Total Nerd Crazy Good Fan Theories About SpongeBob SquarePants  

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Suddenly the question "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" doesn't seem so straightforward. As kids, the idea of an underwater pineapple home, a talking sponge, a business crab, and a clarinet playing squid didn't seem all that weird. Years later though, people have come up with some intriguing ideas about Bikini Bottom. The list of fan theories about SpongeBob SquarePants is staggering to say the least.

These theories range from wild conspiracy theory territory to surprisingly plausible ideas. More than one of the theories seems to fill in some of the gaps from the show and many act as answers to even the craziest questions the show has presented. 

SpongeBob might be labeled as a kids show, but that never stopped the writers and creators of the show from throwing in a few adult jokes every now and then. Perhaps that is why so many of the people who grew up watching the show can still enjoy it today.

Many fans of SpongeBob, Patrick and the whole gang have dug deep into the show and read between the lines to discover what they think are the hidden facts behind the TV show. Whether you agree with them or not, check out this list of crazy SpongeBob SquarePants fan theories about the whole Bikini Bottom crew.

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Pearl Was Adopted


Pearl Was Adopted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Crazy Good Fan Theories About SpongeBob SquarePants
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Even in the SpongeBob universe, it's hard to imagine that Pearl the whale is actually the biological daughter of Mr. Krabs. This theory suggests that Pearl's mother was killed by a hook and that is the reason that Mr. Krabs was so passionate about saving her. He does, after all, have a very apparent fear/hatred of hooks.
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Bikini Bottom Is the Result of a Nuclear Explosion


Bikini Bottom Is the Result of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Crazy Good Fan Theories About SpongeBob SquarePants
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Most fans agree that Bikini Bottom is part of Bikini Atoll, the island in the Pacific that acted as a test site for nuclear devices. This theory states that all of the nuclear fallout and radiation is what created the talking sponge and clarinet playing squid.
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SpongeBob Is Actually for Adults


SpongeBob Is Actually for Adul... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Crazy Good Fan Theories About SpongeBob SquarePants
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If you've watched SpongeBob as an adult at all, then you've probably recognized at least a few of the many euphemisms and seemingly adult themes that have snuck into episodes here and there. This theory though purports that just about everything under the sea has mature connotations, from characters looking like sex toys to Sandy sleeping her way around Bikini Bottom.
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The Seven Main Characters on SpongeBob Are Based on the Seven Deadly Sins


The Seven Main Characters on S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Crazy Good Fan Theories About SpongeBob SquarePants
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SpongeBob represents lust, Patrick is sloth, Squidward is wrath, Mr. Krabs is greed, Plankton is envy, Sandy is pride, and Gary is gluttony.