The world is stunned to learn that “SpongeBob SquarePants” is not — I repeat, not! — turning 4-year-olds into prodigies of self-control, moral rectitude or focused attention. Instead, it’s kind of messing with them.
A new study found that the popular Nick cartoon’s editing is too fast-paced — scenes change every 11 seconds and there’s “lots of frenetic movement in between …” Just nine minutes of SpongeBob set the kids in the study up for flunking marshmallow tests and getting disqualified from Simon Says.
The ones who watched “Caillou” were perfect angels.
If quick cuts and frenetic scenes are a problem, we’ll have more than “SpongeBob SquarePants” to blame for spoiling the next generation. If today’s news has you editing the DVR during naptime, be sure you cancel these 10 cartoons as well. A typical episode features quick cuts, packed scenes and/or less than soothing music and dance sequences. Seriously, no scrutinizing DJ Lance? And they call themselves “scientists”!
10 more frenetic, fast-paced, kid ruining cartoons — as determined less by science, more by experience. What do you think? Is SpongeBob, or any of these cartoons, really so bad?
Here are a few kids cartoons Carolyn says you should be watching.
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