To celebrate the September school holidays, SpongeBob SquarePants has popped up on Foxtel with his very own dedicated channel (#700), running from Thursday, 17 September to Tuesday, 6 October.
Kids and big kids at heart are invited to hang out with SpongeBob and his friends from Bikini Bottom, absorbing all the nautical nonsense from the laugh-out-loud, globally-acclaimed series as part of a 20-day mega marathon featuring 480 hours of nautical nonsense.
Sharing is caring, which is why SpongeBob has opted to sharing his screen time with two talented young Aussies, Ash Magic, an 18-year-old magician from Sydney, and Morgan Hipworth, a 19-year-old culinary mastermind from Melbourne.
While Ash dazzles with his magic tricks that sees everyone’s favourite yellow sponge pop up in some unusual places, Morgan tantalises tastebuds with his delicious SpongeBob inspired dishes sure to delight young and old.
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Our superstar sponge is everywhere these days, including a special offer to be available to pop-in to your next virtual chat.
With September marking six months working and studying from home for many Australians, it is fair to say we are all Zoomed-out and virtual trivia nights, taco Tuesdays and F45 classes just don’t cut it anymore.
Thankfully SpongeBob has it covered, delivering his own version of Feed Good Fridays that will add the spark back into your virtual connections!
Every Friday until 2 October, he will take pop-in requests to join your virtual calls LIVE from Bikini Bottom. Through stretching, smiling and stimulating minds, SpongeBob’s pop-in’s promote positive mental health while encouraging attendees to remain connected and engaged.
Are you ready? Submit your pop-in request today at www.nick.com.au/spongebobpopin
For your entertainment, here are 10 fascinating facts about the world’s favourite sponge.
1. SpongeBob SquarePants has been on air for 21 years, with 13 seasons, two-feature movies and a Broadway musical.
2. SpongeBob SquarePants is shown in 208 countries and translated into an incredible 55 languages worldwide.
3. SpongeBob SquarePants has smashed the record for longest-running Nickelodeon animated series, surpassing previous titleholder Rugrats, which produced 172 episodes. When the newest season ends, SpongeBob’s tally will be at 270 instalments and counting.
4. Paramount Pictures’ The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, is the second-highest-grossing film based off an animated television show, grossing $US325 million worldwide.
5. The famous yellow sponge’s third feature-length movie, It’s A Wonderful Sponge, will premiere on Netflix in November 2020.
6. The series is the recipient of five Emmy Awards: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Tom Kenny (2018), Outstanding Children’s Animated Series (2018), Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing (2014), and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program (2010), along with a special honour presented to Stephen Hillenburg at the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards for his contribution and impact in the animation field.
7. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical received 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.
8. In the era of social media, SpongeBob is one of the most memed characters of all time, with social accounts dedicated to SpongeBob memes gathering more than 1.8 million fans.
9. SpongeBob has collected over 55 million social followers.
10. The series has had plethora of celebrities feature as guest voice-overs, including Victoria Beckham, Johnny Depp, Amy Poehler, David Bowie, Kristen Wiig, LeBron James and Scarlett Johansson. Even more extensive is his list of celebrity fans, including Barack Obama, who lists SpongeBob as his favourite TV character of all time.