Sponge Bob Square Pants Cartoon Gifts and Collectibles
May 1st, 1999 is the birthday of the Sponge Bob Square Pants Cartoon.
This fun and light kids show aired on Nickelodeon and has been extremely popular with the kids ever since. Marine
biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg created Sponge Bob and the other lovable characters at 124 Conch St, Bikini
Bottom, Pacific Ocean. His voice is done by Tom Kenny.
Actually, the only characters at the address are Sponge Bob himself and his dearly loved pet snail, Gary, who mews
like a kitten. (They live together in a pineapple) As the Sponge Bob theme song starts up, you can see the rest of
the characters all live in the town (lagoon) of Bikini Bottom. This is where his best friend, the pink octopus Patrick
lives, and where he works–for the eternally grumpy Squidward at the Krusty Krab–making his living as a fry cook.
Sponge Bob Square Pants is lovable, squishy, and kind. He has made his way into the hearts of children everywhere
as evidenced by the multi-million dollar toy industry, which features Sponge Bob and friends paraphernalia in every
form imaginable, from entire room and bedding sets to bathroom accessories ( always popular, they do live in the
ocean after all) to Sponge Bob coloring pages and the popular Sponge Bob game.
You can also find Sponge Bob watches, Gary the snail bath towels, and even door mats and more “grown up” Sponge
Bob Square Pants toys. The animated series is one of the top rated “kids” cartoons that parents enjoy watching.
Sponge Bob and friends have their own underwear line, bath towels, and of course, stuffed versions of everyone to
play with. (A little trivia? Sponge Bob wasn’t always a square sponge; he was originally drawn as a luffa!)
While the kids are watching Sponge Bob Square Pants, parents can enjoy the show right along with them, and although
the kids might not know who inspired him, you might recognize characteristics of Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Lewis, and
Pee Wee Herman, whom Stephen Hillenbergh was inspired by to create the lovable Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoon.
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