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'SpongeBob SquarePants' Is 20 Years Old, but Viewers Still Question the Character's Gender

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SpongeBob SquarePants first hit our television screens back in 1999, and although it's been 20 years since the show first premiered, viewers are still obsessed with the show's protagonist, SpongeBob SquarePants. But even though they've been watching for two decades, the popular TV character's gender always comes into question. 

So, what gender is SpongeBob SquarePants? Scroll down to learn the answer once and for all!

What gender is SpongeBob SquarePants?

So it turns out, SpongeBob SquarePants is a male, not a female. He is voiced by comedian Tom Kenny and has been for the entire show.

The character's creator, Stephen Hillenburg, created SpongeBob with the personalities of male comedy duo Laurel and Hardy and male comic fictional character Pee-wee Herman in mind, so it makes sense that he's a male.