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Series cast summary:
 Gary / ... (219 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Squidward / ... (205 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Patrick Star / ... (200 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Mr. Krabs / ... (185 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Fish #1 / ... (151 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Plankton / ... (140 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Sandy Cheeks / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Lady Fish / ... (99 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Karen / ... (89 episodes, 1999-2016)


The character-driven toon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea 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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Join Spongebob and The Bikini Bottom Gang on their adventure.


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The location of the Krusty Krab changes in various episodes. Most of the time it is located to the left of Spongebob's house, other times it'll be located on the right. See more »


In the SpongeBob Christmas Special, Patchy the Pirate's hook hand changes sides between scenes. This is part of the humor of Patchy; he's an obviously fake pirate played for laughs. He is shown switching his eye patch from eye to eye as well; just like both of his eyes are perfectly fine, he doesn't need a hook, and only has one to look like a pirate. See more »


[SpongeBob appears on the horizon]
Sandy Cheeks: Here, Patrick. Have a Krabby Patty.
Sandy Cheeks: Psst. There he is Patrick, say your line.
Patrick: [picks up paper] Why thank you, Sandy. Take Patty. Too bad SpongeBob isn't here to enjoy this. These are his favorite.
[on the verge of tears]
Patrick: Take bite.
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Referenced in Flat TV: The Package (2016) See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
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I love Spongebob
9 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first discovered Spongebob square pants while I was on holiday in Florida. It dawned on me when I got back to England that we could get it on Nickelodean so I started watching it all the time and loved it! It's basically a kids show although sometimes it does have some jokes that are obviously intended to go way over children's heads. And I love it for that. Loads of my friends love the show and we're all surprised that we could be so entertained by a small yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple! Oddly enough though, my favourite character is not Spongebob. I love Squidward and Plankton and their bitter bored outlook to life. They seem remarkably cynical for Nickelodean which is why this show is a breath of fresh air and hugely popular.

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