TV-Y7 is the current rating for SpongeBob SquarePants used since April 1, 2007. This show was originally rated TV-Y until March 31, 2007. The reason for this change is because of frequent amounts of anger, jokes, gags, and awkward endings. The first episode to premiere after the rating being changed was Friend or Foe on April 13, 2007. It has been used since Season 5.
It is part of the television rating system launched in 1997. These shows may be suitable for all, but may not be appropriate for some children under the age of 7. This rating may include mild fantasy violence, mild or suggestive humor and may contain some content not appropriate for younger children.
- The TV-Y rating is still used on rare occasions.
- SquidBob TentaclePants (which first aired on November 4, 2005) premiered with the TV-Y7 rating due its ending.