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Good morning, TV Tropes and all who inhabit it! My name is SpongeBob SquarePants! I live in Bikini Bottom in a pineapple with my pet snail Gary! I also work at the Krusty Krab with my fantastic boss, Mr. Krabs and my friend Squidward! I see you got him on this page. (Squidward: NOOOOOO! Don't you dare leave your page! I mean, I don't leave mine!) After an amazing day at work, I go home and hang out with Patrick. We play all the time! We love blowing bubbles, playing tag, jellyfishing, and so much more! I'm also friends with Sandy Cheeks, and we love to play karate, or should I say, ka-ra-tay! She's so sweet and kind. All of my friends are so sweet and kind! I also love feeding my pet snail Gary. Gary's also one of my best friends, even if he can't talk.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! On the land, you humans turned my adventures into a cartoon on Nick (I really love those!) AND I'M THE STAR! Even though I'm not a starfish. But I don't really like bragging. And of course, if you're reading this page, you should read it in Tom Kenny's voice!


T is for Tropes that apply to me!

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism:
    • Being in that Krusty Krab commercial sure got into my head. I only appeared in the commercial for only a few seconds when the commercial only lasted around 3 minutes.
    • Winning truckloads of cash and becoming impossibly rich caused me to become fancy snob. It didn't last long as all the friends I've made only liked me for wanting my cash.
  • All-Loving Hero: I really love everything and everyone! Do you want to be my friend? We can play tag, and blow bubbles, and jellyfish....
  • And Call Him "George"!: I'm so affectionate to just about everyone! Okay, maybe too affectionate.
  • Annoying Laugh: What do you mean annoying?
  • Asexual: I mean, I am a sea sponge, so I reproduce by budding! Also, I don't really love girls, so yeah. Especially not a certain cute land squirrel...I'VE SAID TOO MUCH!!
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  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: I will admit....Hey, a cookie!
  • Baby's First Words: Mine were "May I take your order?" I also said "Krabby patty!" and "Mmm, yummy!" as an unborn fetus.
  • Badass Adorable: I've saved the world on many occasions and I'm the master of ka-ra-tay! Okay, I'm not as good as Sandy or that Liu Kang guy, but I still count.
  • Befriending the Enemy: I've done this with Plankton before. Too bad it didn't work out.
  • Berserk Button: I may be a kind little sponge, but do NOT take advantage of my kindness. Squidward (and also Mr. Krabs) learned this the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: I don't usually get angry, but when I do, watch out. I even choked the life out of Mr. Krabs for not hiring Squidward back over a dime.
  • Born Lucky: I don't wanna brag...but good things always seem to happen to me at random.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • I had plenty of moments that have broken me. Like that customer who yelled at me over not getting a drink, Squidward playing that nasty April Fool's prank on me (though my bawling helped with a counter-prank), the time Gary ran away from home, and when I got fired on occasions.
    • I also felt very hurt when all my friends called me... (grunt) "Idiot Boy"!
  • Broken Ace:
    • I've taken and failed my boating test 38... no, wait... 39 times!
    • The time Bubble Bass made me think I forgot the pickles, I lost my confidence and forgot loads of things.
    • And when Squidward insulted my artwork, I lost my creative genius and can only do by the book.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: I REALLY LOVE FLIPPING KRABBY PATTIES!!!! And Mr. Krabs says I'm the best! Anyway, let's go jellyfishing!
  • Captain Oblivious: Oblivious? I don't know what that word means. But now that you mention it, I might have heard Squidward call me oblivious before, so it must be a compliment!
  • Captain Obvious: Did you know that tropes are blue?
  • Catchphrase: I'm ready! Also, Order up! And, Barnacles!
  • Chaste Toons: Did you know I have three nephews?
  • Childhood Brain Damage: How did you know that?!
  • Child Prodigy: I made my first Krabby Patty when I was a baby!
  • Class Clown: You got to be kidding me. I'm a very decent student. Just ask Mrs. Puff! She knows best!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: I just look at the world in a different way. The best way ever!
  • Comically Missing the Point: I thought this was TV TRAIN, as in a choo-choo train!
  • Companion Cube:
    • I have a spatula named Spat!
    • I also fell in love with a Krabby Patty. It was too perfect to eat.
  • Competition Freak: I was so competitive that I didn't want Squidward to win the Employee of the Month.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: I get easily manipulated by a lot of bad guys, especially Plankton when he tries to use me to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.
  • Cuddle Bug: I love hugging people!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: I have a cousin named Blackjack who always tormented me. He stopped doing it when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for littering.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop me from performing my duty for the Krusty Krab, whether it's delivering a pizza or saving Mr. Krabs from execution! And no matter how long it takes and how much destruction I may cause, nothing will stop me from getting my boating license!
