19 Mind-Blowing Facts That Will Change The Way You See 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Forever

by Adam Pliskin

SpongeBob is making a big splash of late. First, we heard that an actual Krusty Krab restaurant is being built in the West Bank of Palestine. Then, the first trailer for the new film "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" dropped last week.

So, while we wait anxiously for the release of that film, we thought we'd take a look back at the series that started it all. Bikini Bottom is magical place filled with hilarious characters like Patrick and Sandy.

You can eat delicious food at the Krusty Krab, and you can live in a freakin' pineapple.

It's also a place full of mystery. There's a ton you probably don't know about bikini bottom and its denizens. But have no fear. We're here to help you out.

Here are the 19 craziest facts about SpongeBob that you never knew. Enjoy!

1. The Krusty Krab is fashioned after a lobster trap.

2. The main characters were inspired by the seven deadly sins. Mr. Krabs is greed. Plankton is envy. Patrick is sloth. Sandy is pride. Squidward is wrath. Gary is gluttony. And SpongeBob is lust.

3. The title for the 4th season's 20th episode was "Best Day Ever."

4. SpongeBob's birthday is July 14, 1986.

5. And Mr. Krabs was born in 1942.

6. The woman who voices Karen Plankton is married to the man who voices SpongeBob.

7. Every time something terrible happens in the show, a fish named Fred yells, "My leg!"

8. Patrick and Gary are supposed to be first cousins.

9. Squidward is actually not a squid, but an octopus.

10. Mrs. Puff is the only main character that is actually a fish.

11. SpongeBob was originally going to be called SpongeBoy, but that name was owned by a mop company.

12. The creator of the show, Stephen Hillenberg, used to be a marine biologist.

13. Johnny Depp voiced Jack Kahuna Laguna in the episode "SpongeBob vs. The Big One."

14. Victoria Beckham also voiced a character. Her name was Queen Amphitrite.

15. And Amy Poehler voiced Granny!

16. SpongeBob won 374 consecutive employee of the month awards, which means he has been working at the Krusty Krab for over 31 years.

17. Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, also voiced Dog on "Catdog" and the Mayor of Townsville on "The Powerpuff Girls."

18. Bikini Bottom is based on the actual island of Bikini Atoll, which is a part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

19. A fungus that was discovered in 2011 was named after SpongeBob. It's called Spongiforma squarepantsii.

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