Created in 1999, 'Spongebob Squarepants' has gone on to become one of the most popular animated series in recent history. A marine biologist-turned-animator (really) created the show. It turns 20 years old today.
While it may not have the same cache as 'The Simpsons' or 'Family Guy', 'Spongebob' has nevertheless remained a cultural institution. Now in its twelfth season and still producing new episodes, 'Spongebob Squarepants' isn't going anywhere. In fact a third 'Spongebob' movie is on the way after its first two hit movies in 2004 and 2015. Almost 250 episodes have aired altogether on its home channel of Nickelodeon.
Here's eleven useless factoids about anyone and everyone in Bikini Bottom.