Eugene Krabs (voiced by Clancy Brown), more commonly known as Mr. Krabs, is a red king crab who owns and operates the Krusty Krab restaurant where SpongeBob works. The Big Messer (Jeremy) (Harvey Beaks) (Available in the Big Messer Super Villain Pack) 3. He is generally slow and easy-going but can sometimes get aggressive, much like real starfish, and occasionally performs feats of great strength.[18]. The Quickster. The term has largely been coined by comic books, where superheroes fight similar to super-powered villains. Puff's Boating School but has never passed; his lack of a driver's license is a running gag throughout the series. Nickelodeon executives initially wanted to make SpongeBob a child since their most successful cartoons at the time focused on young, school-age characters. A hitman who is hired to exterminate SpongeBob and Patrick by stepping on them with an oversized cleat boot. He is an extremely determined person, and will often stop at nothing to accomplish a task. Puff's school, rather than at a variety of locations. "Mermaid Man Begins" confirms that their given first names are Ernie and Tim, referencing the first names of their respective voice actors. He has been given various different names throughout the series and tie-in media; it is Mister Fish in SpongeBob's Nicktoon Summer Splash, Elaine in "The Great Patty Caper", Johnny in Battle for Bikini Bottom and Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, and "T. McTrout" in Toonz2Nite commercials for Nicktoons UK. Super SpongeBob/Characters < Super SpongeBob. SpongeBob's hobbies include catching jellyfish, blowing bubbles, playing with his best friend Patrick, and unintentionally irritating his neighbor Squidward. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's TV show and method of fighting crime are based on the campy 60's Batman TV show, their secret headquarters, the Mermalair, is a parody of the Batca… [4] Mr. Krabs is a penny-pinching crab who uses his big claws to grab money. [6] Plankton was briefly outlined in the book as a possible minor villain who would only show up in one or two episodes, and Karen was meant to be no more than his computer helper. Nevertheless, SpongeBob SquarePants was ranked ninth on TV Guide's top 50 cartoon characters. Z. Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 18. A blue customer with a shark-like dorsal fin and sharp teeth who is known for his tendency to yell and start trouble. He dislikes spending money but will go to great lengths to make Pearl happy. He is also somewhat dramatic to the people who are kind to him, for example, to the mailfish. Puff's Crash Course Boating School". [9] From the second season onward, Plankton and Karen's roles in the series grew as Lawrence wrote ideas to give them more personality. [24] She is married to Plankton and usually takes residence in the Chum Bucket laboratory. In April 2016, Nintendo's Wii U exclusive Splatoon released a splatfest based on the eponymous series by teaming two characters SpongeBob and Patrick, hosted by the pop band Squid Sisters: Callie and Marie, the event began for 24 hours and Team Patrick won. A. Angler Fish (SpongeBob SquarePants) B. Barnacle Boy. The jellyfish (vocal effects by Tom Kenny) are wild animals who reside in Jellyfish Fields, a meadow in Bikini Bottom, and have a strong affinity for music. What? [47] Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis were reported to be fans of the SpongeBob character in 2008. As described in the book SpongeBob Exposed!, Stephen Hillenburg first drew early versions of the show's characters in 1984 during his time as a marine biology teacher at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. Edit. Puff. SpongeBob SquarePants chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. Krabs. The series chronicles the exploits and adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. [2], The first other characters Hillenburg created were Patrick the starfish, Mr. Krabs the crab, Pearl the whale, and Squidward the octopus. A fish townsperson who is known for shouting "My leg!" ", King Neptune's daughter who helps SpongeBob and Patrick in the. [63] In November 2017, a Broadway musical based on the show began previews at the Palace Theatre, and opened in December 2017. : The Insider's Guide to SpongeBob SquarePants, Makin' Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies, How "SpongeBob SquarePants" Stayed Fresh and Subversive Over 15 Years, Meet the voice behind a 'SpongeBob' character, SpongeBob SquarePants' creator Steve Hillenburg, Squidward Tentacles (voiced by Rodger Bumpass, Jason Maybaum as young Squidward in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run) an octopus with a large nose who works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab. "[49] Fashion designer Peter Jensen designed a line of sweatshirts inspired by SpongeBob and called Mrs. She will inherit the Krusty Krab from her father when she grows older, but is still in high school and does not yet have a job at the family business. [7] His decision to design Pearl was influenced by his regular supervision of whale watches at the Ocean Institute, as well as by a cetacean skeleton at the institute. [12] They were both officially promoted to main cast members in the credits of the 2004 theatrical film, in which they play central roles. Mr. Krabs. If he was a human, I would hang out with him. Much to SpongeBob's chagrin, she leaves very obvious lipstick marks on his forehead when she gives him a kiss. SpongeBob's best friend, a pink starfish who wears green flowered swim trunks. The ten main characters were created and designed by Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biology teacher at the Ocean Institute. He lives in a pineapple house and is employed as a fry cook at a fast food restaurant called the Krusty Krab. The green-skinned merman god who rules the sea. Cyclops (SpongeBob SquarePants) Hillenburg