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SpongeBob SquarePants: Nickelodeon Series Renewed for Season Eight

SpongeBob SquarePantsGood news Patrick! The very popular animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, has been picked up for another season of 26 installments.

SpongeBob SquarePants follows the adventures of a good-natured sponge (Tom Kenny) and his friends who live in the undersea community of Bikini Bottom. The show also features the voices of Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown, Lori Alan, Mary Jo Catlett, Doug Lawrence, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, SpongeBob continues to be one of the most popular shows in kids television, is seen in 171 markets, and is translated into 26 languages. It’s reportedly the most widely-distributed property in the history of the MTV Networks. In addition to being very popular with kids ages 2-11, adults and teens also make up a large percentage of the show’s audience.

What makes SpongeBob so popular? Nickelodeon’s president, Cyma Zarghami, recently told The News, “There are a bunch of different theories about SpongeBob. You can’t dismiss the fact that it is a creatively excellent property. It’s a character of good, positive energy. It came at a time when people wanted something more positive.”

The newest round of installments will bring the show’s episode count to 178 and will see SpongeBob and his pals through the 2010-11 season.

Brown Johnson, Nickelodeon’s president of animation, said, “After a decade on our air, SpongeBob has emerged as one of the most beloved and popular characters in television history. Audiences of all ages have fallen in love with this show and we’re delighted to be serving up additional original episodes to our viewers for many years.”

What do you think? Have you ever watched SpongeBob SquarePants? If so, how do you think it compares with other animated kids shows? Should it continue or would you cancel it?

 

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Vicky Powell August 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Please Let SpongeBob air it’s for kids come on guy don’t do it.

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Anonymous July 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Needs to be cancelled

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Stella February 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Spongebob is retarded. he gets my cousins to misbehave because he isn’t a role model what so ever. I say the sooner he gets cancelled the better

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LoLers September 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

I cant believe you are blaming a cartoon for someones actions. That is insane. Its called parental responsibility. If kids are picking up behaviors from TV shows, then lets see, the parent changes the channel or turns off the TV instead of using it to raise their kids for them.

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Yhur Mom November 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Spongebob isn’t a role model because he’s just a CARTOON, to ENTERTAIN kids not to EDUCATE them. The role model of your cousins shouldn’t even be a cartoon, it should be their parents so shut the freak up ’cause you seriously don’t make sense.

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James October 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm

By 2011.. ALL THE 90′S ARE CANCELED BY NOW PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA OR CARRIBEAN ASK NICKELODEON TO MAKE SLIMEDEON WITH 90′S CARTOONS FOR HOURS WITH NO 2000′S CARTOONS NICKELODEON IS PURE EVIL LIKE DISNEY AND CN!

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Christopher August 7, 2010 at 5:53 am

Dude,SpongeBob is my favorite show in THE world! So yeah its also my favorite show on nick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sharif August 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm

dont cancel spongebob its a show for kids and they happen to love it what about your kids dont you think they deserve to enjoy humorous animated cartoons that are on top the channel

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anonymous July 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

maybe its my maturity, but spongebob used to be littered with jokes that children will enjoy, and hidden jokes that adults will find amusing (political, life, etc.), but the new ones are filled with all of those jokes little kids find and nothing older people enjoy. They are all about farts, burps, and being naked.

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Ethan Page July 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm

They should 100% Continue SpongeBob (and the other Nicktoons). The New Shows coming are not as funny!

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Eric February 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I love spongebob. I have watched it for years and compared to that hana montana crap, Spongebob is the best thing on nick for the part 11 years. SpongeBob I have been watching since is came over a decade ago in 1999. I even still watch it almost everyday, it is for all ages not just for kids, everyone can enjoy this awesome show. I hope that this show will keep going on for a long while?

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DERRICK RHAME December 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Sponge bob is sometime twisted and he does some guy things that should be shown to the kids like when the first movie he made and at the end Patrick wore woman high heels now that is sick.We need to get back to basic when we were growing up.And who to say they won’t like show like You can’t do that on Television and Salute your Shorts they are classic.I understand you this company love rating but at the same time let keep our morals and protect our kids from filth.

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hiphop8004 January 3, 2010 at 12:55 am

i think dave chappelle put it best, there are thing that kids don’t understand but we do. when i first started watching sponge bob i didn’t notice all the gay overtones because i didn’t know what gay ment. like watching johny bravo now i realize that he was just some dude trying to get some

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Shaun June 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm

but you watch the simpsons for 20 some odd years right?

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Anonymous December 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I LOVE SPONGEBOB

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العاب بنات December 20, 2009 at 2:11 am

umm ..
i think that animated serieses is not only aimed at kids ..
adults can enjoy animation shows too

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Gary Langston December 17, 2009 at 11:02 am

I cannot stand Spongebob. The innuendo is ridiculous and the character seems to cross the line too often. “Bikini Bottom” and “Sandy Cheeks” isn’t funny when it’s a show aimed at kids.

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Emily Small December 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I think you’re taking it a little to literally. Its a show meant for kids. Kids aren’t going to read into that. I didn’t even read into that until you said something. Seriously, It’s aimed toward kids. It’s not meant to be a perverted thing like you make it out to be.

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Anonymous February 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm

You may understand it but little kids don’t. I am 17 years old and just realized it after you said, so I doubt little kids will get those things

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Shaun June 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm

grow up man Its a cartoon and no where near as bad as some on the cartoon network. its a sponge in the sea and the Name Sandy Cheeks if not derived from her but. its the fact that she is a squirrel and they stick things in there cheeks. it folks like you with no seanceof humor that make the world the way it is today. its a funny show that me my wife and my Daughters love to watch. and if you dont like it you have the choice to not watch it. thats all get a seance of humor.

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