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SpongeBob SquarePants Voice Actor Arrested For DUI

1/20/2016 11:04pm EST
Rodger Bumpass, Voice Of Squidward On 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' A
Rodger Bumpass, the actor who voices Squidward on children's show 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' was arrested Friday, January 15 in Burbank, California after reportedly driving under the influence.

US Weekly has the report that Bumpass was found by police resting against his vehicle in the middle of the street at about 11 p.m. that evening. The Los Angeles Times said that when officers approached, Bumpass tried to walk away but fell down.

Once back on his feet, Bumpass admitted to police that he had been driving just before their encounter. He then failed a field sobriety test. A breath test al...

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water' Hits DVD, Blu-ray & More June 2

5/31/2015 5:32am EDT
Check Out 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water' On DVD, Blu
Life in Bikini Bottom couldn't be better for eternal optimist SpongeBob and his friends: loyal starfish Patrick, the sardonic Squidward, scientist squirrel Sandy and crustacean capitalist, Mr. Krabs.

When the top secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, eternal adversaries SpongeBob and Plankton must join forces on a trip through time and space to harness their internal superpowers and battle fiendish pirate Burger Beard with his own plans for the delicious delicacies.

In "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," pirate Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas) steals the secret recipe for the...

5 Hilarious Kids' Cartoons That Adults Secretly Love Watching

9/21/2014 11:00am EDT
5 Hilarious Kids' Cartoons That Adults Secretly Love Watching
From Family Guy to American Dad to Futurama to South Park, it seems there's no shortage of animated programs out there that aim for a decidedly adult demographic with their crude humor and sexual innuendos. But there are also plenty of grown ups who enjoy the humor in cartoons that are aimed at the younger generation. Here are five current kids cartoons that adults secretly love watching.

SpongeBob SquarePants

You don't have to be a child to know who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Spongebob SquarePants was an instant hit with critics when it launced on Nickelodeon in 1999 and achieve...

Watch: SpongeBob SquarePants Is Going 3D!

7/31/2014 5:03pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water
SpongeBob SquarePants is returning to the big screen, and this time he's going to go three-dimensional.

The first trailer for 2015's SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water just hit the Internet, and it features the titular SpongeBob appearing in our world thanks to Burger-Beard the pirate (played by none other than Antonio Banderas).

Apparently Mr. Krabs is in possession of the final page of a magic book that allows the user to make any evil plan written in it to come true, and Burger-Beard wants it. After it is stolen, SpongeBob goes on adventure that takes him to the real world in 3...

Tom Kenny Talks Returning To Acting In 'The Haunting Hour'

12/21/2013 4:09pm EST
The Haunting Hour
Sometimes we feel like Tom Kenny voices every animated TV character in existence. Possibly with some help from Billy West and Maurice LaMarche. But he's taking a rare step out from behind the microphone with today's episode of The Haunting Hour. BFTV talked with Tom on Friday about playing creepy kids' show host Uncle Howee, and we'll say this: you probably won't look at Spongebob Squarepants quite the same way again.

"It's fun," he said of returning to acting, which was a part of his early career, before we knew him as Spongebob, Heffer Wolfe, or Ice King. "It's the same in the sense that...

Nickelodeon To Honor Ernest Borgnine With Two-Hour 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Marathon

7/10/2012 7:38pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
Nickelodeon is set to honor late actor Ernest Borgnine on Wednesday with a two-hour SpongeBob SquarePants marathon from 2-4pm.

The Oscar-winning actor, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, was a regular guest on the hit animated kids' show, reprising his role as the aging, retired superhero Mermaid Man on several episodes.

Mermaid Man's sidekick, Barnacle Boy, was voiced by Borgnine's McHale's Navy co-star Tim Conway.

The network is set to kick off the mini-marathon with the first episode that feature the duo, "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy." The episode centers on SpongeBob & star...

Katy Perry, Selena Gomez & More Get Leggy On The Red Carpet At Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

4/1/2012 12:00pm EDT
Kid's Choice Awards
Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, LMFAO and Justin Bieber reigned as this year's favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).

