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  1. was gonna create a Big Dumb Thread but y'all have been through enough recently so I'll just post my message here: I'm moving on from SBC. Not to do with anyone in particular, but mostly to do with the fact that I've frankly felt uncomfortable over the past few months still being here and being in a completely different stage of my life than I was when things first started. I suppose these recent events have just kind of exacerbated that this isn't where I should be anymore. I don't have any more time to spend on Internet drama and frankly I'm embarrassed by myself for how much I still catch myself up in. Wishing you all the best moving forward, and I'll still be on Discord if you ever want to talk individually. Peace.
    15 points
  2. This time two weeks ago, I was on top of the world. I had just gotten my first kiss, I got to see other members of my immediate family for the first time in a year and a half, and I was starting to enjoy work again for the first time in years. I thought I could actually find some sort of happiness in my life, which has seemed unattainable for so long. Now, that relationship that I thought might happen clearly won't, I've been fired from my job, and I've lost a member of my immediately family for the third time in five years. It's just so deflating having the possibility of happiness dangled in front of me just to have it yanked away for yet another reminder of how alone I really am in this world. This isn't a sympathy post. I'm not about to do a fake resignation like the developer before me. I know I earn a lot of the mockery I get on SBC and Discord, particularly because I have a tendency to speak without thinking. I've made sure to get a good night of sleep (or as good of a night of sleep as my chronic insomnia and stress will allow) before typing this up, so I hope there aren't any misunderstandings: I do care about SBC. I wouldn't still be keeping it online if I didn't. I've been here for close to ten years, and the majority of that time, SBC has been an escape from the worst parts of my reality. I'm hoping it can still be that for other people, but it isn't that for me anymore. The mockery, deserved or not, has worn me down, along with all of the RL stuff I've already elaborated on. So, I'm taking a break. It's been a long time coming, and it's something I was planning before things went from bad to worse for me yesterday. Hopefully, I can find some happiness under this avalanche of misfortune, but I'm going to have to do it independent of SBC this time. I'll still be on Discord in general, and I'll stay on Hawk's Discord named after that Lorde song unless he deletes it or kicks me out for not paying rent, but my time on SBCCord is over, at least temporarily. I also won't be posting on the forums much, but I haven't been posting here much, anyway. I do hope I'm back sooner rather than later, but I can't give an estimate of when that could happen. Maybe it will be a month from now, maybe a year from now, maybe this will be the last thing anybody sees from me. If something on SBC breaks, message me and I'll fix it. Otherwise, you probably won't get a response. Please don't take it personally if that happens. See y'all later.
    15 points
  3. It is with a sad heart we must announce @Cha has decided to resign from her Fry Cook position on staff. This is due to her needing to take care of real life situations and she felt it was best for her mental health to step away. We will miss her graphical contributions dearly. She has contributed many good skins, iFish items and emotes with the rest of our incredible team that will still be around In regards to if her spot will be filled, we've had discussions, but we're not in a rush.
    13 points
  4. Hello my friends and foes. After a weird hiatus from a weird year, Uncle Wumbo is here to go on this ride once again. What SpongeBob episodes shall we not only deem the best of the series, but also endlessly fight over in the comments section? Will Cheap Walk Cycles finally reach that elusive victory? I can't wait. Submit a Top 25 list of your best episodes, IN ORDER, preferably from 25 to 1 for consistency's sake. PM me either here or Discord. Feel free to edit your list after you send it, at any point before the deadline, which I am tentatively making June 29. That gives you pizza toppings a month to cobble 25 episodes together, that oughta be enough. One quick rundown of how the scores will be tallied: Episodes will be awarded points on an inverse scale. An episode ranked at 25 on someone's list will get 1 point, an episode at 24 will get two points, and so on until a #1 episode gets 25 points. Order matters! After all lists are tallied, any tiebreakers will go through a 3-tier system: First tier: The episode on more lists wins. If still tied... Second tier: The episode with the highest individual ranking on a list wins. If still tied... Third tier: I pick my favourite, because what are you gonna do about it Get those lists in! Remember, it's about getting as many lists as possible to represent the best consensus possible. Lemme know if you have any questions. Happy listin'!
    10 points
  5. Alright its a couple days early woohoo woohoo im just like doug ford reopening ontario SBC'S Top 50 Best Episodes Ever (for 2021)
    10 points
  6. @magic the veemon@Aquatic Konquest@Steel Sponge@4EverGreenTHIS IS OUR TIME TO GET TOS ON THE BEST LIST
    10 points
  7. https://people.com/tv/betty-white-the-golden-girls-and-hot-in-cleveland-star-dead-at-99/ 2021 really had to get in one last middle finger to us huh. She made it to 100 in my heart.
    9 points
  8. For those who didn't saw my post on Discord.
    9 points
  9. 2. "Hey! Don't you go crying on me! Crying never solves anything." Stuck in the Wringer – 317 points 20 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @Steel Sponge) (-1) Many episodes in this list are divisive: some people don't think of them as bad at all, or even like them. But I've still yet to meet anyone who wants to defend this stinker. While I don't hate it nearly as much as I did before—some parts are just too laughable for me to even dislike—it still manages to be a terrible, terrible slog. The wringer itself doesn't create any real new situations other than being annoying and getting in the way, which can't carry an episode. Of course this has to continue for the vast majority of the episode as Patrick and the Bottomites bumble around and say some of this episode's most infamous lines. The much reviled ending, while stupid, is really the only way they could've ended an episode like this. I guess it was dead from the start. 1. "Nope, it's gotta be you, son. You're canned. Here's your pink slip. I'm giving you the axe." SpongeBob You're Fired – 320 points 17 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @dmandagiraffe) (+4) Yep, you're reading this right. A razor-thin margin thrusts SpongeBob You're Fired into the number one spot. I'm actually in the minority here, since I didn't rank this episode at all. But it's infamous for a good reason. SpongeBob has been fired many times before, and now you want to turn that concept into a 22-minute special? There are so many scenes of him just walking around doing nothing in particular as scenes desperately trying to be funny unfold around him. No one cares if it represents his loneliness or isolation—it's just not good TV. The different restaurants he tries to work at afterward are cookie-cutter copies of themselves—they're boring and sameish and don't have any good jokes about them other than... lame visual gags relating to what food they serve. And of course, the status quo restores itself by the episode's end. Did you notice every single plot point in this episode is lifted from another? SpongeBob has been fired, he's sulked for extended time periods, moved to a quirkier restaurant where he only cooks Krabby Patties, and of course is sent back to the Krusty Krab after everyone realizes they need him. There isn't a single original thought in this episode, and for that I can see why it creeps into everyone's list. Thanks to everyone who liked, submitted, or even followed us on this journey through this show's lowest points. I leave you all with three links: the full list of all episodes tallied, every list submission I received, and the link to Wumbo's best episodes list. (go submit!) Feel free to use this data to peer over, grill me if I made any mistakes, or do something real cool with it, I don't know. Have fun! Full List All Submissions
    9 points
  10. 4. "Thank you, daddy!" Ink Lemonade – 274 points 17 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @magic the veemon@OWM) (-1) This episode's release was like no other one before. How bad can an episode be to break the top 10 just days after its premiere? Well, as bad as Ink Lemonade is. My new least favorite feels like the culmination of every misstep and wrong turn fans think the show took throughout its extended lifespan. Do you want bad writing? Here's a bunch of muddled and confused twists and turns showcasing a weirdly sadistic and uncaring Patrick. Do you want boring and aimless scenes that exist to fill time? All our characters now repeat themselves when doing any action ever. Do you want unappealing designs? I don't think I need to say much about this. I'd be surprised if another episode manages to reach the lows this did, even if something like The Nitwitting came close. 3. "Oh, look at me! I'm a baby!" Squid Baby – 287 points 16 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @WinterArcanine@El Jacko) (-1) Rock-a-Bye Bivalve's tortured son takes the number three spot on this list. All I can do with this episode is negatively compare it to that much better episode that may or may not be making a certain other list of ours. Of course both episodes have their limitations because babies just don't do much, but Squid Baby finds a way to make it... unique. Squidward drools, chews and people, and does his best to make this a terrible experience for all. It would be fun to see SpongeBob and Patrick become tired, aching parents if there weren't another episode that already did it better and in much greater depth. After much of the same at the Krusty Krab, he shits. I'd say the episode gets worse after this mark, but not really? SpongeBob looking for a place to change Squidward (I did not want to type that out) is really just much of the same except in a much worse context. And then blah blah blah he goes back to normal even though hitting his head again should make it permanent. And Squidward is stuck in a shitty diaper! Hooray! Maybe it's good that this list is almost over. That's right, our last two episodes will be posted tomorrow. You should have an idea of what those two are by this point, but the suspense continues anyway. Stay tuned!
