When SpongeBob is struck with amnesia and drifts from Bikini Bottom, his friends fear that they've lost their pal forever, in an all-new, half-hour television special, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' "WhoBob WhatPants?," premiering Monday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. SpongeBob wanders the ocean, a stranger in his own pants, until he encounters the leader of the dangerous Bubble Poppin' Boys, voiced by Ray Liotta (GOODFELLAS), and accidentally becomes a hero. Prior to the special, Nickelodeon will present a four-hour SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS marathon from 4-8 p.m. (ET/PT).
To celebrate this special on-air event, Nick.com will present a new Game of the Week, "SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: WhoBob WhatPants?," beginning Thursday, Oct. 2. Players must help a confused SpongeBob as he tries to escape from a tough gang called the Bubble Poppin' Boys who enforce a strict no-bubble policy. Nick.com will also feature a custom video player, links to additional SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS games, a special message board thread and a page of downloadable wallpapers, screensaver, printables and buddy icons.
In the half-hour special "WhoBob WhatPants?," Bikini Bottom's most beloved sponge goes missing and his distraught friends set out to search the ocean for him. Unaware of his true identity, SpongeBob wanders into rough New Kelp City where he encounters and inadvertently defeats the leader of the ruthless Bubble Poppin' Gang (voiced by Ray Liotta). Relieved and grateful that they no longer have to live in fear, the New Kelp residents appoint SpongeBob their new Mayor. Will SpongeBob remember who he really is and return to Bikini Bottom with his friends, or will he stay to enjoy his newfound celebrity in New Kelp City forever?
Beginning Friday, Oct. 3, TurboNick will feature a special playlist of content dedicated to "WhoBob WhatPants?," including a sneak-peek of the special, themed episodes, short-form content, song clips and an Instant Replay of the special following the television premiere. Nick's wireless platforms will feature the two-minute sneak-peek, short-form content and song clips, and October's video-on-demand offering will feature the sneak-peek, themed episodes and short-form content.
"WhoBob WhatPants?" will be released on DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and will also include five episodes from Season Five and four original animated shorts.