Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!

Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!

1. Nickelodeon tried to discourage the "Sailor Mouth" Episode

Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!

It was Stephen Hillenburg's idea. Nickelodeon tried to say no due to the fact he couldn't use "Bleeps" so he opted for the dolphin chirping and other nautical sounds.

2. Hillenburg did not really want the use of celebrities in cameos.

He thought it was too Simpsons-esque and did not want the show to be presented in that way.

3.Hillenburg also did not want 3 things to ever happen to the show.

1. Pearl's mom would never be revealed

2. Spongebob would never get his boating license

3. Spongebob would never have any crossover episodes or spinoffs.

Now that he's dead sadly they (Nickelodeon) are not living up to number 3 as a Kamp Koral spinoff is in development.

4. SpongeBob's personality is based off of Jerry Lewis and Pee-wee Herman.

Let's just hope Spongebob doesn't get arrested in a adult theater like Pee Wee did 😂

5.The idea for SpongeBob came from a comic Hillenburg made in college called The Intertidal Zone.

6.Hillenburg pitched the show to Nick with a Hawaiian shirt, music, and an underwater terrarium with models of the characters and it made a really great impression.

Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!

7.Carolyn Lawrence, the voice of Sandy Cheeks received a lot of letters from prison, she stated that it's her biggest fan base

Don't drop the soap Sandy ;)

8.Roger Bumpass, the voice of Squidward believes that Squidward actually likes SpongeBob, and "it only comes out in certain episodes though."

Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!

9.Patrick's character was initially conceived as a bully who was constantly angry about being pink. The show's creators quickly did away with this

10.Hillenburg says he hates when SpongeBob does promotional tie-ins with fast food brands. Whenever those promotions happen, Hillenburg has a rule that SpongeBob isn't allowed to directly interact with any of the products.

"[W]e didn't want to suddenly become the people serving up food that's not that good for you — especially kids," he told the New York Times.

11.Unlike most animated shows, SpongeBob records each episode with the whole cast together in room, instead of taping each actor separately.

12. Hillenburg actually hated the movie idea.

He finally gave in after a year and a half of Nickelodeon begging him.

13.According to Tom Kenny, there's a lot of improvisation between the cast during recording sessions: "We do try to add jokes, we do a scene a bunch of times, with as many variations as possible."

14.Hillenburg wrote the part of SpongeBob specifically for Tom Kenny, based on a voice he'd heard the actor do on Rocko's Modern Life.

“I don’t think anyone else even read for the part," Kenny once revealed. "SpongeBob SquarePants was the easiest job I ever got."

15.Hillenburg says he never expected the show to take off. He even once admitted in an interview: "I really figured we might get a season and a cult following, and that might be it."

I'm actually very surprised Stephen Hillenburg never thought Spongebob would ever get as big as it has. It's even more amazing that in a way he was against Nickelodeon turning it into a cash cow and kinda anti commercialist towards the show.

Some more interesting facts about Spongebob Squarepants!
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  • Ecologygirl76
    I love that he didn’t want Spongebob to do promotions or even to have a Spongebob movie. I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie.
    That show was THE show of my childhood. I watched it more than any other show.
    Is this still revelant?

Most Helpful Guy

  • ChiTown33
    I've never cared for spongebob. And i don't know who Hillenburg is, But the facts your posting about him make him sound like a control freak.
    Is this still revelant?
    • Its Stephen Hillenburg he created the show. He was a marine biologist in real life too

    • spartan55

      Kind of like George Costanza was a marine biologist too?

    • It was his creation after all, he didn't want to see it go to shit. Though the newer episodes, like the Simpsons, have gone downhill and should have ended when they were still good.

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What Girls & Guys Said

  • rubyrose83
    Interesting. "Sailor Mouth" is my all time favorite episode!!
  • GreenGold1992
    16. Seasons 1-3 and the first two movies are the best

    RIP Stephen Hillenburg
  • naijagurl
    One of the best shows ever🙌
  • Jjpayne
    Wow! I did not know Hillenburg passed on!!! :(
  • RedRobin
    Nice take I love SpongeBob SquarePants
  • StingRayxoxo
    I hate it. I hate spongebob. I despise it...
  • spartan55
    I'm more of a Tom and Jerry guy.