decided to design Pearl while guiding whale watches at the Ocean Institute, taking some inspiration from a whale skeleton exhibit there as well. The characters of SpongeBob SquarePants have been well-received overall. Plankton. Squidward's high school rival from band class who has gone on to become extremely rich and succeed at everything Squidward has only dreamed of doing. Sandy works as a scientist, explorer, and inventor. Within the series, jellyfish behave like sentient insects, squirt jelly, buzz and swarm like bees, and can sting their enemies with electric shocks that leave painful welts. Puff the pufferfish, shortly after his pilot episode pitch was accepted. She seems to like baking cookies. He sometimes tends to make mountains out of molehills, such as losing his nametag… Patrick's personality embodies the nature of the starfish; according to Hillenburg, they look "dumb and slow" but are "very active and aggressive" in reality, like Patrick. He is usually accompanied by a news crew. Beside Squidward's house is the home of SpongeBob's best friend, Patrick St… [26] She speaks with a Southern drawl and uses typical Southern slang words and phrases. Following his first voice recording, Lawrence drafted some of his own episode ideas for Plankton, hoping to prove he could survive as more than a one-note guest star. "[13] As a compromise, he decided to put SpongeBob in a boat-driving school, allowing him to keep writing SpongeBob as an adult while also using the school as a main plot element. He is a single father who lives in an anchor with his teenage whale daughter, Pearl. Every Super Power has a score (SPS) that is used to calculate the Class. [58] Plans were halted when Kings Island changed ownership, and the first ride featuring SpongeBob theming was instead "SpongeBob's Boatmobiles"—also based on Mrs. Their business is a commercial failure because they sell mostly inedible foods made from chum. Mr. Krabs' mother and Pearl's grandmother. The characters' medieval versions, as seen in the "Dunces and Dragons" special. He appears in the series' opening theme. He is also over-confident. [31] Despite only communicating through meows, other snails and SpongeBob can understand and talk to him. SpongeBob is a clueless, abnormal, immature, fun loving and hyperactive character with a happy-go-lucky personality. In the film, he resides near Bikini Bottom with his daughter Mindy and resembles a light green-skinned king with a robe, a shorter beard and hair, a domed crown to cover his bald spot, and powers limited to what can be exercised through his trident. A French-accented scuba diver who often introduces episodes and narrates time cards. Pearl Krabs (voiced by Lori Alan) is a teenage sperm whale[29] and Mr. Krabs' daughter. According to his driver's license in \"Sleepy Time\", SpongeBob was born on July 14, 1986—making him just thirteen years old as of the episode's airing in 1999. This has been revealed in the form of sudden confessions when Squidward is in a dire situation. [52] Kenny received an additional two nominations at the 2008 and 2010 ceremonies, the latter of which he won for voicing SpongeBob in "Truth or Square". [24] She wants to fit in with her fish peers, but finds this impossible to do because of the large size inherent to her species. Grandma SquarePants (voiced by Marion Ross) is SpongeBob's paternal grandmother. Sometimes, though, he shows his devious side when trying to get Mr. Krabs and Plankton to work together. Patchy the Pirate (portrayed and voiced by Tom Kenny) is the host of the series' special episodes. "[44][45][46] British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also said he watches the show with his children. He is SpongeBob's next-door neighbor with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. In addition to the television series, they have appeared in three theatrical films and a Broadway musical. He runs a failed rival restaurant to the Krusty Krab called the Chum Bucket alongside his talking computer Karen, which he built himself. He made a series bible, a book outlining the show's central concepts. He is relentlessly optimistic and enthusiastic toward his job and his friends. 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[48] American singer Pharrell Williams, who says he is a fan of the show, said that "Squidward is my favorite, though. He is voiced by Tom Kenny. [14] The choice to make Mrs. In the second movie, he helps SpongeBob and his friends get to the surface and grants them the ability to breathe air. [2][3], Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Pearl, and Squidward were the first other characters Hillenburg created for the show. The show focuses on the title character and his various aquatic friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. [28] As a recurring gag, she is frequently arrested by the police, usually due to her being the responsible one for every time SpongeBob causes destruction around Bikini Bottom during his boating test. SpongeBob's paternal grandmother who spoils him with cookies and gifts whenever he visits. Dennis (SpongeBob SquarePants) Lord Poltergeist. [16] He lives in an anchor-shaped house with his teenage daughter Pearl, who is a whale. They initially wanted to make him a child character, since their most successful cartoons at the time focused on school-age kids. whenever he hears the word, while Barnacle Boy seems to be the smarter, more sensible, and more irritable of the two. He works as a fry cook at a fast-food restaurant called the Krusty Krab and diligently attends Mrs. [66] SpongeBob has also made cameo appearances in The Simpsons, Mad, The Loud House, South Park and Futurama. In 2007, the Amsterdam-based company Boom Chicago created a SpongeBob parody called "SpongeBob SquarePants in China", in which a stereotypically Chinese Patrick refuses to go to work and advocates freedom of speech, rights of leisure, and