November 19, 2004


You know, maybe the Wall Street Journal should get someone who's actually seen an episode or two of SpongeBob all the way through to write the paper's ode to the cartoon:

He roots for SpongeBob and his fat friend, Patrick (a starfish), and despises Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's draconian, tightwad employer, whose sole aim (in the execution of which he has the complicity of his glum manager, Squidward) is to fire SpongeBob from his job as Krabby-Patty flipper. In all fairness to Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob--though a cheap hire--isn't exactly an asset in the kitchen.

SpongeBob is the ultra-competent fry cook, Squidward wears the "I really wish I weren't here right now" button when Mr. Krabs is making the corporate training video for the Krusty Krab...well, at least it's not like anyone actually reads the Journal for its insight into cartoons...

Posted by Ideofact at November 19, 2004 12:36 AM