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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".
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."
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.
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 lives at 124 Conch Street.
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)
Whenever havoc is wreaked, you almost always hear a man (fish) cry, "My Leg!" among the chaos.
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.
SpongeBob's first words when he was born were, "May I take your order?" Before this, in his mother's womb, his first words were, "Krabby Patty," and followed this by eating the same Krabby Patty his mother ate.
According to concept art, the "Krabby Patty" was originally going to be called the "Barnacle Burger".
Almost every time a character throws something away you can hear a glass breaking.
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.
In a 2015 interview, Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) said that while recording the episode "Sailor Mouth", an episode in which SpongeBob learns a bad word, the voice actors were given clearance to actually swear during recording since it would be censored out. Whether or not an uncensored version of this episode exists is unknown.
The band "Boys Who Cry"is based on The Jonas Brothers.
"Reef Blower" is the only episode where no one speaks.
Plankton's computer wife Karen is named after the wife of Stephen Hillenburg, and is voiced by Jill Talley, the wife of Tom Kenny.
Over the years, many fans of the show have asked Tom Kenny to lend SpongeBob's voice to their voice-mail and answering machines. In an interview, he joked that these custom messages might be more common than the factory-default voice.
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.
Tom Kenny said he came up with the voice of SongeBob SquarePants when he heard an angry dwarf yelling.
In "Nature Pants", when spongebob leaves to start his new "nature" life. Sandy says "I'll give him a week." Squidward replies "I'll give him 11 minutes." This is referencing to the fact that each episode is approximately 11 and a half minutes, meaning Squidward won the bet.
Mr. Krabs's Fishing boat is called the SS Cheapskate.
The German title of this show is "SpongeBob Schwammkopf" which means "SpongeBob SpongeHead".
Squidward is actually an octopus, according to show's staff. However, he is shown to have six tentacles, and not eight. A squid has ten tentacles.
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.
SpongeBob was originally named SpongeBoy but that name was already trademarked.
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).
Patrick was noticeably bigger on season 1. As the seasons progressed he began looking slimmer.
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)
The location of the Krusty Krab changes in various episodes. Most of the time it is located to the left of Spongebob's house, other times it'll be located on the right.
The pilot episode, "Help Wanted," was made in 1997, but was not released until May 1, 1999.
There is a real life Krusty Krab restaurant in the Palestanian city of Ramallah.
Patrick Star went to a community college
SpongeBob is ambidextrous, meaning he is able to write with both hands.
SpongeBob was originally designed wearing a green baseball cap.
The "Reef Blower" episode was meant to have voice dialogue. But the studio had bad recording equipment and they decided to make the episode silent.
Despite being a cartoon for children, violence and adult humor are featured in many episodes.
Plankton and Mr. Krabs used to be best friends as kids.
Tom Kenny voices the characters of SpongeBob SquarePants, Gary The Snail, the narrator, as well as having the live part of Patchy The Pirate.
Mr. Krabs lives at 3541 Anchor Way.
Spongebob squarepants was the first cartoon on nickelodeon to ever get up to 200 episodes.
Squidward was originally going to ink, but was cut. He does, however, ink in two episodes. Giant Squidward, season 06 episode 107a (2008) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
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.
SpongeBob's favorite color is beige and his favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
The voice actors for Mermaid Man (Ernest Borgnine) & Barnacle Boy (Tim Conway) also played the main characters on the '60's TV show "McHale's Navy". Borgnine played Lt. Commander Quinton McHale and Conway played McHale's 2nd in command Ensign Charles Parker.
A so called "banned" episode titled "Squidward's Suicide" was posted on YouTube that depicts Squidward committing suicide. The episode allegedly depicts scenes of "violence and gore", as well as quick flashes of dead children and other disturbing imagery. A story that provides background for the video states that the episode was created in 2005 and was viewed by a select test screening at Nickelodeon. Show writer Casey Alexander debunked the legend, saying that the episode was a "100% hoax" and was not ever made by the show's staff.
Mr. Krabs first name is Eugene. His rival, Plankton, is named Sheldon.
The original title for the show was "SpongeBoy."
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Lord Royal Highness in "Atlantis Squarepantis" has multi-coloured eyes (green and blue) and is voiced by David Bowie who also had mismatched eyes.
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The size of SpongeBob's bed varies throughout the series.
In the episode Mermaid Man Begins, it is revealed that the first names of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are Ernie and Tim, which are the names of the voice actors. Ernest Borgnine (Mermaid Man) and Tim Conway (Barnacle Boy).
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In the "Big Pink Loser" episode, we learn that Patrick's last name is Star.
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
Some of the music used in its episodes were originally used in The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991).
The Krusty Krab has remained with only two employees working. This is because Mr. Krabs is considered a cheapskate.
In Mexico, the show is only called Bob Esponja, which means Sponge Bob in Spanish.
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The episode "Wormy" was banned in some countries due to the live action close up of a horsefly' head being deemed too scary for children.
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In the 2016 episode "The Fishbowl", Sandy's ice cream truck has the name "Pavlov" on it. Pavlov was a famous behavioral psychologist who did experiments and observations on behavior, just like Sandy does on SpongeBob and Patrick.
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As this show premiered in 1999, it could be classified as the "Last" NICKTOON---following such classic 90s shows as Rugrats, Doug, Aah! Real Monsters, Angry Beavers, and so on. It is also the longest running NICKTOON/Nickelodeon series, spanning 3 decades (90s, 2000s, and 2010s)--16 years and counting, outlasting all of its NICKTOON predecessors.
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Season 1 is the only season of the entire show to be completely cel animated, starting in the second season, episodes are colored and edited digitally
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Clancy Brown and Bill Fagerbakke both played corrupt prison guards, though not in the same movie or tv show. Brown was Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption and Fagerbakke was Karl Metzger in HBO's Oz.
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The look of the cartoon has been freshening up since the time it premiered now it is very fresh.
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We learn in Something Smells that Patrick has a sister
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Despite being the titular character SpongeBob does not appear in The Algae is Always Greener however his alternate universe counterpart appears instead the real Spongebob only appears as a cameo towards the end
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Every time a license is seen, SpongeBob says something about a mustache (Except for when he got his Milkshake license, where he said, "if only it were this easy to get my boating license!" And laughs).
Many times, Mr Krabs says "mother of pearl!" This is funny, because he is the father of a whale named Pearl, and ironic, too, because we don't know who Pearl's mother is.
SpongeBob has only played his nose as a flute twice. Once in the episode "The Best Day Ever", and Next in the episode "Patrick SmartPants"
Squidward Tentacles has quit his job several times throughout the show's run.
In the episode "Worm!", Sandy mistakes the Alaskan Bull Worm's tongue for the actual worm and in the end, the worm falls off a cliff. Both of these are likely references to the film Tremors (1990).
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On the 2013 episode, "Safe Deposit Krabs," the bank clerk says "Mr. Squarepants." Spongebob never tells the bank clerk his name.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's first names are Ernie and Tim a reference to their respective voice actors Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway
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Worms are portrayed as dogs and sea snails (or Gary in this case) are portrayed as cats as Gary says Meow
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There have been two Christmas specials Christmas Who? and A SpongeBob Christmas
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