243b. The Ballad of Filthy Muck

Invincibubble

High Sea Diver
Airing January 20th, 2019.

"Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable."
 
Bad episode. Again. No explanation needed. Again. Also why did they bring the "amazing" guy back? He was already unbearable in his first appearance.
 
Other boring and generic gross-out episode. I miss the more creative,funny and simple episodes of season 9b/10. one of the only interesting things is some visual jokes.
 

EmployeeAMillion

A Real Bucko
This was definitely more tolerable than The Nitwitting, but wasn’t a gem by any stretch. The twist was handled well (though chronologically strange), I liked seeing the Amazing guy return at least, and the song’s fine. Those don’t change the fact that it’s a very basic gross-out episode, with SpongeBob perfectly fine with being an outcast for little reason, and low-hanging comedy.
 

SpongeLink

New Member
This was a very bad episode, and I'm pretty glad only 940,000 people tuned in, which is probably because they took one look at the episode and changed the channel. I'm one of those brave few who made it through, though I was not brave enough to make it through the Nitwitting. I can tell that Hillenburg's death is already having a negative effect on the show. Anyway, I will make a summary of this episode for the vast majority who couldn't make it through:
Patrick wakes up, already grossing people out and continues doing so at the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs kicks him out and tells him that he's banned from eating at the Krusty Krab until he takes a bath. That night, Patrick decides to play at a garbage dump (what he does next is revealed at the end of this horrific, slap in the face to Stephen Hillenburg, of an episode). In the morning, a living pile of garbage called the Filthy Muck (people believe it's Patrick, but at the end it's revealed to the audience that it's not him) rises from the dump and grosses people out. SpongeBob decides to save "Patrick" from the angry mob by getting him washed in a car wash and various other methods of cleaning, but it obviously fails to clean him because he is the filth. SpongeBob manages to convince the mob to clean "Patrick" instead of attacking him, but then they realized that it was just a pile of garbage. Then the real Patrick randomly shows up, and it turns out that he took a bath after being at the dump so he wouldn't be banned from the Krusty Krab anymore.
The one part about this episode I didn't hate was the plot twist at the end, but everything else just sucked. I'd still rather watch this any day than The Nitwitting, Choir Boys, or Stuck in the Wringer.

2/10
 

SpongeLink

New Member
The Krusty Slammer >>> Gary &
Spot >>> FarmerBob >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Ballad of Filthy Muck >>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The Nitwitting
 

Lettuce Have Fun

Active Member
This episode was written way before his death.
It's almost like cartoon fans somehow continuously miss the fact that a single episode takes at least a year to be made because I keep seeing people make this comment.

Regarding the quality of the show: No, the show isn't worse, you guys. You're just depressed and getting older without finding any meaning in your personal life. Don't blame the writers for your shortcomings.
 
Regarding the quality of the show: No, the show isn't worse, you guys. You're just depressed and getting older without finding any meaning in your personal life. Don't blame the writers for your shortcomings.
That's a pretty rude thing to say. I do think that this season has so far been disappointing, and it has nothing to do with depression or age. I just haven't found any Season 12 episodes to be very funny. That doesn't mean I'm "blaming the writers" for anything. I just didn't enjoy the episode, and so I figured that since there's a discussion page for the episode I might as well say that I didn't like it.
 

Lettuce Have Fun

Active Member
Yeah I can get grouchy, but I'm not talking to you, though. That "you guys" is a genuine comment at the large amount of depressed people who mistakenly believe X form of media to be genuinely bad because they can't enjoy something while in a blue mood. Correlation =/= causation, folks!

(And I'm a bit riled up on the nonstop hate that new SB gets for no good reason, tbh.)
 

SpongeLink

New Member
This was definitely more tolerable than The Nitwitting, but wasn’t a gem by any stretch. The twist was handled well (though chronologically strange), I liked seeing the Amazing guy return at least, and the song’s fine. Those don’t change the fact that it’s a very basic gross-out episode, with SpongeBob perfectly fine with being an outcast for little reason, and low-hanging comedy.
Honestly, the twist is is the only part of the episode that I like.
 
I Found it fun to watch. . .

Even though I Found it OOC for Patrick to actually take a Bath; due to his constant preference of being Dirty throughout the Series; Especially the Season 5 episode: Battle of Bikini Bottom
 
This episode was very gross. It's not Ink Lemonade levels of bad by any means but I still wouldn't recommend it.

THE LIST:
1. FarmerBob (B)
2. The Nitwitting (C)
3. The Ballad of Filthy Muck (D)
 
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