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SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 1 (1999-2000)
Critic Consensus: Spongebob Squarepants is an irresistible celebration of positivity that pops off the screen with its absurd sensibility and vivid characterizations.
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The best SpongeBob episodes live in that space between what adults enjoy and what kids enjoy. "F.U.N. Song" is a perfect example.
And still each show contains moral questions, after a fashion. They are not the kind that find answers in ordinary children's fare (be kind and tolerant), but rather the pressing, if tawdry, dilemmas that adults face every day.
While the series is clearly geared more towards juvenile tastes, its daffy plots and imaginative environs are just strange and joyful enough to appeal to adults as well.
SpongeBob was able to keep the attention of children and adults alike with little shame.
And like it or not, if Ren & Stimpy helped pave the way for SpongeBob SquarePants then SpongeBob's success in turn helped, in some way, shape the quirky animation styles and narrative tones of several hit shows on both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
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