Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

Year 1997 (MCMXCIX) was a common year of the Gregorian calendar that started on a Wednesday. It is the year the original version of "Help Wanted" was made.

Date Event(s)
January 17 The pitch bible for the show was written by Stephen Hillenburg.
July 1 "Help Wanted" began production.
Unknown date (possibly November 16) The original pilot version of "Help Wanted" was made.
SpongeBoy was renamed as SpongeBob.
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