Monday, May 30, 2011
I have recently been watching Spongebob Squarepants, and I have been watching the newer episodes to see if they have ever gotten any better since the downfall of the series after the release of the movie in 2004. The show has run since 1999 tell present day, and the first three seasons of the show wear simply amazing, and so full of life. The jokes wear amazing, the stories so well done, and even quite surreal at times. However after the amazing full length movie, the show took a slow downfall ultimately becoming a simple nose dive into pure idiotic plots, and stereotypical, and even sometime racist characters. The reason for this fall is quite simple. After the release of the movie (which was meant to be a series finale) the original creator and head writer Stephen Hillenburg left the show. Now let me take a moment and shed a little light on this man. Hillenburg is slightly unknown simply because he seemed to want it that way. He seemed to stay out of the spot light, which I find my self very respectful of. It might surprise you to know that he was originally a marine biologist turn animator. He worked for Rocko's Modern Life for a while which can be seen a bit in Spongebob. As for the show it's self I could describe the history but I feel it is best explained in this video. PLEASE WATCH IT.
The show has since become simply put stupid. I miss the days of my childhood when I would be waiting all week, like addicted crack head just to see a new episode of this great show, and now I am confused when I hear it is still on the air let alone making new episodes. They tried to continue the show without the original creator, and as you can see it failed unbelievably. The show is only held afloat by the name. My belief is that they should end the series, but I not in its current dismal state. Instead they should go to Hillenburg, and beg him to create one last movie, but a full length TV movie, for there is no way any of the fans should have to pay to see this after the hellish show they have had to suffer though. They should have him create this last movie to end the series in a great way. Then let it die happy. Hillenburg is a hell of writer, and in my eyes a genius. His show has been warped and sapped of all it use to be. Now let us enjoy some classic moments from the show when it was still a force to be reckoned with.
I know this has nothing to do with drugs, and my last few posts have had nothing to do with them, but I this blog as become so much more to me.
Please comment on what you think.