"The decision to broaden “SpongeBob” may be Robbins’ most surprising move. The series has been a staple of Nickelodeon since 1999, which means it has multiple generations of fans to reach.
“That’s our Marvel Universe,” Robbins said. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”
While he pledged that Nickelodeon will always make “SpongeBob,” Robbins sees ample room to explore other characters. Among the options on the table are to “tell an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or maybe tell a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story, or can Plankton have his own?” Robbins mused. “I think the fans are clamoring for it."
Well...looks like a decade of writing fan made spin-offs has finally paid off. Woo? If I was a kid I'd probably be ecstatic about this news, but now...eh. Hopefully they come up with interesting stuff, I guess.
New news people!
According to this article from Nickandmore, we are getting new plots for the show this summer that are pretty cool and weird ideas that has never experimented with before! SpongeBob closes the gap in his teeth and his personality changes, he becomes boss for a day at the Krusty Krab, and somehow Plankton and Karen have a baby!
We will also be getting much more merchandise including plushes, vinyl figures, and will be greatly recognized by the fashion and art industries as we are getting SpongeBob runway shows and pop-up art exhibits all throughout the U.S.!
We're also getting a new mobile game of the yellow sponge, and getting even more meme toys which I actually love by the way.
Here's to 20 years of this great sponge! 🍻
In February, the production for a special 20th birthday episode will start. It is likely there is going to be live action in it.
Nick is doing something even MORE celebrations for SpongeBob's 20th anniversary.
Although, according to press release, it's for UK only so i'm unsure about it.
Sunday, January 13th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 243A - The Nitwitting: Patrick inducts SpongeBob into his prestigious society of dullards and doofuses.
Sunday, January 20th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 243B - The Ballad of Filthy Muck: Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable.
Sunday, January 27th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 244A - The Krusty Slammer: Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.
Stephen Hillenburg, friendly local marine biologist turned one of the most lengendary animated television series creators of all time. The single man that brought every one of us members together whether that was from the beginning of the website in 2009 or to you newer members as recent as this year. ALS is a vicious disease and although most of us suspected Mr. Hillenburg to be able to fight it off a bit longer, he at least I really hope he had the chance to be around the people he loved during those critical moments. Without him though, we, his fans wouldn’t have had all these shared laughs over silly and dumb quotes, the passion to create spin-off stories of our own and there would be overall, no SpongeBob SquarePants and the vast amount of other colorful, unique characters he’s created. There would be no Community he is our Community. But Mr. Hillenburg was so much more than the most powerful voice in Nickelodeon’s franchise empire. He was a beloved husband and father, a snorkler, a birdwatcher, a drummer with his fellow drummer son Clay and an overall great guy to be around I’m sure any of his colleagues, friends and family would proclaim. He’s impacted millions if not billions over these years, it’ll be hard to go without him truly as I could say for many fans and people close to him.
Mr. Hillenburg, thank you. Thank you for letting us all have glimpse inside your incredibly talented mind. Thank you for the chance you had to make TV a more optimistic, bright and nautical nonsense place.
The SpongeBob Community
Sunday, November 4th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 238B - Karen's Virus: Karen gets a computer virus, and it's up to SpongeBob to get it out of her.
Sunday, November 4th - 11:15 AM ET/PT - 240B - Girls Night Out: Sandy invites Karen and Mrs. Puff out for a night on the town, so the ladies decide to blow off some steam.
Sunday, November 11th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 236B - Surf N' Turf: Sandy struggles to build a ship-in-a-bottle before a big contest, so SpongeBob calls in a little extra help. (Note: This episode was already leaked online)
Sunday, November 11th - 11:15 AM ET/PT - 242A - FarmerBob: SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay. (Season 12 Premiere!)
Sunday, November 18th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 241A - Squirrel Jelly: SpongeBob and Patrick have their peaceful day of jellyfishing disturbed by Sandy's competitive nature.
Sunday, November 18th - 11:15 AM ET/PT - 241B - The String: SpongeBob pulls a loose string from Squidward's shirt that never seems to end.
Sunday, November 25th - 11:00 AM ET/PT - 237 - Goons on the Moon: Sandy takes her "Science Scout" troop on a trip to the moon. In space, no one can hear you NYAH-NYAH-NYAH-NYAH!
"Goons on the Moon" will be the last Season 11 episode to air. "FarmerBob" will be the first Season 12 episode to air.
Monday, October 22nd - 6:00pm ET/PT - 236B - Surf N' Turf: Sandy struggles to build a ship-in-a-bottle before a big contest, so SpongeBob calls in a little extra help.
Tuesday, October 23rd - 6:00pm ET/PT - 238A - Appointment TV: The long-lost episode of Mermaid Man is finally showing on TV, but will SpongeBob make it home in time to watch?
Wednesday, October 24th - 6:00pm ET/PT - 238B - Karen's Virus: Karen gets a computer virus, and it’s up to SpongeBob to get it out of her!
Thursday, October 25th - 6:00pm ET/PT - 239A - The Grill is Gone: When a gang of kids steals the Krusty Krab’s grill, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs go to extreme lengths to win it back.
Friday, October 26th - 6:00 PM ET/PT - 239B - The Night Patty: SpongeBob helps out the Krusty Krab's night shift crew, but the customers crave something creepier than usual.