This one hurts... this one really hurts.
SpongeBob Squarepants is easily one of the most popular and iconic shows ever created and has helped shaped the lives and childhoods of millions across the globe, myself included. There’s practically a SpongeBob related GIF or meme for everything you see on the internet. It was such a brilliantly written piece of work when Mr. Hillenburg was in charge during the first 3 seasons and the 1st movie.
SpongeBob himself now ranks among the most popular and influential cartoon characters ever created alongside the likes of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny.
Thank you, Mr. Hillenburg gor all the wonderful laughs and memories you’ve given us. May you Rest in Peace.
The newest episodes have been among the funniest and most memorable in the show's history. At least his run on SpongeBob ended on a high note. :(