OMG! I WAS THERE TOO!! I was a volunteer at a kids/youth camp. We took the kids to see Sponge Bob and Saw started playing.Some years back, when the first Spongebob movie came out, I brought our younger son to see it. The theatre was essentially 40% dads and the remaining 60% kids in the 6-9yr range. The lights went down and they started showing the trailers. For some weird reason, all the trailers were for horror films and quasi-slasher movies. Nothing outright gross, but you kind of wondered why kids would find such films of interest. Then the main feature started and the credits indicated that we were about to watch "Saw". One of the parents stood up, turned to the projection booth and yelled in a stern drill-sargent voice "Turn the lights on...NOW!". They did, and after a very red-faced 15-minute interval, put the right movie on and our pleasant silly afternoon outing continued. But it came that close to a room full o' litigation.
Spongebob is kind of the kids' equivalent of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; a sunny, generally happy, optimistic individual who is hard-pressed to see anything bad in others. Not entirely immune to having his feelings hurt, or worrying about hurting others' feelings, but so quick to rebound emotionally. You wouldn't think there's that much sunshine under the sea.