Thursday, July 11, 2019

Why SpongeBob Is Still Influencing Internet Humor

Why SpongeBob Is Still Influencing Internet Humor



It’s been 20 years since the first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants aired on Nickelodeon, and in that time the anthropomorphic sea creature has become a household name. Apart from being one of the most successful children’s shows of all time, the series has also spurred dozens of memes, YouTube mash-ups, and general internet shenanigans.

So how did this unassuming cartoon become the face of internet comedy? Vulture turned to SpongeBob voice actor Tom Kenny, the show’s former executive producer Paul Tibbitt, and New York’s resident meme expert Madison Malone Kircher to find out.

What's your favorite SpongeBob meme? Let me know in the comments below!

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” will premiere Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.

Nickelodeon is commemorating the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants with a tribute that includes an original one-hour special, "SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout" premiering Friday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick USA! Click the following link for info! Click the following link for a first-look at the all-new special!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/05/david-hasselhoff-joins-spongebob.html

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