Although a chapter of the series has never been seen, it is impossible not to know who is SpongeBob and some of his most inseparable companions, because this childish character created by marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, has become one of the most popular series of the last two decades.
With 22 years of life and more than 260 episodes behind him, SpongeBob had become a benchmark for children of several generations and was even enjoyed by adults thanks to some plots or jokes that could escape a little from children’s knowledge and be more fun for the elderly.
But SpongeBob, like all animation content that is already a certain age, has not escaped the political correctness that is so prevalent these days, and as reported IGN, Nickelodeon has decided to stop broadcasting two chapters of the series considering them “inappropriate for children” and therefore will not be available on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video.
The first of them corresponds to the third season and is titled “A middle-aged crustacean” and according to the chain it has not been broadcast since 2018 for “containing elements in the story that we believe are not appropriate for children” and although it does not clarify what elements those are, it can be assumed that the fact that SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs breaking into a woman’s house to steal her underwear is not very popular these days.
On the other hand, the second episode, titled Kwarantined Krab, which corresponds to season 12 of the series, has been withdrawn for referring to a virus that keeps Crustacean workers in quarantine and that they believe can hurt “sensitivities given the current state of pandemic in the real world.”
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