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Thursday, November 8, 2012

DVD Review: SpongeBob Squarepants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas!

Because you can never have enough SpongeBob in your life, Nickelodeon released another fun DVD on November 6th.  (If you failed to pick it up because you were wrapped up in the elections, I guess that is forgivable.)

If you're unfamiliar with SpongeBob SquarePants, it's about this cute little guy who lives under the sea, works as a burger flipper and has friends that are such creatures as a starfish, a squid and a squirrel. He chases jellyfish for fun, has a pet snail that meows and has a laugh the will drive you crazy.

SpongeBob is one of the rare cartoons that I actually don't mind watching with my kids.  In fact, I occasionally watched it BEFORE I had kids.  I think the writing is extremely witty at times.  Although, don't even get me started on how it irks me when parents demonize the show and think it destroys their children's fragile minds... I could write a book on my rebuttals to this.

"Inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, this new holiday classic for the entire family arrives on store shelves on Nov. 6. This perfect holiday gift includes two MP3 compatible downloadable songs from the episode ('Santa’s Eyes' and 'Hot Fruitcake') and the exclusive Behind the Scenes Featurette. So there’s plenty to rejoice for both new and old SpongeBob fans this holiday season!


In SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish – the Krabby Patty formula – by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus. Don’t miss the popular SpongeBob SquarePants song, 'Don’t Be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,' written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley."

Special Features:
· Behind the Scenes
· Animatic
· Yule Log
· (2) MP3 Compatible Downloadable Songs
o “Santa’s Eyes”
o “Hot Fruitcake”


Family Time Factor:  You can't go wrong with SpongeBob.  I think it spans every age, from newborn to nursing home folks.

MOTR Grade: A

2 comments:

  1. I don't know how old your kids are, but how dod you feel about the use of the word "jerk" throughout the episode? I have an 8, 5 and 3 year old that all LOVE Sponge, as do I. But as a parent, I was cringing for my 3 year old! Thoughts?

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    1. Yeah, I cringe when I hear some of the things on SpongeBob too. I hate the word "fart" and joking about it. Plus the word butt... lots of these words aren't "bad," but I find them a little tasteless to be thrown about. But I've had to come to grips with the fact that unless my kids watch NickJr and DisneyJr, I have to get over some of it. My daughter is into watching Disney and shows like Good Luck Charlie, etc. I hate that they talk about boyfriends and girlfriends... c'est la vie, I guess!

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