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‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Not Canceled; Jim Harbaugh Pays Tribute to SpongeBob: ‘I Think He’s Awesome’

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A few months ago, rumors emerged in the form of a meme that Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants will officially be canceled later on this year. Plus, sports figure Jim Harbaugh explains why he thinks Bikini Bottom’s resident sponge is awesome.

Say what?!

A meme surfaced on the internet, showing a picture of SpongeBob and the caption above reads, “After 17 years on tv SpongeBob Squarepants is officially being canceled on October 17th, 2016.”

But how? And most importantly, why?

It was said that due to the declining ratings of the show’s current season, as well as a supposed budget cut, SpongeBob Squarepants might have to get the axe.

Of course, this meme spread like wildfire like most things on the internet and a lot of fans were shocked upon reading this. While some fans were disappointed and sad that SpongeBob Squarepants, the cartoon that they grew up with is supposedly going off the air for good, there were others who were doubting the credibility of this news.

After all, there was no news on tv nor on the big news sites about this so it might not be true, right?


Nickelodeon was ready with an answer to this claim and their representative stated that no, SpongeBob Squarepants is not canceled. In fact, they are preparing for their upcoming season.

If ever SpongeBob Squarepants officially gets canceled in the future, there is one person among many who will be particularly sad about this. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh is someone who gets made fun of, and he was especially made the punchline for a joke on The Simpsons about a sports genius that everyone does not like.

Harbaugh laughed it off, and remarked in his radio show that he is used to getting made fun of all the time so getting made fun of on The Simpsons is quite a feat. Harbaugh also stated that The Simpsons and SpongeBob are his favorite cartoons, even explaining why he thinks SpongeBob is awesome.

Harbaugh explained, “I love his attitude,” regarding the sponge. “He attacks each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind!”

He even said that he modeled his behavior after the character and that everyone should.

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