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

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Karen is named after Stephen Hillenburg's wife. Her voice actress, Jill Talley is Tom Kenny's wife. See more »

Goofs

When Plankton turns the thermometer in the Krusty Krab, he turns the knob back and forth. The temperature goes down, not up and down like it should be. See more »

Quotes

Plankton: You better cough up that secret formula or else!
Mr. Krabs: Plankton!
Plankton: Krabs!
Mr. Krabs: Plankton!
Plankton: Krabs!
SpongeBob: SpongeBob!
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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 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Go Hollywood, Part 1 (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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Masterful, perhaps mis-targeted, surreal stream-of-consciousnessparody
3 January 2001 | by Brad ElevenSee all my reviews

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is an hilarious and often unpredictable cartoon series aired at this writing on Nickelodeon. Its regular times are Saturday & Sunday mornings, with occasional marathons and a semi-regular feature on Nick's Friday evening U-Vote feature. The massive amount of hype surrounding its release in mid-1999 suggests that the Nickelodeon staff really likes the show.

The series is clearly for adults, in the same sense as "The Simpsons" and "Beavis and Butthead" are. The marketing, however, is quite child-oriented, and somehow, the series has become associated with other Nickelodeon features which actually offer redeeming social value for children, viz "Wild Thornberrys" and "Blue's Clues". I don't mind, personally--I enjoy watching SpongeBob with my toddler-age children, although I do find myself answering lots of interesting questions ("Why is Squidward dancing like that? It's scary.", "You can't put fake arms on like that, can you, Daddy?", "Why is Patrick so dumb?")

The show features the voice talents of Tom Kenny (a perennial supporting voice in cartoons) as SpongeBob, Rodger Bumpass (another voice talent veteran) as Squidward the, well, squid, Bill Fagerbakke ("Coach"s Dauber) as Patrick the Starfish, Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob's love interest, a squirrel with an air helmet), and Clancy Brown ("Buckaroo Banzai"s Rawhide) as SpongeBob's employer, the tight-clawed Mister Krabs. I have noticed in many features that "Mr. Lawrence" is credited as a writer; I suspect a husband-wife team, given that Sandy Cheeks gets some great dialogue--but that's pure conjecture, and I heartily welcome correction or corroboration alike. There have been several celebrity appearances, most notably Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway as the voices of fictional superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

I like the damn show. I was hooked on it for at least a year, from the Clutch-Cargo-flavored introduction to the United Plankton logo at the end of each episode. The plot lines' continuity is above average, with a well-developed cast of supporting characters who populate Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob's home. There are the obvious suspension-of-disbelief requirements, such as the watery environment's inexplicable tolerance for electricity and exhaled air, but this is easily counterbalanced by the whimsical misusage of jargon (SpongeBob, in a desperate moment says, "I'll use the Shell Phone!").

Classic episodes include "Bubbles", "Moon Rocket", and "Home Sweet Pineapple".


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