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'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes Pulled for Being Inappropriate

Two episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants are gone from streaming.

The episodes, “Kwarantined Crab,” and “Mid-Life Crustacean,” were pulled from Paramount+ and Amazon due to inappropriate content, according to CNN on Tuesday (March 30).

Season 12′s “Kwarantined Crab” follows the story of a virus, and a health inspector finding a case of “Clam Flu” at the Krusty Krab. The patrons are quarantined, and those who are assumed to have the virus are tossed into the freezer.

The removal comes amid a rise in anti-Asian violence in the United States which has prompted many celebrities to speak out. The episode mirrors similar tensions and suspicions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization is urging people to avoid terms like “Chinese virus,” which was repeatedly used by former President Donald Trump.

“We have decided to not air it due to sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic,” a spokesperson for Nickelodeon told CNN Business.

Another episode, called “Mid-Life Crustacean” was pulled since 2018. In the episode, SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs break into a woman’s house and steal her underwear.

“We determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate,” Nickelodeon said.

Fans might find it a little weird that this superstar is a part of the new SpongeBob movie.

It Was Always Planned For Keanu Reeves To Appear in the New 'Spongebob' Movie

Fans might find it a little weird that Keanu Reeves is part of the new Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, but according to filmmaker Tim Hill, it was always part of the plan.

In an interview with TVLine, writer and director Tim Hill explained that the role was written just for Keanu and he was the only star in mind of the cameo.

“When I wrote the character, I kept having Keanu in my head so I never really had another person that we were thinking about. It was so lucky that he was like, ‘Sure, I’ll do that,’” Tim revealed.

He adds that “we made little Keanu drawings so long before he actually agreed, he was kind of in the movie. We had temp voices doing him and the momentum was too much.”

Sponge on the Run is set to premiere on Thursday, March 4 on Paramount+, and follows Spongebob and his best friend Patrick on a wild journey to Atlantic City to save Gary, who’s been snail-napped by the mighty King Poseidon.

Just recently, Keanu was spotted out in Los Angeles doing something really cool. See what it was here here!

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Patrick Stewart Dances To Spongebob Squarepants In Paramount+'s Super Bowl Commercial 2021 - Watch Now!

Patrick Stewart is having a full on party on the top of a mountain in Paramount+’s Super Bowl Commercial.

The iconic actor, who stars in Star Trek: Picard series, teams up with Stephen Colbert, Simone Messick, Christine Baranski, Tom Selleck and many more in the new streaming network’s promo.

“We live here now,” Patrick says to his peers who have just arrived on top of the mountain. “On Mount Paramount — isn’t it glorious?”

The spot also features Dora the Explorer, Beavis and Butt-Head, Iain Armitage from Young Sheldon and Captain Pike as well as sneak peeks of James Smartwood from Tooning Out the News, Ethan Peck‘s Spock from Star Trek: Discovery, and even the scary long-haired woman from The Ring.

See the full spot below now!

Did Nickelodeon Just Confirm SpongeBob SquarePants is Gay?!

Nickelodeon may have just confirmed to fans that the character SpongeBob SquarePants is gay. That’s at least how fans are interpreting the network’s latest tweet.

The @Nickelodeon Twitter account posted a Pride month message that seemingly confirmed the lovable character’s sexuality.

“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month 🌈,” the network captioned the tweet, which included photos of SpongeBob, Henry Danger‘s Schwoz Schwartz, and Legend of Korra‘s Korra.

Korra is known to be gay or bisexual and Schwoz is played by transgender actor Michael D. Cohen. So, is SpongeBob part of the LGBTQ+ community as well?

SpongeBob’s sexuality has been in question for years and the show’s creator Stephen Hillenburg actually has said that the character is asexual, not gay.

'SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' Debuts New Trailer - Watch!

The new trailer for SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is here!

The highly anticipated SpongeBob SquarePants is hitting theaters this Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s a plot summary: “SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.”

The voice cast includes Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Douglas Lawrence and Reggie Watts.

Watch the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

Keanu Reeves Pops Up In 'Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run' Trailer - Watch!

Keanu Reeves gives Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star some advice in the brand new trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

In the upcoming movie, after SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.

As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2020!

Watch the trailer below!

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Nickelodeon Will Reunite Cast of 'The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!' For TV Special

Nickelodeon just made our holidays even better, because the Spongebob Squarepants musical will be coming in December!

For the 20th anniversary of the series, the network is reuniting the cast of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! for a TV special, which will air sometime in December.

“What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants than to bring this wildly imaginative Broadway musical to Nickelodeon for a wider audience?” Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon Live Action Unscripted and Live Events, shared in a statement. “We could not be more excited that fans and families of all ages will now have the opportunity to experience live actors portraying these beloved characters in a whole new way with The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!”

Ethan Slater as SpongeBob, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Danny Skinner as Patrick, Brian Ray Norris as Mr. Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Plankton, and Jai’len Josey as Pearl, will all be back for the event.

The musical is directed by Tina Landau and features songs from Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, and They Might Be Giants.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! pits SpongeBob against an impending apocalypse. It’s also one of the most delightful productions to hit the stage in the last few years, making it particularly happy news that the show will be preserved for audiences to come.