All the people saying it went down after the movie are clearly band-wagoners, or never actually watched those episode. Unless of course they have a legitimate reason to say that because they really do think the new episodes suck...
That's it. Considering there are a lot of people on both "sides" of this issue, it's not really much to "jump the bandwagon" on. I developed a bad feeling about the post-movies episodes since I saw the first commercial for them. (And before, when I found out they just continue to make new episodes, I was happy to hear about that.)
Anyway, I'm not much of a fan of the show, but I think some of the newer episodes are pretty good, and some are just plain terrible. You could say that to the pre-movie episodes too, as some were quite good, and others were just awful.
Not to the extent that many of the post-movies were, IMO. The worst one before the movie, to me, was "Ugh."
Honestly, it bored me. There was only two things I thought were funny in that whole thing. "Reef Blowers"
was short, but I still didn't really care for it/like it. "Gary Takes a Bath"
wasn't that good for me either. "The Sponge Who Could Fly"
became predictable at a point. Those are the only episodes I have the biggest problems with before the movie. But to me there were a lot more good and memorable episodes I would recommend to someone who doesn't like SpongeBob
"Just One Bite"
(the original version- one scene was cut out later on- is there any legal release for this episode that still has that scene?), "Band Geeks"
, "Dying for Pie"
, "Chocolate With Nuts"
, "Doing Time"
, "Bubble Buddy"
, "MermaidMan and BarnacleBoy IV"
, "Mid Life Crustacean"
, "Sandy, Spongebob, and the Worm"
, "Wet Painters"
, and "Sailor Mouth"
are some of those episodes, for various reasons.
Like the Movie itself, I didn't like it much.
Seeing the promo for new post-movie episodes made the series look like the movie, which I didn't like, since to me, the movie made SpongeBob and Patrick look dumber than ever before.
That's the key thing, no matter what people say about the show. Including something like this...
Or, you know, maybe they just suck.