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Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (Bob Sfoungaráki̱s) is the Greek dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. Episodes aired originaly on Channel 9 (formerly called "TVCosmopolis" and "Polis"), next on the Star Channel in Greece, and currently on the Nickelodeon's Greek Station (formerly called "LocalTV"). It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Episodes shown in Greece before airing in the U.S.A.

Characters and cast

Original name Translated name Voice actor
SpongeBob SquarePants Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης Σπύρος Ζουπάνος (Season 1-2, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, 4-"Sentimental Sponge")
Λορέντζο Φραγκούλης (Season 3,"Frozen Face-Off"-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Patrick Star Πάτρικ Αστέρης Άλκης Ζερβός
Squidward Tentacles Καλαμάρης Πλοκάμιας Άλκης Ζερβός (Season 1-3, "Frozen Face-Off"-present)
Θανάσης Κουρλαμπάς (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Ντίνος Σούτης (Season 4-"Sentimental Sponge," The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Squilliam Fancyson Καλαμαρίλιαμ Σπουδαιάτης (Season 1-2) Νίκος Κυριακίδης
Καλαμαρίλιαμ Καυχησιάρης (Season 3) Νίκος Κυριακίδης
Squilliam Φανταχτερός (Season 4-7) Ντίνος Σούτης
Eugene H. Krabs Κύριος Ευγένιος Γιουτζίμ Καβούρης Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Γιάννης Στεφόπουλος (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Season 4-"Drive Thru," The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Χρήστος Θάνος ("Frozen Face-Off"-present)
Sandy Cheeks Σάντυ Φουντούκη Στέλλα Νικοθαλάσση (Season 1-7)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Gary Γκάρυ Σαλιγκάρι N/A
Sheldon J. Plankton Sheldon James Plankton Άλκης Ζερβός (Season 1-2)
Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 3)
Κώστας Αποστολίδης (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Ντίνος Σούτης (Season 4-"Drive Thru")
Χρήστος Θάνος ("Frozen Face-Off"-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Karen Karen Plankton Στέλλα Νικοθανάση (Season 1-7, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
Mrs. Puff Κυρία Παφ Στέλλα Νικοθανάση (Season 1-"The Hot Shot")
Μαρία Ζερβού ("Oral Report"-present)
Pearl Πέρλα Καβούρη Στέλλα Νικοθανάση (Season 1-7)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present)
Larry the Lobster Λάρι ο Αστακός Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Ντίνος Σούτης ("Roller Cowards")
Γίαννης Στεφόπουλος ("That's No Lady," Season 6-7)
Mermaid Man Γοργόνος Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Γιάννης Στεφόπουλος (Season 4-7)
Ντίνος Σούτης ("Night Light")
Άλκης Ζερβός (Season 8-present)
Barnacle Boy Αγόρι Πεταλίδα Άλκης Ζερβός (Season 1-3, 8-present)
Στρείδης Σπύρος Ζουπάνος ("Night Light")
Θαλλασόλυκος Ντίνος Σούτης
Johnny Elaine Johnny Elaine Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Χρήστος Θάνος (Season 8-present)
Flying Dutchman Ιπτάμενος Ολλανδός Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Γιάννης Στεφόπουλος (Season 4)
Ντίνος Σούτης (Season 5-6)
Άλκης Ζερβός (Season 8-present)
Man Ray Άντρας Ακτίνα Ντίνος Κυριακίδης (Season 1-3)
Ντίνος Σούτης (Season 6-7)
Χρήστος Θάνος (Season 8-present)
Dirty Bubble Βρώμικη Φούσκα Άλκης Ζερβός
Patchy the Pirate Πάτσυ ο Πειρατής Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 2)
Λορέντζο Φραγκούλης (Season 3)
Άλκης Ζερβός ("Friend or Foe")
Ντίνος Σούτης ("Atlantis SquarePantis")
Γιάννης Στεφόπουλος (Season 6)
Χρήστος Θάνος (Season 8-present)
Potty the Parrot Πότι ο Παπαγάλος Στέλλα Νικοθανάση (Season 2-3, "Atlantis Squarepantis")
Ντίνος Σούτης ("Friend or Foe," Season 6)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present)
Margaret SquarePants Κλαιρ Τετραγωνοπαντελονή Στέλλα Νικοθαλλάση (Season 1-5)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present)
Harold SquarePants Χάρολντ Τετραγωνοπαντελονή Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1)
Ντίνος Σούτης ("BlackJack")
Σπύρος Ζουπάνος ("New Digs")
Χρήστος Θάνος (Season 8-present)
Grandma SquarePants Γιαγιά Τετραγωνοπαντελονή Στέλλα Νικοθανάση (Season 1-5)
Μαρία Ζερβού (Season 8-present)
Betsy Krabs Μπέτσι Καβούρη Στέλλα Νικοθανάση
Painty the Pirate Πέιντι ο πειρατής Σπύρος Ζουπάνος (Theme song (Season 1-Episode 155), Season 2)
Λορέντζο Φραγκούλης (Theme song (Season 8-present))
Bubble Bass Αφρόμουτρος Νίκος Κυριακίδης (Season 1)
Χρήστος Θάνος (Season 9-present)
Monty P. Moneybags Μόντι Π. Χρηματοπούγκης Γιάννης Υφαντής
Seaweed man Κύριος Τερατόμορφος Φύκης Ντίνος Σούτης
Jack Kahuna Laguna Θανάσης Τσαλταμπάσης
Squilvia Καλαμάρα Στέλλα Νικοθανάση
Marina Σοφία Καψαμπέλη
Don Grouper Άλκης Ζερβός
Ginger Μαρία Ζερβού
Ginger's mother


