Apparently you can map the Radiohead discography to any TV show ever

Over the decades Radiohead, like most good bands, has changed its sound from album to album. The range of its work (no, not just “sad,” “sadder,” and “saddest,” dad) can be hard to describe succinctly. Fortunately for all of us, the internet has solved this problem in the way the internet solves problems best:…

SpongeBob’s cast on their best and worst Halloween costumes

SpongeBob SquarePants’ stop-motion Halloween special, titled “The Legend Of Boo-Kini Bottom” premiered last Friday the 13th on Nickelodeon. To honor the occasion, a few members of the SpongeBob crew—producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli, and voice actors Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Bill Fagerbakke…

The cast of SpongeBob SquarePants picks its top 5 favorite episodes

SpongeBob SquarePants is currently the longest running series on Nickelodeon and the second longest running animated kid’s series on television (behind Arthur), amassing over 200 serialized episodes and more than a dozen specials. In the video above, we chat with a few members of SpongeBob’s talented cast and crew,…

Behind the scenes of SpongeBob SquarePants’ stop-motion Halloween special

SpongeBob SquarePants’ second foray into stop-motion (after 2012’s It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!) is just over a week away, premiering on Friday the 13th on Nickelodeon. The Halloween special, titled “The Legend Of Boo-Kini Bottom,” will pit SpongeBob up against the Flying Dutchman.

Here are a bunch of hidden dirty jokes in SpongeBob SquarePants

Long before the internet ruined the mystique of our favorite urban legends, kids used to whisper in the back of classrooms about the dirty things they saw in Disney movies, whether it be a bishop’s boner in The Little Mermaid or some debris that spells out “sex” in The Lion King. These myths have more or less been…

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How an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants predicted the rise of meme culture

SpongeBob SquarePants might not be the first show one would turn to for philosophical depth, but Quinton of the YouTube channel Quinton Reviews argues there’s more intelligence than meets the eye in the cheeky cartoon series. In other words, Quinton agrees that the show deserved its spot on our list of kids’ shows…

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…

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…