Well isn’t this a crazy week for news! First, we find out that Yu-Gi-Oh! and 4Kids are breaking up – now it seems the most beloved sponge to ever grace our planet earth is parting ways with the company that launched him. Starting later today, April 1st, SpongeBob SquarePants programming will be pulled from Nickelodeon airwaves. Details behind the split are not yet fully known, but we’re working aggressively (and porously) to track them down. As the 10-year-old toon has never been more successful, it’s doubtful SpongeBob will remain down for long. Rumors have already started to trickle down from Bikini Beach that the toon will be looking for a new home on 4Kids Entertainment’s Toonzai block, with a possible weekday deal with Cartoon Network. We’ll get more info on the breaking news, but let us know what you think in the meantime!! Would it be better or worse for a 4Kids Patrick? Or a Cartoon Network Mr. Krabs?
SpongeBob is on his way to the Krusty Krab when he spots a large factory pipe mounted on the restaurant’s roof. Inside is a parked boat pumping carbon dioxide into the pipe and out into the atmosphere. Mr. Krabs explains he is using global warming to his own advantage, creating an “Endless Summer” and allowing him to open the “Krusty Pool” year-round. However, SpongeBob has a plan to create a more-effective endless summer.
Later, Mr. Krabs is seen in his office playing with tiny wax figurines of him and a customer of the Krusty Pool. However, the figurines suddenly start to melt as a result of the raised temperatures. Mr. Krabs exits his office to see 17 boats pumping carbon dioxide into the air. Outside, Bikini Bottom has become a burning wasteland. SpongeBob is seen throwing a tire into a fire, explaining that he is helping to cause more global warming . A mob of citizens is seen running towards the Krusty Krab, which Mr. Krabs thinks are going to the pool. However, they literally run right over Mr. Krabs, and Patrick explains to him that they’re moving north, not being able to live in the new climate.
Mr. Krabs is both depressed and frustrated from the heat, while SpongeBob is excited to cannonball into the pool. However, the water quickly evaporates and SpongeBob lands in the empty concrete pool, exclaiming, “Ouch.” Also, yes, the above article about SpongeBob leaving Nickelodeon is just an April Fool’s Day story, in case you were wondering. …except the Yu-Gi-Oh! and 4Kids part, that’s still real. But you’d only know that if you got all the way down here to read! 😉