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SpongeBob SquarePants and Sandy Squirrel will tie the knot on November 6.
Oct 13, 2009
SpongeBob's Gettin' Hitched!
Stefanie Lee

It's wedding season in Hollywood!

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Nickelodeon moves show from once-weekly to nightly and expands Web presence.
Sep 15, 2006
More Avatar than before

Nick is opening the door for more Air.

When Avatar: The Last Airbender returns to the network on Friday, September 25, kids will be able to get five times their previous dosage. Nickelodeon will beging airing the show weeknights at 6:30 p.m. instead of once a week, on Friday nights.

Avatar premiered in February of 2005 and became an instant hit. The show averaged almost 8 million viewwers an episode, putting it in the top 10 animated programs on TV and making it Nick's top-rated show on Friday nights.

Nickelodeon has also expanded the Avatar Web site to include more online games, deeper character bios, and more bonus material to keep fans satisfied and to appeal to new seekers of animated action. The network is also using the Avatar revamp to beef up the content of its ...

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Animation explosion unveiled with net's first live-action animated film, Teen Titans on the move to Tokyo, and Outkast's Andre 3000.
Mar 01, 2006
Cartoon Net announces new shows

The Cartoon Network showed off its upcoming offerings for the rest of 2006 to advertisers this morning at the network's annual kids upfront breakfast. The cable net announced plans to air its first original film combining live action and animation, and that it will bring back hit Ben 10, and will premiere Class of 3000, a series created by Andre 3000 of Outkast.

In the original movie Re-Animated, the first Cartoon Network movie to combine live action and animation, a 12-year-old boy needs surgery to receive a new brain. This may sound like a parent's dream come true, but there is a catch: The only brain available is the frozen one of a famous animator. Upon waking up from surgery, Jimmy discovers he can see animated characters that no one else can.

In Class of 3000, Outkast singer ...

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Rock legend will guest star on popular Nickelodeon cartoon.
Oct 11, 2006
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 ...

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On the TV.com Forums, fans have been holding a civilized debate over the best episodes of SpongeBob... for three and a half years.
Sep 11, 2009
What Are the Best Episodes of SpongeBob?

Since March 2006, a contest has been waged in the TV.com forums to decide the best episodes of each season of SpongeBob SquarePants. It started with a list of every episode from the first season. Forum members posted their least favorite episode from the list. Elimination voting continued until there was only one episode left on the list.

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Mar 09, 2012
What's the Best Children's Network: Nickelodeon or Disney Channel?
For this week's match-up, the two biggest children's networks will be shipped off to a remote Japanese island, outfitted with explosive collars, and forced to battle to the death!
Hyperactive sponge soaks up glory of being Nickelodeon's highest-rated episode of programming in years.
Feb 24, 2006
SpongeBob lures record audience

Nickelodeon hit SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed its biggest audience ever in a special prime-time episode that aired Monday.

The Lost in Time special drew 8.6 million total viewers and 5.2 million kids ages 2-11, making it the biggest audience of the year to date among children, behind the Super Bowl. The episode was also the highest-rated program on Nickelodeon in about five years.

Another Nick series notched a personal best Monday morning, with preschool series Go, Diego, Go! reaching 1.4 million viewers among kids ages 2-5 and 3 million viewers total.

This week brings a bit of a lull in the recent storm of DVD action, but that's not to say there aren't a few gems available. Animation fans will rejoice over new releases from SpongeBob SquarePants and Goof Troop, comedy buffs will love 3rd Rock From the Sun, and no one can argue with a season-three set from NYPD Blue. Enjoy!
Feb 21, 2006
February 21, 2006 DVD Releases
SpongeBob and other well-known Nickelodeon characters will soon be gracing packages of spinach, carrots, and citrus fruits in an effort to make children eat their vegetables.
Jul 16, 2005
Healthy living with SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is taking a hint from PBS and getting into the granola game. This June PBS Kids launched its "Happy Healthy Summer" initiative, a campaign that urges children to exercise more and eat healthier foods by offering suggestions through popular kids' TV shows. Blue Sesame Street monster Grover has been making cameo appearances on PBS Kids programs to deliver health messages, and pbskids.org is offering advice to parents on how to keep their kids active and healthy.

Nickelodeon, home to SpongeBob, has been making an effort with its "Let's Just Play" campaign, which encourages kids to get off the couch and live a little. The network is now making licensing deals with produce companies, and its characters will soon endorse fruits and ...