    9 points
  11. 6. "Well, it's like they always say back in the old country, lad." Pet or Pests – 229 points 15 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @Bob Carotte) (0) Pet or Pests has kept in place this year, and for good reason. It's ugly. The colors and the storyboards are among the show's most reviled, especially on SpongeBob and the worms he nurtures. This is actually one of the better screencaps I could find, and it's from one of the most infamous scenes in the episode. It's slow. It feels like half the episode is dedicated to the Gary-Wormsley rivalry, which of course doesn't go anywhere. The rest of the episode is a bunch of bizarre scenes that also lead nowhere: a ringing doorbell, a dismantled truck, and a bunch of squirting vomit. All while SpongeBob struggles to lend the worms to a crowd of half-remembered characters who all say the same things. It is Chocolate with Nuts, but bad. Oh yeah, and there's something about the old country in there? 5. "It's been 10 years since I started the SpongeBob SquarePants Fan Club, and he's here in person! I'm finally gonna meet me idol!" Truth or Square – 244 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @hippythehippo@The Helpful Mexican@RD Rockruff@Less_SpongeBob) (+4) It's confusing, disjointed, not particularly well-written, and has some of the best visuals in the whole show. The live-action sequences reach "so bad it's good" territory only episodes like To Love a Patty have been able to reach in my eyes (shoutout to Patchy flipping through a Rolodex and cornering Robin Williams in an uncomfortably long sequence) The SpongeBob scenes are crisp and beautifully animated, but they're basically just a horrifying fake clip show that tries to familiarize you with SpongeBob by showing you brand new sequences that don't relate to anything at all. It's structured more like a parade of Family Guy cutaway gags rather than a real episode. Everything seems to have this strange bitter cynical tone like The Sponge Who Could Fly, almost like they resent working on the show. (I wonder who could've made those contributions?) I would never put this on my list, and it does have some brave, brave defenders, but The SpongeBob Holiday Special will always have a strange, strange place in series history.
    9 points
  12. 18. "My diary! Squidward! How could you?!" Little Yellow Book – 112 points 8 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @CyanideFishbone) (+2) This has made a small climb this year, even with a new #1 and the addition of it to my own list. I've finally gotten around to hating this one like I properly should've, because most of it is built on complete BS. The first third is quite boring, but the second seems devoted to making SpongeBob do wacky and random things for its own sake. There's never any secret that's revealing or interesting to SpongeBob as a whole—most of them are just "if I hear/see this, then I will do something funny." These aren't the kinds of secrets people want to write down in their diaries anyway, so what's the point? This is something you would have in your "secret personal diary" which makes up the very bad ending. Once SpongeBob realizes what's happening to him he cries, and then suddenly Squidward is the bad guy despite everyone knowing it was a diary and someone's secrets were being revealed. You could call this realistic, but I call it stupid. The very last third is Squidward being miserable as the whole town shits on him back to back as he shits on SpongeBob once again, and the ending shows that all of it was just a total time sink. It reminds me of Fools in April, except worse. Why didn't I have this episode higher, again? 17. "Why are you still alive?!" Demolition Doofus – 115 points 9 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #2 @SpongeOddFan) (+14) I ended up cutting this one from my list in favor of the last episode, but it still managed to make a huge climb. This one is just very miserable to many people, which I understand. At this point, there's been eight whole seasons of Mrs. Puff suffering at SpongeBob's hands. Has it come to the point where she wants to kill him? Well, for many fans, no. It's a pretty dark progression to the loose arc she has. The actual demolition scenes are quite bland for something that's meant to kill SpongeBob, aside from some of Puff's more infamous lines about demolishing him. Overall, it's very unfun and goes nowhere. Puff can't catch a break.
