SpongeBob SquarePants

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1999
  • 14 Seasons
  • 8.2  (110,682)

SpongeBob SquarePants is an animated television show that first aired in 1999 on Nickelodeon. It follows the adventures of the titular character, a cheerful and enthusiastic sea sponge, along with his best friend Patrick Star, who is a happy-go-lucky starfish. The show primarily takes place in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom, where SpongeBob works at the Krusty Krab as a fry cook. The Krusty Krab is owned by Mr. Krabs, a greedy but lovable crab who is always looking to make a profit. SpongeBob's job is to cook the popular Krabby Patties, which are a staple food item in Bikini Bottom.

Throughout the show, SpongeBob and his friends encounter a variety of quirky characters, such as Squidward Tentacles, their grumpy neighbor who works at the Krusty Krab, and Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel who lives in a tree dome and is an expert in karate. Other recurring characters include Plankton, a small and scheming green plankton who is always trying to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, and Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob's diligent and often flustered driving instructor.

The show is known for its whimsical and silly brand of humor, which is appealing to both children and adults. Its animation style is also distinctive, with bright colors and exaggerated character designs that contribute to the show's lighthearted tone.

Aside from its humor and style, SpongeBob SquarePants is also celebrated for its positive themes and messages. It promotes the values of friendship, kindness, and perseverance, with SpongeBob always staying optimistic and enthusiastic regardless of the challenges he faces. The show also emphasizes the importance of creativity and imagination, as many episodes involve SpongeBob and his friends getting into fantastical and wacky situations.

The voice cast of SpongeBob SquarePants is another strong point of the show. Tom Kenny voices SpongeBob, as well as several other characters such as Gary the snail and the French narrator. Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Dee Bradley Baker, and Doug Lawrence round out the main cast, playing Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and the recurring character of Larry the lobster, respectively.

Throughout its run, SpongeBob SquarePants has received critical and commercial success, becoming one of the most popular and enduring cartoon series on television. It has also spawned several spin-offs, including the movie SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water, as well as merchandise, video games, and other media.

In conclusion, SpongeBob SquarePants is a beloved and iconic animated show that has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages. With its colorful animation, lighthearted humor, and positive messages, it has become a cultural touchstone that will continue to entertain and inspire for years to come.

SpongeBob SquarePants is a series that is currently running and has 14 seasons (562 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 1999.

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13. Necro-Nom-Nom-Nom-I-Con
February 26, 2024
Equipped with a magical spell book, SpongeBob cooks up chaos in the Krusty Krab kitchen.
Tango Tangle
12. Tango Tangle
February 20, 2024
Plankton and Karen take dance lessons and quickly become the top of the class.
Pet the Rock
11. Pet the Rock
February 14, 2024
Patrick's new pet rock catches the eye of a mischievous rock collector.
10. Momageddon
February 14, 2024
The Krusty Krew get lazy when their moms take over the Krusty Krab.
Squidiot Box
9. Squidiot Box
February 12, 2024
Squidward and Bubble Bass are forced to tolerate each other's company on a trip to Shell City. Squidward takes a trip inside the imagination box and must rely on SpongeBob and Patrick's creativity in order to escape.
SpongeBob & Patrick's Super Bowl Extravaganza
8. SpongeBob & Patrick's Super Bowl Extravaganza
February 5, 2024
The big game is here. And Patrick, SpongeBob, and Gary are throwing a party. Following the Bikini Bottom residents as they prepare for the Super Bowl and get a glimpse at the town's game day...
A Very Patchy Holiday Stream Special
7. A Very Patchy Holiday Stream Special
December 15, 2023
Patchy the Pirate livestreams his favourite holiday memories to SpongeBob fans.
6. BassWard
November 22, 2023
Squidward and Bubble Bass are forced to tolerate each other's company on a trip to Shell City.
We Heart Hoops
5. We Heart Hoops
November 21, 2023
SpongeBob and Patrick discover that their favorite Kelpbed Kid is a familiar face.
Buff for Puff
4. Buff for Puff
November 20, 2023
Mr. Krabs steps out of his shell and into the gym after Larry shows him up at the beach.
Sandy, Help Us!
3. Sandy, Help Us!
November 1, 2023
Sandy spends the day solving everyone's issues, only to return home to her own monster of a problem.
Big Top Flop
2. Big Top Flop
October 31, 2023
When the circus comes to town and steals his customers away, Mr. Krabs tries to sabotage the show.
Allergy Attack
1. Allergy Attack
October 30, 2023
After cooking his kazillionth Krabby Patty, SpongeBob believes he's developed an allergy to them.
Where to Watch SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch SpongeBob SquarePants on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 1, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (110,682)