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SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 1 (1999-2000)




Critic Consensus: Spongebob Squarepants is an irresistible celebration of positivity that pops off the screen with its absurd sensibility and vivid characterizations.


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A chipper sea sponge and his nautical neighbours make waves in the deep-sea city of Bikini Bottom in this clever and playful kiddie cartoon aimed at preschoolers.


Tom Kenny
as SpongeBob SquarePants
Rodger Bumpass
as Squidward Tentacles
Clancy Brown
as Mr. Krabs
Carolyn Lawrence
as Sandy Cheeks
Bill Fagerbakke
as Patrick Star

Critic Reviews for SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

The best SpongeBob episodes live in that space between what adults enjoy and what kids enjoy. "F.U.N. Song" is a perfect example.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

And still each show contains moral questions, after a fashion. They are not the kind that find answers in ordinary children's fare (be kind and tolerant), but rather the pressing, if tawdry, dilemmas that adults face every day.

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

While the series is clearly geared more towards juvenile tastes, its daffy plots and imaginative environs are just strange and joyful enough to appeal to adults as well.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

SpongeBob was able to keep the attention of children and adults alike with little shame.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Well worth diving for.

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

And like it or not, if Ren & Stimpy helped pave the way for SpongeBob SquarePants then SpongeBob's success in turn helped, in some way, shape the quirky animation styles and narrative tones of several hit shows on both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

September 24, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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