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17 Times "SpongeBob SquarePants" Was The Cleverest Show On TV

Proof that It wasn't just for children.

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1. When it mocked its own adherence to the laws of nature.

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2. And referenced the episode runtime.

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3. There was that time when it perfectly summed up shattered expectations.

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4. And life as an adult.

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5. Something the show did more than once.

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6. The cartoon even parodied tabloid news.

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7. And made us question contract law.

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8. For a show created for 'children', It didn't mind getting a bit existential on some occasions.

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9. Metaphors? How about bringing them to life.

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10. It wasn't afraid to break the fourth wall.

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11. Or acknowledge the fact that it was just a cartoon.

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12. A campfire and a sea below water? Sure, because fuck logic.

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13. Not that the show didn't sometimes try to make sense.

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14. Swimming pool Inception.

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15. It summed up the struggle of procrastination better than any show before.

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16. Spongebob himself showed moments of genius. Like that time he reverse engineered a circle drawing.

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17. And then there's this theory that one Internet user came up with. Hell, maybe the show is even cleverer than we thought.

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