The Show

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of Nickelodeon's longest funning shows to date, first airing in 1999. It's still going strong, currently on it's 13th season. SpongeBob and his friends have been in three movies, two spin-off shows, and one Broadway musical.

The cartoon follows the adventures of a sea sponge in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom. He works as a fry cook in the town's most popular restaurant, the Krusty Krab. Here, he works his hardest to satisfy the townsfolk and help protect the secret krabby patty formula from Plankton, the owner of the neighboring run-down Chum Bucket. Spongebob also likes to catch jellyfish, practice karate, and hang out with his friends.

1999 teaser trailer for the SpongeBob premiere