I recently heard a theory that the main characters from Spongebob Squarepants are based on what some call the ‘7 deadly sins’. What?!
Let’s think about this: Lazy Patrick, greedy Mr. Krabs, jealous Plankton, hang on a second! Maybe there is something in this? I can see Squidward as wrath, and Sandy as proud, but Gary the snail as being gluttonous or Spongebob lustful? I’m less convinced by these two but I think there’s some weight to most of these arguments, and if you think about it they could work on a few different levels too, i.e. Squidward could also be named lazy, Spongebob greedy, etc.
I had to laugh when I saw this church sign (right). Poor Paul.
Even when others do wrong to him (and let’s face it he was a bit of a ‘goofy goober’ for getting drunk on ice cream), I like the fact that Spongebob wants to give everyone a chance. Everyone! If you’ve seen the Spongebob Movie, you’ll know this by the cameo appearance of the Hoff.