November 18, 2011
Yep! According to the audio commentary included with an episode on the DVD boxset of the show’s first season, the Spongebob Squarepants characters are all based on the Seven Deadly Sins. I found out about this from “OMG Facts” (or @OMGFacts on Twitter), who puts out tweets informing you of things that most people don’t know (i.e. Babe Ruth kept a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool).
“OMG Facts”, despite their slightly derogatory name, usually gives out some great information. This one about Spongebob was a fun read because they tried to guess which character is which, and I think they hit it head-on.
Who knew Spongebob Squarepants had a Biblical reference hidden in it?
Can you guess which characters are which before you read the article?