|Birth name||SpongeBob SquarePants|
|First appearance||May 1, 1999 |
|Born||July 14, 1986|
Bikini Bottom, Bikini Atoll, USA
|Appeared in||SpongeBob Movie Rap Battle|
|Location(s)||SpongeBob SquarePants opening title sequence|
SpongeBob SquarePants made a brief cameo appearance in the SpongeBob Movie Rap Battle. He was a hand-drawn animation as part of the show's title sequence, and thus, did not require an actor.
Information on the cameo
SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name. He is voiced by actor and comedian Tom Kenny and first appeared on television in the series' pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999.
SpongeBob was created and designed by cartoonist and educator Stephen Hillenburg, who began developing the show shortly after the cancellation of Rocko's Modern Life in 1996. Hillenburg intended to create a series about an over-optimistic sea sponge living in an underwater town. Hillenburg compared the character's personality to Laurel and Hardy and Pee-wee Herman. As he drew the character, he decided that a "squeaky-clean square" like a kitchen sponge fit the concept. The character's name is derived from "Bob the Sponge", the host of Hillenburg's comic strip The Intertidal Zone that he originally drew in the 1980s whilst teaching marine biology to visitors of the Ocean Institute. SpongeBob is a naive and goofy sponge who works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab.
Appearance in the rap battle
SpongeBob appears in his opening title sequence on a television set during Bubbles' line "That song's so bad that I can't even stand it!"
- As the whole battle is animated, SpongeBob and the rest of the characters in the battle are the fourth animated characters to appear in a rap battle after the sarlacc and the Lego Minifigures in Zeus vs Thor.
- He is the first cameo to appear in an unofficial rap battle.
- He is the fourth cameo to appear on a television set, after Mister Rogers, Billy Mays and the Fourth Doctor.
- He is the first one to not appear in Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso.