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The show has a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/SpongebobSquarepants Best Episode]] and a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BiggestComplaint/SpongebobSquarepants Biggest Complaint]] crowner.

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The show has a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/SpongebobSquarepants Best Episode]] and a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BiggestComplaint/SpongebobSquarepants Biggest Complaint]] crowner.


Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg had a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher before moving into animation. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

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Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg had a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher before moving into animation. He After failing to get a publisher for his comic book ''ComicBook/TheIntertidalZone'', he decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.


''WesternAnimation/{{The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie}}'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for Seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continued to be credited as an executive producer. Hillenburg would return to work on the series in January 2015, but would sadly pass away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.

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''WesternAnimation/{{The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie}}'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. 2015, with a third movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'', scheduled to release in 2021. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for Seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continued to be credited as an executive producer. Hillenburg would return to work on the series in January 2015, but would sadly pass away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.


In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/KampKoral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]].

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In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/KampKoral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. greenlit.]] It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]].


''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for Seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continued to be credited as an executive producer. Hillenburg would return to work on the series in January 2015, but would sadly pass away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.

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''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie}}'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for Seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continued to be credited as an executive producer. Hillenburg would return to work on the series in January 2015, but would sadly pass away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.


''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continues to be credited as an executive producer. Sadly, Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.

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''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for seasons Seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continues continued to be credited as an executive producer. Sadly, Hillenburg passed would return to work on the series in January 2015, but would sadly pass away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.


In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''Kamp Koral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]].

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In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''Kamp Koral'', ''WesternAnimation/KampKoral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]].


Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher before moving into animation. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

to:

Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has had a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher before moving into animation. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.


Other friends include [[IntellectualAnimal Gary]], [=SpongeBob's=] [[SapientPet smart pet snail]] who communicates by meowing like a cat; [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Pearl]], Mr. Krabs' teenage daughter who is a [[HugeSchoolgirl gigantic sperm whale]]; and [[TheAce Sandy]] [[BadassBookworm Cheeks]], [=SpongeBob=]'s Texas-accented squirrel friend [[FishOutOfWater who lives in an underwater dome]] and ventures forth wearing a bubble-helmet diving suit. The show is in a constant state of underwater bizarreness, frequently using the RuleOfFunny (apparently a wood fire is possible underwater as long as you [[PuffOfLogic don't point it out]]). Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

The show, first broadcast in 1999, started out as the network's underdog, but eventually proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults: kids enjoyed the bright colors and appealing characters, while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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Other friends include [[IntellectualAnimal Gary]], [=SpongeBob's=] [[SapientPet smart pet snail]] who communicates by meowing like a cat; [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Pearl]], Mr. Krabs' teenage daughter who is a [[HugeSchoolgirl gigantic sperm whale]]; and [[TheAce Sandy]] [[BadassBookworm Cheeks]], [=SpongeBob=]'s Texas-accented squirrel friend [[FishOutOfWater who lives in an underwater dome]] and ventures forth wearing a bubble-helmet diving suit. The show is in a constant state of underwater bizarreness, frequently using the RuleOfFunny (apparently a wood fire is possible underwater as long as you [[PuffOfLogic don't point it out]]).

Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has a degree in marine biology and worked as a marine science teacher.teacher before moving into animation. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

The show, first broadcast in 1999, started out as the network's underdog, but eventually proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults: kids enjoyed the bright colors and appealing characters, while adults appreciated caught onto its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.


In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''Kamp Koral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]], and so Creator/TomKenny won't be voicing him again for the prequel.

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In June of 2019, a CG-animated spin-off, ''Kamp Koral'', [[https://deadline.com/2019/06/spongebob-squarepants-cg-animated-prequel-series-kamp-koral-greenlighted-nickelodeon-1202626441/ was greenlit]]. It will detail [=SpongeBob=]'s experience at summer camp [[SpinOffBabies as a 10-year-old]], and so Creator/TomKenny won't be voicing him again for the prequel.
10-year-old]].


The show, first broadcast in 1999, started out as the network's underdog, but eventually proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults: kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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The show, first broadcast in 1999, started out as the network's underdog, but eventually proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults: kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters appealing characters, while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.


The show, first broadcast in 1999, proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults. Kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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The show, first broadcast in 1999, started out as the network's underdog, but eventually proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults. Kids adults: kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.


The show, first broadcast in 1999, proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults. Kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

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The show, first broadcast in 1999, proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success]] with both kids and adults. Kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its quirky writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.


