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Gary Fletcher
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November 28, 2018 8:34 am  

It was fun growing up a second time

My daughter was six years old when Spongebob Squarepants made its debut. Children provide a special, joyful benefit to parents; experiencing childhood a second time. I would likely have missed out on Spongebob had it not been for Shannon. 

That would have been a shame. The series combined absurdity and innocence with an underlying, sneaky adult sensibility. Well, Shannon grew up and I went back to being even older, but I still remember all the laughs we shared.

RIP, Steven Hillenburg.

By the way, my favourite character was not Gary. I'm not that egotistical. It was Squidward. I used to do a really good impression of him ("Everybody's stupid except for me.") I don't 'officially' believe it.

He walks without purpose to an uncertain fate