Reddit uncovered a thread from 1999 about people basically just saying Spongebob is trash.

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(also whoah a post from me, i am ancient, yet this thread is older than me, whoah)
 

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I've always wanted to see what people's reactions were of the show when it first aired. Cool find!
 

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The fickle nature of people is truly fascinating. This is why vocal minorities (or in some cases, "vocal minorities") on the internet are often ignored.
 

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Wow, they were dead wrong about the show! I'm surprised. :fred:
 

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I like reading the IMDb reviews constantly changing their minds.
1999-2001- This is garbage!
2002-2005- This is brilliant!
2006-2008- This used to be brilliant, but I grew up, therefore it’s garbage now!
"But I hate the new ones. They're getting worse and worse every time and I wish they'll take this show off the air. Not only did it show a homosexuality theme once or twice (i.e: When Patrick and Spongebob raised the clam) but it showed something I'll never forget...pantie raiding. What children's cartoon goes around and raids underwear drawers? WHO, I ASK?! No one except Spongebob. It was a terrible scene and I stopped watching the show right then. And then, there was the episode where Spongebob and whats-his-face were cursing and it wasn't revealed. I wouldn't care if it was. It's sending the wrong message to kids and that's why I am forced to rate Spongebob THE worst show for kids on television. "
 

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"But I hate the new ones. They're getting worse and worse every time and I wish they'll take this show off the air. Not only did it show a homosexuality theme once or twice (i.e: When Patrick and Spongebob raised the clam) but it showed something I'll never forget...pantie raiding. What children's cartoon goes around and raids underwear drawers? WHO, I ASK?! No one except Spongebob. It was a terrible scene and I stopped watching the show right then. And then, there was the episode where Spongebob and whats-his-face were cursing and it wasn't revealed. I wouldn't care if it was. It's sending the wrong message to kids and that's why I am forced to rate Spongebob THE worst show for kids on television. "
The hatred toward SpongeBob only gets worse on sites like "Common Sense Media" where some parents say they would not let their kids watch it for all those reasons and more...
 

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Well, I'm not surprised to this. But it's just a show,

Like I going to say this: You didrn't like it? Just stop watching, you already gave your opinion, unless you're going to revisit it.
 

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I've noticed that Bob's Burgers and Family Guy were also treated poorly when they first came out.

People hated Bob's Burgers, and Family Guy got cancelled twice (first in 2000, then 2002) because nobody was watching it. People trashed it because they though it was The Simpsons with more tasteless humor.

But what's really funny in SpongeBob's case is that Bill Fagerbakke said something about the show being "inane pulp for preschoolers" when being hired.
 

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"But I hate the new ones. They're getting worse and worse every time and I wish they'll take this show off the air. Not only did it show a homosexuality theme once or twice (i.e: When Patrick and Spongebob raised the clam) but it showed something I'll never forget...pantie raiding. What children's cartoon goes around and raids underwear drawers? WHO, I ASK?! No one except Spongebob. It was a terrible scene and I stopped watching the show right then. And then, there was the episode where Spongebob and whats-his-face were cursing and it wasn't revealed. I wouldn't care if it was. It's sending the wrong message to kids and that's why I am forced to rate Spongebob THE worst show for kids on television. "
Ok, so I get the person being offended by the pantie raid but the homosexuality? It’s like 2002. Sure, people weren’t as welcoming as they are now, but still,
 

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This is a pretty common thing from when a new show movie, or even music album is released. Like Green Day's album Warning is a good example of this as it was hated by critics and even fans when it was first released but has gained popularity over the years among fans.
 
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