Tom Kenny on Why We Need SpongeBob Now More Than Ever

  • Published on Dec 4, 2019
  • Two decades after the birth of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the gang’s adventures in Bikini Bottom are once again reaching new audiences through a televised special with Broadway flair. “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” debuts on Dec. 7. The voice of SpongeBob, Tom Kenny, appears in the show as Patchy the Pirate.’s Leigh Scheps has more on why this classic cartoon is still popular 20 years later.

Comments • 879

  • Harleen Frances Quinnzel

    How about this year, we do what last year should've done, and we have the Sweet Victory song play. But this go around, let's get the SpongeBob on Broadway cast to do it.

  • The Anonymous Person
    The Anonymous Person 20 days ago +1

    2:39 is that Rodger in the backround

  • Literally Annabell
    Literally Annabell 21 day ago

    I love Ethan!!!!

  • Dino Damavoletes
    Dino Damavoletes 21 day ago

    I love this

  • Frenchanator
    Frenchanator 22 days ago +1

    You lied inside edition, SpongeBob was only included as a brief clip introducing one of the performers, there was no Sweet victory performance at the super bowl!

  • Dusty
    Dusty 23 days ago

    I love the musical :0

  • Anonymous ¿
    Anonymous ¿ 24 days ago

    I went to the broadway show

  • Tiffany92592
    Tiffany92592 25 days ago

    Watched SpongeBob since the first episode aired I was 6 1/2 years old now I’m 27 and I still love watching the show ❤️ I feel old

  • Christian Vlogging Gamer

    Wait, if 46,315 people were in bikini bottom to buy colorful patties, why does it say 538 people on the bikini bottom sign?

  • ProjectPython
    ProjectPython 25 days ago

    I didn;t watchthis video at first but now I know the musical’s in it and I’m HERE

  • yeet this wheat
    yeet this wheat Month ago

    4:54 it did not work. IT DID NOT WORK

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star Month ago +2

    4:53 no, it did not work. Sweet Victory never played.

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman Month ago

    We got South Park.... Who Needs Spongebob?

  • eli cather
    eli cather Month ago

    Spongebob is such an important part of my childhood. I wish I appreciated it more back then. But now I’m working to become an artist, and this show, and so many like it, inspired me to so! Tom Kenny is such a huge inspiration to me.

  • The Iron Jedi
    The Iron Jedi Month ago

    This is boomers understanding spongebob

  • Carlos Quintana
    Carlos Quintana Month ago

    You heard he said kids,SpongeBob SquarePants never go away...still keep legacy going forever...


    It's great that's why it's popular

  • MetroZombiez
    MetroZombiez Month ago

    Its better than minions

  • Katelyn
    Katelyn Month ago

    God is so good

  • Eobard Thawne
    Eobard Thawne Month ago

    I will murder the entire Kardashian family if we ever loose Tom Kenny

  • Sofia Zarco
    Sofia Zarco Month ago +1

    No no no no no no no no I don't want SpongeBob to go away he's an amazing TV show

  • W1ther
    W1ther Month ago

    I want to remove that mans pimple so bad

  • IXAndroid ModzXI
    IXAndroid ModzXI Month ago

    I just want to thank him for my childhood..

  • Dabubble1
    Dabubble1 Month ago +1

    Bruh I remember calling myself SpongeBob's biggest fan and I would literally get mad at patchy the pirate when he called himself the biggest fan.

  • Ms. Potato
    Ms. Potato Month ago +1

    This is the longest Inside Edition I’ve ever seen.

  • Fake TSM Cotto
    Fake TSM Cotto Month ago

    I have been watching this TV show when I was younger and I still watch it never gets boring

  • TheRedSpot
    TheRedSpot Month ago

    I knew this play wouldn’t last long

  • Leanne Fraley
    Leanne Fraley Month ago +12

    People: this musical sucks
    Me a person who thinks musicals take a lot of work and good actors and singing and actually think it’s good

  • Green_Bay_Cheesehead12

    I’m sorry but the current spongebob episodes suck.

  • Dontay and Kenetra Tv

    I didn’t know he played the pirate lol

  • Legendary Belt
    Legendary Belt Month ago

    4:53 No, it did not work. We're suppose to listen to Sweet Victory not Trash Scuutt

  • Antonia CARDENAS
    Antonia CARDENAS Month ago

    Spongebob is my CHILDHOOD and if it ever ends ill go nuts

  • Glory Dreams 4K CMVs

    0:59, is this a ripoff of something I've heard off Space Jam?

  • Itzy Basurtoo
    Itzy Basurtoo Month ago +7

    I can’t be the only one who thinks spongebob is cute like-

  • Plainrockprouductions 142

    Tom: "This is where the magic happens" _contuines to get on table_

  • 용Dragon hut
    용Dragon hut Month ago

    If SpongeBob was never made my childhood would be sad

  • Famous ACOSTA
    Famous ACOSTA Month ago

    Rip stephen hillenburg. thank you for making my childhood show. 😢😢😢😢

  • The Great and Mighty Gabe

    Newer Spongebob episodes really aren’t funny.

  • MalarkeyMan
    MalarkeyMan Month ago

    Wtf they did not play Sweet Victory I. The super bowl

  • Dectura
    Dectura Month ago

    Sorry Ethan but your not spongebob

  • Fanfic Dragonegd
    Fanfic Dragonegd Month ago

    1:21 no one is creeped out by this?

  • Mpc97
    Mpc97 Month ago

    Old spongebob*

  • Douglas Vitrano
    Douglas Vitrano Month ago

    SpongeBob at the Super Bowl sucked NFL needs to redo it

  • SandboxArrow
    SandboxArrow Month ago

    Tom Kenny is an alpha male

  • itsjeff 12
    itsjeff 12 Month ago

    Ive been to Nick studios its so AMAZING

  • that one skier dude

    what do they mean the halftime show "worked"

  • Ultra Easton
    Ultra Easton Month ago

    Imma tell my kids that Osama Bin Laden was the pirate

  • killer&riley
    killer&riley Month ago


  • Mufasa Mcdankerman
    Mufasa Mcdankerman Month ago

    “If I turn on the T.V. and the person thats not me is doing the voice, I will be sad for the rest of my life”
    So will we man...So will we..........

  • Chum Gaming
    Chum Gaming Month ago

    They should make separate shows one for new episodes and one for the old episodes

  • Lmao Its Brandon
    Lmao Its Brandon Month ago

    Don’t even say spongebob was in super bowl half time show. All they did is play a clip.

  • Ryan Groves
    Ryan Groves Month ago +1

    Sponge-bob is Basically Nickelodeon’s Mascot!

  • Ryan Groves
    Ryan Groves Month ago

    As well as Ice king and Animated Tf Star-scream and a hole mess of other guys

  • Xcfr tyju
    Xcfr tyju Month ago

    We need Spongebob, and Juice WRLD 😭😭😭😭

  • Nathan T
    Nathan T Month ago

    We need Spongebob because the best meme decade is ending

  • Clan Bear
    Clan Bear Month ago

    This guy voice is so popular it on skatebroad decks now

  • Ghost x
    Ghost x Month ago

    Wait Tom Kenny was always Patchy the Pirate? My life is a lie

  • Ghost x
    Ghost x Month ago

    This guy is my hero

  • Kamar
    Kamar Month ago

    The Broadway musical has more dislikes than likes

  • Pretty Pimples
    Pretty Pimples Month ago +1

    Just putting it out there, we always need SpongeBob