Original name Translated name
Bikini Bottom Βυθός του Μπικίνι
Krusty Krab Τραγανός Κάβουρας
Chum Bucket Κουβάς του Δολώματος
Φιλικός Κουβάς (Season 8-present)
Το Στέκι του Πλανγκτόν (comics)
Jellyfish Fields Λιβάδια των Μεδουσών
Goo Lagoon Λιμνοθάλασσα Goo
Rock Bottom Βυθός
Mrs. Puff's Boating School Η Σχολή Πλοήγησης της Κυρίας Πάφ
Glove World! Κόσμος του Γαντιού
Glove Universe Σύμπαν του Γαντιού


Original name Translated name
Krabby Patty secret formula Μυστική Συνταγή/Φόρμουλα του Καβουροπάτι
Magic Conch Shell Μαγικό Κοχύλι
Spatula Σπάτουλα




Dubbed title Original title Premiere Dubbed logo
Μπομπ ο Σφουγγαράκης: Η Ταινία The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie September 15, 2005
Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης: Έξω από τα Νερά του The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 19, 2015
Film 2 title greek

Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης in popular culture

  • Yes, Chef!: When the Chef lets his daughter (as he has to make a Dish of the Chef) on Trifonas, the daughter decides to play Hide and Seek. Every time Trifonas says "1 Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης, 2 Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης[...]." At the end he says "100 Πάτρικ και βγαίνω![...]."
  • Cooking Maliatsis - Episode 61: One man from the team is mentioning the [greek] voice of Plankton, setting the start of a conversation about the show, while cooking.
  • Hara's Cafe - In the last episode, while Boulitsa is asking Stavroula if the cafe will still be called "Hara's Cafe", because Hara is leaving, she holds a SpongeBob plush doll.

Opening song

SpongeBob SquarePants Greek Theme

SpongeBob SquarePants Greek Theme

Painty: "Είσαστε έτοιμοι?"
Kids: "Μάλιστα καπετάνιε!"
Painty: "Δεν σας ακούω!"
Painty: Ω"ωωωωωωωω... Ποιος ζει στη θάλασσα σε ανανά?"
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!"
Painty: "Κίτρινος είναι και είναι μπελάς!"
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!"
Painty: "Πάρε ένα ψάρι κι πάμε κοντά!"
Kids: "Ο' Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!"
Painty: "Αν δεις έναν σπόγγο, μες στα νερά!"
Kids: "Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!"
Painty: "Έτοιμοι?"
Painty and the kids: "Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης! Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης! Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης!"
Painty: "Τετραγωνοοοοοοο...παντελονήηηηηηηηηηηης! Α-χα-χα-χα!"


Here is the most well-known and exclusively available for Greece, official merchandise for SpongeBob SquarePants.


ODEON S.A. had released in Greece 13 DVDs with episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, from seasons 1-3 (except the 12th (with the season 6 special episode, "SpongeBob vs. The Big One") and 13th (with the season 5 special episode "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"). Also, they had Dual Audio (English/Greek) and Greek Subtitles. ODEON has also released both of the SpongeBob movies.

The cover for the previewable DVD.

Pedio Editions (Πεδίο Εκδοτική) has released collectible complete seasons DVDs. Firstly, it released DVDs of that type, with the magazine "Τηλεθεατής," from seasons 1 to 4 (every season had 8 DVDs). Later, it released DVDs of that type, with the newspaper "Ελεύθερος Τύπος," from seasons 5 to 7 (every season had 8 DVDs, except Season 7). Also, it had re-released to mini-markets the seasons 1 to 3 DVDs, in 4-DVDs packages with the price of 10 euros each one. Nowadays, the 9th Season 7 DVD is also released (in cooperation with The Penwest Company) for preview on super markets with the regular price of 2 euros.[1]


Minoas Editions (Εκδόσεις Μίνωας) had previously released several books with stories/comics/stickers/puzzles/coloring pages of SpongeBob.

In 2014, new books and re-releases were released by Pedio Editions.


The original LEGO products with SpongeBob have been released in Greece.

Reference Name Minifigures Notes
3825 The Krusty Krab 4 Features characters SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton. Also eatures the building Krusty Krab.
3826 Build-A-Bob 2 Features characters SpongeBob and Plankton.
3827 Adventures in Bikini Bottom 4 Features characters SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, Gary, and jellyfish. Also features buildings SpongeBob's house, Squidward's house, and the only set to include Patrick's house.
4981 The Chum Bucket 5 Features characters Plankton, shocked SpongeBob, Karen, Robot SpongeBob, and robot customer. Also features the Chum Bucket.
4982 Mrs. Puff's Boating School (Lego set) 3 Features characters Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob with antenna sticking out of head, and Patrick. Also features Mrs. Puff's Boating School
3830 The Bikini Bottom Express 3 Features SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, the Bus Driver, a ticket booth, and a Bus (Snailways?).
3831 Rocket Ride 3 Features Sandy, SpongeBob (with spacesuit), Patrick (with spacesuit), jellyfish, the rocket, and Moon Buggy.
3832 The Emergency Room 3 Features bandaged SpongeBob, Patrick, and Dr. Gill Gilliam. Featuring the Bikini Bottom Hospital.
3833 Krusty Krab Adventures 3 Patrick (tongue out), Mr. Krabs (teeth smile), and SpongeBob (teeth smile)
3834 Good Neighbors at Bikini Bottom 4 Features Patrick, Squidward (modified head), SpongeBob (grin), and Gary (green eyes).
3815 Heroic Heroes of The Deep 3 Boatmobile, patty canons, SpongeBob (superhero), Patrick (superhero), ray guns, and Plankton.
3816 Glove World 4 Features ice cream stand, ferris wheel, and four minifigures.
3817 The Flying Dutchman 3 Features the Flying Dutchman's Ship, island, canon, SpongeBob (pirate), Patrick (pirate), and the Flying Dutchman.
3818 Bikini Bottom Undersea Party 5 Features SpongeBob's house, Squidward's house, discos, playground equipment (seesaw and merry-go-round), cake bar, SpongeBob (red pants), Patrick (DJ), Squidward (long sleeves), Mrs. Puff (smiling), and Gary.

Mega Bloks

The original Mega Bloks products with SpongeBob have been released in Greece.

Image Title
Patrick Racer[2]


The original Imaginext Products with SpongeBob have been released in Greece.

Image Title
Krusty Krab and Chum Bucket playset
Glove World! playset
Krabby Patty food truck


In Greece, SpongeBob has appeared in EBGA (ΕΒΓΑ) Folie Croissants and Nestle Laky Cap/Boy Ice-Cream Caps (with surprises).

Image Title Contains
Laky Boy SpongeBob Merchandise, out of 90 (such as figures, brelocks etc.)
Laky Cap A SpongeBob sticker

Melissa "Pasta Kids"

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Melissa ΚΙΚΙΖΑΣ released a new series of the Melissa "Pasta Kids" brand in 2009, where pastas come in different shapes, showing kids-related things. It had to do with the show, and the pasta would represent the main characters.

In February 2015, Melissa would throw a contest of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with the prizes being SpongeBob-related.


Image Title Release date Notes
 Kinder Έκπληξη (Kinder Surprise) Chocolate eggs 2005-2006
  • Featuring SpongeBob figures
MonopolySB GR Monopoly Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης (Monopoly SpongeBob SquarePants Edition)
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  • Released by Simba.
  • Code: 109492832
SB GreekJoghyrt  Yogurt with Strawberry/Banana flavor, and chocolate balls from cereals
  • Produced and released by Farm Koukaki (Φάρμα Κουκάκη)
  • Site
SB GreekCosmetics Cosmetics
  • Produced and released by DLKAM GROUP
  • Released along with series of cosmetics for Dora the Explorer
  • Those were lated drawn out from markets, due to microbial contamination[3].
CookieCrisp 3D  Nestle Cereal boxes 2014 Main article: Football Kick

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Orange juice
  • Produced by Appy Kids Co
  • Formulated in the UK
  • Released by K22 Global Traders
  • Made with apples, oranges and stevia
  • Released by SK Eisagogiki
Ananas Juice
  • Released by Deco

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Aqua ball with red LED
  • Produced and released by Jumbo
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The disputed show allegedly contains violent scenes
~ John Laskaridis on Newspaper "Ethnos"

Channel Nine airings (2007)

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Poster distributed by "Φοιτητές σε Κρίση Ταυτότητας", criticizing accusations against gay people.

During airings of the series on Channel Nine in November 2007, ESR (The National Council for Radio and Television) started thinking that the show has controversial scenes with violence and sex and that SpongeBob is transexual, as he passes most of the time with Patrick.[4]
The reaction of audiences and fans of the show in Greece, was rather negative, with people criticizing the fact ESR was rather focusing on "mindless" children show, and not on other "awful" at the time, shows on TV, and saying ironically that ESR should also ban other cartoons.

Ellinofreneia (early series) Parody

Ελληνοφρένεια - Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης

Ελληνοφρένεια - Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης

During the run of the Ellinofreneia early TV series on the Greek channel SKAI, a talk of the Greek politician George Alogoskoufis was satirized with an actor's hands, holding a SpongeBob and Patrick plush. The actor was moving SpongeBob and Patrick, with a censored way.

Later, a child's mother did a report about the censored scene at the radio series of the same name, because her child was watching that. The radio series hoster tried to say that ESR has claimed that the series is for adults (as it has also claimed that it has violence and sexual references).

Banned from Nickelodeon Greece episodes

The episodes "Dumped," "Krab Borg," "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," "Ghoul Fools," and others are now banned from Nickelodeon Greece, because ESR thinks that they have violence/sexual references and getting reports from parents. May those episodes had previously aired on Nickelodeon Greece (for example, "Ghoul Fouls" which was aired only in time of 10:00 PM).

KKE response to Alexis Tsipras[5]

In a speech of Alexis Tsipras, chairman of SYRIZA (Bloc of Racical Left) and current prime minister of Greece, in 2013, about the signal of the new station/company that was about to completely replace the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, called NERIT (New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television), he told that "You illegally emitted from a private studio a pirated signal that exposes the country internationally, with aesthetics referring to the Soviet Union channels of the 1970s and to Bolek and Lolek cartoons."

KKE (Communist Party of Greece) responded to the speech, saying:

But what do Bolek and Lolek have to do with that? You should know, and if you do not know it do it now, the Polish boys, Bolek and Lolek, are one of the best in children's entertainment. Cartoons far superior to any pedagogical point of view, displaying ideals and values ​​particularly beneficial to young children who build their personality.
Motion-productive cartoons of the 1970s, yet so modern that for decades, they have entertained and enthused generations and generations of children with their adventures. And this is not accidental because they describe the everyday mischiefs and "adventures" of two little boys playing casually, without worries and woes. So should not they be young children like young children? And so were the children who lived in the countries of socialism, where in their own vocabulary and their parents' there was neither unemployment, nor poverty, nor insecurity and uncertainty.
PS. Does Mr. Tsipras prefer today's spirits of the modern capitalist animation industry that show competition, violence, "your death my life"? Does SpongeBob, who always serves his boss Mr. Krabs who oppresses him and exploits him, is his model?




  • The series' first premiere ever was in Cyprus (Lumiere TV), in 2000, unlike Greece, where the show premiered three years later (TVCosmopolis). Thus, most episodes of the first 7 seasons of the show would premiere before, in Cyprus.
  • "Truth or Square" uses the normal intro audio.
  • The 2012 theme song was introduced on the Greece premiere of "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups."
  • The theme from the first movie alters the lyrics
  • Some episodes like "Best Day Ever," "Selling Out," and "Atlantis SquarePantis" use the English songs untranslated.
  • In the episodes "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off," the original English names of the restaurants are used instead of the Greek ones.
  • In the episode "Krusty Krab Training Video," if one were to slow the speed of Plankton screaming (after talking with the same speed), they'll hear except the scream in the dubbed version, the scream in the English, original one.
  • Actors like Ντίνος Σούτης, Άλκης Ζερβός, Σπύρος Ζουπάνος and the dubbing cast of season 8-9 have took part in a variety of other Nicktoons/foreign series distributed by Nickelodeon Greece.
  • There's a cleaning service in Thessaloniki, Greece, that has its name given after the name of the show in Greek.
  • SpongeBob's last name in this dub is "Τετραγωνοπαντελονής", which can be heard before Painty laughs in the intro.
  • The "Complete First Season" boxset, released by ODEON in 2007, comes with a collectible beanie that shows SpongeBob surfing.
  • Black and White Licensing was responsible for most of the merchandising of the show in Greece in the late 2000's.[6]

External links


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