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SpongeBob’s Last Stand

” SpongeBob’s Last Stand ” is the eighth episode of the seventh season and the 134th overall episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants American animated television series . It originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 22, 2010, in celebration of Earth Day .

The series follows the adventures and endeavors of the title character and various friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom . In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick protest the construction of a highway that would destroy Jellyfish Fields.

The episode was written by Aaron Springer , Steven Banks , and Derek Iversen, and the animated Was directed by Andrew Overtoom and Tom Yasumi . Upon release, the episode puts positive reviews. On March 16, 2010, the episode became available on DVD.

Plot summary

Early one day, SpongeBob and Patrick become the first visitors to Jellyfish Fields. As they wander in the area, they discover that states that “super highway” will be built through Jellyfish Fields. Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob resolves to prevent the highway’s creation. [2]

SpongeBob asks Mr. Krabs for assistance, but he supports the highway, believing that it can bring more customers to the Krusty Krab . SpongeBob then shows Mr. Krabs the highway’s blueprint, which shows that the highway is going to be Krusty Krab and directly to the Chum Bucket, revealing that Plankton is responsible for the highway’s development. Mr. Krabs is outraged at this revelation and decides to support SpongeBob. They both go to the Chum Bucket and ask Plankton to not develop the highway, but he states that the rest of the town has already unanimously voted to build the highway. [2]

Refusing to give up, SpongeBob and Patrick peacefully petition to stop the highway. Nobody listens to them, however, and they are quickly exiled for their actions. Soon afterwards, they see a parade meant to commemorate the groundbreaking of the highway. SpongeBob predicted, it turns Jellyfish Fields into a wasteland. [2]

A few days later, the Krusty Krab’s business quickly dwindles due to the highway. Believing that no one will come to the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs decides to finally give Plankton the Krabby Patty formula. Mothers seconds before he does, however, the jellyfish from Jellyfish Fields invades Bikini Bottom and start attacking civilians. SpongeBob makes an appeal to the people, who agrees to destroy it. Everybody in Bikini Bottom turns against Plankton and destroys the pavement and the columns of the highway. Plankton, who thinks his highway is unremovable, tries to save it but gets run over. Jellyfish Fields is restored instantly to its natural state. [2]

Production

“SpongeBob’s Last Stand” was written by Aaron Springer , Steven Banks , and Derek Iversen. Springer also served as storyboard director. [3] Animation direction by Andrew Overtoomand Tom Yasumi , the episode was part of Nickelodeon ‘s 2010 Earth Day celebration. [4] [5] [6] The episode originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 22, 2010, [1] [7]following a two-hour marathon of nature-themed SpongeBob episodes. [5] [8]A tie-in game to the episode was released online prior to its television airing. [9] [10] According to Nickelodeon, “[kids will] learn about the environment through different levels of local Bikini Bottom.” [9]

Nickelodeon officially announced the episode on a press release on April 5, 2010. According to the network, “SpongeBob and Patrick learn the ‘Shelly Super Highway’ is coming to Bikini Bottom – right through Jellyfish Fields! neighbors, or it could be the end for Jellyfish Fields forever. ” [11] SpongeBob’s campaign to save the jellyfish . [5] [6] [12] Banks Writer told that the episode never sets out to teach environmental lessons. He said “When you entertain someone and make it funny, sometimes you can get a message across […] Not that we’re out here to send messages everywhere.” [8]The episode featured two musical numbers, including “Give Jellyfish Fields to Chance”, a salute to the 1960s protest songs with similarities to John Lennon ‘s ” Give Peace to Chance “. [8] [13] Banks, on the song, said that “[It is a] spell of Bob Dylan meets John Lennon.” [8]

On March 16, 2010, first published in the United States and Canada, [14] [15] [16] on July 18, 2011 in region 2 , [17] and on June 6, 2011 in region 4 . [18] The DVD features six other episodes including “Pet or Pests”, “Komputer Overload”, “Gullible Pants”, “Overbooked”, “No Hat for Pat”, and “Toy Store of Doom”. [19] [20] [21] It was also released on the series DVD compilation, alongside 25 other episodes. [22]

Reception

According to the Nielsen Media Research , Nickelodeon averaged 2.1 million total viewers. SpongeBob SquarePants was ranked as the number one telecaster, “SpongeBob’s Last Stand”, with kids 2-11 for the month. [23]

The episode received positive reviews from critics. Paul Mavis of DVD Talk said “he has a particularly well-crafted entry.” [24] CS Strowbridge of The Numbers said “There are a number on this double-length short, but it feels padded. It’s also heavy-handed. I do not think they have anything to do with it, but it would have been more effective. ” [25] Josh Rode of DVD Verdict describes the episode as” decent “. [26] Shannon Gosney of The Mommy-Filessaid “there were many parts where my boys just burst out laughing .. Even I found myself laughing at times.” [21]

