Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Writers at Spongebob Should Be Shot. Or Given a Medal. I Can't Decide Which.

My daughter was dying to see a particular episode of Spongebob Squarepants. Her friends at school were going on and on about it. It had something to do with a roller coaster. So, I searched the Tivo listing to see if there were any upcoming episodes about a roller coaster. My daughter saw the title name which was something like, New Roller Coaster in Town, and she said that wasn't the episode. I insisted it had to be and recorded the episode for her.

When we watched it, my daughter became really excited at one point and yelled, "This IS the right episode. Cool!" I was in a state of shock because the name of the roller coaster was "Fist of Pain." I'm not kidding! The characters were all talking about riding the "Fist of Pain." Many. Many. Many times during the episode. They actually gave the amusement park the roller coaster was located in a hand theme to "explain" the name of the roller coaster. They had hand flags around the park, for example. Great cover!

According to the information on my TIVO guide, the show is rated for ages 6 and up. Ahem. I'm sure the writers laughed their asses off when they develop children's programming with phrases like that thrown in.

After the show was over, my daughter told me that she thought the name of the episode would be "Fist of Pain" because that's what her friend said was the title on her Tivo.

It's really great to know that the first graders at school are talking about the "Fist of Pain" during their recess and lunch breaks.

Great!

Thank you Spongebob writers! I'll send you my therapy bills!

10 comments:

  1. Yeah, I really hate that show! So much about it bothers me, especially the voices. We don't even watch it at home, I just refuse because I will not have things like Fist of Pain stuck in my head. Wait, maybe I will. Oh, THANKS for that!!

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  2. my kids love it. I hate it. there have been quite a few questionable episodes that make me gag and I say never again to that show.

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  3. I'm a mean mom. This show is off limits in my house, even though my kids are older, 10 and 14. I have never seen much that is redeeming about it, and what you've written proves my point!

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  4. I do not allow that show in our home either. My kids are 6 and 4 but I find that show so crued and feel that it sends completely the wrong message to our kids. What angers me is the fact that the aim it at our young kids so of course they want to watch it. I think this show should be ran late at night and not when our small children are up.

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  5. As an adult and pretending I am not a Mother, that's funny shit! The Mom part in me says, "um WHAT did they just say???" I'm torn. We dont have cable so the only things my kids watch are DVDs that I purchase or approve. We do have one Spongebob DVD that is not too bad. Imagine what our Grandparents would say about "cartoons" these days. Eeee Gads!

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  6. The entire show is like that ... I mean they eat at The Crusty Crab in Bikini Bottom for goodness sakes.

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  7. I guess I'm alone in this with your daughter and her friends, Cheryl, but I love Spongebob and so does my son. We don't watch it all the time but we definitely go through cycles. He does not understand the "adult" part of the humor but loves Gary the snail and the songs they sing. I would much rather watch this than Max & Ruby)! :)

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  8. Best SpongeBob quote ever: "Bye Mrs. Puff. C U Next Tuesday!" I almost dropped a plate. I lost the SpongeBob battle long ago.

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  9. Oh, the SpongeBob...I know most of that stuff goes over kids' heads...but geez!

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  10. My kids love that show. I do not. If they want to watch it, they have to do so upstairs, away from me.

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