Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Whoever thought the Spongebob Squarepants phenomenon would still be as popular as ever? Whoever thought that it would be popular enough form Nickelodeon to preempt all of their programming for a 24 hour Spongebob Squarepants marathon?

You heard me right! On Thursday, November 9th at 8pm Nickelodeon will countdown the top 100 episodes and will end with a brand new episode 'Best Day Ever,' which will air at 7:30pm on Friday, November 10th.

The 100 episodes are all voted by the fans on The show has actually has 75 half hour episodes to date that are made up of two 15 minute episodes per half hour (although there are a few 'long episodes' per season).

Spongebob debuted on Nickelodeon in 1999 and is now in its fourth season. The popularity has been overwhelming. Much like Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain, it has attracted many adult viewers for its surreal humour and pop culture references that would be lost on kids.

It has also been the subject of controversy when Christian Rights group claimed Spongebob and his best friend, Patrick, had a homosexual relationship. Here is a related CNN news clip I thought you may enjoy. It's also funny because the news anchor can't pronounce Spongebob's name.

1 comment:

coolshades said...

Spongebob rocks. and he's easy to draw, too. lol