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Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (Bob Sfoungarákës) 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) until 2008, later on Star Channel, and currently on Nickelodeon's local station in Greece (formerly called LocalTV). The series is also available on Nick+ through the Cosmote TV (seasons 9-11, minus "Sanctuary!" and "What's Eating Patrick?") and Vodafone TV (seasons 7-12, minus all episodes that haven't yet aired on television, plus "Kwarantined Krab") streaming services. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Episodes released in Greece before being released in the United States

Note: "Kwarantined Krab" doesn't count on this list due to this episode being released digitally on Nick+.

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")[5]
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, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Eugene H. Krabs Κύριος Ευγένιος/Γιουτζίν Χ. 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, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Christos Thanos ("Frozen Face-Off"-Season 12)
Sheldon J. Plankton Σέλντον Τζ. Πλανκτόν 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, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Karen Plankton Κάρεν Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-7, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Hrysoula Papadopoulou (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
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)
Hrysoula Papadopoulou (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Pearl Krabs Πέρλα Καβούρη Stella Nikolothanasi (Season 1-7)
Maria Zervou (Season 8-present)
Gary the Snail Γκάρυ Σαλιγκάρι N/A (Season 1-"Fungus Among Us," The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run)
Spyros Zoupanos ("New Digs"-"Sentimental Sponge")
Christos Thanos ("Frozen Face-Off"-present)
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 Πόττυ 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")
Στρείδης (Season 1) Lorenzo Frangoulis (Season 3)
Θαλασσόλυκος (Season 5-7) Ntinos Soutis (Season 4-7)
Στρειδάνθρωπος ("Mermaid Man Begins") Yannis Stefopoulos ("Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob," "Shuffleboarding")
Christos Thanos (Season 8-9)
Flying Dutchman Ιπτάμενος Ολλανδός Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 4)
Ntinos Soutis (Season 5-7)
Alkis Zervos (Season 8)
Vasilis Milios (Season 11-present)
Larry the Lobster Λάρρυ ο Αστακός Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Ntinos Soutis ("Roller Cowards")
Yannis Stefopoulos ("That's No Lady," Season 6-"The Hot Shot)
Christos Thanos ("A SquarePants Family Vacation"-present)
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 Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1-3)
Christos Thanos (Season 8-11)
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 12-present)
Burger Beard Καπετάνιος
Spyros Zoupanos (Theme song (Season 1-Episode 155))
Yannis Stefopoulos (Alternate theme songs in "Truth or Square")
Lorenzo Frangoulis (Theme song (Episode 156-present))
Squilliam Fancyson Καλαμαρίλιαμ Σπουδαιάκης (Season 2) Nikos Kyriakides
Καλαμαρίλιαμ Καυχησιάρης (Season 3)
Σκουίλλιαμ Φανταχτερός (Season 6-7) Ntinos Soutis
Man Ray Άντρας Ακτίνα Nikos Kyriakides (Season 2-3)
Σαλάχης ("Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob") Ntinos Soutis (Season 6-7)
Christos Thanos (Season 8)
Vasilis Milios (Season 11-present)
Dirty Bubble Βρώμικη Φούσκα Alkis Zervos
Betsy Krabs Μπέτσυ Καβούρη Stella Nikolothanasi
Bubble Bass Αφρόμουτρος Nikos Kyriakides (Season 1)
Μπαμπλ Μπας Lorenzo Frangoulis (Season 8)
Christos Thanos (Season 9)
Vasilis Milios (Season 10-Season 12)
Yannis Stefopoulos (Season 12-present)
Monty P. Moneybags Μόντυ 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
Even more elderly customer
P!nk Πινκ Stella Nikolothanasi
Elena Stratigopoulou (singing)

Additional sources:[6]


Original name Translated name
Bikini Bottom Βυθός του Μπικίνι
Krusty Krab Τραγανός Κάβουρας
Chum Bucket Φιλικός Κουβάς (Season 1-3, "Frozen Face-Off"-present)
Κουβάς της Παρέας ("Welcome to the Chum Bucket")
Κουβάς του Δολώματος (Season 4-"Drive Τhru")
Το Στέκι του Πλανκτόν (Comics)
Mrs. Puff's Boating School Η Σχολή Πλοήγησης της Κυρίας Πάφ
Jellyfish Fields Λιβάδια των Μεδουσών
Goo Lagoon Λιμνοθάλασσα Γκου
Rock Bottom Βυθός
Glove World! Κόσμος του Γαντιού
Γάντης Α.Ε. ("Roller Cowards")
Glove Universe Σύμπαν του Γαντιού


Original name Translated name
Spatula Σπάτουλα
Krabby Patty Καβουροπάττυ
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: Επιχείρηση Διάσωσης The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run November 5, 2020

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.

