Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In Which I Confess My Lowbrow Sense of Humor

Subtitle: In Defense of Spongebob Squarepants

I've had blogger's block today. And lo and behold, Twitter has provided some bloggy fodder.

I discovered today that apparently I am the only mom on the planet that lets her kids watch Spongebob Squarepants.

Hello?! He's a sea sponge that looks like a kitchen sponge.

That's hilarious!

He lives in a pineapple under the sea.

What's not to love?!

I've been told by several friends who shall remain nameless(you know who you are), that ye old Sponge is crude. Say what? Maybe I don't know what crude is. I usually define it as involving foul language, bodily function humor or sexual innuendo. To my knowledge, Bob the Sponge with the Pants That Are Square is not guilty of any of the above-referenced behavior.

I've also been told by the same nameless friends that said Sponge and friends don't talk nice to each other. While this may be true of Squidward, that's his job. He is the antagonist. Every great work of literary genius has one, right?

Sometimes Patrick and Bob the Sponge disagree and use cross words with each other. But they always work things out in the end which I think is a good lesson in forgiveness.

As you can tell, we love the Square-panted Spongebob around here. Wes and I have been known to watch even when the kids aren't here. While I would never hold Spongebob up as a great moral teacher, he IS loyal, a hard worker and strives for excellence in everything he does. He is forgiving and honest. He's a good friend. He's an optimist.

Spongebob for President 2012!!

And absorbent, yellow and porous is he, for Pete's sake!


Wes said...

Come on people, have you guys actually watched an episode? I even watch episodes by myself that I have seen before. I love Bubble Buddy and Jelly Fishing. I would love to try a Krabby Patty and Mr. Crab is the ultimate capitalist. Sandy, the squirrel, is the "Red Neck Physicist" of the sea. Sqongebob has a snail as a pet that meows. I may have to turn to Nick now...see ya.

Kendra said...

I don't care about talking nice or rude and crude language. I don't care about his ethical and moral fortitude. He just gets on my nerves, his laugh especially. Therefore, we don't watch it. I hope it goes away soon before Sam gets older and I can't control the TV so much. It has been on for 10 years, after all.

Becky said...

I agree w/Kendra. I don't really have a major problem w/the show other that I just don't like it and don't want to listen to it!!

Carpoolqueen said...

My problem is that I have a child that mimics every.last.annoying sound that he hears. The three years it took me to undo the Goofy voice about sent me to the insane asylum.

And the thought of having to listen to SB's voice around this house for the next three years is really self-preservation.

But I do like the Fun song.

Just don't tell my kids.

Amber said...

SpongeBob is alive and well over at the G-place. Because, well, it's just funny. And because the husband enjoys Patrick.

And I'd much rather them watch SpongeBob then the other garbage on TV. A little spongy giggling over bubbles also keeps this mama's sanity intact.

And how I adore Wes for coming out in full support of the truly deep issues of this world.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Yeah, I'm one of "the friends" who doesn't let her kids watch it. And honestly, I haven't watched an episode myself in 6+ years.

So...because I can't stand for people to bash things they haven't read (or in this case, watched) I'm going to have to tune in to an episode.

Seriously, we haven't had cable in 6 years so I'm basing my choice not to watch it on content from 6 years ago.

I'll keep you posted...

Lori Motl said...

We were one of "those" families that didn't let our kids watch it...and then we watched an episode. Let me assure you that we have been tuned in this weeks "SpongeBash!" Ryan even voted on his favorite episodes. And to be completely honest, Casey and I have tuned in ourselves with no kids present! CPQ, my Little Man can do a mean Spongebob laugh! Keeps us cracking up!