Name: SpongeBob SquarePants
Date of birth: July 14,1986
Species: Sea sponge that resembles a kitchen sponge.
Mother: Claire SquarePants
Father: Harold SquarePants
Occupation: Fry Cook at Krusty Krabs
Best friend: Patrick Star
Hobbies: Jelly fishing, karate
Lives: Under the Pacific Ocean, in a pineapple, on 124 Conch Street
Random Facts: SpongeBob was created by Steve Hillenburg, a former marine biologist and science teacher who went to art school to study cartooning. Like SpongeBob, Hillenburg once worked as a fry cook at a seafood restaurant.
SpongeBob lives in a pineapple because pineapples are a common motif in Polynesian crafts.
Hillenburg says he thought SpongeBob “would like the smell” of a pineapple home. Smell is a very important sense for sea animals.
Squidward only has six legs, but he is nevertheless an octopus. Animators thought that having eight legs on the character—which would be correct for an octopus—made him look too burdened.
Tom Kenny, who does the voice of SpongeBob, says his character’s laugh was meant to make viewers think of the ocean. It is based on the distinctive call of a dolphin, with just a touch of a seagull’s shriek.
Tom Kenny also does the voices of Dog on Catdog and the Mayor of Townsville on The Powerpuff Girls.
The recipe for Krabby Patties is a well-guarded secret, but creator Hillenburg has hinted that these mystery burgers may be vegetarian. Otherwise, some inhabitants of Bikini Bottom would be cannibals.
And look out for a very special man next week who is totally awesome and so bloody my sister leaves the room at the mention of his name. It is none other than the famous barber of Fleet Street, Mr. Sweeney Todd!!