Many will nostalgically remember the series SpongeBob SquarePants, a fiction that first aired on Nickelodeon in May 1999 and which loved young and old alike.
With a giddy and funny personality, the yellow character won the hearts of the public and now he is on his birthday, for this reason, we mention five curiosities of the cartoon created by the marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg.
The meaning of My leg!
The animated series shows a fish named Fred who every time something bad happens to him yells, “My leg!” (“My leg!”). The situation occurred in episode 9 and since then it has become a very recurring joke in SpongeBob SquarePants.
Squidward’s true identity.
According to Stephen Hillenburg himself, Squidward is not a squid, but an octopus, since its head is circular compared to the first one that is pointed.
SpongeBob works on the Krabby Krab for over 31 years.
In one of the franchise’s feature films, it was explained that Bob has been the employee of the month 374 times in a row. If this amount is divided by the 12 months of the year, it results in more than 31 years.
The cartoon was accused of promoting homosexuality.
In 2005, a group of ultraconservatives called the American Family Association accused SpongeBob of being gay and that the series promoted homosexual propaganda. Given this, the author explained that his character would be “asexual” if he had to classify him and that the program tends to impart “tolerance”.
SpongeBob is considered Nickelodeon’s longest animated series.
With over 271 episodes streamed, SpongeBob SquarePants has become one of Nickelodeon’s longest-running shows, beating out cartoons like Hey Arnold! or The Rugrats.
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