality of the series began to decline and its sense of humor changed, yet Nickelodeon continues renewing it and the audience remains loyal. Let's take a deeper look at how the older SpongeBob (Seasons 1-3) differs from the newer SpongeBob (Seasons 4-whatever number we're on now). All of those things are true. The Krusty Krab was originally spelled with the letter C rather than K, but Stephen Hillenburg thought Ks were funnier and it would… Machiavelli2k9. Family Guy. 1; 2; 3; Posted about 7 years ago Posted By: AquaGGR_2528447. Spongebob: Decline in Quality (you can also read the article here ) Spongebob Squarepants. Any dubious quality aside, I'm just happy it's still running so the kids of today can witness those glorious first three seasons. I think the last episode I saw was "Have You Seen This Snail?". Logan probably hated SpongeBob back in 2007, probably due to SpongeBob's decline in quality, because in "Wii Games "2007"" and "Gamecube Games "2007"", he called the Spongebob games (Even the ones by Heavy Iron!) Paul and Vincent ruined SpongeBob and brought us stupid, boring episodes. Like Rocko's Modern Life, another Nicktoon, both shows had an uncanny talent for getting innuendos past Nick censors. 1; 2; 3; Posted about 7 years ago Posted By: AquaGGR_2528447. The show was starting to rely on dumb jokes and stupid humor, and this really disappointed many native SpongeBob fans who grew up with the show. Menu. SpongeBob SquarePants. After Stephen Hillenburg left, Spongebob just plummeted into the abyss of terrible cartoons, and gradually got worse over the years. This was due to the fact that Stephen Hillenburg and many writers left the show. While he would leave this position in 1987, the ocean would remain a deep passion of his as he stepped into the world of animation. It started on May 1, 1999 on Nickelodeon. During its golden run until Season 3 and the first movie called The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the quality was so high, they where so many viewers around the world. Thankfully, though, the show is slowly improving, making up for its lack of humor with surrealism ("Squidward in Clarinetland", "Seance Schmeance") or just plain awesomeness ("Evil Spatula", "Plankton's Pet", and "It Came from Goo Lagoon"). After several failed attempts to remove the object, Patrick’s intervention only makes the wound severely infected, leading to an inflamed, puss-filled mass. SpongeBob’s gradual decline in quality continued for years but on February 6th, 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants experienced a slight resurgence with its second film sponge out of water, not a complete return to form but Hillenburg coming back as a writer helped interject a much-needed sense of creativity and wit that had been severely missing. Director: Vincent Waller | Stars: Lori Alan, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass. In another episode, "sexy" had to be changed to "cool," despite the fact that the word was used multiple times in The Fairly OddParents , which is a show geared for a slightly younger demographic than SpongeBob. RIP . (May 2018) Various media outlets including MSN, The A.V. “SpongeBob” was never a show to shy away from more adult humor, something that old and modern iterations of the series have in common, but, besides irreverent caricatures, what differentiates them is the gore. SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated comedy TV show made by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg. There are far too many obvious bugs in macOS that it boggles the mind how Apple let them through into shipping software. One of the things I'm the most psyched about is that Stephen Hillenburg, the guy who kept everything together, will be returning for the second movie and third run of the show! Continue your SpongeBob DVD season sets collections with season 10 today, you'll actually be glad you did, especially for nitpicks who only wanna see seasons 1 to 3! Some of the things SpongeBob producers had to change were pretty silly, too. User account menu. Yet after 244 episodes and two theatrical releases, many fans think the cartoon has suffered the same fate as “The Simpsons,” which has similarly overstayed its welcome. Log In Sign Up. The Simpsons. Accolades. The show began to change after The Spongebob Squarepants Movie hit theaters. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Nickelodeon without “SpongeBob” might seem like an alien concept nowadays, but that’s what Hillenberg eventually intended. While I don't think that the quality was ever awful, I do notice the decline of quality after "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie". 84. I stand by my argument that SpongeBob SquarePant's decline in quality is not biased and is an accurate statement of SpongeBob's current state of production.booksrule9 04:58, 31 July 2009 (UTC) None of those sources are acceptable per WP:RS . The show has entertained millions throughout the course of its two-decade run. Which Show Suffered the Worst Decline in Quality? Published: Aug 17, 2019. As Nickelodeon’s longest-running original series—with 247 episodes in its twelfth season, two feature-length films, and a brief Broadway stint—it’s no surprise that the show hit a lull. Here, he would work on a several comics and a few short animated films before finding his first big success with “Rocko’s Modern Life.” Working as one of the show’s directors would form the foundations for his most famous work. According to Entertain The Elk, this change in show runner, which coincided with the season four premiere “ Fear Of A Krabby Patty/Shell Of A Man,” marks the moment Spongebob died. Some fans also feel that the newer run of episodes veer too far into gross-out humor. Not too long after, I noticed a change. While the film received mostly positive reviews by critics and by fans of the show, it is considered a turning point in the show's history; many fans believe that the television series has declined in quality since the film's release. Maybe the Spongebob new team is adjusting when the creator and other crew members left thus resulting to lesser quality episodes. Where “SpongeBob” before 2004 infrequently used visuals like internal organs (the joke having more importance than the visual), the injuries inflicted onto the characters afterward have often been violent, unnecessarily detailed and gratuitous. A huge change was the resignation of series creator Stephen Hillenburg from being the series' producer, leaving that job to Derek Drymon. Many critics believe the decline in quality began after the release of "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie", with the beginning of the fourth season. SpongeBob's Decline In Quality. The Garfield of television. Like with all long-running shows, SpongeBob seems to have had a dip in quality in its later seasons. Rather than allow “SpongeBob” to end with the grace afforded by the film, Nickelodeon continued with production, turning to remaining staff member Paul Tibbit as the new showrunner. The premise is fairly straightforward: SpongeBob gets a splinter. The Fairly OddParents. bad, and Timber Creek, the first contestant to be rejected on "American Idol Mario Edition", is portrayed by a SpongeBob plush. In the episode, an unnecessarily detailed slow-motion sequence plays out where SpongeBob gets the splinter wedged in his thumb. The major factor of the decline in quality of Spongebob Squarepants is described in the term “flanderization.” Flanderization is …show more content… This is the case for the downfall of Nickelodeon's most popular cartoon. Do you ship Marinette x Adrien? Today, I came across this new photo of a Spongebob Popsicle. Some fans feel that the show jumped the shark with the release of the first movie. Luckily, those first three seasons were so good that it almost doesn’t matter, because they were so high-quality that they far outweigh the other nine. Monkey DTT. ... which is right in the middle of an obvious decline of episode quality. Oct 28, 2017 4,143 USA West Virginia. These are just two examples of the countless sight gags common to “SpongeBob,” all incorporating body horror in lieu good writing. Jul 10, 2020 | 8 … In another episode, "sexy" had to be changed to "cool," despite the fact that the word was used multiple times in The Fairly OddParents, which is a show geared for a slightly younger demographic than SpongeBob. Naruto. A couch leg slams on Squidward’s foot, and that’s funny for about the first second before the leg grinds into his suddenly existent toenail, which is slowly and graphically ripped from his foot with pink bits still attached to the nail. Oct 25, 2017 24,995. Spongebob winking and giving a thumbs-up Spongebob winking and giving a thumbs-up Spongebob: Decline in Quality - Trial and Failure Spongebob winking and giving a thumbs-up Spongebob posted by sites.google.com, Image Size : 276 x 276 gif Club, and Vulture have reported that SpongeBob ' s popularity declined following the release of the 2004 film and Hillenburg's departure as showrunner. The years of “SpongeBob” under Tibbit varied in quality, but in general resulted in a very different cartoon. Steven Hillenberg was a man ensconced in marine biology, beginning his career as an educator at the Orange County Marine Institute. There was no more underwater feel to it, no more hidden jokes, no more of the running gag of SpongeBob falling down the stairs, and most of all, the humor was completely different. If you’re an OG fan of SpongeBob SquarePants—which celebrated its 20th anniversary this July—you can likely can pinpoint exactly when the quality dropped off: the start of Season 4. It was a cool show, and it had a nice "underwater" feel to it, and it actually had good taste in humor. The Powerpuff Girls. The show began to change after The Spongebob Squarepants Movie hit theaters. Top reasons why SpongeBob SquarePants is declining in quality Close. Logan probably hated SpongeBob back in 2007, probably due to SpongeBob's decline in quality, because in "Wii Games "2007"" and "Gamecube Games "2007"", he called the Spongebob games (Even the ones by Heavy Iron!) Archived. 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