krispypickles's picture

What's wrong with Sponge Bob?

Ok, I'll admit I'm a bit of an ignoramous about alot of things, so will someone please clue me in.

My sister does not allow her 6 year old daughter to watch Sponge Bob Squarepants.  I've watched a few episodes on DVD, as well as the feature length movie, and aside from being ridiculously stupid, I could not figure out what is so offensive about Sponge Bob. Am I missing something?

Cristi555's picture

Kids learn by what you do, not what you say. I don't like the examples being set for kids, I don't like the attitudes, I don't like to hear kids copying their words or attitudes. My kids are not allowed to watch it either and I have explained this to them.

krispypickles's picture

I agree, it's pretty silly show. We don't watch it regularly (we don't have cable to our tv) but we did go to the movie and have seen it a couple of times while on vacation. My sister allows her daughter to watch other shows that are equally tacky... I was just wondering what it was in particular about Sponge Bob.

klunkle3's picture

I used to be turned off by the show, that was until I actually sat down and watched a few episodes.  It's actually adorable.  Sponge Bob is very sweet, caring, naive yes but in an innocent way.  He wants to do good, he cares about others.  It's rare to find positive attitudes these days on TV or anywhere else.  Another main character is Patrick, he kind of gets on my nerves but again, he is a good friend and wants to be good.  Seriously, watch it and I think you'll have a whole other attitude.  It got a bad wrap but so did Barney and Sesame street, watch it and make your own judgment.  If you like it, watch it WITH your kids and enjoy!

rambaby's picture

No, you're not missing something. Maybe, your sister finds it offensive to her. You don't have to quit watching it just cause she does. It's a very entertaining show. Just make sure if they do say anything wrong then tell your children not to say that.

lkw123's picture

The only thing I have found that I don't like about it is when they say "stupid".  Wait...maybe it was another show.  I can't remember because there are so many cartoons that say that word.  Maybe we should just be glad there is a cartoon with no adult content, like curse words, violence, and sexual jokes.

The show is very lighthearted and silly.  It makes me feel like everyone is so uptight when it comes to silly things.  I want to teach my kids that life doesn't always have to be so serious.  Kids should laugh once in a while.  It probably wouldn't hurt us adults to do the same.  Then again, "to each his own".

angel37's picture


  what wrong with spongebob i LOVE spongebob my whole room is spongebob! I don't think that spongebob is bad or anything..

Princess21's picture

He isnt bad at least to us though. We are a little bit older than the little ones and their parents dont like the way he talks. one episode he was cursing, yes they bleeped it out and they did try to teach that it is wrong but the child probally would've thought nothing of it. The cartoon brought it up. so for a child it may seem innapropriate, but to me I love him and we are getting married next weekend. So feel free to come.Lol

sunshine3793's picture

Spongebob isn't bad for any child i can't believe somebody would say something like that. Spongebob is sweet and cute (lol).

Flutterfly71's picture

My sister-in-law is the same way, she allows her children to watch the man verses wild but not spongebob. I think man verses  wild some parts are  a little too gory for children..

but like someone said "to each his own!!"

Spongebob is an innocent cartoon and parents see it differently then the children do... Leave "Spongebob & Patrick alone!!"

teacher74's picture

I don't see anything bad in Bob, yes, he is so silly, but I prefer that to adult jokes or other things.


And I sit with my kids, watch the show, and I enjoy it.