    9 points
  13. 34. "We already won the tournament." Shuffleboarding – 69 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #6 @SpongeOddFan) (+3) Season: 6 Writers: Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, Derek Iversen Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick get to be Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy for a day. Terrible pacing in this one. It can't focus on one thing. There aren't any important plot developments in what seems to be the first half of the whole episode, aside from Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy getting injured. The rest is just annoying banter and screaming from SpongeBob and Patrick, usually repeating themselves. As for the second half, well, it's why people hate this episode to begin with. The reasons for jailing the Bottomites range from goofy to forced and awkward up to just ridiculous when they detain Man Ray and Mabel. None of it is funny or interesting and it reminds you that you could be watching a damn good episode with the real Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in it. Combined with the crap ending, this was enough to make my list. 33. "I had a spatula once. A real spatula. One that stood by me through thick and thin, through grease and gristle, and I betrayed his loyalty, like a fool!" All That Glitters – 72 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #5 @Steel Sponge@JCM) (+5) Season: 4 Writers: Zeus Cervas, Erik Wiese, Steven Banks Plot: SpongeBob breaks his spatula, and must find a replacement. This was once considered one of the series' very worst, especially as we now see what came after it. But that doesn't mean it still has its share of haters, who helped get it this far this year. This one is just very boring. The scene at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob and Le Spatula is three straight minutes of dialogue, none of it being funny and half of it just repeating the same things. Speaking of Le Spatula, the thing itself is incredibly pointless—it takes about five minutes to develop the thing only for it to leave in a matter of seconds. They do try to develop an emotional connection with the old spatula, but it's mostly in jest. However, it does cause him to cry a lot for even more of the runtime, which I don't like. Once the spatula randomly comes back to him on a whim, I'm reminded as to why this used to make top 10s regularly. Not something I'd put on a list now, but it is an omen of what was to come for later seasons.
    9 points
  14. @SpongeOddFan, for a bit of a celebration of recent events, I'd like to present something that I put together over the last 30 or so hours specifically for you: On the Wings of Pride!
    8 points
  15. Hey, I've actually been doing something. I started this mini-project back in June, but I never bothered to make a thread until now. Why now and not sooner (or later)? Because I want to actually remain committed to this, and I've been slacking off quite a bit. My goal for now is to just draw the original 151, but maybe I'll get more ambitious later down the road. I hope I'm doing an okay job. Generally, I spent two days on a Pokemon, and either I redraw it a few times before I'm satisfied or I use an eraser. Today I was doing Dugtrio. This dude is not fun to draw. I'm gonna start with Meowth tomorrow since my art is pretty meh and I don't want to upload everything from before. Some "highlights" attached tho.
    8 points
  16. Top 10 time! 10. "But I'm a musician!" Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom – 194 points 14 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #3 @dmandagiraffe) (-2) I remember this particular episode being basically unwatchable after the backstage passes are eaten, and sure enough, I was right. The best part of this episode might actually be the festival scenes, which fail to do anything actually interesting. And then Patrick shows up to completely derail the episode, and the snobby octopuses who were established as snobby for all that time are now suddenly cheerful, fun-loving people who crowdsurf Patrick. The scenes with the aisle manager and bodybuilder further exist to shit on the protagonist, exactly like Patrick (him not appearing for the rest of the episode really makes things worse, by the way) And then everything slows down around the ending, something something SpongeBob plays ukulele despite everyone hating it earlier. Did I mention how bad this one is? 9. "He's so handsome!" Are You Happy Now? – 200 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @jjsthekid@RustyRuinsFace) (+10) This is a little similar to Squid's Visit in that a plot like this simply isn't built for SpongeBob, leading to perhaps the worst execution possible. I can see why Squidward would lead a miserable life, but he was always able to create his own joy—why did this need to exist? Unless maybe you wanted to see Squidward moping and sighing for what is basically the whole episode. SpongeBob's awkward, tone-clashing jokes don't better things. The ending, while terrible, does sort of sum up the episode—it doesn't really get Squidward at all.
