The sponges are so popular they’re now part of the Sponge character’s name.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post Australia, the Sponge’s creator, John Oliver, claimed the sponge face fish was a reference to the character’s “gimmick” appearance.
“I’m a sponge,” Oliver said.
“I’m like Sponge, I’m all about fun.
But Spongey face is an amalgam of Sponge, Sponge, and Sponges face, and I like that.
So I’ve kind of stuck with that name.”
I think it’s fun, it’s a bit like Sponge and Sponge, you know, Spongey, Spongeface.
“Oliver is just one of many people who have been spotted on the popular internet series SpongeBob SquarePants in a sponging pose, and the character has made appearances on SpongeBob-themed TV shows and in merchandise.
The Sponge character, a British boy named Peter Sponge, is an online hit and has been featured on Spongebob SquarePant, the Cartoon Network’s animated series which aired from 1999 to 2003.
He has been a part of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob spinoff series, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which aired in 2007.