    • I promise to do my best to keep the krabby patty formula away from Plankton! And one time when I made a bet with Squidward to not cry for the rest of the day, I managed to hold in my tears all the way until midnight!
  • Depending on the Writer: Writers sure have a hard time portraying me in some episodes.
    • For my popularity, the citizens of Bikini Bottom either like me for my kind nature or hate me for being a big goof. Sometimes, they don't even know me.
    • When it comes to my fry cooking skills, everyone sees me as a celebrity chef or just a lowly fry cook.
    • In the older episodes, I'm good enough to hold my own against Sandy in KA-RA-TAE (and even beat her), but in most newer episodes, Sandy usually wins... Easily.
    • I can be smart in some episodes, but not so much in other ones.
    • I can be either really civilized and super fancy in some episodes, but in other ones I just care about having fun!
    • In some episodes, I'm seen as too weak to even lift a twig with marshmallows as dumbbells, while in others, I'm strong enough to lift Mr. Krabs off his feet while grabbing him by the neck.
  • The Ditz: Me? Dumb? Nah. Maybe I'm a bit naive, but I'm nowhere near dumb.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • I got back at Squidward for treating me like his personal slave.
    • There was the time I felt bad for writing stories that ruined the lives of other Bikini Bottomites, but Mr. Krabs took Spat from me and demanded that I write the most outlandish story yet. I did, alright. I published in great detail how Mr. Krabs forced me to write the lies that ruined people, who then took their money back from him.
  • Doing It for the Art: I don't work for at the Krusty Krab for money (Mr. Krabs hardly pays me and Squidward anyways), I just love making good Krabby Patties and making everyone happy!
  • Drama Queen: I tend to overreact over the smallest things.
  • Dreadful Musician: I claimed to be a master at the bassinet... apparently, I thought wrong.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: I acted as this when training Gary for the Snail Olympics. Though I was too harsh on poor Gar-bear.
  • Drives Like Crazy: I haven't earned my license....BUT I WILL SOMEDAY!
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: I bet it's the eyelashes. Am I a pretty girl?
  • Easily Forgiven: I'm a very forgiving person to people who have mistreated me. Well, maybe too forgiving.
  • Easily Impressed: I was impressed by Squidward reading a book.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: My original laugh sounded low and deep instead of the high pitched one everyone knows me for.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sure I'm determined to keep the Krabby Patty secret formula from Plankton, but when Mr. Krabs kept scaring him with his fear of whales, I didn't like it and called him out! Too bad I scared off Plankton at the end of the episode while Mr. Krabs got completely away with it! ("Frankendoodle" taught me to watch my Practical Jokes, too.)
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: While I love everyone in Bikini Bottom, the only person I outright dislike is Bubble Bass because he made me lose my confidence when he said I forgot the pickles. Turns out later that he hid the pickles under his tongue to mock me! He even later sat on Plankton once!
  • Evil Laugh: When I met the Strangler.
  • Extreme Doormat: Some people like Plankton say I'm this on occasions. Well, I'm a sponge. I just don't see any reason to be mean.
  • Eye Scream: Sure I tend to get my eyes injured at times.
    • Once I spilled bubble soap in them to entertain some kids.
    • I also got mustard and hot sauce in them for fun a few times. It hurt, but it was fun anyway.
    • When I spilled a blob of ketchup and made a mess, I accidentally sprayed my eyes instead.
    • Mr. Krabs once made my eyes burn like they were full of lava thanks to his flashlight.
    • When Patrick and I fled the Toy Barrel, I had a literal eye burn from the sunlight due to spending a long time in the darkness!
    • During the time I got "Stuck in the Winger", I caught a left black eye.
    • I also accidentally destroyed the entry of Bubble Buddy's home town "Bubble Town" after getting bubble soap in my eyes.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: A customer ordered a medium soda and I gave him a LARGE! I GAVE HIM A LARGE! I soiled the good Krusty Krab name! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED IT! SOILED- Why are you poking me? I mean it tickles, but you think I have an off switch or something?
  • Flanderization: Boy, I ended up a LOT more naïve for a few years. And I also let everyone walk over me more! Squidward says the whole town ended up acting a lot more unusual than normal, but me and everyone else calmed down after a while. Maybe Plankton did it?
  • For Happiness: I love to make everyone happy!
  • Genius Ditz: I'm very good at math! 2 plus 2 is 4!
  • Good with Numbers: Do you want 4 quarters? Or 10 dimes? Or 20 nickels? Or 100 pennies? Or 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 7 nickels and 10 pennies?
  • Grew a Spine: The time Gary got addicted to Snail Bites and I couldn't help but give him more and more until there's none left in the world, Patrick taught me the best way to make him stop was to firmly say "no!"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: I am yellow and very kind.
  • Healing Factor: Being a sponge, it's obvious.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Patrick is my best friend in the whole wide world! Also my best friend is Squidward!