Hosted by international superstar, and 10-time KCA winner Will Smith, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids' top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed through a flying blimp, silver robot and sword swallower. Smith ...

Is 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Bad For Kids?

9/12/2011 10:41am EDT
A new University of Virginia study examined the effects of watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" on small children.

Researchers determined that 4-year-old kids who watched nine minutes of "SpongeBob" compared to kids who watched PBS programming did significantly worse on four tests they administered. The study involved 60 kids.

Apparently the fast-paced television show "has profound impacts for children's cognitive and social development that need to be considered and reacted to," wrote University of Washington pediatrics professor Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis in an editorial accompanying the stu...

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Breaks New Ground With Exclusive Made-For-Twitter Adventure, July 12-15

7/10/2011 10:00am EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants will flood the Twitter-verse with the first-time-ever debut of an original story created exclusively for the social networking site. The Ice Race Cometh: A Twitter-Tale, was conceived and developed for Twitter by the SpongeBob SquarePants writing team and will run from Tuesday, July 12, to Friday, July 15. The story will be told via multiple tweets and images throughout each day to set scenes and advance the action involving SpongeBob and his friends as they prepare for The Bikini Bottom Great Sleigh Race. The Ice Race Cometh serves as a prequel to "Froze...

Snoop Dogg Slimed At Kids' Choice Awards - Pics & Full List Of Winners

4/3/2011 2:11pm EDT
2011 Kids Choice Awards
Russell Brand, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Snoop Dogg, Heidi Klum and Josh Duhamel went green at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday - they got slimed.

Host Black, Klum, Carrey, Snoop Dogg and the night's Arm Fart Hall of Fame inductee Duhamel, who dressed up as Justin Bieber for his sliming, were all prepared for the messy 'honor' but Brand was caught out when he stepped onstage to present the award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie to birthday boy Eddie Murphy.

Favorite Movie Actor Johnny Depp opened the proceedings by squirting the audience with a slime canon and settin...

Facebook Users Changing Profile Pictures To Cartoons To Battle Child Abuse

12/3/2010 3:11pm EST
Facebook users are unifying against child abuse by switching their profile pictures to popular cartoon characters - with a hope that there are "more cartoon faces than human ones" by December 6th.

Indeed, images from Scooby Doo, Flintstones, The Simpsons, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Thundercats, Tom and Jerry, Care Bears, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes, Spongebob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and more are cropping up all over the social network.

This post is being repeated all over the site: "Change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friend...

Workers Ready Balloons For The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Pics)

11/25/2010 12:51am EST
For most people Thanskgiving Day is about turkey, football and the late afternoon tryptophan coma (a myth that's been debunked - yet we all get sleepy for some reason). But none of it would feel right without starting the day with a little breakfast, a hot cup of coffee and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The yearly American tradition expects 3.5 million people to line the streets of New York City with another 50 million television viewers watching from the comfort of their living rooms.

The parade is most notable for it's gigantic helium ballons, marching bands and dance troupes; as ...

Keke Palmer, Miranda Cosgrove & SpongeBob Celebrate Nickelodeon's 'Worldwide Day Of Play'

9/26/2010 3:30pm EDT
Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer & SpongeBob SquarePants spent the day together on Saturday as a part of Nickelodeon's annual "Worldwide Day of Play." Each year the network halts programming for a few hours (this year from 10am - 2pm) and urges kids to get outside and play instead of sitting in front of their televisions watching Nickelodeon or playing video games all day.

To commemorate the event, Riverside Park in New York City hosted the Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Race for the Kids" event, and a few of Nickelodeon's big stars were in attendance.

Joining Keke were NBA basketball superstar Chris Paul and Nick...

Homer Simpson Is Number One

5/31/2010 2:53pm EDT
The Simpsons
"The Simpsons" dumb dad Homer Simpson has topped a new list of the best TV and movie character of the last 20 years.

The yellow cartoon character with a love of doughnuts beat out boy wizard Harry Potter and Sarah Michelle Gellar's TV vampire slayer Buffy to take the top spot on the new Entertainment Weekly magazine countdown.

