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SpongeBob SquarePants (or simply SpongeBob) is an American animated comedy television series
created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. It chronicles the
adventures of the title character and his aquatic friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom.
The fifth-longest-running American animated series, its high popularity has made it a media franchise. It is the
highest rated Nickelodeon series and the most profitable property for Paramount Consumer Products, generating
over $13 billion in merchandising revenue as of 2019.
Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.
He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke and was created and designed by marine biologist and animator Stephen
Hillenburg. He first appeared in the series' pilot episode "Help Wanted" on May 1, 1999. In addition to his
supporting role on SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick also serves as the main protagonist of The Patrick Star
Show, which premiered in 2021.