University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Transcript from Special Performance
by Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke
the voices of SpongeBob SquarePants
and Patrick Starfish
UVM Commencement May 20, 2012

Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Starfish at UVM's 2012 Commencement (You Tube)

Cyma wraps up her commencement address with intro to Tom & Bill

CYMA:
AND BECAUSE YOU ARE THE FIRST GENERATION OF THE SPONGEBOB AUDIENCE, I AM THRILLED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO TWO GUYS WHO HAVE DEFINED THESE CHARACTERS FOR OVER 10 YEARS -- THE VOICES OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AND PATRICK STARFISH - TOM KENNY AND BILL FAGERBAKKE.

Tom & Bill head to podium
 
Cyma:  GUYS, YOU READY?

SpongeBob:  I'm ready.  I'm ready!

Patrick:  Me too!  And I'm ready for a tuna sub from Mister Mike's.

SpongeBob:  Um . . . didn't you just have cream cheese and jellyfish at the Grundle?

Patrick:  I couldn't . . .  I think I knew that guy.

SpongeBob:  Say, Patrick . . . do you know what today is?

Patrick:  Annoy Squidward Day?

SpongeBob:  No, that was the 15th.  Today is graduation day for the catamounts!

Patrick:  Graduation???  But didn't Mr. Krab say that no cat ever would amount to anything?

SpongeBob:  Not these cats!  The class of 2012 are the greatest catamounts ever!  Say . . . remember the song we sang at graduation from Mrs. Puffs Boating School?  The one by Vitamin C?

Patrick:  Yeah, but I forget how to spell her name . . .

SpongeBob:  Hell-O!!  Vitamin S-E-A  . . . where'd you go, Middlebury?  (beat) 
Hit it!

 

(Song plays for about 6 seconds before Bill starts the song. . .)

Graduation (Friends Forever)
By Vitamin C

 

Bill:
Well, we talked last night about the Catamounts
But not Ben Affleck cuz he dropped out

Tom:
I keep thinking about life on Lake Champlain
And how much I miss Squidward, who called me a pain

Bill:
But when we leave this time, we won't be coming back
No more hanging out 'cause this town is so whack

Tom:
And if you got something that you really need to say
In case you weren't lis-ten-ing, today is your last day

Bill:
Cause we're moving on; no more Mr. Mike's
We're going up just like a Mount Mansfield hike

Tom:
And I keep back thinking back to that September Day
When we got lost cuz Trinity is so far away

Bill:
Our little forced triple
was like a pine-apple
Chillin' after finals
sippin' Diet Snapple
 
Tom:
Remember that night that we all saw Phish?

Bill:
They played Bikini Bottom????

Tom:
Oh, man.  I wish!

Together:
But this is how today feels . . .

[Chorus]
(Tom yells "Everybody" . . . inviting the class to sing along)

As we go on
We remember
All times we
Had together
And our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever!!!

GO CATS GO!!!!

End with signature SB and Patrick laughs!

Cyma:  Thank you both and thank you all!  Congrats to the Class of 2012!

All exit

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