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SpongeBob SquarePants

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This article is about the TV show. For the character, see SpongeBob SquarePants (character).

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television program created by Stephen Hillenburg (1961-2018), who was a marine biologist and animator. It has been airing since May 1, 1999 on Nickelodeon. The two series have referenced each other numerous times.

References to SpongeBob SquarePants in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Pray Anything - Chalkboard gag.png 14 301 "Pray Anything" The chalkboard gag of this episode says: "SpongeBob is not a contraceptive".
A Star Is Born Again - SpongeBob NoPants.png 304 "A Star Is Born Again" Ned Flanders says that Sara Sloane's movie is starting to get like "SpongeBob NoPants".
She Used to Be My Girl - SpongeBob SquarePants.png 16 339 "She Used to Be My Girl" He was among the people Lisa Simpson prayed to after she was caught in a volcano eruption. He was then later seen in heaven alongside Jesus and Buddha, whom Lisa had also prayed to. SpongeBob said that they should just let Lisa die, and proceeded to laugh menacingly.
ScratchBob ItchPants.png 340 "Fat Man and Little Boy" Krusty the Clown once promoted T-shirts that depicted "ScratchBob ItchPants", among various other shirts related to The Itchy and Scratchy Show.
The Wife Aquatic - The Science of SpongeBob.png 18 388 "The Wife Aquatic" A statue of SpongeBob was seen at a visitors center at Barnacle Bay museum. The statue was part of an exhibit called "The Science of SpongeBob". Patrick Star, the starfish, also appears as one of molluscs photos.
Treehouse of Horror XX - Monsters dressed.png 21 445 "Treehouse of Horror XX" Frankenstein dresses up as SpongeBob. Later, SpongeBob told the Simpsons he was secretly very evil.
Treehouse of Horror XXI - Bob Anderson as Sponge Bob Anderson Pants.png 22 468 "Treehouse of Horror XXI" The episode director Bob Anderson was credited as "Sponge Bob Anderson Pants".
Angry Dad The Movie - The Real Early SpongeBobs.png 478 "Angry Dad: The Movie" Bart Simpson mentions SpongeBob when he claims he likes cartoons. He says: "I've always loved cartoons, going way back to the real early SpongeBobs".
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25 537 "Yellow Subterfuge" When Krusty asks to Lisa if could sell foreign rights to your show, Lisa says that even SpongeBob did it. And she shows him an Italian parodied version of SpongeBob SquarePants on her tablet called "Spugna Roberto Quadrati Pantaloni". In the show, Spugna Roberto (a parody of SpongeBob SquarePants) gives a gift to Squiduardo Calamari (a parody of Squidward Tentacles) for his birthday - namely, a mine from World War II. As Squiduardo refuses to accept the gift, a seahorse floats by and presses the trigger button on the mine, causing it to explode and blow Roberto and Squiduardo to pieces. A female fish in funeral attire begins to cry and mourn Squiduardo's death. In the parody, Roberto lived in a watermelon under the sea, rather than a pineapple under the sea as in the actual series.
Brick Like Me - SpongeBob play sets.png 550 "Brick Like Me" Comic Book Guy says that Bart's giant robot is made out of Batmobile, Hobbit hole and SpongeBob LEGO play-sets.
Treehouse of Horror XXIX - SpongeBob reference.png 30 645 "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" When a man tells Homer that he will be sacrificed to an evil god from the ocean's depths, Homer asks if he means SpongeBob.
The Way of the Dog - SpongeBob plush.png 31 684 "The Way of the Dog" At the Dognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute, one of the dogs holds a plush that resembles SpongeBob SquarePants.
Treehouse of Horror XXXI - SpongeHomer.png 32 688 "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" When Homer was going to strangle Bart, he transforms himself into a Color by dots Homer, Astract art Homer, SpongeBob Homer ("SpongeHomer"), Homer and then into Balloon Homer.


In a Simpsons Comic, Bart is in the androids dungeon where lots of comics are in the background and on the counter is a book called SpongeSteve, which SpongeBob can be seen on the cover of the comic book.

Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Coach Me If You Can - SpongeBob Costume.png Simpsons Comics #95 Coach Me If You Can A character is wearing a SpongeBob costume. Lenny Leonard is wearing a Patrick Star costume.
SpongeBart SquarePants.png Bart Simpson #94 SpongeBart SquarePants Bart is dreaming at he is SpongeBob.

References to The Simpsons in SpongeBob SquarePants[edit]

Cephalopod Lodge- This episode has similarities with The Simpsons episode "Homer the Great," in which Homer joins a group called the Stonecutters, which also parodied the Freemasons and the common perception of the Illuminati. I'm with Stupid- Marty resembles Homer Simpson. Also, Janet resembles Marge Simpson

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
SpongeBob SquarePants - The Sponge Who Could Fly - Title card.png 3 59 "The Sponge Who Could Fly"

"The Lost Episode"

The title card of this episode is a parody to the title screen of the The Simpsons opening sequence.
SpongeBob SquarePants - Mention to Cletus Spuckler.png 7 134 "SpongeBob's Last Stand" Cletus Spuckler is mentioned by Patrick Star as his great-uncle.

Bongo Comics Free-For-All[edit]

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