REVIEW: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS “Big Bad Bubble Bass; Sea-Man Sponge Haters Club”


“Big Bad Bubble Bass”

Karen tells the fairytale of a nerd trying to steal an action figure from his three little neighbors.

“Sea-Man Sponge Haters Club”

Squidward hosts a secret We Hate SpongeBob Club at his house.

Our Take

For the first episode, it’s a basic yet wacky retelling of “The 3 little pigs” but this time around instead of a Wolf, it’s the obese nerdy fanboy Bubble Bass dressed as a wolf who’s obsessed with getting a very specific action figure that SpongeBob and Patrick got their hands on before he did. Consequently, the proceedings lead to a unique conclusion that’s very different than the classic fairytale…

As for the other one, a small group of individuals that SpongeBob has unintentionally annoyed the shit out of all shows up at Squidward’s house to therapeutically air their grievances regarding SpongeBob at Squidward’s house. All of this is used as a framing device to tell a series of short stories which in itself is a red flag since Squidward just so happens to be next door to the very person they openly perceive as an insufferable nuisance. While SpongeBob isn’t evil by nature, why he’s never arrested or at least fired for half of these antics is a mystery to me…

Overall, both episodes were passable. The first worked as a simple parody of a well-established fairy tale with the details and motivations changed here and there, while the other felt like a small series of stories built around the characters who are annoyed by SpongeBob and how they perceive him which is often shown in multiple art styles including a grotesque “Rat Fink” inspired one which I thought was neat at least…