Tony Soprano and Batman villain The Joker round out the top five, while Jennifer Aniston's Friends character Rachel Green, Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands, Hannibal Lecter, Carrie Bradshaw and Spongebob Squarepants made the top 10.

SpongeBob & Sandy Get Married In New Special

10/13/2009 5:06pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon culminates the 10th anniversary celebration of pop-icon and top-rated kids' series SpongeBob SquarePants with the premiere of "Truth or Square" a star-studded one-hour prime time television event airing on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Celebrity guest stars Rosario Dawson, Craig Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, LeBron James, P!nk, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Robin Williams appear as themselves in live-action sequences throughout the special, which follows SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang as they reminisce through a series of original, never-before-seen flashbacks....

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Is 10!

7/14/2009 2:00pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary
Celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th birthday as VH1 debuts "Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants" tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The one-hour documentary chronicles the past 10 years of everyone's favorite perforated porifera, from his conception to his rise as a pop culture icon - drawing an astounding 70 million viewers a month and shown in 25 languages worldwide.

Creator Stephen Hillenbrand got his idea for the character while he was a student at the California Institute of the Arts, a career change he made after being a marine biologist. He tells the Washington Post, "...

Johnny Depp Teaches SpongeBob to 'Hang Ten'

4/1/2009 10:35am EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon has paired the legendary actor Johnny Depp with the legendary SpongeBob in the first of several special on-air events this year in celebration of SpongeBob’s 10th anniversary.

SpongeBob SquarePants' "SpongeBob vs. the Big One," an all-new half-hour television special, will premiere Friday, April 17, from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The special follows a stranded SpongeBob and his friends as they search for Jack Kahuna Laguna (voiced by Depp) to teach them the gnarly surf moves to hit the elusive wave, The Big One, in order to return to Bikini Bottom. The special also will...

Erin Go Braless (Links & Stuff)

3/17/2009 7:00pm EDT
Spongebob Squarepants
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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Man walks again after 20 years after bite from Bro...

This Is Why I'm Fat (Today's Links)

2/9/2009 7:00pm EST
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the tubes.

THIS Is Why You’re Fat - Thisiswhyyourefat.com

Boy, Nikki Cox ('s plastic surgeon) has really let herself go - IDLYITW

10 Cars That Are Serious Cop Magnets - Best Week Ever

Yearning for summer: Brookfield, Vermont's awesome floating bridge:

18 pics of Carrie Underwood from the last two evenings. Wow. - IDLYITW

K-Fed should change his name to Well-Fed - Celebsl...

Kids' Choice Award Nominees

2/6/2009 10:21am EST
Miley Cyrus
Nickelodeon unfolds the luminous list of the 2009 Kids’ Choice Award Nominees. This year, when kids honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, TV and sports – and go green amid massive slime showers - action star host, Dwayne Johnson, will rock at the helm.

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards are:


Favorite Movie

Bedtime Stories

The Dark Knight

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Iron Man

Favorite Movie Actor

Jim Carrey (Yes Man)

George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua)


SpongeBob SquarePants Stars In 'WhoBob What Pants?'; On DVD Oct. 14

10/5/2008 9:00am EDT
When SpongeBob tries to spend some quality time with his pals, he ends up being a real pain in the square pants and they tell him to get lost. So he does. But will he ever come back, or is SpongeBob lost forever? Will Bikini Bottom survive without him? Tune in on October 13th to find out!

The following day, October 14th, SpongeBob Suqarepants: WhoBob What Pants? comes to DVD in a new collection that features the following episodes:

-What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?

SpongeBob leaves Bikini Bottom, gets amnesia and finds himself Mayor of New Kelp City! When Sandy, Patrick, Mr. Kra...

Great TV Duos

9/25/2008 9:17am EDT
The Office
Who could forget Lucy and Desi from I Love Lucy, Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, Jim and Pam from The Office or Beavis and Butthead from MTV? There are some television duos that have such a prominent existence in your head, that you have a hard time imagining one half of the duo without the other one. Here are some more great television duos.

Jemaine and Bret (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are a New Zealand comedy duo who now stars on the hit HBO show, Flight of the Conchords. This duo will have you rolling on the ground laughing with their crazy song...

