For the first time SpongeBob is going LIVE this July
“Steve Hillenburg gave me the gift of a lifetime when he asked me to voice his porous alter ego, SpongeBob SquarePants.”“He changed my life and all of our lives. To reach the 20-year mark is a huge milestone and we wanted to celebrate by throwing a big party Bikini Bottom style. SpongeBob only comes up to the surface world on special occasions and this time one stop on his journey is The Trusty Slab restaurant. Stepping on the set and acting alongside my friends and fellow cast members was a true out of body experience. Fans are truly going to love it.”Tom Kenny
The July 12th SpongeBob SquarePants one-hour special, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” will allow fans of the beloved animated series to see the voice actors play human versions of SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton. Guest stars include David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kel Mitchell (All That), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad) in the new mixed live-action and animated special premiering Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
“SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” has Patrick and SpongeBob taking a trip to the surface world, where the pair come across a few familiar faces during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise birthday party for SpongeBob. Along the way Hasselhoff reprises his role from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie on an ocean kayak and on the beach in classic Baywatch style!
“I experienced the world of SpongeBob first-hand when I appeared in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which was an amazing experience,” said Hasselhoff. “After making that cameo, kids around the world recognized me from the movie. How awesome to now come back to be part of the 20th anniversary special. I got to interact with Tom Kenny and SpongeBob. It also was a heartwarming tribute to Steve Hillenburg. Happy 20th SpongeBob. Hooray!!”