SpongeBob SquarePants (character)

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SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.wikipedia
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SpongeBob SquarePants

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SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.
The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his aquatic friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom.

Tom Kenny

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He is voiced by actor and comedian Tom Kenny and first appeared on television in the series' pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999.
He is known for voicing the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video games, and films.

Help Wanted (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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He is voiced by actor and comedian Tom Kenny and first appeared on television in the series' pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999.
The episode follows the protagonist, an anthropomorphic young sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants, attempting to get a job at a local restaurant called the Krusty Krab.

Krusty Krab

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SpongeBob is a naïve and goofy sponge who works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab.
It has two full-time employees: SpongeBob SquarePants, who works as the fry cook; and Squidward Tentacles, who works as the cashier.

Stephen Hillenburg

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SpongeBob was created and designed by cartoonist and educator Stephen Hillenburg, who began developing the show shortly after the cancellation of Rocko's Modern Life in 1996.
(This later inspired SpongeBob SquarePants' occupation in the television series, which he would begin developing in 1994.

Mr. Krabs

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At work, SpongeBob answers to Eugene Krabs, a greedy (though good-hearted) crab who shows SpongeBob favor, alongside his ill-tempered, snobbish next-door neighbor Squidward Tentacles.
He tends to worry about his riches and neglect the needs of his employees, SpongeBob and Squidward.

List of SpongeBob SquarePants characters

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He lives in a submerged pineapple with his pet snail Gary.
The series chronicles the adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom.

Mrs. Puff

SpongeBob's greatest goal in life is to receive his driver's license from Mrs. Puff's boating school, but he panics and crashes whenever he is in a boat.
Hillenburg did not want to write SpongeBob SquarePants as a school-age child, so Mrs. Puff was introduced as his driving instructor rather than an elementary school educator.

Squidward Tentacles

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At work, SpongeBob answers to Eugene Krabs, a greedy (though good-hearted) crab who shows SpongeBob favor, alongside his ill-tempered, snobbish next-door neighbor Squidward Tentacles.
He lives in a moai between SpongeBob SquarePants' and Patrick Star's houses.

Patrick Star

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SpongeBob is often seen hanging around with his best friend Patrick Star, one of his neighbors.
His most significant character trait is his lack of common sense, which sometimes leads him and his best friend, SpongeBob SquarePants, into trouble.

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SpongeBob appeared in a We Are Family Foundation video promoting tolerance, which was criticized by James Dobson of Focus on the Family because of the foundation's link to homosexuality.
In the winter of 2004-2005, the We Are Family Foundation sent American elementary schools approximately 60,000 copies of a free DVD using popular cartoon characters (most notably SpongeBob SquarePants) to "promote tolerance and diversity."

Sandy Cheeks

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His hobbies include jellyfishing, practicing karate under his sensei and friend Sandy Cheeks, and blowing bubbles.
Sandy is a close friend of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Joe Murray (animator)

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A few years after studying experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts, Hillenburg met Joe Murray, the creator of Rocko's Modern Life, at an animation festival, and was offered a job as a director of the series.
After Cartoon Network decided to create the show, Murray brought fellow Rocko cast members Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny (who, post-Rocko, became known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) and Mr. Lawrence to voice the main characters Lazlo (Alazraqui), Scoutmaster Lumpus (Kenny) and Edward (Lawrence).

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Since 2004, SpongeBob has also appeared as a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Dubbing (filmmaking)

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When SpongeBob SquarePants is broadcast in languages other than English, the voice actors dubbing SpongeBob's voice use Tom Kenny's rendition of the character as a starting point but also add unique elements.
Actors like Hermes Baroli (Brazilian dubber of Pegasus Seiya, in Saint Seiya and actors like Ashton Kutcher), Marco Ribeiro (Brazilian dubber of many actors like Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey and Robert Downey Jr., and Yusuke Urameshi from the anime Yu Yu Hakusho) and Wendel Bezerra (Brazilian dubber of Goku in Dragon Ball Z and SpongeBob in SpongeBob SquarePants) are recognized for their most notable roles.

Spongiforma squarepantsii

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In May 2011, a new species of mushroom, Spongiforma squarepantsii, was described in the journal Mycologia.
The name of the fungus is derived from the Nickelodeon cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants from the show of the same name.

Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater (born June 2, 1992) is an American actor, singer, writer, and composer best known for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical of the same name, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical category.

A Bathing Ape

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In the same year, A Bathing Ape released SpongeBob-themed shoes.
Bape frequently collaborates with other brands and features characters from popular media such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Marvel comics characters, Nintendo, DC Comics, and Hello Kitty and the Sanrio Family.

Asexuality

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He clarified that he considers the character to be "somewhat asexual;" he has been shown in various episodes to regenerate his limbs and reproduce by "budding", much like real sponges do.
Children's animated television series Spongebob Squarepants was under speculation (2002) and later controversy (2005) because of claims that Spongebob and his best friend, Patrick are gay.

SpongeBob SquarePants (musical)

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Title role

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SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

Protagonist

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SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

Animated series

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SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

Television pilot

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He is voiced by actor and comedian Tom Kenny and first appeared on television in the series' pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999.

Rocko's Modern Life

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SpongeBob was created and designed by cartoonist and educator Stephen Hillenburg, who began developing the show shortly after the cancellation of Rocko's Modern Life in 1996. A few years after studying experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts, Hillenburg met Joe Murray, the creator of Rocko's Modern Life, at an animation festival, and was offered a job as a director of the series.