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Two episodes of the “SpongeBob Squarepants” TV show have been removed from Paramount + and Amazon due to their inappropriate nature.

Which episodes of “SpongeBob Squarepants” have been deleted?

The first episode – titled “Kwarantined Crab” – is a virus story. It features a health inspector who visits the Krusty Krab to ask questions about “clam flu”.

  • David Bittler, spokesperson for Nickelodeon, told the New York Times that the episode “was never scheduled to be susceptible to last year’s pandemic outbreak.”
  • According to CNN, the removal of this episode comes amid anti-Asian violence in the United States. The episode evokes “feelings of increased isolation and hatred that many Asian communities have experienced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to CNN.

The second episode – titled “Mid-Life Crustacean” – features Mr. Krabs, who is starting to feel old, asking SpongeBob and Patrick if they want to join him for a night out. They break into a woman’s house and take her underwear.

  • The episode was deleted in 2018 after “a standards review in which we determined certain elements of the story were not suitable for children,” Bittler told The New York Times.

What other children’s equipment has been removed?

The decision to remove these episodes from “SpongeBob Squarepants” comes as other children’s content has been revisited due to its offensive nature, according to NBC News.