When ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator says he doesn’t have to say it, he says he’ll just say it himself
Posted On August 2, 2021
NEW YORK — The man who created the hit children’s show SpongeBob and the Munchkins has spoken out against the use of the words “munchkin” and “squid” in advertisements and promotions for a new series of films.
“It’s not just SpongeBob,” Matt Groening told CNN on Thursday.
“It’s everybody in the world.”
Groening said he is upset the phrase was used to promote a new feature film that is a spinoff of the TV series, but added he does not mind.
“I’m very happy that they’re doing the SpongeBob spinoff.
It’s been a wonderful experience,” Groening said.
“But it’s not okay to use that term.”
In fact, Groening also said he would never use the term again.
“The only way I would ever say it is, ‘The best show ever,'” he said.
The SpongeBob and the Meyersons, which premiered on Nickelodeon on April 25, is a television series that follows a group of kids on a family vacation in New Jersey and they encounter some of the world’s most memorable characters.
The show premiered on May 13 and has been renewed for a second season.
The series is being developed by Groening’s Nickelodeons sibling company, Groenfield Entertainment.
In a statement to CNN, Groens told CNN, “I am extremely pleased that SpongeBob is back.
I know that I’m very proud of the SpongeBobs and Meyerson family.
We have been thrilled with the reception we’ve gotten from SpongeBob fans worldwide and I think that this new television series will give everyone in the Spongebob universe the joy of watching new characters, new episodes and new adventures.”