Soundeffects Wiki

May 1, 1999 – present

SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nickelodeon Production created by Stephen Hillenburg.

From "Reef Blower" (Episode 2) onward, Jeff Hutchins serves as the series' sound effects designer & editor (Although credited on standrad prints of "Help Wanted", Jeff was not involved with that pilot, nor was he originally credited on the standalone pilot). Tom Syslo is the supervising sound fx editor and may've been the uncredited sound designer of the pilot "Help Wanted", according to Roy Braverman; Syslo contributed some editing on few later episodes.

The sound services began with Horta Editorial & Sound (uncredited), working with Timothy J. Borquez's team there and at Pacifica Sound Group and Hacienda Post (the latter, including housing facility Sabre Media Studios, continued working on the show from Seasons 5-8, but only for track reading). During Season 5, Jeff Hutchins and the sound services moved on to Oracle Post; in 2012 they relocated to Atlas Oceanic Sound and Picture, which also recorded dialogue for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015). In 2019, Jeff and the Atlas Oceanic/Oracle Post sound team relocated to Rob McIntyre's Sound Rebels.


A yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants, who enjoys being a cook at Krusty Krab, lives in the Pacific Ocean. He embarks on various adventures with his friends at Bikini Bottom.

TV Show Intro

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Sound Effects Used

Other Audio Used

  • APM Music
  • Bruton Music
  • Capitol Hi-Q Music
  • Dick De Benedictis Music ("Evil Mind 3", "Death Clock E", and "Increase B" are used frequently.)
  • Gerhard Trede
  • HIGHWAY 15
  • Kosinus Music
  • KPM Music
  • My Leg! (Heard twice in "Boating School" (debut) and once in "Hall Monitor", "Karate Choppers", "Sleepy Time", "Suds", "Walking Small", "Something Smells", "Wormy", "No Free Rides", and "Krusty Krushers".)
  • New My Leg (Heard once in "Culture Shock", "The Chaperone", "Squid Baby", "Larry The Floor Manager", "Code Yellow", "Grandmum's The Word", "Shopping List", "ChefBob", "Call the Cops", "Bubbletown", "The String", "Squid's on a Bus", and various other episodes. Pervasive use of this as a gag in the episode "My Leg!".)
  • NFL Music (Hit and Run is heard once.)
  • Selected Sound
  • Shock Horror (The last note is heard once in "Your Shoe's Untied", "Squid's Day Off", "Imitation Krabs", "Squid Wood"; high pitch in "SquidBob TentaclePants"; quietly in "New Digs".)
  • SHOPPING SPREE (Heard once in "Boat Smarts", "Friend or Foe" and "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation".)
  • Sonoton Music
  • STARLIGHT REVUE (Heard in:)
    • "Grooming Gary"
    • "Ditchin'"
    • "I ♥ Dancing"
    • "Model Sponge"
    • "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle"
    • "The Googly Artiste"
    • "Patrick's Staycation"
    • "Chum Fricassee"
    • "Kenny the Cat"
    • "Mimic Madness"
    • "Patrick's Coupon"
  • TOYS FOR BOYS (Heard once in "The Thing".)
  • TRAFFICSCAPE (Heard once in "Atlantis SquarePantis" and "Driven to Tears".)
  • WORKADAY WORLD (Heard once in "The Krabby Kronicle." and "Model Sponge".)

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Audio Samples

(The Horta Editorial Hacienda Post Version for Spongebob's Door.)

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