The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and often nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his underwater friends. Dwelling a few fathoms beneath the tropical isle of Bikini Atoll in the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob lives in a two-story pineapple. Instead of taking the logical approach to everyday challenges, SpongeBob approaches life in a wayward and unconventional way. Whether searching for the ultimate spatula to perfect his burger flipping technique at the Krusty Krab or just hanging out with his best friend Patrick (an amiable starfish), SpongeBob's good intentions and overzealous approach to life usually create chaos in his underwater world. Written by
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Did You Know?
, the Creator of the show is a marine biologist, and presented his idea for the show to Nickelodeon in a bizarre way. He brought in a fish tank into the boardroom, and explained what was living inside. He then placed a cartoon drawing of SpongeBob into the tank and said "This is SpongeBob, the star of your new show." See more
At numerous points in the series, the phrase "Galley Grub" on the Krusty Krab menu is misspelled as "Gally Grub." See more
Wait a minute! Was this band just a front so you can steal the Krabby Patty secret formula?
What? No! I was in it for the music man!
Opening the scene, Patchy the Pirates presents a SpongeBob SquarePanst special. See more
SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
Lyrics by Stephen Hillenburg
and Derek Drymon
Composed by Hank Smith Music
Performed by Patrick Pinney See more