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

    Proof that It wasn't just for children.

    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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