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This Day in TV History – July 24th, 2007 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Squid Wood” Airs

Spongebob makes his own Squidward in an episode that aired on this day in television history.

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“Squid Wood” is a normal length Spongebob Squarepants short from the show’s fourth season. It first aired on July 24th, 2007 and was written by Casey Alexander, Chris Mitchell and Dani Michaeli.

In the episode, Squidward refuses to spend time with Spongebob no matter what, so Spongebob makes his own wooden Squidward puppet–one that becomes more loved than the real Squidward!

This Day in TV History – May 1st, 1999 – Spongebob Squarepants Debuts

It began as animated series on this day in history and since exploded into a full-on pop culture phenomenon. We’re talking about the one who lives in a pineapple under the sea: Spongebob Squarepants.

Created by Stephen Hillenberg, Spongebob Squarepants is an animated series that made its debut on the Nickelodeon cable channel on May 1st, 1999.

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The series focuses on Spongebob, an optimistic and peppy sponge who lives in the fictional undersea community of Bikini Bottom. Spongebob, a passionate fry cook, has encounters with his cynical neighbor Squidward, his oblivious best friend Patrick Star, the squirrel Sandy Cheeks and a variety of other colorful characters.

The show has been a huge hit, with two feature films already released. Currently, the series has aired over 210 episodes and is in its tenth season, with an 11th already in production.

There is also a large variety of Spongebob merchandise—from toys to video games and much more.

This Day in Television History – April 2nd, 2012 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Restraining Spongebob” Airs

Squidward is finally fed up with Spongebob and takes out a restraining order on him!

“Restraining Spongebob” is a normal-length short from the 16th episode of the 8th season of Spongebob Squarepants. Written by Paul Tibbitt, Vincent Waller, and Sean Charmatz, it first aired on Nickelodeon on April 2nd, 2012.

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And…there it is. Courtesy: Paramount / Nickelodeon / CBS / Viacom

In the short, Spongebob’s antics have pushed Squidward to taking out a restraining order on him. This means he can’t get within a certain distance of him, which makes their work at the Krusty Krab very difficult!

The other short from the episode is “Fiasco!,” both of which are included on the complete eight season DVD set.

This Day in Television History – April 1st, 2000 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Fools in April” Airs

April Fool’s Day comes to Bikini Bottom in an episode of Spongebob that aired on this day in television history. No foolin’!

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Not even a tongue can escape Spongebob’s April Fool’s Day jokes! Courtesy: Paramount / Nickelodeon / Viacom

“Fools in April” is a short from the 19th episode of the 1st season of the animated series, Spongebob Squarepants. Written by Aaron Springer, Erik Wiese, and Merriwether Williams, it first aired on April 1st, 2000.

In the short, Spongebob is excited about the fact that it is one of his favorite days, April Fool’s Day. At the Krusty Krab, he pulls off small, lighthearted pranks on his co-workers and the customers there. But, Squidward gets angry at all the laughter and does a prank that leads to Spongebob being literally thrown in garbage and injured. This causes the customers to leave and Squidward to be shunned. Now, he tries to apologize…tries, anyway…

This Day in Television History – March 20th, 2009 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Choir Boys” Airs

Spongebob and Squidward just want to sinnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg in a short that aired on this television history.

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Just another quirky Spongebob face. Courtesy: Paramount / Nickelodeon / Viacom

“Choir Boys” is a short from the 6th season of the animated series, Spongebob Squarepants. Written by Aaron Springer and Richard Pursel, it first aired on March 20th, 2009.

In the short, Squidward is trying out for the local Men’s Chorus, but Spongebob keeps getting in his way because he wants to sing too, leading to another clash between to the two neighbors!

The short aired with another short, part of the 112th episode of the series, “Porous Pockets.”

This Day in Television History – September 21st, 2001 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Sailor Mouth” Airs

Spongebob and Patrick learn some new “sentence enhancers” that turn out to be bad words in a short that aired 15 years ago today.

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“Sailor Mouth” is a normal-length short from the animated Spongebob Squarepants series. It aired during the second season, debuting on September 21st, 2001. It was written by Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbit and Merriwether Williams. Courtesy: Nickelodeon / Viacom

“Sailor Mouth” is a normal-length short from the animated Spongebob Squarepants series. It aired during the second season, debuting on September 21st, 2001. It was written by Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbit and Merriwether Williams.

Spongebob finds some words scrawled on a dumpster behind the Krusty Krab, ones that Patrick say are “sentence enhancers” and begin to use them, but find out from Mr. Krabs that they are bad words. The two try not to use them, but fail after an intense round of a favorite board game, and try to tell on each other to Mr. Krabs!

In the episode, the implied bad words are replaced by dolphin sounds (and later other sound effects). This is similar to other episodes of series that use a similar story and device like “Curses” from The Powerpuff Girls.

This Day in TV History – July 21st, 2012 – Spongebob Squarepants’ “Face Freeze!” Airs

Facial expressions are the centerpiece of a Spongebob Squarepants episode that aired five years ago today.

“Face Freeze!” is a normal short episode of Spongebob Squarepants from the show’s eight season. Written by Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas and Mr. Lawrence, it first aired on July 21st, 2012.

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“Face Freeze!” is a normal short episode of Spongebob Squarepants from the show’s eight season. Written by Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas and Mr. Lawrence, it first aired on July 21st, 2012. Courtesy: Nickelodeon/Viacom

In the episode, Spongebob and Patrick are having fun making faces, but are told by Mr. Krabs a story that warns they could get stuck that way! Later on, they make goofy faces anyway and find they do indeed get the Face Freeze!