I don't mind something like that in a kids comedy show, but it's just the worst in general.I am a big believer that the best kids shows are the ones that respect the adult viewer.
Not every one of them has to do that.
But SpongeBob was one of those that early on was popular with college aged students because it was one of the shows that did.
I haven't watched it since I was probably 16, but I was looking and I'm not alone in hating this part.
People in movies, tvs, and even games are stupid and dense when the writers want drama. Take the classic "wait I can explain" line that's never followed up with the explanation.That one is almost as bad!