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  1. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jun 28, 2013
    80
    Kids are drawn by the show's loopy slapstick, grownups by its dry (so to speak) wit.
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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

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  1. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    After season 1 of Spongebob, or as I call it, the Nick era, Spongebob got just enough ratings to be renewed for another season. Now, with aAfter season 1 of Spongebob, or as I call it, the Nick era, Spongebob got just enough ratings to be renewed for another season. Now, with a higher budget, Paint and Ink animation, top notch writers and a pot full of ideas, The Great era of Spongebob was about to begin and shake the world forever. While season 1 of Spongebob started up the show, it refused to set itself apart from the other Nicktoons airing at the time Soimething just didn't feel right. But there is a reason Spongebob is known today, and this is why: seasons 2 and 3 of spongebob squarepants gave spongebob the right to be not only the best cartoon on Nick, but one of the greatest cartoons ever made, winning several awards and winning several hearts of fans. First off, season 2 and 3 look a whole lot prettier than season 1. In this era, they switched to paint and ink animation, and it certainly show. Colors and backgrounds seem a whole lot more brighter, balanced, and seem to pop off the screen. Nothing looks out of place. second, the writing is ten times better than any show on Nick. And to this day, I don't know anyone who hasn't quoted a line from a spongebob episode. 5 year old kids constantly re-enact the lines by heart. Why? because the writing is memorable and impossible to forget. The events in the show are just so iconic and unforgettable, it's amiazingly fun to watch. Who can forget moment like when Spongebob sang "sweet Victory", or when Manray tried to give Patrick back his wallet ("It's not my wallet")? These are the moments that define childhoods. Not Pearls 16th birthday, or Spongebob surfing on "The Big One", or sining mermaids that summon fog and take your stuff or karate island, what defined our childhoods were lines like "It's an Alaskan Bull Worm!" and "Big Meaty Claws" and "Chocolate?...did you say chocolate?!!" In fact at this time, Spongebob was so good, a movie was released in therters about him. Stuff like that doesn't happen today. Needless to say that the only reason spongebob is still airing, the reason spongebob is still going strong, the reason those terrible peices of garbage posing as cartoons air today is becaus of these two seasons. If there was one show that I had to watch now until Dec. 21 comes around and we all die, it would be The Great era of Spongebob SquarePants. Here you go season2/3. A perfect 10. You earned it. However, not all stayed pretty. Go to my season 4 review to see where it all went wrong somehow Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    This season is when the show got really good. with new animation, the show looked better than ever, and the staff of writers are tremendouslyThis season is when the show got really good. with new animation, the show looked better than ever, and the staff of writers are tremendously funny. I think it's the best season of them all. Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2011
    10
    Less blurry animation and terrific writing make this one of the best seasons of the show. The best episodes include:
    "Something Smells", where
    Less blurry animation and terrific writing make this one of the best seasons of the show. The best episodes include:
    "Something Smells", where Bob's bad breath is mistaken for ugliness.
    "Dying for Pie", which feels like a Simpson episode, where Squidward can accidentally given Bob an exploding pie.
    "Wormy", the hilarious episode which shows how stupid the town can become when a small butterfly comes to town.
    "Grandma's Kisses", with guest star Marion Ross.
    "Life of Crime", centered around Free Balloon Day, sort of.
    "Christmas Who?", the classic Christmas episode that marks the debut of Patchy.
    Those are just 6. But "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic", "Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy III", "The Smoking Peanut", "Shanghaied", "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", "Band Geeks", "The Graveyard Shift", "Procrastination", "Sailor Mouth", "The Fry Cook Games", Squid on Strike", and the immortal "Patty Hype" add on to the fun of SpongeBob SquarePants: The 2nd Season. Are you ready? Because everyone else is ready.
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