''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' is the tenth entry in the Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} series of cartoons, and is easily the most popular, iconic, and [[LongRunner long-running]] of them all. It is about the eponymous sea sponge, who is shaped like a kitchen sponge and [[ThePollyanna is extremely optimistic]] as well as [[{{Manchild}} childish]], [[TheDitz naïve]], yet [[AllLovingHero kind-hearted]]. He works at the local [[XtremeKoolLetterz Krusty Krab]] fast food restaurant with his greedy boss [[PennyPinchingCrab Eugene]] [[MeanBoss Krabs]] and grumpy coworker [[GrumpyBear Squidward]] [[ButtMonkey Tentacles]]. He and his [[TheDitz dimwitted]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners best bud]] [[KindheartedSimpleton Patrick]] [[BigFun Star]] mistake their neighbor Squidward for a close friend, [[ButtMonkey much to his]] [[OnlySaneMan chagrin]].

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''[=SpongeBob SquarePants=]'' is the tenth entry in the Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} series of cartoons, and is easily the most popular, iconic, and [[LongRunner long-running]] of them all. It is about the eponymous sea sponge, who is shaped like a kitchen sponge and [[ThePollyanna is extremely optimistic]] as well as [[{{Manchild}} childish]], [[TheDitz naïve]], yet [[AllLovingHero kind-hearted]]. He works at the local [[XtremeKoolLetterz Krusty Krab]] fast food restaurant with his greedy boss [[PennyPinchingCrab Eugene]] [[MeanBoss Krabs]] and grumpy coworker [[GrumpyBear Squidward]] [[ButtMonkey Tentacles]]. He and his [[TheDitz dimwitted]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners best bud]] [[KindheartedSimpleton Patrick]] [[BigFun Star]] mistake their neighbor Squidward for a close friend, [[ButtMonkey much to his]] [[OnlySaneMan chagrin]].



Other friends include [[IntellectualAnimal Gary]], [=SpongeBob's=] [[SapientPet smart pet snail]] who communicates by meowing like a cat; [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Pearl]], Mr. Krabs' teenage daughter who is a [[HugeSchoolgirl gigantic sperm whale]]; and [[TheAce Sandy]] [[BadassBookworm Cheeks]], [=SpongeBob=]'s Texas-accented squirrel friend [[FishOutOfWater who lives in an underwater dome]] and ventures forth wearing a bubble-helmet diving suit. The show is in a constant state of underwater bizarreness, frequently using the RuleOfFunny (apparently a wood fire is possible underwater as long as you [[PuffOfLogic don't point it out]]). Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has a degree in marine biology. Supposedly, he created a show about a sponge because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

The show, first broadcast in 1999, proved to be a HUGE success with both kids and adults. Kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season, leading to a noticeable and controversial shift in tone and characterization; nevertheless, the show remained popular and continues to be so to this day. Paul Tibbitt then supervised the show from season 4-9. Once production on ''Sponge Out of Water'' ended, it was announced that Hillenburg would return to the show in 2015. Tibbitt has since resigned to focus on the upcoming third film--''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'', which is set for release in 2020--leaving Hillenburg as the sole executive producer as of the tenth season. Sadly, Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.

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Other friends include [[IntellectualAnimal Gary]], [=SpongeBob's=] [[SapientPet smart pet snail]] who communicates by meowing like a cat; [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Pearl]], Mr. Krabs' teenage daughter who is a [[HugeSchoolgirl gigantic sperm whale]]; and [[TheAce Sandy]] [[BadassBookworm Cheeks]], [=SpongeBob=]'s Texas-accented squirrel friend [[FishOutOfWater who lives in an underwater dome]] and ventures forth wearing a bubble-helmet diving suit. The show is in a constant state of underwater bizarreness, frequently using the RuleOfFunny (apparently a wood fire is possible underwater as long as you [[PuffOfLogic don't point it out]]). Funnily enough, series creator Stephen Hillenburg has a degree in marine biology. Supposedly, he created biology and worked as a marine science teacher. He decided to create a show about a sea sponge ("the weirdest animal," in his words) because he was really fed up with SmallTaxonomyPools.

The show, first broadcast in 1999, proved to be a [[CashCowFranchise HUGE success success]] with both kids and adults. Kids enjoyed the bright colors and silly characters while adults appreciated its writing, wit, and a long list of [[Radar/SpongebobSquarepants parental bonuses]] and GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' came out in 2004, and a second [[TheMovie movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', was released in February 2015. After the release of the first movie, Stephen Hillenburg stepped down from his position as showrunner and intended to end the franchise with a movie finale. Some ExecutiveMeddling occurred, causing Nickelodeon to quickly renew the show for a fourth season, leading to a noticeable and controversial shift in tone and characterization; nevertheless, season. Paul Tibbitt, Hillenburg's good friend, took over as showrunner for seasons 4-9. While he had varying input on episodes after the show remained popular and first movie, Stephen Hillenburg continues to be so to this day. Paul Tibbitt then supervised the show from season 4-9. Once production on ''Sponge Out of Water'' ended, it was announced that Hillenburg would return to the show in 2015. Tibbitt has since resigned to focus on the upcoming third film--''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOnTheRun'', which is set for release in 2020--leaving Hillenburg credited as the sole an executive producer as of the tenth season.producer. Sadly, Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018 from ALS.

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