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Rated Ponystar


"You think you know me..."

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Based on the Spongebob Squarepants episode of the same name

After Diamond Tiara gets her big screen TV, she leaves the empty box for the CMC to play with. However, she finds out that the CMC are using their "imagination" to have amazing adventures in the box. To the rich filly's shock, they are actually real as she can hear the sounds coming from the box. Confused, Diamond Tiara is determined to see what is really going on. Is it just a prank by the CMC, or can imagination really make adventures come to life? Either way, she's gong to find out the truth, even if it makes her go insane.

This fic is a gift for RainbowBob. Welcome back buddy!

Edited by Jake The Army Guy

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...best, Spongebob Crossover, EVER!

I really like how similar, yet unique this is compared to the ACTUAL "Idiot Box". The inclusion of certain jokes (nice little jab at My Little Dashie type fics), the Shout-outs (ML Monkeys was pretty meta), and the adaptations to account for ponies (cyborg CHANGELING ninja pirates, for instance). All in all, a great read. :twilightsmile:

The diver continued to listen to his headphones.

Yeah, sure, "His" headphones. He better give those back to Vinyl. :rainbowlaugh:

This story was hilarious. I loved idiot box, and just how you changed it around made it so nostalgic. Thanks for making a hilarious story. :pinkiesmile:

5347542 i had the same thoughts

“Argh!” screamed Diamond Tiara before she grabbed the hat box and threw it at the cardboard one, landing right next to it. The noises stopped as the three fillies opened the top and looked around before Apple Bloom spotted the other box.

I thought it was a shoe box. :rainbowhuh: Granted, I think it would make more sense if they have a hat box instead of a shoe box, especially on how big they can get compared to a shoe's.

Despite that one little conundrum, this is a really great crossever! Now if only we had a talented animation team to make this happen~! :duck::trixieshiftright:

And now, here are my favorite bits of dialogue:

“Rainbow Dash thinks it’s better to just have fun outside then sit on your butt and get fat,” answered Scootaloo.

I love how blunt that sounded. :rainbowlaugh: Also another reason why Rainbow Dash is an awesome role model! :rainbowdetermined2:

“Yup. It’s much more fun to use...,” Sweetie Belle closed her eyes and concentrated as her horn glowed. A rainbow appeared and spread over her head,“... our Ima-gin-nation!”

Saying this word, the letters for it appeared and came together in order in Diamond Tiara’s face. Annoyed, she punched the illusion away and caused it to disappear.

“Nice work on that spell. You’re getting better at your magic, Sweetie Belle,” said Scootaloo.

“Thanks! Pinkie taught me that one,” said Sweetie Belle, proudly.

Scootaloo blinked and scratched her head. “But... Pinkie Pie’s an earth pony.”

“Yeah, I’m still trying to figure that one out.”

:pinkiecrazy: Meh, makes sense to me.

“And you can even be Rainbow Dash!” shouted Scootaloo, eyes beaming.

Diamond Tiara rolled her eyes. “Well, that one wasn’t a shock.”

For once, I have to agree with her. :trixieshiftleft:

“Oh, and the second avalanche!” said Sweetie Belle, opening her eyes and smiling. “That’s the one that did me in!”

“Sweetie, the dead don’t talk, remember?” pointed out Scootaloo.

“Oh, right. Sorry. Blahhh.” Sweetie Belle fell back on he back and closed her eyes, this time with her tongue loping out.

So adorable! :rainbowkiss:

“I want to climb a beanstalk and rescue a princess from a giant army of killer hornets that shoot lightning out of their stingers!” shouted Scootaloo, flapping her tiny wing with excitement.

Let me guess... that princess happens to be Rainbow Dash, right? :trixieshiftright:

“How about we pretend we get sent to a world with strange two legged creatures who wear clothes all the time and one of them takes care of us as fillies. We call him our dad and treat each other like sisters until our real families come and take us home after a long emotional moment?” suggested Sweetie Belle.

“That’s the most unimaginative and cliche thing I ever heard,” said Scootaloo, rolling her eyes.

I GET IT! :rainbowlaugh:

“Geez, somepony woke up down in the dumps.”

BADUM TISH! :pinkiesmile:

They’re she is! Fire at will!”

*There*

Like I said, I really enjoy this Spongebob crossover special, and I really hope to read more just like this one. :pinkiehappy:

Nice cross-over! Quite enjoyed it although it was like 80% the same as the episode, not liked I watched it right before reading this, I just have a great Memory!

Anywho, the call-outs to other realities and stories was not unexpected, and all their characters are spot on. Keep up the awesome work!

Does this really qualify as a crossover if it's only the concept that's being used and not the actual characters, setting, et cetera? I dunno, that feels like a bit of a misnomer to me. :unsuresweetie:

That aside, this really was a lot of fun. The best part is that it's not a carbon copy of the original with a pony garnish. Sure, you do lift a few iconic jokes from the actual episode, but you also add your own to fit in with the characters. The CMC and Di really felt like themselves, even though they were fulfilling the roles of different characters from a different series. All in all, a fine adaptation. :moustache:

“Sweetie, the dead don’t talk, remember?” pointed out Scootaloo.

“Oh, right. Sorry. Blahhh.” Sweetie Belle fell back on he back and closed her eyes, this time with her tongue loping out.

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I'm thinking of doing an MLP x SpongeBob crossover fic on the episode "Clams".

Basically, Aagio loses her prize headband to a shark and holds Aria and Sonata against their will on a boat until the headband is retrieved.

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Just don't make it word for word. Dialogue has to be original

This pleases my pores.

