Nickelodeon Plans Celeb-Filled ‘SpongeBob’ Celebration

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

A weeklong Valentine to everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom-dweller will kick off Monday, February 12 when Nickelodeon launches “I ❤ SpongeBob.” The programming event will celebrate fans’ love for SpongeBob SquarePants with celebrities, Nick stars and real kids coming together to toast the iconic invertebrate and all his pals. Fan-favorite episodes of the nearly 20-year-old series will marathon daily from 4-6 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes premiering each night at 6 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 16.

Sharing their favorite characters, moments, songs, memes and more with commentary, re-enactments and stories will be a variety of SpongeBob superfans, including Nick Cannon, Fall Out Boy, Jace Norman (Henry Danger), Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties), Cree Cicchino (Game Shakers), Nico Tortorella (Younger), SpongeBob SquarePants voice cast members Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and many more.

Classic episodes set to air include the pilot “Help Wanted,” where SpongeBob interviews for his job at the Krusty Krab; “Band Geeks,” where Squidward tries to create a marching band; “F.U.N.” featuring the ever popular song; and “Ripped Pants.” F

The first brand-new episode, “Chatterbox Gary” premieres on Monday. In it, SpongeBob kits his pet snail Gary out with a translation collar and gets him talking up a storm. Everyone loves it! … Except Squidward. Gary is voiced by guest star Keith David (“Sal Commander” in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Dr. Facilier” in The Princess and the Frog). Check out a clip below!

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants