SpongeBob Squarepants has all the time been probably the most surreal children’ present on the market -- and never with no dose of rock n' roll, because of its creator Stephen Hillenburg.
On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Hillenburg died after a battle with ALS. He was 57. A marine biologist who went again to highschool to review experimental animation, Hillenburg debuted the bizarre, great aquatic cartoon present SpongeBob Squarepants for Nickelodeon in 1999.
Along with titular sponge, Hillenburg launched the world to the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, that includes characters just like the dimwitted Patrick Star, the karate-loving Sandy Cheeks and the money-grubbing Mr. Krabs.
Since the present’s debut, SpongeBob has mirrored its creator’s love of music, too; over time, it’s featured musicians like David Bowie, Pantera, Spice Girls' Victoria Beckham and KISS’ Gene Simmons.
In 2016, SpongeBob even made it to the stage. The Broadway play did justice to the present’s psychedelic, imaginative essence -- and a rocking soundtrack drove the present, with everybody from the Flaming Lips to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler lending their skills.
In reminiscence of Stephen Hillenburg’s legendary music obsession, right here’s a listing of the very best visitor musical appearances on SpongeBob Squarepants.
1999: The Ghastly Ones in “Scaredy Pants”
In the Season 1 episode “Scaredy Pants,” a slightly gullible SpongeBob is definitely vulnerable to Halloween scares. To get again at Squidward and Mr. Krabs’ vacation galling, he crashes the Krusty Krab because the Flying Dutchman. Listen to the work celebration’s home music; it’s from the Van Nuys, California, surf-rock band The Ghastly Ones.
2000: Junior Brown in “Texas”
“I want I used to be again in Texas / The ocean’s no place for a squirrel.” So goes a nostalgic tune by Sandy Cheeks, a Texan rodent caught in Bikini Bottom on the Season 1 episode “Texas.” “My helmet simply sprung a leak!”, she excuses for her tears. Sandy sings a sentimental ode to her Southern dwelling, courtesy of nation singer Junior Brown.
2000: Ween in “Your Shoe’s Untied”
SpongeBob’s starfish buddy Patrick forgets methods to tie his sneakers on Season 2’s “Your Shoe’s Untied” -- with SpongeBob embarrassingly following go well with for all the episode. When his pet Gary the Snail lastly solves his downside, he’s accompanied by a Ween authentic, the charming shoe-tying ditty “Loop De Loop.”
2000: The Capsules in “Bossy Boots”
Mr. Krabs’ whale daughter Pearl renovates the Krusty Krab into “The Kuddly Krab” on Season 2’s “Bossy Boots.” (Neither “The Khaotic Krab” or “The Kissy Krab” move muster.) As the restaurant’s new fashionable denizens throw a dance celebration, hear for the Lawrence, Kansas, indie-pop band The Capsules within the background.
2001: Pantera in “Pre-Hibernation Week”
Sandy’s headed for hibernation on Season 2’s “Pre-Hibernation Week,” and needs to get all her excessive sports activities in beforehand. “We’ve gotta climb some issues!” she exclaims to SpongeBob. “We gotta leap off of stuff!” And the fidgety riffing of Texan metallic giants Pantera soundtracks all of it.
2001: David Glen Eisley in “Band Geeks”
“Band Geeks,” from Season 2, finds Squidward locked in a musical duel along with his uppity highschool classmate, Squilliam. He’s acquired to type a Bikini Bottom ensemble on the native sporting occasion, the Bubble Bowl, inside per week’s time. For many of the episode, SpongeBob and the remainder do disastrously, till the Bowl efficiency. Out of nowhere, they bust out David Eisley’s yacht-rock epic “Sweet Victory,” actually knocking Squilliam on his again, having him taken away by paramedics.
2002: Lux Interior in “Party Pooper Pants”
The Cramps’ late, nice singer Lux Interior even confirmed up within the SpongeBob universe. He sang on behalf of Bird Brains, a live-action puppet band at Patchy the Pirate’s home for the Season three episode “Party Pooper Pants.” The racket sends Patchy flying by a row of homes, finally slamming head-first right into a phone pole.
2005: Stew in “Have You Seen This Snail?”
When SpongeBob will get too distracted by his Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy paddleball set, Gary goes rogue looking for a brand new proprietor. Bob’s despondence is about to a winsome people tune, “Gary’s Song,” by Mark “Stew” Stewart. “I used to be unsuitable / I tousled / And now you’re gone,” Stewart sings. It might be an ode to any beloved one taking off, pet snail or not.
2007: David Bowie in “Atlantis SquarePantis”
SpongeBob and Patrick uncover a key to the misplaced metropolis of Atlantis on this 2007 particular. They’re proven a grand tour of its fortress by the Lord Royal Highness, voiced by none apart from David Bowie. Until the ocean dwellers pop the world-famous “World’s Oldest Bubble,” enraging the aquatic sovereign. The batty plot apart, this SpongeBob episode benefited from rock royalty.
2007: Gene Simmons in “20,000 Patties Under the Sea”
“20,000 Patties Under the Sea” finds Mr. Krabs opening a cellular restaurant to compete along with his tiny archenemy Plankton. While ineptly working for Krabs, SpongeBob and Patrick fall right into a watery abyss, awakening a monster voiced by KISS’ Gene Simmons. He’s satiated by a serving to of Krabby Pattys, sufficient to avoid wasting our heroes.
2007: Christopher Guest in “Stanley S. Sq.Pants”
Christopher Guest starred in 1984’s This is Spinal Tap as Nigel Tufnel, whose Fender Bass VI famously couldn’t be performed, touched, checked out or talked about. In 2007, he appeared on SpongeBob as his taller, handsomer troublemaking cousin, inflicting Squidward to flee in abject worry.
2009: Johnny Depp, The Monkees’ Davy Jones in “SpongeBob Sq.Pants vs. The Big One”
Prior to the Hollywood Vampires, Johnny Depp carried out within the band P with Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes within the '90s. He additionally made his approach right into a 2009 SpongeBob episode, “SpongeBob Sq.Pants vs. The Big One,” as a muscle-bound surfer named Jack Kahuna Luga. The Monkees’ Davy Jones exhibits up because the literal gatekeeper of the legendary oceanic abyss, Davy Jones’ Locker.
2010: The Spice Girls’ Victoria Beckham in “The Clash of Triton”
Season 6’s “The Clash of Triton” finds the notorious King Neptune eager to rejoice his 5,000th birthday on the Krusty Krab. However, his son, Triton, has been imprisoned to the chagrin of Neptune and his spouse, Queen Amphitrite, performed by the Spice Girls’ Victoria Beckham. Beckham accepted the position on behalf of her sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Crew, all SpongeBob diehards.
Whether in musical or talking roles, SpongeBob Squarepants’ infectious weirdness attracted notable musicians from metallic, punk and pop spheres alike. It’s all the identical in Bikini Bottom.