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Anniversary Bros Podcast: SpongeBob SquarePants 25th Anniversary


Aaron and Josh Sarnecky are here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is a children’s cartoon created by Stephen Hillenburg. It debuted on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999. As of this podcast, 299 episodes have aired, with more on the way.

The show follows the adventures of SpongeBob (Tom Kenny), an anthropomorphic sponge living in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, run by the Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown). Attempting to steal the formula to the Krabby Patty is the villainous Plankton (Mr. Lawrence). Other characters include SpongeBob’s friends Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) and Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence) as well as his neighbor and co-worker Squidward (Rodger Bumpass).

Celebrity voices to appear on the series include: Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Mark Hamill, Betty White, Gene Simmons of KISS, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Guest and more.

SpongeBob is Nickelodeon’s most successful show and longest running Nicktoon. It has spawned three movies, two spinoffs, and even a Broadway musical. The show has won five Daytime Emmys, including Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and two wins for Kenny for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.

Aaron and Josh talk about their history with SpongeBob before going into the first episode. They also discuss its characters, humor, animation, and legacy.

For more Nicktoons, you can listen to Josh and Aaron’s podcasts on Rugrats and Hey Arnold!

SpongeBob SquarePants is streaming on Paramount+

Aaron Sarnecky
Aaron Sarnecky
Aaron Sarnecky is a Senior Writer and Former TV Editor for The Pop Break. He is a TV/Film grad of Rowan University and the fraternal twin of Senior Columnist Josh Sarnecky. The two record retrospective podcasts together. Aaron probably remembers that canceled show you forgot existed.

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