Johnny Depp, who sparked wedding plans, is set to be a guest star in a Nickelodeon cartoon.
At the Television Critics Association press tour today, Nickelodeonâ€™s President, Cyma Zarghami, announced big plans for SpongeBob SquarePants, as the animated series celebrates its tenth anniversary. This will include a new special episode, â€œSpongeBob vs. The Big Oneâ€, which will feature a very big guest star â€“ Johnny Depp. Depp will play the king of surfing, Jack Kahuna Laguna, or JKL.
A clip from the episode was shown, in which SpongeBob and his friends watch in awe, as JKL walks from his small hut onto the beach â€“ carrying the worldâ€™s longest surfboard, which keeps going and going and going, as it comes out of the hutâ€™s door. The buff, blond JKL stoicly stands there as SpongeBob and the others heap words of praise on them â€“ and then proceeds to surf a ridiculously huge wave, as dolphins majestically swim alongside him. Says JKL to the amazed SpongeBob, â€œThat was your first lesson.â€
Also announced was a live cast reading of SpongeBob at the Sundance Film festival on January 18th. There will also be a primetime documentary special for the 10th anniversary, discussing the history of SpongeBob SquarePants and the showâ€™s impact on pop culture.