SpongeBob SquarePants

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SpongeBob SquarePants
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Format Animated series, Comedy
Created by Stephen Hillenburg
Starring Tom Kenny
Bill Fagerbakke
Clancy Brown
Rodger Bumpass
Carolyn Lawrence
Mr. Lawrence
Dee Bradley Baker
Composer(s) Danny Elfman
Richard Gibbs
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 204 (half-hours)
334 (episodes aired so far, 8 unaired) (List of episodes)
Original channel Nicktoons Network
First shown in United States
Original run May 1, 1999 – present [1][2]

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated Nickelodeon TV show made by Stephen Hillenburg (who also worked on Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life) that started on May 1, 1999.[2] The main character on the show is a sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, as the theme song states. He is a fry cook who works at a restaurant called the Krusty Krab, which is run by a crab whose name is Eugene H. Krabs.

The show features the voice of Tom Kenny as SpongeBob, the sponge in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom. Even though SpongeBob is a sea sponge, he looks more like a kitchen sponge used for cleaning dishes. His best friend is a starfish named Patrick Star. His grumpy neighbor is an octopus named Squidward Tentacles. SpongeBob and Squidward work at the Krusty Krab, a fast food restaurant that makes Krabby Patties. The recipe for the Krabby Patty is top-secret. Mr. Krabs's enemy, Sheldon Plankton, often tries to steal the recipe.

As of March 17, 2013, the series had aired 185 episodes. Episodes were recorded from December 2011 to January 2013.

A theatrical movie premiered on November 19, 2004, which marked the end of the third season. Season 9 was announced by Nickelodeon on January 3, 2011. Filming of the ninth season began in December 2011. The movie was supposed to be a final for the show but later on the show got revived.

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows, like Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life and Avatar: The Last Airbender. It has been nominated for Emmies, been made into many video games and a movie, and has official recognition as Nickelodeon's most popular show of all time since 2000, when the second season began. The show has had 2 films and is the 2nd TV show on Nickelodeon to have 2 films. The first show was Rugrats.

In May 2005, when the fourth season debuted, people have been criticizing the season and insulting Paul Tibbitt ever since. But the quality and animation got much better starting with Season 8, which started 6 years later. The shows creator who is Stephen Hillenburg returned to write the 2nd film, and returned to the show after the movie.

Characters[change | change source]

Episodes list[change | change source]

Season 1 (1999-2000)[change | change source]

Number in Original air date Production code Episode title
Series Season
1 1 May 1, 1999 101 "Help Wanted"
"Reef Blower"
"Tea at the Treedome"
2 2 July 17, 1999 102 "Bubblestand"
"Ripped Pants"
3 3 July 31, 1999 103 "Jellyfishing"
4 4 August 7, 1999 104 "Naughty Nautical Neighbors"
"Boating School"
5 5 August 14, 1999 105 "Pizza Delivery"
"Home Sweet Pineapple"
6 6 August 21, 1999 106 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
7 7 August 28, 1999 107 "Hall Monitor"
"Jellyfish Jam"
8 8 September 4, 1999 108 "Sandy's Rocket"
"Squeaky Boots"
9 9 September 11, 1999 109 "Nature Pants"
"Opposite Day"
10 10 September 18, 1999 110 "Culture Shock"
11 11 September 25, 1999 111 "MuscleBob BuffPants"
"Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"
12 12 October 2, 1999 112 "The Chaperone"
"Employee of the Month"
13 13 October 28, 1999 113 "Scaredy Pants"
"I Was a Teenage Gary"
14 14 December 31, 1999 114 "SB-129"
"Karate Choppers"
15 15 January 17, 2000 115 "Sleepy Time"
16 16 February 14, 2000 116 "Valentine's Day"
"The Paper"
17 17 March 15, 2000 117 "Arrgh!"
"Rock Bottom"
18 18 March 22, 2000 118 "Texas"
"Walking Small"
19 19 April 1, 2000 119 "Fools in April"
"Neptune's Spatula"
20 20 April 8, 2000 120 "Hooky"
"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II"

