I don't commonly find things on the internet that make me want to throw the monitor out the window, but this is one.
My friend Jake emailed me. I will copy and paste his message.
"Hey Logan I found a website that I thought you might like. It's got a ton of deleted scenes from kids shows. Man, some of them are funny as hell!"
I clicked the link. The website was a colorful page with a list of links to video downloads. I scrolled down a bit and found a link for a video called "Spongebob Squarepants Sunday deleted clips."
I clicked the download link. It finished downloading in ten minutes. I opened the file.
The episode starts with Spongebob trying to find ingredients to make a sundae. He sees the marching band on the way and says hello. One of the marching band members is seen with a rope in a loop. Another member is seen with a lighter and a jug of gasoline. It cuts to Spongebob and Patrick in the movie theater. Spongebob does the gag where he turns to the fish next to him and asks if him being ugly bothers him. The fish pulls out a gun and shouts, "I can't take it anymore," and runs out. Fish behind him follow suit. Soon Patrick and Spongebob are the only people in the theater.
Patrick notices the gun on the floor, dropped in the frenzy. He picks up the gun and says, "This is for your own good, Spongebob."
Patrick tearing up at this point. He doesn't want to do it. He fires and Spongebob falls to the ground, dead. Patrick's sobs are heard as the episode fades to black.
I emailed my friend and told him what I saw. He didn't believe me and joked about me being a sicko. I wonder who had made this clip and why. I went back to the website and entered the live chat. I asked about the episode I had seen. A number of people said they had seen the same video. At least I'm not the only one who has those images burned into my memory.