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  • There are ten main characters:

    • SpongeBob SquarePants, an optimistic yellow sea sponge who works as a fry cook.

    • Patrick Star, a dimwitted sea star and SpongeBob's best friend.

    • Squidward Tentacles, an octopus who is SpongeBob's pessimistic neighbor and coworker.

    • Mr. Krabs, a stingy crab who owns the Krusty Krab and loves money.

    • Sheldon Plankton, an evil copepod and the rival of Mr. Krabs.

    • Karen Plankton, a sentient computer who is Plankton's sidekick and wife.

    • Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel who wears an astronaut suit to live underwater.

    • Mrs. Puff, a blowfish who is SpongeBob's boating school teacher.

    • Pearl Krabs, a sperm whale who is the teenage daughter of Mr. Krabs.

    • Gary, SpongeBob's pet sea snail who acts like a cat.
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  • Writing, storyboarding, voice recording, and post-production take place at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. Animation is handled overseas at Rough Draft Studios in Seoul, South Korea. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Creator Stephen Hillenburg states that SpongeBob's story ends with the The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), which was originally intended to conclude the series. Episodes produced after the movie are said to take place before it. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • When considering the series as a whole, Mr. Krabs is not a true antagonist. His selfish desire for money often gets the better of him, but he is generally on SpongeBob's side. However, individual episodes such as "Jellyfish Hunter/The Fry Cook Games (2001)" place him in temporary antagonistic roles. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • They are both currently unmarried. As revealed in the 2016 episode "Whirly Brains/MermaidPants (2016)," they have been secretly dating each other since Graveyard Shift/Krusty Love (2002). Mrs. Puff was married to another pufferfish at one point, but he was captured by humans and turned into a novelty lamp. It is implied in the official trivia book that Mr. Krabs was once married to a whale who gave birth to Pearl, but this has not been addressed in an episode. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No, Steven Hillenburg died in November 2018. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No, they do not. SpongeBob's voice actor Tom Kenny debunked this popular but untrue theory in a 2015 interview. The most fitting version of the now-disproven theory states that the following characters correspond to each sin:

    • Sandy is Pride because she is deeply proud of her home state of Texas and her athletic abilities.

    • Pearl is Lust since she is depicted as boy-crazy and obsessed with male singers.

    • Mr. Krabs is Greed because he is obsessed with money.

    • Plankton is Envy since he envies the success Mr. Krabs has.

    • Mrs. Puff is Gluttony due to her fat appearance and love of food.

    • Squidward is Wrath due to his strong hatred of his job, his town, and SpongeBob.

    • Patrick is Sloth because he loves to sleep, lives under a rock, and is unemployed.
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  • No. Stephen Hillenburg considers SpongeBob to be "almost asexual," much like real sea sponges. In a 2002 article from BBC News, Hillenburg clarified that he did not consider SpongeBob's sexuality when creating the character. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • According to supplemental materials, Mr. Krabs was once married to a whale who gave birth to Pearl. A trivia book released in 2001 mentions that Pearl simply "takes after her mother." Her mother has been mentioned indirectly on the show but does not currently live with Pearl and has never made a physical appearance. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Squidward Tentacles is an octopus, despite his name. He refers to himself as an octopus frequently on the show, most recently in "Patrick! The Game/The Sewers of Bikini Bottom (2015)." He is normally depicted with six appendages rather than eight because it allows for easier and more fluid animation, as explained in this 2005 short. Squid have ten limbs and triangular heads, unlike Squidward. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No, SpongeBob is a sea sponge. Stephen Hillenburg originally designed him as a natural sea sponge with a round shape, but later felt that drawing him as a rectangle would emphasize his "square" and nerdy personality. Most of SpongeBob's relatives are still drawn like natural sponges. Edit (Coming Soon)


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