Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back by Popular Demand, Its the Sponge Bob Game!

Just in case you have never watched the show, I will sum it up for you. It’s a very sarcastic cartoon, staring the following characters. Sponge Bob, Patrick Star, Squidward, Mr Krabs, Sandy Cheeks, Plankton, and Gary! In the beginning, I watched this show with my kids with no real consideration as to what was happening. Now, upon further review, I have come to realize that it is the story of all our lives. Each character represents someone you know. So here is how we play. Familiarize yourself with all the characters and their individual characteristics.

Sponge Bob = Quirky, sarcastic, funny, a bit off the deep end
Patrick Star = Simple, naïve, jolly, dopey
Squidward = Raspy, Grumpy, Annoyed, Miserable
Mr Krabs = Busy, Money Hungry, Blinded with Ambition
Sandy Cheeks = Happy, smart, savvy, fresh
Plankton = Evil, Wicked, Thief, Mean
Pearl = Happy, Chearful, Positive
Gary = Quiet, slow, misunderstood, lonely

Now, go out into the world and every time you talk to someone, decide which character they resemble and why. I know this sounds silly but there is a point. First, it will bring light to the fact that we all take ourselves way to serious. Secondly, it will allow you to see how our actions can group us into a category of people, we may not want to be associated with. Lastly, it might make us further understand that our individuality provides for one heck of a good show. I mean how much fun would life be if everyone was Sponge Bob?
To win the game, ask yourself who you think you most resemble and why. Then ask yourself, who you think most people would pick you to be and why. Who would you like to be? Are they the same? What could you do to change your character? An important thing to remember is that people will communicate with you differently based on what character you portray. Make sure that if you want to be treated like Sponge Bob, you’re not acting like Squidward.


Anonymous said...

Today I feel like Sandy. But who knows what tomorrow will bring??

Kiki said...

Sadly, I am a combo of Sponge Bob with Squidward...and have I told you lately how I loathe that show? (Didn't I sound like Squidward there?) The whole kitchen sponge in the bottom of the ocean living in a pineapple for goodness sake! And the whole Square Pants thing? Those are clearly SHORTS! Hmpf! We wont even talk about Patrick...

Anonymous said...

Love this post because now as I go about my day I can picture people with these characters head on them and it will bring a smile to my face. Hope I don't run in to a Plankton person.....scary!

Mary said...

Kiki! I love that show! It's genius! Have you ever considered that they live in "bikini bottom" and if you look at the sky in the background you will see flowers. Too funny.