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Alfred Hitchcock knew the true meaning of black Christmas This time, Santa better watch out! Posted: December 17, 2018, 9:15AM
9 groundbreaking TV shows turning 30 years old in 2019 Seinfeld, The Simpsons and Saved by the Bell all kicked off in 1989. Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:13PM
We bet Sherwood Schwartz can convince you that Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch are the same show "Once you put a family together, you can’t get away." Posted: December 14, 2018, 10:37AM
A reboot of Rod Serling's Night Gallery is in development We can only hope the new writers follow "Pickman's Model." Posted: December 13, 2018, 2:23PM
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Frances Bavier retired to a real town near Mayberry after leaving The Andy Griffith Show The actress left Hollywood for the quiet life in North Carolina. Posted: December 13, 2018, 2:03PM
Photo flashback: Revisit Janet Jackson's early TV career TV fans to Janet Jackson: "Miss you much." Posted: December 13, 2018, 11:22AM
The 10 most popular stories on MeTV in 2018 This year proved that you truly love visiting Mayberry. Posted: December 13, 2018, 10:48AM
In Memoriam: TV people we lost in 2018 We said goodbye to Burt Reynolds, Ken Berry, Charlotte Rae and other beloved actors. Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:51PM
9 popular TV shows turning 40 years old in 2019 Buck, Blair and Svengoolie all made their debut in 1979. Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:03AM
Golden Globes create an award in honor of Carol Burnett and give it to… Carol Burnett Who else is more deserving of the first ever Carol Burnett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television? Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:43PM
Andy Griffith was the first to push for Gomer Pyle to get his own show Andy Griffith: "We better do something for Jim Nabors!" Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:36PM
17 rocking behind-the-scenes photos from 'WKRP in Cincinnati' Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me… Posted: December 11, 2018, 10:13AM
10 beloved TV shows turning 50 years old in 2019 The Brady Bunch, Scooby Doo, Sesame Street and more hit the half-century mark. Posted: December 10, 2018, 3:31PM
R.I.P. Tim Rossovich, NFL star turned TV tough guy and character actor Tom Selleck's college roommate appeared on Wonder Woman, ALF, Charlie's Angels and more. Posted: December 10, 2018, 2:08PM
Decorate your phone for the holidays with festive MeTV mobile wallpapers Deck your calls with merry scenes of the season. Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:59PM
See if you remember these 10 Christmas specials from the 1980s Pac-Man, the Chipmunks, Garfield and soulful raisins all celebrated the season. Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:48PM
The cast of The Wizard of Oz wandered all over classic TV, too! The Scarecrow even got his own show! Posted: December 5, 2018, 5:22PM
Were you a part of the Cabbage Patch Craze of 1983? How far would you have gone for the season's It Toy? Posted: December 5, 2018, 2:44PM
Co-stars remember the ''phenomenal song-and-dance man'' Ken Berry Carol Burnett, Larry Storch and more honored the actor. Posted: December 4, 2018, 3:18PM
R.I.P. Michele Carey, model-turned-actress of 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Wild, Wild West' The actress got her big break in 'El Dorado.' She was 75. Posted: December 4, 2018, 3:10PM
R.I.P. Wright King of The Twilight Zone and Wanted: Dead or Alive On November 25, the actor passed away at the age of 95. Posted: December 4, 2018, 11:25AM
These were the best-selling Christmas albums of the 1970s What to play if you're throwing an authentic throwback holiday party. From Michael Jackson to the Muppets, Christmas got funky. Posted: December 3, 2018, 4:15PM
MeTV pays tribute to Ken Berry all week with five episodes of 'Mama's Family' Tune in Monday through Friday for select episodes of 'Mama's Family.' Posted: December 3, 2018, 12:50PM
A look back at the life and career of Ken Berry in pictures The singing and dancing star often worked alongside good friends like Carol Burnett. Posted: December 3, 2018, 10:27AM
R.I.P. Ken Berry, star of 'Mama's Family' and 'Mayberry R.F.D.' The dancing sitcom actor was 85. Posted: December 2, 2018, 9:16AM
The incredibly unlikely story of how Judd Hirsch got cast on Taxi James L. Brooks nearly collapsed. Judd Hirsch nearly said no. Posted: November 29, 2018, 4:32PM
16 sweet behind-the-scenes pictures from 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.' Howdy, Nabors! Posted: November 28, 2018, 4:26PM
Mama's Family secretly promoted MeTV all the way back in 1983 You viewers sure have a sharp eye for details! Posted: November 28, 2018, 12:10PM
Barry Williams reminisces about 'A Very Brady Christmas' and that Greg Brady mustache The Greg Brady star chats about getting the family back together and that mustache. Posted: November 28, 2018, 10:22AM
12 classic TV stars who voiced characters on SpongeBob SquarePants

Images: Viacom Media Networks/The Everett Collection

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
25 holiday gifts from 1958 that you just don't see these days Lobsters were rockin' around the Christmas tree! Posted: November 27, 2018, 11:13AM
The famous designer of Ginger's gowns kept his work on Gilligan's Island a secret He won an Emmy for Dynasty, but his legacy began on Gilligan's Island. Posted: November 26, 2018, 3:49PM
You can thank Alfred Hitchcock for movies having set showtimes Do you remember ever walking into a movie right in the middle of the story? Posted: November 26, 2018, 2:05PM
Joanna Moore lost her hearing before becoming Andy's girlfriend on The Andy Griffith Show The actress found a cure for her deafness just as she turned up in Mayberry. Posted: November 26, 2018, 11:23AM
New series 'Hugh Fink’s Real L.A.' premieres on MeTV Los Angeles in December Dive into the local L.A. scene every Sunday on KAZA-TV, beginning December 16. Posted: November 25, 2018, 4:52PM
R.I.P. Wayne Maunder, star of 'Custer' and 'Lancer' The 1960s Western actor was 80 years old. Posted: November 21, 2018, 2:25PM
5 most popular gifts for nostalgia fans from the MeTV store Classic TV is the gift that keeps on giving... Posted: November 21, 2018, 11:29AM
'Holiday Greetings from the Ed Sullivan Show' was the ultimate pop culture Christmas special This TV gem included everything from the Muppets and the Beatles to Santa playing badminton. Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:05AM
Gobble up 17 behind-the-scenes photos of classic TV shows celebrating Thanksgiving Because it's not the holiday with Carol Brady and Mister Ed dressed as pilgrims. Posted: November 19, 2018, 3:43PM
9 times networks bungled the endings of classic TV shows Even fantastic shows can do fans wrong in the end. Posted: November 19, 2018, 11:33AM
Move over Marvel, General Mills wants to make a movie universe around Count Chocula Also starring Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy. Posted: November 19, 2018, 10:30AM
What ever happened to the original Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeers? You know about Annette and Johnny… but what about the rest? Posted: November 16, 2018, 3:03PM
R.I.P. Roy Clark, country music icon and 'Hee Haw' host The television and recording star was 85. Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:58PM
8 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials of the 1980s Daffy Duck, Q*bert and Garfield all celebrated Turkey Day. Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:45PM
Everything you never knew about Eggo waffles The history behind the Eggo we can't l'eggo. Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:49PM