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Spongebob Squarepants is an American cartoon that was made by Nickelodeon, May 1, 1999, and it is still ongoing. The show has been censored around the world.

CensorshipEdit

Post-Production CensorshipEdit

Season One Edit

  • Episode 3b
  1. The scene that shows Squidward naked was cut. (due to concerns over nudity.) however, SpongeBob was naked in both Ripped/Nature Pants, both in Season 1.

Season Two Edit

  • Episode 18a
  1. All swear words were replaced with dolphin noises.

Season Three Edit

  • Episode 9a
  1. The scene where SpongeBob says "I dedicate this crash to my best friend Squidward!" was cut.
  • Episode 14a
  1. The scene that shows Sandy kicking SpongeBob's bottom and as a resulted gets arrested was cut.

Season Four Edit

  • Episode 3
  1. Originally granny was going to be holding an axe, the axe was changed to a cookie tray. 

Season Nine Edit

  • Episode 17b
  1. The scene where Larry says "The only thing worse than donuts is ground glass." was cut.
  2. The scene that shows Larry forcing a glass cup into a fishes' mouth before hitting the guy's head which causes the glass cup to break in the fish's mouth was cut.

Season Twelve Edit

  • Episode 15a
  1. Originally, Red Mist Squidward was supposed to come closer to the screen as the door opened. However it was changed, and the scene was cut in US reruns.

UK CensorshipEdit

Nickelodeon UK Edit

Season 1 Edit
  • Episode 5a
  1. The scene where Squidward says  "Oh, my aching tentacles!" was cut. 
  • Episode 13a
  1. The scene that shows Patrick shaving off parts of SpongeBob's head was cut. 
  • Episode 20a
  1. The scene where Patrick has a bunch of fish hooks in his mouth was cut. It instead jumps to Patrick saying "Lighten up, will ya?"
Season 2 Edit
  • Episode 13a
  1. The Perfume Department Scene Was Cut (Shaved Time: 28 seconds)
  • Episode 19a
  1. The scene that shows No Name cut the power to SpongeBob's house was modified for the Nickelodeon UK broadcast. In the Nickelodeon UK broadcast, it was replaced with a shot of the door outside of SpongeBob's house.
Season 7 Edit
  • Episode 23a
  1. The scene that shows Patrick turning the blender SpongeBob is in on was cut.
Season 8 Edit
  • Episode 8b
  1. The scene that shows the fat fish scooping up Plankton was cut.
Season 10 Edit
  • Episode 10b
  1. The scene that shows the art appraiser mimes hanging himself to demonstrate to Mr. Krabs what "out of the picture" means was cut.
Season 11 Edit
  • Episode 21b
  1. Any scene containing Mr. Krabs breaking glass bottles was removed.
Season 12 Edit
  1. SpongeBob In Randomland cuts out the Red Mist Squidward. He only opens 2 doors instead of 3.
  • Episode 7a
  1. The scene where Plankton charges at Mr. Krabs and throws him inside the toilet was cut.
  • Episode 11a
  1. Squidward failing to close SpongeBob's teeth gap with his strength, and using a drill was modified. Instead, Squidward does successfully close it without the drill.
  2. SpongeBob drinking soap was cut.
  3. The part where the nail in SpongeBob teeth falls out was modified. Instead, there is no nail.
  • Episode 20
  1. SpongeBob chewing balloons briefly, then blowing them was cut. Instead, only blows them.

India CensorshipEdit

Nickelodeon India Edit

Season One Edit
  • Episode 2b
  1. All the scenes showing SpongeBob ripping his pants with SpongeBob's underwear was blurred.
Season Two Edit
  • Episode 1b
  1. The scene that shows Patrick checking his tan, but instead sees his butt was modified for the Nickelodeon India broadcast. In the Nickelodeon India broadcast, it was replaced with a shot of Spongebob.

