Spongebob Squarepants Then & Now- Let Your Geek Sideshow Podcast

Are ya ready, kids? This week, get ready to soak up the history of the porous yellow protagonist who has been entertaining audiences for two decades, across television, film, and even a Broadway musical. This is Spongebob Squarepants Then & Now.


From across time and space, and throughout the multiverse, listen as multiple generations of geeks come together to discuss the iconic characters, events, and franchises that make up the very fabric of pop culture as we know it.

Let Your Geek Sideshow presents… Then & Now– a pop culture podcast!

This week, we are diving into an undersea series that has been delighting audiences for twenty years, hitting major cultural milestones along the way. From humble beginnings on television to the big screen, and from the big screen to the stage, our porous yellow protagonist has been laughing and flipping burgers in Bikini Bottom, engaging multiple generations of viewers in his antics.

Like any absorbent sponge, Spongebob Squarepants has expanded beyond the original scope of the animated series. Over 20 years, the fry cook and his underwater friends have defined entertainment, introducing memes and cultural moments that still engage audiences today.

The animated show is still airing, video games are getting remastered, prequel series and new films are on their way, and the original Broadway cast of the Spongebob Squarepants musical is reuniting for a special Nickelodeon broadcast thanks to the popularity of the character. While we may not know the secret formula for Krabby Patties, it’s clear that the world of Spongebob has the right ingredients to remain relevant and keep us laughing all these years.

This is Spongebob Squarepants, Then & Now.


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