10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About SpongeBob Squarepants



Since its debut back in 1999, the Nickelodeon series SpongeBob Squarepants has become a staple in pop culture history. Many of today’s teenagers pretty much grew up watching the long running animated series. SpongeBob Squarepants’ everyday adventures with his pals in Bikini Bottom are very entertaining to watch. There are a lot of interesting facts about the animated series that many people may not be aware of. Here’s a list of some interesting facts about SpongeBob Squarepants.

The Creator’s Real Life

Stephen Hillenburg, the show’s creator, is an actual marine biologist. He has a degree in natural resource planning.

​Squidward Isn’t A Squid

Despite his name being Squidward, the character is actually an octopus and not a squid. The show’s animators decided to give Squidward only six tentacles because any more would’ve weighed him down visually.

SpongeBob Has It’s Own Fungi

SpongeBob has his very own fungi named after him. Researchers at San Francisco State University named the mushroom after the character stating that it resembled the famous sea sponge.

​Nickelodeon Record

SpongeBob holds the record for being the longest running Nickelodeon series. Almost 200 episodes have aired. The show has even surpassed The Rugrats’ record, which only had 172 episodes.

​Original Name

SpongeBob was going to originally be called SpongeBoy. The show’s creators decided to change the name after learning SpongeBoy was copyrighted by a mop.

Bikini Bottom

Bikini Bottom is actually a real place. It’s an underwater city that’s beneath the island of Bikini Atoll. The island is located in Micronesia.

Krusty Krab

The Krusty Krab building is an actual replica of a lobster trap. That would explain why Mr. Krab spends so much time there, he’s trapped.

Best Day Ever

The Season 4, Episode 20 episode is titled ‘Best Day Ever’. April 20th aka 4/20, is a popular holiday amongst cannabis users.

SpongeBob’s Age

According to his driver’s license, SpongeBob was born July 14, 1986. He will be 30-years-old this year.

Seven Deadly Sins

Unbeknownst to many fans, the show’s main characters are based on the seven deadly sins.