Nickelodeon has removed two ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ episodes from it’s streaming rotation because of not-so “kid-friendly” content.
One of those episodes being season 12’s “The Kwarantined Krab.” This particular episode aired on February 8, 2020, about a month before the pandemic. It’s about a dangerous flu outbreak that involves a quarantine, when a health inspector finds a case of “Clam Flu” in the Krusty Krab and quarantines all of the patrons inside.
The other episode removed from the kids’ network, was considered too raunchy for kids. It’s 2003, season 3 episode “Mid-Life Crustacean.”
“‘Mid-Life Crustacean’ has been out of rotation since 2018, following a standards review in which we determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate,” the rep told IGN.
In the episode, Patrick Star suggests going on a “panty raid,” in order to lift Mr. Krabs spirits during his mid-life crisis. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs decide to break into a woman’s house to steal her underwear.
“Panty raid?” Mr. Krabs asks Patrick, “You’re talking about girls, right? … And you’re talking about raiding their dressers for their underpants, right?”
The two episodes are officially out of rotation on broadcast television, have been removed from Paramount Plus, and can no longer be purchased through other digital platforms such as Amazon.
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