    8 points
  17. 12. "I didn't steal it, silly, I borrowed it." Squid's Visit – 170 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #2 @Clappy) (+13) Once my least favorite episode of all time, this has sunk to a place just outside of the top ranking. I've already said a lot about it before, so I'll make this quick. My thoughts about this still stands—this was never a plot you could comfortably fit into SpongeBob because of how much you have to twist and bend the characters to make it work. It feels similar to Are You Happy Now in that both are dour, mischaracterized episodes that simply aren't right for the show. I guess they felt they had to experiment? And yet it failed anyway. Interesting to see this rise so high on the list though. 11. "To the mini boats!" The Nitwitting – 174 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @WhoBob) (+19) This post-sequel episode didn't have the same immediate backlash as another, more well-known episode, but it's made it to the point where it takes the #11 spot, and for good reason. The "Empty Head Society" wears out its welcome incredibly quickly, and their "dumbness" really can't carry an episode. The jar scene is probably the worst and most infamous example of this, which if you've seen this episode, you know how bad it is. The Nitwitting itself entails the Society terrorizing random people and destroying property because they're dumb and don't know any better, except they sing a song acknowledging that they're in full control of their actions. So then it seems to imply they're actually... not.. smart? And using the dumbness shtick as a cover? And yes, the destruction is just the same gag over and over. The episode then takes a sudden halt in the last third to focus on SpongeBob struggling to live without a brain. He does a bunch of faces and scares a woman, I guess, and that's all he seems to do. Patrick is there to give it back and the episode ends, right? No! Sandy of all people appears literally last-minute to explain why the town is back to normal, only for the Nitwitting to happen again even after they established it happens monthly. Great episode, hm? Here ends our first 40. Tomorrow we'll run through this year's Dishonorable Mentions and then the day after begin our countdown of the final 10 episodes. Stay tuned!
    8 points
  18. 14. "I hate you, old man, you hear me? I hate you!" The Clash of Triton – 151 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #4 @Less_SpongeBob) (-4) So this is out of the top 10 now, although make no mistake, this is still a boring and sloppily paced episode. The stretch between SpongeBob trying to fix the lock and him and Patrick trying to free everyone is so boring I'm practically begging for something to happen. Neptune and Triton's relationship is of course, dumb—you can't even see it "both ways" because of how confusing it is, and it gets fixed by an equally dumb reason which is to "terrorize mortals." And then suddenly, Triton forgives all those years of imprisonment and the conflict kind of solves itself, showing just how much of a waste of time this really was. And then SpongeBob gets blamed, I guess? Maybe he had it coming because of his stinky dry throat breath. Looking back, this could be a good contender for my own list. 13. "Gee, isn't my sister something?" Big Sister Sam – 167 points 12 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #5 @RustyRuinsFace@El Jacko) (0) Sam destroys stuff. And destroys more stuff. And destroys even more stuff. Good episode, hm? I feel like I can almost enjoy this one if I look at it ironically like To Love a Patty, but that attitude doesn't hold for long when it comes to this one. It's just not fun because it's repetitive in a way the other isn't. It's like watching the robot destruction scene from House Sittin' for Sandy for eleven minutes straight, although Big Sister Sam isn't nearly as unwatchable to me. And then Sam just leaves, because what else was she meant to do? It feels like even more of a waste of time.
    8 points
  19. 20. "All meaning has left my life ever since I've been plagued by that blasted whale." One Coarse Meal – 110 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @JCM) (-5) This infamous episode has made a drop as well, although not nearly as much as A Pal for Gary. Some may find it pointless to even still care this one, although the hate started for a reason. Plankton's fear is played completely seriously, and even gets justified. His shaking and crying can get rather disturbing and unfun to watch, especially when it culminates into the dream sequence. Of course, the ending resolves none of this—it's a cheap repeat of the same "joke" they've been telling all throughout. Besides the opening of this episode, which is actually really fun and creative, I think this one can bear to stay on this list. 19. "I don't even know you anymore!" You Don't Know Sponge – 110 points 8 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #6 @Bob Carotte@WinterArcanine) (+26) Looks like my dreams have come true with this one: it has risen 26 spots this year, the most drastic change out of any episode on this list. I'm surprised it rose this far, considering it's a very different kind of bad compared to what usually breaks the top 20. Those episodes are usually ugly or annoying or unpleasant, but this one is just plain boring. There is barely any meaningful development throughout this plot because it feels the need to slowly chug along until it can somehow cobble a conflict out of SpongeBob and Patrick repeating what their favorite colors and belly button types are. Several minutes of this passes until that conflict emerges, which by that point practically half the episode has passed, and it is a very unconvincing one. The rest of the episode is total deadweight of SpongeBob almost finding solutions to his problem and then not quite getting there because it isn't really a problem to begin with, until he happens to see Patrick and it kind of resolves itself. Sad! This may be an unusual pick for the top 20 for many, but I think it has some staying power based on how unbearably slow it is.
