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SpongeBob SquarePants Voice Cast Unites for Virtual Table Read in Nickelodeon’s 'The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special', Premiering Friday, June 5

SpongeBob SquarePants Voice Cast Unites for Virtual Table Read in Nickelodeon’s The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special, Premiering Friday, June 5

Voices Behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Squidward and Plankton Come Together Virtually to Bring Fan-Voted Iconic Scenes to Life

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BURBANK, Calif.--May 12, 2020--The voice cast of SpongeBob SquarePants will come together for a virtual table read to recreate the most memorable moments from Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated series. Premiering Fri., June 5, on Nickelodeon, The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special sees Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) join in a half-hour virtually produced special to bring to life classic SpongeBob SquarePants scenes, as voted on by fans.

The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special will feature animation from the original episodes alongside the voice cast’s re-creation of beloved scenes. Voting on a selection of scenes is now open on NickPlay.com, where fans can pick from classic moments, including “Band Rehearsal,” “Alaskan Bull Worm,” “I’m Dirty Dan,” and more. The special will also include the best one-liners, iconic quotes and a performance of a brand-new rendition of the “F.U.N. Song.”


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From TheWrap:

David Dobrik to Host Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Cast Table Read (Exclusive)

“Stars of ‘SpongeBob’ Fan Favorites Special” will also debut a brand new rendition of the “F.U.N. Song.”

Who’s visiting a pineapple under the sea? Digital star David Dobrik.

Dobrick is set to host Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob” table read special, “The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special.”

“SpongeBob” voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) will come together in early June for the virtual event, when Dobrik will also lead the cast through a lightning round of the best one-liners and iconic quotes.

He’ll later join them for a brand-new rendition of the “F.U.N. Song.”

“I signed onto this project for the obvious reason that ‘SpongeBob’ is one of the best shows of all time,” Dobrik told TheWrap. “I feel that I owe a lot to ‘SpongeBob’ and all Bikini Bottom for helping me figure out what I thought was funny and entertaining. The show shaped so much of my childhood, so being a part of this special with the entire cast feels like a full-circle moment.”

“The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special” will feature animation from the original episodes alongside the voice cast’s re-creation of beloved scenes. Fans voted on the moments, like “Band Rehearsal,” “Alaskan Bull Worm” and “I’m Dirty Dan.”

“SpongeBob Squarepants,” which was created by Stephen Hillenburg and launched in Summer 1999, has been the No. 1 kids’ animated series on television for the past 17 years. The cartoon is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are co-executive producers.

“The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special” premieres on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

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Originally published: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 20:15 BST.

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