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SpongeBob SquarePants 

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast-food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in a pineapple under the sea.
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 Gary / ... (242 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Patrick Star / ... (212 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Fish #1 / ... (158 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Karen / ... (123 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Lady Fish / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Mrs. Puff / ... (105 episodes, 1999-2017)
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 Pearl Krabs / ... (104 episodes, 1999-2017)
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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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Squidward was originally going to ink, but it was cut. He does, however, ink twice. Once in season six, episode seven, "Giant Squidward", and secondly, in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015). See more »

Goofs

In the episode where Patrick goes to Boating School with SpongeBob, Spongebob writes Patrick's name on the board in all caps. Later on, it is seen in the background with only the 'P' capitalized. See more »

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Squidward: SpongeBob do you remember that talk we had about personal space?
SpongeBob SquarePants: It's okay Squidward i'm official look!
Squidward: Co-Cashier?
Plankton: So have you two known each other long?
Squidward: You can't do this to me Mr. Plankton! If you think i'm gonna stand out there all day listening to...
SpongeBob SquarePants: Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Squidward: Then you must have coral wasted in your frontal lobe!
Plankton: So what do you want me to do about it?
Squidward: I'd like my view to be a little less yellow if you know what i mean.
Plankton: Hope you like grey.
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Connections

Referenced in Rize (2005) 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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The best cartoon ever?
26 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've only just started getting into cartoons again after not watching them for so long. I heard about Spongebob Squarepants and decided to check it out. Now I watch every episode religiously! It's amazing! I don't think I ever seen anything as surreal or as funny in a kids show as this! The show takes place in Bikini Bottom, an underwater town. Spongebob Squarepants (voiced by the amazingly talented Ton Kenny) is a sponge that works as a fry cook at the Crusty Krab, run by one Mr Krabs (voiced by Tom Clancy who many people will remember from Shawshank Redemption). Spongebob is a kid at heart and a little stupid, but gets up to the most amazing adventures. Alongside Spongebob are his best friend Patrick Starfish (Bill Fagerbakke) who is even more stupid than Spongebob, Sandy Cheeks (Carolyn Lawrence) a squirrel that lives underwater for some reason, Squidward Tentacles (Rodger Bumpass) Spongebobs moody next door neighbour, Mrs Puff (Mary Jo Catlett) Spongebob's driving instructor and Plankton (Mr Lawrence) a very tiny sea animal with a Napoleon Complex.

What makes the show so funny is the situations that Spongebob and his friend Patrick get themselves into. They are both very stupid and child like, meaning that they get into trouble on a regular basis, which makes for exciting episodes. There are some huge laugh out loud moments and some of them stuff that they get up to will make your stomach churn with laughter. All the characters are amazingly put together and they all work. Each have their own personality which allows them to carry on the story and let Spongebob interact with them all.

One of the funniest stories is the send up of Batman and Robin where Spongebob and Patrick try to bring out of retirement their two favourite heroes. Mermaid Man (Ernist Borgnine) and Barnacle Boy (Tim Conway). Anyone who's ever watched the classic Adam West Batman will appreciate the humour of this episode! All in all, a very funny cartoon. It's insane enough for kids to enjoy, but also so funny that many adults will enjoy it (as long as they get the humour). Take it for what it is. Don't' try and analyse it. Just watch and enjoy.

Oh and one more thing. In one episode, the background music is provide by metals most greatest heroes, PANTERA!!!!!!!!

10/10!!!!!


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