    8 points
  20. 22. "Don't worry, Squidward. We're boating buddies now!" Boating Buddies – 104 points 7 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #3 @4EverGreen@JCM) (-5) Here's an episode that was once thought to be automatic bottom 10 material, but it's fallen into better standing lately. My opinion? I still don't like it much, but there are some moments in here that do put it above other episodes of its ilk. SpongeBob has some funny lines about a "cucumber bicycle" and "chocolate rain." There's also kind of a funny mutual understanding between Squidward and Mrs. Puff about how annoying SpongeBob is, even if she does screw him over by the episode's end. But otherwise, I still find it pretty boring and unfocused (I still don't get the scientist potato chip scene, sorry.) 21. "Shall we start with the importance of good kitchen hygiene or the unabridged history of the patty?" Summer Job – 109 points 10 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #10 @Bob Carotte) (+8) This one is very similar to Boating Buddies with a sprinkle of Doing Time, but it's in much worse standing among the community. And for good reason, it sucks. Boating Buddies actually had some breathing room and quieter parts, while this episode is relentless with scene after scene of SpongeBob pulverizing Mrs. Puff into a fine paste. The "Duke" sequence is so bad, it may actually wrap around to becoming the funniest part of this episode. Summer Job is slow, unfunny, and annoying, and I am glad it rose when I didn't expect it to.
    8 points
  21. 26. "Looks like I'm back in Bikini Bottom forever." What Ever Happened to SpongeBob? – 94 points 9 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #5 @OWM) (+1) Extremely unpleasant episode that I hate more with every viewing. I don't want to see SpongeBob get pushed around for simply acting like he did in past seasons. I don't want to see a long, overwrought sobbing session followed by him leaving forever. Wasn't SpongeBob one to see the good in everyone? The note he leaves behind feels like he's manipulating his friends rather than being sincere. The location of New Kelp City isn't interesting for him to get lost in—it's indistinguishable from Bikini Bottom aside from the "Bubble Poppin' Boys." Speaking of them, they last about a minute until vanishing, which is both terrible for the story and terrific for my senses. There's a mediocre chase scene and SpongeBob becomes and mayor and he's supposed to learn something and yadda yadda yadda it's 6:30 AM I don't want to write this out. Screw this episode. 25. "I think I shattered my abacus." Trenchbillies – 96 points 7 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #3 @Wumbo) (-11) The trenchbilly characters are of course disgusting, although to say that would echo the words of a thousand other people who have seen this episode. No one wants to see them subject SpongeBob and Patrick to these meaningless challenges which they only seem to survive based on dumb luck or other stupid shit. In fact, no one wants to see them at all. Oh yeah, and Krabs gets married off to the head one for some reason. Why? I forget already. Here marks the halfway point of our list. By now you've seen some of what this list has to offer. What will come next? Find out.
    8 points
  22. 28. "What is this stuff, anyway? It doesn't seem to be coming off!" Fungus Among Us – 88 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #1 @Clappy) (-4) Does SpongeBob being covered in itchy sea fungus excite you? Then watch this, because there's nothing else to this episode. This old hated favorite has fallen slightly, but I know it's here to stay. There's not much in the way of humor or even plot other than that the "Ick" is gooey and disgusting and seemingly indestructible, aside from the pirate wrestling scene. This made my list last year, but I chose to boot it this year in favor of episodes I hated a lot more. But that doesn't mean this episode isn't horrible and a waste of time, because it is. 27. "Let's agree never to make faces again." Face Freeze! – 91 points 8 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #3 @WinterArcanine) (+13) Here's a clumsy retelling of Sailor Mouth without nearly as much charm or humor. The faces look clearly fun to draw, although they get old after a while and basically have to tell the story for the audience. When you see the seventh or eighth face in rapid succession, you forget the one you just saw. So what's the point? I don't particularly hate this episode otherwise, but I understand why it's risen this year.
