- Starring: Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Lori Alan
- Summary: How many sponges do you know who get their own hit cartoon series? The list may be limited, but SpongeBob stands out from the rest. Relentlessly optimistic SpongeBob SquarePants lives in the undersea township of Bikini Bottom, along with an assortment of zany supporting characters. Among them is his best friend, the lovable - but dim - sea star named Patrick; the irritable perfectionist neighbor named Squidward; and an athletic squirrel named Sandy who lives in an undersea treedome. SpongeBob is employed as a fry cook at the local burger place, The Krusty Krab, which is operated by a penny-pinching crustacean named Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob was launched as three shorts on May 1, 1999. It became a series in the summer of 1999, and quickly became one of the highest-rated cartoons on television, eventually even surpassing Rugrats as Nickelodeon's most popular cartoon. The show has had a wide and loyal fan base. In fact, many celebrities are taken away by SpongeBob's antics! Character Guide: SpongeBob SquarePants - If you could describe SpongeBob with three words they would be naive, optimistic, and square. He never seems to know what is really going on. SpongeBob can never be bored because everything he does he uses his imagination. He works at the Krusty Krab, the home of the Krabby Patty, and is a fry-cook legend. His favorite thing to do (besides flip patties) is playing with his best friend, Patrick. His other friends are his neighbors Squidward and Sandy. He also lives in a pineapple! Patrick Star - Patrick, a chubby pink starfish, is SpongeBob's best friend. They even joined the Best Friends Forever Club. Patrick always comes up with some crazy idea that SpongeBob performs. The failures may show that Patrick isn't the brightest creature in Bikini Bottom. In fact, he's far from it. Squidward Tentacles - Squidward lives next door to SpongeBob and Patrick. All he wants is peace and quiet, but living with those two makes it hard. Squidward is always upset about everything (except when he plays his clarinet), which explains why he goes around being Mr. Grumpy. He lives in a house faced like himself, an octopus. He works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab, and, unlike SpongeBob, he hates his job. He would like to become famous and rich. Sandy Cheeks - Sandy, a brown squirrel who normally wears a spacesuit, lives in an air bubble and is one mad, crazy girl from Texas! She's really good in karate and is the strongest character in Bikini Bottom, so NEVER insult Texas while around her, or she'll fix you real nice. She loves science, too! Mr. Eugene H. Krabs - Mr. Krabs is SpongeBob and Squidward's money hungry boss at the Krusty Krab. He really does love his customers and employees a lot (probably for their money), but he'll do anything to get a few dollars, or even a dime! His hobbies include counting money and saying "Argh!" He also has a crush on Mrs. Puff. Gary The Snail - Gary is a snail, but meows like a cat, and he is SpongeBob's bright and faithful pet companion. He's always guiding SpongeBob and directing SB in the right path. Sheldon J. Plankton - Plankton is the main villain of the show. He's in competition with Mr. Krabs with his own restaurant, the Chum Bucket, but his restaurant never gets many people. He's always coming up with plans to steal the Krabby Patty Formula. But, his college educated plans never work. Larry the Lobster - A buff, sporty lobster. He's always at Goo Lagoon, Bikini Bottom's underwater "beach", and even serves as a Lifeguard there. Mrs. Poppy Puff - Mrs. Puff is SpongeBob's Boating School teacher. She is constantly getting hurt by SpongeBob's bad driving. She has given SpongeBob his boating test 1,258,123 times and SpongeBob has failed every one. She doesn't like to talk about Mr. Puff (he got turned into a lamp). Pearl Krabs - Mr. Krabs' whiny teenage daughter who just happens to be a whale. Mr. Krabs loves Pearl more than anything (except maybe money). Squilliam Fancyson - Squidward's rich, high school rival with one eyebrow. He's quite a snob as well, and loves to brag about his money. Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy - Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy are SpongeBob and Patrick's favorite TV superheroes. After having a long-running show, they retired, but soon SpongeBob and Patrick got them back in the game. Mermaid Man is old and cant remember a lot and Barnacle Boy normally has to help him get around. They have appeared in six episodes so far, each named after them. And you can be sure that they'll be back for more. The Dirty Bubble - An enemy of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. He is a giant dirty bubble and his weakness is sharp things. He has appeared in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" & "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V". ManRay - An enemy of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. He was frozen in tartar sauce in MM + BB's lair and SpongeBob and Patrick freed him. Has appeared in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" & "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy V". The Flying Dutchman - The ghost that haunts Bikini Bottom. He's really good at tying knots, except on shoelaces. He loves scaring people. 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! Ar ar ar ar ar ar ar!!… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Kids
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 2 premiere date: Oct 26, 2000
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 05:00 PM
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Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
Feb 2, 2014Dear Stephen Hillenburg,
Thank you for SpongeBob. Thank you for season 2. Amen.
