Spongebob cast to bring itself to life to celebrate 20 years
Start writing a post

'Spongebob' Cast Will Bring Itself To Life To Celebrate 20 Years

Nickelodeon announced yesterday that cast members of the all-time classic have big plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary in July.

'Spongebob' Cast Will Bring Itself To Life To Celebrate 20 Years

Just call it the 'Best News Ever.'

The show that stars the yellow sponge is still making new episodes after 20 years. Yes, you read that correctly. Nickelodeon renewed its contract in 2018 for the 12th season. This contract lasts into the summer of 2019, meaning the show will be on the air for 20 years. The cast of the show found that as a cause for celebration.

This summer, many of the voices of 'Spongebob' we have come to know and love will take their talents above water. They will be filmed as real people, dressed as their characters in the show. The idea of the episode is Spongebob's Squarepants' best friend, Patrick Star, brings all of his friends above the surface so that a party can be planned to celebrate Spongebob's birthday in Bikini Bottom. The title of the episode is called 'The Best Year Ever,' inspired by one of the most famous episodes of the show, 'The Best Day Ever.'

A third Spongebob movie is supposed to release in 2020, called "The Spongebob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge." This episode will hold us down until we get to see our underwater friends in elongated action.

For us that grew up fanatics of the show, this means the world to us. The show may still make new episodes, but most of us have grown beyond the days of having time to watch them consistently. I know that personally, I have not seen a new episode in at least five years, probably more. Something of this significance to the brand, however, gives us all the excuse to jump right back in like we're 10 years old again. This is also something brand new. We finally get to see real people in Spongebob besides David Hasselhoff.

Of course, it may come as a bit of a culture shock. Hearing Mr. Krabs' greedy voice but seeing a human instead of a crab will be difficult to digest at first, but it is worth it. Most of us have no idea what the faces behind the voices even look like, they deserve their moment on camera, outside the recording booth.

You have to think this is more than celebratory. The episode has to be in large-part promotional for the movie in 2020. It is definitely a smart move to get the people that grew up loving the sponge and his friends back into it before a movie release. I cannot help but believe, however, that this idea is at least partly to honor Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the show who tragically passed away on Nov. 26 from ALS disease. And if anyone deserves that honor, it is him.

Hillenburg was a man of many talents. Not only was he a cartoonist and a voice actor himself, but he was also a marine biologist. These talents came together to form what many call the best children's show of all-time. It is now the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

Hillenburg's vision was to make a kid's show even weirder. These shows usually do not make any sense, but Spongebob is even a stretch compared to its counterparts. How do you get more insane than a boy genius with a robot dog? How does something make less sense than a boy with an evil babysitter who has godparents that grant his every wish? How about a show that is not even about a little kid, or even about humans in general? How about a setting in an underwater city, with an only slightly inappropriate name, with a cast revolving around a sponge and his friends? Also, one of his friends is somehow a squirrel? Brilliant.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

Keep Reading...Show less

Fibonacci Sequence Examples: 7 Beautiful Instances In Nature

Nature is beautiful (and so is math). The last one will blow your mind.

illustration of the fibonacci sequence

Yes, the math major is doing a math-related post. What are the odds? I'll have to calculate it later. Many people have probably learned about the Fibonacci sequence in their high school math classes. However, I thought I would just refresh everyone's memories and show how math can be beautiful and apply to physical things everywhere around us with stunning examples.

Keep Reading...Show less
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments