SpongeBob SquarePants (television series)
SpongeBob SquarePants is an animated television series created by Stephen Hillenburg. It stars the title character, and is the main part of the overall SpongeBob SquarePants franchise. A preview of the series was first held in the United States on May 1, 1999, right after the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards. The first episode consists of three segments, "Help Wanted", "Reef Blower", and "Tea at the Treedome". The series officially premiered on July 17, 1999. Since its premiere, SpongeBob SquarePants quickly grew in popularity, and has become one of the most popular and iconic cartoons of all time. The show still receives season renewals to date.