SpongeBob SquarePants

TV Show • 1998 • Animation  Report
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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RidleyMathers
scallops are karate chopped by spongebob to protect Patty
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RidleyMathers
Gary was abused by patrick while he was babysitting him
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DoesTheMonsterDie
One episode, "Wormy", uses closeups of a horsefly accompanied by a loud buzzing noise to carry across how terrifying a butterfly is to the characters.
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RidleyMathers
The spider creature is a sea spider who appears in the episode "The Night Patty."
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DoesTheMonsterDie
In "Have You Seen This Snail?", a character is implied to have been eating snails -- analogous to cats.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
One scene from "Your Shoe's Untied" has SpongeBob be constricted by his shoelaces, which have morphed into snakes. His surroundings slowly begin to melt as this happens.
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hyperjenb
Many episodes, but usually very cartoony. In "Spongebob Meets the Stranger," Spongebob steps on the Strangler's eyes with cleats causing the Strangler to scream in pain for an extended scene. Mr. Krabs sometimes detaches his eye stalks, in one episode they explode.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
"Boat Smarts" has SpongeBob shave while driving. This turns out poorly for all parties involved.
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anonymousthefiftieth
Yes, in some slapstick scenes.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
Two episodes, "The Splinter" and "House Fancy", are reviled by the fandom specifically for this reason, including the level of detail gone into finger and toenail injuries.
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BongoBC
Spongebob cracks his knuckles in an episode which shows a closeup of his fingers broken off. This is done for comedic effect and isnt gruesome.
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hyperjenb
Antagonistic characters often torture the protagonists but it is usually through very cartoony means. "Shanghai'd" has multiple instances of this.
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hyperjenb
The Flying Dutchman burns Squidward multiple times during "Shanghai'd".
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superslug
Plankton often gets squashed but it’s not graphic and is played for comedic effect
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anonymousthefiftieth
Bubble buddy’s son is “popped”, but later resurrected
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DoesTheMonsterDie
The Flying Dutchman, the ghost of a pirate, is a recurring character.
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RidleyMathers
Krabby the Klown is in the building!
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Sammy6403
In the episode “Plankton”, Plankton attaches something to SpongeBobs brain to allow control over his body.
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Mbfly
During an episode, a creepy Squidward figure, referencing a fan creepypasta, is shown as a jumpscare
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anonymousthefiftieth
On numerous occasions it’s seen but not shown, in “Goodbye, Krabby Patty” many characters vomit sand
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hyperjenb
"I Was a Teenage Gary" has characters get stabbed with a medicinal needle, however it doesn't look like a typical needle, instead resembling a conch shell.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
The hospital is a common setting in the series. The episode "The Lost Mattress" has Mr. Krabs comatose in the hospital (from losing all the money in his mattress) as a plot point. This is played for laughs.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
A villain is inducted in "tickle-therapy" to turn him good. The tickles are administered via a belt and work similarly to electro-therapy.
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Boop
Spongebob occasionally breathes heavily in a humorous manor when he is stressed out.
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hyperjenb
As mentioned above, a bunch of bodybuilders believe they were told they have a "bubble b**t in "Bubble Buddy" and later complain about feeling fat while chewing on celery.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
The Season 7 episode One Coarse Meal uses Mr. Krabs manipulating Plankton's fear of whales as a plot point.This is played unusually seriously and Plankton is driven to madness because of this. Krabs has the tables turned on him near the end, as he is forced to face his own deathly fear -- a mime.
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16Dork01
No, but there are some minor suicide jokes and attempts (most notably in "One Coarse Meal" and "Are You Happy Now")
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DoesTheMonsterDie
In "Pet or Pests", a stray worm goes into loud, painful labor. The actual birth is never shown, but the next time we see the worm, their babies are squirming in what seems to be afterbirth. There is no blood involved in the scene -- the afterbirth is snail slime.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Boop
There are a few dirty jokes in earlier seasons that mostly go over childrens heads, such as Spongebob wearing underwear on his head with his nose sticking out, making it look like an erection. There's also an episode where Spongebob is trying to get Gary to take a bath and he says "don't drop them" and winks while he hands Gary soap- a reference to prison rape. In addition to this the town they live in is called "Bikini Bottom" and there is a character named "Sandy Cheeks" but neither of those things are overtly sexual. Unless your child knows something they shouldn't, the show is completely safe for them to watch.
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DoesTheMonsterDie
An early episode has SpongeBob refer to his bubble buddy as having a "bubble b**t" which the nearby bodybuilders take as an insult and relate the incident to other affected individuals later.
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DevinA
Patrick cross-dresses in one episode and mr. krabs and squidward flirt with him
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DoesTheMonsterDie
An episode revolves around whether Santa is real or not. He turns out to be real at the end, and appears occasionally throughout the series afterward.
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CJ16
No hanging, but in one episode Squidward alludes to hanging himself for a gag
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DoesTheMonsterDie
Some characters are unable to swim and are shown flailing in the water (or rather, goo), needing to be rescued. One episode has SpongeBob fake drowning as the set up for a ripped-pants gag. No one dies by drowning.
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DevinA
Comic; no one dies
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DoesTheMonsterDie
Characters occasionally bury themselves alive for various reasons -- to promote their restaurant, to prevent themselves from laughing, etc.
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RidleyMathers
when spongebob and patrick are fighting on the beach
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hyperjenb
Squidward chokes on his clarinet in a couple episodes. A health inspector chokes on a fly and passes out in "Nasty Patty."
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DoesTheMonsterDie
In-universe, boats used as cars are crashed many times -- most of the crashes caused by the titular character and his terrible driving skills.
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WesAndersonRocksMySocks
But in typical cartoony fashion, nobody is seriously hurt
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