10 Things You Didn’t Know about SpongeBob Best Friends Forever Ring
I know that everyone knows Spongebob and his friend Patrick. Still, there are some things that you probably do not know about it. They are the following: the best friend forever ring was originally not gold, just silver, and was bought by Mr. Krabs on his way to be with his wife. She had passed away (he finds it when looking for her in her tomb). You can also find other versions of the BFF ring if you look hard enough. We have listed in this blog post ten things you didn’t know about SpongeBob’s best friends forever ring.
1. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg
Stephen Hillenburg created and directed The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and wrote the screenplays for both movies. He is also credited as a writer, executive producer, and storyboard artist for many of SpongeBob’s television episodes. Hillenburg was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, on August 21, 1961.
He holds a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in quantum mechanics from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. he later studied marine biology at Oregon State University but dropped out before graduating. While teaching marine biology at a Hawaiian high school for three years during college, he began to envision a cartoon based on creatures dwelling underwater that would evolve into his popular character SpongeBob SquarePants.
2. Nicholas Wollersten plays SpongeBob
A lot of people assume that a woman voices SpongeBob SquarePants. That would be correct; voice actress Sirena Irwin has been behind him since 1999. But it’s always been someone else providing his squeaky-clean New England-style accent: Nicholas Wollersten. Also, Patrick Star’s (Bill Fagerbakke) live-action model contributes to other Nickelodeon shows such as True Jackson, VP, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. He’s still going strong after 20 years on SpongeBob SquarePants, which is a downright heroic feat when you think about it!
3. The first time he says You’re welcome is in Who Bob What Pants?
Did you know that SpongeBob says You’re welcome for nearly two full seconds in Best Day Ever? Suppose every episode of SpongeBob was played back-to-back, and we listened very closely. In that case, we could probably hear him say. You’re welcome an average of twenty times throughout the day. Talk about overdoing it!
You’re welcome is one of SpongeBob’s most used phrases (behind Hi! How you doin’?). And he uses it often—sometimes even more than once per sentence. If you play just one episode of SpongeBob and listen carefully, you’ll hear him utter. You’re welcome no less than fifty times during a single viewing session.
4. He can read, but just not very well. This explains why his grades are usually a big question mark
Often, SpongeBob’s grades are just a big question mark. You might think that’s because he doesn’t pay attention in class or study, but that isn’t true! According to Executive Producer Vincent Waller, He can read, but not very well. Waller has also said the joke is more that he doesn’t bother to read. He gets by on pure charm. If you ask him to read something, he’ll start reciting it like Shakespeare and get more panicked as he goes along until he finally gives up.
5. Patrick’s real name is revealed in the No Weenies Allowed episode. Patrick was born on St. Patrick’s Day
He is Irish, just like his name. He looks up to SpongeBob like a big brother. In A Life in a Day, he is an older adult living with SpongeBob and Squidward. However, he seems to be physically younger than them in other episodes such as Plankton! and Have You Seen This Snail? In some episodes (like No Weenies Allowed), Patrick is brilliant, while in others (such as Dumped), he is pretty dumb.
6. Sandy Cheeks’ first name is revealed to be Sandra
In a 2005 Nickelodeon UK online poll, Sandy was chosen as Sandy Cheeks’ first name, with Susan coming in second place. Her last name is revealed to be Cheeks. It is also implied that she is a widow during her final scene in SpongeBob SquarePants The Movie (2004). She is shown living next door to Squidward Tentacles, meaning that Squidward knows her and probably told her all of his secrets while they were neighbors.
7. Did you know Squidward lives in an Easter Island head?
In Season 2, episode Graveyard Shift, SpongeBob and Patrick build Squidward’s house on top of a deep dark secret. And what is that secret? It turns out Squidward lives in an Easter Island head. We were only shown glimpses of his home until Season 5, when we get a full tour during SpongeBob’s dream in Have You Seen This Snail? His house looks like it was built inside a statue of Squidward himself, which makes sense since he’s so selfish. The statue even has his signature nose! Pretty cool!
8. Squidward used to live with his mom, but she got eaten by a giant coconut crab
SpongeBob and Squidward have been neighbors for at least ten years. The SpongeBob SquarePants TV series began in 1999, so Squidward must have lived next to SpongeBob for at least ten years before that, probably more. Since he’s an adult (and a grouch), it’s probably safe to assume he moved out of his parents’ house a while ago and left his mom behind.
9. He wears blue shorts to see his legs (They have voices, but we can’t hear them.)
So, I decided to investigate whether or not SpongeBob’s shorts had a reason for being blue. As it turns out, they have a straightforward origin. Here is what designer Mark O’Hare told Entertainment Weekly (via Business Insider): I chose yellow as my second color and painted in an underpainting of gold so that way I could paint highlights in and let them dry before coming back with a darker color, then bring up highlights in orange where I wanted to create some form.
10. Lots of books were published throughout the show
There are nearly 1,500 SpongeBob books published to date. Considering that many of these are just short stories, it’s impressive! Many of them have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
It is exciting that two people can do things in identical ways yet get completely different results. At least, that’s what we found out when we wrote about many fake bands that sound like real bands. We included a silly picture of a band named The Best Friends Forever Ring Ring alongside more serious (but fake) groups such as A Sound of Thunder, Inbred with Affection, and Dead Wrong. And our bet paid off: Not only did thousands upon thousands of people read it – they liked it!
Amazingly enough, some people took those little made-up details we slipped into our story at face value and accepted them as fact.