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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 / ... 259 episodes, 1999-2019
Rodger Bumpass ...  Squidward / ... 242 episodes, 1999-2019
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Patrick Star / ... 241 episodes, 1999-2019
Clancy Brown ...  Mr. Krabs / ... 236 episodes, 1999-2019
Mr. Lawrence ...  Plankton / ... 183 episodes, 1999-2019
Dee Bradley Baker ...  Fish #1 / ... 172 episodes, 1999-2019
Jill Talley ...  Karen / ... 146 episodes, 1999-2019
Carolyn Lawrence ...  Sandy Cheeks / ... 133 episodes, 1999-2019
Sirena Irwin ...  Lady Fish / ... 123 episodes, 1999-2019
Lori Alan ...  Pearl Krabs / ... 105 episodes, 1999-2019
Mary Jo Catlett ...  Mrs. Puff / ... 102 episodes, 1999-2019
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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

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English | Irish

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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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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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Despite being a cartoon for children, many episodes feature violence and adult humor. See more »

Goofs

Squidward plays his clarinet straight out, like an oboe, instead of angled downwards. See more »

Quotes

SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh hi Squidward. Up from your slumber I see. Well you're just in time to endure in a friendly game of indoor miniature golf!
Squidward: I will not indulge in anything friendly or otherwise with the likes of you two! And presently I am heading back to enjoy a well-deserved mid morning nap!
Patrick: Aw. But we sculpted your likeness out of butter on hole five.
Squidward: I don't care! Listen up I will not be woken from my nap again and if I am I'm gonna...
Patrick: Join us on the back nine?
Squidward: Just don't let it happen again! Or else.
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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 »


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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10 stars for what it USED to be, and 1 star for what it is now
28 October 2009 | by whatever_123See all my reviews

Ever since I was a kid, Spongebob has been my favorite Nick cartoon. At least he used to be. Sponebob used to be the only funny, creative, witty show on Nickelodeon. The concept of the show is so original! A pineapple under the sea with a sponge living in it? Who else would have come up with that? The jokes were hilarious and aimed at fans of ALL ages. Spongebob used to be great, and sadly, it has dumbed down to the abysmal level the other poor excuses of cartoons that are all you see these days. Spongebob has become something terrible. The new episodes are boring, dumb, and the jokes are atrocious. I watch one episode where Spongebob and Patrick get in a fight and try to build sandcastles and attack each other. I didn't laugh once. I found myself trying to find any hint of something amusing, and failed. Not only is the witty humor of Spongebob dead, the characters are all being butchered. Spongebob used to be a fun, happy-go-lucky kid at heart, and he was funny. Now, he's overly sensitive, stupid, and (you'll hear this many times) GAY. He really is. He and Patrick act like they are MORE than best friends, if you know what I mean. Also, in a newer episode, Spongebob says, and I quote: "I like Squidward." in the most GAY tone you will ever hear from a homosexual man. Patrick used to be hilarious, and stupid, but in a believable, witty way. Patrick used to make me laugh every time he was on the screen. Now, he's not funny at all. He has also became SO stupid that it's just plain annoying and unbelievable. It really hurts me to see him in the new episodes. Squidward used to be funny also, but in his own sarcastic, superior way. His reactions to Spongebob's many intrusions and his bad attitude was entertaining to watch. Now, he's just plain boring to watch. He seems way too obsessed with himself, and he's very depressing. Mr. Krabs used to be obsessed with money, but in a funny, believable way. Now he's so obsessed with obtaining money it's almost dangerous and unhealthy. It seems he would even boil himself in oil just to earn a penny. It's pretty annoying now. Sandy... I don't really know what to say about her. She's smart and I like her, but her personality never really seemed a huge addition to the show. Although, I really enjoyed her in the old episode, Texas, which remains one of my favorites to this day. Now, they really made her boring. All she does is offer scientific advice to Spongebob and that's about it. What has been happening to Spongebob really makes me sad. Looking back at the older episodes, you really wouldn't know that it was possible for such a great show could turn into such a load of crap. Like all the other terrible cartoons on television, (i.e. The Mighty B and The Penguins of Madagascar), Spongebob's new episodes need to be taken off television. If you're going to watch this show, watch the older episodes. They have all the wit, humor, and heart that the new episodes lack. Please, new writers of Spongebob. Watch the old episodes, take notes, and please, STOP DESTROYING OUR Favorite CARTOON CHARACTER.


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