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New SpongeBob SquarePants Song Urges Shoppers Not to Be Jerks This Holiday Season

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So who's responsible for the catchiest holiday song to come along in years? Would you believe Michael Vick and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson? It was Vick and Wilson's bad behavior which helped inspire the creation of that new Xmas classic, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)."

The 10 Worst TV Role Models of 2012

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The good news for parents is that even the worst role models can serve as a starting point for some important discussions with kids.

WATCH: Spongebob Meets 'Inception'

Posted 12.04.2012 | Comedy

When someone says "Spongebob Squarepants" you probably think of the lighthearted kids' show about a guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea. But...

Disgraced Firm Is Missing Some SpongeBob Coins

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

* Bankruptcy trustee discloses missing coins, gold * Silver four-coin sets sold for $259 each * Retail value of missing ...

I'm With Stupid: The Seditious Evil That Is SpongeBob Squarepants

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm not here to defend the Teletubbies, though, because, to be frank, they scare the living crap out of me. If they should be banned in Ukraine or anywhere else, I would absolutely applaud such a decision. SpongeBob, on the other hand, is a different story.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Gay? Ukranian Officials Think So

TheFW | Kyle McGovern | Posted 08.17.2012 | Weird News

SpongeBob SquarePants has been accused of "promoting homosexuality" by a study from the Ukranian National Expert Commission For Protecting Public Mora...

FBI Seizes SpongeBob Coins From Disgraced CEO

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - Silver SpongeBob SquarePants coins minted by a private company in New Zealand were among assets seized by FBI agents from Peregrine Financ...

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

EXCLUSIVE: 'SpongeBob' Gets The Stop-Motion Treatment (And John Goodman!)

Posted 11.15.2012 | TV

SpongeBob Squarepants is already getting into the holiday spirit. The Nickelodeon cartoon will get its first full-length stop-motion Christmas spe...

WATCH: SpongeBob, Patrick Rap At Graduation

Posted 05.21.2012 | College

Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami brought out two special guests at the University of Vermont's commencement ceremony -- SpongeBob Squarepants and P...

My Psychological Theory about SpongeBob SquarePants

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Besides perhaps fostering an interest in marine biology, it's hard to understand the ability of Sponge Bob Square Pants ability to fascinate, let alone teach.

Bad News For Spongebob And Friends

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Entertainment

Though Nickelodeon once claimed a dip in its ratings was a technical error, it appears as though the network's troubles have not been resolved. Th...

WATCH: Catwoman Pepper Sprays Fake Ozzy Osbourne

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 02.04.2012 | Weird News

Catwoman can be a tiger when she's angry. Believe it or not, a woman who dresses up as Catwoman to pose for pictures on Hollywood Blvd. got into a ...

WATCH: Catwoman Pepper Sprays Fake Ozzy Osbourne

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 02.03.2012 | Weird News

Catwoman can be a tiger when she's angry. Believe it or not, a woman who dresses up as Catwoman to pose for pictures on Hollywood Blvd. got into a ...

Spongebob's Pineapple Is Mathematically Impossible?

Posted 01.30.2012 | TV

Spongebob may live under the sea, but according to one math expert, despite the claims of his theme song, he's not making his home in an authentic pin...

How SpongeBob SquarePants Saved A Jetskiier's Life

Posted 01.11.2012 | Travel

He lives in a pineapple under the sea, and to one man, SpongeBob SquarePants is a hero. Lost jetskiier Eric Bettanin used his brightly colored SpongeB...

When Will Culture Warriors Find Their Rainbow Connection?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Cliff Schecter

Too-big-to-fail corporations and their hand maidens in Congress (and the conservative echo chamber) most certainly pose a far greater danger to our children than a green frog-like puppet.

Nickelodeon: Not the Only Company Reaching Young Children Through Advertisements Intended for Older Children

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Research has shown that advertising to very young children is harmful. Until age 7 or 8, children do not have the cognitive capacity to understand that advertising presents a biased point-of-view.

Limiting TV Time: A Family Dinner Table Talk

Posted 11.16.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, we learned that SpongeBob, representing a certain vein ...

WATCH: SpongeBob Gets A Beatdown

Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Somebody better call Patrick Star. A man dressed in a SpongeBob SquarePants costume was detained -- but not arrested -- outside of Hollywood's Grau...

PHOTO: LAPD Bust Shady Character

Posted 11.15.2011 | Comedy

Delight, horror, intense amusement... these are all things this photo by Steve Boelhouwer makes us feel. Oh, barnacles! Related Video: ...

The "SpongeBob Study": Sorting Through The Science For Take-Home Messages | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents

By now, nearly all parents have not only heard about the “SpongeBob Study,” but have formed an opinion about it. That said, I’d still like to as...

Nickelodeon Admits SpongeBob Not Fit for Preschoolers

Josh Golin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

Children who watched nine minutes of SpongeBob scored worse on assessments designed to measure memory and problem-solving skills than children who watched a slower-paced cartoon or kids who spent nine minutes drawing.

SpongeBob SquarePants Causes Attention Problems: Study

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media

CHICAGO -- The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cau...

Let's Make Waves for SpongeBob SquarePants

William S. Becker | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

The recent squall over SpongeBob SquarePants and his book about global climate change appears to have died down now. That's a pity. Sometimes, it's in the public interest to turn a squall into a hurricane.