Ohhh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! The talking sea sponge and the surreal, nautical, absurdist animated comedy series named after him have become pop culture icons over the past 19 years since he first appeared on Nickelodeon. The show has since aired more than 200 episodes.
Series creator Stephen Hillenburg, himself a former marine biologist, originated the ideas and characters for the show as an educational comic book that was never published. Luckily, he reworked the idea as a cartoon. He subsequently reached a wider audience with his stories and has simultaneously educated millions of children across the world and entertained them, too.
The biggest fans of the show will do just fine showing off their knowledge of the series and its characters in this quiz, although simple minds like that of SpongeBob's sweet and well meaning, yet very dim friend Patrick Star will struggle with this quiz. Only true fans of the talking sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, who have been following his adventures from the very beginning and even went to the theater to see his two movies, will be able to ace this quiz. Got what it takes? Give it a go!
1What type of fruit does SpongeBob live in?
The first thing that is announced in every single episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, in the opening lyrics of the opening title theme song that plays over the opening credits, is that the lead character's house is made of fruit. He lives in a ____ under the sea, next to an Easter Island head that is Squidward's house and a rock that is Patrick's house. SpongeBob's house is made of fruit. What type of fruit does SpongeBob live in at the bottom of the sea?
2What is the name of the Krusty Krab's signature sandwich?
Every fast food restaurant chain, especially the most famous and popular ones, have their own signature sandwich. They all have a sandwich that you immediately associate the restaurant and its name with and vice versa. For example, the signature sandwich of McDonald's is the Big Mac. Or the signature sandwich of Burger King is the Whopper. The Krusty Krab has its own signature sandwich that Plankton wants the secret formula to make. What is the name of the Krusty Krab's signature sandwich?
3What instrument does Squidward play?
It has always been a dream of Squidward Tentacles' to be a famous musician who performs in an orchestra and appears at concerts every night in theaters and opera houses. Whenever Squidward is not at work with SpongeBob, he can be found at home trying to practice this instrument in peace. He resents his cousin, who has accomplished such goals and actually is a famous musician and has a thriving life in the music industry. What musical instrument does Squidward Tentacles play?
4What noise does Gary make?
Gary is SpongeBob SquarePants' pet, who he seems to love more than anything else in the whole world. Gary is a sea snail, although the noise that he makes, which is the only sound that he is capable of making, is not a sound that a snail usually makes. The noise that Gary makes, which has become one of the most recognizable traits of the character, is the noise that a different species of animal typically makes. What noise does Gary make?
5Whose house is this?
In the universe of SpongeBob SquarePants, no one has a normal house. Some houses are just giant anchors with doors and windows on them. Some of them are just rocks with the living area hiding underneath them, the rock being on a hinge to open it up from the seabed. This house is designed to look like an Easter Island head. The house might as well look like Stonehenge or the Statue of Liberty. It's curious architecture. Whose house is this?
6What restaurant does SpongeBob work in?
The title character of SpongeBob in SpongeBob SquarePants works at a fast food restaurant. His boss is Mr. Krabs and his only co worker is Squidward, who operates the cash register. Between the three of them, they manage to operate one of the most thriving businesses in the SpongeBob SquarePants universe. It means that the three of them have to work a lot, but it pays off. What is the name of the fast food restaurant where SpongeBob SquarePants works?
7Who is SpongeBob's boating instructor?
In the SpongeBob SquarePants universe, since the whole show is set deep under the ocean down on the seabed, instead of driving cars to get around, the characters driving boats. Instead of going to driving school or getting taught by a driving instructor, they go to boating school and get taught by a boating instructor. SpongeBob has always had a very troubled relationship with his own boating instructor and still has yet to pass his test. Who is SpongeBob's boating instructor?
8Who is Plankton's computer wife?
It is easy to say that Plankton is the main villain of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, but arguably the second most important villain in the show is his computer wife. She is the far more competent and sane minded of the two and can often be relied on to fix his ill conceived or misguided plans to get the secret formula from Mr. Krabs, although he has trouble trying to get it every single time. Who is Plankton's computer wife?
9What is SpongeBob's job title?
SpongeBob's menial job is not one that a lot of people would pride themselves on. For most people who have this job in the real world, it is simply something that they do for a paycheck and not a genuine vocation. But SpongeBob is seriously passionate about his work. It seems like this job is something that he would be happy to do for the rest of his life. What is SpongeBob's job title at Mr. Krabs' fast food restaurant?
10What town do the characters live in?
A lot of animated series will be set in a fictional town and build up a whole fictional universe around that town and its people. In The Simpsons, that fictional town is Springfield. In Family Guy, that fictional town is Quahog. In South Park, that fictional town is, well, South Park. SpongeBob SquarePants is no different. It has its own fictional town with restaurants and stores and a beach and a bus service. What town do the characters of the Nickelodeon cartoon show SpongeBob SquarePants live in?
11What is SpongeBob's favorite hobby?