Collectible entire season DVDs have been produced by Pedio Editions. Seasons 1–4 were initially issued as a supplement in the magazine Tiletheatis, while seasons 5–8 were first published in the newspaper Eleytheros Typos tis Kyriakis. Except for seasons 7 to 9, which were divided into nine CDs each, each season was divided into eight discs. In addition, the seasons 1 to 3 DVDs would be re-released in small markets in 4-DVD bundles for a total of 10 euros. The 9th Season 7 DVD and the 9th Season 8 DVD were also sold (in collaboration with The Penwest Company) in stores, particularly supermarkets, for the usual price of 2 euros. [7][8]


A VCD called Το Πάρτι του Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη (SpongeBob's Party) was published as a gift with the 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.

In February 2007, SpongeBob appeared on the packaging of EVGA Folie Croissants, Nestle Laky Boy ice creams in May 2013, and Laky Cap ice creams in May 2014. The latter would include surprise items inside the caps, such as figurines, brelocks, stickers, and so on. [9][10][11][12]

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.[13]


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 Hygiene Products Made by DLKAM Group.

Released with a line of Dora the Explorer hygiene products.

Later recalled due to microbial contamination.[14]

CookieCrisp 3D .jpg Nestle Cereal boxes August 2014[15] Main article: Football Kick
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
Aqua ball with red LED
  • Produced and released by Jumbo
Large 3556035-orig.jpg SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis for Nintendo DS 2007 Main article: SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis
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."[16]

The reaction of audiences and fans of the show in Greece was rather negative, with people criticizing the fact that NCRTV was focusing on "mindless" children shows, and not on other "awful" at the time, shows on TV, and saying ironically that NCRTV 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 NCRTV has claimed that the series is for adults (as it has also claimed that it has violence and sexual references).

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?[17]

Episodes restricted on Greek Free-to-air television

Due to NCRTV and other television content rating system companies from other countries growing stricter over the years, the following episodes no longer air as normal on Nickelodeon Greece's Free-to-air television channel, which led to them either airing at a later time with a stricter rating (for example, "Ghoul Fools," which was premiered in the time of 10:00 PM) or even being completely skipped in future reruns. All these episodes are available without any restrictions on streaming services and home media releases.[citation needed]

"Mid-Life Crustacean" still airs as normal on the channel, despite being permanently banned in the United States due to the scene where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs partake in a panty raid.

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.[18]

The promo for the airings is done by Athens-based company XYZ Productions,[19] and Sandy Cheeks is played by Georgina Razack,[20] the female narrator for most Nickelodeon Greece promos.




External links


  1. ^ ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (in Greek). star.gr. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved on 2018-08-27.
  2. ^ ALPHA KIDS (in Greek). alpha-digital.gr. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. Retrieved on 2018-09-16.
  3. ^ http://www.abfab.gr
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  5. ^ Ξέρετε ποιος κάνει τη φωνή του Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη στα Ελληνικά; (βίντεο) (in Greek). Diaforetiko. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  6. ^ Η Θεατρική Σκηνή Δήμου Φυλής "σηκώνει την αυλαία"… (in Greek). Municipality of Fyli (2016-09-01). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  7. ^ http://www.penwest.gr/mpomp-sfoyggarakis.html
  8. ^ DVD ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (000573) < DVD ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ (000573). Toys24. Archived from the original on 2019-07-16. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  9. ^ Darsakli, Chrysa (2013-05-09). Νέες απολαύσεις για μικρούς και μεγάλους (in Greek). MissBloom. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  10. ^ Ntountoumi, Konstantina (2013-05-09). Υποδεχθείτε τα νέα παγωτά Nestle! (in Greek). InfoKids. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  11. ^ LAKY CAP "Μπόμπ Σφουγγαράκης" (in Greek). BabySpace (2013-05-14). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ http://www.nethall.gr/diagonismos-melissa-dora-bob-sfouggarakis-paketa-zumarikon-106223/
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Kostara, Sofia (2014-08-28). Τι δώρα θα κάνει ο Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης™ στα παιδιά; (in Greek). InfoKids. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
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  17. ^ Μπόλεκ και Λόλεκ εναντίον Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκη! (in Greek) (2013-07-19). Retrieved on 2019-07-16.
  18. ^ O SpongeBob έρχεται στο MTV!!! | MTVGreece (in Greek). mtvgreece.gr. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved on 2018-09-16.
  19. ^ https://vimeo.com/86591341
  20. ^ https://vimeo.com/250016948
  21. ^ ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΑ ΚΑΘΑΡΙΣΜΟΥ - ΜΠΟΜΠ ΣΦΟΥΓΓΑΡΑΚΗΣ - ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΟ Κ (in Greek). 4ty.gr. Retrieved on 2019-07-16.