SpongeBob BingePants

SpongeBob BingePants

Take a deep dive down to Bikini Bottom with this official SpongeBob SquarePants companion podcast from Nickelodeon. Hosts Frankie Grande (Henry Danger) and Hector Navarro (Nickelodeon Animation Podcast) love SpongeBob SquarePants. That's why they've decided to rewatch the entire series, starting all the way back to the iconic first episode. Each week, Frankie and Hector have hilarious conversations, and interview special guests from voice actors to veteran artists, uncovering behind-the-scenes secrets about everyone’s favorite sea sponge. SpongeBob BingePants is a weekly celebration of all things absorbent and yellow and porous!

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June 30, 2022 20 min

Supervising Director Dave Cunningham has worked on SpongeBob since Season 4, making him one of the show’s most loyal veteran artists. Dave not only had a hand in classic moments throughout SpongeBob’s history, like the meme-worthy “mocking SpongeBob”, but he also shares how he’s set the stage for the future of the series by recruiting and mentoring the talent needed to keep this cartoon tiki torch burning.

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In this special podcast-turned-game-show episode, Hector puts Frankie’s SpongeBob knowledge to the test, throwing him up against two of the SpongeBob crew’s biggest trivia experts: Writer Danny Giovannini, and Network Executive Lianna Cohen. Danny, Lianna, and Frankie play a series of nautical quiz games to compete for the one and only Golden Pineapple. 

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Bringing cartoon characters to life on stage is no easy feat. After Ethan Slater took on the role of a lifetime playing SpongeBob in the Broadway musical, he was given one key piece of advice from the original SpongeBob Tom Kenny: “Never wear yellow. You can sometimes wear a red tie.” Wesley Taylor first approached his equally daunting role as Plankton by adding an ankle-burning bounce to every step. The behind-the-stage stories fr...

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Though current SpongeBob Universe storyboard revisionist Eliza Herndon was born after SpongeBob premiered, she carries the wisdom of a cartoonist that worked through the golden era of animation. In brand new segments like Eliza’s Cartoon History Corner and Animation Breakdown, she brings deeper level insights to help our hosts dissect two of SpongeBob’s freakiest episodes.

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Take a tour of the world’s largest SpongeBob art and merchandise collection held by Rodger Bumpass, who is best known as the voice of Squidward Tentacles. From establishing that rhythmic laugh to the story behind his famous recumbent bicycle, Rodger reminisces on the early years of developing Squidward’s character. 

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Not many people can say they were in the room where the notorious SpongeBob pitch meeting happened — Eric Coleman not only experienced the joy of Stephen Hillenburg’s pitch, but helped greenlight SpongeBob with the belief that the fundamentals of the show were “rock solid”. Eric explores what he saw in SpongeBob during those early stages, how the cartoon has influenced a generation of animation, and shares his philosophies about wh...

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Ever wondered what it might be like to go from cartoon to reality? Gavin Lee and Danny Skinner were given the distinct privilege of playing Squidward and Patrick in SpongeBob’s experimental and explosive Broadway musical. Hear stories from the stage as Gavin and Danny share their unique experience of physically embodying the cartooniest cartoon characters, and all the challenges along the way.

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When competing in SpongeBob SmartyPants, the official SpongeBob quiz show, fitness influencer Amanda Teel (aka Simply Mander) won the golden pineapple, crowning her a true SpongeBob superfan. In this episode, Amanda shares her very own secret Breakfast Krabby Patty formula and who she thinks the healthiest character in Bikini Bottom is (and why), all while unpacking her two favorite episodes with Hector and Frankie. 

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Carlos Alazraqui is the voice behind more cartoon characters than the average brain can process. Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life. Lazlo from Camp Lazlo. The Taco Bell Chihuahua. Crocker from Fairly Odd Parents. SpongeBob characters like Nobby Narwhal and Scooter the Dude. And the list goes on and on. Allow our hosts to guide you through a jam-packed interview with almost-endless voices and impressions from Carlos himself, a true for...