Season 2 (2000-2003)[change | change source]

Number in Original air date Production code Episode title
Series Season
21 1 November 2, 2000 201 "Your Shoe's Untied"
"Squid's Day Off"
22 2 October 26, 2000 202 "Something Smells"
"Bossy Boots"
23 3 November 16, 2000 203 "Big Pink Loser"
"Bubble Buddy"
24 4 December 28, 2000 204 "Dying for Pie"
"Imitation Krabs"
25 5 February 17, 2001 205 "Wormy"
"Patty Hype"
26 6 March 6, 2001 206 "Grandma's Kisses"
27 7 May 5, 2001 207 "Prehibernation Week"
"Life of Crime"
28 8 December 6, 2000 208 "Christmas Who?"
29 9 March 5, 2001 209 "Survival of the Idiots"
30 10 March 7, 2001 210 "No Free Rides"
"I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
31 11 November 27, 2000 211 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
"Squirrel Jokes"
32 12 March 8, 2001 212 "Pressure"
"The Smoking Peanut"
33 13 March 9, 2001
July 26, 2003
("Gary Takes a Bath")
213 "Shanghaied"
"Gary Takes a Bath"
34 14 January 21, 2002 214 "Welcome to the Chum Bucket"
35 15 September 7, 2001 215 "The Secret Box"
"Band Geeks"
36 16 September 6, 2002 216 "Graveyard Shift"
"Krusty Love"
37 17 November 30, 2001 217 "Procrastination"
"I'm with Stupid"
38 18 September 21, 2001 218 "Sailor Mouth"
"Artist Unknown"
39 19 September 28, 2001 219 "Jellyfish Hunter"
"The Fry Cook Games"
40 20 October 12, 2001 220 "Squid On Strike"
"Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm"

Main places[change | change source]

  • The show takes place in a city called Bikini Bottom. Bikini Bottom is in the Pacific Ocean. There are many places in the city like Rock Bottom and the Sea Needle (a bit like the Space Needle in Seattle).
  • SpongeBob's Pineapple is SpongeBob's home. It has many big rooms even though on the outside it looks just like a small pineapple. It even has a huge library with many books.
  • The Krusty Krab is a restaurant in the city of Bikini Bottom. It is run by a crab, Eugene H. Krabs. Two workers at the restaurant are SpongeBob SquarePants (fry cook), and Squidward.Q.Tentacles (cashier). The fast food items that are sold include the popular Krabby Patty (which is similar to a hamburger), french fries, and drinks.
  • The Chum Bucket is a restaurant that is across the street from the Krusty Krab. It is owned by Sheldon J. Plankton, but people don't usually go there. The only customers who went to the Chum Bucket were the ones who did not like the Krusty Krab service. One fish even said "This is the worst service ever. I'm going to the Chum Bucket." (because SpongeBob thinks he's a movie star, and he stops cooking patties). Plankton is always trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, which only Mr. Krabs and Spongebob know. Plankton also has a computer wife named Karen.
  • Goo Lagoon is a popular beach. Even though the beach is under water, the water in the beach is called "goo". In some episodes it is just a lake but in some it is an entire ocean.
  • Patrick's boulder is Patrick's home where Patrick lives and sleeps in. In some episodes, Patrick falls out of his boulder.
  • Mr Krabs and Pearl's anchor, a home that Mr. Krabs lives in with his lovely daughter Pearl.
  • Squidward's house, A house that Squidward can relax on a grumpy day. Some episodes have Squidward leaning out the window to tell Spongebob and Patrick, "Will you two be quiet. I'm trying to practise my clarinet or sleep or paint."
  • Mrs. Puff's Boating School is the driving school where Spongebob often goes to try to get his license. Spongebob normally is not good at driving and can never really get his license without help from a friend. Whenever he gets his license, he soon after looses it.

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