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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
How SpongeBob SquarePants became TV's most "meme-able" show
Why didn't other Nickelodeon classic shows become classic memes? "I’d venture to say that SpongeBob is better greased to circulate widely because of its spectacular realism," says Lauren Michele Jackson, adding: "Watching SpongeBob now... I see how the sea-dwelling characters play back adulthood with all the damning comedy it deserves. Life is endlessly mundane, if you’re lucky, and ideally endured with a sense of humor. That type of humor is the lifeblood of so many jokes propagated online, so it makes sense that the internet would latch onto a show that embraces this sensibility. It’s still not quite nostalgia — teens, who weren’t yet born or verbal when the show was at its peak, love the memes. But if it’s memory in part that makes SpongeBob a worthy candidate for memes, it’s the show’s PG appreciation for life’s hilarious humorlessness that makes it adaptable to any and every situation."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Bruce Springsteen to receive a special Tony, making it likely he'll perform during the ceremony
The performer opted not to enter his Broadway song-and-storytelling show, Springsteen on Broadway, for Tony Awards contention. ALSO: SpongeBob SquarePants scores a co-leading 12 Tony nominations.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Sarah Chalke to lead the cast of Netflix's Paradise, P.D., an animated bad cops comedy from the creators of Brickleberry
SpongeBob SquarePants voice Tom Kenny will also be part of Paradise, P.D., which has the following logline: "They’re bad cops. Not bad like no nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like sh*tty. Paradise P.D.: They’re the worst responders. From the creators of Brickleberry comes this take on a small-town police department."
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical perfectly captures the Nickelodeon cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants may be a weird choice for a Broadway musical, but SpongeBob, Squidward Q. Tentacles, and Patrick Star thrived on the stage in their debut on Monday night.
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
SpongeBob’s first episode has been compressed into a single GIF
The eight-minute GIF features no audio and terrible quality.