Secret Origin of SpongeBob SquarePants (1984-1992)Edit
The secret origin of SpongeBob SquarePants traces back as early as the 1980's. It all began in 1984 with the old cartoons from the 1940's and 1950's, including Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and Porky Pig. The roots of the old SpongeBob may begin with Tom & Jerry from the old days.
Development of SpongeBob SquarePants (1992-1999)Edit
In 1992, a young man named Stephen Hillenburg was developing a new TV show that would soon become known as "SpongeBob SquarePants". Back in this time, Nickelodeon was known for its adult humor cartoons (such as Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, and The Angry Beavers). Just like these shows, the old SpongeBob was somewhat like these cartoons because they were both for kids and adults, and because they were funny. In 1993, Hillenburg began working on the show Rocko's Modern Life on Nickelodeon. He began directing the first episodes of the show. In 1994, Hillenburg became friends with Tom Kenny, a voice actor for the show, and asked him if he would help work on the show. Kenny decided to become the voice of the new show's character. They decided to call the new character "SpongeBoy" in 1996, but this was changed in 1997 because the name was already taken for a mop product. So his name was changed to "SpongeBob SquarePants" in 1997 when they found that out. He chose the last name "SquarePants" because he thought that the name had a nice ring to it. So the new show was called "SpongeBob SquarePants" in 1998. The creators loved the idea so much that they sent the idea to Nickelodeon and the show officially premiered on the channel on May 1, 1999 with the first episode, "Help Wanted".
Early popularity (1999-2005)Edit
On May 1, 1999, the TV series SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon with the pilot episode "Help Wanted". It was an 8-minute long episode that started the show's popularity. The second episode was called "Reef Blower", an underrated 3-minute long cartoon with no dialogue, (except for the word "You!" in the middle of the film). The third episode was called "Tea at the Treedome", an 11-minute long episode of the show, (which was mainly the average length of a normal episode). These 3 episodes both aired on May 1, 1999 and became classic episodes after the show became popular!
Peak popularity and decline (2005-2013)Edit
SpongeBob SquarePants today (2013-present)Edit
Future of SpongeBob SquarePants (Coming 2017)Edit
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