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If you were looking for the article about the in-universe variety show, then see The Patrick Show!.

The Patrick Star Show is a SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off series that focuses on Patrick.[2]

The series features Patrick Star hosting his own late-night talk show, mainly including him and his family, but other SpongeBob characters still make occasional appearances. It also introduces several new characters.[3][4]

Voice-overs for the project started in August of 2020.[2][5] It is expected to receive 13 episodes[2] with mostly the same time structures as the main series[6] and comes from the same crew as the current staff of the main series.

On August 11, 2021, season 1 was extended to 26 episodes.[7]

Characters

Main

The spin-off's main characters are the members of the Star family: Patrick, his sister Squidina, his parents Bunny and Cecil, and his grandfather GrandPat.

Other

Ouchie, a sea urchin who is Patrick's pet, appears as a recurring character. The incidental characters are the same as the main series, with no adjustments to their designs. The only change is that the characters are younger. Various characters from SpongeBob SquarePants make cameo appearances, such as SpongeBob, Squidward, Plankton, Pearl, Sandy, and Gary. This spin-off is notably the first entry in the franchise where SpongeBob does not appear in every episode.

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Trivia

  • After "The Goofy Newbie," Vincent Waller stated, "You have not seen the last of Squidina. We have special plans for her. I can’t say when you’ll see her again, but you will!"[8] Later, The Patrick Star Show was announced[2] and eventually revealed to feature Squidina Star.[3][4]
  • After The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and its spin-off Planet Sheen, SpongeBob SquarePants and its spin-off The Patrick Star Show are the second pair of Nicktoons where the spin-off focuses on the titular character's best friend.
    • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius ended before its spin-off Planet Sheen began, unlike SpongeBob SquarePants and its concurrent spin-offs Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show.[9]
  • The concept of a character hosting a talk show is similar to Squidward Chat and Snark Chat with Bubble Bass.
  • This is the second Patrick-focused show, with the first being the web series All About Patrick/The Patrick Sitcom Show.
  • This is the second spin-off of the series, with the first being Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years.
  • Although this spin-off is focusing on Patrick and his family, Sam is not there; she was lost from sometime when she and Patrick were kids[10] until "Big Sister Sam," with this spin-off being a prequel that appears to be set between their separation and reunion. Also in "Something Smells", Patrick says he doesn't have a sister.
  • The character of Squidina first appeared in the original series' episode "Goons on the Moon".
  • In the original show, Patrick's parents are named Margie and Herb, but in the spin-off, they are renamed Bunny and Cecil. Their appearances are also vastly different.
    • When asked on why Patrick's parents look different in the spin-off, showrunner Vincent Waller responded: "We felt the original iterations of the characters, while they worked for that episode, they were boring as characters. They were NOT entertaining or fun. These two are so much more fun."[11]
  • In an interview with Variety, Waller and Marc Ceccarelli said that they intentionally deviated from SpongeBob canon to allow for more creative freedom. "We see it like a jar sitting up on a shelf in the corner with a label that says canon on it, and we recognize that, but we also treat every episode like a standalone that can go anywhere in the universe," explained Waller. The pair also acknowledged that the move would not sit well with some of SpongeBob's ardent fans.[12]
  • The show started development during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.[13]
  • This is Squidasaurus Rex's first appearance following The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and SpongeBob HeroPants.
  • Similarly to The Ren & Stimpy Show, which Vincent Waller worked for, this show includes fake commercials in the episodes.
  • Promos for the series on Nickelodeon include a cover of the David Bowie song "Starman". Bowie had previously appeared in "Atlantis SquarePantis" and had one of his songs used in the SpongeBob musical.
  • Unlike SpongeBob SquarePants and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, The Patrick Star Show does not have a theme song.

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