Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Why SpongeBob Has Had No Real Crossovers

Why SpongeBob Has ZERO Real Crossovers | Vailskibum94

SpongeBob SquarePants doesn't have a single true crossover episode. Stephen Hillenburg laid down the rules early on in the show: this wasn't allowed. Why was this decision made? What makes SpongeBob a unique case where a crossover actually can't happen?

Many have requested SpongeBob crossovers with various Nickelodeon properties like The Loud House, Jimmy Neutron, The Fairly OddParents or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While these types of interactions happen in Nicktoons video games, there's a very good reason they don't make it on TV. 

Surprisingly, the only thing that comes close to a real crossover is hidden in Big Time Rush, which features Patchy the Pirate! Yes, that's real.

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  1. It's because Hillenburg was afraid that crossing over SpongeBob with another show might cause it to be defamed or lose its quality that it has carefully built up over the course of 2 decades

    Yet Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Butch Hartman had no problems doing crossovers of Rugrats with The Wild Thornberries & The Fairly OddParents with Jimmy Neutron

    Stephen Hillenburg was VERY notorious for being super strict about the direction of his creation...

  2. Look. I don't care about this wish. This is just a stupid guideline in my opinion


  3. I kinda want a SpongeBob SquarePants crossover because if done right it could revitalize this stale IP!

    It should be either with the new Nick Jr. cartoon Baby Shark's Big Show, the Rugrats reboot, or Rocko's Modern Life

    SpongeBob has admittedly gotten old so a crossover could help breathe new life into a dead IP


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