The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.
Reviews
Popularity
273 ( 7)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Episodes

Next Episode


2017
S10.E8 The Incredible Shrinking SpongeBob/Sportz?
9.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  

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.


Most Recent Episode


Sunday, July 16

Add a plot


Previous Episode


Saturday, June 24
S11.E2 Spot Returns/The Check-Up
8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Seasons


Years



11   10   9   8   7   6   … See all »
2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 43 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence
The Fairly OddParents (TV Series 2001)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen
Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale
Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh
The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
CatDog (1998–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez
Danny Phantom (2004–2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey DeLisle, Rickey D'Shon Collins
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Directors: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell
Stars: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke
Rugrats (1990–2006)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright
Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Gary / ... (242 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Mr. Krabs / ... (218 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Squidward / ... (217 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Patrick Star / ... (212 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Fish #1 / ... (158 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Plankton / ... (153 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Karen / ... (123 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Sandy Cheeks / ... (107 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Lady Fish / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Mrs. Puff / ... (105 episodes, 1999-2017)
...
 Pearl Krabs / ... (104 episodes, 1999-2017)

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bigger. Better. More absorbent.


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sponge Bob Square Pants  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Squidward makes various references to eleven minutes. This is because every episode lasts approximately eleven and a half minutes. See more »

Goofs

Spongebob's house in relation to the Krusty Krab's location varies throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

SpongeBob SquarePants: Okay boys let's roll to see who goes first.
Squidward: This is Tic-tac Toe! We don't roll to see who goes first!
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Spongeknob Squarenuts (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Masterful, perhaps mis-targeted, surreal stream-of-consciousnessparody
3 January 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is an hilarious and often unpredictable cartoon series aired at this writing on Nickelodeon. Its regular times are Saturday & Sunday mornings, with occasional marathons and a semi-regular feature on Nick's Friday evening U-Vote feature. The massive amount of hype surrounding its release in mid-1999 suggests that the Nickelodeon staff really likes the show.

The series is clearly for adults, in the same sense as "The Simpsons" and "Beavis and Butthead" are. The marketing, however, is quite child-oriented, and somehow, the series has become associated with other Nickelodeon features which actually offer redeeming social value for children, viz "Wild Thornberrys" and "Blue's Clues". I don't mind, personally--I enjoy watching SpongeBob with my toddler-age children, although I do find myself answering lots of interesting questions ("Why is Squidward dancing like that? It's scary.", "You can't put fake arms on like that, can you, Daddy?", "Why is Patrick so dumb?")

The show features the voice talents of Tom Kenny (a perennial supporting voice in cartoons) as SpongeBob, Rodger Bumpass (another voice talent veteran) as Squidward the, well, squid, Bill Fagerbakke ("Coach"s Dauber) as Patrick the Starfish, Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob's love interest, a squirrel with an air helmet), and Clancy Brown ("Buckaroo Banzai"s Rawhide) as SpongeBob's employer, the tight-clawed Mister Krabs. I have noticed in many features that "Mr. Lawrence" is credited as a writer; I suspect a husband-wife team, given that Sandy Cheeks gets some great dialogue--but that's pure conjecture, and I heartily welcome correction or corroboration alike. There have been several celebrity appearances, most notably Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway as the voices of fictional superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

I like the damn show. I was hooked on it for at least a year, from the Clutch-Cargo-flavored introduction to the United Plankton logo at the end of each episode. The plot lines' continuity is above average, with a well-developed cast of supporting characters who populate Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob's home. There are the obvious suspension-of-disbelief requirements, such as the watery environment's inexplicable tolerance for electricity and exhaled air, but this is easily counterbalanced by the whimsical misusage of jargon (SpongeBob, in a desperate moment says, "I'll use the Shell Phone!").

Classic episodes include "Bubbles", "Moon Rocket", and "Home Sweet Pineapple".


39 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page