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#1 hippythehippo

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:11 AM



Bubble Bass is thicc 10/10 ep

#2 J-444

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:01 AM

Without any spoilers, for those waiting for the U.S. airing (as I caught the leaks), this is fun, and nicely engaging(...? - I've seen it once, yesterday). Much more than Patnocchio.

I'd expect a plain-good episode, roughly.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:18 PM

I don’t really like this episode. 5/10

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:32 PM

ChefBob is literally Gordon Ramsay. 



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:34 PM

Title card looks cool at least. 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:03 AM

I really liked this episode. It wasn't trying too hard to be funny like its sister episode. It just did what it wanted to do, and did it right. 



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:57 PM

8.5/10 Good episode.

I really hope everyone is aware that this episode has hit a new record low in ratings for the show. It's the worst in the whole show.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

8.5/10 Good episode.
I really hope everyone is aware that this episode has hit a new record low in ratings for the show. It's the worst in the whole show.

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I'm aware, and that doesn't spell good news for the show itself. If ratings continue to be like this throughout next year, I feel like Season 12 might be the end, as hard as I find that to believe. Maybe unless the third movie does extraordinarily well.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:18 AM

I'm aware, and that doesn't spell good news for the show itself. If ratings continue to be like this throughout next year, I feel like Season 12 might be the end, as hard as I find that to believe. Maybe unless the third movie does extraordinarily well.



The low ratings have nothing to do with SpongeBob itself. Television viewership is on a steep decline. It's still Nickelodeon's biggest moneymaker, and they'd be crazy to cancel it.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

This episode sucks, it feels like Family Guy wrote it, and the My Leg acknowledgement is forced and not funny, unlike all the Shrek movies which are 100% humorous.

 

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Shrek 100%



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

I was impressed by the animation here, very loose and stretchy, owing to the fact that ChefBob himself can’t do too much. It’s got some great jokes aswell, but more on that in my review 6 months from now.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

"He must have been born on a highway because that's where most accidents happen."

 

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:54 PM

Okay, this is my favorite episode this season. I'd put this on my favorite episode list. This episode made me laugh so much and it is rare I laugh to shows on TV. My favorite part was when that guy was called a goober and a tear slowly went down his face, so subtle yet so hilarious! Solid 10 out of 10.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:22 PM

Compensating for a severe lack of any real dialogue humor within the past 3 years, ChefBob features a new character whose main shtick is insulting people. Seriously, I haven’t heard this much dialogue humor in a SpongeBob episode in many, many years. Maybe it hasn’t been that long, maybe all my suffering through Don’t Feed the Clowns & No Pictures Allowed brainwashed me. Oh well.

ChefBob is an interesting episode with a plotline quite similar to Squid Wood. The only difference is, not everyone’s an ignorant buffoon aside from Squidward. It’s just the Bikini Bottomites this time. I’d hate to say this is “Squid Wood done right”, because I frankly find that a lazy way to express one’s feeling towards an episode. I did that back when Sanctuary! came out, and referred to it as “A Pal for Gary” done right. Makes absolute zero sense, I know, but 9B just started at the time, and we were all busy sucking its [Bob Dole '96], for not being of Post-Movie quality. Such things as character abuse for comedic effect were the norms of the time, and we were just happy for such a drastic change to the series.

 

In all fairness, comparing this to Squid Wood is practically unavoidable. They’re both episodes where SpongeBob uses an obnoxious puppet to entertain a crowd of brainless customers at the Krusty Krab. This episode better handles this plotline, solely on execution. The open-kitchen element opens up way to SpongeBob entertaining the customers, it’s not like he just randomly pulls this puppet out for his own delight, and the customers happen to fall in love with the puppet for some idiotic reason. The setup to this episode properly creates the character of ChefBob, and I even like how Squid’s sarcasm formed ChefBob’s personality. There’s legitimate reason for ChefBob to behave this way, and no character is solely tormented as a result of this personality. Squidward, SpongeBob, and Krabs are equally treated like dirt by this creature, a far better alternative than an Annoy Squidward Day. It makes for a good conflict between the crew and this puppet.

As for the humor, this episode is packed with one-liners, on behalf of Mr. ChefBob. Yeah, his insults are pathetically basic, but it’s a kids show, what can you do? I do like the attempt to include a little more snappy dialogue aside from just ChefBob’s insults. Squidward’s line about being SpongeBob’s friend (“That’s more insulting”) was hilarious, and I even like the insult Squid originally used that ChefBob stole. There’s quite a bit of good gags in this episode, Squidward’s vanishing of embarrassment (And his reappearance), the tear that comes out of the insulted fish’s eye…alright that’s all I got. It’s still a pretty entertaining episode, even if it’s not entirely funny, I still understand the humor in a lot of this episode’s jokes, it’s more than just a reliance on wacky hijinks.

 

As for ChefBob, I think he made for an alright antagonist. Don’t bring the argument “Why is he sentient?” Seriously? This series has bent the logic of reality on multiple occasions (The icecream in Roller Cowards, Squid Wood, Bubble Buddy, Bubble Buddy Jr, etc.). His comeuppance is more enjoyable than seeing him spew out 4th grade-tier insults, not gonna lie, I really liked the scene when Squid kicks him out onto the road. Seeing him crushed multiple times gave me a strange satisfaction (I guess making up for how awful Squid Wood’s ending was).

In my book, this is a Good Episode. It’s got enough humor to keep it passing, and it’s paced well enough to keep from being boring. The story isn’t anything special, but it didn’t have any real flaws in it. I give it around a 7.3/10