On May 1, 1999, the famous Kids’s TV series: SpongeBob SquarePants first aired on Nickelodeon. This TV show still runs today, has produced a spinoff movie, and a second movie is meant to come out in 2015. This show is widely successful, and almost all age groups find it enjoyable to watch. However, little is known about this million-dollar series behind-the-scenes. Here are some interesting facts about it that you might not know:
· SpongeBob was originally named SpongeBoy. However, that name was already legally owned by someone else.
· According to SpongeBob's driver's license, he was born July 14, 1986. Meaning that SpongeBob is 28 years old.
· SpongeBob SquarePants has had many celebrity-guest-star-voice-actors on the show, including: Alec Baldwin, Alton Brown, Amy Poehler, Christopher Guest, David Bowie, David Hasselhoff, Davy Jones, Gene Simmons, Johnny Depp, Mark Hamill, Pat Morita, Scarlett Johansson, and Ray Liotta.
· In order for SpongeBob to do that world famous laugh of his, his voice actor, Tom Kenny, has to repeatedly smack himself in the throat while making an “ahh!” noise. The sound was originally meant to remind viewers of the sound a dolphin makes.
These are some of the most interesting facts, however, they’re not all of them. A lot happens behind the scenes that are equally as interesting as the show itself. The day of the show’s cancellations is still unknown, purely because it’s still going strong.