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Are ya ready kids?! In the second part of this jam-packed interview, Derek shares the origin story of the iconic SpongeBob theme song, tales from developing The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and his philosophy on why anyone has the potential to create something special.

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Like Hector always says, SpongeBob was born from the perfect combination of the right people in the right place at the right time. Few people embody this more than Derek Drymon: the perfect creative partner to creator Stephen Hillenburg. Derek indulges our hosts in the history of SpongeBob, from his amorphous origins to the loveable square we know him as today.

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Meme Moments. Frankie’s Marine Biology Corner. Fun Fun Fun Facts – and the fun doesn’t stop there. Enjoy all these fan-favorite segments, games, and more as Hector and Frankie rewatch two episodes jam-packed with more belly laughs than their stomachs can handle.

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Bill Fagerbakke (the voice of Patrick Star) continues his fun-filled interview. Bill dives further down memory lane and shares stories about making The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Comic-Con, working with his television best friend Tom Kenny, and Stephen Hillenburg in the voice-over booth. Then, they all play a game of “Finish That Line”, truly testing Bill’s SpongeBob memory bank.

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Ever wondered how Patrick Star's mind really works? Bill Fagerbakke, the voice of Patrick, shares what it's truly like to tap into the beautiful, silly inner workings of Patrick’s mind. Bill also spills never-before-heard behind the scenes stories with our hosts, like using helium tanks in the pilot record session, what it’s like to laugh like Patrick, and the very moment his eyes were opened to the true genius of SpongeBob...

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Back in 2005, when these iconic episodes were rerunning on Nickelodeon constantly, Andrew Goodman was writing a 14-page thesis about The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Not only did the essay get him into film school, but it was not long before he landed a dream internship: working with his heroes on SpongeBob. Now, more than fifteen years later, Andrew is writing for all three SpongeBob shows. Andrew discusses his Nickelodeon career ...

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March 17, 2022 21 min

Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra” in Legend of Korra) joins Hector as a guest host to interview the one and only Lori Alan, voice of Pearl Krabs. Lori shares stories about her first SpongeBob recording session, creating music for the show with Tom Kenny, and the mystery of Pearl’s mother. Then, our hosts test Lori’s whale-like memory with a good old game of “Finish That Line”.

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Not only does Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra” in Legend of Korra) co-host Nickelodeon’s official companion podcast to Avatar: The Last Airbender, “Avatar: Braving The Elements”, she also loves SpongeBob SquarePants. So, in the vein of the classic Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, we decided to create a Nicktoon podcast crossover episode! Janet joins Hector to unpack their favorite moments, improvise jingles, discover meme origins, and dis...

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Starship Troopers. The Shawshank Redemption. Dexter. John Wick. To the untrained eye, SpongeBob SquarePants may not fit into this list of credits. Though if you really know Clancy Brown outside of his Internet-breaking IMDb page, you would know that nobody else could possibly play Mr. Krabs. Clancy helps our hosts unpack the many layers under Krabs’s shell, why SpongeBob feels like his real job, and his latest method for trying to ...

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From starring in hilarious comedy sketches at the Second City and Mr. Show to a prolific cartoon voice-over career, Jill Talley is inspiring the next generation of future comedy greats like herself. In this episode, Jill reflects on the evolution of Karen’s character, ad-libbing with Mr. Lawrence in the studio, her thoughts on the famous Mrs. Puff conspiracy theories, and what it’s like to voice Squidina Star on The Patrick Star Sh...

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When this episode of SpongeBob SquarePants first aired, April “Pinkie” Davis was just four years old. Little did she know at the time, she would have her dream job working as a storyboard artist on SpongeBob decades later. Pinkie looks back at what her kid brain was thinking when first watching these hilarious SpongeBob episodes, like how badly she wanted Sandy’s net gadget and her nightmares of those squeaking boots. Then, in Fran...

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