Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


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"Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD bonus feature. It is a documentary about the development of SpongeBob SquarePants and how it became a huge success. It was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show. It can be found in the The First 100 Episodes DVD.



The documentary focuses on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants and its immersion into global popular culture. The film documents the show's early inspirations, and its origins. Among the millions of fans are celebrities such as LeBron James, Rosario Dawson, and Ricky Gervais, who express their insights for the show and its title character, SpongeBob. It also features the series' impact on the US President Barack Obama, the inmates of San Quentin State Prison, and fans around the world. Additional discussion includes the controversy of homosexual agenda against SpongeBob, the election of Patchy the Pirate as president of the SpongeBob Fan Club, and the fan mail Nickelodeon is receiving as reactions to SpongeBob.




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  • This documentary premiered on the show's 10th birthday.
  • In a DVD of a 10th anniversary press kit titled "100,000,000 Fans Can't Be Wrong,"[1] a rough cut of this documentary, which is not much different from TV airings besides some timing, can be found.
  • During one of the cast recording scenes, the actors can be seen voicing a scene from "SpongeBob's Last Stand," which was released a year after this documentary aired.
  • It also shows a part of the storyboard from "Rodeo Daze."
Season 2 officially announced on August 11, 1999 in Square Roots - The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 renewal on August 11, 1999.

Season 3 officially announced on September 20, 2000 in Square Roots - The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 3 renewal on September 20, 2000.

Rodger Bumpass collection of SpongeBob merchandise in Square Roots - The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise collection behind Rodger Bumpass.

  • It is shown that Rodger Bumpass has a collection of SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise when he talks about getting fan mail from prisons.

Sponge Bob Collector

A SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise collection.

  • A 2008 news report on KCCI of a woman who collected hundreds of SpongeBob items is used in this documentary when talking about the show's merchandise.
  • This documentary was rated TV-PG when it aired on Nick@Nite on July 23, 2009.[3][4]
  • This special received 1.67 million viewers on Nick@Nite, and 0.50 million viewers on VH1.[5]



Square Roots The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants Trailer


Square Roots The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants movie