The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.
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SpongeBob must figure out how to do his job after accidentally shrinking himself; Squidward invents a new sport to get back at SpongeBob and Patrick for annoying him.


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Plankton's pet amoeba Spot has babies and decides to use them in one of his evil schemes/Mr. Krabs has to get a medical exam, but he's too afraid. However, if he doesn't get it, the ...


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 Karen / ... (123 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 / ... (105 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Pearl Krabs / ... (104 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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Sponge Bob Square Pants  »

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Despite being a cartoon for children, violence and adult humor are featured in many episodes. See more »

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In the episode Jellyfishing, Squidward was holding the net in his left hand. When he was catching a jellyfish, the net was in his right hand. When he was chased by a huge jellyfish, the net was back in his left hand. 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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Referenced in Modern Family: Halloween 3: AwesomeLand (2014) 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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