A happy 10th birthday to Mr. Squarepants
I didn't realize that the late 90s offered up so many cartoons that are still around today. A week or so ago, I mentioned that The Powerpuff Girls were celebrating a 10th birthday with a Cartoon Network special and complete DVD box set. Now comes news that a certain walking and talking sponge is celebrating a 10-year anniversary, as well.
Nickelodeon's pants-wearing sponge will be celebrating his decade of entertainment in a number of ways. If you go to the new SpongeBob.com you'll have a chance to play SpongeBob games, watch SpongeBob videos, and read the blog of Mr. SquarePants' creators. If you watch any of the networks of the MTV universe (which Nickelodeon is a part of) you'll be able to view a documentary on the character and its popularity. Finally, if you can wait a few months, you will be able to catch some new SpongeBob SquarePants episodes featuring Dennis Quaid (March) and Johnny Depp (April).
If that's not enough for you, then get ready for a brand-new one-hour movie to premiere in November and probably be rerun several hundred more times afterward. Throw in a new round of SpongeBob merchandising and a water conservation initiative for Nickelodeon's 'The Big Green Help' campaign, and you'll probably be very tired of seeing the little guy. Conversely, your children will have no loss of options where they can get their daily (hourly) SpongeBob fix.
If anything, that will give you some extra alone time in your hectic life that can be filled with prayer, contemplation, and chances to fine-tune your Rock Band 2 skills. So, it's a win-win situation all around, in my opinion.