SpongeBob SquarePants show is one of the most popular animated TV series broadcast not only in the United States but around the world as well. The father of the characters is a former marine biologist, Stephen Hillenburg who created the show through the company he owned: United Plankton Pictures. You can watch the show on Nicktoons Network, and the awards have not been few for this production. The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants show was launched on May 1, 1999, and several episodes followed immediately that year with the series gaining more and more in popularity and audience ratings.
The episodes in SpongeBob SquarePants show lack continuity, which is a great advantage for anyone to watch it without missing previous events or contexts. Many of the characters have a tragic fate, but they are soon returned to normal. Eugene Krabs’ restaurant in Bikini bottom gets destroyed several times, and every time it seems like it’s the end. Many of these apparently horrific events blamed on SpongeBob’s mishaps. Both adults and children will find these cartoons interesting: some subtleties and ironies will often escape the understanding of children but will surely entertain older watchers.
One of the elements that differentiates SpongeBob SquarePants show from other similar productions of the Nickelodeon network is the contribution of lots of independent musicians to the soundtrack of the series. Wilco, Twisted Sister, The Flaming Lips are just a few names here, but a presence like that of David Bowie will not pass unnoticed, and this was obvious in the Atlantis SquarePantis episode of 2007. This episode registered the largest audience level in the entire history of the SpongeBob SquarePants show. Then, another connection between the series and the music world was at the initiative of Metallica consisting in the release of t-shirts featuring Patrick and SpongeBob playing live with the group members.
With the increased popularity of the show in the United States and in other parts of the world MTV started broadcasting it, this time addressing the teenage audience-group category. Certain lines from the series also entered common speech, and this is the case with the famous quote – it’s gonna rock – from Mid-Life Crustacean. Rock radio stations took over the quote and soon lots of teenagers would use it. SpongeBob SquarePants show has definitely laid its imprint on American television, and it can surely make one laugh heartily on any episode.