I must confess I've never really "gotten" Spongebob Squarepants. I remember seeing it when it first came on Nickelodeon* and just really missing the early days of Ren & Stimpy. Plus, I've never been able to shake the sense that it's somehow an ornately disguised dirty joke.** I'm getting old, I guess.
One thing's for certain though, and that's the fact that my niece and nephews have all been massive Spongebob fans at one time or another. Even if, it turns out, they haven't actually seen the show!
What follows is a loose transcript of a conversation I recently had with my three year-old nephew...
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