It is heartbreaking whenever someone talented with a big heart dies. That is sadly the case with Steven Hillenburg, the guy who created Spongebob Squarepants. He passed away at the age of 57, after suffering from ALS throughout the year. He had a amazing imagination, and showed it with each and every bit of humor he created in Spongebob, and that was shown in so many great episodes. One of my favorite episodes dealt with 2 great vinettes from Season 11. Where Spongebob wants Plankton's pet Spot to be trained after she has puppies of her own. Where Plankton wants them to to retrieve the krabby patty formula. The episode is funny, and shows the heart of what Plankton didn't know he had, until it got the best of him at the end.
The other episode, The Check Up, is one that is another crackpot about Mr. Karbs and his phobia of going to the doctor, because he gets injured from doctors.. So in order to prevent The Krusty Krab from being shut down, Squidward & Spongebob try to discreetly give Mr. Krabs his check-up by luring him to free offers like massages and wardrobes. Awkwardly, the episode is funny, and just shows how terrible Mr. Karbs at keeping his health in tact, all because he wants to save money and avoids his own well-being.
These cartoons are the funniest episodes from Season 11 of Spongebob Squarepants, and just a sad goodbye to one of Nickeloden's leading creators of the past 20 years. Steven Hillenburg has made great strides in animation already with shows like Rocko's Modern Life & Rugrats, but what he is going to leave behind with Spongebob Squarepants is just iconic of a little funny undersea sponge that really has shown the world what a real laugh is like. Spongebob is to Steven what Wile E. Coyote & The Road Runner were to legendary animator Chuck Jones. A sight to behold in wit and animation beyond what our eyes can see. I absolutely recommend you watch these shown, in loving memory of what Steven Hillenburg has left behind on this Earth.
Steven Hillenburg: 1961-2018
Animation & Story: B 1/2-