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Although in recent years Sponge Bob SquarePants has received mixed reviews from its older audience, it is clear that it is still well received by younger viewers. Plus, with the series getting two new spinoffs in the distant future, it’s obvious Spongebob is not going anywhere. This will require the show to create new content, which can certainly be quite difficult after so long.

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Still, there is beauty in this news. There have been so many wonderful characters throughout the history of this series, so giving them bigger roles is beneficial. There are so many characters the series could create new stories for, especially the ones who just aren’t seen enough. Considering that SpongeBob SquarePants interact with everyone in Bikini Bottom on the show, there’s nothing stopping the showrunners from doing so.

Even though some of these characters only played limited roles, it would still be nice to see the series explore them more.

ten Larry the lobster

Larry the Lobster trying to revive a drowned swimmer in Sponge Guard on Duty

Larry The Lobster is a character who definitely has moments on the show. However, the series uses it much less than during the first episodes of Spongebob, which is frankly disappointing.

He is a very memorable character, as his great personality and muscles make him a very popular member of the community. His moments with SpongeBob SquarePants are also always pretty hilarious, so there’s no harm in giving him more storylines.

9 Mrs. Tentacles

Ms. Tentacles shouting at Squidward in Fools in April

The series doesn’t delve too much into Squidward’s family life, so seeing more of Ms. Tentacles could be interesting. After all, fans want to know where Squidward got his personality from.

Obviously the two have a great relationship with each other as well, so this series should ultimately explore that. There’s a lot of potential for some gripping storylines involving her and Squidward. Maybe even SpongeBob SquarePants can go with you as well.


8 Bubble buddy

Squidward, holding a glass, resentfully watching Bubble Buddy in the episode of the same name

SpongeBob SquarePants creating Bubble Buddy is such a healthy part of the show because all he wants is a new friend. It would be so much fun to see that connection come back a bit more, because the second episode with him is spectacular as well.

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Since SpongeBob SquarePants are the literal creator of this living being, it would be curious to see him attend more events. Plus, maybe he could befriend SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick.

seven Squilliam fancyson

Squidward, next to Squilliam Fancyson, shocked to see SpongeBob SquarePants and other band members in Band Geeks

The one-sided rivalry between Squilliam and Squidward, which the former is clearly winning, is one of the most underrated dynamics of the series. These two are extremely common but can’t stand each other which is hilarious.

Plus, Squilliam is such a unique presence in Bikini Bottom, as he successfully brings it to a new level of class. However, he’s also quite arrogant, but it still provides a lot of entertainment when he’s around.

6 SpongeBob’s parents

SpongeBob's parents at home

Although SpongeBob SquarePants have his own home, it would be fantastic if his parents Harold and Margaret SquarePants came more often. It’s obvious that they are both kind people, while also providing a great element of humor with their marital dynamics.

SpongeBob SquarePants never seem to engage with his family again, and that unfortunately includes his own parents. Perhaps being a little more present could help provide some much needed advice.

5 Harold

Harold slams and insults Mr. Krabs in Band Geeks episode

“Well, maybe we wouldn’t sound so bad if some people didn’t try to play with big, fleshy claws!” “

This single line from Harold is hugely memorable and earns him a lot more attention in the series. He’s a little harsh in the background, even in episodes other than this one.

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With background characters like Fred receiving more attention, it wouldn’t hurt Hiccup to receive the same treatment. Maybe he can challenge Mr. Krabs’ big, meaty claws again in a future episode.

4 Man ray

Man Ray cackling viciously in Mermaid Man vs.  Sponge

Man Ray is a very engaging part of the series. Besides being a rarely seen enemy of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, the series shows small glimpses of his character as an ordinary person.

The show should choose to explore this further, as it has some cool features at the end of the day. Also, he has plenty of memorable scenes, such as Patrick and the Wallet, which show he’s capable of being as hilarious as he is evil.

3 Princess mandy

Princess Mandy from the movie SpongeBob SquarePants

Princess Mandy is a big part of the premiere Spongebob movie, but from then on she was non-existent in the series. It’s so disappointing, because his character plays such a big part in SpongeBob and Patrick‘s successful journey in the film.

Seeing her return even in a recurring role seems highly unlikely, as the film is now over fifteen years old. However, fans can still wish he had, because he’s a cool character who sadly never gets much story other than the one supporting the main characters.

2 Stanley square pants

Stanley working at the Krusty Krab

Stanley SquarePants deserves a recurring role because he’s just plain hilarious. Although he is very clumsy and causes destruction with every turn, he has a similar personality to SpongeBob SquarePants because he is very kind.

Seeing their connection grow on the show would be nice, as the two could have some fun adventures in the process. He’s definitely an underrated character when it comes to fans of this show as well.

1 Scooter

Scooter like an angel at Goo Lagoon

Scooter’s legendary laugh deserves more attention in the main or spinoff series. His presence is best known in previous seasons of the flagship, but he’s not featured as often at this exact moment.

He’s definitely another background character who could have a pretty intriguing story because he’s so entertaining and fascinating. Plus, no one will ever forget her flying away as Angel, as her legendary laugh harmonizes beautifully with the angelic melody in the background.

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