- Network: Nickelodeon
- Series Premiere Date: May 1, 1999
- Starring: Clancy Brown, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny
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. AmongHow 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!
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.
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!
Everyone: SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants!
Captain: SpongeBob... SquarePants! Ar ar ar ar ar ar ar!!… Expand
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Sep 18, 2016It's not easy to make an awesome show and keep it that way for nine long seasons, with a tenth one coming soon, Nickelodeon managed to pull itIt's not easy to make an awesome show and keep it that way for nine long seasons, with a tenth one coming soon, Nickelodeon managed to pull it off, and because of that, it's by far the most popular show on the channel. Good job, keep it going with new episodes, Nick!!… Expand
Nov 26, 2012I LOVE THIS SEASON, I LOVE Spongebob!I hope Spongebob doesn't finish here....C'MON PAUL TIBBIT!!LET'S MOVE IT!I WANT A TENTH SEASON!!C'MON!I LOVE THIS SEASON, I LOVE Spongebob!I hope Spongebob doesn't finish here....C'MON PAUL TIBBIT!!LET'S MOVE IT!I WANT A TENTH SEASON!!C'MON! Ah,yes....The old writers are returning ;)… Expand
Jul 17, 2013Thus far, this season seems to have stepped up its game from the last three. (None of them were paticularly bad) but it seems we get a handfulThus far, this season seems to have stepped up its game from the last three. (None of them were paticularly bad) but it seems we get a handful of episodes that really get your knee slapping, and (often) some thicker plotlines. It may still be a bit too over the top, goofy, or even absurd for some viewers, but most will find it fun. A clever plotline with "Squid Baby" or a ridiculously fun tale told in "Little Yellow Book" should keep you watching... Well, if you enjoy the series that is. There will always be the unfaithful few that will dislike it due to the fact that it's new, but, for the majority, I'd advise you check this out.… Expand
Dec 27, 2015Somehow a bit better than Seasons 6 through 8, but it's still suffering them from making them a great show once again. Maybe season 10 will beSomehow a bit better than Seasons 6 through 8, but it's still suffering them from making them a great show once again. Maybe season 10 will be better than seasons 4 through 9 combined.… Expand
Oct 16, 2013A brief review of each episode:
NOTE! The newest episode on this list is Safe Deposit Krabs; I haven't gotten the chance to see the HalloweenA brief review of each episode:
NOTE! The newest episode on this list is Safe Deposit Krabs; I haven't gotten the chance to see the Halloween and the unaired episodes yet! I WILL update it when I do get the chance!
Extreme Spots: Stereotype and bland characters, even the Old Lady couldn't save this episode. Squirrel Record: Abysmal rehash of beloved classic episode Pre Hibernation week. Patrick-Man!: Bubble Buddy IV (Its a townspeople torture porn, and the 4th so far Gary's New Toy: First there's a boring montage of Gary chewing up everything, then there's an annoying montage of Gary ignoring SpongeBob. License to Milkshake: It wins an award for the most boring episode of all time. An academy based on milkshakes? That's the best you could come up with?! Squid Baby: Ah, a breath of fresh air. Its only decent, but I love how kind SB and Pat are to care for Squidward when he's helpless. Little Yellow Book: This doesn't make sense; Why is it okay to abuse Squidward (Squid Wood, Boating Buddies, Choir Boys, etc.) but when Squid finally gets revenge you flipping lock him up in town square?!!! Bumper to Bumper: They should go ahead, give SpongeBob his license, and scrap Mrs. Puff because apparently they can't come up with any new material. Eek, An Urchin!: Pretty lacking in everything though I like the original plot. Squid Defense: The concept sounds decent, but the boring training sequences and retarded twist ending ruin it. Jailbreak!: This just sucks because it is so boring. They should've made Mr. Krabs not believe SpongeBob then when Plankton does show up KK crew defeats Plankton and his thugs in a creative way. .but nope. They just call the cops and they hide in the safe. Zzzzzz. Evil Spatula: Its better than Jailbreak! but its still lackluster and SpongeBob is really annoying. Safe Deposit Krabs: Mr. Krabs is extremely unlikeable because he's just practically hoarding everyone's money in this safe. Plankton's Pet: Not funny, not deep, not creative, just PLAIN CUTE.
1 B grade episode
1 B- grade episode
1 C+ grade episode
3 C grade episodes
1 C- grade episode
1 D grade episode
6 F grade episodes
Final Grade: D+
Conclusion: Season 9 is very boring; even past post-film episodes were horrible, they still had a sense of memorability and frantic action. About 45% of these episodes have absolutely none. And the other about 55% have very little.
Since I have so many characters left, I want to list my Top 20 Favorite Episodes (After rewatching them a few things I've said in previous seasonal reviews may not be accurate)
19. Its a SpongeBob Christmas!
16. Graveyard Shift
15. Christmas Who?
12. The Camping Episode
11. F. U. N.
10. Sailor Mouth
9. Chocolate With Nuts
8. Patty Hype
7. Can You Spare a Dime?
6. Something Smells
5. Party Pooper Pants
3. Pizza Delivery
2. Band Geeks
21. Rock Bottom
22. Opposite Day
And my #1 favorite episode is. .
Naughty Nautical Neighbors! :D
Now my favorite to least favorite seasons:
1. Season 3
2. Season 2
3. Season 1
4. Season 5
5. Season 4
6. Season 8
7. Season 6
8. Season 7
9. Season 9
Season 8 review coming soon!… Collapse
Jun 7, 2013What just happened? This isn't even spongebob anymore. The true Spongebob fans know the true Spongebob is the spongebob from Seasons 1-3.What just happened? This isn't even spongebob anymore. The true Spongebob fans know the true Spongebob is the spongebob from Seasons 1-3. Nothing is even worth a smile in this trashy season. It's completely gross-out humor without the humor. How is this even on Nick when they focus on making shows for kids when this isn't even acceptable as a TV-Y7 kids show.… Expand
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