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SpongeBob SquarePants

Weekdays 5:00 PM on Nickelodeon Premiered May 01, 1999 In Season



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SpongeBob SquarePants
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Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 3/12/2016

Season 9 : Episode 34

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AIRS ON 5/2/2016

Season 9 : Episode 35

Show Summary

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the highest-rated children's cartoon shows of the era and of all time. It follows a naive and eternally optimistic sea-sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants and his endeavors in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom. Many supporting and equally popular characters tag along with SpongeBob, including a starfish, a squid, a crab, and even a squirrel who lives underwater. The show first aired on May 1st, 1999, and quickly took off with children. The series won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation. The show is just as popular now as it ever was! Cast of Characters SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob is the main character of the series and, as stated before, is somewhat dim-witted, sometimes to the point of driving his brighter friends up the wall. Despite this shortcoming, SpongeBob is a selfless creature. SpongeBob is a well-known fry cook at the Krusty Krab, Bikini Bottom's premier daytime eatery, and for good reason. No one denies that SpongeBob makes a delicious Krabby Patty, the burger of choice at the restaurant. SpongeBob lives in his pineapple home with his pet snail Gary. Patrick Star - Patrick is SpongeBob's best friend and is not the brightest fish in the sea - he lives under a rock, after all. Usually, SpongeBob and Patrick come up with a clueless idea that they think will be fun, but they usually end up in a lot of trouble for it. Because of his personality and dim-witted antics, Patrick is one of the most popular characters in the series. Squidward Tentacles - Squidward is a snobbish squid who lives in a moai between the houses of the two people he hates the most - SpongeBob and Patrick. He is constantly unhappy, mainly because of their antics. They have somehow been misinformed that Squidward is their friend, so Squidward is always badgered by them both. Squidward also dislikes his job at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob. The only things that keep Squidward going are his tiki-shaped home and playing his clarinet. Sandy Cheeks - Sandy is a cowgirl from Texas. She is quite powerful and agile, so make sure you don't set her off! She is a very nice person though, and isn't all muscle. In fact, her love of science is what allows her to live underwater. She lives in a tree growing inside a large dome that keeps air in. If she leaves her air bubble, she'll wear a suit that lets her breathe. Mr. Eugene H. Krabs - Mr. Krabs is the owner of the Krusty Krab and is notable for his large cheapskate side. Mr. Krabs is completely in love with his money and lets nothing stand between him and it. He also has a daughter, Pearl the whale, though it is never explained how Pearl is a whale and Mr. Krabs is a crab. Gary the Snail - Gary is SpongeBob's pet snail and is the equivalent of an underwater cat. Although most of his sounds are cat-like mews, SpongeBob can understand exactly what Gary is saying, and Gary understands SpongeBob as well, probably better than SpongeBob understands himself. Sheldon J. Plankton - Plankton is Mr. Krab's arch rival and the not-so-proud owner of the Chum Bucket, the restaurant across the street from the Krusty Krab. Plankton has tried to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula from his rival Mr. Krabs on numerous occasions but has never succeeded. His wife Karen is a computer he built himself. Larry the Lobster - Larry is a macho lifeguard at the Bikini Bottom beach, Goo-Lagoon. He is constantly working out and is often the voice of reason when Spongebob tries something particularly dim-witted at the beach. Mrs. Poppy Puff - Mrs. Puff is the local driving school teacher in Bikini Bottom. She is a good teacher, but just cannot pass one student: SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob has failed her class many times and has gotten on Mrs. Puff's nerves so much that she now has a severe hatred for him and has actually been driven slightly insane by him. Squilliam Fancyson - Squilliam is Squidward's rich and snobbish rival. He boasts about his money and is everything Squidward wants to be. He and Squidward's neighbors are the main reasons for Squidward's bitterness. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy - These two are a retired duo of superheroes that have their own television show. Mermaid Man is portrayed as a senile character, and Barnacle Boy, who is 68 years old, is constantly annoyed by him. Man Ray and the Dirty Bubble - These are a pair of dastardly villains in Bikini Bottom. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are too old to fight them alone and usually need the help of SpongeBob and his friends to get the job done. The Dirty Bubble is literally a bubble and can be popped by pointy objects. Man Ray wears a mask and has no real face behind it. He has been known to have a bit of a soft side. The Flying Dutchman - The Flying Dutchman lives in his flying pirate ship and haunts Bikini Bottom. His hobby and main reason for existing is simply to scare the citizens of Bikini Bottom. Theme Song Captain: Are ya ready kids? Kids: Aye, aye, captain! Captain: I can't hear you! Kids: AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Captain: Ohhh..... who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Then drop on the deck, and flop like a fish! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Ready? Everyone: SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: SpongeBob... SquarePants!



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    Fan Reviews (1576)

    • A really good show. Modern SpongeBob is good. Stop being so biased and give Modern a chance. Judge SpongeBob by good and bad, not BY FREAKING ERA.

      SpongeBob SquarePants is without a doubt one of the greatest cartoons to exist. While many people think the show has declined in quality, I disagree. A lot. I've been watching SpongeBob for about a decade now and I've loved it since I was a kid. I've seen every episode in premovie and almost every single one in post-movie. I love this series, and I'll talk about why. The animation of this show is really great, especially Seasons 6 and up. The plots are actually original and manage to contain some really great gags. The comedy of this show is what really shines, they may reuse gags sometimes, but it's not really noticeable. I personally dislike those who judge this show based on time of era. PREMOVIE HAD FREAKING TERRIBLE EPISODES TOO -- AND SOME OF THE WORST AND MOST BORING SPECIALS OF ALL TIME. Modern SpongeBob may sputter outs duds sometimes, but that's my personal opinion.

      Want a good laugh? Watch this show. It's truly fantastic.moreless
    • Painful repetition for all ages

      Yes! No matter what age you are, you will be surely annoyed by how many times the same episode is aired on this channel.
    • Once a great show completely sucks now

      During its few seasons Spongebob was one of the best cartoons. But since the first movie it's been awful.

      Here's a rundown of the characters

      Spongebob- He was once a naive but kind, caring, and funny sponge. But now he's just a complete idiot and annoying, creepy, and whiny. He's also a big cry baby.

      Patrick- He's always been stupid but during the first few seasons it was funny stupid. Now it's just irritating stupid.

      Squidward- He's always been a jerk but he did act nice on occasion during the first few seasons. Now he's just a heartless jerk and why do the writers torture him every episode he's in? Can't they just leave him alone?

      Mr. Krabs- He's always been cheap but during the first few seasons it wasn't exaggerated and he was a father figure to Spongebob. Now the only thing he cares about is money. The episode Penny Foolish is where he's at his worst. He stalks Spongebob just to try to get a stupid penny. DUDE, IT'S JUST A STUPID PENNY! WHO GIVES A SHIT?!

      Sandy- She hardly appears now and when she does it's just something science related. What happened to karate?

      Mrs. Puff- I feel bad for her. She just wants to get rid of Spongebob and she was so damn close in one episode.

      Pearl- A spoiled brat who complains about her father's cheapness. Why is she a whale when her father is a crab anyway?

      Plankton- He should just give up with trying to get the secret formula already.

      Larry- He hardly appears now and how come he didn't know who Spongebob was in Pets or Pests?

      Gary- He hasn't really changed but in some of the post movie episodes he can a jerk to Spongebob. An example is in To Be Squarepants or Not To Be Squarepants when he let Spongebob's pants shrink.

      And almost all of the post movie episodes are just stupid and idiotic. I don't even think someone under six would enjoy them. If you want to watch Spongebob I would definitely recommend Seasons 1-3. Just stay away from anything from the post movie era.

    • I miss the old one FANS PLEASE READ WHAT I AM SAYING

      This used to be a very popular cartoon (somewhat still is) that was talked about around a very large group of an old and young demographic. Slid after the movie was a hit. have not watched it since October 27th 2010. It made new comedy, jokes, plot lines not seen in other cartoons. It had mature jokes that a 12 year old and even a 35 year old could laugh at. It was fresh, every episode used to be an adventure. After 2004 it slowly creeped into poor quality. It was a "glory days" Nickelodeon type of cartoon. Its not anymore. Its a bit dead. Even the recent 2nd film proved that point even more, it just not good anymore.moreless
    • I love Spongebob, but he really needs to go to rest.

      Yes, he needs. The new episodes are awful. Seasons 1-5 were great, they were awesome. Seasons 6-to now: GODAWFUL. (Well, I've heard that Hillenburg is back, so there are decent episodes again. I will watch them But anyways, overall, it is a great show and one of my favorite cartoons, next to FOP. I really love SBSP, but he needs to go to rest. Nickelodeon can't rely on him forever, you know.moreless

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    Animation, Comedy, Kids


    Saturday Morning, Preschoolers, cultural phenomenon, dumb friends, feel good comedy