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Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Deli on 7/16/2011, 8:30 am

Ever notice that when a popular Nicktoon ends, SpongeBob is to blame? Just because he's the most popular cartoon on Nick now? The thing is, most of these shows weren't 'cancelled'. They had proper endings. Like Avatar and Danny Phantom. I've seen the final episodes, and those shows most certainly weren't cancelled. Avatar had a four-part special that showed the ending and Danny Phantom had numerous special episodes leading up to the end... yet it just wasn't enough for some people (they should just be glad that the show had a proper send-off at all, I know some of my favorite non-Nick shows never did). Just because the show stops airing on a channel, it doesn't mean it's cancelled. It just means that it's a) been finished or b) it was time to let go. That's the best thing about cartoons. You know when to let go. Me? I let go of CatDog years ago. But that doesn't mean I don't miss it. I learned to move on. I knew that if they made new episodes, they wouldn't match up to the original. All cartoons have to come to an end.


Another issue is Invader Zim. There are a lot of IZ fantards on the internet. And a lot of those tards blame SpongeBob. If I remember correctly, they didn't want to continue Invader Zim because series creator Jhonen Vasquez produced an image of a bloody GIR for a future episode (correct me if I'm wrong, hardcore Head Pigeons). I don't remember if that's the reason, but I know it wasn't due to the popularity of The Bob. I think that the main reasons why people think this way are:

1. SpongeBob is a worldwide phenomenon.
2. It's one of the longest running Nicktoons in history, running longer than the once TV mega-titan franchise Rugrats as of 2010.
3. SpongeBob is extremely popular.
4. Many people believe that the quality of episodes have gone down (I don't know why they've considered this a reason, but I've found it in a lot of anti-SB rants).


What do you guys think?
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Spongedude121 on 7/16/2011, 10:46 am

Because some people can get so obsessed with whatever Nicktoon that when it ends, proper or canceled, they try to blame something else and choose to not face the facts, and who else will they blame but one of the most popular Nicktoons alive, SpongeBob?
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by tvguy347 on 7/16/2011, 10:56 am

I agree with this. Spongebob MUST be blamed for the endings of other shows; I can see why people could think that though, just because Spongebob probably does have the highest priority on Nickelodeon.

BTW, what was that that happened with the blood GIR? o.o




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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Steel Sponge on 7/16/2011, 11:34 am

You made a really good point Deli.


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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Deli on 7/16/2011, 11:38 am

tvguy347 wrote:I agree with this. Spongebob MUST be blamed for the endings of other shows; I can see why people could think that though, just because Spongebob probably does have the highest priority on Nickelodeon.

BTW, what was that that happened with the blood GIR? o.o

I'm not even sure if the bloody GIR thing is true, it's on the IZ wiki. But the picture does exist and it does look like official artwork. I read a really good rant about something almost like this that provided proof that Jhonen Vasquez hates a lot of stuff the IZ fan community does. He doesn't even want to continue the show.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by OMJ on 7/16/2011, 12:13 pm

He still inserted the Bloody GIR image in a select few episodes. It's hidden, though, so you have to take the time to find it.

On-topic: Haters gonna hate.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by tvguy347 on 7/16/2011, 12:23 pm

Yeah, I just read about it on the Wiki. Really interesting stuff, although I'm not sure WHY he wanted a bloody GIR... seems kind of disturbing, even for a kid/adult show. Why'd he want it in the first place?




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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by NegiSpongie on 7/16/2011, 11:41 pm

I agree with this. It angers me how many people blame SpongeBob for other shows' cancellation just because Nick gives it the most attention because of it's popularity, especially when it comes to Jimmy Neutron and Danny Phantom.
I agree that those shows shouldn't have been cancelled, but they blame poor SpongeBob instead of the monkeys that run the network.

And Invader Zim wasn't cancelled because of Bloody GIR (it's still in the show if you look hard enough. I've found one!). No one knows the exact reason, but it could've been that it was too violent for a kid's show.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by storytime7 on 7/17/2011, 1:21 am

NegiSpongie wrote:And Invader Zim wasn't cancelled because of Bloody GIR (it's still in the show if you look hard enough. I've found one!). No one knows the exact reason, but it could've been that it was too violent for a kid's show.