Controversy

The episode was criticized from conservatives, who argued that Nickelodeon was promoting environmentalism through this episode. [27]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Seidman, Robert (April 5, 2010). ” ” SpongeBob “Campaigns to Save Jellyfish Fields in” SpongeBob’s Last Stand “Premiering Earth Day, April 22, On Nickelodeon” . TV by the Numbers . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:d Andrew Overtoom and Tom Yasumi (Directors) (March 16, 2010). SpongeBob’s Last Stand (DVD). United States: Nickelodeon.
  3. Jump up^ SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Seventh Season (“SpongeBob’s Last Stand” credits) (DVD). United States: Paramount Home Entertainment / Nickelodeon. December 6, 2011.
  4. Jump up^ “Nickelodeon Celebrates Earth Day 2010 With Green Themed Premieres” . Nickutopia. April 5, 2010 . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:c Liu, Ed (April 5, 2010). “Nickelodeon Announces Earth Day 2010 Programming, Incl.” SpongeBob’s Last Stand ” ” . Toonzone . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:a McLean b , Thomas J. (April 6, 2010). “SpongeBob Makes Last Stand for Earth Day” . Animation . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  7. Jump up^ “SpongeBob SquarePants Green Goes for Earth Day” . Ugo. April 7, 2013 . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:d Rowe, Douglas J. (April 21, 2010). “SpongeBob SquarePants Shows It’s Not Easy Being Yellow on Earth Day” . TV Guide . Retrieved May 3,2013 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:b Dougherty, Robert (April 17, 2010). “SpongeBob Last Stand Game Ties into Earth Day Special” . Yahoo! . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ “Celebrate Earth Day with Nickelodeon!” . Sage and Savvy . April 16, 2010. Archived from the original on April 20, 2010 . Retrieved June 22,2013 .
  11. Jump up^ Seidman, Robert (April 5, 2010). ” ” SpongeBob “Campaigns to Save Jellyfish Fields in” SpongeBob’s Last Stand “Premiering Earth Day, April 22, On Nickelodeon” . Zap2it . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  12. Jump up^ Basil, Nancy (April 22, 2010). ” ” SpongeBob’s Last Stand “Tonight” . About.com . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  13. Jump up^ “Nickelodeon Celebrates Earth Day With SpongeBob’s Last Stand, ‘Themed Programming 4/22” . Broadway World. April 5, 2010 . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  14. Jump up^ “SquarePants SpongeBob – Spongebob’s Last Stand” . TV Shows on DVD . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  15. Jump up^ Lambert, David (December 14, 2009). “SpongeBob SquarePants – Never-Seen Episode Comes to DVD First in ‘SpongeBob’s Last Stand ‘ ” . TV Shows on DVD . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  16. Jump up^ Lambert, David (December 17, 2009). “SpongeBob SquarePants – Early Front DVD Art Cover for SpongeBob’s Last Stand” . TV Shows on DVD . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Last Stand [DVD]” . Amazon.co.uk . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ “SpongeBob’s Last Stand” . EzyDVD . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  19. Jump up^ Miller, Gordon S. (December 17, 2011). “DVD Review: SpongeBob SquarePants – Complete Seventh Season” . Blogcritics . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  20. Jump up^ “SpongeBob Squarepants: SpongeBob’s Last DVD Stand Available Today!” . Must Have Mom! . March 16, 2010 . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  21. ^ Jump up to:b Gosney, Shannon (March 26, 2010). ” ” Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob’s Last Stand “DVD Review” . The Mommy-Files . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  22. Jump up^ Lambert, David (September 12, 2011). “SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon / Paramount Announces a ‘Complete 7th Season’ 4-DVD Set”. TV Shows on DVD . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  23. Jump up^ Seidman, Robert (April 27, 2010). “SpongeBob SquarePants, The Penguins of Madagascar and Fanboy and Chum Chum rank as Top Three Animated Series on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 In April” . Zap2it . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  24. Jump up^ Mavis, Paul (March 18, 2010). “SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob’s Last Stand” . DVD Talk . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  25. Jump up^ Stowbridge, CS (December 4, 2011). “Featured TV on DVD Review: SpongeBob SquarePants: Season Seven” . The Numbers . Nash Information Services, LLC . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  26. Jump up^ Rode, Josh (December 11, 2011). “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Seventh Season” . DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013 . Retrieved June 22, 2013 .
  27. Jump up^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spongebobs-firing-sparks-political-debate-652727

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