Why These ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ Episodes Aren’t on Paramount+

Nautical, nutty, and nonsensical, SpongeBob SquarePants has been delighting audiences of all ages since 1999. Originally aired on the Nickelodeon network, the wacky animated underwater sitcom can now be enjoyed on Paramount+. However, you won’t find the entire spongebob series there. More than one episode has been banned from the popular streaming service. Here are the episodes, along with the reasons why you can’t see them on Paramount+.

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Those familiar with SpongeBob would hardly consider the animated sea creature a menace to Bikini Bottom or any other society. Nickelodeon censors thought otherwise. Originally aired on Nick in 2003, the second segment of the third season episode was expunged from syndication and reruns back in 2018, Slate explains. For this reason, Paramount+ couldn’t air it today, even if they wanted to.

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