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I’m Ken Plume, and soon you’ll be listening to “A Bit Of A Chat” with me, Ken Plume.

In this episode, I chat with actor and voice artist Tom Kenny, late of MR. SHOW and the voice behind Spongebob Squarepants, about the release of the Spongebob holiday single “Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)” and much, much more…

Be it under a rock or deep in a cave upon the highest peak, you must have been living there if the Spongebob Squarepants phenomenon has passed you by. If you’ve been around any child below the age of 15, they can probably tell you exactly who Bikini Bottom’s most famous animated invertebrate is - and, chances are, there are some hip adults that will also clue you in, being fans themselves.

As the voice of the krabby patty flipping squarepants enthusiast, Tom Kenny has brought to life a cultural icon the world over… And he’s a nice guy, to boot. In fact, if you’re not aware of the scads of voice work he’s done over the years (including the mayor and narrator of The Powerpuff Girls), then you probably know him from his on-camera work in the legendary Mr. Show with Bob & David (alongside his equally talented wife Jill Talley).

He also crafted (with Andy Paley) a toe-tapping album starring Spongebob and friends titled The Best Day Ever - a glorious piece of pop informed by his idols, including the likes of The Beach Boys and The Who (in fact, Brian Wilson is a guest artist on the album).

Just in time for the holidays, though, they’ve also released a single - “Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)” - which you can snag via iTunes or Amazon.

Not only did I sit down and have a lovely, rambling chat with Tom (which you’ll find below), but he also sent over a special, exclusive LIVE edition of “Don’t Be A Jerk” for all of you to spin this holiday season (You’ll find that below, too). How’s that for holiday cheer?

Hope you enjoy…


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One Response to “A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume & Tom Kenny (Plus A Holiday Surprise!)”

  1. Bop It Says:

    I feel so special. Spongebob sang just for us. *sigh* I’m in awe of this song.

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