As the audience of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, we are treated to the full life and times of SpongeBob SquarePants. It's not an ensemble show or a workplace comedy or a family show. It's about one special little guy, and so we see him at work and with his family and with his friends and in his personal life. In his personal life, we see him enjoying his favorite pastime, a sort of sport. What is SpongeBob's favorite hobby?
12What kind of land animal is Sandy Cheeks?
Since the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants used to be a marine biologist, there is a lot of educational value to be found in the stories and characters of the series. The sea life as presented in the cartoon show is actually pretty accurate. But there is no education value in the character of Sandy Cheeks, who is simply a land mammal who put on a space suit and went down to the seabed to live underwater. What kind of land animal is Sandy Cheeks?
13What is the name of Plankton's restaurant?
Mr. Krabs does not really have a lot to worry about in terms of his business, because the business at the Krusty Krab is always thriving. Customers are coming in and out all the time and buying the restaurant's patented meals. Their closest rival is Plankton, and he does not really make much of a competitor. The food that he serves in his restaurant is just slop. Until he gets his hand on that secret formula, he doesn't stand a chance. What is the name of Plankton's restaurant?
14Who is Mr. Krabs' daughter?
A lot of the time in the SpongeBob SquarePants universe, a character of one species will have a son or a daughter who is of a different species. Mr. Krabs is, of course, a crab, and yet his daughter is a whale. The mother is not in the picture, and so it is never really made clear exactly how a crab ended up fathering a whale, but either way, that's the situation. What is the name of Mr. Krabs' daughter?
15What is Mr. Krabs obsessed with?
Despite the fact that what he owns and operates is a fast food restaurant and not a pirate ship, Mr. Krabs likes to talk like a pirate and run his business like he is a pirate captain and talk to his staff (his staff of two: just SpongeBob and Squidward) as if they are his pirate crew. He uses all the pirate slang words and he even cackles like a pirate. He's obsessed with one thing. What is Mr. Krabs obsessed with?
16What US state is Sandy originally from?
SpongeBob's friend Sandy Cheeks is not just a land animal who lives in the ocean in a big glass dome where she wears a space suit to stay alive underwater. She moved there for a change of scenery after growing up with her family in a US state. She will often refer back to this state and its culture and its society and what she used to do when she lived there. What US state is Sandy Cheeks originally from?
17What fighting style is Sandy proficient in?
One of the defining character traits of SpongeBob's friend Sandy Cheeks is that she is proficient in a fighting style. SpongeBob also likes to think that he is a master of this fighting style, although he certainly is not. As with most things, he is simply not competent or proficient. Sandy, on the other hand, has mastered this fighting style to the point that she can use it protect herself in any situation. What fighting style is SpongeBob SquarePants' good friend Sandy Cheeks proficient in?
18Who is Bikini Bottom's trusted news reporter?
Every animated TV series needs to have a news reporter for their characters to get their news from, whether it is Kent Brockman in The Simpsons or Perd Hapley in Parks and Rec or Tom Tucker in Family Guy. This news reporter is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who is perhaps best known for his role as the talking German goldfish Klaus in Seth MacFarlane's satirical animated comedy series AD! and has appeared in countless other animated roles. Who is this character?
19Who is this pirate ghost?
This pirate ghost character appears every now and then in episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. This character is voiced by Brian Doyle Murray, who is the brother of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day star Bill Murray. Brian Doyle Murray has a surprisingly rich comedy career of his own, as a writer and also as an actor in movies like Caddyshack and National Lampoon's Vacation. He was in Saturday Night Live, too. What is the name of this pirate ghost character from SpongeBob SquarePants?
20Which of these is NOT a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy villain?
One of SpongeBob and Patrick's favorite TV shows is a superhero show called The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy about a pair of superheroes who battle crime under the sea's surface. Adam West and Burt Ward, who played Batman and Robin in the old '60s TV show, played a young version of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy once. The characters have a lot of villains in their rogues gallery. Which of these is NOT a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy villain?
21What is the beach hangout in Bikini Bottom?
Weirdly, even though it is a town at the bottom of the ocean, there is a beach in Bikini Bottom. There's a beach somewhere on the shore that leads into the ocean. At the bottom of that ocean is the town of Bikini Bottom, and in Bikini Bottom, there is a beach on a shore that leads into another ocean. Who knows what's at the bottom of that ocean, but it's very trippy to think about. What is the beach hangout in Bikini Bottom?
22What is the name of Patchy's parrot?
Patchy is the pirate who appears in live action format in some episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. He is often used to present a framing device for the plot in special episodes of the show. He claims to be the biggest fan of SpongeBob SquarePants in the world and is the head of the fan club in the show's universe. Whenever we see him in the show, he is shown to have a pet parrot. What is the name of Patchy's parrot?
23As of 2018, how many SpongeBob movies have been made?
SpongeBob SquarePants has proven himself to be very popular at the box office. There is another SpongeBob SquarePants movie coming out with a theatrical release in the next couple of years, but it is still in the early stages of development at this point and has revealed very few details aside from the title: It's a Wonderful Sponge. Maybe it'll be a Christmas movie inspired by It's a Wonderful Life, the James Stewart classic. As of 2018, how many SpongeBob movies have been made?
