Are you hip to Sponge Bob?
Among other things, it is currently Nickelodeon's highest rated show and the most distributed property of MTV Networks.
Frankly, the concept of a sponge hanging out in the underwater fictitious town of Bikini Bottom just totally scrambles my brain. As if I don't have enough animated stuff going on up there - you know what I mean? But the truth is, I like the show. Now don't get me wrong. I've only seen about 10 - 15 episodes and a movie or two so it's not like I sit around and watch episode after episode religiously. I'll confess though - one morning in Sydney Australia, I woke up early and turned on the tube. After catching up on the latest world news, I was looking for something mindless and refreshing. Low and behold, I stumbled upon a channel playing Sponge Bob. I plowed through about an hours worth. And that was before I had a cup of coffee.
After you get past the fact that some of the characters exceed the reasonable and tolerable level of stupidity, it's actually a pleasant and somewhat redeeming show!
So hear me out please; It's difficult for me to walk around being an advocate for a geeky nerdy guy with buck teeth, blue eyes, brown square trousers, and a bow tie. But I like the guy! We've all got our flaws.... He's just got about 9 or 10 really obvious ones. But I think he's cool!
Unfortunatley, the sad thing for me is - People are starting to question my credibility.
So just to be on the safe side, I started asking around to get an idea of what some other well-known and respected people thought of the little spongy guy.
I started by asking the "Black Eye Peas."
Here's what they thought:
Then I thought I'd ask the original "Slim Shady." Mr. Eminem!
So there you have it:
Sponge Bob Rocks!