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Why Do Children Love SpongeBob SquarePants?

I used to think it had to do with male sexual fantasies about bikini bottoms, but a journalist disagrees

A SpongeBob game / nick.co.uk

The appeal of SpongeBob SquarePants used to strike me as nakedly Freudian. Even kindergarteners must sense that there’s something racy about a character who lives in a place called Bikini Bottom, or just about the…

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