Nickelodeon is once again deepening the Spongebob Universe, this time giving Patrick Star the spotlight. The Patrick Star Show, a family sitcom starring the block headed star himself is to air Fri July 9.
“This show is so far out,” Cree Summer (Bunny Star/Grandma Tentacles) said. It really has no rules and it all stems from Patrick’s imagination and is highly influenced by variety shows in the 60s and 70s and you’re about to go on a real trip, man.”
The Patrick Star Show leads viewers into Patrick’s yet-to-be-seen perspective, following him in his youth with his family.
“In the Spongebob series, I played Patrick’s dad but he had two dads,” Tom Wilson (Cecil Star) said. “He had a fake dad and a real dad and I played both of those dads so when I came over to The Patrick Star Show I was just hoping he had a dad… With four children and growing up with Spongebob, you can’t imagine our love for Spongebob and Bikini Bottom and his universe so to be able to be a character like Cecil, I’m loving it.”
Through the lovable and empty-headed mind that is Patrick Star, viewers can expect the star’s usual forgetfulness, but this time through his relationship with his family members.
“GrandPat is constantly frustrated by his entire family who are all blockheads, but he is forced to live with them now through probably a series of bad life choices,” Dana Snyder (GrandPat Star) said. “But he is just trying to impart to Patrick some wisdom and then realizes that he needs to remind Patrick who he is because he usually forgets who this old guy is in the living room.”
Even though Patrick is getting the spotlight in this spinoff, the cast promises that it has been created in high regards to the original show, Spongebob Squarepants.
“I think everyone involved are people that love the original show so much and they are very protective,” Jill Talley (Squidina Star) said. “When you meet everyone involved in the show, we protect the show like it’s our baby. I don’t think anyone would want to be on board with something that didn’t hold Spongebob in high regard and didn’t want to be true to that show and what that show is to people… We have to do it proud.”
While keeping the legend of Spongebob intact, viewers can expect to see The Patrick Star Show in a less than traditional light in terms of story-telling.
“Right off the bat, as soon as you read the script you’re like ‘Oh they’re really having fun with the narrative,’” Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star) said. “They’re really jumping off traditional narrative. It’s kind of like skit-writing almost and I love that so much, it lends itself so much to animation and the style of comedy of Spongebob and Bikini Bottom.”
Ultimately, original Bikini Bottom fans and newer fans alike can expect to get deep inside the simple, charming and blockheaded aquatic mind that is Patrick Star this July.
“The show is a multi-faceted universe coming from Patrick’s imagination and the imagination of these writers and producers who are doing in my opinion some of the most creative stuff on television right now,” Wilson said.