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
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Did You Know?
Out of all the Nicktoons to air in the 1990s, this is the only one still in production, and the longest running one (as of September 2016). See more
Squidward plays his clarinet like an oboe: straight out instead of angled downwards. See more
Wait a minute! Was this band just a front so you can steal the Krabby Patty secret formula?
What? No! I was in it for the music man!
Opening the scene, Patchy the Pirates presents a SpongeBob SquarePanst special. See more
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SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg
and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney See more