Is SpongeBob Squarepants really being cancelled? While speculations circulated, a fan theory on the citizens of Bikini Bottom’s seemingly bottomless cash supply shed some light and thickens the plot of the popular show’s fictional history.
Nickelodeon’s animated series has won the hearts of millions of kids and kids at heart since 1999. When news circulated that SpongeBob Squarepants is cancelled, the sound of hearts shattering can be heard everywhere in the world. But how true is the rumor?
It all started when a photo of SpongeBob with news that the show is cancelled and will only air until Oct. 17 circulated in social media.
Having two Emmys, six Anne and eight Golden Reel awards on its shelf, SpongeBob Squarepants has a bright and long future ahead.
Therefore, no – the show is not cancelled.
In fact, it has already been renewed for two more seasons. Thus, fans can rest assured that they will see more of SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and the rest of the citizens of Bikini Bottom in future episodes.
Meanwhile, a fan theory sheds light on the seemingly endless supply of money of Bikini Bottom’s citizens which, in turn, thickens the plot of the show.
Would you believe that SpongeBob earns around $60,000 per year? It can be quite much for someone who works as a fry cook at Krusty Krab and spends more time going on adventures rather than actually working.
But long story short, the fan theory states SpongeBob Squarepants lives with the King of Bikini Bottom also known as Gary the Snail as seen in the episode Rule of Dumb. Naturally, as the royal heir’s guardian, a plenty amount of money can possibly be floating around that pineapple.
Patrick Star, the dethroned king, is penniless and unemployed. Proof? He lives under a rock and most of his home furniture are made from a free and readily-available material: sand.
On the other hand, Squidward and Mr. Krabs own hefty bank accounts.
Mr. Krabs has money because his workers pay him (Squidward and SpongeBob works for him to pay off their debt in Squid on Strike) or he pays his workers with “Wacky Bucks;” also, he is a walking, talking dollar bill.
Meanwhile, Squidward comes from money. After all, he went to same school with Squilliam Fancyson III and with that fancy moai-shaped house, it is really not a surprise.
But still, that does not explain everyone else’s lavish lifestyle.
The fan theory continues that everyone in Bikini Bottom is a by-product of a nuclear testing in 1950s making the humans into sea creature hybrids. To keep their existence a secret, NASA sends them a lot of money to be able to live comfortably under the sea and an astronaut squirrel to look after them.
What matters though is that we can continue watching SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends’ adventures for a long long, albeit indefinite, time.
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