Bowie swims with SpongeBob

Modern love got him to the church on time, but fatherly love gets him to the recording booth.

David Bowie has announced he has voiced a character who will appear on the hit animated kids' show SpongeBob SquarePants next year. The 59-year-old music legend plays the role of Lord Royal Highness for the Nickelodeon series.

Today Bowie blogged that, "I've hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs. Yesterday I got to be a character on...tan-tara...SpongeBob SquarePants. Oh Yeah!!"

Bowie has said before that his six-year-old daughter, Alexandria, is a huge fan of SpongeBob.

"We, the family, are thrilled," he wrote on his Web site. "Nothing else need happen this year, well, this week anyway."

Bowie has starred in a number of interesting films and TV projects. In 1986, he played Jareth the Goblin King in the puppet-filled movie Labyrinth, and in 1996's Basquiat he played the late Andy Warhol. Last year he played himself in the Ricky Gervais series Extras, and he'll next be seen as famed inventor Nikolai Tesla in the magician thriller The Prestige.

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He's playing an episode called "Royal Highness."

pretty great... eh? If you want proof,

go to www.wikipedia.org and search for "List of SpongeBob Episodes."
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Great idea. SpongeBob needs another character anyways, because I think with only the original characters they're running out of episode ideas.
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I'm still a little concerned about Bowie going on Spongebob. Bowie is okay as a person but not as a cartoon voice.
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Heh. Sound's cool.
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That's goona be a good idea.
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I loved the movie "Labryinth," and it's been entirely too long since what has so far been the only significantly good acting role David Bowie has ever landed himself. I can't wait to see what he does on "Spongebob Squarepants!" :D
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FWIW, the "blogged that" web link is not correct. It should read as follows: http://www.davidbowie.com/bowie/journal/index.php
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THE GOBLIN KING!
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hahahaha.
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I think it is neat. Bowie and SpongeBob both rock.
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Have to go with _TrustNo1_ on this response; hit it dead on.
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yeah bowie has a daughter.... its your grandma :p
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well how about that. Go SpongeBob.
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I hate this show. Always have. Always will. I never saw the charm of a talking sponge that lived in a coconut or pineapple or whatever it is...



And as for David Bowie...what is he going to be? A placastama?
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I thought production on Spongebob ended after the movie in 2004 proved how crappy the show has gotten. I believe I haven't seen a new episode since May 2005. Seriosuly I thought this show got killed, but they still air the reruns.
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Bowie has a 6 year old daughter?
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hmm
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Oh hell no....
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