To celebrate Spongebob’s 20th Birthday, Nickelodeon is airing a whole TV movie to celebrate, where SpongeBob gets to meet his human counterpart - along with the rest of the crew. We’re talking about the actual voice actors behind the scenes playing themselves on the screen!
EW talked to David Hasselhoff about the big Birthday blowout. “After making that cameo, kids around the world recognized me from the movie. How awesome to now come back to be part of the 20th anniversary special.” SpongeBob and Patrick reunite with Hasselhoff after a tour bus the two Bikini Bottom residents are on runs over the Hoff’s foot.
Both Kenny and Hasselhoff also highlighted how “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” honors SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenberg, who died in late 2018, with Hasselhoff calling the 20th anniversary special a “heartwarming tribute” to him.
SpongeBob is stoked about celebrating his birthday, which his friends and family try to help him do by planning a gigantic surprise party for him.
To keep SpongeBob in the dark before the party, his best friend Patrick Star arranges one heckuva trip for the pair to visit the live-action world of the dry land above. Yes, the dry land where no one is a cartoon, and where people breathe oxygen, eat fish, and hang out with David Hasselhoff — the former Baywatch actor and beloved-in-Germany pop star makes a guest appearance as himself.
“SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” airs Friday, July 12, at 7 pm Eastern on Nickelodeon.