Sorry you don’t get to see the video of Spongebob Squarepants singing The Next Episode by Dr. Dre, but apparently someone’s got a few issues with sharing, or someone else has an issue with getting the permission to use a video. It happens, right? Perhaps you can find other links online that would allow you to see just how funny it might be to watch a talking sponge belting out one of Dr. Dre’s biggest hits along with Snoop Dogg. I know that a lot of Spongebob fans might find that pretty funny and will likely try to find the link that will allow them to see such a thing.
Just the idea of Spongebob singing a rap song from a mogul such as Dr. Dre kind of sets my teeth on edge but if other people like it then so be it. After all I don’t need to watch it or even know it exists. For years now I’ve been wondering what people see in Spongebob that makes him so popular. I’ve heard him likened to Looney Tunes and almost every time I’ve felt defensive since those were and still are classics while Spongebob seems to be stupidity for the sake of stupidity. But since then I’ve reasoned that each and every generation has their own thing and obviously Spongebob has been something that kids from a certain generation found endearing and latched onto. I know my own parents thought that some of the cartoons that were around when I was growing up were ridiculous, and now it seems like it’s come full circle.
I can even recall when some of those same cartoons were allowed to feature songs that were considered by some to be above such an indignity. But to be honest it’s not so much an indignity as it is for the song to be featured to a new fan base that might have never known the track once they came of age and started really getting into music. It’s a bit of a stretch to think this way but consider the idea that songs such as this one by Dr. Dre are being recycled and reused in such a manner as to preserve our musical history and expose kids to such music in a way that isn’t threatening or preachy in any way, but is more or less a way to get them into it by using a figure that they find entertaining.
The idea of simply throwing a Dr. Dre video in front of a kid doesn’t seem like a great idea since a lot of his videos from back in the day and even in more recent times still tend to show subject matter that a lot of people would rather keep away from kids. But pairing it with a cartoon that kids happen to love would be something that might be a great idea simply because by editing the the lyrics and making it more kid-friendly you’d be able to make certain that the kids might come to know about one great artist as they get older.
It’s a thought is all.