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Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (Bob Sphoungarákěs) is the Greek dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. Episodes in Greece would initially premiere on Alpha TV's sister stations, Alpha Cinema 1 (featured on the now-defunct digital platform Alpha Digital) and Channel 9 (formerly called TVCosmopolis and Polis) till 2008, later on Star Channel , and currently on Nickelodeon's local station in Greece (formerly called LocalTV). It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Episodes shown in Greece before airing in the United States

Characters and Cast

Original name Translated name Voice actor
SpongeBob SquarePants Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης Spyros Zoupanos (Season 1-2, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, 4-"Sentimental Sponge")[3]
Lorenzo Frangoulis (Season 3,"Frozen Face-Off"-Season 12, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Konstantinos Lagos (Season 12-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Patrick Star Πάτρικ Αστέρης Alkis Zervos
Squidward Tentacles Καλαμάρης Πλοκάμιας Alkis Zervos (Season 1-3, "Frozen Face-Off"-present)
Thanasis Kourlambas (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Ntinos Soutis (Season 4-"Sentimental Sponge," The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Eugene H. Krabs Κύριος Ευγένιος Γιουτζίμ Καβούρης Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Yannis Stefopoulos (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Season 4-"Drive Thru," Season 12-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Christos Thanos ("Frozen Face-Off"-Season 12)
Sheldon J. Plankton Sheldon James Plankton Alkis Zervos (Season 1-2)
Nikos Kyriakides (Season 3)
Kostas Apostolidis (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Ntinos Soutis (Season 4-"Drive Thru")
Christos Thanos ("Frozen Face-Off"-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Karen Plankton Karen Plankton Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-7, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Sandy Cheeks Σάντυ Φουντούκη Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-7, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Mrs. Puff Κυρία Παφ Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-"The Hot Shot")
Maria Zervou ("Oral Report"-present)
Pearl Krabs Πέρλα Καβούρη Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-7)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present)
Gary Γκάρυ Σαλιγκάρι N/A
Patchy the Pirate Πάτσυ ο Πειρατής Nikos Kyriakides (Season 2)
Lorenzo Frangoulis (Season 3)
Alkis Zervos ("Friend or Foe")
Ntinos Soutis ("Atlantis SquarePantis")
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 6)
Christos Thanos (Season 8-10)
Vasilis Milios (Season 12)
Potty the Parrot Πότι ο Παπαγάλος Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 2-3, "Atlantis Squarepantis")
Ntinos Soutis ("Friend or Foe," Season 6)
Maria Zervou (Season 8)
Christos Thanos (Season 10-12)
Mermaid Man Γοργόνος Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 4-7)
Ntinos Soutis ("Night Light")
Alkis Zervos (Season 8-9)
Barnacle Boy Αγόρι Πεταλίδα Spyros Zoupanos (Season 1-2, "Night Light")
Lorenzo Frangoulis (Season 3)
Christos Thanos (Season 8-9)
Στρείδης Yannis Stefopoulos ("Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob" & "Shuffleboarding")
Ntinos Soutis (Season 4 and 7)
Flying Dutchman Ιπτάμενος Ολλανδός Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 4)
Ntinos Soutis (Season 5-7)
Alkis Zervos (Season 8-present)
Larry the Lobster Λάρι ο Αστακός Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Ntinos Soutis ("Roller Cowards")
Yannis Stefopoulos ("That's No Lady," Season 6-7)
Margaret SquarePants Κλαιρ Τετραγωνοπαντελονή Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-5)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present)
Harold SquarePants Χάρολντ Τετραγωνοπαντελονής Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1)
Ntinos Soutis ("BlackJack")
Spyros Zoupanos ("New Digs")
Christos Thanos (Season 8-present)
Grandma SquarePants Γιαγιά Τετραγωνοπαντελονή Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-5)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present)
Realistic Fish Head Realistic Fish Head Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Christos Thanos (Season 8-present)
Burger Beard Καπετάνιος
Spyros Zoupanos (Season 2 and Theme song (Season 1-Episode 155))
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 6)
Lorenzo Frangoulis (Theme song (Season 8-present))
Squilliam Fancyson Καλαμαρίλιαμ Σπουδαιάκης (Season 2) Nikos Kyriakides
Καλαμαρίλιαμ Καυχησιάρης (Season 3)
Squilliam Φανταχτερός (Season 6-7) Ntinos Soutis
Man Ray Άντρας Ακτίνα Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Ntinos Soutis (Season 6-7)
Christos Thanos (Season 8-present)
Dirty Bubble Βρώμικη Φούσκα Alkis Zervos
Betsy Krabs Μπέτσι Καβούρη Stella Nikolothanasi
Bubble Bass Αφρόμουτρος Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1)
Μπαμπλ Μπας Christos Thanos (Season 9)
Vasilis Milios (Season 10-present)
Monty P. Moneybags Μόντι Π. Χρηματοπούγκης Yannis Yfantis
Seaweed man Κύριος Τερατόμορφος Φύκης Ntinos Soutis
Jack Kahuna Laguna Thanasis Tsaltambasis
Squilvia Καλαμάρα Stella Nikolothanasi
Marina Sofia Kapsambeli
Don Grouper Alkis Zervos
Ginger Maria Zervou
Ginger's mother
P!nk Πινκ Stella Nikolothanasi
Elena Stratigopoulou (singing)

