SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Fairly OddParents

BY AGATHON FRIC

Round 1: FRIEND FUSS
SPONGEBOB: Even though Squidward may not like SpongeBob, our favourite Sponge in Square Pants has many friends like Patrick Star, Gary, Sandy Cheeks, and his boss at the Krabby Patty, Mr. Krabs.
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: Cosmo and Wanda are Timmy Turner's Fairy Godparents. When Timmy isn't making wishes, he's at school with his nerdy-cool friends, AJ and Chester, or being tortured by his berserk babysitter named Vicky.

SpongeBob's ready eddy eddy for another round after winning the first point!
SCORE: SPONGEBOB – 1
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS – 0

Round 2: HOME SWEET HOME
SPONGEBOB: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Squarepants! There's nowhere cooler to live than in a pineapple under the sea, unless of course you're Patrick Star living under his Rock. Rocks are cool too, right?
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: Timmy lives in a basic, boring house. Perhaps his parents should have considered taking up residence somewhere even remotely odd like under the sea. Wait, that's been done.

The Fairly OddParents can't keep up with SpongeBob's nautical nonsense!
SCORE: SPONGEBOB – 2
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS – 0

Round 3: MOVIE MADNESS
SPONGEBOB: Will we ever get to see SPONGEBOB: THE MOVIE? Rumours have surfaced that an animated feature movie is currently in the works. The speculated story was to follow a plot similar to that of Disney's Finding Nemo, but has since been squashed. Can SpongeBob survive the box office, or will the possible 2004 release date just float away?
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: The Fairly OddParents hit DVD earlier this year with the launch of ABRA CATASTROPHE: THE MOVIE. In this 72-minute feature, everything seems to go wrong when Timmy loses his magical Fairy-Versary muffin and it falls into the wrong hands.

How can Patrick become a real Star without his movie debut?
SCORE: SPONGEBOB – 2
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS – 1

Round 4: WEIRD WAYS
SPONGEBOB: It's not everyday that you see talking sea creatures and a yellow sponge splashing underwater and if that's not strange enough, Sandy the Squirrel has to wear a space suit to breathe. However with pet snails like Gary that say "meow," viewers have come to expect the unexpected in Bikini Bottom.
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: Having Fairy Godparents is odd, but not nearly as odd as Timmy's off-the-wall biological mom and dad. They like to think of themselves as the perfect parents who don't lie and have all the answers. Then there's Mark, an alien and the only thing ever known to love Vicky. What is he thinking?

If you thought your parents were weird, think again. Add one for the Odd ones!
SCORE: SPONGEBOB – 2
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS – 2

Round 5: EMPIRE EXPANSION
SPONGEBOB: Since the first episode of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS aired in 1999, Stephen Hillenburg's creation has evolved into a multi-million dollar empire. With merchandise like SpongeBob backpacks and toys, viewers are eager for new episodes and anticipate this month's release of The Complete 1st Season on DVD.
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: As one of Nickelodeon's top-rated shows among tweens, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS have brought a little craziness into our homes for the last three seasons. Timmy Turner and the gang are now rapidly growing in popularity and there's no telling where his relationship with Trixie will lead future episodes.

Timmy wished for the final point, but SpongeBob broke Wanda's spell!
SCORE: SPONGEBOB – 3
FAIRLY ODDPARENTS – 2

ROUND UP: SPONGEBOB soaked up the most points, leaving THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS washed up on shore. Not even the Crimson Chin could save Timmy from the power of the Sponge. To get your daily dose of fun from down under the sea, watch SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.

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