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
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Did You Know?
Out of all the Nicktoons to air in the 1990s, this is the only one still in production, and the longest running one (as of September 2016). See more
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
SpongeBob! Squidward! What's the meaning of this? Untie me this instance!
Sweet Davy Jones! What the heck is going on?
I said shut up you bucket of bolts!
Opening the scene, Patchy the Pirates presents a SpongeBob SquarePanst special. See more
SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg
and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney See more