Barnacles! Spongebob is Ten!
Ten years of Spongebob
Wow.. I didn't think the yellow critter with the annoying laugh had been around so long. July 17th will be his birthday. (nine days after my son's birthday).Spongebob is the creation of Nickelodeon studios. It has been called the highest rated low budget cartoon ever. Nickleodeon studios have also been responsible for oldies but goodies such as Real Monsters AUUUGGH and Rugrats. Not to long ago I was the fan of the Angry Beavers. Ren and Stimpy was a cartoon that apeealed to the older generation. Ten years of Spongebob. Will there be ten more? It's popularity is undeniable as it is aired in 25 different languages.
Spongebob premiered in 1999 and is going strong. 117 episodes and three movies later it is one of the most successful cartoon ever. It is created by marine biologist turned animator Stephen Hillenburg, A record 45 million people over the age of 18 watch it. It is in it's sixth season. Each season consists of 20 episodes that are around 11 minutes long. To commemorate his birthday Nickelodeon will be airing 100 episode marathon from July 17th through the 19th of 2009. It will be ending the season with a special episode.. To Squarepants or not to Squarepants.
Now unless you have been living under a rock,like Patrick Star, you know the cast of characters. Spongebob, yellow and absorbent is he, lives in Bikini Bottom. His neighbors are Patrick Star, a doofus, and Squidward tentacles. a grouchy octopus. Squidward and Spongebob both work at the Krusty Krab serving up delicious krabbie patties. They are employed by the miserly Mr Krabs and are under the Watchful "eye" of Plankton, who is constantly trying to steal the Krabby Formula. Not to mention Sandy Squirrel who came to the ocean bottom from Texas to conduct her research. I never really know what she is to be researching but I do know she is employed by monkeys. Spongebob spends his days bringing cheer to others by jellyfishing and bubble blowing.
My son is three and gets all this. When I was three I was entertained when the Roadrunner outwitted the Coyote !
Caroline Lawrence voice of Sandy Squirrel
Tom Kenney Voice of Spongebob
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I bet Spongebob is one of the highest selling merchasie out there. You can sit in your living room in your spongebob underware eating spongebob peanut butter crackers and watching spongebob on your spongebob TV. My son is the one who introduced me to all of the spongebob marketing. i believe he is his biggest fan. Being three he believes spongebob is there just for him. One day we were walking by the neighbors house and he sway Spongebob on their TV. hey mom why is Spongebob on their TV? Ha. i love the little smile he gets when he watches Spongebob tell a joke. it is like he is talking right to him and only him.
Fox News reports this little sea sponge has sold 500 million dollars worth of merchandise by 2002. Imagine what it is now.
In celebration of this event Spongebob has a new game developed for nearly all gaming systems, truth or Square..
THQ the developer has this to say about the game.
"In SpongeBob's Truth or Square, players must journey through memorable SpongeBob locations to find the missing Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krab's Eleventy Seventh Anniversary. From the Jellyfish Fields to downtown Bikini Bottom, players will run, jump, spin and hammer their way through 10 challenging levels. Each level will take players back to one of SpongeBob's happy moments from the show, such as when he becomes a fry cook, gets into the Salty Spittoon or meets Sandy for the first time. Equipped with special morphing abilities, players can transform SpongeBob into bizarre objects, such as the Spatula Slam, Propeller Spin and Sledgehammer Smash, to help him conquer treacherous obstacles and legions of Plankton's robots. Players will also be able to soak up water, hose down enemies, and jump into a bubble gum fling as they navigate their way through an obstacle course of traps. In two-player co-op mode, friends will be able to join in on the action and control Plankton to help SpongeBob solve puzzles, unlock new pathways and defeat super-powered creatures. "
- Crew Blog | Creator Blogs | SpongeBob.com
Spongebob.. Home Sweet Home
The thing with Spongebob is you never can predict where the show is going. Anything can happen.Spongebob has had appeal across the generations and that is the key to it's success. I predict we are going to be seeing another ten years! Enjoy the videos :)
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