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We recently learned that a few Sponge Bob SquarePants the episodes were canned by Nickelodeon, with the offending cartoons being removed from the series’ box set for streaming, video on demand and network broadcasts. The releases in question are “Mid-Life Crustacean” and “Kwarantined Krab” from Season 3, which were due to be released as part of the current race. While people don’t care too much about the latter, Spongebob fans are outraged by the cancellation of the classic Season 3 episode.

A petition has even been launched on Change.org demanding that Nickelodeon reverse its decision and make “Mid-Life Crustacean” available again. It’s a new petition, however, so it has only received 48 signatures at the time of writing, meaning the studio is unlikely to take notice until it has many more. weight. However, the points that creator Joshua O makes in their description are probably about something.

Nickelodeon has yet to confirm why “Mid-Life Crustacean” was deleted, but it’s pretty easy to guess. The episode sees Mr. Krabs suffering from a midlife crisis, so SpongeBob and Patrick teaches him how to behave young and carefree again. In one scene, the trio burst into a woman’s house to rummage through her underwear. Things then get embarrassing for Mr. Krabs when it turns out that this is his mother’s house.

The author of the petition criticizes Nickelodeon for being “hypocritical” by giving the boot to this release but by sticking to other installments which, according to them, have content perhaps even less suitable for young audiences. . They refer to “Are you happy now?” Which contains suicide jokes and Joshua O argues that mature humor is part of Spongebob creators must therefore accept that the show is aimed at adults and children. They also recommend putting a content warning before controversial episodes instead of banning them outright.

As for “Kwarantined Crab”, it presents a scenario in which the Krusty Krab is stranded after an epidemic of “crab flu”. Nickelodeon has confirmed that this one has been pulled due to the current global crisis, but every other episode of Sponge Bob SquarePants apart from these two can be found on Paramount Plus.