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Nickelodeon Pulls ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Episodes Due To Insensitivity Concerns
By Izza Sofia, 31 Mar 2021
Image via IMDb
Nickelodeon has pulled two episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants due to potentially inappropriate content.
One episode from the 12th season, titled Kwarantined Crab, centered on a virus storyline.
It depicted a health inspector coming into the Krusty Krab and discovering a case of ‘Clam Flu’ in the eatery. Patrons had to be quarantined, and they grew anxious. Those who had apparently contracted the virus were tossed into a freezer.
“We decided to not air it due to sensitives surrounding global, real-world pandemic,” a spokesperson for Nickelodeon told Deadline.
Another episode, titled Mid-Life Crustacean, has also been pulled off air. In the episode, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr Krabs broke into a woman’s house to steal her underwear. “We determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate,” the spokesperson said.
These two episodes are no longer available on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime. The rest of the episodes are still available to stream.
[via New York Post, cover image via IMDb]
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