Hot Clip of the Day: SpongeBob SquarePants' "Bikini Bottom Day"
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
Ulterior Motives: It's the start of a brand new week as the sun shines down on this Monday morning. It got us thinking of the smile-inducing, deep sea score to SpongeBob SquarePants. The musical, led by the spectacularly talented Ethan Slater in the title role, brought audiences along on the undersea adventures of the beloved (not a simple) sponge. Popular characters from the animated series including Patrick Star (Danny Skinner), Sandy Cheeks (Lilli Cooper), Squidward Q. Tentacles (Gavin Lee) and Sheldon Plankton (Wesley Taylor) all made show stopping appearances in this lively musical. The score featured songs by a constellation of music superstars including Sara Bareilles, David Bowie, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco and Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Every time we watch this clip, we can't help but smile. The energy! Who else remembers watching this clip for the first time? Shout out to Gary! This number is an explosion of happiness as far as we are concerned. The cast is on roller-skates, skateboards, wearing the color palette of our dreams (thank you costume designer David Zinn) performing this amazing opening number. Our ultimate moment is without a doubt 2:53 with Ethan leading the company in that amazing jump and exciting last few measures of Christopher Gattelli choreo down to the foot stomping as "the sun shines down!"