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The fandom thinks I'm this about certain people. Come on! Mr. Krabs is such a good boss. Squidward is a good friend! And Mrs. Puff is the nicest teacher in the world!
  • Iconic Outfit: White shirt, brown pants with belt, and black shoes with white socks with blue and red stripes. My pants are as square as yours truly, hence my name!
  • Identity Amnesia: When I ran away from Bikini Bottom after being called "Idiot Boy" so many times, I hit my head and forgot who I was! It was then I assumed the identity of "CheeseHead BrownPants".
  • Idiot Hero: HEY!
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: My large blue eyes represent my innocence.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Some feel I ruin everybody's day, mostly Squidward and Mrs. Puff.
  • Jerkass Ball: Looking back, I do regret the times I've become a massive jerk towards the people I care about. I still feel bad about what I did to Gary after I adopted Fluffy as a friend for Gary.
  • Keet: I'm happy and I'm proud!
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Snail lover, actually. I love my pet snail Gary!
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Well, I wouldn't say I'm stupid, but while I'm not a genius, I do have a big heart!
  • Loony Fan: I'm a huge fan of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy! And there's Kevin the Sea Cucumber, but he turned out to be a huge jerk!
  • Magnetic Hero: I make friends with almost everyone I come in contact with, including Squidward!
  • Married to the Job: I love working at the Krusty Krab!
  • Mr. Imagination: Imaaginaaations!
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Oh, I can use my tongue for many things! Sandboarding... holding... who knows what?
  • Nice Guy: Y'know what they say! To get respect, you need to give respect!
  • Nice Hat: I always wear one at the Krusty Krab!
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Squidward says that I'm too chummy around him.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Come on! There's no way I would bug Squidward that much!
  • Oblivious to Hatred: What do you mean Squidward hates me?
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Nice as I may seem, when there are moments that seem far too uptight, then be prepared for me to go full-on serious mode.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't mess with Gary!
  • The Pollyanna: Always gotta have an attitude of gratitude!
  • Prank Gone Too Far: I love pranks, but I'm not gonna go around being a sadist about it. (Squidward: Thank you for reminding me.) What? I never said anything about you!
  • Prone to Tears: I admit it. I am a crybaby. I once stubbed my toe watering my spice garden and cried for 20 minutes. Apparently, I didn't know I cried longer than that until Squidward brought it up.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Though I'm usually a good guy, when things don't go my way that's when I BLOW MY TOP!
  • Rapid-Fire Nail Biting: I once had a bad habit of biting my nails.
  • Rubber Hose Limbs: I do this a lot, hence being a sea sponge. In the case of my arms? Hahaha, I guess they're happy!
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Squidward's jokes are funny!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: I tend to be full of myself at times.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: I can speak snail language, though a little bit. It's enough to help me understand Gary.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Stalker? Oh, don't be silly. I don't stalk Squidward. I'm always eager to know what he's doing.
  • Super Gullible: I tend to believe everything I'm told. Once Squidward told me all of Mr. Krabs' secrets when I was acting manager.
  • Supreme Chef: Oh yes! Everyone loves my Krabby Patties! Even Squidward couldn't resist them!
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: Sadly, people often take advantage of my kindness. Like that time Squidward wouldn't leave my house to find another job and treated me like his personal slave or that time everyone in Bikini Bottom used my flying abilities to do the simplest tasks like picking out a tie.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: In the later seasons, I've become more aware that life isn't all sunshine and rainbows. I'm starting to see through people's manipulations and I will put my foot down when Mr. Krabs goes too far in his abuse of his authority.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Krabby Patties! K-R-A-B-B-Y P-A-T-T-Y says I!
  • Undying Loyalty: I'm fully dedicated to the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs is a great boss!
  • Unknown Rival: Plankton is also normally a very close friend of mine, depending on if he is trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula again.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite how much of a grouch Squidward is, he's still a great friend! (Squidward: No! We are not friends, you buffoon!) See, Squidward agrees with me! (Squidward: *sigh* You people really need to come to my page.)
  • Workaholic: I love working at the Krusty Krab so much that I would go insane if I was forced to take the day off or worse, take a vacation.
  • Would Hit a Girl: I mean, ka-ra-tay with Sandy is just a game, right?

Well, thats all you need to know about me. Thank you so much for reading and be sure to visit Squidward's page when and if you have any spare time. I got to go and get back to work flipping those patties.

Alternative Title(s): Sponge Bob Square Pants Sponge Bob Square Pants


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