Honestly, what the fuck was Nickelodeon thinking? They took it too far.
It's no coincidence that after that episode I had no patience for cartoons with Spongebob's premise- an upbeat nuisance that bothers the hell out of a grouch (who's life is complete misery because LOL SO FUNNY). That included Regular Show, Bunnicula, and many others. It's fucking awful and needs to stop.