Slideshow: Cartoons We Love - 'Family Guy'

8/21/2008 2:29pm EDT
Family Guy
FOX's 'Family Guy' may be one of our all-time favorite cartoons. Here's some of our favorite pictures of Peter, Lois, Stewie, Meg, Chris, Brian and the rest of the Quahog gang.

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Miranda Cosgrove's First Video To Debut On Nickelodeon Tomorrow!

8/3/2008 6:00pm EDT
Miranda Cosgrove
Nickelodeon will debut "Stay My Baby," the first solo music video and first solo track from Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon's hit TV series iCarly, on Monday, August 4 during an all-new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants which premieres at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). "Stay My Baby" is Cosgrove's first solo single from Nickelodeon and Columbia Records' new album iCarly - Music From and Inspired by the Hit TV Show. Following the on-air premiere, the music video will also be available on TurboNick, www.nick.com's broadband video site.

The music video for "Stay My Baby" is directed by Jesse ...

Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

5/22/2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...

David Bowie To Guest Star In SpongeBob's First TV Movie

10/29/2007 11:09am EDT
The biggest mystery 20,000 leagues beneath the sea is uncovered when SpongeBob and the gang find the lost city of Atlantis! To celebrate the monumental underwater discovery, Nickelodeon will blow it out of the water all day long with a SpongeBob convergent online and on-air event on Monday, November 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Kicking-off the 12-hour marathon of kids’ favorite episodes from “Z to A” will be the theatrical film "The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie" (9-10:30 a.m.). The event will culminate with the premiere of SpongeBob’s “Atlantis SquarePantis” TV movie guest starr...

NBC Leads Television Critics Association Nominations

6/6/2007 10:36am EDT
The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2007 TCA Award nominations. Once again, NBC leads the list with 13 nominations on the strength of its strong freshmen series, including, "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes," which garnered 12 nominations total. Third-year comedy "The Office" received the other nod.

Other newcomers also received recognition. ABC's "Ugly Betty" received three nominations while Showtime's "Dexter" netted a pair. ABC Family saw success in children's programming with their series "Lincoln Heights" and "Kyle XY."

HBO programs received nine ...

SpongeBob Returns With Seven All New DVD Episodes In 'Friend Or Foe,' Coming April 17

4/2/2007 5:30pm EDT
SpongeBob is ready to entertain you with 7 all new DVD episodes! Laugh with SpongeBob as he finds out the secret to Mr. Krabs and Planktons rivalry, wards off the boogeyman, tries to impress a world renowned chef, becomes a spy and more...

Episode Descriptions (7 episodes):

- Friend or Foe [2-Part Episode!]: It's the history of Krabs/Plankton rivalry! Mr. Krabs and Plankton were once best friends, but things went bad when they tried going into business together. With a special appearance by Patchy!

- The Original Fry Cook: The Krusty Krab's original fry cook, Jim, stops by. Now ...

Nickelodeon Announces Kids' Choice Award Nominees

2/8/2007 10:33am EST
SpongeBob SquarePants
Star slime fest is back! Justin Timberlake hosts this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 20th Anniversary celebration, airing live March 31, from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Kids will be able to vote in advance in a total of 16 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.

Voting begins online March 5 on Nick.com. Kids also will be able to vote via their cell phones. Beginning Sunday, March 11, in TEENick with the Kids' Choice Awards nominee a different category will be featured on-air each week, and kids can then cast their vote online at Nick.c...

Amy Poehler Stars in 'Mighty B' on Nickelodeon; 'SpongeBob' Gets 6th Season

12/12/2006 1:31pm EST
Mighty B
Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler will join Nickelodeon's pantheon of animated superstars with her own animated series she created and will voice titled, "Mighty B," driving a 2007/2008 animation slate on Nickelodeon that will feature 125 new episodes overall.

"Mighty B," picked up for 20 episodes, stars Amy Poehler as the voice of Bessie Higgenbottom, the world's most ambitious and lovably unhinged 10-year-old "Honeybee" scout. As a member of the Honeybees, Bessie wears her uniform every single day, leads her troop with a zeal General Patton would have admired and has earned more ...