Additional sources:[4]


Original name Translated name
Bikini Bottom Βυθός του Μπικίνι
Krusty Krab Τραγανός Κάβουρας
Chum Bucket Κουβάς του Δολώματος
Φιλικός Κουβάς (Season 8-present)
Το Στέκι του Πλανγκτόν (comics)
Mrs. Puff's Boating School Η Σχολή Πλοήγησης της Κυρίας Πάφ
Jellyfish Fields Λιβάδια των Μεδουσών
Goo Lagoon Λιμνοθάλασσα Goo
Rock Bottom Βυθός
Glove World! Κόσμος του Γαντιού
Glove Universe Σύμπαν του Γαντιού


Original name Translated name
Spatula Σπάτουλα
Krabby Patty Καβουροπάτι
Krabby Patty secret formula Μυστική Συνταγή/Φόρμουλα του Καβουροπάτι
Magic Conch Shell Μαγικό Κοχύλι




Dubbed title Original title Premiere Dubbed logo
Μπομπ ο Σφουγγαράκης: Η Ταινία The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie September 15, 2005
Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης: Έξω από τα Νερά του The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 19, 2015
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Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης in popular culture

  • Yes, Chef!: When the Chef lets his daughter (as he has to make a Dish of the Chef) on Trifonas, the daughter decides to play Hide and Seek. Every time Trifonas says "1 Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης, 2 Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης[...]." At the end he says "100 Πάτρικ και βγαίνω![...]."
  • Cooking Maliatsis: Episode 61: One man from the team is mentioning the [Greek] voice of Plankton, setting the start of a conversation about the show, while cooking.
  • Hara's Cafe: In the last episode, while Boulitsa is asking Stavroula if the café will still be called "Hara's Café," because Hara is leaving, she holds a SpongeBob plush doll.

Opening song

Burger Beard: "Είσαστε έτοιμοι?" (Are you ready?)
Kids: "Μάλιστα καπετάνιε!" (Yes, Captain!)
Burger Beard: "Δεν σας ακούω!" (I can't hear you!)
Burger Beard: Ω"ωωωωωωωω... Ποιος ζει στη θάλασσα σε ανανά?" (Oooooooooooh... Who lives in the sea in a pineapple?)
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!" (Spongebob!)
Burger Beard: "Κίτρινος είναι και είναι μπελάς!" (He is yellow and he is in trouble!)
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!" (Spongebob!)
Burger Beard: "Πάρε ένα ψάρι κι πάμε κοντά!" (Take a fish and go near!)
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!" (Spongebob!)
Burger Beard: "Αν δεις έναν σπόγγο, μες στα νερά!" (If you see a sponge in the water!)
Kids: "Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!" (Spongebob!)
Burger Beard: "Έτοιμοι?" (Ready?)
Burger Beard and the kids: "Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης! Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης! Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!" (SpongeBob! SpongeBob! SpongeBob!)
Burger Beard: "Τετραγωνοοοοοοο...παντελονήηηηηηηηηηηης! Α-χα-χα-χα!" (SquaaaarePaaaaaants! A-ha-ha-ha!)


