I remember being nine and watching Spongebob for the first time. Although, I don’t remember the exact day I watched it, I learned that on May 1, 1999 this epic show premiered. Admittedly, the show has gone a little down hill since it started. Today, it remains one of the most well known shows out there. In 2004, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie premiered with laughs for young and old.
Spongebob wakes up as eager as ever ready to go to work at The Krusty Krab. He expects that he will be made manager of the Krusty Krab 2. However, Mr. Krabs picks Squidward over him siting his maturity level. Upset Spongebob meets up with Patrick at an ice cream bar where they eat too much ice cream. While this is going on Mr. Krabs nemesis Plankton is hatching a plan to ruin Krabs forever. As usual this plan will most likely go up in flames. But, Plankton manages to steal King Neptune’s crown and blame it on Mr. Krabs. The next day Neptune shows up at the Krusty Krab to punish Mr. Krabs for what he did. Mr. Krabs knows he is innocent, but Plankton makes sure that he is fully framed. When Spongebob shows up to work after his ice cream night and throws Mr. Krabs under the bus because he is still upset over not getting the job. However, with the insistence of Mindy, Neptunes daughter, Spongebob treks out with Patrick to retrieve the crown from Shell City. In order to make sure they don’t get the crown back, Plankton sends off a hitman. Yet, nothing can seem to stop Spongebob and Patrick as they drive around in a patty car. After some dangerous trials, they make it to Shell City which is a store on the surface world. They manage to get the crown, but not before getting weak and tired from being out of the water for so long. With the help of David Hasselhoff they are able to make it back to the Krusty Krab in time to prove Mr. Krabs innocence. Sadly, Plankton has turned Bikini Bottom into mindless cyborgs who obey his every command. But, with the power of song, they are able to put things back to normal. At the end of the day, Plankton is punished and Mr. Krabs is freed.
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is a comedy that is still beloved today by adults and children. On May 1st, 1999, Spongebob Squarepants premiered after the Kids Choice Awards. After seventeen years, Spongebob is still beloved today on television and in movies.