8.1/10
70,340
310 user 103 critic

SpongeBob SquarePants 

Trailer
1:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.
Reviews
Popularity
248 ( 70)

Episodes

Next Episode


Fri, Nov 23 at 8:00 PM on NIK

SpongeBob and Patrick have their peaceful day of jellyfishing disturbed by Sandy's competitive nature; SpongeBob pulls a loose string from Squidward's shirt that never seems to end.


Most Recent Episode


Sunday, November 11

SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay. Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and his secret pal - Spot.


Previous Episode


Sunday, November 4

Seasons


Years



12   11   10   9   8   7   … See all »
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 48 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Stars: Tom Kenny, Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass
The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen
Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Directors: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell
Stars: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke
The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
The Amazing World of Gumball (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The life of a 12-year-old boy who happens to be a blue cat as he lives with his family and other strange creatures.

Stars: Dan Russell, Teresa Gallagher, Jacob Hopkins
Danny Phantom (2004–2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 14-year-old receives ghost powers and uses them to save the world

Stars: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins
Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez
CatDog (1998–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Kenny ...  SpongeBob SquarePants / ... 244 episodes, 1999-2018
Rodger Bumpass ...  Squidward Tentacles / ... 228 episodes, 1999-2018
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Patrick Star / ... 227 episodes, 1999-2018
Clancy Brown ...  Mr. Krabs / ... 219 episodes, 1999-2018
Mr. Lawrence ...  Plankton / ... 169 episodes, 1999-2018
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Fish #1 / ... 167 episodes, 1999-2018
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Sandy Cheeks / ... 126 episodes, 1999-2018
Jill Talley ...  Karen / ... 126 episodes, 1999-2018
Sirena Irwin ...  Lady Fish / ... 117 episodes, 1999-2018
Mary Jo Catlett ...  Mrs. Puff / ... 98 episodes, 1999-2018
Lori Alan ...  Pearl Krabs / ... 97 episodes, 1999-2018
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bigger. Better. More absorbent.


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sponge Bob Square Pants See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr. Krab's birth date is November 30, 1942. SpongeBob's is July 14, 1986, as revealed on each characters driver's license, in dream sequences, in season one, episode fifteen, "Sleepy Time/Suds". See more »

Goofs

Plankton's size 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.
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 »


Soundtracks

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
HOLY CRAP!!! SpongeBob SquarePants is funny!!!
22 August 2007 | by dereklarmaSee all my reviews

I'm 15 years old, I have a cousin who is 5 years old, and my mom is over 40. What do we all have in common? We like SpongeBob! A show that is for all ages. SpongeBob is a silly cartoon that reaches young, old, and in between. Younger kids will enjoy the silly antics and slapstick. While teens and adults will enjoy a lot of adult and more witty humor that passes over little kids heads.

The show takes place underwater. The main character, SpongeBob, is a talking sponge, who works as a fry cook for Mr. Krabs, the greedy owner of the Krusty Krab. He also works with his depressing and more sophisticated next door neighbor, Squidword Tentacles, who is constantly annoyed by SpongeBob's crazy, stupid antics. SpongeBob's other neighbor and long-life best friend, Patrick Star, is a talking pink starfish that maybe the most stupid character ever. There is also Plankton, a tiny but evil character that is jealous of Mr. Krab's restaurant and always is trying to steal his formula for the sacred Krabby Patty, but he always ends up failing miserably. Then there is Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel that for some reason lives underwater in a space-suit. Sandy befriends SpongeBob and Patrick and loves to do exciting things with them. are these not the most ridiculous characters.

You might be thinking, this sounds stupid. Well it is stupid, thats the beauty of the show. The premise is so ridiculous that anything can happen. None of the episodes ever continue the story and plot of the previous episode. Its a cartoon. Every new episode starts a new story. And the story lines of the episodes are just sometimes ridiculous, but the characters in the show are so good that everything works. Squidword is a great straight-man for the comedy. He seems to hate his life because SpongeBob and Patrick are constantly ruining things for him. Not on purpose, SpongeBob and Patrick are just stupid. Especially Patrick who is my favorite character. The show at times seems to make a point on how stupid he really is. Sometimes Patrick seems mentally retarded. But he is good at heart along with SpongeBob. Mr. Krabs on the other hand is just plain greedy. His character amuses me because he is so cheap that its ridiculous. He'll do anything to save a dollar or make an extra penny. And Plankton is the worst one of them all. Plankton comes up with these Genius plans to steal the Krabby Patty formula but he has one problem, he is an 8th of the size of everyone else. all of these characters make for great comedy.

There is stupid comedy in SpongeBob, but there is also a lot of jokes and situations that only adults can understand. There is dark humor and even some witty jokes. Sometimes you will even see some references to pop-culture events. Kids will enjoy the silly stuff when adults and teens will enjoy some of the other jokes.

This cartoon is unique because its a kids cartoon but all the main characters are full-grown adults. Yes there sea creatures but they are grown-ups. But SpongeBob and Patrick act like little kids. Thats what I find charming about the show.

Watch SpongeBob Squarepants! Any age can find humor in the show.


40 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 310 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed