History Trivia / SpongeBobSquarepants

19th Sep '16 10:50:03 AM RashandFierce
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** "Face Freeze" is similar to season 1 episode "Hooky", wherein Spongebob and Patrick are tempted to do something Mr. Krabs told them not to. One could argue that "Karate Choppers" is about that as well, albeit with Spongebob and Sandy instead, but it's the set-up and pacing that make the first two examples so similar to each other.

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** "Face Freeze" is similar to season 1 episode "Hooky", wherein Spongebob and Patrick are tempted to do something Mr. Krabs told them not to. One could argue that "Karate Choppers" is about that as well, albeit with Spongebob and Sandy instead, but it's the set-up and pacing that make the first two examples so similar to each other. (To be fair, "Karate Choppers" had that [[MemeticMutation hot sauce drop with a face]]...)
8th Sep '16 10:49:54 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** Barnacle Boy was originally a character called "Barnacle Bill", a salty old sailor who's body is a piece of log with his head sticking out, similar to Seamus from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. While he never appears in the show, he's the titular character two-part comic "The Ballad of Barnacle Bill" in the Spongebob comic.
20th Aug '16 2:10:20 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* MissingEpisode: The episodes "Ugh (Spongebob B.C)", "Party Pooper Pants", "The Paper", and "The Sponge Who Could Fly" are rarely aired on Nick.

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* MissingEpisode: The episodes "Ugh (Spongebob B.C)", "Party Pooper Pants", "The Paper", Due to being holiday-themed, "[[HalloweenEpisode Scaredy Pants]]," "[[ValentinesDayEpisode Valentine's Day]]," and "[[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Who?]]" only air a few times a year around their respective holidays. Consequently, the first two's sister episodes, "I Was a Teenage Gary" and "The Sponge Who Could Fly" Paper," are also rarely aired on Nick.seen.
20th Aug '16 2:02:35 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* {{Spoiler}}: The Dish Network description for "Doing Time" is "[[AccidentalMisnaming Ms. Puff]] imagines going to jail for [=SpongeBob=]," which spoils the [[AllJustADream ending]].
14th Aug '16 3:09:03 PM N8han11
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** A recent study has shown that it currently accounts for more than 60% of the station's revenue.
10th Aug '16 4:12:16 AM N8han11
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* MissingEpisode: Episodes "Ugh (Spongebob B.C), Party Pooler Pants, The Paper," and " The Sponge Who Could Fly" are rarely aired on Nick.

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* MissingEpisode: Episodes The episodes "Ugh (Spongebob B.C), Party Pooler Pants, The Paper," C)", "Party Pooper Pants", "The Paper", and " The "The Sponge Who Could Fly" are rarely aired on Nick.
29th May '16 6:43:57 PM NWolfman
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* DevelopmentGag: Mr. Lawrence originally auditioned for the role of Spongebob, using the same voice he'd eventually use for Plankton. That deep, heroic voice Spongebob occasionally dips into? That's Creator/TomKenny imitating Lawrence's original voice for his own amusement.


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* ProductionPosse: Many of the writers, artists and actors Stephen Hillenberg had become friends with through ''WesternAnimatoon/RockosModernLife'' migrated over to this show with him.


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** Mr. Lawrence auditioned for the role of Spongebob, using the same voice he'd later use for Plankton.


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* WriterRevolt: According to [[WordOfDante Mr. Lawrence]], the show was at least partially conceived out of Stephen Hillenberg's frustration over having several gags and stories he'd come up with during his tenure on ''WesternAnimaton/RockosModernLife'' get vetoed.
26th May '16 2:07:24 PM NWolfman
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** Spongebob was originally designed to resemble [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge#/media/File:Aplysina_archeri_(Stove-pipe_Sponge-pink_variation).jpg an actual sea sponge]], but Stephen Hillenberg couldn't do an appealing caricature of one. He went with a synthetic sink sponge instead to give the character a "[[StealthPun squeaky clean nerd]]" appearance, as well as to imply that he's "a square peg trying to fit into a round hole."


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** The original draft of "Something Smells" had Spongebob gaining his rancid breath from onion-flavored ice cream, but the writers decided that having it be self-inflicted was funnier.
26th May '16 2:01:33 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: In addition to his history as a marine biologist influencing the show's universe, Stephen Hillenburg based the Krusty Krab on an actual nautical-themed burger joint he worked at as a teenager, with his "old sea dog" boss serving as [[WriteWhoYouKnow the inspiration of Mr. Krabs]]. The call-and-response theme song was based on one of the restaurant's gimmicks where the wait staff dressed up as sailors and lead the children in sea shanties, usually beginning with "Are you ready kids!" to which the children were expected to respond "Aye aye, captain!"
8th May '16 11:06:24 AM editproboss
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** The creator also wanted to call him Sponge Boy until he learned the name was copyrighted. This appears in a MythologyGag where Mr. Krabs says "Sponge boy, me Bob!"

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** The creator also wanted to call him Sponge Boy until he learned the name was copyrighted.trademarked. This appears in a MythologyGag where Mr. Krabs says "Sponge boy, me Bob!"
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