Home media


ODEON S.A. had released 13 DVDs in Greece with episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, from seasons 1-3, except the 12th (with the season 6 special episode, "SpongeBob vs. The Big One") and 13th (with the season 5 special episode "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"). Also, English and Greek audio tracks were featured, alongside Greek Subtitles. ODEON is also responsible for distributing films released by Paramount Home Entertainment, including the SpongeBob movies.

The cover for the previewable DVD.

Pedio Editions (Greek: Πεδίο Εκδοτική) has manufactured collectible complete season DVDs. Seasons 1 to 4 were first released as a bonus included in the magazine Tiletheatis, seasons 5 to 8 in the newspaper Eleytheros Typos tis Kyriakis. Each season was divided into 8 discs, except seasons 7 to 9, which were divided into 9 per season. Also, the seasons 1 to 3 DVDs would eventually be re-released to mini markets, in 4-DVD packages with the price of 10 euros each one. The 9th Season 7 DVD and the 9th Season 8 one have also been released (in cooperation with The Penwest Company) on stores and more notably, supermarkets, with the regular price of 2 euros.[5][6]


A VCD called Το Πάρτι του Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη (SpongeBob's Party) was released as a bonus included with a purchase of the Greek SpongeBob magazine.


Minoas Editions (Greek: Εκδόσεις Μίνωας) had previously released several books with stories/comics/stickers/puzzles/coloring pages of SpongeBob.

In 2014, further books were released by Pedio Editions.


LEGO, Imaginext and Mega Bloks products have been released in Greece.

SpongeBob appeared in EVGA Folie Croissants in February 2007, Nestle Laky Boy ice creams in May 2013, and Laky Cap ones in May 2014. The latter of them would include inside the caps surprise gifts, such as figures, brelocks, stickers etc.[7][8][9][10]

Greek food company Melissa S.A. released the Melissa "Pasta Kids" brand in 2009, in which pastas would come in different shapes, showing kids-related things. A variant of the product was released, where the pasta would represent the main characters. In February 2015, Melissa would hold a contest of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with the prizes being SpongeBob-related.[11]


Image Title Release date Notes
 Kinder Έκπληξη (Kinder Surprise) Chocolate eggs 2005-2006
  • Featuring SpongeBob figures
MonopolySB GR.jpg Monopoly Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (Monopoly SpongeBob SquarePants Edition)
401919092832 279 308.jpg Plush doll
  • Released by Simba.
  • Code: 109492832
SB GreekJoghyrt.png  Yogurt with Strawberry/Banana flavor, and chocolate balls from cereals
  • Produced and released by Farm Koukaki (Φάρμα Κουκάκη)
  • Site
SB GreekCosmetics.jpg Cosmetics
  • Produced and released by DLKAM GROUP
  • Released along with series of cosmetics for Dora the Explorer
  • Those were lated drawn out from markets, due to microbial contamination.[12]
CookieCrisp 3D .jpg  Nestle Cereal boxes August 2014[13] Main article: Football Kick

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Orange juice
  • Produced by Appy Kids Co
  • Formulated in the UK
  • Released by K22 Global Traders
  • Made with apples, oranges and stevia
  • Released by SK Eisagogiki
Ananas Juice
  • Released by Deco

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Aqua ball with red LED
  • Produced and released by Jumbo
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Spongebobvolcanops2.jpg SpongeBob and Friends: Battle for Volcano Island for PlayStation 2 2007 Main article: SpongeBob and Friends: Battle for Volcano Island


The disputed show allegedly contains violent scenes
~ John Laskaridis on Newspaper "Ethnos"

Channel 9 airings (2007)

Poster distributed by "Φοιτητές σε Κρίση Ταυτότητας", criticizing accusations against gay people.

During airings of the series on Channel 9 in 2007, the National Council for Radio and Television started investigations regarding a claim made by one of its members, in which he says that "the show contains violent scenes for children."[14]
The reaction of audiences and fans of the show in Greece was rather negative, with people criticizing the fact that ESR was focusing on "mindless" children shows, and not on other "awful" at the time, shows on TV, and saying ironically that ESR should also ban other cartoons.

Despite the Council taking action in order to ban the cartoon on the network, the exact reason for the cancellation of airings there till this day, are unknown.

Ellinofreneia (early series) Parody


Ελληνοφρένεια - Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης

During the run of the Ellinofreneia early TV series on the Greek channel SKAI, a talk of the Greek politician George Alogoskoufis was satirized with an actor's hands, holding a SpongeBob and Patrick plush. The actor was moving SpongeBob and Patrick, with a censored way.

