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Every time a license is seen, Spongebob says something about a mustache.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the show is a marine biologist, and presented his idea for the show to Nickelodeon in a bizarre way: He brought in a fish tank into the board room and explained what was living inside. He then placed a cartoon drawing of SpongeBob into the tank and said "This is SpongeBob, the star of your new show."
Mr. Krab's date of birth is 30 November 1942. Spongebob's is 14 July 1986 as revealed on each characters driving license in dream sequences in the Season 1 episode "Sleepy Time".
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 2013).
SpongeBob lives at 124 Conch Street.
Whenever havoc is wreaked, you almost always hear a man (fish) cry, "My Leg!" among the chaos.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator, stopped making new episodes in 2002 to work on the feature length film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). Because of this Nickelodeon had eight unaired episodes which they air at the rate of two or three a year.
Squidward makes various references to eleven minutes. This is because every episode lasts approximately eleven and a half minutes.
Mermaid Man's Invisible Boatmobile is a 1959 Cadillac.
To create Spongebob's distinctive laugh, Tom Kenny hits his throat with his hand repeatedly while saying, "Ahh."
The Krusty Krab's siren is identical to the siren used in The Shawshank Redemption (1994), which also featured Clancy Brown.
SpongeBob's first words when he was born were, "May I take your order?"
Almost every time a character throws something away you can hear a glass breaking.
According to concept art, the "Krabby Patty" was originally going to be called the "Barnacle Burger".
The seven main character's character traits are based on the seven deadly sins. SpongeBob is based on lust which is the sin of having sexual desires with someone. Patrick is based on sloth, which is the sin of laziness and lack of motivation. Squidward is based on wrath, the sin of excessive hate and wrath. Mr. Krabs is based on greed, the sin of taking more and give little of something or nothing. Gary is based on gluttony, the sin of excessive eating. Sandy is based on pride, the sin of telling about how great you are. And Plankton is based on envy, the sin of doing bad because of your jealousy.
Tom Kenny said he came up with the voice of SBSP, when he heard an angry dwarf yelling.
The first episode aired (Bubble Stand/Ripped Pants) was, in fact, the second episode made. The pilot episode was "Help Wanted/Reef Blower/Tea at the Treedome" in which Spongebob gets his job at the Krusty Krab and meets his friend Sandy.
Frequently, a French accented-voice comes onto to note a passage of time. This is an homage to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was a leading influence on creator Stephen Hillenburg and his interest in marine biology.
SpikeTV approached Stephen Hillenburg to do an "Adult" version of the show for their adult animation block. The show was to be similar in concept to Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003), Hillenburg refused to do it and Nick refused to sell the rights to SpikeTV.
Season One was the only season of the show to use traditional cel-animation. In season two they started to ink, paint and edit it digitally.
Plankton's computer wife Karen is named after the wife of Stephen Hillenburg, and is voiced by Jill Talley, the wife of Tom Kenny.
SpongeBob was originally named SpongeBoy but that name was already trademarked.
While Stephen Hillenburg was a director for Rocko's Modern Life (1993), he showed the show's writer 'Martin Olson' a comic book called "The Intertidal Zone" that Hillenburg drew in college. Olson loved it and suggested that Stephen rewrite it as an undersea cartoon series, which became Spongebob Squarepants.
Mr. Krabs's Fishing boat is called the SS Cheapskate.
The German title of this show is "SpongeBob Schwammkopf" which means "SpongeBob SpongeHead".
In Korea Sponge Bob is referred to as "Square Square Sponge" or, quite often, "Square Square Sponge Song" (in the title song they needed four words to match the music and most children refer to him the second way).
Spongebob is ambidextrous, meaning he is able to write with both hands.
Mr. Krabs lives at 3541 Anchor Way.
Mr. Krabs first name is Eugene. His rival, Plankton, is named Sheldon.
The name of Patrick's parents are Herb and Margie.
The episodes "SB-129" and "Krusty Krab Training Video" feature the credits on a space and a black background, respectively, instead of the traditional underwater background.
The signal flags hanging on the front of The Krusty Krab do not spell a word. In fact, the third signal flag (from left to right as you face the front door) does not exist in international nautical code. The first, second, fourth and fifth are R, I, U, and K respectively, although the U is only "right-side-up" if you read the flags from right-to-left. Inside Mr. Krab's office is _, I, R, and M. The _ has no letter associated with the flag
In the "Big Pink Loser" episode, we learn that Patrick's last name is Star.

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