At least two ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ episodes targeted by the cancel culture mob have been removed from the Paramount+ streaming service due to supposed “inappropriate elements,” including a “panty raid” and a Krusty Krab quarantine that they somehow equate to the coronavirus pandemic.
Both ‘Mid-Life Crustacean’ – a 2002 episode where Mr. Krabs has a mid-life crisis – and ‘Kwarantined Krab’ – a 2019 episode where the Krusty Krab is placed under quarantine to contain a case of ‘Clam Flu’ – are unavailable on the Paramount+ streaming service, which serves as the digital home for all Nickelodeon content as well as other properties owned by ViacomCBS.
‘Mid-Life Crustacean’ was left off the streaming service due to a scene where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs go out on a “panty raid,” rummaging through a woman’s underwear drawer which turns out to belong to Mr. Krabs’ mother.
Perhaps more hilariously, ‘Kwarantined Krab’ has been taken out of circulation due to Paramount+ claiming it had similarities with the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Of course, they better memory-hole any footage of Apollo 11 historic moon mission since they were similarly quarantined over media fears that they could carry back a world-ending pathogen:
What if the astronauts returning home unleashed upon Earth something dangerous and foreign to science — moon germs?
Cancel Culture Targets SpongeBob SquarePants
A Nickelodeon spokesperson told gaming news outlet IGN that because the plot “centers on a virus storyline,” they “have decided to not air it due to sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic.”
The spokesperson also confirmed the removal of ‘Mid-Life Crustacean’ due to “some story elements” not being “kid-appropriate,” but they noted that it has been out of general circulation since 2018.
According to the SpongeBob encyclopedia, ‘Kwarantined Krab’ was also left out of the recent season 12 DVD boxset released in January, despite the collection being billed as the “Complete Twelfth Season.”
Paramount+ is not the only streaming service to have purged older content for fear of offending viewers today.
Needless to say, other old Disney movies – like 1946’s ‘Song of the South’ – were completely memory-holed due to their supposed dated racial themes and stereotypes.