The recent hoax that spread all around about Spongebob Squarepants getting cancelled this year shocked everyone on the internet and perhaps even the kids who still watch it to this day.
Some fans expressed violent reactions, even stating that they might commit suicide if Spongebob Squarepants gets cancelled. There were also speculations about not having enough funds to keep the show going apart from the low ratings it supposedly has.
Fortunately, Nickelodeon has since responded and cleared up the rumors and stated that SpongeBob Squarepants is not getting cancelled.
With that in mind, here is a list of things that you might or might not know about one of the longest running animated programs on Nickelodeon:
Spongebob Squarepants is the only cartoon on Nickelodeon that made it past 200 episodes.
With Season 10 on the way, it will not be surprising if the cartoon could make it up to 500!
Spongebob’s address is 124 Conch st.
Spongebob Squarepants has never won a prime-time Emmy.
But the show did win an Emmy for “Outstanding Special Class Animated Program” and “Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation.” They also won six Annie awards and two BAFTA Children’s Awards among many others.
Plankton’s wife Karen is named after creator Stephen Hillenburg’s wife, and is voiced by Tom Kenny’s wife Jill Talley.
Spongebob Squarepants was criticized by the National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality of Ukraine.
Why? They believed that the show promoted homosexuality.
SpongeBob was originally drawn to have a green hat, but they removed it later on.
The show also had some very famous people to voice characters.
Among them were all the members of Pantera, Amy Poehler, David Bowie, Victoria Beckham and even Johnny Depp.
In one episode of the show there was a character named Wormy.
That episode was not aired in a few countries because it was supposedly too scary for children.
Carolyn Lawrence, who voices the butt-kicking squirrel Sandy Cheeks also provided the voice for Audrey Tautou in the English-dubbed version of Amelie.
For some time, there has been an actual Krusty Krab restaurant.
It was located in Ramallah, Palestine but eventually had to close.
Perhaps one of the most puzzling questions among viewers is Spongebob’s actual age.
Spongebob was born on July 14, 1986, making him 30 years old.
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