SpongeBob is a sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea, is best friend's with a dim-witted starfish named Patrick and a sassy squirrel who lives in a oxygen-filled dome, bothers his next-door neighbor, a curmudgeon octopus named Squidward, and works in a burger joint, The Krusty Krab, owned and operated by the greedy and money-driven Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob is in many ways not at all heroic, he's kind of like the kid that most of us wish we could all remain, but he's also true of heart and a great friend. He loves simplicity and happiness, and to have fun. With the evil and tiny Plankton, the grumpy and impatient Squidward and the good-natured but endless slave-driving of Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob manages to stay unfettered and optimistic by his surroundings. He's not perfect, and he can be extremely irritating to his friends and neighbors, but he's a good guy at heart, a hard worker and a model undersea citizen, and Bikini Bottom would definitely be a lesser town without him.
SpongeBob is voiced by Tom Kenny.
Films and series featured in.
From the TV series:
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready! I'm ready!
SpongeBob SquarePants: I guess I'll never know the real meaning of summer. There was a time I thought I knew, but that was a long time ago.
Squidward: You mean this morning?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Yeah.
SpongeBob SquarePants: (on working the night shift) Isn't this great Squidward? Just you & me together for hours and hours and hours! And then the sun'll come up, and it'll be tomorrow, and we'll still be working! It'll be just like a sleepover! Only we'll be sweaty and covered with grease!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward. Hey Squidward.
Squidward: Okay, I'll bite. What is it.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Do you know what day it is?
Squidward: Annoy Squidward Day?
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, silly. That's on the fifteenth.
(Squidward is teaching art to SpongeBob)
Squidward: Now, repeat after me. I have no talent.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I have no talent.
Squidward: Mr. Tentacles has all the talent.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mr. Tentacles has all the talent.
Squidward: If I'm lucky, some of Mr. Tentacles' talent may rub off on me.
SpongeBob SquarePants: If I'm lucky, Mr. Talent will rub his tentacles all over my art.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh, tartar sauce.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Hey, everybody! Not ripped pants... (Rips out pants) Pants ripped off. Someone call the police, there's a pants thief on the loose!
Squidward: We need to find out what that robot did with the real Mr. Krabs. But how?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Well, in the movie, the hero teams up with a buddy, and they get the poop on the robot.
Squidward: They poop on the robot?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Yeah, you know, they get the straight poop. Ask questions, get information.
Squidward: I never thought I'd say this, but SpongeBob, let's get that poop.
(talking about wild horse he found)
SpongeBob SquarePants: She seems mysterious so I'll call her Mystery. She also seems graceful and majestic, so I'll call her Grace, or Majesty, or Debbie.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Let's think of some ideas to sell the chocolate bars.
Patrick: I know, let's get naked.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, let's save that for when we sell real estate.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Knick, knack, the patty's back! You did it, Mr. Plankton! Victory screech!
SpongeBob SquarePants: I made you this sweater... Do you love it?
Squidward: It's a little itchy. What's it made out of?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Eyelashes.
Sandy Cheeks: Don't you DARE take the name of Texas in vain.
SpongeBob SquarePants: You mean we can't say anything bad about dumb old Texas?
(SpongeBob has shaped himself in the form of Texas to irritate Sandy)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Hey, Patrick. What am I?
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, I'm Texas.
Patrick: What's the difference?
SpongeBob SquarePants: (sings to cheer up and encourage Plankton) 'F' is for friends who do stuff together, 'U' is for you and me, 'N' is for anytime or anywhere at all...
Chorus: Down here in the deep blue sea!
Plankton: 'F' is for fire that burns down the whole town, 'U' is for Uranium bombs. 'N' is for no survivors when you...
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton, those things aren't what F.U.N. is all about. Now do it like this. 'F' is for friends who...
Plankton: Never! It's completely idiotic.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mother of pearl. The oyster's a mother. And that pearl's no pearl, it's an egg.
SpongeBob SquarePants: This is not your average, everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness. Hey, if I close my eyes it doesn't seem so dark.
