RIP Stephen Hillenberg

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Stephen Hillenberg, the marine biologist turned animator who created SpongeBob Squarepants, died yesterday of ALS at age 57.

    The cartoon started when my son was little. From the beginning it has been funny for kids and adults. Still watch episodes together occasionally.


    Two of my favorite episodes:

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  2. Wow, didn’t know that. I like sponge bob. Watched most episodes when my kids were younger. It wad the only somewhat kids show trhaqt kept my attention on Nickelodeon. All the others, Dora, and bob the builder required medication that I didn’t have. I will still on occasion watch an episode for fun. The characters and what they do are well written for a cartoon. And at times pretty funny.
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  3. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I love Spongebob. My daughter never really took to it, but I have a nephew who was obsessed. In the mornings, we used to put Nickelodeon on in the background. If I came home for lunch and turned on the TV, I was always happy to find that Spongebob was on.
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  4. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Never got the whole SpongeBob thing until recently. Now I really laugh when I watch it with my Grandson. Sad to hear it's creator passed away at such a young age.
    RIP Stephen Hillenberg.
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  5. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    yes. My 18 year old son woke me up last night and told. He had hidden his MS. Very talented gentleman. Spongebob was a fun cartoon I would watch with boys when they were kidlings. May He rest in Peace. Gone to soon.
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  6. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    RIP, definitely a good continuation of the "fun for kids of all ages" show model.

    Probably my fave is the one where the corporate chimp overlords come to review Sandy's R&D facility and go nuts for the automated tie tie-r/poop flinger device....
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Yes , sad . Heard this today . R.I.P.
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The most painful kids shows were Teletubbies and Caillou.
  9. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    My daughter was most impressed when I plunked out the opening tune on guitar.
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The guitarist who plays it is Gary Brandin of the Vanduras, Hula Girls nd other bands.

    This one features a Gretsch briefly.

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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    RIP. I am a big fan. In 2001 when a bunch mo fmy friends were laid off in the dot com bust (I was in law school) we spent a lot of time making coffee and watching Spongebob and Law and Order.

    And Patrick has the most impressive derriere in the cartoon biz.

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  13. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Damn that's young...RIP
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes, and getting younger all the time! :(
  15. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    R.I.P. Spent man,many hours watching Spongebob with my boys. I enjoyed it as much as them lol
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  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    RIP. My son introduced me to that show a few years back, I think it's brilliant.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    I’ve enjoyed the episodes I’ve seen. It’s a rare combination of satire and a touch of slapstick. It’s absurd enough to not be bound by reality, yet there’s a humanity to it, even though the characters aren’t portrayed as being human.

    I once saw Tom Kinney, the voice of Spongebob, at a Deke Dickerson Guitar Geek Festival. It was quite a treat.
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  18. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    May 11, 2017
    Oh, that's sad. I really liked Rocko's Modern Life, the Hillenburg-Episodes even more than the rest (as far as I know he wasn't involved in everyone - but whenever a disgusting close-up of something weird appears, it's almost certain he's guilty of it). Never got into spongebob that much (the bird brains is what I consider the show's most memorable moment…).
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  19. The teletubbies were the most surreal show ever. It was almost like you were on some sort of medication as you watched it. Hard to explain unless you have seen a number of episodes. The highlight was tubby toast. They would get so excited over tubby Toast, just like dead heads got excited after a night of partying for something like tubby toast.
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