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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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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 53 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Kenny ...  SpongeBob SquarePants / ... 269 episodes, 1999-2020
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Patrick Star / ... 249 episodes, 1999-2020
Rodger Bumpass ...  Squidward Tentacles / ... 247 episodes, 1999-2020
Clancy Brown ...  Mr. Krabs / ... 242 episodes, 1999-2020
Mr. Lawrence ...  Plankton / ... 189 episodes, 1999-2020
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Fish #1 / ... 177 episodes, 1999-2020
Jill Talley ...  Karen / ... 154 episodes, 1999-2020
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Sandy Cheeks / ... 138 episodes, 1999-2020
Sirena Irwin ...  Lady Fish / ... 126 episodes, 1999-2020
Mary Jo Catlett ...  Mrs. Puff / ... 117 episodes, 1999-2020
Lori Alan ...  Pearl Krabs / ... 116 episodes, 1999-2020
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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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Trivia

Back in 2004 Spike TV originally asked creator Stephen Hillenburg if he could make them an adult version of SpongeBob to be a part of their adult animation block. The show was also going to be similar to Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003). However Hillenburg refused to make it and the executives at Nickelodeon refused to sell the rights of SpongeBob to Spike TV. See more »

Goofs

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's located to the right. See more »

Quotes

Plankton: [yells] Lady, someone should put you in a box to drift in the river!
Elderly lady: [pauses, sadly] ... you're right.
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Crazy Credits

The background of the end credits shows flowers See more »

Alternate Versions

The episodes Sandy's Rocket, Culture Shock, MuscleBob BuffPants, Employee of the Month, Karate Choppers, and Rock Bottom all featured songs by the band "The Woodies" , however due to rights issues, the season 1 DVD changes those songs. However the original songs are still heard for broadcast and iTunes versions. The episode Roller Cowards also had a Woodies song featured in it. But unlike the other episodes, this one was changed for broadcast and remained intact on the DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paw and Sonny Boy: Exercisin' with Paw and Sonny Boy (2016) 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 thanksbutnothanks9891See 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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Release Date:

1 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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

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