SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 1 (1999 - 2000)



Critic Consensus: Spongebob Squarepants is an irresistible celebration of positivity that pops off the screen with its absurd sensibility and vivid characterizations.


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Air date: May 1, 1999
Air date: May 1, 1999
Air date: May 1, 1999
Air date: Jul 17, 1999
Air date: Jul 17, 1999
Air date: Jul 31, 1999
Air date: Jul 31, 1999
Air date: Aug 7, 1999
Air date: Aug 7, 1999
Air date: Aug 14, 1999
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A chipper sea sponge and his nautical neighbours make waves in the deep-sea city of Bikini Bottom in this clever and playful kiddie cartoon aimed at preschoolers.


Tom Kenny
as SpongeBob SquarePants
Rodger Bumpass
as Squidward Tentacles
Clancy Brown
as Mr. Krabs
Carolyn Lawrence
as Sandy Cheeks
Bill Fagerbakke
as Patrick Star

Critic Reviews for SpongeBob SquarePants Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

The best SpongeBob episodes live in that space between what adults enjoy and what kids enjoy. "F.U.N. Song" is a perfect example.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

And still each show contains moral questions, after a fashion. They are not the kind that find answers in ordinary children's fare (be kind and tolerant), but rather the pressing, if tawdry, dilemmas that adults face every day.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

While the series is clearly geared more towards juvenile tastes, its daffy plots and imaginative environs are just strange and joyful enough to appeal to adults as well.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

SpongeBob was able to keep the attention of children and adults alike with little shame.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Well worth diving for.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

And like it or not, if Ren & Stimpy helped pave the way for SpongeBob SquarePants then SpongeBob's success in turn helped, in some way, shape the quirky animation styles and narrative tones of several hit shows on both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This show is sweet, well-intentioned, and full of zany humor and silly scenes that will appeal to many viewers.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

SpongeBob SquarePants was, and still is, perfect entertainment.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Like those sky flowers, it doesn't make perfect sense. But it's perfect nonetheless.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Stopping short of the vein-popping gross-out antics of Ren and Stimpy, but edgier than Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants is a thoughtful and inventive cartoon about a hopelessly optimistic and resilient sea sponge.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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