Poland CensorshipEdit

Nickelodeon Poland Edit

Season One Edit
  • Episode 3a
  1. The scene that shows Patrick jamming the net through Squidward's bandaged hand was cut. (As of 2018, this scene is no longer censored.)
  • Episode 4a
  1. The scene that shows Squidward choking on the fork was cut. (As of 2018, this scene is no longer censored.)
  • Episode 5a
  1. The scene where Squidward says  "Oh, my aching tentacles!" was cut.
  • Episode 7b
  1. The scene that shows the Jellyfish dance was cut. (As of 2018, this scene is no longer censored.)
  • Episode 20a
  1. The scene that shows Patrick eating the cheese off the hook was cut. (As of 2018 this scene is no longer censored.)

Greece CensorshipEdit

Nickelodeon Greece Edit

Season One Edit
  • Episode 5a
  1. The scene where Squidward says  "Oh, my aching tentacles!" was cut.

Indonesia CensorshipEdit

Global TV Edit

  • All episodes
  1. Sandy's bikini is blurred.

Nickelodeon Indonesia Edit

Season One Edit
  • Episode 15b
  1. All live-action scenes were cut.

Netherlands CensorshipEdit

Nickelodeon Edit

Season One Edit
  • Episode 16a
  1. The scene where Patrick says "Patrick needs love too!" it was changed to "3:15"

Canada CensorshipEdit

Nick Canada Edit

Season Three Edit
  • Episode 18a
  1. Nick Canada banned the episode due to its deception of animal abuse. But Not YTV.
  • Episode 18b
  1. Nick Canada banned the episode due to the sister episode.

Southeast Asia CensorshipEdit

Nick Southeast AsiaEdit

  • Any scene with the David statue in "Artist Unknown" was cut.
  • In "SpongeGuard on Duty", the scene when Patrick accidentally looks at his own butt was cut.

Egypt/Arabic CensorshipEdit

MBC3Edit

  • Truth or Square
  1. The wedding scene was cut 
  • Seasons 5-7
  1. The episodes "It's a Spongebob Christmas", "Gary's in Love", and "Love that Squid" are banned.
  • Season 8
  1. Butt Jokes are cut.
  • Frozen Face Off
  1. A line where Squidward is insulting the other snow racers was muted. The redub of this episode does not censor it.
  2. Mr. Krabs mentioning Santa Claus was replaced. The redub of this episode does not censor it.
  3. The Abominable Snow Mollusk hugging and purring Patrick was cut. The redub of this episode does not censor it.
  • All
  1. The Krusty Krab's front side is cut due to the Romeo flags looking like crosses. Some episodes have the flag all red.

Persian CensorshipEdit

  1. All the bikinis are drawn over with dresses. 
Season 1 Edit
  • Tea At The Treedome
  1. At the part where Sandy has her bikini, the screen awkwardly stretches out to prevent showing it.
Season 5 Edit
  • Pat No Pay
  1. At the part where a lady has her bikini, the screen slightly stretches so she is offscreen.
Season 9 Edit
  • Squirrel Record
  1. This episode turned into a clip because Sandy was in her bikini the majority of the episode.

Italian Censorship Edit

Nick Italy Edit

Season 1 Edit
  • Episode 1a
  1. Tiny Tim's song "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" was shortened. 
  • Episode 2b
  1. The ripped pants song was cut.
  • Episode 15b
  1. The live-action scenes for SpongeBob and Patrick were cut. 
  • Episode 19b
  1. The scene when Tom Kenny was taking a shower was cut.
Season 2 Edit
  • Episode 5a
  1. The wormy song was cut.
  • Episode 15b
  1. The Sweet Victory song was cut.

Chinese Censorship Edit

CCTV Edit

  • The show was banned in 2008. 

Where to find it uncensored Edit

There is no completely uncensored version (except maybe the Just One Bite fire scene), but the DVDs and the American/Australian/New Zealand airings are nearly completely uncensored.

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