It’s hard to believe that SpongeBob SquarePants has been around since 1999. Perhaps one of the more pressing questions is, why on earth is he called SpongeBob SquarePants when he doesn’t even wear pants?!

Never fear, that is all about to change. Entertainment Weekly shared an exclusive clip showing SpongeBob in long-leg pants as he enters the Krusty Krab and wastes no time in strutting his stuff.

SpongeBob SquarePants

We’ve seen SpongeBob in many different styles over the years from SquarePants to NoPants. Goodness, we’ve even seen him in his tighty-whities but never in a pair of long-leg pants (apart from that one time he rocked a tux).

Is it any wonder the customers in the Krusty Krab had to do a double take?! We totally did too!

So what will this new move in the world of fashion bring for our favourite sea sponge? Is it a case of New Year, New Me for SpongeBob LongPants? You’ll have to tune in to Nickelodeon on Monday at 7pm to find out! 

Who knows what sort of adventures he’ll get up to this time around!