Ahoy Mateys, and growing old Spongebob Squarepants Fans, it looks like a piece of your childhood is coming back to life. That’s right, the controversial episode Spongebob Squarepants, called ‘Mid-life Crustacean’, is returning to Paramount+ after being banned from Nickelodeon in 2018 and ousted from Paramount+’s streaming catalog. The episode is not yet available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video.
The return to streaming of this year’s episode is aptly titled. ‘Mid-life Crustacean’ originally aired twenty years ago. Yes, the 2000s are now twenty years ago. The original episode aired on January 24, 2003, and has remained a regular part of the series’ synopsis rotation for fifteen uninterrupted years. However, the episode was banned from airing on Nickelodeon in 2018 due to inappropriate content.
Mr. Krabs gets his groove back
The episode focuses on the obsessive character of Mr. Krabs, the owner of the Krusty Krab, and Spongebob’s boss. The episode opens with Mr. Krabs waking up, blind, to a dulcet radio voice telling him that he is, in fact, old. He goes about feeling his day, a little over the hill, until he stumbles upon Spongebob and Partick Star planning for a very exciting evening. Eager to regain his strength, Mr. Krabs joins in on their plan, only to find that his two new lovers are more honest than he’d like, going to the laundromat and picking up trash from the highway.
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About to give up trying to get his groove back, Spongebob and Patrick convince He returned with the promise of a ‘panty attack’. The three friends sneak into a house and pass by a woman who has no meaning. The woman in question turns out to be Mr. Krabs’ mother, and Mr. Krabs is quickly sent to his room to be cured. punish In the end, Mr. Krabs succeeds in getting the feelings of the youth, who was shunned in his childhood room.
The controversial aspect of the episode in question is the panty attack which, by the way, is a strange topic for a children’s show to cover. Breaking into the home of an unknown woman in order to gain access to her personal property may Crime. But considering the violent tone of the show, the title comes off as more absurd than threatening, with Mr. Krabs immediately humbled by the fact that the underwear he’s attacked belongs to his mother.
Now available to stream on Paramount+.