I still like spongebob sometimes... Why do they hate Squidward.. It use to be Squidward's "karma".. But now he gets punished for crimes OTHER committed.. o better yet.. Just punished for doing literary nothing..
Mainly for comedy and to make it más real. People get accursed of stuff they don't do. It's más than Squidward, it's also Mr. Puff, Plankton...pretty much everyone except SpongeBob and Patrick who usually are the ones getting people in trouble.