This is True, SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the few cartoons on tv today that I actually enjoy watching. It is a cartoon for the whole family. SpongeBob SquarePants, a goofy sink utensil who wears a little brown suit and lives in a pineapple at the bottom of the ocean… is the best show ever because the idea is so stupid that it’s funny!
Here are some facts you may not have known about Spongebob but often mistaken as cheese:
Spongebob was created by Stephen Hillenburg a former marine biologist and science teacher at the Orange County Marine Institute, who went to art school to study cartooning.
Spongebob’s name was originally supposed to be “Spongeboy,” but bizarrely, the name was already already copyrighted … for a mop.
To date, guest stars on Spongebob include Johnny Depp, Alec Baldwin (he played Dennis – a hit-man that was sent to kill SpongeBob and Patrick), Ray Liotta, Amy Poehler (Granny “Have You Seen This Snail?”), David Hasselhoff, Alton Brown, Christopher Guest, David Bowie, Mark Hamill, Pat Morita, Davy Jones (Davy Jones’ locker, duh), Ginnifer Goodwin (Purple Haired Mermaid “Welcome To The Bikini Bottom Triangle”) , Scarlett Johansson, and Gene Simmons.
President Barack Obama told TV Guide in 2007 that Spongebob was his favorite cartoon character because SpongeBob SquarePants is what he watched with his daughters. Hillenburg was shocked and please to hear that, telling the Washington Post, “That leaves me kind of speechless. There have been some administrations I wouldn’t have been happy to hear that from.”
SpongeBob is not gay: According to Entertainment Weekly, SpongeBob seems to have a loyal following in the gay community because of his “flamboyant attitude and tolerant attitude.” Hillenburg has denied that SpongeBob (or any) of the characters on the show are gay.
According to SpongeBob’s driver’s license, he was born July 14, 1986. But he was already living on his own—and trying to get a job at the Krusty Krab—when the SpongeBob show debuted in 1999.
Everybody loves SpongeBob Squarepants, but did you know that all the main characters in Spongebob Squarepants are based off of one of the deadly sins? Check it out:
Lust – Spongebob
Sloth – Patrick
Pride – Sandy
Wrath – Squidward
Gluttony – Gary
Greed – Mr. Krabs
Envy – Plankton
Tom Kenny, who does the voice of SpongeBob, says his character’s laugh was meant to make viewers think of the ocean. It is based on the distinctive call of a dolphin, with just a touch of a seagull’s shriek.
Tom Kenny also does the voices of Dog on Catdog and the Mayor of Townsville on The Powerpuff Girls.
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple because pineapples are a common motif in Polynesian crafts. In addition, Hillenburg says he thought SpongeBob “would like the smell” of a pineapple home. Smell is a very important sense for sea animals.
Some of the most popular episodes are: Chocolate with Nuts, The Camping Episode, Mrs. Puff, You’re Fired, Bubblestand, Hall Monitor, F.U.N., Something Smells, Shanghaied (You Wish), I’m With Stupid, Graveyard Shift, Krusty Krab Training Video, Club Spongebob, As Seen On T.V., Idiot Box, Wet Painters, Spongebob Meets the Strangler, The Splinter, Sing a Song of Patrick, The Inmates of Summer, The Two Faces of Squidward, Stanley S. Squarepants, Fungus Among Us, Skill Crane, Patrick Smartpants, Krusty Towers, All That Glitters, Wigstruck, That’s No Lady, Driven to Tears.