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 2/17/2014

Season 9 : Episode 15

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 an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. 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!

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence


Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Narrator

Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Fan Reviews (1529)

  • I Love SpongeBob, Both Old and New!

    I remember when I first heard of SpongeBob. I was a little kid and I did not like SpongeBob at first, but then it became my favorite cartoon to this day. I am glad that the show was revived after the movie and I think that it is a success. I get angry whenever anyone says that the show has gone or is going downhill. While I respect the post-movie haters' opinions, the "Old SpongeBob vs New SpongeBob" thing is getting real annoying and even depressing for the true fans.

    My favorite character on the show is SpongeBob because of his good nature, innocence, and work eithic. Both him and Patrick are funny. My least favorite character is Mr. Krabs because all he cares about is money, but I also dislike Plankton because all he cares about is the formula.

    The episodes are well written. They have great storylines and funny moments. Some moments are also tearjerking and/or heartwarming.

    Overall, SpongeBob is a great show for kids, teens, and even adults to enjoy. I also love the writers and animators for making such an amazing cartoon.

    Edit: I have been reading negative SpongeBob reviews and while I do respect opinions, I have caught some users insulting the creators of the show and/or the people who are still into the show. That needs to stop. It is fine if you think that SpongeBob is not good anymore, but please for Pete's sake don't go too far to the point of trash talking the writers or fans.


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  • In complete honesty, I have stopped watching

    It's getting creepy.
  • It was and is great.

    I like the old episodes better, the new ones aren't that bad, but it is starting to go downhill.

  • SpongeBob's like a rollercoaster, it was up in seasons 1-3, down in seasons 4-7, and up again in seasons 8 and 9.

    I think SpongeBob is a nice show, it gets a 10 even though from seasons 4-7 it doesn't deserve that rating, but ESPECIALLY in season 6. I'm going to review all of the seasons now, and share my slightly uncommon opinion on the show.

    Season 1: 78% rating. A very solid season, I recommend most of the episodes with the exception of a few episodes like Jellyfish Jam or Hooky. But aside from those episodes, this season is recommended.

    Season 2: 82% rating. Even better than the first season, the show is more developed, there are still a few bad episodes like The Smoking Peanut or Wormy, but mostly this season is very good.

    Season 3: 88% rating. This is the best season of SpongeBob, it has my favorite episode Chocolate With Nuts, and some close seconds like No Weenies Allowed. The only bad episodes are Krab Borg, Clams, and The Sponge Who Could Fly. The season is fantastic aside from that.

    Season 4: 40% rating. The film was the start of the downfall in my humble opinion, this season is extremely subpar. The season was doing okay in 2005, but by late 2006 the downfall really started to show. There are some good episodes such as Hocus Pocus or The Lost Mattress, but there's also lots of garbage like All That Glitters, Once Bitten, Selling Out to name a few, this season isn't quite bad but certainly far from good.

    Season 5: 40% rating. Again, subpar. There are some good episodes like Friend or Foe or The Two Faces of Squidward, but it's kind of poor at the middle like To Love a Patty or Atlantis Squarepantis, and some trash thrown in at the beginning and ends too like Fungus Among Us, SpongeHenge, Pest of The West, Night Light, not my cup of tea at all. The season was at it's prime in mid 2007, but plunges slightly after that. Again, not bad, but not exactly good either.

    Season 6: 18% rating. A HUGE downfall from seasons 4 and 5 and the worst season of SpongeBob. The year 2008 is the worst year for SpongeBob, and 2009 and 2010 were awful too. I LOATHE this season, atrocities everywhere like The Slumber Party, Slide Whistle Stooges, TERRIBLE episodes, including the worst episode of all time, THE SPLINTER!!!

    Season 7: 20% rating. Still very very bad, just BARELY any bit better than season 6, there's some episodes that are mildly bad, but still, not a big improvement, mid 2010 was probably a very mild improvement, but still it wouldn't get better until next season which I am about to review right now.

    Season 8: 75% rating. Things took a turn for the best in 2011, when the season kicked off with A Friendly Game, a big improvement from the last season. There are some bad episodes like Frozen Face Off but mostly it was a big step up from the last four seasons.

    Season 9: 78% rating. Just as good as season 1, THIS is exactly what I'm talking about, the only bad episode is Eek An Urchin, but aside from that, this season is fantastic, SpongeBob You're Fired was flawless and one of the best episodes there is.

    So aside from years 2004 to 2011, this show deserves a 10. The show improved in season 8 and got better in season 9, this show will have a bright future.moreless
  • *sigh* It used to be the greatest show of all time.

    I remember waking my dad up at like 6:30 in the morning telling him to watch Spongebob with me. We got popcorn and lots of drinks for the weekend just to watch a marathon of Spongebob. We laughed and laughed till we couldn't breathe. Those times made me look a different view in life. Those times before the movie came out. (Season 1-3 were the golden seasons) I was always coming to school with a spongebob T-shirt around. I met lots of friends because of spongebob. We used to hangout after school and sit for hours watching spongebob.

    But that is over now.

    I am crying now because Nickelodean is ruining every single dang show on that channel. (DRAKE & JOSH, INVADER ZIM, THE LAST AIRBENDER??? They had to cancel those! Really? And come on! ICarly wasn't THAT bad! I kinda liked it!) Now they are putting shows that a bunch of toddlers made just for TOILET HUMOR. (Examples: Sanjay and Craig: 95% toliet jokes, Fanboy and Chum Chum: 75% fart humor, Breadlosers- I mean Breadwinners: 100%

    Season 1-3: Highly recommened. If you new to the show (But you really shouldn't be)

    Movie/Season 4: Ehhh... Okay but not as good as the original.

    Season 5-7: Nah. Ingore it. But dont see "One Course Meal" or "House Fancy" (The toenail ripping part should be banned. I got tramatised by that scene

    Season 8-9 (present) : No. Just dont. The episodes dont make sence anymore and Spongebob is a CRYBABY.

    My overall is 5.5

    I'm done

    Bye Nick

    Never watching any of your shows except Legend of Korra and Sam & Kat.moreless

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