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In part two of this special season finale, Tom Kenny breaks down where he sees SpongeBob in cartoon history, reminisces on performing as Patchy The Pirate in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, and unpacks what it’s like to voice direct all three SpongeBob shows. Then, in another “Ask Me Anything” segment, Tom answers more listener-submitted questions! Plus, don’t miss the “I’m Ready! Challenge” where our hosts test Tom’s truly masterful cartoon voice-over talent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SpongeBob. Gary. The French Narrator. Patchy The Pirate. Old Man Walker. Beyond playing all of these characters (and so many more), Tom Kenny has been integral in the creation and evolution of the SpongeBob Universe. In part one of this two-part season finale, Tom takes us on his journey from Rocko’s Modern Life to SpongeBob, sharing stories about his creative relationship with Stephen Hillenburg and the discovery of SpongeBob’s voice. Then, in a new “Ask Me Anything” segment, Tom answers questions from you, our listeners! Don’t miss part 2 of this Tom Kenny interview next week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Right from the first shot of the opening theme, SpongeBob established itself as a multimedia cartoon that showed viewers the magic of combining various forms of animation with live-action, and beyond. Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh, and the entire Screen Novelties team have undertaken the unique challenge of translating SpongeBob’s cartoony sensibility into stop-motion animation. In this special love letter to stop-motion itself, Mark and Seamus reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from their 20+ years working with the SpongeBob team.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Without Sirena Irwin’s versatile voice-over acting, Bikini Bottom would feel empty. From the background characters that made you belly laugh, to Lady Upturn and SpongeBob’s mother, Sirena’s many voices have been integral to the SpongeBob Universe since the very beginning. In this fast-paced and hysterical interview, Sirena discusses how SpongeBob changed the course of her life, leading to the incredible acting and directing career she has today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Take a dive down into the treedome to study everyone’s favorite underwater squirrel: Sandy Cheeks! Carolyn shares her audition stories, why she would love to meet the other Sandy voice actors around the world, and what she has learned from playing such a confident character. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Supervising Director Dave Cunningham has worked on SpongeBob since Season 4, making him one of the show’s most loyal veteran artists. Dave not only had a hand in classic moments throughout SpongeBob’s history, like the meme-worthy “mocking SpongeBob”, but he also shares how he’s set the stage for the future of the series by recruiting and mentoring the talent needed to keep this cartoon tiki torch burning.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this special podcast-turned-game-show episode, Hector puts Frankie’s SpongeBob knowledge to the test, throwing him up against two of the SpongeBob crew’s biggest trivia experts: Writer Danny Giovannini, and Network Executive Lianna Cohen. Danny, Lianna, and Frankie play a series of nautical quiz games to compete for the one and only Golden Pineapple. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bringing cartoon characters to life on stage is no easy feat. After Ethan Slater took on the role of a lifetime playing SpongeBob in the Broadway musical, he was given one key piece of advice from the original SpongeBob Tom Kenny: “Never wear yellow. You can sometimes wear a red tie.” Wesley Taylor first approached his equally daunting role as Plankton by adding an ankle-burning bounce to every step. The behind-the-stage stories from the infamous SpongeBob musical seem endless — from wacky auditions to hilarious first aid emergencies, Wesley and Ethan give us a glimpse into what it took to make Broadway’s best show ever, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Though current SpongeBob Universe storyboard revisionist Eliza Herndon was born after SpongeBob premiered, she carries the wisdom of a cartoonist that worked through the golden era of animation. In brand new segments like Eliza’s Cartoon History Corner and Animation Breakdown, she brings deeper level insights to help our hosts dissect two of SpongeBob’s freakiest episodes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Take a tour of the world’s largest SpongeBob art and merchandise collection held by Rodger Bumpass, who is best known as the voice of Squidward Tentacles. From establishing that rhythmic laugh to the story behind his famous recumbent bicycle, Rodger reminisces on the early years of developing Squidward’s character. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Not many people can say they were in the room where the notorious SpongeBob pitch meeting happened — Eric Coleman not only experienced the joy of Stephen Hillenburg’s pitch, but helped greenlight SpongeBob with the belief that the fundamentals of the show were “rock solid”. Eric explores what he saw in SpongeBob during those early stages, how the cartoon has influenced a generation of animation, and shares his philosophies about what makes great art. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ever wondered what it might be like to go from cartoon to reality? Gavin Lee and Danny Skinner were given the distinct privilege of playing Squidward and Patrick in SpongeBob’s experimental and explosive Broadway musical. Hear stories from the stage as Gavin and Danny share their unique experience of physically embodying the cartooniest cartoon characters, and all the challenges along the way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Carlos Alazraqui is the voice behind more cartoon characters than the average brain can process. Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life. Lazlo from Camp Lazlo. The Taco Bell Chihuahua. Crocker from Fairly Odd Parents. SpongeBob characters like Nobby Narwhal and Scooter the Dude. And the list goes on and on. Allow our hosts to guide you through a jam-packed interview with almost-endless voices and impressions from Carlos himself, a true force of nature.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When competing in SpongeBob SmartyPants, the official SpongeBob quiz show, fitness influencer Amanda Teel (aka Simply Mander) won the golden pineapple, crowning her a true SpongeBob superfan. In this episode, Amanda shares her very own secret Breakfast Krabby Patty formula and who she thinks the healthiest character in Bikini Bottom is (and why), all while unpacking her two favorite episodes with Hector and Frankie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are ya ready kids?! In the second part of this jam-packed interview, Derek shares the origin story of the iconic SpongeBob theme song, tales from developing The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and his philosophy on why anyone has the potential to create something special.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Like Hector always says, SpongeBob was born from the perfect combination of the right people in the right place at the right time. Few people embody this more than Derek Drymon: the perfect creative partner to creator Stephen Hillenburg. Derek indulges our hosts in the history of SpongeBob, from his amorphous origins to the loveable square we know him as today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meme Moments. Frankie’s Marine Biology Corner. Fun Fun Fun Facts – and the fun doesn’t stop there. Enjoy all these fan-favorite segments, games, and more as Hector and Frankie rewatch two episodes jam-packed with more belly laughs than their stomachs can handle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bill Fagerbakke (the voice of Patrick Star) continues his fun-filled interview. Bill dives further down memory lane and shares stories about making The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Comic-Con, working with his television best friend Tom Kenny, and Stephen Hillenburg in the voice-over booth. Then, they all play a game of “Finish That Line”, truly testing Bill’s SpongeBob memory bank. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ever wondered how Patrick Star's mind really works? Bill Fagerbakke, the voice of Patrick, shares what it's truly like to tap into the beautiful, silly inner workings of Patrick’s mind. Bill also spills never-before-heard behind the scenes stories with our hosts, like using helium tanks in the pilot record session, what it’s like to laugh like Patrick, and the very moment his eyes were opened to the true genius of SpongeBob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Back in 2005, when these iconic episodes were rerunning on Nickelodeon constantly, Andrew Goodman was writing a 14-page thesis about The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Not only did the essay get him into film school, but it was not long before he landed a dream internship: working with his heroes on SpongeBob. Now, more than fifteen years later, Andrew is writing for all three SpongeBob shows. Andrew discusses his Nickelodeon career path with Hector and Frankie, showcases his character voice impressions, and brings his unique perspective as a long-time fan, student and now writer of SpongeBob. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Stephanie

This is SUCH a fun podcast. The first episode had me grinning ear to ear the whole time! Fan or not you will enjoy this!

Nov 5th
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