The star of the eponymous and immensely popular cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants has become the symbol of parent company Nickelodeon, and, despite his fictionality, has collaborated with several other successful people.

His unverified Erdős-Bacon-Sabbath number is 16.

Erdős Number: 8Edit

(8) SpongeBob SquarePants
"SpongeBob SquarePants" (text in opening theme)
(7) Patrick Pinney (narrator)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Pop Culture Tsunami or More?
(6) Jonah Lee Rice
Ozarks Technical Community College Review for the Higher Learning Commission
(5) Dale C. Downs
Synchronized diagnostic pulse system for fusion lasers (A)
(4) Dirk J. Kuizenga
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ba2NaNb5O15 in the Tetragonal Phase
(3) Robert L. Byer
Implementation and testing of the first prompt search for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave transients
(2) Michael J. Jacobson Jr.
Cryptographic protocols on real hyperelliptic curves
(1) Andreas Stein
Intersection Properties of Families Containing Sets of Nearly the Same Size
(0) Paul Erdős

Bacon Number: 3Edit

(3) SpongeBob SquarePants
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
(2) David Hasselhoff
Kermit: A Frog's Life
(1) David Alan Grier
The Woodsman
(0) Kevin Bacon

Sabbath Number: 5Edit

(5) SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (Truth or Square)
(4) Cee-Lo Green
Gnarls Barkley
(3) Brian Burton
Demon Days (Gorillaz)
(2) Damon Albarn
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
(1) Paul Simonon
The Clash
(0) Terry Chimes