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  • 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
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  1. Aug 1, 2012
    After 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
  2. Nov 17, 2013
    Spongebob Season 3 is so good human words can't explain it. Some of my favorite episodes include Ugh, Party Pooper Pants, Can You Spare a Dime?, Chocolate With Nuts, and The Camping Episode. My favorite character of this season is Spongebob. My favorite joke is the crazy "CHOCOLATE!" guy. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    This season was the last of the good years of spongebob, before Steven Hilenberg left the show and most of the writers with him. The jokes are still really funny, although a bit more down beat at times, and the animation is still impressive today. Collapse
  4. Jun 1, 2013
    The last good season of Spongebob. This show was basically an adult cartoon that was suitable for kids to watch until after the movie. In fact it might have been the wittiest and funniest cartoon ever made. However, after the movie was made and the original writers left it seemed like they started to try to aim the show towards younger audiences. That feeling lasted a little while, but soon it became clear that the show was heading towards true awfulness. It's a shame how easily brilliance turns to crap in the face of lazy writing. And lazy is what the new writers are being. They think people should watch it still just because of the name, but by now even that's soiled. Soiled it! Soiled it! Soiled it! Expand
  5. Ike
    Feb 2, 2014
    NOTE: The nubers you see in parentheses is the spot it earns on my top favorite SpongeBob episodes.
    Season 3 was great. The first half was
    not only as good as season 2, but even better. I would honestly give it an 11/10. That's how much I love the first half of this season. The second half? Ehh. . .it's. . .okay, but nothing spectacular. I'd give it a 7/10. 11 + 7 = 18/2 = 9/10 so that's how I got my rating. Before I get into the great things about this season, I'd like to get rid of my faults with the second half. (episodes 51-60b) It was noticeable, even with the old writers, things were starting to go a little downhill. Yes, many episodes from the second half were great like Chocolate With Nuts (#7) or the Camping Episode (my all time favorite episode), but some episodes were incredibly mediocre! Take Krabby Land for example; Mr. Krabs has always been cheap, but he's had a heart up to this point. He cared for his daughter, for SpongeBob, and tries to make everyone like him, but he is so one dimensional in Krabby Land, he even said, "I don't care about the children. I just care about their parent's money!" Not only that, but the plots are very stale, too. Like in The Lost Episode where SpongeBob wants to fly with the jellyfish for whatever reason and the townspeople are completely and utterly retarded, and they didn't care about SpongeBob even after he fell hundreds of inches, and instead they cared about his Ripped Pants. Many other episodes like Ugh or Party Pooper Pants felt very gimmicky and made no sense. I can't stand Party Pooper Pants! It totally ruins SpongeBob's bright personality and it feels very cliché. I said I adored the plotlines of season 2's episodes, but some of them make less sense than season 1's did. *coughihadanaccidentcough* But like I said there were still some enjoyable episodes from the second half like the Camping Episode or Chocolate With Nuts, or even the one where they pretend to be ghosts was decent. But the first half is so unbelievably, unconceivably amazing I just have to rate this season higher. Some such great episodes include Can You Spare a Dime (#5), No Weenies Allowed (#8), Wet Painters (#14), The Krusty Krab Training Video (#11), One Krabs Trash (#15), Nasty Patty (#10), The Idiot Box (#17), and who could forget Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (#9)? Wumbo.
    Overall, even though some episodes from the second half are rather stale, season 3, on the whole, is fantastic.

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