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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 Mr. Krabs / ... (214 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Squidward / ... (211 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Patrick Star / ... (209 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Fish #1 / ... (157 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Plankton / ... (151 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Karen / ... (120 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Sandy Cheeks / ... (105 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Lady Fish / ... (104 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Mrs. Puff / ... (104 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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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Sponge Bob Square Pants  »

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Trivia

SpongeBob's last name is SquarePants, but all of his relatives are round, exept Stanley who is part square, as it is revealed on the episode "Stanley S. SquarePants" (2007). See more »

Goofs

Plankton's size varies throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

[SpongeBob appears on the horizon]
Sandy Cheeks: Here, Patrick. Have a Krabby Patty.
[whispers]
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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Connections

Referenced in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
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Great show for all ages
4 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching this show since I was about 9, and I am now almost 14 and I still find it hilarious. It doesn't contain profanity or harsh language, so it's appropriate for all ages. Even though I also enjoy shows on MTV, I believe that Spongebob Squarepants is a great show for all ages. Even my mom enjoys it. When I first saw the plot line, a story about a sponge who lives undersea, I thought it would be stupid. But I've been watching it for 5 years so obviously it stuck with me. Spongebob wouldn't be anything without Patrick Star, Spongebob's dumb neighbor and best friend. Spongebob Squarepants can teach you lessons, it can make you laugh, it maybe will even make you cry. Even though Spongebob is supposed to be an adult, it shows that you're never too old to act younger than you are. Spongebob is a great show no matter how old or young you are.


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