Astrology with Squidward (found series of "Spongebob Squarepants" animated shorts; 2000s)
Astrology with Squidward is a 2000 Nickelodeon series of interstitial shorts, where, during different times of the year, Squidward Tentacles would explain the different parts of the Zodiac. The Zodiac symbols that are in the shorts are represented by characters from SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob, as Sagittarius and Patrick as Taurus is redesigned to look like the symbols, although Mr. Krabs, Sandals, and two Ambulance Fish are represented in their normal designs as Cancer, Pisces, and Gemini, respectively.
Nickelodeon stopped airing the shorts on their main network in 2001, but they later reappeared on Nicktoons in 2002, where they continued airing until 2005. Having last aired at a time when both recording television and Nicktoons' availability weren't as prevalent as they are now and due to the series' lack of information online, several variants and entire shorts were rumored/speculated to be missing.
The "Missing" Shorts
Though it was later confirmed that the six shorts already found in English were the only ones to exist, there were popular rumors that two other shorts (Libra [Squidward] and Virgo [Pearl]) exist, but the only evidence provided for their existence was anonymous Wikipedia contributions, with some people believing that those two shorts were never made in the first place, which later turned out to be true.
There were also rumors that Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries, and Scorpio shorts also existed, as they would complete the zodiac. However, the only source of this rumor was a German Nickelodeon Wikia page on the series.
On February 17th, 2019, a Russian admin on Encyclopedia SpongeBobia named Kandy Katie added information to the wiki's Astrology with Squidward article that created a new lead. The user's edits added information about the closing seconds of a 2005 Nickelodeon Germany promo for SpongeBob SquarePants, in which a small snippet of Squidward in SpongeBob's house wearing his turban was shown. The scene, given its low animation quality and background design, appears to come from SpongeBob's Nicktoon Summer Splash, a programming block that Nickelodeon aired during the summers of 2000 and 2001. The discovery of this clip has increased the possibility of more segments existing, but this is not fully confirmed, as the clip has no audio and is allocated to a very small section of the frame, revealing very few details. A YouTube user named SSTEAS made a video about this in March, but he did not credit the user for the information.
On April 8th, 2019, Vincent Waller has confirmed that no other shorts exist other than the ones that have already been posted online (i.e. Cancer, Taurus, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, and Leo).
On February 2nd, 2020, the official Spongebob Squarepants YouTube channel uploaded a compilation of all six previously found clips, interspersed with clips from the TV show.
- A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (unproduced unauthorized direct-to-DVD mockumentary film; 2011)
- SpongeBob Cartoon Creator (partially found original version of Flash game; 2008-2013)
- SpongeBob: Re-Hydrated (partially lost "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated short; 2003)
- SpongeBob SquarePants (partially lost deleted scenes of Nickelodeon animated series; 1999-present)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Ain't Life a Beach (partially found Nickelodeon press kit; 1999)
- SpongeBob SquarePants and the Nicktoons Gravjet Racing (lost build of cancelled Xbox Live Arcade racing game; 2009)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Happiness Squared (lost video game based on SpongeBob SquarePants; late 2000s)
- SpongeBob SquarePants "Sailor Mouth" (lost uncensored version of animated series episode; existence unconfirmed; 2001)
- SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Krusty Krab 3D (found computer game; 2002)
- SpongeBob SquarePants "Shanghaied/You Wish" (lost English audio from alternate "Patchy the Pirate" segments; 2001)
- SpongeBob SquarePants "SpaceBob InvaderPants/Krabs' Army" (unfinished episodes of Nickelodeon animated series; 2015)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam (found Xbox Live Arcade game; 2007)
- SpongeBob SquarePants "War Blowers" (found full version of animated series music; 1999)
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square (found Nick Arcade party game; 2009)
- Astrology with Squidward German Nickelodeon Wikia page. Retrieved 05 Feb '18
- Kandy Katie's edit on February 17th, 2019, revealing the existence of the promo. Retrieved 05 May '19
- The video by SSTEAS on the new lead and the promo. Retrieved 21 Mar '19
- Vincent Waller's tweet confirming that no other shorts exist. Retrieved 14 Apr '19
- The official Spongbob Squarepants YouTube channel's compilation of the shorts. Retrieved 03 Feb '20