Bikini Bottom was named for Bikini Atoll where the US conducted nuclear tests from 1946 – 1958, which is why all the explosions from SpongeBob look like nuclear explosions.

SpongeBomb Square Pants and the Anniversary of Castle Bravo While SpongeBob doesn’t quite depict the horrors of nuclear testing, its inspiration does. SpongeBob’s home, Bikini Bottom, was named for Bikini Atoll where the U.S. conducted nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958. References to the destructive nuclear tests are littered throughout the show, ranging from a …

Bikini Bottom was named for Bikini Atoll where the US conducted nuclear tests from 1946 – 1958, which is why all the explosions from SpongeBob look like nuclear explosions. Read More »