(SpongeBob is assigned hall monitor)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Yahoo. I am ready to take my position... IN THE HALL. I will protect all those who are weak... IN THE HALL. All laws will be enforced... IN THE HALL.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I guess I'll have to find a new best friend. Hey. Squidward.
(Squidward and SpongeBob believe they are on the verge of death)
Squidward: SpongeBob, no matter what I've said, I've always sorta liked you.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet.
Patrick: Boy, he really had us fooled.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, Patrick. He's the fool. He's a ghost in denial.
Patrick: Yeah. He really needs to get to the great beyond.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Wait, Patrick. Say that again.
Patrick: That again.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, the other thing.
Patrick: No, the other thing.
SpongeBob SquarePants: No, what you said before when you...
Patrick: No, what you said before when you...
SpongeBob SquarePants: Never mind. I have an idea.
Patrick: Never mind. I have an idea.
Squidward: My wish is that the people of Bikini Bottom will stop paying any attention to the inane drivel that is constantly streaming out of this dunderhead's mouth.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gee, Squidward, maybe Santa will bring me a dictionary so I can understand what you just said.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Here at the Krusty Krab, you are the captain, and I am your cabin boy. You just give the word, and I'll throw myself in the brig! May I take your order?
SpongeBob SquarePants: (nervously trying to impress the health inspector, taking his order) Wonderful choice, my darling!
SpongeBob SquarePants: What kind of monsters are we? That poor creature came to us in his hour of need, and we let him down. Squidward's always been there for us when it was convenient for him. Evelyn, when your son was trapped in that burning building, who saved him?
Evelyn: A fireman.
SpongeBob SquarePants: And Larry, when your heart gave out from all those tanning pills, who revived you? Larry: Some guy in an ambulance.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Right! So if we just imagine that Squidward was a fireman or some guy in an ambulance, then maybe we can discover what it truely means to be in a marching band.
Fish: Yeah, for the fireman!
SpongeBob SquarePants: First go like this, spin around - stop! Double-take three times... one, two, three. Then... pelvic thrust! Woo! Woo! Stop on your right foot - Don't forget it! Now it's time to bring it around town. Bring it around town! Then you do this, and that, this and that, and this and that, and then... (blows bubble)
SpongeBob Squarepants: I'll slice the buns!
Sandy: I'll dice the tomatoes!
SpongeBob Squarepants: Then I'll cut the cheese!
SpongeBob SquarePants: You used me... for land development! That wasn't nice.
Plankton: Haven't you figured it out, SpongeBob? Nice guys finish last. Only aggressive people conquer the world. Ha ha ha ha!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Well... what about aggressively nice people?
SpongeBob: I am confident in my abilities to successfully succeed.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I guess Grampa SquarePants was right: Never run for a bus... (Imitates Grampa SquarePants)... especially one that's going up at a 90 degree angle.
SpongeBob SquarePants: (waiting for the bus) Getting hungry. Glove candy dispenser! Good thing I went to Glove World. (takes candy from dispenser, then spits it out) Eww! Glove-flavored.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Have you forgotten what we are looking for KNEE-DEEP IN YESTERDAY'S TOP FORTY SONGS?
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm every bit as good as Larry, and if I'm not, then may I be struck by... (rumble of thunder) ... a flying ice cream truck. (a shadow forms over SpongeBob; chimes play) And live!
(the flying ice cream truck stops short of crushing Spongebob)
Larry the Lobster: (on megaphone) Please do not land flying ice cream trucks on the bathers.
SpongeBob SquarePants: But... I can't swim. If only I had known that being a lifeguard meant guarding their lives, I would have never said yes. (SpongeBob is trying to keep people from going in the water) Uhh... there are sharks in there!
Shark: Hey, that's my family you're talking about!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Uhh... Sea monster!
