The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom.
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 SpongeBob SquarePants / ... (242 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Squidward / ... (219 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Mr. Krabs / ... (218 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Patrick Star / ... (214 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Fish #1 / ... (157 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Plankton / ... (155 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Karen / ... (124 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Sandy Cheeks / ... (107 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Lady Fish / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Mrs. Puff / ... (104 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Pearl Krabs / ... (103 episodes, 1999-2017)
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The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and often nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his underwater friends. Dwelling a few fathoms beneath the tropical isle of Bikini Atoll in the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob lives in a two-story pineapple. Instead of taking the logical approach to everyday challenges, SpongeBob approaches life in a wayward and unconventional way. Whether searching for the ultimate spatula to perfect his burger flipping technique at the Krusty Krab or just hanging out with his best friend Patrick (an amiable starfish), SpongeBob's good intentions and overzealous approach to life usually create chaos in his underwater world. Written by Nickelodeon

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Bigger. Better. More absorbent.


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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Clancy Brown and Bill Fagerbakke both played corrupt prison guards, though not in the same movie or television show. Brown was Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Fagerbakke was Karl Metzger in HBO's Oz (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the episode where Patrick goes to Boating School with SpongeBob, Spongebob writes Patrick's name on the board in all caps. Later on, it is seen in the background with only the 'P' capitalized. See more »

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Gary The Snail: Meow.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gary! Squidward is not a free loader and he will never take advantage of me!
French Narrator: Three weeks later.
SpongeBob SquarePants: He's just having a hard time getting his confidence back.
French Narrator: Many months later.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm sure he's close to a break through.
French Narrator: So much later that the old narrator got tired of waiting and they had to hire a new one.
Gary The Snail: Meow meow meow.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I know he still isn't looking for work! Don't rub it in!
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Crazy Credits

Opening the scene, Patchy the Pirates presents a SpongeBob SquarePanst special. See more »

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Referenced in House M.D.: Clueless (2006) See more »

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SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
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"Spongebob Squarepants" TV Series- 10/10. Very funny with lovable characters.
16 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spongebob Squarepants" (1999) TV Series

It seems that it wasn't long ago that this show aired on Nickelodeon, but it's been like 5 years, and Spongebob Squarepants' popularity hasn't decreased at all- of course, I can see why. This show is set in the small town of Bikini Bottom (a town under the sea that is home to many sea worthy creatures)- including a spontaneous sponge named Spongebob. He lives with his pet snail, Gary, next to two neighbors- a grumpy clarinet playing octopus- Squidward, and his best friend who is a starfish who couldn't tell his hand from his foot- named Patrick. He also has a friend who lives in an air dome, and she's a Texas native squirrel named Sandy, who got bored with life above water, so she moved to the ocean. Spongebob works at the Krusty Krab along with Squidward, a popular restaurant owned by the greedy Mr. Krabbs. And there is Plankton- a microscopic sea creature who owns his own restaurant- The Chum Bucket- a very unpopular restaurant, that hasn't gotten a customer since it's opening- so, of course, Plankton is always out to steal Mr. Krabbs' secret Krabby Patty formula, causing trouble for the krusty krew. Spongebob goes through one predicament after another, and this show is just hilarious. Some may find Spongebob annoying, but for those like me, we love him! 10/10.


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