History of SpongeBob Squarepants

  • A Thought In Mind

    A Thought In Mind
    Stephen Hillenburg starts creating characters for a cartoon. SpongeBob is born.
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    The History of SpongeBob

  • Debut

    SpongeBob SquarePants, originally to be named SpongeBoy, was debuted on Nickelodeon.
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    Hillenburg Era

  • The End? No Way

    The End? No Way
    The producers talk about ending the series on a movie. But Nickelodeon signs them to another season.
  • A SpongeBob Movie

    A SpongeBob Movie
    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is released.
  • Fourth Season

    Fourth Season
    SponeBob is ordered to a fourth season.
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    Post Movie Era

  • Fifth Season

    Fifth Season
    SpongeBob carries over into a fifth season
  • 6th Season

    6th Season
    Another season of SpongeBob is released
  • Yet Another Season

    Yet Another Season
    The seventh season is unveiled
  • A Marathon

    A Marathon
    The SpongeBob New-New-New-New-Week marathon premieres
  • Atlantis SquarePantis

    Atlantis SquarePantis
    A second SpongeBob movie airs
  • Documentary

    The SponeBob documentary,SpongeRoots, premieres
  • Long Marathon

    Long Marathon
    A 50 and 1/2 hour marathon airs
  • Its The Eighth Season

    Its The Eighth Season
    the eighth season airs