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Kids network helps advertisers worm inside the impressionable consumer mind of children.
Nov 23, 2005
Nick study suggests best way to target kids

Unveiling marketing research about children aged 6-14, the Nickelodeon cable network suggested Tuesday that advertisers focus more of their marketing efforts on the people kids perceive as the influencers in such categories as music, sports, movies, fashion, video games, and the Internet.

The research, presented to Nickelodeon advertisers and promotional partners at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, also indicated that the kids population is more ethnically diverse than that of the overall US population; that kids today are watching more television and consuming more media overall; that 28 percent of kids own their own cell phones; and that mobile phones, laptop computers, and video game consoles rank at the top of kids' technology wish lists.

Nickelodeon senior vp consumer insights Marsha Williams presented data from the cable network's 2005 US multicultural kids study that indicated that 44 percent ...

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SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Narrator
Mr. Eugene H. Krabs
Patrick Star
Squidward Tentacles
Mrs. Puff

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. It was created by marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg during his tenure as a teacher at the Ocean Institute in California. The show follows the adventures of an eternally optimistic sea sponge named SpongeBob who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple. The program stars a colorful cast of ten main characters and takes place in the sub-surface town of Bikini Bottom.

Characters

SpongeBob SquarePants - The main character of the series and a selfless creature whose sunny attitude is his trademark. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, Bikini Bottom's premier daytime eatery. He is known throughout town for the delicious Krabby Patty burgers he makes. SpongeBob is perpetually enrolled in boating school, the underwater equivalent of a driver's education course. He lives in a submerged pineapple home with his pet snail Gary.

Mr. Krabs - SpongeBob's boss at the Krusty Krab. He lives in an anchor with his teenage daughter, Pearl the whale. While Mr. Krabs often acts as a fatherly figure to SpongeBob, he is very cheap and frequently lets his obsession with money cloud his judgment. He loves sailing, talks like a pirate, and is in a romantic relationship with SpongeBob's teacher Mrs. Puff.

Squidward Tentacles - A snobbish octopus who is SpongeBob's next-door neighbor and coworker at the Krusty Krab. He is pessimistic and despises SpongeBob for his enthusiastic attitude. Squidward's favorite hobby is playing his clarinet, but he is not very skilled at it. He also fancies himself a talented artist and keeps countless self portraits around his house.

Patrick Star - Patrick is a pink starfish who is SpongeBob's best friend. He is dimwitted and clueless when it comes to almost anything; after all, he lives under a rock. He is always quick to give SpongeBob unintentionally bad advice that lands them both in trouble. Despite his obliviousness to the world around him, Patrick is enduringly loyal and generally good-natured.

Sheldon J. Plankton - The arch-rival of Mr. Krabs and the owner of a failing rival restaurant called the Chum Bucket. With the help of his sentient computer Karen, Plankton is always trying to steal the Krusty Krab's secret recipe for Krabby Patties. SpongeBob has a knack for unintentionally thwarting Plankton's efforts without even trying.

Karen Plankton - Plankton's sidekick and wife who supplies him with his evil schemes. She is a computer system that he builds into most of his diabolical inventions. Most of the time, Karen manifests on a screen in the Chum Bucket laboratory or in a mobile robot body. She usually acts as Plankton's voice of reason.

Sandy Cheeks - A thrill-seeking cowgirl squirrel from the state of Texas who wears a diving suit and lives in a dome full of air. She has a passion for extreme sports and enjoys practicing karate with SpongeBob. When she is not searching for adventure, Sandy can be found working as a scientist and inventor.

Mrs. Puff - SpongeBob's teacher at the town boating school and the girlfriend of Mr. Krabs. She tries her best to be patient with SpongeBob, as he is her most enthusiastic student, but finds his reckless boat-driving exhausting. SpongeBob has failed her class more times than she can count, but he only seems to grow more passionate about driving with each failure.

Pearl Krabs - A teenage whale who is Mr. Krabs' beloved daughter. She will inherit the Krusty Krab when she grows up, but she doesn't know or care much about fast food at all. Pearl is clever for her age, especially when it comes to math or getting money from her father, but she is still immature.

Gary the Snail - SpongeBob's pet sea snail who communicates through cat-like meows and other unintelligible noises. Surprisingly, he is the most civilized member of the cast and outsmarts his owner on a regular basis. He leaves a trail of sticky slime wherever he goes.

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