A RANDOM document is making the rounds on the internet leading fans to believe Mr Krabs from SpongeBob was killed off on the show.
SpongeBob has been airing on Nickelodeon since 1999.
Why do fans think Mr Krabs dies in Spongebob?
A PDF titled The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants has hit the internet, depicting the crime scene of the death of Krusty Krab owner Mr. Krab.
“Mr. Krabs was found dead inside of the Krusty Krab restaurant. His throat had been cut. The coroner concluded that the wound on Mr. Krabs’s throat was caused by a metal spatula,” the document begins.
“The coroner concluded that Mr. Krabs had bled to death, but the victim also had signs of bluntforce trauma to the back of his head.”
SpongeBob, Plankton and Squidward are all named as potential suspects for Krabs’ murder.
In the proceeding ‘trial,’ characters like Patrick and Sandy Cheeks provide their witness testimony.
Sandy testified that SpongeBob was desperately in need of money because the bank was going to repossess his pineapple house, while Patrick said that SpongeBob told him, “Mr. Krabs is a greedy pig. He’s gonna wish he’d given me a raise!”
Although Plankton began selling crab burgers following Krabs’ death, he affirmed in the fictional that he did not steal Mr. Krabs’s Krabby Patty recipe and that he did not kill Mr. Krabs.
Squidward allegedly saw SpongeBob enter the Krusty Krab restaurant two hours before Mr. Krabs was found dead.
There was no conclusion to the document.
The PDF originates from SPS186.org, which is the website for Springfield, Illinois public school District 186. It could be thought that The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a school project accidentally-turned-viral.
Why did SpongeBob SquarePants pull two episodes off-air?
SpongeBob creators were forced to pull episodes off air, one due to its “virus storyline” and another that features Mr. Krab’s “panty raid,” after they failed a standards review.
The hit kids television show pulled the 12th season episode of “Kwarantined Krab” from public viewership, given its plot about a global pandemic.
It also pulled out “Mid-Life Crustacean” as it was inappropriate for kids.
“The ‘Kwarantined Crab’ centers on a virus storyline, so we have decided to not air it due to sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic,” Nickelodeon said Tuesday in a statement to Deadline.
The 2019 episode features a health inspector finding a case of the “clam flu” at the Krusty Krab restaurant where Spongebob works, and quarantines all customers inside.
The season wasn’t released on DVD until this past January, with the exception of the “Kwarantined Krab” episode which was removed.
The other episode the beloved children’s series took out of rotation included “Mid-Life Crustacean,” a 2003 episode in which Spongebob and Patrick take Mr. Krabs out to have a good time while he goes through his mid-life crisis.
“Mid-Life Crustacean’ has been out of rotation since 2018, following a standards review in which we determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate,” said a representative from Nickelodeon.
The representative also offered no comment regarding what scenes were considered inappropriate or if it considered flashing a content warning in front of the episode before removing it completely.
Although it has yet to confirm which scene marked the episode ready for removal, there is one scene in which Patrick suggests a “panty raid” to his cohort.
This was followed by Spongebob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs breaking into a woman’s house to steal her underwear, which inevitably turned out to be Mr. Krabs’ own mother they were stealing from.