Shows today contain characters with multitudes of personalities, and a new trend that occurs in shows include those with disabilities. Whether they are positive or not representations can be argued. But one mentally disabled character stands out to me is a character on the great tv show Spongebob Squarepants. A character by the name of Patrick J. Star. This character is your average slower than usual character. When i mean slow i mean slow. The character himself is obviously an exaggeration of a mentally disabled character. Patrick is well known to be rather stupid, yet through his stupidity he is one of the most loved characters. I personally owe most of my childhood laughter to the guy after all, he’s hilarious. But does his character portray mentally disabled positively. Well both sides could be taken, some might say the over exaggeration of the character is disrespectful to the disabled. But in my professional judgement I believe this is a positive representation. Never in my childhood did I ever look at Patrick in a disabled way. I saw him as one of the happiest guy in all television. Just because he’s different doesn’t mean he can’t be a regular happy guy. Patrick’s personality is one of the biggest reasons I love him, and a reason I wouldn’t change anything about him.