Spongebob's "Red Mist". Horrible hoax or pure evil?
I came across this article on urban legends that had a disturbing story of a "lost" episode of Spongebob Squarepants titled "Red Mist". Essentially there was a tape sent to Nickelodeon's editing department that featured a lot of disturbing images, sounds, and eventually ended with Squidward committing suicide. According to the article it is so disturbing that one of the interns who viewed it ended up committing suicide!
It sounded like total BS until I came across an edited version (minus the real pictures) on Youtube.
Warning: Do not watch this at night by yourself with the volume up. Actually, unless you are in a morbid mood I recommend you just not bother to watch it at all. It seriously creeped me out.
After watching this thing and feeling a bit sick I wanted to see if it was legit or not. I'm still not sure what to make of the whole story, but based on the video and description bellow, I really hope it is an elaborate prank. Warning again, this is not for the feint of heart.
Thoughts? Real or Fake?
I think it's false. I watched it with sound down (at work). I can't believe that Nickelodeon would write anything involving suicide. The quality towards the end is pretty poor so I reckon it is an amateur rehash of a Spongebob episode.
Fake - in other words, fan fiction. The production quality is severely less than an actual SpongeBob episode. In fact, it's so poor I have no desire to watch the rest - didn't even make it to the 1:00 mark.
Originally Posted by CoffeeFan
It is very the ring isn't it.
The only person that should be killing themselves because of this, is the creator. I'd rather watch back to back episodes of salad fingers than another minute of that.
You guys are probably right. Although I have to say after reading the article on it watching it did give me chills (more so from the written description then quality of animation.)
Does make a good camp horror story, however.
Desperate attempt at forced internet meme-ry.
obviously fake. I watch the show with my kid on occasion and the video completely diverges from the artistic style and presentation of the show. Look at where squidword pulls the gun, fake! There are endless point in the video where it is just a still shot slowly zooming in, nothing like this ever happens on the show. It's constantly changing to keep kids interested, this "episode" is drawn out, slow moving and, dramatic in the most boring sense. It looks chopped and edited and the audio is inconsistent.
Watched about five seconds, immediately could tell the clips were assembled from other episodes. I know this because I watch Spongebob.
Now, if you want to talk about REAL banned episodes of children's TV shows...
Dexter's Rude Removal
Just for perspective, here are some clips from the actual show:
See, no creepy, suicidal ****.
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