November 4, 2001

Post #1381 – 20011104

I love Spongebob Squarepants. I’m 43 and not ashamed to admit it. My 6 year old seems to have outgrown his charms but my 3 year old adores him. When I mention it to most parents they tend to smile wanly while hugging their children tighter and sidling away. I actually saw one mother shoo her child away from a television on which it was showing. I remember you mentioning it to Scott Simon one night on Chinwag Theater. Do you approve of it or consider it mind rot? I’d love to hear what you think.

Daniel replies:

Spongebob Squarepants is one of the finer dramas on television--and it's not even PBS! If you look at the credits closely, you will see it is an adaptation of something by Dostoevsky.