17 Lessons Spongebob Squarepants Taught Us About Life
Spongebob Squarepants is one of the best shows ever made, animated or otherwise. It’s a surreal, strange show about an optimistic undersea sponge. It’s also filled with plenty of lessons, both silly and valuable, about how to lead a meaningful life. The show’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, recently died of ALS, but he left an incredible legacy behind him. He imparted those lessons in ways that were always silly, but occasionally profound. Spongebob covered everything from giant paint bubbles to ideas about memory.
Spongebob was a great show because it never believed that audiences had to choose. Kids could watch the show and take one thing away, and adults could watch it and take another. Spongebob knew that it could be a profound show and a silly show. In fact, great shows can always be both. Here are 17 lessons, both dumb and deep, that this friendly sponge taught us.