The Best Shows You Watched After School In The 2000s

What’s the first thing you did when you got home from school in the 2000s? It probably wasn’t homework. Most likely you grabbed a snack and headed right for the boob tube. There were plenty of networks to watch, including Disney, Nickelodeon, and MTV. What was your favorite show? Lizzie McGuire? TRL? Even Stevens? Check out some of the best and most popular after-school shows of the decade…

SpongeBob SquarePants Has Generated Billions In Revenue


SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon on July 7, 1999, and was hugely popular by the time the second season aired. The animated show follows the adventures of the titular character and his pals, including Patrick Star and Krusty Krab, in underwater city Bikini Bottom. The show turned into a media powerhouse, generating billions of dollars in revenue from merchandising. It’s even popular in the Middle East in countries such as Egypt and Libya. Fun facts about SpongeBob: He was born in 1986. The creator of the show, Stephen Hillenburg, is a marine biologist. A fungus was named after SpongeBob in 2011: Spongiforma Squarepantsii.