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Jon Hamm is Don Grouper in the trailer for SpongeBob’s Mad Men parody episode

Ever the money-hungry businessman, Mr. Krabs is expanding his burger empire with the help of Jon Hamm’s ad man. As we reported last September, Hamm guest stars in SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Goodbye, Krabby Patty?” as Don Grouper of the Grouper, Goby & Koi ad agency, mastermind behind the Krusty Krab’s expansion into the…

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Clinton and Trump make an even more unsettling Harley Quinn and Joker

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are like the Patrick Star and SpongeBob SquarePants of presidential politics. No, they’re more like the Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar of politics. Or maybe they’re the Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of politics. In truth, they’re all these things and more in Trump X Hillary: I Love To…

Urkel, The Fonz, ALF, and other TV characters “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Nothing injects a bit of funk into a television series like a few characters breaking it down on the dance floor. Whether it’s a serious drama, a wacky sitcom, or some dramedy that melds the two—TV writers and producers find excuses to let their characters cut a little rug on the boob tube. All of that dancing about…

What’s your favorite character name?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

This mashup proves even SpongeBob misses the old Kanye sometimes

As history teaches time and again, just because something can be done doesn’t always mean that it should be done. Current technology makes facile, for instance, the aural intermingling of Kanye West’s relentlessly self-referencing “I Miss The Old Kanye” from The Life Of Pablo and the ukulele-tinged closing theme from…

Win an exclusive test pressing of SpongeBob SquarePants: Original Theme Highlights on vinyl

Since its premiere in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has been somewhat of a flagship brand for Nickelodeon, with its unique zaniness becoming a major influence on today’s crop of colorful, absurdist, and finely polished cartoons. But beyond its signature style and humor, SpongeBob has also endured thanks to its playful…