Okay, that last part should be followed by a sad trombone! :facehoof:

I'm in stitches! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: In true Spongebob fashion, this episode puts a smile on my face. I do have a small nitpick being that the fiction is a direct copy paste with little character alteration, but that will not wash away my grins.

Thank you for the morning read, Rated! You're awesome, man! :moustache:

It's rare I find a crossover that has me laughing the entire time I read it, but this is one of the few!

Congrats on the Feature. It's well deserved. :twilightsmile:

TNA Impact Wrestling XD

You really hate that crap.

That pun at the end clinched it for me!

I also have several theories as to how the box worked.

Do it with me people!

Magic!

Again!

Imagination!

Logic!

Illogic!

Chaos!

This is the song where we shout out random things and hope it works!

Cupcakes!

Muffins!

Join in people!

Insanity!

But seriously people or ponies or pillows (They EXIST!) I demand an explanation. Or whatever!?

IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!

Okay. Not really a fan of Spongebob Squarepants. But, this was a great story. I laughed through a majority of it.

5347817 I didn't even know you had been in some kind of accident. What exactly happened, anyway?

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I know this is a spongebob parody but this is one of the funniest fics i have ever read.

You deserve a like and a fav.

Also i dont get the TNA IMPACT wrestling joke.

5348379
I was in a car crash. Got a broken leg/arm/hand (kinda), and a pulled back muscle. Better now though!

I enjoyed watching the original episode, and this is no exception. I really LIKE this version of the episode. Excellent Job!

Diamond, just ask these guys for help:

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They can teach you all about rainbow-fueled imagination.

5348554

Thank god ur alright.

I hope you enjoyed this halarious fic

Ohhh, loved it. Idiot Box is one of my favourite Spongebob episodes.

5348530 I don't think anyone does. (Too lazy to link to any of Spoony's videos on the subject)

“Welcome back to TNA Impact Wrestling!”

Diamond Tiara screamed and kept pressing the next button over and over again. “I take it back! I’ll watch boxes! I’ll watch boxes!”

IDK, WWE is pretty crappy these days as well. Whether they be pushing John Cena for the five billionth time for a title shot, or reusing old storylines again.

5348554 I am glad to hear about your well-being. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

5348224 There is no explanation here Its just Magic and...

:trollestia:

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i'm sorry, but everyone already knows that meme.

THIS THING IS FUCKING GOLD!!! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

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I'm now imagining Scoots as Mio, Sweetie as Tokatti, AB as Right... I'm trying to not strain something laughing.

I think we would like to see a mlp fim version of

No weenies allowed

I usually read a fic before I judge it. Sometimes a terrible cover picture or synopsis will ruin the fic for me before I read it, but that's the fault of the author for making a poor decision.

In this case, I downvote without guilt. I don't care if it's quality humor or even the best fic in the world. This is skirting so close to plagiarism that I wonder how the hell it even got past the mods. That a much-followed author would publish it and get it into the Box makes me even madder.

It's nice when an author can take an idea and make it their own, but this isn't just a shoutout; it's a ripoff. So yeah, downvote.

I had to watch the episode simultaneously while reading. PURE BEAUTY. THAT'S HOW YOU MAKE THOSE SOUNDS!

5349346 I have to agree with you.

Here's how a second-rate writer who did a Spongebob parody before you would react to this:

"WAH WAH WAH! WHY WASN'T MY FIC ACCEPTED ON THIS WEBSITE?! I HATE YOU! I'M DISLIKING THIS STORY!! WAH WAH WAH!!

Now here's my reaction:

I'm going to shamelessly advertise that I wrote a few Spongebob parody fics on my deviantArt account, then like this fic for two reasons:

1) I think this is a well-written parody fic of two of my favorite cartoons (the old Spongebob, not the modern abomination) with only a few minor grammar errors if I was to nitpick.

2) This somewhat motivated me to get back into writing some Spongebob parody fics and hopefully I can follow on through my motivation.

Best of luck to your future fics:pinkiesmile:

This story is really funny! :rainbowlaugh:

Good work!

So much Nostalgia!!!:pinkiesmile:

Even RainbowBob SquareJeans!”

I see what you did there.
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5349050 Funny thing is, I've always imagine the first three CMC as the Wind Ninja Rangers, Babs Seed as a Thunder Ranger (there aren't really any characters to cover both Thunder Rangers unless Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon had Heel-Face Turns, which will never happen), and Spike as the Green Samurai Ranger.

5348815 But did they use a divorce and separation of children as a plotline WHILE THE TWO PEOPLE IN QUESTION WERE ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, and then BRING THEIR ACTUAL CHILDREN INTO THE STUDIO AND HAVE THEM BE PART OF THE PLOT?

(Yeah, I'm with Spoony on that one; that was just low)

5349050 Though if we're going by the ToQgers, I guess Babs would be Kagura, Spike would be Hikari, and maybe Silver Spoon would be Akira...

It's funny, but... at the same time, almost all the jokes are from the original episode. So while I'm laughing at it, I'm really just laughing at jokes someone other than you came up with.

I was hoping it would subvert expectations by concluding with a different final joke than the episode, but... no, same gag.

So I don't really know what I think. It feels like almost all the compliments I'd give to this story are really just compliments to the original Idiot Box episode.

5349668 Okay, I haven't watched TNA in forever and even I have to say that not only is it low, but the storyline is really stupid as well.

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unless Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon had Heel-Face Turns, which will never happen),

Let a guy fantasy that the writers will decide to do something besides give the readers more reasons to hate that go beyond anything a child would actually do.

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