Nick Shows

SpongeBob SquarePants

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The most popular Nickelodeon animated series of all time, that’s who. SpongeBob SquarePants is the animated embodiment of the network: wildly imaginative, insanely devoted, and eternally optimistic.

I’M READY, I’M READY, I’M READY, I’M READY

– SPONGEBOB

ORIGINAL RUN

04/01/99 – PRESENT, 188 EPISODES

Meet the Creators

Stephen Hillenburg

In 1984, while teaching marine biology at the Orange County Ocean Institute, Stephen created “Bob the Sponge,” an early incarnation of the square-pants’d fellow who came along years later. Stephen claims his love for the undersea world can be traced to his childhood, and the films of the oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.