    8 points
  23. 30. "Yippee ti yay, yippy ti yo!" Rodeo Daze – 80 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #2 @jjsthekid) (-7) Season: 7 Writers: Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, Richard Pursel Plot: SpongeBob and the gang travel to Texas after Sandy attends a rodeo there. This is just a very stupid episode that goes nowhere throughout what seems like a 22-minute runtime. I could talk about the terrible moments from this episode for a while, like the idea of SpongeBob trying to "save" Sandy and him capturing everyone in a bubble. But this boringness swallows the whole episode, no matter what it ends up doing. It's in the horrible repetition of SpongeBob having to ask each individual friend. It's in the awful, dragging song. It's when everyone finally ends up in Texas after these bad moments, only for you realize there's just a minute left in the episode. While this just missed my list, I'd like to give it some more consideration in the future. 29. "Aww, look at you two so cute together." A Pal for Gary – 82 points 7 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #2 @JCM) (-22) Season: 7 Writers: Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Richard Pursel Plot: SpongeBob gets a mysterious new pet: a nudibranch. I recall this episode being mostly boring, with some both good and bad moments sprinkled throughout. Puffy Fluffy doesn't nearly have the same impact he did when this episode first premiered eleven years ago, so it's more ridiculous to watch than infuriating. I can't bring myself to hate SpongeBob in this one either—he's idiotic, yes, but his lines about enchiladas and meatballs win me over for some reason. I would never rank this episode, but it'd feel wrong not to have a spot on this list.
    8 points
  24. 32. "Whew. For a second there, I thought I was gonna have to pay you workman's compersation." The Splinter – 72 points 7 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #11 @Wumbo@JCM) (-14) Season: 6 Writers: Nate Cash, Sean Charmatz, Steven Banks Plot: SpongeBob gets a nasty splinter at work, which he must get rid of. This is hated for the terrible, terrible body horror in it, which I do understand, because it's the only reason people remember this episode. The splinter's leaking pus and exaggerated size and vein tells me it's trying way too hard to appear gross, cause otherwise it really wouldn't be that funny. Otherwise, it's a boring, slowly paced episode trying too hard to fill time with things that aren't the splinter. That means Squidward has to talk about worker's comp a bunch and Patrick has to talk about something even worse, which I don't even remember. A big ass, nasty splinter isn't enough to create a good episode, which this episode is not. 31. "We're waiting. We're waiting. We're waiting." Waiting – 79 points 6 out of 22 lists (Highest Ranking #4 @Clappy) (+5) Season: 5 Writers: Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker, Steven Banks Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick wait for a free cereal box toy to come in the mail. Well, he's waiting. And that's pretty much all he does. His goal is so strong, he will be a moody little bitch to Sandy and deny Gary food, which is something that snail ran away from home over. The reason? He's waiting. After all the waiting, we get some boring and annoying scream crying that lasts the last few minutes of the episode. I swear, it feels like it lasts three minutes in what's already a seven-minute episode shorter than most. And then Squidward fixes it, and the episode ends. That's it. It's a very pointless waste of time.
    8 points
  25. (credit to Local for this movie’s snazzy banner!) June 10 officially marks Skodwarde’s 10th anniversary here on SBC, and jjs and I have decided to celebrate it with our own fucked up take on the recent movie, Sponge on the Run! (About two years is a long enough time to break our promise about how there’d be no more after the original series finale, yeah?) Jjs and I have both been hard at work for about half a year or so crafting a good enough story to really send our favorite squid nazi out the right way. We hope readers of the original series, and maybe even some newbies, will join us for Skodwarde’s end! And be sure to keep a look out for all the cuh-razy foreshadowing going on, as we look to meticulously hammer home the fact that this spin-off is getting a spin-off! Just because Skodwarde’s meeting his end, doesn’t mean we can’t stop milking the vast universe he leaves behind! It’s free real estate, pal! And Puff Mama’s got bills to pay, so you know her ass will settle for anything! Part 1 of this 10-part miniseries total immersion event will be posted just in time for The Spin-Off Festival 2021 by the one and only, jjsthekid! And remember! He’s watching. (Couldn’t afford to make my own version, and I just have no musical talent whatsoever, so just listen to this and replace every “Band” with “Skod”)
    7 points
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