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When Stephen Hillenburg and company first pitched SpongeBob SquarePants to Nickelodeon, they dove headfirst into their totally unique concept, bringing along models of the principle characters from the show and giving a performance that split the sides of all the studio heads. After that first belly laugh, SpongeBob was greenlit and kids have been bobbing along to his catchy theme song ever since the show debuted in 1999.
Over the course of SpongeBob's 12 seasons, many superstars have drifted onto the show, from David Bowie to Mark Hamill, and that includes a string of classic TV stars whose work was honored by the animated series through scenes that paid great tribute to their iconic shows.
Wondering which classic TV stars swam laps around SpongeBob in his hometown Bikini Bottom? See all our favorite fishes below!Posted: November 27, 2018, 3:12PM