Spongebob is (was) great. A lot of people peg the decline as after the first movie, but there were some good episodes then. What's crap are the spinoffs and movies (after the first one). I don't know why all the new Spongebob programming (movies and a new spinoff TV show) had to go to CGI/3D animation. The original show was one of the last bastions of old-school cartooning left. Also, the new Camp Coral show supposedly breaks all sorts of canon and to Spongebobheads that's some serious ####ing business, though no one else really cares. Also Hillenburg was against spinoff shows so you have the obvious backlash now that Nickelodeon have gone against his wishes.