History Trivia / SpongeBobSquarePants

22nd Jul '17 5:18:00 PM ElSquibbonator
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: The ''former'' [[note]]Later supplanted by Cartoon Network's ''[[AdoredByTheNetwork/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]]'' in 2015[[/note]] poster child for this trope. Still Nickelodeon's top show after 15 years, and they've obviously decided to [[CashCowFranchise milk it for all its worth.]]

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: The ''former'' [[note]]Later supplanted by One of two [[note]]the other being Cartoon Network's ''[[AdoredByTheNetwork/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]]'' in 2015[[/note]] poster child children for this trope. Still Nickelodeon's top show after 15 years, and they've obviously decided to [[CashCowFranchise milk it for all its worth.]]]] Today, Nickelodeon's typical schedule (not counting the Creator/NickJr or Creator/NickAtNite blocks) is comprised almost entirely of either ''Spongebob'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''.
20th Jul '17 4:12:05 PM Prinzenick
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Due to issues with certain musicians leaving APM (the company Spongebob gets its stock music cues from) over time, there are several music cues in the older episodes that can't be used in any newer episodes.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Due to issues with certain musicians leaving APM (the company Spongebob gets its stock music cues from) over time, there are several music cues in the older episodes that can't be used in any newer episodes.episodes (i.e. Oyster Girls).
13th Jul '17 10:11:20 AM Prinzenick
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* ShrugOfGod: According to Vincent Waller, even the writers don't know what the Krabby Patty Secret Formula is and consider its details irrelevant to its purpose as a plot device.

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* ShrugOfGod: According to Vincent Waller, even the writers don't know what the Krabby Patty Secret Formula is and consider its details irrelevant to its purpose as a plot device. The only detail Stephen Hillenburg would give about it is that there is no animal protein in the formula.
8th Jul '17 6:05:54 PM Prinzenick
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** There is a rumor that in "I Was A Teenage Gary" that there was a scene that depicted Squidward transforming into a snail. Nick however only supposedly showed it on the original airing.

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** There is a rumor that in "I Was A Teenage Gary" Gary", that there was a scene that depicted Squidward transforming into a snail. Nick however only supposedly showed it on Vincent Waller eventually debunked the original airing.rumor on his Twitter, pointing out that the scene was never even storyboarded.
3rd Jul '17 7:41:41 AM elenaisabel722
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** It was played straight, but later averted with Mr. Krabs' mother. She was originally voiced by writer Paul Tibbit, but she then became voiced by Serena Irwin.


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* DescendedCreator:
** Potty The Parrot was voiced by series creator Stephen Hillenburg in the early episodes. Series producer Paul Tibbit soon took over.
** It was played straight, but later averted with Mr. Krabs' mother. She was originally voiced by writer Paul Tibbit, but she then became voiced by Serena Irwin.


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** Paul Tibbit was the original voice for Mrs. Krabs. Serena Irwin then took on the role.
** Potty was voiced by Stephen Hillenburg before Paul Tibbit took over in season 4.
2nd Jul '17 12:25:51 PM Prinzenick
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** Vincent Waller has also stated that the video game tie-ins (i.e. ''[[VideoGame/SpongeBobSquarePantsBattleForBikiniBottom Battle for Bikini Bottom]]'') [[CanonDiscontinuity are non-canon to the cartoons.]]
2nd Jul '17 12:23:44 PM Prinzenick
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* For Spongebob's voice, Tom Kenny decided to impersonate an angry little person he met once who was [[SirSwearsALot swearing up a storm]] because [[TypeCasting he only gets auditions for Christmas commercials]].

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* For Spongebob's voice, Tom Kenny decided to impersonate an angry little person he met once who was [[SirSwearsALot swearing up a storm]] because [[TypeCasting he only gets auditions for Christmas commercials]]. He also added that Nickelodeon does not like him telling that story.
* Nickelodeon [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope owns the rights to Tom Kenny's Spongebob voice]], so he is not allowed to use it for any other role.
2nd Jul '17 12:21:12 PM Prinzenick
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** Vincent Waller's stance on the two different King Neptunes (the one in the series and the one in the first movie) is that they serve the same figurehead and are basically interchangeable with each other, so the staff doesn't bother distinguishing between the two.
2nd Jul '17 10:15:39 AM Prinzenick
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* ShrugOfGod: According to Vincent Waller, even the writers don't know what the Krabby Patty Secret Formula is and consider its details irrelevant to its purpose as a plot device.
-->"The secret Krabby patty formula is an idea, it isn't a thing."
28th Jun '17 8:29:39 PM Prinzenick
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** According to Vincent Waller, Stephen does not want the subject of who Pearl's mother was to be brought up on the show.
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