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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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When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city. Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and ...


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Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long. SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Kenny ...  SpongeBob SquarePants / ... 247 episodes, 1999-2019
Rodger Bumpass ...  Squidward Tentacles / ... 232 episodes, 1999-2019
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Patrick Star / ... 230 episodes, 1999-2019
Clancy Brown ...  Mr. Krabs / ... 222 episodes, 1999-2019
Mr. Lawrence ...  Plankton / ... 172 episodes, 1999-2019
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Fish #1 / ... 169 episodes, 1999-2018
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Sandy Cheeks / ... 129 episodes, 1999-2019
Jill Talley ...  Karen / ... 129 episodes, 1999-2019
Sirena Irwin ...  Lady Fish / ... 118 episodes, 1999-2019
Lori Alan ...  Pearl Krabs / ... 99 episodes, 1999-2019
Mary Jo Catlett ...  Mrs. Puff / ... 98 episodes, 1999-2018
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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:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SpongeBob See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The signal flags hanging on the front of The Krusty Krab do not spell a word. The third signal flag (from left to right, facing the front door) doesn't exist in international nautical code. The first, second, fourth, and fifth are R, I, U, and K, although the U is only "right-side-up" if the flags are read from right-to-left. Inside Mr. Krabs' office is _, I, R, and M. The _ has no letter associated with the flag. See more »

Goofs

The Graffiti that says "Nematoads are People too" should read "Nematodes". See more »

Quotes

Gary The Snail: Meow.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gary! Squidward is not a free loader and he will never take advantage of me!
French Narrator: Three weeks later.
SpongeBob SquarePants: He's just having a hard time getting his confidence back.
French Narrator: Many months later.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm sure he's close to a break through.
French Narrator: So much later that the old narrator got tired of waiting and they had to hire a new one.
Gary The Snail: Meow meow meow.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I know he still isn't looking for work! Don't rub it in!
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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 The Big Bang Theory: The Locomotion Reverberation (2017) 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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"Spongebob Squarepants" TV Series- 10/10. Very funny with lovable characters.
16 January 2004 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

Spongebob Squarepants" (1999) TV Series

It seems that it wasn't long ago that this show aired on Nickelodeon, but it's been like 5 years, and Spongebob Squarepants' popularity hasn't decreased at all- of course, I can see why. This show is set in the small town of Bikini Bottom (a town under the sea that is home to many sea worthy creatures)- including a spontaneous sponge named Spongebob. He lives with his pet snail, Gary, next to two neighbors- a grumpy clarinet playing octopus- Squidward, and his best friend who is a starfish who couldn't tell his hand from his foot- named Patrick. He also has a friend who lives in an air dome, and she's a Texas native squirrel named Sandy, who got bored with life above water, so she moved to the ocean. Spongebob works at the Krusty Krab along with Squidward, a popular restaurant owned by the greedy Mr. Krabbs. And there is Plankton- a microscopic sea creature who owns his own restaurant- The Chum Bucket- a very unpopular restaurant, that hasn't gotten a customer since it's opening- so, of course, Plankton is always out to steal Mr. Krabbs' secret Krabby Patty formula, causing trouble for the krusty krew. Spongebob goes through one predicament after another, and this show is just hilarious. Some may find Spongebob annoying, but for those like me, we love him! 10/10.


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