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post #41 of 81
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Originally Posted by mamazee View Post
I don't have an opinion about Sponge Bob.
Fair enough, but come on, you must have an opinion about Squidward at least.
post #42 of 81
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Originally Posted by Needle in the Hay View Post
Fair enough, but come on, you must have an opinion about Squidward at least.
LOL. No, but I find Patrick really, really annoying. Same for Sam on iCarly, for people talking about that show.
post #43 of 81
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post #44 of 81
I don't watch Spongebob, nor have any desire to do so. But anecdotally, I have a friend who imposes a Spongebob ban because she says that half an hour of that show "makes her kids crazy" for the rest of the day. She makes it sound like watching it is the equivalent of giving them a bag of candy with lots of red food dye, a 2L of Mountain Dew, they are whipped into a frenzy with a bunch of whooping and hollering and jumping up and down.
post #45 of 81
I really think that it doesn't matter what cartoon it is some people freak out about anything. There are those who hate Calliou because he's whiny, SpongeBob because he's inane, Bugs Bunny and friends blow things up, old cartoons are racist, sexist.....The list of reason to dislike whatever it may be is far too long to list. For me I pretty much don't care sometimes I have to jump off the PC train and go with the flow. My DD loves princesses, she has a Disney princess lunchbox she takes to her little preschool where for some I'm sure it's not ok to them. YK I really don't care, my DD is a strong, sweet very awesome little girl and her watching Shrek or SpongeBob, Disney or whatever once in awhile really isn't going to change that.

I guess I have a bit more faith that my kids are not just TV watching zombies.
post #46 of 81
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Originally Posted by kcparker View Post
I don't watch Spongebob, nor have any desire to do so. But anecdotally, I have a friend who imposes a Spongebob ban because she says that half an hour of that show "makes her kids crazy" for the rest of the day. She makes it sound like watching it is the equivalent of giving them a bag of candy with lots of red food dye, a 2L of Mountain Dew, they are whipped into a frenzy with a bunch of whooping and hollering and jumping up and down.
Thats interesting. I kinda like it when my ds jumps up and down though - isn't that a normal kid activity? (my ds does it even w/o the help of candy or tv - he's just super active)
post #47 of 81
Don't you all know? Spongebob is gay and will turn your children gay! Therefore he is evil!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
post #48 of 81
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Originally Posted by thyra View Post
Thats interesting. I kinda like it when my ds jumps up and down though - isn't that a normal kid activity? (my ds does it even w/o the help of candy or tv - he's just super active)
No joke. My two girls do it all freaking day. Maybe this is like hyperactive kids and caffeine--you know how they say it can calm hyper kids down? Maybe that is what Spongebob will do for my girls. I should try it.
post #49 of 81
My 21mo DS loves the intro song to SpongeBob, but is completely disinterested after the opening song is over. I wouldn't mind a couple episodes, but would probably limit if it became a problem just for my mental health. He goes to an in-home babysitter and I know the TV is on a lot there. He knows what Yo Gabba Gabba is, and can sing the UmiZoomi theme song (along with a million other songs we sing at home/in the car). We don't watch a lot of TV at home, and I can guarantee there is no way he's sitting in front of the TV zoning out at his babysitter's--too much other stuff to play with!) I really adore his babysitter, and she loves him to pieces. That stuff is much more important to me at this moment than controlling every single thing that might enter his field of vision.

So anyway, I don't think he's evil, but if he's going to watch TV, there are other things I would prefer he watch. Right now he is SO into Thomas the Train. My DH is in that industry, so it's neat for them to watch it together and for my DH to explain that "Daddy is kind of like Sir Topham Hatt" I haven't found a Thomas episode yet that has an unfavorable message.
post #50 of 81
As an almost 47 year old, I love SpongeBob. I will say, though, that I think the show is a teen and/or adult cartoon, much like the Simpsons and that old show Rocky & Bullwinkle. I remember watching Rocky & Bullwinkle when I was four years old, but in retrospect it was definitely geared toward adults. I think there is dialogue in SpongeBob that is totally hilarious but don't think that young children would get it. Not sure why it is on Nick, to be honest, unless the intent is for a teen audience.
post #51 of 81
I'll be honest here, I haven't watched spongebob since I was in college. But, we do have and occasionally watch the Shrek movies, and DS1 has even seen Family Guy and The Simpsons and American Dad on occasion (mostly later on at night when we're at friends and *WE* want to watch them...). As I recently explained to a friend when they asked if, I think it *WAS* Family Guy actually, though, DS1 is 3.5. He does *NOT* get most of the sexual jokes. So who cares? When he's 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 and starting to understand some of it, maybe my mind will change. But right now? Its just a funny cartoon to him. And thats where I suspect spongebob would fall on my radar too.
post #52 of 81
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Fair enough, but come on, you must have an opinion about Squidward at least.
I find of relate to Squidward -- O I HAVE REVEALED MY SECRET SHAME!
post #53 of 81
On a side note... this thread has made me seriously curious... and as a result, we are all watching an episode for the first time (OK, for me its only the first time in like... 5 or 6 yrs. But still.) So, I'll repost later on my thoughts after its over
post #54 of 81
Sponge Bob = Southpark

Very bad

Didn't ya know?













(okay, now I'll read the thread - then I'm sure I'll have something to contribute about Bikini Bottom.)
post #55 of 81
We don't have TV, but we do have plenty of videos (including Netflix Watch Instantly) and I love SpongeBob! Unfortunately, my six year old is tired of him

--K
post #56 of 81
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Originally Posted by Jaxinator View Post
My DS now says things like "Barnacles!" or "Tartar sauce!" instead of things like "Darn", which I think is cute.
And don't forget "Aw, Fishpaste!" Cracks me up when DS says that.

The really bad thing, I find myself saying it.


I think Spongebob is FAR different from South Park. I'm not sure you can really even compare those two.
post #57 of 81
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Originally Posted by ChristyMarie View Post

I think Spongebob is FAR different from South Park. I'm not sure you can really even compare those two.
I agree - I was just kidding.

True story: My 5.5 yr old DS is watching an episode of Sponge Bob on my iphone (via netflix) right now.

I actually just encouraged him to pick something to watch so I can get ready to put a pink streak in my DD's hair w/o him in the way.
post #58 of 81
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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post
I agree - I was just kidding.
Aw tarter sauce, I missed the obvious sarcasm.
post #59 of 81
Squidward smells....................................good
post #60 of 81
I cannot believe I am not the only mom who loves Icarly. I will admit, *hides face* that I enjoying see the trend in their fashions LOL...and i have found myself laughing and amused at their antics. But yes...i cannot stand Sam. She is belligerent, rude, disrespectful, violent to Freddy, from a "broken" home and has no obvious desire to help others. I think the show would be much better if she straightened up. They joke about her going to Juvi and how she is always angry and violent...not an example I want to set for my kids.
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