Every day is a holiday for SpongeBob, even if he has to make one up.
— The French Narrator describing SpongeBob's fondness for holidays.
SpongeBob SquarePants is the eponymous protagonist of the Nickelodeon animated comedy series of the same name. He was designed by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, and is voiced by Tom Kenny. SpongeBob is a childish, joyful, eccentric sea sponge who lives in a pineapple in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. He works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, a job that he is exceptionally skilled, and also enjoys jellyfishing and karate, but can never seem to pass his driving tests. SpongeBob lacks a lot of knowledge and is a constant annoyance to those around him (especially his neighbor and coworker, Squidward Tentacles), but is very good-natured. In 2002, he was ranked #9 in TV Guide's Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters.