SpongeBob is "designed to entertain 6-toyear-olds. Gordon Barr and Roger Domeneghetti of the Evening Chronicle described the musical as "a silly riot of colour [ SpongeBob's "pineapple under the sea", manifests and mocks his playful, infantile sensibility. Jackie Chan's 10 Best Films. They assumed that for SpongeBob SquarePants to be understood as a "gay show", SpongeBob and his friends had to explicitly identify as queer. While many animated films convey clear dichotomies and singularities in the worlds they illustrate, Bikini Bottom is presented as a space in which even a squirrel from Texas can learn to adjust.
In the show's defense, Nickelodeon vice president Jane Gould said the researchers should have used a different show, because SpongeBob isn't intended for preschoolers.
Sandy was originally sent by the "Treedome" corporation to Bikini Bottom to study undersea life. Will and Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy promoted a gay, campy aesthetic solely for the purposes of enhancing and enlightening heterosexual culture. One episode in particular highlights how the world of Bikini Bottom wholeheartedly rejects heteronormative culture and creates an "actually existing queer world". Alberstram argues that for queer people, "there's something powerful in being wrong, in losing, in failing" because "all our failures combined might just be enough, if we practice them well, to bring down the winner" These listicles tend to reference SpongeBob surfing on David Hasselhoff's brawny chest, the show's affinity for rainbows, and random homoerotic moments between the male characters. Retrieved August 26,
Retrieved April 27, Despite being rooted in nostalgia, the reemergence of SpongeBob could very well be linked to a longing for a yet-to-be-realized queer future. I couldn't pick that up from the audition material at all. The Voice of an Angel: Archived from the original mp3 on July 24, Retrieved January 21,