Spongebob Squarepants

Nickelodeon's underwater character provides some very clever and silly fare. Nerdy and none-too-bright, Spongebob is a sponge (no, more like the one in your kitchen, and therefore he has square pants) who endears his viewers with his good nature and zany antics. Complete with a well-rounded cast of other underwater denizens--plus a Texan squirrel in an environmental suit--the often simplistic, sometime bizarre, animation and stories explains the cartoon's success among kids (and this adult).