24Which character is Mrs. Puff's boyfriend?
The decision to include Mrs. Puff and her boating school in the show came when Nickelodeon executives demanded that SpongeBob attend school. They wanted to make him a kid and for the boating school to be the setting of every episode, because shows like Hey Arnold! had found success with lead characters who were kids. But that's not what SpongeBob SquarePants is. It's a show with a variety of different locations. Who is her long term boyfriend in the show?
25Patrick has worked at the Krusty Krab: true or false?
The role of Patrick Star is that of the village idiot in Bikini Bottom. He never really has a proper job or a purpose, he just sort of bounces from job to job. He is pretty much the Kramer of SpongeBob SquarePants. But has Mr. Krabs ever hired Patrick to work at the Krusty Krab or would that be too much of a stretch for the penny pinching restaurant boss? Patrick has worked at the Krusty Krab: true or false?
26Where does the Narrator's accent come from?
The voice of this narrator, who provides the verbal reading of title cards and voiceover explanations of certain situations and setups in the plot, is provided by the actor Tom Kenny who also voices the title character of SpongeBob SquarePants and several other characters in the series. The accent of the narrator is styled after that of famed oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau. His voice appears in almost every episode of the show. What nationality is the voiceover narrator for SpongeBob SquarePants?
27What is this man screaming about?
The SpongeBob SquarePants character was influenced primarily by Pee-wee Herman, but his relationship with Patrick Star was inspired a lot by the comedy shorts of Laurel and Hardy. They're always getting into wacky schemes. In one episode, they go door to door and sell a certain type of candy. Throughout the episode, this man becomes irate and starts screaming at them. He has since become a popular meme across the internet and social media. What is this man screaming about?
28Who voices SpongeBob SquarePants?
The actor who plays the title role of SpongeBob SquarePants in the cartoon series in which he is the title character has appeared in a bunch of different movies. He has played roles in Run Ronnie Run alongside David Cross, Ant-Man, Hotel Transylvania, Dr. Dolittle 2, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, respectively the second and third in the franchise. Who voices the role of SpongeBob SquarePants in the Nickelodeon cartoon show of the same name?
29Who voices Patrick Star?
The actor who voices the role of Patrick Star in SpongeBob SquarePants is arguably most famous for that role, but he has also appeared in the live action sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In that show, he played the father of the Marshall Eriksen character, Marvin, who became the namesake for Marshall's first child with his wife Lily. He was also at the center of that heartbreaking plot twist. Who voices the role of Patrick Star in SpongeBob SquarePants?
30Who voices Mr. Krabs?
The actor who plays Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants has also appeared in movies like the drama The Shawshank Redemption, in which he plays Captain Byron Hadley, and the satirical science fiction movie Starship Troopers, in which he plays Charles Zim. He has played Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in a number of different projects and he also played roles in the Crash Bandicoot video games and the acclaimed MCU superhero comedy Thor: Ragnarok. Who voices Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants?
31Who voices Squidward Tentacles?
Squidward Tentacles is one of the funniest and most beloved characters in the whole SpongeBob SquarePants TV show, and that is saying a lot, because there are a bunch of well loved characters in that show. The actor who voices the role of Squidward also played roles in the animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? and The Kids from Room 402. Which well known voice actor voices the role of Squidward Tentacles in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series?
32Who guest starred as surf guru Jack Kahuna Laguna?
This one off character was played in a guest role by one of the biggest A list movie stars in the world. He most recently appeared in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's seminal mystery novel and he will be seen in the coming months in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. That's quite an impressive resumé. In the special episode "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One," who guest starred as surf guru Jack Kahuna Laguna?
33Who guest starred as Santa Claus in "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"?
The actor who provided the voice of Santa Claus in the Xmas special episode "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" is one of the most popular and revered actors in the world. He has appeared in movies ranging from comedies like The Big Lebowski to kids' movies like Monsters, Inc. and its prequel to blockbusters like Kong: Skull Island to movies like 10 Cloverfield Lane. Who played the role of Santa Claus in the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas special episode "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"?
34Which rock legend guest starred in Atlantis SquarePantis?
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis is more than just a special episode of the TV series. It's a made for TV movie. This rock legend is known for his songs "Life on Mars?" and "Space Oddity" and "Let's Dance" and "Ashes to Ashes." He lost his life in 2016, but until then, he had covered a huge range of musical styles and amassed millions of fans across the world. He is also known by his alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Which rock legend guest starred in Atlantis SquarePantis?
35Who voices Mrs. Puff?
The actress who voices Mrs. Puff has appeared in a ton of different TV comedy series over the years. She has taken on recurring roles in shows like Diff'rent Strokes and M*A*S*H and The Waltons and The Bob Newhart Show and The Dukes of Hazzard and General Hospital. It is difficult to turn on the TV without seeing her in a show somewhere. She now considers herself to be "basically retired," since she only does voice acting as Mrs. Puff. Who is she?