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SpongeBob SquarePants 

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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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Series cast summary:
Tom Kenny ...  SpongeBob SquarePants / ... 264 episodes, 1999-2020
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Patrick Star / ... 245 episodes, 1999-2020
Rodger Bumpass ...  Squidward / ... 243 episodes, 1999-2019
Clancy Brown ...  Mr. Krabs / ... 237 episodes, 1999-2020
Mr. Lawrence ...  Plankton / ... 185 episodes, 1999-2020
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Fish #1 / ... 173 episodes, 1999-2020
Jill Talley ...  Karen / ... 153 episodes, 1999-2020
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Sandy Cheeks / ... 135 episodes, 1999-2020
Sirena Irwin ...  Lady Fish / ... 125 episodes, 1999-2019
Lori Alan ...  Pearl Krabs / ... 116 episodes, 1999-2020
Mary Jo Catlett ...  Mrs. Puff / ... 116 episodes, 1999-2020
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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

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Bigger. Better. More absorbent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

1 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SpongeBob See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo (Seasons 1-8)| Dolby Digital (Season 9-)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Squidward makes various references to 11 minutes. Every episode lasts about 11 minutes 30 seconds. See more »

Goofs

The size of SpongeBob's bed varies throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: Listen up SpongeBob Secret Stealer Pants! If you ever come near my secret box again, we won't be friends anymore!
SpongeBob SquarePants: But we're supposed to be friends forever.
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Crazy Credits

The background of the end credits shows flowers See more »

Alternate Versions

The French version digitally changes the opening title cards for each episode to the title in French. The opening sequence has also been slightly altered: the bubble words "SpongeBob SquarePants" has been replaced with a bubble version of SpongeBob. On the board that changes colors, SpongeBob's face replaces the name SpongeBob SquarePants; the part where SpongeBob's pants bounce around the show's title has been replaced with scenery in Bikini Bottom, and the show's title is digitally altered to read "Bob l'eponge". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Under Construction: Pilot (2015) 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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The Best Cartoon Ever!
23 February 2005 | by Dick_StarkySee all my reviews

Spongebob Squarepants is a sea-sponge. He is shaped in a rectangle, and is in the form of a common household sponge. He lives in a pineapple under the sea, in the town of Bikini Bottom.

He is often found to be annoying his cynical neighbor Squidward, the grouchy Clarinet playing squid next door, who definitely thinks the sea is half empty.

Next to Squidward is a large rock, where dwells a starfish with about as much intelligence as his home-sweet home. He is Patrick Star, neighbor to Squidward, but lifelong friend to Spongebob.

Over yonder lives a 'land squirrel' by the name of Sandy Cheeks. Her hobbies include the search for the 'Hay in the Needlestack', to biking in the Industrial Park.

Finally there's Mr. Eugene H. Krabs, penny hugging/pinching proprietor of the Krusty Krab; Spongbob's beloved workplace, and the home of the Krabby Patty.

On the subject of the Krabby Patty, that brings us to the esteemed Sheldon Plankton, arch-rival to Mr. Krabs, and generally very evil. His constant attempts to steal the Krabby Patty make for very funny episodes.

In Summery, this show can be summed up with a single word: Brilliant. It is witty, smart, extremely funny, with timeless characters, appealing to all ages.

10/10 A Classic!


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