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The physics of Spongebob Squarepants
Spongebob Squarepants is one of my daughters favorite cartoons and I have to admit even I laugh at some of the scenes. The humor seems tailored for not only children but also for adults. But one thing that always seemed hilarious to me id the physics of the show. Spongebob and all of his comrades live under the sea as in the shows intro song but many of the things under the sea make little sense.
For instance in one episode Patrick and Spongebob go on a camping trip and start a campfire underwater! But that is one thing we see throughout the show things that couldn't possibly be occurring under the sea. The writers even have fun with it and call attention to the silliness of such things under water.
Another unusual instance is that is many episodes Patrick Star and Spongebob often go the the beach underwater complete with lifeguard to stop those from drowning in the underwater lake no doubt. In one episode Spongebob actually almost drowns which is so silly considering that they are already under water and that he is a sponge capable of living under the sea anyway.
Another funny thing is that the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom, the city in which Spongebob lives everyone drives boats instead of cars. All of the boats appear as rowboat looking vehicles with wheels and of course a boat belongs on the surface of the water, not at the bottom of the sea.
Another unusual thing is that for some reason Spongebob lives in a Pineapple and we all know that Pineapples don't grow at the bottom of the sea. What leaves one asking the question is it just a random Pineapple that fell to the bottom of the sea or what exactly?
Another is the fact that Spongebob is a fry cook. Obviously you can't have a grill underwater and the patrons all being fish living underwater wouldn't be eating cooked food.
All in all I would say it is a hilarious and very family orientated show and I would recommend it to young and old alike.
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