Spongebob Squarepants was voted eighth in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Cartoons of All Time. This ranks higher than recent comedy like South Park and Family Guy, but lower than oldies like The Simpsons, The Flintstones, and Scooby Doo.
Spongebob has been on the air for so long it's almost impossible to estimate how many millions of people have watched him over the years. But it's safe to say that he's one of the most popular characters in children's television history. He's appeared in every single season of Spongebob Squarepants so far, with the exception of 1995 - 1996. During those seasons, Tom Kenny (who plays SpongeBob) was too young to appear in commercials. So they used footage from earlier episodes to fill in some of his scenes.
SpongeBob has also been listed by Forbes as one of the most profitable cartoons of all time. The exact amount that has been earned by the creators of SpongeBob SquarePants is not known, but it is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars.
The original creator of SpongeBob SquarePants is a man named Stephen Hillenburg. He created the show for Nickelodeon back in 1992 when they didn't have any other animated shows on their schedule. Since then, several other SpongeBob games and products have come out featuring characters from the show.
Spongebob Squarepants' Top 10 Episodes 1. "Spongebob's Club" (Season 3) Two "Band Geeks" 2 "Shanghaied" is number three 4 "Nuts in Chocolate" "Graveyard Shift" is number five "Nasty Patty" 6 "Squilliam Returns" (Season 7) "Bubblestand" 8 (Season 1) "Hall Monitor" 9 "Just One Bite" is number ten Season
A Checklist for Parents According to Nickelodeon, the show has been the top-rated animated kids' show on television for over ten years, and millions of fans of all ages tune in each month to watch the animation. The show is classified TV-Y and is intended for children aged 6 to 11. It usually runs for 30 minutes per episode, but there are occasional specials that run longer.
SpongeBob SquarePants is a yellow square-shaped sponge who lives under the sea in the fictional town of Bikini Bottom. He does not know he is actually a living creature until the marine biologist Doctor Alvin Klein informs him of this fact after saving his life. From then on, he tries to live like a human being instead of a fish so he can be accepted by his friends and family.
In addition to Doctor Klein, other characters include: Squidward Tentacles, a sour underwater landlord; Patrick Star, SpongeBob's best friend; Sandy Cheeks, a girl who likes Patrick; Mrs. Puffington, a flower shop owner; Mr. Krabs, the owner of the Krusty Krab restaurant; and Victor Viggin, a professional skateboarder who lives next door to SpongeBob. The series often makes reference to real people or events from history or current affairs. For example, President George W. Bush appears in several episodes as a character named "Bushie".
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1999 When SpongeBob SquarePants originally debuted in the summer of 1999, it was evident that Hillenburg and Nickelodeon had a smash on their hands. It was the top rated children's series on television by 2003. It had over 60 million viewers worldwide and was franchised all over the world.
SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time and the genius creator of him can make up to $500,000 per episode. He has been praised for his positive message of friendship and optimism and criticized for not being unique or innovative enough.
Tom Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants because he wanted to create a character that kids would want to watch day after day. The original idea for SpongeBob came to him while he was driving home from work one night at Paramount Pictures. He thought about how much fun it would be if someone could live under water and so SpongeBob SquarePants was born.
He first drew pictures of SpongeBob for his daughter Zoe's third birthday party. He told her friends that if they sent him their ideas on what kind of present he should get then he would draw them a picture of what Spongbob might look like. They all loved it and so did Zoe! He also posted photos of SpongeBob on his website's forum and one of these photos got him thinking about creating a full-blown character.
According to USA TODAY, SpongeBob is the most popular show on television, the internet, and social media. SpongeBob has also appeared in two major motion movies. Although SpongeBob has been on television for 15 years, they only produced the animation cels and backdrops by hand ONE of those years! The other year, they used computer graphics to create scenes that include SpongeBob.
SpongeBob has been on the air for so long because it's such a simple show. There are only four characters to draw, and most episodes only take one hour to write and produce. Spongbob has also been aired in different countries around the world. There have been translations into 22 languages including Spanish, French, German, Indonesian, and Hebrew.
When SpongeBob first started airing, it was on Nickelodeon. Now that he's so popular, his own spin-off series has been announced. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is scheduled to be released in 2004. After that, there will be a SpongeBob SquarePants 2.
In conclusion, SpongeBob has been on television for so long because it's such a simple show that doesn't require too much production time.