Sea Monster: You know, we sea monsters have made great strides in the fields of science and literature.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Uhh... Somebody went?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mystery got a belly ache from eating too many krabby patties, so I made her a bicarbonate of soda.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gary! It's Opposite Day and I'm - Walk, don't run - and I'm going to - Opposite. Opposite - I'm just going to crawl into bed and do nothing all day. Too bad it only comes once a year. Huh, Gary?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gary! Where's your holiday spirit?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Hey, that's my teacher, Mrs. Puff.
Mr. Krabs: Mrs. Puff? Aw, she's married.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh, no, Mr. Krabs. She's single.
Mr. Krabs: Then what happened to Mr. Puff?
(flash cut of a puffer fish lamp)
SpongeBob SquarePants: She doesn't like to talk about it.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Did you hear about the goldfish who went bankrupt? Now he's a bronzefish.
SpongeBob SquarePants: (patrolling the streets as hall monitor, he sees a couple inside a house) An open window!
Female Fish: More seaweed medley, dear?
SpongeBob SquarePants: They've left themselves susceptible to danger. I must teach them the error of their ways... through example. (SpongeBob jumps through the window wearing a ski mask) Yaaah! I'm the open window maniac! (the couple run out the door) I hope you learned a valuable lesson.
Old Man: Hey, I saw you on TV last night.
SpongeBob SquarePants: You did?
Old Man: Yeah, you were in a commercial.
SpongeBob SquarePants: You're right. I was. (Bran Flakes Cereal commercial is played) Well, I have to go to work. See you later, old man.
Old Man: See you later, Bran Flakes. What a nice cereal box.
Patrick: I get to be the mommy!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Patrick, I don't think you can be the mommy cause you never wear a shirt.
Squidward: Okay, SpongeBob, I bet you can't play music on a piece of paper. (plays on his clarinet)
SpongeBob SquarePants: (he claps) All right, Squidward, all those wrong notes you played made it sound more original.
Squidward: I didn't play any wrong notes. (plays again)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Yeah, see, you're playing it like this. (plays likes Squidward) ...when ordinarily it goes like this (plays it right) (a huge piece of music appears in the background) (stops playing) I'm currently playing in the key of A minor.
Mr. Krabs: We've been duped!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Duped!
Mr. Krabs: Bamboozled!
SpongeBob SquarePants: We've been smackledorfed!
Mr. Krabs: That's not even a word and I agree with ya!
SpongeBob SquarePants: (to Patrick as Squidward runs past) That looked like Squidward! (an angry crowd runs past) That looked like Squidward also! In angry mob form!
From the film:
SpongeBob SquarePants: We're gonna party till we're purple.
Patrick Star: I love being purple!
SpongeBob SquarePants: We're going to the place where all the action is.
Patrick Star: You don't mean...?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh, I mean.
SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star: Goofy Goobers Ice Cream Party Boat!
SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star: Oh, I'm a Goofy Goober, yeah You're a Goofy Goober, yeah We're all Goofy Goobers, yeah Goofy, goofy, Goober, goober, yeah!
Plankton: I'm busy planning to rule the world!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Well, good luck with that.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm ready. Depression.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Get it toghether old boy.
Patrick Star: I'm supposed to get a toy with this.
SpongeBob SquarePants: All right folks, this one goes out to my two bestest friends in the whole world: Patric and this big peanut guy. It's a little ditty called......"WAITER!"
SpongeBob SquarePants: I am 100-percent man! And this man has got something to say to you.
SpongeBob SquarePants: I think I made my point.
SpongeBob SquarePants: You don't need a license to drive a sandwich.
SpongeBob SquarePants: For your information, we are not kids, we are men.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh, Mr. Krabs, you old soft-serve! SpongeBob SquarePants: --Sorry about this, Mr. Calendar...
Squidward Tentacles: Spongebob, what are you doing?
SpongeBob SquarePants: I have to tell you something.
Squidward Tentacles: Whatever it is, can't it wait until we get to work?
SpongeBob SquarePants: There's no showers at work.
Squidward Tentacles: What is it?
SpongeBob SquarePants: I just wanted to let you know I'll be thanking you in my managerial acceptance speech today.
Squidward Tentacles: Get out!!!!