It’s been two decades since SpongeBob SquarePants first aired on television, and it’s safe to say that the show has remained relevant and entertaining throughout the years. What do you call that?” –, “It’s evil. Stephen Hillenburg, a marine science educator and animator, created the show in 1999 for Nickelodeon. I guess I could use one of those.” –, “It started out as a simple order. Perhaps you know of other kids’ cartoons that grownups find entertaining, and the one thing that those shows have in common is that they contain jokes specifically written for adults watching with their kids. , on the other hand, remains on the air after 20 years and is still one of the most popular children’s shows today. Maybe it’s the way SpongeBob is always positive, or how Patrick is always loyal to his friends, or even the way Mr. Krabs is keen on keeping his secret formula a secret. Everyone’s favorite yellow sponge that lives undersea stars in the show’s twelfth season with no end in sight and continues to entertain adults and kids alike. Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" has given us plenty to love over the last 20 years, but we've narrowed it down to our five favorite things. Even if it's underwater. SpongeBob - TWO HOURS LATER + DOWNLOAD LINK - Coub - The Biggest Video Meme Platform by Sasha Travel through time and space with these futuristic SpongeBob clips! Kids’ television shows often air for only three seasons at most because the audience members typically outgrow the show and move on—think. But wait… there’s more! Maybe it’s the way SpongeBob is always positive, or how Patrick is always loyal to his friends, or even the way Mr. Krabs is keen on keeping his secret formula a secret. SpongeBob: Making Krabby patties and making Squidward crabby since 1999. The smelly smell that smells…smelly.” –, “I knew I shouldn’t have gotten out of bed today.” –, “Goodbye everyone, I’ll remember you all in therapy.” –, “All I know is fine dining and breathing.” –, “Look at all the hip young people eating sal-ads.” –, “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!” –, “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets.” –, “Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?” –, “Squidward that’s not the peace treaty, that’s a copy of the peace treaty.” –, “After going on your life-changing journey, you now realize that you don’t want what you thought you wanted. (06/04/2009) http://www.nick.com/ Lord knows I’ve tried. Tune in every week for Tuesday Tunes, Throwback Thursdays, and SpongeBob Saturdays! From 'Sopranos' to 'SpongeBob': TV shows that premiered in 1999, Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/05/01/spongebob-squarepants-20th-anniversary-why-kids-show-endures/3585581002/.