The one in "Mortos Der Soulstealer" is actually quite obvious compared to finding the others (which I have seen as well.) Also, I don't understand how it was too violent for a show that was never appropriate for kids in the first place. Silly Face!
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Steel Sponge on 7/17/2011, 1:37 am

When I was a child growing up, I honestly had no interest in Invader Zim, but then I noticed how popular it was later on...I've only watched a few episodes, and I find Invader Zim alright, though the fanbase is eh...

Oh, and back on-topic, I still don't think Spongebob should be blamed for that stuff.


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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by NegiSpongie on 7/17/2011, 10:06 pm

storytime7 wrote:
NegiSpongie wrote:And Invader Zim wasn't cancelled because of Bloody GIR (it's still in the show if you look hard enough. I've found one!). No one knows the exact reason, but it could've been that it was too violent for a kid's show.

The one in "Mortos Der Soulstealer" is actually quite obvious compared to finding the others (which I have seen as well.) Also, I don't understand how it was too violent for a show that was never appropriate for kids in the first place.
By violent, if you look at episodes like "Best Friends" and "Dark Harvest", it really is not a show for kids yet aired on a network for kids.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by tvguy347 on 7/17/2011, 10:18 pm

Steel Sponge wrote:When I was a child growing up, I honestly had no interest in Invader Zim, but then I noticed how popular it was later on...I've only watched a few episodes, and I find Invader Zim alright, though the fanbase is eh...

Oh, and back on-topic, I still don't think Spongebob should be blamed for that stuff.

I still have no interest in Invader Zim. =D




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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by SpongeSebastian on 7/19/2011, 2:13 pm

I heard the reason Invader ZIM was cancelled was because the show's ratings weren't satisfying its budget and the network's demographics. Then again, I also heard that it was because the network had distaste for it after 9/11 happened.

Anyway, I think the real reason why people blame SpongeBob for the cancellation of their favorite Nick shows is because Nick has had a tendency to air SpongeBob "all the time." For example, during the last year of Avatar: The Last Airbender's run, Nick was barely airing any Avatar reruns and was running multiple SB marathons on a daily basis. Therefore, many Avatards got annoyed and took revenge by trolling the SB forums at TV.com.
Since Danny Phantom and Avatar, there hasn't really been another cartoon on Nick that has developed a cult following so strong that it declares war on SpongeBob. Also, I've noticed that Nick has been cutting back on the SB reruns lately, so I guess this "blame SpongeBob" topic is old news.

I mean, can't TV shows just peacefully coexist? Silly Face!


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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by SBRoxMan on 7/20/2011, 11:39 am

I've gotta admit that it's annoying that people blame SpongeBob. Some just don't face the fact that many cartoons don't really last that long, and they'll blame SpongeBob just because it's always been popular and still running.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by Clappy on 7/20/2011, 11:45 am

SBRoxMan wrote:I've gotta admit that it's annoying that people blame SpongeBob. Some just don't face the fact that many cartoons don't really last that long, and they'll blame SpongeBob just because it's always been popular and still running.
This....and most of the other explanations sum up my feelings about this. People are just jealous that SpongeBob has been going on for eleven years, while other shows usually have around a four year cycle.




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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by NegiSpongie on 7/20/2011, 6:20 pm

True I loved Avatar and Danny Phantom a whole heck of a lot just as much as SpongeBob.
But what most people don't get is that Avatar ended because, well...it was the end. And what really ticked DP fans off was that even when Danny Phantom was going strong and was widely popular, Nickelodeon chose to cancel it even though there was still so much that the creator wanted to do for the show and like stated before, the show was popular in the ratings.
And like SpongeSebastion said before, they aired SpongeBob all the time and Danny Phantom hardly ever aired after that. So now the DP fans blame SpongeBob for hogging the spotlight of what they think should've been Danny Phantom. I remember going onto the DP boards and reading some people post that SpongeBob should die and how it's nothing but a cash cow. That really upset me to read that. I love Danny Phantom too, and it was hurtful to hear other fans say that about the other show I love: SpongeBob.
What people really should be blaming is the network Nickelodeon since they chose to cancel Danny Phantom and chose to air SpongeBob a lot. I'm not saying blame Danny Phantom or blame SpongeBob, only that the network is the one who calls the shots and that the shows on it shouldn't be the ones blamed.
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Re: Why does SpongeBob get blamed for everything?

Post by OMJ on 7/20/2011, 6:26 pm

Avatars should be happy knowing a new series is starting up soon. I've been amongst both the Avatar and Danny Phantom communities and most of the ones who blame SB are just the immature denominators that gives a casual fan like me a bad name.
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