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SpongeBob Squarepants – Season 6: Volume 2 + Legends Of The Bikini Bottom + iCarly – Season 2, Volume 2 (Nickelodeon DVDs)


Picture: B/B-/C     Sound: B/C+/C+     Extras: C/C/D     Episodes: B+/B-/D



Viewers may have expected the moronically, endearing SpongeBob Squarepants to go down hill after 6 seasons, but has remained as fresh and inventive ever.  Of course many of the episodes are hit or miss (as they always have been), but for the most part I found myself chuckling at the plethora of jokes that obviously fly of younger viewers’ heads.


The writing is creative as it manages to pull in audiences of all ages with the fast paced nature of the episodes and its slick wit.  There is a bit of potty humor here and there, but even that is a caricature of itself to an extent; being totally self aware of the idiocy that is occurring.


In this second volume we find our absorbent friend and his starfish pal Patrick getting in tons of mischief.  We have the return of superheroes, confined situations, rags to riches to rags stories, incompetence and so much more it is hard to believe the writers can continue coming up with new and inspiring tales.


For more on SpongeBob Squarepants please refer to our previous review of The First 100 Episodes:





The episodes this season are as follows:


Disc 1-

Porous Pockets

Choir Boys

Krusty Crushers

The Card

Dear Vikings


Pineapple Fever

Chum Caverns

Grandpappy the Pirate

Cephalopod Lodge


Professor Squidward


Disc 2-

Pet or Pests

Komputer Overload

Gullible Pants


No Hat for Pat

Toy Store of Doom

The Clash of Triton

Sand Castles in the Sand

Shell Shocked

Chum Bucket Supreme

Single Cell Anniversary


The picture is presented again in a Full Frame image that is better than anything I remember from the previous five seasons.  The colors are vividly bright throughout with a crisp, clean image that makes for an overall great viewing experience.  The episodes are sharp, sharp, sharp.  The sound again is a simple Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that gets the job done, but mainly caters to the dialogue and adds little atmosphere.  The sound is crisp and boisterous, though fans again will be disappointed with the lack of 5.1 surround track for this lively series.


The extras include the following:


Bollywood Bob


How to Make SpongeBob Squarepants


“The Clash of Tritan” Shorts


            Neptune’s Origins


Yellow, absorbent and now on DVD.



At the same time, Nickelodeon continues to issue singles like Legends Of The Bikini Bottom, a SpongeBob DVD with six episodes, though you would think this was a telefilm with the way the text represented the content:


The Monster Who Came In From The Bikini Bottom

Welcome To The Bikini Bottom Triangle

The Main Drain



The Curse Of The Hex



Extras include behind the scenes of making these shorts and three bonus shorts.  Again, we think seasons are sufficiently releases, but there is much money in doing singles, even for a lesser show like iCarly, now in a Season 2, Volume 2 set made of a whopping 2 DVDs.  It is more of the same, but the 10 episodes (how short they are!) come with two TV movies.  I wish Carly Simon would dress up as a robot for her next album and spoof this show while using the name of the show as her next album title.  We are not impressed with this show, as this link will show:





How about more of the shows that made the network what it is today?  We’ll see.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II & Nicholas Sheffo


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