SpongeBob SquarePants Facts

SpongeBob SquarePants Facts
SpongeBob SquarePants is a very successful and popular animated cartoon series in the United States. It was created by Nickelodeon animator Stephen Hillenburg in 1989 as a comic book (unpublished) titled The Intertidal Zone, but it wasn't developed into a TV series until 1996. SpongeBob's name was going to be SpongeBoy but the name had already been trademarked. The series premiered in 1999. It became so popular that a movie was released in 2004 titled The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob is a yellow sea sponge that looks like a kitchen sponge. He lives in a sea pineapple and works at a restaurant called the Krusty Krab where he makes Krabby Patty burgers. He has several cast mates that range from a simple-minded starfish to a miserable octopus.
Interesting SpongeBob SquarePants Facts:
SpongeBob SquarePants is a very energetic, yellow, childlike character made of sea sponge. His character was inspired by Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Lewis, Laurel and Hardy, and even Pee Wee Herman. He is also square to represent his very square personality and character.
When Stephen Hillenburg pitched his new series to executives at Nickelodeon in 1997 he wore a Hawaiian shirt and brought along character models. It was a successful pitch and the rest was history.
The main characters in SpongeBob SquarePants include SpongeBob, Patrick Star (starfish), Gary (pet snail), Squidward Tentacles (miserable octopus), Sandy Cheeks (squirrel), Mr. Krabbs (owner of the Krusty Krab), Plankton (rival who wants the recipe for Krabby Patties), Mrs. Puff (driving teacher), Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (retired superheroes), and others.
The setting of SpongeBob SquarePants is Bikini Bottom, an underwater city in the Pacific Ocean.
SpongeBob SquarePants was born on July 14th, 1986 according to his driver's license.
Despite his name, Squidward is an octopus. He only has six tentacles though, not the usual eight that an octopus would have.
Patrick Star, the pink starfish, weighs only two ounces according to his driver's license.
The restaurant the Krusty Krab is really a lobster trap.
Mr. Krabs, the owner of the Krusty Krab, has the first name Eugene. He also has a daughter named Pearl.
The first words that SpongeBob spoke were, "May I take your order?"
The main voice over artists for SpongeBob SquarePants are Tom Kenny (SpongeBob, Gary, French Narrator, Patchy the Pirate, Dirty Bubble, and Harold SquarePants), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star, and others), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward and others), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton, Larry Lobster, and others).
Many famous people have done voices on SpongeBob SquarePants including Dennis Quaid (Grandpa Redbeard), Kristen Wiig (Madame Hagfish), Ray Liotta (Trevor), Andy Samberg (Colonel Carper), Amy Poehler (Granny), Johnny Knoxville (Johnny Krill), David Bowie (Lord Royal Highness), and Johnny Depp (as Jack Kahuna Laguna) among others.
On the show, when chaos erupts in Krusty Krab the fish Fred usually yells, "My leg!"
The creator of SpongeBob SquarePants was a marine biologist and a science teacher.
A fungi that resembles a sea sponge was discovered in 2011 and was named Spongiforma squarepantsii. It smells fruity and musty.

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