Thursday, February 25, 2016

Betty White Guest Stars In Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episode "Mall Girl Pearl", Premiering 3/12 On Nickelodeon USA

Who's visiting a Pineapple under the sea? Betty White!

TV Insider is reporting the Sponge-Tastic news that comedy legend Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) will be guest starring in the upcoming brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Mall Girl Pearl", which Nickelodeon USA will be premiering on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 7:30pm ET/PT!

The actress lends her voice to the all-new episode as Beatrice, a "zen granny" who owns Grandma's Apron, a store in the mall that specializes in all things grandma. When Mr. Krabs' daughter Pearl searches for a job at the mall, Beatrice's shop is the only one with an opening. "Like SpongeBob, Betty White is a comedy icon," say supervising producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. "Also like SpongeBob, she looks fantastic in shorts and tube socks."

And yes, the producers fell under White's spell. "When she strolled into the record studio we didn't know what to expect," they say. "Happily, she is the exact person in the flesh as you've seen on the telly over the years. She is quick witted, gracious and welcoming to all that have the thrill to share a room or microphone with her. Just under the surface of this polite dignified lady, she revealed to us a whip smart, bawdy gal that could make a room full of navy men...or in this case, a room full of cartoonist and actors blush to a deep shade of crimson."

Catch the brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Mall Girl Pearl"/"Two Thumbs Down", premiering Saturday 12 March 2016 at 7:30pm ET/PT, right before Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, only on Nick USA!

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