He’s the clarinet-playing, self-portrait making, Krusty Krab employee we all know and love – he’s Squidward Tentacles! For 20 years now, SpongeBob SquarePants has brought a countless amount of fun, laughs and unforgettable memories onto our TV screens; and Squidward Tentacles is definitely a fan-favorite character who adds onto all of the excitement in every episode. It goes without saying, SpongeBob SquarePants is a big part of everyone’s life and has made an impact on so many people through episodes of the show, movies, merchandise and more. A lot of terrific things are in store with SpongeBob SquarePants including a birthday celebration titled, SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout airing on July 12th. The special will feature a live-action and animated cross-over where fans will even get to see the voice-actors play human versions of their characters.
To add onto all of the SpongeBob SquarePants fun, Nickelodeon took over the iconic Carney’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and gave the restaurant a stand-out, slimetastic makeover. The restaurant is covered in Nickelodeon’s green slime and from now until July 9th, Carney’s has even added a chocolate, slime-dipped banana onto their menu that visitors can order. Those who visit Carney’s during the weekend can enjoy a slime photo-opp station where you can take a pic with slime… without the mess!
Rodger Bumpass, the voice-actor behind the incredible character Squidward, left Bikini Bottom to come and visit Carney’s and see the awesome slime-makeover in person. Rodger Bumpass has truly touched the lives of many with his indescribable, acting skills. Without Rodger Bumpass and the immensely talented cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, we wouldn’t have been able to make all of the wonderful memories we have with family and friends while watching the show.
Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of interviewing Rodger Bumpass at Nickelodeon’s slime-filled makeover of Carney’s. Rodger Bumpass talked exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like working on SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout special, where Squidward learned how to play the clarinet and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Rodger Bumpass even revealed what he would do if he could swap lives for the day with Squidward – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.
Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the remarkable Rodger Bumpass at Carney’s below! Calling all Los Angelenos, be sure to head out and see Carney’s slime-makeover from now until July 9th and get your own chocolate, slime-covered banana. Also, don’t forget to tune in to SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout airing on Friday, July 12th at 7:00 PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon!