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10 Things You Didn't Know About SpongeBob SquarePants

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  • Posted on 18th Sep, 2022 16:32 PM

SpongeBob SquarePants has become a household name, but there are several facts about the anthropomorphic sponge that fans might not be aware of.

SpongeBob SquarePants has been one of the world's most popular cartoons since its debut in 1999. The show has outlived its initial contemporaries, most notably The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, and The Fairly OddParents, spanning generations of fans.

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Few cartoons have enjoyed the longevity SpongeBob has. Yet there are still plenty of things about the show audiences may not know. But, of course, any show that has been around for 23 years is going to have its share of interesting facts and tidbits. You won't find an exception to this rule in the case of SpongeBob.


10 SpongeBob SquarePants Wasn't The Show's Original Title

The working title for the show that became SpongeBob SquarePants was "SpongeBoy," which couldn't be used because a cleaning company had already trademarked it. The mops with the name are nearly impossible to find records of anywhere on the internet.

It's impossible to imagine SpongeBob existing under a different name due to the show's prominent presence in the lexicon of pop culture. However, SpongeBob SquarePants is also a much better name. It gets across the show's absurdity in a much clearer fashion than what the working title could ever have.

1 (It Isn't Just You) The Show Has Gotten Worse Over Time

SpongeBob may still be around and popular, but it's really outstayed its welcome. The first couple of seasons, particularly the first season, produced some of the best cartoon moments of all time. But unfortunately, the show has gradually become unwatchable in the years that have followed.

You're not the only one who feels this way, and this idea is more than just an opinion shared by a handful of snobs who remember the show in its early days. Various television critics have mentioned the decline in the show's quality numerous times over the years, so much so that it has become the consensus opinion.

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