Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nickelodeon Reveals The True Old Man Jenkins | SpongeBob SquarePants

Not even SpongeBob SquarePants is immune to secret identities! The popular animated series is one that’s managed to transcend ages, but fans from all walks of life will be surprised to learn the true identity of Old Man Jenkins.

Nickelodeon's official SpongeBob SquarePants Facebook page recently revealed the character’s true identity. Fans of the cartoon should already know of the elderly fish. After all, Old Man Jenkins is something of a running gag for the series.

Over the years, Old Man Jenkins has shown up dozens of times, but he doesn’t always look quite the same. When the fish made his debut, Old Man Jenkins was a green elder with thick glasses and liver spots. The man was blamed for all sorts of accidents, but Old Man Jenkins has since appeared in other forms.

In fact, Old Man Jenkins has been green, blue, fat, skinny, and a lot more. He has worked as a miner, a farmer, a sailor, and even as a stuntman called Cannonball Jenkins. Old Man Jenkins has had many faces in the past, but fans can now see his true visage thanks to Nickelodeon!

As you can see above, SpongeBob SquarePants shared a video which revealed Old Man Jenkins’ actual self. The character has buggy eyes and one impressive grey beard. The skinny man is also shown wearing overalls and a red baseball cap. Old Man Jenkins doesn’t look as old as he has in the past, but the character definitely looks like the type to get flack from his Bikini Bottom neighbors.

Of course, Nickelodeon will surely keep up the show’s gag with the elderly seafloor denizen of the Bikini Bottom. The network confirmed SpongeBob SquarePants will be return for its twelfth season in 2019, and a third SpongeBob SquarePants movie, so maybe fans might one day see an entire episode dedicated to the bearded octogenarian.

SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon since first premiering on Nickelodeon in July 1999. The series has been the most-watched animated program for more than 14 consecutive years, and is seen in over 185 countries and translated in more than 50 languages. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

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