income. A different King Neptune is featured in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob's pet sea snail who does not speak but instead communicates through cat-like meows. [61] Plankton, Karen, and Gary are the only main characters who have never been realized as mascots;[62] at events, they are normally depicted as puppets or statues instead. Puff (voiced by Mary Jo Catlett) is a paranoid porcupinefish who is SpongeBob's teacher at boating school, an underwater driver's education facility where students drive boats like cars. Mr. Harold SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Mrs. Margaret SquarePants (voiced by Sirena Irwin) are SpongeBob's parents, who more closely resemble round sea sponges than SpongeBob. [4] Many of their characteristics were based on Hillenburg's experiences during his time at the Ocean Institute or inspired by the traits of their species. Y. [4] He designed Squidward as an octopus because of the species' bulbous mantle; the octopus, he said, has "such a large bulbous head and Squidward thinks he's an intellectual, so of course he's gonna have [one]". He collects souls as a Satan-like character and resides in a cavern containing Davy Jones' Locker, a literal locker stuffed with smelly socks that belong to Monkees singer Davy Jones, which within the series is analogous to Hell and occasionally mentioned as a curse word. Hillenburg added SpongeBob's teacher, Mrs. Patrick's demeanor is similar to real starfish, because he looks dumb and slow but can get aggressive from time to time. The characters in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants were created by artist, animator, and former marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg. Although the series uses a set sheet of about 150 designs for incidental characters,[36] the Bikini Bottomites' voices and characterizations vary throughout their appearances. King Neptune - The king of the sea, different than King Neptune in the show. Puff's class in "The Bully", wherein he became SpongeBob's bully. He is surprisingly smart and often serves a voice of reason for his owner. Potty the Parrot (voiced by Stephen Hillenburg/Paul Tibbitt/Mr. "[51], The show's voice actors have received attention from honorary organizations for the portrayals of their characters. The host of the series' special episodes. He is normally purple with a dark purple coat with a black wig and headphones, although some episodes and Nicktoons MLB show him with an orange color scheme and a red coat. In 2002, SpongeBob SquarePants dolls sold at a rate of 75,000 per week, which was faster than Tickle Me Elmo dolls were selling at the time. [57] Every main cast member with the exception of Clancy Brown has voiced their respective characters in each game that they appear; Brown's character Mr. Krabs is instead voiced by Joe Whyte in SuperSponge, Operation Krabby Patty, and Battle for Bikini Bottom and by Bob Joles in the Truth or Square game. He has a floating ghost ship and lives in a cavern that contains Davy Jones' locker. Gary the Snail (voiced by Tom Kenny) is SpongeBob's pet sea snail who lives with him in their pineapple home and vocalizes like a cat. [16] He diligently attends Mrs. The level determines the final score, of the Super Power, being used in the calculation. [8] He drew Pearl with an oversized, almost geometric head as a reference to sperm whales having the largest brain size of any extant animal on Earth. Bubble Bass. [16] While typically unemployed throughout the series, Patrick holds various short-term jobs as the storyline of each episode requires. Many of the characters' designs originated in an unpublished educational comic book titled The Intertidal Zone, which Hillenburg created in 1989. The Quickster began running around in circles, screaming \"GET IT OFF!\"… He first appears in "Help Wanted". [40][41] The popularity of SpongeBob translated well into sales figures. He is a live-action pirate and the president of the fictional SpongeBob fan club. Executives for Nickelodeon asked him to make a major creative change: to have SpongeBob attend a school. 1. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's worst nemesis, a giant floating bubble with an evil face. Most one-off and background characters are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, Sirena Irwin, Bob Joles, Mark Fite and Thomas F. Wilson. Which makes him exponentially more impressive. He plays the clarinet and often paints self-portraits in different styles, which he hangs up around his moai house. Some of the characters originated in The Intertidal Zone, an educational book about undersea life that Hillenburg illustrated in the 1980s. Since the TV show SpongeBob SquarePants has been on for so many years and has so many fans out there, many are familiar with the main characters and their personality traits: Patrick is not the brightest but is a true friend, Mr. Krabs is obsessed with money, and SpongeBob himself is a bubbly and friendly character.. RELATED: Gilmore Girls Characters & Their Disney Counterparts Even so, this is mostly done to maintain the status quo. In "No Free Rides", after being accidentally hit by SpongeBob during a driving test, his legs, which are wearing scuba diving fins, are visible. A flounder who appeared as a background character in the first season and later joined Mrs. [10] Following his first voice recording, Lawrence drafted some of his own ideas, hoping to "prove Plankton could survive as more than a one-note character". His appearance and job changes repeatedly. 53. [50] Peter Keepnews of The New York Times commended Patrick, calling him "a popular character, and the new episodes illustrate why: He is unfailingly enthusiastic, touchingly loyal and absolutely undeterred by his intellectual limitations. ; Squidward Tentacles is an octopus and SpongeBob's next-door neighbor. 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