Later, a child's mother did a report about the censored scene at the radio series of the same name, because her child was watching that. The radio series host tried to say that ESR has claimed that the series is for adults (as it has also claimed that it has violence and sexual references).

Banned from Nickelodeon Greece episodes

The episodes "Dumped," "Krab Borg," "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," "Ghoul Fools," and others are now banned from Nickelodeon Greece, because ESR thinks that they have violence/sexual references and getting reports from parents. These episodes had previously aired on Nickelodeon Greece (for example, "Ghoul Fools" which was aired only in time of 10:00 PM).

KKE response to Alexis Tsipras

In a speech of Alexis Tsipras, chairman of SYRIZA (Coalition of Racical Left) and former prime minister of Greece, in 2013, about the transmittion of the newly-founded at the time station that was about to completely replace the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, NERIT (New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television), he told that "You illegally emitted from a private studio a pirated signal that exposes the country internationally, with aesthetics referring to the Soviet Union channels of the 1970s and to Bolek and Lolek cartoons."

KKE (Communist Party of Greece) responded to the speech, saying:

But what do Bolek and Lolek have to do with that? [...] You should know that the Polish boys Bolek and Lolek, are one of the best in children's entertainment. Cartoons far superior than any pedagogical point of view, displaying ideals and values ​​particularly beneficial to young children who build their personality.
PS. Does Mr. Tsipras prefer today's modern capitalist animation industry trash that shows competition and violence? Is SpongeBob, who always serves his boss Mr. Krabs who oppresses him and exploits him, his role model?[15]

Subtitled version

The special "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," alongside two episodes of Seasons 6 and 7, would air on MTV Greece with subtitles, between December 24, 2013 and December 26, 2013, on 6pm.[16]

The promo for the airings is done by Athens-based company XYZ Profuctions,[17] and Sandy Cheeks is played by Georgina Razack,[18] the female narrator for most Nickelodeon Greece promos.




External links


  1. ^ ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved on 2018-08-27.
  2. ^ ALPHA KIDS (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. Retrieved on 2018-09-16.
  3. ^ Ξέρετε ποιος κάνει τη φωνή του Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη στα Ελληνικά; (βίντεο) (in Greek). Diaforetiko. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  4. ^ Η Θεατρική Σκηνή Δήμου Φυλής "σηκώνει την αυλαία"… (in Greek). Municipality of Fyli (2016-09-01). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
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  6. ^ DVD ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (000573) < DVD ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (000573). Toys24. Archived from the original on 2019-07-16. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  7. ^ Darsakli, Chrysa (2013-05-09). Νέες απολαύσεις για μικρούς και μεγάλους (in Greek). MissBloom. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  8. ^ Ntountoumi, Konstantina (2013-05-09). Υποδεχθείτε τα νέα παγωτά Nestle! (in Greek). InfoKids. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  9. ^ LAKY CAP "Μπόμπ Σφουγγαράκης" (in Greek). BabySpace (2013-05-14). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  10. ^ Special Report: Τα... hit της 10ετίας! - Folie Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης: Ήρθαν για να απογειώσουν την απόλαυση! (in Greek). Σελφ-Σέρβις (2010-07-15). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
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  12. ^ Ntountoumi, Konstantina (2016-05-13). Ανακαλούνται παιδικά καλλυντικά "Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης" και "Ντόρα η μικρή εξερευνήτρια" λόγω μικροβιακής επιμόλυνσης (in Greek). InfoKids. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  13. ^ Kostara, Sofia (2014-08-28). Τι δώρα θα κάνει ο Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης™ στα παιδιά; (in Greek). InfoKids. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  14. ^ Στο στόχαστρο του ΕΣΡ μπαίνει ο Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (in Greek). (2007-11-21). Retrieved on 2019-06-03.
  15. ^ Μπόλεκ και Λόλεκ εναντίον Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη! (in Greek) (2013-07-19). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  16. ^ O SpongeBob έρχεται στο MTV!!! | MTVGreece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved on 2018-09-16.
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  19. ^ ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΑ ΚΑΘΑΡΙΣΜΟΥ - ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ - ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΟ Κ (in Greek). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
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