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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

SpongeBob tells Patrick that "your genius is showing", and Patrick covers his crotch.

Butts are seen in a few episodes.

Certain characters are almost always topless.

SpongeBob is seen watching a TV show where we see a live-action sea creature moving around; SpongeBob stares with interest and when Gary enters the room, SpongeBob quickly turns to the sports channel, which is a obvious reference to porn.

Occasional moments involving flirting.

The episode: krusty dogs has a few double entendres.

An episode has patrick disguised as a girl and squidward and mr krabs flirt with him without realizing his a guy.

In the chocolate episode, there is a scene where by accident Patrick says "Eat Sperm".

Violence & Gore

Most episodes contain very mild comic slapstick violence but every now and then there is a more violent episode or gross close up, some of the more violent scenes are;

In a brief scene, SpongeBob performs open-heart surgery on Squidward, poking it, and causing it to squirt out a fountain of blood (we later see Squidward with a bandage on his chest).

SpongeBob pulls up Squidward's shirt to reveal they are connected at the heart (we see a pulsating, vein-filled line connecting their two bodies).

Several characters are morphed with Squidward's body (we see several characters' heads poking out of a large, fleshy mass).

the flying Dutchmen turns into spongebob, then has his eyes fall out and spiders come crawling out.

Squidward is shrunk and then cut in half with scissors (we see his internal organs).

SpongeBob gets a large splinter in his thumb that gradually grows in infectedness as the episode progresses, eventually turning his thumb into a swollen, pus-filled ball. Mr. Krabs takes out the splinter and SpongeBob's thumb spews pus all over him as his finger shrinks back to normal size. It is a grotesque scene.

Spongbob's brain falls out in one episode.

There is a scene where SpongeBob is seen helping Squidward move his couch and drops it on his toe. SpongeBob then drags the couch and rips Squidward's toenail and some bloody flesh out. Squidward then trips on said toenail and the couch lands on top of Squidward smashing in half.

There is a scene where SpongeBob is trying to get a costumer to eat a Krabby Patty. The customer opens the door and rips Spongebob's face off.

There is a scene where SpongeBob is stuck to the door of the Krusty Krab and Squidward rips him off. We then see SpongeBob's flesh stuck to the door and his internal organs still throbbing in his body.

most violence is in later seasons



Some sea themed mixed oathes ("Holy shrimp", "What the halibut" ).

Two episodes have comical sound bleeps or muffling in them (Sailor Mouth and Krusty Love).

There are also some uses of "darn" and "heck".

In a few episodes (not many) people accidentally call Spongebob, "Spongeboob".

Characters sometimes call each other "Stupid" or "Moron".

Characters sometimes tell each other to "Shut up" or "Shut your mouth".

in one episode Spongebob is in his TV. when it looked like he said I'm f***ed Mrs. Puff mutes the TV.

One whole episode was about foul language, but it's bleeped out. The episode is basically saying "don't have a sailor's mouth."


Spongebob smokes a pipe in a few episodes (it is only a bubble pipe)


A couple of very detailed and scary hand-painted faces, some creatures, peril

Mildly intense scenes in a few episodes

The Flying Dutchman uses lots of scary tricks. In one scene a ghost turns into a clown then a monster and is quite scary.

Squidward tells a story about The Hash Slinging Slasher. The story could be frightening to kids.

Some scenes of mild bullying could be found upsetting.

In one episode, there's a scene where the face and tentacles of a butterfly can be seen in a close up. This might scare kids, since it comes out of nowhere.

the nasty patty is a pretty dark episode, but its mostly because of dark humour.

Sensitive children under 6 may not be able to handle this show and anyone under 6 should watch with an adult.


suggested rating PG for crude humor, comic violence and mild language.

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