SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

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The misadventures of a fast-food restaurant working sponge who lives under the sea.

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 Gary / ... (210 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Squidward / ... (193 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Patrick Star / ... (188 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Mr. Krabs / ... (178 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Fish #1 / ... (146 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Lady Fish / ... (96 episodes, 1999-2014)
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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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Trivia

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 »

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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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[opening sequence]
Painting: Are you ready kids?
Kids: Aye Aye Captain!
Painting: I can't hear you!
Kids: Aye Aye Captain!
PaintingKids: Ohhhh... Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painting: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he!
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painting: If nautical nonsense be somethin' you wish.
[...]
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.51 (2013) 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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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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