I missed the opportunity Monday to wish Tom Kenny a happy 47th birthday (born July 13, 1962) and I had planned a feature article with a news round-up covering Tom and a lot of related news on SpongeBob SquarePants which has flooded the web lately due to Friday, July 17th marking the sponge’s 10th birthday.
But I don’t know that I will have time to publish the article in a timely fashion due to work.
However, I must mention VH1’s documentary “Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants” which features interviews with show creator Steve Hillenburg and nearly the entire voice cast: Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Clancy Brown (Mr. Crabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Ernest Borgnine (Mermaid Man), Tim Conway (Barnacle Boy), Marion Ross (Grandma SquarePants), Paul Tibbit (Momma Crabs), and series voice director Andrea Romano.
The one-hour special airs Tuesday July 14th at 9 PM (ET) and will repeat Wednesday July 15th at 4 PM (ET)… and knowing VH1’s proclivity for reruns, it will likely continue airing in perpetuity, so if you happen to miss the first two showings, check VH1.com for future airtimes.
VH1.com is also offering a “sneak peek” with a collection of excerpts from the documentary, including appearances by Tom Kenny, Mr. Lawrence, Carolyn Lawrence, Rodger Bumpass, and Andrea Romano.