Parents' Guide to

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Patty Caper

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cartoon collection is as funny and absurd as always.

Movie NR 2011 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

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age 13+

el peor dvd de bob esponja junto con heroes of bikini bottom

de verdad no recomendo esta pelicula es asquerosa y cruel como el episodio de atrapado en el ecurridor (cruel), alguien esta en la cocina con arenita (cruel), bufones gracientos (asqueroso) un humor muy crudo es especial esta super asqueroso de verdad ea es un asco

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (6):

Fans will get their fill of SpongeBob mayhem and enjoy the underwater hijinks. This DVD is a good mix of episodes featuring some favorite food- and kitchen-related storylines. Whether it's Plankton chasing after the Krabby Patty formula, Mr. Krabs stealing food to feed his growing daughter Pearl (a sperm whale), or SpongeBob attempting a career as a kitchen-sponge model, this animated series is hilarious, with humor that ranges from preschool-friendly sight gags to grown-up-friendly references (like the Agatha Christie allusions in the Patty Caper special).

But if you think SpongeBob, Patrick, and company are everything that's wrong with children's entertainment, it's doubtful that this DVD will change your mind. There's still no hidden educational purpose to the series, but it does expose kids to plot structure, character development, predictability, and the various ways that humor is used in a story. Characters often speak sarcastically and act rudely to each other -- and, unlike in real life, no one seems bothered by the mean-spirited things that are said. What's more, situations are often resolved with violence, and the frequent songs sometimes touch on iffy subject matter like bombs and making fun of people. SpongeBob is a classic animated icon, and there's a reason for his cult-like following among everyone from toddlers to college students to adults who don't have kids.

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