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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 / ... 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


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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Did You Know?


While Stephen Hillenburg was a director for Rocko's Modern Life (1993), he showed the show's writer, Martin Olson, a comic book called "The Intertidal Zone", that Hillenburg drew in college. Olson loved it, and suggested that Stephen re-write it as an undersea cartoon series, which became SpongeBob SquarePants. See more »


Krusty the Crab throws a customer out of the Krusty Crab and the customer yells "My Leg!" while he is still flying through the air, yet to wound his leg. See more »


Patrick: Oh boy that was some party! Oh hey SpongeBob! Hey Junior! What? What?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh nothing.
Patrick: Oh what a relive for a second there I thought you'd be mad at me.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Do you remember what you said to me this morning?
Patrick: Something about root beer right?
SpongeBob SquarePants: No.
Patrick: Oh wait let me guess let me guess! I give up!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Does you can take the night off pal ring a bell?
Patrick: I don't need this.
SpongeBob SquarePants: What? Where do you think you're going?
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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 »


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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Release Date:

1 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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