I love SpongeBob season 2. Not only is it the definition of SpongeBob, but one of the best seasons of any TV show ever. Each episode is toasted to near perfection. I have few to no microscopic flaws with this season. Where do I even begin? I guess I should start out by talking about what it fixes what season 1 failed at. First off, the animation. The animation looked a little rough in the early season 2 episodes (notably Squid's Day Off) but soon massively improved to give us stuff like the great animation with a realistic background in Band Geeks. Next off, the story and characters. Season 2 is not only hilarious, but the stories are way more interesting and the characters are hilarious. They dive much deeper into the characters like the Flying Dutchman and even introduced new characters like Bubble Buddy, Mama Krabs, and one of my personal favorites, Scooter! The stories are much more interesting. Tell me which you would rather watch: SpongeBob and Patrick opening up a Bubble stand, or Squidward rallying up a marching band to play at the Super Bowl? SpongeBob not being scary on Halloween, or Squidward telling him a scary story, and SB believing it's real? I've got many more examples. My favorite episode of this season, surprisingly, isn't Band Geeks, but Sailor Mouth! I love this episode so much! It's so well written and SpongeBob and Patrick cuss! It's so funny just like the rest of this season! Some of my other favorites include Band Geeks (duh!), Dying for Pie, Bubble Buddy, Graveyard Shift, Shanghaied, The Secret Box, and I'm not sure if the Fry Cook Games is a season 2 or season 3 episode, but if it's season 2 you better believe it's near the top of my list. There is hardly anything bad I can say about this season. The only episode out of what, 40, I feel is a tad lesser is I'm With Stupid, because Patrick is a real jerk to SpongeBob, and even then, I think that episode is still okay because the parents are super funny. All in all, season 2 is phenomenal. It has great characters, great stories, episodes 2 times as funny, and the will to take risks. All I can say is, if you don't watch SpongeBob, you're really missing out.… Expand
Aug 27, 2011Less blurry animation and terrific writing make this one of the best seasons of the show. The best episodes include:
"Something Smells", where Bob's bad breath is mistaken for ugliness.
"Dying for Pie", which feels like a Simpson episode, where Squidward can accidentally given Bob an exploding pie.
"Wormy", the hilarious episode which shows how stupid the town can become when a small butterfly comes to town.
"Grandma's Kisses", with guest star Marion Ross.
"Life of Crime", centered around Free Balloon Day, sort of.
"Christmas Who?", the classic Christmas episode that marks the debut of Patchy.
Those are just 6. But "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic", "Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy III", "The Smoking Peanut", "Shanghaied", "Welcome to the Chum Bucket", "Band Geeks", "The Graveyard Shift", "Procrastination", "Sailor Mouth", "The Fry Cook Games", Squid on Strike", and the immortal "Patty Hype" add on to the fun of SpongeBob SquarePants: The 2nd Season. Are you ready? Because everyone else is ready.… Collapse
Aug 1, 2012After season 1 of Spongebob, or as I call it, the Nick era, Spongebob got just enough ratings to be renewed for another season. Now, with a higher budget, Paint and Ink animation, top notch writers and a pot full of ideas, The Great era of Spongebob was about to begin and shake the world forever. While season 1 of Spongebob started up the show, it refused to set itself apart from the other Nicktoons airing at the time Soimething just didn't feel right. But there is a reason Spongebob is known today, and this is why: seasons 2 and 3 of spongebob squarepants gave spongebob the right to be not only the best cartoon on Nick, but one of the greatest cartoons ever made, winning several awards and winning several hearts of fans. First off, season 2 and 3 look a whole lot prettier than season 1. In this era, they switched to paint and ink animation, and it certainly show. Colors and backgrounds seem a whole lot more brighter, balanced, and seem to pop off the screen. Nothing looks out of place. second, the writing is ten times better than any show on Nick. And to this day, I don't know anyone who hasn't quoted a line from a spongebob episode. 5 year old kids constantly re-enact the lines by heart. Why? because the writing is memorable and impossible to forget. The events in the show are just so iconic and unforgettable, it's amiazingly fun to watch. Who can forget moment like when Spongebob sang "sweet Victory", or when Manray tried to give Patrick back his wallet ("It's not my wallet")? These are the moments that define childhoods. Not Pearls 16th birthday, or Spongebob surfing on "The Big One", or sining mermaids that summon fog and take your stuff or karate island, what defined our childhoods were lines like "It's an Alaskan Bull Worm!" and "Big Meaty Claws" and "Chocolate?...did you say chocolate?!!" In fact at this time, Spongebob was so good, a movie was released in therters about him. Stuff like that doesn't happen today. Needless to say that the only reason spongebob is still airing, the reason spongebob is still going strong, the reason those terrible peices of garbage posing as cartoons air today is becaus of these two seasons. If there was one show that I had to watch now until Dec. 21 comes around and we all die, it would be The Great era of Spongebob SquarePants. Here you go season2/3. A perfect 10. You earned it. However, not all stayed pretty. Go to my season 4 review to see where it all went wrong somehow… Expand
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