We tend to think of children’s television as safe a place for our kids, a bastion of innocence in a sometimes scary world. And what could be sweeter than a neon-yellow anthropomorphic sponge?
So it might surprise you to learn that many people believe the characters of SpongeBob SquarePants are based on the less sunny aspects of humanity. Sound skeptical? Well it just may be true. Originally postulated here.
Brace yourself for a closer look at SpongeBob and his pals and their representative of the seven deadly sins.
Sloth – Patrick
Oh Patrick. Could anyone be lazier than this starfish? He’s so lazy that molasses could outrun him on a cold day. It’s like they slowed his voice down on purpose, just to let you know how much effort it is for him to talk. He even won an award in the episode Big Pink Loser for “doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else.”
Wrath – Squidward
“SPONGEBOB!!!” It’s a commonly heard refrain from Mr. Squidward Quincy Tentacles, especially when our favorite sponge blows up his house for the umpteenth time. Squidward gets set off pretty easily – with his utter disdain for Patrick and SpongeBob’s stupidity lurking beneath his snobbish exterior. He’s angry most of the time, and always seems one explosion away from a rage that could compete with Mel Gibson’s. And how the heck are there explosions underwater anyway? There’s no oxygen right?