The Nickelodeon series SpongeBob Squarepants has been on the air since 1999. That means that the show has a grand total of 11 seasons and over 200 episodes! Plus, the series even spawned two movies and it was recently announced that a third movie was currently in production and is set to be released in 2020. On top of the show itself and the movies, SpongeBob SquarePants has inspired theme park rides, video games, a stage musical, and a whole host of different merchandise that can be found in just about every aisle of any store that you go into. Whether or not you're someone who watches cartoons, odds are you're probably pretty familiar with SpongeBob SquarePants as a character, if nothing else.
But, anyone who watches cartoons will totally know more about SpongeBob SquarePants than just the fact that he's a square, yellow sponge, right? Any serious TV lover will totally know the names of his best friends, his pet, and his boss. But, only a serious Nickelodeon lover would know the names of a lot of the other characters in the show.
If you can't name these characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, we're sorry to tell you that you're a total Squidward. Want to prove you're not? Take this quiz!
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1Who is this character?
While SpongeBob SquarePants has a lot of characters, there are some that appear in a ton of episodes and are totally impossible for anyone who watches the show not to recognize. This character is a crab who wears a blue shirt tucked into a pair of blue pants and doesn't love very many things more than he loves money. He owns the Krusty Krab, the fast food restaurant where SpongeBob and Squidward work, and is pretty greedy and has a short temper.
2Who is this character?
Anyone who has ever eaten out at a restaurant of any kind has probably had a moment where their order was totally wrong. Not even SpongeBob, the best fry cook at the Krusty Krab, is immune to making mistakes sometimes! When this character came in and told SpongeBob that he forgot to give him pickles on his Krabby Patty, it's safe to say it that it upset SpongeBob. After he was exposed for being a liar, things went back to normal and this character stuck around as a background character.
3Who is this?
Living in Bikini Bottom would be so cool. Although it's basically like a regular city, just underwater, all we can think about is going to the beach every day! This character, a huge lobster who loves to work out, basically gets to live our dream life because he's constantly at the beach when he appears in the show. Whether he's there to work out or play beach volleyball, he always looks like he's having a good time. Do you know who this is?
4What is the name of SpongeBob's best friend?
Although SpongeBob SquarePants is primarily about the main character, a square yellow sponge that lives alone with his pet Gary in a pineapple in Bikini Bottom, there are also a lot of other recurring characters that make regular appearances too. One of them is SpongeBob's best friend, a pink starfish who wears green and purple shorts. This character isn't exactly the smartest character in the series, but he is a good friend to SpongeBob and always follows him on his adventures.
5Who is this?
Every cartoon or TV show needs a villain. How boring would it be if there wasn't one and the entire show was just the main characters being happy with no conflicts? Ugh, talk about dull! SpongeBob SquarePants has its fair share of background villains, but this character is one of the main ones. He owns the Chum Bucket, a restaurant in Bikini Bottom that is totally unpopular. In order to solve that, he desperately wants to steal the formula for the Krabby Patty.
6What's this character's name?
Although SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon, it still has some characters that are not animated in the same way. This news anchor who appears on the TVs in the show from time to time to give important news broadcasts to the characters is actually a realistic fish that wears clothes and talks like a regular news anchor, minus the fact that he's a fish. Only the biggest SpongeBob fans will know this character's real name. Do you know who it is?
7What's this character's name?
This character is a superhero in the world of Bikini Bottom and is a parody of two superheroes that are super famous in the world above sea level: Aquaman and Batman. Although he may be old, he's still got a lot of crime fighting power within him and he frequently appears in episodes to take breaks from his life in the retirement home to take his invisible boatmobile out to stop crim in Bikini Bottom. Unlike the other characters on SpongeBob SquarePants, this character is a human and not a fish!
8What kind of food did this character scream about?
Although this character has a name, that's totally not what most SpongeBob SquarePants characters know him by. Maybe the most hardcore fans will remember his name, but because of one scene in which he screamed at SpongeBob and Patrick about a certain food, this fish has become super popular among everyone on the Internet and has become a meme. In this episode from back in season three, SpongeBob and Patrick were trying to sell a certain kind of food and this character chased them, screaming about it.
9Is this Squidward or Squilliam?
Squilliam Fancyson and Squidward Tentacles are totally rivals. Like Plankton and Mr. Krabs, there's just no love between these two characters even though these two are almost identical, save for a few minor differences and the fact that they lead completely different lives. While Squidward is totally into all things fancy, his job at the Krusty Krab means he can't really afford that lifestyle, but Squilliam can! Squilliam appeared as a recurring character in a few episodes and Squidward was never happy to see him.
10Who is this?
This character is the daughter of another character in the SpongeBob SquarePants series. In the series, she's raised by her single father dad who, unlike this character, isn't actually even a whale! In one episode in which she's celebrating her birthday, this character is shown to be 16 years old and throughout the series, she's portrayed as a fairly typical teenage girl, although she can be a bit spoiled and even sometimes a little ditzy. Do you know who this character is?
11What is this computer's name?
This character is the computer that lives in the Chum Bucket with Plankton and helps with his schemes to try to steal the Krabby Patty's secret formula so that he can become rich and famous and powerful. This character was originally built by Plankton in order to be the security system for the Chum Bucket but has evolved since then into being his best friend and even co-owner of the restaurant that he runs. Do you know the name of this computer?
12Who is this?
Like Mermaid Man, this character is another SpongeBob SquarePants character who is actually a human instead of being a fish. He is also an elderly superhero who lives in Bikini Bottom and is a parody of two different real-world sidekicks, Aqualad and Robin. This character often shows up in episodes with Mermaid Man and is shown to be slightly more cynical and slightly less senile than Mermaid Man, but the two of them are typically not separated from each other in episodes.
13Who is this?
While almost all the characters on this show are fish or creatures that have somehow managed to learn to live and breathe underwater, this character is a little different. This character is a squirrel who moved to Bikini Bottom from Texas and, instead of being able to breathe underwater, wears a suit with a helmet that allows her to continue to breathe air while outside of her house. She's a great friend to SpongeBob and Patrick and is super proud of her home state of Texas.
14What is this pirate's name?
This pirate isn't a typical character in the SpongeBob SquarePants series, but people who watch the show regularly are probably pretty familiar with him. Instead of being animated, he's a live action pirate who sometimes appears in episodes and is more commonly the host of special events. The character is shown to be a huge SpongeBob SquarePants fan and is the leader of the SpongeBob fan club, with tons of SpongeBob SquarePants memorabilia in his house when viewers get to see inside it.
15Is this Old Man Jenkins?
Most of the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants stay the same thoughout every episode. Even background characters that are seen multiple times look the same from episode to episode. A SpongeBob SquarePants fan who has seen several episode of the show, though, will know that this isn't always the case. Old Man Jenkins is one character who changes all the time, not only in appearance but also in personality and the voice actor changes! Do you know if this elderly fish is one of Old Man Jenkins' appearances?
16How do Barnacle Boy and Mermaid Man know each other?
In SpongeBob SquarePants, Barnacle Boy and Mermaid Man are both superheroes. The two of them are often seen in episodes together and are two of the only characters in the series that are humans rather than fish or other animals that live under the sea. Unlike Sandy, a character who is also not a fish, the two of them can evidently breathe underwater like the other fish in the series can. Do you know how these two superheroes know one another?
17What is this pirate's name?
There aren't too many characters in SpongeBob SquarePants that have appeared in every single episode, but this painting of a pirate is technically one of them that almost has! If you count the intro, which this pirate sings during as the theme song plays, then this character has been in almost every episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. The only ones he hasn't been in are ones that have a special intro or theme song other than the normal one that usually plays.
18Who is this character?
This character is one that was actually based on Roman mythology. In the SpongeBob SquarePants version of the myth of this figure, this character was born thousands of years ago and is the king of all things involved with the sea. Despite being such a powerful figure in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants, this character has only actually been in a few different episodes of the show. Do you know which of these is the name of this mythologically-based character from SpongeBob SquarePants?
19Who is this character?
A lot of the main characters have alter-egos or relatives that appear at different points on the show. Although this may look like Patrick Star, SpongeBob's best friend, a true SpongeBob SquarePants fan who isn't a total Squidward will definitely know that it's actually not him, it's one of his distant relatives from the past. This character lived in the old west and was very close to another ancestor of a main character, SpongeBuck. Do you know the name of this character?
20Who is this ghost?
Some cartoons can be downright creepy! This ghost from SpongeBob SquarePants is totally no different and is just as scary as any horror movie we've ever seen! This character is a ghost, but he's definitely not a nice, friendly one like Casper. In each episode that he's appeared in, he's been shown as being mischievous and sometimes even downright mean and evil. His first appearance was after SpongeBob dressed up as him which insulted this ghost so, as revenge, he tried to steal the souls of everyone eating at the Krusty Krab.
21Who is this alter-ego?
Although screencaps of this alter-ego have become memes all over the Internet, only a real SpongeBob SquarePants fan will actually know the name of this character. This character isn't actually a new character at all, but it's an alter-ego of a recurring character. After Squidward was injured, the doctor had to give him surgery and he ended up with a much more human looking face and all kinds of muscles on his body which is otherwise lanky and squid-like. Do you know the name of Squidward's alter-ego?
22Who is this character?
Learning to drive isn't easy. Trying to study for the driver's test is hard and then actually taking the driving portion can be even harder, especially if you're the type of person to get nervous easily! Living in Bikini Bottom doesn't necessarily mean that this fact changes, either. In order to get his boating license, SpongeBob has to go to boating classes which he takes from this fish. She has quite a short temper and the fact that SpongeBob often messes things up does not help!
23What is the name of SpongeBob's pet?
One of the main characters in the series SpongeBob SquarePants is SpongeBob's pet snail. This character doesn't act that much like a snail and instead appears to be more like an underwater cat because of the fact that it sleeps a lot, moves slowly, and even meows. How cute is that? This character is mostly a side character, but throughout the series, there have been some pretty interesting developments to his backstory and character in general. Do you know his name?
24What are the names of Patrick Star's parents?
The parents of the main characters in SpongeBob SquarePants don't make a ton of appearances on the show, but they do show up in some episodes! Patrick Star's parents look incredibly similar to Patrick and even wear the same basic clothes as he does. While Patrick wears a pair of green shorts with purple flowers, Patrick's mom wears a dress made of the same pattern and his dad wears the same shorts with a similar shirt in more muted colors.
25Who is this character?
This character may look like Plankton, the evil villain of the series who owns the Chum Bucket and wants nothing more than to become more popular of a restaurant than the Krusty Krab, but he's similar to Pecos Patrick in that he's actually one of Plankton's ancestors. In fact, this character is also from the old west and, like his contemporary counterpart, he was a pretty evil guy. He was constantly tormenting the other main characters' ancestors just like Plankton!